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Conference Keynote Sessions

Conference Opening
Monday 2nd: 14:00

Mark Wilson

Mark Anzani - A look back at 38 years in IBM
Monday 2nd: 14:15

Mark Anzani

COBOL in its 7th decade
Tuesday 3rd: 16:30

Derek Britton

Quiz hosted by Macro 4
Tuesday 3rd: 18:00

Macro 4

Mainframes and the Moon
Wednesday 4th: 17:00

Mark Nelson

Conference Opening - 2nd Week
Monday 9th: 14:00

Mark Wilson

Opening Up Mainframe to Empower Digital Innovation
Monday 9th: 14:15

Greg Lotko

IBM eco System
Tuesday 10th: 16:30

Meredith Stowell

Quiz hosted by Macro 4
Tuesday 10th: 19:30

Macro 4

Quantum
Wednesday 11th: 17:00

Leigh Chase

Conference Wrap Up & Close
Thursday 12th: 17:30

Mark Wilson

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Monday 2nd November

Time

Keynotes

Keynote: Conference Opening

14:00 - 14:15

Presentation Video

Speaker: Mark Wilson
Company: BMC Software

 

Keynote: Mark Anzani - A look back at 38 years in IBM

14:15 - 15:15

Presentation Video

Speaker: Mark Anzani
Company: IBM USA

 

Tuesday 3rd November

Time

Virtual Room 1

Virtual Room 2

Virtual Room 3

Virtual Room 4

Virtual Room 5

Virtual Room 6

09:00 - 10:00

GDPS Update - GDPS V4.3 and recent SPEs - What's New?

Dave Clitherow
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 1AA

LSWG
Anna Shugol
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Data Privacy Passports

Andy Coulson
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 2AA

ESWG
Jamie Pease

Daily monitoring is the first line of defense

Carsten Rasmussen
SMT Data
Session: 3AA

zCMPA
Piara Singh Bhamra

IZWS roadmap and strategy

Marco Cardelli
HCL Technologies
Session: 4AA

Batch Workload Scheduling
Anna Dawson
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Collaborate Better with Eclipse Che: The Kubernetes-native IDE for Dev Teams

Dejan Milinkovic
Broadcom Inc.
Session: 5AA

BROADCOM
Phil Howard-Knight

Modernising the Mainframe: the What, How and Why of Zowe

Steven Horsman
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 6AA

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Paul Fairbairn
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30 Minute Break

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:30

OpenShift: Practical experience

Malcolm Beattie
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 1AB

Linux on Z
David Austin
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IBM Cloud Tape Connector and DFSMShsm Advanced Archive

Paul Carruthers
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 2AB

SMWG
Nigel Morton
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Is treating everyone the same the same as treating everyone equally?

Sharon Moore
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 3AB

Women in IT
Aileen Wynne

Title: Introducing the IBM Z Service Management Explorer on Zowe™

Ashok Mahay
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 4AB

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson
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Remote Science on the Mayflower Autonomous Ship

James Sutton
IBM UK
Session: 5AB

New Technologies
Sophie Green
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Db2 by the back door

Marcus Davage
BMC Software Ltd
Session: 6AB

DB2
Colin Knight
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30 Minute Break

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00

zSecure Update

Rob van Hoboken
IBM Europe
Session: 2AC

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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Zowe™ Overview and IBM Z Workload Scheduler Zowe extensions

Domenico D'Alterio
IBM Europe
Session: 4AC

Batch Workload Scheduling
Anna Dawson
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101 Intro to Mainframe Hardware

Lena Rosch
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 5AC

101
Harvi Singh

Introduction to IPCS

Georgi Stoychev
IBM Europe
Session: 6AC

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Paul Fairbairn
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30 Minute Break

13:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:30

Data Mapping and Transformation Options in App Connect

Dominic Storey
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 1AD

MQ
Melvyn Maltz
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Recovery challenges in Db2 for z/OS

Patric Becker
Rocket Software
Session: 2AD

DB2
Marcus Davage
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Ransomware on Mainframes? You bet

Al Saurette
MainTegrity Inc
Session: 3AD

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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An Exploration of CA OPS/MVS Event Management & Automation Alert Center

Michal Hotovec
Broadcom
Session: 4AD

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson
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Revisiting WLM Options for the Modern Mainframe

Scott Chapman
EPS
Session: 5AD

zCMPA
Piara Singh Bhamra

Reached the IMS Database 4/8gig line, Now What?

