Monday, March 2 Tuesday, March 3
7:00 a.m. -
8:00 a.m.
Executive Breakfast 7:00 a.m. -
8:30 a.m.
Executive Breakfast
8:00 a.m. -
9:30 a.m.
SHARE General Session 8:30 a.m. -
9:30 a.m.
SHARE Keynote
9:30 a.m. -
9:45 a.m.
Break 9:30 a.m. -
10:00 a.m.
9:45 a.m. -
10:45 a.m.
Hardware Announcements - Strategy/Direction  with Ross Mauri (IBM) & Panelists: John Birtles (IBM), Maria Boonie (IBM), and Kathy Walsh (IBM) 10:00 a.m. -
10:45 a.m.
Roundtable Discussion with Phil Young (VISA Inc.)                              
10:45 a.m. -
11:00 a.m.
Break 10:45 a.m. -
11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Software Announcements - Strategy/Direction with Ray Jones (IBM) & Panelists: Jose Castano (IBM), Hayden Lindsey (IBM), Michael Perera (IBM), Dan Wardman (IBM), and Phil Weintraub (IBM) 11:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
Mainframe Security in the Cloud Age with Jose Castano (IBM)
12:00 p.m. -
1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Networking 12:00 p.m. -
1:00 p.m.
Lunch & Networking
1:00 p.m. -
2:00 p.m.
Exploiting Market Trends in Enterprise Computing with Phil Weintraub (IBM) 1:00 p.m. -
2:00 p.m.
Data Security Breach Preparedness with Mark Storts (Nationwide Insurance)
2:00 p.m. -
2:15 p.m.
Break 2:00 p.m. -
2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. -
3:30 p.m.
Exploring the Inner Circle with Linda Ban (IBM) 2:15 p.m. -
3:15 p.m.
Mainframe Skills Gap - Panel with Troy Crutcher (IBM), Rob Gantz (Nationwide Insurance) Susan Scanlon (Marist College), and Jim Kokoszynski (CA Technologies)
3:30 p.m. -
4:30 p.m.
SHARE Technology Exchange Walk-thru 3:15 p.m. -   3:30 p.m. Program Review & Closing Remarks with James Vincent (Nationwide Insurance/SHARE President)
5:30 p.m. -
7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception in the SHARE Technology Exchange
7:00 p.m. -
9:00 p.m.
Executive Dinner

*Agenda subject to change


Communicating Value Within Your Ogranization
Moderator: Harry Williams
CTO, Marist College
SHARE Vice President & Industry Relations
 Security In and Out of the Cloud
Moderator: Buzz Woeckener
AVP IT Risk Management, Nationwide Insurance
SHARE Director, Strategy & Leader Development
Mainframe Skills Gap
Moderator: Gail Bymun
IT Director Mainframe Engineering, fiserv
SHARE Director, Volunteer Services 


Linda Ban

Linda Ban

Linda Ban is the Global C-suite Study Director for the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV).  The C-suite study program includes deep primary research and analysis across the CEO, CFO, CHRO, CIO CMO and CSCO roles where IBM has interviewed more than 23,000 C-suite executives face-to-face during the last ten years.  Linda provides the leadership, strategy, and program oversight for this global program.

Linda’s background includes more than twenty-five years in business and operations strategy, information technology and systems development.  Her career focus has been in anticipating the next new thing and bridging the technical and business sides of the organization – ensuring that technology solutions support the objectives of the enterprise as a whole. Linda has extensive experience in running large programs, ranging from enterprise system implementations and upgrades to organization-wide communication networks. In addition to these roles, she also has extensive experience in creating, implementing and overseeing the accompanying organizations that provide operational support for both the technical and business side of these functions.

John Birtles

John joined IBM Poughkeepsie as a programmer in 1982.  During his career he has held various technical and managerial positions in System z hardware development, budget management, customer satisfaction and project management. As a project manager, John was responsible for developing and launching the z990 and z10 products which led to his appointment as Director, System z Product Portfolio Management in 2008.  In this role, John managed the offering definition, development and introduction of all new System z hardware products and operating system releases. John recently spent two years on assignment in Beijing, China where he was responsible for System z business development within GCG and had world-wide responsibility for System z business continuity solutions, z/VM, Linux, z/VSE, and technical enablement. Currently John is Director, Business Line Executive System z Platforms within the System z brand team. 

Maria Boonie

E. Maria Boonie is IBM Vice President of z Systems Software Development. In this role, she is responsible for delivery of the z Operating Systems portfolio which includes z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, z/Linux, IBM Wave, and zFirmware. 

