2016 IBM Power Systems & Storage Technical University

October 24 – 28 | London, United Kingdom

Early bird price: 1359£
Valid through 31 August 2016
Full price: 1599£

Join us

Grow your skills with in-depth technical training at the Novotel London West Hotel in London, UK. Learn how you can harness the power of IBM Systems solutions to help turn your IT challenges into successes.

Novotel London West Hotel, London, UK.

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

London2016 agenda

Keynote speakers

Bradley McCredie

Bradley McCredie

Dr. Bradley McCredie is an IBM Fellow, Vice President of IBM Power Systems Development, and one of the founders of the OpenPOWER Foundation. He is also a member of IBM’s Technology Team, a senior executive group that sets IBM’s technical strategy. In his current position, he oversees the global development and delivery of IBM Power Systems. His responsibilities span system hardware, software, solutions, and ecosystem development teams, incorporating the latest technology advancements to support clients' changing business needs.

Brad first joined IBM in 1991, focusing on electromagnetic design and electronic packaging for IBM’s mainframe systems. He later took a position within IBM Power Systems, engaging in POWER3 processor development. Brad has since worked in a variety of technical and executive leadership roles within the Power Systems group.

Brad holds a BS, MS, and PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois.

Nathan Sykes

Nathan Sykes

Nathan is the Head of Numerical Tools and Technologies, part of the Aerodynamics and Design office for Red Bull Racing Formula One Team in Milton Keynes, UK.

Nathan has been with Red Bull Racing since its inception in 2005 and is a key member of the technical staff. Nathan has grown with the team and has been pivotal in the aggressive development of the Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) process. He’s taken the CFD capability from science project to the state of the art, mission critical, facility it is today - running many hundreds of simulations a week on many thousands of cores.

Prior to working for Red Bull Racing Nathan worked for 3 years as part of Jaguar Racing’s Formula 1 team. As part of the Aerodynamics team he started the CFD department and worked closely with the wind tunnel teams. He developed a thorough understand of the aerodynamics of the car developing components and partnerships which form the backbone to the current processes.

Nathan’s experience in Aerodynamics started with a Masters of Engineering at Loughborough University sponsored by a major UK aircraft manufacturer. On completion of his degree he joined his sponsor and worked in a leading team using CFD in new areas to reduce costs and speed up time of components to market. The novel approach saw him receive a prestigious innovation award.

Nathan built on his knowledge working for a leading CFD software provider as a Consultant. He worked closely with other engineers and developers to provide inventive methods to model external aerodynamics as well as imaginative approaches to CFD modelling which lead to several published papers.

Nathan’s continued pursuit of the class leading simulation and HPC environment, not only in Formula 1, but the wider industry requires the nurturing of key technical partners. Nathan celebrates the success stories and enjoys sharing the wider story of engineering challenges and shared pursuit of continued success.

Power and OpenPOWER

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Why attend?

The agenda will include more than 360 information-packed technical sessions delivered by top IBM developers and experts.


The technical sessions start at 09:30 on Day 1 and end at 13:45 on Day 5.


Early bird price: 1359£Valid through 31 August 2016
Full price: 1599£

Solution Center

The Solution Center opens on Day 2 at 9:45 and stays open until 16:30 on Day 4.

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.

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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

Speakers topics:

  • Architecture
  • IBM i
  • IBM PowerLinux
  • IBM Storage
  • Competitive topics
  • High Performance
  • System Networking
  • System Software
  • Business Analytics
  • 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.

Tuesday, October 25
8:00 - 17:30

Wednesday, October 26
8:00 - 17:30

Thursday, October 27
8:00 - 17:30

Friday, October 28
8:00 - 13:15

Attendees should plan to arrive Sunday, October 23rd in the evening or on Monday, October 24th 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 October 24th 2016.

Client and Business Partner rates

Type Availability Price
Early Bird (IBM clients and Business Partners) Available through August 31, 2016 £1.359
Standard Rate (IBM clients and Business Partners) Available through October 16, 2016 £1.599
Late Registration (IBM clients and Business Partners) Available as of October 17, 2016 £1.697
Business Partner PGI Voucher (80% discount)** Available through October 24, 2016 £320
BP Specialty Voucher (Storage, Power - 100% discount) Available through October 24, 2016 £0
Alumni (IBM Employees, Business Partners and clients who attended any IBM Systems Technical University from 2009 - 2016.) Available through October 16, 2016 £1.343

** entitled BP’s only

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

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

Note: Discounts are not cumulative and are calculated on full tuition fee (£ 1.599). All prices shown are excluding VAT.

** If you plan on using a voucher to pay for all or part of your registration fee, you must provide the voucher number at the time of registration at the conference. The discount will be applied to your registration as soon as we have verified the validity of the voucher number you have provided.

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 or via the travel agency.

Hotel info

The 2016 IBM Power Systems & Storage Technical University is pleased to welcome you at the Novotel London West..

Please find below further information on rates IBM has negotiated for all attendees. To guarantee your booking by credit card please fill in the reservation document below and send it back to the Hotel.

Novotel London West, London

Novotel London West
1 Shortlands - Hammersmith International Ctre
Hammersmith - W6 8DR
London, UK

Reservations must be made directly to the hotel using below details.

How to make your booking:

  1. Call the in-house reservations team on the following number:
    Tel: 020 8741 1555
    and quote ref: IBM Power Systems & System Storage Technical University.

    Important: you need to call during office hours as the Novotel central reservations team is unable to make any bookings at the IBM preferred rate.
  2. Complete the attachedbooking form and send this by Email to the Novotel West at following email address:
    Booking Form
Novotel London West, London

IBM negotiated room type and rates

The rate for Deluxe single room including breakfast and WIFI:

£ 140,00 per night on weekends (Saturday and Sunday night)

£ 145,00 per night on weekdays (Monday through Friday night)

The rate for Surcharge for double use including breakfast: £ 10 per night

Note: Room rates are per night and include applicable taxes and service charges. Room rates are inclusive of breakfast and wireless internet.

Novotel London West, London

Cancellation Policy:

No cancellation charge applies prior to 14:00 (local time), up to 3 days prior to arrival. Beyond that time, the first night will be charged.

Substitutions and cancellations should be made using the registration application. In order to change your registration record, you need to log back in to the registration application.

Substitutions can be made at any time.

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

Hotel cancellations and substitutions must be made directly to the hotel or via the travel agency.


30 minutes from London Heathrow Airport via the M4, exit for Hammersmith. 3 minutes walk from Hammersmith tube station on the Piccadilly, District and Circle lines. Closest National Rail train station is Kensington Olympia (20 minutes walk). Bus to central London, route numbers 9 and 10. Main coach station, 3 minutes walk.

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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 9:45am and stays open until 16:30 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 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







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Global Knowledge

Mellanox Technologies

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