2014-Additional Track

By Matthias Korn, IBM (DE)

This session gives an overview about the most recent powerful enhancements to ISPF, SDSF and TSO - components that are independently used by each and everyone despite the actual main business of the user. The speaker will light up what has changed with z/OS 1.13 and 2.1 and gives a refresh like 'It is meanwhile more than just 3.4'

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 18 years in the area of z/OS SCP (system control program)
defect support and since 15 years supporting Unix System Services. He is a member of the worldwide Global Competency Center (GCC) team for Unix System Services L2 support, member of the world wide zSeries File System (zFS) support team, the worldwide z/OSMF support   team and a team member supporting other base components providing worldwide L2 support frontended to component specific change teams (L3) in the US.
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 and 2013 GSE Nordics Conference as well and acts as a teacher in Europe for z/OS debugging - primarily at onsite customer workshops.

By Bob Rogers US

z/OS is the host for DB2, IMS, CICS, MQ and tons of COBOL and Java applications. Many of the enhancements to z/OS are done to make the middleware and application run smarter and more efficiently. This presentation will discuss a number of the enhancements to z/OS that have be introduced in recent releases to help a z/OS system get the real work done better

Bob Rogers worked on mainframe system software for 43 years at IBM before retiring as a Distinguished Engineer in 2012. He started with IBM as a computer operator in 1969. After receiving a B.A. in Mathematics from Marist College in 1971, he became a computer programmer at the Poughkeepsie Programming Center, where he worked on the OS/370 operating system. Bob continued to work on mainframe operating system development for his entire career at IBM. He contributed to the transitions to XA-370 and ESA/370, and was lead software designer for the transition to the 64-bit z/Architecture. He implemented the support for single z/OS images with more than 16 CPUs and was a lead designer of the z/OS support for the zAAP and zIIP specialty engines. His last assignment at IBM was to foster greater synergy between System z hardware and software. Today's z/OS implements dozens of his design ideas. Bob has been for many years, and continues to be, a popular speaker at the System z Technical University and other venues. He is currently working with Trident Services, a California-based z/OS software and services company.

By Henrik Thorsen, IBM (DK)

In this session we will discuss how the Mainframe is shaping and helping us in our daily life in the Nordic Region. We will review how many Mainframes exist, how they are organized, which kinds of workload they run and conclude that our entire society basically will come to a grinding halt if we decided to turn them all off.  We will also briefly discuss what means are taken to ensure adequate performance, scalability, security and availability as well as disaster recovery. We will also preview where all of this is headed in terms of future development both in terms of processor complex architectures as well as key workload trends.   

Henrik Thorsen is a Technical Director in IBM Denmark. Currently he is Nordic System z Platform leader. He's worked over 30 years with mainframes. He helped develop and implement Parallel Sysplex in IBM Poughkeepsie in the 90ties. Later he was the manager of the New York ITSO center, known for it System z Redbooks and workshops. He also managed a group of IBM Architects, covering cross brand Architectures including Power Systems, x86 systems, storage, network as well as System z. He regularly presents sessions at GSE, Large Systems Update seminars, client workshops and Technical Universities. Henrik works with many of IBM's largest clients ensuring that the Mainframe delivers and continue to provide world leading capabilities and qualities of service that it has been renowned for, for almost 50 years.

By Bob Rogers, (US)

You can’t know where you are going unless you know where you are and where you came from. In 1992, Bob Rogers gave a presentation entitled “Western Civilization Runs on MVS”. At the time, nearly everyone was saying that the mainframe was dead – not because they knew something but because they didn’t understand the mainframe and the meaning of enterprise computing. Bob is going to give us an update on where the mainframe is (spoiler alert: still running western civilization) and where it might be going two decades after its prematurely announced death. But, past is prologue, so Bob will start with a really brief history of the mainframe.

