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COMMON Fall Conference & Expo | October 15-17 | Pittsburgh, PA | www.common.org/fall

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Personal Development [clear filter]
Monday, October 15
 

2:45pm

16AB Everything They Never Taught You!
Ok, maybe we're setting the bar a little high by saying EVERYTHING, but did you ever feel like all the people around you seem to just KNOW things, things you don't? Sure, you're a wiz with SQL, and no one codes RPG like you do, but when it comes to people skills, to working in teams, to communicating well, to building your career... Well, they never taught you THAT! Come to this session to learn everything you've been missing out on.


Learning Objectives:
Attend this session to learn to:
* Collaborate more effectively with other team members
* Resolve conflict with coworkers
* Improve your relationship with your boss
* Negotiate to get what you want
* Effectively market yourself in your current position
* Communicate better with everyone
 * Understand EVERYTHING THEY NEVER TAUGHT YOU!


This is Session ID:180262

Speakers
avatar for Steven Wolk

Steven Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the CTO for PC Richard & Son, a 110 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 →


Monday October 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
City Center B
  • Content Level All

5:15pm

18AB Give Me an Hour, and I'll Give You a Week!
"Hey, do you have a minute?" We're asked that question many times every day, and while we say yes, the sad answer is... NO! Our lives and our careers are busier than ever. Feel like you're barely keeping your head above water at work? You're not alone. We struggle to keep up with the demands of our careers while retaining some semblance of balance between work and personal time. If you had an extra week - or more - every year, how would you spend it? Come to this session and learn the life hacks you need to supercharge your productivity!


Learning Objectives:
You'll leave this session knowing how to:
* Focus on the right things at the right times
* Better manage the constant interruptions
* Always have the information you need at your fingertips
* Automate repetitive tasks
* Use technology to your advantage By the end of the session you'll have the tools to save over 168 hours - that's one full week - every year! What will you do with all that extra time?


This is Session ID:180051

Speakers
avatar for Steven Wolk

Steven Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the CTO for PC Richard & Son, a 110 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 →


Monday October 15, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
City Center B
  • Content Level All
 
Tuesday, October 16
 

1:30pm

25AC CAAC Panel: Be Heard – Your role in the future of IBM i


This is Session ID:180321

Speakers
avatar for David Brault

David Brault

Product Manager / CAAC Member, LANSA
David Brault is the Product Marketing Manager at LANSA, a leading vendor in IBM i application development and integration tools. Since graduating from the University of Wisconsin, David has spent his last 25 years working in the IBM i industry, amassing extensive experience integrating... Read More →
avatar for Pete Massiello

Pete Massiello

President, iTech Solutions
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →
avatar for Steve Pitcher

Steve Pitcher

IBM i Administration, iTech Solutions
Multi-industry IT professional with experience as a developer, systems administrator and IT Director.Skilled in security and collaborative solutions with a focus on IBM i (AS/400 or iSeries). 


Tuesday October 16, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom 1
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi

5:15pm

28AC YiPs Roundtable
If you're a young IBM i user, or new to the system, you're invited to participate on a COMMON/IBM advisory team called Young IT Professionals (YiPs). You'll review COMMON and IBM i initiatives relevant to you and network with your peers.

This is Session ID:180320

Speakers
avatar for Richie Palma

Richie Palma

Tech Solutions Consultant, iTech Solutions
A Tech Solutions Consultant for iTech Solutions Group, IBM Champion for Power, IBM Fresh Face, founder of the “Midrange Meetup” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on the steering committee for YIP’s (Young i Professionals), and on the board for SEMIUG (South East Michigan IBM i User... Read More →
avatar for Steve Pitcher

Steve Pitcher

IBM i Administration, iTech Solutions
Multi-industry IT professional with experience as a developer, systems administrator and IT Director.Skilled in security and collaborative solutions with a focus on IBM i (AS/400 or iSeries). 


Tuesday October 16, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Grand Ballroom 1
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi