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Yesterday I focused on what an outstanding job our IBM Champions do to enhance the acceptance and usage of IBM products. Check out my posts:
These entries took a lot of research and the chances of me missing someone was high. And of course, I did miss a few people who I actually know quite well! My apologies to these people and any others I have missed!
Frank Fillmore will be a panelist with IBM SVP Robert LeBlanc at the 4245A Break Free Forum on Monday, October 22 from 3:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m in the Four Seasons Ballroom.
Also check out Frank’s blog.
I had mentioned Cristian Molaro, but neglected to mention that he will be available to sign copies of the IBM Redbook that he was recently involved with:
Tell me if you want me to blog about you or be a guest blogger. I’m very happy to promote the activities of all IBM Champions.
One of the IBM Redbooks that will be featured at the IBM Information on Demand Conference this year is:
Solving Operational Business Intelligence with InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Edition, SG24-8031-00
by Jon Lind, Pat Bates, Whei-Jen Chen, Timothy Donovan, Garrett Fitzsimons, Rogerio Silva
If you’re attending the conference, you have the chance to pick up a printed copy of this IBM Redbook and to have it signed by two of the authors: Jon Lind and Pat Bates. There are only a limited number of printed copies to hand out, so you must ensure that you are at the IOD Bookstore at the scheduled time to get your copy.
The date and time scheduled for this book is Tuesday, October 23, 12:00 - 1:00 pm.
If aren’t able to get a printed copy, you can download your free copy in PDF or EPUB versions.
If this is your area of interest, I’d like to recommend a few other books for you to consider as well:
Sessions by Jon and Pat:
2873A Pervasive Business Analytics: Enabling Faster, More Accurate Business Decisions; Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - South Pacific D
3033A End-to-End Data Warehouse Modeling for Performance and Data Governance; Thu, Oct 25, 2012; 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - South Pacific D
There are many sessions being offered in this area, so be sure to check through SmartSite thoroughly to ensure you don’t miss an important session.
DB2 10 Redbook, "Unleashing DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows”
Free printed IBM Redbooks at IOD
This week at the lab we had an event to celebrate our colleagues who work as Support Analysts providing product support to IBM’s customers. It’s not always an easy job, so it’s nice that we take the opportunity to thank these people for the hard work they put into making sure our customers remain happy about choosing IBM products.
I actually worked in the Support organization briefly as well. Only for 7 months, as a Level One Support Analyst. Sure, it wasn’t for a long period of time, but I did enjoy the people I met and learned more than you can imagine!
To bring more attention to this group and to my friends who work in that area, I’ve pulled together a list of the blog entries that the team has created to explain what they are offering this year at the IBM Information on Demand conference this year.
The team blog as a group to their blog: “Thoughts from Information Management Support”:
Blogging to benefit Information Management Support customers worldwide.
Here are the IOD Entries that have been posted thus far. Follow their blog to keep up with all the news from that team.
Along with the Thoughts from Information Management Support blog, the Support team also shares information on:
IBM IM Support: facebook.com/IBMInformationManagementSupport
IBM DB2 Support LUW: facebook.com/DB2Support
IBM Information Management Spt: youtube.com/IBMIMSupport
Thanks to Kate Dawson for providing me with this information.
Searching the “DB2 for Linux, UNIX, Windows and Tools” track in the SmartSite Agenda Builder for the IBM Information on Demand Conference, I’m told that there are 134 scheduled sessions. I’m sure if this is your area of expertise, you’d like to add all of them, if you can.
If you can find a way to attend them all, let me know! In the meantime, take a look at a few sessions that I suggest for you to consider adding to your agenda:
Monday, October 22, 2012
10:15 - Session # 1028A - How to Use IBM DB2 10 as a Time MachineSpeaker: Matthias Nicola
Mon, Oct 22, 2012; 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Islander F
Matthias is also running a related bird’s of a feather session: 3943B BOF - Time Travel Query, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM in the Bayside Dining area: IM BoF Tables 5&6.
Matthias was also a co-author on the Flashbook: DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, Windows New Features. Pick up your copy at the IOD bookstore. If you come between 12:30 and 1:30, you can get your free copy and meet the other authors on the book.
