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Conference Keynote Sessions

Conference Opening
Tuesday: 09:15

Mark Wilson

Mission Essential in a World of Agile and Lean
Tuesday: 09:30

Ashok Reddy

Be a VUCA Vulcan
Tuesday: 17:20

Resli Costabell

Birds of a Feather
Wednesday: 08:00

Mark Anzani

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Tuesday 1st November

101

Large Systems

zLinux

Storage Management

Network Management

Enterprise Security

CICS

IMS

DB2

MQ

zCMPA

Application Development

TWS/Workload Automation

Automation & Monitoring

New Technologies

Tuesday 1st November

101

Large Systems

zLinux

Storage Management

Network Management

Enterprise Security

CICS

IMS

DB2

MQ

zCMPA

Application Development

TWS/Workload Automation

Automation & Monitoring

New Technologies

Registration & Coffee

08:00 - 09:15

Keynote: Conference Opening

09:15 - 09:30

Presentation Slides/Notes Speaker: Mark Wilson
Company: RSM Partners Ltd
Room: Bentleys
Session Code: K0

Keynote: Mission Essential in a World of Agile and Lean

09:30 - 10:30

Presentation Slides/Notes Speaker: Ashok Reddy
Company: CA Technologies
Room: Bentleys
Session Code: K1

15 Minute Break

10:30 - 10:45

Presentation Slides/Notes

Fitting the Bits Together: An Introduction to zSeries System Architecture

10:45 - 11:45

Jeff Gribbin
RSM Technology Ltd
Suzuka
Session: AA

Presentation Slides/Notes

Whats new in z/OS 2.2

10:45 - 11:45

Marna Walle
IBM USA
Indianapolis
Session: BA

Presentation Slides/Notes

LoZ new capabilities around applications supported etc

10:45 - 11:45

John Smith
IBM UK LTD.
Wellington A
Session: CA

Presentation Slides/Notes

GDPS Replication Management Deep Dive

10:45 - 11:45

Terry O'Connor
IBM UK LTD.
Vale
Session: DA

Cancelled - Securing FTP - Cancelled

10:45 - 11:45

TBC

Stowe
Session: EA

Presentation Slides/Notes

What's new in RACF

10:45 - 11:45

Mark Nelson
IBM USA
Melbourne
Session: FA

key session star
Presentation Slides/Notes

CICS Technical Update

10:45 - 11:45

Steve Foley
IBM UK LTD.
Hungaroring
Session: GA

Presentation Slides/Notes

Vendor updates & Working Group business

10:45 - 11:45

Various
GSE UK
Wellington B
Session: HA

Presentation Slides/Notes

DB2 12 Overview – what’s coming

10:45 - 11:45

Tom Crocker
IBM UK LTD.
Monza
Session: IA

Presentation Slides/Notes

Introduction to IBM Integration Bus

10:45 - 11:45

Martin Ross
IBM UK LTD.
Chapel
Session: JA

Presentation Slides/Notes

How To Be A Better Performance Specialist

10:45 - 11:45

Martin Packer
IBM UK LTD.
Woodcote
Session: LA

Presentation Slides/Notes

The API Economy and z Systems

10:45 - 11:45

Anthony Papageorgiou
IBM UK LTD.
Catalunya
Session: MA

Presentation Slides/Notes

IWSz 9.3 Auditing and Security enhancement SPEs

10:45 - 11:45

Flora Tramontano
HCL Technologies
Nurburgring
Session: NA

Presentation Slides/Notes

Monitoring Java on the Mainframe.

10:45 - 11:45

Dave Swift
IBM UK LTD.
Magny Cours
Session: OA

Leveraging Cloud Storage for Mainframe Tape

10:45 - 11:45

Lee Reiersgord
Luminex
Hockenheim
Session: PA

15 Minute Break

11:45 - 12:00

Creative Thinking

12:00 - 13:00

Resli Costabell
Costabell.com
Suzuka
Session: AB

Presentation Slides/Notes

z13s User Experience

12:00 - 13:00

Ed Jaffe
Phoenix Software International
Indianapolis
Session: BB

Databases on LinuxONE

12:00 - 13:00

Dominic Day
IBM UK LTD.
Wellington A
Session: CB

Presentation Slides/Notes

So what is FlashCopy doing!

