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									                       Monday                                Tuesday                             Wednesday                          Thursday
                      11/14/2011                            11/15/2011                           11/16/2011                         11/17/2011
                                                           Architect Day
  9:00                                             A03         B03           C03                    K03                     A16        B16         C16
                                                                                        IMS Tools Trends & Directions
                                                                                       Tom Ramey, Director, IMS Tools
  10:15                                            A04         B04           C04       A10          B10           C10       A17        B17         C17


  11:30                                            A05         B05           C05       A11           B11            C11                K04
                     Registration                                                                                            IMS Requirements Session
                      Foyer H1                                                                                               Ann Sheridan, IMS Product
  12:30
                                                                Lunch                               Lunch                             Lunch
                                                                EXPO                               (EXPO)
                                                  Meet the Experts - IMS Development          Meet the experts
                                                                                           IMS Service and Support
  13:30                    K01                     A06         B06           C06       A12          B12          C12
                IMS Trends & Directions                                                                                            GSE Meeting
                Bev Tyrrell, Director, IMS
  14:45      A01         B01             C01       A07         B07           C07       A13           B13            C13


  16:00      A02          B02          C02         A08         B08           C08       A14           B14            C14


  17:15                    K02                     A09         B09           C09       A15           B15            C15
              IMS Strategic SOA Integration
              Shyh-Mei Ho, IMS Architect/DE
  18:15               (Free time)                             EXPO                                  EXPO

  19:00               Buffet Dinner                Dinner & Rock the Mainframe Party   Free Night - No activities planned
                        at Hotel                            7:00 to 11:00 pm
                                                                D08
                                                *WSDL-First Customer Interest Group
                                                            5:00-7:00pm
                                                   Host - Shyh-Mei Ho Room 1003
Keynotes K01, K02, K03 and K04 will be held in the Main Room
Axx Sessions held in Room 1001
Bxx Sessions held in Room 1002
Cxx Sessions held in Room 1006 (Exception: Wednesday's Sessions C14 and C15 held in the Main Room)
Expos held in Foyer H1
Count of Session Title
Day
1 - Mon Nov 14




1 - Mon Nov 14 Total
2 - Tues Nov 15




2 - Tues Nov 15 Total
3 - Wed Nov 16




3 - Wed Nov 16 Total
4 - Thurs Nov 17




4 - Thurs Nov 17 Total
Grand Total
 of Session Title
                Session Title                                                                                            Total
                Exploiting the Power of the Mainframe - Latest News from System z                                            1
                IMS 12 Migration Planning Considerations                                                                     1
                IMS 12 Overview                                                                                              1
                IMS Open Database Fast Start and Best Practices                                                              1
                IMS Simplification: Advancements in Application Development                                                  1
                IMS Trends and Directions                                                                                    1
                IMS, Fit For Future                                                                                          1
                IMS, Strategic SOA Integration Options and OnDemand Solutions                                                1
n Nov 14 Total                                                                                                               8
                Agile, Agile@Scale and Data                                                                                  1
                Best Operational Practices for Achieving IMS Availability                                                    1
                IMS and DB2 Coordinated Recovery                                                                             1
                IMS and Java for Dummies, including IMS JAVA and COBOL Interoperability                                      1
                IMS Application Development Impact Analysis                                                                  1
                IMS DB Replication for Enhanced System Resiliency                                                            1
                IMS HALDB Update                                                                                             1
                Introducing the IMS Repository!                                                                              1
                Introduction to RDz Including RDz Unit Test                                                                  1
                It's now Easier to Pinpoint the Source of Transaction Problems                                               1
                Meeting Increased Demands for Data Privacy and Security                                                      1
                What's New in IMS Connect and OTMA                                                                           1
                Workload Balancing in an IMS Connect Environment                                                             1
                WSDL-First: Web Service Trends on the Mainframe                                                              1
                Usage of Business Rules for Developers and Architects                                                        1
                Customer Experience: Quick and Easy Application Integration with IMS Callout                                 1
                Sponsor : Infomotion                                                                                         1
                Customer Experience: Using IMS Transaction Manager for high scale transactional and batch applications       1
                Customer Experience: IMS Architecture and Multichannel infrastructure on “La Caixa”                          1
es Nov 15 Total                                                                                                            19
              Considerations for using IMS and WebSphere MQ Bridge                           1
              Customer Experience: IMS 12                                                    1
              Customer Experience: IMS 12 Installation and Migration at GAD                  1
              Customer Experience: IMS Repository and DRD Update                             1
              Improved IMS Explorer with PD Tools and BTS                                    1
              IMS 12 System Enhancements                                                     1
              IMS CSL Concepts and Use                                                       1
              IMS DB and DBRC Enhancements and Best Practices                                1
              IMS Performance Tools - PA, PI and Connect Extensions                          1
              IMS Performance Update, Hints and Tips                                         1
              IMS Tools session on Autonomics Direction                                      1
              IMS Tools Trends and Directions                                                1
              Introducing the IMS Catalog - Open Access to IMS DB Metadata                   1
              Parallel Sysplex Best Practices                                                1
              Positioning for IMS 12 Repository Usage with DRD Migration                     1
              Simplify and Improve IMS Administration by Leveraging Your Storage System      1
              The New Era of Business Analytics for IMS and System z                         1
              Using Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for optimizing IMS Performance and Availablity        1
              Roundtable on IMS Callout Implementation                                       1
 d Nov 16 Total                                                                             19
              Best Practices for IMS and Security                                            1
              IMS 10/11 Small Programming Enhancements - What You Need to Know for IMS 12    1
              IMS Customer Requirements Survey                                               1
              Service Flows for IMS with GT Software                                         1
              Understanding IMS Locking                                                      1
              IMS Tools Modernization - Introducing the new IMS Tools                        1
              Sponsor                                                                        1
urs Nov 17 Total                                                                             7
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                                                       Draft Agenda and Speakers

