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Sunday, October 27
 

12:00 CET

CONFERENCE WELCOME DESK OPEN
Sunday October 27, 2019 12:00 - 13:00 CET
Z Exhibitor hall

13:00 CET

Deep Dive: 21st-Century CL and SQL in CL? Why not?!
Speakers
avatar for Ted Holt

Ted Holt

Sr. Software Developer, Profound Logic Software
Ted Holt is the senior technical editor at The Four Hundred and editor of the former Four Hundred Guru newsletter at Guild Companies. Holt is Senior Software Developer with Profound Logic, a maker of application development tools for the IBM i platform, and contributes to the development... Read More →


Sunday October 27, 2019 13:00 - 17:00 CET
Prins Eugenes salong

13:00 CET

Deep Dive: Super fast Web Services with Native Open Source
Speakers
avatar for Mats Lidström

Mats Lidström

Senior Software Architect, Designer and Developer, Apper
I have been working with IBM i (and it predecessors) since 1987 as a Programmer, Designer, Head of development, CIO and Architect. I have been part of a number of national and international projects through out the years. Since 2018 I work for Apper and are helping customers to take... Read More →


Sunday October 27, 2019 13:00 - 17:00 CET
Waldermars udde

13:00 CET

Deep Dive: What is a modern RPG application
If you were to write a new application in RPG, what would it look like? Or, what, potentially, would a modernized RPG application look like?
In this session, Paul takes you through the design and implementation of a modern RPG application - with lots and lots of code examples. Topics covered include...
  • Overview
  • A Modern RPG Application
  • Messaging
  • A Sample Database
  • Database Layer
    • Tables, Key Constraints, Foreign Key Constraints, Check Constraints, Triggers, Indexes
  • Views (and Indexes) and External Views
    • Primary, Application and List Views
  • Development Environment
  • Data Access Layer
    • Lists, Get, Add, Update, Delete
    • Check Timestamp
    • Handling Constraint Errors
  • Service Layer
    • SL Templates
    • Get, Add, Update, Delete
    • SL Templates vs DAL Templates
  • Business Logic
  • Interface and Clients

Speakers
avatar for Paul Tuohy

Paul Tuohy

ComCon and System i Developer
Paul Tuohy, IBM Champion and author of Re-engineering RPG Legacy Applications and The Programmer's Guide to iSeries Navigator, is a prominent consultant/trainer/educators for application modernization and development technologies on the IBM Midrange. He currently holds positions as... Read More →


Sunday October 27, 2019 13:00 - 17:00 CET
Mannagrynskvarnen

18:30 CET

Sunday Dinner
Dinner for the ones that have requested it.

Sunday October 27, 2019 18:30 - 21:00 CET
Hotel Restaurant
 
Monday, October 28
 

08:00 CET

CONFERENCE WELCOME DESK OPEN
Monday October 28, 2019 08:00 - 09:00 CET
Z Exhibitor hall

09:00 CET

Opening Session - Welcome and Key Note Speakers
Speakers
avatar for Torbjorn Appehl

Torbjorn Appehl

Founder, IBMiCompetence.com
Hard core IBM i fan since long. Started my carreer as hardware specialist at IBM Sweden and has since then working with all aspects of the platform. HA/DR, Security, Systems management, modernization, performance and more.Engaged in Common Sweden since 2009, leader of group since... Read More →
avatar for Mats Lidström

Mats Lidström

Senior Software Architect, Designer and Developer, Apper
I have been working with IBM i (and it predecessors) since 1987 as a Programmer, Designer, Head of development, CIO and Architect. I have been part of a number of national and international projects through out the years. Since 2018 I work for Apper and are helping customers to take... Read More →
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Monday October 28, 2019 09:00 - 10:30 CET
Seglora

10:30 CET

Coffee break
Monday October 28, 2019 10:30 - 10:45 CET
Z Exhibitor hall

10:45 CET

Advanced embedded SQL
Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect
Application Modernization, Database Modernization, EducationSQL Queries, Database Design,SQL Programming, User Defined Functions and Table Functions,Journaling and Commitment Control,SQL Performance and Performance AnalysisRPG Free Format, ILE Concepts, Modular Programming, Data IntoXML... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 10:45 - 11:45 CET
Soliden

10:45 CET

Node.js, Db2 for i, best friend?
Interested in how you can use Node.js to create a service layer? How about using Node.js to create a web application? How about both of those, using data from your Db2 for i database? This technical session will show you exactly how to achieve that.

