2020 General Interest/Performance Track

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)

Speaker : Vikalp Paliwal

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 Isabel Arnold, IBM, DK
General Interest Sessions: Charlie

Session Evaluation

With more than 25 years of experience, the IBM Crypto Competency Center in Copenhagen has been helping more than 100 customers around the world to stay secure and compliant. Learn about 5 solutions that will help you to
(1) consolidate your crypto workload,
(2) get ready to prevent quantum computers from breaking your encryption,
(3) take control over all of your keys (including Pervasive Encryption, Data Privacy Passports, public clouds),
(4) analyze the status of your crypto solution,
(5) safely load keys to ATMs
and more.

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 Steven Thomas, SMT Data, DK
General Interest Sessions: Charlie

Session Evaluation

How well is your Mainframe outsourcer managing capacity and performance.

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

Session Evaluation

Safeguard Sensitive Data, Julie Bergh Rocket Software.

Jørn Thyssen has worked almost 20 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 2019 IBM Champion.