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.

Why attend?

TechU offers more than 40 focused, in-depth training sessions delivered by IBM Distinguished Engineers, developers or product experts.

Hot topics:

Topics are subject to change.

IBM Power Systems:

  • IBM POWER9 and Futures
  • Block Chain on Power
  • SAP HANA and Modern Data Platform, Oracle, Open Source
  • IBM AIX, IBM i and Linux on Power
  • Power Virtualization and Cloud Solutions
  • Database Solutions
  • Security with PowerSC
  • High Availability with PowerHA and Disaster Recovery
  • Deep-dive Performance and tuning


  • IBM z14 and Pervasive Encryption
  • z/OS, z/VM and Linux on Z
  • LinuxONE
  • CICS, WebSphere, APIs and Blockchain
  • Db2, Spark and Machine Learning for z/OS
  • IBM Z DevOps and Application Development
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Performance, Monitoring and Capacity Planning

IBM Storage:

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

Keynote speaker:

Louise Hemond-Wilson

Louise Hemond-Wilson
IBM Distinguished Engineer and
CTO IBM Systems Lab Services


Louise Hemond-Wilson is an IBM Distinguished Engineer in the IBM Systems Lab Services organization with over 30 years of industry experience comprised of over 29 years at IBM as well as working in banking and higher education. Her practical advice helping clients adapt new technologies for competitive advantage is highly valued based upon her proven expertise successfully navigating change.

Session Title:

Building infrastructure for today that can handle tomorrow


Increasingly organizations must, within an ever-shrinking window, balance delivering a stable, core IT infrastructure while rapidly incorporating new technologies such as AI for competitive advantage. The pace sometimes causes lines to blur between what is “old” and “new” introducing additional process and skill challenges. This session will highlight upcoming technology trends and suggest effective approaches to satisfy providing infrastructure for today that is also well-positioned to handle tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges.

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 details

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.

Registration close November 8, 2018.

Client, Business Partner, and IBMers rates

Type Availability Price
Early Bird Rate Available through October 5, 2018 USD 880
Standard Rate Beginning October 6, 2018 USD 1,100

*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 validated.

Rate terms and conditions:

Rate terms and conditions: Standard tuition rate for these events is USD 1,100. Discounts cannot be combined with any other programs or discounts, including IBM Business Partner discounts. Early Bird Rates end 11:59 PM 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.

Hotel accommodation and event policies

Event cancellation policy:

To avoid charges, conference enrollees must cancel their registrations by end of day October 1, 2018. For cancellations received after October 1, registration fees will be fully refunded less a USD 100 administrative fee.

Registration fees will not be refunded for cancellations received after October 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.

Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel
518/8 Phloen Chit Road
Bangkok, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330
Phone: 02 125 5000

IBM negotiated room type and rates:

  • The rate for single occupancy is USD 115,20 * per night
  • The rate for double occupancy is USD 139,50 * per night

Note: *Room rates are shown in American Dollar and include taxes.

Hotel Substitution and Cancellation Policy:

Substitutions and cancellations must be made directly to the hotel 24 hs before the event.

Substitutions can be made at any time.

Late cancellations (six business days before the event) or no-shows will be charged the full tuition fee.

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

2016 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 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

Sponsorship prospectus coming soon!

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