Speakers
avatar for Liam Allan

Liam Allan

Software Advocate, Works Of Barry
Liam Allan, an IBM Champion, helps IBM i development teams modernize their applications and bridge the gap between traditional and modern development practices. Founder of Works of Barry, he specializes in DevOps, RPG, ILE, Node.js, PHP, PASE and open source. He also supports the... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 10:45 - 11:45 CET
Saltsjökvarn

10:45 CET

The ABCs of RDi Shortcuts
Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

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 →


Monday October 28, 2019 10:45 - 11:45 CET
Skansen

10:45 CET

Working with JSON in RPG with YAJL
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. 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 →


Monday October 28, 2019 10:45 - 11:45 CET
Seglora

10:45 CET

Strategies within IBM i and where is technology heading (Member question)
Speakers
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Monday October 28, 2019 10:45 - 11:45 CET
Stadshuset

10:45 CET

ARCAD - DevOps: GIT together for the IBM i
Nick Blamey of ARCAD will give you practical examples of implementation of DevOps with ARCAD tools on the IBM i and the key concepts for success of your DevOps program (with or without GIT) through optimisation of: Coding, Peer Review, Build Automation, Testing and Deployment. Nick will also explain how the most successful and advanced development teams are able to collaborate more effectively with Open Source solutions like Git, Jenkins, JIRA etc.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Blamey

Nick Blamey

Sales, Arcad Software
Nick has been involved in Software Development tools since 1993 working most recently for IBM Rational DevOps Team, HP Testing Software Division and a number of Security and Testing related development tools organisations. Nick is a respected thought leader and “Common event... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Arcad Software

Arcad Software

Arcad Software


Monday October 28, 2019 10:45 - 11:45 CET
Waldermars udde

10:45 CET

Things I love about 7.4
In this session, I will give you a rundown of some of the new features I love in IBM's latest version of IBM i.  7.4 is new to many, so I will try and tell you what these new features are, what do and why they might be useful to you.  Some of these new functions are big, some small but all are beneficial.  Even if you are not in s position to upgrade O/S just now, many have been PTF'd back to 7.3 and some 7.2 so it's still worth knowing about.
The aim of the session is to look beyond the headline enhancements and give you a flavour of these smaller but still useful functions that IBM has now delivered and to let you know how easily you could get them.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw

Friendly Techie Bloke, Rowton IT


Monday October 28, 2019 10:45 - 11:45 CET
Prins Eugenes salong

12:00 CET

.NET on the IBM i
Speakers
avatar for Mark Irish

Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 12:00 - 13:00 CET
Saltsjökvarn

12:00 CET

Activation Groups and Overrides in Action
Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

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 →


Monday October 28, 2019 12:00 - 13:00 CET
Skansen

12:00 CET

Fun!(damental) and Fun!(ctional) Table-driven Programming
Speakers
avatar for Ted Holt

Ted Holt

Sr. Software Developer, Profound Logic Software
Ted Holt is the senior technical editor at The Four Hundred and editor of the former Four Hundred Guru newsletter at Guild Companies. Holt is Senior Software Developer with Profound Logic, a maker of application development tools for the IBM i platform, and contributes to the development... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 12:00 - 13:00 CET
Soliden

12:00 CET

Recruitment and how to find/get the right competence
Speakers
avatar for Torbjorn Appehl

Torbjorn Appehl

Founder, IBMiCompetence.com
Hard core IBM i fan since long. Started my carreer as hardware specialist at IBM Sweden and has since then working with all aspects of the platform. HA/DR, Security, Systems management, modernization, performance and more.Engaged in Common Sweden since 2009, leader of group since... Read More →
avatar for Mats Lidström

Mats Lidström

Senior Software Architect, Designer and Developer, Apper
I have been working with IBM i (and it predecessors) since 1987 as a Programmer, Designer, Head of development, CIO and Architect. I have been part of a number of national and international projects through out the years. Since 2018 I work for Apper and are helping customers to take... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 12:00 - 13:00 CET
Stadshuset

12:00 CET

12:00 CET

PowerVM I/O RAS (Reliability, Availability, Serviceability), What Makes it Special
Let's explore some of the features of PowerVM that make it unique. How does it provide you with superior virtualization and RAS for your IO.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Gibbs

Douglas Gibbs

Offering Manager, IBM
Douglas Gibbs is the offering manager for IBM Power Systems I/O and works closely with the overall Offering Management, Sales and Development teams regarding all manners of I/O. Douglas has worked in the IT Industry for more than 25 years and has been in a variety of positions at... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 12:00 - 13:00 CET
Seglora

12:00 CET

Skydda din information
Att skydda sin information är så mycket mer än brandväggar, lösenord, behörigheter, mm.
Hur ser verkligheten ut?
Hur kan jag gå tillväga för att skydda min information på bästa sätt?
Vilka steg måste jag ta?
Kan mitt IBM i system drabbas av Ransomware? Hur kan jag skydda mig?

Speakers
avatar for Lars-Olov Spångberg

Lars-Olov Spångberg

Svenska Handelsbanken
Lars Olov Spångberg har arbetat med IBM i plattformen och dess förgångare i mer än 35 år, 27 av dessa år på IBM. Lars Olov är medförfattare till 5 olika redbooks, alla med inriktning på säkerhet. Sedan 2007 är Lars Olov anställd på Handelsbankens IT-säkerhetsavde... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 12:00 - 13:00 CET
Prins Eugenes salong

13:00 CET

LUNCH
Monday October 28, 2019 13:00 - 14:00 CET
Z Exhibitor hall

14:00 CET

Open-source on the IBM i
Speakers
avatar for Mark Irish

Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 14:00 - 15:00 CET
Saltsjökvarn

14:00 CET

RPG User Defined Functions & Table Functions
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. 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 →


Monday October 28, 2019 14:00 - 15:00 CET
Seglora

14:00 CET

Educating the future of IBM i developers
How do you create a 12-week RPG education and teach to people whom never done any programming before?
During the summer I as involved in doing just that and in this session, I will share my experience as a
teacher and as a customer in this project. What we did and how.
And maybe inspire you to do something similar.

