Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Livestream : Making the extraordinary possible - IBM #Mainframe50

Information about the 50th anniversary of the mainframe is really pouring in now. So here's the information about a livestream that you will be able to follow on April 8, 2014. Here's the announcement :

On April 8, 2014, IBM will be broadcasting via Livestream a landmark event that will take place in New York City and make a series of announcements to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mainframe. The event will highlight breakthroughs in business, industry and society driven by the Mainframe, and the strategic role it will continue to play in the future.

Join this great lineup of speakers as they share new announcements, research projects, best practices and breakthrough business innovation enabled by the IBM Mainframe.

Speakers include:
  • IBM Senior Vice Presidents Steve Mills, Colleen Arnold, Tom Rosamilia, and John Kelly, and IBM General Manager for System z Pat Toole
  • Client speakers from Visa, CitiBank and Business Connexion
  • Researchers from Yale University
  • Students, the future generation of IT

The event will highlight the strategic role of the mainframe and its evolution in enabling:
  • Industry-changing missions that make the extraordinary possible
  • Reinvention to transform your business
  • Secure data and the exponential growth of data and transactions
The time is from 2.00 p.m. until 4.30 p.m. ET. This should correspond with 8.00 p.m. until 10.30 p.m. in Brussels (CET).

You can find some more information and RSVP to receive an e-mail notification at the event site.

And there's other news for the Benelux that I just received from Hans Deketele (IBM Mainframe Platform Leader Benelux) : there will be a celebration event on April 10, 2014 in Zwijndrecht (NL) for the Benelux. I'll keep you posted as soon as I have more news about this.

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