What is IBM Z Day?

  • 1-DAY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
  • 100 INDUSTRY SPEAKERS
  • LEARNING PLATFORM FOR ALL
IBM Z Day is a free 1-day virtual conference for anyone and everyone! Our lineup of global thought leaders highlights industry trends and innovation, and demonstrates how IBM Z is reliably running the world – always open | on | secure.

Tracks

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Keynotes

US EDT Sessions
15-Sept
8:00 AM
IBM Z Keynote
Ross Mauri
GM, IBM Z & LinuxONE
IBM
Barry Baker
VP, Product Management, IBM Z & LinuxONE
IBM
Meredith Stowell
VP, IBM Z Ecosystem
IBM
15-Sept
8:30 AM
Open Z Keynote: The Open Mainframe Project
John Mertic
Director of Program Management
Linux Foundation
15-Sept
10:00 AM
IBM WW Ecosystems Keynote
Willie Tejada
GM ISV/Build Ecosystem & Chief Developer Advocate
IBM
15-Sept
11:00 AM
Celebrity Keynote: Music Creator Culture meets IBM Z
Timbaland
Co-Founder, multi-platinum Grammy award winning music producer
Beatclub
Eric Czar
CTO
Beatclub
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin, IBM Z
IBM
Aaron Ralls
Chief Technical Penguin, IBM Z
IBM
15-Sept
12:00 PM
IBM Community Keynote Panel: Transform Together
Marius Ciortea
Chief Community Officer
IBM
Chiara Baldan
Data Engineer – Service & Technology Innovation Hub
Sogei
Brian Kithcart
Manager, Sales Engineers; SHARE VP & Board Member
Rocket Software and SHARE
Lella Halloum
IBM Z Intern, IBM Z Champion, Z Ambassador
IBM

IBM Z

US EDT Sessions
15-Sept
8:00 AM
IBM Z Keynote
Ross Mauri
GM, IBM Z & LinuxONE
IBM
Barry Baker
VP, Product Management, IBM Z & LinuxONE
IBM
Meredith Stowell
VP, IBM Z Ecosystem
IBM
15-Sept
8:30 AM
Keys to Crypto Resiliency
Eysha Powers
STSM, Chief Architect, IBM Z Cryptographic Portfolio
IBM
Cecilia Carranza Lewis
STSM – z/OS DFSMS Architecture, Design and Development
IBM
Phil Allison
Mainfame Architecture, Network and Storage
Black Knight
15-Sept
9:00 AM
Classical Cryptography and the Impact of Quantum Computing
Anne Dames
Distinguished Engineer, Cryptographic Technology Development
IBM
15-Sept
9:30 AM
Addressing cyber threats by deploying multi-factor authentication at scale
Jim Porell
Director, Solutions Advisors
Rocket Software
Steve Kiernan
VP, Mainframe Architecture
State Street
15-Sept
10:00 AM
IBM WW Ecosystems Keynote
Willie Tejada
GM ISV/Build Ecosystem & Chief Developer Advocate
IBM
15-Sept
10:30 AM
BMC Mainframe Survey 2021 – Sneak Peek
Priya Doty
Vice President, Product Marketing, IBM Z
IBM
April Hickel
Vice President of Strategy
BMC Software
15-Sept
11:00 AM
Celebrity Keynote: Music Creator Culture meets IBM Z
Timbaland
Co-Founder, multi-platinum Grammy award winning music producer
Beatclub
Eric Czar
CTO
Beatclub
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin, IBM Z
IBM
Aaron Ralls
Chief Technical Penguin, IBM Z
IBM
15-Sept
11:30 AM
AI and IBM Z
Elpida Tzortzatos
IBM Fellow – IBM Z AI Strategy & Architecture, CTO z/OS
IBM
15-Sept
12:00 PM
IBM Community Keynote Panel: Transform Together
Marius Ciortea
Chief Community Officer
IBM
Chiara Baldan
Data Engineer – Service & Technology Innovation Hub
Sogei
Brian Kithcart
Manager, Sales Engineers; SHARE VP & Board Member
Rocket Software and SHARE
Lella Halloum
IBM Z Intern, IBM Z Champion, Z Ambassador
IBM
15-Sept
12:30 PM
IBM Z Skills
Roland Trauner
IBM Z Skills, Education and Academic Initiative, Europe
IBM
Michael Fleissig
Systems Programmer
HUK-Coburg
15-Sept
1:00 PM
AI Journey with IBM Watson Machine Learning for z/OS
Maggie Lin
STSM, IBM Machine Learning Development
IBM
Kavihesha Kanagalingam
Student
UC Davis
Ipsa Parekh
Student
UC Davis
Urmi Lalchandani
Student
UC Davis
15-Sept
1:30 PM
A Client Conversation – Resiliency, DevOps, and more!
Joe Winchester
STSM, Master Inventor
IBM
Rune Christensen
Senior Software Developer
BankData
15-Sept
2:00 PM
DevOps Panel Discussion
Rosalind Radcliffe
Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect Enterprise Systems DevOps
IBM
Subhasish Sarkar
Senior SQA Engineer
BMC Software
Dusty Rivers
IBM Z Lifetime Champion
Krupal Swami
Founder & CEO
Team SWAMI
15-Sept
2:30 PM
Modernization of Workloads – API economy
Glenn Schneck
US Solutions Manager
Deloitte
15-Sept
3:00 PM
Fans of IBM Z Stories
Jade Melody Walker
IBM Z Pre-apprentice
Anila Shiny Peter
Intern
Mom Relaunch
Devanshi Nehra
Student
Sudharsana Srinivasan
Chief Fan of Z
IBM
15-Sept
3:30 PM
Careers in IBM Z – A New Collar Conversation with Vets in Tech
Sudharsana Srinivasan
Chief Fan of Z
IBM
Katherine Webster
CEO & Founder
Vets in Tech
Rachel Akers
New Collar Tech Re-Entry Offering Manager
IBM
Hari Raghavan
Senior Program Manager – Education, IBM Corporate Social Responsibility
IBM
Aaron Ralls
Chief Technical Penguin – IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
IBM
Melissa Circelli
Chief Human Resources Officer
Black Knight
Todd Monte
IBM Z Apprentice
BNY Mellon
Veronica Gilliard
Deputy Director of Platform Services, California Dept of Technology
State of California
Tim Fry
Pre-Apprenticeship Manager, Professional Success Coach
Franklin Apprenticeships

