IBM System z may be your greatest asset, and there’s no question that it’s your greatest ally. If your goal is to maximize use of this powerful resource to support a more agile business now and in the future, Impact 2013 will give you a foundation in the latest technological breakthroughs, including best practices and practical tips.
System z Essential Sessions
Staying in alignment with business drivers is an ongoing challenge for IT professionals. Hear what the strategists have to say about System z, in these essential sessions.
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1193 High-Volume, Fast Decision Management for your System z Applications: Exploring the Why and How
Decision guidance capabilities can be used to improve thousands, even millions, of interactions your System z applications handle on a daily basis. The discipline of operational decision management is the next generation of business rules used to automate and govern frequently occurring, repeatable decisions; decision such as: Does this claim need additional scrutiny and is this the right payment amount? Should this transaction be blocked to comply with regulations? What is the right offer or price for this customer? This session will explore the importance of ODM, and the many improvements, enhancements, savings and possibilities this key IT investment could provide to your System z applications.
1288 IT Modernization Based on SOA at Slovenian National Pension Found (ZPIZ)
While many organizations are stepping forward to the interoperability and full SOA implementation, ZPIZ implemented SOA Reference Architecture in System z. The main goal of SOA reference architecture is interaction and integration between different composite applications connected to BPM. Services are available through Application Server and Portal accessing IBM BPM for business processes. The heart of ZPIZ's SOA is Message Broker assuring integration with different internal applications and DataPower assuring integration with external partners. In the presentation, Slovenian National Pension Fund will present way from paper plan to SOA usage in practice, mapping the SOA reference architecture in the practice and share their experiences.
Speaker: Ales Gros, IBM; Edmond Pajk, ZPIZ; Domen Dolar, ZPIZ; Natasa Ravnik, ZPIZ
1507 WebSphere Application Server for z/OS in Real Life
This session will take a look at some examples of real world applications running today. What do the applications do and what technologies in WebSphere do they exploit? What about topology? There won't be any "theoretically possible" examples or "exercises left to the reader". These are real applications that really run.
Speakers: Jeff Summers, IBM; James Mulvey, IBM
1850 Managing Growth in Garanti Bank with CICS
This session will discuss how Turkey's second-largest bank, Garanti Bank, successfully migrated from CICS version 3.2 to 4.2 helping them to manage their growing customer base, assets and transactions. With over $78 Million (USD) in assets, 9 Million customers, a network of 880 branches and nearly 3500 ATM's, Garanti needed to reduce their costs per transaction and minimize their investment in additional capacity. This session addresses how the latest version of CICS Transaction Server helped them achieve this, and the all enhancements that provided efficiencies in workload distribution, advantages in transaction tracking, and how the new CICS Explorer Tools helped them accelerate transferring skills and best practices.
Speaker: Yasemin Sen, Garanti Bank
- 1193 High-Volume, Fast Decision Management for your System z Applications: Exploring the Why and How
System z software Solutions Suite
Once again, IBM is holding its System z Software Solutions Suite to give presentations and conduct demonstrations that showcase the latest solutions from WebSphere, CICS, CICS Tools, Problem Determination Tools, Rational and more. Visit us often!
The System z Solutions Suite – in Toscana 3609 – is open:
Monday, April 29: 11am-6pm
Tuesday-Wednesday, April 30-May 1: 8am-6pm
Thursday, May 2: 8am-4pm
Solution Center z Zone
The Solution Center zZone shows off the latest technology. Network with IBM Business Partners and see options for enhancing and implementing your System z workload at the zZone in the Solution Showcase Center. Come experience:
Special System z Reception
Don't miss the special reception exclusively for System z friends and customers in the exotic Tao Opium Room at the Venetian, hosted by Phil Weintraub, IBM Vice President, North America, System z Software Sales. This is the time and place to plan your week's agenda and visit with System z experts.
When: Sunday, April 28: 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Tao Opium Room, The Venetian
This complimentary reception is open only to System z Impact 2013 attendees, and requires a VIP ticket for admission:
Essential analyst session
Join IDC analyst Steve Hendrick and IBM's Mike Perera as they discuss the why and how of fast, high-volume operational decision management for System z applications.
Join RedMonk analyst James Governor and IBM Fellow Kevin Stoodley on a tour of the latest technologies shipped in the new Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, industry trends and more.
Special z reception
Join us at a special System z reception on Sunday, April 28 in the Venetian's TAO Opium Room, hosted by IBM VP Phil Weintraub. (VIP ticket required for admission)