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50 Years of Application Serving-What Will the Next 50 Years Bring?


As the pace of innovation in cloud, security and AI accelerates, developers often follow the fashions and trends for language, framework and platform choices for ease of development. The operations part of DevOps may not always be the coolest part to think about, but it is usually by far the most costly and lengthy part of an applications lifecycle. This session will cover what we can learn from the breadth of programming languages, multi-language application servers and frameworks that have been created since the 1960s and ‘70s. How can we leverage that knowledge and experience to build better, more sustainable services today, which will power core enterprise and user experiences with APIs and intelligence into the future?


Stream: Keynote
Room: Atrium
Time: 20:45 - 21:30


  • Steve Wallin at IBM UK LTD.
  • As the Director of the CICS Portfolio and z/OS Connect, Steve Wallin oversees the world’s leading application server software and API integration solution for IBM Z with a portfolio across CICS, z/OS Connect, CICS Transaction Gateway, CICS TX Series, and deep experience in agile software development, team empowerment, digital transformation, mainframe modernization, COBOL, Java, Node.js and open source.



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