Prior to this, Maria held various leadership positions within IBM. These included Direc-tor of Training and Technical University Delivery responsible for providing deep technical training on IBM Systems products, Director of Integrated Solution Test, responsible for verifying IBM’s solutions prior to GA; Director of Quality/RAS/Product Introduction, responsible for the quality delivery of IBM products to our clients; and z900 PDT Leader, responsible for managing the z900 product line. Before that, she was manager of the Transaction Processing Facility (TPF) organization with responsibility for the TPF Sys-tems suite of software products. 

Maria joined IBM in 1986 as a TPF Systems Software Engineering Tester and subse-quently held leadership positions in TPF, S/390 Customer Enablement, Quality, Test, Lab Services, and now z Systems Development. 

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science Engineering and an MBA in Management Science from the University of Connecticut.  She also holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. She has been a leader in Toastmasters International and the Project Management Institute, Hudson Val-ley Chapter. 

Maria is most proud of her family – her husband, Mark, and her two daughters, Kelly and Kristen.

Jose Castano

Jose is the Director, WW System z Technical Support in IBM’s Systems & Technology Group. He has over 25 years of experience within IBM and has held multiple key positions in System z during this tenure. 

Jose has worldwide responsibility for System z technical sales for Software Group. He is responsible for ensuring clients and sales have the best technical coverage possible to enable clients to understand the value of IBM’s products and solutions and to enable IBM sellers to be successful in selling these products. 

In his previous role, Jose was the Director of System z strategy focused on  new workloads on System z. This included Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, and Security. He set the business and technical strategy and direction for the System z platform. He drove coordination and collaboration of the System z ecosystem, from marketing, sales, business partners, consultants, and most importantly customers;leading the platform through an evolution that maintains leadership and meets customer and industry requirements. 
Also, Jose worked in the field as technical support for System z, focusing on Parallel Sysplex. He’s implemented Parallel Sysplex around the world and has consulted with customers on best practice configurations. Prior to this position, Jose was a z/OS (MVS) developer working on a variety of components deep in the operating system.  

Troy Crutcher

Troy Crutcher

Troy Crutcher has been with IBM now for seven years upon his graduating from Illinois State University with a bachelors in Computer Science. His first five years were spent with the Build, Installation, and Packing department, and this past two with the IBM Academic Initiative for System z. He is the global Master the Mainframe Contest Project Manager, and is mostly focused on acquiring skills for his professors and their students to make them more marketable in the enterprise systems community. He is also the IBM representative for the zNextGen Community, and a member of the Destination z community board.  

Rob Gantz

Rob Gantz is currently the Director of Operations for the System z Platform at Nationwide Insurance. In his previous role Rob served as leader for the Enterprise Workload Automation team, where he was responsible for the migration and consolidation of the enterprise workload to a single platform. In addition, Rob has also held leadership roles within Nationwide's Data Center Operations organization where his primary responsibilities we're focused on developing a workforce to support the System z infrastructure. Rob was a founding member of the z Series University program at Nationwide and has recently taken on the responsibility for the leading the program as well as the development of those students graduating the program.

Ray Jones

Ray Jones

Ray Jones is the Vice President of System z Software Worldwide Sales for IBM's Software Group. He has responsibility for IBM’s mainframe middleware software solutions portfolio, including sales and pricing strategies and methodologies, and overall customer relationships and satisfaction. Prior to his current position, he was a member of the core strategic team that created the modern IBM software business, now called IBM Software Group, which continues to be a major contributor to IBM's revenues and profitability. He has also served as Controller for IBM Software Group, and as Chief Financial Officer of the System i and p divisions in IBM's Systems Technology Group. His earlier experience includes IBM executive positions in development, pricing, and marketing. Ray travels extensively to meet with System z clients, and has advised more than 1000 leading companies on mainframe technology, total cost of ownership, and the strategic business value of mainframe solutions for driving competitive advantage. 

Ray joined IBM in 1975 as a sales representative in Chicago and worked on the beta test for MVS at Allstate Insurance. When he is not travelling, Ray spends time on his farm in the Boston area.

Jim Kokoszynski

Jim Kokoszynski

Jim Kokoszynski joined CA Technologies in 2012 at the Pittsburgh office and is Vice President, Mainframe Software Engineering, leading the Automation, Output and File Transfer Development Teams in Ewing, Hyderabad, Pittsburgh and Prague. Jim is also responsible for the global CA Mainframe Associate Engineer program, which develops and trains newly hired CA software engineers.

