OHVCMG Spring 2016 conference, presented with COMUG

March 12, 2016

Ohio Valley CMG and Central Ohio Mainframe Users Group are teaming up to deliver you a full day of great mainframe performance content on April 26th, 2016. If you’re a CMG member who is not a mainframe professional, stay tuned: we’re hoping to get a fall conference planned with  non-mainframe content.

The primary meeting location will be the IBM campus in Dublin Ohio, with the satellite locations being Progressive Insurance in Mayfield Village Ohio and Humana in Louisville Kentucky. IBM and Miracle Software have sponsored breakfast and lunch, allowing us to reduce our registration cost to $0. Yes, that is a zero. The hassle of filling out an expense report is not a valid excuse for not attending! Moreover, we’re also making the live webcast of the event freely available as well. We hope you’ll join us in one of our two locations in order to get the benefit of networking with your peers, but we understand if you just can’t make it out of the office.

Advanced registration is requested and can be done quickly and easily here.

No matter how you attend, you will get to hear some great presentations by some great speakers. Steve Guendert will talk about the latest in FICON diagnostics with FICON CUP. Monte Bauman will talk about the latest in mainframe processor hardware (including the new z13s). Allan Balian will show you how to use zPCR to figure out which model of a z13 would fit your environment. Scott Chapman will discuss the practical considerations of changing processor speeds and whether more slower processors might be better than fewer faster processors. Our sponsor Miracle Software show us how to expose your mainframe assets to new environments and users utilizing IBM API Management Platform. Finally, we’ll close out the day with the traditional COMUG roundtable discussion.

08:30 – Gathering and continental breakfast courtesy IBM

08:45 – Opening remarks Steve Guendert (CMG) / Monte Bauman (COMUG)

09:00 – Steve Guendert – To CUP or Not to CUP?  That is still the (FICON) Question!

10:00 – break

10:15 – Miracle Software – Exposing zSeries Mainframe Assets to Cloud/Mobile with IBM API Management Platform*

11:30 – Allan Balian – Configuring LPARs on z13 (or existing Box/CEC) using zPCR (z Processor Capacity Reference) Modeling

12:30 – Lunch – Sponsored by Miracle Software, possible product presentation during lunch

1:30 – Monte Bauman – z13 GA2 and z13s

2:30 – Break

2:45 – Scott Chapman – More/Slower vs Fewer/Faster CPUs: Practical Considerations

3:45 – COMUG Roundtable Discussion

4:30 – Planned Adjournment

(Note: exact presentation names and times may change)

Registration is now closed.

Main Proceedings will be at:

IBM Sterling Campus
4600 Lakehurst Ct
Dublin OH 43016
Building ONE

Satellite locations:

Progressive Insurance
Discovery Building
6671 Beta Drive
Mayfield Village OH 44143

Humana
Louisville, KY
Waterfront Plaza
10th Floor, East Tower
Top Gun Conference Room
321 West Main Street
Louisville, KY

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