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Modernizing IMS Change Management


Many experienced IMS DBAs are nearing retirement and companies are often replacing them with less experienced people who need to support more than one DBMS, the so called “universal DBA”, who may support IMS and Db2. These newer DBAs want a new approach to IMS change management that uses a modern user interface and scripted workflows. This session looks at a possible approach to address this need while also providing some benefits to experienced DBAs.


Stream: IMS
Room: Wellington B
Time: 11:45 - 12:45


  • David Schipper at BMC Software Ltd
  • David Schipper is a lead product manager at BMC Software responsible for  the BMC Solutions for IMS. As product manager, David works with customers to understand their needs and uses that information to set product directions and prioritize new product capabilities as he interfaces with the development teams. David has over 30 years of experience with mainframe systems and has been in product management for over 20 years. David has Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the University of Michigan as well as a Master of Science in Computer, Information and Control Engineering from the University of Michigan.



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