Session title: Let Me Make This Clear (Things That Plenty of DB2 for z/OS People Get Wrong)
Session abstract: Some aspects of DB2 for z/OS technology are plain as day; others, less so. Questions I get from DB2 users worldwide have highlighted for me things that a lot of folks – even very experienced DB2 people – get wrong. In this session I’ll try to bring clarity to oft-misunderstood areas of DB2 for z/OS technology.
Speaker biography: Robert Catterall is a DB2 for z/OS Specialist zChampion IBM. He started his IT career with IBM in 1982, and worked throughout the 1990s as a member of the Company’s DB2 for z/OS National Technical Support team. From 2000 to 2007, Robert worked as a database technology strategist for CheckFree (now part of Fiserv). After working for three years as an independent DB2 consultant, he rejoined IBM in 2010. Robert is a past President of IDUG, a member of IDUG’s Speakers Hall of Fame, and was one of IBM’s inaugural Information Champions. He presents frequently at conferences, is a longtime columnist for IBM Data Magazine, and blogs about DB2 for z/OS at http://robertsdb2blog.blogspot.com/