WMSUG November 2017 Meeting
Announcement for WMSUG & i-94 User Group meeting - Nov 15th 

​"It's Not Just AS/400" by 
 - Steve Will, Chief Architect for the IBM i operating system, IBM 
 - Tom Huntington, Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions, HelpSystems 

True or False: The IBM i operating system is just the AS/400 all over again. False! The AS/400 provided a solid foundation, but it has evolved over the years into the entirely new animal that we call IBM i. 

So, what was there at the beginning and which architectural elements have been added? How have these additions made the platform more powerful? How does cognitive computing come into play? 

Watch this recorded webinar with IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will and IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington to gain a unique perspective on the direction of this platform, including: 
 - IBM i development strategies in progress at IBM 
 - Ways that Watson will shake hands with IBM i 
 - Key takeaways from the AS/400 days 

IBM i stands on the shoulders of giants. Its AS/400 heritage and strategic innovation point to a bright future for this strategic server that continues to support organizations in every industry around the world. 

Don't miss a moment as the saga unfolds! 

If you are not available to join the meeting in person, consider a visit via the web! 
Join WebEx meeting:  https://helpsystems.webex.com/helpsystems/j.php?MTID=mee9a5b0195fc3a982aaf4fff32497cbe 

Meeting number (access code): 748 427 696 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that this WebEx service allows audio and other information sent during the session to be recorded, which may be discoverable in a legal matter. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded, discuss your concerns with the host or do not join the session. 

About the Presenters: 

Steve Will is Chief Architect for the IBM i operating system. He's an award-winning speaker, author of a top IBM i blog, and one of the most sought-after voices at customer briefings and events. Steve has worked on IBM i and its predecessors since before the creation of the AS/400. 

Tom Huntington is Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystems, and a 28-year veteran of the company. He works with business alliances, acquisitions and large customer relationships and ensures that the HelpSystems software works with other major software and hardware vendors worldwide. 

Tom often speaks on enterprise scheduling, security, automation topics, IBM i technology, and the HelpSystems products, and hosts technical presentations on a variety of automation topics. He is the author of the HelpSystems IBM i Marketplace Survey and has written articles on automated operations, security, cloud computing, and business intelligence for leading trade journals and newsletters. He was named an IBM Champion in 2016 and 2017 for over three decades of advocation and thought leadership on the IBM i platform. 

Meeting ends at Noon. 

Date / Location 
Date: Nov 15th, 2017,  
Time: 8am coffee and rolls, 8:30am presentation 
Place: The H.T. Hackney Co., 1180 58th Street SW, Wyoming MI, 49509. Ph: 616-261-6656 

Directions coming from the South: Take US-131 to EXIT 76 (68th street).  Turn Left (West) onto 68th street (up and over the 68th Street hill.) Go 0.3 miles to Clyde Park Ave.  Turn Right (North) onto Clyde Park.  Go 1.1 miles to 58th Street and turn Left (West).  Go 0.5 miles.  Look for The H.T. Hackney sign on the left. 

Directions coming from the North: Take US-131 to EXIT 78, (54th street), choose the center turn lane.  Turn wide Right (West) on 54th street.  Go 0.1 miles to Clyde Park Ave, moving into the left turn lane.  Turn Left (South) onto Clyde Park.  Go 0.6 miles to 58th Street and turn Right (West).  Go 0.5 miles.  Look for The H.T. Hackney sign on the left.

Parking is available in front of the building. Enter at the center doors. Members will be directed to the Multi-Purpose Conference Room. 



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