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Tuesday, October 16 • 10:30am - 11:30am
23AD POWER Panel: Modernization

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For many of us, being "modern" was one of the appeals of building a career working with computers. It was all new and high-tech, and we got to play with the coolest toys. So why now do we need to talk about "modernization"? What exactly is old and needs to be modernized? Is it our beloved IBM i operating system? The Power Systems hardware it runs on? The languages available to us? The tools we use? Or is it as simple as the UI our applications use, and the devices they run on? Is this a problem specific to our community, or is it fairly universal? And is "legacy" a four-letter word, or is it just a euphemism for "proven"? What's the cost of failure to modernize? Come to this panel discussion to learn the answers to these questions and more. Bring your own questions, and we'll try to answer them with the help of our expert panelists.

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This is Session ID:180246

Moderators
avatar for Steve Wolk

Steve Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the Chief Technology Officer for PC Richard & Son, a family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance and electronics superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Founded in 1909, PC Richard has always been known for honesty, integrity, and reliability throughout... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charles Guarino

Charles Guarino

CEO, Central Park Data Systems
Charles Guarino has been an Information Technology consultant for the vast majority of his career. He is also the founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a Long Island and New York City area based IBM midrange consulting and corporate training company. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Scott Klement

Scott Klement

Director, Product Development and Support, Profound Logic Software
Scott Klement is the Director of Product Development and Support at Profound Logic Software. He also volunteers as a member of COMMON's Board of Directors and Strategic Education Team. He is the author of around 1000 articles and a dozen open source projects. Scott's efforts to help... Read More →
avatar for Greg Patterson

Greg Patterson

Modernization Specialist, Fresche Solutions
Greg Patterson has been in the IT field for over 20 years, the last 12 with Fresche Solutions where he is currently a Modernization Specialist. In addition to business development activities, Greg also coordinates pre-sales technical demonstrations and discussions, performs business... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Grand Ballroom 5
  Application Development
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi