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Join Frank Soltis and leading modernisation experts
for a free day of learning and networking
October 28 in Zurich
at the riverside hotel, in Glattfelden 

Why attend

Entering its third year, the iBelieve Tour is back. Join Dr. Frank Soltis as he talks about real life cases of IBM i users and why modernisation is so critical for business.  Dr. Soltis is joined by leading modernisation expert Trevor Perry and strategy and planning expert Chris Koppe.  This tour brings tremendous knowledge and experience into one room for the European IBM i community. During these free-to-attend one-day events, you will learn exactly why modernisation is necessary, the approaches available, which strategies are good for you and how to implement them.

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These are the experts you will meet:
Dr. Frank Soltis
Dr. Frank Soltis
Retired Chief Scientist,
Dr. Soltis is one of the most significant computer scientists of the 20th century. He defined directions for IBM systems - including the AS/400 and IBM i - and led the effort to define the architecture of the 64-bit PowerPC processors used in IBM’s Power System servers.
Chris Koppe
Chris Koppe
VP of Corporate Strategy,
Fresche Legacy
Chris Koppe has led the development of legacy management strategies for hundreds of companies across various platforms, languages, databases, and technologies, accumulating expertise on everything related to legacy management.
Trevor Perry
Trevor Perry
Modernisation Strategist,
Fresche Legacy
Trevor Perry provides innovative strategies to IBM i users around the world. Well-known in the IBM i community for leading efforts to promote modernisation, he specializes in setting strategy and direction, aligning business and IT, guiding evolution of IT DNA and motivating entire companies.
Christoph Lösel
CIO, Systembetreuung Lösel GmbH
IBM i customer who has modernized their applications
Christoph Lösel transformed the company from just programming to a full service provider.Systembetreuung Lösel GmbH focuses on medium-sized enterprises, and Christoph advises especially on modernization of existing IT infrastructure.

Agenda for iBelieve Switzerland*
Time  Speaker Session Title 
8:30 - 9:30 Coffee, registration and networking   
9:30 Paul Hodgkinson Welcome and introduction    
9:40 Dr. Frank Soltis The Importance of Modernisation.

Coffee break

10:45 IBM IBM i update
11:30 Chris Koppe Developing a modernisation strategy: evaluating the options
12:15 Lunch
13:15 IBM i customer Christoph Loesel, from Systembetreuung Loesel GmbH i Modernised
13:45 Speaker panel Open Q&A session
14:15 Coffee break
14:30 Trevor Perry Implementing modernisation
15:15 - 15:30 Trevor Perry Closing remarks 
15:30 - 16:30 Networking

* The agenda is subject to change without prior notice.

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