Modernization Z

US EDT Sessions
15-Sept
8:00 AM
IBM Z Keynote
Ross Mauri
GM, IBM Z & LinuxONE
IBM
Barry Baker
VP, Product Management, IBM Z & LinuxONE
IBM
Meredith Stowell
VP, IBM Z Ecosystem
IBM
15-Sept
8:30 AM
Forrester Analyst Session: Make Customer Value The Driver Of Your Modernization Strategy
Bobby Cameron
Vice President, Principal Analyst
Forrester
15-Sept
9:30 AM
DevOps on Z Journey at BNP Paribas
Abdelhakim Loumassine
Head of the Mainframe Division
BNP Paribas
Ian Mitchell
Distinguished Engineer, IBM Z Strategic Modernization Leader
Global Business Services, IBM
15-Sept
10:00 AM
IBM WW Ecosystems Keynote
Willie Tejada
GM ISV/Build Ecosystem & Chief Developer Advocate
IBM
15-Sept
10:30 AM
App Modernization Spotlight (Session 1 of 4): Why Leveraging IBM Z in your hybrid cloud strategy can generate additional value
Skyla Loomis
Vice President, IBM Z Application Platform
IBM
15-Sept
11:00 AM
App Modernization Spotlight (Session 2 of 4): How IBM Z delivers extended business value
Kyle Charlet
Distinguished Engineer, CTO IBM Z Software
IBM
15-Sept
11:30 AM
App Modernization Spotlight (Session 3 of 4): Realizing the benefits with Atruvia client insights
Skyla Loomis
Vice President, IBM Z Application Platform
IBM
Pascal Meyer
Senior Enterprise Architect
Atruvia
15-Sept
12:00 PM
IBM Community Keynote Panel: Transform Together
Marius Ciortea
Chief Community Officer
IBM
Chiara Baldan
Data Engineer – Service & Technology Innovation Hub
Sogei
Brian Kithcart
Manager, Sales Engineers; SHARE VP & Board Member
Rocket Software and SHARE
Lella Halloum
IBM Z Intern, IBM Z Champion, Z Ambassador
IBM
15-Sept
12:30 PM
App Modernization Spotlight (Session 4 of 4): The art of the possible (end-to-end demo)
Nathan Dotson
IBM Z Hybrid Cloud Offering Manager
IBM
Roberto Calderon
Sr. Solutions Engineer IBM Z and z/OS, IBM Z Hybrid Cloud Solutions
IBM
15-Sept
1:00 PM
The Technical and Cultural Mainframe DevOps Journey at State Farm
Mark Moncelle
IT Architect
State Farm
15-Sept
1:30 PM
Software AG & Delaware Courts – Modernize with API Integration
Guido Falkenberg
Senior Vice President of Application Modernization
Software AG
Betsy Bachmurski
Senior Application Project Lead
Delaware Courts
15-Sept
2:00 PM
Java, Git, Jenkins – A modern approach with COBOL
Armin Kramer
Software Engineer
DATEV
15-Sept
2:30 PM
Enable Real-time Information Flow
Mythili Venkatakrishnan
Distinguished Engineer, IBM Z Financial Services Sector CTO, Systems
IBM
15-Sept
3:00 PM
TCS’ Mainframe In-Place Modernization
Gopinathan Krishnaswami
Senior General Manager and Global Head, Software Segment & Infrastructure Alliances, HiTech Business Unit
TCS
Ganesh Mahadevan
Enterprise Architect & IBM Mainframe Presales Lead, HiTech and Alliances & Technology Unit
TCS
15-Sept
3:30 PM
Accelerate Core Banking Applications Modernization with Successful Outcomes
Arun Sharma
Chief Technologist
DXC Luxoft Banking

Open Z

US EDT Sessions
15-Sept
8:00 AM
IBM Z Keynote
Ross Mauri
GM, IBM Z & LinuxONE
IBM
Barry Baker
VP, Product Management, IBM Z & LinuxONE
IBM
Meredith Stowell
VP, IBM Z Ecosystem
IBM
15-Sept
8:30 AM
Open Z Keynote: The Open Mainframe Project
John Mertic
Director of Program Management
Linux Foundation
15-Sept
9:00 AM
Ansible Case Study for IBM Z
Daniel Jast
Go-To-Market Offering Manager IBM Z
IBM
15-Sept
9:30 AM
OpenShift + RHEL
Murthy Garimella
Global Solutions Architect
RedHat
15-Sept
10:00 AM
IBM WW Ecosystems Keynote
Willie Tejada
GM ISV/Build Ecosystem & Chief Developer Advocate
15-Sept
10:30 AM
Containers on IBM Z – The Open Source Way
Sarah Julia Kriesch
DevOps Specialist
Accenture
15-Sept
11:00 AM
Celebrity Keynote: Music Creator Culture meets IBM Z
Timbaland
Co-Founder, multi-platinum Grammy award winning music producer
Beatclub
Eric Czar
CTO
Beatclub
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin, IBM Z
IBM
Aaron Ralls
Chief Technical Penguin, IBM Z
IBM
15-Sept
11:30 AM
Looking for Open Source Software on Z? Meet the Software Discovery Tool!
Elizabeth K. Joseph
Developer Advocate
IBM
Divya Goswami
Student & IBM Z Ambassador
Heritage Institute of Technology
15-Sept
12:00 PM
IBM Community Keynote Panel: Transform Together
Marius Ciortea
Chief Community Officer
IBM
Chiara Baldan
Data Engineer – Service & Technology Innovation Hub
Sogei
Brian Kithcart
Manager, Sales Engineers; SHARE VP & Board Member
Rocket Software and SHARE
Lella Halloum
IBM Z Intern, IBM Z Champion, Z Ambassador
IBM
15-Sept
12:30 PM
In conversation with Credit Suisse -IBM Python on z/OS
Jennifer Rowan
Product Manager – IBM Python & Node.js on z/OS
IBM
Ralph Hess
VP, Db2 & Analytics
Credit Suisse
15-Sept
1:00 PM
It’s Called Synergy – IBM Z + DS8K with Open Source and APIs
Yongkook Kim
System Z Solutions Architect
Vicom Infinity Inc.
John Yorke-Barber
Department of Corporate and Digital Development, Northern Territory Government, Australia
Roger Lowe
Department of Corporate and Digital Development, Northern Territory Government, Australia
15-Sept
1:30 PM
AI/Machine Learning on IBM Cloud Hyper Protect Virtual Servers – a LinuxONE service
Sandeep Batta
ZaaS Hyper Protect, Client Success Architect
IBM
Alberto Blumschein
Drumwave
15-Sept
2:00 PM
What’s new in Ubuntu for IBM Z and LinuxONE
Frank Heimes
Technical Lead
Canonical Ltd.
15-Sept
2:30 PM
What’s new in SUSE Enterprise IBM Z and LinuxONE
Mike Friesenegger
Solutions Architect
SUSE
15-Sept
3:00 PM
.NET on Z
Neale Ferguson
Principal Engineer
Sine Nomine Associates
15-Sept
3:30 PM
Testing open source apps with Travis CI
Montana Mendy
SE/Rails Engineer
Travis CI

