IBM Power Systems and System Storage Technical University

6 – 10 November 2017 | Prague, Czech Republic

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Grow your skills with in-depth technical training at the Hilton Prague in Prague, Czech Republic. Learn how you can harness the power of IBM Systems solutions to help turn your IT challenges into successes.

Data is the core of your cognitive business. IBM can help you leverage vast quantities of data to uncover patterns and pursue breakthrough ideas and enable lightning-fast decisions by quickly converting data into insights.

Without superior economics with secure and open choices, it’s a challenge to succeed in the cloud. IBM Power Systems are designed to bring you a world-class hybrid cloud infrastructure, with the highest levels of reliability, availability, flexibility, and performance.

Learn how to get the most out of your Power IT Infrastructure and how to make the most of your data by making the most of your IT infrastructure storage systems. Join us at the IBM Technical University!

* New* An event within an event - The Future | 6 - 7 November, 2017

This 2-day event will provide sessions for innovative solutions (Power and Storage), advanced architectures, modern data platforms and infrastructure for cognitive computing. Sessions are developed specifically for CTO's, Chief Architects and Innovation Managers.

The event is co-located with the 2017 IBM Power Systems & Storage Technical University. Sessions in this track are also open to the Technical University attendees.

Hilton Prague in Prague, Czech Republic

Get the opportunity to:

Sharpen your expertise with hundreds of sessions led by IBM product and industry experts who will share their best practices, insights & secrets.

Experience the latest technology via hands-on labs, demos and workshops geared to all skill levels

Test-drive new products from IBM and IBM Business Partners in the Solution Center

Expand your professional and social network when you connect with product developers, industry leaders and IBM executives.

Learn from your peers via panel discussions on real-world IT challenges and successes

Why attend?

The agenda will include more than 450 information-packed technical sessions and hands-on training delivered by top IBM developers and experts.


The technical sessions start at 10:00 on Day 1 and end at 12:45 on Day 5.

Solution Center

The Solution Center opens on Day 2 at 10:00 and stays open until 15:15 on Day 4.

* The list of tracks and sessions available in this preview are not the final list of tracks and sessions. The agenda is currently a work in progress and subject to change. Please bookmark this link so you can track the agenda as updates are being made. Agenda will be final when marked "FINAL".

Welcome to IBM Systems Technical University

  • Partners and IT leaders: going beyond meeting the challenges companies have today, predicting the obstacles you may face tomorrow and come up with the right solutions. Are you keeping pace with change - and staying ahead of the pack?
  • Ensure you don’t get left behind by mastering new skills in Hybrid Cloud, Mobile and Analytics and harnessing the power of IBM Systems Technologies.

Whether you are a service provider or IT manager - you need to become agile and responsive.

Check-out the event highlights of last year’s Fall Event in London:

Keynote Speakers

Evangelos Eleftheriou

Dr. Evangelos Eleftheriou

IBM sets new record for magnetic tape storage;
makes tape competitive for cloud storage

Hilary Hunter

Hilary Hunter
IBM Fellow and Director, Accelerated Cognitive Infrastructure
Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA

Speakers address topics:

  • Architecture & Leadership
  • IBM i
  • LinuxOne
  • Linux on Power
  • OpenPower
  • IBM Storage Systems
  • Competitive topics
  • High Performance
  • System Networking
  • System Software
  • Business Analytics
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Cognitive
  • Professional Development
  • And more!

Certification testing:

Certification testing is available Tuesday through Friday to IBM Business Partners and Clients.

Visit the IBM Certification testing room to reserve your testing session.

Day Time
Tuesday 8:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 8:00 - 17:30
Thursday 8:00 - 17:30
Friday 8:00 - 13:00

Who should attend:

  • IT Executives & Business Managers
  • Data Center Managers
  • Technical Support Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Systems & Application Programmers
  • IT Architects
  • Hardware Planners & Capacity Planners
  • Performance Analysts
  • Systems, Database & Storage Admins
  • IBM Business Partners
  • Other IT Professionals

Thank you to all of our sponsors

Diamond Sponsors:

Power systems Brand

Power systems Brand

Storage Brand

Storage Brand


Gold Sponsors:


Exhibitor Plus:

Red Hat GmbH


Global Knowledge
Midrange Perfromance Group
Vision Solutions

IBM Department:

IBM Client Center Montpellier

IBM Client Center Montpellier

IBM EMEA Storage Competence Center

IBM EMEA Storage Competence Center

IBM Lab Services

IBM Lab Services



IBM Storage support

IBM Storage support

IBM Storage support

IBM Storage support

Enroll today!

