15 SEPTEMBER 2022

What is IBM zDay 2022?

  • 1-DAY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
  • OVER 200 INDUSTRY SPEAKERS
  • MULTIPLE LIVE DEMOS
  • LEARNING PLATFORM FOR ALL
IBM zDay 2022 is a free 1-day virtual conference for anyone and everyone! Hear the latest about IBM zSystems and join our lineup of global thought leaders, who will highlight industry trends and innovation spanning AI, Quantum, and more!

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Tracks

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Keynotes

US EDT Sessions
15-Sep
8:00 AM
Opening Keynote: Leveraging Technology as a Part of Your Sustainability
Ross Mauri
General Manager, IBM Systems
IBM
May East
UNITAR Fellow, UN House Scotland Director of Cities Programme
Linus Sebastian
Host, Linus Tech Tips and CEO, Linus Media Group
Meredith Stowell
Vice President, IBM Ecosystem
IBM
Laticia Carrow
Systems Analyst
DDC ITS
15-Sep
10:00 AM
Why Designing Your Cloud Native Infrastructure Matters
Todd Moore
VP, Open Technology and Developer Advocacy, Chief Developer Advocate
IBM
John Mertic
Director of Program Management
The Linux Foundation
Holly Cummins
Senior Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat
Marcel Mitran
IBM Fellow, CTO Cloud Platform IBM zSystems and LinuxONE
IBM
15-Sep
12:00 PM
Building Community Eminence Through Advocacy – A Journey to IBM Champion
Marius Ciortea
Chief Community Officer
IBM
Cameron Seay
Adjunct Professor
East Carolina University
Meral Temel
Mainframe Platform Leader
JFORCE
Sarah Julia Kriesch
DevOps Specialist
Accenture GmbH
Shari Chiara
Program Manager, IBM Champions and Community
IBM

