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Time slot SX01: Date : 12th of June 2018 Start Time : 15:15 End Time : 16:15
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Time slot SX03: Date : 13th of June 2018 Start Time : 08:30 End Time : 09:30
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By Jørgen Malmstrøm, NO, Evry
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Jørgen is working in EVRY Norway.  He is working as a software devloper on mainframe with cobol, cics, mq-series, db2.

By Niels Simanis, Nordea, DK
OPEN-ROOM.......: ALFA

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By Nick Garrod, IBM, UK and Carsten Andersen, Bankdata, Danmark
CICS-ROOM........: EPSILON

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.

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.

By Fraser Bohm, IBM, UK
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By Will Yates, IBM, UK
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By Ian Burnett, IBM, UK
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Ian Burnett has led the CICS TS for z/OS performance team since 2009, and has been involved with the performance testing of several releases of CICS TS during that time.
In previous roles, Ian has been a developer on the CICSPlex System Manager and WebSphere MQ products, as well as testing the transaction and messaging components of WebSphere Application Server on both mainframe and distributed platforms.

By Fraser Bohm, IBM, UK
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By Ian Burnett, IBM, UK
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Ian Burnett has led the CICS TS for z/OS performance team since 2009, and has been involved with the performance testing of several releases of CICS TS during that time.
In previous roles, Ian has been a developer on the CICSPlex System Manager and WebSphere MQ products, as well as testing the transaction and messaging components of WebSphere Application Server on both mainframe and distributed platforms.

By Will Yates, IBM, UK
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By Ian J Mitchell, IBM, UK
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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 Anthony Papageorgiou, IBM, UK
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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 Will Yates, IBM, UK
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By Will Yates, IBM, UK
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By Ian Burnett, IBM, UK
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Ian Burnett has led the CICS TS for z/OS performance team since 2009, and has been involved with the performance testing of several releases of CICS TS during that time.
In previous roles, Ian has been a developer on the CICSPlex System Manager and WebSphere MQ products, as well as testing the transaction and messaging components of WebSphere Application Server on both mainframe and distributed platforms.

By Jyrki Kannosto, FIN, Tieto and Leif Pedersen, DK, IBM
DB2-ROOM..........: ZETA

Jyrki has 40 years experience working with mainframes. During this time he has worked as a computer operator, PL1 programmer and an IMS systems specialist. More recently his career has been focused in DB2 where he is a system specialist and DBA. He currently has responsibility as the DB2 working group chairman and is a manager of a DBDC group for Tieto in Finland.

Leif Pedersen is passionate about the System z platform and especially how the DB2 database technology on this platform can be used to provide values to clients, to IBM business, and to the world in general. As a Technical Leader, Leif is involved in many projects to help customers in Europe, to improve their business by taking advantage of the latest database technology like Analytics by using the DB2 Accelerator for DB2 for z/OS or the Blu feature of DB2 for Linux, Windows, and Unix on Linux for System z. Leif also helps customers to take advantage of using database performance and testing tools to improve their database performance and testing

By Jeff Josten, IBM, US
DB2-ROOM..........: ZETA

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.

By John Campbell , IBM, US
DB2-ROOM..........: ZETA

John is an IBM Distinguished Engineer reporting to the Director for z/OS Development at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab. He has extensive experience of DB2 in terms of systems, database and applications design. He specialises in design for high performance and data sharing. He is one of IBM's foremost authorities for implementing high end database / transaction processing applications. 

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By Jeff Josten, IBM, US
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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.

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By John Campbell , IBM, US
DB2-ROOM..........: ZETA

John is an IBM Distinguished Engineer reporting to the Director for z/OS Development at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab. He has extensive experience of DB2 in terms of systems, database and applications design. He specialises in design for high performance and data sharing. He is one of IBM's foremost authorities for implementing high end database / transaction processing applications. 

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By Susan Lawson, YL&A, US
DB2-ROOM..........: ZETA

Susan Lawson is an internationally recognized consultant and lecturer with a background in system and database administration. She currently works with several large clients to help develop, implement and tune some of the worlds’ largest and most complex DB2 databases and applications. She also performs performance and availability audits for many clients to help reduce costs through proper performance tuning and to help ensure availability. Her other activities include authoring books, articles and white papers, presenting at user group meetings, and teaching a variety of DB2 courses. She is an IBM Gold Consultant and an IBM Analytics Champion and is the author of the IBM DB2 11 for z/OS Database Certification Review Guide. She is also a SME(Subject Matter Expert) for the IBM Certification exams for DB2 z/OS Database and System Administration assisting with writing and verifying questions for the exams.

