IT Executive Conference

IT Executive Conference

April 20-22, 2020 | Hyatt Regency Atlanta | Atlanta, Georgia

The IT Executive Conference (ITEC) was created with the needs of IT managers and decision makers – like you – in mind. With a focus on strategic issues, you can interact with IBM executives, industry recognized experts and peers on how to maximize your IT investment.

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  • Receive industry updates direct from IBM executives and other experts
  • Interact with peers to learn best practices and strategies that can transform your business
  • Grow your professional network across various industries

Session Topics and Agenda

All IT Executive Conference attendees are welcome to stay and attend the sessions, events, and the Closing Reception at POWERUp 2020, taking place concurrently. Registration to the IT Executive Conference includes access to POWERUp 2020.

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  • IBM Executive Session
    Steve Sibley, VP, Power Systems Offering Management, IBM

  • Quantum Computing
    Robert Loredo, IBM Q Technical Business Development/Master Inventor/IBM Q Ambassador

  • DB2 Mirror Business Benefits
    Alison Butterill, Steve Will

  • AI Visual Analyzer
    Michael Hollinger, Master Inventor, STSM, and Chief Architect for Machine Vision, Cognitive Systems

  • Innovation for Change - Aligning IT Initiatives with Business Value
    Speaker TBD

  • Disaster Recovery in the Cloud
    Pete Massiello, President, iTech Solutions Group

  • Cloud - Security, Privacy, Availability, Data Ownership
    Dimitrios Pendarakis, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Security Officer, IBM Cognitive Systems

  • Pen Testing Services and Process for Entire Infrastructure
    Neil Mendoza, Sales Manager, Core Security – HelpSystems

  • Modernizing Your IT Environment: Integrating IBM i with Tomorrow’s Technology Investments
    John Gay, Senior Manager, Sales Engineering, Syncsort

  • Can My IBM i Do Everything Other Systems Can?
    Jordan Antonoff, VP Sales and Client Services, Profound Logic

  • Business Partner Relationships and Sales
    Todd Grube, Vice President, Global Business Partner Sales - Cognitive Systems

  • Panel Discussion: Future of IBM i and IT Workforce
    Panelists from IBM, Fresche Solutions, HelpSystems, Profound Logic

  • Panel Discussion: Security
    Panelists from IBM, Syncsort, HelpSystems

IT Executive Conference Pricing

Early Bird Rates

Rates valid through February 28, 2019.

Individual Registration Rates for Those Staying at the Conference Hotel

  • $2095 - COMMON Member
  • $2595 - Nonmember


  • $395 - COMMON Member
  • $445 - Nonmember

Standard Rates

Individual Registration Rates for Those Staying at the Conference Hotel

  • $2295 - COMMON Member
  • $2795 - Nonmember


  • $395 - COMMON Member
  • $445 - Nonmember

Who Should Attend?

The IT Executive Conference is designed for senior-level managers and executives within their organizations, and who want to maximize their investment in IBM Power Systems. Due to the peer-to-peer nature of this conference, and shared best practices, we encourage like-minded executives to attend so that you may learn more about topics that affect your business and your career.

This conference is not for analysts and venture capitalists, in addition to sales, marketing and consulting staff from non-sponsoring vendor companies.

Why Attend the IT Executive Conference?

This is the most valuable conference I attend each year. I always take away at least one action item to try and implement over the next 12 months. The interaction with my peers helps to confirm or redirect my future efforts.

– 2019 Attendee

“First, the ITEC focuses predominantly, not exclusively, on IBM i activities, so it is “made to order” for those of us who use the “i” to help manage our enterprises and our IT activities.

Second, because it really is an “Executive Conference”, it is pegged at a higher level than, say, the gritty details of programming. Rather, it is aimed at considerations of the strategic uses of IT – how IT, and the “i” help senior management run business and educational institutions with the best technology tools available, and how the “i” is integrated into systems with other hardware and software products.

Third, ITEC brings together a group of business executives who have technology as part of their backgrounds, and as part of their responsibilities, so the back-and-forth exchanges of information and experiences are often as beneficial as the briefings we participants receive from IBM executives and technology experts. Also, depending on timing of announcements, we participants may receive confidential information regarding IBM future plans, which can help us shape our own IT planning activities.”

– Stanley Kritzik, Managing Partner, Metropolitan Associates