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Open Sessions: Room A+B first floor

Conference rooms for the GSE Nordic Conference

 

By Anders Öhrnberg, SEB, SE
Open Sessions: Plenum

Session Evaluation

Welcome to GSE Nordic Region Conference 2020 with a presentation of the conference, the Logistics, Networking Opportunities and how to get the most out of the Conference.

Anders Öhrnberg has 31 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.. He participated in the implementation of Parallell Sysplex, IMS Connect, CSL, IMS Catalog, Security etc. Anders is currenly looking into how to change the ways of working as a systems programmer.

 

By Mads Zandersen, Danske Bank, DK
Open Sessions: Plenum

Session Evaluation

Ask yourself does it hold value that it is unique. Rosalin IBM US Session.

Mads Zandersen started as Application Developer on S/390 in 1985. He is an IT professional with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, 12+ years at IBM as Solution Sales within Finance Sector and Technical Sales Specialist within Development and middleware software and since 2011 an employee of Xact Consulting, now at Danske Bank

As Architect in Development Tools and Practices, Mads has utilized his constant drive to try new areas, learn, adapt and shape the way we do development

By Nick Garrod, IBM, UK and Sophie Green , IBM, UK
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.

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 Nick Garrod, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Golf

Session Evaluation

Introduction to Crypto.

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.

CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

Session Evaluation

Digital Certificates 101. Session from Rocket Software

By Anthony Papageorgiou, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

Session Evaluation

z/OS Connect, How to deploy and pricing option

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

Session Evaluation

CICS TS 5.6, Overview

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

Session Evaluation

CICS Performance (V 5.5 Numbers and z15 Data)

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

Session Evaluation

CICS Hybrid Multicloud landscape,

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

Session Evaluation

CICS Java out of memory

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

Session Evaluation

CICS Foundation Enhancements (Security, Policies)

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

Session Evaluation

CICS Modern Languages (Node and Java Update)

 

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

Session Evaluation

CICS Explorer, IBM UK

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

Session Evaluation

CICS Developer Experience (Maven & Gradle)

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 Will Yates, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second Floor

Session Evaluation

Automated testing.

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 Kirsten Ann Larsen, JN Data, Danmark
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

Kirsten Ann Larsen works as a DBA at JN Data A/S in Denmark. She has 20+ years of experience with Db2 and z/OS in a number of different roles and companies, including DBA, SQL and system tuning, architecture and XML. She holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Aarhus University. She has co-authored a number of articles and redbooks on Db2 and is an experienced presenter.

DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

Session Evaluation

Test early, Test ofen, and shift left with automated test case, test data creation and automated execution, Konnine Alpers

 

DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

Session Evaluation

Why is it so hard to Adopt Devops ?, Anders Hecquet DXC 

By Haakon Roberts, IBM, US
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

Session Evaluation

News from the Db2 Lab. 

Haakon Roberts has nearly 30 years' experience working with DB2 on the mainframe platform spanning various aspects of sys-tems programming, database administration, software support and development. He is a Distinguished Engineer at the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory in San Jose, California and the chief technical architect for DB2 for z/OS Utilities and Tools. He is a regu-lar speaker on these and other topics. 

By Claus E Mikkelsen, IBM, Denmark
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

Session Evaluation

Tuning SQL using EXPLAIN STMTCACHE.

Claus E. Mikkelsen has 32 years of experience in various DB2 disciplines, mainly focused on writing and tuning SQL. The last four years Claus has been working as a DBA. The assignment was to tune Db2 for z/OS systems, but was changed to focus on Db2 backup/recovery.

By Jane Man, IBM, US
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

Session Evaluation

Write your own database ML scoring function using Spark

Jane Man is a key member of the development team in DB2 for z/OS. She has worked on various features of DB2 for z/OS. In addition to her development work, she has assisted a lot of customers on implementing successful applications/workloads. In addition, she is the enablement focal point in the team and is involved in many enablement activities, like creating sample applications, demos, hands-on labs, and presenting in conferences and bootcamps, etc. Before joining the DB2 development team, Jane was a developer in IBM Content Manager. Jane is a IBM Certified System Administrator for WebSphere Application Server, IBM Certified Database Administrator for DB2 Universal Database for z/OS, Linux, UNIX and Windows, IBM Certified Solution Designer for DB2 Content Manager, IBM Certified Deployment Profession for Tivoli Storage Manager, and IBM Certified Application developer for DB2 Universal Database Family. 

