IBM Systems Technical University

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Grow your skills with in-depth pure technical training at the IBM Systems Technical University in Rome, Italy. Learn how you can harness the power of IBM Systems solutions to help turn your IT challenges into successes.

Get the opportunity to:

  • Sharpen your expertise with sessions led by IBM product and industry experts
  • Experience the latest technology via demos geared to all skill levels
  • Test-drive new products from IBM and IBM Business Partners in the Solution Center
  • Expand your professional network when you connect with product developers and industry leaders
  • Learn from your peers via networking sessions and discussions on real-world IT challenges and successes

Why attend?

The agenda will include more than 500 information-packed technical sessions delivered by top IBM developers and experts.

Ensure you don't get left behind by gaining new skills to harness the power of IBM Systems technologies. Whether you are a service provider or IT manager - you need to become agile and responsive.

What's new at TechU!

TechU Built for You

Maximizing the Business Value of your Storage

Introducing a strategic curriculum purpose-built by IBM Storage executives for you.

TechU Built for You

Professional and Leadership Development training

Flex your right brain with hot leadership and professional development topics.

TechU Built for You

Activities for IBM Business Partners

Special sessions, luncheons and more are available exclusively for IBM Business Partners.

TechU Built for You

Cognitive Systems track

Learn about AI and Machine Learning on IBM Power Systems. Explore the latest capabilities via technical deep dives and hands-on labs.

Who should attend:

This conference is intended for IBM clients, IBM Business Partners and IBM employees:

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

IBM TechU features skill-building sessions that are in demand and appeal to attendees who share a technical vision and curiosity. IBM TechU offers technical breakout sessions, roundtables, demos, and more.


IBM Power Systems

  • IBM POWER9 and Futures
  • IBM AIX, IBM i and Linux on Power
  • Power Virtualization and Cloud Solutions with PowerVM, PowerVC, IBM Cloud Private, OpenStack, Nutanix
  • SAP HANA and Modern Data Platform, Oracle, Open Source
  • Database Solutions
  • Cognitive: HPC, PowerAI, Data Analytics, Hortonworks
  • Security with PowerSC
  • High Availability with PowerHA
  • Deep-dive Performance and tuning


  • IBM FlashSystems
  • Cloud and Virtualization
  • Software Defined Storage
  • Security and Encryption
  • Server and Storage Hardware
  • Data Protection Archive and Backup
  • Object Storage
  • Networking

Keynote speaker:

Tim Vincent

Tim Vincent
Vice President and IBM Fellow,
Cognitive Systems Software
IBM Systems


Tim Vincent is an IBM Fellow and Vice President for Cognitive Systems Software Tim has over 30 year’s experience in the software world specifically in the data and analytics space. He is responsible for driving a software focus into the Cognitive Systems strategy brining a workload perspective from his time in the data world. Prior to joining the Cognitive Systems business Tim was CTO for the Information Management division and then was the CTO for the Analytics group in IBM. In these roles he was responsible for driving the technical strategy for both areas. He spent years travelling the world helping customers set their technology roadmaps and working with customers on their data architecture and analytic/AI systems. Tim was one of the original team that built the DB2 business on the Unix, Linux and Windows platform and was the Chief architect of that product from 2002 through 2010.

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

Enroll today!

IBM Systems Technical University (TechU) empowers you to implement solutions for IBM Power and IBM Storage in a cloud, cognitive and big data world.

Attendees should plan to arrive on Sunday October 21 or Monday October 22 in the morning. Registration opens at 16:00 on Sunday and at 8:00 on Monday. The opening session on Monday starts at 9:45AM. All sessions will be presented in English and business casual attire is appropriate for all conference sessions.

Client and Business Partner rates

Type Availability Price
Standard Rate (Clients, Government, Business Partners) € 1.998
Business Partner with PGI Voucher € 400
Business Partner with Competency Voucher € 0
Late fee (Clients, Government, Business Partners) As of October 15, 2018 € 2.098
Academic organizations € 1.399

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 appropriate field in the registration form. You will be notified within 5 Business Days if your voucher is validated and registration fee adjusted.

Rate terms and conditions:
All rates shown are excluding local VAT.

