GSE UK Virtual Conference 2021

Virtually the best way to learn about Z

Time Table

Jump To Monday 1st November
Jump To Tuesday 2nd November
Jump To Wednesday 3rd November
Jump To Thursday 4th November
Jump To Monday 8th November
Jump To Tuesday 9th November
Jump To Wednesday 10th November
Jump To Thursday 11th November

Monday 1st November

Stream Session Presentation Title Speaker Company Time
Keynote: Conference Opening Mark Wilson BMC Software 14:00 - 14:15
Keynote: Colleagues in Corvettes Getting Cappuccinos Greg Lotko Broadcom 14:15 - 15:15
Keynote: AI Driven Knowledge Discovery Geeth de Mel IBM UK LTD. 15:30 - 16:30

Tuesday 2nd November

Stream Session Presentation Title Speaker Company Time
Virtual Room 1 1AA 11 RACF things worth addressing Henri Kuiper zDevOps 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 2 2AA OpenShift on Z: Practical Experience, Another Year On Malcolm Beattie IBM UK LTD. 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 3 3AA Journey to AIOps and Operational Resiliency Domenico D'Alterio IBM Europe 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 4 4AA 3 ways to put equity at the forefront of retention & recruitment Claire Connor Ensono 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 5 5AA Customer experiences and exploitation of TFP Hardware and Software Matthias Bangert IBM 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 6 6AA Threshold Reporting Ralph Amirtharaj SMT Data 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 7 7AA COBOL: How old skool became new age Derek Britton Micro Focus 09:00 - 10:00
30 Minute Break 10:00 - 10:30
Virtual Room 1 1AB Data Mapping and Transformation Update for App Connect Dominic Storey IBM UK LTD. 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 2 2AB Abend resolution using a modern IDE Tomas Cech Broadcom 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 3 3AB IBM Z Workload Scheduler roadmap and strategy Marco Cardelli HCL Technologies 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 4 4AB Panel Discussion - We don’t want equality. We want equity Resli Costabell Costabell Ltd 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 5 5AB SDSF Security – How does it work on z/OS 2.5 and onwards Rob Scott Rocket Software 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 6 6AB Two Useful Open Source Performance Tools Martin Packer IBM UK LTD. 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 7 7AB Modern Data Protection Methodologies Tim Reading Luminex 10:30 - 11:30
30 Minute Break 11:30 - 12:00
Virtual Room 1 1AC Hiding Among Bits - A Digital Forensic Saga Cristian Coraci Digital Forensic Examiner 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 2 2AC Innovative, open and automated testing for your z/OS applications James Davies IBM 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 3 3AC GDPS interfaces, a modern approach for managing your HA/DR on mainframe Anthony Morales IBM 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 4 4AC Creative Thinking Brainware Upgrade Resli Costabell Costabell Ltd 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 6 6AC Capacity Management in a Changing World Butch Rambish 21st Century Software, Inc. 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 7 7AC What's New in z/OS V2.5 Marna Walle IBM USA 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch & Learn 13:00 - 14:00
Virtual Room 1 1AD RACF Update Mark Nelson IBM USA 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 2 2AD The joy of joins Emil Kotrc Broadcom Inc. 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 3 3AD Proactively Reduce System Issues by Leveraging Machine Learning and Real Time Anomaly Detection Daniel Wiegand IBM 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 4 4AD CICS Update from Hursley Mark Cocker IBM UK 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 5 5AD Parallel Sysplex Update Stephen Warren IBM 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 6 6AD Mainframe Hardware 101 Lena Rösch IBM UK LTD. 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 7 7AD Dev Ops with IMS - Enable ROI within 1 year of adopting Dev Ops best practices Duane Wente BMC Software 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 8 8AD Z Xplore Joris Mertens IBM 14:00 - 15:00
30 Minute Break 15:00 - 15:30
Virtual Room 1 1AE Addressing the Top 3 Concerns with Privileged Users Brian Marshall Vanguard Integrity Professionals Ltd 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 2 2AE Intro to z/OS Stephen Warren IBM 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 3 3AE OpenTelemetry and Mainframe Application Performance Monitoring: How we figured out distributed tracing on Z Aaron Young IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 4 4AE From Blockchain to AI: Why Academics and Startups Should Care About the Mainframe Prof Dr Philipp Brune Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 5 5AE Automating your IBM Z environment with Red Hat Ansible Dan Jast IBM 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 6 6AE Building a modern app with Python and Z Open Automation Utilities Bill Pereira IBM 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 7 7AE zHyperLink New Features and Real-World Experiences Beth Peterson IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 8 8AE OMP Mainframe Open Education Project Yvette LaMar IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
30 Minute Break 16:30 - 17:00
Keynote: Don’t call us special Chris Booth NatWest Group 17:00 - 18:00
Break 18:00 - 20:00
Quiz Night 20:00 - 22:00