Speakers
avatar for Christoffer Öhman

Christoffer Öhman

Software engineer, Apper
Hi, I'm Christoffer.I started working with RPG on the IBM i in 2016 when i joined Apper. During this time I've worked with everything from RPGII to Fully Free RPG in large modernization projects to also educating RPG to the next generation of newcomers to the platform. Please do come... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 14:00 - 15:00 CET
Prins Eugenes salong

14:00 CET

Pulsen - There is no Cloud – it’s just someone else’s computer
Todays IT landscape consists of many different components – from trusted ERP systems running on-premise, to Smartphone apps connecting to different services via Internet.
The term “Cloud Computing” is an often used buzzword, but few people have really thought about what the term “Cloud” really means.

We will discuss the history of Cloud Computing, how it has evolved to what it is today and the pro’s and con’s with the thousands and thousands of different offerings that deliver information, functionality and services over the Internet.

Finally, we will try and find out if there really is a “Cloud”, and what that means to YOU!

Welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Gunnar Elmgren

Gunnar Elmgren

Technician, Pulsen

Exhibitors

Monday October 28, 2019 14:00 - 15:00 CET
Waldermars udde

14:00 CET

The IBM i Box of Chocolates
You know what Forrest Gump's mother said about a box of chocolates. Well, in this presentation by Steve Will, Chief Architect of IBM i, you never know what you're going to get - but we're pretty sure you're going to like every piece!Steve will spend a few minutes talking about several pieces from the IBM i box of chocolates - the state of the IBM i operating system, its plans, its technology and its community.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Monday October 28, 2019 14:00 - 15:00 CET
Soliden

14:00 CET

Cool things in Navigator to be a rockstar system administrator
Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 14:00 - 15:00 CET
Skansen

15:00 CET

Coffee break
Monday October 28, 2019 15:00 - 15:15 CET
Z Exhibitor hall

15:15 CET

Logical files, Indexes and views - Don't get confused
Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect
Application Modernization, Database Modernization, EducationSQL Queries, Database Design,SQL Programming, User Defined Functions and Table Functions,Journaling and Commitment Control,SQL Performance and Performance AnalysisRPG Free Format, ILE Concepts, Modular Programming, Data IntoXML... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 15:15 - 16:15 CET
Soliden

15:15 CET

Moderinzation - An example from real life
During this session I will describe how we have helped a customer to make their processes more automated, flexible, efficient and modern without risking a big system replacement and lock-in. Step by step is the way to go to to meet the future and to lower the risk and costs.  

Speakers
avatar for Mats Lidström

Mats Lidström

Senior Software Architect, Designer and Developer, Apper
I have been working with IBM i (and it predecessors) since 1987 as a Programmer, Designer, Head of development, CIO and Architect. I have been part of a number of national and international projects through out the years. Since 2018 I work for Apper and are helping customers to take... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 15:15 - 16:15 CET
Prins Eugenes salong

15:15 CET

RPG talks to Watson
One of the key questions is - how easy is it to integrate Watson into my existing RPG applications?
In this session we look at some of the way that RPG can connect with Watson (using the translation API) - and just how simple it is.
As well as looking at different methodologies, we will also discuss the advantages, and disadvantages, of the different approaches.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Tuohy

Paul Tuohy

ComCon and System i Developer
Paul Tuohy, IBM Champion and author of Re-engineering RPG Legacy Applications and The Programmer's Guide to iSeries Navigator, is a prominent consultant/trainer/educators for application modernization and development technologies on the IBM Midrange. He currently holds positions as... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 15:15 - 16:15 CET
Seglora

15:15 CET

XML and JSON Rest Web Services for Everyday RPG and SQL Consumption
Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

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 →


Monday October 28, 2019 15:15 - 16:15 CET
Skansen

15:15 CET

SOSY - IBM i säkerhet
1. Nytt verktyg hos SOSY: GoAnywhere – säker filöverföring
  • Skickar ni MÅNGA FILER... INTERNT... EXTERNT...?
  • Är dom säkra undervägs?
  • Är du orolig för KÄNSLIGA DATA i filerna?
  • Vill du gärna skicka filerna i batch? Krypterade?
2. Nya SECURITY paket hos SOSY
  • Security Starter Kit 1: rapportering, compliance & exit point mgmt
  • Security Starter Kit 2: Starter Kit 1 plus virusskydd i IFS området
Talare: Eduard Seseras, senior pre-sales consultant, HelpSystem, och Helle Mering, SOSY

