November Double-Header!

This month, we have not one, but two presentations. The first, on the ninth, is an 'out-of-box' experience with IBM® WebSphere® Commerce, then, we'll dive into PHP and how it fits in the iSeries environment.

IBM® WebSphere® Commerce

Date:Thursday, November 9
Time:5:30 - Deli Snack, 6:00 - Meeting
Location:IBM-Southfield
room 1505
18000 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075 (map)
Speakers:Lisa Hunter, Chris Putnam
Notes:PHP for 150S

IBM® WebSphere® Commerce provides a next-generation solution designed to address all of your company's e-commerce needs. It's used by top enterprises and widely regarded as an industry-leading e-commerce solution. It provides rich, out-of-the-box capabilities for catalog and content management, member management, contracts and entitlements, negotiations, order management and more.

About The Speakers

Lisa Hunter - IBM WebSphere Commerce Sales

Lisa Hunter

Lisa has been working with clients around the world on eBusiness Strategy for over a decade. She has been a member of the World Wide Commerce Executive team and the WW Executive Retail team for IBM. She is currently the IBM WebSphere Commerce Sales Leader for the Great Lakes Region.

Chris Putnam - IBM Technical Cross Brand Sales

Chris Putnam

Chris is a Certified I/T Specialist Central Region Cross Brand Technical Sales. His primary responsibility is to assist the Central Region Commerce Sales team in constructing WebSphere Commerce solutions. It often includes presenting and demonstrating WebSphere Commerce, mapping requirements to a supported solution, and helping customers transition into self support. Additionally, Mr. Putnam works with the Chicago Technology Exploration Center to build reusable demonstrations showing Commerce integration with various IBM software packages.

Chris has also been technical sales I/T Specialist in Enterprise Access, formerly known as Pervasive Software, helping customers solve workforce/salesforce mobility problems with IBM WebSphere Everyplace software. In addition, he was part of IBM Global Services where he worked extensively with the WebSphere Application Server platform in a variety of client environments including a number of Fortune 100 clients. He is a certified WebSphere Administrator and Developer with a range of skills from Java programming to capacity planning to problem management.

PHP On The iSeries

Date:Thursday, November 16
Time:5:30 - Deli Snack, 6:00 - Meeting
Location:IBM-Southfield
room 1505
18000 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075 (map)
Speakers:Leonardo LLames
Notes:PHP handout

PHP is the leading scripting language deployed on the internet. It is now available on i5/OS at no additional charge. See how it's supported in i5/OS, and see the development environment as designed for the i5/OS environment. There are several extensions to allow PHP to access traditional i5/OS application resources such as DB2 for i5/OS, traditional programs, & commands. If internet access is available, live demos will be done.

About the Speaker

Leonardo LLames

Leonardo LLames is a Consulting I/T Specialist with IBM Advanced Technical Support, based in Rochester, MN, and is a Certified I/T Specialist in the area of Application Integration. He covers application development and deployment technologies on System i (in i5/OS, Linux, AIX), including Java/WebSphere, DB2, XML, Web Services, SOA. pervasive computing, performance, and legacy integration.