2:15 - Session # 1822A - IBM DB2 and IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for Linux, UNIX and Windows in 2012 and Beyond - Islander FSpeaker: Judy Huber
Mon, Oct 22, 2012; 32:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Islander F
Hear the keynote address from Judy Huber: the VP, Distributed Data Servers and Data Warehousing to find out what’s coming next for this fabulous product.
3:45 - Session # 2902A - Deep Compression Best Practices: Saving Storage Costs With IBM DB2 10 and IBM InfoSphere Warehouse 10Speaker: Thomas Fanghaenel
Mon, Oct 22, 2012; 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM - Islander F
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
8:15 - 1109A DB2 10 Multi-Temperature Storage: Its Got Oracle Running a FeverSpeaker: Danny Arnold
Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM - Islander G
10:00 - 2247A An Insider's Technical Exploration of IBM DB2 10Speaker: Matthew Huras
Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Matt was also a co-author on the Flashbook: DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, Windows New Features. Pick up your copy at the IOD bookstore. If you come between 12:30 and 1:30, you can get your free copy and meet the authors of the book.
11:15 - 3454A PureData System for Transactions Technical Overview - Benefits of Expert Integrated Systems ArchitectureSpeakers: Haider Rizvi, James Cho
Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM - Islander G
1:45 - 2151B IBM DB2 10: Leveraging Its New Capabilities Within the Workload Management Best PracticesSpeaker: Sam Lightstone
Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM - Islander H
3:00 - 1141A IBM DB2 10: The Latest and Greatest in Database SecuritySpeaker: Walid Rjaibi
Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Islander H
Walid was also a co-author on the Flashbook: DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, Windows New Features. Pick up your copy at the IOD bookstore. If you come between 12:30 and 1:30, you can get your free copy and meet the authors of the book.
4:30 - 3129A IBM InfoSphere Optim Database Tools for Performance, Administration and AvailabilitySpeaker: Madhu Kochar. Optim Database Tools
Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM - Islander H
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
10:45 - 3351A Database Storage and Performance Management Using IBM InfoSphere Optim ToolsSpeakers: Kaushik Bhaskar, Kevin L. Beck
Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Islander H
12:00 - 4230A In 2022, What Is a Database? Guest Analysts from Bloor, Forrester and IDC Discuss the FutureHost: Martin Wildberger, Panel of Analysts: Phillip Howard, Bloor Research; Noel Yuhanna, Forrester Research; Carl Olofson, IDC Research
Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - South Pacific F
1:15 PM - 3944B BOF - DB2 Deep Compression and Storage OptimizationSpeaker: Thomas Fanghaenel
Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Bayside Dining IM BoF Tables 1&2
2:30 - 3433A The Very Best of the "SQL Tips for DB2" WeblogSpeaker: Serge Rielau
Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Islander F
3:45 - 3047A Big Data for IBM DB2 ProfessionalsSpeaker: Rav Ajuha
Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM - Islander G
5:00 - 1764A Experiences in Deploying a Large-Scale Virtualized IBM DB2 for SAP LandscapeSpeaker: Berni Schiefer with Mark Cole from Bank of America
Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Islander F
Thursday, October 25, 2012
8:15 - 1013A Upgrade Best Practices to IBM DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX and WindowsSpeaker: Melanie Stopfer
Thu, Oct 25, 2012; 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM - Islander F
10:00 - 1072A IBM DB2 pureScale and Oracle RAC: The Truth BeholdSpeaker: Kelly Schlamb
Thu, Oct 25, 2012; 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Islander G
11:30 - 1248A Three Years of Oracle to IBM DB2 Conversions: Experiences SharedSpeaker: Boris Bialek
Thu, Oct 25, 2012; 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Islander G
2:00 - 1939A Migrating Existing Temporal Applications to IBM DB2 Time Travel Query FeatureSpeaker: Matthias Nicola
Thu, Oct 25, 2012; 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Islander F
3:30 - 1097A Which IBM DB2 High-Availability Technology Is Right for You?Speaker: Chris Eaton.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012; 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Islander F
Note that when I selected some of these sessions, I passed over all the Hands-On Lab sessions and some other really good speakers & their sessions. Use this information as a suggestion, but please go through the SmartSite to make sure you choose the sessions most beneficial to yourself.
