2020 CICS/Security Track

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

 

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

Carsten Andersen have been in the banking business since 1979, and now working for Bankdata as a System Architect and part of team who handle the host frame-work in Bankdata and Jyske Bank and specialist in PD Tools on eclipse with various plugins, the main focus on plugins like MQ, Fault Analyzer, FileManager and Debug Tool besides Steering Committee member of Guide Share Europe Nordic Region, and Chairman of CICS Development and a Member of RDZ user group Europe and Member of ITSO (International Technical Support Organization) Redbooks.

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

Session Evaluation

Come to this session to hear an overview of what the CICS track offers during the conference, be introduced to the speakers and see a summary of what their sessions will cover.  You will see the highlights from the recent CICS TS V5.5 delivery as well as the latest news on z/OS Connect EE.

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

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

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

Session Evaluation

In December of 2018, with the availability of CICS TS V5.5, IBM CICS Transaction Server has evolved to become the world's most powerful mixed language application server.
 So what does that mean for you?
 -    CICS TS enables applications that are written in different programming languages to share core programming contexts such as security, transactionality, management, and monitoring.
 -   CICS TS V5.5 builds on the capabilities that are delivered in earlier CICS TS V5 releases, enabling development teams to create powerful applications utilizing whichever programming language is optimal for the task, while allowing operational teams to manage these applications from a single point of control.
 -   Major new and enhanced capabilities include Node JS support, Java EE Full Platform support, CICS Explorer aggregation with GraphQL, along with usability and automation.
 -   Come to this CICS opening session to find out how CICS is reinventing the mainframe Application Server.

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

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

Session Evaluation

CICS is a mixed language application server, that has been based on a sound foundation.
In this session you will hear about some of recent 500 customer requirements
that the CICS team have been implementing in version 5 around topics including security, resilience and system management. Topics will include CICS TS 5.5 changes to policies, flow control, controlling APIs and security.

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

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

Session Evaluation

CICS Explorer is a desktop application for interacting with CICS TS. Come and hear about the latest features being delivered via our continuous delivery, such as extended security support. Get a sneak preview of what's coming up in future CICS Explorer releases with a review of CICS Explorer 5.5 Open Beta, with improved support for system management 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 Fraser Bohm, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

Session Evaluation

The CICS TS V5 releases include many performance improvements to increase horizontal and vertical scalability. This session highlights some of these enhancements, combining reductions in storage and CPU usage with extra monitoring data available for all types of applications. In this session, we look at recent improvements to MRO, web services, Java, zIIP eligibility, and even new commands, helping you save money and improve throughput.

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

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

Session Evaluation

A decade ago you could probably just try and ignore them but it's getting harder each release. CICS and z/OS resources are here to stay and so you probably need to understand the different types of zfs resources that are used within CICS and z/OS Connect and best practice for dealing with them. From basic text files through to more complex bundles and archive files we will examine the best ways of editing, deploying, and controlling these different files. The session will not only describe the basic function of each resource but give real examples of how to handle the file in source control, deploy into different environments as well as maintain the resource once deployed. We will also examine the techniques needed to actually enable and refresh these resources in a live environment. A range of CICS and z/OS Connect technologies that are freely available will be demonstrated to allow you to take advantage of the concepts straight away. Whether you just have a single web service in CICS or have 100's of bundles already you will find something of use in this session.

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

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

Session Evaluation

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

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

By Sophie Green , IBM, UK and Will Yates, IBM, UK and Jack Dunning, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second floor

Session Evaluation

Bring your laptop to this session and learn how you can extract maximum value from some of the new features in CICS.  You will see this by actually running them on your own laptop with a gust ID to the zTrial program.  You will be able to see Node-JS with CICS,Create a Java web project.include the web project in a CICS bundle, export it to zFS and create and install the CICS bundle into CICS and test the Java web project in a browser.  Create efficient and scalable RESTful APIs for mobile and cloud applications securely from your business critical applications residing on the mainframe. including exposing a CICS COBOL program as a RESTful API, expose an IMS application as a RESTful API, calling a REST API from a COBOL Application.  Limited laps top will be available, but please bring your own if you can.

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

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.

Jack Dunning is a Software Engineer in the z/OS Connect EE team at Hursley UK. He joined the z/OS Connect EE team in 2016 after completing a Computer Science degree at Staffordshire University. He has worked on development, testing, and L3 service, and has contributed to various features including the API toolkit, policies (also writing articles for the Mainframe DEV site), and PassTicket support for the REST Client SP.

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

Session Evaluation

JavaScript is the most popular language for authoring dynamic and interactive content in web browsers, and the Node.js runtime allows developers to use JavaScript in a server environment. This session explores and demonstrates how CICS is adding support for Node.js applications and how it interacts with your mainframe applications and 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

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

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

Session Evaluation

The only way to predict the future is to shape it. If you want to understand how CICS is evolving and what the future might hold, then come to this session to find out and discover how you can participate. Anthony Papageorgiou is an IBM Product Line Manager in the CICS team, and will be presenting this interactive session to give you an insight into our plans, and to gain your feedback about how we can help you solve your problems.

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

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

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

Session Evaluation

CICS TS 5.4 introduced an exciting new capability to enable you to parallelize the processing of your business logic.  Come to this session to learn more about the CICS Async API and how to use it, with a real life example of how Walmart have applied this technology to realise significant performance gains.

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 Fraser Bohm, IBM, UK
CICS Sessions: Room K second Floor

Session Evaluation

All businesses are looking to be fast to market and improve application quality but it's often seen that you can't do both at the same time. In this session we will look at the tools, processes and culture which the Microservices architecture style promotes to deliver Agile Applications. Hear about how companies and projects who are leading the way use this approach and see examples and experiences which illustrate the art of the possible as well as where mainframe IT needs to go in the future.

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