Nick Griffin
BMC Software
Session: 6AD

IMS
Dominic Jackson
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30 Minute Break

14:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 16:00

zCX Performance considerations

Nick Matsakis
IBM USA
Session: 1AE

NMWG
Niall Buchanan
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Enhancing the Foundation of CICS

Jenny He
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 2AE

CICS
Rob Stroud

Protection and Compliance for Today's Connected Mainframe

Stuart McIrvine
Broadcom
Session: 3AE

BROADCOM
James Harper

Transforming Your Batch Resiliency Strategy through Analytics and Automation

Chris Walker
IBM USA
Session: 4AE

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson
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Lessons on Optimizing Processor Cache From z15 Upgrade: Case Studies

Todd Havekost
IntelliMagic
Session: 5AE

zCMPA
Piara Singh Bhamra

SQL assurance - A new perspective

Steve Solomon
BMC Software
Session: 6AE

AppDev
Stuart Ashby
30 Minute Break

16:00 - 16:30

Keynote: COBOL in its 7th decade

16:30 - 17:30

Speaker: Derek Britton
Company: Micro Focus

 

Presentation Slides/Notes

30 Minute Break

17:30 - 18:00

Keynote: Quiz hosted by Macro 4

18:00 - 20:00

Speaker: Macro 4
Company: Macro 4

 

Wednesday 4th November

Time

Virtual Room 1

Virtual Room 2

Virtual Room 3

Virtual Room 4

Virtual Room 5

Virtual Room 6

09:00 - 10:00

Are you wasting money because of SIIS?

Danilo Gipponi
EPV Technologies
Session: 1AF

zCMPA
Piara Singh Bhamra

How we ran it - z/OS data set encryption project

Lennie Dymoke-Bradshaw
RSM Partners Ltd
Session: 2AF

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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Driving IBM Z Workload Scheduler with REST API

Federica Gari
HCL Technologies
Session: 3AF

Batch Workload Scheduling
Anna Dawson
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Panel Discussion - Women should be heard and not obscene

Resli Costabell
Costabell.com
Session: 4AF

Women in IT
Aileen Wynne

AIOps: Automation at its Finest: An Exploration of Alerting

Mohamad Joni
Broadcom Inc.
Session: 5AF

BROADCOM
Phil Howard-Knight

Creating a New Generation of Practical Mainframers

Michael Carey
Letterkenny Institute of Technology,
Session: 6AF

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Paul Fairbairn
30 Minute Break

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:30

Is my z15 performing as expected?

Danilo Gipponi
EPV Technologies
Session: 1AG

zCMPA
Piara Singh Bhamra

OpenShift on Z - DevEx Workshop Walk through and Demo

Adrian Keward
Red Hat
Session: 2AG

Linux on Z
David Austin

A Guided Visualisation to Increase Creative Thinking

Resli Costabell
Costabell.com
Session: 3AG

Women in IT
Aileen Wynne

ISPF Master Class - DSLISTs and Member Lists and UDLISTs (Oh My!)

Dan Dirkse
Mindspring
Session: 4AG

AppDev
Stuart Ashby
30 Minute Break

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00

IMS Virtualization with COPE

John Butterweck
Compuware UK Ltd
Session: 1AH

IMS
Dominic Jackson
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Quantum-Safety–embark on the journey

Henrik Lyksborg
IBM
Session: 2AH

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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Why Automated Testing on The Mainframe is a Strategy You Can’t Refuse

Steen Brahe
Compuware UK Ltd
Session: 3AH

AppDev
Stuart Ashby

z/OS 2.4 exploitation - retiring assembler modifications

Mike Shorkend
Shorkend Associates
Session: 4AH

LSWG
Geoff Eggleston
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What is AIOps? And How Can It Help Me Manage the Mainframe?

Michael Kiehl
Broadcom Inc.
Session: 5AH

BROADCOM
Phil Howard-Knight

IBM Z Skills Programs & Resources - what's new, free and digital!

Paul Fairbairn
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 6AH

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Dr. Herbert Daly
30 Minute Break

13:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:30

Transforming z/TPF to Linux

Kurt Acker
Sine Nomine Associates
Session: 1AI

Linux on Z
David Austin

DevOps Value Stream Management with ASG-Enterprise Orchestrator

Jeff Cherrington
ASG
Session: 2AI

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson
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What's New in MQ ?

Jamie Squibb
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 5AI

MQ
Melvyn Maltz
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RACF and the Parallel Sysplex

Mark Nelson
IBM USA
Session: 6AI

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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30 Minute Break

14:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 16:00

Gain visibility into workload interdependencies

Daniel Wiegand
IBM
Session: 2AJ

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson
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Understanding TS7700 Object Store for z/OS data

Eddie Lin
IBM USA
Session: 3AJ

SMWG
Nigel Morton

REST APIs and MQ - What choices do you have ?

