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Sunday, October 15
 

5:00pm

Sunday evening Happy Hour in the Expo
Come meet up with your colleages for lite bites and sips in the expo hall.

Sunday October 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Grand Horizon Ballroom 1-4 4th Floor
 
Monday, October 16
 

7:00am

Birds of a Feather Roundtable Discussions Breakfast
We've done our best to design a full agenda but we know we didn't cover all the topics, so this is your chance to join a roundtable discussion at breakfast. Click here to create a new topic, or sign up for an existing topic of interest. Oh yeah, and breakfast will be served.

Monday October 16, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am
Grand Horizon Ballroom 5-7 4th Floor

8:00am

(105) Sizing and Upgrading your IBM i
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will help give you tools for planning, sizing and upgrading your IBM i system. IBM i 7.1 standard support end of support has been announced - what are you planning to do? Learn about the resources available to help you get going on IBM i 7.3 and to size your next Power System.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Breitbach

Mike Breitbach

IBM i Power Systems Development, IBM
IBM i development in Rochester for 30 years, currently the technical lead for enterprise application development. Work as technical lead with Infor development teams including XA, LX, System21, M3, S3 and others.


Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Statistics

8:00am

(116) Using Ming.le - Homepages, Chat, and AI
Limited Capacity seats available

Infor has delivered a huge enhancement to the ERP user interface, called Ming.le.  This is definitely not your grandfather's ERP.  This session will introduce the many ways Ming.le takes the power of LX, XA or System 21 and delivers amazing new tools to your users.

Speakers
avatar for Verheijen, Jan

Verheijen, Jan

Solution Director System-I, Infor
Experience with System-I, especially on XA, for 25 years in all kind of roles.


Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Trigonometry

10:30am

General Session
Updates from the user group boards of directors and Infor, and an informative and entertaining keynote from 'R' Ray Wang of Constellation Research.

Monday October 16, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Great Lakes Ballroom 2nd Floor

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday October 16, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Horizon Ballroom 5-7 4th Floor

1:15pm

(101) IBM i Product Roadmap and Features
This session will provide an overall update on IBM i and Power Systems including:

• Power Systems hardware roadmap
• IBM i technology roadmap
• IBM i new features including i 7.2 and i 7.3
• IBM i application development enhancements
• Best Hidden Gems of IBM i

Speakers
avatar for Mike Breitbach

Mike Breitbach

IBM i Power Systems Development, IBM
IBM i development in Rochester for 30 years, currently the technical lead for enterprise application development. Work as technical lead with Infor development teams including XA, LX, System21, M3, S3 and others.


Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Marshall Field

1:15pm

(115) Alphabet Soup! What is ION, Ming.le, Xi, BI and why do I care?
Limited Capacity filling up

Infor has led the technology world with new enterprise application solutions, but are you confused as to what is what? Leave this session with the knowledge of what these applications are, and how they can help you. This is not a technical review, this is a management review of these applications.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Altenau

Rick Altenau

XA Manufacturing Specialist, Guide Technologies
Rick Altenau is an experience manufacturing consultant with years of experience in manufacturing before becoming an ERP implementation consultant. 20 years in the metal manufacturing, valve manufacturing, and chemical manufacturing industries put Rick in a great position to become... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Theater

1:15pm

(117) Introducing Birst - Infor's go-forward Business Intelligence Solution
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and meet Birst, the analyst top-ranked Cloud BI & Analytics platform, whose patented technology is helping connect businesses with trusted data. You will learn about the Birst platform, how to sell and demo Birst, and learn specifics for how Birst works with Infor products.

Speakers
avatar for Miriam Graf

Miriam Graf

Birst Director of NA Solution Consulting, Infor
avatar for Rob Krause

Rob Krause

Birst
Rob is an experienced senior solution engineer, with a background in analytic implementations. He has been involved in large scale analytics implementations, custom data warehousing, ETL, BI architecture, administration, integration, security and building trust in customers’ data... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Physiology

1:15pm

(609) Sponsor Case Study: Enabling Data Collection Without Modifying Your ERP System
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how Red Gold implemented data collection and automated certain inventory transactions without modifying base ERP. Transactions include Product Receipts, Inventory Transfers, Material Issues, Purchase Order Receipts, and other miscellaneous inventory transactions. Benefits include zero modifications in base ERP, no “cloned” programs to manage, improved inventory and reporting accuracy, and reduced manual reporting efforts.