Session # Track Day                  Time    Session Title                                    Proposed Speaker                 Abstract
  K01     Keynote 1 - Mon Nov 14     13:30   IMS Trends and Directions                        Bev Tyrrell, IMS Director, IBM   Join Beverly Tyrrell, Director of IMS, to hear the latest news about IBM's
                                                                                                                               premier transaction and hierarchical database management system. Bev
                                                                                                                               will share information about IMS strategy, enhancements, key
                                                                                                                               announcements, our very active worldwide community activities, and more!

    A01     Arch   1 - Mon Nov 14    14:45   Exploiting the Power of the Mainframe - Latest   Helene Lyon, IMS DE, IBM         Building on over 45 years of innovation and value, mainframe computing
                                             News from System z                                                                remains a significant part of IBM strategy. This session discusses the latest
                                                                                                                               enhancements in System z hardware (zEnterprise) andSystem z software
                                                                                                                               (z/OS). Also reviewed are how the mainframe fits into IBMs latest
                                                                                                                               strategies such as Smarter Planet, Smarter Computing, Business Analytics,
                                                                                                                               Cloud Computing, Security and Resiliency, and Energy Management and
                                                                                                                               Sustainability.
    B01   AD/DBA 1 - Mon Nov 14      14:45   Java and IMS on System z                         Kyle Charlet, IMS STSM. IBM      Join us in this session to learn about the exciting partnership of IMS, Java,
                                                                                                                               and System z. Hear about the technology advancements in these areas
                                                                                                                               and what the future holds for IMS.
    C01     Gen    1 - Mon Nov 14    14:45   IMS 12 Overview                                  Alison Coughtrie, IMS            IMS 12 is here! You have heard about it, but what can it do for you? This
                                                                                              Specialist, IBM                  session takes a look at how IMS 12 can help you improve system and
                                                                                                                               application availability; and grow your IMS system as your business grows.
                                                                                                                               Discussion will include enhancements to the IMS Transaction Manager and
                                                                                                                               the IMS Database Manager as well as improved connectivity options with
                                                                                                                               IMS Connect.
    A02     Gen    1 - Mon Nov 14    16:00   IMS, Fit For Future                              Helene Lyon, IMS DE, IBM         This session will cover the many ways you can get the most out of your IMS
                                                                                                                               investment in applications and databases based on the latest IMS
                                                                                                                               technology and product integration possibilities.
    B02   AD/DBA 1 - Mon Nov 14      16:00   IMS DB Replication for Enhanced System           Greg Vance, IMS Senior           This session will discuss the use of asynchronous software replication to
                                             Resiliency                                       Software Engineer, IBM           improve your IMS system resiliency and availability. The discussion will
                                                                                                                               discuss the benefits of InfoSphere IMS Replication for z/OS and how it can
                                                                                                                               be used to provide improved workl
    C02    Admin   1 - Mon Nov 14    16:00   IMS 12 Migration Planning Considerations         John Butterweck, IMS Senior      In this session we will review planning tasks as well as hints and tips to aid
                                                                                              Software Engineer, IBM           in the smoooth migration to IMS 12.
    K02   Keynote 1 - Mon Nov 14     17:15   IMS 12, Strategic SOA Integration Options and    Shyh-Mei Ho, IMS DE, IBM         Come to listen and learn how IMS has been revitalized with SOA solutions
                                             OnDemand Solutions                                                                in multi-component enterprise environments that span both host and
                                                                                                                               distributed platforms. This session showcases successful Enterprise
                                                                                                                               Integration stories, and also covers practical examples to help you learn
                                                                                                                               how to effectively leverage SOA solutions and put to work immediately!