Wednesday 3rd November

Stream Session Presentation Title Speaker Company Time
Virtual Room 1 1AG Mainframe Fuzzing and Debugging Jake Labelle F-Secure 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 2 2AG Driving the DevOps Pipeline:  A new approach to mainframe application delivery Giulia Sermann Micro Focus 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 3 3AG Zowe extensions in IBM Z Workload Scheduler Federica Gari HCL Technologies 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 4 4AG What's New in CICS Security Colin Penfold IBM UK LTD. 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 6 6AG Introduction to SA (Systems Automation) David Swift Nationwide Building Society 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 7 7AG Encrypting data “at-rest” with Key Label for Db2 in z/OS Manik Kainth Broadcom 09:00 - 10:00
30 Minute Break 10:00 - 10:30
Virtual Room 1 1AH App Connect Enterprise Certified Container in CP4i Dominic Storey IBM UK LTD. 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 2 2AH Squeeze Your Data with Db2:A History of compression Jim Dee BMC Software Ltd 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 3 3AH Modernize and integrate the mainframe batch with a distributed platform using IBM z/OS Platform for Apache Spark Valiantsin Krus IBA Group 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 4 4AH CICS Foundation update John Tilling IBM UK LTD. 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 7 7AH Cyber Resiliency with GDPS and Logical Corruption Protection Terry O'Connor IBM UK LTD. 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 8 8AH Modernization on IBM Z Joris Mertens IBM 10:30 - 11:30
30 Minute Break 11:30 - 12:00
Virtual Room 1 1AI Never Let a Good Crisis Go To Waste - Zero Trust in the Age of Covid Chris Perry BMC Software Ltd 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 2 2AI Hybrid Cloud Strategy with IBM Z and its Use Cases Sebastien LLaurency IBM Europe 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 3 3AI Import and Deploy Workload Automation Containers on Z Container Extensions (zCX) Marco Cardelli HCL Technologies 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 4 4AI Db2 Product Watch Colin Knight The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 5 5AI Nuts and Bolts of IMS Lock Management Kevin Stewart IBM 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 6 6AI The Journey to Tailored Fit Pricing Steven Thomas SMT Data 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 7 7AI Reach for the Cloud but Keep Your Mainframe Connected! Why a Hybrid Approach is the Right Approach for a Modern Mainframe Liat Sokolov Model9 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch & Learn 13:00 - 14:00
Virtual Room 1 1AJ Introduction to RACROUTE Mark Nelson IBM USA 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 2 2AJ Db2 Profiles Roberto Cason BMC Software 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 3 3AJ Millennialization of the Mainframe and Beyond Ewan Stewart ASG 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 4 4AJ Coding for fun, comparing REXX and COBOL Henri Kuiper zDevOps 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 5 5AJ Upgrade to z/OS 2.5 Planning Part 1 of 2 Marna Walle IBM USA 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 6 6AJ System Recover Boost: Hitting the Turbo Button on z/OS Scott Chapman EPS 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 7 7AJ Debugging CICS Storage Violations Using IPCS Ezriel Gross Rocket Software 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 8 8AJ What skills are necesary for a future career? Melissa Sassi IBM 14:00 - 15:00
30 Minute Break 15:00 - 15:30
Virtual Room 1 1AK Trust No One Eysha Powers IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 2 2AK CICStart your mainframe with Zowe and open source tooling Joe Winchester IBM UK LTD. 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 3 3AK AIOps - Monitoring and Observability: What’s New in OMEGAMON Ashok Mahay IBM UK LTD. 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 4 4AK The ABCs of IBM Z NetView IP Management Pamela McLean IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 5 5AK z/OS Container Extensions Part 1: An Introduction to Running Containers Inside z/OS Stephen Warren IBM 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 6 6AK What's The Use? Martin Packer IBM UK LTD. 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 7 7AK IBM TS7700 What's New for 2021 Joe Swingler IBM 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 8 8AK Build tomorrow's team today Earl Dixon Broadcom 15:30 - 16:30
30 Minute Break 16:30 - 17:00
Keynote: Infrastructure and Application Modernization on IBM Z with Red Hat OpenShift Marcel Mitran IBM 17:00 - 18:00

