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October 10-11 | New York, New York
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Thursday, October 11 • 1:40pm - 2:45pm
Panel Discussion: The Resurgence of Mainframe in Modern Industry: insights from Key Executives on the Futures of this Cornerstone Technology - Moderated by Len Santalucia, Vicom Infinity

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The modern mainframe is touted as the core of trusted digital experiences and operates in some of the largest and most demanding computing environments in the world. From the days of the System/360 in the mid 1960’s through to the modern mainframe of the z14 the systems have been designed along four guiding principles of security, availability, performance and scalability. From banking, to retail, to healthcare, The modern mainframe is a platform for mission critical apps and blockchain – where fast data access, transactional scale, and the highest level of trust are required.

In this panel session, you'll hear perspectives of key executives in the mainframe space on the current and future of the mainframe, as well as how open source technology is driving growth and cementing mainframe as a sustainable infrastructure choice for decades to come.

Speakers
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Alan Clark

Director for Industry Initiatives, Emerging Standards and Open Source, SUSE
Alan Clark is an experienced industry and corporate leader who specializes in engineering external R&D. He is a member of the CTO Office and Director for Industry Initiatives, Emerging Standards and Open Source at SUSE.
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Calista Redmond

Vice President, IBM z Systems Ecosystem, IBM
Calista is Vice President of IBM Z Ecosystem at IBM, leading strategic relationships across software vendors, system integrators, business partners, developer communities, and broader engagement across the industry. Focus areas include execution of commercialization strategies, technical... Read More →
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Len Santalucia

CTO, Vicom Infinity
Len Santalucia has been in the IT industry since 1973. He is presently the Chief Technology Officer and the Business Development Manager for Vicom Infinity, Inc, the Chairperson for the Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project, a member of the IBM Z Academic Initiative advocate leadership... Read More →
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Andy Youniss

President & CEO, Rocket Software
Andy Youniss co-founded Rocket Software in 1990 and continues to guide the company's growth through strategic technology investments, acquisitions, and partnerships, including actively managing Rocket's long-standing relationship with IBM. | | A software engineer by trade, Andy... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 1:40pm - 2:45pm
Auditorium C
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