    A03     Arch   2 - Tues Nov 15   9:00    Guardium and IMS for Improved Data               Freddy der Elst, IM Technical    IBM InfoSphere Guardiun provides a simple yet robust solution for assuring
                                             Governance                                       Consultant, IBM                  the privacy and integrity of trusted information in your data center. It also
                                                                                                                               helps to reduces costs by automating the entire compliance auditing
                                                                                                                               process in heterogeneous environments. This session will cover the
                                                                                                                               capabilities of using Guardium in your IMS environments for inproved
                                                                                                                               database monitoring and data encryption.
    B03   AD/DBA 2 - Tues Nov 15     9:00    Fast and Easy IMS Modernization and              Don Spoerke, Senior Sales        GT Software’s Ivory Service Architect, which includes the Ivory Studio, is an
                                             Integration                                      Engineer, GT Software            intuitive tool for developers to build web services from mainframe
                                                                                                                               applications and data with no coding. Using a drag-and-drop, light weight
                                                                                                                               IDE, developers graphically define web services from IMS programs,
                                                                                                                               external services and data. The orchestration capabilities of Ivory allows
                                                                                                                               the combination of multiple transactions in a multi-step process. The Ivory
                                                                                                                               Server is the execution engine, and can be deployed on or off the
                                                                                                                               mainframe and also use the specialty engines like zIIP, zAAP, and the IFL
                                                                                                                               to reduce the impact on the GPP. Come to this session to learn more
                                                                                                                               about how Ivory Service Architect can be used to quickly and easily
                                                                                                                               modernize your IMS environment and see a live demo.




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    C03   Admin   2 - Tues Nov 15   9:00    IMS 12 CSL Concepts and Use                      Geoff Nicholls, IMS Consulting The IMS Common Service Layer (CSL) is a collection of IMS manager
                                                                                             IT Specialist, IBM             address spaces that provide the infrastructure needed for systems
                                                                                                                            management tasks in an IMSplex. The IMS CSL provides improved
                                                                                                                            systems management, a single system image, ease of use through a single
                                                                                                                            point of control, and enables shared resources across all IMS systems. This
                                                                                                                            session coversr the functionality and setup of each CSL address space,
                                                                                                                            including Open Database Manager (ODBM), Operations Manager (OM),
                                                                                                                            Resource Manager (RM), and Structured Call Interface (SCI). The session
                                                                                                                            will also include an overview of the functions available in IMS 10. 11 and 12
                                                                                                                            that are based on having CSL available.

    A04    Cust   2 - Tues Nov 15   10:15   Customer Experience: Using IMS Transaction       Miguel Gallego, Software        This session will provide an oveview how Banco d'Espana and the T2S
                                            Manager for High Scale Transactional and Batch   Development Architect, Banco    Project are using IMS TM
                                            Applications                                     d'Espana
    B04   AD/DBA 2 - Tues Nov 15    10:15   Introduction to RDz and RDz Unit Test                                     Rational Developer for System z consists of a common workbench and an
                                                                                             Tobias Braun, SWG Associate
                                                                                                                      integrated set of tools that support end-to-end, model-based application
                                                                                             Technical Sales Professional,
                                                                                             IBM Rational             development, run-time testing, and rapid deployment of on demand
                                                                                                                      applications. It offers integrated development environments (IDE) with
                                                                                                                      advanced, easy-to-use tools and features to help WebSphere, CICS,
                                                                                                                      IMS™, Batch, and DB2 developers rapidly design, code, and deploy
                                                                                                                      complex applications.This session will provide an overview of RDz including
                                                                                                                      the key features and functions.
    C04   Admin   2 - Tues Nov 15   10:15   What's New in IMS Connect and OTMA including Steve Nathan, IMS Senior     IMS Connect and IMS OTMA are critical components for IMS' connectivity
                                            enhancements for IMS 12                      Software Support, IBM        and integration strategy. This presentation will review and highlights many
                                                                                                                      of the recent changes in these areas.
    A05    Arch   2 - Tues Nov 15   11:30   WSDL-First: Web Service Trends on the        Giovanni Rivelli, Middleware State-of-the-art SOA approaches are based on business semantics
                                            Mainframe                                    Engineering Manager, Credit  unrelated to existing implementations or database schemas. This leads to a
                                                                                         Suisse, and Shyh-Mei Ho, IMS WSDL-First approach to isolate changes and prevent ripple effects. This
                                                                                         DE, IBM                      session overviews IBM WSDL-First solutions, and discusses Credit
                                                                                                                      Suisse's experience in using WSDL-First approach. This session also
                                                                                                                      outlooks the future directions to extend the current support to a variety of
                                                                                                                      runtime environments.
    B05   AD/DBA 2 - Tues Nov 15    11:30   IMS Application Development Impact Analysis  Scott Davis, Certified IT    Conducting an impact analysis before making changes to an existing
                                                                                         Specialist, IBM Rational     system is a recommended practice to ensure that all system
                                                                                                                      interdependencies are known, and that changes to one or more components
                                                                                                                      will be understood in terms of the effects on other components. If you have
                                                                                                                      the luxury, or the requirement, to do an impact analysis before changes are
                                                                                                                      made to your application, your project is likely to be more successful than if
                                                                                                                      you did none. An impact analysis will confirm what part of the application
                                                                                                                      you need to change, and it will tell you how much of the application may be
                                                                                                                      affected by that change. It will also help you determine what level of
                                                                                                                      regression testing may be required. In addition, an impact analysis will help
                                                                                                                      you estimate the time required to make the proposed enhancement. This
                                                                                                                      session will cover specific techniques for using the IBM Rational toolset for
                                                                                                                      performing an impact analysis.