Speakers
avatar for Eduard Seseras

Eduard Seseras

Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, HelpSystems
Supporting the HelpSytems partner network in EMEA, designing efficiently high value-added solutions for Automation and Security that enable our customers to solve problems that affect both the IT department and the business.
avatar for Helle Mering

Helle Mering

SOSY
SECURITY - safe file transfers - user access - exit point mgmt - complianceSoftware change managementTEST - manual testing - automated testing - project mgmtDOCUMENTATION - automated documentation - complianceDATA SHARING - multi-platform realtime datasharingMONITORING - multiplatformDATA... Read More →

Exhibitors

Monday October 28, 2019 15:15 - 16:15 CET
Waldermars udde

15:15 CET

Update on Power&IO and questions answered you always wanted to know
Speakers
avatar for Douglas Gibbs

Douglas Gibbs

Offering Manager, IBM
Douglas Gibbs is the offering manager for IBM Power Systems I/O and works closely with the overall Offering Management, Sales and Development teams regarding all manners of I/O. Douglas has worked in the IT Industry for more than 25 years and has been in a variety of positions at... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 15:15 - 16:15 CET
Saltsjökvarn

16:30 CET

Refactoring RPG: What, Why and How
Speakers
avatar for Ted Holt

Ted Holt

Sr. Software Developer, Profound Logic Software
Ted Holt is the senior technical editor at The Four Hundred and editor of the former Four Hundred Guru newsletter at Guild Companies. Holt is Senior Software Developer with Profound Logic, a maker of application development tools for the IBM i platform, and contributes to the development... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 16:30 - 17:30 CET
Skansen

16:30 CET

RPG in the world of Open Source
Almost any modern language can be used to produce open source and/or you can use open source packages in your own projects. Traditionally RPG has not been invited to that party, however, that game has changed over the last few years. More and more ILE open source is available and you can use modern open source tooling to speed up you RPG development with tools like yum, git and gmake. Come!! Be a player in the open source community – now with RPG!

Speakers
avatar for Niels Liisberg

Niels Liisberg

CTO, System & Method A/S


Monday October 28, 2019 16:30 - 17:30 CET
Saltsjökvarn

16:30 CET

Unit testing för RPG utveckling
TDD, CI, CD, Unit test, Scrum, DevOps. Vad betyder alla dessa ord och hur kan det hjälpa mig som RPG-utvecklare på IBMi?
Är det bara för Java och .Net utvecklare?
Nej, med iRPGUnit kan även vi leverera med högsta kvalitet i en agil värld.

Speakers
avatar for Erik Larsson

Erik Larsson

Solutions Architect, Midsys
Worked in a wide area of IT fields, From replacement of hardware to planning 5 year strategies with CIO/CEO. Specialties: Solutions architect, Websphere Application Server, IBMi, iSeries, as/400, System i,Java, midas, bank fusion , db2, AWS, Kafka
avatar for Fredrik Grahn

Fredrik Grahn

Utvecklare, Midsys
IT-konsult, Senior utvecklare på IBM i, RPG (RPG III till Free RPGLE), SQL, MQ, Java mm. Även utvecklarepå Microsoft .NET, både C# och VB samt SQL server utveckling.


Monday October 28, 2019 16:30 - 17:30 CET
Prins Eugenes salong

16:30 CET

What's New and Exciting in RPG
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. 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 →


Monday October 28, 2019 16:30 - 17:30 CET
Seglora

16:30 CET

16:30 CET

Apper - Vår resa med IBM i Power
Exhibitors

Monday October 28, 2019 16:30 - 17:30 CET
Waldermars udde

16:30 CET

Moving from HMC Classic GUI to the New Enhanced GUI
Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 16:30 - 17:30 CET
Soliden

17:45 CET

MEET THE EXPERTS (INCLUDING THE EXHIBITORS)
Meet the experts from the IBM i  industry including the Exhibitors with there unique knowledge

Speakers
avatar for Ted Holt

Ted Holt

Sr. Software Developer, Profound Logic Software
Ted Holt is the senior technical editor at The Four Hundred and editor of the former Four Hundred Guru newsletter at Guild Companies. Holt is Senior Software Developer with Profound Logic, a maker of application development tools for the IBM i platform, and contributes to the development... Read More →
avatar for Simon Porstendorfer

Simon Porstendorfer

Principal Offering Manager, IBM
Simon spent the last 18 years with IBM in various sales roles from Client Executive in the Business Partner Channel up to being the Sales Leader for Scale Out Servers in Europe. Today he is the responsible Principal Offering Manager for Power Scale Out Worldwide located in Bremen... Read More →
avatar for Mark Irish

Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Gibbs

Douglas Gibbs

Offering Manager, IBM
Douglas Gibbs is the offering manager for IBM Power Systems I/O and works closely with the overall Offering Management, Sales and Development teams regarding all manners of I/O. Douglas has worked in the IT Industry for more than 25 years and has been in a variety of positions at... Read More →
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →
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. 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 →
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect
Application Modernization, Database Modernization, EducationSQL Queries, Database Design,SQL Programming, User Defined Functions and Table Functions,Journaling and Commitment Control,SQL Performance and Performance AnalysisRPG Free Format, ILE Concepts, Modular Programming, Data IntoXML... Read More →
avatar for Charles Guarino

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 →
avatar for Paul Tuohy

Paul Tuohy

ComCon and System i Developer
Paul Tuohy, IBM Champion and author of Re-engineering RPG Legacy Applications and The Programmer's Guide to iSeries Navigator, is a prominent consultant/trainer/educators for application modernization and development technologies on the IBM Midrange. He currently holds positions as... Read More →
avatar for Liam Allan

Liam Allan

Software Advocate, Works Of Barry
Liam Allan, an IBM Champion, helps IBM i development teams modernize their applications and bridge the gap between traditional and modern development practices. Founder of Works of Barry, he specializes in DevOps, RPG, ILE, Node.js, PHP, PASE and open source. He also supports the... Read More →
avatar for Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw

Friendly Techie Bloke, Rowton IT
avatar for Niels Liisberg

Niels Liisberg

CTO, System & Method A/S


Monday October 28, 2019 17:45 - 19:00 CET
Seglora

19:30 CET

DINNER
Monday October 28, 2019 19:30 - 23:00 CET
X Gyllene Salen
 
Tuesday, October 29
 

07:00 CET

CONFERENCE WELCOME DESK OPEN
Tuesday October 29, 2019 07:00 - 08:00 CET
Z Exhibitor hall

08:00 CET

The “Best Stuff” of Advanced RDi topics
Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

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 →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 08:00 - 09:00 CET
Seglora

08:00 CET

Thirty SQL Tips in Sixty Minutes
Speakers
avatar for Ted Holt

Ted Holt

Sr. Software Developer, Profound Logic Software
Ted Holt is the senior technical editor at The Four Hundred and editor of the former Four Hundred Guru newsletter at Guild Companies. Holt is Senior Software Developer with Profound Logic, a maker of application development tools for the IBM i platform, and contributes to the development... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 08:00 - 09:00 CET
Skansen

08:00 CET

Rocket Software - Disrupting Traditional views of the IBMi
Join us for a Roundtable Breakfast Session to learn how you can leverage your existing IBMi capabilities and add new technology to create business value. Learn how to disrupt the traditional views and myths of the IBMi platform, to take advantage of emerging opportunities offered by new technologies, including Mobile, Web Services, Open Source, DevOps and the Cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Finley

Andrew Finley

Rocket Software
Your speaker today, Andrew Finley, has over 25 years IT experience, gained working within various areas of the IBMi, covering ALM & DevOps, Technical Support, Middleware, Operations and Deployment. Having spent the last thirteen years as a Solutions Engineer for Rocket Software, Andrew... Read More →

Exhibitors

Tuesday October 29, 2019 08:00 - 09:00 CET
Waldermars udde

08:00 CET

Db2 Mirror
Speakers
avatar for Kris Whitney

Kris Whitney

IBM
Kris Whitney is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Rochester. He has worked at IBM for the last 19+ years and currently is leading the development for Db2 Mirror for i and IBM i Public Cloud enablement.


Tuesday October 29, 2019 08:00 - 09:00 CET
Saltsjökvarn

08:00 CET

IBM Sverige - Storage News (DS8900 etc)
Tuesday October 29, 2019 08:00 - 09:00 CET
Soliden

08:00 CET

RPM's for the system administrator
Speakers
avatar for Mark Irish

Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 08:00 - 09:00 CET
Prins Eugenes salong

09:15 CET

The IBM i Architecture - Overview & Evolution
The IBM i operating system is not Unix; it’s not Windows; and it’s certainly not Linux. This session describes the architecture of the operating system which had its origins in the System/38’s Control Program Facility, but which has evolved as it has been the basis of the AS/400 and its descendants. If you’ve started using the platform in the past decade or so, this session will teach you why things are “different” on IBM i. If you’ve been on the platform since “the beginning” it will provide a refresher, as well as teaching you about the key differentiators of today’s IBM i. This presentation will include architectural changes required by the most recent functional enhancements of IBM i.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the basic architecture of IBM i, the elements which have remained since the days of System/38 and AS/400, and the key elements added since then.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Tuesday October 29, 2019 09:15 - 10:15 CET
Seglora

10:15 CET

Coffee break
Tuesday October 29, 2019 10:15 - 10:30 CET
Z Exhibitor hall

10:30 CET

Generating JSON documents with SQL
Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect
Application Modernization, Database Modernization, EducationSQL Queries, Database Design,SQL Programming, User Defined Functions and Table Functions,Journaling and Commitment Control,SQL Performance and Performance AnalysisRPG Free Format, ILE Concepts, Modular Programming, Data IntoXML... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 10:30 - 11:30 CET
Seglora

10:30 CET

Microservices on IBM i
The design paradigm of enterprise solutions has changes dramatically over the last couple of years. Why is SOA not the big buzz any longer and how come can a much simpler technology gain all the focus? Microservices is easy to work with and runs in any environment on IBM i. From node.js and JAVA to Python and RPG. You can expand and deploy to any platform – on premise  - In the cloud. It's so flexible!!

