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Meeting Date
Wednesday, May 21, 2014




at the Fox Hollow Inn and Conference Center, room
in Westbury, Long Island


The Presession starts at 5pm
The Networking and Cocktail hour starts at 6pm

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12:30pm: Power i Overview

Steve Fier
IBM Corp.

Presentation Description

Overview of IBM announcements of Power 8 and V7R2

About Steve Fier

Steve Fier has been with IBM over 30 years, initially starting as a systems engineer, and then becoming a senior marketing specialist. His current role is POWER Platform Leader for the Northeast responsible for former System i and System p products. Steve’s areas of expertise include application development, DB2 for i, Windows Integration, and Server Consolidation. Over the years, Steve has been a frequent and well received presenter at LISUG.



2:00pm: DB2 for i - What's New

Rob Bestgen
IBM

Presentation Description

Find out how the latest DB2 features can be leveraged to help your IBM i databases and applications take a big step forward. You will learn how these new DB2 features, such as advancements in the integration of SQL & RPG, support for XML, transparent column encryption through column level exits, Hidden Timestamp columns, and other enhancements can be used to improve your applications and reduce your development time. You will also find about the self-learning and adaptive query technologies of the SQL Query Engine and the productivity gains delivered by the enhancements to the DB2 OnDemand Performance tools in Navigator for i. In addition, the session will cover several new functions that DB2 has added for v7.1, and even v6.1, in the last year. All this and more DB2 for i capabilities will be covered.

About Rob Bestgen

Rob Bestgen is a lead architect working in the heart of the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. As chief architect of the DB2 SQL Query Engine (SQE) for DB2 for i, he has directed the team in providing SQE's numerous industry leading capabilities. Rob is also product manager for DB2 Web Query for i, the popular IBM i product for query reporting and analytics. Previously he was also the systems management architect for IBM i. Rob is a proud member of the DB2 for i Center of Excellence team, helping customers utilize the amazing capabilities of DB2 i and IBM i. He is a frequent presenter at customer briefings and customer conferences both domestically and internationally.



4:00pm: SQL Stored Procedures and Functions

Rob Bestgen
IBM

Presentation Description

Support for SQL Procedural Language (SQL PL) in IBM i has become instrumental in application modernization and porting projects. The procedural language can be brought to bear in many different aspects of database processing. In this session, we provide an overview of the SQL procedural language and describe the major areas in which it can be used: procedures, functions and triggers. This session will also highlight recent advancements in SQL PL as well as performance tips.

About Rob Bestgen

Rob Bestgen is a lead architect working in the heart of the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. As chief architect of the DB2 SQL Query Engine (SQE) for DB2 for i, he has directed the team in providing SQE's numerous industry leading capabilities. Rob is also product manager for DB2 Web Query for i, the popular IBM i product for query reporting and analytics. Previously he was also the systems management architect for IBM i. Rob is a proud member of the DB2 for i Center of Excellence team, helping customers utilize the amazing capabilities of DB2 i and IBM i. He is a frequent presenter at customer briefings and customer conferences both domestically and internationally.



8:00pm: DB2 and SQL Security

Rob Bestgen
IBM

Presentation Description

When a business is hacked, it means data is stolen or destroyed. That means data has value, and indeed it does! Data is an asset, even though it is not (yet) on the financial books. Every company has it. Often data is the most valuable asset a company has. This session discusses the importance of data, distinguishing between different types of data, the many ways data can be breached and how to protect it.

About Rob Bestgen

Rob Bestgen is a lead architect working in the heart of the IBM i development lab in Rochester, MN. As chief architect of the DB2 SQL Query Engine (SQE) for DB2 for i, he has directed the team in providing SQE's numerous industry leading capabilities. Rob is also product manager for DB2 Web Query for i, the popular IBM i product for query reporting and analytics. Previously he was also the systems management architect for IBM i. Rob is a proud member of the DB2 for i Center of Excellence team, helping customers utilize the amazing capabilities of DB2 i and IBM i. He is a frequent presenter at customer briefings and customer conferences both domestically and internationally.