IBM TechU Las Vegas recap

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With 2,000+ attendees, TechU Vegas sets new benchmark for success

This October’s TechU Las Vegas was one for the record books. With more than 2,000 attendees, this was the largest TechU conference since the dawn of IBM Systems training conferences 20+ years ago. But its success is measured by more than attendance. Vegas also delivered:

  • More than 750 lectures and labs on IBM Z®, LinuxONE, Power® Systems and Storage – Attendees learned from IBM Distinguished Engineers, developers and product experts … the A-team of the IBM Systems community.
  • A keynote address that ended in thunderous applause – Homer Ahr, an IBM retiree who worked in mission control at NASA, shared his memories of the epic Apollo 11 flight that landed the first man on the moon.
  • IBM Digital Badges – Digital credentials are a popular way to broadcast your expertise. Seven TechU Digital Badges were awarded to those who met the lecture and lab criteria.
  • Two escape room experiences that challenged your skills – Attendees got to flex their skills and their creative thinking as they competed to beat the clock in solving Z and Storage problems.
  • Cognitive/AI Innovation Zone – IBM pros were on hand to discuss clients’ cognitive plans. Those who wanted more insights could schedule a private workshop with AI and cloud experts.

Wonder what you missed? Here’s a recap of the week’s activities:


You can expect the same high caliber, deep dive technical training with new and updated content when you join us at the 2020 TechU conferences.


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