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Conference Keynote Sessions

Conference Opening
Monday 1st: 14:00

Mark Wilson

Colleagues in Corvettes Getting Cappuccinos
Monday 1st: 14:15

Greg Lotko

AI Driven Knowledge Discovery
Monday 1st: 15:30

Geeth de Mel

Don’t call us special
Tuesday 2nd: 17:00

Chris Booth

Infrastructure and Application Modernization on IBM Z with Red Hat OpenShift
Wednesday 3rd: 17:00

Marcel Mitran

Conference Opening for 2nd Week
Monday 8th: 14:00

Mark Wilson

The Road to Digital Transformation is Paved with AIOps, SecOps, and DevOps
Monday 8th: 14:15

John McKenny

The Next Generation DBA
Monday 8th: 15:30

Saghi Amirsoleymani

Where Next? Keeping the mainframe relevant at Next.
Tuesday 9th: 17:00

Ian Thompson

Stronger Together: Cloud and IBM Z
Wednesday 10th: 17:00

Meredith Stowell

Conference Wrap-Up
Thursday 11th: 18:15

Mark Wilson

Conference Lunch & Learn Sessions

Do You Really Understand Mainframe Modernization?
Tuesday 2nd: 13:00

Misty Decker

Impostor Syndrome
Wednesday 3rd: 13:00

Resli Costabell

Lunch & Learn Session - Home Network Security
Thursday 4th: 13:00

Jamie Pease

Five Tips to Energize Your Next Presentation
Tuesday 9th: 13:00

Glenn Anderson

SecOps, SOAR, and the Mainframe: Why is it so hard?
Wednesday 10th: 13:00

Edward Shim

Mainstream the Mainframe with Automated CI/CD Pipelines and Shift Left Automated Testing
Thursday 11th: 13:00

Atul Bhovan

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Monday 1st November

Time

Virtual Room 1

Keynotes

Keynote: Conference Opening

14:00 - 14:15

Speaker: Mark Wilson
Company: BMC Software

 

Keynote: Colleagues in Corvettes Getting Cappuccinos

14:15 - 15:15

Speaker: Greg Lotko
Company: Broadcom

 

Keynote: AI Driven Knowledge Discovery

15:30 - 16:30

Speaker: Geeth de Mel
Company: IBM UK LTD.

 

Tuesday 2nd November

Time

Virtual Room 1

Virtual Room 2

Virtual Room 3

Virtual Room 4

Virtual Room 5

Virtual Room 6

Virtual Room 7

Virtual Room 8

09:00 - 10:00

11 RACF things worth addressing

Henri Kuiper
zDevOps
Session: 1AA

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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OpenShift on Z: Practical Experience, Another Year On

Malcolm Beattie
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 2AA

Linux on Z
David Austin
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Journey to AIOps and Operational Resiliency

Domenico D'Alterio
IBM Europe
Session: 3AA

AIOPS, System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson

Threshold Reporting

Ralph Amirtharaj
SMT Data
Session: 6AA

zP&C
Piara Singh Bhamra
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COBOL: How old skool became new age

Derek Britton
Micro Focus
Session: 7AA

AppDev
Stuart Ashby
30 Minute Break

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:30

Data Mapping and Transformation Update for App Connect

Dominic Storey
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 1AB

MQ
Melvyn Maltz
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Abend resolution using a modern IDE

Tomas Cech
Broadcom
Session: 2AB

AppDev
Stuart Ashby
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IBM Z Workload Scheduler roadmap and strategy

Marco Cardelli
HCL Technologies
Session: 3AB

Batch and Workload Scheduling
Anna Dawson

Panel Discussion - We don’t want equality. We want equity

Resli Costabell
Costabell Ltd
Session: 4AB

Claire Connor
Ensono
Session: 4AB

Marcus Davage
BMC Software Ltd
Session: 4AB

Misty Decker
Micro Focus
Session: 4AB

Una Cosgrave
Allied Irish Bank, P.l.c.
Session: 4AB

Women in IT
Aileen Wynne

SDSF Security – How does it work on z/OS 2.5 and onwards

Rob Scott
Rocket Software
Session: 5AB

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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Two Useful Open Source Performance Tools