By Anders Öhrnberg, Nordea, SE
IMS-ROOM...........: LAMDA1

Anders has 29 years experience supporting IMS. He is an IBM certified IMS Systems Programmer and DBA. Anders is the GSE Nordic IMS working group chairman. He is promoting the value that IMS provides to Volvo's customers. He participated in the implementation of Parallell Sysplex, IMS Connect, CSL etc. Currently working with the implementation of the IMS Catalog. Anders is the driver of IMS Days internally at Nordea.   

By Hélène Lyon , IBM, FR and In room LAMDA1 and Date : 12thJune2018 Start Time : 15:15 End Time : 16:15
IMS-ROOM...........: LAMDA1

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.

By Deepak Kohli , IBM US and In room LAMDA1 and Date : 12thJune2018 Start Time : 16:30 End Time : 17:30
IMS-ROOM...........: LAMDA1

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. 

By Deepak Kohli , IBM US and In room LAMDA1 and Date : 13thJune2018 Start Time : 08:30 End Time : 09:30
IMS-ROOM...........: LAMDA1

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. 

By Steve Nathan, IBM US and In room LAMDA1 and Date : 13thJune2018 Start Time : 09:45 End Time : 10:45
IMS-ROOM...........: LAMDA1

Mr. Nathan has 43 years experience using and supporting IMS. For the first 30 years he was a customer: application programmer, application analyst, systems programmer, DBA and performance specialist. For the last 13 years he has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 support.

By Hélène Lyon , IBM, FR and In room LAMDA1 and Date : 13thJune2018 Start Time : 11:15 End Time : 12:15
IMS-ROOM...........: LAMDA1

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.

By Anders Öhrnberg, Nordea, SE and In room LAMDA1 and Date : 13thJune2018 Start Time : 13:00 End Time : 14:00
IMS-ROOM...........: LAMDA1

Anders has 29 years experience supporting IMS. He is an IBM certified IMS Systems Programmer and DBA. Anders is the GSE Nordic IMS working group chairman. He is promoting the value that IMS provides to Volvo's customers. He participated in the implementation of Parallell Sysplex, IMS Connect, CSL etc. Currently working with the implementation of the IMS Catalog. Anders is the driver of IMS Days internally at Nordea.   

By Steve Nathan, IBM US and In room LAMDA1 and Date : 13thJune2018 Start Time : 14:15 End Time : 15:15
IMS-ROOM...........: LAMDA1

Mr. Nathan has 43 years experience using and supporting IMS. For the first 30 years he was a customer: application programmer, application analyst, systems programmer, DBA and performance specialist. For the last 13 years he has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 support.

By Deepak Kohli , IBM US and In room LAMDA1 and Date : 13thJune2018 Start Time : 15:30 End Time : 16:30
IMS-ROOM...........: LAMDA1

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. 

By Hélène Lyon , IBM, FR and In room LAMDA1 and Date : 13thJune2018 Start Time : 16:45 End Time : 17:45
IMS-ROOM...........: LAMDA1

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.

By Test Speaker, IBM, US and In room LAMDA1 and Date : 14thJune2018 Start Time : 09:00 End Time : 10:00
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By Steve Nathan, IBM US and In room LAMDA1 and Date : 14thJune2018 Start Time : 10:15 End Time : 11:15
IMS-ROOM...........: LAMDA1

Mr. Nathan has 43 years experience using and supporting IMS. For the first 30 years he was a customer: application programmer, application analyst, systems programmer, DBA and performance specialist. For the last 13 years he has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 support.

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK and Jørgen Malmstrøm, NO, Evry
INFRA-ROOM.......: ETA

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
INFRA-ROOM.......: ETA

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 Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
INFRA-ROOM.......: ETA

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.

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By Keith Banham, Macro 4 UK
INFRA-ROOM.......: ETA

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.

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By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
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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.

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By Svenn-Aage Sønderskov, Denmark and Marianne Heltborg, DK, IBM and Elinga Lescinskaite, Barclays Bank, Lihuania
GENERAL-ROOM: LAMDA 2+3

Svenn-Aage Sønderskov is a Systems Programmer, DBA and IT Architect 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.

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.