Bob Rogers worked on mainframe system software for 43 years at IBM before retiring as a Distinguished Engineer in 2012. He started with IBM as a computer operator in 1969. After receiving a B.A. in Mathematics from Marist College in 1971, he became a computer programmer at the Poughkeepsie Programming Center, where he worked on the OS/370 operating system. Bob continued to work on mainframe operating system development for his entire career at IBM. He contributed to the transitions to XA-370 and ESA/370, and was lead software designer for the transition to the 64-bit z/Architecture. He implemented the support for single z/OS images with more than 16 CPUs and was a lead designer of the z/OS support for the zAAP and zIIP specialty engines. His last assignment at IBM was to foster greater synergy between System z hardware and software. Today's z/OS implements dozens of his design ideas. Bob has been for many years, and continues to be, a popular speaker at the System z Technical University and other venues. He is currently working with Trident Services, a California-based z/OS software and services company.

By Rasmus Søren Korsgaard and Peter Gregersen, Danske Bank (DK)

MobilePay went from idea to end product in just six months. The app was right from the start designed as a uniform and simple solution with focus on a superior customer experience. In this speech we try to unwrap the pretty packaging in order to see the underlying architecture. It reveals lots of reuse from an old bank platform - but also plenty of new thinking.

Rasmus (Project Leader) and Peter (Business Developer) have been working on the MobilePay team from the start. Rasmus has been working as a developer and project leader in Danske Bank in various areas and in IT Security in particular.
Peter has been involved in Danske Banks mobile solutions since 2007. Peter has is responsible for the user experience in the MobilePay solution.

By Various IBM Speakers (US, UK)

The technical Infratsructure elements of System z will be coverede to put the audience in possession of what System z and the Mainframe offers to the IT community.

The elements of Transaction Processing, Message Queueing, Database, Application Develo0pment and Architecture will be coverede by experts in their fieldsb

 

Various IBM Speakers

By Svenn-Aage Sønderskov, JN Data (DK), Carsten Andersen, Bankdata(DK), Marianne Menaa Heltborg, IBM (DK)

To work as a mainframer is a very challenging and interesting work area with different job-roles.

This presentation will be a real life story about what we do, when we are working on the mainframe, what we find important and how it is to work on the platform

The presentation is  brought to you by 3 people who has 3 diffenert job-roles and many years of experience

- What do a System programmer / Architect do ?

- Application developer/ Infrastructure provider do ?

- What do a Technical Person at IBM do?

 

Marianne Menaa Heltborg is a Technical Pre-sales in the  WebSphere System z team at IBM with over 27 years  of experience in many software areas.

Carsten Andersen is a Developer and Infrastructure provider at Bankdata with over 35 years of experience from various job-rols on the platform.

Svenn-Aage Sønderskov is a Systems Programmer with over 37 years of experiemce from many job-roles on System z both on the operational and management level.

By Ron de Koning , CA (NL)

Almost every company has a generation gap. There are the mainframers, averaging 50+ years and then there Is the “rest” of IT. This unfortunately doesn’t just mean there is an age difference, this also means that there is a knowledge vacuum. We simply missed 10-15 years in which people did not gain experience, we were also not able to transfer knowledge. Young people are already entering the mainframe ranks, and this is good. But to get new people up-to-speed, months are lost in teaching them the basics before we can teach them the “real” thing. To speed up this process, the old way of teaching is no longer enough. In this session, I will explain how we solved this problem in our Prague Development center where we currently have 200+ young people developing and testing mainframe solutions. 

Ron de Koning is responsible for CA’s Mainframe Business Unit for the Northern Area (Nordic countries and Benelux), servicing our customers with CA Technologies' vast portfolio of z/OS, z/VM and zLinux software, plus distributed application development and workload automation tools.

Ron joined the company in 1988 as a systems engineer for mainframe.