Rate terms and conditions: Standard tuition rate for this event is € 1.998. Discounts cannot be combined with any other programs or discounts, including IBM Business Partner discounts. Early Bird Rates end 11:59 PM on the date determined per event.

You will be charged the conference fees less any applicable discount.

For further details contact the conference team.

Hotel accommodation 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.

The Conference hotel, Marriott Rome Park Hotel, is unfortunately sold out.

The room block at the Holiday Inn has also expired but a limited number of bedrooms is still available.

If no availability found, please contact your local travel agency or book your hotel accommodation via the Internet.

If you are an IBMer, please book a hotel via the IBM Travel Tool like for any other business trip.

Rome Marriott Park Hotel Exterior
Rome Marriott Park Hotel room

Room availability in the IBM block is guaranteed until September 21st 2018 or until room block is sold-out.

IBM negotiated room type and rates

Rome Marriott Park Hotel SGL Rate: € 105

Rome Marriott Park Hotel DBL Rate: € 125

The above rates are:

  • Quoted in Euro, 10% VAT and local taxes not included.
  • American buffet breakfast and Internet included.
Rome Marriott Park Hotel Brasserie

Event cancellation & substitution policy

To avoid charges, conference enrollees must cancel their registrations by end of day October 7, 2018.

For cancellations received after October 7, 2018, registration fees will be fully charged.

Substitutions are permitted at any time; replaced attendees will not be subject to registration fee cancellation penalties.

To cancel your registration, please update your registration record by using the link received in your confirmation mail or contact us via email.

Get certified!

Systems hardware and software certification exams will be offered at the special event rate of USD 100 per exam, up to a 50% discount over the testing center price. A complete listing of available IBM tests is available at the testing lab.

Certification tests are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and by appointment only. Tests are payable on site at the time of testing, using Visa, Master Card or American Express, which the test taker enters directly into the testing tool.

Some vouchers are accepted as payment for exams (for example, PGI/Specialty test vouchers, and IBM employee vouchers), but vouchers are not guaranteed to be accepted.

Potential test takers should prepare for their test(s) prior to the conference.

There you'll find test descriptions, including:

  • Certification job role names and descriptions to which the tests apply.
  • Test objectives measured on the tests.
  • Recommended educational resources.
  • Assessment and sample tests to help gauge your readiness for the actual exam.
  • Estimated time required to take the test.

Important notes on certification testing:

  • The same test may be taken by an individual only twice in a 30-day period. Both attempts may be taken at this event.
  • For each test, test takers are required to sign a confidentiality agreement, show their conference badge and one government issued ID with a recent photo (for example: passport, national ID, or driver license).
  • All tests are closed-book containing multiple-choice questions. They are delivered in a proctored environment via a web-based tool.
  • Candidates should ensure they have a valid web account with Pearson Vue. While a testing ID is important, it is not needed to log in to take the exam. Candidates will need the user name and password for their Pearson Vue web account to log in to take their exam.
  • Candidates can register for new accounts, test, and update existing credentials on the Pearson Vue website.
2016 Solution Center

Thank you to all of our sponsors:


IBM Storage

IBM Storage









Red Hat

Midrange Performance Group


SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH


IBM Department:

IBM Cloud Private Storage

IBM Cloud Private Storage

IBM Deutschalnd GmbH ESCC

IBM Deutschalnd GmbH ESCC

IBM Systems Lab Services

IBM Systems Lab Services

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

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
  • Participation in a sponsor panel and a venue for presenting to potential customers
  • A booth in the vibrant Solution Center where attendees can learn more about your products and services
  • Options to customize your booth space or use fully turnkey packages

2018 University Day

University Day for Students and Faculty/Educators – October 25, 2018

IBM works with students, professors and businesses around the world to ensure that the next generation of experts will be ready to leverage the superior security, availability, scalability, and efficiency of IBM Systems.

The University Day at the IBM Systems TechU in Rome is an opportunity to bring together local and regional academic communities with IBM researchers and developers. The day's agenda consists of a main hall presentation combined with lecture and panel sessions with a focus on IBM Power Systems and Storage.

Academic Initiative Project Leader Europe, Power Systems

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