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1 October 2024

IBM TechXchange Virtual Event


Free Online Conference


6 Technical Tracks

Extended IBM Z Skills Acceleration track begins at 3AM ET. Earn a certificate!


1 October 2024   |   8AM - 5PM ET   |   Agenda Coming Soon!

IBM Z Day is a free 1-day enterprise computing virtual conference for anyone and everyone! Hear the latest about IBM Z and LinuxONE, and join our lineup of global thought leaders who will highlight industry trends and innovation spanning AI, Hybrid Cloud, Quantum-Safe Security, and more!

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Showcasing Our Next Generation of Innovation

Connect, learn, and be inspired by what's brewing in the labs, hear from community members as they share experiences, discover new and exciting innovation, learn how to adopt a hybrid cloud infrastructure that integrates AI and data for real-time insights, accelerate your digital transformation and modernization journey and hear what's on the minds of thought leaders. 





Conference Tracks

The platform today and tomorrow: Modernize with hybrid cloud, extend with AI

The AI+ era promises new levels of productivity and services, but also has elevated demand for compute resources, energy, and amplifying the need for trusted data. How can you accelerate the promise of AI with secure, reliable data and transactions and still deliver at speed and scale? Join this track to learn how IBM Z and LinuxONE enable better business outcomes with enterprise AI & hybrid cloud. We will discuss innovation in security, resiliency, performance, and sustainability, and share real use cases of businesses exploiting the platform for competitive advantage. Preview the simplification by design plan with industry standards and reduced complexity AND the roadmap to zNext and beyond!


Leverage enterprise AI to accelerate real business value optimized for the most demanding workloads

The AI & Data on IBM Z’s portfolio offers resilient, efficient, no-compromise enterprise data serving for the world’s most demanding hybrid cloud, transactional, and analytics applications on IBM Z. Hear from clients, partners and global thought leaders on why and how they leverage AI & Data capabilities with IBM Z's industry first low-latency inferencing chip with real-time AI for optimized transaction processing enabling enterprises everywhere to transform and modernize their data platforms and monetize hidden insights in data.

AI & Data

AI & Data track begins at 8AM ET. Earn a certificate!

Accelerate application modernization & AIOps with generative AI

Leverage generative AI to accelerate mainframe application modernization and change the way you experience and interact with IBM Z. Modernize COBOL applications and optionally transform to Java. Implement enterprise DevOps with an integrated CI/CD pipeline and automated testing to accelerate digital transformation. Monitor and observe applications and leverage AI to detect and resolve anomalies fast. Simplify application and data access across hybrid cloud with IBM Z as essential part of the strategy.

App Modernization

Protect your most critical data and workloads despite the ever-changing threat landscape

Protecting your data and transactions in a world of ever-evolving and increased threats can be a challenge. IBM Z security can address this challenge—now and into the future—with comprehensive protection, from data security to threat detection, while adapting to the latest regulations. Learn how you can reduce risks with intelligent, automated cybersecurity as you prepare for future threats with quantum-safe cryptography and AI-powered security.


Security track begins at 8AM ET. Earn a certificate!

Skill up and take your career to new heights!

Get free in-depth training with like-minded professionals, students and lifelong learners from all around the world who come together to advance their skills & learn from subject matter experts. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in many hands-on coding activities designed for everyone, as you grow your network and advance your career.

IBM Z Skills Acceleration

Extended IBM Z Skills track begins at 3AM ET. Earn a certificate!

Dive into the future of technology - Quantum, AI & more!

Join our new 1-day Global Academic Symposium to immerse yourself in the latest game-changing innovation and research in emerging technology, discuss current and future tech trends, discover new peer collaborations & foster meaningful connections with a global community of university administrators, academic educators, technology leaders and researchers. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about cutting-edge, industry-first tech research & development, and disruptive technologies that could revolutionize and dominate our future.

Global Academic Symposium

IBM Z Day Knowledge Certificates

Due to the overwhelming response to last year's knowledge certificates we are expanding our number of certificates to three for IBM Z Day 2024!

You’ll be able to learn new skills, earn the certificate, and then post about your accomplishment with it digitally showcased on your profile! (LinkedIn, Facebook or PDF download)

The areas you can earn certificates during IBM Z Day 2024 are: 

  • AI & Data
  • Security
  • IBM Z Skills

Steps to Earn: 

1. Be sure you are registered to the IBM Z Day 2024 platform to access the event.

2. Complete the sessions from one or both of the certificate requirements above. 

3. The BeMyApp team will verify you’ve completed the sessions and will send an email to you with a link to a short, web-based knowledge quiz.

4. Upon successful completion of the quiz, receive an email from BeMyApp via VirtualBadge* and select to authenticate via Facebook, Linkedin, or download a PDF.

5. Post about your accomplishment and see the certificate appear on your profile!

*An example of the email to activate badge:

*Earn these certificates by completing the required sessions live, or via replay during the 7 day period after the event (by Oct 9, 2024). There will be a short knowledge quiz to earn the certificate. Certificates and communications issued by IBM Z Day Event Platform Partner BeMyApp Co.

Keynote Speakers and Featured Thought Leaders

Ross Mauri

General Manager, IBM Z & LinuxONEIBM

Dr. May East

Fellow - UNITARUnited Nations Institute
for Training and Research

Elpida Tzortzatos

IBM Fellow - CTO AI for IBM Z & LinuxONE, CTO z/OSIBM

Skyla Loomis

Vice President of IBM Z SoftwareIBM

Tina Tarquinio

VP, Product Management, IBM Z and LinuxONEIBM

Meredith Stowell

Vice President, IBM Z EcosystemIBM

Eric Siegel

FounderMachine Learning Week

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