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Sunday, May 19 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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

Moderators
avatar for Tim Rowe

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM
Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' . In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Klement

Scott Klement

Director, Product Development and Support, Profound Logic Software
Scott Klement is the Director of Product Development and Support at Profound Logic Software, and is well known as both an author and speaker in the IBM i community. Scott is a passionate advocate for RPG on the IBM i platform, and enjoys teaching tips and techniques to other developers... Read More →
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Scott Forstie

Db2 for i Business Architect, IBM
Scott Forstie is a Senior Technical Staff Member within IBM i development and spends most of his time working as the Db2 for i Business Architect. | He has worked on IBM operating system development since joining IBM in 1989. | | Scott is a frequently published author, speaker at... Read More →
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Charlie 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 →
avatar for Greg Patterson

Greg Patterson

Modernization Specialist, Fresche Solutions
Greg Patterson has been in the IT field for 18 years, the last 10 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 analysis... Read More →


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