Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Happy Holidays and best wishes for Z018

I don't know what this new year will bring us but I surely wish every one the best for 2018 : A Happy New Year and good health to you and your family.

I know I haven't been blogging a lot this year and just picked out some highlights now and then. But still, thanks to all my readers for coming by at those moments, to all the people who referred to this blog via social media and to every one who gave me great support and feedback in 2017.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

IBM Z Benelux Study Tour 2018 - March 12 - 16

Hans Deketele, IBM Z Platform Leader Benelux, just announced a new Benelux IBM Z Study Tour. In the past those study tours often coincided with a new announcement. No guarantee this means we will soon see the announcement of a z14s, of course :-)

Here's his invitation to the study tour

Dear IBM Customer,
Following a longstanding tradition, we will again organize a Benelux IBM Z Study Tour to the USA in 2018. We will go to our briefing centers in Poughkeepsie (IBM Z & LinuxONE) & Yorktown Heights (IBM Research) from March 12 – 16. Mark your agenda!!!
During this Tour you will be updated on the latest information in the world of IBM Z and LinuxONE, along with the modern IT architectural views and insights on innovative technologies like quantum computing, IBM Watson and AI. You will be hosted by our best speakers, experts and executives. The program will cover main themes such as:
  • What the future brings for the IBM Z platform and LinuxONE
  • How to incorporate Big Data with IBM Z ?
  • IT Security: the IT-theme of 2018
  • Cloud: what flavor to choose and how to implement?
  • A full day on IT Innovation in the IBM Research briefing center, the home of Quantum Computing, where you will visit the IBM Q computer itself, alongside with sessions on Blockchain, Cognitive, AI & Watson
  • And of course, the networking with colleagues, peers and IBM experts!
The tour starts on Monday morning March 12. We are arranging group flights from Amsterdam and Brussels Airport. Return flight will be on Friday March 16, arriving on Saturday morning. 
Interested to join the Tour? Do let me know your interest so we can optimize the planning.
If you are interested in taking this tour, you can of course also contact me for further information.