2016-IMS Track

By Anders Öhrnberg, Nordea, SE and Hans Poulsen, CSC, DK

Anders has 29 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 to Volvo's customers. He participated in the implementation of Parallell Sysplex, IMS Connect, CSL etc. Currently working with the implementation of the IMS Catalog. Anders is the driver of IMS Days internally at Nordea.   

Hans has been working with IBM mainframe for more than 40 years, and the last +30 years been working primarily with IMS, starting as DBA, installation and support of IMS tools. Hans joined the stearing committee in 1986 and is today  the Treasurer of  GSE Nordic Working Group. Hans is an IBM certified IMS Systems Programmer. Hans has partiticipated in allmost all IMS upgrades since IMS 1.1.5 Refresh  and is now looking forward to implement IMS v14.

By Hélène Lyon , IBM, FR

As IMS nears its 50-year mark, IMS is uniquely positioned to drive new growth across the enterprise - via innovative capabilities in Database, Transaction Manager, and Enterprise Suite.  This presentation will highlight exciting client implementations, will share how IMS supports key strategic initiatives like mobile, cloud, big data, and more. From Apollo to 100K to its next 50 years, IMS continues to run the world--don't miss it!

Hélène is recognized worldwide as a technical leader for mainframe solutions, especially around platform modernization, analytics and IMS. She is passionate about the value that z Systems provides to its clients, to the IBM business, and to the world in general. Her role as an IBM technical executive is to lead European mainframe customers through digital transformation; allowing in-transaction analytics while protecting quality of services for their core business; allowing mobile unpredictable demand to get consistent sub-second response time; and allowing optimization of IT Services delivery with scalability & availability needed by business.

By Deepak Kohli , IBM US

IMS V14 became generally available on October 30, 2015. Many IMS customers have already migrated to IMS V14. IMS V14 Transaction Manager includes features such as: Eliminate the need for system generation or a system outage to manage Multiple Systems Coupling (MSC) resources; Increase IMS availability by enabling flood control for APPC conversations; Accelerate deployment of changed application programs through dynamic refresh; Increase throughput and failover protection for Open Transaction Manager Access (OTMA) TPIPEs; Improves storage management for OTMA descriptors, and enhance OTMA security. This session will describe these and other functions & features that you can take advantage of with the IMS V14 Transaction Manager.

Deepak is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM's Silicon Valley lab. Currently, he is part of the IMS product management team 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

This presentation will discuss both DBA and application consideratons for implementing and accessing HALDB databases.  It will also cover the latest maintenance that is required in your HALDB environment.

Mr. Nathan has 43 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 13 years he has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 support.

By Robert Recknagel , FI-TS, DE and Torben Flygenring, IBM Nordics, DK and Torben Flygenring, IBM Nordics

Since Java became one of the most important programming languages in the world, it is necessary to have a look on Java with and within IMS. This hands-on lab will introduce in how to access IMS data directly from distributed Java applications, how to call IMS transactions from distributed Java applications and how to implement IMS applications using Java. Besides this the lab will explain how to setup IMS Java dependent regions, how to use IMS Catalog as a metadata source for Java applications accessing IMS data and how to use SQL as the query language for IMS data access.
This lab was designed for both IMS system programmers that do not have any Java skills and Java developers that do not have any IMS knowledge. Therefor a lot of additional information on Java specifics and on IMS specifics is given to the participants.
As part of the lab you will access a small IMS database and implement some very simple Java applications running on your laptop or in an IMS Java dependent region. Robert will explain step by step how to configure both the IMS system and IMS Explorer as your development environment, how to implement the Java applications and how to execute them. A large lab hand-out with a lot of additional information will enable you try out things later at your company.

Robert is a young IMS system programmer at FI-TS – a German IT service provider for banks and insurance companies. On of his major interests is the modernization of both IMS systems and IMS applications. Therefor Robert is testing a lot of new functions, implementing PoC applications and advising FI-TS customers. Since October 2015 he is also team leader for IMS and CICS at FI-TS.

By Robert Recknagel , FI-TS, DE and Torben Flygenring, IBM Nordics, DK and Torben Flygenring, IBM Nordics

Since Java became one of the most important programming languages in the world, it is necessary to have a look on Java with and within IMS. This hands-on lab will introduce in how to access IMS data directly from distributed Java applications, how to call IMS transactions from distributed Java applications and how to implement IMS applications using Java. Besides this the lab will explain how to setup IMS Java dependent regions, how to use IMS Catalog as a metadata source for Java applications accessing IMS data and how to use SQL as the query language for IMS data access.
This lab was designed for both IMS system programmers that do not have any Java skills and Java developers that do not have any IMS knowledge. Therefor a lot of additional information on Java specifics and on IMS specifics is given to the participants.
As part of the lab you will access a small IMS database and implement some very simple Java applications running on your laptop or in an IMS Java dependent region. Robert will explain step by step how to configure both the IMS system and IMS Explorer as your development environment, how to implement the Java applications and how to execute them. A large lab hand-out with a lot of additional information will enable you try out things later at your company.