Voice Of Z

US EDT Sessions
15-Sept
8:00 AM
IBM Z Keynote
Ross Mauri
GM, IBM Z & LinuxONE
IBM
Barry Baker
VP, Product Management, IBM Z & LinuxONE
IBM
Meredith Stowell
VP, IBM Z Ecosystem
IBM
15-Sept
8:30 AM
IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator: Announcing Cohort 4
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin – IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
IBM
Aaron Ralls
Chief Technical Penguin – IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
IBM
Ben Younkman
Regional Director, Europe
Village Capital
Dr. Kelly Burton
Executive Director, Black Innovation Alliance
15-Sept
9:00 AM
Friends of Hyper Protect: Announcing our First Class of AMAZING Startups
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin – IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
IBM
Aaron Ralls
Chief Technical Penguin – IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
IBM
Angus Crombie
Program & Partnerships Associate
Village Capital
Osaretin Victor Asemota
15-Sept
9:30 AM
Fintech Innovation powered by IBM Z – Panel
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin – IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
IBM
Aaron Ralls
Chief Technical Penguin – IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
IBM
Bryan Young
Founder & CEO
Home Lending Pal
Ioanna Stanegloudi
Co-Founder & Chief Risk Officer
finclude
15-Sept
10:00 AM
IBM WW Ecosystems Keynote
Willie Tejada
GM ISV/Build Ecosystem & Chief Developer Advocate
IBM
15-Sept
10:30 AM
Healthtech Innovation powered by IBM Z – Panel
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin – IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
IBM
Aaron Ralls
Chief Technical Penguin – IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
IBM
Irene Woerner
CEO
emTRUTH
15-Sept
11:00 AM
Celebrity Keynote: Music Creator Culture meets IBM Z
Timbaland
Co-Founder, multi-platinum Grammy award winning music producer
Beatclub
Eric Czar
CTO
Beatclub
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin, IBM Z
IBM
Aaron Ralls
Chief Technical Penguin, IBM Z
IBM
15-Sept
11:30 AM
DataTech4Good Coalition: Why Confidential Computing is all about Social Good
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin – IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
IBM
Aaron Ralls
Chief Technical Penguin – IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
IBM
Adam LG Ring
Head of Developer Relations
Data Protocol
15-Sept
12:00 PM
IBM Community Keynote Panel: Transform Together
Marius Ciortea
Chief Community Officer
IBM
Chiara Baldan
Data Engineer – Service & Technology Innovation Hub
Sogei
Brian Kithcart
Manager, Sales Engineers; SHARE VP & Board Member
Rocket Software and SHARE
Lella Halloum
IBM Z Intern, IBM Z Champion, Z Ambassador
IBM
15-Sept
12:30 PM
Maximize your use of IBM Z with the SHARE community
Jeanne Glass
Founder & CEO
VirtualZ Computing
Dan Martin
Senior Software Engineer
Rocket Software
Dusty Rivers
IBM Z Lifetime Champion
Glenn Schneck
US Solutions Manager
Deloitte
Karla Houser
Senior Technology Specialist
Caterpilar Inc.
Ed Jaffe
CTO
Phoenix Software International
15-Sept
1:00 PM
New Face of COBOL
Michael Bauer
Senior Product Owner
Broadcom
Hartanto Widjaya
Student
Singapore Management University
Ahmed Eid
Student
Al-Azhar University
15-Sept
1:30 PM
Into the Mainframe: How to get in and how to get on!
Herb Daly
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, and IBM Z Champion
University of Wolverhampton
Piara Bhamra
z/OS Performance & Capacity Analyst, and IBM Champion
Lloyds Banking Group
Ricki West
Consultant, and IBM Champion
BMC Mainframe Services
15-Sept
2:00 PM
Journey to a Successful Z Career
Paul Fairbairn
IBM Z Influencer Ecosystem, EU
IBM
Monica Siegel
IBM Z Technical Influencer Ecosystem
IBM
Len Santalucia
CTO
Vicom Infinity Inc.
Jens van Eynde
Rachael Beattie
NatWest
15-Sept
2:30 PM
Opportunity Knocks
Ludmila Salimena
IBM Z Influencer Ecosystem, LA
IBM
Darren Surch
COO
Interskill
Jeff Bisti
IBM Redbooks
IBM
Cameron Seay
Adjunct Professor
Tennessee State University
15-Sept
3:00 PM
All Roads Lead to Z
Alixander Laffredo-Dietrich
IBM Z Champions Program Lead
IBM
Julie Bergh
IBM Z Champion
Subhasish Sarkar
IBM Z Champion
Phil Allison
IBM Z Champion
Scott McFall
IBM Z Champion
Vincent Terrone
IBM Z Champion
15-Sept
3:30 PM
Careers in IBM Z – A New Collar Conversation with Vets in Tech
Sudharsana Srinivasan
Chief Fan of Z
IBM
Katherine Webster
CEO & Founder
Vets in Tech
Rachel Akers
New Collar Tech Re-Entry Offering Manager
IBM
Hari Raghavan
Senior Program Manager – Education, IBM Corporate Social Responsibility
IBM
Aaron Ralls
Chief Technical Penguin – IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
IBM
Melissa Circelli
Chief Human Resources Officer
Black Knight
Todd Monte
IBM Z Apprentice
BNY Mellon
Veronica Gilliard
Deputy Director of Platform Services, California Dept of Technology
State of California
Tim Fry
Pre-Apprenticeship Manager, Professional Success Coach
Franklin Apprenticeships