By Haakon Roberts, IBM, US
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

Session Evaluation

Db2 Utilities

Haakon Roberts has nearly 30 years' experience working with DB2 on the mainframe platform spanning various aspects of sys-tems programming, database administration, software support and development. He is a Distinguished Engineer at the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory in San Jose, California and the chief technical architect for DB2 for z/OS Utilities and Tools. He is a regu-lar speaker on these and other topics. 

By Jørn Thyssen, Rocket Software, DK
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

Session Evaluation

Building pipelines for Db2 for z/OS

Jørn Thyssen has worked more than 15 years on the mainframe platform as a developer, application DBA, application architect, technical field specialist, and more recently as a Db2 tools product specialist for Rocket Software. He is also an 2018 IBM Champion. 

By Jan Marek , Broadcom, CZ
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

Session Evaluation

Beginning with Java in Db2 for z/OS. 

Jan Marek is a 10-year IT professional with the background from software engineering. Starting with mainframe workload automation he is now enjoying the world of DB2 for z/OS as Agile Product Owner in CA DB2 Tools product management team. His area is backup and recovery family of products.

By Kirsten Ann Larsen, JN Data, Danmark
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

Session Evaluation

Db2 AI for z/OS.

Kirsten Ann Larsen works as a DBA at JN Data A/S in Denmark. She has 20+ years of experience with Db2 and z/OS in a number of different roles and companies, including DBA, SQL and system tuning, architecture and XML. She holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Aarhus University. She has co-authored a number of articles and redbooks on Db2 and is an experienced presenter.

By Kirsten Ann Larsen, JN Data, Danmark
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

Session Evaluation

The Evolution of the DBA. BMC session

Kirsten Ann Larsen works as a DBA at JN Data A/S in Denmark. She has 20+ years of experience with Db2 and z/OS in a number of different roles and companies, including DBA, SQL and system tuning, architecture and XML. She holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Aarhus University. She has co-authored a number of articles and redbooks on Db2 and is an experienced presenter.

By Jane Man, IBM, US
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

Session Evaluation

Leverage Kubeflow for your Enterprise data in Db2 for z/OS.

Jane Man is a key member of the development team in DB2 for z/OS. She has worked on various features of DB2 for z/OS. In addition to her development work, she has assisted a lot of customers on implementing successful applications/workloads. In addition, she is the enablement focal point in the team and is involved in many enablement activities, like creating sample applications, demos, hands-on labs, and presenting in conferences and bootcamps, etc. Before joining the DB2 development team, Jane was a developer in IBM Content Manager. Jane is a IBM Certified System Administrator for WebSphere Application Server, IBM Certified Database Administrator for DB2 Universal Database for z/OS, Linux, UNIX and Windows, IBM Certified Solution Designer for DB2 Content Manager, IBM Certified Deployment Profession for Tivoli Storage Manager, and IBM Certified Application developer for DB2 Universal Database Family. 

By Kirsten Ann Larsen, JN Data, Danmark
DB2 Sessions: Room C first floor

Session Evaluation

Db2 Performances update.  

Kirsten Ann Larsen works as a DBA at JN Data A/S in Denmark. She has 20+ years of experience with Db2 and z/OS in a number of different roles and companies, including DBA, SQL and system tuning, architecture and XML. She holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Aarhus University. She has co-authored a number of articles and redbooks on Db2 and is an experienced presenter.

By Anders Öhrnberg, SEB, SE and To Be Decided
IMS Sessions: Foxtrot

Anders Öhrnberg has 31 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.. He participated in the implementation of Parallell Sysplex, IMS Connect, CSL, IMS Catalog, Security etc. Anders is currenly looking into how to change the ways of working as a systems programmer.

 

To Be Decided

By Khadija Souissi , IBM, DE
IMS Sessions: Foxtrot

Session Evaluation

Machine learning and Data Science, what is it ? And why is it in everybody's lips?

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 17 years with IBM, Khadija worked as IBM Z Firmware developer, Field Technical Sales Specialist for IBM Storage solutions in Paris and as Analytics & AI 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, IBM Open Data Analytics for z/OS, Watson Explorer, Watson Machine Learning for z/OS,
Data and AI 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 Emil Kotrc , Broadcom, CZ
IMS Sessions: Foxtrot

Session Evaluation

Machine Learning in examples.

 

Emil Kotrc is a principal software engineer at CA Technologies working in Prague Technology Center since 2005. He started on Resource management products for Mainframe and later moved into Database management for DB2 for z/OS development. Before joining CA Technologies, Emil worked in an academic environment.

By Deepak Kohli , IBM US
IMS Sessions: Foxtrot

Session Evaluation

IMS Catalog/Managed ACBs - Status and Directions.

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
IMS Sessions: Room G second floor

Session Evaluation

IMS Trends and Directions.

