Keynote Session Recordings 

Monday, June 7
10:30 AM EDT

IBM Db2 Vision and Future

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Db2 for z/OS - Accelerating Enterprise AI and Cloud Leadership 

Db2 for z/OS is the best-in-class hybrid cloud server, adapting to support new hybrid cloud applications and workloads while continuing to meet transaction processing expectations. Db2 for z/OS will continue to deliver secure, reliable, direct access to systems of record and offer embedded AI acceleration for highly efficient IT operations within the hybrid cloud. The key to future value will be the ability for Db2 for z/OS to both inform and be informed by its ecosystem.

Join Sharon Cocco, VP Development, Db2 for z/OS and Regtech, to hear how Db2 for z/OS is supporting your organization’s hybrid cloud and AI journey now and into the future.

Sharon Cocco

IBM VP Data and AI on IBM Z & RegTech

Challenges and Opportunities in Hybrid Data Management 

What is Hybrid Data Management doing to help clients deal with the current environment and challenges? Come learn about latest features in our world-class database offerings released in 2020, our vision, and our roadmap into the future.

Vikram Murali is vice president of Hybrid Data Management which includes Db2, Netezza, and Cloud Pak for Data (CP4D) Systems development within IBM Data and AI.

Vikram Murali

IBM Vice President

Tuesday, June 8
10:30 AM EDT

Optimizing Db2 for z/OS Development and Management

As a database administrator, systems programmer, or an application developer, how do you enable the need to support faster innovation cycles while maintaining quality and stability, and onboarding those building new skills?

Tim Willging, VP and chief architect, Rocket Software, and Paul Bartak, distinguished engineer, Rocket Software, team up in this visionary keynote to share ideas, strategies, and innovations that allow you to support greater agility across Db2 administration and development. With superior automation, intelligent assistance, and optimized user experiences, you will have the tools to align and elevate Db2 for z/OS with your enterprise’s broader innovation initiatives.

Whether you are an expert, or an early career professional, please join us for this session.

Tim Willging

VP and Chief Architect, Rocket Software

Paul Bartak

Distinguished Engineer, Rocket Software

Wednesday, June 9
10:30 AM EDT

MainframeFlix for your Education Fix

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Attend this keynote session to have some fun and discover new ways to amplify the value of your mainframe investment while also making your day-to-day life working with Db2 for z/OS easier. Get a sneak peek of binge-worthy sessions available through the IDUG NA conference Expo portal and what will sure to be the most talked-about mainframe education of the season.
Greg Lotko
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mainframe Software Division

Friday, June 11
10:30 AM EDT

Women in Technology Keynote Address

When the Only Way Forward Is Through:
Three Stories of Leading During the Pandemic

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Join us as three industry experts reflect on their leadership experiences over the last year. They'll explore how the pandemic has changed their leadership styles and influenced the ways they interact with their teams. They'll also discuss the challenges they faced in managing remote teams and encouraging work-life balance. With a look to the past and an eye on the future, this WIT keynote will be filled with ideas you can incorporate into your own leadership style.
Saghi Amirsoleymani
Global Vice President, System Z
Rocket Software
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Senior Manager of Software Engineering 
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Program Director, Db2 Development Ecosystem

IDUG Women in Technology Community