2016 IBM Systems Technical University

October 18-20 | Sao Paulo, Brazil | Hotel Bourbon Atibaia Convention & SPA Resort

Early Bird: BRL 3.275 (USD 1,000) Available until 16 September

Join us

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

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Get the opportunity to:

Sharpen your expertise with multiple sessions led by IBM product and industry experts

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 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

Keynote speakers

Guilherme Novaes Procopio de Araujo

Guilherme Novaes Procopio de Araujo

Graduated in business management at FGV-SP with emphasys in financial derivativos. Post graduated in IT at FGV-SP and MBA On Sales Management at INSPER. Worked for an investment bank at desk treasury for 2 years. Then worked 6 years at IBM On Systems organization's in different positions and job roles. Afetar this period became an interpreneur creating a services company based on cloud business targeting small companies. After 3 years sold his shares for the other associates and moved to BMC Software leading Cloud and Mainframe business during another 3 years. In 2015 decided to come back for IBM to lead Security organization.

"Are you safe?" We will show how vulnerable people and companies are On digital environment. What are latest trends and ways cybercriminals are operating through different tatics as well as how we can detect, prevent and remediate those threatens.

Jamshid Vayghan

Jamshid Vayghan

Dr. Jamshid Vayghan is IBM’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice president in Latin America (LA). As IBM’s Senior Technical Executive in LA in this client facing role, he leads IBM’s technical professionals in LA. He supports clients in a variety of industries and countries across LA with a focus on alignment of business and technology goals and driving innovation and emerging technologies into transformational initiatives.

Luiz Fernando Jeronymo

Luiz Fernando Jeronymo

Luiz F. Jeronymo, an IBM Solution Architect for the Banking Industry and Financial Markets group, has over 25 years of experience in IT. He holds an Electronic Engineering degree from the Federal University of Itajubá, an MBA in Information from FIA Technology Management Institute of Administration, and a MSIO Master in Information Systems and Business Organization from the IAE Institute of Business Administration - University Pierre Mendes in Grenoble - France.

As a key member of the IBM Banking Industry and Financial Markets team, he has contributed to several transformation projects and the introduction of new technologies for financial institutions including front-office modernization projects, digital bank and the economy of APIs. He has also participated in hackathons and has mentored startups.

“Blockchain” is a completely new architecture for business - the foundation for building a new generation of transactional applications establishing trust and transparency while simplifying business processes. It has the potential to greatly reduce the cost and complexity of transacting. Systems based in Blockchain help entire industries to evolve radically, starting with the financial industry. But its impact could be much broader. This session will discuss how Blockchain will fundamentally change the way we do business.

Mauro Dangelo

Mauro Dangelo

Mr. D’Angelo is Director, IBM Brasil Strategy & Industry Solutions, with primary responsibility for driving industry business and strategic plays throughout Brazil. He has over 25 years of experience in several areas like Sales, Marketing, Strategy and Industry Solutions. Mr.D'Angelo joined IBM in January 1988 in the trainee program of the company, and in 1989, he began his career in sales in the New Client Acquisition unit. In 1991, he managed the IBM Territory in Vale do Paraiba, in São Paulo. In 1993, he became marketing manager for Finance and Services segment. In 1995, he was on international assignment in New York, working in Market Intelligence and Market Management. He returned to Brazil in 1996 as Digital Sales Executive, responsible for telesales and e-commerce. From 2000 to 2003, he served as Marketing Executive for Brazil, and from 2004 to 2007, as Director of Marketing for Latin America. In 2008, he returned to IBM Brazil, as Director of Strategy & Business Development. In 2013, he became Director of Industry Solutions for Brasil. In 2016, he incorporated the Strategy mission to his industry role, becoming IMB Brasil Strategy & Industry Solutions Director.

