2017-Mainframe Infrastructure Track

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK and Jørgen Malmstrøm, NO, Evry

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.

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

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK and Nick Bletzer, IBM, UK

IBM MQ 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. IBM Integration Bus (IIB) 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 presents a high-level, technical overview of both products. Come to this session to learn about the rationale behind messaging and connectivity and the business problems they solve.

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.

Nick has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years. After joining IBM in 1992, he worked in a variety of roles before taking his first formal teaching role with the IBM HUON Insurance product. He joined IBM Training in 2000 and over twelve years became the lead European instructor for a range of products including WebSphere Message Broker (IIB) and WebSphere MQ. In 2014 Nick joined the IIB Development team in Hursley and is currently responsible for Reliability Testing. Nick has a wife, a four year old son and a very outspoken two year old daughter.

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK

IBM MQ for z/OS makes use of many system features and facilities to provide a very high level of availability and performance for your messages. Come to this session to learn the detail behind all the new features and enhancements in the latest release of IBM MQ for z/OS. 

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.

By Ian J Mitchell, IBM, UK

While the Blockchain fabric may not run on z/OS, many of its major future consumers certainly do. Join this session to hear about likely use cases, and to learn how you can get started using Blockchain services with CICS, IBM Information Management System (IMS), and WebSphere Application Server on z Systems right now.

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. 

By Nick Bletzer, IBM, UK

This session discusses recent enhancements to IBM Integration Bus (IIB) for core function and managed cloud capability. 

Nick has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years. After joining IBM in 1992, he worked in a variety of roles before taking his first formal teaching role with the IBM HUON Insurance product. He joined IBM Training in 2000 and over twelve years became the lead European instructor for a range of products including WebSphere Message Broker (IIB) and WebSphere MQ. In 2014 Nick joined the IIB Development team in Hursley and is currently responsible for Reliability Testing. Nick has a wife, a four year old son and a very outspoken two year old daughter.

By Gwydion Tudor, IBM, UK

Performance tuning is a task that never ends, always trying to get more work out of the same queue manager while not degrading responsiveness. This session highlights some of the latest issues uncovered and how to spot them or similar issues in your environment. This session also walks administrators through tuning MQ for z/OS communications using channel initiator statistics and channel accounting data. 

Gwydion is a Software Engineer working in the IBM MQ for z/OS development team. He has worked in IBM Hursley for over 12 years, and in the IBM MQ development team for over 7 years. His main areas of expertise include shared queuing and security.

By Gwydion Tudor, IBM, UK

This sessions reviews clustering and shared queue technologies, plus their differences and synergies, as a foundation for building a highly available messaging service with resilience for both planned and unplanned outages of z System components. 

Gwydion is a Software Engineer working in the IBM MQ for z/OS development team. He has worked in IBM Hursley for over 12 years, and in the IBM MQ development team for over 7 years. His main areas of expertise include shared queuing and security.

By Carsten Lund Rasmussen , SMT Data, DK

Many Installation experience challenges analyzing current log and SMF data turning raw data into information, to be used by technical staff and business.
New ways of handling large amount of data apply to analyzing capacity and performance data, dividing data into detailed current data and aggregated history data. Questions like who did what and when? result in detailed technical analysis. 
Business Intelligence tools and methods can help on many levels - capacity management, down to operational performance optimization. IT Business Intelligence used by your technical staff may require a new learning curve and planning to be successful.

Carsten Rasmussen is ITBI Specialist at SMT Data, a company specializing in applying business intelligence tools and methods to capacity and performance data for large IT installations. Carsten is responsible for ITBI server setup, configuration and ease end user challenges in turning strictly technical data into useful information. 
Experience:  Many years with Danish financial installations and IBM prior to joining SMT Data in 2011.

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK

Today's business environment is driving re-engineering of business systems using new techniques and architectures. This session elaborates on the new environments MQ for z/OS is enabling for Java JMS applications and enhanced inter-connectivity capabilities, which place MQ for z/OS at the vital heart of a hybrid messaging world. 

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.

By Bruno Sahinoglu, IBM, FR

An explosion in big data, led by mobile workloads, has caused a dramatic increase in the amount of operational data for Data Centers to process. Subject matter experts are overwhelmed with the volume of data, both structured and unstructured, from multiple systems and applications. Today, solutions exists to take an advantage of all these. Whether it be to have predictive insight, finding root cause or monitoring metric and performance, with automatic pattern. In any case, the z IT operational analytics will be the key differenciator for the next years regardless if you're IBM, ELS or Splunk user. 

IBM Swat team member on IT Operation Analytics
Joining IBM in 2011 as mainframe technical sales, he covered different brand from data management to application performance analysis and today on IT analytics solutions. He’s currently supporting products in the area of the automation on z, software asset management and IT Analytics. Working all around Europe to help the customers to take benefit of the IT operational analytics, he is also very active on social media. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter @zBSAH

By Gwydion Tudor, IBM, UK

This session shows how z/OSMF can be used to create work flows to provision and de-provision MQ for z/OS queue managers and queues. Learn how these work flows can be driven using REST APIs via a service portal for deployment in to a cloud. The session also describes how the task of customising a queue manager can be automated. 

Gwydion is a Software Engineer working in the IBM MQ for z/OS development team. He has worked in IBM Hursley for over 12 years, and in the IBM MQ development team for over 7 years. His main areas of expertise include shared queuing and security.