New TEC 2010 Sponsorships

We’re happy to welcome MKS Inc. and Mid-Range as “Bronze” sponsors and exhibitors at our conference this year.

And we also just signed up two new “Silver”  Sponsors: Sugar CRM and Able-One Systems Inc !

For more information on these dynamic companies, please check out their websites.

TEC 2010 Facility Picture Tour

A picture is worth a thousand words. Since our TEC 2010 uses a completely different approach from the conference-at-a-hotel used in the past, this picture book is to help sponsors and attendees better understand the TEC 2010 environment at Seneca@York. TEC 2010 IBM, Power Systems Users plus a leading Canadian University work in cooperation at TEC2010 and are endorsed and supported by IBM Power Academic.

Generally speaking, we plan to leverage the huge investment made by government and colleges to bring enhanced and applied technology learning to our business community. It will provide for greater interchange of knowledge and take advantage of hands-on facilities.

In our communications, we have made reference to Schulich School of Business. Schulich is immediately next to our TEC location and features an Executive Learning Center.

Part of this is the use of Schulich private dining facilities as well as hotel and accommodation space. Here is a picture of the hotel from the outside. It makes for extremely comfortable and convenient stay for vendors, and instructor team.

 

Attendees to TEC will first register in the location below, situated on the SEQ building just by the library and before our amphitheatre classes and Kaleidoscope room.  Gold and platinum sponsors may elect to put a booth adjacent to the registration area.

 

 

To the left of the registration area is a walkway to the TEL building, adjacent to the library. In this walkway we plan to have vendor expo area, where information booths can be reserved by bronze, silver or gold sponsors . Their area will stay up for the duration of the conference and traffic is generated because of the conference spanning both the TEL building (labs) and the SEQ building (amphitheatre, lunch, and kaleidoscope)

Next we see a more detailed view of the expo area. There is insufficient power supply, so vendors should  keep that in mind for displays. Lighting is obviously ample because of the large windows looking to the courtyard.

 

On the left you can see courtyard , on the right is the library .

The image here is taken from the third floor and you can see the expo area outside the glass at the top. We are working to gain library access to our TEC attendees for them to check up on content etc..

From there, its a walk through a second floor catwalk (below) or outdoors on the first floor. You then enter the TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning) building.

 

Here a picture of the atrium. We have rooms booked on two floors: 2nd floor for labs, 3rd floor for small lecture rooms. We are not able to provide exhibitor space in this area due to University regulations.

 

On the second floor we have 4 lab rooms booked, as exemplified in this picture below. All systems have internet and Seneca Systems access including IBM Systems.

 

Lecture rooms are on the third floor.

 

This is an example of the lecture rooms. All the room have integrated projectors and internet access.

Let’s head back to the SEQ building, this time looking from TEL and courtyard.

 

In SEQ building we have our main lecture theatre S1206 which we use for main sessions.

Audio and video in integrated. Overflow room is possible once we reach 150.  

From the outside courtyard, we see the Kaleidoscope room jetting out on the left and the expo hallway in the center back.

The Kaleidoscope room will be used as a lounge area where attendees can get complimentary coffee and snacks, chat with presenters between sessions in table setting and provide for Gold and Silver sponsor tables which include power supply.

The above picture is the inside of Kaleidoscope. Picture this withvendor infomation tables around the circumpherence and food/beverage tables in the back. The room will also serve as  a meet-the-experts forum.

Right proximate to the lecture and Kaleidoscope is the cafeteria area.

ARCAD Software: Silver Sponsor for TEC 2010

More good news: another world-class vendors to sponsor TEC 2010!

I just go the news yesterday from Stephine Zelco that ARCAD software and their management, Philippe Magne, have agreed to  Silver sponsorship  for TEC. ARCAD will be sending two representatives from their headquarters in France. TEC 2010 already has three separate companies from France who have confirmed their attendance!

ARCAD provides four integrated product suites to automate secure and synchronize changes in multi-platform environments.. From my interview with many of you folk.. Sound s like a common issue and need. ARCAD is contemplating two different subjects for the conference:

  • Make Testing Simple: accelerate audit compliance
  • Unify your multi-platform Release Management

Arcad’s website is at http://www.arcadsoftware.com/ 

Any feedback about which you prefer? Let us know!!

Databorough: GOLD sponsor for TEC 2010

TEC attendees, particularly those with System i background, typically contemplate modernization of their legacy applications. It’s a particular dilemma on System i because of the strong software investment protection that conflicts with the pressure to exploit new technologies.

Databorough is the world leader in analysis and documentation of System i software assets. Databorough’s first step of analysis prepares up the customer for appropriate reengineering (i.e. reuse of artefacts, forward engineering, buying and rebuilding) and kickstarts the resulting modernization project. How does it work? What are the benefits I get? Is it worth the effort?

I’ve been following Databorough for 20 years now. I first got to know Mark Tregear when we organized the AD Program together with the AS/400 team in Rochester Minnesota. Today, I’m pleased to announce that all the collective Databorough experience, expertise and tooling is ready to help you build an end-to-end project deliver you to a new and modern application endpoint. This applies to developers of homegrown RPG, Synon, and users of traditional 5250 ISV packaged applications. End-points include Java, .net or EGL-based Model-View-Controller applications which can be populated with commercial open source, wrappered code or  forward engineered web services.

Databorough is a great partner for TEC 2010 and I am very pleased to announce Databorough’s gold sponsorship of TEC. With the hands-on labs that are scheduled, be prepared to go much further than just the theory and see the value live in jam sessions. Stay tuned for more news…we are planning an executive breakfast with special speakers to help your line of business and executives to get onboard with modernization project.

Mark

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 www.tug.ca for agenda updates and details.

Kryos announced as TEC 2010 PLATINUM Sponsor

What an excellent day for our TUG community! It all started at our May 2009 MoM when John DeRoos told a packed house at the Living Arts Center that Kryos Systems of Calgary offered excellent mobile solutions for IBM Power Systems and IBM i users. That caught everyone’s attention (including myself)!

The next major moment  was when I met Shawn Derby, COO of Kryos, personally at the RIM Developer Conference in San Francisco. That’s when we hatched the idea of Kryos helping to sponsor our TEC conference. Helped along by RIM’s Anna Foat (TUG Gold Sponsor)…we’ve now got a full track of Mobile/RIM developers sessions oriented at the i and AIX developer on tap. And now, as PLATINUM sponsor, TEC attendees will have the opportunity to accelerate their plans to extend  existing applications, including 5250 application out to BlackBerry Mobile Devices.

We’ll look forward to having Best practices for BlackBerry App Dev resented by Laurie Desautels, Chantel Elliot will present a BlackBerry  App Customer case study and Tom Everett will host a Kryos Velocity hands-on Jam session.

Visit http://www.kryos.com/

See you at TEC! Check out our draft conference agenda at ww.tug.ca

TEC 2010 Sponsorship

TEC 2010 Sponsorship Opportunities

BASIC SPONSORSHIP:

* Bronze Sponsorship, max 20 vendors @ $1,000.00 plus GST

  • Logo identified as sponsor in conference magazine and select marketing programs
  • Sponsorship of TEC conference agenda and program guide
  • Vendor information display (10’ x 3’) in the SEQ building (Library Corridor) for 2 days
  • Inclusion of one (1) full-conference pass for a sponsor employee
  • Three (3) $100 registration discount coupons for you to give to your customers
  • TEC blog authorship

Notes:
Location – The conference this year will be held at the Seneca @ York campus.
Displays – Instead of traditional 10 x 10 booths, this year we will provide 10’ x 3’ areas in the Library Corridor and Kaleidoscope for pop-up or table-top displays.
Kaleidoscope – All sponsors, speakers, and attendees are encouraged to participate in the Kaleidoscope hospitality room, where refreshments will be served throughout both days of the conference. This applies to all sponsors, regardless of whether they have a display in the kaleidoscope or not.
Parking – Parking is free for attendees, speakers, and sponsors. Get a ticket when you park, and then pick up an exit pass each day at TEC Registration.
Security – You can leave your display in place overnight, but keep any valuables with you.
(TUG is not responsible for any loss or damage.)
Set up – Displays can be set up any time Day 0 (April 26) or before 10 am Day 1 (April 27).
Shipping – Check with the TUG office for details regarding shipping materials to the conference
Hotel – Special on-campus accommodations are available at the Schulich Executive Centre
Information – Check out our website: www.tug.ca/tec and our blog www.tec2010.ca.
Contact – TUG office: 905-607-2546 • 1-888-607-2546 • admin@tug.ca
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PREMIUM SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS:

