What Organizations are Doing (and Looking to Do) with Db2 for z/OS: Trends and Directions

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Session title: What Organizations are Doing (and Looking to Do) with Db2 for z/OS: Trends and Directions

Session abstract: You may have seen Db2 for z/OS “trends and directions” presentations at various conferences and user group meetings. They are typically given by the IBM Director of Db2 for z/OS Development, together with one of the senior architects on the development team, and they provide a look into the future: where is IBM taking the product?
┬áThis Db2 for z/OS trends and directions presentation is different: it’s a view from the ground, focused on what organizations are doing with the DBMS. You’ll hear about Db2 usage topics in the areas of open data access interfaces, application development, analytics, data encryption, availability and scalability. Through this session I hope that you will get new ideas on how to effectively leverage Db2 technology, and perhaps to get validation for what your organization is already doing with Db2.

Speaker biography: Robert Catterall is a Senior Consulting Db2 for z/OS Specialist with 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, and blogs about Db2 for z/OS at http://robertsdb2blog.blogspot.com/.