Vision Solutions Blog

Vision at COMMON: Day 1

May 08, 2017

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the COMMON Users Group kicked off on Sunday, May 7, with a full slate of educational sessions and group activities. The day began with an opening celebration of those who have made significant contributions to the COMMON community’s success – students, seasoned veterans, innovators, speakers and vendors. Ed Vesely, EVP and CMO for Vision Solutions, was on hand to receive COMMON’s recognition as a platinum event sponsor.

The Vision Solutions team spent the day having lively conversations with IT professionals and IBM business partners regarding availability, disaster recovery, migration and data sharing initiatives.

Vision’s Power Talk podcast series also conducted a series of interviews in the booth for live broadcast on Facebook. Evelyn Hoover (Executive Editor of IBM Systems Magazine) and Ron Venzin (Partner, FocalPoint Solutions Group) stopped by to give their unique takes on trends and developments in the industry. Vision members speaking at education sessions this week also gave us sneak peeks into their talks, including Alan Arnold (Vision’s EVP and CTO), Barry Kirksey (Sr. Solution Architecture) and Ron Peterson (Technology Consultant).  

To learn more about their sessions and all the activities happening in Vision’s booth this week, visit