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IBM InterConnect 2017 will feature z Systems and Hybrid Cloud Sessions and Exhibits

Mar 19 - Mar 23 • Place: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

Through keynotes, 2,000+ sessions, 200+ labs, hundreds of certification opportunities and more, explore the latest innovations and hottest trends at IBM InterConnect 2017 this March. Enjoy access and insights from experts, distinguished engineers, IBM clients and Business Partner Speakers. Get $8,000 worth of value in training, keynotes, certification, executive one-on-one meetings and expert talks.

IBM z Systems will be featured in sessions about Security, the Cloud and more! Plus, you can see the fastest Linux server in the industry in the Interconnect exhibit hall.  Get more information on the IBM InterConnect website.

CICS, IMS, and WAS Sessions

Monday, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM | Reef A | Session ID: 3233A

Transform Your Enterprise with IBM IMS, Hybrid Cloud, and the API Economy

Speakers: Kyle J. Charlet, IBM | Skyla Loomis, IBM

 In this session, Skyla Loomis, Director of IMS and TPF, and Kyle Charlet, IMS and z Systems API Economy Architect, highlight the integral role that IBM Information Management System (IMS) holds in transforming your enterprise into an insight-driven, customer-centric, cloud-connected enterprise. IBM enterprise clients that rely on z Systems and IMS have an infrastructure that is primed to transform and lead in a hybrid cloud. Where do you start? How do you repurpose application logic as APIs? What best practices exist for a transformation to hybrid cloud? How can you bring IMS data into your analytics workloads? In this overarching discussion, you will learn all of these things, and more.

Tuesday, 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM | Reef A | Session ID: 4776A

Leveraging an Event-Driven Architecture and RESTful APIs to Deliver Value Fast at Bankwest

Speakers: Rob Crowley, Bannkwest

The API economy is here, fueling disruption across many established industries. In response to this, companies must rapidly increase their business agility in order to survive. Bankwest tackled this challenge by unlocking the latent potential of its core banking system through RESTful APIs using Java and CICS Liberty. Additionally, the shift to an event-driven architecture powered by MQ has enabled Bankwest to create a vibrant ecosystem of loosely coupled distributed components with the mainframe as its core. This case study covers the journey taken, and how Bankwest combined Websphere Liberty and RESTful APIs along with asynchronous messaging to enable business agility and the delivery of business value.

Tuesday, 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM | Islander H | Session ID: 5538A

Citi’s Digital Transformation: Enterprise Systems Continues to Lead in the Digital Economy

Speakers: Atanas Bogdanovski, Citigroup | Glenn Brown, Citigroup

At the heart of Citi’s digital transformation, enterprise systems continues to lead the way in the digital economy. The early implementation of IBM z/OS Connect V1 was followed with the Enterprise Edition of the product, with full spectrum of APIs. It enabled developers for cloud, mobile and traditional applications, both internal and external, to seamlessly access systems of records by standard APIs, exploiting z Systems processing capabilities and its legendary security, availability and reliability. The ease of exposing the core systems services as REST-accessible, the flexibility of creating APIs in limitless variations, and API management and control via APIm, all motivated agile development on both core systems and client platforms.

Wednesday, 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM | Reef A | Session ID: 3223A

Why z/OS is a Great Platform for Developing and Hosting APIs

Speakers: Teodoro Cipresso, IBM | Bruce Armstrong, IBM

As an IBM enterprise client, you have a wealth of assets at your disposal, ready to be combined in powerful new ways. These assets are critical to your success, but with disparate assets from multiple subsystems, you’re not sure where to begin. In this session, we’ll show you how to quickly build, deploy, and test APIs on z/OS to create cloud-ready opportunities for business growth. You’ll also simplify access to z/OS for your developers who use REST and Open API (Swagger), shrinking time-to-market. In this session, we’ll build, deploy, and test an API using z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition that incorporates CICS, IMS, and DB2 assets. We’ll show you how to manage change in the assets that underpin your APIs.

