NYC Linux Council June 2nd

Next Linux on z Systems Council coming up if you have not done so already please RSVP to reserve your seat.

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or if you have issues with meet up please send email to
IBM Linux on z Systems Executive Advisory Customer Council
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Hosted at Verisk
545 Washington Blvd.
21 St Floor Event Center
Jersey City, NJ  07310
You’re invited to join us for the next session of the Linux on z Systems Executive Advisory Council. We launched this council in 2002 in order to garner your insights and foster communications among the z Systems Linux community. We are grateful for Verisk’s gracious invitation to host this council session at their auditorium, particularly given our tremendous gains in attendance and popularity.

This quarter’s council focus is on solution technologies powering LinuxOne.   The council welcomes IBM’s Rebecca Gott and Michel Considine.  They will be sharing thoughts and ideas around a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS)) reference architecture powered by LinuxOne.   Next on the agenda will be Anthony Tortola and John Stellin from SuSE.  They will be providing an update on SuSE including technologies empowering the new application deployment mind set.  After the break, the council is excited to host a customer panel.   The panelist will talk about thoughts and ideas regarding Blockchain based on a Blockchain workshop they attended. The council is also pleased to have Mike Sine, IBM Solution Specialist IBM Service Management.  Mike will be discussing how to monitor Blockchain and DBaaS running on LinuxOne.  Next on the agenda, the council is pleased to have back Shereen Ghobrial System z Compliers.  Shereen will provide an update on the Linux on z System Compliers. Last speaker of the day with be Cameron Seay from NC A&T State University.   Cameron will be discussing Cloud tools he uses for education.


8:30 AM Arrival and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM


Opening Remarks and Introductions
David Rossi, IBM, Senior z Systems Security Architect
9:05 AM LinuxOne Database As A Service – IBM Rebecca Gott LinuxOne Development and Michel Considine LinuxOne Offering Manager
9:50 AM SUSE update – SUSE, Anthony Tortola Technical Sales Specialist and John Stellin Account Executive
10:35 AM Break
10:45 AM Blockchain workshop panel discussion
11:35 AM How to Monitor Blockchain and DBaaS – IBM Michael Sine, Solutions specialist IBM Service Management
12:10 PM Compiler update – Shereen Ghobrial, IBM System z Compilers Offering manager
12:25 PM Education and Cloud – Cameron Seay,  NC A&T State University, Lead Principal Investigator for LEAD-IT Project
12:40 PM Lunch

Questions email                Follow the council on                #nyzlinux

As valued customers and trusted partners, your input to this council is very valuable. We continue to appreciate the candor with which you’ve shared your Linux on z Systems implementation experiences and requirements

Directions to meeting location:

545 Washington BLVD
Jersey City, NJ   07310

Located between the Path Train and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail ‘Pavonia Newport Station’.

Parking is available at Central Parking Newport North Garage
561 Washington Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07310

Parking entrance on both Washington Blvd and Mall Drive East.

If driving please allow extra time as Washington Blvd is adjacent to the entrance to the Holland Tunnel

Double Tree
455 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310
(201) 499-2400

Marriot Courtyard
540 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310
(201) 626-6600
479 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310
(201) 626-2900

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