2019 Mainframe Infrastructure Track

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK and Jørgen Malmstrøm, NO, Evry
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Jamie Squibb 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 Malmstrøm  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
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

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Jamie Squibb 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 Keith Banham, Macro 4 UK and Niel Evans, Macro 4, UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

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Emerging technologies are making the mainframe more accessible and appealing to a new generation. This session will explore how web, mobile, AI, chat bots, machine learning and analytics are being integrated with mainframe systems to help organizations improve user experience, maximize productivity and accelerate skills transfer. The session will also address how these technologies can power wider organizational collaboration, with mainframe technicians and other human experts participating in mixed-reality conversations alongside multiple AI-powered virtual assistants to resolve complex, multi-platform problems

Keith Banham has worked in IT for over 35 years and is the R&D manager at Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global. Keith is responsible for the company's mainframe suite of products. He started as an Assembler programmer at a major bank and during his 30+ years at Macro 4 has worked on many of the company’s solutions for application lifecycle management, application performance management, document management and session management. One of his recent roles was the modernization of these solutions by building web, Eclipse and mobile interfaces, as well as the modernization of Macro 4’s internal mainframe development environments.

Niel Evans has worked in IT for over 25 years and is Chief Technology Officer for EMEA at Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global. Neil began his IT career as a PL/M programmer at ICL Fujitsu and during his 20+ years at Macro 4 he has developed solutions for customer communications management, enterprise information management and application modernisation. He is a specialist in user interface design, solution architecture and technical leadership with responsibility for promoting the adoption of new and emerging technologies across the wider UNICOM group.

By Bryan Tang, IBM, CA
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

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A successful DevOps transformation involves a balancing act between agility, cost, and innovation. Thus, a key question to answer is: How do I produce development environments quickly, while minimizing the operational costs to provide them. Imagine tapping into your current Intel based cloud to produce flexible development environments for your z/OS developers, where all application specific datasets can be extracted intelligently from Z, so they can code, update various applications and test out the effects in a safe environment. IBM ZDevelopment and Test Environment (ZD&T) can enable this capability. This session will discuss how environments can be built and developers can use those environments to deliver a change to QA. 

Bryan Tang - Bio TBD

By Will Yates, IBM, UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

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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 Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

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Jamie Squibb 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 Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

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Jamie Squibb 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 Michael Erichsen , Xact Consulting, Denmark
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

SMP/E (System Modification Program/Extended) is the standard installation tool for z/OS. Systems programmers use it to install products from IBM and other vendors. In ancient times they received big boxes with tapes and printed manuals and ended up with a desktop loaded with stacks of Leporello lists. Today delivery is by download, and output only printed by mistake. But the tool is the same, and it often works in mysterious ways.

The presenter have been a user of SMP/E for decades, but lately also has been packaging a product with SMP/E. The presentation will pass on an overview of the SMP/E process and a look into the machine room to see, what is going on inside it, and how to understand the output. 

Audience: 

- System programmers.

- Technical Support and infrastructure toolproviders.

- Production Staff.

- Technical Managers.

- Gen Z interested Students og Teachers.

 

Michael Erichsen is an Enterprise Modernization Specialist at Xact Consulting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Besides acting as solution architect, systems programmer, storage manager, and operations staff for zD&T instances in-house and with customers he currently concentrates on IDz and on maintaining the host component of the XaTester unit test tool.

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract

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Jamie Squibb 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 Chris Poole, IBM UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

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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 Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

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Jamie Squibb 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 Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

Abstract 

TBD

 

Jamie Squibb 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 Steve Talbot-Walsh, IBM, AU
Mainframe Infrastructure Sessions: Room D first floor

Session Evaluation

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Steve Talbot-Walsh Bio TBD