GSE UK Virtual Conference 2021

Virtually the best way to learn about Z

GSE UK Virtual Conference 2021

2nd November 2021 - 11th November 2021, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

With the last year bringing home the need for complete flexibility and things still being very uncertain, we have decided that this year’s conference will again be a virtual event.

While we’re still shaping the final format of conference, we know it will take place over two weeks, from 2-4 and 9-11 November 2021 – so please make a note on your calendar.

Our 2020 online conference Virtually Unstoppable was a huge success, with more than 1,200 attendees and 11,500 session attendances from 37 countries.

Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, for example:

  • “Very well presented, with actual tips for changes that can be made”
  • “Great information clearly put over”
  • “I’ve been a mainframe user for 30 years, and I learned a lot”
  • “An example of brilliance, all executed with a smile and incredible knowledge of the subject”
  • “An excellent knack of making complexity sound simple”
  • “Very insightful and enjoyable”
  • “Always brings a unique and helpful dynamic to any conference”
  • “Cleared up lots of misconceptions and highlighted some great advantages”

GSE Nominated Charities for the 2021 Conference

The 2021 GSE UK Conference will be supporting the RNLI and Guide Dogs for the Blind as our nominated charities for our raffle this year.  To take part please go to our Virgin Money Giving page and donate any amount from £1 to whatever sum you wish. On the receipt you will see a conference url where you will be able to submit your receipt

number and the amount donated. For every £1 you donate you will get an entry in the raffle and a chance to win an Amazon voucher for  £150, £100, £50 or one of the prizes shown below donated by our sponsors.  Please keep your receipt from Virgin Money Giving as evidence of your donation.

For more information about Guide Dogs for the Blind please visit the Guide Dogs for the Blind Page. You could also watch their promotional video ...

Guide Dogs for the Blind promotional video


For more information about the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the work they do please visit the RNLI page.  Or to see some action...

 Six Spectacular Slipways - Launching Lifeboats at the RNLI



2021 Agenda

The GSE UK Region Working Groups and conference streams participating in the GSE Virtual Conference 2021 in November will be as follows...

Stream Owner Total
101 7
102 5
AppDev 18
Batch/Workload Scheduling or System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics 32
DB2 16
Exec Stream 5
Keynote 10
Linux on z 10
Lunch & Learn 6
MQ 11
Network 6
New Tech 5
Skills & Learning 10
zP&C 18
Grand Total 244


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Together, we are stronger. GSE UK:

  • Defines tomorrow’s architectures
  • Shares knowledge
  • Sets industry standards
  • Networks with the world’s top IT professionals
  • Trains the next generation of tech specialists
  • Promotes diversity and sustainability in the industry

“I’ve taken a number of things I’ve learned with GSE UK back into the workplace to help my employer work more securely and efficiently.”

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