    C05   Admin   2 - Tues Nov 15   11:30   Workload Balancing in an IMS Connect             Steve Nathan, IMS Senior        With the ever-increasing options to integrate IMS into an SOA world, care
                                            Environment                                      Software Support, IBM           must be taken to ensure that the proper decisions are made for scalability,
                                                                                                                             backup, and failure scenarios. This session explains and compares
                                                                                                                             different options including DVIPA, Sysplex Distributor, IMS Connect
                                                                                                                             Datastore routing, and the use of aliases with ODBM to manage workload
                                                                                                                             requests for IMS resources.
    A06    Cust   2 - Tues Nov 15   13:30   Customer Experience: IMS Architecture and        Carlos Marín, Computer          The session will provide an overview of the Multichannel Architecture for the
                                            Multichannel Infrastructure at “La Caixa”        Engineer, SILK (La Caixa)       IMS in “La Caixa”. It will be explained how the path of an online transaction
                                                                                                                             is, from the generation of the transaction on the distributed systems until its
                                                                                                                             IMS execution and respond. Themes like connectivity, distribution of
                                                                                                                             workload in all the IMS of the PLEX and program reusability will be
                                                                                                                             reviewed with some examples.




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     B06   AD/DBA 2 - Tues Nov 15    13:30   IMS and Java for Dummies, including IMS JAVA Denis Gaebler, IMS Lab              This session will help IMS administrators, system programmers, and
                                             and COBOL Interoperability                   Services, IBM                       application programmers who are interested in using Java® within IMS
                                                                                                                              dependent regions. This session will cover highlights and gives examples of
                                                                                                                              the steps needed to deploy Java in IMS dependent regions, including Java
                                                                                                                              Batch Processing (JBP), Java Message Processing (JMP), and Message
                                                                                                                              Processing Program (MPP) regions. The MPP example shows the
                                                                                                                              capability to interoperate between COBOL and Java.

     C06   Admin   2 - Tues Nov 15   13:30   It's now Easier to Pinpoint the Source of        Jim Martin, Fundi               It should be easier to pinpoint the source of transaction problems. But even
                                             Transaction Problems                                                             with all the performance technology that runs in most enterprises, identifying
                                                                                                                              transactions and related data needed for analysis has been hampered by
                                                                                                                              the scarcity of resources and the scope of the issue. Not only is there the
                                                                                                                              inherent difficulty in analyzing transactions running across multiple
                                                                                                                              environments, but a reliable framework for consolidating data and details is
                                                                                                                              not available. The Transaction Analysis Workbench, working with other IBM
                                                                                                                              tools, allows you to analyze transaction performance and behavioural
                                                                                                                              problems by providing a platform for investigating logs and other historical
                                                                                                                              data collected during transaction processing and system operations.

     A07    Arch   2 - Tues Nov 15   14:45   Modernizing IMS Applications - Myth or Reality? Pierre Feillet, Operaitonal      Come to this session and learn about the different objectives of application
                                                                                             Decision Management              modernization projects, and how these objectives can be met by using and
                                                                                             Architect, IBM Websphere         implementing business rule technology.


     B07    Cust   2 - Tues Nov 15   14:45   Customer Experiences Creating Business           Klaus Engel, IMS Systems        This session will include an overview of a customer's experiences using
                                             Solutions with IMS Synchronous Callout           Programmer from Signal-Iduna;   IMS Callout.
                                                                                              Klaus Schulze, Systems
                                                                                              Architect, LVM
     C07   Sponsor 2 - Tues Nov 15   14:45   So you’re Thinking about Moving to HALDB,        Nick Griffin, Product Manager   Well you have reached that magical line in the sand and need to make a
                                             need some HELP?                                  IMS, BMC Software               decision on which way to go. Let me tell you the options and pitfalls. Since
                                                                                                                              converting is only a onetime event, let’s now talk about managing and
                                                                                                                              testing. In this session you’ll learn that HELP is on its way.




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     A08    Arch   2 - Tues Nov 15   16:00   Lowering Costs and Business Risks while           Mark Simmonds, WW Product  Information Governance is a holistic business value driven approach to help
                                             increasing revenue opportunities with Information Marketing for Data         tranform data into trusted strategic assets that can be leveraged across
                                             Governance and System z                           Governance, IBM            your organization to lower costs and risks, increase an organization's
                                                                                                                          profitability, and maintain a competitive advantage. IBM Data Management
                                                                                                                          Tools and the System z Information Management portfolio offer
                                                                                                                          comprehensive support for information governance solutions, enabling you
                                                                                                                          to respond to ongoing requirements. This session introduces the need for
                                                                                                                          Information Governance, the role of the Information Governance council,
                                                                                                                          looks at recent market research, and how IBM delivers and aligns the
                                                                                                                          portfolio through the entry points.
     B08   AD/DBA 2 - Tues Nov 15    16:00   Coordinated Disaster Recovery for IMS and DB2 Ron Bisceglia, Rocket Software Are you concerned about being able to recover your business data
                                                                                                                          successfully and in an acceptable amount of time for both your IMS and
                                                                                                                          DB2 databases? This presentation describes storage-aware data
                                                                                                                          management tools for IMS and DB2 that integrate storage-based fast-
                                                                                                                          replication facilities with IMS and DB2 systems to provide fast and non-
                                                                                                                          disruptive IMS and DB2 disaster recovery solutions. We will talk about how
                                                                                                                          IMS Recovery Expert can provide a coordinated fast-replication solution to
                                                                                                                          reduce costs, complexity, and time in backing up the IMS and DB2
                                                                                                                          production environment and recovering this environment at a remote site.