Rick van der Lans is an IBM Gold Consultant and has authored yet another book: Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems: Revolutionizing Data Integration for Data Warehouses
About the book:
Data virtualization can help you accomplish your goals with more flexibility and agility. Learn what it is and how and why it should be used with Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems.
In this book, expert author Rick van der Lans explains how data virtualization servers work, what techniques to use to optimize access to various data sources and how these products can be applied in different projects. You'll learn the difference is between this new form of data integration and older forms, such as ETL and replication, and gain a clear understanding of how data virtualization really works.
Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems outlines the advantages and disadvantages of data virtualization and illustrates how data virtualization should be applied in data warehouse environments. You'll come away with a comprehensive understanding of how data virtualization will make data warehouse environments more flexible and how it make developing operational BI applications easier. Rick also describes the relationship between data virtualization and related topics, such as master data management, governance, and information management, so you come away with a big-picture understanding as well as all the practical know-how you need to virtualize your data.
About the author: Rick F. van der Lans is an independent consultant, author, and lecturer specializing in business intelligence, data warehousing, and database technology. He is the managing director of R20/Consultancy which is based in The Netherlands. Rick has advised many large companies worldwide on defining their data warehouse architectures. He is the chairman of the annual European BI and Data Warehousing Conference organized in London, he writes for B-eye-Network.com, BI-platform.nl, and for Database Magazine. He is the author of several books on database technology, including Introduction to SQL (Addison-Wesley, 2006), currently in its fourth edition.
I enjoy meeting people, so the IBM Information on Demand Conference is one of my favourite events that I attend every year. In this post, I’d like to talk about the authors I’ve met and those who will be available to meet you this year.
I’ve been lucky enough to meet some pretty famous people at previous IOD conferences. Some of the highlights: Malcolm Gladwell, the Stephens from the Freakonomics books, Steven Covey, Michael Eisner; and remember the craziness surrounding Michael Lewis and Billy Beane last year?
Beyond the famous authors are the incredibly amazing technical experts who choose to give up all their free time to share their knowledge with us. This includes people like Martin Oberhofer, Dan Wolfson, David Birmingham, Roger Sanders, and James Taylor.
At this year’s conference, we have a great line up of both famous and not so famous people who you can meet, talk to, and take home a signed book that the author signed. Just to mention a few, Don Haderle, the “Father of DB2”, Jeffrey Ma, one of the players in “21” who “Brought down the house”, and Nate Silver, statistician / predictor.
Use Smart Site to schedule these event into your calendar so that you don’t miss a single one.
We’ve also arranged for the ITSO team to hand out 10 different titles of printed IBM Redbooks. For the complete list see: Free printed IBM Redbooks at IOD. The signings for these are not listed in Smart Site, but they are conveniently scheduled at the IOD bookstore on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12:00 - 1:00 PM.
There were many other books that published this year but unfortunately the authors are not attending IOD and cannot be appreciated with a book signing. I suggest that you take a look at this excellent collection of books that will also be for sale at the bookstore: Books published in 2012 – Featured Titles.
My thanks goes out to all of these authors who help us keep our skills sharp!
If you are interested in writing: articles, books, blog entries, tutorials.... whatever, touch base with me. I may have an opportunity for you.
One of the events I attend every year at the Information on Demand conference is the Women in Technology event. This year there are two events that sound really interesting.
Alyse Passarelli is hosting the panel on Wednesday, October 24 at 5pm followed by a cocktail event at 6pm. It should be a lot of fun! The panel will focus on "Taking charge of your career" and includes professional women both inside and outside of IBM along with Bob Picciano. It’s good to get a male perspective on this topic as well!
If you don’t know Alyse or Bob, you’ll be happy to learn that even though they are both highly successful in IBM, both have families, kids, and full lives. Both are personable people who remember people who they have met and are easy to call friends.
Here’s more detail on the sessions:
Title: Women in Technology Networking Reception (Session 4229A)
Join executive host Alyse Passarelli, IBM Vice-President, WW Information Management Sales, for an opportunity to network with other women in Information Technology, while enjoying appetizers and refreshments. We encourage you to take this opportunity to share your experiences with your peers and build a larger professional network. Don't forget to bring your business cards and a friend! Prior to the reception, you are also invited and encouraged to attend "Taking Charge of Your Career", an executive panel discussion, also hosted by Alyse, Session 4228, at 5pm in Palm A.