Student Z

US EDT Sessions
14-Sept
9:00 AM
Welcome to IBM Z Day’s Exclusive Student Track
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin – IBM Z
IBM
Lucas Sahn
IBM Z Student X Owner
IBM
14-Sept
9:30 AM
Enabling Women & Girls with Digital Skills
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin – IBM Z
IBM
Dr. Gloria Chance
CEO & Founder
The Mousai Group
Dr. Loly Gaitan
Project Officer
International Telecommunication Union
14-Sept
10:30 AM
Hour of Z, brought to you by IEEE HKN
Lucas Sahn
IBM Z Student X Owner
IBM
Nancy Ostin
Director
IEEE HKN
Nick Velcich
Student
Computer Science
Michael Benson
Board Member
IEEE HKN
14-Sept
12:00 PM
Hour of Z, brought to you by TheCreators2030
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin – IBM Z
IBM
Gail Davis-Carter
CoCurator (US & Worldwide)
TheCreators2030 UN SDGs & Youth Initiative
Tobias Gutfrajnd
Youth Global Advisor
TheCreators2030 UN SDGs & Youth Initiative
14-Sept
1:30 PM
Hour of Z, brought to you by Z Ambassadors of EMEA
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin – IBM Z
IBM
Lella Halloum
IBM Z Intern, IBM Z Champion, Z Ambassador
IBM
14-Sept
3:00 PM
Hour of Z, brought to you by code.org & Junior Achievement
Lucas Sahn
IBM Z Student X Owner
IBM
Jake Bell
International Partnerships Manager
Code.org
Alison Gottsch-Walton
Manager, Program Support
Junior Achievement
14-Sept
4:30 PM
Are you Future Ready? You will be after THIS!
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin – IBM Z
IBM
Lucas Sahn
IBM Z Student X Owner
IBM
Mei Lin Fung
Co-Founder
People Centered Internet
14-Sept
5:30 PM
#Z4GlobalGoals: Your VIP Ticket to Global Goals Week
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin – IBM Z
IBM
Lella Halloum
IBM Z Intern, IBM Z Champion, Z Ambassador
IBM
14-Sept
6:30 PM
Youth Entrepreneurship: What Does it Take?
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin – IBM Z
IBM
Kelly Lovell
CEO
Bridging the Gap
Mike McCabe
Agency Senior Advisor on Youth
USAID
14-Sept
7:30 PM
Hour of Z, brought to you by Z Ambassadors of the Americas
Lucas Sahn
IBM Z Student X Owner
IBM
Alexander Le
Ambassador
IBM Z
14-Sept
9:00 PM
IBM Z Xplore – Code your way to the future – Americas
Monica Siegel
IBM Z Technical Influencer Ecosystem
IBM
Melissa Christie
14-Sept
10:00 PM
Your Exclusive Ticket to Becoming a Z Ambassador in the Americas
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin – IBM Z
IBM
Rachel Head
Director
Your Big Year
Alexander Le
Ambassador
IBM Z
14-Sept
10:30 PM
SAVe Foundation: Making the World a Better Place via Digital Inclusion
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin – IBM
IBM
Bollem Raja Kumar
Director
SAVe Foundation
Saharsha Reddy
CAMP-S Student
SAVe Foundation
15-Sept