IBM zSystems

US EDT Sessions
15-Sep
8:00 AM
Opening Keynote: Leveraging Technology as a Part of Your Sustainability
Ross Mauri
General Manager, IBM Systems
IBM
May East
UNITAR Fellow, UN House Scotland Director of Cities Programme
Linus Sebastian
Host, Linus Tech Tips and CEO, Linus Media Group
Meredith Stowell
Vice President, IBM Ecosystem
IBM
Laticia Carrow
Systems Analyst
DDC ITS
15-Sep
8:30 AM
Accelerating AI in Mission Critical Workloads with IBM zSystems
Arnab Banerjee
Lead Architect
Visa
Elpida Tzortzatos
IBM Fellow – CTO AI for IBM zSystems and z/OS
IBM
Meeta Vouk
Director, Product Management AI
IBM
Andrew Sica
STSM, IBM zSystems Software
IBM
15-Sep
9:00 AM
Data Fabric Innovation to Simplify Data Access
Ibrahim Parlak
Unit Manager
Garanti BBVA
Sercan Aydin
Senior Engineer
Garanti BBVA
Mehmet Cuneyt Goksu
Executive IT Specialist
IBM
15-Sep
9:30 AM
Cyber Resiliency – Protecting Your Most Important Asset
Rebecca Levesque
President
21st Century
Steven Dickens
Senior Analyst and VP of Business Development
Futurum Research
Diego Bessone
Director, WW IBM zSystems Sales
IBM
15-Sep
10:00 AM
Why Designing Your Cloud Native Infrastructure Matters
Todd Moore
VP, Open Technology and Developer Advocacy, Chief Developer Advocate
IBM
John Mertic
Director of Program Management
The Linux Foundation
Holly Cummins
Senior Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat
Marcel Mitran
IBM Fellow, CTO Cloud Platform IBM zSystems and LinuxONE
IBM
15-Sep
10:30 AM
Quantum Cryptography & The Future of Data Protection
Kimberly Harris
Senior Information Security Engineer
FIS Global
Anne Dames
Distinguished Engineer, Cryptographic Technology Development Systems
IBM
Eysha Powers
STSM, Chief Architect, IBM Z Cryptographic Portfolio Systems
IBM
15-Sep
11:00 AM
Infusing AI Seamlessly Into Critical z/OS Applications
Niclas Lindstrom
IBM zSystems Infrastructure Architect
Handelsbanken
Shuang Yu
Watson Machine Learning for z/OS Development Lead
IBM
15-Sep
11:30 AM
Meet the Future COBOLers
Caitlin Mooney
IMS Systems Software Engineer
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Angie Mejia
MSA Apprentice
UNUM Group
Jade Melody Walker
ZDP
M&T Tech
Hartanto Widjaya
Student
Singapore Management University
Sai Natha Rao Pathange
Student
IIT Roorkee
15-Sep
12:00 PM
Building Community Eminence Through Advocacy – A Journey to IBM Champion
Marius Ciortea
Chief Community Officer
IBM
Cameron Seay
Adjunct Professor
East Carolina University
Meral Temel
Mainframe Platform Leader
JFORCE
Sarah Julia Kriesch
DevOps Specialist
Accenture GmbH
Shari Chiara
Program Manager, IBM Champions and Community
IBM
15-Sep
12:30 PM
Black Knight’s Journey to Key Management with EKMF Web
Phil Allison
Enterprise Architect
Black Knight
Kasper Lindberg
Certified IT Specialist @ IBM Crypto Competence Center Global Sales (WW)
IBM
Rachael Freitas
Product Manager, IBM zSystems Security
IBM
15-Sep
1:00 PM
A Garage Mainframer’s Journey
Enzo Damato
Student
Barnstable Academy
Sebastian Wind
System Design
Datev
15-Sep
1:30 PM
A Day in the Life of an Enterprise Developer in the Cloud
Sarah Julia Kriesch
DevOps Specialist
Accenture GmbH
Peter Haumer
STSM – Development Lead IBM Wazi Systems
IBM
15-Sep
2:00 PM
Managing Compliance with Ease Leveraging zSCC
Robert Miller
Senior Manager, IBM Alliance
Deloitte
Pradeep Parameshwaran
Architect, Security and Regulatory Compliance and Co-Chair Security IDT EMEA
IBM
15-Sep
2:30 PM
The Value of Hosting Your Containers on z/OS using zCX – A Use Case Example and Demo
Diego D’Addeo
IT Architect – IBM Champion
Sogei S.P.A.
Steve Warren
STSM and Principal Client Engineering Solution Architect – IBM zSystems
IBM
15-Sep
3:00 PM
Skills for The Future – Meet the New Face of IBM zSystems
Meredith Stowell
Vice President, IBM Ecosystem
IBM
Ian Walsh
Manager Mainframe Services
The Automobile Club of Southern California
Abbey Lowdermilk
IT Apprentice
The Automobile Club of Southern California
Wil Ochangco
IT Apprentice
The Automobile Club of Southern California
Jimmy Le
IT Apprentice
The Automobile Club of Southern California
15-Sep
3:30 PM
Building a Sustainable Workforce
Tiiso Senosha
IBM zAmbassador
Kelle Veverka
Program Manager
Broadcom
Yvette LaMar
Director, IBM zSystems Influencer Ecosystem
IBM
Shelly Meierarend
IBM zSystems Client and Academic Initiative Leader – North America
IBM

