2019 General Interest Track

By Marianne Heltborg, DK, IBM and To Be Decided
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

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. Marianne is known as a trusted advisor within the z Systems field. Her core competencies are on IBM Z mainframe software: Z Hybrid Cloud Integration, API Management on IBM Z, z/OS Connect as well as CICS, CICS Tools, Problem Determination Tools. She has been co-author on two ITSO Redbooks and presents at various conferences and events.
She has been part of the GSE Nordics steering committee for 12 years.

To Be Decided

By Niels Simanis, Nordea, DK
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

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Abstract  (Draft)

GSE Europe formed an European Working Group on Best Practices in Mainframe Operations, where the outcome will be a set of guidelines for running a Mainframe. Niels will show you samples of what this means and how this will be helpful in the future

 

Niels Simanis from Nordea has worked as a System Programmer, manager more than thirty years with expertise in ZOS, Cics, MQ, Racf, Performance and  Monitoring. 
In the current role where operational and infrastructure changes is part of the responsibility across platforms in Nordea it also means a return to the operational perspectives and excellence on  the Mainframe.

By Steve Talbot-Walsh, IBM, AU
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

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Abstract TBD

 

Steve Talbot-Walsh Bio TBD

By Yan Kindelberger, IBM, FR
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

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Yan Kindelberger Bio TBD

By Frank van der Wal, IBM, NL
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

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Frank van der Wal graduated from Computer Sciences at the PolyTechnical in Amsterdam in 1989 followed by a Technical Business Administration course at the same institute a year later. He joined IBM in 1989.
Early 2004 he dedicated his time to the translation of IBM’s Business strategy into the products and services. In this role Frank was a consultant on items as Virtualization and Service Orientation. As of the beginning of 2004 year Frank was named Client IT Architect and concentrated on Service Orientation, Virtualization, Innovation and Smarter Planet related activities within the SMB market segment.
From 2013 he works as Technical Lead Mobile in the IBM Montpellier Client Center. He concentrates mainly on Mobile and API enablement for z Systems, is co-author of IBM ITSO Publications, like Redbooks and Point of Views on this topic, participates and co-developed in Mobile Integration Workshops for High End Systems. During his stay in Montpellier he worked also on the Reference Architecture for Mobile on z Systems and is guest speaker for several worldwide and European events and conferences.
In his spare time Frank is an amateur astronomer, try to listen to his all-analog audio setup, runs a mile or two, but seldom simultaneously….

By Lutz Kühner, Credit Suisse, Switzerland
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

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Abstract 

The complexity and amount of data needed to solve problems within z/OS are still growing. An ongoing process is needed to standardize, speed up and simplify this activity. This session will present some hints and tips how Credit Suisse is analyzing and managing Operlog data and will be of interest for advanced system programmers who manage and analyze Operlog/Syslog Data.

Lutz Kühner (Credit Suisse) is a Senior z/OS System Engineer at Credit Suisse in Switzerland. He has 32 years of experience in IBM z Systems®. Lutz has worked for 10 years in the IBM Z Presales support in Germany, developing and providing professional services for customers in the financial market. In addition to co-authoring several IBM Redbooks publications since 2001, he has been an official ITSO presenter at ITSO workshops and is also well known after being the project leader of the Credit Suisse migration from JES3 to JES2. Problem determination and analysis is one of his specialties.

By Jan Aage Nielsen, BEC, DK and Henrik Jensen, BEC, DK and Adam Britt, BEC, DK
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

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Abstract 

How to reuse your established REXX/ISPF routines in IDz. A session on how to use the TSO/ISPF Gateway to connect from IDz to TSO/ISPF and take advantage of the routines you have created thru decades, and at the same time exploit the flexibility and extensibility of the Eclipse platform including the UX part. We will show both the Eclipse side coded in Java and the mainframe side coded in REXX

Jan Aage Nielsen is an experienced mainframe systems programmer with more than 40 years of experience. Jan is specialized in development of tools using the traditional methods

Henrik Jensen has worked for a number of years building tools for the mainframe including the IBM Eclipse suite like IDz, Rational Business Developer (RBD), Rational Team Concert (RTC) and the like. During the years he’s  focus has been automation and in the recent years linking this to the DevOps disciplines.

