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Just announced! IBM TechU sessions with simultaneous translation.

During the event, all Live and Simu-Live sessions will be simultaneously translated in more than 16 languages available. (This option will not apply for On Demand Sessions).

To use this option the attendees will access the Wordly web app directly on their own devices and will be able to see and hear the translation in one of the languages available for your convenience.

Languages include: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Vietnamese.


Stay curious, learn and thrive.

  • It’s a Virtual Experience. IBM TechU 2020 is the technical classroom experience that comes to you. Whether you elect to take the training from your home or safe spaces, IBM is helping to ensure the safety of attendees by offering this event--virtually.

  • Gain Competitive Advantages. IBM TechU provides you and your teams the opportunity to learn technologies required to increase skills, productivity and innovation.

  • Knowledge Gained is Your Benefit. New software, applications, AI and automation have valuable roles to play in the deployment and management of secure infrastructures that support new business models and processes.

Data and AI

Hybrid Multicloud

Systems Management
and Performance

Security and
Cyber Resiliency

Agenda Highlights

The TechU Experts. Lectures are provided by IBM, IBM clients and IBM Business Partners to administer advanced technical topics across IBM Power Systems, IBM AIX, IBM i, IBM Storage, IBM Z, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and LinuxONE. All content will be available for 3 months starting on 30th October until January 31, 2021 (Labs not included)

(Please check the session times at your local time).

Week At A Glance

Targeted for leaders in IT, anyone who is interested in the future of IT and how to drive IT innovation will find value in this series. Participants will get a complete picture of drivers and ingredients for innovating your business with IBM Z, LinuxONE, Power and Storage and beyond from technical leaders. Eight hosted live sessions will inspire you about what's next. Topics will include tech for good, mission critical computing, hybrid multi cloud, artificial intelligence, cyber resiliency and the future of computing. Ultimately, you'll see how everything is connected together.

Advocating for Women in Technology with Nick Donofrio

With a long career advocating for Women in Tech, we are excited to welcome Nick Donofrio, IBM Fellow and Retired Executive Vice President, Innovation -and- Technology to this WIT session. Calline Sanchez, Vice President, IBM WW Systems Lab Services, will chat with Nick about how men can effectively be an advocate for women in technology. Advocacy of others is not everything. Effective mentoring can help women more effectively manage their careers as well as learn how to be self-advocates. Calline and Nick will also explore mentorship and particular areas of focus that anyone wishing to promote and drive women in tech can leverage.

Women in Tech: Authenticity in a global workforce

Being authentic in a global workforce environment can mean very different things depending on your culture. How does authenticity help women to stand out and get ahead in their careers? Where do you draw the line on how much of yourself you show in a professional setting? Mary Coucher, IBM VP of WW Systems Channels, leads this panel to explore authenticity with women from different cultures and backgrounds. Panel participants will share their experience with authenticity, as well as their personal approach to encouraging future generations of Women in Tech.

Women in Technology: Technology Leadership on the Front Lines

Join this panel of respected female tech executives who will share how they made sure that they had a seat at the table whenever and wherever key decisions were being made. What did they learn to make sure their voices were heard, and their opinions were not overlooked? What are some ways to do effective self-advocacy to advance your mission as well as career? The panelists will also share their contributions to advancing the state of the art particularly around IBM technology and what problems it solved for clients around the world. Join us to find out.

Themes Speaker(s) Description
Architecting the Future Thomas Harrer

CTO Hardware Sales, IBM Systems EMEA, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Member TEC CR and AoT.

Architecting the Future within the Virtual TechU is about innovation based on the digital transformation.
Women in Technology Nick Donofrio, IBM Fellow and Retired Executive Vice President, Innovation & Technology.

Calline Sanchez, Vice President, IBM Global TSS Service Planning and Premium Support.

Mary Coucher, IBM VP of WW Systems Channels.

Saghi Amirsoleymani, VP, IBM Z, Rocket Software.

+ 500 Sessions

+ 200 Speakers

4 Event days

Simultaneous Translation


550 USD

Business Partners

550 USD


550 USD

IBM Employee

550 USD

  • All rates are shown in USD and are excluding local VAT. Local tax will be added if applicable.
  • Standard tuition rate for this event is 550 USD.
  • Discounts cannot be combined with any other programs or discounts, including IBM Business Partner discounts.
  • You will be charged the conference fees less any applicable discount.
  • There will be no refunds allowed for any cancellation after October 18, 2020.
  • Should you require assistance, please contact the registration team:techuid@us.ibm.com

Accepted vouchers

  • PGI and Competency Vouchers Up to 4 persons can register using the same voucher number. Please note that all 4 persons using the same voucher number must be employees of the company to which the voucher was issued. By using Competency or PGI vouchers, the fee will be discounted by 100%.
  • Power to Cloud vouchers (Clients) Have now been approved for 4 to 16 passes per client. Please check with your client rep for your Power to Cloud pass allocation.
  • IBM i Training coupons (Clients) Up to 4 persons can register using the same voucher number. Please note that all 4 persons using the same voucher number must be employees of the company to which the voucher was issued. By using a Systems i Training coupon, the fee will be discounted by 100%.
  • Europe Distributor Vouchers Up to 4 persons can register using the same voucher number. Please note that all 4 persons using the same voucher number must be employees of the company to which the voucher was issued. By using a distributor voucher, the fee will be discounted by 100%.
  • PartnerWorld 1 person can register using the same voucher number. Please note that the person using the voucher must be an employee of the company to which the voucher was issued. When using a PW voucher, a co-pay of 275 USD still remains to be paid (excl. local tax).
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