 

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 Radek Mrvec, Broadcom, CZ
IMS Sessions: Foxtrot

Session Evaluation

Make your IMS life attractive again.

Radek Mrvec joined CA Technologies 7 years ago as an Associate Software Engineer working on CA ACF2. A year later he switched to CA Database Management Solutions for IMS for z/OS. After another five years in development he is now working as a Senior Software Engineer, mainly on new development across the whole CA IMS Tools portfolio.

By Deepak Kohli , IBM US
IMS Sessions: Foxtrot

Session Evaluation

The ACBs of writing Java Programs to access IMS databases.

 

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 Anders Öhrnberg, SEB, SE
IMS Sessions: Foxtrot

Session Evaluation

 

IMS Connect Extensions - Best practices. James Martin IBM

 

 

 

 

Anders Öhrnberg has 31 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.. He participated in the implementation of Parallell Sysplex, IMS Connect, CSL, IMS Catalog, Security etc. Anders is currenly looking into how to change the ways of working as a systems programmer.

 

By Anders Öhrnberg, SEB, SE
IMS Sessions: Foxtrot

Session Evaluation

 How API enabling the mainframe can create competitive advantage in the insurance Industry.  Skandia/IBM - Robert Blomquist

Anders Öhrnberg has 31 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.. He participated in the implementation of Parallell Sysplex, IMS Connect, CSL, IMS Catalog, Security etc. Anders is currenly looking into how to change the ways of working as a systems programmer.

 

By Anders Öhrnberg, SEB, SE
IMS Sessions: Foxtrot

Session Evaluation

Demo of consuming a REST API from an IMS pgm/db using z/OS Connect EE. Aymeric Affouard IBM.

Anders Öhrnberg has 31 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.. He participated in the implementation of Parallell Sysplex, IMS Connect, CSL, IMS Catalog, Security etc. Anders is currenly looking into how to change the ways of working as a systems programmer.

 

By Deepak Kohli , IBM US
IMS Sessions: Foxtrot

Session Evaluation

HALDB for Newbies

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 David Schipper, BMC, US
IMS Sessions: Foxtrot

Session Evaluation

Innovative customer solutions to IMS Challenges.

David Schipper is a lead product manager at BMC Software responsible for BMC Solutions for IMS. As product manager, David works with customers to understand their needs and uses that information to set product directions and prioritize new product capabilities as he interfaces with the development teams. David has over 30 years of experience with mainframe systems and has been in product management for over 20 years. David has Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Engineering and also in Applied Mathematics from the University of Michigan as well as a Master of Science in Computer, Information and Control Engineering from the University of Michigan.

By Anders Öhrnberg, SEB, SE
IMS Sessions: Foxtrot

Session Evaluation

 

Visualizing IMS with Elk Stack. Curt Bergqvist Handelsbanken

 

 

Anders Öhrnberg has 31 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.. He participated in the implementation of Parallell Sysplex, IMS Connect, CSL, IMS Catalog, Security etc. Anders is currenly looking into how to change the ways of working as a systems programmer.

 

By Marianne Heltborg, DK, IBM and Mads Zandersen, Danske Bank, DK
General Interest Sessions: Charlie

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.

Mads Zandersen started as Application Developer on S/390 in 1985. He is an IT professional with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, 12+ years at IBM as Solution Sales within Finance Sector and Technical Sales Specialist within Development and middleware software and since 2011 an employee of Xact Consulting, now at Danske Bank

As Architect in Development Tools and Practices, Mads has utilized his constant drive to try new areas, learn, adapt and shape the way we do development

By Mads Zandersen, Danske Bank, DK
General Interest Sessions: Charlie

Session Evaluation

z 15 session.  

 

Mads Zandersen started as Application Developer on S/390 in 1985. He is an IT professional with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, 12+ years at IBM as Solution Sales within Finance Sector and Technical Sales Specialist within Development and middleware software and since 2011 an employee of Xact Consulting, now at Danske Bank

As Architect in Development Tools and Practices, Mads has utilized his constant drive to try new areas, learn, adapt and shape the way we do development

By Mads Zandersen, Danske Bank, DK
General Interest Sessions: Charlie

Session Evaluation

Modernize application and reduce cost with latest offerings on z/OS.

Mads Zandersen started as Application Developer on S/390 in 1985. He is an IT professional with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, 12+ years at IBM as Solution Sales within Finance Sector and Technical Sales Specialist within Development and middleware software and since 2011 an employee of Xact Consulting, now at Danske Bank

As Architect in Development Tools and Practices, Mads has utilized his constant drive to try new areas, learn, adapt and shape the way we do development

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK and Gwydion Tudor, IBM, UK
General Interest Sessions: Charlie

Session Evaluation

Fault Tolerant and scalable MQ on z/OS.