Elinga Lescinskaite is currently acting as a Regional Head of Mainframe Infrastructure Area in Barclays by providing support and direction to the area as well as managing communications. As well as leading the whole area regionally, Elinga is responsible for Mainframe CICS global service delivery and working with CICS Infrastructure specialist in UK as well as in LT. She has been in Mainframe just over 7 years and since then had a chance to work with Mainframe Connectivity, Automation, Security Engineering and now CICS Team. 

 

By Tom Ross, IBM, US
GENERAL-ROOM: LAMDA 2+3

IBM just announced Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.2, on the same day as the z14! 
IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.2 exploits the capabilities of IBM z/Architecture
and adds the following new features and enhancements:

 
 - Compiler support for the new IBM z14 hardware and IBM z/OS V2.3 operating system
    so applications can take advantage of the latest IBM Z architecture and operating system features and capabilities
 - Ability to exploit the new Vector Packed Decimal Facility of z14
 - New and changed COBOL statements, such as the new JSON PARSE statement
 - Improved compiler listings with compiler messages at the end of the listing as in previous releases of the compiler
 - Support of COBOL 2002/2014 standards with the addition of the COBOL Conditional Compilation language feature
 - New and changed COBOL options for increased flexibility
 - Improved usability of the compiler in the z/OS UNIX System Services environment
 - Improved interfaces to optional products and tools such as IBM Debug for z Systems (formerly Debug Tool
    for z/OS) and IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (formerly EzSource)
 - Compile-time and runtime performance enhancements 

 

Tom (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 Henrik Strøbech, Nets, DK
GENERAL-ROOM: LAMDA 2+3

Abstract to be disclosed shortly

Henrik Strøbech works as a Solution Architect at Nets, Denmark and is currrenty working on a MIPS Saving project, where his findings with coding Cobol are very interesting.

Henrik has been working as a consultant in many companies over many years before his current postion in Nets.

Henrik is the Chairman of the GSE Performance group in Denmark.

By Leif Pedersen, DK, IBM
GENERAL-ROOM: LAMDA 2+3

Abstract to be disclosed shortly

Leif Pedersen is passionate about the System z platform and especially how the DB2 database technology on this platform can be used to provide values to clients, to IBM business, and to the world in general. As a Technical Leader, Leif is involved in many projects to help customers in Europe, to improve their business by taking advantage of the latest database technology like Analytics by using the DB2 Accelerator for DB2 for z/OS or the Blu feature of DB2 for Linux, Windows, and Unix on Linux for System z. Leif also helps customers to take advantage of using database performance and testing tools to improve their database performance and testing

By Henrik Thorsen, IBM, Denmark
GENERAL-ROOM: LAMDA 2+3

Abstract to be disclosed shortly

Henrik Thorsen is a Technical Director in IBM Denmark. Currently he is Nordic System z Platform leader. He has worked over 30 years with mainframes. He helped develop and implement Parallel Sysplex in IBM Poughkeepsie in the 90ties. Later he was the manager of the New York ITSO center, known for it System z Redbooks and workshops. He also managed a group of IBM Architects, covering cross brand Architectures including Power Systems, x86 systems, storage, network as well as System z. He regularly presents sessions at GSE, Large Systems Update seminars, client workshops and Technical Universities. Henrik works with many of IBM's largest clients ensuring that the Mainframe delivers and continue to provide world leading capabilities and qualities of service that it has been renowned for, for more than 50 years

By Leif Pedersen, DK, IBM
GENERAL-ROOM: LAMDA 2+3

Abstract to be disclosed shortly

Leif Pedersen is passionate about the System z platform and especially how the DB2 database technology on this platform can be used to provide values to clients, to IBM business, and to the world in general. As a Technical Leader, Leif is involved in many projects to help customers in Europe, to improve their business by taking advantage of the latest database technology like Analytics by using the DB2 Accelerator for DB2 for z/OS or the Blu feature of DB2 for Linux, Windows, and Unix on Linux for System z. Leif also helps customers to take advantage of using database performance and testing tools to improve their database performance and testing

By Tom Ross, IBM, US
GENERAL-ROOM: LAMDA 2+3

New and improved IBM recommendations and tools for migrating to Enterprise COBOL V6 will be discussed!
The new COBOL compiler offers many features for programmers and applications managers, but it also takes some work to get to use it.  In this session, the speaker will tell you everything you need to know to get up and running with Enterprise COBOL V6.  We will talk about what has changed, what is better, and what you will have to change in order to use the new compiler. There may be source code changes, there may be input data changes, or you may use new options to tolerate invalid COBOL data.  Compiler options have changed, some behaviors have changed, some new restrictions have been added, and performance has changed, come and hear all about it!
 


