The SAP on IBM i Summit 2019 is for IBM i customers running SAP workloads on IBM i or considering running SAP workloads on IBM i. Learn about the new release IBM i 7.4 as well as the latest trends and developments for SAP on IBM i. Attending the SAP on IBM i Summit 2019 will help you optimizing your existing SAP system landscape and getting ready for the digital transformation. Presenters include experts from both IBM and SAP with many years of experience with SAP and IBM i technologies and solutions. Several breaks and an evening reception will give you the opportunity to build or maintain a network with your peers and get your questions answered by the experts from SAP, IBM and their business partners.

Ehningen, Germany

IBM Client Center
IBM Allee 1
71139, Ehningen


Day 1
10:00 - 10:30

Arrival & Welcome - Frank Förster
10:30 - 11:15 IBM i in the Cognitive Era - Alison Butterill
What is the future of IT and how will IBM i fit? There is no doubt the future contains more AI, IoT and cognitive. IBM i, with its integrated database, securability, multiple programming languages and connections to enable the latest cognitive applications, makes it perfectly positioned to lead companies to the future.
11:15 - 12:15 IBM i 7.4 & IBM Db2 Mirror for i - Scott Forstie
IBM i 7.4 is the new operating system level and it becomes available on June 21, 2019. In this session, Scott will explain some of the most relevant IBM i enhancements for an SAP on IBM i client. IBM i clients should adjust their roadmaps to chart a course to POWER9, IBM i 7.4, and a new LPP IBM Db2 Mirror for i.
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:00 IBM Db2 Mirror for i with SAP HA Architecture and Design - Eric Kass / Ron Schmerbauch
This session will explain how the new IBM Db2 Mirror for i is used in SAP environments and together with SAP's HA concepts.
14:00 - 14:45 IBM Power System News - Sabine Jordan
This session covers recent announcements in the Power hardware area. Dive right into Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 and understand how this new offering can help you to share resources between systems with great flexibility and respond to spikes immediately. Get to know new Capacity on Demand offerings and other newly announced hardware enhancements.
14:45 - 15:15 Networking Break
15:15 - 16:00 SAP on IBM i Development Update - Christian Bartels
This session will provide a comprehensive overview over the SAP and IBM i release support matrix and recent development activities for SAP on IBM Db2 for i, including the SAP certification status for IBM i 7.4. See how the joint IBM and SAP development team at SAP in Germany is improving the SAP software, so that you get the most out of your SAP installation on IBM i.
16:15 - 17:00 SAP on IBM i: Solid Digital Core Foundation for Engaging in Digital Transformation - Eric Kass
Digitally transforming SAP environments, including the addition of S/4 HANA, while running your business is challenging. Hybrid landscapes, a combination of on-premise and cloud, are inevitable as decades of SAP customizations are prevalent. This presentation provides guidance for SAP on IBM i clients using the industry accepted bi-modal approach.
17:00 - 17:45 SAP on IBM i Customer Profile - Ivar Eizenga, DUO Groningen
It is always interesting to learn about how others are approaching similar issues as to what you may have in your company. This session from DUO Groningen in the Netherlands will share insights into their company, team, SAP on IBM i solutions and current challenges.
17:45 Ask the Experts & Evening Reception
Day 2
8:30 - 9:15

S/4HANA - What Does it Mean for SAP on IBM i? - Christian Bartels
Changing from the SAP Business Suite to S/4HANA is more than just a database migration and upgrade. This session will provide an overview over a variety of planning and preparation tasks if you are considering to introduce S/4HANA. It will also present some tools and services that can help you in getting a clearer picture for a project plan.
9:15 - 10:00 Backup Strategies and Flash Copy Support with SAP on IBM i - René Lang / Ralf Büscher
A solid backup strategy for enterprise data is key for running continuous business processes. There are different options available on IBM i to create a backup in a fast and safe manner. Beside the well known save-while-active option, the Flash Copy solution can be used as well for SAP databases. As a new feature, the standard tool SWPM can use a flash copy to build up a new SAP system.
10:00 - 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 - 11:15 Storage sizing for fun and profit - and what it means to our latest Storage announcements - Christian Karpp
This session will focus on how to approach sizing of Storage environments serving Power i servers based on requirements and available data. Examples are given with common tools to address both, capacity and performance requirements touching the features and possible scenarios IBM's latest Storage products provide.
11:15 - 12:00 SAP on IBM i Performance Compare Overview - Chris Land
This session provides an overview of IBM Lab Services Performance Compare offering, which assists our customers to more accurately measure performance and workload metrics before and after any combination of hardware, operating system or application changes to the SAP on IBM i environment.
12:00 - 12:15 Wrap up & Final Questions - Frank Förster
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch / End of day 2