Thursday 4th November

Stream Session Presentation Title Speaker Company Time
Virtual Room 1 1AM What's new in MQ Jamie Squibb IBM UK LTD. 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 2 2AM Introducing DevOps - CI/CD, Automated Test – mainstreaming the Mainframe Hans Stern BMC Software 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 3 3AM Statement of Direction: IBM Z JCL Expert Ben Horwood 21st Century Software, Inc. 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 4 4AM The Future of APIs on Z Anthony Papageorgiou IBM UK LTD. 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 5 5AM GDPS What's New - Recent GDPS enhancements to improve your CA/DR and Cyber Resiliency posture Dave Clitherow IBM UK LTD. 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 6 6AM Are you wasting money because of SIIS? Danilo Gipponi EPV Technologies 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 7 7AM APPLCOMPAT, NULLID and Me Gareth Copplestone-Jones Triton Consulting 09:00 - 10:00
30 Minute Break 10:00 - 10:30
Virtual Room 1 1AN What's new in MQ on z/OS - deep dive Matt Leming IBM UK LTD. 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 2 2AN Why you should look at Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on IBM Z Wilhelm Mild IBM Europe 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 3 3AN Streamlining Your Batch to use less time and CPU Kim Mortensen BMC Software 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 4 4AN z/OS Connect EE - monitoring and performance tuning Mark Hiscock IBM UK LTD. 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 6 6AN Measuring the integrated accelerator for zEDC Danilo Gipponi EPV Technologies 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 8 8AN Recruiting new Z talent - Lessons from the field. Max Dahl Mainframe Training 10:30 - 11:30
30 Minute Break 11:30 - 12:00
Virtual Room 1 1AO IBM z/OS Authorized Code Scanner (zACS) Bryan Childs IBM USA 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 2 2AO How does Db2 z transform your SQL query for better performance Huong Tran IBM USA 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 3 3AO Fast and simple mechanics to share MF data with external applications. Tim Reading Luminex 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 4 4AO Developing and Deploying Java EE and Spring Boot apps for CICS Liberty Phil Wakelin IBM UK LTD. 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 5 5AO Is your IMS the best it can be? Dennis Eichelberger IBM 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 6 6AO Managing and optimizing workloads in a consumption based world Chris Walker IBM USA 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 8 8AO New Mainframers talk candidly Earl Dixon Broadcom 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch & Learn 13:00 - 14:00
Virtual Room 1 1AP MQ Clustering Deep Dive Gwydion Tudur IBM UK LTD. 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 2 2AP Db2 12 for z/os and Assynchronous Systems Managed CF Structure Duplexing: Update Mark Rader IBM 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 3 3AP Analyze IBM Z Operational Data Alongside Your Hybrid Cloud Data for End to End Observability Daniel Wiegand IBM 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 4 4AP Software in space - what mainframers can learn from space missions ! Joe Winchester IBM UK LTD. 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 5 5AP IMS CDC streaming to Modern Analytic Platforms - Lessons Learned Scott Quillicy Precisely Limited 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 6 6AP Disk storage 102 - A local real world example (with a bit of GDPS) Simon Fairbourn Nationwide Building Society 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 7 7AP Upgrade to z/OS 2.5 Planning Part 2 of 2 Marna Walle IBM USA 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 8 8AP A more efficient use of DASD to Enable Cyber Data protection without Impact to Overall Capacity Robin Fromm DELL Technologies 14:00 - 15:00
30 Minute Break 15:00 - 15:30
Virtual Room 1 1AQ What keyring? What certificates? All I know is TLS works only in Server Authentication! Wai Choi IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 2 2AQ How to connect Mainframe with Jenkins pipelines using USS Ilya Abnitski IBA Group 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 3 3AQ Creating Unity Between your APM Application Owners and Z SMEs in a Truly Hybrid World Taylor Donner IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 4 4AQ Ansible for IBM Z. Lets get started! Bryant Panyarachun IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 5 5AQ z/OS Container Extensions Part 2: Getting Started to Deploy zCX Appliance Instances Stephen Warren IBM 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 6 6AQ NetMaster Development Update and Roadmap Review Paul Schuler Broadcom Inc. 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 7 7AQ IBM z/OS Transparent Cloud Tiering - What's New and Improved Lourie Goodall IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 8 8AQ Working with Universities: Your first collaboration project! Dr. Herbert Daly University of Wolverhampton 15:30 - 16:30
30 Minute Break 16:30 - 17:00
Virtual Room 1 1AR Banking Resiliency for Financial Services – new requirements need defences Al Saurette MainTegrity Inc 17:00 - 18:00
Virtual Room 2 2AR ISPF Master Class - Edit: from A to .ZLAST Dan Dirkse 17:00 - 18:00
Virtual Room 3 3AR Are You Truly Optimizing Resiliency on IBM Z? Chris Taylor 21st Century Software, Inc. 17:00 - 18:00
Virtual Room 5 5AR Eliminating Dangerous Installation Exit Code Bob Rogers Trident Services Inc 17:00 - 18:00
Virtual Room 6 6AR Cloud Pak for Data - Starter Toobah Qadeer IBM 17:00 - 18:00
Virtual Room 7 7AR DFSMS Latest and Greatest Barb McDonald IBM USA 17:00 - 18:00

