Les King

Speaker Details

Company: 
IBM
Bio

Les King has impacted the vision for IBM’s Hybrid Data Management strategies, which includes Big Data, Analytics, Database and Cloud Data Services by acting as a trusted advisor both to clients and within IBM.  He has held this post for four years however; Les has 25 years of experience in IBM Analytics.  Les is a globally recognized name across industries in this key space as a direct result of his balanced experience in both technical and business arms of the field.  Les is passionate about helping clients understand how IBM can help satisfy their business needs and how the Information Management and Analytics technology will strategically work to accomplish this.  In this position, Les is a respected advocate for clients as he works side by side with development, sales, technical sales and offering management organizations ensuring that IBM’s Analytics portfolio is on a trajectory to meet the most compelling market demands, directly addressing the most pressing needs of IBM’s clients, both globally and locally

Past presentation
29 May 2019
12:30 - 13:15
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2019 IBM Integrated Analytics System

Analytics in a hybrid environment is where the market is heading.  This means being able to handle data in motion as well as rest.  Integration with the cloud.  Leveraging NoSQL data sources like JSON and more.  Come and here about the latest news on IBM's analytic appliance leveraging the Db2 and Netezza-based Common SQL Engine.  We will do a deep dive under the hood on what is inside this appliance and how it works.  In this session we will look at the latest capabilities which are now available for the appliance and talk about the upgrade path from previous Netezza models to this latest generation of our appliance line.  This appliance is also the base for IDAA which is our analytics accelerator for Db2 for z/OS so this session is good for all audiences.


29 May 2019
11:30 - 12:30
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2019 Db2 Big SQL 5.x and Roadmap

Open source and Hadoop continue to grow for many use cases in the market.  Also, there have been some major changes with the big players.  Join us on a deep dive of the latest version of Db2 Big SQL -  Db2 Big SQL 5.0.x.  We have had significant new capabilities become available over multiple releases of Db2 Big SQL 5.0.  Db2 Big SQL is Db2 sitting natively in a Hadoop environment and ready to bring you the capabilities of Db2 for your data in Hadoop.  We will cover security capabilities, how to access data, integration points with Spark and YARN, workload management and much more.  We will also take a look at Db2 Big SQL 6.0 and how our roadmap addresses the merger of Cloudera and Hortonworks.  Your skills in Db2 are an exact match for how to leverage Db2 Big SQL over Hadoop.


29 May 2019
10:00 - 11:00
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2019 Db2 V11.5 - The Latest Release

The next significant version of Db2 LUW is just about to hit the streets and in this session we will take a look at what Db2 V11.5 will bring to our clients in 2019.  This will include a look at the SQL:2016 JSON capabilities, enhancements to pureScale, new capabilities and performance around BLU, new security capabilities, new management and workload management capabilities .... and many other enhancements which are front and center with this new release.  Join us in this session to get an overview of this next version of Db2 - and the Common SQL Engine - and how these new capabilities may be of benefit to you and your organizations, whether you are deploying on-premise, in the cloud or in an open source Hadoop environment.


29 May 2019
09:00 - 10:00
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2019 Hybrid Data Management Strategy and Update

With the focus on data driven organizations and the proliferation of devices, vast volumes and variety of business data - users are looking at how to take advantage of all of this data to derive needed insights.  These insights will help drive corporations forward and create new competitive approaches in the market. In this session we will take a look our future direction in the age of multi-cloud, artificial intelligence, NoSQL and more.  The objective of our Hybrid Data Management strategy is to help clients deal with all the various dimensions of Hybrid.


13 June 2018
12:30 - 13:15
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2018 Hybrid Data Management and z-based Analytics

We have had some great announcements when it comes to how Db2 for z/OS and the z platform can be involved in analytics, machine learning and Big Data applications.  Join us to get an update on what IBM is doing in the area of analytics, hybrid data management, and, in particular, what this means for Db2 for z/OS and z customers.


