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IDUG EMEA 2023 – A Grand Success!

By SOWMYA KAMESWARAN posted Fri November 10, 2023 04:11 PM


With over 400 users onsite and 500+ users signed in virtually, International Db2 Users Group’s (IDUG) annual conference in the EMEA region was a grand success! The 2023 conference was held at Prague, Czech Republic, from October 16 to 19.

The number of onsite users this year was up 17% from the 2022 IDUG conference in Edinburgh. This is a clear indication of the value of the sessions and face-to-face interaction with SMEs from IBM product labs around the world, to our customers and their businesses.

Our own Namik Hrle and Vikram Murali delivered the IBM keynote, which touched upon the evolution of Db2 for z/OS as the backbone of the world economy, over the last 40 years. The importance of the Db2 for z/OS engine and data on z/OS to IBM and customers as part of the IBM watsonx suite of products was a key theme at the keynote and throughout the conference. Haakon Roberts and Akiko Hoshikawa delivered excellent spotlight sessions on key topics like the Evolution of Db2 for z/OS and Utilities, Db2zAI and Db2 for z/OS performance updates. 

On Wednesday evening, October 18 the IBM team hosted our customers and business partners to dinner at Marina Ristorante on the Vltava river, with beautiful views of the Prague castle.

To view the session content and recordings login to the IDUG Event site.

The next IDUG conference is the 2024 North America Db2 Tech Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 24-27, 2024.

Stay tuned to Db2 for z/OS and its ecosystem on IBM community and the LinkedIn group, for information on upcoming webcasts, webinars, and other important announcements. 

Coming up!
Db2 for z/OS and hybrid cloud - scale, stability, simplicity, and savings
Haakon Roberts & Jonathon Sloan - Tuesday November 14, 2023, 11:00 AM EST