Monday 8th November

Stream Session Presentation Title Speaker Company Time
Keynote: Conference Opening for 2nd Week Mark Wilson BMC Software 14:00 - 14:15
Keynote: The Road to Digital Transformation is Paved with AIOps, SecOps, and DevOps John McKenny BMC Software Ltd 14:15 - 15:15
Keynote: The Next Generation DBA Saghi Amirsoleymani Rocket Software 15:30 - 16:30

Tuesday 9th November

Stream Session Presentation Title Speaker Company Time
Virtual Room 1 1AS Why the Mainframe Needs Modernized Connection and Protection Malcolm Trigg Micro Focus 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 2 2AS z/VM 7.2 Platform Update, News, and Recommendations Malcolm Beattie IBM UK LTD. 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 3 3AS Create a unified and collaborative AIOps experience for IBM Z Wolfgang Schaeberle IBM Europe 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 4 4AS Developing and modernizing CICS applications with Ansible Stewart Francis IBM UK LTD. 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 5 5AS Optimize z/OS Performance with Easy-to-Use, Actionable Analytics Guy Muller Rocket Software 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 6 6AS RACF for sysprogs 102 Mark Wilson BMC Software 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 7 7AS Dev Ops and IMS: The Journey begins Haley Fung IBM 09:00 - 10:00
30 Minute Break 10:00 - 10:30
Virtual Room 1 1AT Securing your MQ channels with TLS Gwydion Tudur IBM UK LTD. 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 2 2AT Modernizing Code Older Than You Are: One Newbie’s Journey Sudhanshu Dubey Micro Focus 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 3 3AT Dinosaurs, DWC and Docker Dean Harrison HCL Technologies 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 4 4AT CICS resource configuration for target environments Chris Hodgins IBM UK 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 6 6AT z/OS Terminology Keith Sisson BMC Software Ltd 10:30 - 11:30
30 Minute Break 11:30 - 12:00
Virtual Room 1 1AU Where's my z/OS message ? Matt Leming IBM UK LTD. 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 2 2AU Hybrid DevOps at Scale – A Case Study in Engineering Excellence Per Kroll Broadcom 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 3 3AU 10 tips to reach Mainframe Operational Excellence (or not)! Marc Beschi ZETALY 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 4 4AU Db2 z/OS housekeeping best practices Michal Bialecki IBM 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 5 5AU Analyzing z/OS SMF capture ratios Barton Robinson Velocity Software GmbH 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 6 6AU Mainframe Performance Tuning Mary Solomon SMT Data 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 7 7AU A mainframer's guide to object storage Offer Baruch Model9 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch & Learn 13:00 - 14:00
Virtual Room 1 1AV Ensuring message high availability with your IBM MQ systems Jamie Squibb IBM UK LTD. 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 2 2AV Linux on IBM Z and Linux ONE - What's New Stefan Raspl IBM Europe 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 3 3AV How can Workload Automation Intelligence provide key insights into reducing SLA breaches? Daniel Remta Broadcom 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 4 4AV Data Gate: Current and Consistent Db2 for z/OS Data on any Cloud Sowmya Kameswaran IBM USA 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 5 5AV IBM z/OS on z15 Hardware Marna Walle IBM USA 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 6 6AV How long is too long? Multi-period Service Classes John Baker IntelliMagic 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 7 7AV CICS performance, monitoring, and statistics: Making sense of all the numbers Dan Zachary IBM USA 14:00 - 15:00
30 Minute Break 15:00 - 15:30
Virtual Room 1 1AW Imagine How Much You Can Learn Exploring MQ Statistics and Accounting Data Todd Havekost IntelliMagic 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 2 2AW Scripting with Groovy Daniel R Bruce IBM 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 3 3AW Roadmap to achieve full mobile-to-mainframe hybrid cloud visibility with Instana Chris Walker IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 4 4AW CICS performance and tuning 101 Ezriel Gross Rocket Software 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 5 5AW z/OS Container Extensions Part 3: zCX Use Cases and Demonstration Stephen Warren IBM 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 6 6AW Watson & Walker’s ZedRoadShow Frank Kyne Watson & Walker, Inc. 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 7 7AW IBM TS7700 as a DS8000 Object Store: New features and deep dive Lourie Goodall IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
30 Minute Break 16:30 - 17:00
Keynote: Where Next? Keeping the mainframe relevant at Next. Ian Thompson Next Retail Ltd. 17:00 - 18:00
Break 18:00 - 20:00
Quiz Night 20:00 - 22:00