Title: Taking Charge of Your Career - A Panel Discussion for Women Professionals (4228A)
Please join executive host Alyse Passarelli, IBM Vice-President, WW Information Management Sales, and our distinguished panel of executives as they share their insights and experiences in pro-actively managing their careers to achieve their personal and professional goals. Following the panel discussion, you are invited to join the Women In Technology Networking Reception held in the Palm Foyer near the session room. Plan to join your peers, share ideas, expand your network while enjoying refreshments, appetizers and a great view of Las Vegas.
I hope you can join us at this event. If you were there last year, you’ll remember that Ginny Rometty had just been announced as CEO of IBM. Inhi Cho Suh took a photo of our Vegas WIT event and sent it to Ginny. See the blog post by Adriana Zubiri / Emily Cotter on the official IBM site about the event & the photo.
From my perspective, I’ve been working at IBM for 23 years, have a vibrant career and travel. I have a son and two pets. I love my career and working for IBM. Throughout my long career, I’ve met the most amazing people you can imagine. Both those working for IBM and those who work with IBM. Both men and women. My life is very rich due to the experiences I’ve had with these people and I expect that to continue for many more years.
When at the IBM Information on Demand Conference next week, be sure to visit EXPO Booth #832 learn how you can extend the value of your software investment. At the IBM Support & Subscription, Lab & Training Services Hub (booth 832) you’ll meet knowledgeable professionals who will help you identify effective strategies to maximize the return on your IBM software solutions.
After chatting with an expert, pick-up a pedometer to help track your steps during the conference.
I wore a pedometer to the conference a few years ago and tracked 99 miles over the course of the week! See if you can match me!
Also at this HUB:
Say HI to two of my friends while you’re there! Kate Dawson and Margie Beaudette!
See also my blog post about the Support team: IBM Information Management Customer Support - a team worth celebrating!
If you read my blog, you’ll know that this is my conference planning time. The IBM Information on Demand Conference is a huge event for us and for those of us working at the conference, we have a one track job this time of year. Many hours are spent making sure everything will be perfect for next week.
So, now for something completely different! Unconference.
What “unconference” means to me right now is what I’ll be doing after IOD is over!
What it really means is something completely different: An unconference is where YOU do all the planning... rather than people like me :) Sound fair? OK, not all the planning, but certainly the agenda.
I think it is a great idea because those of us who planned IOD may have missed something that is very important to you. So, let us know!
The unconference will be held during the IBM Information On Demand Conference October 25 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. The Technical Unconference is open to conference attendees, students, professors, as well as local IT pros, developers, and architects. And... it’s FREE.
You and your fellow attendees will lead and participate in discussions around all facets of the future of data. We invite you to submit your ideas below for what topics should be on the Unconference agenda and vote on the best of your peers’ ideas.
To kick off the participant discussions, here are some big questions to think about:
For more information and to register, see Unconference.
I hope you choose to take advantage of this opportunity to share how you are shaping the future of data and learn how your peers are doing the same. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join – and create – the conversation.
I found a few other blog entries about the Unconference that you may wish to view:
IBMers get asked this question all the time. What are we doing to prepare the next generation in terms of up and coming technology. You’ll be happy to know that plenty is going on. Even at IOD.
Key faculty who are collaborating with IBM on advanced Big Data and Analytics curriculum and programs are gathering for a two day special Big Data and Analytics Academic track at IOD. They will attend several sessions together to share their current programs as well as brainstorm about their next steps and their challenges. They will learn about IBM academic programs and hear from IBM experts in two panels. All of this will strengthen the community amongst these leading academic institutions.
The Big Data panel with Big Data leaders, includes:
The Analytics panel with Analytics leaders includes:
I’m glad to say that we have faculty from some top schools involved with this initiative, including:
If you think you should be on this list, let me know and I’ll pass your information to the Academics Team.
Beyond these sessions, the faculty will still have time to experience and learn from the wealth of other IOD events and sessions.