     C08   Admin   2 - Tues Nov 15   16:00   Considerations for using IMS and WebSphere       Steve Nathan, IMS Senior       The WebSphere® MQ-IMS bridge is an optional component that allows
                                             MQ Bridge                                        Software Support, IBM          WebSphere MQ to input and output to and from existing programs and
                                                                                                                             transactions that are not WebSphere MQ-enabled. This session will review
                                                                                                                             considerations for setting up and customizing the WebSphere MQ-IMS
                                                                                                                             bridge.
     A09    Arch   2 - Tues Nov 15   17:15   Meeting Increased Demands for Data Privacy       Freddy der Elst, IM Technical Organizations have many challenges and are now faced with a bewildering
                                             and Security                                     Consultant, IBM                array of government regulations and privacy acts. Attend this session to
                                                                                                                             learn more about the capabilities for managing data growth, test data
                                                                                                                             management and data masking with Optim.
     B09   AD/DBA 2 - Tues Nov 15    17:15   Introducing the IMS Repository in IMS 12!        Geoff Nicholls, IMS Consulting A new function aligned with IMSs strategic architectural direction, the IMS
                                                                                              IT Specialist, IBM             repository is shared between multiple IMS systems to manage, store and
                                                                                                                             retrieve resource definitions from a single location. Dynamic Resource
                                                                                                                             Definition (DRD) leverages the repository in IMS 12, eliminating the need to
                                                                                                                             manually coordinate multiple sets of resource definition data sets (RDDSs),
                                                                                                                             thereby simplifying resource manageability and improving availability and
                                                                                                                             flexibility across an IMSplex. Attend this session to learn about the new
                                                                                                                             repository functions components, setup requirements, implementation and
                                                                                                                             usage with DRD, including new IMS commands.

     C09   Admin   2 - Tues Nov 15   17:15   IMS Simplification: Advancements in IMS          Denis Gaebler, IMS Lab          Imagine being brand new to the mainframe and sitting down to write and
                                             Application Development                          Services, IBM                   test your first IMS application. ISPF, TSO, COBOL, ASCII/EBCDIC,
                                                                                                                              dependent regions, deployment, message queues, etc. And somewhere in
                                                                                                                              there you need to actually write a program. Learn how IBM's newest suite of
                                                                                                                              Eclipse-based tools eliminate these environment barriers and give you the
                                                                                                                              tools you need to be comfortable and productive on Day 1. We will present
                                                                                                                              an integrated set of tools, with a common look and feel, that simplifiy the
                                                                                                                              development life cycle of your IMS Application Program. We will
                                                                                                                              demonstrate how the IMS Enterprise Suite Explorer, Rational Developer for
                                                                                                                              z, IBM Debut Tool and the IMS Batch Terminal Simulator (BTS) are
                                                                                                                              modernizing application development.

     D09    Gen    2 - Tues Nov 15   17:15   WSDL-First Interest Group                        Shyh-Mei Ho, IMS DE, IBM        Today's enterprise modernization, SOA and agile processess are all
                                                                                                                              focused on better aligning IT servicecs with business objectives. Top-down
                                                                                                                              web services or WSDL-First development provides one way to achieve this.
                                                                                                                              Come to this special interest group to discuss requirements and features
                                                                                                                              needed to support this programming model.
     K03   Keynote 3 - Wed Nov 16    9:00    IMS Tools Trends and Directions                  Tom Ramey, IMS Tools            Tom will share the latest news and strategy for the IMS Tools portfolio.
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     A10    Arch   3 - Wed Nov 16   10:15   IMS DB Replication for Enhanced System         Greg Vance, IMS Senior          This session will discuss the use of asynchronous software replication to
                                            Resiliency                                     Software Engineer, IBM          improve your IMS system resiliency and availability. The discussion will
                                                                                                                           discuss the benefits of InfoSphere IMS Replication for z/OS and how it can
                                                                                                                           be used to provide improved workload management ande isolation. It will
                                                                                                                           also discuss some of the implementation details of the product. Finally an
                                                                                                                           overview of the GDPS Active/Active sites solution will be presented along
                                                                                                                           with how the IMS Replication product fits into the solution.


     B10   AD/DBA 3 - Wed Nov 16    10:15   IMS HALDB Update                               Steve Nathan, IMS Senior        This session will provide an update on IMS HALDB including an overview,
                                                                                           Software Support, IBM           key features and functions, migration considerations and latest
                                                                                                                           enhancements. It will include topics sucs as backup and recovery, self-
                                                                                                                           healing pointers, reorganization, adding, deleting, and modifying partitions,
                                                                                                                           test databases, secondary indexes, and performance considerations.

