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DB2 9 is a leading-edge hybrid data server that offers optimum storage, scalability, and availability. DB2 pureScale is a new technology primarily optimized for scale-out transactional processing clusters in an active-active manner. This succinct guide will show you how DB2 with pureScale can provide you transparent application scalability, the ability to deliver agile-like computing to your transaction systems, and extreme availability.

 

Want even more information about DB2 pureScale?  See the blog entry I wrote in August: More on DB2 pureScale.

 

Susan

Meet an author, buy a book, enhance your skills

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Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been blogging about the authors who will be signing books at the IBM Information on Demand Conference this October.  I think it’s a record that we have 9 amazing authors with books that you can buy and get signed.  I’ve read several of the books myself and highly recommend them, but I’ll also be in line buying copies of the books I haven’t yet read.

 

Although it isn’t necessary, I suggest that you use the Smart Site to build an agenda for yourself, and “sign” up to attend these book signings.  Why?  Simply so you remember when and where they are taking place.  I’ve tried to make it easy for you by listing the Meeting number for each author / signing, but you can also search on the word “signing” in the Smart Site and you’ll be presented with all of the signings that have been scheduled. 

 

Here is the list:

Book signings: you must purchase a copy of the book for the author to sign.  All books at the bookstore will be for sale at a 20% discount.  If you already own the book…. bring it with you!

The Art of Business Seduction: A 30-Day Plan to Get Noticed, Get Promoted and Get Ahead (Session # 3766)

by Mark Jeffries

Monday 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Mark is now signing on Tuesday, Oct 26 from 11:00 am- 12:00 noon.

 

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right (Session # 3622)

by Atul Gawande

Tuesday at 10:00 – 11:00

 

DB2 V9 for z/OS Certification Guide - Systems Administration – Test 737 (Session # 3621)

by Judy Nall

Tuesday at 12:30 – 1:30

 

Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics (Session # 3779)

by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Wednesday 10:00 – 10:20 am

 

New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence, The: Using Analytics to Achieve a Global Competitive Advantage (Session # 3619)

by Michael Biere

Wednesday at 11:00 – 12:00

 

The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture (Session # 3617)

by Eberhard Hechler, Martin Oberhofer, Steve Lockwood, Michael Schroek, Mario Godinez, Klaus Koeig

Wednesday at 12:30 – 1:30

 

A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum (Session # 3767)

by  Matt Ganis

Wednesday 3:00 – 4:00

 

Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic (Session # 3801)

by Neal Fishman

Thursday at 11:30 – 12:30

 

Making it Big in Software: Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great. (Session # 3618)

by Sam Lightstone

Thursday at 12:30 – 1:30

 

Next week I’ll tell you about the Flashbooks that are being specially produced for the IOD conference and will be given away for free to conference attendees.

 

Susan

Freak Me Out!!

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I’ve known this for the last week, but haven’t been able to blog about it till today!  The authors of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics will be special guest speakers at this year’s IBM Information on Demand Conference.  They are scheduled to speak at the General Session on Wednesday morning.

 

We’ve managed to arrange for Stephen Dubnar and Steven Levitt to come to the bookstore for attendees to get their books signed… the unfortunate things is that they only have 20 minutes available for the signing!  Add this book signing to your schedule via the Smart Site Agenda Builder. Their session is Anc # 3779.

 

Have you read the books yet?  I have listened to both books in audible versions and can speak endlessly about how much I enjoyed the stories in their books.  I will purchase both copies in printed format so I can get these amazing authors to sign them!

 

About the books:

About Freakonomics
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime?

 

About SuperFreakonomics
Four years in the making, SuperFreakonomics asks not only the tough questions, but the unexpected ones: What’s more dangerous, driving drunk or walking drunk? Why is chemotherapy prescribed so often if it’s so ineffective? Can a sex change boost your salary?

 

I’m very interested in hearing what they have to say to an IBM audience.  I presume it will be related to IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative… which really is looking at the world in a different way much as the freak guys did in their books.

 

Susan

Article: When to use an artificial field length

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Neal Fishman, author of book “Viral Data in SOA”, wrote this article “When to use an artificial field length” which was published by IT World.

