N2i "Getting Started" Series

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    Part of N2i's "Getting Started" series, this session provides an introduction to RDi and is presented by JIm Buck of iMPower Technologies.

    Part of N2i's "Getting Started" series, this session provides an introduction to RDi and is presented by JIm Buck of iMPower Technologies.

    Jim Buck

    imPower Technologies

    Jim Buck’s career in IT has spanned more than 35 years, primarily in college education, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Past president (13 years) of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association (www.wmcpa.org) and has served on several teams developing IBM and COMMON certification tests. Jim has co-authored several IBM i books with Bryan Meyers that are used by many companies and in colleges worldwide, "Programming in ILE RPG" 5th Edition being the latest in 2015.Other accomplishments include; recipient of the 2007 IBM System i Innovation – Education Excellence Award, 2014 COMMON Presidents Award and named 2013/2016/2017 IBM Champion - Power Systems.Jim is the president and founder of imPower Technologies where he provides professional IBM I training and consulting services (www.imPowerTechnologies.com) . He is active in the IBM i community working to help companies train their employees in the latest IBM technologies and helps companies develop the next generation of IBM i professionals.

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    Part of N2i's "Getting Started" series, this session provides an introduction to Security and is presented by Robin Tatam of HelpSystems.

    Part of N2i's "Getting Started" series, this session provides an introduction to Security and is presented by Robin Tatam from HelpSystems.

    The IBM i operating system is lauded as one of the most secure available. But reaching this state requires many changes to system settings, and the ugly truth is that most configurations remain wide open, resulting in shocking server vulnerabilities.

    Join this session, hosted by certified auditor and renowned IBM i expert Robin Tatam. You’ll find out how organizations can achieve better security through increased awareness of important configuration considerations, including: 

    • What controls IBM i security
    • What is legacy debt
    • What’s included for free
    • Where does IBM i suffer  
    • How users do scary things

    Robin Tatam

    Global Director of Security Technologies - HelpSystems

    HelpSystems

    Robin Tatam is HelpSystems’ Global Director of Security Technologies and a COMMON subject matter expert (SME). As an award-winning speaker on security topics, Robin has been interviewed and quoted by industry magazines and has published numerous trade articles. Robin’s extensive Power Server experience has resulted in more than 20 IBM certifications and the highly sought after designation of ISACA-certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and PCI-Professional (PCI-P). He is also co-author of IBM’s Redbook publication on IBM i Data Encryption.

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    Part of N2i's "Getting Started" series, this session provides an introduction to RPG and is presented by Barbara Morris from IBM

    Part of N2i's "Getting Started" series, this session provides an introduction to RPG and is presented by Barbara Morris from IBM

    Barbara Morris

    Lead Developer for the RPG Compilers, IBM

    IBM

    Barbara Morris is the lead developer for the RPG compilers in the IBM Toronto Lab. She has been working on the RPG compilers since she started at IBM in 1989 after receiving a Computing Science degree from the University of Alberta. The first enhancement she developed was the ENDIF/ENDDO opcodes for RPG/400 in V2R1. Some of her most recent enhancements were the ON-EXIT and DATA-INTO opcodes and varying-dimension arrays. A few of the other notable enhancements that she developed for RPG include subprocedures, qualified data structures, call-interaction with Java, Open Access: RPG Edition, and fully-free-form RPG.

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    Part of N2i's "Getting Started" series, this session provides an introduction to ACS and is presented by Nathan Williams from iTech Solutions Group.

    Part of N2i's "Getting Started" series, this session provides an introduction to ACS and is presented by Nathan Williams from iTech Solutions Group.

    Nathan WIlliams

    iTech Solutions Group

    Nathan has over 20 years of professional experience using, administering, and supporting IS technology and over 18 years of experience with IBM Systems. Previously employed at companies such as Avis and AOL, Nathan had a combined 14 years of experience using and administering IBM systems, 17 years of experience in a customer support/service role, and 13 years in the telecommunications industry when he joined the iTech team. At iTech Solutions, Nathan provides support in System administration, OS upgrades, system migrations, HMC and SAN configuration and upgrades, and maintains our PTF catalog.