Wednesday 10th November

Stream Session Presentation Title Speaker Company Time
Virtual Room 1 1AY Modern Coding & Debugging Experiences Using VS Code for Mainframe Software Azat Satklichov Broadcom Inc. 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 2 2AY Db2 Clients, Connect, gateways - what do I really need ? Christoph Theisen Rocket Software 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 3 3AY Lockdown Dean Harrison HCL Technologies 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 4 4AY Producing and consuming messages in Kafka from CICS applications Mark Cocker IBM UK 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 6 6AY Measuring cryptographic activities in z/OS Danilo Gipponi EPV Technologies 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 7 7AY Hitachi Vantara - Whats New - VSP5000 Solutions Update Simon Dorn Hitachi Vantara Ltd 09:00 - 10:00
30 Minute Break 10:00 - 10:30
Virtual Room 1 1AZ The Role of the systems programmer in protecting the mainframe from accidental or malicious event! Mark Wilson BMC Software 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 2 2AZ Simplifying & optimizing Db2 end-to-end multi-platform performance analysis from a DevOps APM perspective Angelika Heinrich mainstorconcept GmbH 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 3 3AZ Risk-free adhoc workload in your IWSz-CP by self-services Jens Bühring HORIZONT Software GmbH 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 4 4AZ Galasa Half Full: Bring back the optimism to integration testing James Davies IBM 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 6 6AZ Evaluating Latent Demand in the Mainframe Environment Peter Enrico EPS 10:30 - 11:30
30 Minute Break 11:30 - 12:00
Virtual Room 1 1BA Making sense of queues and event streams Matt Leming IBM UK LTD. 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 2 2BA Red Hat OpenShift Multi-cluster and Multi-Architecture : x86, Power and IBM Z Sebastien LLaurency IBM Europe 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 3 3BA Enhanced IzWS – Scheduling faster, including open and cloud environments. Peter Koll Beta Systems Software Ltd 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 4 4BA Modern UX/UI guidelines in the world of Mainframe Valiantsin Krus IBA Group 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 5 5BA IMS and the Relational Database Robert Recknagel IBM 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 6 6BA The needs for mainframe capacity management and planning in a hybrid cloud world Chris Walker IBM USA 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 7 7BA Understanding PARMLIB for a successful IPL Mike FitzGerald Fitz Software & Co. 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 8 8BA Zero Trust from Cloud to Mainframe: How to Get Started John Pinkowski Broadcom 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch & Learn 13:00 - 14:00
Virtual Room 1 1BB UNIXPRIV Class Robert Hansel RSH Consulting, Inc 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 2 2BB 2021 Edition - Db2 for z/OS Development "SWAT Tales" Anthony Ciabattoni IBM USA 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 3 3BB Reduce Root Cause Problem Determination Time by Analyzing Anomalous Behavior Daniel Wiegand IBM 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 4 4BB Four Innovation Drivers for AppSec John T Smith Veracode 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 5 5BB Using open-source languages to modernize business-critical applications on z/OS Roland Koo IBM 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 6 6BB zOS program fetch, how programs are found for execution Keith Sisson BMC Software Ltd 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 7 7BB DFSMShsm UNIX File backup support Andrew Wilt IBM USA 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 7 7BB DFSMShsm UNIX File backup support Andrew Wilt IBM USA 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 8 8BB Manage your z/VM systems and your private on-prem Cloud with zPRO James Vincent Velocity Software GmbH 14:00 - 15:00
30 Minute Break 15:00 - 15:30
Virtual Room 1 1BC What's new in IBM Z Security? Hans Schoone IBM Europe 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 2 2BC z/VM Centralised Service: Remote Service Management Richard Lewis IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 3 3BC IBM Z Monitoring Configuration Manager - Spend less time Administering your OMEGAMON environments Matthias Tschaffler Rocket Software 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 4 4BC Dynamic environment provision at Lloyds Banking Group Reg Wilkinson Lloyds Banking Group 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 5 5BC Protecting data through encryption of Coupling Facility Structures Stephen Warren IBM 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 6 6BC Measuring z/OS Performance for Mainframe Rookies Scott Chapman EPS 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 7 7BC What's New on the IBM DS8900F Storage Family Beth Peterson IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 8 8BC Killing it with FIre - - Manage aging computer systems (and Future proof modern ones!) Marianne Bellotti 15:30 - 16:30
30 Minute Break 16:30 - 17:00
Keynote: Stronger Together: Cloud and IBM Z Meredith Stowell IBM USA 17:00 - 18:00

