Dear Friends of System Automation,
As you might already know, we plan to have another European Operations Technical Conference (EOTC) in 2017.
The conference is planned from Monday, May 15 through Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the IBM Lab in Boeblingen, Germany.
Conference language will be English.
Remember that the conference will last half a day longer than last year. Begin is on Monday at 1 PM, end is on Thursday at noon.
This conference addresses the needs of System, Network and Automation Administrators. Sessions are presented by representatives from IBM software development teams and YOU, the product exploiters. Interaction and feedback is both expected and encouraged.
Topics cover a range of IBM Systems Management products, mainly IBM System Automation z/OS, the IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS and IBM NetView for z/OS. Other topics might be GDPS, OMEGAMON, z/OS Automation Infrastructure, IBM Workload Scheduler and the IBM Systems Management strategy.
Additionally we plan to provide workshops running in parallel to the presentations.
Discussions can include product futures and requirements.
If you have interest in special topics in the area of IBM System Automation z/OS, the IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS and IBM NetView for z/OS, let me know this before end of February and please send me a mail (email@example.com) and tell me the topics you'd like to be addressed. I will try to get them covered in the conference.
Customer presentations are not only very welcome and appreciated but extremely necessary as a contribution to the success of this conference. I'd like to encourage you to pass on any suggestions.
At the moment we plan to have a conference fee € 350,00 for the entire conference. The fee will be charged to all attendees (except speakers!).
Non-GSE members have to pay an additional € 100,00 but if they decide to become a member in 2017 then this amount will be credited.
Prices are not yet completely fixed and may vary slightly in the future.
Travel, lodging and other expenses must be covered by the attendees (including speakers).
Please do extend this announcement to others within IBM and to customers and colleagues whom you deem appropriate.
As the EOTC 2016 really was a successful event I am sure that you will support me in the same great way you always did before. With the decision to make this early announcement I want to give you the chance to ask early for your travel approvals. Additionally I am sure that you have plenty of time to collect your interesting project work into a presentation for the EOTC 2017.
If you plan to do a presentation, please send me your session titles, together with a small abstract and the planned duration as soon as possible. The agenda should be ready by end of February before the registration process will start. Keep in mind that if the agenda is filled the chance to get entrance to the conference without conference fee is gone!
Please send the internet mailing address and the company name of anyone who is interested and has not received this announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will use this information to send the official invitations and registration information. Registrations for "unknown" customers will be rejected.
For more information feel free to contact me.
(System Automation for z/OS Development)