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IBM zDay 2023 Call for Papers -- Open Now


Mark your calendar -- IBM zSystems' signature virtual event, IBM zDay 2023, launches on October 18, 2023.

IBM zDay 2023 will be our biggest and boldest virtual conference ever, featuring over 70 sessions from 200+ industry experts and global thought leaders across 5 content-rich tracks.

As ISVs, you're always promoting innovation and expanding the horizons of the IBM zSystems platform.  Don’t miss this opportunity to reach out and tell your story to our 17,000-strong community of IBM zSystems experts and enthusiasts.

We're looking for speakers on a variety of topics, including: 

  • App modernization and automation 

  • Digital transformation, open-source technology 

  • Hybrid cloud 

  • Data, AI, and machine learning 

  • Security, privacy, and resiliency

  • Sustainability

  • Client best practices/use cases 

  • Skills programs, talent showcase, career journeys, and learning opportunities

  • Industry best-practices

Here’s a snapshot of the submission criteria:

  • Submissions must be received by Friday, June 30th, at 11:59 p.m. PT.

  • All sessions must include a client, external industry expert, or global visionary as a presenter, co-presenter, or panelist (with limited exceptions granted on a case-by-case basis). Each year, client-led presentations are the most popular sessions at IBM zDay; we expect a large audience in October 2023 for client sessions featuring use cases/best practices.

  • IBM Partner sessions must include a client.

  • Sessions will approximately 25 minutes long via livestream, with a 5-minute interactive Q&A using the BMA (BeMyApp) platform's chat feature.  The BMA platform is a livestream venue, which together with live chat is the most effective and impactful format to drive audience participation and engagement. If there is an unavoidable speaker conflict, prerecorded videos may be considered.

More information is available here:

Please join us in continuing to inspire, engage, and ignite the global IBM Z and LinuxONE community by sharing your knowledge, your expertise, and your passion for this platform.