Matt Leming
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 6AJ

MQ
Melvyn Maltz
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60 Minute Break

16:00 - 17:00

New to z

16:00 - 17:00

Theresa (Hans) Materise
IBM USA
Session: 1BH

101
Harvi Singh
Keynote: Mainframes and the Moon

17:00 - 18:00

Speaker: Mark Nelson
Company: IBM USA

 

Presentation Slides/Notes

Thursday 5th November

Time

Virtual Room 1

Virtual Room 2

Virtual Room 3

Virtual Room 4

Virtual Room 5

Virtual Room 6

09:00 - 10:00

RACF vs ACF2

Eamonn McGrath
BMC Software
Session: 1AL

101
Harvi Singh

Mental Rehearsal: Visualizing failure to ensure you are ready and prepared

Ian MacDonald CITP FBCS
ITSM Consultancy
Session: 3AL

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson
30 Minute Break

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:30

Openshift for z Overview

Adrian Keward
Red Hat
Session: 1AM

Linux on Z
David Austin

The history of containers and what this means for IBM Z

Jenn Francis
IBM UK
Session: 2AM

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Paul Fairbairn

Streamline mainframe production with the right Key Performance Indicators

Marc Beschi
ZETALY
Session: 3AM

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson

zIIP Capacity And Performance

Martin Packer
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 4AM

zCMPA
Piara Singh Bhamra

Protecting your MQ messages with encryption

Jamie Squibb
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 6AM

MQ
Melvyn Maltz
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30 Minute Break

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00

Automation and Measurement makes the DBA job easier

Marcin Grabinski
Compuware UK Ltd
Session: 1AN

DB2
Marcus Davage
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IMS User Experience with a DevOps CI/CD Workflow

Harshit Vijay
BMC Software
Session: 3AN

IMS
Dominic Jackson
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Spend less time Administering your OMEGAMON environments!

Ashok Mahay
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 4AN

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson
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Mainframes & Malware, an impossible combination?

Henri Kuiper
zDevOps
Session: 5AN

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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Easy start in zOS with one of the most popular IDEs

Kiryl Branavitski
IBA Group
Session: 6AN

AppDev
Stuart Ashby
30 Minute Break

13:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:30

Still manually managing Batch workloads to completion? A risk too far?

Kelly Vogt
Compuware USA
Session: 3AO

Batch Workload Scheduling
Anna Dawson
chilli rating

Life in the fast lane: zHyperlink

John Baker
IntelliMagic
Session: 4AO

zCMPA
Piara Singh Bhamra

Intro to z/OS

Stephen Warren
IBM
Session: 5AO

101
Lena Rosch
30 Minute Break

14:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 16:00

Minimising HSM CPU and elapsed times

Shannon Gallaher
IBM USA
Session: 1AP

SMWG
Nigel Morton
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Efficiently manage your mainframe storage with Mainframe Operations Analytics

Roberto Pacheco
ZETALY
Session: 2AP

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson

7 Super secrets of a Systems Programmer

Chris Van Wagner
IBM USA
Session: 3AP

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Paul Fairbairn
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Db2 12 SQL - Including Function Levels 501-507

Chris Crone
Broadcom Inc.
Session: 6AP

DB2
Colin Knight
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30 Minute Break

16:00 - 16:30

16:30 - 17:30

zPRO V4 - Turbocharged Management for your Linux on Z Private Cloud

James Vincent
Velocity Software GmbH
Session: 1BG

Linux on Z
David Austin
chilli rating

Multi-Factor-Authentication

Julie Bergh
Rocket Software
Session: 4BG

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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How TDMF works, how to use it, and day-to-day uses for TDMF with Dev Ops

John Hogan
21st Century Software, Inc.
Session: 6BG

SMWG
Nigel Morton
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Monday 9th November

Time

Keynotes

Keynote: Conference Opening - 2nd Week

14:00 - 14:15

Presentation Video

Speaker: Mark Wilson
Company: BMC Software

 

Keynote: Opening Up Mainframe to Empower Digital Innovation

14:15 - 15:15

Presentation Video

Speaker: Greg Lotko
Company: Broadcom

 

Tuesday 10th November

Time

Virtual Room 1

Virtual Room 2

Virtual Room 3

Virtual Room 4

Virtual Room 5

Virtual Room 6

09:00 - 10:00

Oracle on LinuxONE and IBM Z

Philippe Deverge
IBM
Session: 1AQ

Linux on Z
David Austin

Intro to Storage

Georgina Macrae
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 2AQ

101
Lena Rosch

Finetune your mainframe performance through the analysis of WLM and HIS

Roberto Pacheco
ZETALY
Session: 3AQ

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson
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So You Don't Think You're An Architect?

