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Sunday, May 19 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
15BM POWER Panel: Modernization

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For many of us, being "modern" was one of the appeals of building a career working with computers. It was all new and high-tech, and we got to play with the coolest toys. So why now do we need to talk about "modernization"? What exactly is old and needs to be modernized? Is it our beloved IBM i operating system? The Power Systems hardware it runs on? The languages available to us? The tools we use? Or is it as simple as the UI our applications use, and the devices they run on? Is this a problem specific to our community, or is it fairly universal? And is "legacy" a four-letter word, or is it just a euphemism for "proven"? What's the cost of failure to modernize? Come to this panel discussion to learn the answers to these questions and more. Bring your own questions, and we'll try to answer them with the help of our expert panelists.

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This is Session ID:180246

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Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect responsible for Application Development and Systems Management for the IBM i operating system. His responsibilities include helping to make sure that the IBM i has what is needed to be successful both today and into the future. He sends much of his... Read More →

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Scott Klement

Director, Product Development and Support, Profound Logic Software
Scott Klement is the Director of Product Development and Support at Profound Logic Software. He also volunteers as a member of COMMON's Board of Directors and Strategic Education Team. He is the author of around 1000 articles and a dozen open source projects. Scott's efforts to help... Read More →
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Dave Owen

Advisory Software Engineer, IBM
David Owen is an Advisory Software Engineer at IBM. Joining IBM in 1991, he has worked in the guts of the operating system in Journal and Database. He is also the technical consult for Guardium on i and has assisted several customers with installation and proof of concept activities... Read More →
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Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →
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Greg Patterson

Modernization Specialist, Fresche Solutions
Greg Patterson has been in the IT field for over 20 years, the last 12 with Fresche Solutions where he is currently a Modernization Specialist. In addition to business development activities, Greg also coordinates pre-sales technical demonstrations and discussions, performs business... Read More →

Sunday May 19, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
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