Recommended for all users. At the end of the session you will know:

• Why QuikTrac was chosen to supplement ERP at Red Gold.
• How Red Gold utilizes QuikTrac to reap benefits of data collection to drive efficiencies and reporting accuracy.
• Functionality that QuikTrac offers that Red Gold plans to explore in the future.

Speakers
RT

Ray Toren

Integrated Barcoding
With 33 years experience in the warehousing and manufacturing industries. Ray has been an end user of bar code data collection solutions, and now working with Integrated Barcoding providing turnkey solutions into numerous ERP systems. Ray works closely with QuikTrac® software... Read More →
avatar for Brian White

Brian White

Sr. Manager of Applications and Project Management, Red Gold, Inc.
Over 20+ years of IT experience including staff development, project management, vendor management, ERP implementation (BPCS/LX), and implementation of 3rd party tools to extend ERP with a focus on modification elimination/minimization and effective integrations. Current member of... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Science

2:45pm

(111) IBM's Storage Options for your Infor and Whole Data Center
Limited Capacity seats available

IBM Storage offerings including Flash, tape etc. For your IBM and Data Center.

Speakers

Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Marshall Field

2:45pm

(114) The Scary Work of Security for your IBM i
Limited Capacity seats available

Join IBM for a presentation on the top security best practices for your IBM i. The IBM i is a secure business platform, make sure you understand how to properly use that security in today's highly networked environment. Don't let today's new and evolving threats impact your organization.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Breitbach

Mike Breitbach

IBM i Power Systems Development, IBM
IBM i development in Rochester for 30 years, currently the technical lead for enterprise application development. Work as technical lead with Infor development teams including XA, LX, System21, M3, S3 and others.


Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Theater

4:15pm

(106) IBM i Access Client Solutions
Limited Capacity seats available

If you have recently used the term "Client Access," then you need to attend this session. We will explore IBM i Access Client Solutions, IBM's latest client solution for IBM i. IBM does not support IBM i Access for Windows beyond Windows 8.1, so it's time to get on board with the latest product for Linux, Mac and Windows platforms. In this session you will learn:

• The various Access Client Solutions components, where to get them, and how to install them
• How the ACS features and functions assist in the administration of your ERP.
• How to use ACS 5250 emulation, Integrated File System (IFS) access, Printer Output, Console functions, and more
• How Access Client Solutions compares to and contrasts with IBM i Access for Windows, product positioning.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Bell

Tom Bell

Senior Systems Engineer, ISE
Tom Bell is a Senior Systems Engineer with Information Systems Engineering, and has been working in a technical implementation role for 29 years.  ISE is an Infor Gold Channel Partner and Certified IBM Business Partner.  Tom holds IBM i and Power Systems technical certifications... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Henry Clarke

4:15pm

(112) IBM's Cloud Options for your Infor Solution and Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will discuss the options available for IBM i in the cloud, as well as the other IBM Cloud offerings available.

Speakers

Monday October 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Marshall Field

4:15pm

(120) Xtreme Support Update
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will review tips on how to utilize the Infor Xtreme site and where to best find the information you need most.  Bring your questions /feedback you may have regarding support.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Wood

Ron Wood

Infor
Ron has spent the past 20 years working in several support capacities including as a functional analyst, services and development liaison, and manager of the global support team for the Infor LX Product Line. His background includes triage, testing, design, implementation, customer... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
John Hancock

5:15pm

Happy Hour in the Expo
Come meet up with your colleages for lite bites and sips in the expo hall.

