Webinar Built on Power Peptalk – Oracle runs best on Power!

Recording of the webinar can be found HERE

The presentation can be found HERE

Date: January 20th, 2022

Time: 14.00 – 15.00 Central European Time

Welcome to join us for a inspiring call / discussion where the following will/might be discussed:

A (very) short introduction to IBM (RISC Based) Power Servers
Why Oracle runs so good on IBM Power Servers
What did TietoEvry do to convince so many customers to move from x86 PC-servers
– The arguments that works
– The pain customers had before the move
– The quick wins etc.
When does EnterpriseDB make sense instead of Oracle?
Learn about the massive resources you have available from IBM to become successful with Oracle on Power.

And hopefully a few WOOW and YEEEAH will be delivered.

Join us and please engage with your own stories and questions


Tommi Sihvo from TietoEvry has been working on IT-area for 20 years now; Started with coding Oracle Forms and by doing Configuration Management within a Logistics system used world-wide. After that he moved to Unix area; and have been working in several different roles & projects; mainly focusing on IBM Power hardware & AIX.
François Martin from IBM is a Global Competitive Sales Specialist and responsible for developing brand and product specific solutions that address client’s business needs (both industry and business) and deliver client value while supporting brand specific business strategies. François has experience and skills with Power Systems Sales competition. He understands customer situations, sales, and technical sales to tackle competitive proposals. François has knowledge of competitors sales strategy, especially competition against Oracle.
Torbjörn Appehl – Built on Power has been specialized in the business application platform named IBM i and It’s predecessors since 1997 in many various companies and positions. Today he has hisown advisory consultant firm helping companies optimizing their investment in IBM Power Systems also helping IBM to revitalize their ecosystem of Independent Software Vendors in EMEA as a contractor.

IBM i & IBM Power Grundkurs

Datum 18 – 22 Oktober
Kostnad 25.000 SEK ex Moms (10% Rabatt för medlemmar i Common Sweden & Common Norge)
Kursen sker online
Anmälan genom mail till [email protected]

Innehåll i kursen:


  • Introduction 
  • IBM Power and IBM i history
  • IBM i architecture from System/38 to IBM i
  • Operating systems, Licensed Internal Code and the integrated database
  • Command structure, menus and prompting
  • Demo – Menu structure and help functions
  • User profiles &  authorities
  • Communication, terminals, printers etc. 
  • Console, system startup / IPL
  • Power Systems, hardware, storage
  • Virtualization, PowerVM and related software
  • Installation of IBM i & licensed programs
  • PTF management
  • Programming languages, compilators and applications
  • Management interfaces, ACS & iNavigator
  • Authority / security
  • Job management, job queues, out queues
  • CL-Programming
  • Backup/BRMS

Huvudlärare är gurun Gunnar Elmgren

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Specialistlärare CL-Programmering är Åke H Olsson

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Bakgrund och historia körs av Torbjörn Appehl

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Lunch & Learn with iPerformance

Date: June 2nd

Time: 12.00 – 12.30 CEST


GiAPA is an Application Performance Analysis and Operations Support Tool collecting comprehensive resource usage information 24/7 for all jobs every 15 seconds using less than 0.1 % CPU. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used in the automatic analysis of the data.

In this joint Lunch & Learn together with IBM, the founder of GiAPA – Kaare Plesner will talk about GiAPA and what it can do to find performance bottlenecks and GiAPA will even suggest a number of actions for performance improvements with the help of it’s newly built in Artificial Intelligence.

GiAPA will even suggest a number of actions for performance improvements with the help of it’s newly built in Artificial Intelligence.

Kaare will be joined by highly respected performance expert and IBM LAB Services Member, Morten Buur Rasmussen. Simon Porstendorfer, ISV Ecoystem Leader Europe – Cognitive Systems at IBM will be the host of the event.

A short introduction video about GiAPA:

Morten Buur Rasmussen, IBM LAB Services

Morten is a senior IT Specialist at the IBM Systems – Lab Services covering Europe and the Middle East in client facing areas of IBM i, database, and WebSphere performance (as well as AIX and Oracle).
Morten has 30 years of experience in the computing field. He started working with the S/38 and AS/400 in 1988 as programmer.

Kaare Plesner, CEO of iPerformance

Kaare is a performance specialist on the IBM i platform .
He developed and taught advanced classes focused on optimizing application performance in collaboration with IBM in 24 countries over the course of 20+ years.
He is a speaker at COMMON conferences in Europe and overseas.
Specialties: Optimization of computer applications running on IBM i

Simon Porstendorfer, IBM
ISV Ecosystem Lead EMEA

Simon spent the last 20 years with IBM in various sales roles from Client Executive in the Business Partner Channel up to being the responsible Principal Offering Manager for Power Scale Out Worldwide. Today he is back in EMEA as responsible for the ISV Ecosystems on AIX and IBM i.

Webinar – Container Technologies Explained


There is a lot of talk around different container technologies in the IT industry today. But what is this really all about?
Please join us in this webinar where Patrik Gunnersten from Conoa (the leading container technologies company in the Nordics) explains containers so even your parents can understand it..

Date: January 28th

Time: 14.00 Central European Time


  • What is a container and how do they differ from an traditional “monolithic” application.
  • How does containers affect your IT platform, organization and strategy
  • A short introduction to the ecosystem around containers, this is a whole new world
  • What is and what isn’t Kubernetes
  • Containers on IBM Power Systems
  • Questions & Answers


Patrik Gunnersten

Business Area Manager @Conoa AB
Previous IBM Power Expert for 16 years working for IBM. Since 2017 he is an expert on Deep Learning, GPU, Containers and Open Source working for Conoa in Sweden


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