"The technology innovation is driving a huge digital transformation in all industries and segments, allowing digital invaders to born every day and making only the most efficient companies in cost and Client experience to survive. From Cloud to Cognitive. From IoT to Blockchain. All requiring a lot of computing and storage capabilities"

Rodrigo Giaffredo

Rodrigo Giaffredo

“Rodrigo Giaffredo’s mission in life is to engage interesting people. Hardcore user of Design Thinking, Storytelling and Agile at IBM CIO Latin America. Columnist at “Innovation Insider”, Business Administrator with post-graduation in Finance and Brazilian Financial Market at FGV-SP. IBM Certified Expert Strategy Consultant, specialized in Morals of Everyday Life at Yale University. Design Thinking freak since 2006, believes that “empathy and consensus are key skills for agile teams”. Passionate husband and father, owns Frida, a “thugh-life” old dachshund who thinks that is my boss.”

“Imagine the following scene: after a clear understanding of a given problem, you put your self in the shoes of the “victim”, and start seeing the big picture, to gather insights on which moments of the user journey things are worst, or more complicated, or more frustrating. Than you take all this information and start a divergent discussion about a wide range of possibilities to solve the problem, to right after that, converge to the most important and feasible ones, in consensus. Now build a prototype and submit it to the evaluation of a sample of the actual “victims” to confirm if those are really the best things to do. If don’t, you receive feedback and leverage the experience. Incredible, right? That’s my point, Design Thinking enables you to do all of this in any scenarios where a human problem has to be solved.”

Why attend?

The agenda will include more than 200 information-packed technical sessions and hands-on training delivered by top IBM developers and experts.


The technical sessions start at 09:45 on Day 1 and end at 16:45 on Day 3


Registration opens in July!

Early Bird: BRL 3.275 (USD 1,000)
Full price: BRL 4.900 (USD 1,500)

Solution Center

The Solution Center opens on Day 1 after the Keynote Session and stays open until 15:00 on Day 3.

Watch highlights of our event from last year:

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.

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 z Systems
  • IBM i
  • IBM PowerLinux
  • IBM Storage
  • Competitive topics
  • High Performance
  • System Networking
  • System Software
  • Business Analytics
  • And more!

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Attendees should plan to arrive Monday, October 17th in the evening or on Tuesday, October 18th in the morning.

Registration opens at 17:00 on Monday. All sessions will be presented in English and Portuguese 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 lunches, 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.

Client, Business Partner and IBMers rates

Enroll until September 16th, 2016 (Early Bird Price) US$ ** R$ *
Clients, Business Partners 1,000 3.275
Clients with iVoucher 2 0 0
Business Partner with Education Voucher 3 0 0
IBMers1 1,000 2.300
Enroll after September 16th, 2016 (Regular Price) US$ ** R$ *
Clients, Business Partners 1,500 4.900
Clients with iVoucher 2 0 0
Business Partner with Education Voucher 1 300 980
IBMers1 1,000 2.300

Note: *These prices are in Brazilian Real (BRL) and do not include local taxes. These prices will be applicable for Brazilian Clients only.

**These prices are in US Dollars (US$) and do not include local taxes. These prices will be applicable for outside Brazilian Clients.

Discounts are not cumulative and are calculated on full tuition fee (USD 1,500).

  1. Tuition only for all days event and hotel not included
  2. Tuition + hotel single room included
  3. Tuition + hotel double room included

Customers and Business Partners! By registering 3 participants, the 4th enrollment is Free!

This promotion is applicable only for enrollment of the same type, same company and same country and it is not available for who has vouchers or other promotions.

If you plan to use Business Partners Education Vouchers (PGI or Specialty voucher) for this event you must register for the conference and provide your voucher number on the registration form.

An electronic confirmation letter will be sent confirming your registration. If you do not receive this confirmation within the one week, please send a note to


Clients and Business Partners:

Early bird: valid until September 16th. In the table above you can check the values by tuition type.
Survey: participants who made the pre-registration have an additional special discount of 5% during the early bird period.

Clients and Business Partners:

Pay 3 Get 4: By registering 3 participants, the 4th enrollment is Free.
The promotion is applied for the same enrollment type, same billing company and same country company. This is not applicable for enrollments using vouchers or promocodes.


