UIIPA – Our 32nd Year!

UIIPA – Our 32nd Year!

Utah IBM i Professionals Association

June Election Meeting – Watson, Cognitive Computing

Date: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016ibm_watson

Time: 11:45am – 1:15 pm (Catered Lunch, UIIPA Leadership Election, Free Parking, & Raffle)

RSVP: Suggested (reply now)

Location: *NEW LOCATION!*

ADP Salt Lake City – 2835 Decker Lake Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84119 [Directions/Parking Info]
Lunch: Catered Lunch available for $10.00/ea to non-members and additional guests (http://uiipa.org/membership/ – Individual memberships entitled to 1 lunch/vote, corporate memberships entitle to 2 lunches/votes)  Pre-Pays welcome, Cash/Credit card at the door, or pay online via PayPal (bottom of Membership page)

Presenter: IBM Guest Speaker – Watson, Cognitive Computing

Topic: Watson, Cognitive Computing

Who Should Attend: All Members, potential members, vendors, Past-Present-Future UIIPA Leaders

 

See Watson in action on Jeopardy:

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IBM i 7.3 Announcements – Highlights, Capabilities, and Beyond

Date: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm (Free Parking, Raffle, & Lunch)

Location: *NEW LOCATION!*

ADP Salt Lake City – 2835 Decker Lake Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84119 [Directions/Parking Info]

Lunch: *** Sponsored by DSI – Dynamic Solutions International ***  “Backup to the Future with VTL”

Presenter: Mark Ruberry – IBM Client Technical Specialist

Topic: IBM i 7.3 Announcements – Highlights, Capabilities, and Beyond

Who Should Attend: Developers, Admins, Support Staff, Bosses, Network/Security Engineers, etc.

Agenda:

• IBM i in 2016IBM-Power-7

• Hardware Update

• DB2 for i Enhancements

• IBM i Authority Collection

• Systems Management and Application Development

• DB2 Web Query for i Update

• PowerHA Update

• Licensing Update

• Events and Miscellaneous

Bio: 

Mark Ruberry is an IBM Client Technical Specialist supporting IBM Power Systems. He has worked in the Information Technology industry with IBM for 37 years. Mark began his career with IBM as a Systems Engineer providing technical support for the IBM family of mid­range systems including the 5100, 5110, 5120, System/23, System/34, System/36, System/38, and AS/400. Mark worked for IBM Global Services during the 1990s providing consulting services to customers withMark Ruberry

AS/400 and iSeries systems. His service engagements included many CISC to RISC system migrations. Mark transitioned from Global Services to his current role during the summer of 2000.

He has worked on almost all aspects of Power Systems and the IBM i operating system including system installation, logical partitioning, virtualization, operating system installation and upgrades, application development, database, security, SNA and TCP/IP networking, performance analysis, capacity planning, high availability, disaster recovery, and integration with Linux, Unix, and Windows servers.

 

Mobile App Development – IBM i Hosted

Date: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm (Free Parking, Raffle, & Lunch)

Location: *NEW LOCATION!*android-code

ADP Salt Lake City – 2835 Decker Lake Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84119 [Directions/Parking Info]

Presenter: Haroldo Paulino – Software Engineer (BMA Banking Systems)

Topic: Mobile App Development (with live demo!)

 We will learn how IBM i can interact with mobile technologies iOS and Android.

* What benefits can cloud services bring to the table?

* How to publish an Android App.

* The source code for the demo system will be provided

Who Should Attend: Developers of all levels/languages/platforms. Admins, Support Staff, Bosses, Network/Security Engineers, and anyone without a defined business “Mobile Strategy”

What to Bring: Bring an android device and have some fun with a live demo.  Follow this link or search UIIPA Demo in the Play Store.

Bio:

Haroldo began his career in 1995, at the company he founded, in partnership with his brother and was initially responsible for IT services, along with developing MS-DOS based database applications.

He graduated with a BA in Computer Science in 1999, when his role as a programmer for his own company had grown exponentially. He had already incorporated several different technologies into his daily routine, among those: Pascal, Delphi, Dbase, Interbase, Paradox, MySQL, SQL, Sockets, parallel printer API control, using Assembly for various task like dial-up modem communication, and remote oil rig valve control.Haroldo

He also became a consultant for one of Brazil’s biggest banks, Federal Reserve Bank, where he recruited a specific team to build a major banking system that governed several branches’ daily workload.

He is a researcher by nature; always learning about new tools that can expand his reach and deliver quality results.

His current programming passions are Java, Android and IOS.

Even though his company was moving forward, he wanted to live in the USA. He immigrated in 2003, got married and currently has two children.

He enjoys going on bike rides with his family, swimming laps and building great memories with his loved ones. If you ever see two bikers riding around Layton, it’s probably him and his son.

Haroldo values focus, discipline and fun. Work hard, play hard.