IBM LinuxONE

US EDT Sessions
15-Sep
8:00 AM
Opening Keynote: Leveraging Technology as a Part of Your Sustainability
Ross Mauri
General Manager, IBM Systems
IBM
May East
UNITAR Fellow, UN House Scotland Director of Cities Programme
Linus Sebastian
Host, Linus Tech Tips and CEO, Linus Media Group
Meredith Stowell
Vice President, IBM Ecosystem
IBM
Laticia Carrow
Systems Analyst
DDC ITS
15-Sep
8:30 AM
Sustainability and The Need for a Green IT Infrastructure
Ron Argent
CEO
Cognition Foundry
Stoyan Pedev
CEO
Conquex
15-Sep
9:00 AM
Exploring Quantum Safe Technologies on IBM LinuxONE
Dustin Moody
Mathematician
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Anne Dames
IBM Distinguished Engineer
IBM
Reinhard Bundgen
Product Owner Security for Linux on IBM zSystems
IBM
15-Sep
9:30 AM
Optimizing Sustainability with IBM LinuxONE
Hannan Khan
IBM zAmbassador Captain, Intern
International Connector
Fanjing Meng
STSM and CTO of China Systems Lab
IBM
15-Sep
10:00 AM
Why Designing Your Cloud Native Infrastructure Matters
Todd Moore
VP, Open Technology and Developer Advocacy, Chief Developer Advocate
IBM
John Mertic
Director of Program Management
The Linux Foundation
Holly Cummins
Senior Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat
Marcel Mitran
IBM Fellow, CTO Cloud Platform IBM zSystems and LinuxONE
IBM
15-Sep
10:30 AM
Efficiency, Scalability, and Resiliency with Temenos and LinuxONE
Joachim Steuerwald
CTO
Kenya Commercial Bank
Ross Mallace
EVP & Global Head of SaaS and Partner Ecosystem
Temenos
15-Sep
11:00 AM
Working With and Securing Your Data with An Open Ecosystem on LinuxONE
Frank Heimes
Technical Lead for Ubuntu on IBM zSystems and LinuxONE
Canonical
John Mertic
Director of Program Management
The Linux Foundation
15-Sep
11:30 AM
Confidential Computing and Digital Assets on LinuxONE
Thomas Taroni
CEO & Senior Software Architect
Phoenix Systems AG
Stefan Liesche
IBM Distinguished Engineer
IBM
15-Sep
12:00 PM
Building Community Eminence Through Advocacy – A Journey to IBM Champion
Marius Ciortea
Chief Community Officer
IBM
Cameron Seay
Adjunct Professor
East Carolina University
Meral Temel
Mainframe Platform Leader
JFORCE
Sarah Julia Kriesch
DevOps Specialist
Accenture GmbH
Shari Chiara
Program Manager, IBM Champions and Community
IBM
15-Sep
12:30 PM
Digital Transformation and the Open Hybrid Cloud
Duncan Hardie
Principal Product Manager
Red Hat
James Governor
Analyst and Co-Founder
RedMonk
15-Sep
1:00 PM
A Vision for Building, Deploying and Managing Microservices Using Open Source on LinuxONE
Mike Friesenegger
Global Solutions Architect
SUSE
Berthold Gunreben
zAdministration Engineer
DATEV
15-Sep
1:30 PM
How ATPCO Increased Linux Application Throughput and Reliability with Linux on IBM zSystems
Monte Bauman
LinuxONE Solution Architect
IBM
15-Sep
2:00 PM
Sustainability Without Compromise
Matt Kimball
Principal Analyst
Moor Insights & Strategy
Marcel Mitran
IBM Fellow, CTO Cloud Platform IBM zSystems and LinuxONE
IBM
15-Sep
2:30 PM
Reimagine Your Businesses Through the Use of AI
Ganesh Mahadevan
Enterprise Architect and Mainframe Modernization Lead
TCS
Elpida Tzortzatos
IBM Fellow – CTO AI for IBM zSystems and z/OS
IBM
Chandra Shekhar Reddy Potula
Architect, Cloud Pak For Data on IBM zSystems & LinuxONE
IBM
15-Sep
3:00 PM
Installing and Using IBM Quantum’s Qiskit Toolkit on LinuxONE
Jack Woehr
Independent Consultant
SoftWoehr LLC
Meghan O’Loughlin
Student
Marist College
15-Sep
3:30 PM
The Role of Tech in the Human Rights Crisis of Climate Change
Bill Stark
Chief Impact Officer
Right Here Right Now Global Climate Alliance
Beth Meyer
Head of ESG and Compliance
Tech Stars