Speakers
avatar for Niels Liisberg

Niels Liisberg

CTO, System & Method A/S


Tuesday October 29, 2019 10:30 - 11:30 CET
Prins Eugenes salong

10:30 CET

RPG tricks and techniques
This session covers tricks and techniques for the RPG IV programmer.
Come to this session and learn some of the things that you may not have known about...
  • The Control Option
  • Compiler Directives
  • Declaratives
  • Sorting Arrays
  • Using dynamic memory allocation
  • Using integers
  • Using indicators
  • Triggers
  • Constraints
  • Record Locking techniques
  • Other bits and pieces

Speakers
avatar for Paul Tuohy

Paul Tuohy

ComCon and System i Developer
Paul Tuohy, IBM Champion and author of Re-engineering RPG Legacy Applications and The Programmer's Guide to iSeries Navigator, is a prominent consultant/trainer/educators for application modernization and development technologies on the IBM Midrange. He currently holds positions as... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 10:30 - 11:30 CET
Skansen

10:30 CET

Iptor - How Iptor delivers CMS, RESTful APIs and super scalable native IBM i document production
  1. CMS (Cloud Managed Services) Focusses on the Iptor cloud offering through the IBM Partnership. In this section we will talk about market trends that are fueling the Iptor investment in CMS as well as the business value that can be achieved by moving to the cloud.
  2. Iptor aperīo – in this section we take a close look at an exciting Iptor developed product called aperīo. Aperīo enables the exposure of RPG functions and methods through RESTful APIs so they can easily be consumed by external services/modules
  3. Whiz-Doc – introducing an exciting new partnership enabling document production through native IBM i software providing unrivaled performance and scalability.
Language: English

Speakers
avatar for Steve Temple

Steve Temple

Director Business Development Solutions Portfolio, Iptor
Responsible for identifying new portfolio opportunities and accelerate existing ones in order to drive revenue from the existing customer base as well as to ensure the portfolio meets vertical requirements for new customer acquisition in the future. Also a member of the Marketing... Read More →

Exhibitors

Tuesday October 29, 2019 10:30 - 11:30 CET
Waldermars udde

10:30 CET

Why POWER9 is the fastest IO platform
Speakers
avatar for Douglas Gibbs

Douglas Gibbs

Offering Manager, IBM
Douglas Gibbs is the offering manager for IBM Power Systems I/O and works closely with the overall Offering Management, Sales and Development teams regarding all manners of I/O. Douglas has worked in the IT Industry for more than 25 years and has been in a variety of positions at... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 10:30 - 11:30 CET
Saltsjökvarn

10:30 CET

Machine Learning on the IBM i: Leveraging your Data for New Insights
Speakers
avatar for Mark Irish

Mark Irish

Software Engineer, IBM
I am a software engineer at IBM working on open-source software enablement for the IBM i. I am particularly knowledgeable about Node.js and Machine Learning software libraries. Feel free to talk to me about your open-source questions and tell me what open-source software you'd like... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 10:30 - 11:30 CET
X Saltsjön

10:30 CET

How to successfully upgrade to IBM i 7.4 & 7.3
Speakers
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 10:30 - 11:30 CET
Soliden

11:45 CET

Debugging with RDi From the On Ramp to the Cruising Lane
Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

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 →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 11:45 - 12:45 CET
Seglora

11:45 CET

Mobile RPG with PhoneGAP
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. 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 →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 11:45 - 12:45 CET
Soliden

11:45 CET

Open source fight night
There will be blood!!
The moderator Steve Bradshaw will promote the two fighters Niels “the mad doctor” Liisberg and Liam “Barry” Allan. The two champions will fight over which open source is the best on the IBM i. Come and see how they battle with open source editors, package managers, version control, continuous integration, webservers and Github projects. It is not a quest about “if open source” can work on the IBM I – The question is: what is best for you?

Speakers
avatar for Liam Allan

Liam Allan

Software Advocate, Works Of Barry
Liam Allan, an IBM Champion, helps IBM i development teams modernize their applications and bridge the gap between traditional and modern development practices. Founder of Works of Barry, he specializes in DevOps, RPG, ILE, Node.js, PHP, PASE and open source. He also supports the... Read More →
avatar for Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw

Friendly Techie Bloke, Rowton IT
avatar for Niels Liisberg

Niels Liisberg

CTO, System & Method A/S


Tuesday October 29, 2019 11:45 - 12:45 CET
Prins Eugenes salong

11:45 CET

IBM i for beginners
Speakers
avatar for Torbjorn Appehl

Torbjorn Appehl

Founder, IBMiCompetence.com
Hard core IBM i fan since long. Started my carreer as hardware specialist at IBM Sweden and has since then working with all aspects of the platform. HA/DR, Security, Systems management, modernization, performance and more.Engaged in Common Sweden since 2009, leader of group since... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 11:45 - 12:45 CET
X Saltsjön

11:45 CET

11:45 CET

The latest on putting IBM i to the cloud
Speakers
avatar for Kris Whitney

Kris Whitney

IBM
Kris Whitney is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Rochester. He has worked at IBM for the last 19+ years and currently is leading the development for Db2 Mirror for i and IBM i Public Cloud enablement.


