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By Mads Zandersen, Danske Bank, DK
Open Sessions: Room A+B first floor

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Welcome to GSE Nordic Region Conference 2019 with a presentation of the conference, the Logistics, Networking Opportunities and how to get the most out of the Conference.

Mads Zandersen started as Application Developer on S/390 in 1985. He is an IT professional with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, 12+ years at IBM as Solution Sales within Finance Sector and Technical Sales Specialist within Development and middleware software and since 2011 an employee of Xact Consulting, now at Danske Bank

As Architect in Development Tools and Practices, Mads has utilized his constant drive to try new areas, learn, adapt and shape the way we do development

By Ira Assent, Aarhus University, DK
Open Sessions: Room A+B first floor

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Ira Assent, Professsor at Aarhus University - Bio TBD

By Christopher O’Malley, Compuware, US
Open Sessions: Room A+B first floor

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Cristopher O’Malley  CEO Compuware  - Bio TBD

By Nick Garrod, IBM, UK and Carsten Andersen, Bankdata, Danmark
CICS Sessions: Room K second Floor

Nick Garrod works in the Market Enablement for IBM Z and spent many years supporting the CICS products in a variety of business and marketing roles.  He has been a member of the GSE Nordics steering committee for more than 10 years, and been a contributor to IBM Redbooks, IBM Systems journal, Enterprise Tech journal and Destination z.

Carsten Andersen Bio
I have been in the banking business since 1979, and now working for Bankdata as a System Architect.
I am part of team who handle the host frame-work in Bankdata and Jyske Bank.
I am a specialist in PD Tools on eclipse with various plugins, the main focus on plugins like MQ, Fault Analyzer, FileManager and Debug Tool
I am the Steering Committee member of Guide Share Europe Nordic Region, and Chairman of CICS Development. 
I am a Member of RDZ user group Europe and Member of ITSO (International Technical Support Organization) Redbooks.

By Nick Garrod, IBM, UK and Steve Wallin, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Nick Garrod works in the Market Enablement for IBM Z and spent many years supporting the CICS products in a variety of business and marketing roles.  He has been a member of the GSE Nordics steering committee for more than 10 years, and been a contributor to IBM Redbooks, IBM Systems journal, Enterprise Tech journal and Destination z.

Steve Wallin is Director of CICS - the world’s leading application server software for IBM Z – serving 1.2 million transactions per second and z/OS Connect - Truly RESTful APIs to and from your IBM Z mainframe. 

By Fraser Bohm, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Fraser Bohm started working on CICS TS in 1996 and is now the IBM Distinguished Engineer responsible for the CICS business. He serves as the Chief Architect for the CICS portfolio as well as being part of number of strategic initiatives including z/OS Connect, Liberty in CICS, Node and Swift support. Prior to this Fraser was the Chief Developer for both the CICS TS 4.2 and Version 5. He was the architect for the SOA and Web Services initiatives from Version 3 onwards.

By Fraser Bohm, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Fraser Bohm started working on CICS TS in 1996 and is now the IBM Distinguished Engineer responsible for the CICS business. He serves as the Chief Architect for the CICS portfolio as well as being part of number of strategic initiatives including z/OS Connect, Liberty in CICS, Node and Swift support. Prior to this Fraser was the Chief Developer for both the CICS TS 4.2 and Version 5. He was the architect for the SOA and Web Services initiatives from Version 3 onwards.

By Sophie Green , IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Sophie Green  is a Software Engineer working at IBM Hursley UK. She joined IBM’s graduate programme in 2013 after studying for a physics degree and since then has been developing and testing the Eclipse based CICS Explorer. She is also on the GSE UK committee and runs the 101 stream providing education and networking opportunities for new joiners to the mainframe

By Ian J Mitchell, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Ian J Mitchell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer with responsibility for z/OS Microservices Architecture. He has many years of mainframe experience having been responsible for the technical architecture of the CICS Product Portfolio. He has over 30 years experience as a technical leader in IBM Hursley and has been in the forefront of creating and introducing many of CICS' important innovations including Workload Management, Sysplex Support, Business Transaction Services, Java, Web Services, Event Processing and the CICS Explorer. In this role Ian has worked with many of the technical leaders across all the mainframe technology components. Ian also has close relationships with many of IBM's largest customers running critical systems using CICS and the mainframe. In 2016/7 he led the architecture for Blockchain on Z Systems and is now working on enabling Agile Application on Z with Microservices.

By Will Yates, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Will Yates - Since the edge of 5 when he decided to run a boundary value analysis test against the VCR by inserting a piece of toast into it, Will has had the knack for systematically breaking software. After a degree in Computer Science he joined the CICS team at IBM Hursley where is has been busy raising defects ever since. He has been involved in all areas of CICS application modernisation, co-authored several red books and recently presented the introduction to CICS video education series.

By Arne Raunsbæk, JNdata, DK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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A look into a dynamical setup that is base on what z/OS can due when you want a one size fits all setup.
This is not based on tooling, but on a principal of systems symbols, parameters, on procedures that can be used for not only test environments but also for production. A way where you enable yourself and your collages to maintain (Apply PFT’s, fallback or even test on the level you want) even though you don’t knot the rest of the customers (Handy for when you have many customers and defriend naming convention across them)

Arne Raunsbæk - 35 years of age, married whit two kids (Whey are 5 and 7). Got a short education, started with 3½ years of PL/I programming before moving to CICS systems programmer at the age of 26, and have done that ever since. Started at KMD for 5 years and the rest is at JN Data. However, why did I become a system programmer, both my parents are a part of the baby boomer generation, and like all kids I became the one thing that my parents told me not to become (only kidding of course). Therefore, I have been around the mainframe all my life

By Pradeep Gohil, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Pradeep Gohil is a delivery team lead in the CICS Transaction Processing department, at Hursley UK.
He has developed on several releases of CICS TS and recently has been part of the development team
that provided the CICS Cloud enablement functionality, specializing in CICS bundles.

By Test Speaker, IBM, US
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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By Steve Wallin, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Steve Wallin is Director of CICS - the world’s leading application server software for IBM Z – serving 1.2 million transactions per second and z/OS Connect - Truly RESTful APIs to and from your IBM Z mainframe. 

By Pradeep Gohil, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Pradeep Gohil is a delivery team lead in the CICS Transaction Processing department, at Hursley UK.
He has developed on several releases of CICS TS and recently has been part of the development team
that provided the CICS Cloud enablement functionality, specializing in CICS bundles.

By Ian J Mitchell, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second Floor

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Ian J Mitchell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer with responsibility for z/OS Microservices Architecture. He has many years of mainframe experience having been responsible for the technical architecture of the CICS Product Portfolio. He has over 30 years experience as a technical leader in IBM Hursley and has been in the forefront of creating and introducing many of CICS' important innovations including Workload Management, Sysplex Support, Business Transaction Services, Java, Web Services, Event Processing and the CICS Explorer. In this role Ian has worked with many of the technical leaders across all the mainframe technology components. Ian also has close relationships with many of IBM's largest customers running critical systems using CICS and the mainframe. In 2016/7 he led the architecture for Blockchain on Z Systems and is now working on enabling Agile Application on Z with Microservices.

