2013-Helsinki

By Carsten Andersen, System Architect at BankData - DK

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A warm welcome and some practical informations, as I am this years conference manager.

Who am I.

By Lene Weldum, CTO at BankData - DK

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How do you migrate Denmark’s 3rd largest bank from one it-platform to another in 48 hours? How can you deliver more than 140 interdependent projects on time? How (and why) do you decide on a big bang-model? How do you prepare more than 3000 employees and 500.000 customers to meet in Monday morning to a whole new IT-reality? And how do you make sure that the IT-operation is not affected before, on and after the migration-date?

On September 1st 2010 it was announced, that Jyske Bank would give up their IT-system and migrate to Bankdata’s. More than 900 developers and banking-professionals were involved in the project, which lead to a complete replacement of IT-systems for Jyske Bank and Jyske Banks customers.

Lene Weldum has been with Bankdata since 1990. She has held positions as department manager and development manager until 2002 where she was appointed General Manager and became a member of Bankdata’s board of Directors.

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By Ian Mitchell, IBM UK

This years CICS Family update will highlight the recent CICS V5.1 portfolio delivery, including hot off the press announcements that further extend the value of CICS. You will hear about some of the the major new technologies that IBM has delivered since the last GSE Nordic conference - as well as introducing some exciting new capabilities that will truly help shape the future of applications and infrastructure on System z. There will be pointers to other sessions that will drill in to more detail. 2013 is going to be an exciting year in the life of the CICS Portfolio. Come and hear how the worldwide CICS team is transforming your expectations with a range of innovations that you will want to exploit both now, and in the years to come.

Ian J Mitchell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer at the Hursley Development Lab. He's spent over 20 years working on CICS and is currently the Architect for CICS Product Portfolio. He regularly presents sessions at SHARE, the Transaction and Messaging Conferences and for regional GUIDEs. Ian works with many of IBM's largest customers ensuring that CICS continues to provide the world leading capabilities and qualities of service it has been renowned for over 40 years.

By Ledina Hido, IBM UK

This session will review the benefits of Cloud Computing and Enterprise Services. It will focus on technology but will also discuss some of the cultural habits and assumptions that may need challenging to fully realise the benefits. We will discuss how the latest version of CICS TS introduces cloud-style CICS development, deployment, and operations, by delivering new first class CICS Platforms that can be used to host new CICS Applications. Using CICS Applications, you can combine and manage disparate application resources as a single entity, which can be versioned and moved rapidly through the development, test, and production lifecycle.

Ledina Hido currently works as a developer for CICS Transaction Server and CICS Explorer. Having graduated in Software Engineering in 2006, Ledina spent 5 years working in the industry before joining IBM UK in 2011. Since then she has been contributing to Cloud Enablement via Platforms and Applications introduced in CICS TS 5.1.

By Ledina Hido, IBM UK

In this session we will show how you can use the new CICS Platform resource to decouple your CICS Applications from the underlaying topology, and help move towards a true cloud-style deployment. In addition we introduce the concept of a Policy. Policies enable the behaviour of applications and platforms to be managed by determining whether tasks running as part of a platform, as an application, or as types of operation within an application, exceed certain predefined thresholds.

Ledina Hido currently works as a developer for CICS Transaction Server and CICS Explorer. Having graduated in Software Engineering in 2006, Ledina spent 5 years working in the industry before joining IBM UK in 2011. Since then she has been contributing to Cloud Enablement via Platforms and Applications introduced in CICS TS 5.1.

By Fraser Bohm, IBM UK

CICS TS V5.1 open beta offers a fast and lightweight Java™ web container, providing developers with the rich features of Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications, and fast local access to your existing CICS applications and data. Built on WebSphere® Application Server Liberty profile technology, this web container runs in the CICS JVM server environment. A wide range of Java development tools can be used to develop web applications. This session will demonstrate these features and show the integration between the web container and CICS resources.

Fraser Bohm started working on CICS TS in 1996 and is now the IBM Senior Technical Staff Member responsible for CICS Modernization. Prior to this Fraser as the Chief Developer for both the CICS TS 4.2 and 5.1 releases. He was the architect for the SOA and Web Services initiatives from Version onwards.

By Inderpal Singh, IBM UK

The trace table is one of the most helpful debugging tools for both CICS application and system programmers. This session takes the basics one step further to discuss using the trace entries to identify and solve problems. Abends, loops, waits, storage, OTE, and trace overviews of CICS System Management are some of the areas that will be addressed by this session.

Inderpal Singh is a developer for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS. He joined IBM in 2008 where he began his career as a software engineer developing for CICS Systems Management. He was involved in introducing cloud-like capabilities in to CICS. He now works on mobile technologies within CICS, further enhancing mobile application connectivity through CICS.

By Anthony Papageorgiou, IBM UK

This session discusses how CICS Tools extend the value of CICS. It shows how the CICS Explorer forms an integrated suite of tools that together deliver end to end management & control of your CICS applications & resources. You understand how CICS PA, CICS CM and CICS IA are a key part of every CICS ecosystem to ensure optimum performance, efficient control of CICS resource definitions & deep understanding of complex CICS applications.

Anthony Papageorgiou is a Software Developer for CICS TS working at IBM Hursley UK. Before he joined IBM in 2007 he worked for Mintel International Group Ltd as a Web Developer. Anthony holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Warwick. His areas of expertise include Web 2.0, Event Processing and Mobile Technologies and he was closely involved with the design an development of their support in CICS TS. His most recent work has been for CICS Deployment Assistant V5.1 where he lead the design of the innovative systems visualisation.

By Anthony Papageorgiou, IBM UK

Looking for new ways to accelerate the transfer of knowledge, skills, and best practice to the next generation of technical staff/experts? The CICS Explorer provides task-oriented views, powerful context-sensitive resource editors, and integrated access to broad range of data and control capabilities for CICS TS. CICS Explorer V5.1 provides new perspectives

Anthony Papageorgiou is a Software Developer for CICS TS working at IBM Hursley UK. Before he joined IBM in 2007 he worked for Mintel International Group Ltd as a Web Developer. Anthony holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Warwick. His areas of expertise include Web 2.0, Event Processing and Mobile Technologies and he was closely involved with the design an development of their support in CICS TS. His most recent work has been for CICS Deployment Assistant V5.1 where he lead the design of the innovative systems visualisation.

By Ian Mitchell, IBM UK, Ledina Hido, IBM UK

In this session you will hear in more detail exciting news recently announced by IBM around the CICS portfolio, including a new product, CICS Value Unit Edition, CICS Mobile extensions, Modern Batch as well as more leading edge ways to extend the value of CICS across your business. Additionally there will be a demonstration of the new SupportPac, Genapp as designed by new graduates from the Hursley Lab. using CICS.

BlueGen: CICS Customer Scenarios using GenApp
One of the inherent challenges in demonstrating the value of middleware technology is putting it in a business context that our customers can relate to and appreciate the business value. To do this, we need the ability to showcase innovative applications than can make the experience real for customers. This demonstration showcases the work carried out by a team of five graduates from IBM Hursley Labs to address this need. The outcome was the shipment of an extended GenApp SupportPac which allows customers to experience the latest capabilities of CICS through a customer like demo. The extensions showcase Java & OSGi capabilities introduced in CICS TS 4.2, as well as Cloud Enablement and WAS Liberty Profile support added in CICS TS 5.1

Ian J Mitchell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer at the Hursley Development Lab. He's spent over 20 years working on CICS and is currently the Architect for CICS Product Portfolio. He regularly presents sessions at SHARE, the Transaction and Messaging Conferences and for regional GUIDEs. Ian works with many of IBM's largest customers ensuring that CICS continues to provide the world leading capabilities and qualities of service it has been renowned for over 40 years.

Ledina Hido currently works as a developer for CICS Transaction Server and CICS Explorer. Having graduated in Software Engineering in 2006, Ledina spent 5 years working in the industry before joining IBM UK in 2011. Since then she has been contributing to Cloud Enablement via Platforms and Applications introduced in CICS TS 5.1.

By Anthony Papageorgiou, IBM UK

Have you ever wondered if managing your CICS deployment could be easier? Do you have people in your organisation who struggle to understand your CICS topology? Are you looking for an easier way to clone regions or even create whole CICS environments from scratch? Using CICS Deployment Assistant V5.1 you can discover, model, visualise and manage your CICS topologies alongside 30 other types of z/OS entity. This session will demonstrate the main features of CICS DA and show you how you can use it to easily create an entirely new CICS deployment in under 10 minutes!

Anthony Papageorgiou is a Software Developer for CICS TS working at IBM Hursley UK. Before he joined IBM in 2007 he worked for Mintel International Group Ltd as a Web Developer. Anthony holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Warwick. His areas of expertise include Web 2.0, Event Processing and Mobile Technologies and he was closely involved with the design an development of their support in CICS TS. His most recent work has been for CICS Deployment Assistant V5.1 where he lead the design of the innovative systems visualisation.

By Inderpal Singh, IBM UK

Enhancements first introduced in CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.2 made it possible for resource managers to exploit the open transaction environment (OTE) through their supplied task-related user exits (TRUEs). The CICS DB2 adaptor supplied with this release was the first TRUE to utilize OTE and therefore enable threadsafe application programs to take advantage of the improved performance available with dispatching changes introduced with OTE.  Other resource managers such as WebSphere MQ , IP Sockets Feature for CICS and more recently IMS have since followed to provide similar benefits for applications using their services.
The speaker will discuss how a threadsafe resource manager exploits OTE, the CICS and subsystem definitions required, and the interaction between threadsafe resource managers and other exits in your CICS system. The most recent CICS-IMS performance numbers will be used as an example to show what benefits can be achieved.

Inderpal Singh is a developer for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS. He joined IBM in 2008 where he began his career as a software engineer developing for CICS Systems Management. He was involved in introducing cloud-like capabilities in to CICS. He now works on mobile technologies within CICS, further enhancing mobile application connectivity through CICS.

By Anthony Papageorgiou, IBM UK

What can you achieve in an hour? Imagine what you might achieve if in just one hour you could easily expose enterprise backend data to a mobile interface. In just one hour you will see that you can quickly and easily access data on an enterprise backend using a mobile frontend. Enterprise system offer integrity, rollback, durability and thousands of other characteristics that make your business run without error 24/7, but enterprise systems also have a reputation of 'hiding' their data from the mobile platform. This session will demonstrate how easy it can be to expose your hidden data to the mobile platform so that you can start to exploit its hidden value

Anthony Papageorgiou is a Software Developer for CICS TS working at IBM Hursley UK. Before he joined IBM in 2007 he worked for Mintel International Group Ltd as a Web Developer. Anthony holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Warwick. His areas of expertise include Web 2.0, Event Processing and Mobile Technologies and he was closely involved with the design an development of their support in CICS TS. His most recent work has been for CICS Deployment Assistant V5.1 where he lead the design of the innovative systems visualisation.

By Jeff Josten - IBM Silicon Valley Lab

This presentation covers the latest on DB2 10 customer experiences and new features functions, with a special focus on data sharing.  
We will also take a peek into the future and discuss plans for the next release, DB2 11.

Jeff Josten is an IBM distinguished engineer and lead architect for DB2 for z/OS.

By John J. Campbell, IBM (UK) 

The DB2 for z/OS optimizer is continually evolving with each release, and for static SQL, REBIND is generally recommended to take advantage of these new optimizations. But how do customers minimize their exposure to access path regression for static SQL? What about dynamic SQL that is exposed to the new optimizer on day 1? And then there is the RUNSTATS enhancements that came in DB2 9 and then in DB2 10. Can I model the potential impact before I get to

John is an IBM Distinguished Engineer reporting to the Director for z/OS Development at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab. He has extensive experience of DB2 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 Maryela Weihrauch, IBM (US)

DB2 for z/OS uses DRDA as distributed communication protocol.  Starting with V8, DB2 clients changed the communication protocol to also use DRDA.  Now, distributed DB2 configuration could be simplified by DB2 clients directly connecting to DB2 for z/OS server resulting in better performance and availability. Nevertheless, a culture has developed around DB2 Connect gateway management that seems to make the migration away from DB2 Connect gateways to direct DB2 client connections difficult. Maryela will go through migration approach and discuss migration considerations  around configuration, process implication and trouble shooting, monitoring to help with the migration process.

Maryela Weihrauch is a Distinguish Engineer with DB2 z/OS development.
She has been working with customers around the world to design their DB2  systems and applications for optimum performance and availability.
Currently, she drives DB2's technology in support of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and real time Business Analytics. Maryela is frequently sharing her experience at conferences.

By John J. Campbell,   IBM (UK)

Objectives

- Understand real storage monitoring and control 
- Introduce and discuss performance opportunities and surprises 
- How to plan for and execute online release migration 
- Introduce and discuss release incompatibilities

 Topics

   Real storage control
   Release migration in 24*7 environment
   Steps to investigate CPU performance
   OPTIMIZE FOR 1 ROW
   OPTIOWGT
   zIIP Capacity
   CHAR, VARCHAR, CAST
   ECSA

Preventative Service 


   SPT01/DBD01 space growth - base and LOB tablespaces
   64-bit common and shared

John is an IBM Distinguished Engineer reporting to the Director for z/OS Development at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab. He has extensive experience of DB2 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 Patrick Bossmann, IBM US

This session will preview DB2 for z/OS V11 Query Optimization enhancements.  Learn of improvements in query transformations, query costing, and query execution improvements to improve the performance of your queries.

Patrick Bossman started working with DB2 in 1993.  Patrick has worked as a customer with DB2 as an applications programmer, database designer and administrator, and complex query performance tuner.  Patrick joined IBM in 1999 as a DB2 Advocate where he assisted customer with query performance tuning.  Patrick joined the DB2 for z/OS Query Optimization team in 2000 working on query performance service.  Patrick is a STSM within the DB2 for z/OS Query Optimization organization and is  responsible for service as well as identifying areas of improvement in query optimization and query tuning tools.  Patrick holds numerous patents in the area of query optimization and query tuning tools.

By Phil Grainger, BMC UK

During the design of a DB2 application, there is now a lot more to consider than just “what should the tables look like”. We need to take into consideration where we should create indexes, and why. We might think about partitioning for performance or for manageability. What about partitioned and non partitioned indexes – they each have their advantages and disadvantages. More recently, we’ve been given the option to create Materialized Query Tables, but when would these be good to use?
This presentation steps through some of the new (and not so new) elements of DB2 database design and highlights pros and cons of each
Unfortunately, as with a lot of DB2 decisions, there are no absolute correct answers – the right answer in your case will always “depend” on circumstances, but hopefully this presentation will give you the information you need to make informed choices

Phil has over 20 years experience of DB2, starting work all those years ago in 1987 with DB2 Version 1.2. Since then he has worked with all versions, including DB2 10

From his beginnings as a DB2 DBA for one of the largest users of DB2 at that time in the UK, through his time at PLATINUM technology and including almost 10 years as Senior Principal Product Manager for CAs line of DB2 solutions, Phil has always been a keen supporter of user groups and is a regular speaker at both vendor sponsored and independent events. His work with IDUG includes being a past member of the European IDUG Planning Committee, an inductee into the IDUG Volunteer Hall of Fame and now Board Liaison for BMC Software

Phils focus as Senior Principal Product Manager for DB2 tools at CA was with an international view as to the usage of DB2

In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Phil was honoured by IBM as an Information Champion

Phils is now at BMC Software working as their Lead Product Manager in support of their DB2 tools portfolio

In addition, Phil is a regular contributor to the IDUG sponsored DB2-L discussion list 

By Jeff Josten - IBM US

Bi-temporal data was a new feature delivered in DB2 10 for z/OS and later also
for DB2 LUW which gives novel new constructs to allow applications to easily
manage data entities in DB2 along time period dimensions, and also to query
along time dimenions in the past, present or future.  This is done with standardized
SQL syntax.  Use of this feature can provide powerful new application capabilities, and
can greatly simplify application development and maintenance.

Jeff Josten is an IBM distinguished engineer and lead architect for DB2 for z/OS.

By Patrick Bossman, IBM US

Learn how to mitigate the risk of production query performance regression using a variety of recently introduced DB2 for z/OS features.  This session takes a scenario specific approach on using new features to reduce the risk of performance regression in cases such as DB2 maintenance, release migration, and rolling out application changes.

Patrick Bossman started working with DB2 in 1993.  Patrick has worked as a customer with DB2 as an applications programmer, database designer and administrator, and complex query performance tuner.  Patrick joined IBM in 1999 as a DB2 Advocate where he assisted customer with query performance tuning.  Patrick joined the DB2 for z/OS Query Optimization team in 2000 working on query performance service.  Patrick is a STSM within the DB2 for z/OS Query Optimization organization and is  responsible for service as well as identifying areas of improvement in query optimization and query tuning tools.  Patrick holds numerous patents in the area of query optimization and query tuning tools.

By Susan Lawson, YLA US

This presentation will cover many alternatives to our normal applications in order to achieve performance. Many techniques to minimize overhead and locking will be explored. We will also take a look at techniques coding efficient SQL and minimizing the amount of data we bring back to process in our applications via optimal predicates, less repetition and better use of indexes.  We will also discuss converting legacy programs to DB2 and how to best code for DB2 performance.

Objectives:

  • High performing applications
    • What makes an application perform
    • What kills application performance
  • DB2 and SQL call reduction
    • How to reduce calls
    • Features to exploit
  • SQL filtering and index usage
    • Predicate Stages
    • Promoting Predicate
  • Minimizing application contention and overhead
    • Locking reduction
    • Lock avoidance
    • Bind parameters
  • 9 and 10 features
    • Using new features to improve application performance
    • Exploiting new SQL code

Susan Lawson is an internationally recognized consultant and lecturer with a background in system and database administration. She currently works with several large clients to help develop, implement and tune some of the worlds’ largest and most complex DB2 databases and applications. She also performs Performance and Availability Audits for many clients to help reduce costs through proper performance tuning and to help ensure availability. Her other activities include authoring articles and white papers, presenting at user group meetings, and teaching a variety of DB2 courses. She is an IBM GOLD Consultant for DB2 and z/Series, and an IBM Information Champion and has authored the IBM ‘DB2 for z/OS V8 DBA Certification Guide’ and the IBM ‘DB2 for z/OS V7 Application Programming Certification Guide’. She is also the co-author of several DB2 books including the IBM ‘DB2 10 for z/OS DBA Certification Guide’, IBM ‘DB2 9 for z/OS DBA Certification Guide’, ‘DB2 High Performance Design and Tuning’ and ‘DB2 Answers’. She is also a SME(Subject Matter Expert) for the IBM Certification exams for DB2 z/OS Database and System Administration assisting with writing and verifying questions for the exams.

By Susan Lawson, YLA US

This presentation will cover many alternatives to our normal applications in order to achieve performance. Many techniques to minimize overhead and locking will be explored. We will also take a look at techniques coding efficient SQL and minimizing the amount of data we bring back to process in our applications via optimal predicates, less repetition and better use of indexes.  We will also discuss converting legacy programs to DB2 and how to best code for DB2 performance.

Objectives: 

  • High performing applications
    • What makes an application perform
    • What kills application performance
  • DB2 and SQL call reduction
    • How to reduce calls
    • Features to exploit
  • SQL filtering and index usage
    • Predicate Stages
    • Promoting Predicate
  • Minimizing application contention and overhead
    • Locking reduction
    • Lock avoidance
    • Bind parameters
  • 9 and 10 features
    • Using new features to improve application performance
    • Exploiting new SQL code

Susan Lawson is an internationally recognized consultant and lecturer with a background in system and database administration. She currently works with several large clients to help develop, implement and tune some of the worlds’ largest and most complex DB2 databases and applications. She also performs Performance and Availability Audits for many clients to help reduce costs through proper performance tuning and to help ensure availability. Her other activities include authoring articles and white papers, presenting at user group meetings, and teaching a variety of DB2 courses. She is an IBM GOLD Consultant for DB2 and z/Series, and an IBM Information Champion and has authored the IBM ‘DB2 for z/OS V8 DBA Certification Guide’ and the IBM ‘DB2 for z/OS V7 Application Programming Certification Guide’. She is also the co-author of several DB2 books including the IBM ‘DB2 10 for z/OS DBA Certification Guide’, IBM ‘DB2 9 for z/OS DBA Certification Guide’, ‘DB2 High Performance Design and Tuning’ and ‘DB2 Answers’. She is also a SME(Subject Matter Expert) for the IBM Certification exams for DB2 z/OS Database and System Administration assisting with writing and verifying questions for the exams.

By Andy Ward, CA UK

DB2 10 provides us with a time machine for answering questions about the state of data at a certain point, relating to the concepts of real time and business time, and even a combination of the two. This presentation will outline the theory behind temporal tables and how this data is managed and queried to provide a view into the past to correctly answer questions that are reliant on understanding data as it was and not as it is now

Andy has been working in the mainframe arena for the past 24 years. During the last 19 of which he has specialised on DB2, working as both a DBA for a large insurance company in the UK and with a number of DB2 tools vendors including; Platinum Technology, BMC and most recently CA. He speaks regularly at user groups and works with DB2 on a daily basis ensuring CA’s customers are gaining the maximum benefit from the CA DB2 solutions in their environments, concentrating specifically on; performance, administration and backup and recovery

 

By Helene Lyon, IBM (FR)

IMS is ready for its 45th anniversary and is also extending its reach by providing SUPER and STRONGER solutions.Let's come to hear about IMS positioning in today world.

Hélène Lyon is the technical executive of the European IMS Architecture team whose focus is to develop database and transaction management solutions that fully integrate and collaborate with existing IT systems to perform a business function. Her focus is the "right fit" positioning of the IMS database manager and transaction manager capabilities within those systems. She is recognized worldwide as a technical leader for mainframe middleware. She is often called on to work with clients in all geographies around application modernization for Enterprise Information Systems (for example IMS, CICS, DB2, WAS, and SOA).

By Alison Coughtrie, IBM (UK)

IMS 12 introduced the IMS Catalog, which is designed to offer a trusted and comprehensive view of IMS database metadata managed by IMS using standard interfaces such as JDBC, SQL and DLI. In this session, you will get a detailed view of the catalog database itself and everything you need to understand about it from a technical implementation perspective. We will cover how to set-up the Catalog and initially populate it. Then we'll show how you can update it, query it and perform house-keeping functions against it to keep it tidy - in short, all you need to know about it from A to Z!

Alison Coughtrie, Certified IT Specialist is a member of the European IMS Architecture Team, focussed on helping Customers to maximise their IMS investment to best meet their business needs. Alison has specialised in IMS over the past 30 years both as an IMS customer as well as within IBM. She is a regular presenter at IMS conferences, GSE and seminars particularly focussing on new IMS features and their implementation.

By Deepak Kohli , IBM Silicon Valley Lab (US)

IMS is now certified with COGNOS 10.2. Which means you can now use COGNOS to get Business Intelligence (BI) from your IMS data.

But what is BI? How does that differ from BA (Business Analytics)? And what is COGNOS? How did we get BI from IMS data when COGNOS was not around? How do you set up the IMS to COGNOS interface? Is that a simple process or is it involved? Are there Best practices that one needs to adhere to? Who is shakira? Does she know about IMS's involvement with COGNOS? If these questions have been keeping you up at night or if you just want to have fun, then come to this session and learn the secret to life. Also, hopefully, if all goes well, we'll do a demo. And if Murphy shows up, then we won't do a demo and this will be a short session.

Deepak is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM's Silicon Valley lab. Currently, he is part of the IMS product management group providing product direction. In the past, Deepak has also been part of the IMS SOA core team helping customers SOA enable their IMS systems. Deepak also provides IMS Level 2 technical support specializing in IMS On-Demand and TM areas. He has a Masters in Computer Science from NYU. In the area of IMS, Deepak's experience ranges in applications, DBA, Systems, performance tuning and problem determination. He has also taught various IMS & DB2 courses. His presentations have won him rave reviews at conferences world wide.

By Alison Coughtrie, IBM (UK)

Come along and join the IMS Enterprise Suite IMS Explorer live demo based on OPEN DATABASE accessing the IMS CATALOG. See first hand how easy it is to extend your program and database metadata and then exploit it using SQL.

Alison Coughtrie, Certified IT Specialist is a member of the European IMS Architecture Team, focussed on helping Customers to maximise their IMS investment to best meet their business needs. Alison has specialised in IMS over the past 30 years both as an IMS customer as well as within IBM. She is a regular presenter at IMS conferences, GSE and seminars particularly focussing on new IMS features and their implementation.

By Helene Lyon,  IBM (FR)

Have you started your IMS Apps modernization, and are you ready to identify next steps and longer-term strategies? If so, attend this session and learn about some modernization scenarios allowing IMS Apps to become service requester of innovative services, allowing IMS Apps and Data to be called from anywhere in a SOA or SOA-light or mobile environment. Modernization is a journey that can start now!

Hélène Lyon is the technical executive of the European IMS Architecture team whose focus is to develop database and transaction management solutions that fully integrate and collaborate with existing IT systems to perform a business function. Her focus is the "right fit" positioning of the IMS database manager and transaction manager capabilities within those systems. She is recognized worldwide as a technical leader for mainframe middleware. She is often called on to work with clients in all geographies around application modernization for Enterprise Information Systems (for example IMS, CICS, DB2, WAS, and SOA).

By Curt Bergkvist, Handelsbanken, SWE

This presentation will show a possible solution how to expose existing IMS applications to new clients using IBM WebSphere Transformation Extender (WTX) and WebSphere DataPower XI50. This will allow new clients to access IMS without using traditional APPC, MQ, RACF sign on or passtickets, etc.

Curt Bergkvist, IMS Systems Programmer at Handelsbanken, Sweden. He has e.g participated in implementation of Parallell Sysplex and IMS Connect. Before Curt started to work as a IMS system programmer, he worked as an application developer and designer with focus on application integration.

By Steve Nathan IBM,US

IMS applications can access WebSphere MQ messages in two ways: they can use the Websphere MQ API or the they can use the MQ IMS Bridge which is an IMS OTMA interface. This session will focus on the WebSphere MQ API. There is a lot more to it than has been documented.

This session will show you different ways the WebSphere MQ API can be used from IMS applications and the performance and integrity implications of each. There will also be a comparison to the MQ IMS Bridge.

Mr. Nathan has 39 years experience using and supporting IMS. For the first 30 years he was a customer: application programmer, application analyst, systems programmer, DBA and performance specialist. For the last 9 years he has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 support.

 

By Alison Coughtrie, IBM (UK)

This session will show you how easy it is to configure your IMS environment for Dynamic Resource Definition and to get up and running with the Repository. It will cover the set-up steps and run through a use-case scenario showing you how to add, update and query resources in the Repository.

Alison Coughtrie, Certified IT Specialist is a member of the European IMS Architecture Team, focussed on helping Customers to maximise their IMS investment to best meet their business needs. Alison has specialised in IMS over the past 30 years both as an IMS customer as well as within IBM. She is a regular presenter at IMS conferences, GSE and seminars particularly focussing on new IMS features and their implementation.

By Steve Nathan, IBM (US)

As more and more integration options are able to access IMS resources, it is important to ensure that the proper decisions are made for scalability, backup and failure scenarios. This session introduces and compares different options including Sysplex Distributor, IMS Connect Datastore routing, the use of aliases with ODBM to manage workload requests and IMS callout capabilities.

Mr. Nathan has 39 years experience using and supporting IMS. For the first 30 years he was a customer: application programmer, application analyst, systems programmer, DBA and performance specialist. For the last 9 years he has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 support.

By Deepak Kohli , IBM Silicon Valley Lab (US)

2013 is the year of the water snake according to the Chinese Zodiac It is also the year when IBM will launch IMS version 13. And while IMS version has not GA'd yet, customers are already making plans to migrate to this new version of IMS. Yes, all the buzz that you've been hearing about IMS V13 is true: It provides a reduction in CPU and storage usage. It provides the ability to alter databases online and without impacting existing applications. It provides more integration features, less TCO, IMS Connect enhancements for easier manageability and much much more. Come to this session and get a preview of IMS version 13.

Deepak is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM's Silicon Valley lab. Currently, he is part of the IMS product management group providing product direction. In the past, Deepak has also been part of the IMS SOA core team helping customers SOA enable their IMS systems. Deepak also provides IMS Level 2 technical support specializing in IMS On-Demand and TM areas. He has a Masters in Computer Science from NYU. In the area of IMS, Deepak's experience ranges in applications, DBA, Systems, performance tuning and problem determination. He has also taught various IMS & DB2 courses. His presentations have won him rave reviews at conferences world wide.

By Steve Nathan IBM,US

There were many new features for OTMA and its clients, IMS Connect and WebSphere MQ in IMS 10, 11, and 12.Many of these were added to OTMA via the maintenance stream and thus were not widely advertised. This session will show you all of the new features and how you can use them to enhance your IMS environment.

Mr. Nathan has 39 years experience using and supporting IMS. For the first 30 years he was a customer: application programmer, application analyst, systems programmer, DBA and performance specialist. For the last 9 years he has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 support.

By  Kim Mortensen Compuware, DK

Compuware’s Application Performance Management (APM) is the industry’s leading solution for optimizing the performance of your applications, driven by Web, Non-web, Mobile and Cloud applications. The ever increasing demand for especially mobile solutions, has put the mainframe in the center of a “Transaction tsunami”, where there seems no end to the number of transactions that has to go through an even more complex infrastructure to our business critical z/OS infrastructure.

APM For Mainframe will give you the answers you have been looking for in many years – 24 by 7 !

This Session will demonstrate the PurePath for z/OS CICS in action and show how Compuware can illuminate the Black hole between the distributed applications and the Mainframe. This presentation will focus on how to capture the information on each transaction and thereby make it possible to do a Root-cause analysis and a Deep-dive into the fact about the transaction.

Kim Mortensen is a Technical Account Manager at Compuware in Denmark and the Nordic area. With more than 25 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 as a DB2 Systems programmer on z/OS. Kim is currently the main contact for technical aspects of the Compuware portfolio on the Mainframe in Denmark and Pan-Nordic accounts.

By  Stuart Reece (IBM, UK) and Jamie Squibb (IBM, UK)

IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ) is the market-leading messaging product that enables anywhere-to-anywhere integration, from the simplest pair of applications or devices requiring basic connectivity and data exchange, to the most complex business process management environments using a wide variety of endpoints. WebSphere Message Broker (WMB) aims to provide a universal connectivity solution with its ability to route and transform messages FROM anywhere TO anywhere, and is often referred to as an "Advanced Enterprise Service Bus". This session gives a high-level, technical overview of both products. Come to this session learn about the rationale behind messaging and connectivity and the business problems they solve.

Stuart joined IBM in 1999 as a tester on the first releases of Message Broker, working on GUI test automation for functional verification and to drive system test scenarios, earning an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. Stuart then moved to lead the L3 customer support for the WebSphere JMS team and then WebSphere MQ for distributed platforms, receiving the NE Europe Cluster Customer Service Award. After 8 years Stuart returned to Message Broker as a Development Manager, and was jointly responsible for the delivery of V8.0. Stuart's own personal interests have resulted in him also leading an Invention Development Team and the Hursley Green Team, helping IBM become accredited with the UK Carbon Trust. Stuart is a keen cyclist and environmentalist, with a passion for adventure and new challenges.

Jamie Squibb is one of the main WebSphere MQ for z/OS developers. Prior to this he worked in a team developing cross-platform test automation infrastructure for WebSphere Message Broker, specialising on z/OS and Linux.

By  Zheng Miao, Liu Ya (CHN)

Q Replication is a high performance log capture/ transaction-replay replication technology that uses IBM WebSphere® MQ message queues to transmit and stage data between source and target databases subsystems (e.g. DB2 for z/OS).
They are the major components in IBM GDPS Active-Active Solution to provide business continuous availability and its performance is key to achieve the RTO/RPO when disaster happens.
This presentation describes Q Replication and MQ concepts, operation and how it is integrated in GDPS to provide Active-Active solution to the customers.

Miao Zheng is the architect of IBM China Development Lab (CDL) zAIM Solution Center. Miao joined IBM in 2003 and worked in DB2 for z/OS, DB2 Tools, CICS and MQ product teams. Miao has rich experience in DB2 performance tuning, Q Replication performance in GDPS Active-Active solution and is currently the lead of a solution team for developing end2end solutions based on CICS, MQ, WebSphere on z/OS, and WODM.

Ya Liu is a software engineer working in IBM China Development Laboratory. He has more than 6 years working experience on Q Replication, a DB2 replication technology with log-based change capture and MQ-based data transportation, which is widely used to support business continuity and other solutions. Now he works in Center of Competency of IBM InfoSphere Data Replication product, focusing on promoting Q Replication and other database replication technologies to the market.

By  Stuart Reece (IBM, UK)

WebSphere® Message Broker is delivering further enhancements to productivity and ease in developing and managing enterprise service bus (ESB) deployments, complementing its industry-leading performance and scalability. Come to this session and get right up to date with this key connectivity product.

Stuart joined IBM in 1999 as a tester on the first releases of Message Broker, working on GUI test automation for functional verification and to drive system test scenarios, earning an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. Stuart then moved to lead the L3 customer support for the WebSphere JMS team and then WebSphere MQ for distributed platforms, receiving the NE Europe Cluster Customer Service Award. After 8 years Stuart returned to Message Broker as a Development Manager, and was jointly responsible for the delivery of V8.0. Stuart's own personal interests have resulted in him also leading an Invention Development Team and the Hursley Green Team, helping IBM become accredited with the UK Carbon Trust. Stuart is a keen cyclist and environmentalist, with a passion for adventure and new challenges.

By Matthias Korn, IBM Germany

In 2013 not just a new release of the z/OS operating system will be available, but the version changes too. In autumn z/OS V2R1 will be generally available (aka GA). 

As the interval - when new releases are introduced - now changed from 6 month via 1 year to meanwhile 2 years, tremendous changes can be expected that become available along with z/OS V2R1.
This session will be more specific to the news along with z/OS V2R1 in the area of Unix System Services, zSeries File System (zFS) and selected components. Without too much technical details and internals this session will give an overview about the new features in these areas.

Matthias is a zSeries Software Support Specialist focused on z/OS base components and primarily working on defects in the area of the z/OS kernel as well as Unix System Services for the IBM zSeries system support in Germany. Matthias is working now since 17 years in the area of z/OS SCP (system control program) defect support and since 14 years supporting Unix System Services. He is a member of the european virtual frontend and the Global Competency Center (GCC for Unix System Services and other base components providing worldwide L2 support frontended to component specific change teams (L3) in the US. A former project has been the development of the 'ITSO OMVS Training Camp' course material for example. He frequently presents USS problem debug information at the z/OS Guide GSE conference in Lahnstein, Germany. He was a speaker at the 2010 and 2011 GSE Nordics Conference as well and acts as a teacher in Europe for z/OS debugging.

By  Jamie Squibb (IBM, UK)

WebSphere MQ lets you put and get messages on queues right? True, but that's not all. MQ does so many more things. In this session we'll give you an overview of all the other things that WebSphere MQ can do. If you haven't looked at MQ for a few years, this session will bring you right up to date. We will tell you about Publish/Subscribe; Managed File Transfer; connection of mobile applications

Jamie Squibb is one of the main WebSphere MQ for z/OS developers. Prior to this he worked in a team developing cross-platform test automation infrastructure for WebSphere Message Broker, specialising on z/OS and Linux.

By  Morag Hughson (IBM, UK)

WebSphere MQ V7.1 introduced a new feature for securing channels, known as Channel Authentication Records, or CHLAUTH for short. This new feature allows you to set rules to indicate which inbound connections are allowed to use your queue manager and which are banned. This session will take you through the concepts behind this new feature, how to create these rules and how to monitor and manage their use.

Morag has worked in IBM for over 15 years designing, developing and servicing the WebSphere MQ product (formerly MQSeries). Her main areas of expertise include security, channels, the MQ API, MQSC and PCF, Publish/Subscribe and the z/OS platform. She regularly presents on these topics at a variety of technical conferences around the world. She is now the architect for the base MQ product with responsibility across both z/OS and distributed platforms.

By  Morag Hughson (IBM, UK) w. Jørgen Malmstrøm(EVRY)

In this session we will introduce WebSphere MQ's support for Publish/Subscribe and show how you can use it in new applications by writing code, or with existing applications by making no code changes at all. We will then present an example from EVRY using Pub/Sub administrative commands to duplicate messages to test a new version of a solution. By changing the target on an alias-queue to a topic we are able to send messages to the production solution and to the new version to be tested without making any changes to our applications.  

Morag has worked in IBM for over 15 years designing, developing and servicing the WebSphere MQ product (formerly MQSeries). Her main areas of expertise include security, channels, the MQ API, MQSC and PCF, Publish/Subscribe and the z/OS platform. She regularly presents on these topics at a variety of technical conferences around the world. She is now the architect for the base MQ product with responsibility across both z/OS and distributed platforms.

By  Jamie Squibb (IBM, UK)

Do you want to write an MQ application that utilises the resources of the machine it is running on, and the queue manager it is connected to, in the most efficient manner? This session will provide good advice for efficient MQ applications, including introducing some of the new features available in WebSphere MQ V7 which make writing efficient applications even easier.

Jamie Squibb is one of the main WebSphere MQ for z/OS developers. Prior to this he worked in a team developing cross-platform test automation infrastructure for WebSphere Message Broker, specialising on z/OS and Linux.

By  Yi Jin, E Feng Lu

IBM GDPS Active/Active continuous availability (GDPS/AA) is a fundamental paradigm shift from a failover model to a near continuous availability model. It allows for unlimited distance replication with only seconds of user impact if there is a site disaster. The speakers will firstly introduce the concept and capability of GDPS/AA including its positioning, architecture, key component functionality, high-level process for sample scenarios, and the comparison with the other GDPS solutions. Then as one key component in GDPS/AA, the speakers further introduce the product IBM Multi-site Workload Lifeline with more details and explain how it is utilized to load balance TCP/IP workload requests across two sites at unlimited distances when both sites run the same server applications and have the same data sources.

Yi Jin. PhD. He joined IBM in 2009. He is now working in the role of technical and technology enablement in the system z brand team for GMU in China.Now his enablement focus is GDPS/AA.

E Feng Lu. He joined IBM in 2006 and has 7 years of experience on mainframe. He worked on CICS for 4 years and currently is the technical lead of CDL z/OS Communications Server development team.  He also involved in many China customer related projects including GDPS/AA during the past years.

 

By  Morag Hughson (IBM, UK)

This presentation will explain some of the internal workings of the second address space, the CHINIT address space, used in the running of your WebSphere MQ subsystem on z/OS.
An assumption is made that you have a working knowledge of z/OS and WebSphere MQ on z/OS for this presentation.
We will first introduce you to the various tasks (TCBs) that run in this address space, then we will take a look at some of the system queues that are required for the CHINIT to run and then we will step through the life of a channel as it runs through these various tasks.
The aim of this session is to give you enough understanding of the internals of the address space to help you look after your CHINIT address space and keep it running smoothly.

Morag has worked in IBM for over 15 years designing, developing and servicing the WebSphere MQ product (formerly MQSeries). Her main areas of expertise include security, channels, the MQ API, MQSC and PCF, Publish/Subscribe and the z/OS platform. She regularly presents on these topics at a variety of technical conferences around the world. She is now the architect for the base MQ product with responsibility across both z/OS and distributed platforms.

By Leif Pedersen, IBM DK

This session will dive deeply in the IBM InfoSphere Optim Query Capture and Replay solution that offers the ability to capture production workloads and replay these workloads in a test environment. The technology of Optim Query Capture and Reply makes it easier to determine the impact of changes in the database environment such as software upgrades or maintenance, hardware upgrades, configuration changes or tuning efforts.

Leif Pedersen is a member of the Optim Enablement Team located at the SVL lab, in San Jose. Leif, is located in Denmark and is help customers using the Optim products e.g. Qeury Workload Tuner, pure Qeury, Optim Performance Manager, Optim configuration Manager and Optim Query Capture Replay.

By Tom Ross, IBM US

Enterprise COBOL V5 was announced on April 23, and will become available on June 21. What's new?  How about new compiler options such as ARCH and new OPTIMIZE levels, NOLOAD class DWARF debug data, instruction generation to exploit new hardware, and even new COBOL language support for UTF-8, XML GENERATE and XML PARSE. Come and hear all about the newest COBOL compiler for z/OS!

Tom Ross is a senior software engineer in IBM COBOL development. Tom has been developing COBOL product for 27 years, including compiler and run-time libraries for every release of VS COBOL II thru IBM COBOL on AIX AND Windows. Tom A7is an expert in migration issues for COBOL and Language Environment for z/OS, and in many issues facing IBM mainframe customers.

By Matthias Korn, IBM Germany

In 2013 not just a new release of the z/OS operating system will be available, but the version changes too. In autumn z/OS V2R1 will be generally available (aka GA).
As the interval - when new releases are introduced - now changed from 6 month via 1 year to meanwhile 2 years, tremendous changes can be expected that become available along with z/OS V2R1.
This session will contain a general overview in form of a pre-GA without too much technical details and internals. It is an overview for system programmers to get a short and compact overview about the new features.

Matthias is a zSeries Software Support Specialist focused on z/OS base components and primarily working on defects in the area of the z/OS kernel as well as Unix System Services for the IBM zSeries system support in Germany. Matthias is working now since 17 years in the area of z/OS SCP (system control program) defect support and since 14 years supporting Unix System Services. He is a member of the european virtual frontend and the Global Competency Center (GCC for Unix System Services and other base components providing worldwide L2 support frontended to component specific change teams (L3) in the US. A former project has been the development of the 'ITSO OMVS Training Camp' course material for example. He frequently presents USS problem debug information at the z/OS Guide GSE conference in Lahnstein, Germany. He was a speaker at the 2010 and 2011 GSE Nordics Conference as well and acts as a teacher in Europe for z/OS debugging.

By  Anthony Papageorgiou, IBM UK

Mobile and the Mainframe, two technologies that most people think have nothing to do with each other, and yet millions of smart phones access mainframe data sand services everyday. Come along to get a overview of the modern enterprise mobile application and the technologies that can help you with everything from development and deployment to connectivity and security. Find out how to make your mainframe accessible to mobile and what to expect from the changing workloads this can bring.

Anthony Papageorgiou is a Software Developer for CICS TS working at IBM Hursley UK. Before he joined IBM in 2007 he worked for Mintel International Group Ltd as a Web Developer. Anthony holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Warwick. His areas of expertise include Web 2.0, Event Processing and Mobile Technologies and he was closely involved with the design an development of their support in CICS V4. He is currently working as a developer on the eclipse based CICS tools.

By  Isabel Arnold, IBM DE

Cloud is still often considered to be a hype. But looking at IT trends, directions and budgets most companies have it on their agenda. IDC predicts that the revenue coming from cloud service will triple between 2011 and 2016. But what does that mean for my mainframe? Join the speaker on a discovery tour to see where we are on our journey and where we still need to go.

Isabel Arnold has been acting as Client Technical Professional for System z since 2004. She started working in the field of Information Technology in 2001 and holds a German Diploma from University of Corporate Education Stuttgart. Her areas of expertise include CICS with focus on integration and modernization as well as modern application development for System z. In her role she worked on two ITSO Redbooks and has been presenting at conferences like System z or WebSphere Technical Conference. Isabel teaches System z Software basics at German universities and is IBM representative for the German CICS user group.

By Allen Wang (CHN)

Nowadays the world is in an era of information exploration. Business leaders are struggling to get deeper insights from massive data. As a platform on which 60%-70% the most valuable operation data exists, system z also offers powerful business analytics solutions to help customers create value from the information. However, in an enterprise, different organizations may have different requirements on the configurations of business analytics products. Facing with rapid changing customer demand, business analytics cloud is needed for flexible deployment and quick implementation. The session will introduce a solution to integrate DB2 for z/OS, IDAA and SPSS in a zCloud environment. With this solution, customers can deploy a new business analytics application easily and quickly, and make the business analytics closest to the data to always respond market in the fastest way. In addtion, we will make an attemption for automatic algorithm decision for new users. Also, the solution can make the most of the reliability, availability,  security and total cost ownership advantage of system z. The solution is being implemented for a China customer with hundreds of millions of accounts.

Allen Wang (Wang Enzhong) is a technical enablement specialist for business analytics on system z. He has been working in financial solution implementation for 8 years with a focus on mainframe and accumulated rich experience in core-banking and  credit card.

By  Morag Hughson, IBM (UK), Mark Zheng, IBM (CHN)

This session discusses the key challenges for banking industry, especially the unique characteristics for major banks in China, like huge customer base, scalability across extensive geographic locations, extremely high peak, complex operational and integration needs, etc. It introduces IBM Messaging solutions to address these challenges, by providing powerful and flexible messaging backbone for core banking IT system. Furthermore, IBM Messaging provides the capacity to enable new generation banking services for Mobile, Internet-of-Things, Financial, Cloud.
This session also discusses best practice cases during the implementation of IBM Messaging solutions for major banks in China.

Miao Zheng is the architect of IBM China Development Lab (CDL) zAIM Solution Center. Miao joined IBM in 2003 and worked in DB2 for z/OS, DB2 Tools, CICS and MQ product teams. Miao has rich experience in DB2 performance tuning, Q Replication performance in GDPS Active-Active solution and is currently the lead of a solution team for developing end2end solutions based on CICS, MQ, WebSphere on z/OS, and WODM.

Morag has worked in IBM for over 15 years designing, developing and servicing the WebSphere MQ product (formerly MQSeries). Her main areas of expertise include security, channels, the MQ API, MQSC and PCF, Publish/Subscribe and the z/OS platform. She regularly presents on these topics at a variety of technical conferences around the world. She is now the architect for the base MQ product with responsibility across both z/OS and distributed platforms.

By Mike Johnson, IBM, US

Leveraging business agility for Cobol applications  in batch, CICS and IMS clients with IBMs ILOGs Operational Decision Manager Rules and Events
The talk will discuss the encapsulation of business rules outside the a business application allowing the Business to react quickly to an increasingly volatile world.
It will cover the use of IBMs Decision Manager product the 'ilog' Rules and Events server for hosting these business rules on z/OS and distributed systems   It will cover how clients in a batch CICS or IMS world can participate using centrally located and maintained Business Rules.

Mike Johnson is a software engineer working in the WODM on z/OS Development group at the IBM Hursley Laboratory in the U.K. Mike has worked in development for many years in MQ and Message Broker and currently develops the ILOG Rules Engine offering on z/OS which is part of the WODM offering from IBM.  Mike provides consultancy on WODM to the Technical Sales teams of IBM and has contributed to IBMs patent portfolio, redbooks and technical papers.

By Phil Grainger, BMC (UK)

We all know that SQL in production should be performing at the absolute best that it can – and the market is full of tools to help you monitor and measure that performance, hopefully against some stated service level agreement
But how does high performance SQL get into production in the first place. Do you ensure that it is coded in the best way possible right at the start of the development lifecycle, or do you only address performance issues when the SQL is about to be promoted into production (or perhaps only AFTER it has been migrated)?
This presentation looks at some ways it may be possible to “quality assure” your SQL as it is promoted through the different environments
We will also look at some development situations that would seem to make SQL QA an almost impossible task
Finally, we’ll finish off with some thoughts on what constitutes normal performance and how could it be possible for a performance monitor to track normality and raise alerts for exceptions – all without annual intervention.

Phil has over 20 years experience of DB2, starting work all those years ago in 1987 with DB2 Version 1.2. Since then he has worked with all versions, including DB2 10 from his beginnings as a DB2 DBA for one of the largest users of DB2 at that time in the UK, through his time at PLATINUM technology and including almost 10 years as Senior Principal Product Manager for CAs line of DB2 solutions, Phil has always been a keen supporter of user groups and is a regular speaker at both vendor sponsored and independent events. His work with IDUG includes being a past member of the European IDUG Planning Committee, an inductee into the IDUG Volunteer Hall of Fame and now Board Liaison for BMC Software Phils focus as Senior Principal Product Manager for DB2 tools at CA was with an international view as to the usage of DB2 In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Phil was honoured by IBM as an Information Champion Phils is now at BMC Software working as their Lead Product Manager in support of their DB2 tools portfolio In addition, Phil is a regular contributor to the IDUG sponsored DB2-L discussion list.

By Scott Fagan, CA US

Mainframers have been using virtual machines, time-sharing, and managing multitenancy for years. Add to this the flexibility of the new zEnterprise hybrid architecture, and you have the hardware infrastructure for the ultimate private cloud.  Learn how Cloud Computing and zEnterprise intersect to help you leverage your mainframe assets in your complex enterprise integration initiatives – to lower costs, while continuing to offer the highest quality of service. See how CA’s innovative cloud solution can help you simplify application composition, deployment and integration across your z/VM, Linux on System z, z/OS systems and distributed systems.

Scott Fagen, Distinguished Engineer, CA Technologies, began his Mainframe career in 1986 with IBM - Poughkeepsie, working on Sysplex support for what was then the MVS operating system. Over the next 21 years with IBM, Scott contributed to many different facets of the MVS, OS/390 and z/OS products, focusing on improving the reliability, availability, serviceability (RAS) characteristics of the operating system and key subsystems. In 2007, Scott joined CA Technologies, where he successfully led the design and implementation of many facets of the Mainframe 2.0 initiative. In 2009, he was appointed Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect of the Mainframe Business Unit at CA. In this role, Scott drives the overall strategy for CA’s mainframe business and leads the Mainframe Products Design Council (MPDC), the team of engineers that sets the technical direction for the development of mainframe products at CA Technologies. Scott also plays a leadership role within the Mainframe Strategic Advisory Council (MSAC), which is essentially the mainframe customer “board of directors” for CA Technologies. The MSAC plays a crucial role in the design and implementation of many of CA Technologies’ mainframe products.

By Fraser Bohm IBM UK

With the introduction of the zEC12, IBM has once again demonstrated concerted effort and investment in Java on z. With second generation out-of-order pipeline design, large caches and 5.5GHz core, the hardware packs significant improvement in performance for Java. Beyond this, with the exploitation of new features like Transactional Execution, 1Meg pageable large pages, 2G pages, new trap instructions and branch hint instructions, the IBM Java Runtime Environment continues a long history of aggressive vertical integration on System z. This session will revisit the Java on Z roadmap, provide a high-level overview of Java on Z, and highlight recent performance improvements to Java on the zEC12.

Fraser Bohm started working on CICS TS in 1996 and is now the IBM Senior Technical Staff Member responsible for CICS Modernization. Prior to this Fraser as the Chief Developer for both the CICS TS 4.2 and 5.1 releases. He was the architect for the SOA and Web Services initiatives from Version onwards.

By Tommy Jørgensen, IBM DK

This session gives an introduction and short demo of the new lightweight Web container,  WebSphere Liberty profile. The Liberty profile is supported on WebSphere supported platforms including the CICS TS V5.1 JVMSERVER. The Liberty profile is  a lightweight, composable, dynamic, high performing  and platform independent Web application container.  

Tommy Joergensen is a Client Technical Specialist working for IBM Software Group in the Nordics with responsibilities in the System z software sales organization with focus on CICS, WebSphere and related products. Tommy has participated in several Redbooks residencies all with focus
on CICS. He also has spent 3 years working on CICS in Hursley and 2 years on different customer activities in PSSC Montpellier. Tommy has more than 35 years of experience working in CICS.

By Venkatuday M. Balabhadrapatruni, IBM US

In this session, the speaker will cover tools and techniques to improve code quality control for enterprise applications. Code Reviews, Code Rules, Code Coverage and other code analysis tools will be covered.

Venkatuday M. Balabhadrapatruni is the Chief Architect and Development Manager for IBM Ratinal Developer for system z (RDz). Vankat joined IBM in 2000 and was involved with the RDz devopment from Day 1. Current responsibilities include defining the RDz technical roadmap and architecture including the integration with other tools and runtimes.

By Tom Ross, IBM US

Now that you know there might be big performance gains in moving to COBOL V5, how do you get to take advantage of it?  Find out what applications will need to be changed, how to change them, and what applications can be recompiled right away with Enterprise COBOL.  You will learn what your shop should start doing now to prepare for taking advantage of COBOL V5, and what IBM is providing to help you get there.

Tom Ross is a senior software engineer in IBM COBOL development. Tom has been developing COBOL product for 27 years, including compiler and run-time libraries for every release of VS COBOL II thru IBM COBOL on AIX AND Windows. Tom is an expert in migration issues for COBOL and Language Environment for z/OS, and in many issues facing IBM mainframe customers.

By Venkatuday M. Balabhadrapatruni, IBM US

If you ever heard of jUnit and unit testing, come to this session to learn about the new zUnit framework that Rational Development for system z (RDz) introduced in 2012.  This framework uses the techniques and fundamental principles collectively described as "xUnit" and which were pioneered by Kent Beck and other software development visionaries.  zUnit provides COBOL and PL/I with tools and an environment to apply unit testing principles to improve quality.

Venkatuday M. Balabhadrapatruni is the Chief Architect and Development Manager for IBM Ratinal Developer for system z (RDz). Vankat joined IBM in 2000 and was involved with the RDz devopment from Day 1. Current responsibilities include defining the RDz technical roadmap and architecture including the integration with other tools and runtimes.

By Maryela Weihrauch, IBM US

More and more customers recognize the potential of implementing a Service Oriented Architecture to their business.
DB2 is well positioned to serve as an enterprise data server in an flexible, growing SOA environment.
With the DB2 pureXML™ feature, Data Web Services support and integration with Datapower, DB2 opens new opportunities for an innovative SOA architecture.
This session will give an overview over pureXML Datapower and explains how to leverage Data Web Service. The main focus is to discuss business scenarios that illustrate the potential usage of those technologies.

Maryela Weihrauch is a Distinguish Engineer with DB2 z/OS development. She has been working with customers around the world to design their DB2 systems and applications for optimum performance and availability. Currently, she drives DB2's technology in support of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and real time Business Analytics. Maryela is frequently sharing her experience at conferences.

By Gary Mazo, IBM US

Over several years REST and RESTful interfaces have become quite popular and many presentations have gone over high level overviews of what REST and RESTful is. After giving a *very* brief overview of technologies that revolve around REST, we will take a deep dive through working application samples that involve RESTful client-side technologies, the JAX-RS frameworks, and RESTful techniques for accessing COBOL and PL/I-based Enterprise applications.

Gary Mazo is a Senior Software Engineer with IBM Rational Developer for System z (RDz). Gary joined IBM in 1987, and currently is in charge of architecture and tools for Services development.  He holds 3 software  patents and has authored articles and blogs on topics of software development and Enterprise modernization.

By Wilfried van Hecke, IBM DE

Since many years, IBM has a range of Problem Determination Tools for application programmers, like Debug Tool for source level debugging, Fault Analyser for easier analysis of dumps, Application Performance Analyser for performance analysis, File Manager to manage and create several type of data among them DB2, IMS MQ, VSAM data.
Did you know that you can easily plug them into an eclipse environment to drive these tools with just a few mouse clicks? Join this discussion and live demonstration to witness how productivity of application developers in IMS (and other environments and middleware) may increase by using graphical Windows or Linux user interfaces.

Wilfried Van Hecke is a certified client technical professional from Ehningen, Germany. He has over 30 years of experience in debugging including dump analysis on application programming , CICS, compilers and their run-time environments. He has worked at IBM for exactly 40 years, the last 10 years as technical presales. Since 2012 he is the Europe PanIMT PD Tools Community Leader. His areas of expertise include Language Environment, COBOL, PL/I, IMS, CICS, Debug Tool and other IBM problem determination tools. He has worked on several projects on migration to Language Environment and IBM Problem Determination Tools.

By Gary Mazo, IBM US

Come to this session to learn about how to save MIPS by offloading the XML transformation (which is required when you mix Web services and traditional COBOL and PL/I application development). The speaker will present a complete end-to-end Enterprise service scenario that will show how to offload XML transformation to an external XML appliance.  Several tools like WebSphere Transformation Extender, Rational Developer for system z, and two runtime environments, CICS and WebSphere DataPower will be used to illustrate the topic.

Gary Mazo is a Senior Software Engineer with IBM Rational Developer for System z (RDz). Gary joined IBM in 1987, and currently is in charge of architecture and tools for Services development.  He holds 3 software  patents and has authored articles and blogs on topics of software development and Enterprise modernization.

By Michael Erichsen, Xact Consulting DK

This session will discuss Source Control Management (SCM) systems in relation to Rational Developer for z series (RDz).
Why do you need an SCM? What is the difference between library management, source control management and application lifecycle management? What does SCM do for you, and what does that spell in ITIL-terms? A few words on some of the mainframe products: Librarian, Panvalet, Clearcase, Endevor, Changeman, ISPW, and Rational Team Concert.
Why do you need RDz? And how does RDz complicate your life in a source control world? How do you integrate RDz to an SCM? There is a Rational-provided "CARMA"-interface and specific SCM-vendor-supplied interfaces.
The session will conclude with some experiences from installation and integration and other challenges. 

Michael Erichsen is an Enterprise Modernization Specialist at Xact Consulting in Copenhagen. He has a broad experience as a systems programmer and an IT architect.

By Gary Mazo, IBM US

This session will cover most popular approaches and patterns to Enterprise Service Development. If you ever wondered what "bottom-up", "meet-in-middle", "top-down", patterns are and how do they apply to COBOL and PL/I applications, come to this session to learn more.  The speaker will present several samples and tools for developing Enterprise service applications and will talk about recent improvements in the tools to support these scenarios.

Gary Mazo is a Senior Software Engineer with IBM Rational Developer for System z (RDz). Gary joined IBM in 1987, and currently is in charge of architecture and tools for Services development.  He holds 3 software  patents and has authored articles and blogs on topics of software development and Enterprise modernization.

By Venkatuday M. Balabhadrapatruni, IBM US

Application development using a cloud configuration - this will talk about IDE (development environments) in the cloud, as well as development testing including RD&T ( the new name for RDz UT).

Venkatuday M. Balabhadrapatruni is the Chief Architect and Development Manager for IBM Ratinal Developer for system z (RDz). Vankat joined IBM in 2000 and was involved with the RDz devopment from Day 1. Current responsibilities include defining the RDz technical roadmap and architecture including the integration with other tools and runtimes.

By Jeff Josten, IBM US 

This presentation covers recent and emerging trends in the database world that warrant attention.
We will also look at what IBM is doing to provide robust DB2 solutions for these emerging
requirements.

Jeff Josten is an IBM distinguished engineer and lead architect for DB2 for z/OS.

By Svenn-Aage Sønderskov, Systems Programmer at JN Data (DK)

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