GSE UK Conference 2019

Dock into the Dark Side

About the Conference

The 2019 conference will once more be held at Whittlebury Hall Hotel for three full days of intensive education across a broad range of mainframe topics on Tuesday 5 November to Thursday 7 November.

A full agenda is now available under the agenda tab.  

Last year's conference website can be seen here. The recorded sessions from the conference can be found at YouTube.

Agenda Highlights:

Six keynotes during the three days of the conference:

  • Tue 5/11 @ 09:15 - Mainframe and Digital Transformation - Mark Howell, DevOps Centre of Excellence Lead for the LLoyds Banking Group.
  • Tue 5/11 @ 20:15 - 50 Years of Application Serving-What Will the Next 50 Years Bring? - Steve Wallin, CICS Portfolio Director, IBM UK Ltd
  • Wed 6/11 @ 09:00 - Release the Power of the Mainframe Force - Greg Lotko, SVP and General Manager for Broadcom’s Mainframe business unit.
  • Wed 6/11 @ 17:45 - High Expectations: Our Systems Are Like (or Could Be Like) Airplanes - Mark Nelson, IBM USA.
  • Thu 7/11 @ 08:00 - Birds of a Feather Session - Dave Jeffries, z/OS Software development, IBM USA and Mark Anzani, IBM Z Strategy, IBM USA.
  • Thu 7/11 @ 14:00 - Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: The Ins and Outs of Docker Micro-services on Mainframe - David Helsley, Broadcom.

Plus ...

  • Lunch & Learn sessions
  • z/OS Connect Walk In Labs
  • zEscape Room



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The current and previous editions of the GSE UK Conference Newsletter can be seen by selecting the image on the right.

GSE Conference Newsletter

GSE UK Member Benefits

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

For those new to the mainframe we plan to fund an additional 30 free apprentice or trainee places for GSE UK Members.

If you would like one, or more, of these places please contact once registration opens.

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

GSE Conference Brochure

The Advance GSE Conference brochure is now available for download here ...


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GSE Promotional Video

Have a look at our conference promotional video by clicking on the image to the left or alternatively watch it on YouTube at

Your GSE Charity Donations from the 2018 Conference

Every year the GSE UK Conference choses 2 charities to donate raffle and prize money to. The 2018 Conference donated £1695 to the Rainbow Trust and £1780 to Parkinsons. The Rainbow Trust was chosen for the wonderful work it does supporting families with a seriously ill child and Parkinsons for the work it is doing to find a cure for this disease.

GSE UK Region have received a letter of thanks and a certificate from the Rainbow Trust in appreciation of your generosity.

The charities being supported by the 2019 conference will be Barnados and Mencap.

GSE Charity Donations