Jamie Squibb is a software engineer at the IBM Hursley Laboratory in the UK. He is a squad leader in the IBM Messaging development organisation, where he has worked since joining IBM as a graduate in 2001. Jamie is also a member of the GSE Nordic Region Conference Steering Committee, representing the IBM Messaging product family. 

Gwydion Tudor 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 Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK and Gwydion Tudor, IBM, UK
General Interest Sessions: Charlie

Session Evaluation

IBM MQ in Containers ZCX and Cloud Pak for Integration.

Jamie Squibb is a software engineer at the IBM Hursley Laboratory in the UK. He is a squad leader in the IBM Messaging development organisation, where he has worked since joining IBM as a graduate in 2001. Jamie is also a member of the GSE Nordic Region Conference Steering Committee, representing the IBM Messaging product family. 

Gwydion Tudor 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 Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK and Gwydion Tudor, IBM, UK
General Interest Sessions: Charlie

Session Evaluation

Comparing IBM MQ and IBM Event Streams (Kafka).

Jamie Squibb is a software engineer at the IBM Hursley Laboratory in the UK. He is a squad leader in the IBM Messaging development organisation, where he has worked since joining IBM as a graduate in 2001. Jamie is also a member of the GSE Nordic Region Conference Steering Committee, representing the IBM Messaging product family. 

Gwydion Tudor 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 Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK and Gwydion Tudor, IBM, UK
General Interest Sessions: Charlie

Session Evaluation

What's new in IBM MQ.

Jamie Squibb is a software engineer at the IBM Hursley Laboratory in the UK. He is a squad leader in the IBM Messaging development organisation, where he has worked since joining IBM as a graduate in 2001. Jamie is also a member of the GSE Nordic Region Conference Steering Committee, representing the IBM Messaging product family. 

Gwydion Tudor 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 Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
General Interest Sessions: Charlie

Session Evaluation

Analyzing and Optimizing MQ performance at Nordea. 

Jamie Squibb is a software engineer at the IBM Hursley Laboratory in the UK. He is a squad leader in the IBM Messaging development organisation, where he has worked since joining IBM as a graduate in 2001. Jamie is also a member of the GSE Nordic Region Conference Steering Committee, representing the IBM Messaging product family. 

By Tom Ross, IBM, US
General Interest Sessions: Charlie

Session Evaluation

How to migrate to the new generation of COBOL v6.3 compiler, COBOL compiler migration has changed.

Tom  Ross(Captain COBOL) is a senior software engineer in IBM COBOL development.
Tom has spent his entire 36 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 Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
General Interest Sessions: Charlie

Session Evaluation

Closing the gaps in Z security (Security, governance and compliance, including PCI), PCI IBM Session.

Jamie Squibb is a software engineer at the IBM Hursley Laboratory in the UK. He is a squad leader in the IBM Messaging development organisation, where he has worked since joining IBM as a graduate in 2001. Jamie is also a member of the GSE Nordic Region Conference Steering Committee, representing the IBM Messaging product family. 

By Jamie Squibb , IBM, UK
General Interest Sessions: Charlie

Session Evaluation

DKMS Workstation, Setup and Benefits

DKMS Browser CAT tool and EKMF web browser when to use what ?

Pervaisive Encryptions

IBM Session (Combined above three titles)

Jamie Squibb is a software engineer at the IBM Hursley Laboratory in the UK. He is a squad leader in the IBM Messaging development organisation, where he has worked since joining IBM as a graduate in 2001. Jamie is also a member of the GSE Nordic Region Conference Steering Committee, representing the IBM Messaging product family. 

By Carsten Lund Rasmussen , SMT Data, DK
General Interest Sessions: Charlie

Session Evaluation

z/OS Capacity performance Data, Carsten Rasmussen SMT Data DK

How well is your Mainframe outsourcer managing capacity and performance, Steven Thomas SMT Data DK

SMT Data Session (Choose one title from above two)

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 Jørn Thyssen, Rocket Software, DK
General Interest Sessions: Charlie

Session Evaluation

Safeguard Sensitive Data, Julie Bergh Rocket Software.

Jørn Thyssen has worked more than 15 years on the mainframe platform as a developer, application DBA, application architect, technical field specialist, and more recently as a Db2 tools product specialist for Rocket Software. He is also an 2018 IBM Champion. 

By Marianne Heltborg, DK, IBM and Rajesh Kumar Khare, NO, DNB
Application Development Session: Alpha

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.

