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Free IBM i Educational Event in Dallas

Thursday, November 3 at the IBM Innovation Center

Join leading experts Alison Butterill, Emmanuel Tzinevrakis, Greg Patterson and Ray Everhart for a day of learning and networking. 

Executive Track: The morning session will cover key industry trends, IBM’s direction and how to leverage your investment on IBM i and move things forward.

Developer Track: The afternoon session will focus on what’s possible and look at different approaches to UI, code and database modernization.

Conveniently located at the IBM Innovation Center in Coppell, Texas (click to access map and directions). See below for the full agenda.

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Morning session

Strategy and Planning for C-Level, Directors & Managers

8:30 am - 9 am

Registrations and coffee

9 am - 9:30 am

Round Table: Discussion about IBM i

9:30 am - 10:15 am

IBM i – Present and Future, by Alison Butterill

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Coffee break

10:30 am - 11:15 am

A look at what's possible for Web, GUI and Mobile, by Greg Patterson

11:15 am - Noon

Building your own roadmap, by Emmanuel Tzinevrakis

Noon - 1 pm


Afternoon session

Approaches to Application Modernization
Intended audience: Developers, Managers & Directors

1 pm - 2 pm

From RPG OA to Node.js: Approaches to Application Modernization, by Greg Patterson

2 pm - 3 pm

Knowing Your IBM i Applications, by Ray Everhart

3 pm - 3:15 pm

Coffee break

3:15 pm - 3:455 pm

How Change Management Solutions Improve your Customer Experience, by Donna Westmoreland

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Technical demonstrations of Rapid Web Development and Application Analysis and Documentation, by Greg Patterson and Ray Everhart

5 pm - 7 pm

Cocktails and networking

These are the experts you will meet:


Alison ButterilAlison Butterill
IBM i Offering Manager,

Alison Butterill is responsible for the IBM i business at IBM US, which includes defining and guiding future directions and strategies. She works with the IBM i sales, marketing and development teams, as well as clients and partners, to ensure that the IBM i operating system and associated products reflect their requirements. Alison has worked in the midrange environment for more than 30 years and has held a wide variety of positions at IBM, primarily with midrange servers and software.


Callie Brown

Callie Brown
Senior Account Executive

Callie Brown has been working with business development in the IT industry since 2003. She is an advocate for IBM i customers, helping them uncover challenges and issues and finding the best solutions to address their needs. At iBelieve Dallas, she will be acting as our MC.


Greg Patterson

Greg Patterson
IBM i Modernization Specialist

Greg Patterson has been in the IT field for 17 years. In addition to business development activities, Greg also coordinates pre-sales technical demonstrations, performs business analysis and is sometimes involved at the coding level for specific projects. Greg has a deep knowledge of BCD products from his time spent on our support team.



Emmanuel TzinevrakisEmmanuel Tzinevrakis
VP of Professional Services,

Emmanuel manages Fresche's team of consultants, defining best practices and providing strategic direction to the Professional Services group. He also looks after application support and maintenance outsourcing and staffing. Among other accomplishments, he introduced the Project Management Institute's professional practices to Fresche's services methodology. 
Donna_Westmoreland_round_130.pngDonna Westmoreland
Midrange Dynamics North America
Donna Westmoreland has over 25 years’ experience with IBM midrange systems and supporting consistent software change methodologies. Experience gained from leading major projects, including application modernization, at hundreds of corporations has given her a well-rounded view of development needs, audit requirements, and testing principles. Donna serves as CTO for the North America distributor of Midrange Dynamics Change Management, an Advanced IBM Business Partner.
Raymond EverhartRay Everhart
Senior IBM i Analyst, X-Analysis Product Manager
Ray has spent years helping IBM i companies by assessing their RPG, COBOL and CA 2E (Synon) applications and processes to improve business outcomes. As Product Manager for X-Analysis, he works closely with IBM i customers to understand their business goals and technical needs in order to drive innovation within the product suite.