Thursday 11th November

Stream Session Presentation Title Speaker Company Time
Virtual Room 1 1BE DevSecOps and shift-left security strategy within Zowe Jakub Balhar Broadcom 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 2 2BE VS Code for Green Screen Developers Jessielaine Punongbayan Broadcom Inc. 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 3 3BE Z System Automation for APP Developer & Operation by Young Professionals Bernd (Josi) Jostmeyer IBM 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 4 4BE CICS transaction-level testing with IBM Z Virtual Test Platform Steve Foley IBM UK LTD. 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 5 5BE Overview and best practises of tuning IMS data entry databases Anshul Agrawal BMC Software 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 6 6BE All of the old with all of the new - Mainframe automation, scripting, orchestration, and devops with Zowe Joe Winchester IBM UK LTD. 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual Room 7 7BE Automating DB2 Schema Change - A Practical Guide Julian Stuhler Triton Consulting 09:00 - 10:00
30 Minute Break 10:00 - 10:30
Virtual Room 1 1BF What's new in App Connect Enterprise 12 Alison Lucas IBM UK LTD. 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 2 2BF Let my data go. Using z/osmf REST APIs to set your data free Meharban Meharban BMC Software Ltd 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 3 3BF AIOps: Console Management Mohamad Joni Broadcom Inc. 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 4 4BF CICS Q and A - Ask the experts AKA Chump the Chimp Nick Garrod IBM UK LTD. 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 5 5BF Show Me the Data: Centralized Storage Management Mihai Ficiorita Broadcom 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 6 6BF How to start or improve mainframe DevOps using Open Source on Z? Ilya Abnitski IBA Group 10:30 - 11:30
Virtual Room 7 7BF Defending your mainframe against hackers, ransomware, and internal threats Trevor Eddolls iTech-Ed Ltd 10:30 - 11:30
30 Minute Break 11:30 - 12:00
Virtual Room 1 1BG Resiliency is not an Accident Mark Nelson IBM USA 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 2 2BG Fantastic online nightmares and where to find them Javier Estrada Benavides Broadcom 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 3 3BG ZEBRA (Zowe Embedded Browser for RMF/SMF and APIs) use case as open source enterprise monitoring tools Yongkook(Alex) Kim IBM 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 4 4BG Getting Started with Modern Automation of z/OS Sysprog Tasks - A Users Journey Sriram Mathrubootham HSBC Bank PLC 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 6 6BG Take back control of your Mainframe budget Brian Hoare ZETALY 12:00 - 13:00
Virtual Room 7 7BG Introducing REST-enabled BCPii: A whole new way of controlling your Z hardware! Stephen Warren IBM 12:00 - 13:00
Lunch & Learn 13:00 - 14:00
