Welcome to Data Server Day 2023!

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If you want to register for the event, please email marknad@middlecon.se and wait for manual confirmation via email. We accept registrations subject to availability.

Join us for a full-day event focused on data storage and data quality. This event will feature a lineup of esteemed international speakers, all experts in their respective fields, representing IBM and their cutting-edge products.

Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and directions in AI, machine learning, data fabric, and data mesh. We have carefully curated a diverse agenda that includes topics such as IBM ML Watsonx.data (Lakehouse) and additional sessions are yet to be confirmed.



08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast mingle
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome intro
09:15 – 10:15 Trends and directions Data Fabric / Data Mesh / AI ML / intro of watsox – Les King
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:45 watsonx.ai / AI ML – Foundations models – Kelly Schlamb
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 13:45 Db2 11.5.9 and Next Generation Warehousing – Les King
13:45 – 14:45 watson.data (Lakehouse) – Kelly Schlamb
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 – 16:15 Db2 11.5:  Ready for the deployments and workloads of tomorrow – Les King
16:15 – 17:15 Bringing AI into the Database with Db2’s In-Database Machine Learning – Kelly Schlamb
17:15 – 18:00 Mingle

Please note that we will update the agenda continuously.


Kelly Schlamb, Data & AI, IBM Canada

We are thrilled to introduce one of our esteemed speakers for Data Server Day: Kelly Schlamb. With over 25 years of experience in the tech industry, Kelly has established himself as a prominent figure in the world of database technology and analytics.

Throughout his impressive career, Kelly has held key roles in Db2 kernel development and has been a part of the IBM Analytics Technical Sales and Cognitive Systems Skills Enablement teams. His expertise spans a wide range of topics, including database technology, analytics, cloud computing (public, private, and hybrid), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and deep learning.

Kelly’s contributions to Db2 development have been instrumental in shaping critical features in areas such as logging and recovery, data caching, storage management, XML, and pureScale. These contributions form the bedrock upon which countless businesses trust their mission-critical applications and data.

Beyond his technical prowess, Kelly has demonstrated exceptional leadership as a people manager, technical team lead, and project manager. He has a remarkable track record of leading high-profile, critical customer situations to successful resolutions. What truly sets Kelly apart is his passion for engaging with clients and IBM teams to showcase the capabilities of their products. His ability to inspire and educate others about the potential of technology is unmatched.

Kelly is a highly regarded speaker at conferences and events taking place worldwide such as the IDUG (International Db2 User Group) Tech Conferences and SQL Adria. The more recent topics have been about “Bringing AI into the Database with Db2’s Python UDFs and Built-in Machine Learning Procedures”, “Containerization and Options for Simplified Db2 Deployments On-premises and in Private Clouds”, “AI for the Db2 Professional – Learning the Lingo and Getting Started”, “Get Your Head (and Data) Into the Clouds with Db2 Warehouse on Cloud and DB2 on Cloud”, “Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery for DB2 on Cloud”, “Which Load is Right for Me? A Primer on Load and Data Movement Options for DB2 in the Cloud (Db2 Warehouse on Cloud and DB2 on Cloud)” and “The Latest and Greatest on Availability and pureScale in Db2 11.x for LUW”.

These engagements underscore Kelly’s continuous contributions and respected status in the database technology field.

Les King, Data & AI, IBM Canada

We are thrilled to introduce one of our distinguished speakers for Data Server Day – Les King. With over 30 years of industry experience, Les stands as a recognized authority in the dynamic realms of data management systems, business intelligence, data warehousing, and more.

Les’s expertise spans a wide spectrum, covering areas such as OLTP, OLAP, analytics, operational analytics, and big data. He possesses a profound understanding of how these facets intricately interact within cloud, mobile, and NOSQL environments. Over his illustrious career, Les has accrued extensive knowledge, having worked with IBM DB2 for 24 years and gaining experience with other database management systems like Informix, solidDB, and SQLServer. Furthermore, he keeps abreast of cutting-edge technologies such as Spark, Hadoop, BigInsights, BigSQL, Cloudant, and Compose.

Les King has left an indelible mark on IBM’s Hybrid Data Management strategies, spanning Big Data, Analytics, Database, and Cloud Data Services. He serves as a trusted advisor, both to clients and within IBM, leveraging his 25-year career in IBM Analytics to provide a holistic perspective encompassing technical and business dimensions. Les’s passion lies in empowering clients to strategically harness IBM solutions for their business needs through Information Management and Analytics technology.

Beyond his professional achievements, Les’s academic inclinations shine through. He began his career as a developer and continues to impart his knowledge by periodically teaching development courses at post-secondary institutions in Toronto. His extensive academic journey includes roles as a professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Toronto and Seneca College, underlining his deep-rooted passion for education.

Les King’s influence extends globally, with a track record of engaging and enlightening audiences at events like the European SQLAdria Seminar. His presentations cover a wide array of topics, from the “Next Generation Db2 Warehouse / Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Gen 3” to “Hybrid Data Management Strategy and Update.” Les’s speaking engagements reflect his significant contributions to the fields of database technology and analytics, making him a revered figure in the industry.

We are honored to have Les King as one of our distinguished speakers at Data Server Day, and we look forward to the valuable insights he will share with us.

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