IBM z Systems at CA World 2016

Nov 14 - Nov 18 • Place: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV


IBM z Systems will be a sponsor of CA World 2016 this November in Las Vegas, NV.  If you’re at CA World, look for these IBM z Systems sessions and exhibits.


Wednesday, November 16:

Making the case for the Mainframe: The Fast Path to New Value Creation (joint IBM, IDC, CA Session/Panel Discussion)

Wed., Nov. 16, 3:45-4:15 p.m

Session: MFT170P
Abstract:  The role of IT is evolving. While increasing productivity and efficiency is still important, creating business value and new revenue generation is the primary goal and clients are looking to build competitive advantage through new innovative services. IT is charged with delivering these services at speed and at scale, efficiently and with high quality. Leading mainframe organizations have recognized that leveraging their investments as part of a hybrid cloud infrastructure is a powerful weapon as they exploit the potential of DevOps and APIs in rapid creation and delivery of new services. Join this panel for a best practices discussion on how these leading mainframe organizations are transforming IT economics and delivering new the next generation of digital business applications.

IBM: Hayden Lindsey, Vice President & Distinguished Engineer, DevOps for Enterprise Systems, IBM z Systems

Mainframe as a Service: Cloud Capabilities for Your Core Business Applications

Session: MFT87S

Wednesday, November 16: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Mainframe Theater 2

Digital transformation requires agile, innovative organizations that can iterate rapidly. Cloud technology makes this possible for many applications by providing increased flexibility, scalability, speed and productivity. In addition, capex and pay-only-for-what-you-use models increase efficiency. But what about mission-critical workloads in the mainframe environment? Join IBM to learn how using a mainframe-as-a-service approach can help you harness the advantages of cloud computing while maintaining the security, reliability and power of the mainframe platform.

Thursday, November 17

Make the Move to a Cognitive and Cloud Platform with IBM z Systems

Thursday, November 17: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Mainframe Theater 2

Session:  MFT109S
Abstract: Cognitive solutions enabled by a cloud platform continue to grow across every industry. IBM z Systems brings together the best of enterprise and open computing, providing “the” platform for your business transformation, allowing you to infuse insight and intelligence into new opportunities like the API economy. Come hear from Hayden Lindsey, Vice President & Distinguished Engineer, DevOps for Enterprise Systems, how  IBM z Systems can unleash the power of your back-end systems, delivering data, analytics and cognitive to your next-generation applications. You’ll also experience a live demonstration of a cutting-edge “bank” scenario invoking Watson Personality Insights and Apache Spark as part of a new business opportunity.

In this session, learn how you can drive new collaborative innovation and DevOps methodologies to deliver new services with speed and security in the API economy; discover how technologies such as Spark can now deliver advanced analytics through cloud for cognitive business; and uncover how to leverage the technology behind Bitcoin to build a new generation of trusted Blockchain transactional apps for the global economy.

IBM: Hayden Lindsey, Vice President & Distinguished Engineer, DevOps for Enterprise Systems, IBM z Systems

Expo Hours:

Nov. 16: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm;

Evening Reception 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Nov. 17:  10:00 am – 5:30 pm