By Leif Pedersen, DK, IBM and Kirsten Ann Larsen, JN Data, Danmark
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

Leif Pedersen is passionate about the System z platform and especially how the DB2 database technology on this platform can be used to provide values to clients, to IBM business, and to the world in general. As a Technical Leader, Leif is involved in many projects to help customers in Europe, to improve their business by taking advantage of the latest database technology like Analytics by using the DB2 Accelerator for DB2 for z/OS or the Blu feature of DB2 for Linux, Windows, and Unix on Linux for System z. Leif also helps customers to take advantage of using database performance and testing tools to improve their database performance and testing

Kirsten Ann Larsen works as a DBA at JN Data A/S in Denmark. She has 20+ years of experience with Db2 and z/OS in a number of different roles and companies, including DBA, SQL and system tuning, architecture and XML. She holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Aarhus University. She has co-authored a number of articles and redbooks on Db2 and is an experienced presenter.

By Jeff Josten, IBM, US
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

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Db2 is investing for leadership in the cloud, mobile, and analytics era, while extending our mainframe heritage of 24x7 availability, security, scalability, and performance.  This presentation reviews the latest Db2 enhancements including: zHyperLink support for ultra-fast read and write I/O, Huffman compression for improved Db2 data compression, Db2 native RESTful services improvements, Db2 AI for z/OS for embedding Machine Learning into Db2 for performance optimization, Db2 DevOps Experience for z/OS for cloud provisioning and CI/CD automation, IDAA impovements, as well as numerous improvements delivered in the V12 continuous delivery stream. 

Jeff Josten is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the lead architect of DB2 for z/OS.  He has worked in DB2 Development at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab since 1985. He owns several patents in the area of data base technology, and is a frequent speaker at user group and customer meetings.

By Haakon Roberts, IBM, US
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

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Db2 for z/OS utilities are used by everyone and in recent years there have been a lot of enhancements to transform usability, availability and performance. This makes it even more critical to understand the basic rules of how to run utilities. What are the essential things you need to know about how these utilities work to ensure REORGs are successful with minimal application impact? How can I ensure that LOADs run with a minimum of time and resource? Even how can I avoid table versioning problems with DSN1COPY? If these types of questions are important to you, then this session will demystify Db2 utilities and show you how to take full advantage of their untapped potential. 

Haakon Roberts has nearly 30 years' experience working with DB2 on the mainframe platform spanning various aspects of sys-tems programming, database administration, software support and development. He is a Distinguished Engineer at the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory in San Jose, California and the chief technical architect for DB2 for z/OS Utilities and Tools. He is a regu-lar speaker on these and other topics. 

By John Campbell , IBM, US
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

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This double session (S203 and S211) introduces and discusses some of most common and/or most important issues based on worldwide customer engagements. There are two main objectives. Firstly, learn recommended best practice. Seconely, learn from the positive and negative experiences from other customer installations. The following topics will be discussed: Running out of basic 6-byte log RBA addressing range; Diagnosing resolving slow-downs and hangs; Hung Db2 threads; New ZSA keyword on HIPER and PE APARs; Insert free space search algorithm; Insert with APPEND; Fast un-clustered insert (Db2 12); Hidden ROWID support to partition; Cost management using CPU capping; Fast REORG with SORTDATA NO RECLUSTER NO; Requirement for increased RID Pool size (Db2 12); Setting initial STATISTICS PROFILE (Db2 12); System parameter REALSTORAGE_MANAGEMENT; Transaction level workload balancing for DRDA traffic; Use of High-Performance DBATs; Overuse of UTS PBG tablespaces and MAXPARTS; Cleaning up after STATCLUS = STANDARD; “MBA lock”; IRLM query requests for package break-in; Db2 maintenance issues with  batch utilities; Running CHECK utilities with SHRLEVEL CHANGE; Local buffer pool allocation – virtual and real memory. 

John J. Campbell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer reporting to the Vice President of IBM Analytics Private Cloud Product Development. He has extensive experience of Db2 for z/OS in terms of systems, database and applications design. He specialises in design for high performance and data sharing. He is one of IBM's foremost authorities for implementing high end database / transaction processing applications.

By Henrik Henriksen, Danske Bank, DK
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

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The keyword for this presentation is:

How we in Danske Bank work with partitioning of data.

How we use application parallelism to process high volumes of DB2 data in partitioned tables.

How we have migrated partitioned tablespace to UTS-R

Some experiences with UTS PBR RPN from our DB2 12 beta test.

The presentation will discuss partitioning from a performance, availability and scalability perspective.  We will start with some basic considerations about table design, clustering and partitioning of data. It will present different methods to partition a table. All based on practical experience. 

In Danske Bank we have a long tradition of running parallel batch on large partitioned tables. The presentation will give some tips about design of parallel batch application and discuss the performance benefit and pitfalls. 

In Danske bank we have converted our partitioned tablespaces to UTS. This presentation will share our experience. To materialize pending alters on large tablespaces can be challenge for all of us. This presentation will give some guidelines that can be used for UTS migrations as well as other large REORG with pending alters.

DB2 12 introduced a new type of tablespace UTS-R Relative page numbering. We will share our findings from test cases in the Beta program for DB2 12. What is the benefit from an availability and scalability perspective?

 

Henrik Henriksen has more than 33 years of experience with DB2. The experience include application development, Data Base design, Performance, tuning, replication and more. He has many years of experience as instructor in DB2 classes in Danske Bank and has presented at international DB2 events.   

He has participated in beta test of DB2 version 10, 11 and 12. He has completed the master class training set up by the DB2 swat team. 

By Jeff Josten, IBM, US
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

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Db2 12 for z/OS contains many improvements to help customers maintain 24x7 availability across planned maintenance & upgrade activities, as well as unplanned outages.  This presentation covers the most relevant Db2 improvements in this area. 

 

Jeff Josten is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the lead architect of DB2 for z/OS.  He has worked in DB2 Development at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab since 1985. He owns several patents in the area of data base technology, and is a frequent speaker at user group and customer meetings.

By Frances Villafuerte, IBM, US
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

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High demand of large and complex data format has become an essential requirement in today’s business model. DB2 LOB data type enabled the user to process data with various format and maximizing the capability of storing large data. Managing the large volume of data has been a challenging task for DBA. DB2 for z/OS V12 has many enhancements to assists users in managing the LOB table space. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of managing Large Data (LOB) and it best practice

Objective 1: Overview of LOB data type and its operation 

Objective 2: What affects the performance of LOB table space

Objective 3: Db2 12 enhancement for performance and data compression 

Objective 4: Additional tips and hits when operating Db2 utilities with LOB

Objective 5: Performance recommendation Various techniques in managing the LOB data to reach optimal performance and its best practice

 

Frances Villafuerte is a key senior engineer and lead architect of data structure design in DB2 z/OS Development team. She has been responsible for several critical functional areas within the product which including Online Schema evolution, Space Management, Performance improvement, LOBs and Real Time Statistics. She has great experience working with customers to design their DB2 system for optimal performance and availability. In addition, she is also a frequent speaker in various conferences.