Adam Britt has worked for a number of years in the financial sector working on both mainframes and decentral systems. He is working at BEC where he is responsible for IDz and in general is working towards making mainframe development great again.

By Steve Talbot-Walsh, IBM, AU and Harald A. Sørensen, JN Data, DK and Kurt Højgaard, JN Data, DK
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract TBD 

Steve Talbot-Walsh Bio TBD

Harald A. Sørensen has been a Systems Programmer since 1985 with specialities in Networking on z/OS. Harald is part of the Z Infrastructure Team at JN Data in Denmark

Kurt Højgaard is a Z/OS Systems Programmer in the Z Infrastructure Department at JN Data in Denmark. Kurt has alos been a developer and CICS Systems programmer. 

  

By Khadija Souissi , IBM, DE
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

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Abstract  TBD

 

Khadija Souissi is a certified IT Specialist and Consultant at the IBM Client Center in Boeblingen and a member of the zATS Team (z Systems Advanced Technical Skills) Europe. She holds a Master degree in Electrical Engineering. During her 16 years with IBM, Khadija worked as IBM Z Firmware developer, Field Technical Sales Specialist for IBM Storage solutions in Paris and Analytics on IBM Z SME in Boeblingen. She gained experience in IBM Z, Power, Storage, Data Warehouse, Information Governance, Cognitive and Analytics solutions on IBM Z and LinuxOne with deep hands-on skills in Cognos BI, SPSS, IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS, Common Data Provider (CDP), Spark on z/OS and Watson Explorer.
IBM Machine Learning for z/OS and Cognitive Analytics solutions belong to the current focus areas which Khadija supports during customer events, multi-customer and individual customer workshops, POCs and Hackathons. Her responsibilites include customer consultation, proof of concepts, technical enablement workshops, demo development and delivery worldwide.

By Frank van der Wal, IBM, NL
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract TBD

 

Frank van der Wal graduated from Computer Sciences at the PolyTechnical in Amsterdam in 1989 followed by a Technical Business Administration course at the same institute a year later. He joined IBM in 1989.
Early 2004 he dedicated his time to the translation of IBM’s Business strategy into the products and services. In this role Frank was a consultant on items as Virtualization and Service Orientation. As of the beginning of 2004 year Frank was named Client IT Architect and concentrated on Service Orientation, Virtualization, Innovation and Smarter Planet related activities within the SMB market segment.
From 2013 he works as Technical Lead Mobile in the IBM Montpellier Client Center. He concentrates mainly on Mobile and API enablement for z Systems, is co-author of IBM ITSO Publications, like Redbooks and Point of Views on this topic, participates and co-developed in Mobile Integration Workshops for High End Systems. During his stay in Montpellier he worked also on the Reference Architecture for Mobile on z Systems and is guest speaker for several worldwide and European events and conferences.
In his spare time Frank is an amateur astronomer, try to listen to his all-analog audio setup, runs a mile or two, but seldom simultaneously….

By Tom Ross, IBM, US
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract TBD

 

Tom  Ross(Captain COBOL) is a senior software engineer in IBM COBOL development.
Tom has spent his entire 35 year IBM career in COBOL development, working on the compiler and run-time libraries for every release of VS COBOL II, COBOL for OS/390 & VM, and Enterprise COBOL.
Tom is an expert when it comes to understanding migration challenges for Enterprise COBOL and Language Environment on z/OS, and, he understands many of the issues facing IBM mainframe customers.
Tom is also a frequent speaker at user groups and is the IBM representative for COBOL to SHARE in USA and GSE Nordic.

By Chris Poole, IBM UK
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

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Abstract TBD

 

Dr. Chris Poole is an IBM Master Inventor in the CICS Development team, working on blockchain, CICS microservices and DevOps technologies, and asynchronous APIs. Prior to joining the CICS team, he developed IBM API Connect, and software to administer DataPower appliances.

By Claus Samuelsen, IBM, DK
General Interest Sessions: Room A first floor

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Abstract TBD

Claus Samuelsen Bio TBD