Wednesday, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM | Reef A | Session ID: 3402A

Enable Rapid Service Provisioning with CICS, Microservices and the z/OS Provisioning Toolkit

Speakers: Matthew Webster, IBM

Learn how to take advantage of microservices as an architectural pattern from an industry-wide point of view through to CICS. Understand how microservices can help your development team become leaner and more agile, and how they can you help adopt DevOps processes. You’ll learn how they’re different from other architectural patterns like Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), and why z Systems and CICS are a good fit for them. We’ll cover container technologies and see demos of various scenarios using the CICS Provisioning Toolkit.

Wednesday, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM | Reef A | Session ID: 4115A

IT Services Provider FI-TS Shows How They Quickly Moved to Cloud with JDBC Support

Speakers:  Poonam Chitale, IBM | Robert Recknagel, Finanz Informatik Technologie Service GmbH & Co. KG

In the world of cloud and hybrid cloud, quickly developing and deploying new business logic is a must. Whether the apps are on the mainframe or distributed, IMS can make your move to the cloud swift and simple with our JDBC support. Bonus: You can even lower the cost of running your Java apps with specialty processors that can lower chargeable MIPs when processing Java. FI-TS, a leading provider of information technology services in the financial sector in Germany, is innovating with this capability right now. Robert Recknagel from FI-TS shares how they are digitally transforming by using Java, object-oriented COBOL, object-oriented PL/I, or a combination of these languages to successfully meet the business needs of their clients.

z Systems ITSM Sessions

Monday, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | Lagoon J | Session ID: 3367A

z Systems IT Service Management Portfolio Strategy and Direction

Speakers: Chris Dittmer, IBM | Rohit Badlaney, IBM

The IBM IT Service Management Portfolio for z Systems provides a rich set of offerings to help clients effectively manage increasingly complex IT environments and deliver the agile services needed by today’s modern enterprise. In this session, you will find out more on the strategic direction IBM is taking with its IT Service Management offerings for z Systems to provide a modernized and integrated experience for IT operators and subject matter experts, deliver hybrid cloud deployments for easier adoption, and deliver the next generation of IT analytics to maintain Service Level Agreements, provide faster deployments and help lower IT costs.

Monday, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM | Lagoon K | Session ID: 1980A

OMEGAMON Family Update: See What’s New in Monitoring

Speakers: Jeff Summers, IBM | Nathan Brice, IBM | Roger Cvitkovac, ING

Learn about IBM’s drive towards operational excellence in the OMEGAMON family of products. Find out about new capabilities introduced in the latest versions, as well as the latest on the new IBM OMEGAMON for Application Performance Management and IBM OMEGAMON for JVM on z/OS offerings and how they can assist with hybrid cloud integration.

Wednesday, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | Lagoon J | Session ID: 1393A

Reaching Operational Excellence with Modernized System Automation on z

Speakers: Paul Koniar, FIS | Juri Dragoun, IBM

In this session, you’ll learn how to optimize IT operations and run a highly available application infrastructure on z Systems. For the growing amount of applications and increasing complexity of today’s IT infrastructures, you need a solution that automates complex, multi-tiered applications even crossing Sysplex boundaries. In this session, we’ll discuss a practical example of a cross-sysplex application. This is a challenge for automation. Does the brand-new IBM System Automation for z/OS accept that challenge? Come join us and find out!

DevOps for z Systems Sessions

Monday, 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM | Breakers J | Session ID: 5951A

DevOps for z Systems Kickoff: Cognitive DevOps for the Hybrid Cloud

Speakers: Hayden Lindsey, IBM | Robert Stroud, Forrester

Organizations are adopting DevOps practices in droves—and seeing dramatic improvements in software delivery speed, quality and business agility. To move at the speed of business, silos must be broken down and cultures rebuilt to deliver innovation in an agile fashion. Discover, evolve and unleash the power of your core business assets to provide a competitive advantage in an environment of digital disruption. Hayden Lindsey, VP and Distinguished Engineer, DevOps for Enterprise Systems, and Robert Stroud, principal analyst, Forrester, will discuss how enterprises are using the latest DevOps technologies and best practices to enable digital transformations, including results from a TEI paper on Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence.

Tuesday, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM | Breakers J | Session ID: 2400A

How State Street is Leveraging a Multi-Platform DevOps Solution to Drive to Continuous Delivery

Speakers: Rosalind Radcliffe, IBM | Edward Weare, State Street

Wondering how to modernize your z/OS development process? Still stuck in the 1980s using host-based production control systems? Now is the time to move. State Street is using Rational Team Concert (RTC) and Rational Developer for z (RDz) for all its mainframe development, and UrbanCode Deploy for deployment. RTC is also used as the agile planning tool for all development teams, and is the key integration and audit point for all development processes. We are also in the process of moving from ClearCase/ClearQuest into GitHub with RTC for all the distributed teams. This talk will discuss State Street’s approach, the benefits of the modern tooling, and how you can transition to a similar solution from where you are today.

Tuesday, 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM | Breakers J | Session ID: 1949A

Deploying COBOL Applications with Rational Team Concert and UrbanCode at Rabobank: We’re Live!

Speakers: Ralph van Beek, Rabobank | Rosalind Radcliffe, IBM

Rabobank and IBM have been working together in a design partnership to achieve “push-of-the-button” deployment of z/OS COBOL applications with Rational Team Concert and UrbanCode Deploy. This has recently resulted in a go-live with basic deployments for high-availability z/OS COBOL applications. IBM Distinguished Engineer Rosalind Radcliffe will present IBM’s vision and the positioning of RTC and UrbanCode Deploy in setting up a DevOps practice for z. Rabobank DevOps architect Ralph van Beek will demonstrate how RTC and Urbancode Deploy are used for deploying z/OS COBOL applications. We’ll also show the design and approach, and how this functionality will soon be extended to middleware definitions for web services, DataPower, DB2 and MQ.

Wednesday, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | Breakers K | Session ID: 2623A

Adopting DevOps at Ameriprise Financial… One Step at a Time

Speakers: Mark Sokoloski, Ameriprise Financial | William Alexander, IBM

Our goal at Ameriprise is to adopt DevOps practices, and the first step is to focus on empowering developers with the tools to start the culture change. In this presentation, we will discuss the successful rollout and adoption of Rational Developer for System z (RDz) at Ameriprise, along with Rational Asset Analyzer (RAA), Rational Team Concert (RTC) and Rational Programming Patterns (RPP). This is a “how we did it” presentation highlighting what worked and what didn’t, including our reasons for adopting these tools, factors influencing our original “success,” pitfalls and avoidable mistakes, and how we overcame the obstacles to become truly successful.

Hybrid Infrastructure Sessions

Monday, 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM | Surf E | Session ID: 5836A

Encrypt Everything without Changing Anything

Speakers: Nick Sardino, IBM | Keith Perry, BKFS | Michael Jordan, IBM

With data breaches on the rise, pervasive encryption is one of the single most important techniques that organizations can use to mitigate the risk and reduce the costs associated with loss of data. The practice of implementing encryption can vary greatly from organization to organization. Organizations struggle with questions such as what data should be encrypted, where encryption should occur, and who should be responsible for encryption In this session, we will explore the critical role of pervasive encryption within the digital enterprise, and hear from a client about their challenges and how pervasive encryption on IBM z Systems helps them protect their data without the need for costly application changes.

Wednesday, 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM | Reef A | Session ID: 3223A

Why z/OS is a Great Platform for Developing and Hosting APIs

Speakers: Teodoro Cipresso, IBM | Bruce Armstrong, IBM

As an IBM enterprise client, you have a wealth of assets at your disposal, ready to be combined in powerful new ways. These assets are critical to your success, but with disparate assets from multiple subsystems, you’re not sure where to begin. In this session, we’ll show you how to quickly build, deploy, and test APIs on z/OS to create cloud-ready opportunities for business growth. You’ll also simplify access to z/OS for your developers who use REST and Open API (Swagger), shrinking time-to-market. In this session, we’ll build, deploy, and test an API using z/OS Connect Enterprise Edition that incorporates CICS, IMS, and DB2 assets. We’ll show you how to manage change in the assets that underpin your APIs.

 

 

 

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