By Claus E Mikkelsen, Nordea, Denmark
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

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Is Flash Copy Image Copy (FCIC) really lightning fast? Does it save a lot of CPU? Lessons learned from adopting FCIC as primary backup tool and practicing DB2 recovery on a more regular basis than just when disaster has struck.

 

Claus E. Mikkelsen has 32 years of experience in various DB2 disciplines, mainly focused on writing and tuning SQL. Since january 2015 Claus has been working as a DBA for the largest Bank in the nordic region. The assignment was to tune DB2 for z/OS systems, but focus shifted to DB2 backup/recovery after a so-called DB2 360 review in 2017.

By Haakon Roberts, IBM, US
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

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Db2 Utilities Suite continues to be an intense focus area for improvement, delivering new capabilities in terms of availability, performance and usability. This session will provide a brief overview of what is new in Db2 12, but the primary focus will be on what has been delivered via APARs on V11 and V12 in the past few years. Enhancements that you can take advantage of today. 

 

Haakon Roberts has nearly 30 years' experience working with DB2 on the mainframe platform spanning various aspects of sys-tems programming, database administration, software support and development. He is a Distinguished Engineer at the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory in San Jose, California and the chief technical architect for DB2 for z/OS Utilities and Tools. He is a regu-lar speaker on these and other topics. 

By Christopher Duellmann, BMC, Germany
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

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Implementing the right strategy how to make images of your data for the unlikely event of data corruption or data loss is essential for your business. Once strategic decisions have been set up, the even more important question has to be answered which techniques to choose and to assemble in order to meet your goals. Recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) have to be considered as well as which business-critical applications have be recovered first in a situation where recovery is crucial. 

This presentation will start with a quick recap of which resources are necessary in a modern Backup & Recovery process and then will explain the Db2 z/OS possibilities. Because high-sophisticated techniques are provided by independent software vendors also, this presentation will take a closer look at exclusive features and architectural  product designs, that support the ambition of maximal speed, correctness, and integrity.

The end of the presentation will be focused on some special B&R processes that include data surgery to exclude bad data, and the always actual topic of data replication and data auditing to highlight technical alternatives besides unload and load processes.

 

Chris Duellmann is a Db2 principal consultant with a strong background in backup & recovery and database administration working at BMC Software for the last 21 years. He has over 30 years of Db2 experience and has presented at various conferences including GSE Guide Share, IDUG EMEA, and other international Db2 user events. 

In the past, he has been a systems programmer and DBA as well as a lecturer and technical advisor where he supported several large companies. He provided technical consulting for backup & recovery strategies in ERP environments, as well as implementing Db2 maintenance procedures in 24x7 high-availability systems. 

He is co-author for the BMC Best Practices Book Recovery Management.     

By Emil Kotrc , CA, Prague
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

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Db2 is constantly evolving over the years, bringing new features with every new release. It might be hard for the developers and administrators to catch up with all the new useful technologies and possibilities. Often, even the features that are not brand new and that have the potential to help reducing the costs by improving the performance or making the application simpler, are not yet fully exploited.

This presentation will list and remind some features that might help application developers to use more power of the Db2 engine. The discussed topics will cover advanced SQL like the MERGE statement, SELECT from data change references, multi-row operations, lock avoidance techniques, built-in functions like GENERATEUNIQUE(), timestamp functions, and some other small tips. We will also cover highlighted features of Db2 12.

Objectives:

1. Review some of the new features brought through the Db2 releases.

2. Advanced SQL statements like MERGE, SELECT FROM table change reference.

3. Multi-row operations, cursors.

4. Lock avoidance techniques.

5. Several smaller tips using built in functions.

 

Emil Kotrc is a principal software engineer at CA Technologies working in Prague Technology Center since 2005. He started on Resource management products for Mainframe and later moved into Database management for DB2 for z/OS development. Before joining CA Technologies, Emil worked in an academic environment.

By John Campbell , IBM, US
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

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This double session (S203 and S211) introduces and discusses some of most common and/or most important issues based on worldwide customer engagements. There are two main objectives. Firstly, learn recommended best practice. Seconely, learn from the positive and negative experiences from other customer installations. The following topics will be discussed: Running out of basic 6-byte log RBA addressing range; Diagnosing resolving slow-downs and hangs; Hung Db2 threads; New ZSA keyword on HIPER and PE APARs; Insert free space search algorithm; Insert with APPEND; Fast un-clustered insert (Db2 12); Hidden ROWID support to partition; Cost management using CPU capping; Fast REORG with SORTDATA NO RECLUSTER NO; Requirement for increased RID Pool size (Db2 12); Setting initial STATISTICS PROFILE (Db2 12); System parameter REALSTORAGE_MANAGEMENT; Transaction level workload balancing for DRDA traffic; Use of High-Performance DBATs; Overuse of UTS PBG tablespaces and MAXPARTS; Cleaning up after STATCLUS = STANDARD; “MBA lock”; IRLM query requests for package break-in; Db2 maintenance issues with  batch utilities; Running CHECK utilities with SHRLEVEL CHANGE; Local buffer pool allocation – virtual and real memory.

John J. Campbell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer reporting to the Vice President of IBM Analytics Private Cloud Product Development. He has extensive experience of Db2 for z/OS in terms of systems, database and applications design. He specialises in design for high performance and data sharing. He is one of IBM's foremost authorities for implementing high end database / transaction processing applications.

By Frances Villafuerte, IBM, US
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

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Db2 for z/OS strategist Universal Table Space (UTS) has been a widespread adoption by many customers as they have been taking actions to convert legacy table space to UTS. Identifying which type of UTS table space to be used has become a challenge task for DBA. This presentation will provide a lesson learned from customer’s experience and things to think about and its best practice. 

Objective 1: Overview of design rational of Partition by Growth, Partition by Range or Partition by Range RPN table space.

Objective 2: This presentation will provide use case of each type of UTS.

Objective 3: Many table space attributes such as SEGSIZE, DSSIZE, MEMBER CLUSTER or MAXPARTITION can affect the operation of UTS. This presentation will provide information on how table space attributes affect performance on UTS.

Objective 4: How indirect reference records affects space usage and performance. 

Objective 5: Recent experience learned from customer - use case 

 

Frances Villafuerte is a key senior engineer and lead architect of data structure design in DB2 z/OS Development team. She has been responsible for several critical functional areas within the product which including Online Schema evolution, Space Management, Performance improvement, LOBs and Real Time Statistics. She has great experience working with customers to design their DB2 system for optimal performance and availability. In addition, she is also a frequent speaker in various conferences.

By Anders Öhrnberg, SEB, SE and To Be Decided
IMS Sessions: Room G second floor

Anders Öhrnberg has 31 years experience supporting IMS. He is an IBM certified IMS Systems Programmer and DBA. Anders is the GSE Nordic IMS working group chairman. He is promoting the value that IMS provides.. He participated in the implementation of Parallell Sysplex, IMS Connect, CSL, IMS Catalog, Security etc. Anders is currenly looking into how to change the ways of working as a systems programmer.