Modernization

US EDT Sessions
15-Sep
8:00 AM
Opening Keynote: Leveraging Technology as a Part of Your Sustainability
Ross Mauri
General Manager, IBM Systems
IBM
May East
UNITAR Fellow, UN House Scotland Director of Cities Programme
Linus Sebastian
Host, Linus Tech Tips and CEO, Linus Media Group
Meredith Stowell
Vice President, IBM Ecosystem
IBM
Laticia Carrow
Systems Analyst
DDC ITS
15-Sep
8:30 AM
Modernizing Your Application with Confidence and Accuracy
Jules Lamarre
Support and Tools Engineer
Groupama
Nicolas Dangeville
STSM Chief Architect
IBM
15-Sep
9:00 AM
Why New z/OS Users are Choosing Ansible for Automation
Ipek Dedekoy
Systems Engineer
Rabobank
Bill Pereira
Mainframe Modernization Architect
Cognizant
Daniel Jast
Product Manager
IBM
15-Sep
9:30 AM
DevOps Transformation with GIT as SCM
Paul Pilotto
CTO
Graytitude
Shabbir Moledina
Manager, IBM zSystems DevOps Acceleration Team
IBM
15-Sep
10:00 AM
Why Designing Your Cloud Native Infrastructure Matters
Todd Moore
VP, Open Technology and Developer Advocacy, Chief Developer Advocate
IBM
John Mertic
Director of Program Management
The Linux Foundation
Holly Cummins
Senior Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat
Marcel Mitran
IBM Fellow, CTO Cloud Platform IBM zSystems and LinuxONE
IBM
15-Sep
10:30 AM
Lloyds Banking Group Joins DevOps and AIOps Tools to Modernize Operations
Stephen Westwood
Group Chief Information and Security Office
Lloyds
Suman Gopinath
STSM and Chief Architect
IBM
15-Sep
11:00 AM
Unit Testing COBOL Sections – Improving Developer Productivity
Rune Christensen
Lead SW Developer
BankData
15-Sep
11:30 AM
Danske Bank: Driving Faster Innovation and Transformation with DevOps for IBM zSystems
Mads Frank Zandersen
Chief Mainframe Development Specialist
Danske Bank
Henrik Hartvig Jensen
Principal IT Software Engineer
Danske Bank
Henrik Sloth Schade
Product Owner & Chapter Lead
Danske Bank
Gerald Mitchell
Architect and Lead Developer
IBM
15-Sep
12:00 PM
Building Community Eminence Through Advocacy – A Journey to IBM Champion
Marius Ciortea
Chief Community Officer
IBM
Cameron Seay
Adjunct Professor
East Carolina University
Meral Temel
Mainframe Platform Leader
JFORCE
Sarah Julia Kriesch
DevOps Specialist
Accenture GmbH
Shari Chiara
Program Manager, IBM Champions and Community
IBM
15-Sep
12:30 PM
Adopting DevOps for z/OS Application Development
Bo Ragnarsson
Senior IT Specialist
SEB
Bill Alexander
Lead Architect of the DevOps for IBM zSystems Dev & Pipeline ART
IBM
15-Sep
1:00 PM
End-to-End Hybrid Cloud Demo
Raichel Babu
Product Manager
IBM
Will Yates
Test Architect
IBM
15-Sep
1:30 PM
How Nordea are Using Open Source Tooling and APIs to Transform Their IBM zSystems Development and Operations
Suresh Arumugam
COBOL Mainframe Specialist
Nordea
Joe Winchester
IBM Senior Technical Staff Member
IBM
15-Sep
2:00 PM
A Hybrid Cloud Approach with IBM zSystems and AWS
Bruno Sahinoglu
WW Pr. Partner Solution Architect – Mainframe Modernization
AWS
Skyla Loomis
VP IBM zSystems Software
IBM
15-Sep
2:30 PM
IBM CIO Journey to Hybrid Cloud
Krupal Swami
CEO & Founder
Team Swami
Dusty Rivers
Director zSystems Software
Adaptigent
Rosalind Radcliffe
IBM Fellow, CIO DevSecOps CTO
IBM
15-Sep
3:00 PM
Fidelity Investments Journey: Taking Event-Streaming for IBM zSystems Mainstream
Steve Baker
Director of Systems Programming
Fidelity Investments
Damon Wild
Strategic Account Director
Confluent
15-Sep
3:30 PM
Real-Time Information Flow Between z/OS Core Systems & Hybrid Cloud with IBM zSystems Digital Integration Hub
Sean Ashley
Master Software Engineer/Senior VP
M&T Bank
Nasser Ebrahim
Technical Lead, IBM zSystems Digital Integration Hub
IBM