Attendees should plan to arrive Sunday, November 5th in the evening or on Monday, November 6th in the morning. Registration is open from 16:00 – 20:00 on Sunday and as of 08:00 on Monday. All sessions will be presented in English and business casual attire is appropriate for all conference sessions, including evening activities. .

Registration fees

The registration fee covers admission to all sessions and the Solution Center. It also covers meals, coffee breaks and networking activities mentioned in the event agenda. Individual travel expenses, lodging, incidental expenses and additional meals are not included and are the attendee's responsibility.
Registration closes Monday November 6th 2017.

Client and Business Partner rates

Type Availability Price
Late Registration
(IBM Clients & Business Partners)
Available as of October 30th CZK 56.699
Standard Rate
(Academic Organization)
Available until October 29th CZK 37.999
Late Fee
(Academic Organization)
Available as of October 30th CZK 39.899
Business Partner PGI Voucher
(80% discount)**
Available until November 6th CZK 10.800
BP Specialty Voucher
(Storage, Power - 100% discount)**
Available until November 6th CZK 0
(IBM Employees, Business Partners and clients
who attended any IBM Systems Technical University from 2009 - 2016.)
Available until November 6th CZK 43.199

**entitled BP’s only

Special Customer Offer - Enroll four people from the same company and save 20% on the 4th enrollment and additional enrollments!

**Paying by Business Partner Education Voucher

If you plan to use a voucher for this event you must register for the conference and provide your voucher number in the promo code field on the registration form. You will be notified within 5 Business Days if your voucher is validated and registration fee adjusted.

Upon enrollment, you will receive a confirmation email that your enrollment is pending.

Hotel accommodations and event policies

Please note that you are responsible for your hotel booking and that your hotel reservation is not part of your conference registration. Hotel cancellations and substitutions must be made directly to the hotel or via the travel agency.

The 2017 IBM Systems Technical University is pleased to welcome you at the Hilton Hotel Prague.

The Conference Hotel for the 2017 IBM Systems Technical University, the Hilton Hotel Prague, is currently fully booked.

We have no other room block available due to the short time left until the event. Depending on ongoing booking changes, rooms might become available again at the Hilton. You can always call the Hilton and check latest availability.

Should the Hilton confirm full, please book your hotel accommodation via your travel agency or other booking tools.

Please see below the address of the Hilton Prague to find hotels in walking distance of the Hilton Prague.

Hilton Prague Hotel

Hilton Hotel Prague
Pobrezni 1
186 00 Prague 8
Czech Republic

Contact Person: Petr Galik

Crown Hilton Prague Hotel pool

Substitutions and cancellations must be made directly to the hotel. If you wish to cancel your reservation, please do so 7 days prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalties.

Stay at the Hilton Prague hotel, located between the business district and the picturesque Old Town. A 25-minute drive from Václav Havel Airport Prague; two kilometres from the main railway station.

Experience the dedicated service and excellent facilities that have earned it the title ‘Best Hotel in the Czech Republic’ for six consecutive years.

Savor European and classic Czech cuisine with a modern twist at CzecHouse Grill & Rotisserie. Indulge in a signature cocktail in the rooftop Cloud 9 Sky Bar & Lounge along with stunning views of Prague.

Air and ground transportation


2016 Solution Center

Join us at the Solution Center:

  • Learn about new products and services
  • Explore cutting-edge demos from IBM and top vendors
  • Meet face-to-face with hundreds of potential clients and vendors
  • Assess the competition and solidify your position in the marketplace
  • Network with industry colleagues and build relationships with important decision-makers

The Solution Center opens on Day 2 at 10:00 and stays open until 15:15 on Day 4.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Being a sponsor offers you:

  • An opportunity to generate revenue by closing existing deals and developing new opportunities with C-level executives, directors, managers and other decision makers
  • An environment for building brand awareness
  • A venue for presenting to potential customers
  • A space in the vibrant Solution Center where attendees can learn more about your products and services
  • Options to customize your solution space

NEW - IBM Concourse (for IBM departments only)

Join our IBM Concourse expo on Thursday October 12th in Munich and Thursday November 19th in Prague.

Venue photos are owned by the designated property and are only representative of what you may see at the event.

Technical University

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