13 June 2018
09:00 - 10:00
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2018 Hybrid Data Management - New Announcements and our 2018 Strategy

We have had some very significant announcements in the Hybrid Data Management area including updates to Db2, updates to Big SQL, a new offering for event processing, a new set of private cloud offerings and much more.  Join us for an overall update on the important role Db2 is playing in the hybrid data management space and the Common SQL Engine based offerings.


12 June 2018
09:45 - 10:45
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2018 Big SQL, Spark, Hortonworks and Open Source Update

We have some significant enhancements to our Big SQL story in 2018 - and - have now really partnered with Hortonworks when it comes to Big SQL and Spark.  Join us for the latest news that will benefit your Big Data applications and we will take a l peak ahead as well on what is coming later this year


12 June 2018
09:00 - 09:45
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2018 Db2 11.1.3.3 Update and Roadmap

Db2 11.1.3.3 will be hitting the market in 1H 2018 and contains some good progress in key Db2 strategic themes such as NoSQL, Netezza compatibility, HTAP and more.  Come and hear about what is in this latest release of Db2 and we will take a peak ahead as well on what's coming over the next 12 months.


14 June 2017
09:00 - 10:00
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2017 DB2, the foundation of IBM's data platform strategy

Latest news on IBM's overall Hybrid data platform strategy and the Watson Data Platform approach.  This will include high level updates on the dashDB family, BigInsights with BigSQL, Spark, DB2 and the next generation appliance.


13 June 2017
14:00 - 15:00
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2017 Big Data and the Watson Data Platform

A look at how open source and surrounding ecosystem allow Big Data to be a core and synergetic part of our Watson Data Platform architecture


13 June 2017
09:00 - 10:15
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2017 DB2 Trends & Directions

Drill-down on what has been delivered since DB2 V11.1 in the summer of 2016 and a look at what's to come over 2017 and 2018, including a focus on HTAP and Continuous Availability


15 June 2016
10:00 - 11:00
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2016 A drill down on dashDB family

We are about to release a brand new offering based off of the dashDB capabilities, which will allow for private cloud deployments of this analytic engine.  This is a great way to get the simplicity benefits of the cloud, but, keep keeping your data behind your firewall - or, host dashDB on different platforms.  In this presentation we will go through the details of exactly what BLU Helix is - and - how it can be a very powerful way of easily deploying complex environments as well as how it integrates with other data stores within your warehousing infrastructure.


14 June 2016
14:00 - 15:00
European SQLAdria Seminar – Šibenik 2016 A drill down on BigInsights V4.2 (Hadoop, Spark, BigSQL, etc)

We have a significant set of new capabilities coming out in 2016 with BigInsights and in this session we will go through some of those highlights and details with particular focus on capabilities around Spark and BigSQL.  Even if you have chosen an alternate distribution for your open source platform, BigInsights is a great way to get access to some very high value assets which can drastically reduce application re-write as you look to deploy a Hadoop and/or Spark environment in your logical data warehouse.


In this session we will take a look at where the market is heading, what questions companies are struggling with and how existing DB2 clients have uniquely positioned themselves to leverage their existing investment to make the transition to a Big Data Analytic Ecosystem and to a Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem a simple one. We will take a look at the roadmap for DB2 and how this can be leverage as part of a Big Data ecosystem, on-premise, in the cloud and how your DB2 investment can be leveraged as you expand your analytic ecosystem to include Hadoop and Spark.


In this session we will take a look at where the market is heading, what questions companies are struggling with and how existing DB2 clients have uniquely positioned themselves to leverage their existing investment to make the transition to a Big Data Analytic Ecosystem and to a Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem a simple one. We will take a look at the roadmap for DB2 and how this can be leverage as part of a Big Data ecosystem, on-premise, in the cloud and how your DB2 investment can be leveraged as you expand your analytic ecosystem to include Hadoop and Spark.


 

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Events in 2019

Ljubljana - 9th & 10th April 2019
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