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Mark and Dave will give a short presentation of the exciting developments in mainframe hardware and software that are on the horizon. However, the main point of this session is for you to ask those pressing questions you may have concerning the future of the mainframe.


Stream: Keynote
Room: Bentleys
Time: 08:00 - 08:45


  • Dave J Jeffries at IBM USA
  • Dave Jeffries is responsible for z/OS Software Development including base z/OS, New Workloads such as Open Data Analytics, Cloud Provisioning, zOSMF, Pervasive Encryption and zCX. This platform is 'on fire' and we're loving it !


  • Mark Anzani at IBM USA
  • Mark Anzani is the Vice President of Strategy for IBM Z. He engages in business and product technical strategy projects focused on the IBM mainframe business. Additionally, he supports specific client projects that drive new implementations and uses of IBM Z technology. He is based in the Poughkeepsie New York Development Laboratory.  

    He joined IBM in Poughkeepsie in 1983 and during his career has had positions in a variety of product development disciplines, primarily focused on IBM large systems. Prior to his current role, he served as the Vice President, z Systems Resilience and Ecosystems. In that role, he had responsibility for the resiliency technology related to z Systems, as well as leading the efforts to ensure a strong ecosystem of ISV partners, hardware technology partners and z Systems skills for our clients. 

    Mark frequently presents at industry conferences and to individual clients on the strategy and technical directions for the z platform. These engagements allow clients to provide feedback on the platform that help drive the technical strategy and implementation plans. Additionally, these discussions provide information on how other clients draw value from the platform. 



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