Martin Packer
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 6AB

zP&C
Piara Singh Bhamra
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Modern Data Protection Methodologies

Tim Reading
Luminex
Session: 7AB

SMWG
Nigel Morton
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30 Minute Break

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00

Hiding Among Bits - A Digital Forensic Saga

Cristian Coraci
Digital Forensic Examiner
Session: 1AC

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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GDPS interfaces, a modern approach for managing your HA/DR on mainframe

Anthony Morales
IBM
Session: 3AC

AIOPS, System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson

Creative Thinking Brainware Upgrade

Resli Costabell
Costabell Ltd
Session: 4AC

Women in IT
Aileen Wynne

Capacity Management in a Changing World

Butch Rambish
21st Century Software, Inc.
Session: 6AC

zP&C
Piara Singh Bhamra
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What's New in z/OS V2.5

Marna Walle
IBM USA
Session: 7AC

LSWG
Rui Feio
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Lunch & Learn Do You Really Understand Mainframe Modernization?

13:00 - 14:00

Speaker: Ed Airey
Company: Micro Focus
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Speaker: Misty Decker
Company: Micro Focus
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14:00 - 15:00

RACF Update

Mark Nelson
IBM USA
Session: 1AD

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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The joy of joins

Emil Kotrc
Broadcom Inc.
Session: 2AD

DB2
Colin Knight
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Proactively Reduce System Issues by Leveraging Machine Learning and Real Time Anomaly Detection

Daniel Wiegand
IBM
Session: 3AD

AIOPS, System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson

CICS Update from Hursley

Mark Cocker
IBM UK
Session: 4AD

CICS
Rob Stroud
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Parallel Sysplex Update

Stephen Warren
IBM
Session: 5AD

LSWG
Rui Feio
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Mainframe Hardware 101

Lena Rösch
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 6AD

101
Lena Rösch

Z Xplore

Joris Mertens
IBM
Session: 8AD

Ross Cruickshank
IBM UK
Session: 8AD

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Paul Fairbairn
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30 Minute Break

15:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:30

Addressing the Top 3 Concerns with Privileged Users

Brian Marshall
Vanguard Integrity Professionals Ltd
Session: 1AE

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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Intro to z/OS

Stephen Warren
IBM
Session: 2AE

101
Lena Rösch

OpenTelemetry and Mainframe Application Performance Monitoring: How we figured out distributed tracing on Z

Aaron Young
IBM USA
Session: 3AE

AIOPS, System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson

From Blockchain to AI: Why Academics and Startups Should Care About the Mainframe

Prof Dr Philipp Brune
Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences
Session: 4AE

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Dr. Herbert Daly

zHyperLink New Features and Real-World Experiences

Beth Peterson
IBM USA
Session: 7AE

SMWG
Nigel Morton
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OMP Mainframe Open Education Project

Yvette LaMar
IBM USA
Session: 8AE

Lauren Valenti
Broadcom
Session: 8AE

Vivianne Sanchez
IBM
Session: 8AE

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Paul Fairbairn
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30 Minute Break

16:30 - 17:00

Keynote: Don’t call us special

17:00 - 18:00

Speaker: Chris Booth
Company: NatWest Group

 

Presentation Slides/Notes

Break

18:00 - 20:00

Quiz Night Quiz Night

20:00 - 22:00

Speaker: TBC
Company: GSE UK

 

Wednesday 3rd November

Time

Virtual Room 1

Virtual Room 2

Virtual Room 3

Virtual Room 4

Virtual Room 5

Virtual Room 6

Virtual Room 7

Virtual Room 8

09:00 - 10:00

Mainframe Fuzzing and Debugging

Jake Labelle
F-Secure
Session: 1AG

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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Driving the DevOps Pipeline:  A new approach to mainframe application delivery

