The IBM Toronto Software Lab periodically runs webinars on information management related topics, which are called DB2 Chat with the Lab. These tend to be highly informative sessions, which wrap up with a Q&A time that enables attendees to openly ask questions on the subjects that were discussed during the talks. Best of all, these sessions are absolutely free to the general public and anybody is welcome to attend.
The next DB2 Chat with the Lab is a particularly important one, because it deals with a subject that is reshaping our industry and is likely to change the way IT business is done. I’m talking of course about Cloud Computing, a flexible technology that makes computational resources available on-demand, at a pay as you go rate, and ready to scale right from the get-go.
When: March 25, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Central / 10:00 AM Pacific. Please mark your calendar.
What: DB2 and Cloud Computing; a 1.5 hour session that will cover the following topics:
- Introduce Cloud Computing, its benefits, and IBM’s Cloud strategy.
- Cover usage scenarios for running DB2 in a Cloud.
- Describe various Cloud deployment options for DB2, and touches on the subject of Amazon EC2.
- Hear from business partners leveraging Clouds for DB2-based solutions.
Who: There will be several prominent speakers on the bill. Sal Vella (VP Development – Data Servers & Data Warehousing, IBM) will get the ball rolling, followed by Leon Katsnelson (Program Director of Data Management Portfolio, IBM), and Rav Ahuja (Senior Product Manager – Data Management, IBM). Next up will be some of IBM’s business partners, including Mike Oliver (CTO, Corent), Scott Chate (Dir. of Products, Corent) and finally Uri Budnik (Director of Business Development, RightScale).
How: Register here and you’ll receive all the details you need to be able to dial in for the call. At a later stage you’ll also receive an email containing details about how to join the web conference so that you can follow along with the presentation.
You don’t have to be an analyst or manager to join this call. On the contrary, we’d love to see more developers partecipate and getting involved. Even if you are not interested in DB2 per se, you will probably learn something new or find the information that’s being presented interesting.
And if you happen to be at IDUG on May 12, you can attend the session E03 “DB2 in the Cloud”, presented by the aforementioned Leon Katsnelson, if you want to continue learning about our Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) efforts.