Where Educated People are the Real Power

REMINDER: If you haven't already registered for TEC 2008, there is still time...

Also, please note that even if you are unable to attend the full conference, the TEC 2008 Vendor Showcase (open from 11:00 - 5:30 on Tuesday) is FREE for anyone to attend.

Then, after the Vendor Showcase, join us for a special "MoM at TEC" Panel Discussion entitled: "Your Future and the System i [Power Systems] Future – Are They the Same?" – also FREE for everyone! This session will explore how some experts understand the current Power Systems environment, and what we should be looking for in the next few years, if we want to keep "marching with the band." Take part in this lively discussion, express your views, and ask for guidance. (Session time: 5:30 – 6:45 pm).


TEC 2008
TUG's 15th Annual Technical Education Conference
and Vendor Showcase April 22 - 24, 2008
at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North

TEC 2008:
  • Two full days of seven tracks of great sessions & speakers
  • Hands-on at IBM Lab (Day 3)
  • Award winning IBM and industry speakers
  • Topics include: DB2 Web Query, RPG IV, ILE, PHP, SQL, EGL, HMC/LPAR, security, Power 6 hardware, system management, high availability, professional development
  • CD of session materials
  • Conference Certificate
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Vendor Showcase

Real POWER is what educated staff can bring to Application Development and ultimately the End User experience. It is truly NOT about the Power Chip, or the powerful tools - it is about what these empower an educated developer to bring to the application and hence the End User.
- BoB Lesiw

The Toronto Users Group for System i proudly presents its 15th annual Technical Education Conference on April 22 - 24, 2008 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Every year is a good year to attend TEC, and this year is no exception. With the planning of V6R1 being announced just prior to TEC, there is a vast amount of information to be learned.

What Speakers!
In typical fashion, TUG has planned another stellar cast of speakers, including favourites Jon Paris, Susan Gantner, Barbara Morris, Jackie Jansen, Trevor Perry, and many more. We are lucky to have a great relationship with the IBM Toronto Lab and have all of the experts imparting their invaluable knowledge for your benefit.

What a Schedule!
As usual, there is so much to choose from, you will not know which session to attend. Hopefully you will have others in your company that will cover the sessions you cannot attend yourself. And of course you will receive a CD with all of the session handouts of the conference so you will have all of the information at your fingertips.

We have put a schedule together with all of the topics you asked for. With the programmer in mind, we have sessions on RPG, ILE, RSE, EGL, DB2 Web Query, CL, security, plus much more. Many companies have operations staff to educate, so we have greatly increased our offerings in this area by covering backup and recovery, backup encryption, high availability, BRMS, HMC, PTFs, iSeries Navigator, TCP/IP, Work Management, and more. With team leaders and project managers in mind, we also have two full days of Professional Development sessions.

And More!
We have an Executive Breakfast for the executives of your company talking about IBM Rational strategy for System i by George Farr and Todd Britton, a Vendor Showcase of great products and services, an expert panel discussion on the topic: Your future and the System i future, are they the same?, a lunch and Keynote Address by David Burnett from End to End Networks, and of course the great hands-on labs at the IBM Toronto Lab.

We also have some excellent Vendor Sponsored sessions:

Day 1 -
:10 Information Builders - iWay: Everything Should Work Together
13:30 Seagull Software - Good Green vs. Bad Green:
           Considerations for System i Application Modernization
2:55 Tango/04 - 1-2-3: Infrastructure, Security & Applications.
           The New Trend in Monitoring Strategies

Day 2 -
09:45 EXTOL - Essential Integration for Resource Constrained Companies
11:10 Information Builders - WF: Because Everyone Makes Decisions

Be sure to put TEC 2008 at the top of your list and register today.
Check our website for more details!

Call 905-607-2546, email, or go online to register at

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(System i is a trademark of IBM Corporation.)