Prior to joining CA, Jim was at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY for 11yrs as a Manager across multiple functional areas on the Mainframe: Supply Chain, Finance, I/O Firmware, Parallel Sysplex and Operating System Development Teams, and the Benchmark-Proof of Concept Client Technical Sales Centers.

Upon graduating from Tulane University, Jim was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.  He served 7yrs on active duty, as a Combat Engineer with three tours: 1) Platoon/Company Commander at Camp Pendleton, CA, leading Marines on several global joint operations  2) Operations/Executive Officer at Recruiting Station Ft. Lauderdale, responsible for South Florida, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.  3) Operations Officer in Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan.

Currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps reserves with 20yrs of service, Jim is the Reserve Support Officer for the Mid-Atlantic region.

Jim holds an MBA- Finance and a MEng- Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a former elected NY School Board Trustee. Jim lives in the south hills of Pittsburgh with his wife Stacy, and their two children, Tyler and Anna.

Hayden Lindsey

Hayden Lindsey is Vice President and Distinguished Engineer of Rational's Enterprise Modernization and Emerging Technologies group. He is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. In his current role, he is responsible for the development, product management, sales enablement and services of this portfolio.  Hayden has worked at IBM for 28 years and has held a variety of positions, including software developer, product architect, product manager, co-leader of the Eclipse tools platform and director of the WebSphere Studio / Rational modeling and construction tools. Technically, Hayden was an early adopter of object technology and Smalltalk, applying it in the areas of code generation, debugging, IDEs, and performance. He has contributed 14 patents to IBM's portfolio. Hayden is a 1985 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a BS in Mathematical Sciences.

Ross Mauri

Ross Mauri

Ross A. Mauri is the General Manager for z Systems. In this capacity, he is responsible for all facets of IBM’s z Systems business worldwide including strategy, architecture, operations, technology development and overall financial performance.

Since joining IBM in 1980, Mr. Mauri has held various management positions in design, development, quality assurance and marketing. In 1993, he was appointed Director of the Paris-based Client/Server Computing unit overseeing strategy in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and later served as General Manager of Software Marketing for EMEA. In 1995, Mr. Mauri was appointed Technical Assistant to IBM's Chairman and CEO. He later held various executive positions in the mainframe business, including leading hardware development, marketing, solutions and strategy. He was a key leader in the transformation of these large systems from Bi-Polar to CMOS technology, a major milestone for IBM and the industry. Mr. Mauri went on to lead the development and marketing of IBM's UNIX and Linux initiatives. In 2003, he became vice president, development, IBM Systems Group, leading a global organization responsible for IBM's industry-leading server and storage platforms. He guided the organizational and cultural change that altered the orientation of STG development teams from independent silos to cross-matrix functional entities. Later he led the expansion of IBM’s pioneering global e-business initiative. From 2006 to 2010 he served as General Manager of IBM's Power Systems business, the worldwide market leader in UNIX systems.  Mr. Mauri then moved to an IBM headquarters role leveraging IBM’s advanced analytics, social business and process technologies, Mr. Mauri was responsible for leading enterprise productivity initiatives across IBM. 

Mr. Mauri is a member of IBM’s Performance Team and Growth & Transformation Team. He is co-leader of IBM’s Global Enablement Team that is focused on business development and Smarter Solutions for economic growth in emerging markets. 

Mr. Mauri earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer mathematics from Marist College and now serves as Vice Chairman of the Marist College Board of Trustees. Because of Mr. Mauri’s desire to enhance educational opportunities in the Hudson Valley, he also serves on the boards of the not for profit Bardavon 1869 Opera House and FarmOn! Foundation.

Michael Perera

Mike Perera is currently the Vice President, CICS, TPF and System z for IBM’s Application & Integration(AIM) Middleware Division, responsible for the AIM System z business, including product management and development for CICS, Transaction Processing Facility (TPF), Communications Server, CICS and Problem Determination Tools. Previously, Mike was Director, DB2 for z/OS, where he was responsible for product management, development, level 2/3 support and quality assurance of one of IBM’s flagship products. 

Prior to his leadership roles in System z, Mike was Director, Workload Optimized Systems, where he was responsible for operations supporting the growth of the integrated IBM hardware, software and services offerings business, predominantly focused on Smart Analytics Systems.  He also served as Executive Assistant to Tom Rosamilia, in both his role as the General Manager of the WebSphere software division and General Manager of the System z hardware division. In addition, Mike previously worked in Information Management Mergers & Acquisitions, where he helped drive the acquisitions of Cognos, Princeton Softech and Solid Technologies.  Prior to joining the Information Management team, he spent 3 1/2 years holding a variety of positions within IBM's WebSphere Software division focused on telecommunications solutions. 

