Wednesday, March 20, 2013
at the Fox Hollow Inn and Conference Center, room
in Westbury, Long Island
The Networking and Cocktail hour starts at 6pm
The State of the IBM i - 2013 Edition
Alison Butterill is the Worldwide IBM i Product Offering Manager working for IBM Power Systems.
She works with the IBM i marketing and development teams to ensure that the IBM i Operating System reflects client requirements. Having worked in the mid-range area for more than 25 years, Alison has held a wide variety of positions at IBM, primarily with midrange servers and software. She has held a range of positions including field Systems Engineer, an instructor in Customer Technical Education, national support representative for IBM Canada, and Worldwide Technical Marketing support rep for the development tools and compilers from the IBM Toronto Laboratory.Alison is a regular speaker at user group events, technical conferences, COMMON events and IBM customers in many countries around the world.
Alan Seiden Consulting
If your web application runs slowly, your reputation and business could suffer. You need Web Performance First Aid. Discussed are free tools that help diagnose performance bottlenecks, tips for configuring a speedy Apache web server, and how to make best use of the unique characteristics of IBM i.
Alan founded Seiden Group to enrich IBM i applications with open source technologies such as PHP, Python, Node.js, as well as DB2 for i and RPG business logic. He and his team provide large and small organizations with objective advice, hands-on development, and support.
Recognized as an IBM Champion, Alan cultivates a strong, resilient IBM i community by hosting the CIO Summit and fostering new talent. He encourages the next generation to extend the capabilities of the IBM i platform with their open source skills.
Alan has led the adoption of open RPM-based PHP with value-added components and support for IBM i teams; co-developed the popular PHP Toolkit with IBM; and was one of the first Zend Framework certified engineers.
An award-winning speaker, Alan has been called "the performance guru of PHP on IBM i."
He shares his expertise regularly at conferences and user groups such as COMMON, ZendCon, the RPG & DB2 Summit, MAGiC, the Northeast User Groups Conference, OCEAN and WMCPA.
In his spare time, Alan plays the trombone and studies and teaches the Feldenkrais Method? of Somatic Education.