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The Joy of Mainframe


Presentation

So why would someone decide on an IT career in mainframe technologies? This session will highlight the diversity of the platform, the variety of technologies; both new and not so new, and the joy and benefits of choosing the mainframe as a career path to greater things (and potentially more money!). Presented by an old timer and a newbie we will endeavour to enlighten the audience with our own experiences and the future direction of a career working on the mainframe.  

(AE)

Stream: 101
Room: Monza
Time: 16:30 - 17:30

Attachments

UK GSE Nov 2017 101 Final.pdf

Speakers


  • Keith Banham at Macro 4
  • Keith Banham has worked in IT for over 35 years and is the mainframe R&D manager at Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global. Keith started as an Assembler programmer at a major bank and during his 30+ years at Macro 4 he has worked on many of the company’s solutions for application lifecycle management, application performance management, document management and session management. He is responsible for driving the modernization of these solutions by building web, Eclipse and mobile interfaces, and architecting cross-platform solutions utilizing UNICOM’s open systems and IBM i capabilities.


    Email: keith.banham@macro4.com

  • Sarah Khalid at Macro 4
  • Sarah Khalid is a software developer at Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global. As a member of the UI team Sarah is responsible for developing web interfaces for a range of the company’s products, including application performance management, application lifecycle management, enterprise information management and session management. Following her graduation in computer sciences Sarah began her IT career in customer support at a telecommunications provider, and later worked as a web developer, acquiring knowledge of a wide range of web technologies. During her three years at Macro 4 Sarah has extended her skills in Eclipse development and test automation and is now applying her knowledge to the modernization of mainframe software.


    Email: sarah.khalid@macro4.com

  • Keith Banham at Macro 4
  • Keith Banham has worked in IT for over 35 years and is the mainframe R&D manager at Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global. Keith started as an Assembler programmer at a major bank and during his 30+ years at Macro 4 he has worked on many of the company’s solutions for application lifecycle management, application performance management, document management and session management. He is responsible for driving the modernization of these solutions by building web, Eclipse and mobile interfaces, and architecting cross-platform solutions utilizing UNICOM’s open systems and IBM i capabilities.


    Email: keith.banham@macro4.com

  • Sarah Khalid at Macro 4
  • Sarah Khalid is a software developer at Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global. As a member of the UI team Sarah is responsible for developing web interfaces for a range of the company’s products, including application performance management, application lifecycle management, enterprise information management and session management. Following her graduation in computer sciences Sarah began her IT career in customer support at a telecommunications provider, and later worked as a web developer, acquiring knowledge of a wide range of web technologies. During her three years at Macro 4 Sarah has extended her skills in Eclipse development and test automation and is now applying her knowledge to the modernization of mainframe software.


    Email: sarah.khalid@macro4.com

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