Whether you are an IOD newbie or expert it never hurts to take some time before the conference to explore and learn about the different session offerings. Information On Demand (IOD) 2013, IBM’s biggest conference for information and analytics, is happening November 3rd – 7th at Mandalay Bay in fabulous Las Vegas Nevada. With just a couple days left to finish planning your IOD schedule, time is valuable. This year there are plenty of opportunities to learn more about database management, and more specifically learn more about Optim Database Tools. The following link https://www-950.ibm.com/events/global/iod/agendabuilder/preview.html?agendaid=165 provides you with a list of all the Optim Database Tools sessions at IOD in a saved agenda from the official IOD site. There are 39 different Optim Database Tools sessions to choose from, that include elective session, hands-on labs, and usability sandbox sessions. Happy IOD planning!