12:00 - 13:00

John Ticic
IntelliMagic
Vale
Session: DB

Presentation Slides/Notes

IBM Network Management Update

12:00 - 13:00

Dave Swift
IBM UK LTD.
Stowe
Session: EB

Is your z/OS secure? What we have found in years of Security Assessments

12:00 - 13:00

Brian Marshall
Vanguard Integrity Professionals Ltd
Melbourne
Session: FB

Presentation Slides/Notes

CICS V5.4 open beta and beyond

12:00 - 13:00

Alexander Brown
IBM UK LTD.
Hungaroring
Session: GB

Presentation Slides/Notes

4-way Data Sharing Implementation at Barclays

12:00 - 13:00

Dominic Jackson
Barclays Bank plc
Wellington B
Session: HB

Presentation Slides/Notes

DB2 Partitioning-choices,choices,choices

12:00 - 13:00

Phil Grainger
BMC Software Ltd
Monza
Session: IB

Presentation Slides/Notes

What's new in IBM Integration Bus v10

12:00 - 13:00

Dominic Storey
IBM UK LTD.
Chapel
Session: JB

Presentation Slides/Notes

Improving XCF performance to keep up with CPC improvements

12:00 - 13:00

Don Zeunert
BMC Software Ltd
Woodcote
Session: LB

The Dev is in the detail: Appdev, DevOps and the IBM Mainframe

12:00 - 13:00

Gary Evans
Microfocus
Catalunya
Session: MB

Presentation Slides/Notes

The Scheduling Challenge

12:00 - 13:00

Anna Dawson
IBM UK LTD.
Nurburgring
Session: NB

Presentation Slides/Notes

Business Value from Capacity and Performance Data

12:00 - 13:00

Steven Thomas
SMT Data
Magny Cours
Session: OB

Presentation Slides/Notes

Robotics and Mechatronics Developments

12:00 - 13:00

David Jazani
University of Bedfordshire
Hockenheim
Session: PB

key session star
Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Presentation Slides/Notes

RACF For Dummies – Presented By A Dummy

14:00 - 14:45

Leanne Wilson
RSM Partners Ltd
Suzuka
Session: AC

zVM 6.4 Announcement

14:00 - 14:45

Malcolm Beattie
IBM UK LTD.
Wellington A
Session: CC

Presentation Slides/Notes

RLS and Catalogs: A Practical Guide

14:00 - 14:45

Tom Reed
IBM USA
Vale
Session: DC

Presentation Slides/Notes

How to Turbocharge Network Throughput

14:00 - 14:45

Tony Amies
RSM Partners
Stowe
Session: EC

Presentation Slides/Notes

IBM MQ Advanced Message Security

14:00 - 14:45

Gwydion Tudur
IBM UK LTD.
Melbourne
Session: FC

Presentation Slides/Notes

(WYNTK) about CICS Java/Liberty

14:00 - 14:45

Alison Lucas
IBM UK LTD.
Hungaroring
Session: GC

Presentation Slides/Notes

Real-time streaming IMS to Big Data

14:00 - 14:45

Scott Quillicy
SQData Corporation
Wellington B
Session: HC

Presentation Slides/Notes

QRep Performance Analysis and Optimisation

14:00 - 14:45

Mark Turner
The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc
Monza
Session: IC

Presentation Slides/Notes

Hybrid Integration Platform Strategy

14:00 - 14:45

Dominic Storey
IBM UK LTD.
Chapel
Session: JC

Presentation Slides/Notes

Lost in the SMT World

14:00 - 14:45

Danilo Gipponi
EPV Technologies
Woodcote
Session: LC

Presentation Slides/Notes

Agile Delivery - A Case Study

14:00 - 14:45

Milan Janosik
CA Technologies
Catalunya
Session: MC

Presentation Slides/Notes

What is WAPL?

14:00 - 14:45

Dean Harrison
IBM UK LTD.
Nurburgring
Session: NC

Presentation Slides/Notes

System Automation for z/OS News.