The faculty will also have the opportunity to attend a special, invitation only roundtable session::
"Watson Heads to the Class" - Preparing a New Generation of Thinkers for Next Generation Jobs
Recognizing that a practical understanding of analytics, cognitive computing and big data is key for 21st century jobs and economic competitiveness, this round table will bring together a panel of leaders that can discuss the new ways IBM is working with academia to develop new degree programs, case competitions, case study programs and internships. A key focus of this panel will be how IBM is providing academic organizations and students access to the Watson technology and Watson 'thinkers' in order to foster greater interest and knowledge in cognitive computing, analytics, natural language processing technologies; as well as explore new ways these technologies can be used to address major societal challenges.
IBM Executives: Manoj Saxena, General Manager, IBM Watson Solutions
University partners: Professor Girish Punj, University of Connecticut, Dr. Thomas Fomby, Southern Methodist University, Rajiv Dewan, Sr. Associate Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, University of Rochester
SMART program participant: Matthew Canon, Business Planning and Analysis Manager, Andrews Distributing Company
Beyond IOD, there are many initiatives underway to educate the future, including:
Big Data University
IBM DB2 Academic Associate Program
IBM DB2 program for students and the academic community
The IBM DB2 Academic Associate program is exclusively for the university community. The preparation course teaches relational database concepts while also providing students with critical, hands-on database skills on IBM’s DB2 and Data Studio software. Smarter Planet solutions rely on an ever growing amount of data. Learn how to be smart about managing that data with this no-charge academic course and IBM exam.
IBM Student Portal
Students can find out about jobs, competitions, and discounts on certification exams.
This is it. We’ve done all that we can do and now we get to reap the rewards of our hard work. Show time!
IBM Information on Demand starts this weekend. Many of us are flying to Las Vegas tomorrow already. The weekend will be filled with customer meetings, business partner sessions and the inevitable last minute details.
What can you expect? You’ll walk a lot, meet many people, maybe even eat too much. You’ll learn about many new products and technologies. You’ll be tired by the end of the week, but I hope you’ll end the conference saying that you had fun and that every minute was worth it!
If you want a running commentary on what’s happening at the conference, be sure to check out the Official IOD Blog and Twitter and Facebook. Several of us will be posting to these sites throughout the week.
Here’s a list of the blog entries I’ve published in the past month to support this IOD:
A few of my entries went straight to the Official Blog. Here are mine and a couple of my favourites:
Have fun, learn a lot... and stay safe!
I find it interesting to see what people buy at a bookstore. Personally I love bookstores and online book sites. I can spend hours researching books.
The bookstore at the IBM Information on Demand conference was very busy this year, and I’ve put together this blog to tell you want others were buying.
The biggest seller was Nate Silver’s book The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't. The best selling book at a conference tends to be one from a special guest. Nate was quite the guest to have given his predictions in the US election that happened shortly after IOD ended. I listened to the audible version of the book and quite enjoyed it. The book has a chapter for each area where predictions are normally made: weather, earthquakes, stock market, baseball, poker, and elections. Nate fully describes the reason why predictions either work or don’t work for the area. You’ll instantly be connected to the story and will learn how predictions can be made more accurate in this case and how you can improve predictions that you need to make yourself.
The next biggest seller was Sunil Soares’ latest book Big Data Governance: An Emerging Imperative. The store sold out of Sunil’s book, so clearly Sunil did a great job putting this book together. I haven’t read it yet, but would like to. Read a sample chapter from the book. Governance and Big Data are both huge and important topics, so take a look. Sunil’s first book also made the top 10 list: Selling Information Governance.
Next was the book by Jeff Ma, The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big In Business. If you watched the movie “21” with Kevin Spacey, you’ll remember Jeff Ma as the lead MIT student who counted cards. If you attended Jeff’s talk at IOD, you learned that Jeff played a dealer in the movie. I think I need to rewatch the movie!
Cognos books sold very well this year! Four different Cognos titles made it in the top 10 list:
and since the conference, a few more Cognos books were published:
And the top selling IM books this year were:
Note, if you’re in Europe, I’ve written a blog to help you figure out what online sites give you the best prices: I’m in Europe: How can I get a copy of that book?
Even though I’m publishing this on April Fool’s Day... it is real news! Today is the opening of the call for speakers for IBM’s Information on Demand Conference. You have from now till Friday April 26 to send in your proposal to speak at this conference.
