GSE UK Conference 2017

The Future.Ready() Mainframe

GSE UK Region Supporting Worthy Causes

Every year speakers and delegates at the GSE UK Conference give donations to the charities we help.  This year is no exception and we aim to collect donations for two worthy causes: Cancer Research and Microtia UK.  

But this year in addition to the donations of cash and speaker gifts we are also going to hold a raffle during the conference dinner and generate even more money. 

Tickets will be priced at £2 per strip or £5 for 3 strips and whatever we collect GSE UK Region will match up to a sum of £1000. So, please bring lots of £5 notes with you.

We haven’t decided on the raffle prizes yet but they are likely to be fairly luxurious items.

To our already generous sponsors if you would like to dig a little deeper and sponsor one of the raffle prizes that would be greatly appreciated.

We hope that you support our endeavours to help those less fortunate than us.

GSE Conference Brochure

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About the Conference

Planning for the 2017 conference is underway; we will return to the Whittlebury Hall Hotel once again for two days of intensive information across a broad range of topics.

As in the last few years we will be featuring some hands-on workshops, in both multi-session and short "drop in" formats. The agenda is still being finalised so please check back from time to time to see updates.

Call for Papers

Our call for papers will be sent out to all interested parties shortly. A copy is available to view and/or download here.

Join us again in November

We look forward to meeting you at the 2017 GSE Working Groups' Conference which will take place at the Whittlebury Hall Hotel on November 7th and 8th 2017. Please see the map below for the location of Whittlebury Hall and visit the various links in the menu above for further details about the conference and hotel.

These pages will be updated as the conference detail is planned, so please return from time to time to see the latest news. 




GSE UK Member Benefits

GSE UK Members get 5 free places to attend the conference.  This covers registration, attending the sessions throughout the two days of the conference, entry to the vendor exhibition, the conference dinner and pre-dinner drinks on Tuesday evening and lunch and refreshment breaks on both days.

For those new to the mainframe either as an apprentice or trainee each member company can request an additional free place.  There are also an additional 30 trainee free places for GSE UK Members on a first come, first served basis.  If you would like one, or more, of these places please contact

Conference Packages are available for members and non-members to purchase a package of three conference vouchers at a discounted price.

Agenda highlights

As mentioned above the agenda is still being developed but as in previous years our plans include ;-

  • A large number of technical streams including all the usual mainframe technologies plus
    • zCMPA (Capacity Management & Performance Analysis)
    • New Technologies
    • 101, the stream for newcomers or recent-comers to z
  • Our opening keynote presentation, to be given this year by Chris O'Malley who is the CEO and President of Compuware. His subject linking to our theme, is The Future Ready Imperative: A Mainstreamed Mainframe.eneral Manager, CA Mainframe Solutions Business Uni




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