Giulia Sermann
Micro Focus
Session: 2AG

Gary Evans
Micro Focus
Session: 2AG

AppDev
Stuart Ashby
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Zowe extensions in IBM Z Workload Scheduler

Federica Gari
HCL Technologies
Session: 3AG

Batch and Workload Scheduling
Anna Dawson
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What's New in CICS Security

Colin Penfold
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 4AG

CICS
Rob Stroud
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Introduction to SA (Systems Automation)

David Swift
Nationwide Building Society
Session: 6AG

102
Christopher Knowles
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30 Minute Break

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:30

App Connect Enterprise Certified Container in CP4i

Dominic Storey
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 1AH

MQ
Melvyn Maltz
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Squeeze Your Data with Db2:A History of compression

Jim Dee
BMC Software Ltd
Session: 2AH

DB2
Marcus Davage
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CICS Foundation update

John Tilling
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 4AH

CICS
Rob Stroud
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Modernization on IBM Z

Joris Mertens
IBM
Session: 8AH

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Paul Fairbairn
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30 Minute Break

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00

Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste - Zero Trust in the Age of Covid

Chris Perry
BMC Software Ltd
Session: 1AI

ESWG
Jamie Pease

Hybrid Cloud Strategy with IBM Z and its Use Cases

Sebastien LLaurency
IBM Europe
Session: 2AI

Linux on Z
David Austin
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Import and Deploy Workload Automation Containers on Z Container Extensions (zCX)

Marco Cardelli
HCL Technologies
Session: 3AI

Batch and Workload Scheduling
Anna Dawson
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Db2 Product Watch

Colin Knight
The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc
Session: 4AI

DB2
Marcus Davage
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Nuts and Bolts of IMS Lock Management

Kevin Stewart
IBM
Session: 5AI

IMS
Dominic Jackson
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The Journey to Tailored Fit Pricing

Steven Thomas
SMT Data
Session: 6AI

zP&C
Piara Singh Bhamra
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Lunch & Learn Impostor Syndrome

13:00 - 14:00

Speaker: Resli Costabell
Company: Costabell Ltd

 

14:00 - 15:00

Introduction to RACROUTE

Mark Nelson
IBM USA
Session: 1AJ

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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Db2 Profiles

Roberto Cason
BMC Software
Session: 2AJ

DB2
Marcus Davage
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Millennialization of the Mainframe and Beyond

Ewan Stewart
ASG
Session: 3AJ

AIOPS, System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson

Coding for fun, comparing REXX and COBOL

Henri Kuiper
zDevOps
Session: 4AJ

Dougie Lawson
BMC Mainframe Services
Session: 4AJ

AppDev
Stuart Ashby
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Upgrade to z/OS 2.5 Planning Part 1 of 2

Marna Walle
IBM USA
Session: 5AJ

LSWG
Rui Feio
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System Recover Boost: Hitting the Turbo Button on z/OS

Scott Chapman
EPS
Session: 6AJ

zP&C
Piara Singh Bhamra
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Debugging CICS Storage Violations Using IPCS

Ezriel Gross
Rocket Software
Session: 7AJ

CICS
Rob Stroud
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What skills are necesary for a future career?

Melissa Sassi
IBM
Session: 8AJ

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Paul Fairbairn
30 Minute Break

15:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:30

Trust No One

Eysha Powers
IBM USA
Session: 1AK

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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CICStart your mainframe with Zowe and open source tooling

Joe Winchester
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 2AK

AppDev
Stuart Ashby
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AIOps - Monitoring and Observability: What’s New in OMEGAMON

Ashok Mahay
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 3AK

Bob Teter
IBM
Session: 3AK

AIOPS, System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson
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The ABCs of IBM Z NetView IP Management

Pamela McLean
IBM USA
Session: 4AK

NMWG
Niall Buchanan
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What's The Use?