     C10   Admin   3 - Wed Nov 16   10:15   Customer Experience: IMS 12 Installation and   Wolfgang Sicking, IMS           This session will include an overview of GAD's experiences with IMS 12.
                                            Migration at GAD                               Systems Programmer, GAD
     A11   Admin   3 - Wed Nov 16   11:30   Best Operational Practices for Achieving IMS   Kevin Stewart, IMS Senior      This session will proive an overview of operational best practices to avoid
                                            Availability                                   Software Engineer, IBM         unplanned IMS service outages. It will include a discussion of the most
                                                                                                                          common caused on unplanned outages and actions that can be taken to
                                                                                                                          avoid them.
     B11   AD/DBA 3 - Wed Nov 16    11:30   Positioning for IMS 12 Repository Usage with   Geoff Nicholls, IMS Consulting IMS 12 introduces a centralized method for storing and retrieving resource
                                            DRD Migration                                  IT Specialist, IBM             definitions in an IMSplex. Dynamic Resource Definition (DRD) is the first
                                                                                                                          exploiter of the new repository, which enables one or more IMS systems in
                                                                                                                          an IMSplex to manage, store, share, and retrieve resource definitions.
                                                                                                                          Position your shop to take advantage of the improved IMS systems and
                                                                                                                          resource definition management the repository offers by implementing DRD
                                                                                                                          today. This session will discuss best practices for DRD migration that will
                                                                                                                          simplify and facilitate the transition to this high availability method of
                                                                                                                          managing IMS resources, thereby positioning your shop to take full
                                                                                                                          advantage of the IMS 12 repository.

     C11   Admin   3 - Wed Nov 16   11:30   Using The IMS REXX SPOC To Make                Paul Fletcher, IMS and DB2 for Administering IMS and taking advantage of new IMS 12 function can be
                                            Administering IMS 12 Easier                    z/OS Specialist, Betaworks, UK made easier using the powerful command procedure language of REXX
                                                                                                                          and the REXX SPOC API. Some of the examples that will be covered
                                                                                                                          include:
                                                                                                                          - A REXX exec that can list all of the DBDs in a panel for an IMS system,
                                                                                                                          and then by simply typing "PGM" next to a DBD name, all of the PGMS that
                                                                                                                          use that DBD will be displayed. This same exec can be used to show all
                                                                                                                          DBDs used by a PGM
                                                                                                                          - IMS 12 includes the ability to use an IMS Repository for IMS resource
                                                                                                                          definitions. Here we'll show an example using the REXX SPOC that
                                                                                                                          compares the contents of the Repository (stored definitions) with the actual
                                                                                                                          runtime definitions being used by the IMS (through type 2 commands).
                                                                                                                          - The ability to define Full Function Buffer pools dynamically has been
                                                                                                                          introduced in IMS 12 - updating the numbers of buffers in the Pools is a
                                                                                                                          multi-step process. In this example we show how the REXX SPOC can be
                                                                                                                          used to "over- type" values on a Panel and in so doing, programmatically
                                                                                                                          initiate the multiple steps to update the number of buffers.


     A12    Arch   3 - Wed Nov 16   13:30   Using IMS Explorer with the IBM Problem        Wilfried van Hecke, Certified IT Are you using the IBM Problem Determination Tools on the mainframe? Did
                                            Determination Tools                            Specialist, IBM                  you know that you can easily plug them into an eclipse environment to drive
                                                                                                                            Debug Tool, Fault Analyzer, File Manager and Application Performance
                                                                                                                            Analyzer with just a few mouse clicks? Join this discussion and live
                                                                                                                            demonstration to witness how productivity of application developers in IMS
                                                                                                                            (and other environments and middleware) may increase by using graphical
                                                                                                                            Windows or Linux user interfaces.




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     B12   AD/DBA 3 - Wed Nov 16    13:30   Introducing the IMS Catalog - Open Access to   Kyle Charlet, IMS STSM. IBM   Join us in this session to learn about the exciting IMS catalog. The catalog
                                            IMS DB Metadata                                                              will store trusted IMS database metadata that is accessible across the
                                                                                                                         enterprise and is a very important component of IMS database
                                                                                                                         modernization. Attendees will see first-hand how the catalog can enable
                                                                                                                         things like impact analysis and help put their arms around the IMS DB
                                                                                                                         enterprise. Come see how the catalog will enable an improved application
                                                                                                                         development experience using Java and IMS Open Database.
     C12   Admin   3 - Wed Nov 16   13:30   Parallel Sysplex Best Practices                Kevin Stewart, IMS Senior     This session will cover sysplex best practices for IMS to provide the most
                                                                                           Software Engineer, IBM        available, scalable and high-performing environment.




