Learn some of the latest industry trends on the IBM i, from a grass-roots perspective! Mitch will discuss trends around the IBM i /AS400 such as impacts to IT organizations, personnel and their budgets today, top development and operations trends to pay attention to, key vendors and products, key applications and platform usage, common challenges seen across organizations and even some history of the platform and how that is likely to influence future application life-cycles. This will not be a highly technical presentation, but a presentation that will equip you to inform executives about what’s happening to your IBM i / AS400 and you won’t want to miss out.
Mitch Hoffman has helped IT Professionals solve critical business issues using software solutions for over 20 years, mainly in Middle Tennessee. Business-and-regulatory initiatives (like SOX, HIPPA, GLBA, SAS70, PCI, even Y2K) plus IT innovations have brought massive changes in how IT Departments work since the 90’s. Mitch has worked with his clients to construct and solve IT challenges such as ALM & DevOps, BI & Analytics, Cloud/Outsourcing, Application Development, platform Modernization, SDLC Automation, Security/Network Mgt, ITAM/ITSM, and more. Mitch has worked for companies like Platinum Technology, Quest Software, SoftBase Systems, and currently Rocket Software/Aldon (Change and Release Management Software). Mitch currently serves on the Board of Directors of IMUG, and spends as much of his free time as possible with his family while living in the country, South of Nashville.