The UK May user group will take place over two days on 17th and 18th May 2016 at the IBM Client Centre in South Bank, London. We'd like to thank IBM and our sponsors for supporting the event and the evening networking/social event on the evening of 17th May 2016.
As usual we'll have a packed agenda with speakers from the IBM development teams, user talks as well as technical talks from our sponsors. This is the first year we've run a two day user group event, so we're hoping it'll be a great event with more talks and networking opportunities than ever before! And in addition to that, we've planned a networking/social event just a few minutes walk from the user group venue where we'll have food, drinks, pool, ping-pong, bowling and tokens for the machines and bumper cars! ... Anyone for an IBM vs tournament?
The agenda for the day is a bit further down the page...
We'd very much like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the user group meeting by providing funding to support the evening social event:
Day 1 - 17th May 2016
|10:00||Registration & Coffee|
|10:30||Opening & Welcome - Simon Thompson & Claire O'Toole|
|10:45||Keynote talk - Doris Conti|
|11:05||4.2 Roadmap & 2016 Priorities, Ulf Troppens|
|11:35||Deep Dive - 4.2 GUI & Live Demo, Markus Rohwedder|
|12:05||Sponsor Talk 1 - Seagate: Using Spectrum Scale in the IoT World, Ray Coetzee|
|12:25||Lunch & Networking|
|13:25||Sponsor Talk 2 - ArcaStream: Python API & Demo, Jez Tucker|
|14:00||User Talk 1 - NCAR's Globally Accessible Data Environment, Pamela Gillman, NCAR|
|14:20||Sponsor Talk 3 - NetApp: TBC, Mohinder Toor|
|14:40||User Talk 2 - Milk flows freely from London to Cardiff with AFM, Dave Goodbourn, Milk Visual Effects|
|15:00||Deep Dive - Hadoop Integration, Piyush Chaudhary|
|16:00||Sponsor Talk 4 - Mellanox: Accelerating storage functions in a co-design network, Darren Harkins|
|16:20||Technical Deep Dive - Tiering to the Cloud / MC Store, Robert Basham|
|16:50||Technical Deep Dive - Problem Determination Enhancements, Mathias Dietz|
|18:30||Evening Social Event - Namco Funscape|
Day 2 - 18th May 2016
|09:00||Arrival & Coffee|
Parallel Talk Session
|10:00||Parallel Breakout/workshop session 1
|11:00||Parallel Breakout/workshop session 2
Parallel Breakout/workshop session 3
|13:00||Lunch & Networking|
|14:00||Sponsor Talk 6 - DDN: Adventures in AFM, Vic Cornell|
|14:20||Deep Dive - OpenStack Integration, Gaurang Tapase|
|15:00||Sponsor Talk 7 - IBM: Life Sciences, Frank Lee|
|15:50||Sponsor Talk 8 - Lenovo, Michael Hennecke|
|16:10||A look into the future by IBM Research, Sven Oehme|
|17:10||Wrap-up and feedback|
To register for this year's event, please use our EventBrite event page at:
Registration opens for users from 14th March 2016.
Please note that we are currently limiting registrations to 3 per organisation to ensure as many organisations as possible are able to attend and places are strictly limited due to room capacity. We will be operating a wait list, so if you can't get a ticket now, then we'll hold details in case they become available nearer the date.