Community

US EDT Sessions
15-Sep
8:00 AM
Opening Keynote: Leveraging Technology as a Part of Your Sustainability
Ross Mauri
General Manager, IBM Systems
IBM
May East
UNITAR Fellow, UN House Scotland Director of Cities Programme
Linus Sebastian
Host, Linus Tech Tips and CEO, Linus Media Group
Meredith Stowell
Vice President, IBM Ecosystem
IBM
Laticia Carrow
Systems Analyst
DDC ITS
15-Sep
8:30 AM
IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator: Announcing Cohort 5 and Friends of Hyper Protect II
Jennifer Sparks
Founder and CEO
Vacmobile Corporation
Marc Banoub
CEO
LyRise
Mohamed Kamara
Founder and CEO
InovCares
Ryan Young
Founder and CEO
Opollo Technologies
Teddy Appah Dankyi
Founder and CEO
AllurePay
Ben Younkman
Regional Director, Europe
Village Capital
Adam LG Ring
Global Head IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
IBM
15-Sep
9:00 AM
A Student’s Study on the Impact of GDPR on Medtech Startups
Claire Attal
Pharmacist
Paris-Saclay University
Sidarth Radjou
CEO
Okomera
Aghiath Chbib
Co-Founder & COO
Telebionix Inc.
Adam LG Ring
Global Head IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
IBM
15-Sep
9:30 AM
Fintech and Healthtech Innovation Powered by IBM zSystems
Ben Younkman
Regional Director, Europe
Village Capital
Ahmed Fadl
Program Director
Village Capital
Nat Robinson
CEO
Leaf Global Fintech
Stefan Larca
Founder and CEO
XVision
Stacy Ekker
Founder and CEO
Doc2Doc Health
15-Sep
10:00 AM
Why Designing Your Cloud Native Infrastructure Matters
Todd Moore
VP, Open Technology and Developer Advocacy, Chief Developer Advocate
IBM
John Mertic
Director of Program Management
The Linux Foundation
Holly Cummins
Senior Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat
Marcel Mitran
IBM Fellow, CTO Cloud Platform IBM zSystems and LinuxONE
IBM
15-Sep
10:30 AM
Developer Relations. An Introduction to Developers as an Audience and Developer Relations as a Strategy to Enable Them.
James Parton
Founder
Land and Expand
15-Sep
11:00 AM
Datatech for Good – the Intersection Between Data Ownership and Impact
Ben Younkman
Regional Director, Europe
Village Capital
Ahmed Fadl
Program Director
Village Capital
Sam Carter
Co-founder & CEO
Moneo
Irene Woerner
CEO
emTruth
Reetu Gupta
Founder and CEO
Cirkled In
15-Sep
11:30 AM
Journey to the zNext Generation
Chiara Baldan
Data Engineer
Sogei S.P.A.
Giordano Sannino
Junior System Programmer on z/Os
Sogei S.P.A.
15-Sep
12:00 PM
Building Community Eminence Through Advocacy – A Journey to IBM Champion
Marius Ciortea
Chief Community Officer
IBM
Cameron Seay
Adjunct Professor
East Carolina University
Meral Temel
Mainframe Platform Leader
JFORCE
Sarah Julia Kriesch
DevOps Specialist
Accenture GmbH
Shari Chiara
Program Manager, IBM Champions and Community
IBM
15-Sep
12:30 PM
Building Skills for a New Workforce
Steven Perva
Sr Mainframe Innovation Engineer
Ensono
Clayton Heathscott
Associate Mainframe/IDMS Systems Programmer
Ensono
Pierre Washington
Senior Quality Engineering and Packaging Manager
Rocket Software
Kavya Gujja
Software Engineer in Test II
Rocket Software
Monica Siegel
IBM zSystems Technical Enablement Specialist
IBM
Shari Chiara
Program Manager, IBM Champions and Community
IBM
15-Sep
1:00 PM
The Power of Digital Badging
Darren Surch
COO
Interskill Learning
Jim Daniels
Director of Professional Services
Credly
Viviane Sanches
Skill and Enablement Manager
Kyndryl
15-Sep
1:30 PM
Digital Assets, Web3 and the Metaverse
Trang Lê Bozon
Managing Partner, Gaming, MetaVerse, Developer Studios
Newmoon Accelerator
Marcus Lyle Brown
Partner
Digital Twin Studios
Sofiane Delloue
Founder
New Foundation
Corey Cottrell
Founder
The Uplift World Dao
Edward Ng
Chairman
1worldblockchain
Felix Macharia
CEO
Kotani Pay
Kimberly King
CEO
HumanTec.co
Adam LG Ring
Global Head IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator
IBM
15-Sep
2:00 PM
How to Use Hackathons to Build Skills and Give Back
Sarah Weber
Director, Corporate Relations School of Information Studies (iSchool)
Syracuse University
Bryan Knouse
Co-founder & CEO
Project OWL
Yolanda Rabun
Senior Counsel, The Weather Company
IBM
Shari Chiara
Program Manager, IBM Champions and Community
IBM
15-Sep
2:30 PM
Fans of IBM zSystems – the Power of Advocacy
Laticia Carrow
Systems Analyst
DDC ITS
Ezriel Gross
Principal Solutions Advisor
Rocket Software
Shalini Priyadarshini
Director of Programs and Communication
Mom Relaunch
Ed Peters
Principal Systems Engineer
Capgemini
Sudharsana Srinivasan
IBM Advocacy Program Manager
IBM
Shari Chiara
Program Manager, IBM Champions and Community
IBM
15-Sep
3:00 PM
VC Smackdown! Startup Innovation & Tech Investing – Brought to you by PrimeTime VC
Charlie Stephens
Co-Founder & Host
Primetime VC
Tyler Kelly
Co-Founder & Host
Primetime VC
Meghan Cross
Partner
Amplifyher Ventures
Erica Duignan Minnihan
Founder and General Partner
Reign Ventures
Jason Scott
Partner
ANIM Fund
Chris Cunningham
Partner
C2 Ventures