Virtual Room 1 1BH RACF Monitoring & Reporting Robert Hansel RSH Consulting, Inc 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 2 2BH DevOps Vs DBA Marcus Davage BMC Software Ltd 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 3 3BH AIOps - Using your OMEGAMON data with your visualization and AI/ML platform of choice. Jim Porell Rocket Software 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 4 4BH Determining the Best Use of AI to Meet Your IT Ops Needs Chris Spencer Broadcom Inc. 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 5 5BH Ask the Experts session - How can I use open source languages to modernize business-critical applications on z/OS? Chandni Dinani IBM USA 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 6 6BH Store Into Instruction Stream: Searching for the Culprits to Save CPU Scott Chapman EPS 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 7 7BH Good, Better, Best – are you Buffering IMS Efficiently? Suzie Wendler IBM 14:00 - 15:00
Virtual Room 8 8BH IBM Z Global Skills Accelerator Shelly Meierarend IBM USA 14:00 - 15:00
30 Minute Break 15:00 - 15:30
Virtual Room 1 1BI What's New in z/OS Crypto Eysha Powers IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 3 3BI The Many Benefits of Proper Batch Initiation Kelly Vogt BMC Software Ltd 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 4 4BI Db2 12 Continuous delivery Chris Crone Broadcom Inc. 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 5 5BI Ansible for SysProgs Bill Pereira IBM 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 6 6BI Resolving User Problems with the Z NetView REST Server Pamela McLean IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 7 7BI Five Challenges You Didn’t Know TDMF (Transparent Data Migration Facility) Can Solve Brandon Wilkie 21st Century Software, Inc. 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 8 8BI Identify insights from your data using AI on IBM Z - Making Realtime Insight a Reality Elpida Tzortzatos IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
Virtual Room 8 8BI Identify insights from your data using AI on IBM Z - Making Realtime Insight a Reality Elpida Tzortzatos IBM USA 15:30 - 16:30
30 Minute Break 16:30 - 17:00
Virtual Room 1 1BJ ISPF Master Class - Edit Macros Dan Dirkse 17:00 - 18:00
Virtual Room 3 3BJ Why visibility and surgical recovery is needed for true cyber resiliency Butch Rambish 21st Century Software, Inc. 17:00 - 18:00
Virtual Room 4 4BJ Parallel Sysplex Basics Stephen Warren IBM 17:00 - 18:00
Virtual Room 5 5BJ JES3plus I/O Improvements Ed Jaffe Phoenix Software International 17:00 - 18:00
Virtual Room 6 6BJ XCF Auto-Magic Tuning Don Zeunert BMC Software Ltd 17:00 - 18:00
Virtual Room 7 7BJ New Ways to Protect Your Data at Rest with z/OS Data Set Encryption Cecilia Lewis IBM USA 17:00 - 18:00
Virtual Room 8 8BJ Analyzing z/OS SMF capture ratios Barton Robinson Velocity Software GmbH 17:00 - 18:00
15 Minute Break 18:00 - 18:15
Keynote: Conference Wrap-Up Mark Wilson BMC Software 18:15 - 18:45