 

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By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK and Jørgen Malmstrøm, NO, Evry
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Jamie Squibb is a team leader and software engineer in the IBM MQ development organisation at IBM Hursley in the United Kingdom, where he has worked since joining IBM as a graduate in 2001. He specialises in the z/OS platform, but also has several years experience developing cross-platform test automation infrastructure for both IBM MQ and IBM Integration Bus. Jamie is a member of the GSE Nordic Region Conference Steering Committee, representing the IBM Messaging product family.

Jørgen Malmstrøm  is working in EVRY Norway.  He is working as a software devloper on mainframe with cobol, cics, mq-series, db2.

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

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Jamie Squibb is a team leader and software engineer in the IBM MQ development organisation at IBM Hursley in the United Kingdom, where he has worked since joining IBM as a graduate in 2001. He specialises in the z/OS platform, but also has several years experience developing cross-platform test automation infrastructure for both IBM MQ and IBM Integration Bus. Jamie is a member of the GSE Nordic Region Conference Steering Committee, representing the IBM Messaging product family.

By Keith Banham, Macro 4 UK and Niel Evans, Macro 4, UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

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Emerging technologies are making the mainframe more accessible and appealing to a new generation. This session will explore how web, mobile, AI, chat bots, machine learning and analytics are being integrated with mainframe systems to help organizations improve user experience, maximize productivity and accelerate skills transfer. The session will also address how these technologies can power wider organizational collaboration, with mainframe technicians and other human experts participating in mixed-reality conversations alongside multiple AI-powered virtual assistants to resolve complex, multi-platform problems

Keith Banham has worked in IT for over 35 years and is the R&D manager at Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global. Keith is responsible for the company's mainframe suite of products. He started as an Assembler programmer at a major bank and during his 30+ years at Macro 4 has worked on many of the company’s solutions for application lifecycle management, application performance management, document management and session management. One of his recent roles was the modernization of these solutions by building web, Eclipse and mobile interfaces, as well as the modernization of Macro 4’s internal mainframe development environments.

Niel Evans has worked in IT for over 25 years and is Chief Technology Officer for EMEA at Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global. Neil began his IT career as a PL/M programmer at ICL Fujitsu and during his 20+ years at Macro 4 he has developed solutions for customer communications management, enterprise information management and application modernisation. He is a specialist in user interface design, solution architecture and technical leadership with responsibility for promoting the adoption of new and emerging technologies across the wider UNICOM group.

By Bryan Tang, IBM, CA
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

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A successful DevOps transformation involves a balancing act between agility, cost, and innovation. Thus, a key question to answer is: How do I produce development environments quickly, while minimizing the operational costs to provide them. Imagine tapping into your current Intel based cloud to produce flexible development environments for your z/OS developers, where all application specific datasets can be extracted intelligently from Z, so they can code, update various applications and test out the effects in a safe environment. IBM ZDevelopment and Test Environment (ZD&T) can enable this capability. This session will discuss how environments can be built and developers can use those environments to deliver a change to QA. 

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By Will Yates, IBM, UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

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Will Yates - Since the edge of 5 when he decided to run a boundary value analysis test against the VCR by inserting a piece of toast into it, Will has had the knack for systematically breaking software. After a degree in Computer Science he joined the CICS team at IBM Hursley where is has been busy raising defects ever since. He has been involved in all areas of CICS application modernisation, co-authored several red books and recently presented the introduction to CICS video education series.

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

TBD

 

Jamie Squibb is a team leader and software engineer in the IBM MQ development organisation at IBM Hursley in the United Kingdom, where he has worked since joining IBM as a graduate in 2001. He specialises in the z/OS platform, but also has several years experience developing cross-platform test automation infrastructure for both IBM MQ and IBM Integration Bus. Jamie is a member of the GSE Nordic Region Conference Steering Committee, representing the IBM Messaging product family.

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

TBD

Jamie Squibb is a team leader and software engineer in the IBM MQ development organisation at IBM Hursley in the United Kingdom, where he has worked since joining IBM as a graduate in 2001. He specialises in the z/OS platform, but also has several years experience developing cross-platform test automation infrastructure for both IBM MQ and IBM Integration Bus. Jamie is a member of the GSE Nordic Region Conference Steering Committee, representing the IBM Messaging product family.

By Michael Erichsen , Xact Consulting, Denmark
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

SMP/E (System Modification Program/Extended) is the standard installation tool for z/OS. Systems programmers use it to install products from IBM and other vendors. In ancient times they received big boxes with tapes and printed manuals and ended up with a desktop loaded with stacks of Leporello lists. Today delivery is by download, and output only printed by mistake. But the tool is the same, and it often works in mysterious ways.

The presenter have been a user of SMP/E for decades, but lately also has been packaging a product with SMP/E. The presentation will pass on an overview of the SMP/E process and a look into the machine room to see, what is going on inside it, and how to understand the output. 

Audience: 

- System programmers.

- Technical Support and infrastructure toolproviders.

- Production Staff.

- Technical Managers.

- Gen Z interested Students og Teachers.

 

Michael Erichsen is an Enterprise Modernization Specialist at Xact Consulting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Besides acting as solution architect, systems programmer, storage manager, and operations staff for zD&T instances in-house and with customers he currently concentrates on IDz and on maintaining the host component of the XaTester unit test tool.

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract

TBD

 

Jamie Squibb is a team leader and software engineer in the IBM MQ development organisation at IBM Hursley in the United Kingdom, where he has worked since joining IBM as a graduate in 2001. He specialises in the z/OS platform, but also has several years experience developing cross-platform test automation infrastructure for both IBM MQ and IBM Integration Bus. Jamie is a member of the GSE Nordic Region Conference Steering Committee, representing the IBM Messaging product family.

By Chris Poole, IBM UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

TBD

Dr. Chris Poole is an IBM Master Inventor in the CICS Development team, working on blockchain, CICS microservices and DevOps technologies, and asynchronous APIs. Prior to joining the CICS team, he developed IBM API Connect, and software to administer DataPower appliances.

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

TBD

 

Jamie Squibb is a team leader and software engineer in the IBM MQ development organisation at IBM Hursley in the United Kingdom, where he has worked since joining IBM as a graduate in 2001. He specialises in the z/OS platform, but also has several years experience developing cross-platform test automation infrastructure for both IBM MQ and IBM Integration Bus. Jamie is a member of the GSE Nordic Region Conference Steering Committee, representing the IBM Messaging product family.

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

TBD

 

Jamie Squibb is a team leader and software engineer in the IBM MQ development organisation at IBM Hursley in the United Kingdom, where he has worked since joining IBM as a graduate in 2001. He specialises in the z/OS platform, but also has several years experience developing cross-platform test automation infrastructure for both IBM MQ and IBM Integration Bus. Jamie is a member of the GSE Nordic Region Conference Steering Committee, representing the IBM Messaging product family.

