IBM Systems Technical University

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Disruptive technologies like cloud and cognitive computing can impact your IT infrastructure. Learn how to build storage and server solutions that meet these infrastructure challenges and plan for future ones at IBM Systems Technical University (TechU).

Join us to grow your skills in IBM® Z®, IBM Power Systems and IBM Storage all in one location.

Please note the IBM Systems TechU event is not a university but a symposium.

Why attend?

IBM Power Systems

  • SAP HANA on IBM Power
  • Innovation with POWER technology: Beyond Moore’s law
  • IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager


  • IBM z14 Pervasive Encryption
  • Hybrid cloud and IBM Z
  • IBM Z performance and capacity planning

IBM Storage

  • Software Defined Storage
  • IBM FlashSystem all-flash storage
  • Object storage

What’s new at TechU!

Architecting the Future – IT Leadership track

Explore advanced architectures, modern data platforms, and infrastructure for cognitive computing with IBM Power and Z. With a particular focus on blockchain and enterprise AI, these sessions are developed specifically for CTO’s, Chief Architects, and Innovation Managers.

Think Tanks

Take a deeper look into specific solutions, industry challenges, use cases and implementations, with opportunities to ask the experts your questions. You can participate in whiteboard sessions, Meet the Experts, and demos.

Keynote speaker

Brad McCredie

Iven Mareels
Lab Director for IBM Research Australia


Iven Mareels has led the IBM Research Lab in Australia since February 2018. He is also an honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne. Prior to this, he was the Dean of Engineering at the University of Melbourne (2007-2018).

The IBM Research Lab in Melbourne develops the future of AI and learning systems and contributes to IBM's quantum computing initiative. Application domains include e-health systems, financial services, and the Internet of Things.


Title: From AI to Quantum Computing: Changing lives through more productive enterprises


What capabilities will the next 25 years bring in the revolution we call general AI? And, how can this revolution change lives such as those living with epilepsy?

In this talk, we briefly revisit the history of what we today describe as "narrow artificial intelligence", or AI for short. Given this history, and the wide-spread use cases of narrow AI across many industries, we venture to project how these capabilities will impact our lives.

To illustrate the concepts, we dive into how AI can change the lives of people suffering from what is known as brittle epilepsy - a piece of work that is being led by IBM Research Australia.

In particular, we address the three main problems plaguing AI:

  1. Learning from less data (more precisely less labelled data);
  2. How to secure AI, and how to apply AI in an ethical manner; and
  3. How to make AI understood.

All of these issues will need to be addressed for general AI driven technology to gain the trust and social license to be an integral part of human society.

We see that AI is very hungry for compute resources as well as data. Which brings us to the potential of quantum computing. Indeed, quantum computing exhibits exponential scaling and hence would be well suited to tackle AI's curse of dimensionality. To illustrate this potential we will touch upon IBM's own quantum computing revolution.

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

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 Z, IBM Power Systems, and IBM Storage in a cloud, cognitive and big data world.

Registration opens at 07:30 AM on Tuesday. All sessions will be presented in English and business casual attire is appropriate for all conference sessions, including evening activities.

The registration fee covers admission to all sessions and the Solution Centre. 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.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Client and Business Partner rates

Type Availability Price
Standard Rate Beginning May 1, 2018 AUD 1,600

**Paying by Business Partner Education Voucher

If you plan to use a PGI or Competency Voucher for this event you must register for the conference and provide your voucher number in the voucher number field on the registration form.

You will be notified within 3 business days if your voucher is not valid.

Rate terms and conditions:

Rate terms and conditions: Standard tuition rate for these events is AUD 1,600. Discounts cannot be combined with any other programs or discounts, including IBM Business Partner discounts. Early Bird Rates end 11:59PM Eastern time on the date determined per event.

You will be charged the conference fees less any applicable discount. Any discount will be applied when the credit card is billed. For further details contact the registration team.

You will be charged the conference fees less any applicable discount. Any discount will be applied when the credit card is billed. For further details contact the registration 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.

Sheraton on the Park Sydney

Sheraton on the Park Sydney
161 Elizabeth St
Sydney NSW Australia 2000
Phone: +61-2-9286-6000

Sheraton on the Park Sydney room

IBM negotiated room type and rates

Please note that we have negotiated a special rate at the hotel for conference attendees. Your room reservation is not part of your event registration.

Rate for single occupancy: AUD 335

Note: Room rates are per room per night and are inclusive of breakfast and wireless internet.

Securing your room reservation within the IBM block entitles you to complimentary wireless access for the duration of your stay.

Sheraton on the Park Sydney Club Med

Event cancellation & substitution policy:

To avoid charges, conference enrollees must cancel their registrations by end of day July 1, 2018. For cancellations received after July 1, registration fees will be fully refunded less a AUD 200 administrative fee.

Registration fees will not be refunded for cancellations received after July 24, 2018. Substitutions are permitted at any time; replaced attendees will not be subject to registration fee cancellation penalties.

To cancel your registration, please call or contact us via email. Please reference your registration confirmation number on your cancellation request.

Get certified!

The first 40 Systems hardware and software certification exams will be offered complimentary to IBM Business Partners and Clients as part of the event registration. 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.

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:

Diamond sponsor box :

IBM Storage

IBM Storage and
Software Defined Infrastructure

Gold sponsor box :

Advent One Pty Ltd
CA Technologies
IBM Storage

IBM Global Technology Services

Action Software
Computer merchants
Digital Revolver
IBMPower ai

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 the Solution Centre 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

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