Student

US EDT Sessions
14-Sep
9:00 AM
Welcome & IBM zStudent Contest Accelerator – Brought to you by HackerEarth
Aadarsh Shetty
Customer Success Manager US Enterprise
HackerEarth
Maryam Matin
IBM zAmbassador
Monica Siegel
Technical Enablement Specialist
IBM
Lella Halloum
Student Outreach Intern
IBM
Ross Cruickshank
IBM zSystems Technical Influencer Content Lead
IBM
14-Sep
10:30 AM
IBM zStudent Contest Accelerator – Brought to you by UJ, TUT and UWC
Dr Patrick Ndayizigamiye
Senior ICT Lecturer
University of Johannesburg
Vathiswa Mangqa Booi
Acting Section Head of Programming
Tshwane University of Technology
Andre Henney
Lecturer
University of Western Cape
Mbali Mona Mabizela
IBM zAmbassador
Joris Mertens
Developer Advocate
IBM
14-Sep
12:00 PM
IBM zStudent Contest Accelerator, Brought to you by TechWeekHumber
Elly Taylor
Head of Partnerships & Events
TechWeekHumber
Steven Hammond
Student
Hull College
Eduardo Marim Rodrigues
IBM zAmbassador
Monica Siegel
Technical Enablement Specialist
IBM
14-Sep
1:00 PM
IBM zStudent Contest Accelerator – Brought to you from AMC
Sebastian Wind
Researcher
FAU University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Paul Fairbairn
IBM zSystems Client Skills Leader, Europe
IBM
Ross Cruickshank
IBM zSystems Technical Influencer Content Lead
IBM
14-Sep
2:00 PM
IBM zStudent Contest Accelerator – Hands-On Technical Session in Portuguese
Celio Ferreira
Coordinator
Faculdade INEFE
Gabriel Amaral
Client Technical Specialist
IBM
Flavia De Paula Cau
IBM zSystems Skills Advocate
IBM
14-Sep
3:00 PM
IBM zStudent Contest Accelerator – Hands-On Technical Session
Jared Morgan
Account Manager | Corporate and Collegiate
Tallo
Geoffrey Decker
Instructor, Department of Computer Science
Northern Illinois University
Zachary Calderone
Student
Northern Illinois University
Monica Siegel
Technical Enablement Specialist
IBM
14-Sep
4:00 PM
IBM zStudent Contest Accelerator – Hands-On Technical Session in Spanish
Daniel Alejandro Morales Castillo
IBM zAmbassador Captain
Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas
Flavia De Paula Cau
IBM zSystems Skills Advocate
IBM
14-Sep
5:00 PM
IBM zStudent Contest Accelerator – Brought to you by IBM SkillsBuild
Felipe Flores
IBM zAmbassador
India Miles
Digital Success Manager, SkillsBuild for Students
IBM
Sudharsana Srinivasan
IBM Advocacy Program Manager
IBM
14-Sep
6:30 PM
Test Drive Enterprise Grade LinuxONE – Free and Easy Access!
Bruce Gilkes
IBM LinuxONE and zOS Community Clouds Architect and Project Lead
IBM
Elizabeth Joseph
Developer Advocate
IBM
14-Sep
7:00 PM
Explore AI using the LinuxONE Machine Learning Lab and IBM Z Xplore
Felipe Sanchez Martinez
Artificial Intelligence Engineering Student
Superior School of Computer Science ESCOM IPN
Alex Osadchyy