Martin Packer
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 4AQ

zCMPA
Piara Singh Bhamra

What's New in Db2 Tools from Broadcom

Julia Carter
Broadcom
Session: 5AQ

BROADCOM
Niall Buchanan
30 Minute Break

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:30

No point in a moat if the drawbridge is open

Mark Wilson
BMC Software
Session: 1AR

ESWG
Jamie Pease
chilli rating

Mainframe Education : A GSE DACH Regional perspective

Prof Dr Philipp Brune
Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences
Session: 2AR

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Dr. Herbert Daly
30 Minute Break

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00

Introducing IBM HyperProtect

Jenn Francis
IBM UK
Session: 1AS

LSWG
Geoff Eggleston
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Vanilla mainframe Agile

Yuliya Varonina
IBA Group
Session: 2AS

AppDev
Stuart Ashby

Break the silos approach through a cross-domain UI and a collaborative tool

Wolfgang Schaeberle
IBM Europe
Session: 3AS

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson

z/OS CPU Measurements Demystified

Scott Chapman
EPS
Session: 4AS

zCMPA
Piara Singh Bhamra

CICS Java Application Development for Everyone

Stewart Francis
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 5AS

CICS
Rob Stroud
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Accelerating Value in the API Economy with IMS Systems

Aman Dwivedi
BMC Software
Session: 6AS

IMS
Dominic Jackson
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30 Minute Break

13:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:30

Automating JCL changes through the life cycle

David Fleishman
ASG
Session: 3AT

Batch Workload Scheduling
Anna Dawson
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Building pipelines for Db2 for z/OS

Jørn Thyssen
Rocket Software
Session: 6AT

DB2
Colin Knight
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30 Minute Break

14:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 16:00

IBM z/OS on z15 Hardware

Marna Walle
IBM USA
Session: 1AU

LSWG
Anna Shugol
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Addressing the question of 'what if' in capacity management and planning

Chris Walker
IBM USA
Session: 3AU

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson
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Put HSM on an MSU Diet

Paul Massengill
Luminex
Session: 4AU

zCMPA
Piara Singh Bhamra

IBM MQ in Containers, zCX and the Cloud Pak for Integration

Matt Leming
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 5AU

MQ
Melvyn Maltz
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30 Minute Break

16:00 - 16:30

Keynote: IBM eco System

16:30 - 17:30

Speaker: Meredith Stowell
Company: IBM USA

 

Presentation Slides/Notes

Time for Dinner

17:30 - 19:30

Keynote: Quiz hosted by Macro 4

19:30 - 20:30

Speaker: Macro 4
Company: Macro 4

 

Wednesday 11th November

Time

Virtual Room 1

Virtual Room 2

Virtual Room 3

Virtual Room 4

Virtual Room 5

Virtual Room 6

09:00 - 10:00

CICS Interfaces - Customer Experiences (Including Z/OS Connect)

Rob Stroud
The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc
Session: 1AV

CICS
Rob Stroud
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DB2 vs IMS

Marcus Davage
BMC Software Ltd
Session: 2AV

101
Lena Rosch

How to integrate automation in DevOps and Hybrid Cloud applications

Bernd (Josi) Jostmeyer
IBM
Session: 3AV

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson
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Redhat IBM Update

Sebastien Siegert
Red Hat
Session: 5AV

Linux on Z
David Austin

From Legacy to Infinity & Beyond

Dougie Lawson
RSM Partners Ltd
Session: 6AV

IMS
Dominic Jackson
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30 Minute Break

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:30

How to diagnose and solve z/OS application issues with APIs and subsystems

Ashok Mahay
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 3AW

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson
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Capacity and Performance before and after a major infrastructure transition

Steven Thomas
SMT Data
Session: 4AW

zCMPA
Piara Singh Bhamra

Shift-Left DevOps with the Growing Zowe Ecosystem

Sujay Solomon
Broadcom Inc.
Session: 5AW

BROADCOM
Niall Buchanan
30 Minute Break

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00

How to Grow a Mainframer

Neal Cash
Broadcom
Session: 3AX

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Dr. Herbert Daly

CICS Performance

Jenny He
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 4AX

CICS
Rob Stroud
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Performance and IMS, Part 1

James Martin
Rocket Software
Session: 5AX

IMS
Dominic Jackson
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Using Rest API's to Simplify Workload Automation

Daniel Remta
Broadcom
Session: 6AX

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson
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30 Minute Break

13:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:30

IBM Z Security and RACF Update

Mark Nelson
IBM USA
Session: 1AY

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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Understanding how thin provisioning works with z/OS

Nick Clayton
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 2AY

SMWG
Nigel Morton

Exploring CA OPS/MVS Event Management & Automation Mainframe

Mohamad Joni
Broadcom Inc.
Session: 3AY

System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson
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CICS 102: Introduction to CICS Internals

Ezriel Gross
Rocket Software
Session: 5AY

CICS
Rob Stroud

Administration of IMS

Ron Bisceglia
Rocket Software
Session: 6AY

IMS
Dominic Jackson