IBM i Access Client Solutions

Date: Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm (Free Parking, Raffle, & Lunch)

Location: *NEW LOCATION!*

ADP Salt Lake City – 2835 Decker Lake Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84119 [Directions/Parking Info]

Expert Panel Members:

  • Alan Meade – Principal Application Developer (ADP, LLC)
  • David Larsen – Software Engineer (Lagoon Corp)
  • Joy Sorenson – Design Engineer (ADP, LLC)
  • Erik Knudsen – Senior Technical Consultant (Sirius Computer Solutions)

Topic: IBM i Access Client Solutions – Usability and Feature  Sets

Sources: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/i/access/solutions.html

Guides: QuickStart Guide

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PowerHA SystemMirror for IBM i

Speaker: Allyn Walsh, Certified Senior IT Specialist at IBMPHA

Topic: PowerHA System Mirror

Date: Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: *NEW LOCATION!*

ADP Salt Lake City – 2835 Decker Lake Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84119 [Directions/Parking Info]

Lunch: Complimentary lunch will be served

Allyn Walsh of IBM will share with us the PowerHA SystemMirror solutions to provide 24/7 availability to mission-critical applications, even during unplanned outages.

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Allyn Walsh

Allyn Walsh is a member of the IBM Advanced Technical Support organization. He has over 23 years experience working with the (AS/400, iSeries, System i) supporting OS/400 – IBM i. He is the Subject Matter Expert for ATS on the topics of PowerHA System Mirror for IBM i, Power Systems hardware management and virtualization, upgrade and migration planning.

Specialties: Pre-sales technical assistance. Regular speaker at Technical Conferences and User Groups. PowerHA for IBM i, Power Systems hardware and management.

 

 

 

Downloadables: 2016-02-17 UIIPA – IBM – Allyn Walsh – PowerHA System Mirror

Modernizing and Automating Your Business Continuity and DR Solutions

Date: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm (Free parking, Raffle, & Lunch)dsi

Location: Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers)

5025 South State Street, Murray, Utah

Speaker: Chris Bremer, Chief Technology Officer for Dynamic Solutions International

Topic: Modernizing and Automating Your Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solutions


About:
Chris Bremer holds a Business Administration degree from John Carroll University. His history in engineering data storage software gives him a unique perspective on cyber security. He has 35 years of experience in the tech field and still lives and breathes technology. If he is not skiing, he is either thinking about how to make a product better or coming up with a new product.

ChrisBremerCompany Info: For nearly 45 years, Dynamic Solutions International (DSI) has quietly set the standard for data storage and security. From mid-sized companies to large corporations, more than 2,000 customers and counting have trusted DSI to navigate the fads, trends and true innovations of the IT landscape.

Modernization and automation are key components to effectively manage your business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for data storage.  DSI’s engineers have developed software that will work with your current IBMi environment to manage these processes.  Our expertise is in the design and architecture of Virtual Tape Library (VTL) systems, deduplication VTL systems, or even hybrid systems, which combine VTL with a tape solution for archival purposes.

We will showcase the entire suite of VTL solutions and the benefits they offer for modernizing and automating your current process.  Along with the VTL solutions, we will give an overview of our proprietary software and the functionality it provides to end users and the multiple types of environments that we support.  We will illustrate how to set up a seamless backup and disaster recovery solution between multiple sites which is an approach to data security that is currently in operation with hundreds of our clients today.

Annual Christmas Party

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Date: Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Time: 11:30am to 12:00pm (networking & registration) – 12:00pm to 1:00pm (Lunch)

Agenda:

  • Check in – 11:00am to 11:30
  • 11:30am – Kick Off and Introductions
  • 11:40am to 12:10pm – Speaker – Ronnie Daniel from Utah Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association.
  • 12:10pm to 12:30pm – Buffet Lunch
  • 12:30pm to 1:15pm Speaker – Greg Iverson, Sinclair – presentation on IBMi project with time for questions and answers.
  • 1:15pm to 1:30pm – Gift drawing, gift card distribution, networking and mingling with those who linger.

Location: Sinclair Corporate Offices (same as last year)

550 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Location Details: The banquet room at the Sinclair Oil Corporate offices located at 550 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. (Enter the parking at the East entrance and park in the Sinclair Oil employee parking on levels P1 and P2.)

Speakers:

Ronnie DanielExecutive Director of the Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association

Ronnie will speak about the Alzheimer’s epidemic and the programs and services available to patients and caregivers here in Utah. He’ll discuss the local impact of the disease to our senior population and the financial ramifications of Alzheimer’s on our economy.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States with more that 5.4 million people affected. Over 15 million caregivers provide ongoing support. This disease is the most costly disease by far, and is the only one of the top ten killers without a way to prevent, cure or even slow the disease.


Greg Iverson – Director of Strategic Planning for Sinclair Oil (since 2013)

Greg4411Responsible for Development Planning, Business Analysis, Project Management, Customer Engagement, Service Management

Prior Jobs include:

  • President – Pacific Pride – Salem Oregon.  Transaction / clearing house processing Franchisor with over 1,300 fuel sites across the U.S. (AS400 shop)
  • General Manager – Telapoint, Louisville, KY.  Bulk fuel supply logistics SaaS solutions.  Solutions used to manage more than 30 Billion gallons of fuel per year by various large distributors and oil companies.  Adopted Agile development.  (Java,  HTML, .Net)
  • Marketing Manager – Sinclair Oil.  Responsible for Fleet Marketing /Sales, Truck Stop Marketing, Marketing and Advertising, Lubricant Department
  • President – LinkNet de America Latina, Mexico City.  Establish VOIP company in seven operational sites in Mexico.  (Cisco VOIP)
  • Vice President International Sales – Noise cancelation algorithm for Telcos and consumer devices
  • Retired from AT&T after  16 Years.  Responsibilities ranged from contact center management to management of global voice and data accounts, with team members in 17 countries.