Tuesday October 29, 2019 11:45 - 12:45 CET
Saltsjökvarn

11:45 CET

IBM i 7.4 Overview
Speakers
avatar for Steve Will

Steve Will

Chief Architect - IBM i, IBM
Steve has worked on the IBM i operating system and its predecessors since the initial development of the AS/400. Since 2007, he has been the IBM i Chief Architect, responsible for the strategy of the operating system and the plan for future releases.


Tuesday October 29, 2019 11:45 - 12:45 CET
Skansen

12:45 CET

LUNCH
Tuesday October 29, 2019 12:45 - 13:30 CET
Z Exhibitor hall

13:30 CET

Finally - RPG Freed from the fetters of Fixed Format
Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect
Application Modernization, Database Modernization, EducationSQL Queries, Database Design,SQL Programming, User Defined Functions and Table Functions,Journaling and Commitment Control,SQL Performance and Performance AnalysisRPG Free Format, ILE Concepts, Modular Programming, Data IntoXML... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:30 CET
Seglora

13:30 CET

Say Yes to Change
Speakers
avatar for Ted Holt

Ted Holt

Sr. Software Developer, Profound Logic Software
Ted Holt is the senior technical editor at The Four Hundred and editor of the former Four Hundred Guru newsletter at Guild Companies. Holt is Senior Software Developer with Profound Logic, a maker of application development tools for the IBM i platform, and contributes to the development... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:30 CET
Skansen

13:30 CET

Load - The future of IBM Power
Under denna session kommer du att för höra kring framtidens möjligheter med Power.
Passet är uppdelat i 3st delar om 20 min vardera;
 
New application workload, Jesper Bergh IBM
I takt med digitaliseringens framfart ställs det nya krav på applikationer och databaser för att leva upp till kraven från verksamheten.
Power plattformens egenskaper hjälper företag och organisationer att modernisera IT-miljöer på ett mer effektivt sätt än andra plattformar.
SAP HANA och SAS är exempel på applikationer där Power-plattformen väsentligt förbättrar affärsvärdet .  x86 good enough är inte längre good enough när kraven ökar."
 
Artificial intelligence on Power, Jonas Vallin Pedab
Svensk industri har sedan länge en hög automatiseringsgrad. Varje tillverkningssteg har optimerats och effektiviserats med industrirobotar och systemstyrda anläggningar. Men fortfarande finns det på många håll vissa specifika och avgränsade moment inom produktionen som vilar på manuell observation.
 
Visuell kontroll med AI
Nu introducerar vi tekniken för att digitalisera också dessa kritiska processer i form av vår Vision-lösning. Vår lösning fungerar i de flesta tillämpningar där en människa med processkunskap använder ögonen för att visuellt till exempel kontrollera och säkerställa kvaliteten. 
 
Power Cloud, Kim Quarnström LOAD
För dem som vill åt framtidens möjligheter med Power, men inte vill drifta det erbjuder vi Power på kran i form av Power Cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Quarnström

Kim Quarnström

VP Sales & Marketing, LOAD System AB
avatar for Jesper Bergh

Jesper Bergh

IBM Sweden
avatar for Jonas Vallin

Jonas Vallin

Vice President , Infrastructure & Platforms, Pedab Group
Anything related to Power Systems. AI is also fun to discuss :-)

Exhibitors

Tuesday October 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:30 CET
Waldermars udde

13:30 CET

What is all the talk about NVMe and what do I need to know?
Speakers
avatar for Douglas Gibbs

Douglas Gibbs

Offering Manager, IBM
Douglas Gibbs is the offering manager for IBM Power Systems I/O and works closely with the overall Offering Management, Sales and Development teams regarding all manners of I/O. Douglas has worked in the IT Industry for more than 25 years and has been in a variety of positions at... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:30 CET
Soliden

13:30 CET

How healthy is your IBM i?

We all know our favourite system is a tough cookie, it marches on, day in day out, with little support from us but how can you actually tell how healthy it really is?
In this session, Steve will run you through a series of simple ideas that you can take away a try on your system.  They will not only help you quickly gauge the current health of your system but also allow you to track changes in behaviour and help you to detect changes early and plan your future needs with confidence. In most cases, we find that following these simple steps will not only improve the performance of your server but extend it's working life and reduce the need for upgrades.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Bradshaw

Steve Bradshaw

Friendly Techie Bloke, Rowton IT


Tuesday October 29, 2019 13:30 - 14:30 CET
Saltsjökvarn

14:30 CET

Coffee break
Tuesday October 29, 2019 14:30 - 14:45 CET
Z Exhibitor hall

14:45 CET

A Nerd's Guide to DATA-INTO in RPG
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. 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 →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 14:45 - 15:45 CET
Soliden

14:45 CET

DevOps for RPG
This session will cover how to handle the development workflow when using Ci/CD for your RPG/COBOL applications; including handling library lists, multiple branches, doing code reviews with GitHub, automatically deploying to testing and production environments.