Robert is a young IMS system programmer at FI-TS – a German IT service provider for banks and insurance companies. On of his major interests is the modernization of both IMS systems and IMS applications. Therefor Robert is testing a lot of new functions, implementing PoC applications and advising FI-TS customers. Since October 2015 he is also team leader for IMS and CICS at FI-TS.

By Steve Nathan, IBM US

The MQ interface to IMS, both via OTMA and via the MQ API continues to be enhanced.  This presentation will detail all the latest enhancements.  It will also cover critical maintenance that you will need in your environment.

Mr. Nathan has 43 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 13 years he has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 support.

By Deepak Kohli , IBM US

The long awaited IMS V14 Database Manager is now available to customers. With features such as: Support for DDL to effect schema change in the IMS catalog; Capability to load application control blocks directly from the Catalog; Increased scalability for full-function OSAM HALDB databases; Extend Fast Path data entry database (DEDB) dynamic change capabilities, migrating to IMS V14 Database Manager is a no-brainer. Come to this session and get excited about the new features & functions of IMS V14 Database Manager.

Deepak is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM's Silicon Valley lab. Currently, he is part of the IMS product management team 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 Anders Öhrnberg, Nordea, SE

Using z/OSMF workflow to automate and document procedures used to maintain or implement an IMS Connect system. Describing how an IMS Connect is created using a workflow. Volvo has many customers with their own IMS systems and  to solve all the obstacles that you run into when creating a general workflow will be explained.

Anders has 29 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 to Volvo's customers. He participated in the implementation of Parallell Sysplex, IMS Connect, CSL etc. Currently working with the implementation of the IMS Catalog. Anders is the driver of IMS Days internally at Nordea.   

By Deepak Kohli , IBM US

So IMS Catalog was introduced back in IMS V12 as an optional system database. But more and more IMS functions now require the IMS Catalog. So how has the catalog evolved? Where is it headed? Will it replace the ACBLIB? Will Donald Trump be the next president of USA? For answers to these and other questions that have been keeping you up at night, come to this session and get enlightened.

Deepak is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM's Silicon Valley lab. Currently, he is part of the IMS product management team 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 Rolf Ullberg, Handelsbanken, SE

Some IMS applications at Handelsbanken acts as consumers, doing calls out to other platforms or service
providers and this is done mainly through MQ or APPC. For one of these applications, the external service
provider wanted to replace MQ with a TCP/IP solution so IMS Connect was the perfect match.
The MQ callout was asynchronous, sending a request and getting an IMS transaction in return, and the
IMS Callout would use the same tecnique. This presentation will show how this solution was implemented.

Rolf has worked eleven years as a IMS Systems Programmer at Handelsbanken. Previously, he worked as an
application developer for ten years. During the time working with IMS, Rolf has experience of implementing
CSL, Global Online Change,HALDB, IMS Connect, IMS Catalog and DRD. He as also supported the organization
 with Database changes, both Full Function and Fast Path. Rolf was responsible for the migration to IMS V14
at Handelsbanken in the QPP program.

By Steve Nathan, IBM US

There have been many recent enhancements to IMS Connect and enhancements to OTMA which affect IMS Connect.  Some were part of new releases of IMS but some were added in between releases in the maintenance stream.  This presentation will cover these new enhancements and how they can help you.  It will also cover new and important defect maintenance which can affect your IMS Connect environment.  

Mr. Nathan has 43 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 13 years he has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 support.

By Deepak Kohli , IBM US

WebSphere Liberty z/OS Connect is software that enables z/OS systems like CICS or IMS to better and more easily participate in today's Mobile computing environment. It runs inside Liberty Profile for z/OS and provides an interface between mobile and cloud devices and backend systems of record. It provides RESTful APIs and accepts JSON payloads, and communicates with your backend systems of record for data and transactions. Ok. I think ... I got that. But how do I actually do this? Well, come to this session 7 learn how you can easily mobile enable your IMS transactions using z/OS Connect.

Deepak is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM's Silicon Valley lab. Currently, he is part of the IMS product management team 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.