Conference Agenda
All times listed in CET
All scheduled events are subject to change.

Monday, 16 November

 

Track A
Db2 for z/OS

  


Track B
Db2 (LUW)

  


Track C
App Dev


10:00 - 11:50 
JC Greatest Hits, War Stories, and Best Practices 2020
John Campbell, IBM

11:50 - 13:00
Visit the Expo!


13:00 - 13:50 
Unlimited Fun (and Failures) with RLF
Julia Carter, Broadcom

14:00 - 14:50
Vendor Sponsored Presentation



15:00 - 15:50
Spotlight: Db2 for z/OS - News from the Lab
Maureen Townsend, IBM

 
10:00 - 10:50
Db2 Basics: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Db2
Ember Crooks

11:00 - 11:50
Db2 Container: A Cloud-Native Experience
Loic Julien, IBM

11:50 - 13:00
Visit the Expo!

13:00 - 13:50
Lessons learned while Migrating our Db2 systems from 9.7 (on AIX) to 11.1 (on Linux)
Ozgur Armagan, AVIVASA Life and Pension

14:00 - 14:50
Vendor Sponsored Presentation

15:00 - 15:50
Db2 V11.5 Overview and Latest From the Lab
Keri Romanufa, IBM



10:00 - 10:50
Top SQL Enhancements V9-V12
Tony Andrews, Themis Inc.

11:00 - 11:50
Deprecation Survival Kit
Ramon Menendez, BMC Software

11:50 - 13:00
Visit the Expo!

13:00 - 13:50
Db2 with Spatial Analytics
Christian Zentgraf, IBM

14:00 - 14:50
Vendor Sponsored Presentation
Modernizing Data Management
Patrick Bossman, IBM

15:00 - 15:50
Db2 and Kafka - Perfect Match for Stream Based Data Processing
Reinhold Farsch, ITGAIN

16:00 - 17:30
IBM Keynote Presentation

AI and the Future of Databases
Sam Lightstone, CTO AI Strategy, IBM Fellow

Db2 for z/OS - Accelerating Enterprise AI and Cloud Leadership
Sharon Cocco, IBM VP Data and AI on IBM Z & RegTech

Challenges and Opportunities in Hybrid Data Management
Vikram Murali, IBM Vice President





Tuesday, 17 November

 

Track A
Db2 for z/OS

  


Track B
Db2 (LUW)

  


Track C
App Dev


10:00 - 10:50
Dynamic Query Performance Diagnosis and Tuning
Thomas Baumann, Swiss Mobiliar

11:00 - 11:50
Db2 Profiles Can Make Db2 Flexible for Today's Modern Applications and Prevent Performance Problems
Roberto Cason, BMC

11:50 - 13:00
Visit the Expo!


13:00 - 13:50
The Db2 -DISPLAY command, is the DBA’s X-ray machine!
Paul Oostvogels

14:00 - 14:50
Vendor Sponsored Presentation



15:00 - 15:50
Index Compression in Db2 – A Review AND Tips for Finding Candidate Indexes and the Optimal Bufferpool
Brian Laube, Manulife Financial

 
10:00 - 10:50
Welcome to Db2 Graph! 
Quentin Presley, IBM

11:00 - 11:50
Monitoring and Optimizing Db2 Prefetching and I/O 
Christopher Drexelius, IBM

11:50 - 13:00
Visit the Expo!

13:00 - 13:50
Introducing Multi-Tenancy to the Db2 World 
Paul Bird, IBM

14:00 - 14:50
Vendor Sponsored Presentation
Monitor Even When Z is 100% Busy
María Belén Francés Foz, Bankinter


15:00 - 15:50
A RESTful Approach to Using Db2
George Baklarz, IBM



10:00 - 10:50
The Data Pioneer 
Martin Hubel, MHC Inc.

11:00 - 11:50
Show and Tell: Create a node.js Server on z/OS with Db2 for z/OS
Patrick Bossman, IBM

11:50 - 13:00
Visit the Expo!