Martin Packer
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 6AK

Scott Ballentine
IBM
Session: 6AK

zP&C
Colin Knight
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IBM TS7700 What's New for 2021

Joe Swingler
IBM
Session: 7AK

SMWG
Nigel Morton
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Build tomorrow's team today

Earl Dixon
Broadcom
Session: 8AK

Jennifer Scott
Broadcom Inc.
Session: 8AK

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Dr. Herbert Daly
30 Minute Break

16:30 - 17:00

Thursday 4th November

Time

Virtual Room 1

Virtual Room 2

Virtual Room 3

Virtual Room 4

Virtual Room 5

Virtual Room 6

Virtual Room 7

Virtual Room 8

09:00 - 10:00

What's new in MQ

Jamie Squibb
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 1AM

MQ
Melvyn Maltz
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Statement of Direction: IBM Z JCL Expert

Ben Horwood
21st Century Software, Inc.
Session: 3AM

Batch and Workload Scheduling
Anna Dawson

The Future of APIs on Z

Anthony Papageorgiou
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 4AM

CICS
Rob Stroud
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Are you wasting money because of SIIS?

Danilo Gipponi
EPV Technologies
Session: 6AM

zP&C
Piara Singh Bhamra
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APPLCOMPAT, NULLID and Me

Gareth Copplestone-Jones
Triton Consulting
Session: 7AM

Rob Gould
Triton Consulting
Session: 7AM

DB2
Marcus Davage
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30 Minute Break

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:30

What's new in MQ on z/OS - deep dive

Matt Leming
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 1AN

MQ
Melvyn Maltz
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Why you should look at Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on IBM Z

Wilhelm Mild
IBM Europe
Session: 2AN

Linux on Z
David Austin

Streamlining Your Batch to use less time and CPU

Kim Mortensen
BMC Software
Session: 3AN

Gabriel Guth-Kaltschmied
BMC Software Ltd
Session: 3AN

Batch and Workload Scheduling
Anna Dawson

z/OS Connect EE - monitoring and performance tuning

Mark Hiscock
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 4AN

CICS
Rob Stroud
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Measuring the integrated accelerator for zEDC

Danilo Gipponi
EPV Technologies
Session: 6AN

zP&C
Piara Singh Bhamra
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Recruiting new Z talent - Lessons from the field.

Max Dahl
Mainframe Training
Session: 8AN

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Dr. Herbert Daly
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30 Minute Break

11:30 - 12:00

12:00 - 13:00

IBM z/OS Authorized Code Scanner (zACS)

Bryan Childs
IBM USA
Session: 1AO

ESWG
Jamie Pease
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Fast and simple mechanics to share MF data with external applications.

Tim Reading
Luminex
Session: 3AO

AIOPS, System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson

Is your IMS the best it can be?

Dennis Eichelberger
IBM
Session: 5AO

IMS
Dominic Jackson
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Managing and optimizing workloads in a consumption based world

Chris Walker
IBM USA
Session: 6AO

zP&C
Piara Singh Bhamra
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New Mainframers talk candidly

Earl Dixon
Broadcom
Session: 8AO

Piara Singh Bhamra
Lloyds Banking Group
Session: 8AO

Maryam Saeed Ahmed

Session: 8AO

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Dr. Herbert Daly
Lunch & Learn Lunch & Learn Session - Home Network Security

13:00 - 14:00

Speaker: Jamie Pease
Company: GSE UK

 

Presentation Slides/Notes

14:00 - 15:00

MQ Clustering Deep Dive

Gwydion Tudur
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 1AP

MQ
Melvyn Maltz
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Analyze IBM Z Operational Data Alongside Your Hybrid Cloud Data for End to End Observability

Daniel Wiegand
IBM
Session: 3AP

AIOPS, System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson

Software in space - what mainframers can learn from space missions !

