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AIX Users: Your Top 3 Reasons to Attend Think 2019

IBM Think 2019
Think 2019 is IBM’s premier event where you can access more than 2,000 sessions, certifications and labs with hundreds of industry experts from around the globe. Learn from fellow architects, system admins and executives who are improving their business operations and customer satisfaction by architecting the next generation of cloud, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity technology.
This year, we have a lineup of AIX and IBM Power Systems breakout sessions, Think Tanks, labs and certifications. Not sure where to start? Here are three key sessions you should add to your agenda:
Unleash the Power of AIX for Your Enterprise 
Speakers: Petra Buehrer, IBM; Volker Fischer, Bosch 
The demand for elastic computing capability, flexible infrastructure, continuous availability and predictable security has become business critical. The strategic direction of AIX is to continue innovating for the needs of clients, while embracing new industry technologies and IT landscapes. In this session, I’ll be joined by Volker Fischer of Bosch to show how you can unleash the power of AIX in your enterprise through a combination of IBM Power Systems hardware and software enhancements. You’ll discover how to leverage AIX and other IBM Power Systems software applications to address your key IT needs. 
IBM AIX Innovations for mission-critical applications  
Speakers: Petra Buehrer, IBM 
In this session, I’ll show the latest innovations in AIX, including the enhanced AIX live update capabilities, AIX on IBM Hyperconverged Systems Powered by Nutanix, AIX and Kubernetes, AIX cloud deployment options, open source management and more. You will learn how these new enhancements, combined with POWER9 as well as the complete IBM Power Systems software stack, will better position your enterprise infrastructure to adapt to dynamic business demands.   
How Oncor Serves 10 Million Customers with IBM Cloud for Skytap Solutions  
Speaker: Donny Helm, Oncor 
AIX is at the core of many IT organizations’ systems. In this session, Donny Helm from Oncor, the leading electricity provider in the state of Texas, will tell how Oncor used AIX on IBM Cloud for Skytap Solutions to find a better modernization path for its Smart Meter platform, which enables its customers to track electricity consumption. Donny will detail how Oncor approached its journey from an on-prem AIX on IBM Power Systems infrastructure to a cloud-based microservices architecture and deployment model. You will learn how to build applications and team skills, map technology to business needs and improve cross-team collaboration. 
One more thing - don’t forget to stop by the IBM Power Systems booth within the Cloud and Infrastructure Campus to see the newest servers, speak with IBM experts and watch demos on the latest capabilities of AIX and Power Systems software. Learn more about IBM Think 2019 and register here today. I look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

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