14:00 - 14:45

Dave Swift
IBM UK LTD.
Magny Cours
Session: OC

Presentation Slides/Notes

A Mainframe Cloud 50 MIPs Upwards

14:00 - 14:45

Jerry Crossfield
L3C LLP
Hockenheim
Session: PC

Afternoon Refreshments - 30 Minutes

14:45 - 15:15

Presentation Slides/Notes

Introduction to CICS

15:15 - 16:00

Anthony Papageorgiou
IBM UK LTD.
Suzuka
Session: AD

Presentation Slides/Notes

"System z” Scalabilty

15:15 - 16:00

Don Zeunert
BMC Software Ltd
Indianapolis
Session: BD

Presentation Slides/Notes

RedHat Latest Updates

15:15 - 16:00

Sebastien Siegert
Red Hat
Wellington A
Session: CD

Presentation Slides/Notes

Rapid recovery from logical corruption

15:15 - 16:00

Brett Quinn
Dell EMC
Vale
Session: DD

Presentation Slides/Notes

z/OS Security - A view from the Network

15:15 - 16:00

Tony Amies
RSM Partners
Melbourne
Session: ED

Presentation Slides/Notes

z/OS Security - A view from the Network

15:15 - 16:00

Tony Amies
RSM Partners
Melbourne
Session: FD

Presentation Slides/Notes

CICS Tools : Performance Analyzer

15:15 - 16:00

Ezriel Gross
Circle Software Incorporated
Hungaroring
Session: GD

Presentation Slides/Notes

Keep DEDB database online while restructuring it

15:15 - 16:00

Jiri Vandas
CA Technologies
Wellington B
Session: HD

Presentation Slides/Notes

What’s new from the optimiser in DB2 12

15:15 - 16:00

Terry Purcell
IBM USA
Monza
Session: ID

key session star
Presentation Slides/Notes

Designing and Analysing IIB for Performance

15:15 - 16:00

Martin Ross
IBM UK LTD.
Chapel
Session: JD

Presentation Slides/Notes

z13 - upgrade issues

15:15 - 16:00

John Jackson
Atos IT Services UK Limited
Woodcote
Session: LD

Presentation Slides/Notes

Enterprise Mobile Applications and APIs

15:15 - 16:00

Andrew Simpson
Rocket Software UK
Catalunya
Session: MD

Presentation Slides/Notes

Attaining workload automation within application backup and operational recovery

15:15 - 16:00

Rebecca M Levesque
21st Century Software, Inc.
Nurburgring
Session: ND

zOSEM to Reduce Cost, Complexity and Risk

15:15 - 16:00

Bob Rogers
Trident Services Inc
Hockenheim
Session: PD

30 Minute Break

16:00 - 16:30

Presentation Slides/Notes

ITIL Capacity Management for the Newbie

16:30 - 17:15

Charles Johnson
Metron
Suzuka
Session: AE

I Just Bought an IBM z890 — Now What?

16:30 - 17:15

Connor Krukosky
IBM USA
Indianapolis
Session: BE

key session star
Presentation Slides/Notes

SUSE Latest Updates

16:30 - 17:15

Richard Simon
SUSE
Wellington A
Session: CE

Achieving Continuous Availability with Mainframe Tape

16:30 - 17:15

Lee Reiersgord
Luminex
Vale
Session: DE

NetMaster Update

16:30 - 17:15

Niall Buchanan
CA Technologies
Stowe
Session: EE

Presentation Slides/Notes

A New Look at Mainframe Hacking and Penetration Testing

16:30 - 17:15

Mark Wilson
RSM Partners Ltd
Melbourne
Session: FE

Presentation Slides/Notes

(WYNTK) about CICS Performance

16:30 - 17:15

Alison Lucas
IBM UK LTD.
Hungaroring
Session: GE

Presentation Slides/Notes

IMS Connect Extensions

16:30 - 17:15

Henry Kiesslich
Fundi Software Pty Ltd.
Wellington B
Session: HE

Presentation Slides/Notes

A beginner’s guide to Locks, Latches, Claims and Drains in DB2 for z/OS

16:30 - 17:15

Steve Thomas
CA Technologies
Monza
Session: IE

Presentation Slides/Notes

Using IBM MQ in CICS applications

16:30 - 17:15

Jamie Squibb
IBM UK LTD.
Chapel
Session: JE

Presentation Slides/Notes

Availability and Storage Intelligence- What it can do for you

16:30 - 17:15

Roselinda Schulman
Hitachi Data Systems Ltd
Woodcote
Session: LE

Presentation Slides/Notes

'I need a Decision! and I want it now!'

16:30 - 17:15

Mike Johnson
IBM UK LTD.
Catalunya
Session: ME

Presentation Slides/Notes

Introduction to TWS/WebAdmin z/OS and New Features

16:30 - 17:15

Helmut Ziegler
Blenheim Software & Inspired Solutions
Nurburgring
Session: NE

Presentation Slides/Notes

Unite !!!!

