Tech Talk Corner

Visit the Tech Talk Corner during SHARE San Jose! Located in the SHARE booth (#121) at the SHARE Technology Exchange Expo in Exhibit Hall 1 (click here for hours), each Tech Talk offers unique educational content from exclusive event partners. Talks will spend 10-15 minutes on a topic/solution, complete with a short slide deck.

Note: Agenda is listed in Pacific Standard Time.

Agenda

Monday | Wednesday

Monday, March 6

Time Company Speaker(s) About the Talk
5:15 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. 

Hitachi Data Systems

William Smith 

Hitachi Mainframe Storage: The Power of 3

Hear about Hitachi’s innovative approach for demanding Mainframe applications in the areas of Hardware, Software and Solutions.

5:30 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. CA Technologies

JD Bagnell, CA Senior Director, Product Management

Mission Essential to Your Innovation Agenda: Intelligent and Connected Mainframes

How do you create smarter systems that can handle the unplanned, to deliver seamless experiences to customers? How do you embed intelligence into IT systems so that you can deliver better service? Join us to learn how with machine learning on the mainframe and the next wave of automation.

5:45 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.

Micro Focus

Kevin Parker

Enterprise DevOps: Automate to Achieve

Are you working with a mainframe, but new to DevOps and searching for that quick 10-minute overview? Join this Tech Talk session and discover why automation matters for all adopting DevOps practices across the SDLC.

6:00 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.

Beta Systems

Adam Keeling, Technical Consultant, North America

Drive Distributed Workload from Mainframe Dashboard with Absolute Precision

Are you trying to create more cohesion in your workload automation environment? Need to precisely initiate work in the distributed environment? Join us to learn how to extend your existing mainframe workload resources and meet your compliance requirements.

6:15 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.

Software Diversified Services

Colin van der Ross

Migrate Your Batch FTP to SFTP in 10 Minutes

Are you trying to eliminate FTP but with no success? And, despite what “policy” says, it’s still there…right? It is amazing how much FTP is still used despite the known security risks. Well, at least you can easily secure it with little to no effort! In this 10-minute session we will:

  • Describe the “problem” associated with using traditional FTP
  • Explain a solution that allows you to simply migrate to SFTP and become compliant
6:30 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.

BMC Software

Wayne Wilson, Advisory Technical Consultant, BMC Software

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Cap?

Discuss why capping is scary for many companies to implement and how they can take advantage of technology that removes risk from using capping to reduce MLC costs.

6:45 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.

Dell EMC

To Be Announced
7:00 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. Suse To Be Announced
7:15 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.

IntelliMagic

Brent Phillips, IntelliMagic Managing Director, Americas

Why Modernize RMF/SMF Interpretation Using AI

Dynamically create intelligence to improve application infrastructure availability with predictive and prescriptive insights about performance and configuration issues.


Wednesday, March 8

Time Company Speaker(s) About the Talk
10:45 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Oracle

Steve Aaker

Data Protection and Management

For IT professionals tasked with data protection, the goal is the same today as it always has been: To secure mission-critical environments and the data housed within them. While the end goal remains the same, the means to get there has changed drastically in large part due to the emergence of cloud computing, virtualization and hybrid environments. In this short presentation, Steve Aaker will outline how companies can evolve their backup and recovery strategies to accommodate today's agile, complex and heterogeneous environments. We will examine on-premise, virtual and cloud based backup and recovery as well as advise how companies can identify the best approach to fit their business needs.

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Ensono

Ken Harper Director, Product and Technology

Strategies for Addressing the Mainframe Talent Drain

Attracting and hiring millennial Mainframes is becoming increasingly significant as Baby Boomers, with their Mainframe skills and tribal knowledge move closer and closer to retirement.  This new generation, however, is unlike previous ones as they possess different skillsets, interests, expectations and communication skills.  Your company’s traditional hiring practices as well as your development processes along with tools need to be re-evaluated.  Ensono will be covering critical success factors and tips along building a Mainframe team succession plan that includes attracting,  recruiting,  hiring and retaining millennial talent to sustain your Mainframe environment.

11:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. John Pinkowski

Secure Enough? Defending Mainframe Data

Your most valuable business assets are your data - and when that data isn’t being managed, the business suffers. The reality is that the mainframe hosts the majority of the world’s corporate business data. And the other reality is not many know where all of that sensitive data is - let alone able to proactively secure it. Join us for a quick overview on the state of mainframe security in the application economy, and how CA is enabling customers to take on that challenge.

11:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Micro Focus.jpg Ed Airey

Meeting the future skills challenge

The essence of the session is to discuss how to recruit and retain future skills in your enterprise. Build a stronger community through academic and industry engagement.

11:45 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Innovation Data Processing 06.jpg Pat Fitzsimmons

10 for 10

Ten reasons to use the z/OS mainframe for data protection of Linux on z Systems data.

The z/OS mainframe with its unmatched RAS (reliability, availability and serviceability), outstanding I/O bandwidth, and well-restricted and protected environment provides an excellent platform for data protection — especially if that client data already is resident on the z/OS mainframe!

Come get the skinny on data protection from Innovation, the FDR folks, on their solutions, FDRSOS for simple disaster recovery and FDR/UPSTREAM for file level data protection for Linux on z Systems.

12:00 p.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Innovation Data Processing

Pat Fitzsimmons

10 for 10

Ten reasons to use the z/OS mainframe for data protection of Linux on z Systems data.

The z/OS mainframe with its unmatched RAS (reliability, availability and serviceability), outstanding I/O bandwidth, and well-restricted and protected environment provides an excellent platform for data protection — especially if that client data already is resident on the z/OS mainframe!

Come get the skinny on data protection from Innovation, the FDR folks, on their solutions, FDRSOS for simple disaster recovery and FDR/UPSTREAM for file level data protection for Linux on z Systems.

12:15 p.m. – 12:25 p.m. Intellimagic Logoblue-horizontal-FINAL.jpg Brent Phillips, IntelliMagic Managing Director, Americas

Why Modernize RMF/SMF Interpretation Using AI

Dynamically create intelligence to improve application infrastructure availability with predictive and prescriptive insights about performance and configuration issues.

12:30 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Hitachi Data 2011.jpg John Varendorff

Hitachi Data Systems Mainframe Business Continuity Initiatives

The new Hitachi Data Systems BC Automation Solution for Mainframe Customers orchestrates the IBM z Systems Processor and Image Resources to allow Customer Application Switch to a Secondary Site in the following circumstances:

‒Unplanned Disaster Event.

‒Planned Production Workload Switch to Secondary Site.

‒Planned Production Workload Switch back to Primary Site.

Planned Disaster Recovery Test in parallel to Production running “Business-as-Usual” at the Primary Site.

12:45 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.

CorreLog

George Faucher, CEO

Security and Compliance Made Easy

CorreLog's George Faucher will provide real-life examples on how to achieve compliance (PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FISMA and more) and pass audits, all while securing the mainframe like never before, all in real-time.