Lunch and Learns

Join us for our sponsored Lunch and Learns, brought to you by our esteemed SHARE partners. These educational sessions offer attendees the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary lunch, courtesy of our sponsors, while gaining insights into the latest updates and innovations from the companies.

New this year: Lunch and Learns will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis with no pre-registration required.

Schedule

Monday, August 5, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • IBM – Room: Neptune D
    • Title: Looking for ways to accelerate your application modernization journey and simplify your platform experience?
    • Speakers: Jayakar Manickam; Rich Larin (Product Manager) (IBM Corporation)
      • Abstract: "Explore how leveraging new Generative AI assisted solutions can transform your mainframe learning and operations, accelerating your application modernization journey and streamlining your platform experience. Experience live demos showcasing the power of conversational AI on IBM Z, featuring IBM watsonx Assistant for Z and IBM watsonx Code Assistant for Z. Witness how generative AI facilitates code explanation, understanding, refactoring, and transformation, revolutionizing your approach to application modernization."
  • Broadcom – Room: Neptune E
    • Title: Coming Soon
    • Speakers: Coming Soon
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  • Rocket Software – Room: Mermaid B
    • Title: Elevate Mainframe Performance with AI/ML
    • Speakers: Todd Lipp; Ezriel Gross
      • Abstract: Join us for an insightful session where we delve into the transformative power of AI and Machine Learning (AI/ML) in optimizing mainframe performance. Discover how the advanced capabilities of tools such as IBM OMEGAMON can enhance the efficiency and reliability of your mainframe environment. Our experts will guide you through performance monitoring across subsystems such as CICS and JVM, demonstrating how modern tools can work in concert to provide comprehensive monitoring, deep insights, and predictive analytics. The session includes a live demo showcasing real-world scenarios and solutions, enabling you to leverage these technologies to proactively manage your infrastructure and improve overall system performance. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your IT operations with cutting-edge AI/ML enhancements.
  • PKWARE – Room: Neptune B
    • Title: Accurately Find and Fix Sensitive Data: How to Ensure Your Data is Protected Wherever it Lives and Moves
    • Speaker: Tait Hamiel
      • Abstract: "In today's rapidly evolving data landscape, organizations face the critical challenge of securing sensitive information across diverse environments, including legacy mainframes, modern data stores, and various endpoints. This session will delve into the essentials of accurate data discovery and robust security practices to help organizations meet their data governance and security posture objectives effectively. Attendees will gain insights into the latest tools and techniques for accurately discovering and protecting data across various systems, ensuring comprehensive visibility and control. We will explore best practices for implementing security measures that safeguard data integrity, confidentiality, and compliance, with a particular focus on integrating mainframe security with modern data protection strategies. Key topics to be covered include: -The importance of accurate data discovery in achieving effective data governance and security posture -Remediation strategies for data moving in and out of mainframes -Integrating data security measures across various endpoints and cloud locations -Ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations, including PCI, TISAX, GDPR, DORA, and others -Practical case studies and lessons learned from organizations that have successfully enhanced their data security and governance frameworks Join us for this informative lunch and learn session to equip your organization with the knowledge and tools necessary to protect your most valuable asset—your data—while maintaining compliance and governance standards."
  • BMC Software – Room: Northland
    • Title: Simplify Mainframe Transformation by Leveraging GenAI and the Cloud- BMC Software
    • Speakers: Anthony Ante; Anthony DiStauro
      • Abstract: "In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, mainframe transformation is essential for organizations aiming to stay competitive and agile. This session will delve into how Generative AI (GenAI) and AI/ML capabilities, served in a cloud-like environment, can revolutionize mainframe transformation. Imagine an approach where AI services seamlessly integrate into your existing workflows for the mainframe without tool fragmentation or context switching. Whether on-premises or in the cloud, this flexible approach allows organizations to deploy AI where it’s needed most. Discover how adding your own data and leveraging custom Large Language Models (LLMs) can harness tribal knowledge, drive innovation, and streamline operations. Join us to explore how AI-driven automation can enhance talent attraction and retention, streamline processes, and foster a culture of continuous improvement, ultimately boosting productivity and operational effectiveness."
  • NewEra Software, Inc. – Room: Muse B
    • Title: Coming Soon
    • Speakers: Glennon Bagsby
      • Abstract: Coming Soon

Tuesday, August 6, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

  • Broadcom – Room: KCCC Grand Ballroom – 2501
    • Title: Coming Soon
    • Speakers: Coming Soon
      • Abstract: Coming Soon

Thursday, August 8, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

  • IBM – Room: Neptune D
    • Title: Spin to Win! Navigate Threats at the Wheel of Cybersecurity Game Show
    • Speakers: Bryan Childs; Michael Zagorski (Program Director - IBM Z Security); Robert Enochs, Principal Product Manager, IBM Z Security  
      • Abstract: Inspired by the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, join us for this new Enterprise Knights guess-the-IBM-acronym game, focused on both IBM z/OS security & resiliency.  You can't buy a vowel, but perhaps you'll buy a Z!  Spin for a random hacker bot's clue and take your IBM z/OS cybersecurity turn.  Learn about the latest & greatest products and directions on IBM Z security & resiliency.  Play for the chance to win a “Certificate of Cybersecurity Wheel Spinning” and the admiration of the Knights. Which team will win at these many spins of the Cybersecurity Wheel?
  • Broadcom – Room: Neptune E
    • Title: Coming Soon
    • Speakers: Coming Soon
      • Abstract: Coming Soon
  • Rocket Software – Room: Mermaid B
    • Title: Advance Your Data and Analytics Investments to the Next Level
    • Speaker: Tim Willging
      • Abstract: Organizations face immense pressure to innovate and extract value through data-driven technologies. Transformative advancements like AI are creating numerous opportunities to achieve this. However, many businesses struggle to fully leverage their organizational data, especially when it resides on their mainframes. Developing a solution that can discover and access mainframe data while ensuring secure, compliant, cost-effective, and high-performance integration into cloud data stores is a significant challenge. Join this session to learn how companies can enhance their IT architecture and capitalize on emerging technologies to stay ahead.
  • PKWARE – Room: Neptune B
    • Title: Quantum Safe Data Security: Advancements and Imperatives That You Need to Think About Now
    • Speaker: Tait Hamiel
      • Abstract: "As the quantum computing era dawns, the imperative for quantum-safe data security products has never been greater. Join us for an enlightening lunch and learn session where we delve into the critical importance of quantum-safe encryption and explore the latest advancements in the quantum space. Drawing on nearly 40 years of leadership and expertise in the space, our seasoned experts will provide an in-depth overview of the evolving quantum threat landscape and its implications for data security. Attendees will gain valuable insights into how cutting-edge quantum-safe solutions are designed to protect sensitive data against emerging quantum threats. This session is essential for anyone invested in safeguarding their organization's data in a quantum-powered future. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from industry leaders at the forefront of quantum encryption innovation."