By Steve Talbot-Walsh, IBM, AU
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

TBD

 

Steve Talbot-Walsh Bio TBD

By Marianne Heltborg, DK, IBM and To Be Decided
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Marianne Menå Heltborg is a Nordic Technical Sales Specialist for different product areas running on the mainframe.
She started as a CICS Systems Programmer in IBM in 1986 and has had many different roles since. Marianne is known as a trusted advisor within the z Systems field. Her core competencies are on IBM Z mainframe software: Z Hybrid Cloud Integration, API Management on IBM Z, z/OS Connect as well as CICS, CICS Tools, Problem Determination Tools. She has been co-author on two ITSO Redbooks and presents at various conferences and events.
She has been part of the GSE Nordics steering committee for 12 years.

To Be Decided

By Niels Simanis, Nordea, DK
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract  (Draft)

GSE Europe formed an European Working Group on Best Practices in Mainframe Operations, where the outcome will be a set of guidelines for running a Mainframe. Niels will show you samples of what this means and how this will be helpful in the future

 

Niels Simanis from Nordea has worked as a System Programmer, manager more than thirty years with expertise in ZOS, Cics, MQ, Racf, Performance and  Monitoring. 
In the current role where operational and infrastructure changes is part of the responsibility across platforms in Nordea it also means a return to the operational perspectives and excellence on  the Mainframe.

By Steve Talbot-Walsh, IBM, AU
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract TBD

 

Steve Talbot-Walsh Bio TBD

By Yan Kindelberger, IBM, FR
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract TBD

 

Yan Kindelberger Bio TBD

By Frank van der Wal, IBM, NL
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract TBD

Frank van der Wal graduated from Computer Sciences at the PolyTechnical in Amsterdam in 1989 followed by a Technical Business Administration course at the same institute a year later. He joined IBM in 1989.
Early 2004 he dedicated his time to the translation of IBM’s Business strategy into the products and services. In this role Frank was a consultant on items as Virtualization and Service Orientation. As of the beginning of 2004 year Frank was named Client IT Architect and concentrated on Service Orientation, Virtualization, Innovation and Smarter Planet related activities within the SMB market segment.
From 2013 he works as Technical Lead Mobile in the IBM Montpellier Client Center. He concentrates mainly on Mobile and API enablement for z Systems, is co-author of IBM ITSO Publications, like Redbooks and Point of Views on this topic, participates and co-developed in Mobile Integration Workshops for High End Systems. During his stay in Montpellier he worked also on the Reference Architecture for Mobile on z Systems and is guest speaker for several worldwide and European events and conferences.
In his spare time Frank is an amateur astronomer, try to listen to his all-analog audio setup, runs a mile or two, but seldom simultaneously….

By Lutz Kühner, Credit Suisse, Switzerland
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

The complexity and amount of data needed to solve problems within z/OS are still growing. An ongoing process is needed to standardize, speed up and simplify this activity. This session will present some hints and tips how Credit Suisse is analyzing and managing Operlog data and will be of interest for advanced system programmers who manage and analyze Operlog/Syslog Data.

Lutz Kühner (Credit Suisse) is a Senior z/OS System Engineer at Credit Suisse in Switzerland. He has 32 years of experience in IBM z Systems®. Lutz has worked for 10 years in the IBM Z Presales support in Germany, developing and providing professional services for customers in the financial market. In addition to co-authoring several IBM Redbooks publications since 2001, he has been an official ITSO presenter at ITSO workshops and is also well known after being the project leader of the Credit Suisse migration from JES3 to JES2. Problem determination and analysis is one of his specialties.

By Jan Aage Nielsen, BEC, DK and Henrik Jensen, BEC, DK and Adam Britt, BEC, DK
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

How to reuse your established REXX/ISPF routines in IDz. A session on how to use the TSO/ISPF Gateway to connect from IDz to TSO/ISPF and take advantage of the routines you have created thru decades, and at the same time exploit the flexibility and extensibility of the Eclipse platform including the UX part. We will show both the Eclipse side coded in Java and the mainframe side coded in REXX

Jan Aage Nielsen is an experienced mainframe systems programmer with more than 40 years of experience. Jan is specialized in development of tools using the traditional methods

Henrik Jensen has worked for a number of years building tools for the mainframe including the IBM Eclipse suite like IDz, Rational Business Developer (RBD), Rational Team Concert (RTC) and the like. During the years he’s  focus has been automation and in the recent years linking this to the DevOps disciplines.

Adam Britt has worked for a number of years in the financial sector working on both mainframes and decentral systems. He is working at BEC where he is responsible for IDz and in general is working towards making mainframe development great again.

By Steve Talbot-Walsh, IBM, AU and Harald A. Sørensen, JN Data, DK and Kurt Højgaard, JN Data, DK
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract TBD 

Steve Talbot-Walsh Bio TBD

Harald A. Sørensen has been a Systems Programmer since 1985 with specialities in Networking on z/OS. Harald is part of the Z Infrastructure Team at JN Data in Denmark

Kurt Højgaard is a Z/OS Systems Programmer in the Z Infrastructure Department at JN Data in Denmark. Kurt has alos been a developer and CICS Systems programmer. 

  

By Khadija Souissi , IBM, DE
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract  TBD

 

Khadija Souissi is a certified IT Specialist and Consultant at the IBM Client Center in Boeblingen and a member of the zATS Team (z Systems Advanced Technical Skills) Europe. She holds a Master degree in Electrical Engineering. During her 16 years with IBM, Khadija worked as IBM Z Firmware developer, Field Technical Sales Specialist for IBM Storage solutions in Paris and Analytics on IBM Z SME in Boeblingen. She gained experience in IBM Z, Power, Storage, Data Warehouse, Information Governance, Cognitive and Analytics solutions on IBM Z and LinuxOne with deep hands-on skills in Cognos BI, SPSS, IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, Common Data Provider (CDP), Spark on z/OS and Watson Explorer.
IBM Machine Learning for z/OS and Cognitive Analytics solutions belong to the current focus areas which Khadija supports during customer events, multi-customer and individual customer workshops, POCs and Hackathons. Her responsibilites include customer consultation, proof of concepts, technical enablement workshops, demo development and delivery worldwide.

By Frank van der Wal, IBM, NL
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract TBD

 

Frank van der Wal graduated from Computer Sciences at the PolyTechnical in Amsterdam in 1989 followed by a Technical Business Administration course at the same institute a year later. He joined IBM in 1989.
Early 2004 he dedicated his time to the translation of IBM’s Business strategy into the products and services. In this role Frank was a consultant on items as Virtualization and Service Orientation. As of the beginning of 2004 year Frank was named Client IT Architect and concentrated on Service Orientation, Virtualization, Innovation and Smarter Planet related activities within the SMB market segment.
From 2013 he works as Technical Lead Mobile in the IBM Montpellier Client Center. He concentrates mainly on Mobile and API enablement for z Systems, is co-author of IBM ITSO Publications, like Redbooks and Point of Views on this topic, participates and co-developed in Mobile Integration Workshops for High End Systems. During his stay in Montpellier he worked also on the Reference Architecture for Mobile on z Systems and is guest speaker for several worldwide and European events and conferences.
In his spare time Frank is an amateur astronomer, try to listen to his all-analog audio setup, runs a mile or two, but seldom simultaneously….