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     A13   Admin   3 - Wed Nov 16   14:45   Using Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for optimizing IMS Klaus Schunk, Advisory             IBM® Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE for IMS™ on z/OS® helps optimize
                                            Performance and Availablity                 Technical Sales, IBM Tivoli        performance and availability of vital IMS systems. It provides a performance
                                                                                                                           and availability solution to analyze, manage, and optimize operating
                                                                                                                           systems, databases or other environments. It can be used to reduce
                                                                                                                           potential delays or outages by reporting coupling facility structure statistics,
                                                                                                                           shared queue counts, database lock conflicts, and other critical IMS
                                                                                                                           Attributes. Come to this session to learn about the latest capabilities of this
                                                                                                                           important tool.
     B13   Cust    3 - Wed Nov 16   14:45   Customer Experience: Integration to IMS        Curt Bergqvist IMS System       Svenska Handelsbanken, established in 1871, is one of the leading banks
                                            Applications Using Datapower and Websphere     Programmer, Handelsbanken       in the Nordic region with branches in 22 countries. Handelsbanken thrives in
                                            Transformation Extender                                                        designing cost efficiency solutions, in fact, for many years, Handelsbanken
                                                                                                                           has been one of the most cost efficient universal banks in Europe.
                                                                                                                           Handelsbanken has trusted IMS Transaction Manager to run their core
                                                                                                                           business applications for almost 30 years. The bank clearly understands the
                                                                                                                           value of leveraging their IMS applications from any platform. In this section
                                                                                                                           you will hear about one of the latest IMS SOA project in the bank in which
                                                                                                                           they explore in a POC how to extend their IMS applications to the
                                                                                                                           distributed platform by using IBM DataPower and WebSphere
                                                                                                                           Transformation Extender (WTX).

     C13   Admin   3 - Wed Nov 16   14:45   IMS 12 Performance Update, Hints and Tips      Dave Viguers, IMS               This session will cover best practices for IMS performance management as
                                                                                           Performance, IBM                well as an update on performance for IMS 12.
     A14   Arch    3 - Wed Nov 16   16:00   IMS Tools session on Autonomics Direction      Janet Leblanc, IMS Tools        For tools to be useful in today's environment of reduced staff and more
                                                                                           Strategist and Architect, IBM   work,they need to provide both automation and intelligence. IBM has been
                                                                                                                           moving down that road at a rapid pace. In this session we will explore the
                                                                                                                           capabilities of some new tools that will greatly increase the productivity and
                                                                                                                           effectiveness of database administrators. .
     B14   Admin   3 - Wed Nov 16   16:00   Smarter Application Development using Rational Jean-Yves Rigolet, Software     In today’s world, applications are expected to run across multiple platforms,
                                            Development Cloud Solutions                    Engineer, IBM Rational          including system z, distributed, cloud and web. Delivering these enterprise
                                                                                                                           applications has proved to be tough, challenging and complex.Attend this
                                                                                                                           session to explore how Rational development cloud solutions can address
                                                                                                                           the challenges of developing in a rapidly changing environment, in the face
                                                                                                                           of competitive pressures, economic challenges and quickly evolving
                                                                                                                           requirements. Learn how today's cloud solutions can leverage your teams to
                                                                                                                           successfully develop, debug, test, deploy and maintain sophisticated
                                                                                                                           applications across multiple platforms, including z and cloud.

     C14   Admin   3 - Wed Nov 16   16:00   IMS Performance Tools - PA, PI and Connect     Jim Martin, Fundi              Attend this session to explore how Rational development cloud solutions
                                            Extensions                                                                    can address the challenges of developing in a rapidly changing
                                                                                                                          environment, in the face of competitive pressures, economic challenges and
                                                                                                                          quickly evolving requirements. Learn how today's cloud solutions can
                                                                                                                          leverage your teams to successfully develop, debug, test, deploy and
                                                                                                                          maintain sophisticated applications across multiple platforms, including z
                                                                                                                          and cloud.
     A15   Admin   3 - Wed Nov 16   17:15   Simplify and Improve IMS Administration by     Ron Bisceglia, Rocket Software The session describes storage-aware data management tools for IMS.
                                            Leveraging Your Storage System                                                 These tools integrate storage-based fast-replication facilities with IMS
                                                                                                                          systems to provide fast and non-disruptive IMS backup and cloning
                                                                                                                          solutions. Storage-aware data management tools improve IMS backup,
                                                                                                                          recovery, disaster recovery, and cloning solutions by using storage-based
                                                                                                                          fast-replication facilities to copy data; saving time and host CPU and I/O
                                                                                                                          resources The session explores how storage-based fast-replication
                                                                                                                          facilities offered by IBM, EMC and Hitachi storage systems can be used to
                                                                                                                          backup, recover, clone and refresh IMS systems.