 

Changing a data structure can be one of the simplest activities to physically perform. However, when considering the number of programs that act upon a data structure, any type of change to a data structure becomes a very complex activity - which may increase the potential for introducing viral data.   Read this article by Neal to better understand how you can avoid the massive problems that will ensue if you introduce viral data into your database.

 

Neal adapted this article from his book, so if you like it, check out the book.

 

The title of the book “Viral Data” implies that the book is about Data Quality… but there is much more in the book!  Check out these terms that also describe the content of the book: 

  • data governance
  • data modeling
  • data quality
  • master data management
  • data architecture
  • data integration
  • data provenance
  • metadata
  • trusted information
  • data quality assessment

For more information on Neal’s book, see my blog entry about his book signing.  This entry contains some reader feedback that you’ll appreciate.

Neal had several sessions at the IOD conference this year.  Did you catch any of them? 

  • 3324A Unified Metadata Architectures for Successful Enterprise Metadata Deployments with IBM InfoSphere
  • 3120A Data Governance Strategies and Their Value in Your Organization
  • 2803B InfoSphere Data Architect and Data Modelers User Group
  • 3324B Unified Metadata Architectures for Successful Enterprise Metadata Deployments with IBM InfoSphere

 

On Dec 15, you can take part in the Virtual IOD and can possibly “attend” one or more of these sessions.  Sign up: IBM Information on Demand Virtual Conference on Dec 15: http://ow.ly/3iLxE

 

Susan

Information on Demand Virtual 2010 – December 15

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Did you miss the IBM Information on Demand Conference that took place in Las Vegas in October?  Did you attend the conference and miss some sessions or would like to repeat some sessions?   Join us on December 15 for the Virtual Event that you can take part in directly from your home or office!  Free of charge!

Information On Demand 2010 is the premier conference for organizations applying information governance and analytics to drive innovation, business optimization and competitive differentiation. Information On Demand Virtual 2010 offers a unique opportunity to experience ‘a taste’ of the conference virtually.


Register now for this upcoming event!


December 15

  • Attend presentations of conference sessions and customer success stories
  • Chat with IBM information governance expert
  • Experience keynote presentation on information governance featuring Forrester Research Principal Analyst Rob Karel and the conference’s general sessions on demand…at your leisure
  • Experience presentations of the top five sessions at IOD Global Conference 2010 on demand…at your leisure
Register now. Attendees joining us December 15 between the hours of 1:00 - 3:00pm EST will receive a complimentary paperback copy of “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right” by Dr. Atul Gawande author and keynote speaker at Information On Demand. Book recipients from the November 17 2010 event, government owned entities and IBM employees are not eligible to receive the book.

Doors open at 12:30pm EST and scheduled sessions begin promptly at 1:00pm EST.

My suggestion would be to replay the sessions by any of the authors of the books that we had featured at the conference.    See my post “Complete List of Book Signings at IOD Conference” for details.  I was working at the conference so was only able to attend the keynotes, but I did however here the comments from attendees regarding the authors who were signing books.  These attendees were really impressed with the sessions that were done by the authors. 

 

Personally I'd encourage you to watch sessions by Steven Levitt, Stephan Dubnar, Mark Jeffries and Dr. Atul Gawande.  I attended these sessions and would be happy to watch them a second or even a third time!

 

If you’ve never attended a Virtual Conference before, I encourage that you do.  You’ll be very impressed with the level of interaction and the quality of the delivery method.

 

Susan

Top Selling books at IOD Conference

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It’s always interesting to see what books sell at a conference.  I was also in a lucky position to meet many authors and to discuss with attendees the books that they have read and liked.  I’ll  pass a few of these suggestions onto you.

The Checklist Manifesto by Dr. Atul Gawande, Guest speaker.  Book completely sold out.  I wish we had brought in his earlier books.  Apparently his first book was the basis of the TV show “Grey’s Anatomy”.

Superfreakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner.  Very entertaining guest speakers.  I listened to this book along with the first and highly recommend both.  Especially if you like collecting an analyzing data like most of us do!  Watch these two authors spin a great story around data and come up with sometimes a radical conclusion.  You won’t be disappointed.  I bought printed copies for gifts.

The Art of Business Seduction by Mark Jeffries.  At the conference Mark entertained us from the stage with his amazing accent and engaging way to speak.  I’m looking forward to reading this book to learn how I can “get noticed, get promoted, and get ahead”.  If his book is only half as interesting as Mark is, it is well worth the read.

IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Cookbook by Abhishek Sanghani.  Cognos had a huge presence at the conference and this book selling so well was no surprise.    I haven’t read this book, but do own it.  It looks very hands on and easy to read. 

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner.  This is the first of their books and also the first to be turned into a movie.  I’m looking forward to seeing how they’ve managed to convey their stories into a movie.  Oh, apparently the authors are in the very early stages of their third book.  If you’ve read the second one, you’ll know that they often take suggestions from their readers.  If you have an off ball set of data that you think they would like to play in, contact them to see if they want to analyze it for their next book.

The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture by Eberhard Hechler, Martin Oberhofer, Steve Lockwood, Michael Schroek, Mario Godinez, Klaus Koeig .  This book delivers a practical, comprehensive cross-industry reference guide that addresses each of the key elements associated with developing and implementing effective enterprise architectures.

The New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence by Mike Biere.  This is Mike’s third book and it proved to be quite popular.  This book is product-independent and brings together start-to-finish guidance and practical checklists for every senior IT executive, planner, strategist, implementer, and the actual business users themselves. Drawing on thousands of hours working with enterprise customers, Mike helps decision-makers choose from today’s unprecedented spectrum of options, including the latest BI platform suites and appliances. He offers practical, “in-the-trenches” insights on a wide spectrum of planning and implementation issues, from segmenting and supporting users to working with unstructured data.

Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data by Stephen Few.  This is the first book in the list where the author was not at the conference.  This book is about using dashboards to communicate important information at a glance.

IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence: The Official Guide by Dan Volitich.  As I mentioned earlier, Cognos had a huge presence at the conference with Cognos 10 being announced.  I can tell you that this book is currently being updated for V10, so watch for the new edition coming soon.

Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience by Carmine Gallo.  OK, don’t we all want to be as good with an audience as Steve Jobs?  I didn’t see this book, but wish I had. 

Business Dashboards: A Visual Catalog for Design and Deployment by Nils Rasmussen, Manish Bansal, and Claire Chen.  Another one on dashboards.  Clearly a big topic for this audience.

MDM for Customer: Optimizing Customer Centric Management of Your Business  by Kelvin Looi.  This is a small, inexpensive, easy to read book that looks at Master Data Management from a customer data perspective.

Enterprise Master Data Management: An SOA Approach to Managing Core Information by Allen Dreibelbis, Eberhard Hechler, Ivan Milman, Martin Oberhofer, Paul van Run, and Dan Wolfson.  I read this book as it was being written and can honestly say that I learned a great deal.  I liked the way these authors described a very complex industry and provided architecture recommendations to have one version of the data to avoid mistakes that can so easily be made.

Making it Big in Software by Sam Lightstone.  Another book I enjoyed reading.  I’ve attended several of Sam’s talks including the one he did at IOD.  It is pretty easy to ignore taking care of your career, but you shouldn’t.  Kick start your career with some tried and true advice from Sam.  This is also a great book for those just finishing their education or for those who like to coach and mentor young graduates.

Jeffrey Gitomer's Little Black Book.  This book seems to make it to the top 20 book every year.  It is such a small and cleverly put together book, I can see why it sells so well.

Dealing with People You Can't Stand.  I must say that I've been lucky and have only found a few people who I really can’t stand, but when it happens it’s on par with the worst experiences a person has to go through.  When it’s happened to me it becomes all-consuming stress.  You may not be able to change the person who is causing this, but you can change how you react to that person and maybe learn some tips to make encounters with that person to be less harmful to you.

SPSS for Dummies by Arthur Griffith.  I wish I had more SPSS books!  There were many requests for books and this is the only one that we had for sale.  I met some SPSS experts, so let’s see if we can turn one of them into an author!

DB2 9 System Administration for z/OS: Certification Study Guide: Exam 737 by Judy Nall.  Judy is an IBM Gold Consultant and a person who I have known for years.  I encouraged Judy to write this book to share her incredible knowledge with people who are trying to become experts in this field.  Judy taught a pre Conference Crammer Class this year for the first time and I hope she will do so again in the future.

A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum.  While this was being written, I chatted with author Steffan Surdek who told me that they wrote this book using Scrums.  I can’t say I truly get the idea of Scrums, but from the little I know, it is a great way to work on a project with people located in other locations.  I met Matt Ganis at the conference and found him to be a pleasure to chat with.  Interesting note: the authors have donated all their royalties for this book to charity. 

Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results by Tom Davenport.  Tom was a guest speaker at the conference a few years ago.  With this book rounding out the top 20 of the best sold books at the conference, do you notice a trend?  It seems to me that everyone is looking for ways to analyze their data… maybe to make radical conclusions like they do in Freakonomics?

Personal Tidbit

At the IOD Conference, I had dinner with Scott Hayes who gave me a suggestion on how I can increase the readership of my blog in order to reach the fast approaching milestone of 1 million views!  I won’t tell you what his suggestion was, but hope that you notice.

 

Susan

Staying in Touch while at IOD

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This is it… the last day in the office before I leave for the IBM Information on Demand Conference.  I’ll be located at the Conference Bookstore starting on Sunday and hope to meet as many of the 9000 attendees as possible!  Come by and pick up a bookmark that I created just for this event.

 

Whether you’re at the conference or not, you can stay in the loop with what is happening via the following ways:

IOD GC Social Media Aggregator

This Aggregator site combines tweets from at least the following accounts:

– InfoSphere
– IBM solidDB
– DB2
– Informix
– ECM
– susvis    <----- me :)
– soaresc
– iodgc2010

Facebook accounts to follow before, and at
– ECM
– IBM solidDB
– Informix
– IBM DB2 Training and Certification
– Information On Demand 2010 and Business Analytics Forum

LinkedIn Account to Follow
– Information On Demand 2010 and Business Analytics Forum

 

Susan

IBM Redbooks at IOD Conference

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You already know the value of IBM Redbooks:

IBM Redbooks provide quality technical content that enables IBM clients to take full advantage of their investment in IBM products and technologies. Redbooks are developed through an industry unique “residency” process that uses subject matter experts (SMEs) including IBMers, business partners, and customers who produce guides based on actual client environments and business usage. The results are helpful guides written “by practitioners, for practitioners”.

While at the IBM Information on Demand Conference, look for the following:

DVDs filled with IBM Redbooks – Come to the Support, Services and Education Zone in the Expo area for a free Information Management Redbooks DVD.

Printed samples of many of the IBM Redbook titles – As you meet experts throughout the Expo area, don’t be surprised if they show you one or more related Redbooks that are available for you to download for free.

Mass giveaways of a few new IBM Redbook titles – At least 3 IBM Redbooks were printed and will be made available for you to get a free copy.  These are in limited supply, so stop by either the Conference Bookstore ore the Support, Services and Education Zone for hints as to where you can get your copy.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the creation of an IBM Redbook, find Todd Kelsey or one of the other ITSO experts to give you some guidance.  I’ve also heard that there is a new advertising opportunity available. 

 

Susan

Index to many of the IOD 2010 happenings!

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Kate and I have been blogging steadily over the past several weeks to make you aware of the skill’s related events that will take place at this year’s IBM Information on Demand Conference.  I’m sure you’ve seen a few posts because according to estimates, my blog has had more than 14,000 views and Kate, more than 2000!    I hope you like reading our posts!

 

If you’ve missed one or more entries, here is an index to help you quickly find the information that you need:

 

Meet us at the Hub

Find the latest news about Education, Service and Support by chatting with some of IBM’s finest!

Conference Bookstore

So many books, so many authors, so many opportunities!

Free Certification Testing

Don’t miss the chance to save $200 per exam.  The conference offers free exams to attendees.  Impress your boss by coming home with shiny new certifications!

Pre-Conference Education

Yes, these take place on Sunday before the conference begins, but you won’t find unique education like this in many other places.  Maximize your conference visit by taking one of these classes.

Let’s Get the Countdown Started

This is an overview of what you can expect at the conference.

Flashbook: DB2 10 for z/OS - Cost Savings ..... Out of the Box

Come by and meet the authors of this Flashbook and take home a copy for free.  Click the link to see what the books about.

Flashbook: Business Intelligence Strategy: A Framework for Achieving BI Excellence

Come by and meet the authors of this Flashbook and take home a copy for free.  Click the link to see what the books about.

Flashbook: IBM Cognos Analytics and Cloud Computing

Come by and meet the authors of this Flashbook and take home a copy for free.  Click the link to see what the books about.