Speakers
avatar for Liam Allan

Liam Allan

Software Advocate, Works Of Barry
Liam Allan, an IBM Champion, helps IBM i development teams modernize their applications and bridge the gap between traditional and modern development practices. Founder of Works of Barry, he specializes in DevOps, RPG, ILE, Node.js, PHP, PASE and open source. He also supports the... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 14:45 - 15:45 CET
Prins Eugenes salong

14:45 CET

Programming RPG with style
In this session, Paul discusses the what and why of standards and guidelines for modern RPG development. Topics include:-
  • Make Use of the Tools
  • RPG is FREE
  • Modern RPG Programs and Subprocedures
  • What's in a Name?
  • Comments
  • Structuring Code
  • Use Templates and Qualified Data Structures
  • Qualify Wherever Possible
  • Strings
  • Subroutines
  • Out With The Old
  • Embedded SQL
  • Global Definitions
  • Parameters, Prototyping and Procedure Interfaces
  • The Integrated Language Environment
  • Roll Your Own

Speakers
avatar for Paul Tuohy

Paul Tuohy

ComCon and System i Developer
Paul Tuohy, IBM Champion and author of Re-engineering RPG Legacy Applications and The Programmer's Guide to iSeries Navigator, is a prominent consultant/trainer/educators for application modernization and development technologies on the IBM Midrange. He currently holds positions as... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 14:45 - 15:45 CET
Seglora

14:45 CET

SQL Aggregation without Aggravation
TBA

Speakers
avatar for Ted Holt

Ted Holt

Sr. Software Developer, Profound Logic Software
Ted Holt is the senior technical editor at The Four Hundred and editor of the former Four Hundred Guru newsletter at Guild Companies. Holt is Senior Software Developer with Profound Logic, a maker of application development tools for the IBM i platform, and contributes to the development... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 14:45 - 15:45 CET
Skansen

14:45 CET

Create or Replace tables..... DDS to DDL
Speakers
avatar for Birgitta Hauser

Birgitta Hauser

Database and Software Architect
Application Modernization, Database Modernization, EducationSQL Queries, Database Design,SQL Programming, User Defined Functions and Table Functions,Journaling and Commitment Control,SQL Performance and Performance AnalysisRPG Free Format, ILE Concepts, Modular Programming, Data IntoXML... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 14:45 - 15:45 CET
Saltsjökvarn

14:45 CET

Ny support site för IBM i www.ibm.com/mysupport
We heard you...and we’re taking actions to improve your support experience!

IBM has moved to the new IBM Support site to replace the IBM Service Request Tool

IBM i and related software products moved at September 14, 2019, AIX and related software products where moved during summer 2018, Power Server and all other hardware products will migrate later.

The new IBM Support site provides you with:
    Enhanced case creation
    Improved product selection
    Simplified search
    Greater visibility into the status of your support cases

You can look and get familiar with the new support site at http://www.ibm.com/mysupport

Important information:
    Familiarize yourself with the new support site by reviewing the videos below
    Problem Management Records (PMRs) will become "Case" numbers in the format, TS123456789
    If you have an IBM ID, verify that your profile is up-to-date with the correct email address, phone number, and preferred language. If you don’t have an IBM ID, create one at https://myibm.ibm.com
    The process to open cases by voice will remain the same, phone +46 771 171040 in Sweden, see contact information at www.ibm.com/planetwide for other countries
   
Videos:
    Introducing the IBM Support Site for IBM i clients -> https://mediacenter.ibm.com/media/t/1_ptismwan
    Introducing the IBM Support Community | Open and manage cases -> https://mediacenter.ibm.com/media/t/1_47uqs38j
    Introducing the IBM Support Community | Search -> https://mediacenter.ibm.com/media/t/1_hjcvgybl
    Introducing the IBM Support Community | Forums -> https://mediacenter.ibm.com/media/t/1_dnpmr6oi
    Requesting access to your company's IBM Support Account (as an User) -> https://mediacenter.ibm.com/media/t/1_l3actx79
    Managing your IBM Customer Number (ICN) (as an Administrator -> https://mediacenter.ibm.com/media/t/1_5vnr0qsu


Speakers
avatar for Jonas Engvall

Jonas Engvall

Software Services Lead, IBM Sverige
IBM Technology Support Services, all aspects of Service and Support of IBM and non-IBM products :-)


Tuesday October 29, 2019 14:45 - 15:45 CET
Waldermars udde

16:00 CET

CLOSING SESSION
Tuesday October 29, 2019 16:00 - 16:30 CET
Seglora