October 2020 IBM i Updates

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Digital events and conferences may be the new normal.  But that shouldn’t stop your IBM i education. IBM and COMMON are teaming up to bring you the latest enhancements and features to IBM i and Power Systems. Wherever you are, join the IBM experts for a 3-part webcast series from October 6 - 8. You will learn the latest information about IBM i, including IBM i Services, ACS, and Open Source.  


All sessions will appear on the CONTENT tab of this page at the date and times indicated.  Register now and return here on the premier dates to access the content.


October 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM CT: The Latest with IBM i — Steve Will, IBM

IBM i, with its integrated database, linkages to the latest programming languages, and connections to new cognitive technologies is perfectly positioned to lead companies into the future with AI, IoT and open source capabilities. In this session, Steve Will, IBM i Chief Architect, will highlight the new capabilities provided in the latest Technology Refresh for IBM i 7.3 and 7.4   


October 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM CT: Improve Productivity and Reduce the Skills Gap with Open Source on IBM i — Jesse Gorzinski, IBM 

For many IBM i companies, using open source is becoming a standard way of developing new applications. New open source capabilities are being added to the platform all the time with help from the community. In this session, Jesse Gorzinski, Business Architect for Open Source on IBM i, details the latest open source packages and technologies available for IBM i, including Ansible, and how they can take your business applications and developer productivity to the next level, as well as to help attract new developers and talent to the platform.       


October 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM CT: IBM i Services and ACS: What’s in the latest announcements?
— Scott Forstie and Tim Rowe, IBM

Tim Rowe and Scott Forstie will explain and demonstrate the new and enhanced capabilities recently added to IBM i Services and IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). The IBM i Services enhancements typically ship in the Db2 PTF Groups for IBM i 7.3 and 7.4, timed with each new Technology Refresh availability. Check out the IBM iSee Video Blog by Tim and Scott here and download the latest version of ACS here.

  • The Latest with IBM i from October 2020 - Steve Will

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    This webcast will be available from October 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM Central Time

    IBM i, with its integrated database, linkages to the latest programming languages, and connections to new cognitive technologies is perfectly positioned to lead companies into the future with AI, IoT and open source capabilities. In this session, Steve Will, IBM i Chief Architect, will highlight the new capabilities provided in the latest Technology Refresh for IBM i 7.3 and 7.4    

  • IBM i Services and ACS: What’s in the latest announcements? - Tim Rowe and Scott Forstie

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    Tim Rowe and Scott Forstie will explain and demonstrate the new and enhanced capabilities recently added to IBM i Services and IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS).

    Tim Rowe and Scott Forstie will explain and demonstrate the new and enhanced capabilities recently added to IBM i Services and IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS). The IBM i Services enhancements typically ship in the Db2 PTF Groups for IBM i 7.3 and 7.4, timed with each new Technology Refresh availability. Check out the IBM iSee Video Blog by Tim and Scott here and download the latest version of ACS here.

  • Improve Productivity and Reduce the Skills Gap with Open Source on IBM i — Jesse Gorzinski

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    In this session, Jesse Gorzinski, Business Architect for Open Source on IBM i, details the latest open source packages and technologies available for IBM i, including Ansible, and how they can take your business applications and developer productivity to the next level, as well as to help attract new developers and talent to the platform.

    For many IBM i companies, using open source is becoming a standard way of developing new applications. New open source capabilities are being added to the platform all the time with help from the community. In this session, Jesse Gorzinski, Business Architect for Open Source on IBM i, details the latest open source packages and technologies available for IBM i, including Ansible, and how they can take your business applications and developer productivity to the next level, as well as to help attract new developers and talent to the platform.       

    Jesse Gorzinski

    Senior Business Architect - Open Source Software on IBM i

    Jesse Gorzinski works for the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. He is the Business Architect of open source technologies. Jesse, who was doing RPG programming at the age of 18, is an expert on application development on IBM i, as well as system access and modernization. His hobbies include playing with his dog, replacing complex applications with 5-line Python programs, and advocating for the use of new technologies on IBM i!Prior to his 2006 employment at IBM, Jesse worked with the AS/400 as an I/T administrator for an IBM customer in the finance/mortgage industry, where he specialized in data backup/recovery, process optimization, and information integrity. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science as well as a Master of Business Administration degree