Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Upcoming events, webcasts and live virtual classes

It's almost the end of the year but here are still some upcoming events that might be of interest to you

(GSE) Meetings in Belgium

Tuesday December 13, 2016 - DB2 zOS working group meeting
At De Voorzorg  Antwerpen - Kiel
Information and registration
This time the main focus is on Backup&Recovery with three customer testimonials.
Agenda :
13:00 – 13:30 : Registration
13:30 - 14:30 : “Recent Changes in DB2 for z/OS Logging” by Steve Thomas – CA
14:30 - 15:30 : “Recovery Tales from Experience” by Ken McDonald – BMC
15:30 – 16:00 : coffee break
16:00 - 16:20 : “Backup & Recovery@Colruyt”  by Steven Goedertier - Colruyt Group
16:20 – 16:40 : “Backup & Recovery@Euroclear” by Mattia Michelazzo - Euroclear
16:40 – 17:00 : “Backup & Recovery@NVSM”  by Stijn Vanden Bosch - NVSM
17:00 – 17:30 : Panel discussion on Backup & Recovery
17:30 - 19:00 : Networking & Drinks sponsored by CA Technologies

Thursday , December 15, CICS GSE Event : Are you ready for the future
At the IBM Forum Diegem
Information and registration
Agenda :
12:30-13:20Hr      Welcome and Coffee
13:20-13:30Hr      Introduction by Chairman Dirk De Schutter
13.30-14:15Hr      Session 1  : New CICS functionalities in CICS TS 5.4 (Michael Jones)
14:15-15:00Hr      Session 2 : New Direction in Session Management (Paul Carruthers)
15:00-15:15Hr      Coffee Break
15:15-16:30Hr      Session 3 : Application Discovery - aka EZSource (Agnes Ten Brink)
16:30-17:15Hr      Session 4 : Java & Liberty (MichaĆ«l Jones - IBM Hursley Labs)
17:15-18:00Hr      Networking and drinks.

I'm not sure about the GSE z/OS Working Group meeting. It should take place at our own Realdolmen HQ in Huizingen on Wednesday December 14, 2016, but so far I haven't seen any invitation or agenda. 

Accelerate with Storage : Webcast on DS8000
Accelerate with IBM Storage: DS8000 Technical Update, December 13th 2016 at 5P.M. Brussels time
Information and registration
"Join this webinar to hear the technical details of the latest updates to the DS8000 family. A new generation of High Performance Flash provides better performance and lower operating costs. Greater synergies between DS8000 and z Systems as well as enhancements to Encryption, Copy Services management, and the user interfaces will be covered as well as a performance update."

z/VSE Live Virtual Class
CSI TCP/IP for VSE Update 
Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 5 P.M. Brussels Time
Information and registration
This session will review recent changes, maintenance, and new features in the CSI TCP/IP for VSE product..

Just one quick addition that might be interesting for planning your agenda in 2017. For Europe the IBM z Systems Technical University seems to be planned in October instead of the usual time frame in May or June. Have a look over here. Just go to the end of the list and click on 'Show More'.

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