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President's Blog

News, thoughts, and information from the President of IDUG

Recent Articles

  • Blog Entry

    Hello again to our IDUG members all over the world! I’ll start this letter with the four most-uttered words at the 2022 IDUG EMEA Db2 Tech Conference in Edinburgh two weeks ago: “THIRD TIME’S A CHARM!” read more...

  • October 2022 President's Letter

    Blog Entry

    Hello again to our IDUG members all over the world! This month will be IDUG’s second face-to-face conference this year and since 2019. Your IDUG leaders, your fellow Db2 user peers and your partner representatives read more...

  • July / August 2022 President's Letter

    Blog Entry

    Hello again to our IDUG members all over the world! Were you with us for the 2022 IDUG North America Db2 Tech Conference last month? If so, thank you so much! Our first-ever hybrid event was a great success. read more...

  • June 2022 President's Letter

    Blog Entry

    Hello again to our IDUG members all over the world! I encourage each of you to click here and view details on all of the IDUG 2022 North America Db2 Tech Conference education sessions—and then register read more...

  • May 2022 President's Letter

    Blog Entry

    Hello again to our IDUG members all over the world! I wanted to encourage every one of you to consider registering right now for the 2022 IDUG NA Db2 Tech Conference in Boston, USA, on July 11-14! read more...

  • April 2022 President's Letter

    Blog Entry

    Hello again to our IDUG members all over the world! At the moment (although I’m almost hesitant to even say it), it finally does feel like our world may be expanding a bit, after contracting so much as read more...

  • March 2022 President's Letter

    Blog Entry

    Hello again to our IDUG members all over the world. I know that everyone in the Db2 User community is really excited about 2022. In addition to our plans to return to face-to-face IDUG events this year, read more...

  • January 2022 President's Letter

    Blog Entry

    A very Happy New Year to all of you. I hope everyone had a good break and managed to spend some quality time with family and friends. We started 2021 with high expectations of a relatively better read more...

  • With an uptake of more and more people being vaccinated against Covid-19, countries have opened their borders for travel over the past few months. This has opened the doors for IDUG committees to conduct read more...

  • September President's Letter

    Blog Entry

    September is usually a "back to" month. Back from holiday, back to work, back to school, and more. The "back from holiday" was missing for most of us last year as we adapted to living under COVID-19 restrictions read more...

  • Blog Entry

    Gosh, “time flies” resonates more so now than ever. I clearly remember the day in 2012 at the IDUG EMEA Conference in Berlin when I was drafted in to join the IDUG EMEA Conference Planning Committee read more...

  • Life Is Too Short to Rush

    Blog Entry

    Everyone is in a rush! When we look around, we find that everyone is anxious to move forward, to rush to the next thing—whether it’s an event, a meeting, the store, anything just to get out of the house, read more...