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Finding your way forward with Fresche

IBM i is at the core of thousands of businesses in every field and industry. It is an IT bedrock that serves as a great starting point to move into the future.

Organisations that have built RPG, COBOL and Synon applications on IBM i have had great success; however, the monolithic nature of these applications is now holding them back. Our series of IT modernisation sessions will help you unlock unique value within these applications and drive them forward into modern, agile, multi-tiered systems.

The goal of these sessions is to help bring your business and IT together to establish your unique roadmap that will provide a modernisation plan to meet your company's growing needs – today and for the future.


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Four Key Reasons to Sign Up to These Sessions


Fully Harness Existing Applications


Minimise Risk & Become More Agile


Boost Productivity & Streamline Employee Training


Increase ROI

What’s Covered?

Session 1: Developing Your Modernisation Plan: What Are Your Options?

IBM i applications have been successfully serving business operations for decades. Modern technologies are enabling new levels of automation, scalability, resiliency and flexibility. In this session, Chris Koppe discuss what application modernisation and transformation is and the various options available to help them realise the full potential of the future while building on the value of their IBM i applications. 
In this session, Chris will discuss:

  • Several client roadmaps that include incremental modernisation strategies and the outcomes achieved at various stages
  • Modernisation approaches and automated solutions available
  • Quick wins with UI modernisation
  • APIs & integration capabilities
  • Code & DB conversion
  • Architectural & infrastructure options
  • Deployment options including various cloud models



Chris Koppe

VP, Strategic Transformation

Since joining Fresche in 1988, Chris has helped hundreds of companies develop and execute successful application management and modernisation strategies across various platforms, languages, databases, and technologies.


Ray Everhart

Senior Product Manager (X‑Analysis)

For over 30 years, Ray has helped companies understand, develop and manage their RPG, COBOL and CA 2E application environments. Specializing in assisting clients in enhancing and modernising their systems to meet evolving business demands.


Robert Arce

IT Strategist

Robert Arce is an IT Strategist and a subject matter expert in the IBM i system, assisting companies worldwide with their modernisation projects. He is an expert in Fresche's IBM i Application Analysis and Management Suite, X-Analysis.


Pascal Polverini

IT Strategist

IBM Champion Pascal Polverini has substantial experience in end-to-end software architectures, expertise in DB, programming languages, communication protocols and GUI. Co-author of the IBM i Modernization Redbook, he is an expert in cross technologies.

“Finding new resources is a challenge. How do you locate people with all of the skills that our business requires? With Fresche on-board, we now have access to an entire IBM i-centric company with tools, deep expertise, analysts and integration experts. We no longer think in terms of searching for specific individuals and instead, we can focus on our future.”

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