Complete List of Book Signings at IOD Conference

With 5 free Flashbooks and 12 author signings… use this list to figure out when to come to the bookstore.

Meet Steven Van Belleghem, author of The Conversation Manager

One of the 12 author signings that I have set up.

I need a Roadmap to figure out IOD!

There is so much going on at the conference it is hard to figure out what to attend.  Luckily there are roadmaps to help you navigate this massive conference.

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

One of the 12 author signings that I have set up.  I just finished this book and give a review of the book.

Meet James Bean, author of SOA and Web Services Interface Design: Principles, Techniques, and Standards

One of the 12 author signings that I have set up.

DB2 pureScale: Risk Free Agile Scaling

Come by and meet the authors of this Flashbook and take home a copy for free.  Click the link to see what the books about.

Take a class: IBM solidDB Universal Cache Fundamentals

There are so many Sunday classes that you can attend to maximize your conference experience….this is just one of them.

Too much information? How to cope?

Get a Daily Tweet Paper to summarize all the information that has flown by in twitter land the previous day.

I love data, you love data, and they really love data!

One of the 12 author signings that I have set up.  I wrote this entry after finishing both the Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics books. 

Meet Neal Fishman, author of Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic

One of the 12 author signings that I have set up.

Wine and Cheese and Sam Lightstone at IOD

Not only will Sam sign his books, but come by and join the annual Women in Technology event.  Sam is the guest speaker at the event.

Meet Mike Biere, author of The New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence

One of the 12 author signings that I have set up.

Meet author Matthew Ganis “A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum”

One of the 12 author signings that I have set up.

Meet Judy Nall, author of DB2 9 System Administration for z/OS: Certification Study Guide: Exam 737

One of the 12 author signings that I have set up.  Judy is also running a pre-conference Certification Crammer course that you should take if you want to pass Exam 737.

Seduction with Mark Jeffries

One of the 12 author signings that I have set up.

Freakonomics at IOD and in the movie theatres....

OK, I loved the books so much that I was a bit over the top when I found out that someone is making a movie of the first book!

Get free copy of “The IBM Data Governance Unified Process” Flashbook by Sunil Soares

Come by and meet the author of this Flashbook and take home a copy for free.  Click the link to see what the books about.

Meet authors of book “The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture”

One of the 12 author signings that I have set up. 

Meet surgeon / author Atul Gawande “The Checklist Manifesto”

One of the 12 author signings that I have set up.

Certification Crammer Courses at IOD

Judy Nall, Susan Lawson, and Roger Sanders… what’s in common with these three people?  They’re all DATA CHAMPIONS, famous authors… and instructors of Certification Crammer courses.

 

One last thing!  Build your personal agenda for the conference before you go so that you can be sure not to miss a single important event!

 

Susan

Flashbook: DB2 10 for z/OS - Cost Savings ..... Out of the Box

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DB2 10 for z/OS - Cost Savings ..... Out of the Box

by Roger Miller, David Beulke, Julian Stuhler, Surekha Parekh

 

Roger, Dave, Julian and Surekha are all well known people in the z/OS community and I’m very pleased that we were able to pull the 4 of them together to write a book that will build excitement for the latest release of DB2.  In addition to these fine writers / experts, we’ve also included messages from several of the top technical people in the Z area to give you some tips.

 

What’s in the book?  Here is the executive summary:

It’s no longer enough to have IT that is robust, secure and operationally efficient: in the current business climate, it must be cost-effective. With all the key features you expect from DB2® — and new ones, like 64-bit support, scalability up to 20,000 concurrent users, and SQL and pureXML® enhancements — DB2 10 for z/OS® achieves even greater heights of availability, resiliency, reliability and security, all while creating out-of-the-box cost savings. How? Reduced CPU workloads, which directly benefit the bottom line. And that’s just the beginning.

In addition to five to ten percent CPU savings out of the box, and up to 20 percent CPU savings for new workloads, DB2 10 for z/OS also scales five to ten times more than previous versions — with less complexity and cost. Automatic tuning and diagnostics create less need for System z®-specific skills, and refined lock-avoidance techniques create greater concurrency for data access, data definition and data management.

DB210 for z/OS also offers more availability, with fewer planned outages than ever before. And the legendary security that has made DB2 the undisputed leader in enterprise data servers has been increased further, with simplified compliance. Let’s dive deeper into all the new features and enhancements that make DB2 10 z/OS the most impactful version yet.

