AU Agenda

Check out the full list of confirmed sessions  for the Australasia Db2 Tech Conference organized by day below. 

Registered attendees: You can access the virtual portal here

Monday      Tuesday      Wednesday     Thursday      Friday

Monday, March 15

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. AEDT

Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks

Broadcom Keynote Address

Embracing ‘Open-First’ on Mainframe to Drive Innovation

Greg Lotko
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mainframe Software Division

2:00 p.m. AEDT

 Spotlight: Db2 z/OS - News from the Lab
 Maureen Townsend, IBM
 Db2 Batch Processing with Spring Batch
 David Morris, Leidos
 Cloud Enable Db2 z/OS Data with IBM Datagate for z/OS
 Sowmya Kameswaran, IBM

6:00 p.m. AEDT

 Sogei’s Experience with Analytics Accelerators
Chiara Baldan, Sogei
 DevOps vs. DBAs
 Marcus Davage, BMC 

7:00 p.m. AEDT

 JC Greatest Hits, War Stories, and Best Practices - Part 1
 John Campbell, IBM

8:00 p.m. AEDT

 JC Greatest Hits, War Stories, and Best Practices - Part 2
 John Campbell, IBM
 Migrating Db2 to the AWS Cloud: Mission Impossible – Completed!
 Damir Wilder, Triton

On-Demand Sessions

Db2 LUW Performance: Tips and Tricks, Raghu Cherukuru

Db2 Reorg - Unleash the Full Power of the Utility, Markus Fraune, ITGAIN

Db2 Common SQL Engine Enhancements Update: What's New in Db2 v11.5.5, Hybrid Cloud and IIAS/IDAA, Vincent Kulandaisamy, IBM

Top SQL Enhancement V9-12,
Tony Andrews, Themis Inc. 

The Data Pioneer
, Martin Hubel, MHC Inc. 

Optimize Db2 for z/OS with Machine Learning Using IBM Db2 AI for z/OS, Terry Purcell, IBM

Tuesday, March 16

12:00 p.m. AEDT

 Mining Gold in the Db2 Catalog
 Chad Reiber, BMC
 Db2 pureScale on High OLTP Banking
 Nicolás Ascanio Pena, IBM
 Show and Tell - Create a node.js Server on z/OS with Db2 for z/OS
 Sowmya Kameswaran, IBM

1:00 p.m. AEDT

 Pacemaker for Db2 LUW: The Foreword, the Preface, the Introduction
 Alan Lee, IBM

2:00 p.m. AEDT

 Building a Zero Downtime Digital Integration Hub Using  Db2 z/OS and Other Standard IBM Z Components
 Neale Armstrong, IBM
 Bringing AI into the Database with Db2's New Python UDFs and Built-In Machine Learning Procedures
 Kelly Schlamb, IBM

3:00 p.m. AEDT

 Db2 V11.5.5 Overview and  Peek Ahead
 Les King, IBM

6:00 p.m. AEDT

 Software in Space - What Can IT Earthlings Learn from Space Missions
 Joe Winchester, IBM

7:00 p.m. AEDT

 Wowee it's Zowe! How Linux Foundation Tooling is Changing the Face of Db2 on z/OS
 Joe Winchester, IBM

8:00 p.m. AEDT

 Db2 by the Back Door - Exciting New Ways of Accessing Db2
 Marcus Davage, BMC

On-Demand Sessions

Dynamic Query Performance Diagnosis and Tuning, Thomas Baumann, Swiss Mobiliar

A Deep Dive Into Fast Traversal Blocks, Akiko Hoshikawa, IBM

The Db2 - Display Command is the DBA's X-Ray Machine!, Paul Oostvogels, BMC 

Is Your Test Data as Agile as Your Developers?, Kai Stroh, UBS Hainer

Latest Db2 Security Enhancements in 11.5, Alvin Fung, IBM
Foreign Affairs: Understanding Foreign Keys and Their Impact, Mark Gillis, Triton

XML - Exploiting Enhancements in Db2 V11 and V12 for z/OS,
Jan Marek, Broadcom

Beginning with Java in Db2 for z/OS, Jan Marek, Broadcom

Wednesday, March 17

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. AEDT

IBM Keynote Address

AI and the Future of Databases

Sam Lightstone

CTO AI Strategy, IBM Fellow

2:00 p.m. AEDT

 Enterprise-Scale Machine Learning with IBM Db2
 Shaikh Quader, IBM
 How Db2 AI for z/OS Makes Db2 a Learning System
 Robert Catterall, IBM

3:00 p.m. AEDT

 Db2 - Ready for the Next Generation of Workloads
 Les King, IBM

4:00 p.m. AEDT

Vendor Sponsored Presentations
 Db2 - State of the Nation Strategy Update
 Les King, IBM
 Modernizing Data Management
 Patrick Bossman, IBM

5:00 p.m. AEDT

 Db2 z/OS Continuous Delivery - How the Story Continues
 Michal Bialecki, IBM

6:00 p.m. AEDT

 Rest Without Stress: How to Secure Db2 for z/OS Rest Services (and Db2 for z/OS in General) via ATTLS
 Christoph Theisen, IBM

