2019 CICS Track

By Nick Garrod, IBM, UK and Carsten Andersen, Bankdata, Danmark
CICS Sessions: Room K second Floor

Nick Garrod works in the Market Enablement for IBM Z and spent many years supporting the CICS products in a variety of business and marketing roles.  He has been a member of the GSE Nordics steering committee for more than 10 years, and been a contributor to IBM Redbooks, IBM Systems journal, Enterprise Tech journal and Destination z.

Carsten Andersen Bio
I have been in the banking business since 1979, and now 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.

By Nick Garrod, IBM, UK and Steve Wallin, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Nick Garrod works in the Market Enablement for IBM Z and spent many years supporting the CICS products in a variety of business and marketing roles.  He has been a member of the GSE Nordics steering committee for more than 10 years, and been a contributor to IBM Redbooks, IBM Systems journal, Enterprise Tech journal and Destination z.

Steve Wallin is Director of CICS - the world’s leading application server software for IBM Z – serving 1.2 million transactions per second and z/OS Connect - Truly RESTful APIs to and from your IBM Z mainframe. 

By Fraser Bohm, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Fraser Bohm started working on CICS TS in 1996 and is now the IBM Distinguished Engineer responsible for the CICS business. He serves as the Chief Architect for the CICS portfolio as well as being part of number of strategic initiatives including z/OS Connect, Liberty in CICS, Node and Swift support. Prior to this Fraser was the Chief Developer for both the CICS TS 4.2 and Version 5. He was the architect for the SOA and Web Services initiatives from Version 3 onwards.

By Fraser Bohm, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Fraser Bohm started working on CICS TS in 1996 and is now the IBM Distinguished Engineer responsible for the CICS business. He serves as the Chief Architect for the CICS portfolio as well as being part of number of strategic initiatives including z/OS Connect, Liberty in CICS, Node and Swift support. Prior to this Fraser was the Chief Developer for both the CICS TS 4.2 and Version 5. He was the architect for the SOA and Web Services initiatives from Version 3 onwards.

By Sophie Green , IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Sophie Green  is a Software Engineer working at IBM Hursley UK. She joined IBM’s graduate programme in 2013 after studying for a physics degree and since then has been developing and testing the Eclipse based CICS Explorer. She is also on the GSE UK committee and runs the 101 stream providing education and networking opportunities for new joiners to the mainframe

By Ian J Mitchell, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Ian J Mitchell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer with responsibility for z/OS Microservices Architecture. He has many years of mainframe experience having been responsible for the technical architecture of the CICS Product Portfolio. He has over 30 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. In 2016/7 he led the architecture for Blockchain on Z Systems and is now working on enabling Agile Application on Z with Microservices.

By Will Yates, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Will Yates - Since the edge of 5 when he decided to run a boundary value analysis test against the VCR by inserting a piece of toast into it, Will has had the knack for systematically breaking software. After a degree in Computer Science he joined the CICS team at IBM Hursley where is has been busy raising defects ever since. He has been involved in all areas of CICS application modernisation, co-authored several red books and recently presented the introduction to CICS video education series.

By Arne Raunsbæk, JNdata, DK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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A look into a dynamical setup that is base on what z/OS can due when you want a one size fits all setup.
This is not based on tooling, but on a principal of systems symbols, parameters, on procedures that can be used for not only test environments but also for production. A way where you enable yourself and your collages to maintain (Apply PFT’s, fallback or even test on the level you want) even though you don’t knot the rest of the customers (Handy for when you have many customers and defriend naming convention across them)

Arne Raunsbæk - 35 years of age, married whit two kids (Whey are 5 and 7). Got a short education, started with 3½ years of PL/I programming before moving to CICS systems programmer at the age of 26, and have done that ever since. Started at KMD for 5 years and the rest is at JN Data. However, why did I become a system programmer, both my parents are a part of the baby boomer generation, and like all kids I became the one thing that my parents told me not to become (only kidding of course). Therefore, I have been around the mainframe all my life

By Pradeep Gohil, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Pradeep Gohil is a delivery team lead in the CICS Transaction Processing department, at Hursley UK.
He has developed on several releases of CICS TS and recently has been part of the development team
that provided the CICS Cloud enablement functionality, specializing in CICS bundles.

By Test Speaker, IBM, US
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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By Steve Wallin, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Steve Wallin is Director of CICS - the world’s leading application server software for IBM Z – serving 1.2 million transactions per second and z/OS Connect - Truly RESTful APIs to and from your IBM Z mainframe. 

By Pradeep Gohil, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

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Pradeep Gohil is a delivery team lead in the CICS Transaction Processing department, at Hursley UK.
He has developed on several releases of CICS TS and recently has been part of the development team
that provided the CICS Cloud enablement functionality, specializing in CICS bundles.

By Ian J Mitchell, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second Floor

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Ian J Mitchell is an IBM Distinguished Engineer with responsibility for z/OS Microservices Architecture. He has many years of mainframe experience having been responsible for the technical architecture of the CICS Product Portfolio. He has over 30 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. In 2016/7 he led the architecture for Blockchain on Z Systems and is now working on enabling Agile Application on Z with Microservices.