Joe Winchester
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 4AP

New Technologies
Sophie Green
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IMS CDC streaming to Modern Analytic Platforms - Lessons Learned

Scott Quillicy
Precisely Limited
Session: 5AP

IMS
Dominic Jackson
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Disk storage 102 - A local real world example (with a bit of GDPS)

Simon Fairbourn
Nationwide Building Society
Session: 6AP

102
Christopher Knowles
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Upgrade to z/OS 2.5 Planning Part 2 of 2

Marna Walle
IBM USA
Session: 7AP

LSWG
Rui Feio
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30 Minute Break

15:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:30

How to connect Mainframe with Jenkins pipelines using USS

Ilya Abnitski
IBA Group
Session: 2AQ

Vladislav Kolesnikov
IBA Group
Session: 2AQ

Linux on Z
David Austin
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Creating Unity Between your APM Application Owners and Z SMEs in a Truly Hybrid World

Taylor Donner
IBM USA
Session: 3AQ

AIOPS, System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson

Ansible for IBM Z. Lets get started!

Bryant Panyarachun
IBM USA
Session: 4AQ

New Technologies
Sophie Green
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NetMaster Development Update and Roadmap Review

Paul Schuler
Broadcom Inc.
Session: 6AQ

NMWG
Niall Buchanan

IBM z/OS Transparent Cloud Tiering - What's New and Improved

Lourie Goodall
IBM USA
Session: 7AQ

Emmanuel Barajas
IBM USA
Session: 7AQ

Robert Gensler
IBM USA
Session: 7AQ

SMWG
Nigel Morton
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Working with Universities: Your first collaboration project!

Dr. Herbert Daly
University of Wolverhampton
Session: 8AQ

Mainframe Skills & Learning
Paul Fairbairn
30 Minute Break

16:30 - 17:00

17:00 - 18:00

ISPF Master Class - Edit: from A to .ZLAST

Dan Dirkse

Session: 2AR

AppDev
Stuart Ashby
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Are You Truly Optimizing Resiliency on IBM Z?

Chris Taylor
21st Century Software, Inc.
Session: 3AR

Batch and Workload Scheduling
Anna Dawson

Eliminating Dangerous Installation Exit Code

Bob Rogers
Trident Services Inc
Session: 5AR

LSWG
Rui Feio
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Cloud Pak for Data - Starter

Toobah Qadeer
IBM
Session: 6AR

101
Atul Bhovan

DFSMS Latest and Greatest

Barb McDonald
IBM USA
Session: 7AR

SMWG
Nigel Morton
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Monday 8th November

Time

Virtual Room 1

Keynotes

Keynote: Conference Opening for 2nd Week

14:00 - 14:15

Speaker: Mark Wilson
Company: BMC Software

 

Keynote: The Next Generation DBA

15:30 - 16:30

Speaker: Saghi Amirsoleymani
Company: Rocket Software

 

Tuesday 9th November

Time

Virtual Room 1

Virtual Room 2

Virtual Room 3

Virtual Room 4

Virtual Room 5

Virtual Room 6

Virtual Room 7

Virtual Room 8

09:00 - 10:00

Why the Mainframe Needs Modernized Connection and Protection

Malcolm Trigg
Micro Focus
Session: 1AS

ESWG
Lennie Dymoke-Bradshaw
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z/VM 7.2 Platform Update, News, and Recommendations

Malcolm Beattie
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 2AS

Linux on Z
David Austin
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Create a unified and collaborative AIOps experience for IBM Z

Wolfgang Schaeberle
IBM Europe
Session: 3AS

AIOPS, System Automation, Monitoring and Analytics
Anna Dawson

RACF for sysprogs 102

Mark Wilson
BMC Software
Session: 6AS

102
David Lea
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Dev Ops and IMS: The Journey begins

Haley Fung
IBM
Session: 7AS

IMS
Dominic Jackson
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30 Minute Break

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:30

Securing your MQ channels with TLS

Gwydion Tudur
IBM UK LTD.
Session: 1AT

ESWG
Lennie Dymoke-Bradshaw
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Modernizing Code Older Than You Are: One Newbie’s Journey

Sudhanshu Dubey
Micro Focus
Session: 2AT

AppDev
Stuart Ashby

Dinosaurs, DWC and Docker

Dean Harrison
HCL Technologies
Session: 3AT

Batch and Workload Scheduling
Anna Dawson

z/OS Terminology