SHARE in Seattle Keynote Speakers

SHARE in Seattle Keynote Speaker: Ross A. MauriThe New Generation Mainframe is Here
Ross A. Mauri, General Manager, z Systems, IBM Corporation
Monday, March 2   

Learn how the new generation of the IBM mainframe has been designed to meet the needs of the mobile generation and Internet of Things. While operational excellence is still a focus, IT investment is shifting to value creation, service excellence and better client experience. Digital business fuels enterprise growth, and is vital for engaging prospects and clients in new ways — empowering them through data and information, personalization and 24/7 secure access. Learn about the new z13 and the future of mainframe innovation from an influential leader within IBM.

About Ross A. Mauri
Ross A. Mauri is the General Manager for IBM 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, Ross 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. He is also a member of IBM's Performance Team and Growth & Transformation Team. Ross 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. His commitment to enhanced educational opportunities in the Hudson Valley has also led him to serve on the boards for The Bardavon Opera House and FarmOn! Foundation.

SHARE in Seattle Keynote Speaker: Philip YoungThe Security Gap
Philip Young, Information Security Specialist, Visa Inc.
Tuesday, March 3   

In 2012, a z/OS breach was discovered. Hackers in Cambodia had full control of a Swedish government’s mainframe for more than three years. Using multiple techniques the hackers learned, they proceeded to breach bank and university mainframes. This culminated in trying to transfer $1 million from Denmark to accounts in Cambodia. Few people have heard about this breach outside of Denmark or Sweden; however, countries across the globe have seen the mainframe’s security posture come under fire. Many believe this platform to be secure by default but that is not always the case. While the IT security world has grown, knowledge of the mainframe has not kept up. 

Learn what you can do to help bridge the divide between the mainframe and security worlds, how to embrace hacker culture for the betterment of z/OS and what the hacker community thinks of this ‘legacy’ system. Philip may also talk a little about his involvement in the 2012 Swedish government breach. 

About 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.