By Tom Ross, IBM, US
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract TBD

 

Tom  Ross(Captain COBOL) is a senior software engineer in IBM COBOL development.
Tom has spent his entire 35 year IBM career in COBOL development, working on the compiler and run-time libraries for every release of VS COBOL II, COBOL for OS/390 & VM, and Enterprise COBOL.
Tom is an expert when it comes to understanding migration challenges for Enterprise COBOL and Language Environment on z/OS, and, he understands many of the issues facing IBM mainframe customers.
Tom is also a frequent speaker at user groups and is the IBM representative for COBOL to SHARE in USA and GSE Nordic.

By Chris Poole, IBM UK
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract TBD

 

Dr. Chris Poole is an IBM Master Inventor in the CICS Development team, working on blockchain, CICS microservices and DevOps technologies, and asynchronous APIs. Prior to joining the CICS team, he developed IBM API Connect, and software to administer DataPower appliances.

By Claus Samuelsen, IBM, DK
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract TBD

Claus Samuelsen Bio TBD

By Marianne Heltborg, DK, IBM and Rajesh Kumar Khare, NO, DNB
Application Development Session: Room B first floor

Marianne Menå Heltborg is a Nordic Technical Sales Specialist for different product areas running on the mainframe.
She started as a CICS Systems Programmer in IBM in 1986 and has had many different roles since. Marianne is known as a trusted advisor within the z Systems field. Her core competencies are on IBM Z mainframe software: Z Hybrid Cloud Integration, API Management on IBM Z, z/OS Connect as well as CICS, CICS Tools, Problem Determination Tools. She has been co-author on two ITSO Redbooks and presents at various conferences and events.
She has been part of the GSE Nordics steering committee for 12 years.

Rajesh Kumar Khare carries an experience of 25 years in various segments of IT industry. His experience covers a spectrum from education, development, to management. Rajesh worked on various client/server IT Projects, and since last 18 yrs working in Mainframe environment on various appliactions within the domain of Banking and Telecom. Rajesh work in DNB, one of the leading bank in Nordic region as IT Business Analyst, and always like to share experinces on Applcations Performances.

By Joe Winchester, IBM, UK
Application Development Session: Room B first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

TBD

 

Joe Winchester is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member working for IBM in Hursley UK.  He has worked on a number of projects related to tooling and was the architect of the z/OS Explorer Aqua offering.  More recently he is working to move IBM’s tools to have a web and REST API front end to complement the Eclipse GUI interfaces.  

Joe is a keen blogger on z/OS topics and enjoys working with customers to help them be successful with z/OS and IBM technology. 

By Jan Marek , CA Prague
Application Development Session: Room B first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

Java is not a new technology; Java Stored Procedures were introduced to DB2 for z/OS in version 7. With the recent z13 & z14 and its Java improvements, the use of this technology might be extended. Let’s review the concept of Java Stored Procedures in DB2 for z/OS in this presentation, discuss how to write them and introduce the latest enhancements of Java on mainframe.  

Objectives:

•         Recent enhancements of Java technology on mainframes

•         Present benefits of Java Stored Procedures

•         Overview of an environment set-up

•         Writing and deploying Java Stored Procedures

•         Common problems, performance and security considerations

Jan Marek is a 10-year IT professional with the background from software engineering. Starting with mainframe workload automation he is now enjoying the world of DB2 for z/OS as Agile Product Owner in CA DB2 Tools product management team. His area is backup and recovery family of products.

By Dana Boudreau, CA, US
Application Development Session: Room B first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract

As new, traditionally non-mainframe developers start developing on the mainframe, they want to leverage tooling they are familiar with, getting started quickly and easily and working with applications on multiple platforms. 

Software development with preferred IDE’s like Visual Studio Code, Eclipse, and Intellij in conjunction with Git for source code management is pervasive. Having the flexibility to use these tools in a mainframe context without disrupting what is already working on the mainframe is the holy grail.

This session will highlight, along with a demo, Git working with Enterprise Git to access code and build code in Endevor. Additionally, how a developer can work on mainframe code and frame assets in modern IDE’s that have familiar user experiences.

Dana Boudreau - As a leader in agile development Dana Boudreau directs CA Technologies Mainframe Application Development solution portfolio.  This includes setting strategy and product direction for the Endevor, InterTest, File Master Plus, and SymDump solutions. He has deep experience in leading mainframe as well as distributed teams and join CA after a 20+ year career at IBM.  Dana works closely with CA’s mainframe customers to improve software delivery and developer productivity.As visionary product leader, his contributions have changed software development on the mainframe and he has helped scores of organizations integrate their mainframe and distributed development process to speed delivery and drive more successful business outcomes. 

By Alisa L Morse, IBM US
Application Development Session: Room B first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

This session explores IBM's flexible set of z/OS IDEs. These range from Z Open Development, the newest offering, targeted for integration with an open source DevOps toolchain, through Application Delivery Foundation for z Systems, a suite of integrated, full-feature tools extends IDE capabilities with abend analysis, file management, and application performance analysis. 

Alisa L. Morse - Bio TBD

By Yan Kindelberger, IBM, FR
Application Development Session: Room B first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

TBD

 

Yan Kindelberger Bio TBD

By Gary Mazo, IBM, US
Application Development Session: Room B first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract about ddddddddddd

 

Gary Mazo is a Senior Software Engineer with IBM z Systems Software. Gary has been in software development for over two decades, ranging from Math education software, to vector compilers, to creating architecture and tools for Web Services, and cloud-based tools for Mainframe software.  Currently Gary is in charge of integrating and creating tools in the IBM Application Discovery and Delivery suite of products.  He holds 7 software  patents and has authored articles and blogs on topics of software development and Enterprise modernization

By Gary Mazo, IBM, US
Application Development Session: Room B first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract

TBD

 

Gary Mazo is a Senior Software Engineer with IBM z Systems Software. Gary has been in software development for over two decades, ranging from Math education software, to vector compilers, to creating architecture and tools for Web Services, and cloud-based tools for Mainframe software.  Currently Gary is in charge of integrating and creating tools in the IBM Application Discovery and Delivery suite of products.  He holds 7 software  patents and has authored articles and blogs on topics of software development and Enterprise modernization

By Kim Mortensen, Compuware, DK
Application Development Session: Room B first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

Today the developers need to understand unfamiliar or complex mainframe applications programs that don’t have documentation and are 20, 30 or even 40 years old.

By using a visual representation of both the code structure and logic as well as the actual I/O and program trail during execution, 

learn 

Graphical Mapping of Program-to-program Calls

Pinpoint Performance Problems

Dive Deeper into Program Details

Visibility into Real Behavior in Production

Impact Analysis across programs and copybooks

Understand Complex and Unfamiliar Programs Faster

Integration with SonarSource and Jenkins

 

Kim Mortensen is a Technical Account Manager at Compuware in Denmark, Norway and Netherlands.
With more than 30 years of experience working with the mainframe Kim has worked as an Application Developer on the z/OS platform for 10 years, worked as BI Consultant across the industry with major Danish accounts, and 6 years as a DB2 Systems programmer on z/OS.
Focus in on Application Performance Management and Developer productivity using Eclipse, Jenkins, Sonar and other CI/CD tools.
Kim is currently the main contact for technical aspects of the Compuware portfolio on the Mainframe in Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands

By Henrik Strøbech, Nets, DK
Application Development Session: Room B first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

At this session I will tell you about COBOL code savings you can do on top of any COBOL version, to make your program run faster.

