ATTENTION: You are cordially invited to join us for our next Washington DC Metro Area IBM Z Customer Council – 04/12/2018

You are cordially invited to join us for our next Washington DC area IBM Z Council meeting convening Thursday, April 12, 2018. The Z Council is intended to be a forum for our z Systems customers to get the latest IBM Z information from IBMers, customers and business partners.

IBM Z Customer Council-

April 12, 2018

Seasons 52 Fresh Grill 
7863L Tysons Corner Ctr
McLean, VA 22102

Hear from other users as they share their insights, extend your own technical network, and help grow the Z community. Here’s what you can expect….

Our first speaker, Mark Anzani, IBM Vice President for Strategy, IBM Zkicks off this exciting event to present the hot topic of the new IBM® z14™ (z14). Mark engages in business and product technical strategy projects focused on the IBM mainframe business. Additionally, he supports specific client projects that drive new implementations and uses of IBM Z technology. He is based in the Poughkeepsie New York Development Laboratory. on a rare trip from the United Kingdom for an extended session. John will discuss optimizing CPU resource consumption by using large real memory, share war stories, best practices, and much more.

Next we will have Mike Jordan, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Z Systems Security. Mike will deliver a critical & relevant presentation on the topic of ” IBM Z Pervasive Encryption”.IBM Z® pervasive encryption is a consumable approach to enable extensive encryption of data in-flight and at-rest to substantially simplify encryption, and reduce costs associated with protecting data. IBM Z® pervasive encryption can be used in conjunction with full disk and tape encryption, database encryption, and application encryption.

Our third speaker will be Jonathan Sloan, IBM Certified Technical Specialist, Data Management IBM Hybrid Cloud. Jonathan will present us with IBM’s approach to Machine Learning on the z/OS platform. Jonathan comes with deep technical skills. Since 1989 Jonathan has been involved with the design, implementation, management and sale of Multidimensional and Relational database Decision Support Systems and Management and Executive Information Systems. Subject areas varied from Market share to Finance to Enterprise Customer information solutions. Platform experiences include hands on implementation experience with System Z, pSeries and xSeries platforms. Jonathan currently supports the sale of IBM’s Business Intelligence Solutions including Extract, Transform and Load, Database Management, OLAP capabilities, Data-Mining and Reporting tools.

To round out the day, we will have Misty Decker, Program Manager, IBM Z Academic Initiative. Misty has held a variety of roles in z/OS Development, z Systems HW development, Customer Satisfaction and University Alliances. She currently leads the IBM z Systems Academic Initiative enabling universities around the world teach Enterprise Systems to students IBM clients are looking to hire. The IBM Academic Initiative provides curriculum and access to system resources to universities and then helps aid students in finding positions with our IBM clients.

IBM Z Customer Council
April 12, 2018

Seasons 52 Fresh Grill 
McLean – Tysons Corner
7863L Tysons Corner Ctr
McLean, VA 22102


9:00 AM Arrival and Networking
9:30 AM Welcome

Clyde Richardson – IBM Executive IT Specialist, North America IT Operations Analytics SWAT

Baha Majid – IBM Executive IT Specialist, Analytics Solutions Architect – Financial Services Market, IBM Global Markets – Cloud Sales

9:45 AM IBM® z14™
Mark Anzani – Vice President, Strategy IBM Z
10:45 AM Break
10:55 AM Pervasive Encryption

Mike Jordan – Distinguished Engineer – z Systems Security

12:0 PM Lunch & Announcements
1:00 PM IBM Machine Learning on z/OS

Jonathan Sloan – Certified SW IT Specialist – Data Management

2:00 Break
2:05PM IBM Academic Initiative

Misty Decker – zSystems Academic Initiative

3:05 PM Close and Departure

DC zCouncil-04122018

Please join us for this exciting line-up of tremendous speakers by registering at the following URL:

Register Here:
April 12, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 3:05 PM
IBMers Register Here:

For your convenience, session details, agenda and registration details are included in the flyer below. Feel free to share with your colleagues.

(See attached file: DC zCouncil-04122018.pdf)

Best Regards,

Clyde E. Richardson
Executive IT Specialist
IBM Certified Thought Leader
North America Z Technical Sales – IT Analytics SWAT, zCouncil, zManage
ITIL® Foundation Certified V2
703-994-9989: IBM Mobile
703-943-2732: IBM Office

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