Rajesh Kumar Khare 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 Chris Poole, IBM UK
Application Development Session: Alpha

Session Evaluation

Cloud and Containers for Dummies. 

 

Dr. Chris Poole is a Master Inventor in IBM's Hursley development lab, working on IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Containers. Prior to this, he worked in the IBM CICS development team, working on asynchronous APIs, DevOps tooling, and Cloud platforms. He's also worked in the IBM API Connect development team, and has developed software to administer DataPower appliances. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics.

By Alisa L Morse, IBM US
Application Development Session: Alpha

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Cloud Native development with IBM Developer for z/OS. 

Alisa L. Morse serves as offering manager for DevOps for Enterprise Systems portfolio products and solutions including IBM Developer for z Systems, IBM Debug for z Systems, and IBM Application Delivery Foundation for z Systems. She is responsible for driving DevOps for Enterprise Systems offering strategy to meet the needs of Z software delivery teams. Alisa started her career in VTAM development, and has held development and offering management positions in products that include IBM Personal Communications, IBM Communication Server, IBM Rational Host Access Transformation Services, and IBM Z Development and Test Environment.

By Rajesh Kumar Khare, NO, DNB
Application Development Session: Alpha

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Handelsbanken initiate steps towards a COBOL CI/CD delivery pipeline using distributed development tools. Olle Jafvert Handelsbanken Session.

Rajesh Kumar Khare 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 Rajesh Kumar Khare, NO, DNB
Application Development Session: Alpha

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Folksams journey moving towards Agile and DevOps. Compuware Session. 

 

Rajesh Kumar Khare 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 Mads Zandersen, Danske Bank, DK
Application Development Session: Alpha

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Unit testing COBOL section. Bankdata DK Session from Rune Christensen

 

Mads Zandersen started as Application Developer on S/390 in 1985. He is an IT professional with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, 12+ years at IBM as Solution Sales within Finance Sector and Technical Sales Specialist within Development and middleware software and since 2011 an employee of Xact Consulting, now at Danske Bank

As Architect in Development Tools and Practices, Mads has utilized his constant drive to try new areas, learn, adapt and shape the way we do development

By Isabel Arnold, IBM, DK
Application Development Session: Alpha

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Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (How Swedbank Rolled it out). Swedbank Session.

Isabel Arnold joined the team of technical specialists for mainframe software in 2004. Her areas of expertise include CICS and modern application development, the latter also by using it herself and trying to demonstrate how modern a z/OS environment can be. On this mission she advocates cloud capabilities on the platform and helps customers open up the platform to their developers.
She is currently responsible for the Nordics, regularly speaks at conferences and other events and demonstrates the funny side of the mainframe in her cicsabel Youtube channel.

By Michael Erichsen , Xact Consulting, Denmark
Application Development Session: Alpha

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ZD & T.

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 Mads Zandersen, Danske Bank, DK
Application Development Session: Alpha

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Unit Testing. Jeff Douglas IBM Session.

Mads Zandersen started as Application Developer on S/390 in 1985. He is an IT professional with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, 12+ years at IBM as Solution Sales within Finance Sector and Technical Sales Specialist within Development and middleware software and since 2011 an employee of Xact Consulting, now at Danske Bank

As Architect in Development Tools and Practices, Mads has utilized his constant drive to try new areas, learn, adapt and shape the way we do development

By Isabel Arnold, IBM, DK
Application Development Session: Alpha

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Enter DevOps CI CD automated test - Mainstreaming the Mainframe

Isabel Arnold joined the team of technical specialists for mainframe software in 2004. Her areas of expertise include CICS and modern application development, the latter also by using it herself and trying to demonstrate how modern a z/OS environment can be. On this mission she advocates cloud capabilities on the platform and helps customers open up the platform to their developers.
She is currently responsible for the Nordics, regularly speaks at conferences and other events and demonstrates the funny side of the mainframe in her cicsabel Youtube channel.

By Tom Ross, IBM, US
Application Development Session: Alpha

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Performance Roundtable

Tom  Ross(Captain COBOL) is a senior software engineer in IBM COBOL development.
Tom has spent his entire 36 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 Mads Zandersen, Danske Bank, DK
Application Development Session: Alpha

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Rosalin's session on  CI/CD, Rosalin IBM US

 

Mads Zandersen started as Application Developer on S/390 in 1985. He is an IT professional with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, 12+ years at IBM as Solution Sales within Finance Sector and Technical Sales Specialist within Development and middleware software and since 2011 an employee of Xact Consulting, now at Danske Bank

As Architect in Development Tools and Practices, Mads has utilized his constant drive to try new areas, learn, adapt and shape the way we do development

By Isabel Arnold, IBM, DK
Application Development Session: Alpha

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Thegrass is greener on both sides - My journey as developer to/from Mainframe and Open Source. Broadcom Session 

Isabel Arnold joined the team of technical specialists for mainframe software in 2004. Her areas of expertise include CICS and modern application development, the latter also by using it herself and trying to demonstrate how modern a z/OS environment can be. On this mission she advocates cloud capabilities on the platform and helps customers open up the platform to their developers.
She is currently responsible for the Nordics, regularly speaks at conferences and other events and demonstrates the funny side of the mainframe in her cicsabel Youtube channel.

