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IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 375,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. Just completing its 22nd year of patent leadership, IBM Research has defined the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents. Scientists from IBM Research have produced six Nobel Laureates, 10 U.S. National Medals of Technology, five U.S. National Medals of Science, six Turing Awards, 19 inductees in the National Academy of Sciences and 20 inductees into the U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame. Today, IBM is much more than a “hardware, software, services” company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company. Our work and our people can be found in all sorts of interesting places. IBMers are helping transform healthcare, improving the retail shopping experience, rerouting traffic jams and even designing the next generation fan experience in sports stadiums around the world. It's the kind of thing we've been doing for more than 100 years.



Named the fourth fastest-growing tech company by Forbes, Paycom helps businesses nationwide gain control over time-consuming HR and payroll processes, and engage employees. Using Paycom's cloud-based technology, companies can quickly and easily hire top talent, run payroll, manage their workforce, train employees and comply with complicated regulations.




Bugsnag automatically alerts developers to unhandled application errors and provides powerful filtering to cut through the noise. With debugging information and custom metadata all in one place, developers can spend their time fixing errors with the greatest impact on users or happening in specific versions.


FedEx Cross Border

The FedEx Cross Border checkout application helps merchants access global customers with e-commerce technology that adapts the checkout experience with multiple international currencies, payment options, and delivery choices. Merchants and customers can monitor the global delivery status at the order level, box level, or item level from the merchant’s website anytime, anywhere. Software Development Kits simplify setup, so merchants can start accepting international orders sooner. Stop by the booth to see a demo!



Bluehouse Group

Bluehouse Group is a full service digital agency located in Burlington, Vermont. We specialize in custom website design and development, and digital marketing services. Web application development is a particular strength of ours. Ask around and you'll discover we've earned a reputation for building high quality, “commercial-grade” solutions. We help organizations solve their business challenges by providing a high-performance team that synthesizes creativity, technical expertise, and business smarts.


Division 1 Systems

Division 1 Systems is a services firm specializing in mobile and web application development, located in Burlington, Vermont. We specialize in modernization of legacy business systems and web enablement of the IBM i. The company was founded by John Valance, who has over 30 years experience in enterprise IT and software development. We have completed numerous web and modernization projects on the IBM i, including both internal and customer-facing applications, across many industries. We also offer training in web technologies to the IBM i community, and pride ourselves in staying actively involved in the user community. Our network of technical personnel gives us access to many resources, both local and overseas, allowing us to scale up or down rapidly to meet the demands of your projects.


Fresche Solutions

As leading experts in IBM i, Fresche provides products and services that span the complete application modernization and management spectrum. With the widest solution portfolio in the IBM i marketplace and 100% referenceability, our team of experts help organizations add value to their business by modernizing business processes, technologies, applications and skills.

We specialize in helping you achieve your business goals by leveraging and extending your IBM i application environment to take advantage of modern solutions such as web, mobile, SOA and open source technologies.

Companies can rely on Fresche and its leading IBM i divisions, BCD, looksoftware and Quadrant Software for solutions in the following areas:

  • GUI, web & mobile
  • Analysis & productivity
  • Staff augmentation
  • Code & database modernization
  • IT strategy & planning
  • Reporting & document distribution



Companies come to Google Cloud to transform their businesses. Our comprehensive portfolio — from infrastructure to apps to devices — helps enterprises innovate faster, scale smarter, stay secure, and do more with data than ever before.

Melis Technology

Melis Technology is the software company of Melis Platform, an open source web development platform provided with a CMS and an e-Commerce modules. Perceived by developers as a revolution on the open source CMS and e-Commerce market, it has been designed with the most advanced features of ZF 2 and meets the highest business requirements regarding security, scalability, performance, and high availability. For customers implementing an ambitious digital strategy, it provides significant benefits including speed of development and cost-effectiveness. Come and meet us on our booth!


Midrange Dynamics

Midrange Dynamics change management (MDCMS) is a great fit for those who want to upgrade to a CM solution that supports modern PHP development on IBM i, an integrated operating environment optimized for exceptional security and business resilience on IBM Power servers. Affordable, easy-to-implement MDCMS tracks and reports on the entire software development process, reduces time and risk, and meets auditing requirements. Remove cross-platform development and deployment boundaries for PHP distribution. MDCMS and its MDOpen plug-in support: 5250, Zend Studio, RDi, and other Eclipse IDEs, with interfaces to Git/SVN.



MySQL is the world's most popular open source database. With its proven performance, reliability and ease-of-use, MySQL has become the leading database choice for web-based applications, used by high profile web properties including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo! and many more. Additionally, it is an extremely popular choice as an embedded database, distributed by over 3,000 ISVs & OEMs. To organizations in need of an open source, ACID-compliant transactional database delivering real-time in-memory performance and 99.999 percent availability, Oracle offers MySQL Cluster.

MySQL Enterprise Edition is a commercial offering comprised of the MySQL database with security, encryption, auditing, high availability and scalability extensions, online backup, monitoring, management, and visual database design and SQL development tools. MySQL Enterprise Edition is backed by Oracle Premier support for organizations delivering highly available, business critical applications and services.

Oracle MySQL Cloud Service delivers a secure, cost-effective and enterprise-grade MySQL database service. Built on MySQL Enterprise Edition and powered by the Oracle Cloud, it provides a simple, automated, integrated and enterprise ready MySQL cloud service, enabling organizations to increase business agility and reduce costs.

Oracle drives MySQL innovation, constantly improving MySQL solutions and delivering new capabilities to power next generation web, cloud, mobile and embedded applications.


Remain Software

For more than 25 years Remain Software has been an expert and a market leader in Application Lifecycle Management solutions for the IBM i platform. We have passion and extensive knowledge of future- proof technologies which help many companies around the world to simplify and automate application change and modernization processes, improve workflows and teamwork and significantly streamline the work of your IT department and business.


Seiden Consulting

Bring your most challenging PHP on IBM i questions to ZendCon speakers, Alan Seiden, Stephanie Rabbani, and fellow Seiden Group experts, to get friendly 1-on-1 advice outside the classroom. The most experienced PHP experts on the IBM i platform, Alan and his team spend their days with companies like yours engaged in trouble-shooting, implementing PHP environments, architecting and coding brilliant solutions, and optimizing performance.




Curbstone, since 2003, focused exclusively on the IBM i operating system, provides software, SaaS, and fanatical 24x7 support. This increases security to achieve PCI compliance, possibly with reduced reporting, and lessened exposure through Remote Tokenization. Curbstone's IBM i native integration seamlessly provides real-time authorization driven by your existing Mail or Phone Order Entry apps. For e-commerce, Curbstone's Payment Landing Pages offload card handling from any shopping cart on any computing platform, removing that infrastructure from PCI scope. When handling cards present, EMV integration is driven from the IBM i Point-Of-Sale app, in real-time. Contact us for a free 1-on-1 consultation.