2016-Student Track

By Svenn-Aage Sønderskov, BEC, Denmark

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

Svenn-Aage is currently working with implementation of RDz along with the implementation of PD Tools at BEC.

By Cheryl Watson, Watson Walker, US and Frank Kyne, Watson Walker, US

In this informal and entertaining session, mainframe rock star Cheryl Watson (and her roadie, Frank Kyne) describe their careers as mainframe specialists, describing the constantly changing mainframe environment, the surprising and often transparent role that the mainframe plays in keeping civilization running, and why, after all these years, they still learn something new every day.  Frank’s kids think that he works for the CIA – how much more exciting can you get?

Cheryl Watson has been sharing her knowledge of IBM mainframe performance analysis and capacity planning since 1965, and has never met an SMF record she doesn't like. In 1994 she helped users convert to the new Workload Manager with her "Quickstart Policy," and since 1991 has written and published Cheryl Watson's Tuning Letter and CPU Charts. Watson & Walker also provide and support two software products, BoxScore and GoalTender, as well as teaching classes in Reducing z/OS Costs and Exploiting z/OS. 

Frank is the editor of Cheryl Watson's Tuning Letters. In addition to writing the Tuning Letter, Frank teaches classes internationally and offers consultancy on maximizing the value of new z/OS features, controlling software costs, negotiating outsourcing agreements, Parallel Sysplex, performance, and high availability. In his copious spare time, Frank also works with the IBM zPDT Development team and teaches workshops for the ITSO. 

Prior to joining Cheryl in 2014, Frank was a project leader in IBM's Redbook team in Poughkeepsie, New York, responsible for Redbooks and workshops on performance, availability, GDPS, and Parallel Sysplex. Before his transfer to the Redbooks team, Frank was a system programmer in the Services organization in IBM Ireland.

 

By Isabel Arnold, IBM, DE and Anthony Papageorgiou, IBM, UK

Use a bank? Bought food? Want a career?

Hopefully you’ve answered yes to at least one of those questions. If not, congratulations on your self-sufficiency. If so, come along to this session, where you can learn all about the mysterious black box that powers the world.

Isabel Arnold has been working as CICS Technical Sales Specialist 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 three ITSO Redbooks and has been presenting at conferences like System z or WebSphere Technical Conference.
Isabel teaches System z Software basics at German universities, is IBM representative for the German CICS user group and
leads a team of CICS TechSales specialists across Europe.

Anthony Papageorgiou is a Software Engineer 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 Event Processing, Mobile, Cloud and API Technologies. During his time at IBM he has performed a number of roles across Development, Architecture, Strategy and Management in the CICS organisation and is currently working as the delivery manager for zOS Connect EE.

By Ian J Mitchell, IBM, UK and Carsten Andersen, Bankdata, Danmark and Deepak Kohli , IBM US and Hélène Lyon , IBM, FR and Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK and Jeff Josten, IBM, US and Svenn-Aage Sønderskov, BEC, Denmark and Marianne Heltborg, DK, IBM and Tom Ross, IBM, US and Venkat Balabhadrapatruni, IBM, US

This session will tell about the building blocks of the Mainframe(The Operating system, The Transaction Processor, Tha database Systems, The Message broker interface as well as the programming environment and languages)

This Session will tell what the seperate software components are, and where they are heading being part of this Enterprise Server, that the mainframe is.

This session will be brought to you by some the leading Engineers and Architects from the labatories of IBM as welle of customers with more than 40 years of experience on the platform.

 

Ian J Mitchell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer with responsibility for Transactional Middleware and Blockchain. He has many years of mainframe experience having been responsible for the technical architecture of the CICS Product Portfolio. He has 28 years experience as a technical leader in IBM Hursley and has been in the forefront of creating and introducing many of CICS' important innovations including Workload Management, Sysplex Support, Business Transaction Services, Java, Web Services, Event Processing and the CICS Explorer. In this role Ian has worked with many of the technical leaders across all the mainframe technology components. Ian also has close relationships with many of IBM's largest customers running critical systems using CICS and the mainframe. Since 2015 he has also been leading the architecture for Blockchain on Z Systems. 

A little about Carsten
I have been in the business for more than 35 years, working for Bankdata as a System Architect.
I am part of team who handle the host frame-work in Bankdata and Jyske Bank.
I am a specialist in PD Tools on eclipse with various plugins, the main focus on plugins like MQ, Fault Analyzer, FileManager and Debug Tool
I am the Steering Committee member of Guide Share Europe Nordic Region, and Chairman of CICS Development. 
I am a Member of RDZ user group Europe and Member of ITSO (International Technical Support Organization) Redbooks.

