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IBM eXp: Z systems on demand, wherever and whenever


Presentation

he amount of time it takes to install a z/OS product can be lengthy. If that installation was to just test new features, would you do it? What if there was a z/OS environment that could be provisioned in a matter of minutes? 
  
You’ll leave this session with an understanding of how IBM have made it possible to access a virtual z/OS environment with just a click of a browser, that can run the latest releases of z/OS and z/OS subsystems. In the live demonstration, you will find out how the z/OS environment works, how it can be accessed and see the use of an intelligent cognitive feedback application to give instant feedback on features being tested.

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Stream: New Technologies
Room: Hockenheim
Time: 14:00 - 14:45

Attachments

IBM Early Experience for GSE - 2.pdf

Speakers


  • Francis Burgess at IBM UK LTD.
  • I work for IBM at the Software Development Lab at Hursley, Winchester. I started here in 1986 as a trainee operation analyst looking after all the mainframe systems, both hardware and software, working shifts to ensure the machines worked 24 / 7. I became a shift leader and was  handed the responsibility of training new operators when they joined IBM. I then moved in to CICS Development where I worked in the build team looking after CICS on the OS/2 platform. I moved on to working on CICS on the VSE Platform and eventually the flagship product on z/OS. A build group will take all the code produced by developers and integrate it together to form a product, they will also produce the installation program. I became team leader of the entire Build group looking after all the builds for all development groups in Hursley.  I got interested in how customer used the product so I moved on to a department called Betaworks that has a lot of customer interaction, first working on a workstation (Windows / Linux) based product called Websphere and then back on to CICS on the mainframe. My department produces early drivers of product code and gets customer s to take the product before it is available on the market and get feedback on the product. We use the feedback to change and enhance the product prior to making it available.  We provide education to the customers and technical support. We also educate the IBM account teams and sales teams about the new features / functions of the product so that they are better able to support IBM's customer base. Prior to IBM I worked as stock controller and transport manager for a wholesale food supplier based at Stratford Upon Avon using their computer based systems. Before that I worked for the Ministry of Defence as an auditor. I graduated from Oxford Polytechnic with a Bsc degree in Economics and Geography and I did an MBA at Southampton University part time whilst working for IBM


    Email: francis_burgess@uk.ibm.com

  • Mark Hostler at IBM UK LTD.
  • My name is Mark Hostler, I joined IBM in 2015 to help Francis run and develop the Beta programs for CICS and CICS tools. Since then we have been working on developing and testing the IBM early eXperience programs along with our developers, customers and business partners.


    Email: MHostler@uk.ibm.com

  • Francis Burgess at IBM UK LTD.
  • I work for IBM at the Software Development Lab at Hursley, Winchester. I started here in 1986 as a trainee operation analyst looking after all the mainframe systems, both hardware and software, working shifts to ensure the machines worked 24 / 7. I became a shift leader and was  handed the responsibility of training new operators when they joined IBM. I then moved in to CICS Development where I worked in the build team looking after CICS on the OS/2 platform. I moved on to working on CICS on the VSE Platform and eventually the flagship product on z/OS. A build group will take all the code produced by developers and integrate it together to form a product, they will also produce the installation program. I became team leader of the entire Build group looking after all the builds for all development groups in Hursley.  I got interested in how customer used the product so I moved on to a department called Betaworks that has a lot of customer interaction, first working on a workstation (Windows / Linux) based product called Websphere and then back on to CICS on the mainframe. My department produces early drivers of product code and gets customer s to take the product before it is available on the market and get feedback on the product. We use the feedback to change and enhance the product prior to making it available.  We provide education to the customers and technical support. We also educate the IBM account teams and sales teams about the new features / functions of the product so that they are better able to support IBM's customer base. Prior to IBM I worked as stock controller and transport manager for a wholesale food supplier based at Stratford Upon Avon using their computer based systems. Before that I worked for the Ministry of Defence as an auditor. I graduated from Oxford Polytechnic with a Bsc degree in Economics and Geography and I did an MBA at Southampton University part time whilst working for IBM


    Email: francis_burgess@uk.ibm.com

  • Mark Hostler at IBM UK LTD.
  • My name is Mark Hostler, I joined IBM in 2015 to help Francis run and develop the Beta programs for CICS and CICS tools. Since then we have been working on developing and testing the IBM early eXperience programs along with our developers, customers and business partners.


    Email: MHostler@uk.ibm.com

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