By Isabel Arnold, IBM, DK and Svenn-Aage Sønderskov, Denmark and Marianne Heltborg, DK, IBM and Sophie Green , IBM, UK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

Isabel Arnold joined the team of technical specialists for mainframe software in 2004. Her areas of expertise include CICS and modern application development, the latter also by using it herself and trying to demonstrate how modern a z/OS environment can be. On this mission she advocates cloud capabilities on the platform and helps customers open up the platform to their developers.
She is currently responsible for the Nordics, regularly speaks at conferences and other events and demonstrates the funny side of the mainframe in her cicsabel Youtube channel.

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. 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.

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 Dana Boudreau, Broadcom, CZ and Dejan Milinkovic, Broadcom, CZ
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Abstract 

As the Mainframe application development landscape evolves to welcome the new age ‘non-traditional’ mainframe application developers to the platform, the need for familiar, easy to get started and easy to use tooling that leverages the current technological patterns and paradigms is more than ever. Rich or fat clients which provided momentum for mainframe application development modernization, have proven to be difficult to manage at scale. Cloud based development environments that are easy to manage while allowing quick, easy access from anywhere using a thin web client are gaining prominence. This session will detail and demo the Cloud based IDE technology and the extension of it to support the mainframe application development scenarios while providing the developers the ability to do server-based development where they can store off their workspaces, share workspaces with team members and have the choice to pick the technology stack that enables them to develop cross platform applications as needed. The session will also detail how the use of container technology like Docker can help provide developers the flexibility while simplifying the life of the tool administrator. Last but not least, the session will also demonstrate how the solution is structured to provide developers the flexibility to use their favorite IDE as well. 

Dana BoudreauAs a leader in agile development Dana Boudreau directs Broadcom 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 joined Broadcom after a 20+ year career at IBM.  Dana works closely with Broadcom’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.

Dejan Milinkovic  is a Product Manager at Broadcom with over 12 years of experience in software development. He started his career in the area of MF Application development and continued in workload automation, only to get back to his roots in application development tools again after several years. He is responsible for modern developer experience in MF Application development tools

By Steven Thomas, SMT Data, DK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Abstract 

The goal of Agile development and DevOps is to quickly get new functionality into production, get feedback on it, and then deliver new iterations based on the feedback. The focus is on measuring whether the functionality meets the business requirements.
However; measuring the operational costs of the changes is often ignored - and in worst case, a badly designed or implemented change can drive operational costs that are higher than the business value generated by the new functionality.

Ongoing measurement and feedback from the IT-operations teams to the software developers (OpsDev rather than DevOps), is critical for three reasons - it:
1.      Helps the developers prioritize optimization efforts alongside functional changes based on the financial impact
2.      Helps the operational teams tune and right-size the infrastructure
3.      Gives the business transparency into who (application or organization) is driving capacity costs.
This presentation will include stories about where things can go wrong, and practical ideas about how to do things right.

Steven Thomas is Chief Technology Officer at SMT Data; a software solutions company specializing in applying business intelligence tools and methods to capacity and performance data for clients worldwide with large IT installations.

 

By Maria K. Boisen, IBM, DK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Abstract

 … or a server farm, like we see at Google? Why are Nordic top enterprises, such as banks and outsourcers, still relying on mainframes? What are their demands to their IT infrastructure, now and in the future? And what type of job profiles and people skills will they require?
This session is an introduction to the Mainframe and how it supports these demands.
You will learn about:
- demands from the business side of the companies
- demands from the it organization
- how to ensure support of future IT workloads
- key values of the Mainframe

Maria Kroos Boisen  is the Nordic IBM Z Business Unit Executive, coming from a Client Manager position in the Financial Service and Banking Sector.
Maria startied in IBM as a Client Technical Specialist for IBM Z in the hardware department.
Maria is an IBM Z evangelist who works with clients on getting the most out of the platform both from a technical and financial perspective.
Maria gives lectures amongst other at the Danish Technical University (DTU), with the purpose of educating and attracting a new generation to work with IBM Z.
Further Maria is contributing to the IBM Z community via blogs and videos.
Maria is a member of IBMs Nordic TEC, which is a network of experienced technical professionals, with the purpose of sharing knowledge about the whole IBM solution portfolio.