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. 

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.

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

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

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

Svenn-Aage is currently working with implementation of RDz along with the implementation of PD Tools at BEC.

Marianne Menå Heltborg is a Nordic Technical Sales Specialist for different product areas running on the mainframe.
She started as a CICS Systems Programmer in IBM in 1986 and has had many different roles since, but always around CICS, Application Servers and Middleware running on the z System.
Focus areas: CICS, CICS Tools, PD Tools and z/OS Connect.
She has been co-author on two ITSO Redbooks and presents conferences like Large Systems Update. Marianne teaches CICS, WAS and Development at z Systems classes at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet.
She has been part of the GSE Nordics steering committee for 10 years.

Tom Ross is a senior software engineer in IBM COBOL development. Tom has been developing COBOL products for 31 years, including compiler and run-time libraries for every release of VS COBOL II thru Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5. Tom is an expert in debug support for COBOL, IBM COBOL customers, and customer migration issues for COBOL and Language Environment for z/OS, and in many issues facing IBM mainframe customers.

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

By Ian J Mitchell, IBM, UK and Carsten Andersen, Bankdata, Danmark and Deepak Kohli , IBM US and Hélène Lyon , IBM, FR and Jeff Josten, IBM, US and Tom Ross, IBM, US and Venkat Balabhadrapatruni, IBM, US

Continuation of session S703

Ian J Mitchell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer with responsibility for Transactional Middleware and Blockchain. He has many years of mainframe experience having been responsible for the technical architecture of the CICS Product Portfolio. He has 28 years experience as a technical leader in IBM Hursley and has been in the forefront of creating and introducing many of CICS' important innovations including Workload Management, Sysplex Support, Business Transaction Services, Java, Web Services, Event Processing and the CICS Explorer. In this role Ian has worked with many of the technical leaders across all the mainframe technology components. Ian also has close relationships with many of IBM's largest customers running critical systems using CICS and the mainframe. Since 2015 he has also been leading the architecture for Blockchain on Z Systems. 

A little about Carsten
I have been in the business for more than 35 years, working for Bankdata as a System Architect.
I am part of team who handle the host frame-work in Bankdata and Jyske Bank.
I am a specialist in PD Tools on eclipse with various plugins, the main focus on plugins like MQ, Fault Analyzer, FileManager and Debug Tool
I am the Steering Committee member of Guide Share Europe Nordic Region, and Chairman of CICS Development. 
I am a Member of RDZ user group Europe and Member of ITSO (International Technical Support Organization) Redbooks.

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. 

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.

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

Tom Ross is a senior software engineer in IBM COBOL development. Tom has been developing COBOL products for 31 years, including compiler and run-time libraries for every release of VS COBOL II thru Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5. Tom is an expert in debug support for COBOL, IBM COBOL customers, and customer migration issues for COBOL and Language Environment for z/OS, and in many issues facing IBM mainframe customers.

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

By Venkat Balabhadrapatruni, IBM, US

This Session will intruduce you to the tooling on the Mainframe, where several Vendors have build Eclipse Tooling for supporting the Development o the Mainframe, how it supports the processes, that yiou as a developer needs adressed and how it can help you being a productive employee.

 

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

By Dr. Marta Larusdottir , Reykjavik University, Iceland

In her talk, Marta will explain how agile methods are used for project management in the software industry. Especially, Marta will focus on explaining the fundamentals of Scrum, the most popular agile process by describing the roles, the artifacts and the tasks each role has. Additionally, Marta will discuss the main findings from research on the benefits and hindrances of using agile processes in the software industry.

Dr. Marta Larusdottir is an assistant professor at the School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University. Her main research topic for the last 20 years has been collaboration with users to design and evaluate user interfaces. Since last 8 years Marta has focused on studying agile processes, especially Scrum, and how the usage of agile processes affect IT professionals in involving users in the development. Marta has organized conferences and published numerous journal and conference papers in her research area. Apart from being a prominent scholar, Marta is widely revered as major contributor on various international forums. Marta not only chairs various research foundations, but also also sits on the board of Nyherji (previously named IBM Iceland), a service provider and software-development company employing over 500 IT professionals.