SHARE in San Francisco
Technical Content in the Bay Area
SHARE hosted over 1,100
SHARE attendees chose from nearly 600 sessions presented by almost 300 speakers who discussed timely IT topics, including two keynote speakers who addressed leadership and the new era of IT.
On Monday, February 4, Henry Givray, President & CEO, from SmithBucklin Corporation presented, The Passion
On Tuesday, February 5, Doug Balog, General Manager for System z, IBM Corporation, discussed Smarter Computing in the New Era of IT. Defining IBM System z as “where the truth is,” Doug addressed the rapid evolution of cloud, big data and social technologies and how they deliver opportunities as the world enters a new era of computing. Doug pointed out ways in which these technologies open the door to new possibilities for innovation. He shared insight on how to prepare your IT infrastructure for the new era with technologies that are
For an online recording of Henry and Doug’s presentations, click here to purchase a SHARE Live! pass and receive access for up to six months post-event.
For more information on the SHARE in San Francisco keynote presenters, click here.
The Mobility Spotlight, February 4-5, featured sessions on BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), MDM (Mobile Device Management), security, application development challenges and much more! The two-day spotlight included 11 hours of sessions covering how advancements in mobile technologies impact the mainframe and the enterprise.
Mobility Spotlight Sessions included:
- The Impact of Technology Trends on Enterprise Computing
- Build and Connect Apps, Devices
andData: Take Your Enterprise Mobile
- Six Things to Think About Before Officially Supporting a BYOD Policy
- Delivering CICS to Mobile Devices
- Is that a Mainframe in Your Pocket?
Read more about mobility in the SHARE President’s Corner where we explore Mainframe and Mobility: Tools and Techniques for Complex Corporate Uses.
SHARE consistently provides vital information for both day-to-day work and recovery of critical systems. One attendee noted that he learned one thing that would have paid for his trip to SHARE. A few weeks ago, their company had to abandon a
Attendees were able to hear from IBM executives at the System z Executive Panel. The open discussion with the System z Executive Team led by Doug Balog, General Manager of System z, made for a great conversation between users and IBM executives.
One attendee also
SHARE in San Francisco offered many sessions where attendees learned about new features and functions in hardware and software, how to implement them and how they were implemented by other users. There were several sessions about the zEC12 hardware including a z/OS V2R1 preview. All z/OS core, z/OS performance and z/OS storage sessions were full of new and advanced-level information related to both new features/functions as well as important existing functions such as FlashExpress, zAware, zEC12 enhancements, z/OS enhancements, DFSMS, WLM, RMF and LPAR management for improving performance.
Speakers shared great insights, but they also shared drivers behind them. Attendees were able to understand the need that triggered them. Many sessions highlighted that “Big Data,” “Big Analytics” and “Cloud” are not only buzz words, but the importance to understand the relationship between these words and market inventions, so attendees could understand why/where/how we need to use these functions/features.
User experiences also provided value because presenters were able to explain their own story. Many attendees left sessions looking forward to implementing new tips and tricks they had learned. Even for features that were already implemented, attendees learned that they can do more or do it in
Technical Poster Session
SHARE in San Francisco featured an afternoon poster session where over 40 software developers from IBM's bay area labs displayed and discussed some of their work on DB2, IMS, COBOL
Application Architecture Development and Integration (AADI) Program
Each of the projects Application Development & Integration, Assembler Language, CICS, Language Environment and WebSphere MQ all provided a strong core of quality technical sessions during the week with a total of 96 sessions
Application Development & Integration (ADI) Project
The ADI Project put on 16 technical sessions at the San Francisco conference. There were several sessions about the Mobile theme highlighting the IBM “Worklight” product, which was a success from both an attendance and feedback perspective. Technical session content ranged from Big Data frameworks, Business Rules Engines and Application Modernization Tools. The session with the highest attendance and overall feedback rating was “Build and Connect Apps, Devices
The CICS Project included 30 technical sessions at the conference. The sessions put on by the CICS project continue to be the most popular in terms of attendance for the AADI Program. The quality of the CICS sessions is consistently high according to evaluation feedback. The session with the highest attendance was “CICS and the Cloud, Mobile and Big Data.”
Enterprise Data Center (EDC) and Communications Infrastructure (CINF) Programs
The EDC and CINF session offerings were well received and the Big Data and Analytics, Cloud Computing and Mobile track’s sessions were well attended. The projects saw that interest in mobile is growing and cloud looks to have stabilized. The multiple themes kickoff session on Monday worked well and the FBI session, “The Dark Side of Mobility: The FBI on Cyber Crime and What You Can Do About It” was well received.
The Languages Project put on 14 technical sessions in San Francisco. The session with the highest attendance was “Full Speed Ahead with COBOL into the Future.”
The Linux Project sponsored 34 sessions, with 38 percent new content and 26 percent user experiences. The project also included labs, which were well attended. The customer panel was once again successful providing a conversation with different perspectives to pressing questions.
WebSphere MQ Project
The WebSphere MQ Project included 19 technical sessions at SHARE in San Francisco. The majority of the technical sessions revolved around the main themes of product internals, troubleshooting
zNextGen saw a healthy increase in the number of sessions that were sponsored and presented at SHARE in San Francisco. The most attended zNextGen session was “Getting a New Generation to a New Normal on the Mainframe.”
A new audience also started to take advantage of the zNextGen session track – the mainframe veterans who are faced with the reality of finding, training and mentoring new colleagues. They are looking for educational material, guidelines and tips
2013 SHARE ExecuForum
SHARE ExecuForum was an exclusive two-day forum designed for enterprise IT Leaders. SHARE ExecuForum provided today's IT leadership with direct access to industry thought leaders while encouraging networking amongst peers. SHARE ExecuForum addressed important issues
Best Session Awards
SHARE is proud to feature a variety of technical sessions from users and experts around the world. In recognition of their exemplary presentations, SHARE congratulates the below session presenters, and their organizations, for receiving the highest attendee ratings from SHARE in Anaheim, held in August 2012.
Best of the Best
We recognize the “Best of the Best” in the categories of User, IBM
User Category: Ian Mitchell, IBM Corporation, CICS WLM: Improved Throughput from Optimized WLM IBM Category: Bill Bitner, IBM Corporation, z/VM Performance Update for 2012 Vendor Category: David Lytle, Brocade Communications Systems, A First Look at the Inner Workings and Hidden Mechanisms of FICON Performance
Best Session Awards by Program:
User Category: Ian Mitchell, IBM Corporation, CICS WLM: Improved Throughput from Optimized WLM
IBM Category: Lyn Elkins, IBM Corporation, MQ on z/OS - Vivisection [z/OS]
User Category: Angela Schmitz, AS Communication Consultant Services, Exploring VTAM's Performance Parameters
IBM Category: Michael Fitzpatrick, IBM Corporation, Getting the Most Out of Your OSA Adapter with z/OS Comm Server
Enterprise Data Center Program
User Category: Mitch Mackrory, Luminex Software, Inc., Business Communication Skills: An Introduction to Reading Body Language
IBM Category: Mike Buzzetti, IBM Corporation, The Dark Side of Cloud Computing
Information Management Program
IBM Category: Suzie M. Wendler; Ken Blackman, IBM Corporation, Using IMS to Build a Smarter Cloud
Vendor Category: David Lytle, Brocade Communications Systems, A First Look at the Inner Workings and Hidden Mechanisms of FICON Performance
Linux and VM Program
IBM Category: Bill Bitner, IBM Corporation, z/VM Performance Update for 2012
User Category: Peter Enrico, Enterprise Performance Strategies, Inc, Introduction to WLM Management of CICS and IMS Workloads
IBM Category: Frank Kyne, IBM Corporation, z/OS Planned Outages - Control Them, Instead of the Other Way Around
User Category: Jason Dorsey, The Center for Generational Kinetics, LLC- Crossing the Generations Divide: Leveraging the Power of the Generations for Your Strategic Advantage
During opening remarks, James Vincent, SHARE Vice President and Director, Operations and Brian Peterson, SHARE President, presented awards to the top presentations known as the “Best of the Best.”
Bill Bitner accepts the award for the Best IBM Session.
Ian Mitchell accepts the award for
the Best User Category.
David Lytle accepts the award for Best Vendor Category.
Book Awards are given to recognize individuals in SHARE Programs who have made outstanding contributions
Ed Addison, IBM Corporation, Application Architecture Development and Integration (AADI) Program
SHARE wouldn’t be what it is without high-impact, high-value input from legions of individual contributors. To better recognize these outstanding efforts, SHARE continued the RAVE – Recognize a Valiant Effort – Program at SHARE in San Francisco.
The following individuals were recognized by their peers for their contributions to
Steve Ware, University of Florida
Nominated By: Glenn Schneck, GT Software
Steve has been a SHARE Volunteer for many years. Each conference he steps up and provides exceptional support to whoever needs it. Steve is retiring and the CICS Project wants to thank him for his guidance and support.
Fillmore Bowen, IBM Corporation
Nominated By: Ray Sun, SHARE Association
@fbowen congratulations on earning a RAVE for your great #SHAREorg tweets! Keep it up!
Mary Anne Matyaz, US Customs
Nominated By: Alexis Kolak, SHARE Association
Mary Anne, thanks for being a
Nominated By: Daniel Martin, Rocket Software, Inc.
Service as session chair organizer pre-con frequency, chairing 20 sessions this week.