13:00 - 13:50
Db2's External Tables: A Deep Dive
Mike Springgay, IBM

14:00 - 14:50
Vendor Sponsored Presentation
Db2 - A State of the Nation Strategy Update
Les King, IBM

15:00 - 15:50
AppDev Expert Panel

16:00 - 17:30 
Broadcom Keynote Presentation

Embracing ‘Open-First’ on Mainframe to Drive Innovation
Greg Lotko, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mainframe Division





Wednesday, 18 November

 

Track A
Db2 for z/OS

  


Track B
Db2 (LUW)

  


Track C
App Dev


10:00 - 10:50
A Deep Dive into FTB (Fast Traversal Blocks) and the Latest Enhancement in Db2 12 
Akiko Hoshikawa, IBM

11:00 - 11:50
Db2 Analytics Accelerator V7 on IBM Z: New Features Update, Technical Deep Dive, and Deployment Planning and Configuration 
Roland Seiffert, IBM

11:50 - 13:00
Visit the Expo!


13:00 - 13:50
Db2 for z/OS Utilities - The Latest News 
Haakon Roberts, IBM

14:00 - 14:50
Stop REBINDing! 
Terry Purcell, IBM 

15:00 - 15:50
Db2 for z/OS Expert Panel

 
10:00 - 10:50
Born to be Epic: Db2 Migration to Azure 
Markus Knecht, Zurich Service GmbH

11:00 - 11:50
What's in the Data Management Console and dcmtop 
Maryia Rakina, IBM

11:50 - 13:00
Visit the Expo!

13:00 - 13:50
How to Do Almost Everything (to Administer Db2) via SQL and Jupyter Notebook 
Ember Crooks

14:00 - 14:50
In-Database Machine Learning with Python UDFs and More 
Shaikh Quadar, IBM

15:00 - 15:50
Pacemaker - New Integrated Cluster Manager for Db2 HA & DR - Part 1
Alan Lee, IBM



10:00 - 10:50
REST Without Stress: How to Secure Db2 for z/OS REST Services (and Db2 for z/OS in general) via ATTLS 
Christoph Theisen, IBM

11:00 - 11:50
Optimize Db2 for z/OS with Machine Learning Using IBM Db2 AI for z/OS
Terry Purcell, IBM

11:50 - 13:00
Visit the Expo!

13:00 - 13:50
Next Generation of Mainframe Application Development - Based and Powered by Open Source
Venkat Balabhadrapatruni, Broadcom 

14:00 - 14:50
Keeping Up with the Times: Adopting Zowe as a Modern Mainframe Developer 
Richelle Anne Craw, Broadcom

15:00 - 15:50
A Developer's Guide to Db2 Features You Need to Know 
Daniel Luksetich, DanL Database Consulting

16:00 - 17:30
 Rocket Keynote Presentation





Thursday, 19 November

 

Track A
Db2 for z/OS

  


Track B
Db2 (LUW)

  


Track C
App Dev


10:00 - 10:50
IDAA V7 Migration and Performance Experiences 
Thomas Baumann, Swiss Mobiliar

11:00 - 11:50
The Latest Real Customer Experiences with Db2 12
Ute Kleyensteuber, Commerzbank AG

11:50 - 13:00
Visit the Expo!


13:00 - 13:50
A Very Untraditional Approach Implementing Schema Changes!!
Steen Rasmussen, Broadcom

14:00 - 14:50
Vendor Sponsored Presentation


15:00 - 15:50
Db2 12 SQL and SQL PL Overview
Chris Crone, Broadcom 

 
10:00 - 10:50
Db2 Turbo Statistics - How to Accelerate Your Query Performance
John Hornibrook, IBM 

11:00 - 11:50
Foreign Affairs: Understanding Foreign Keys and Their Impact 
Mark Gillis, Triton 

11:50 - 13:00
Visit the Expo!

13:00 - 13:50
Going the Distance - Testing Network Impacts on Db2 
Mark Murnane, IBM

14:00 - 14:50
Vendor Sponsored Presentation

15:00 - 15:50
Db2 (LUW) Expert Panel

10:00 - 10:50
Db2 Schema Control in a DevOps World Using Git 
Mark Turner, Natwest Group

11:00 - 11:50
Unit and Functional Testing in the Need of Agile DevOps for Your Db2 z/OS Applications 
Udo Brede, Compuware 

11:50 - 13:00
Visit the Expo!

13:00 - 13:50
Leveraging Open Source Tools: The Quest to Make Mainframe Mobile 
Jessielaine Punongbayan, Broadcom 

14:00 - 14:50
Vendor Sponsored Presentation
How Db2 AI for z/OS Makes Db2 a Learning System
Robert Catterall, IBM

15:00 - 15:50
Anomalize This 
Javier Estrada Benavides, Broadcom 

16:00 - 17:30
 Women in Technology Keynote Presentation