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October Meeting

IBM i and Access to Watson

Date:October 24, 2017
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: IBM-Southfield
18000 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075 (map)
Meeting location change at IBM: We'll be meeting in the Healthrise conference room on 10th floor.
Speaker:Jesse Gorzinski
Notes:Join the meeting via phone:
Toll Free 888.426.6840
Participant Code: 75964877
or by web: password: power1024.

Did you know that Watson and IBM i can work together? Join us and dive into the technology that allows you to connect your IBM i data to Watson. More...

From the President

Dear Members:

We're excited to have a great meeting on IBM Watson prepared for October. Please note the date is one week later than our regular schedule. The meeting will be held on Tuesday October 24th. The meeting will be held on site at IBM Southfield or if you're not able to be onsite you can join in remotely in webex format. Stay tuned for details on how to join in. The information will be posted on the SEMIUG group site.

IBM Watson

We are seeing a lot of information recently about IBM Watson and for good reason. Watson has a foot hold and is proven to be a useful tool within many environments. It's exciting to see and here about the changes taking place as a result of utilizing what Watson has to offer. We're pleased to have Jesse Gorzinski from IBM Rochester presenting at our October user group meeting. Please do join in and find out what is going on with IBM Watson and how you may introduce and utilize Watson within your environment.


In November our topic is history of IBM i. We all contemplate what does tomorrow bring on the platform, understanding the history of IBM i is sure to enlighten and help answer and understand where we have been and what tomorrow brings on the platform. Details will be provided on the SEMIUG site soon.

Coming Up!

Often today your challenged with the question should we look at the systems we are using and compare to other platforms or management questions should we continue to use IBM i. In January we have a presentation planned "Platform comparison Why i?" to help understand and answer. In February our topic is "Talent Acquisition/Resource for the Future". With many reaching retirement age on the platform where do you go and what do you do to attain resource. We often hear there aren't any resource to fill positions. Be sure to join in on the February meeting to find out how to answer and solve future resource need.


SEMIUG strives to bring current education, discussion and communication opportunities to our local community. If there are topics that you would like to see, if you have suggestions, ideas, inquires….. don't hesitate reach out to any of the current SEMIUG board members. Feedback is greatly appreciated and encouraged.

We look forward to your participation at the October Watson presentation.

President Southeast Michigan iSeries User Group
Phone: 248-701-7410

Previous Meetings:

September 2017 The ABCs of RDi Shortcuts Charles Guarino
June 2017 What's new in DB2 for IBM i Sarah Mackenzie
May 2017 Cool Things You Can Do with IBM DB2 Web Query Jim Bainbridge
April 2017 BRMS/Disaster Recovery Jim Oberholtzer
March 2017 IBM i Mobile Access - 5250, Database and Print on the Go Wayne Bowers
February 2017 Strategic Modernization with PHP Alan Seiden
January 2017 The State of ERP on IBM i Mike Breitbach
November 2016 Node.js Crash Course Tony Cairns
October 2016 Performance Data Investigator Lora R. Powell
September 2016 Deep dive into free-form RPG Barbara Morris
More in the archives

Meetings are a great opportunity to socialize with iSeries Colleagues and are always a great learning experience. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming meetings.