Tom (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 Phil Grainger, BMC, UK
GENERAL-ROOM: LAMDA 2+3

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in 2018 and has some quite startling things to say about data recovery
In this session, we will review at a HIGH level what GDPR requires of you, before looking specifically at the data recovery requirements

 

 

 

Phil has over 30 years experience of DB2, starting work long ago in 1987 with DB2 Version 1.2. Since then he has worked with all versions, including DB2 12
From his beginnings as a DB2 DBA for one of the largest users of DB2 at that time in the UK, through his time at PLATINUM technology and including almost 10 years as Senior Principal Product Manager at CA through his current position at BMC Software.

Phil has always been a keen supporter of user groups and is a regular speaker at both vendor sponsored and independent events. His work with IDUG includes being BMC's Liaison to the European IDUG Planning Committee past member of the European IDUG Planning Committee aned he is an inductee into the IDUG Volunteer Hall of Fame

Phil has been honoured by IBM as an Analytics Champion from 2009 to 2017.

Phil is now Enabliement Manager at  BMC Software working in support of their DB2 tools portfolio.

In addition, Phil is a regular contributor to the IDUG sponsored DB2-L discussion list.

 

By Leif Pedersen, DK, IBM
GENERAL-ROOM: LAMDA 2+3

Abstract to be disclosed shortly

Leif Pedersen is passionate about the System z platform and especially how the DB2 database technology on this platform can be used to provide values to clients, to IBM business, and to the world in general. As a Technical Leader, Leif is involved in many projects to help customers in Europe, to improve their business by taking advantage of the latest database technology like Analytics by using the DB2 Accelerator for DB2 for z/OS or the Blu feature of DB2 for Linux, Windows, and Unix on Linux for System z. Leif also helps customers to take advantage of using database performance and testing tools to improve their database performance and testing

By Joe Winchester
GENERAL-ROOM: LAMDA 2+3

Abstract to be disclosed shortly

Joe Winchester is a senior technical staff member working for the IBM CICS development team in Hursley UK.  He has worked on a number of projects including the CICS Explorer and the z/OS Explorer and a number of IBM's CICS and problem determination tools.
His goal in IBM is to make System z easier to consume for the new generation of programmers  and the new kind of workloads it has to run, while at the same time keeping it relevant and powerful to the system programmers and COBOL programmers who run today's transactions.

By Steven Thomas, SMT Data, DK
GENERAL-ROOM: LAMDA 2+3

Most companies struggle to create business value from the huge amounts of capacity and performance data available to them. Questions like ‘who is using how much and at what cost?’ result in ambiguous answers because of the complexity involved in mapping technical measurements such as SMF to business costs, applications and organizations. Using business intelligence methods on top of capacity data (‘IT Business Intelligence’) can help manage the complexity, but data and tools can only take us so far. Successful cost allocation, whether it is chargeback or show back, requires careful planning and impacts organization, processes and mind-set.

 

Steven Thomas is Chief Technology Officer at SMT Data, a company specializing in applying business intelligence tools and methods to capacity and performance data for large IT installations. Steven is responsible for product development and professional services at SMT Data. He has a Master’s Degree in  Computer Science from Stanford University and 30 years’ experience from IBM, Fidelity Information Services and Saxo Bank prior to joining SMT Data in 2011.

By Dana Boudreau
GENERAL-ROOM: LAMDA 2+3

Demand for software delivery on market schedules meeting customer expectation requires collaboration throughout the software development lifecycle. Continuous integration and continuous delivery automation are important to delivering swiftly. But the software delivery life cycle is more than automated test and deployment. Integration from the investment choices to production, automated event notification to leadership or other dependent teams, and integration with quality assurance steps are examples typically overlooked with the continuous delivery pipeline. Being able to react to events in the lifecycle is more effective than having to pre-script everything.

In this session see how Application Lifecycle Conductor (ALC) can integrate through event monitoring these various steps. How automation from agile management to delivery improves quality and delivery times. How using an integrated feedback loop from operations to development can make management of operational events more automated and efficient. How lifecycle integration can provide auditability and software analytics values as well.

