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User Group Days

A 2-Day Event Featuring 96 Hours of Content from IBM Customers and Experts

May 19th & 20th, 2020 | 8AM to 4:30PM (ET)

User Group Day: This time, users take the stage

We are uniting over a dozen IBM User Groups for a 2-day virtual conference with 6 tracks each day featuring expert advice, lessons, demos, keynotes, feedback sessions, and more. Learn more about the technologies you use every day, start a conversation, ask questions, or find new User Groups to connect with. No matter your technology, tool, or proficiency, you will find something here to grow your skillset!

Featured User Groups

Founded in 1995, IIUG is a not for profit user organization which provides services to the Informix community and enables member voices to be heard collectively. IIUG is the most influential user group representing the users of Informix products. Members around the world network, share knowledge and influence IBM and other vendors through IIUG.

COMMON is the world’s largest association of IT professionals that focus on IBM and related technologies. Since 1960, we have been serving our community of users, partners, and IBM through leadership, independent education, certification, networking and our advocacy efforts.

This user driven group is dedicated to helping IBM Maximo users get the most out of their installations, as well as provide a forum for users to share tips, ask questions, submit success stories and other educational topics.

IDUG is the foremost independent, user-driven community that provides a direct channel to thousands of professional Db2 users across the globe.

Common Europe, an IT user community of IBM based solutions, is an umbrella organization of European national IBM Power Systems™, IBM i™, AIX™, and Linux™ user groups.

This is YOUR user group! Launched in 2008, we now have a healthy membership of over 710. The user group is run by a committee of members. With the aims of sharing experience, knowledge and discussing best practices for Maximo, do you have a Maximo story to tell?

What to expect

Technical + Leadership Tracks

Expert Talks

No-Cost Online Conference  

Who Should Attend?


User Group Members

Community Members


Technical Staff

IT Beginners & Experts

Why User Group Virtual Conference Day?

It’s interactive – All sessions will be webcast live. All technical sessions are hands-on. Learn new techniques using open-source toolkits.

Skills you can put to work – Whether it's data science workflows, server-side tools, the newest product features to plot on your roadmap, or new insights to share with your enterprise–we've planned for it all. All of our presenters are developers and managers from IBM and associated user groups who build things for users just like you. 

No cost Attend the live event or listen at your convenience. All of the talks are available for replay for 90 days!

Learning platform for


2-Day virtual


Industry speakers

Featuring 6 Conference Tracks and Open Office Hours Each Day

May 19th


IDUG and top Db2 friends present about Db2 including RoadMaps by IBM Offering Management. 

Track 1

Track 2

Planning Analytics and Cognos

Be ready for anything with AI-infused Planning, Forecasting and Business Intelligence


Track 3

Hear from technology experts focused on helping you increase efficiency, data quality, findability and governing rules across your enterprise.

Track 3


IIUG and the Informix team present a Roadmap and some exciting Informix Technology by users.

Track 4


Why Automation Now? Join the Automation Community of customers, Business Partners, and IBMers as we share the strategies and solutions used to maintain business continuity today and build resiliency for tomorrow.

Cloud Pak for Data

Hear from experts on how you can use a multicloud all-in-one platform to modernize your data and accelerate your journey to AI. 

Track 5

Data Science

Join us to hear all about the science of Data 

Track 5


Come see the latest on IBM Netezza from Offering Management

Track 5


Track 5

Featuring a new AI Product Announcement

IBM Storage

Learn how IBM Storage helps you manage your infrastructure with IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Protect suite. 

Track 6


Learn how IBM Z is reliably running the world – always open | on | secure

Track 6

May 20th

IBM Security

Engage with IBM experts, who will share advice, best practices and updates on the latest product enhancements.

Track 1

Cloud Pak for Apps and WebSphere

Join our WebSphere IBM experts & Customers who will share advice, best practices and updates on the latest product enhancements.

Track 2


Join our Netcool IBM experts & Customers who will share advice, best practices and updates on the latest product enhancements.

Track 2

Power Systems

Common Europe (www.comeur.org) and Common North America (www.common.org) present the best of Power Systems

Track 3

Open Source at IBM

The latest and greatest of OpenSource at IBM

Track 4

Track 4

The Public Cloud

Join our Public Cloud experts so while airlines are limited flying, you can learn about flying through the cloud

Cloud Integration

Modernize your approach to integration. Efficiently connect all your applications and data wherever they live with the IBM Cloud Pak for Integration, API Connect, DataPower, App Connect, MQ, Event Streams and Aspera.

Track 5


An opportunity to join Maximo users and IBM Maximo specialists to 1. learn how others are using Maximo, 2. find out what's coming next in the roadmap and 3. have your Maximo questions answered!

Track 6



Tom Rosamilia

Rob Thomas

Senior Vice President


IBM Systems

Senior Vice President

IBM Cloud and Data Platform

IBM Community

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