UIIPA – Our 33rd Year!

UIIPA – Our 33rd Year!

Utah IBM i Professionals Association

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January 11, 2012 – Robin Van Wagenen

Robin Van WagenenRobin, if you haven’t heard, recently retired from IBM as a POWER Systems/Storage Specialist with nearly 33 years of service.  We will miss her as our IBM representative.  Robin shared with us some of her history, background, experiences, insights, highlights, lowlights, and much more that has been packed into those many years with IBM. Enjoy this video of her presentation.

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Annual Christmas Luncheon – Speakers from Northwest Research

Our annual Christmas Luncheon is next Wednesday, December 14th at 11:30 am. It is a luncheon held at the Golden Corral in West Jordan at 8860 South Redwood Road. Remember, everyone attending will receive door prizes and a special drawing will be made for other special prizes.

Our Speakers are Christopher Roybal and Glen Lewis from Northwest Research. Below is a little bit of information about each of them. Read more »

November 9th – Simon O’Sullivan presentation on Disaster Recovery Scenarios

Maxava

Our November meeting was a great presentation by Simon O’Sullivan of Maxava.  He was here all the way from New Zealand so that we could enjoy the insight and shared experiences of the various disaster recovery scenarios that Maxava has help their clients address.

But first of all, we had Matt Kingdon give us a little 4 minute video about the Utah ShakeOut organization which is getting Utah ready for the next big earthquake by having a drill on April 17, 2012. Check the website at http://www.shakeout.org/utah/.

Then Simon O’Sullivan showed us the real live experiences that business’s had during the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake and the Japan tsunami.  He also talked a little about some of the events that happened here in the United States.  As IBM i administrators and developers, we are keenly aware of the great capabilities of this platform and started some great discussion and comments throughout this presentation. We learned much and enjoyed the new insight.

Here is the video.

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June 8th – Kurt Williams

Kurt Williams – Mindshare – Social Networking for Business

Kurt Williams of Miindshare

Kurt Williams from Mindshare talked with about ‘Social Networking’ and its application in the business community. Kurt was recently awarded the ‘CTO of the Year’ by the Utah Technology Council (UTC). In 2010, Williams and his team created groundbreaking tech innovations for the Enterprise Feedback Management industry (EFM). Mindshare’s 3-tiered Text Analytics Suite, Williams’ brainchild, is known as the most thorough, easy-to-use Text Analytics product in the industry. Williams also lead the creation of Mindshare Coach™, the reporting/recommending app that provides customer feedback results in an easy-to-understand dashboard that any manager at all levels can follow.

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