* Silver Sponsorship, max 10 vendors @ $2,200.00 plus GST

  • Promotions in conference publicity and agenda through articles and ads in the pre-conference TEC magazine. ½ page per silver sponsor
  • Inclusion as sponsor in select marketing programs (website, email, mailings, blogs, etc.)
  • Sponsorship of TEC conference agenda and program guide
  • Vendor information display (10’ x 3’) in your choice of either the hospitality room (SEQ building – Kaleidoscope Room) or the Library Corridor for 2 days
  • Inclusion of classroom or lab session, utilizing vendor-based speaker and selected topic in the TEC 2010 agenda
  • TEC blog authorship
  • Inclusion of two (2) conference passes for vendor employees
  • 10 (TEN) $100 registration discount coupons for you to give to your customers

* Gold Sponsorship, max 5 vendors @ $5,500.00 plus GST

  • Recognition as Gold Conference Sponsor throughout the conference
  • Engineer 1-2 sessions into the conference agenda featuring sponsor speaker
  • Promote conference and agenda through articles and ads in a pre-conference TEC magazine (two pages per gold sponsor, ¾ content vs. advertisement)
  • Inclusion as sponsor in ALL marketing programs (website, email, mailings, blogs, etc)
  • Sponsorship of TEC conference agenda and program guide
  • Our TEC 2010 marketing plans include a comprehensive CRM and Market Intelligence program including 1:1 interviews with all member companies. For Gold Sponsors, we will share the TUG Market Intelligence high level results and work with you as a channel to create messages to address to your targeted audiences. (Note: we cannot give the member names but will be happy to work with you to direct messages/programs)
  • Vendor information display (10’ x 3’) in your choice of either the hospitality room (SEQ building – Kaleidoscope Room) or the Library Corridor — or both, for 2 days
  • Vendor tech-talk at hospitality lab in TEL building providing 1:1 demo and briefings (TEL building Lab 2109) or Vendor Information Display near Registration in the SEQ building
  • Opportunity to host an “Executive Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner” at Schulich School of Business Private dining room with select target audience (at extra cost)
  • Inclusion of four (4) conference passes for vendor employees
  • 20 (twenty) $100 registration discount coupons for you to give to your customers
  • Negotiated program with Gold Sponsors whereby you can pay for guest passes

* Platinum Sponsorship, max 2 vendors @ $10K plus GST

  • Recognition as Platinum Conference Sponsor throughout the conference
  • Engineer a negotiated number of session tracks into the conference agenda featuring sponsor speakers
  • Promote conference and agenda through articles and ads in a pre-conference TEC magazine (Four pages per gold sponsor, ¾ content vs. advertisement)
  • Inclusion as sponsor in ALL marketing programs (website, email, mailings, blogs, etc.)
  • Sponsorship of TEC conference agenda and program guide
  • Our TEC 2010 marketing plans include a comprehensive CRM and Market Intelligence program including 1:1 interviews with all member companies. For Platinum Sponsors, we will share the TUG Market Intelligence high level results and work with you as a channel to create messages to address to your targeted audiences. (Note: we cannot give the member names but will be happy to work with you to direct messages / programs.)
  • First choice locations – vendor information display (10’ x 3’) in the hospitality room (SEQ building – Kaleidoscope Room) and the Library Corridor, for 2 days
  • Vendor tech-talk at hospitality Lab in TEL building providing 1:1 demo and briefings (TEL building Lab 2109)
  • First choice location – vendor Information display near Registration in the SEQ building
  • First choice location – vendor information table in Seneca@York pub
  • Opportunity to host an “Executive Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner” at Schulich School of Business private dining room with select target audience (at extra cost)
  • Inclusion of six (6) conference passes for vendor employees
  • Unlimited $100 registration discount coupons for you to give to your customers
  • Negotiated program with Platinum Sponsors whereby you can pay for guest passes