IDUG @ 25: Building the grid with the best presentations from hundreds of abstracts

By Bernie O'Connor posted Sep 30, 2013 08:04 AM


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IDUG’s EMEA DB2 Tech Conference Planning Committee building the grid for Barcelona. 

Building the best possible grid is a lot of work!

There are hundreds of abstracts, hours of review, prioritization of the topics, assuring the best possible speakers and presentations, balancing the grid to meet the needs of all the attendees.  Then, there is the Networking to plan and Marketing to do.  And, of course, the volunteers learn so much, and find time for some fun while they’re working!   Many friendships are formed that last a lifetime.

IDUG’s EMEA DB2 Tech Conference Planning Committee has been hard at work all year:

     Conference Chair:  Mirna Kos, Zagrebacka Banka

     Presentations Team, Team Leader: Iqbal Goralwalla, Triton Consulting

     Marketing Team, Team Leader, Chair Elect:  Cristian Molaro, MConsulting Bvba

     Past Conference Chair:  Ole Holmskov, HITCON

     Vendor Team, Team Leader:  Manuel Gomez Burriel, SpDUG

     Core Member:  Frank Petersen, JN Data

     Core Member:  Frederik Engelen, RealDolmen

     Core Member:  Mateja Jankovic,  Informatika d.d.

     Core Member:  Steve Thomas, CA Technologies

     IDUG Board Liaison:  Cuneyt Goksu, VBT

     Vendor Representative: Paul Oostvogels, BMC Software

     Vendor Representative: Zeljen Stanic, CA Technologies

     Vendor Representative:  Surekha Parekh, IBM Corporation

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