Thursday, Dec 4th, 2008


Afternoon Session
Bill Winter, IBM Data Management - Consulting IT Specialist (ISV/TP Sales)

A deeper look into IBM U2 technology.

Evening Session
Susie Siegesmund, IBM – Director of U2 Data Services

As Director of IBM’s U2 Data Servers and Tools, Ms. Siegesmund has worldwide responsibility for all aspects of IBM’s UniData/UniVerse (U2) database and tools business. Siegesmund joined UniData, Inc. in 1994, which became Ardent after the 1997 merger with Vmark. She served as Director of Customer Support and Vice President of Engineering for Ardent, then Vice President and General Manager of the U2 business for Informix, which acquired Ardent in 2000. She joined IBM when they acquired Informix in 2001. With over 22 years of experience in data processing, Siegesmund holds a Masters Degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from St. Lawrence University.

Ms. Siegesmund will update the group on IBM’s positioning of the U2 data servers, review the new features of recent and upcoming releases and present her view of the future of the MV data model.