SIRDUG Meeting featuring Jeff Josten, George Baklarz and Bob Harbus

SIRDUG Meeting June 13, 2012

Dual DB2 Tracks
We will have a DB2 for z/OS and a DB2 for LUW track running concurrently, so this meeting has something for everyone.

SIRDUG is hosting Jeff Josten, IBM Distinguished Engineer, as he presents "Highlights of DB2 10".
This session will explore some of the highlights of DB2 10, the most recent release of DB2 for z/OS. Jeff will give an overview of some of the technical features which are of most interest, and also review customer experiences. Jeff will also discuss some of the technology trends that are driving future development of DB2, and share some thoughts about what might appear in DB2 Sequoia, the next release of DB2.

SIRDUG is hosting Bob Harbus (IBM), DB2 Technical Specialist and DB2 Evangelist, as he presents "Highlights of DB2 10 for LUW".
DB2 10 is the newest release of DB2 on the Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating platforms. This release has many new and exciting enhancements and features for both OLTP and decision-support workloads. This seminar will take you through some of these enhancements and features.

George Barklarz, Senior Program Manager for DB2 Technical Sales Support, will also be presenting on DB2 10 for LUW. George is a frequent speaker at IDUG and other industry events.

We have a number of DB2 books that will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis, so make sure you get to the meeting early.




Meeting Details

WHEN? Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WHERE? Lowes Corporate Office (Mooresville, NC) See directions below

COST? $10 cash or check, in advance or at the door.
We do not accept credit cards. We are working on a way to accept Paypal and credit cards, so stay tuned for upcoming announcements.


Tentative Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda 

 8:00 -  9:10  -  Registration - Coffee, Danish, and Networking
 9:15 -  9:30  -  SIRDUG announcements and speaker introductions 
 9:30 - 11:30  -  Jeff Josten (IBM) - Highlights of DB2 10 (DB2 10 for z/OS)
 9:30 - 11:30  -  Bob Harbus (IBM) - Highlights of DB2 10 (DB2 10 for LUW)
11:30 - 12:30  -  Lunch
12:30 -  2:30  -  Jeff Josten (IBM) - Highlights of DB2 10 (DB2 10 for z/OS)
12:30 -  2:30  -  Bob Harbus (IBM) - Highlights of DB2 10 (DB2 10 for LUW)
 2:30 -  3:30  -  DB2 Panel Discussion featuring Jeff Josten and Bob Harbus - Ask the experts your DB2 questions
 3:35          -  Adjourn


Registration

To pre-register please use our new online registration form at:
meeting registration form
or
email registration@sirdug.org and give us your name and company. If you are not already on our distribution list and wish to be, include your email address and phone number.

If you do not wish to continue receiving these occasional notices, please indicate that in your registration email.

Pre-registration must be completed by Midnight, Friday, June 8th. We need to provide a list of attendees to IBM security, so we need everyone to pre-register. Please feel free to invite others from your company (just make sure they pre-register as well). If you know others in your company who are interested in attending future SIRDUG events, please encourage them to become members of our distribution list (we just need their names, email addresses and phone numbers).

Registration Note
SIRDUG will be calling or emailing a confirmation for each person who pre-registers by the deadline. If you have pre-registered and have not received a confirmation by the day after the deadline, please notify us as your registration may not have been received.

If you have not pre-registered by the deadline, you may pre-register after the deadline or register at the door, but the availability of presentation handouts and lunch can not be guaranteed and confirmations will not be sent.


Directions to Lowes facility:

Get off at Exit 31 on I-77, which is Mooresville, NC.

Go to 1000 Lowes Blvd

From a security and guest registration standpoint, all SIRDUG attendees should enter the campus via the Langtree entrance from I-77 Exit 31.

Anjana will be emailing those who are registered, a parking pass and campus map. Please downloaded the Parking Pass and Print it. Put the Parking Pass on your dashboard before entering the Lowes facility. THANKS!

The address for GPS should be 1000 Lowe's Blvd., Mooresville, NC 28117.

Directions from Charlotte
Go north on I-77 to Exit 31 Langtree Road.
Take a right at the top of the exit and go about 3/10 mile and make a slight left turn onto T Lane. Follow T Lane to the security guard building. Give them your name and that you are here for SIRDUG, and the security guard will direct you from there to the NB parking lot.

Directions from Statesville
Go south on I-77 to Exit 31 Langtree Road.
Take a left at the top of the exit and go about 6/10 mile and make a slight left turn onto T Lane. Follow T Lane to the security guard building. Give them your name and that you are here for SIRDUG, and the security guard will direct you from there to the NB parking lot.

After parking in the NB parking lot, go to the ground floor lobby entrance of the NB office building. The registration tables for SIRDUG will located on the left side of the NB lobby. We will escort groups of SIRDUG attendees to the correct meeting rooms, as they check in.

Presentations for Download



To download Jeff Jostens' DB2 for z/OS Trends and Directions presentation (20 MB)
click here

To download the DB2 temporal overview presentation (4 MB) click here

To download the DB2 10 for LUW presentation (2 MB) click here


Jeff Josten's Biography

Jeff Josten is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and lead architect for DB2 for z/OS. He has worked in the DB2 Development organization at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab since 1985. Although he now covers all areas of DB2, his main areas of interest in the past have included data sharing, performance, recovery and locking. He owns several patents in the area of data base technology, and is a frequent speaker at DB2 user group meetings.

Title: "Highlights of DB2 10"

This track is for the DB2 for z/OS.

This session will explore some of the highlights of DB2 10, the most recent release of DB2 for z/OS. We will give an overview of some of the technical features which are of most interest, and also review customer experiences. We will also discuss some of the technology trends that are driving future development of DB2, and share some thoughts about what might appear in DB2 Sequoia, the next release of DB2.



Bob Harbus's Biography

Bob Harbus (M.Sc., University of Toronto) has been with IBM since 1989 and with the IBM Toronto Lab since 1992. Having worked in a number of areas including DB2 Linux, UNIX, and Windows development, DB2 Service and Support, DB2 Certification (where he authored a number of books on DB2), and DB2 Lab Services (specializing in data warehousing and transactional systems), Bob is currently a DB2 Technical Specialist and DB2 Evangelist in the WW IM Technical Sales organization. Bob meets with customers worldwide discussing DB2 technology and assisting customers to get the most out of DB2 for LUW.

Title: "Highlights of DB2 10 for LUW"

This track is for the DB2 for LUW.

This session will explore some of the highlights of DB2 10 for LUW. DB2 10 is the newest release of DB2 on the Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating platforms. This release has many new and exciting enhancements and features for both OLTP and decision-support workloads. This seminar will take you through some of these enhancements and features, including:

Come to this session to find out how you can take advantage of DB2 10 for LUW, all the great features in it, and improve not only your database performance but make your job easier!

George Barklarz's Biography

George Baklarz has spent 28 years in IBM working on various aspects of database technology. From 1987 to 1991 he worked on SQL/DS as part of the product planning department, system test team, performance team, and application development group.

In 1991, George was part of the team that helped moved the OS/2 ES database to Toronto to become DB2 for Linux, Unix, and Windows. Since this time he has worked on vendor enablement, competitive analysis, product marketing, product planning, and technical sales support.

George has a Doctorate in Computer Engineering, which took him only 15 years to get. The Engineering Faculty didn't like the fact that he worked at IBM - they felt that part-time students would never finish their degree if they had to work for a living!

George is now the Program Director for DB2 Competitive Sales.



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