2019 IMS Track

By Anders Öhrnberg, SEB, SE and To Be Decided
IMS Sessions: Room G second floor

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 Hélène Lyon , IBM, FR
IMS Sessions: Room G second floor

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You are new to IMS! So come to learn the basics of z/OS transaction and database servers with a focus on what IMS Transaction and Database Manager provides to support 50 years of application and data and to support innovation needed for digital and cognitive transformation projects. It's all about value to the business!

Hélène Lyon 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 Haley Fung, IBM, US
IMS Sessions: Room G second floor

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Depending on your IMS infrastructure, you have choices when it comes to Digital Transformation. So, where do you start? In this session, IMS Offering Manager Haley Fung gives a high level view of the 4 paths you can choose: API, Java/Modern Languages, Open Access, and DevOps. She will outline the basics and customer use case for each of these paths, and throughout the rest of the week you can attend the deep dive sessions that take you down each path in greater technical detail.

 

 

Haley Fung is the IBM Offering Manager for IMS specialize in API, Java and DevOps. She drives product direction in building solutions for enterprise modernziation and integration for IMS. Haley is a frequent presenter at global technical conferences. Her deep technical expertise and her passion and dedication for customers have helped many IMS customers to modernize and enhance their application infrastructures.

 

By Rolf Ullberg, Handelsbanken, SE
IMS Sessions: Room G second floor

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IMS Management of ACBs is the new way how runtime ACBs are managed in IMS. The ACBs are moved from the ACBLIB to the IMS Catalog.
It openes up new possibilities how to manage and deploy databases and PSBs. With IMS Management of ACBs you have the ability to create and manage databases and PSBs using DDL.
This presentation will describe the implementation of IMS Management of ACBs at Handelsbanken.

Rolf Ullberg has worked 14 years as a IMS Systems Programmer at Handelsbanken. Previously, he worked as an
application developer for ten years. During the time working with IMS, Rolf has experience of implementing
CSL, Global Online Change,HALDB, IMS Connect, IMS Catalog and DRD. He as also supported the organization
 with Database changes, both Full Function and Fast Path. Rolf was responsible for the migration to IMS V14
at Handelsbanken in the QPP program.

By Hélène Lyon , IBM, FR
IMS Sessions: Room G second floor

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Do you know that IBM enterprise clients that rely on Z and IMS have the right infrastructure to play a key role in an Hybrid and Multi-Cloud environment?
There are solutions for every business need including integration IN and OUT to IMS, including an efficient system management layer that allow IBM Z to be part of an industrialized Hybrid Cloud.
Don't be afraid of losing Z! Your skills are more and more needed for your enterprise future.

 

Hélène Lyon 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 Steve Nathan, IBM US
IMS Sessions: Room G second floor

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There have been many enhancements and important APARs for OTMA and its
Clients - IMS Connect, MQ, IMS TM Resource Adapter, z/OS Connect in the past year.
This session will also show what is new for IMS 15.

Steve Nathan has 44 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 14 years he has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 support.

By Robert Recknagel , FI-TS, DE
IMS Sessions: Room G second floor

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FI-TS is running IMS systems with IMS Catalog already since 4 years now. 1.5 year ago they also started to implement IMS managed ACBs in their first internal test system and became sponsor user for IMS managed ACBs after this. In this session they will share how they implemented IMS managed ACBs and the experiences they made with their internal test systems and after activating IMS managed ACBs in the development systems of one of their customers. You will hear about lots of problems, which haven’t stopped FI-TS from moving on with IMS managed ACBs and working together with the IMS lab on making this technology – which IBM intends to make mandatory – stable.

 

Robert is a young IMS system programmer at FI-TS – a German IT service provider for banks and insurance companies. On of his major interests is the modernization of both IMS systems and IMS applications. Therefor Robert is testing a lot of new functions, implementing PoC applications and advising FI-TS customers. Since October 2015 he is also team leader for IMS and CICS at FI-TS.

By Haley Fung, IBM, US
IMS Sessions: Room G second floor

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The role of IBM z/OS Connect in Digital Transformation continues to grow--and impress! In this session, we will introduce exciting new enhancements to z/OS Connect that allows IMS customers to maximize your IMS assets for API.  This includes IMS DB service and additional enhancements for IMS access.

 

 

 

 

 

Haley Fung is the IBM Offering Manager for IMS specialize in API, Java and DevOps. She drives product direction in building solutions for enterprise modernziation and integration for IMS. Haley is a frequent presenter at global technical conferences. Her deep technical expertise and her passion and dedication for customers have helped many IMS customers to modernize and enhance their application infrastructures.

 

By Radek Mrvec, CA Technologies, Czech Republic
IMS Sessions: Room G second floor

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 IBM IMS provides support for the open database concept through its CSL Open Database Manager(ODBM) feature, however many database administrators are unenthusiastic about the open database concept, because of its perceived vulnerability and security issues. During this presentation we will cover some of the methods that can be employed to secure your ODBM in your IMS environment. Don´t be afraid of ODBM and learn how to gain control over all access points to your databases.  

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 Steve Nathan, IBM US
IMS Sessions: Room G second floor

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Keep up to speed with IMS. As part of its Continuous Delivery strategy, IMS 15 has introduced many new capabilities since it became generally available that can improve your system functionality, enhance your business efficiency, and simplify your operations. This session details the most recent enhancements as well as how the new Function Enablement process works.

Steve Nathan has 44 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 14 years he has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 support.

By David Schipper, BMC, US
IMS Sessions: Room G second floor

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Checkpoints are good things for batch IMS applications to take; however, you can have too much of a good thing. Applications that take too many checkpoints are not easy to identify. They end with condition code 0 and produce the expected results. One checkpoint a second is a good rule of thumb, but we have seen programs taking 30, 50 even over 100 checkpoints a second, wasting CPU and elongating elapsed times. How can you identify offending programs and how can you eliminate unneeded checkpoints without changing the programs? This session will discuss a way to find the programs taking too many checkpoints and suggest some things you can do to address the problem.

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 Steve Nathan, IBM US
IMS Sessions: Room G second floor

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IMS tuning needs to be done on a regular basis:
IMS System Tuning
IMS Application Tuning
IMS Database Tuning
z/OS Tuning 

This presentation will give an outline of procedures and tools that should be used by the IMS performance group in every IMS installation.
(YES - you need one of these).

Steve Nathan has 44 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 14 years he has worked for IBM in IMS Level 2 support.

By Haley Fung, IBM, US
IMS Sessions: Room G second floor

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DevOps in IMS? You heard right. Maybe you're wondering what a developer can do to speed up the entire development cycle--coding, testing, source code management, and deployment--with IMS? In this session you will learn about how to integrate IMS application assets into a DevOps pipeline using widely adopted tools and scripting languages tools like Jenkins, CLI, DBB, UrbanCode Deploy and z/OSMF workflows, all of which can increase deployment speeds while simultaneously improving reliability. You also learn how IMS resources can be provision and managed as a cloud-like service.

 

 

 

Haley Fung is the IBM Offering Manager for IMS specialize in API, Java and DevOps. She drives product direction in building solutions for enterprise modernziation and integration for IMS. Haley is a frequent presenter at global technical conferences. Her deep technical expertise and her passion and dedication for customers have helped many IMS customers to modernize and enhance their application infrastructures.