Recipe for a Successful Db2 Migration

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Session title: Recipe for a Successful Db2 Migration

Session abstract: Migrating to Db2 12 with the new continuous delivery model, new features and functions needs to be planned, prepared and executed to maintain and achieve organization success.This session will go through the recipe for a successful Db2 migration, what can be completed prior to the migration window and what steps actual customers have made to achieve a successful migration as well post migration steps and consuming new function levels.

Speaker biography: Anthony Ciabattoni is an IBM Senior Certified IT specialist and a current member of the Db2 for z/OS Development SWAT team based out of the Silicon Valley Lab with over 27 years of working directly with Db2 for z/OS. His experience includes being a customer lead Db2 architect as well as working in the Db2 for z/OS Tools development lab. He is a recognized Db2 for z/OS SME, 12+ years a member of the IBM Db2 for z/SO Customer Advisory Council and elected 9 straight years as an IBM Information Champion before joining IBM. In Anthony’s current role as a Senior technical advocate for Db2 for z/OS Development Lab he conducts consulting and educational workshops, Db2 health checks, and 360 Continuous Availability studies for worldwide Db2 for z/OS customers as well as a lab advocate to some of IBM’s largest North American customers. He has also presented Db2 topics at IBM worldwide conferences, IDUG (NA, SA, EMEA) and SHARE Conferences (US) and participated in authoring numerous Db2 for z/OS red books and white papers.