GSE UK Conference 2015

z Systems: The Cloud has a silver lining

About the Conference

After the excitement of last year, celebrating 50 years of the IBM mainframe, we thought it would be good to focus our attention back to what is still one of the biggest talking points in today's IT departments, the Cloud. So this year our strapline is "z Systems: The Cloud has a silver lining".

For 2015 we return once again to the Whittlebury Hall Hotel for two days of intensive information across a broad range of topics.

As in the last few years we will also be featuring some hands-on workshops, in both multi-session and short "drop in" formats. The agenda is still being finalised however be assured that we have once again secured the presence of Mark Anzani for his ever more popular "Birds of a Feather" breakfast session on the Wednesday morning.

Join us on November 3rd & 4th

We look forward to meeting you at the 2015 GSE Working Groups' Conference which will take place at the Whittlebury Hall Hotel on November 3rd and 4th 2015. Please see the map below for the location of Whittelbury Hall and visit the various links in the menu above for further details about the conference and hotel.

These pages will be updated as the conference detail is planned, so please return from time to time to see the latest news. 

To view, download or print the conference brochure visit


The Agenda

The agenda for the 2015 conference is still being finalised by the conference organising committee however a nearly complete version of the agenda is now available; follow the Agenda link in the menu bar above.

The agenda may continue to develop almost up to the conference so please do check back occasionally to see the latest.


Agenda highlights

As mentioned above the agenda is still being planned. However so far our plans include ;-

  • 19 Technical streams including all the usual mainframe technologies plus
    • ZCMPA (Capacity Management & Performance Analysis)
    • New Technologies
    • 101, the stream for newcomers or recent-comers to z
  • A zLinux workshop
  • Our opening keynote presentation "Under Siege: in the home, in the cloud, in the enterprise"
    from Graham Cluley, the award-winning security blogger, researcher and public speaker.
  • A Tuesday afternoon keynote from Glenn Anderson -
    "Energize Your Presentation Skills: Moving From Mind-numbing to Mind-blowing! "


Not forgetting of course

  • The inimitable Mark Anzani's "Birds of a Feather" session on Wednesday morning
  • The amazing vendor exposition with 36 stands
  • A fabulous conference dinner

AND the opportunity to network with everyone who is anyone in z Systems in the UK plus many from around the world.

Don't miss it!