6:00 AM
Your Exclusive Ticket to Becoming a Z Ambassador in APAC
Phila Phungula
IBM Z Developer Advocate
IBM
Veronica Cho
Research Lead & Program Manager
Your Big Year
Komal Mann
Z Ambassador, President
zStudents Chandigarth University
15-Sept
6:30 AM
IBM Z Xplore – Code your way to the future – APAC
Joris Mertens
IBM Z Developer Advocate
IBM
Komal Mann
Z Ambassador, President
zStudents Chandigarth University
15-Sept
7:30 AM
Inclusivity Matters: Neurodiversity & IBM Z
Alex Leventhal
Business Development Executive, Business and Corporate Development, IBM Systems
IBM
Tony Horton
VP – Global Supply Chain
IBM
Khary Pryce
Student
Cornell University
15-Sept
8:00 AM
IBM Z Keynote
Ross Mauri
GM, IBM Z & LinuxONE
IBM
Barry Baker
VP, Product Management, IBM Z & LinuxONE
IBM
Meredith Stowell
VP, IBM Z Ecosystem
IBM
15-Sept
8:30 AM
Hour of Z, brought to you by Z Ambassadors of APAC
Phila Phungula
IBM Z Developer Advocate
IBM
Komal Mann
Z Ambassador, President
zStudents Chadigarth University
15-Sept
10:00 AM
IBM WW Ecosystems Keynote
Willie Tejada
GM ISV/Build Ecosystem & Chief Developer Advocate
IBM
15-Sept
10:30 AM
Building a Better World: IBM Z & Call for Code
Lucas Sahn
IBM Z Student X Owner
IBM
Shari Chiara
Program Director & COO, Call for Code
IBM
Liam Mills
Software Engineering and Commerce Student
University of Sydney
15-Sept
11:00 AM
Celebrity Keynote: Music Creator Culture meets IBM Z
Timbaland
Co-Founder, Multi-Platinum Grammy Award Winning Music Producer
Beatclub
Eric Czar
CTO
Beatclub
Dr. Melissa Sassi
Chief Penguin, IBM Z
IBM
Aaron Ralls
Chief Technical Penguin, IBM Z
IBM
15-Sept
11:30 AM
All about IBM Z Academic Initiative
Ludmila Salimena
IBM Z Influencer Ecosystem, LA
IBM
Paul Fairbairn
IBM Z Skills Leader, Europe
IBM
15-Sept
12:00 PM
IBM Community Keynote Panel: Transform Together
Marius Ciortea
Chief Community Officer
IBM
Chiara Baldan
Data Engineer – Service & Technology Innovation Hub
Sogei
Brian Kithcart
Manager, Sales Engineers; SHARE VP & Board Member
Rocket Software and SHARE
Lella Halloum
IBM Z Intern, IBM Z Champion, Z Ambassador
IBM
15-Sept
12:30 PM
IBM Z Xplore, brought to you by Shooting Stars
Sudharsana Srinivasan
Chief Fan of Z
IBM
Abhi Saxena
Director of Innovation
Shooting Stars Foundation
Komal Mann
Z Ambassador, President zStudents
Chandigarh University
15-Sept
2:00 PM
Web Server: Hands-on Lab with Friends of Z
Elizabeth K. Joseph
Developer Advocate
IBM
Jayashree Harsha
Intern
Mom Relaunch
Reena Gupta
CEO & Founder
Mom Relaunch
Rocio van Nierop
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Latinas in Tech
15-Sept
3:00 PM
IBM Z Xplore – Code your way to the future – EMEA
Ross Cruickshank
IBM Z Technical Influencer Content Lead
IBM
Mikateko Ngobeni
IBM Z Ambassador