Additionally, managing test artifacts as part of the delivery pipeline can be over whelming especially as the number of tests and assets explode. ALC provides the technology to manage the relationships of test assets to test cases so the pipeline can handle deployment and test without the hard coding of what assets go with each script.

As a leader in agile development Dana Boudreau directs CA Technologies Mainframe Application Development solution portfolio.  This includes setting strategy and product direction for the Endevor, InterTest, File Master Plus, and SymDump solutions. He has deep experience in leading mainframe as well as distributed teams and join CA after a 20+ year career at IBM.  Dana works closely with CA’s mainframe customers to improve software delivery and developer productivity.As visionary product leader, his contributions have changed software development on the mainframe and he has helped scores of organizations integrate their mainframe and distributed development process to speed delivery and drive more successful business outcomes. 

By Marianne Heltborg, DK, IBM and Rajesh Kumar Khare, NO, DNB
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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.

Rajesh, carries an experience of 25 years in various segments of IT industry. His experience covers a spectrum from education, development, to management. Rajesh worked on various client/server IT Projects, and since last 18 yrs working in Mainframe environment on various appliactions within the domain of Banking and Telecom. Rajesh work in DNB, one of the leading bank in Nordic region as IT Business Analyst, and always like to share experinces on Applcations Performances.

By Carsten Andersen, Bankdata, Danmark
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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.

By Gary Mazo, IBM, US
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Gary Mazo is a Senior Software Engineer with IBM z Systems Software. Gary has been in software development for over two decades, ranging from Math education software, to vector compilers, to creating architecture and tools for Web Services, and cloud-based tools for Mainframe software.  Currently Gary is in charge of integrating and creating tools in the IBM Application Discovery and Delivery suite of products.  He holds 7 software  patents and has authored articles and blogs on topics of software development and Enterprise modernization

By Jan Nimb, Mainsoft DK
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By Russell Bonner, IBM, UK
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Russell Bonner is an IBM Certified Consulting IT Specialist. In his current role as a Client Technical Specialist based in the UK, he is a technical consultant to clients around Europe with a focus on the IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence portfolio. Russell has presented at numerous events and conferences, including Guide Share Europe UK and Innovate, on DevOps for Enterprise Systems, Mobile, and CICS Transaction Server technologies.

By Gary Mazo, IBM, US
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Gary Mazo is a Senior Software Engineer with IBM z Systems Software. Gary has been in software development for over two decades, ranging from Math education software, to vector compilers, to creating architecture and tools for Web Services, and cloud-based tools for Mainframe software.  Currently Gary is in charge of integrating and creating tools in the IBM Application Discovery and Delivery suite of products.  He holds 7 software  patents and has authored articles and blogs on topics of software development and Enterprise modernization

By Joe Winchester
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Joe Winchester is a senior technical staff member working for the IBM CICS development team in Hursley UK.  He has worked on a number of projects including the CICS Explorer and the z/OS Explorer and a number of IBM's CICS and problem determination tools.
His goal in IBM is to make System z easier to consume for the new generation of programmers  and the new kind of workloads it has to run, while at the same time keeping it relevant and powerful to the system programmers and COBOL programmers who run today's transactions.

By Kim Mortensen, Compuware, DK
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Kim Mortensen is a Technical Account Manager at Compuware in Denmark, Norway and Netherlands.
With more than 30 years of experience working with the mainframe Kim has worked as an Application Developer on the z/OS platform for 10 years, worked as BI Consultant across the industry with major Danish accounts, and the last 6 years as a DB2 Systems programmer on z/OS.
Focus in on Application Performance Management and Developer productivity using Eclipse, Jenkins, Sonar and other CI/CD tools.
Kim is currently the main contact for technical aspects of the Compuware portfolio on the Mainframe in Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands.

By Isabel Arnold, IBM, DE
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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.

By Russell Bonner, IBM, UK
APP-ROOM..........: GAMMA

Russell Bonner is an IBM Certified Consulting IT Specialist. In his current role as a Client Technical Specialist based in the UK, he is a technical consultant to clients around Europe with a focus on the IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence portfolio. Russell has presented at numerous events and conferences, including Guide Share Europe UK and Innovate, on DevOps for Enterprise Systems, Mobile, and CICS Transaction Server technologies.

By Isabel Arnold, IBM, DE
APP-ROOM..........: GAMMA

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.

By In room ALFA and Mark Wilson, RSM, UK
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By Test Speaker, IBM, US and In room ALFA
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