Grow Your Skills to Stay Ahead at TechU
Discover what you could learn at TechU events this fall.
By Petra Bührer08/12/2019
Learn Through Lectures and Labs Led by Technical LeadersTechU events bring technical experts from a broad set of skill areas to a central location and cover a range of topics related to IBM and IBM Power Systems. Many sessions are focused around infrastructure capabilities for running mission-critical workloads, which is especially important in the era of hybrid multicloud and artificial intelligence (AI).TechU sessions also explore emerging technologies such as open-source tools, software-defined infrastructure capabilities, cloud native applications built on containers and more. At TechU, you can learn how to leverage all these while running enterprise workloads on traditional infrastructure such as IBM AIX, IBM i or IBM Z.
One thing I am quite excited about is the AIX for Rookies track that we established about two years ago. This series of lectures and labs is designed to help new team members quickly get up to speed with AIX. It continues to be one of our most popular AIX sessions.
TechU lectures and labs are led by IBM and IBM Business Partners, covering a wide spectrum of topics across IBM Power Systems, IBM Storage, IBM Z and LinuxONE and include technical deep dives as well as strategy sessions to help clients think about and get ready for the future.
In addition, several TechU events offer opportunities to complete certification exams on IBM Power Systems and other topics to strengthen your resume and career.
Technology is changing rapidly, and your skills need to keep up, so you don’t get left behind.
Upcoming EventsTwo major TechU events are coming up this October:
IBM Systems Technical University in Las Vegas, NV, US
Featuring IBM Power Systems, IBM Storage and IBM Z
Date: October 7-11, 2019
Location: Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas
IBM Systems Technical University in Prague, CZ
Featuring IBM Power Systems and IBM Storage
Date: October 21-25, 2019
Location: Hilton Prague
I’m presenting several Power Systems-related sessions at each of these TechU events. Here’s what I’m presenting at TechU in Las Vegas:
Can’t make it to one of these locations? In addition to Las Vegas and Prague, TechU events will be offered this year in Johannesburg, South Africa (September 10-12), Sydney, Australia (October 15-17) and many other locations around the world. See the full lineup to find an event near you.
Talk to SMEs, Grow Your Network and Influence Solution Evolution
TechU offers more than technical training. Networking is a key benefit of attending, from my point of view. The relaxed, single-venue setting makes it easy to meet clients, Business Partners and IBMers from various industries and job roles. You can get to know new people, meet people face to face who you’ve talked to on the phone multiple times and gather valuable feedback on the technology itself. As an IBM Power Systems Offering Manager, I appreciate how critical the feedback we receive at TechU is as we develop the strategy and future roadmaps for our portfolios. And of course, I enjoy hearing firsthand from clients and Business Partners what they think about recent IBM Power Systems enhancements and how they’re using them.
From my perspective, TechU is a perfect way to learn about IBM Power Systems trends and direction, technical details, new products, improved capabilities, and enhancements to our huge portfolio of offerings. Best of all, you can influence their roadmap!
Learn more about IBM Systems Technical University hereand register for a conference in your region.
I hope to see you at the next TechU!
Petra Bührer is an offering manager for IBM Power Systems (AIX; security). More →
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