Mark Giglio, Shelter Insurance Companies
Nominated By: Daniel Martin, Rocket Software, Inc.
Service as session chair, 10 sessions this week.
Gail Riley, EMC Corporation
Nominated By: Daniel Martin, Rocket Software, Inc.
Session chair – filled in for chair services in a session which slipped through
Karla Houser, Caterpillar Inc.
Nominated By: Angela Schmitz, AS Communication Consulting Services
Karla deserves a RAVE pin for all the additional work she got when getting the responsibilities of the CINF program as well as the EDC program. Thanks
Mainframe Academy Scholarship Program
In partnership with SHARE, CA Technologies is awarding over $1 Million in Mainframe Academy scholarships through 2016. SHARE volunteers participate in the selection of individuals who demonstrate a desire to master mainframe programming skills.
Congratulations to the most recent Mainframe Academy Scholarship Winners!
Ahamed Ali Tousif (India)
Victoria Wixon (Texas)
SHARE Live!, provided the user community with a virtual conference option for those who were unable to join us in-person at SHARE in San Francisco. Selected content from each day was streamed live, and participants also receive access to the recorded proceedings for six months post-event.
You can still purchase your virtual recording pass and share the recordings with your colleagues.
Learn more about SHARE Live! here.
SHARE Attendees Connect Via Social Media
SHARE in San Francisco again saw an exciting amount of conversation on social media. Attendees took advantage of the opportunity to share their experiences on Twitter (using the #SHAREorg hashtag) and Facebook by quoting speakers, posting pictures of sessions and commenting on the overall SHARE in San Francisco experience. We thank everyone who engaged in social media to share their thoughts on the event.
Highlighted tweets from SHARE in San Francisco include:
@fbowen Listening to Doug Balog on Smarter Computing #SHAREorg Great start to Day 2. Lots of great sessions on Cloud & OMEGAMON today
@Wiggs_9 "Never trust a computer you can lift" @SHAREhq #SHAREorg #mainframe
@DouglasBalog1 Did the press run about here in SF today discussing the new
@RCDirkes CA's Brian Johnson at SHARE in SF on Big Knowledge Mgt: Just sharing data is the classic "Reply All" of Knowledge Mgt. #SHAREorg
@maryanne4psu: I never met a debugging session that I didn't like...IBM Level 2 presenting Common z/OS Problems to Avoid. #ibm #shareorg
The activity doesn’t stop there! Social media is a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest SHARE information and connect with your new professional contacts. The below communities are active year-round to provide information on upcoming activities, events, webcasts, announcements, blog updates, articles and information that is important to you. Join SHARE’s communities today:
Congratulations Passport to Prizes Winners
Thank you to all of our SHARE in San Francisco Passport to Prizes vendor and attendee participants!
Data 21: Apple TV - Curtis Prior
Enterprise Systems Media: 5 Famous T-shirts - Linda Duvall
EMC Corporation: iPad - Tom Kreel
Hitachi Data Systems: Hitachi Cordless Drill - Jannie Nielsen
IBM Corporation: Nook HD - Jerry Miastkowski
Innovation Data Processing: iPad2 - Ning Chang
Luminex: $200 American Express Gift Card - Dennis
Micro Focus: Apple TV - Jason Stotler
Oracle: Bose QC03 Noise Cancelling Headset - Beverly Pintello
Serena Software: Google Nexus 7 - Ed Woodward
Software Diversified Services: $100 Visa Gift Card - William Hinsdale
Software Engineering of America: $50 App Store (iTunes) Gift Card - Ann Pieri
SUSE: Samsung Galaxy Tablet - Clifford Friske
Syncsort: iPad Mini - Robin Vetrady
Syspertec: iPod Nano - Daniel Sutton
TPF Software Inc.: $500 Gift Card - J. Alan Gray
Trident: Hawaiian Shirt and $100 Visa Gift Card - Mike Shorkend
UNICOM Global: $100 Visa Gift Card - Daniel Terry
William Data Systems: Kindle Paperwhite e-Reader - Clive Smith
Thank You to Our Partners and Sponsors
We would not be able to put on such a successful event without the commitment of our Strategic Partner: IBM Corporation and our Premier Sponsors: EMC Corporation, UNICOM Global, Oracle, Hitachi Data Systems, Innovation Data Processing and Luminex. We are also grateful to our Technology Exchange Expo exhibitors, sponsors and media partners.
Proceedings DVD Information
All full-conference attendees receive a SHARE Proceedings DVD as part of your registration.
Proceedings DVDs are mailed six to eight weeks after the event and include presentation materials from participating SHARE in San Francisco speakers. This is a valuable tool you can share with colleagues when you return to the office!
Save the Date
Hynes Convention Center
August 11-16, 2013
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