Don't forget DB2Forum First Quarter Meeting Jan 29!

Robert Brock

Don't forget DB2Forum First Quarter Meeting Jan 29!
DB2 Forum DB2 User Group



First Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.



Location: Doubletree Hotel Dallas

4099 Valley View

Dallas, TX 75244

phone 972.385.9000



Breakfast Sponsor: Compuware


08:00 - 9:00 Registration and Breakfast
09:00 - 9:05 Business and Announcements, Bob Brock
09:05 - 10:30 Application Performance for DB2
Wayne Slomiany, Compuware
10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 12:00 Testing with Production Data, Best Practices in Data Privacy

Luis Gasca, Compuware



Application Performance Management for DB2 - Presented by Wayne Slominay
Using IBM's DB2 Universal Database as the backbone of IT initiatives is a sound business decision, but the resource challenges involved can appear daunting. In addition to higher levels of system complexity, DBAs and developers must take on new and expanded responsibilities when working with innovative DB2 technologies.



As DB2 has evolved, it has never been more important to improve the quality and performance of DB2 applications in test and production. Wayne will discuss approaches that help users avoid the inefficient use of DB2 system services and techniques to reduce excessive wait time or execution in DB2 system services. Wayne will also offer approaches to help reduce resource consumption and best practices to improve application performance.



Speaker's Bio
Wayne Slomiany graduated from the University of Michigan with a Computer Engineering Degree in 1977. He completed his Masters in Theological Studies in 2005. He has been in the IT business for 33 years. He is proficient in many operating system environments both distributed and mainframe. He spent time as a programmer, system programmer, and DBA. At Compuware he began as a Product Manager helping design and implement new products. He then became a Senior Consultant instrumental in the positioning of products and solutions to meet the changing Business and IT requirements of the industry. He took over the Product Consulting Division as Senior Director and is currently functioning as a Senior Subject Matter Expert for Compuware.



Testing with Production Data, Best Practices in Data Privacy - Presented by Luis Gasca
Complying with Data Privacy regulations, mitigating the risk of sensitive data exposure, and obtaining Data Privacy audit certifications have become priorities for IT organizations. Research indicates that the majority of data mishandling occurs internally. In addition to security measures for production environments, organizations need to protect data used for application testing and quality assurance. To address this issue, IT organizations must enhance their QA processes to protect test data while maintaining integrity, consistency and usability. In addition to implementing state-of-the-art technology to disguise and de-personalize sensitive information, a Data Privacy project entails an adequate understanding of its ancillary tasks, deliverables and resources. Through a Best Practices Methodology, IT organizations are better able to deploy enhanced test data processes to improve application quality; minimize risks; lower the cost of regulatory compliance; and maximize productivity.



This presentation has been featured at SHARE West 2007 under session numbers 1454 and 1765. It has also been delivered at several Compuware user group seminars, and professional association meetings, such as local ISACA chapters, etc. It has also been approved for SHARE East 2008.



Speaker's Bio

With 20 years of experience in IT, Mr. Gasca has held numerous positions supporting the enablement, development and implementation of enterprise-wide software solutions for global retail, telecommunications, financial, government and manufacturing industries, throughout the Americas. With Compuware, Mr. Gasca is a Senior Data Management Specialist, representing the Data Management product line in North America since 1999. He as been instrumental in the strategic development of the Compuware Data Privacy Solution. And is a key team member in the product release planning process, and a co-author of the Compuware Data Privacy Best Practices.

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