We proudly present to you our 21st DB2 Symposium in Veldhoven / The Netherlands from 13-16 May 2019 with six DB2 z/OS and three DB2 LUW full-day sessions. No matter if you are a developer, DBA or system programmer there is always something on the agenda for you. We are very proud to have three excellent presenters from IBM (Ute Baumbach, Bart Steegmans and Alan Lee). All other presenters (Susan Lawson, Cristian Molaro, Kurt Struyff and Klaas Brant) are all IBM DB2 Gold consultants, who got that status from IBM because of their excellent knowledge.  As always you can join us for 3, 2 or just 1 day(s), depending on your needs and budget. This year the sponsors are BMC Software, who has been sponsoring the event since the first version in 1999, and IBM Software.

13-16 May 2019

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The DB2 symposium format is unique. DB2 symposium fills the gap between classic conferences (like IDUG) and multi-day training. In classic conferences many topics are covered, but each speaker has very limited time for each topic. Interaction between speakers and attendees is normally restricted. In a multi-day training it is the other way around. Two, three or more days are devoted to a single topic. That topic is discussed in detail and the emphasis is normally on interaction. At the DB2 symposium we try to combine the best of both worlds. We merge the variety of topics of conferences with the in-depth approach and the interactivity of training. On each day, in full-day sessions, three (z/OS and LUW) topics are discussed in detail by experts.

Free keynote session on Monday 13 May 14:00 – 16:30 hrs

This year’s keynote is by Frank Rhodes, a lead developer at BMC software. Frank has a very interresting session called “Can We Say DevOps and Db2 Change Management in the same Sentence?”. Being agile is a challenge, especially on the mainframe. Code and schema changes are tied together. Frank will give you insight how automating Devops can solve the puzzle.

  • The best DB2 Training (average rating by attendees is 8.7 on scale 1-10)
  • No matter how experienced you are, you will learn new things
  • Awesome content. All topics are about practical things, not about features nobody uses
  • There is free WiFi from the moment you enter. Stay in touch with work / home
  • Excellent discounts which also combine up to 25%!
  • Meet DB2 colleagues from different companies / countries
  • Relax after a hard day work with free drinks & snacks. Try that nice Belgium beer, it’s good!
  • Excellent lunch, because good training is hard work
  • Free gift for every attendee, because you are precious to us :-)