COMPLIMENTARY: Db2 12 for z/OS Migration Planning Workshop

Presenters: Adrian Burke and Anthony Ciabattoni

Thursday June 6, 08:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Db2 12 for z/OS Migration Planning & Continuous Delivery Workshop focuses on how you can quickly upgrade to Db2 Migration and Continuous Delivery and take advantage of new functions and features related with System, zHW, Application Development safely and securely.

Technical Overview of Db2 12 for z/OS which will cover performance enhancements for traditional workloads, performance enhancements for modern workloads, application enablement enhancements, reliability, availability, scalability and security.

  • Explanation of how you can exploit new features and functions quickly to save time and money
  • Explanation of Db2 12 migration process
  • Take advantage of new function levels that are shipped continuously e.g components like APPLCOMPAT will now become vitally important and operate at the subsystem level, application/package level, as well as the driver level (IBM Data Server Driver)

The presenters will provide hints and tips, address some myths, provide additional planning information, and provide usage guidelines and positioning on new enhancements. The main objective is to help customers migrate as fast as possible, but safely and exploit new functions there-in, and how to prepare for the march towards continuous delivery.
Places are limited and will be offered on first come basis, this is a MUST ATTEND workshop for any Db2 for z/OS User!

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Speaker Bios:

Adrian Burke is an Open Group Master Certified IT Specialist on the Db2 SWAT team based out of the Silicon Valley Lab. In this role as a technical advocate for Db2 for z/OS Adrian conducts consulting and educational workshops, Db2 health checks, and availability studies for Db2 for z/OS customers. Previously, as a Db2 Advisor, Adrian supported hundreds of Db2 for z/OS customers from a technical sales perspective delivering consultative and educational workshops. Adrian has spoken at numerous Db2 Regional User Groups both in the U.S. and abroad as well as presented at IDUG, SHARE, and IOD. He is also a published Redbook author on material dealing with Db2 performance..

Anthony Ciabattoni A current member of the Db2 for z/Os development SWAT team Anthony has over 25 years of professional Db2 experience with expertise in high available 24/7 high transaction rate data sharing environments. Strong knowledge base in Db2 data sharing, Db2 system performance as well as high available systems. Experience in all aspects of Db2, DBA experience, DB2 system experience and experience in architecting a well tuned Db2 environment. Prior to joining the Db2 for z/OS development SWAT team, Anthony was a Db2 Technical Advisor in the Db2 Tools development lab as well as spending significant years as a high end customer participating in the Db2 engine CAC and a Db2 Information Champion.

COMPLIMENTARY: Hands-on Machine Learning Bootcamp

Presenter: Mark Ryan

Thursday June 6, 08:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This bootcamp takes you end-to-end through the essentials of creating a Machine Learning model in Python. After a brief introduction to Machine Learning, we will cover the essentials of Python and then dive right into a hands on sessions where you will experience:

* Setting up Watson Studio for Machine Learning development
* Data cleansing
* Visualizing key characteristics of the data
* Feature selection
* Selecting and training the ML model
* Evaluating the ML model
* High-level intro to Deep Learning 
* Next steps for learning more about ML

Speaker Bios:

Mark is currently the leader of the Upgrade Centre of Excellence where he is responsible for ensuring that customers moving to Hybrid Data Management solutions have a smooth end-to-end experience. Previously Mark held a variety of leadership roles in Db2 development and support, and in these roles has driven adoption of Machine Learning to improve efficiency and the client experience.