If you’ve never been to the conference before, you should know that it is a huge conference that regularly attracts greater than 10,000 attendees. This year it takes place in Las Vegas from Nov 3 - 7. This will be the 8th anniversary of this event... and it grows larger and more important every year because data is becoming more important every year!
Speakers are wanted for a large number of areas. Last year we had 700 Technical Education Sessions. 110 Hands On Labs. 300 Customer Speakers. And several Usability Sandboxes. As you can imagine, we have need for many many speakers!
This year’s focus areas are:
For further information on the target audience, the selection process, and more, see this letter from this year’s conference chair Steven Miller.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be part one of the best industry conferences of the year.
New Flashbook: DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration New Dynamic In-Memory Analytics for the Era of Big Data
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The chapter focused on BLU Acceleration was released in the spring, but now available is the full book that is nearly 200 pages in length! Learn about the new software that was released this year and continually gets touted as “game-changing”.
Paul Zikopoulos, Matthew Huras, George Baklarz, Sam Lightstone, Aamer Sachedina
Technical editor: Roman B. Melnyk
About the book:
If big data is an untapped natural resource, how can you find the gold dust hidden within? Leaders realize that big data means all data, and are moving quickly to understand both structured and unstructured application data. However, analyzing this data without impacting the performance and reliability of essential business applications can prove costly and complex.
In the new era of big data, businesses require data systems that can blend always available transactions with speed of thought analytics. DB2 10.5 with new BLU Acceleration provides this speed, simplicity and cost efficiency while providing the ability to build next-generation applications with NoSQL features.
With this book, you’ll learn about the power and flexibility of multi-workload, multi-platform database software. Use the comprehensive knowledge from this book to get started with the latest DB2 release by downloading the trial version. Visit ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/im/db2/
Stay updated on newly available Information Management resources by visiting ibm.com/db2/luw/.
Why you should read this book:
Upgrade to the new generation of database software for the era of big data!
How do you get a copy?
We have quite a collection of Flashbooks available in electronic format that you can download & read when it is convenient for you. See:
Conferences are ideal for learning and networking This year at IOD, a new tutorial series has been created to help you do both. These are full day tutorial sessions that you can take either Sunday November 3 or Thursday November 7. There are 3 tutorials you can choose from. Each is a full day in length and is taught by an industry expert who is influential in the topic area.
Here are the 3 that are scheduled at this time. There is an additional fee for each and there is only limited space so we expect them to fill to capacity quickly.
Data Governance Fundamentals with IBM InfoSphere
Sunday, November 3
Sunil is the author of numerous books on data governance, including The Data Governance Unified Process, Selling Information Governance to the Business and others.
Evolving your Information Architecture; What? Why? How?
Dr. Peter Aiken
Thursday, November 7
Dr. Peter Aiken is widely acclaimed as one of the top data management authorities worldwide. In addition to examining the data management practices of more than 500 organizations, he has completed multi-year immersions with a range of diverse organizations in multiple industries. His latest book is The Case for the Chief Data Officer: Recasting the C-Suite to Leverage your most Valuable Asset.
Big Data, Hadoop, and Big SQL; A Crash Course
Dr. Vladimir Bacvanski
Thursday, November 7
Dr. Vladimir Bacvanski has more than two decades of engineering experience with software and data technologies in areas such as architecture and design of mission critical enterprise systems, rule-based systems, modeling tools, real-time systems, and database technologies. Vladimir is published worldwide and is a frequent speaker at leading industry events. He was awarded the title of IBM Champion for five consecutive years -- 2009-2013.
For more information on the sessions and the speakers, see bit.ly/iodtutorials
How to register
Visit ibm.co/IODtutorials and click the blue register button. This brings you to the main Information on Demand Conference page where you can register for the conference and also the tutorials. (Please note that if you are an IBMer, you will not see this list.)
To attend these sessions, you must be registered for the Information on Demand Conference. You can select the tutorial options you would like to attend as an add-on to your conference pass as part of the conference registration.. If you are already registered for the conference, then please contact the Registration / Housing line at 770-359-6591 to add one or more of these sessions to your conference registration.
Here is the screen to look for on the registration page:
Watch for coming blog entries that will describe sessions that you can choose to take while at the conference.