Monday October 16, 2017 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Grand Horizon Ballroom 1-4 4th Floor

6:30pm

Dine Chicago!
Chicago is filled with great restaurants and we want you to have the opportunity to try them out! IBM will provide the transportation to a number of wonderful restaurants. Coming soon: Menu previews and sign-up sheets for reservations.

Monday October 16, 2017 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Main Entrance
 
Tuesday, October 17
 

7:00am

Birds of a Feather Roundtable Discussions Breakfast
We've done our best to design a full agenda but we know we didn't cover all the topics, so this is your chance to join a roundtable discussion at breakfast. Click here to create a new topic, or sign up for an existing topic of interest. Oh yeah, and breakfast will be served.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am
Grand Horizon Ballroom 5-7 4th Floor

8:00am

(109) Net-Link - The Infor Interface for IBM i
Limited Capacity seats available

Net-Link is the Infor standard interface for your IDF applications. Join this session to get an introduction to Net-Link, including an overview of advances contained in the Infor Xi tech stack.

Speakers
avatar for Verheijen, Jan

Verheijen, Jan

Solution Director System-I, Infor
Experience with System-I, especially on XA, for 25 years in all kind of roles.
AM

Adrian Masters

Product Manager, Infor



Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
George Pullman

8:00am

(110) High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Backup Solutions from IBM
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will discuss High Availability / Disaster Recovery (planned and unplanned downtime), Backup & Disaster Recovery Planning for your IBM i and the rest of your data center.

Speakers

Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Trigonometry

8:00am

(121) Taming your PowerLink Exports Using Advanced Excel Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

Nearly all Infor users also use Excel for reporting or analyzing data. Learn how to quickly and easily analyze large or small datasets through the use of Excel’s tables and pivot tables features. You will learn how to properly layout any dataset for efficient analysis, the benefits of utilizing tables over ranges, and how to simply convert your data into reports fit for publishing using Excel pivot tables and calculated fields. To further leverage the value of this session, attend session 208 on Monday at 4:15, Using Excel as a Report Writer.

We have all attended sessions where the presenter makes a task look simple but back in the office we can’t duplicate the results.  Download the Data Source Excel file associated with the session and bring your charged laptop to follow along during the live demo portion of the session to discover it really is that easy.  Ribbon versions of Excel recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Crowther

Linda Crowther

CFO, Elderlee, Inc. / LS Lee, Inc.
CFO for REH Holdings, Inc. family of companies including Elderlee, Inc., a manufacturer and installer of highway safety products, Linda possesses over 23 year of experience in the field of accounting and finance. Nineteen years hands-on with Infor XA and Excel, along with basic... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Technology

8:00am

(605) Sponsor Case Study: Formica & Cashbook - Cash Application Automation Leads to DSO Reductions
Limited Capacity seats available

Get a first-hand look at the Cashbook Cash Application software at Formica and learn how it helped them to drastically improve their DSO. As a result Formica was able to reallocate resources previously used for cash application to their collections team.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Coulter

Greg Coulter

CEO, Cashbook
Greg is the CEO of Cashbook, with more than 18 years of experience in Cash Management automation processes. Greg is responsible for Cash Management implementations around the globe, resulting in implementation of Cash Management software solutions in over 25 countries. Greg holds... Read More →


Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Marshall Field

10:30am

General Session
Updates from IBM and an informative and entertaining keynote from IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Great Lakes Ballroom 2nd Floor

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday October 17, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Horizon Ballroom 5-7 4th Floor

1:15pm

(102) Introduction to Warehouse Management (WMS) aka. Infor SCE
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Infor Supply Chain Execution (SCE) suite is designed to optimize warehousing and distribution center operations. The presenter will cover basics of an Advanced WMS, discuss potential benefit areas including improved efficiencies, labor performance, inventory and order accuracy; discuss specific core functional areas of the SCE product including a live demonstration of our latest V11 release, and discuss ION integration connectors with the Infor ERP iSeries solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Oberndorfer, Jeff

Oberndorfer, Jeff

Infor Global Solutions
Jeff Oberndorfer brings over 25 years of experience in systems implementation involving Supply Chain Execution and Enterprise Resource Planning. Jeff has 15 years of consulting experience leading a very diverse group of customers, primarily in the manufacturing, healthcare and distribution... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
John Hancock

1:15pm

(107) Navigator for IBM i
Limited Capacity filling up

Navigator is a browser-based interface that provides an intuitive and easy-to-learn set of tools for administering IBM i systems. Included are new performance management capabilities, more options for spooled file distribution, and many customized options in system status inquiries.