By Maria K. Boisen, IBM, DK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Abstract 

Some enterprise workloads have an extra high demand for availability, scalability, resiliency and security. A significant part of this is covered by the Mainframe's middleware, operating systems and hardware. This goes all the way down to the unique chip design and many redundant components that can be replaced while the machine is running. Compare this to exchanging an airplane engine … in flight.

Maria Kroos Boisen  is the Nordic IBM Z Business Unit Executive, coming from a Client Manager position in the Financial Service and Banking Sector.
Maria startied in IBM as a Client Technical Specialist for IBM Z in the hardware department.
Maria is an IBM Z evangelist who works with clients on getting the most out of the platform both from a technical and financial perspective.
Maria gives lectures amongst other at the Danish Technical University (DTU), with the purpose of educating and attracting a new generation to work with IBM Z.
Further Maria is contributing to the IBM Z community via blogs and videos.
Maria is a member of IBMs Nordic TEC, which is a network of experienced technical professionals, with the purpose of sharing knowledge about the whole IBM solution portfolio.

By Isabel Arnold, IBM, DK and Sophie Green , IBM, UK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Abstract 

Writing code is not that complicated. But what will change, if you want to run it on a mainframe? In this session you will learn:
- what languages and interfaces you can use

- what runtime environments you will encounter
- how typical development will look like (spoiler: it can be everything from terminal screens, over eclipse to LSP-based editors)
- how your life as developer might differ from your coding experience today
Some stuff might be new to you, like Cobol, CICS, IMS, ISPF, some you may know from your studies, like Swift, Node.js, Git, Jenkins, Waterfall model (yeah, still around), DevOps and many more.

Isabel Arnold joined the team of technical specialists for mainframe software in 2004. Her areas of expertise include CICS and modern application development, the latter also by using it herself and trying to demonstrate how modern a z/OS environment can be. On this mission she advocates cloud capabilities on the platform and helps customers open up the platform to their developers.
She is currently responsible for the Nordics, regularly speaks at conferences and other events and demonstrates the funny side of the mainframe in her cicsabel Youtube channel.

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 Isabel Arnold, IBM, DK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Abstract 

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Isabel Arnold joined the team of technical specialists for mainframe software in 2004. Her areas of expertise include CICS and modern application development, the latter also by using it herself and trying to demonstrate how modern a z/OS environment can be. On this mission she advocates cloud capabilities on the platform and helps customers open up the platform to their developers.
She is currently responsible for the Nordics, regularly speaks at conferences and other events and demonstrates the funny side of the mainframe in her cicsabel Youtube channel.

By Test Speaker, IBM, US
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Abstract 

People from the Industry will tell about why the Mainframe is so important seen from a Company perspective, where the service of the larger bank's cannot deal with downtime seen both from the Bank and Customer Perspective.

The platforms ability to run 24 by 7 without customers knowing about the necessary maintenance being applied and the scalability options at hand will be addressed.

Other People working with the platform will give a "birds" view on what it means to work with a platform, where "batch" windows do not exist , all app's has to be continuous delivery ready and if an error arises, fallback can be done in seconds.

 

Test speaker place holder

By Per Rosenquist, IBM, DK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Abstract

Learn about the IBM LinuxONE Emperor II penguine that can consume up to 30 billion RESTful web interactions a day, tens of thousands of docker containers or up to 10000 virtual servers all encrypted to provide the highest security platform on the market. It earned “Best Blockchain Platform” Future Digital Award 2018 by Juniper Research.

Per Rosenquist works for IBM Denmark in Systems HW Labservices as a consultant. 

He has more than 40 years of experience in working with IBM Z, mainly with z/VM, and Linux on IBM Z. 

By Patric Becker, Rocket Software, DE
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Abstract 

Information Technology is undergoing a revolution of changing architectures, new processing capabilities and a deluge of programming language options. With the ever-increasing speed of technology advancements, a dynamic workforce that spans millennials to baby boomers and rising expectations in user experience, there needs to be a new standard framework for interacting with the mainframe that enables an intuitive, productive and better integrated solutions.

Come learn about Zowe. A new open source software framework that provides solutions that allow development and operations teams to securely, manage, control, script and develop on the Mainframe like any other cloud platform. Zowe is the first open source project based on z/OS.