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     B15   AD/DBA 3 - Wed Nov 16    17:15   IMS Tools Modernization - Introducing the new   Chris Holtz, IMS Senior       Imagine a world where you can check the status of your critical IMS
                                            IMS Tools                                       Software Engineer, IBM        databases from anywhere, even your tablet computer. You're able to view
                                                                                                                          alerts, access graphical displays of database health statistics, and get key
                                                                                                                          information on free space, fragmentation, and optimization. Well in IBM IMS
                                                                                                                          Tools the future is now! We’re introducing the new IMS Administration
                                                                                                                          Console, a brand new offering that integrates your key IMS information, into
                                                                                                                          a single, intuitive, Web interface. This tool will drastically reduce the
                                                                                                                          learning curve for new IMS DBAs while still giving the most experienced
                                                                                                                          DBA a modern way to view their IMS databases. Come see what the IMS
                                                                                                                          Administration Console has to offer and learn how you can be a part of
                                                                                                                          designing the next generation of modern Web interfaces for IMS Tools from
                                                                                                                          IBM.
     C15    Cust   3 - Wed Nov 16   17:15   The Role of Business Intelligence within a      Thomas Wegner, Managing       Customers often run IMS to support critical core business processes.
                                            System z & IMS Environment                      Consultant, Infomotion GmbH   Traditionally, analytical capabilities were not the strongest part of IMS.
                                                                                                                          Business requests concerning tactical, operational or even strategic
                                                                                                                          reporting, clearly and solely driven by business users were difficult to
                                                                                                                          satisfy. In this session we will present to you, how IBM Business Analytics
                                                                                                                          solutions, such as IBM Cognos, TM1 or SPSS, allow customers to quickly,
                                                                                                                          easily and cost-effectively enhance their enterprise reporting and analysis.
                                                                                                                          With IMS V11's Universal JDBC drivers, you can now query and perform
                                                                                                                          Business Intelligence on IMS data real time. If the event IT environment will
                                                                                                                          allow, we will also do a live demo of querying and report generation of IMS
                                                                                                                          data, residing on the mainframe, from a Windows platform using COGNOS.




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     A16    Arch   4 - Thurs Nov 17   9:00    Customer Experience - IMS 12 Experiences     Fabio Molinari, IMS Systems      Come hear about UniCredit's experiences during IMS V12 QPP project and
                                                                                           Engineer, Unicredit              how this new version will improve IMS business in their company.
     B16   AD/DBA 4 - Thurs Nov 17    9:00    IMS 12 Overview                              Alison Coughtrie, IMS            IMS 12 is here! You have heard about it, but what can it do for you? This
                                                                                           Specialist, IBM                  session takes a look at how IMS 12 can help you improve system and
                                                                                                                            application availability; and grow your IMS system as your business grows.
                                                                                                                            Discussion will include enhancements
     C16   Admin   4 - Thurs Nov 17   9:00    Best Practices for RACF IMS Security         Kevin Stewart, IMS Senior        As technology has evolved over the last several years, so has IMS. The
                                                                                           Software Engineer, IBM           ways that users can gain access to IMS data have significantly grown. Now,
                                                                                                                            not only can access be gained through an SNA terminal, but also via more
                                                                                                                            dynamic, modern vehicles: APPC, Open Transaction Manager and Open
                                                                                                                            Database Manager. To reflect this more dynamic environment, IMS security
                                                                                                                            now focuses on userid-based security instead of terminal-based security.
                                                                                                                            Now more than ever, it's important to have tightly controlled IMS security in
                                                                                                                            your shop. Attend this session to learn best practices for securing your IMS
                                                                                                                            datasets, Transaction Manager resources and Database resources, all with
                                                                                                                            RACF. We will review the many security-related IMS parameter values and
                                                                                                                            finish with a discussion of important end-user issues, including some
                                                                                                                            security auditing tips.

     A17   Admin   4 - Thurs Nov 17   10:15   IMS 12 DB and DBRC Enhancements and Best     Geoff Nicholls, IMS Consulting   This session will cover the new features in the Database and DBRC areas
                                              Practices                                    IT Specialist, IBM               for IMS 12.
     B17   Admin   4 - Thurs Nov 17   10:15   Understanding IMS Locking                    Dave Viguers, IMS                Understanding locking in IMS is one of the key ways to avoid many
                                                                                           Performance, IBM                 performance problems and to address those that may occur. This session
                                                                                                                            provides a review of IMS locking with both Program Isolation (PI) and IRLM.
                                                                                                                            This will be followed by advice for avoiding locking problems. Finally, it
                                                                                                                            provides examples of diagnostic information about locking and shows how
                                                                                                                            these sources may be used to solve locking problems.

     C17   Admin   4 - Thurs Nov 17   10:15   IMS 10/11 Small Programming Enhancements -   Alison Coughtrie, IMS            IMS delivers customer solutions packages as new release versions. IMS 12
                                              What You Need to Know for IMS 12             Specialist, IBM                  is the next announced version that provides new capabilities that can be
                                                                                                                            used to meet the business needs of our customers.During the development
                                                                                                                            process customer solutions maybe needed before the availability of a new
                                                                                                                            IMS version.These small programming enhancements provide a delivery
                                                                                                                            mechanism for solutions that customers can use with their existing IMS
                                                                                                                            systems.In this session we will describe the solutions integrated in IMS 12
                                                                                                                            that will be available as small programming enhancements.

     K04    Gen    4 - Thurs Nov 17   11:30   IMS Customer Requirements Survey             Ann Sheridan, IMS Product        Come to this general session and cast your votes to help prioritize IMS
                                                                                           Management, IBM                  future features and functions.




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