Education / Training

  • Global MBA Certificate – Penn State
  • BA – International Business Management – Westminster College
  • Post Graduate Work:  Kellogg / Northwestern
  • Certified PQMI
  • Lubrizol:  Lubricant Fundamentals
  • OPIS Training Certificates:  Fuel Buying Strategies, Energy Futures Trading

Other / Interests

  • Certified Commercial Pilot / Instructor (including Boeing 727 Engineer)
  • Class Commercial Driver License – including Hazmat, Double and Triple Tankers
  • Enjoy international travel and culture (we’ve had 11 foreign exchange students)
  • Speaks five languages
  • Enjoy cooking
  • Married for 33 years
  • Lives in Highland, UT

Cryptography / Encryption for the IBM i

Date: Wednesday, November 18th, 2015encryption

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm (Free parking, Raffle, & Lunch provided by New Generation Software)

Location: Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers)

5025 South State Street, Murray, Utah

Speaker: Rich Diedrich, Senior Technical Staff member (IBM i Applications & Lab Services)

Topic: Cryptography / Encryption for the IBM i

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Rich Diedrich is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the IBM Lab Services Power Systems Delivery Practice for IBM i. His specialties include application modernization, cryptography, application communication, and unusual requests. He has been working at IBM Rochester for more than a third of a century and in Lab Services for the last couple of decades.

His presentation covers everything from the history of, to an example PCI implementation.  You will learn about these key points:

 

  • Symmetric key, Asymmetric key and secure hash algorithms
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Business Considerations for data transmissions, data at rest, system/application considerations, and Key management
  • Specific IBM i Support for Cryptography
  • IBM i capabilities
  • IBM i key management
  • IBM i API’s
  • Cryptography: Example PCI Implementation

Rich’s material will appeal to both Operational & Development groups, mark your calendar and don’t miss this session.

 

In attendance this month we also have Diana Stater who is a Business Intelligence and Financial Management Software Specialist with New Generation Software, Inc.  New Generation Software, Inc. (NGS) is a leading provider of business intelligence, query/reporting, and analytics solutions designed for IBM i users.

We’d like to thank Rich, Diana, and Maxava (Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, & High Availability Software for the IBM i) for their generous contributions and support of the UIIPA membership.

P.S.  The Annual Christmas Luncheon will be held on Wednesday December 16th 2015 at the Sinclair Oil Headquarters near downtown Salt Lake City.  More details to follow.

 

Downloadables:

2015-11-18 UIIPA IBM Lab Services, Diedrich, Rich – Cryptography – Charts and notes

How to Get to V7R2 – An Upgrade Experience

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers)

5025 South State Street, Murray, Utah

Speaker: Joe Wood, JAWS MCI, LLC & Kris Aubrey, BMA Banking Systems

Topic: Upgrading to V7R2

Considering an upgrade to IBM i 7.2 ?  You should.  It was released 15 months ago and general IBM support for 6.1 has ended on 09/30 of this year.  Joe Wood will present a local user’s full upgrade experience.  Those who attend the presentation will receive the “Checklist” used along with short cuts, tips, and how to avoid pitfalls.  This 7.2 upgrade experience is a Non-HMC environment and we chose to go “disc-less” (NO CD/DVD’s were used).  Learn how to get the software, PTF strategies, and how to use image catalogs to speed your upgrade process.  Not only can this apply for a single local Power System, but has great use for a remote Power Servers or LPAR.  Learn where your business partner can and cannot help you.  We’ll share timelines, screen shots, and answer questions as time permits.

Downloadables:

We’re back! September Meeting Announced

September marks the return of our monthly meets.  We hope you have had a nice summer break and are ready to get back into the groove of things.  We have some excellent speakers lined up.  Here’s the next one:

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Date: Wednesday, September 16th

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Murray City Offices (City Council Chambers)

5025 South State Street, Murray, Utah.

Speaker: Mike Pavlak, Solutions Consultant, Zend Technologies

Topic: RPG/PHP [Development]

Bio:

Mike Pavlak-Small picMike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that.  After years of developing applications using RPG, CL and PHP he managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite.

Mike joined Zend Technologies as a Solutions Consultant working with the IBM sales team in 2008 and enjoys helping IBM i customers explore PHP as a state of the art solution for application modernization.

In addition to several roles as a volunteer with COMMON the premier IBM midrange user group, Mike also teaches PHP classes part time at Moraine Valley Community College in Suburban Chicago.

Mike lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, five kids, two dogs, two cats, a leopard spotted gecko, Russian tortoise, two rabbits, and a half dozen fish.

 

Downloadables:

Mike Pavlak – Intro And RPG Examples 2.0