Many of us may have forgotten or never have time writing efficient COBOL code, and in the end your management may think COBOL is becoming too expensive.

This session will cover different COBOL code examples that are simple, but for sure will make your program run faster, and together with COBOL 6 we often see savings up 80% in the COBOL code.

The session will also take a short look into what you can do with the compiler option.

 

Henrik Strøbech has been in the mainframe area since 1989, and before that, he was coding pc systems.
Before his current position as a Solution Architect at Nets Denmark, Henrik has been working as a consultant at several Danish mainframe installations for 13 years. 
Henrik has been with Nets Denmark for 9 years and is currently working as a Solution Architect. For the past 3 years, he has been working on a MIPS Saving project, where his latest findings with COBOL has proven to be very interesting.
Henrik is together with Svenn-Aage Sønderskov the founder and Chairman of the GSE Performance group in Denmark.
This group include specialists from all major mainframe installations in Denmark.

 

By Isabel Arnold, IBM, DE and Flemming Petersen, IBM, DK
Application Development Session: Room B first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

TBD

 

Isabel Arnold joined the team of technical specialists for mainframe software in 2004. Her areas of expertise include CICS and modern application development, the latter also by using it herself and trying to demonstrate how modern a z/OS environment can be. On this mission she advocates cloud capabilities on the platform and helps customers open up the platform to their developers.
She is currently responsible for the Nordics, regularly speaks at conferences and other events and demonstrates the funny side of the mainframe in her cicsabel Youtube channel.

Flemming Petersen - Bio TBD

Application Development Session: Room B first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract TBD

 

By Mads Zandersen, Danske Bank, DK
Application Development Session: Room B first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

TBD

 

 

Mads Zandersen started as Application Developer on S/390 in 1985. He is an IT professional with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, 12+ years at IBM as Solution Sales within Finance Sector and Technical Sales Specialist within Development and middleware software and since 2011 an employee of Xact Consulting, now at Danske Bank

As Architect in Development Tools and Practices, Mads has utilized his constant drive to try new areas, learn, adapt and shape the way we do development

By Isabel Arnold, IBM, DE and Svenn-Aage Sønderskov, Denmark and Marianne Heltborg, DK, IBM and Sophie Green , IBM, UK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

Isabel Arnold joined the team of technical specialists for mainframe software in 2004. Her areas of expertise include CICS and modern application development, the latter also by using it herself and trying to demonstrate how modern a z/OS environment can be. On this mission she advocates cloud capabilities on the platform and helps customers open up the platform to their developers.
She is currently responsible for the Nordics, regularly speaks at conferences and other events and demonstrates the funny side of the mainframe in her cicsabel Youtube channel.

Svenn-Aage Sønderskov is a Systems Programmer, DBA and IT Architect with over 40 years of experience, where many of the years has been providing infrastructure for both developers and production staff, among which are a lot of homegrown tooling that exploits the infrastructure in ISPF and TSO.

Marianne Menå Heltborg is a Nordic Technical Sales Specialist for different product areas running on the mainframe.
She started as a CICS Systems Programmer in IBM in 1986 and has had many different roles since. Marianne is known as a trusted advisor within the z Systems field. Her core competencies are on IBM Z mainframe software: Z Hybrid Cloud Integration, API Management on IBM Z, z/OS Connect as well as CICS, CICS Tools, Problem Determination Tools. She has been co-author on two ITSO Redbooks and presents at various conferences and events.
She has been part of the GSE Nordics steering committee for 12 years.

Sophie Green  is a Software Engineer working at IBM Hursley UK. She joined IBM’s graduate programme in 2013 after studying for a physics degree and since then has been developing and testing the Eclipse based CICS Explorer. She is also on the GSE UK committee and runs the 101 stream providing education and networking opportunities for new joiners to the mainframe

By Steven Thomas, SMT Data, DK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

The goal of Agile development and DevOps is to quickly get new functionality into production, get feedback on it, and then deliver new iterations based on the feedback. The focus is on measuring whether the functionality meets the business requirements.

However; measuring the operational costs of the changes is often ignored - and in worst case, a badly designed or implemented change can drive operational costs that are higher than the business value generated by the new functionality.

Ongoing measurement and feedback from the IT-operations teams to the software developers (OpsDev rather than DevOps), is critical for three reasons - it:

1.      Helps the developers prioritize optimization efforts alongside functional changes based on the financial impact

2.      Helps the operational teams tune and right-size the infrastructure

3.      Gives the business transparency into who (application or organization) is driving capacity costs.

This presentation will include stories about where things can go wrong, and practical ideas about how to do things right.

Steven Thomas is Chief Technology Officer at SMT Data; a software solutions company specializing in applying business intelligence tools and methods to capacity and performance data for clients worldwide with large IT installations.

 

By Venkat Balabhadrapatruni, IBM, US
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

As the Mainframe application development landscape evolves to welcome the new age ‘non-traditional’ mainframe application developers to the platform, the need for familiar, easy to get started and easy to use tooling that leverages the current technological patterns and paradigms is more than ever. Rich or fat clients which provided momentum for mainframe application development modernization, have proven to be difficult to manage at scale. Cloud based development environments that are easy to manage while allowing quick, easy access from anywhere using a thin web client are gaining prominence. This session will detail and demo the Cloud based IDE technology and the extension of it to support the mainframe application development scenarios while providing the developers the ability to do server-based development where they can store off their workspaces, share workspaces with team members and have the choice to pick the technology stack that enables them to develop cross platform applications as needed. The session will also detail how the use of container technology like Docker can help provide developers the flexibility while simplifying the life of the tool administrator. Last but not least, the session will also demonstrate how the solution is structured to provide developers the flexibility to use their favorite IDE as well.  

Venkat Balabhadrapatruni is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM, and part of the IBM z Systems unit. Venkat is Chief architect for the Enterprise Devops, and is responsible for the Cognitive Devops efforts with the primary focus on IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (ADDI) products.

By Maria K. Boisen, IBM, DK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract

 

… or a server farm, like we see at Google? Why are Nordic top enterprises, such as banks and outsourcers, still relying on mainframes? What are their demands to their IT infrastructure, now and in the future? And what type of job profiles and people skills will they require?
This session is an introduction to the Mainframe and how it supports these demands.
You will learn about:
- demands from the business side of the companies
- demands from the it organization
- how to ensure support of future IT workloads
- key values of the Mainframe


Maria K. Boisen Bio TBD

By Maria K. Boisen, IBM, DK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

 

Some enterprise workloads have an extra high demand for availability, scalability, resiliency and security. A significant part of this is covered by the Mainframe's middleware, operating systems and hardware. This goes all the way down to the unique chip design and many redundant components that can be replaced while the machine is running. Compare this to exchanging an airplane engine … in flight.

Maria K. Boisen Bio TBD

By Isabel Arnold, IBM, DE and Sophie Green , IBM, UK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

Writing code is not that complicated. But what will change, if you want to run it on a mainframe? In this session you will learn:
- what languages and interfaces you can use

- what runtime environments you will encounter
- how typical development will look like (spoiler: it can be everything from terminal screens, over eclipse to LSP-based editors)
- how your life as developer might differ from your coding experience today
Some stuff might be new to you, like Cobol, CICS, IMS, ISPF, some you may know from your studies, like Swift, Node.js, Git, Jenkins, Waterfall model (yeah, still around), DevOps and many more.

 

Isabel Arnold joined the team of technical specialists for mainframe software in 2004. Her areas of expertise include CICS and modern application development, the latter also by using it herself and trying to demonstrate how modern a z/OS environment can be. On this mission she advocates cloud capabilities on the platform and helps customers open up the platform to their developers.
She is currently responsible for the Nordics, regularly speaks at conferences and other events and demonstrates the funny side of the mainframe in her cicsabel Youtube channel.

Sophie Green  is a Software Engineer working at IBM Hursley UK. She joined IBM’s graduate programme in 2013 after studying for a physics degree and since then has been developing and testing the Eclipse based CICS Explorer. She is also on the GSE UK committee and runs the 101 stream providing education and networking opportunities for new joiners to the mainframe

By Isabel Arnold, IBM, DE
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

TBD

 

Isabel Arnold joined the team of technical specialists for mainframe software in 2004. Her areas of expertise include CICS and modern application development, the latter also by using it herself and trying to demonstrate how modern a z/OS environment can be. On this mission she advocates cloud capabilities on the platform and helps customers open up the platform to their developers.
She is currently responsible for the Nordics, regularly speaks at conferences and other events and demonstrates the funny side of the mainframe in her cicsabel Youtube channel.

By Niels Simanis, Nordea, DK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

DRAFT: Niels Simanis will tell about why the Mainframe is so important seen from a Company perspective, where the service of the larger bank's cannot deal with downtime seen both fom the Bank and Customer Perspective.

The platforms ability to run 24 by 7 without customers knowing about the necessary maintenance being appied and the scalability options at hand will be adressed.

People working with the platform will give a "birds" view on what it means to work with a platform, where "batch" windows do not exist , all app's has to be continous delivery ready and if an error arises, fallback can be done in seconds

 

Niels Simanis from Nordea has worked as a System Programmer, manager more than thirty years with expertise in ZOS, Cics, MQ, Racf, Performance and  Monitoring. 
In the current role where operational and infrastructure changes is part of the responsibility across platforms in Nordea it also means a return to the operational perspectives and excellence on  the Mainframe.

By Per Rosenquist, IBM, DK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract

Learn about the IBM LinuxONE Emperor II penguine that can consume up to 30 billion RESTful web interactions a day, tens of thousands of docker containers or up to 10000 virtual servers all encrypted to provide the highest security platform on the market. It earned “Best Blockchain Platform” Future Digital Award 2018 by Juniper Research.

Per Rosenquist works for IBM Denmark in Systems HW Labservices as a consultant. 

He has more than 40 years of experience in working with IBM Z, mainly with z/VM, and Linux on IBM Z. 

By Jørn Thyssen, Rocket Software, DK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Information Technology is undergoing a revolution of changing architectures, new processing capabilities and a deluge of programming language options. With the ever-increasing speed of technology advancements, a dynamic workforce that spans millennials to baby boomers and rising expectations in user experience, there needs to be a new standard framework for interacting with the mainframe that enables an intuitive, productive and better integrated solutions.

Come learn about Zowe. A new open source software framework that provides solutions that allow development and operations teams to securely, manage, control, script and develop on the Mainframe like any other cloud platform. Zowe is the first open source project based on z/OS.

Jørn Thyssen has worked more than 15 years on the mainframe platform as a developer, application DBA, application architect, technical field specialist, and more recently as a Db2 tools product specialist for Rocket Software. He is also an 2018 IBM Champion. 

By Jørn Thyssen, Rocket Software, DK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Organizations are shifting to deliver more, smaller features faster. Learn how to improve development productivity and quality through automated deployments. While the buzz words (Agile, DevOps, Cloud Provisioning, Continuous Deliver, Continuous Integration) will be mentioned, the emphasis is on how to automate schema changes to development environments, enable developers to self-service provision and manage their Db2 z resources. DBAs learn how they can influence the process rather then become roadkill.

Jørn Thyssen has worked more than 15 years on the mainframe platform as a developer, application DBA, application architect, technical field specialist, and more recently as a Db2 tools product specialist for Rocket Software. He is also an 2018 IBM Champion. 

By Svenn-Aage Sønderskov, Denmark and Henrik Strøbech, Nets, DK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Svenn-Aage Sønderskov is a Systems Programmer, DBA and IT Architect with over 40 years of experience, where many of the years has been providing infrastructure for both developers and production staff, among which are a lot of homegrown tooling that exploits the infrastructure in ISPF and TSO.

Henrik Strøbech has been in the mainframe area since 1989, and before that, he was coding pc systems.
Before his current position as a Solution Architect at Nets Denmark, Henrik has been working as a consultant at several Danish mainframe installations for 13 years. 
Henrik has been with Nets Denmark for 9 years and is currently working as a Solution Architect. For the past 3 years, he has been working on a MIPS Saving project, where his latest findings with COBOL has proven to be very interesting.
Henrik is together with Svenn-Aage Sønderskov the founder and Chairman of the GSE Performance group in Denmark.
This group include specialists from all major mainframe installations in Denmark.

 

By Svenn-Aage Sønderskov, Denmark and Niels Simanis, Nordea, DK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Svenn-Aage Sønderskov is a Systems Programmer, DBA and IT Architect with over 40 years of experience, where many of the years has been providing infrastructure for both developers and production staff, among which are a lot of homegrown tooling that exploits the infrastructure in ISPF and TSO.

Niels Simanis from Nordea has worked as a System Programmer, manager more than thirty years with expertise in ZOS, Cics, MQ, Racf, Performance and  Monitoring. 
In the current role where operational and infrastructure changes is part of the responsibility across platforms in Nordea it also means a return to the operational perspectives and excellence on  the Mainframe.

By Steve Wallin, IBM, UK
Closing Sessions: Room A+B first floor

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Steve Wallin is Director of CICS - the world’s leading application server software for IBM Z – serving 1.2 million transactions per second and z/OS Connect - Truly RESTful APIs to and from your IBM Z mainframe. 

By Anders Öhrnberg, SEB, SE
Closing Sessions: Room A+B first floor

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Thank you for the 2019  Conference and ..... :)

Anders Öhrnberg has 31 years experience supporting IMS. He is an IBM certified IMS Systems Programmer and DBA. Anders is the GSE Nordic IMS working group chairman. He is promoting the value that IMS provides.. He participated in the implementation of Parallell Sysplex, IMS Connect, CSL, IMS Catalog, Security etc. Anders is currenly looking into how to change the ways of working as a systems programmer.