Alumni: Clients who attended previous IBM Systems Technical University in Latin America have an additional special discount of 6% during the early bird period.

iVoucher: IBM i Clients who hold the IBM i vouchers has free entrance and hotel included.

Education Pack: Clients who have Education Pack can use the package as a payment method.

PowerCare Tuition Waver: Clients who hold an PowerCare Tuition Waiver are eligible to get a free entrance.

Business Partners:

Education Voucher: 100% discount and hotel included (double room) for registrations until September 16th.
After this date, 80% discount on regular price and hotel is not included.

Substituitions and Cancellations

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

Substitutions can be made at any time and are free of charge.

Late cancellations (10 businesses days before the event) will be charged 100% of the tuition fee.

Hotel cancellations and substitutions must be made directly to the hotel.

Visa Requirements

To check whether you need a Visa please refer to http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/estrangeiros/vistos-para-estrangeiros

To request a visa invitation letter, please contact us to

Citizens of foreign countries traveling to Brazil are normally required to obtain a visa prior to entering Brazil. This requirement complies with reciprocity toward countries that demand Brazilian citizens to hold a visa in order to enter into their territories.

Citizens of countries that do not demand tourist visas from Brazilian nationals usually do not need tourist visas to enter Brazil.

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.

Guests must settle their own account.

Hotel Bourbon Atibaia Convention & SPA Resort

Hotel Bourbon Atibaia Convention & SPA Resort
Rodovia Fernão Dias
Km 37.5
Atibaia - SP

Please direct accommodation enquiries to:

Check in time: 3pm
Check out time: at noon

Rooms are limited so make sure to be quick!

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IBM negotiated room type and rates

The rate for single room is R$ 501,84* per night

The rate for double room is
R$ 598,74* per night

Note: *Room rates are shown in Brazilian Real and include taxes, breakfast and wireless internet. Parking has a complimentary payment.

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Hotel Substitution and Cancellation Policy: Substitutions and cancellations must be made directly to the hotel 48 hours before the event.

Substitutions can be made at any time.

Reserve your room today!

Booking Room:

Remember, if your registration was made with a promotion code, voucher or funding that included hotel, your room is reserved by your registration. If your registration does not have this benefit, you are responsible for booking your accommodation.

1. By Booking Form

Accommodation booking form.

Please send your completed accommodation booking form to:

Note: No charge is applied to the credit card at time of reservation. You will charged by the entire period at check-in time time. Extras will be charged at check- out.

2. Online

Please access the web page www.bourbon.com.br and use the promocode IBMSTU

Note: You will charged by the entire period at the reservation. Extras will be charged at check-out. Credit Card accepted are Visa and Mastercard only.

Air and ground transportation


The International Airport of Sao Paulo/Guarulhos (Governador André Franco Montoro) is a reference in Latin America and one of the main airports of the world. If you would like to know more about the Sao Paulo International Airport

Taxi Information

Sao Paulo International Airport has a 24 hour taxi rank.

The conference organization suggest to use World Express services.

You can verify prices and request your reservation by

Add the subject "IBM STU - Hotel Bourbon Atibaia" in your e-mail.

External links


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The program is self paced, allowing you to select your role, advance and take tests at your convenience. Certification is achieved by completing exams that validate required skills and knowledge.

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• Provide a reliable, valid and fair method of assessing skills and knowledge.

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• Develop a loyal community of highly skilled certified professionals who recommend, sell, service, support and/or use IBM products and solutions.

• We are pleased to announce that certification testing will be available at this event.

Registering for a test

Certification tests are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and by appointment only.
Appointments can be made at the IBM Registration Desk.

Certification test fees

Certification exams will be offered at the special event rate of $100 USD 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.
Testing is offered on a first come, first served basis. No reservations are needed. 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.

Preparing for an exam

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.

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 1 after the Keynote Session and stays open until 15:00 on Day 3.

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

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

Registration now open