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Rocket Software to Explore the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on IBM i at COMMON’s POWERUp® Conference

11 April, 2023


Event sponsorship and expert sessions underscore Rocket Software’s commitment to helping companies modernize on IBM i without disruption

Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass. – April 11, 2023 – Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world’s largest companies, today announced it is sponsoring and leading multiple sessions at POWERUp®, the leading and largest IBM i education and networking event. i Rocket Software experts will present on how artificial intelligence (AI) will change how businesses approach their IBM i strategy, as well as cover topics including modernization, cloud storage, and multi-factor authentication in subsequent sessions. The event will take place April 24-27, 2023, in Denver, Colorado and is hosted by COMMON – the world’s largest association of IT professionals that focus on IBM® and related technologies.ii

AI is playing an increasingly pivotal role in IT organizations, and this is no less true of the IBM i space. With AI, IBM i leaders have the information, insight, and recommendations to understand how best to optimize and modernize their IBM i environments. But, in order to take full advantage of this technology, IT leaders need to set the foundation now. During a sponsored presentation on Monday, April 24 from 4-5 p.m. MDT, Rocket Software’s Herman Rensink, Distinguished Engineer, and Jeroen van Dun, Senior Manager, Product Management, will dive deeper into this topic to identify the data that organizations need to collect today in order to provide the dataset for the next generation of AI/ML tomorrow.

“With AI, IBM i teams are evolving IT practices that will set organizations up for accelerated innovation and success now and in the future,” said Puneet Kohli, President, Application Modernization Business Unit, Rocket Software and member of COMMON’s Board of Directors. “Conversations around AI and other technologies’ impact on IBM i will be at the forefront during POWERUp, and we look forward to bringing Rocket Software’s vision and passion to those discussions on site.”

Rocket Software experts will be hosting multiple sessions at the event, including:

Monday, April 24 | How AI/ML Drives the Future of IBM i Modernization| 4-5 p.m. MDT

Description: In this session, Herman Rensink and Jeroen van Dun will hold a future-facing discussion about AI, ML, and IBM i strategy as it relates to the optimization and modernization of IBM i environments.

Wednesday, April 26 | Are Traditional Licenses Impeding Your Journey to the Cloud | 8-9 a.m. MDT

Description: In this session, Harald Bräunlich, Senior Product Manager at Rocket Software, will discuss why technology with physical serial numbers lack the flexibility to move from server to server while maintaining licensing and the best practices to avoid license violations.

Wednesday, April 26 | Back Up to the Cloud with IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i | 1:30-2:30 p.m. MDT

Description: In this session, Hrithik Govardhan, Software Lead at Rocket Software, will explain how to get the best performance out of cloud storage solutions for IBM i and eliminate the need for tape drives, tape cartridges, and courier services for off-site storage.

Thursday, April 27 | Automated Compliance, Integrity Monitoring, and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for IBM i | 8-9 a.m. MDT

Description: In this session, Tim Hill, Distinguished Engineer at Rocket Software, will speak on the need for multi-factor authentication on Power systems (e.g., new compliance standards and Federal mandates). He’ll also walk through real-time security and compliance checking enforcement for IBM i, AIX, and Linux on Power.

To view the full list of sessions, including more of Rocket Software’s sessions, click here.

Visit the Rocket Software team at POWERUp 2023 at booth #500 to learn how organizations can disrupt without disruption.

About Rocket Software

Rocket Software partners with the largest enterprises, in all industries, to solve their most complex IT challenges, across infrastructure, data, and applications — with solutions that simplify, not disrupt their modernization journey. Trusted by over 10,000 customers, Rocket Software helps enterprises modernize in place with a hybrid cloud strategy, so they don’t need to re-platform or build from the ground up. The company’s 2,600 global employees work with customers to accelerate and optimize their modernization journey while meeting evolving market needs. Rocket Software is a privately held U.S. corporation headquartered in the Boston area with centers of excellence strategically located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Rocket Software is a portfolio company of Bain Capital Private Equity. Follow Rocket Software on LinkedIn and Twitter or visit


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