Before joining IBM, Mike held project management, product management and consulting positions at various companies. He earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an undergraduate degree in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University.

He is married with a 3 kids who all keep him quite busy outside of work; however, he still enjoys golf, sport fishing, gourmet cooking, wine and traveling when he has a free moment.

Susan Scanlon

Susan Scanlon

Susan Scanlon came to Marist College in October 2007 after a successful career in Human Resources Management.  In her role as Director of Corporate Outreach for the School of Computer Science and Mathematics, she has been utilizing her business acumen to network and develop professional relationships within the local, national and global business community. Ms. Scanlon administers the Institute for Data Center Professionals where she coordinates and markets educational programs to enterprise computing and data center professionals across the globe. Ms. Scanlon also teaches in the Marist College School of Management as an adjunct professor.

Prior to joining Marist College, Ms. Scanlon was the Director of Human Resources for Benefitstreet a California based software as a service firm. Ms. Scanlon was responsible for the Human Resources function for all of acquired companies on the east coast.  Ms. Scanlon has also held senior Human Resources positions at The Bank of New York and Darby Group Companies, Inc.  Ms. Scanlon began her career in the not for profit arena as a certified vocational rehabilitation counselor and the coordinator of a premier vocational evaluation and training center.

Ms. Scanlon holds an MS in Community Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University and a BA in English from State University of New York in Cortland.


Mark Storts

Mark Storts is Assistant General Counsel for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), a Certified FAIR Risk Analyst and a HIPAA Associate. Mark also serves as a mediator for the Franklin County Municipal Court in Columbus, Ohio. He received his law degree from Capital University Law School in 2000. Mark works in Nationwide's Office of Privacy, Technology, Information and Contract Services. He provides guidance on all aspects of information security and privacy law, data governance, and data breach incident response.

Kathy Walsh

Kathy Walsh is an IBM Distinguished Engineer at the Washington Systems Center. Kathy is an internationally recognized technical leader in the Mainframe platform specializing in z/OS systems performance and capacity planning. Kathy provides technical and project leadership to IBM clients on the use, deployment and benefits of System z technology. Areas of focus include support for System z processors, LPAR configuration and management, Parallel Sysplex performance, z/OS Workload Management, Batch Window issues, and the design and development of processor sizing tools such as zPCR, zBNA, and zSoftCap. Kathy has been a popular speaker at SHARE for many years and is an IBM representative to the EWCP project.

Dan Wardman

Dan Wardman is Vice President IBM Information Management Mainframe Software and site executive for IBM's Silicon Valley Laboratory. 

As VP of Mainframe Software, Dan is responsible for the development, support, marketing and service of DB2 for z/OS, IMS, and tools for DB2 and IMS.

As site exec, he manages the Silicon Valley Laboratory site, located in San Jose, California - a two-thousand employee software development center responsible for some of IBM's largest software products in database and application development.

Prior to his current position, Dan was the VP of IM Tools. Previously, he was the Director of Development for DB2 for OS/390. Dan has held a variety of other responsibilities, primarily in the database area. He was the IMS product manager and the IBM Software Solutions division database strategy manager.

Phil Weintraub

Phil Weintraub

Phil Weintraub is IBM Vice President of zEnterprise Software for North America. His previous position was the worldwide IBM Vice President of System z Software Sales, with a special focus on growing System z in the emerging markets of Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa.

Between 2002 and 2007, Phil was IBM Director, Enterprise License Agreements for the Americas. He was responsible for IBM's multi-year customer agreements including all distributed and mainframe software.

Phil joined IBM’s mainframe division in 1981 as an MVS systems programmer, at the Poughkeepsie Programming Laboratory in New York. He has held a number of technical, finance, operations and sales leadership roles.

Philip Young

Philip Young

Philip Young is an Information Security Specialist at Visa Inc. where his main passions are z/OS and z/OS security.  In his spare and work time he educates people about the z/OS platform, its security and how to perform penetration tests against it. He manages multiple blogs dedicated to mainframes and mainframe security, writes tools to help test the security of z/OS and writes articles about various security controls and how to break past them. In the past two years he has given talks about mainframe hacking and mainframe security at conferences across the United States and internationally, including BlackHat, DEFCON, Shmoocon and Hacktivity.