Central Ohio DB2 Users Group (CODUG) Inaugural Meeting on June 25th – Join Us!

Posted by Frank Fillmore on June 13, 2013 under Big Data, BigInsights, BLU Acceleration, DB2 Education, DB2 for Linux Unix Windows, DB2 for z/OS, DB2 Gold Consultants, Frank Fillmore, Hadoop, IBM Champion, IBM Pure Systems, IDAA, InfoSphere, InfoSphere Streams, International DB2 Users Group (IDUG), Netezza, Optim, Oracle, Q-Replication. Tags: .

From my colleague, Jim Herrmann:

The Central Ohio DB2 Users Group (CODUG) no longer exists, but we are taking action to bring it back as a tremendous resource for the community and an amazing opportunity for leadership. CODUG is going to be a great DB2 regional users group because the members of the central Ohio DB2 community are going to make it so.

We are going to start out with all of you being a valuable contribution to your community by completing the RSVP for the June 25th, where you will have the ability to choose the presentations that you want to see from our amazing speakers. Use the URL below:


The short URL above links to a Google Docs form, which some company firewalls block, in which case you will need to make the extra effort of forwarding and filling out the form from home. Your input is essential to the success of the group. Whether you are planning to come on 6/25 or not, please fill out the form with your information and your vote. It’s free and it puts you in direct communication with the new CODUG!

You would be a further contribution to your friends and coworkers who have built their careers around DB2, on any platform, if you forward this message to them to make certain that they know about this amazing kickoff meeting. Don’t worry about them getting multiple copies, worry about them getting none. Forward this message now, while you’re thinking about it. If you wait, you will forget to do it later, and you will have missed the chance to connect someone to their community.

The meeting will be formatted with a single track in the morning and two tracks in the afternoon, one for DB2 z/OS and one for DB2 LUW. We will actually physically split the room at the lunch break. We have three well known names in the world of DB2 who will be presenting at the meeting. The bios of these three awesome individuals you can find after the attached agenda.

We are building towards an amazing day. Fill out the form, share it, and we will be one step closer to creating something powerful in our lives.

Thank you for your time and your commitment to DB2,
Please don’t forget to join us at Facebook and Linkedin to get to know about future activities at CODUG.
Linkedin group:  http://www.linkedin.com/groups/CODUG-Central-Ohio-DB2-Users-5014603/about
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CODUG

09:00 – 09:30    CODUG Possibility (Jim Herrmann)
09:30 – 10:00    IBM Announcements (Monte Bauman)
10:00 – 10:15    Break
10:15 – 11:30    “DB2 101” or “I didn’t know IBM Information Management could do that!” (Frank Fillmore)
11:30 – 12:45    Lunch
12:45 – 14:15    First afternoon presentation block (Scott Hayes and Robert Catterall)
14:15 – 14:30    Break
14:30 – 16:00    Second afternoon presentation block (Scott Hayes and Robert Catterall)

Frank C. Fillmore, Jr., DB2 Gold Consultant and IBM Champion, is the Founder and President of The Fillmore Group, Inc., a Premier IBM Business Partner that specializes in Information Management (IM) software sales, consulting, and training.  Frank has appeared on the IDUG Experts Panel and frequently presents to customers and local DB2 users groups.  Franks 25 years of field experience spans IBMs Information Integration, Data Governance, Data Warehousing, and Big Data portfolios.

Scott Hayes is a well-known DB2 LUW performance expert. He is a regular speaker at IDUG conferences, IBM DB2/Data Management conferences, and is frequently sought as a speaker for regional DB2 user group meetings. Scott has authored several published articles on DB2 UDB performance, is an IBM DB2 Gold Consultant (an elite, exclusive group of IBM recognized top DB2 advocates), has obtained IBM DB2 Certifications, and is widely regarded by the worldwide DB2 community as a top performance expert for DB2 on distributed (UNIX, Linux, and Windows) platforms. Scott also speaks at regional ISSA and ISACA user group meetings on topics of database security and auditing, and has also published articles on these topics. DBI, Scott’s second company, specializes in DB2 and Oracle Performance and Accountability Solutions. Scott enjoys growing companies and helping team members achieve their fullest potential. He also finds it very personally rewarding to help organizations improve profitability, performance, accountability, and security.

Robert Catterall, Internationally recognized DB2 consultant, speaker, and author.

  • Began IT career in 1982, working as a Systems Engineer for IBM in Dallas, Texas.
  • Spent the 1990s as a member of the DB2 for z/OS National Technical Support team at IBM’s Dallas Systems Center, providing DB2-related consulting and training services to organizations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
  • Joined CheckFree Corporation in 2000, played a leading role in database technology strategy and planning, working with DB2 (and other DBMSs) on mainframe and Linux, UNIX, and Windows server platforms.
  • Launched Catterall Consulting in 2007.
  • Rejoined IBM in 2010. 
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics at Rice University, and an MBA at Southern Methodist University. 
  • Past President of the International DB2 Users Group (IDUG), and a member of the IDUG Speakers Hall of Fame.
  • Author of numerous articles published in IBM Database Magazine (http://www.ibmdatabasemag.com/), including each issue’s “Data Architect” column.
  • Author of two blogs, “Robert’s DB2 blog” (my current blog, at http://www.robertsdb2blog.blogspot.com/), and “Robert’s blog” (my old one, to which I no longer post but which is still viewable at http://catterallconsulting.blogspot.com/)

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