 

 

Susan

Complete List of Book Signings at IOD Conference

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We’ve added two new author signings to our agenda for the IBM Information on Demand Conference that is taking place in Las Vegas October 24-29.  The new authors are James Bean and Steven Van Belleghem.  I hope that you can come by during their signing sessions to buy a book and to meet the authors.

Although it isn’t necessary, I highly recommend  that you use the Smart Site to build an agenda for yourself, and “sign” up to attend these book signings.  Why?  Simply so you remember when and where they are taking place.  I’ve tried to make it easy for you by listing the Meeting number for each author / signing, but you can also search on the word “signing” in the Smart Site and you’ll be presented with all of the signings that have been scheduled. 

Here is the list:

Book signings: you must purchase a copy of the book for the author to sign.  All books at the bookstore will be for sale at a 20% discount.  If you already own the book…. bring it with you!

SOA and Web Services Interface Design: Principles, Techniques, and Standards (Session # 3847)

by James Bean

Monday 3:30 – 4:30 pm

 

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right (Session # 3622)

by Atul Gawande

Tuesday at 10:00 – 10:30

 

The Art of Business Seduction: A 30-Day Plan to Get Noticed, Get Promoted and Get Ahead (Session # 3766)

by Mark Jeffries

Tuesday 11:00 – 12:00 noon

 

DB2 V9 for z/OS Certification Guide - Systems Administration – Test 737 (Session # 3621)

by Judy Nall

Tuesday at 12:30 – 1:30

 

Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics (Session # 3779)

by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Wednesday 10:00 – 10:20 am

 

New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence, The: Using Analytics to Achieve a Global Competitive Advantage (Session # 3619)

by Michael Biere

Wednesday at 11:00 – 12:00

 

The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture (Session # 3617)

by Eberhard Hechler, Martin Oberhofer, Steve Lockwood, Michael Schroek, Mario Godinez, Klaus Koeig

Wednesday at 12:30 – 1:30

 

The Conversation Manager (Session #3863)

by Steven Van Belleghem

Wednesday 1:30 – 2:15

 

A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum (Session # 3767)

by  Matt Ganis

Wednesday 3:00 – 4:00

 

Viral Data in SOA: An Enterprise Pandemic (Session # 3801)

by Neal Fishman

Thursday at 11:30 – 12:30

 

Making it Big in Software: Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great. (Session # 3618)

by Sam Lightstone

Thursday at 12:30 – 1:30

 

In addition to these 11 book signings, we are giving away 5 new Flashbooks (small and easy-to-read books that we created especially for our IOD audience) and have also set up opportunities for you to get a free book and to meet the authors.  We have a limited number of these books , so make sure you come by before they’re all gone!!

 

DB2 pureScale: Risk Free Agile Scaling (Session # 3623)

Find it on amazon.

by Paul Zikopoulos, Matt Huras, Aamer Sachedina, Paul Awad

Monday at 12:30 – 1:15

 

DB2 10 for z/OS - Cost Savings ..... Out of the Box (Sessions # 3736 and 3625)

by David Beulke, Julian Stuhler, Roger Miller, Surekha Pureka

Give-away: Monday at 12:30-1:15

Signing: Tuesday at 12:30 – 1:30 

 

The IBM Data Governance Unified Process: Driving Business Value with IBM Software and Best Practices (Session # 3620)

Find it on amazon.

by Sunil Soares

Monday at 2:30 – 3:15

 

Business Intelligence Strategy: A Framework for Achieving BI Excellence (Session # 3624)

by John Boyer, The Nielsen Company;  Bill Frank, Johnson & Johnson;  Brian Green, Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Tennessee;  Tracy Harris, IBM;  Kay Van De Vanter, The Boeing Company

Tuesday at 3:00 – 4:00

 IBM Cognos Analytics and Cloud Computing: Best Practices for Deploying Cognos Business Intelligence to the IBM Cloud

(Session # 3780)

by Stephan Jou, Anant Jhingran, William Lee, Thanh Pham, Biraj Saha

Tuesday at 3:00 – 4:00

 

If you want to be an author… let me know!  We’re always looking for more authors and more books!  See me at the bookstore and I’ll be happy to discuss opportunities!

Susan