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Monday, April 24 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
426: Keynote: IBM i @ 35: Innovation + Integration!

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It’s time to celebrate! IBM i is celebrating its 35th anniversary, and in this session, Alison Butterill (IBM i Product Manager) and Steve Will (IBM i CTO & Chief Architect) will look back at what IBM i has meant to them in their careers. Throughout the changes in technology and society at large, the way businesses use servers and software, IBM i has been able to adjust, evolve and continue to provide excellent value. Through the years, Alison and Steve have worked with clients who have experienced these changes, and have been on the inside of creating IBM i as it evolved. They’ll share stories from that journey and predictions for the next 35 years! Come and celebrate with them.

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Steve Will

IBM i CTO & Chief Architect, IBM
Steve is the CTO and Chief Architect for the IBM i Operating System.  Spending the past fourteen years of his IBM career in this position, he has become an award-winning speaker, author of the influential blog "You and i," (https://bit.ly/You-and-i-blog) and is one of the most sought-after voices at customer briefings and events. Steve has worked on IBM i and its predecessors since before the creation of the AS/400, and is currently responsible for setting the strategy of the IBM i operating system, as well as deciding which enh... Read More →
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Alison Butterill

WW IBM I Product Manager, IBM
Alison Butterill is the offering manager for IBM i. She owns the responsibility for the IBM i business, including 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... Read More →

Monday April 24, 2023 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Grand Ballroom