Patric Becker is a Director within the IBM Db2 for z/OS Tools development organization. The team performs IBM-internal and external education for IBM Db2 for z/OS Tools, supports customer installations and conducts proof-of-concepts. Before joining the Db2 for z/OS Tools development organization, Patric worked as a manager in application development at a large mainframe customer in Germany before joining IBM in 2008 where he worked with customers worldwide on IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS. He has more than 21 years of experience with Db2 for z/OS and has co-authored six IBM Redbook publications, focusing on Db2 for z/OS, high availability, performance, and analytics.

By Patric Becker, Rocket Software, DE
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Abstract 

Organizations are shifting to deliver more, smaller features faster. Learn how to improve development productivity and quality through automated deployments. While the buzz words (Agile, DevOps, Cloud Provisioning, Continuous Deliver, Continuous Integration) will be mentioned, the emphasis is on how to automate schema changes to development environments, enable developers to self-service provision and manage their Db2 z resources. DBAs learn how they can influence the process rather then become roadkill.

Patric Becker is a Director within the IBM Db2 for z/OS Tools development organization. The team performs IBM-internal and external education for IBM Db2 for z/OS Tools, supports customer installations and conducts proof-of-concepts. Before joining the Db2 for z/OS Tools development organization, Patric worked as a manager in application development at a large mainframe customer in Germany before joining IBM in 2008 where he worked with customers worldwide on IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS. He has more than 21 years of experience with Db2 for z/OS and has co-authored six IBM Redbook publications, focusing on Db2 for z/OS, high availability, performance, and analytics.

By Svenn-Aage Sønderskov, Denmark and Henrik Strøbech, Nets, DK
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Abstract 

Every IT installation have COBOL code where they wonder, why is it slow? 

You may also be in a situation, that you did not know that the COBOL code was slow, much slower than the Db2 in the program.

At this session you will have the chance to optimize the code you have be struggling with for long. Or learn that optimizing the COBOL code really matters.

Bring the COBOL code or COBOL statement you want to optimize. Please note – we will not handle Db2 statements.

In this session we will look into the COBOL code examples that you bring and that you struggle with, consuming a lot of CPU. 

It could also be that you just want to do something smarter or faster to save CPU, just bring it on.

Maybe you will tell us something very smart, that will save others a lot of CPU, the choice is yours. But all your input must be related to the COBOL code.

IBM and all the participants in the session will try to help and learn from your troubles/ideas, and input from the session will be handed over to IBM who may be able to use the input for COBOL language improvements. 

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.

Henrik Strøbech has been in the mainframe area since 1989, and before that, he was coding pc systems.
Before his current position as a Solution Architect at Nets Denmark, Henrik has been working as a consultant at several Danish mainframe installations for 13 years. 
Henrik has been with Nets Denmark for 9 years and is currently working as a Solution Architect. For the past 3 years, he has been working on a MIPS Saving project, where his latest findings with COBOL has proven to be very interesting.
Henrik is together with Svenn-Aage Sønderskov the founder and Chairman of the GSE Performance group in Denmark.
This group include specialists from all major mainframe installations in Denmark.

 

By Svenn-Aage Sønderskov, Denmark
Extra Sessions: Room J 2nd floor

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Abstract

The operations side of the Mainframe is challenged by the Generation Gap, Demographic issues, lack of management understanding of the platform and thus tend to be out of focus even if it is the platform, that “runs” the business.

Due to the decreasing qualified resources to run the Operation we can foresee the challenges to run the mainframe.

Everybody has done efforts in the Automation area, but areas that cannot be automated or areas, that needs to be addressed before it is to late need attention NOW.

As examples of the crucial areas, that needs to be addressed:  

-   Debugging as part of Root Cause Analysis

-   Do hygienic tasks on daily basis - Performance, security, maintenance, monitoring … 

-   Solving Software and hardware errors 

-   .…

Come and take part in the discussion on what we have to pass on as the "Best Practices in Mainframe Operations" and maybe you want to start or be part of a local community on the subject to be shared with the World.   

 

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.

By Richard Gamblin, IBM, UK
Closing Sessions: Plenum

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 IBM Z Transforming for the Digital economy

Richard Gamblin is an IBM Technical Staff Member, Redbooks Mobile Thought Leader and Global Leader for Mobile for the zChampions Team. As the European Technical Leader for Digital Transformation, Richard works with clients to develop new solutions and capabilities with IBM Middleware, Mobile and z Systems technologies. He has worked in a number of Technical Sales roles during his time in IBM, ranging from an Integration and Connectivity Specialist to a WebSphere Architect. Prior to joining IBM, Richard was a researcher at the University of Leeds, from where he obtained a doctorate in the field of Bioinformatics.

By Jørgen Malmstrøm, NO, Evry
Closing Sessions: Room A+B first floor

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Thank you for the 2020  Conference and ..... :)

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