IBM Linux on IBM Z Executive Advisory Customer Council Friday, December 1st, 2017 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

The council is pleased to announce the Dec 1st meeting.   We have a great agenda with speakers from IBM, Velocity Software, Docker, Timescale and Open Mainframe Project.    See details below.

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IBM Linux on IBM Z Executive Advisory Customer Council
Friday, December 1st, 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 IBM Z Executive Advisory Council. We launched this council in 2002 in order to garner your insights and foster communications among the IBM Z 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 focuses on cloud and workloads.  The council is pleased to have Joes Castano IBM VP of IBM Z and LinuxONE.  Jose will be discussing Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE strategy and future directions. Next on the agenda we have James Vincent, Senior System Architect from Velocity Software.  James will be sharing details on the Education Cloud Service Velocity is hosting, as well as architecture details behind it.   The next session will be a Docker Strategy and Futures discussion led by James Frey who is Docker’s Managing Director of Northeast and FSI business unit.  After James, the council is pleased to have Michael Freedman PHD Timescale cofounder and CTO.   Michael will be discussing how Timescale extents Postgres with time series and performance capabilities.   Last on the agenda we have John Mertic, Linux Foundation Director of Program Management for the Open Mainframe Project.  John will be reviewing the results of the survey recently conducted by the Open Mainframe Project.


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


Opening Remarks and Introductions
David Rossi, IBM, Senior IBM Z Security Architect
9:05 AM IBM Linux on IBM Z and LinuxONE strategy and futures – Jose Castano, IBM Vice President of IBM Z and Linux One
9:50 AM Educational Cloud powered by ZPRO – James Vincent , Velocity Software, Senior System Architect
10:35 AM Break
10:45 AM Docker Strategy and Future Directions on IBM Z – James Frey, Docker, Managing Director of Northeast and FSI
11:30 PM Postgres with Timescale extensions – Michael Freedman, PhD,  Timescale Co-founder and CTO
12:15 PM Open Mainframe Project Independent Survey Results – – John Mertic, Linux Foundation ,Director of Program Management
12:30PM Lunch

Questions email                 Follow the council on                #nyzlinux

NY Linux on System Z Executive Advisory Council Invitation 12 1 2017



Regards, Len


Leonard J. Santalucia

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