Huge News: Dr. Joel Tendler to conduct AIX Sessions at TEC 2010

I just received confirmation that Dr. Joel M. Tendler, Executive I/T Architect, CSC Account Team — UNIX Architect has received the OK from IBM to attend our TEC 2010 and conducting
key sessions.

I met Joel at the recent POWER7 Champions meet in Austin and Joel, is, in fact, champion of champions and an internationally recognized UNIX and AIX “guru”. This should make TEC2010 irresistable to AIX user community.

Dr. Joel Tendler is currently an Executive IT Architect.  He transitioned to this position in the Fall of 2006 after spending 33 years in the IBM development laboratories.  Immediately prior to this assignment, Joel was responsible for IBM’s future RISC Systems Strategy in STG.  Previously, he was one of the lead POWER4 and POWER5 architects, receiving IBM awards for his contributions to both POWER4 and POWER5 systems.  He has also held positions as the performance manager for IBM’s mainframe division, the VM design manager and the CMS development manager, a key component of IBM’s virtual machine product, now called zVM, among other positions. Joel is a member of the IEEE and holds several patents in the area of computer systems architecture.  Joel has a B.E. degree from The Cooper Union and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University.



Ian Jarman confirmed as TEC Keynote for IBM

The IBM STG community in Rochester dealt with a very sad and difficult weekend given the funeral for Craig Johnson.  

But Ian Jarman, a dear friend and co-worker of Craig Johnson, called me yesterday to confirm he will come to TEC 2010 and represent IBM Systems Group and deliver all sessions originally assigned to Craig. Ian said that in his eulogy , he talked about the many friends that Craig had both locally and internationally.

Ian Jarman is the manager of IBM Power Systems Software.  Ian’s team has responsibility for a wide range of software offerings that run on Power Systems, including AIX, i, Linux, PowerVM and PowerHA.  Prior to joining the IBM Power Systems team, he was the worldwide IBM System i product manager, responsible for product announcements, strategy and positioning.

As a leader in the Power Systems community, Ian is a frequent speaker at customer, business partner, press and analyst events around the world.  In the late 1990s, he led the AS/400 strategy for server consolidation with responsibility for the introduction of Logical Partitioning. He has held a wide range of other positions supporting IBM’s midrange products including AS/400 client integration marketing manager and serving on the IBM client server development team. He joined IBM in 1986 as a systems engineer in the United Kingdom and relocated to the U.S. in 1991 to work for IBM at its Rochester, Minnesota facility.

Larry Augustin – IT Jungle Interview

Read this interview with Dan Burger  from IT Jungle and hear more from TEC 2010 Keynote Speaker Larry Augustin! Its hot off the press.

George Farr – AD Trends T3131

George Farr will be able to announce lots of exciting new developments and features in the RDi/Websphere world, including the latest RPG extensions. Developers interested in these topics may find the following of interest:   

That’s  a “Fireside Chat” transcript posted nearly a year ago on iSociety‘s website.  Now, just imagine how much further progress will have been accomplished by our friendly and brilliant IBM Toronto AD lab folks  by the end of this April!  For long-time RPG developers like me, George’s sessions are not to be missed!

Penton Media sponsors TEC 2010

Good news for TEC 2010! Penton Media is now a sponsor and will be enabling Mel Beckman to deliver his sessions at TEC 2010. Mel is a well known IBM industry technical writer and network engineering consultant that will add real depth and experience to our conference.

Specifically, we look to Mel to deliver a ½ hands-on sessions to help prepare and build your own IPv6 network. As a general session, Mel will address TCP/IP networking. For advanced topics, he will cover best practices for handling security and authentification issues. Network engineers for IBM Power systems will want to mark these sessions on thier TEC 2010 calendar. 

As a result of the sponsorship, all TEC attendees will also receive distribution copies of System i  News from Penton Media.

 Welcome Mel! Thanks you Penton! Stay tuned to TUG website for agenda updates and details.

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