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Monday and Tuesday start off with keynotes in the morning. The DB2 conference closes with a keynote on Thursday. All are a must. For the rest of the time there are up to 6 tracks to choose from and here are some of the sessions I already picked and recommend:
- Monday, 10:40 to 11:40, C01 - DB2 LUW 11.1 : A Technical Overview with Matt Huras is kind a must for the DB2 LUW crowd to get all the insights into the current release.
- Monday, 12 to 13, D02 - To Cloud, or not To Cloud? Reasons to go "off premise" with DB2 with Steve Rees will probably see great discussions. This is a topic I am discussing with many customers.
- Tuesday, 14:30 to 15:30, F06 - R You Ready to be a Data Scientist? with Paul Turpin hopefully gives me more background in R and data analysis. That session also nicely plays with:
- Tuesday, 17 to 18, E08 - Interactive Reports and Presentations - Powered by DB2 and Jupyter Notebooks with Henrik Loeser. In that session I am going to show notebooks as interactive computational environments and using different APIs for DB2.
- Wednesday, 8:30 to 9:30, C09 - 11 Great DB2 Questions from Stack Overflow (Answers Included) with Henrik Loeser. The day starts early with this introduction into how to use the Q&A site Stack Overflow to solve your DB2 problems and to make utilize their "open data" knowledge base for deeper analysis.
- Wednesday, 9:40 to 10:40, C10 - OMG! Experience is a Hard Teacher – Lessons Learned #1with Melanie Stopfer. I plan to stay in the same room for an entertaining and experience-rich session with Melanie.
- Wednesday, 13:40-14:40, is the DB2 LUW Expert Panel, another must.
- Wednesday, 16:20 to 17:20, D13 - db2audit in a nutshell – advantages and challenges with Markus Fraune covers a topic many companies are looking into due to increased compliance requirements and rules & regulations.
- Thursday, 8:30 to 9:30, C15 - Exploiting Cloud Storage with DB2 for LUW with Phil Nelson is another early, but interesting session digging into new territory.