With nothing to install at the client, and the host code built into the operating system and ready to use, this IBM i administration interface is the future of IBM Power Systems management. This session will demonstrate the features, functions, and power of Navigator for I, including:

• An overall understanding of infrastructure and connectivity requirements
• How to navigate many of the most useful features and functions
• How to perform the tasks in Navigator for i that you formerly performed with System i Navigator for Windows
• Understand IBM's support positions regarding IBM i Access for Windows

Speakers
avatar for Tom Bell

Tom Bell

Senior Systems Engineer, ISE
Tom Bell is a Senior Systems Engineer with Information Systems Engineering, and has been working in a technical implementation role for 29 years.  ISE is an Infor Gold Channel Partner and Certified IBM Business Partner.  Tom holds IBM i and Power Systems technical certifications... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technology

2:45pm

(104) Overview of Thru-Put Advanced Planning Solution
Limited Capacity seats available

Thru-Put is an Advanced Planning System available for Infor XA, LX and System21. This session will cover highlights of the solution and an overview of a successful Thru-Put implementation. Specific topics to be covered include:

• The value Thru-Put provides over standard MRP, CRP, MPS, and VPi.
• Negative symptoms you can alleviate and metrics you can improve by implementing Thru-Put.
• What tools, data and processes need to be in place before Thru-Put can produce performance-level results.

Speakers
avatar for Michel Babineau

Michel Babineau

Celero Optima
Michel Babineau is the founder and Managing Partner of Celero Optima.  In partnership with Infor and Infor channel partners since 2004, Celero Optima has been helping complex manufacturing companies using iSeries ERP systems improve their operational and financial performance by... Read More →


Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Trigonometry

2:45pm

(108) IBM i and the Database That Runs It.
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will include:

• Running Web Services on your IBM i,
• Introduction to IBM Rational Developer – RDi
• Using IBM RDi to modernize your database
• Open Source Software for IBM i

Speakers
avatar for Mike Breitbach

Mike Breitbach

IBM i Power Systems Development, IBM
IBM i development in Rochester for 30 years, currently the technical lead for enterprise application development. Work as technical lead with Infor development teams including XA, LX, System21, M3, S3 and others.


Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
RR Donnelly

2:45pm

(119) Infor F9 - Financial Reporting Solution
Limited Capacity seats available

F9 solution is an Excel plug-in which extracts data from your Infor ERP system in predefined tables and uses excel functionality to create financial reporting. If you know Excel, you know F9. Recommended for all financial users, this session will cover:

• Excel-based functionality ensures ease of use.
• Formula Calculations eliminate re-keying of numbers.
• Table and Pivot Table analysis.
• Web Reporting and dashboards are within a browser.
• Report Analysis diagnoses errors in a report.
• Drill-Down Capability by account segments and to GL transactions.
• Consolidations over multiple companies and databases.
• Ad-hoc Reporting using the report wizard.

Speakers
DJ

Dyer, Joanne

Information Systems Engineering


Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sports

4:00pm

(113) DB2 for IBM i
Limited Capacity seats available

Get an update on what's new in the database for IBM I, including DB2 for i roadmap and features including IBM i 7.3 and the latest technology refreshes - IBM i 7.3 TR3 and IBM i 7.2 TR7.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Breitbach

Mike Breitbach

IBM i Power Systems Development, IBM
IBM i development in Rochester for 30 years, currently the technical lead for enterprise application development. Work as technical lead with Infor development teams including XA, LX, System21, M3, S3 and others.


Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
John Hancock