TUG Buzz! for Tuesday November 12, 2019

The location has changed for our Meeting:
4:00 pm, Wednesday November 20, 2019!

logo - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

5444 Dixie Road, Mississauga

** FREE Parking **

Sponsored by:


Kyle Foster, Partner Ecosystem Executive for IBM Systems in Canada

Kyle FosterKyle Foster has spent over 25 years with IBM Canada in a variety of successful sales management and leadership roles.

He has experience in all facets of IBM's business, including hardware, software and services sales in both large and small enterprises.

Kyle has a comprehensive history with the IBM POWER Brand and IBM i.

Daniel Lefebvre, Director of Canadian Ecosystems, Fresche Solutions

Daniel LefebvreDaniel Lefebvre has over 20 years of experience in business development for the technology industry, and has assisted many clients in improving their IT systems. He particularly excels at focusing on customer service and establishing a sustainable business relationship. With a dynamic attitude and a willingness to learn, Daniel enjoys communication, business development and teamwork. His role as the Director of the Canadian Ecosystem allows him to help Fresche's partners and clients choose the best solutions to modernize, maintain and transform their IBM i applications, thereby bringing more value to their business.

Robert Arce, IT Strategist in Client Solutions Advisory, Fresche Solutions

Robert ArceRobert Arce assists companies all over the world with their modernization projects.

He has vast experience designing and developing applications, especially for manufacturing, sales and distribution environments.

He is an expert in the X-Analysis suite for IBM i application analysis and management and is an active member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Midrange Systems Association (DFW MMSA users group).

     AGENDA for November 20th MoM

ADMISSION:  Free for TUG members (non-members also free,
this day only - sponsored by Freshe Solutions)

Registration  3:30 pm

4:00 pm - Session 1: Succeeding in a World full of Digital Disrupters (Speaker: Kyle Foster)

Abstract: When it comes to "Digital Disruption" we hear a great deal about the rising web-based start-ups. They dominate the news cycle; but who are the winners and who are the losers? ...

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5:00 pm - Session 2: How IBM i Modernization can help grow your business (Speaker: Daniel Lefebvre)

Abstract: Are you thinking of modernization? Whether you've just started the process, are mid-way through or are contemplating the idea, this topic is for you. Your IBM i applications may currently meet your needs, but are they future-proof? ...

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6:00 pm - Intermission (Buffet Dinner & Networking)

7:00 pm - Session 3: Demystifying the Challenges of IBM i Database Modernization (Speaker: Robert Arce)

Abstract: Database modernization is quite often considered a risky undertaking. Hundreds of programs may access and modify your data with native I/O and SQL. Dependencies between the tables or data is hidden within the program logic, and not directly visible. ...

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