2020 Application Development/Cloud & Containers

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

Session Evaluation

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

Session Evaluation

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 Per Hansson, Folksam, SE and Lars-Erik Berglund, Compuware(BMC), SE
Application Development Session: Alpha

Session Evaluation

Folksams journey moving towards Agile and DevOps. Compuware Session. 

 

Per Hansson works as a Mainframe evangelist at Folksam with focus on CD/I and DevOps practices.

He started his Mainframe journey at PK-Banken in the 1980s, and since then been around in the Big Iron world, except for a short break to start a Hosting Company in the Dot-Com era.

He has worked with system automation and programming, capacity planning, developer tools and build processes, Pre-sales and is now responsible for the Mainframe platform. 

 

Lars-Erik Berglund work as Technical Account Manager for Compuware (BMC) specializing on mainframe DevOps tools (SCM, Test/Debug) and act as Technical Project Leader in implementation projects.

His career started 45 years ago and he has have held a number of positions including Encryption Specialist, Developer, DBA, Systems Programmer, Consultant, Pre- and Post-sales Engineer and Swedish & Nordic Delivery Manager in various companies including finance, insurance, software and manufacturing, both in the Nordic region and in Pacific RIM. 

 

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

Session Evaluation

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 Khadija Souissi , IBM, DE
Application Development Session: Alpha

Session Evaluation

IBM Z where transactions & data meet AI and Machine Learning to extract hidden value from data using high-quality self-learning behavioral models. Join this session to learn about your options to start or continue your Enterprise Machine Learning journey with IBM Watson Machine Learning for z/OS. You are not a data scientist? You don't have any data scientist in your team? Don't worry! We integrated Machine Learning capabilities in turnkey solutions to be deployed without data science know how..

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

Session Evaluation

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

Session Evaluation

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

Session Evaluation

Enter DevOps CI CD automated test - Mainstreaming the Mainframe

Isabel Arnold joined the team of technical specialists for mainframe software in 2004, where she spent 15 years with CICS and modern application development, the latter also by using it herself and trying to demonstrate how modern a z/OS environment can be. Since 2020 she has been working as Technical Advisor and Innovation Lead for the Copenhagen Crypto Competency Center, helping to secure the world, one bit at a time.
She 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

Session Evaluation

IBM just announced Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V6.3!  IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS,
V6.3 exploits the capabilities of IBM z/Architecture and adds the following new features and enhancements:
• Compiler support for the new IBM z15 hardware and IBM z/OS V2.4 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 z15 with new ARCH level
• AMODE 64 support
• FUNCTION keyword optional
•  UTF-8 native data type support
•  Dynamically sized elementary items

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 Rosalind Radcliffe, IBM, US
Application Development Session: Alpha

Session Evaluation

The distributed teams have been evolving and automating, moving to Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery through cultural, process, and tools changes.  At the core of any CI/CD process is the pipeline itself.  Come see how that pipeline, if it's Azure, or Jenkins, or any other choice can apply to z/OS as well.  This session will show how modern pipelines and processes can be used to improve quality, increase speed to value and satisfy audit.  

 

Rosalind Radcliffe is a Distinguished Engineer in IBM. She is the Chief Architect for DevOps for Enterprise Systems. This includes Rational Team Concert's and UrbanCode Deploy's support for standard Mainframe development activities. Prior to Rational, she was in Tivoli responsible for the SOA Management Strategy for IBM. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and an IBM Master Inventor.

 

By Pavankumar Gopalbhai Gupta, Broadcom, CZ
Application Development Session: Alpha

Session Evaluation

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

 

Pavan is an individual from India with experience of 7+ years as a software developer in different IT companies. After starting as a Unix/Linux C++ developer and then working on Mainframe for 4 years in India, he moved to CA technologies(Now Broadcom), Prague to work as a Full-stack developer on various open source technologies. He is working in Prague for last 2.5+ years. During his experience, he worked on different software methodologies and testing tools required during his work. During his free time, He enjoys learning public speaking and leadership skills by being an active member of Toastmaster International.