5 Reasons IBM Systems TechU should be on your radar in 2019

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If you’re a true blue “techie” or aspire to be one, IBM Systems Technical University (TechU) events should be on your radar. These global technical training conferences are the go-to destination to sharpen your skills and dive deep on the latest IBM Systems products. Each year, we work to improve the content to meet the evolving skill-building needs of IT professionals. These events are built for you!

The first 2019 IBM Systems TechU in North America runs April 29 – May 3 in Atlanta, GA. Here are five reasons you should attend:

  1. Grow your skills via 700+ in-depth lectures, demos and labs delivered by IBM Distinguished Engineers, developers and product experts. Learn how to plan, architect, install, configure, migrate, operate and tune IBM Power Systems, IBM Z, IBM LinuxONE, and IBM Storage. Topics include:
  2. IBM Power Systems IBM Z LinuxONE IBM Storage and SDI
    IBM AIX®, IBM i and Linux on Power IBM z14 and Pervasive Encryption IBM LinuxONE™ and Pervasive Encryption IBM FlashSystem®
    Power Virtualization and IBM Cloud™ Solutions with IBM PowerVM®, IBM PowerVC, IBM Cloud Private, OpenStack, Nutanix IBM z/OS®, IBM z/VM® and Linux on IBM Z® Linux on Z, z/VM, and KVM Cloud and Virtualization
    SAP HANA and Modern Data Platform, Oracle, Open Source Database Solutions IBM Z Performance, Monitoring and Capacity Planning Blockchain Software-Defined Storage
    Cognitive: HPC, IBM PowerAI, Data Analytics, Hortonworks IBM CICS®, IBM IMS, IBM WebSphere®, and APIs Modern Data Platform Security and Encryption
    Security with IBM PowerSC™ IBM Db2®, IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator and Machine Learning for z/OS Analytics Server and Storage Hardware
    High Availability with IBM PowerHA® IBM Z DevOps and Application Development Hybrid Cloud Data Protection Archive and Backup
    Deep Dive Performance and Tuning Hybrid Cloud Object Storage


  3. Accelerate learning for rookies with specialized tracks for beginners.
  4. Back by popular demand are our dedicated tracks of courses for newbies. These “rookies” tracks are designed to give you a fast start in using these products. Choose from:

    • z/OS for Rookies
    • Linux and LinuxONE for Rookies
    • Power/AIX for Rookies
    • Storage for Rookies
  5. Earn your IBM Professional Certification.
  6. IBM Professional Certification is a valuable credential earned by thousands of IT professionals. TechU offers certification testing on many IBM Systems products. All exams are offered at a special rate of only $100 — a 50 percent discount from what you’d pay at a testing center

  7. Explore AI, machine learning and deep learning in the cognitive systems track.
  8. Cognitive solutions are set to transform the world in dramatic ways. Learn more about AI on IBM Power Systems by following the cognitive systems track. IBM experts share their deep technical expertise in applied AI, model tuning, GPUs and distributed systems, and workload provisioning and management. You can explore the concepts of AI, machine learning and deep learning along with industry use cases, best practices, development frameworks and industry tools.

  9. Expand your professional network when you connect with peers and product developers.
  10. Post-conference surveys reveal that professional networking consistently ranks as a top reason people attend IBM TechU events. The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is the perfect place to meet and mingle with IBM product developers and others who use similar technologies. Throughout the week, there are multiple opportunities for exchanging ideas and business cards!

Don’t miss out on this unparalleled skill building. Plus, if you enroll by January 13, 2019, you save $200 with the early bird rate. Get the details and enroll today.

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