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Call for Speakers for the 2003 IBM Data Management Conference

Submitted to IIUG ENews by IBM on 5 March 2003

Preparations for the 2003 IBM Data Management Technical Conference are now underway. Now is the time for you to submit your proposals for presenting at the conference. The conference will be held at the Las Vegas Hilton in the fine city of Las Vegas, NV. Registration begins on Sunday afternoon, October 26 along with pre conference classes that morning. The conference sessions begin Monday morning, October 27, and end at noon Friday, October 31. Please help us promote this event and share this note with others who may be interested in presenting at the conference.

Here are some ground rules for proposal submission:

  • We strongly favor new or updated presentations.
  • We strongly favor speakers with multiple proposals.
  • If you know of qualified candidates who were not in the conference last year, please circulate this note to them. (Please consider speaking effectiveness in addition to technical qualifications before doing so).
  • Don't presume that because you were selected for the conference last year that you will automatically be selected this year - we have a limited number of speaking slots and we need to present a substantial number of new faces every year.
  • Agenda Owners:
    1. DB2 and BI: Paul Holbrook ( and Scott Howard (
    2. Informix: Omkar Nimbalkar (
    3. U2: Janet Oswald (
  • What we need now are Agenda Designation, Titles, Speaker Name(s), and brief preliminary abstracts for your proposals. (When we issue formal speaking invitations, we will ask for formal titles and abstracts.) Please send these ASAP to The probability of your presentations being accepted decreases rapidly as time passes.

Please route all your inquiries and abstracts to Paul Holbrook ( with a copy to the appropriate Agenda Owner.

Presentation sessions will be 75 minutes long. Whenever possible, presentations will be given twice. This is a list of possible topics just to stimulate your thoughts:


  • IDS 9.4 Features - Scalability, Performance, Reliability, Security, Reduced Administration
  • IDS 9.4 - An Easy Upgrade From IDS 7
  • Gold Bundles
  • Informix and SMB
  • Informix and Business Partner Solutions
  • Informix and Data Management Products (DB2, DM Tools, II, CM)
  • Informix and SWG Products (WebSphere, Lotus, Tivoli, Rational)
  • Informix and Linux
  • Informix and eServer Platforms (iSeries, pSeries, xSeries, zSeries)
  • Informix Success Stories
  • Informix and Competition (Oracle, MS SQL Server, Sybase, Teradata)
  • Informix and E-Business Technologies (XML, Web Services, J2EE, .NET)
  • Red Brick
  • 4GL and ISQL
  • Finance Foundation for Capital Markets
  • Oil and Gas Foundation
  • DataBlades (Spatial, Time Series, Web)
  • Office Connect
  • Classic Servers (OnLine, SE, C-ISAM)
  • ClientSDK
  • XPS


  • XML strategy
  • U2 and .NET
  • SOAP
  • High Availability
  • Integration with IBM technologies
  • U2 in the SMB market
  • U2 and Linux
  • Web Services and how U2 plays
  • IBM U2 and Tools for Enterprise Computing
  • WebSphere Application Middleware and U2
  • U2 Certification
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Customer success stories
  • SystemBuilder 5.3
  • UniVerse 10.1 Features


  • Anything DB2 V8 related
  • Anything that links DB2 to IBM's On-Demand initiative
  • Autonomic DB2
  • The road to 64 Bit
  • Basic topics for new DB2 users
  • What's new in Data Sharing and EEE
  • Performance, Performance, Performance
  • Customer success stories
  • DB2 and WebSphere
  • Administering DB2
  • The optimizer(s)
  • High Availability
  • DB2 Tools and utilities
  • Migrating to UNICODE including an intro to UNICODE
  • Linux, especially zSeries

Business Intelligence and Information Integration

  • Information Integrator
  • MQTs, MDCs and Aurora
  • New Replication Scenarios
  • Data Quality
  • Tuning and Managing Very Large Data Warehouses
  • Why IBM is better than MS and Oracle for data warehousing
  • How & Why to consolidate Oracle & Microsoft Marts
  • Real Time BI -- The ODS and data mining online
  • Data Mining for Dummies - mining simplified (IM scoring)
  • SAS interpretability with Intelligent Miner Extenders
  • IBM BI and the ongoing role of the Triplex
  • DB2 OLAP
  • Hybrid Analysis techniques
  • Managing Large Cubes
  • WHM and/or Accentual EIS with DB2
  • XML strategy, support and examples
  • Web Services and how DB2 plays including practical examples
  • DB2's role in Content Management
  • Portliest Building -- adding Kips from the warehouse to the portal
  • EAI vs. EII


  • Key business applications, and how they work together with DB2 (i.e. SIEBEL, SAP, etc.)
  • Any tips tricks and techniques on application topics
  • Porting applications to DB2
  • Building DB2 applications with using J2EE, ..NET, SQLJ, etc.
  • Building DB2 applications using WebSphere (both WAS and MQ)

And as always: what's new and what will be hot in October besides Las Vegas!

Though the conference will certainly cover the big picture and trends and directions, the heart and soul of this conference is unquestionably the immediately usable, practical, technical detail. That's what we're really looking for. We would also be interested in some really good "Back to the Basics" presentations for attendees that are new to Data Management. There will be a large exposition area for marketing; but what we need now is technical meat for the sessions.

Important Dates

  • 19 March 2003 (changed from 12 March): Deadline for conference presentation proposals
  • 02 April 2003: Plan to complete selection and send notifications of proposal acceptance by e-mail
  • 29 August 2003: Presentation softcopy materials must be submitted by this date if selected


Customers and Business Partners selected to present will receive complimentary attendance at the conference, including all sessions, social events and breakfast and lunch each day. You will be responsible for your own travel and hotel. If you do not submit your softcopy materials by the due date which will be confirmed to you in the acceptance note, your tuition can not be waived :-(

Best Regards in 2003!

Paul Holbrook (DB2 for z/OS)
T/L 542-2135
Scott Howard (DB2 for non-z/OS and BI)
T/L 320-8844
Omkar Nimbalkar (Informix)
T/L 270-3725
Janet Oswald (U2)
T/L 770-4848