7:00 p.m. AEDT

 Click to Containerize C2C - Modernize Traditional Db2 (on LUW) to Db2 Cartridge on CP4D
 Pravin Kedia, IBM
 Taming Python and Db2 for z/OS   
 Jørn Thyssen, Rocket Software

On-Demand Sessions

Unsung Heroes of the Db2 for z/OS Application Development, Db2 12 Edition, Emil Kotrc, Broadcom

Db2 Analytics Accelerator on Z: Deep Dive and Update, Roland Sieffert, IBM

Stop Wasting Time with Utilities!, Jim Dee, BMC

A Very Untraditional Approach Implementing Schema Changes !!, Steen Rasmussen, Broadcom

A 50 Cent Tour of Db2, Mark McNary, UMB Bank

A RESTful Approach to Using Db2, George Baklarz, IBM

Unit and Functional Testing in the Need of Agile DevOps for Your Db2 z/OS Applications,
Udo Brede, Compuware

Thursday, March 18

12:00 p.m. AEDT

 Db2 for z/OS Utilities: Latest News
 Haakon Roberts, IBM
 Data Modernization Deep Dive: How to Quickly and Easily Modernize Your Environment to Openshift or Cloud Pak for Data
 Phil Downey, IBM

1:00 p.m. AEDT

 Optimize Your Db2 Utilities for Overall Db2 Performance
 Michael Cotignola, BMC
 Db2 Basics: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Db2
 Ember Crooks

2:00 p.m. AEDT

Vendor Sponsored Presentation
 BMC + Compuware: Delivering true DevOps on the Mainframe
 Craig Hartwell, Compuware
 Jeremy Hamilton, BMC

3:00 p.m. AEDT

Vendor Sponsored Presentation
 Db2 Tools, Trends, & Directions: DevOps, AIOps, and Data Protection
 Chris Crone, Broadcom

4:00 p.m. AEDT

 Automate Database Changes and Provisioning
 Jørn Thyssen, Rocket Software

5:00 p.m. AEDT

 Adopting Agile Development Practices with Db2 for z/OS
 Sueli Almeida, IBM

6:00 p.m. AEDT

 Transform Developer Experience for Db2 for z/OS
 Kendrick Ren, IBM

On-Demand Sessions

Db2 Analytics Accelerator - Driving for Optimum Performance, Eberhard Hechler, IBM

Tablespace Evolvement - Relative Addressing is the New Standard for PBR, Steen Rasmussen, Broadcom

Performance Management is More Than Just Monitoring, Norbert Jenninger

Db2 Resiliency Models - What Real Customers Are Doing, Dale McInnis, IBM

Google Cloud for Db2 DBAs, David Ng, Google

Introducing Multi-Tenancy to the Db2 World,
Paul Bird, IBM

Db2 Schema Control in a DevOps World Using Git,
Mark Turner, NatWest

A Developer's Guide to Db2 Features You Need to Know, Dan Luksetich, DanL Database Consulting

Friday, March 19

Live Local z/OS Group Discussion

12:00 p.m. AEDT

Live Local Db2 (LUW) Group Discussion

12:00 p.m. AEDT

1:00 p.m. AEDT

 Tuning SQL that Still Works!
 Sheryl Larsen, BMC

2:00 p.m. AEDT

 Wrapping Up Db2 V11.1
 Les King, IBM

3:00 p.m. AEDT

 Achieving Continuous Availability with Db2
 Les King, IBM

8:00 p.m. AEDT

 Db2 Federation Capabilities Latest News
 Lei Cui, IBM
 Db2 z/OS Housekeeping Best Practices
 Michal Bialecki, IBM

On-Demand Sessions

Db2 Profiles Can Make Db2 Flexible for Today's Modern Applications and Prevent Performance Problems, Roberto Cason, BMC

z/OS Db2 Security Considerations, Julie Bergh, Rocket Software

Displacing Natural/Adabas with Java/Db2 on z/OS, Frank Driscoll, FBD Associates Inc. 

Performance Monitoring: Experience in Customer Situations and Best Practices, Norbert Jenninger

Bring DevOps Principles and Practices to Db2 on z/OS, Paul Bartak, Rocket Software

Protect Your Data, Julie Bergh, Rocket Software

Db2 Graph Database Support, Nidhi Bhatnagar, IBM

Demystify Db2's Optimizer,
Jens Sieffert, IBM

SQL Compatibility - What's New?, Mike Springgay, IBM

Socialize This
, Paul Turpin, Truist

Db2's External Tables: A Deep Dive,
Mike Springgay, IBM

How Can Machine Learning Enhance Db2 Subsystem and Application Performance?, Antonio Couto, Broadcom

Deprecation Survival Kit, Ramon Menendez, BMC

Experiences with Db2 12 Continuous Delivery, Emil Kotrc, Broadcom

Db2 Analytics Accelerator - Successful Migrations to v7, Eberhard Hechler, IBM

You Can’t Automate Mainframe Testing! Or Can You?, Yogesh Ravindra Joshi, BMC