Solution Architect, ISV Ecosystem, IBM Z and LinuxONE
IBM
Monica Siegel
Technical Enablement Specialist
IBM
14-Sep
8:00 PM
A Future in Enterprise Computing – Calling All West Coast Students!
Tak Auyeung
Professor
American River College
Andres Marquez
President of SHPE
SHPE Silicon Valley
Adityaa Ravi
President & Executive Director
SacHacks
David Lopez Mendez
IBM zAmbassador
Sudharsana Srinivasan
IBM Advocacy Program Manager
IBM
14-Sep
9:30 PM
How to Kickstart Your Enterprise Computing Learning Journey: Student Success Stories
LuKun
Professor
Dalian University of Technology
Zhenyu Wang
Professor
South China University of Technology
Dr. Feng Tang
Senior Experimenter
South China University of Technology
Weidong Zhao
Professor
FuDan University
Tina Tian
Senior Program Manager – Academic Initiative Ecosystem
IBM
14-Sep
10:00 PM
IBM zStudent Contest Accelerator – Brought to you By IT Academy STEP Cambodia
Huan Sokhong
Project Coordinator
Sisters of Code
Ly Maronlin
Sisters of Code Ambassador 2022
Sisters of Code
Monica Siegel
Technical Enablement Specialist
IBM
15-Sep
6:00 AM
Welcome to IBM zDay – Your Exclusive Student Track
Kiruthika Subramani
IBM zAmbassador
Lella Halloum
Student Outreach Intern
IBM
Phila Phungula
Developer Advocate
IBM
15-Sep
6:30 AM
CryptoBrawl – Digital Assets – The Next Generation of Finance
Jakub Grątkiewicz
Student and Junior C# Developer
Michal Sierakowski
Business Leader IBM zSystems and LinuxONE CEE
IBM
Filip Madej
Advisory Software Engineer
IBM
Szymon Brandys
Software Architect
IBM
15-Sep
7:30 AM
Leveraging Internships and Apprenticeships to Accelerate Your Career
James Arcieri
WW Director | Retail & CPG Industry Digital Strategist
Microsoft
Luke Jacobs
Student
Marist College
Shari Chiara
Program Manager, IBM Champions and Community
IBM
15-Sep
8:00 AM
Opening Keynote: Leveraging Technology as a Part of Your Sustainability
Ross Mauri
General Manager, IBM Systems
IBM
May East
UNITAR Fellow, UN House Scotland Director of Cities Programme
Linus Sebastian
Host, Linus Tech Tips and CEO, Linus Media Group
Meredith Stowell
Vice President, IBM Ecosystem
IBM
Laticia Carrow
Systems Analyst
DDC ITS
15-Sep
8:30 AM
In Conversation with Ross Mauri
Megan Conklin
WW Director of LinuxONE and Linux Sales Leader, Global Sales
IBM
Devonte’ Hawkins
IBM zAmbassador Captain
Albany State University
15-Sep
9:00 AM
From Industry into the Classroom – Meet the Educators and Students Learning with IBM zSystems
Lakeisha Cannon
Global Technology Analyst
Bank of America
LeRoy Harding
ITDS-BCIS Lecturer, Program Advisor
UNT
Garve Hayes
IBM zAmbassador
UNT
15-Sep
9:30 AM
EQUALS Talking Tech Women and Girls in ICT
Amna Habiba
Founder
Global Creative Hub
Judith Bravo de Medina Arribas
IBM zAmbassador
Dr. Rebecca Gott
Distinguished Engineer, ZaaS HyperProtect
IBM
15-Sep
10:00 AM
Why Designing Your Cloud Native Infrastructure Matters
Todd Moore
VP, Open Technology and Developer Advocacy, Chief Developer Advocate
IBM
John Mertic
Director of Program Management
The Linux Foundation
Holly Cummins
Senior Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat
Marcel Mitran
IBM Fellow, CTO Cloud Platform IBM zSystems and LinuxONE
IBM
15-Sep
10:30 AM
What the Hack is Enterprise Computing? In Conversation with Meredith Stowell
Meredith Stowell
VP, IBM Ecosystem
IBM
Lavisha Bugreja
IBM zAmbassador Captain and Intern
IBM
15-Sep
11:00 AM
IBM zStudent Contest Accelerator – Brought to you by Shooting Stars Foundation
Abhi Saxena
Director of Innovation
Shooting Stars Foundation
Rituraj Mahato
IBM zAmbassador
Sudharsana Srinivasan
IBM Advocacy Program Manager
IBM
15-Sep
12:00 PM
Building Community Eminence Through Advocacy – A Journey to IBM Champion
Marius Ciortea
Chief Community Officer
IBM
Cameron Seay
Adjunct Professor
East Carolina University
Meral Temel
Mainframe Platform Leader
JFORCE
Sarah Julia Kriesch
DevOps Specialist
Accenture GmbH
Shari Chiara
Program Manager, IBM Champions and Community
IBM
15-Sep
12:30 PM
Mentorship: The Intergenerational Power of Giving Back
Dr. Deborah Heiser
CEO
The Mentor Project
Sugam Kafle
IBM zAmbassador
University of North Texas
Arsh Pratap
Student
Indian Institute of Information Technology Gwalior
Sandeep Batta
ZaaS Hyper Protect: Client Success Architect
IBM
Elizabeth Joseph
Developer Advocate
IBM
15-Sep
1:00 PM
Community Building with Technology 
Dr. Herb Daly
Senior Lecturer
University of Wolverhampton
Caterina Signorini
Generation Connect Youth Envoy for Europe
ITU Generation Connect Youth Group for Europe
Daniel Kalemi
Machine Learning (ML) and Blockchain Engineer
ITU Generation Connect Youth Group for Europe
Kareena Cooper
IBM Global Student Hub Member & UK Youth #iwill Ambassador
Lucas Sahn
IBM zSystems Student Experience Lead
IBM
15-Sep
1:30 PM
Code a Better Future with Call for Code & IBM zSystems Accelerator
Ajinkya Datalkar
CTO
Agrolly
Lukas Jaks
Mainframe Systems Programmer
IVV
Lucas Sahn
IBM zSystems Student Experience Lead
IBM
15-Sep
2:00 PM
A Day in the Life of an IBM zProfessional
Michelle Melcher
ISD Developer
Navy Federal Credit Union
Dino Medina
IT Apprentice
The Automobile Club of Southern California
Shelly Meierarend
IBM zSystems Client and Academic Initiative Leader – North America
IBM
15-Sep
2:30 PM
Resilient zEscape Experience
Aaren Isabel
Quality Engineer
Rocket Software
Nadim Shehab
GDPS Development
IBM
15-Sep
3:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Lavisha Bugreja
IBM zAmbassador Captain & Intern
IBM
Devonte’ Hawkins
IBM zAmbassador
Albany State University
Judith Bravo de Medina Arribas
IBM zAmbassador
Lucas Sahn
IBM zSystems Student Experience Lead
IBM