16:30 - 17:15

Norman Fern
IBM UK LTD.
Magny Cours
Session: OE

Presentation Slides/Notes

Blockchain Explained

16:30 - 17:15

Dave Gorman
IBM UK LTD.
Hockenheim
Session: PE

5 Minute Break

17:15 - 17:20

Keynote: Be a VUCA Vulcan

17:20 - 18:10

Speaker: Resli Costabell
Company: Costabell.com
Room: Bentleys
Session Code: K3

Free Time

18:10 - 18:30

Pre-Dinner Drinks

18:30 - 19:30

Conference Dinner

19:30 - 23:59

Wednesday 2nd November

101

Large Systems

zLinux

Storage Management

Enterprise Security

CICS

IMS

DB2

MQ

zCMPA

Application Development

TWS/Workload Automation

Mainframe Skills & Learning

Watson / Bluemix workshop

zLinux Workshop

Wednesday 2nd November

101

Large Systems

zLinux

Storage Management

Enterprise Security

CICS

IMS

DB2

MQ

zCMPA

Application Development

TWS/Workload Automation

Mainframe Skills & Learning

Watson / Bluemix workshop

zLinux Workshop

Registration & Coffee

07:30 - 08:00

Keynote: Birds of a Feather

08:00 - 09:00

Presentation Slides/Notes Speaker: Mark Anzani
Company: IBM USA
Room: Bentleys
Session Code: K4

15 Minute Break

09:00 - 09:15

Presentation Slides/Notes

Introduction to IBM MQ

09:15 - 10:15

Gwydion Tudur
IBM UK LTD.
Suzuka
Session: AF

Presentation Slides/Notes

z/OS Little Enhancements: Many Small Potatoes Can Make a Big Meal

09:15 - 10:15

Marna Walle
IBM USA
Indianapolis
Session: BF

Presentation Slides/Notes

Experiences in Linux on z

09:15 - 10:15

Jerry Crossfield
L3C LLP
Wellington A
Session: CF

Presentation Slides/Notes

Analytics – Efficiencies for HSM and Beyond

09:15 - 10:15

Paul Eckert
21st Century Software, Inc.
Vale
Session: DF

Multi Factor Authentication is becoming a requirement for large organisations

09:15 - 10:15

Brian Marshall
Vanguard Integrity Professionals Ltd
Melbourne
Session: FF

Presentation Slides/Notes

Architecture options for REST API enabling CICS applications

09:15 - 10:15

Nigel Williams
IBM Europe
Hungaroring
Session: GF

Presentation Slides/Notes

What's interesting about IMS Exits?

09:15 - 10:15

Dougie Lawson

Wellington B
Session: HF

Presentation Slides/Notes

Java Stored Procedures in DB2 for z/OS

09:15 - 10:15

Jan Marek
CA Technologies
Monza
Session: IF

Presentation Slides/Notes

IBM MQ for z/OS latest features Deep Dive

09:15 - 10:15

Jamie Squibb
IBM UK LTD.
Chapel
Session: JF

Presentation Slides/Notes

Analytical Modeling and Creating Effective Baselines

09:15 - 10:15

Charles Johnson
Metron
Woodcote
Session: LF

Presentation Slides/Notes

What's new in Enterprise SCM - some of the details you might have missed.

09:15 - 10:15

Eoin O'Cleirigh
CA Technologies
Catalunya
Session: MF

Presentation Slides/Notes

TWS/z with Afterburner

09:15 - 10:15

Peter Koll
Beta Systems Software AG
Nurburgring
Session: NF

Mainframe Apprenticeships: Great Expectations

09:15 - 10:15

Dr. Herbert Daly
University of Bedfordshire
Magny Cours
Session: QF

Getting Started with WATSON and Node-RED

09:15 - 10:15

Paul Read
IBM UK LTD.
Hockenheim
Session: XF

Morning Coffee Break - 30 Minutes

10:15 - 10:45

Presentation Slides/Notes

REST easy with the mainframe

10:45 - 11:45

Frank van der Wal
IBM USA
Suzuka
Session: AG

Presentation Slides/Notes

Parallel Sysplex Performance Topics

10:45 - 11:45

Martin Packer
IBM UK LTD.
Indianapolis
Session: BG