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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 CTO for PC Richard & Son, a 108 year old family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance, electronics, and mattress superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Steve's deep background in retail began on the sales floor while in college, and he's applied those... Read More →

Speakers
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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 →
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Scott Klement

Director, Product Development and Support, Profound Logic Software
Scott Klement is a Product Developer at Profound Logic Software, and is well known as both an author and speaker in the IBM i community. Scott is a passionate advocate for RPG on the IBM i platform, and enjoys teaching tips and techniques to other developers. His efforts to help programmers... Read More →
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Greg Patterson

Modernization Specialist, Fresche Solutions
Greg Patterson has been in the IT field for 18 years, the last 10 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 analysis... Read More →


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