In his 26 years at CA he has taken on a variety of roles, many of them in international management:

  • Manager mainframe pre-sales for Europe
  • Sales manager CA-Netherlands
  • Technical Director CA-Netherlands
  • Global relationship manager for Origin (now ATOS)
  • Global technical account manager for AXA
  • VP Project Management Office EMEA
  • Managing Director CA Netherlands Holding
  • VP Services Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • VP Mainframe Services Europe
  • Country Manager Belgium (interim)

Before joining CA, Ron had several jobs in application and systems management.

Ron holds a MSc in Botany from Leiden University.

By Steen Rasmussen, CA (US)

Every new release of DB2 introduces changes to the DB2 repository – aka. the catalog or DSNDB06. Digesting the catalog changes can be the quickest method to adopt what the new release is about, schema changes, new object types and attributes, new Bind parameters and deprecated components. This session will provide a detailed overview of the catalog changes between DB2 10 and DB2 11 and the associated schema changes.
TOPIC 1: Something new - New catalog objects.
TOPIC 2: Something old - Modified catalog objects.
TOPIC 3: Something changed - What wealth of information do all the columns hold that’s new.
TOPIC 4: Schema changes – what’s hot.
TOPIC 5: Miscellaneous items noteworthy.
 

Steen Rasmussen is a Sr. Engineering Services Architect instrumental in the ongoing development and support of the CA DB2 tools. In 1985 Steen started as an IMS/DB2 DBA at a major insurance company in Denmark working with all aspects of DB2 - like tuning, application design and implementation, education of developers, backup and recovery planning and automation of housekeeping processes. In 1995 Steen became a technical manager at PLATINUM Technology managing technical support and presales for the DB2 products.

Steen has been working with DB2 since DB2 V1R1M0 and the last plus 12 years has been spent working in the CA DB2 Solutions development center in Chicago. Besides from providing support to customers, the teams in the field as well as internal groups working with DB2, Steen also is a frequent speaker at IDUG in North America, APJ and Europe as well as local DB2 User Groups around the world

By Henrik Thorsen, IBM (DK)

Abstract TBD

In this session we will discuss how the Mainframe literally has changed the world. IBM made a huge bet and April 7, 2014, marked the 50th anniversary of the IBM System/360 announcement — launching the mainframe era of computing, which continues to this day. At the time, IBM Board Chairman Thomas J. Watson Jr. called the event the most important product announcement in the company’s history. In this session we will review why that is still true today. The presenter will further offer clues and data to support the hypothesis that the Mainframe will live to be a hundred, although he will not likely be around himself to celebrate it.

Henrik Thorsen is a Technical Director in IBM Denmark. Currently he is Nordic System z Platform leader. He's worked over 30 years with mainframes. He helped develop and implement Parallel Sysplex in IBM Poughkeepsie in the 90ties. Later he was the manager of the New York ITSO center, known for it System z Redbooks and workshops. He also managed a group of IBM Architects, covering cross brand Architectures including Power Systems, x86 systems, storage, network as well as System z. He regularly presents sessions at GSE, Large Systems Update seminars, client workshops and Technical Universities. Henrik works with many of IBM's largest clients ensuring that the Mainframe delivers and continue to provide world leading capabilities and qualities of service that it has been renowned for, for almost 50 years.

By Meg Bernal, IBM (US)

DB2 11 for z/OS introduces the concept of Application Compatibility to simplify migration.  This session will introduce the concept and provide the information you need to know to exploit this new capability to simply your migration from DB2 10 to DB2 11.  We will also cover how to exploit this new capability to identify changes you need to make to applications that may be affected by incompatible changes in DB2 11

Meg Bernal has been a DB2 for z/OS Developer at the Silicon Valley Laboratory for the past seventeen years. She has participated on many SQL enhancements throughout the releases of DB2 such as Muliple-Row Fetch, Scrollable Cursors, SELECT FROM INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE, INSTEAD OF TRIGGERs, etc. Most recently, Meg has been dedicated to providing SQL PL support since native SQL PL procedures were first introduced in DB2 9 for z/OS.