Topic: IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform

Date:Tuesday, March 18
Time:5:30 - Deli Snack; 6:00 - Meeting
Location: Art Van Furniture
6440 14 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48092
Between Van Dyke and Mound.(map)
Speaker:Linda Cole
Notes:Presentation (PDF)

Special Instructions: The meeting will be in the "Customer Service" building. You do not need to pass the security shack. Parking is in behind the building and to the right of the security shack. Enter the building through the door with the canopy labeled "Education/Training".

IBM Rational has a complete suite of tools for System i that can be used to modernize all aspects of your enterprise, including asset management, architecture, skills and application development infrastructure. This session covers the IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform and how it extends modern application lifecycle management to IBM System i.

Details on the recents announcements from Rational on System i development tools, will also be covered. Information on the key Rational application development tools for System i ; WebSphere Development Studio V6R1, Rational Developer for System i V7.1, Rational Developer for System i for SOA Construction V7.1, Rational Business Developer and HATS for 5250 Applications will be included. An overview of the Rational Business Developer product, which is the new development offering that is used for EGL application development will also be included.

About the Speaker

Linda Cole

Linda Cole’s current assignment is with the IBM Toronto Lab as the Manager of the Rational Business Ecosystem. Linda is responsible for supporting Rational Enterprise Modernization products on System i. Prior to that, she was a Marketing Manager, working with over 120 IBM Business Partners in the System i Tools Initiatives for Innovation Program. She spent the previous six years with the Toronto Lab in several WebSphere iSeries Technical and Marketing postions. In her 30 years with IBM, she has had a variety of assignments including technical support, education, consulting, sales and marketing roles. Linda has an extensive background in iSeries and AS400 dating back to 1988 and specialized in WebSphere offerings, Application Development & Business Intelligence. She is a frequent speaker at COMMON, Users Groups and Technical Conferences.