Important information for former AOTC participants and PULSE participants with focus on IBM System z products:
Below you will find the basic information announcing and inviting you to Pulse which we will again be a part of so I also want to add some AOTC (Automated Operations Technical Council) specific information.
The most important information below is that the call to speakers is open and we need speakers. Accepted speakers will again be provided with a free conference pass. Topics around automation, monitoring, scheduling, Cloud, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Asset Discovery, Storage. etc. would all be welcome. When submitting your sessions be sure to submit them under the following track 'Cloud and IT Optimization' curriculum and there under the 'System z Management & Operations'.
Pulse/AOTC will provide a fantastic user experience to you. We plan to have a kick off meeting on Sunday 23rd February 2014 around 3 PM. We will have three days of open sessions in three parallel rooms covering topics around the Tivoli automation portfolio and related products Monday through Wednesday. Followed by two days of Customer Advisory Council sessions with the developers, which will require the signing of a non-disclosure agreement to attend Thursday and Friday. There is no extra charge or special requirements to attend the CAC sessions other than a willingness to share your opinions and thoughts on our product directions. That is 6 days total if you include the Sunday session! Even though everything you see when registering for Pulse will indicate it is February 23-26 pay no attention. If you are attending AOTC then you get to attend for the full week, February 23-28, at no additional charge. Just plan your travel accordingly. I do not have an exact time for ending on Friday yet but will get that information out as soon as possible.
Registration will open on October 31, 2013.
And now back to your regularly scheduled Pulse generic information.
Pulse/AOTC 2014 website
We invite you to IBM Pulse 2014, which will be held February 23-26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pulse is the perfect opportunity for you to exchange best practices and experiences with more than 8,100 attendees from around the world. With visionary keynotes and general sessions, insightful curriculum, and a Solution Expo featuring hundreds of the latest products and services from IBM and IBM Business Partners, Pulse is an ideal showcase of best practices, solutions and expertise to help you leverage visibility, control and automation to optimize your business infrastructure and create business value.
The time is now for you to take a larger role in this significant event. Differentiate yourself and share your story at Pulse 2014!
Benefits of speaking at Pulse
All accepted client speakers will receive a full conference pass ($2095 value). Upon acceptance of your proposal, we will send you a letter of acknowledgement specifying how to register for the conference and outlining important milestones for your talk. Your abstract and presentation will be posted to the Pulse SmartSite and you will present your topic during the event.
Your proposal should include a presentation title and a well-written abstract of approximately 100 words that reflects an organized description of what the presentation will cover. Presentation submissions must fit one of the streams listed and described at: ibm.com/pulse
Timeline for submissions
• Call for Speakers closes: November 18, 2013
• Speakers notified: December 2, 2013
• Presentation drafts due: January 15, 2014
Register for Pulse at ibm.com/pulse
We are looking forward to seeing you at Pulse 2014!
For more information please contact Uwe Gramm, Product Manager Tivoli z Automation, firstname.lastname@example.org .