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Inagural Meeting June 13th, 2006
8:30 - 2:30 Twenty Fourth Floor Information Builders
Conference Center
Information Builders Corp. Headquarters, 2 Penn Plaza (7th Ave at 32nd
St.) NY

Keynote Presentation

Greg Lotko, IMS Product Director, IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory
IMS State of the Union

8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome/ Future Direction of the IMS SIG
Roger Hecq/Nate Murphy
9:45 Break
10:00 Managing Data for Long Retention Periods:
Requirements and Challenges
Jack Olson, Chief Technology Officer for NEON
Enterprise Software
11:00 Break
11:10 The Graying of the IMS Support - iServe
Bill Arkins, Senior Software
Consultant, NEON Enterprise Software
12:10 Lunch
1:15 IMS State of the Union
Greg Lotko, IMS Product Director, IBM
Silicon Valley Lab
2:30 Wrap-up and Raffle

If you are interested in attending any of our meetings please call Nate
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Nate Murphy Joel Goldstein Roger Hecq Gerri LLoyd
Jyoti Maniar
NM&A Resp. Sys.Co. UBS IBM Corp
Morgan Stanley
President VP VP
IBM Liaison VP

Title: Managing Data for Long Retention Periods: Requirements and

Several events in recent years have changed the requirements for
retaining data from operational databases to long periods of time.
Required retention periods have ballooned to many years, and in some
cases, to many decades. This coupled with the rapid rise in data
volumes and the importance of providing archived data on demand many
years after it is created, has surfaced the need for companies to build
a solid practice for archiving and managing business data from their
online operational databases. The presentation covers the basics of an
archiving methodology and a number of topics that require special
consideration in building a database archiving practice. Topics covered
are application independence, metadata independence, data authenticity,
change management, storage management, and access control.

Speaker Biography:

Jack Olson has worked for 35 years in developing commercial software.
He has held a variety of software development capacities for IBM, BMC
Software, Peregrine Systems, and Evoke Software. He is currently Chief
Technology Officer for NEON Enterprise Software. Over his career he
has made important contributions to technology in database, database
management, and data quality areas. Jack has several patents attributed
to him, published several technical articles and authored a book
entitled "Data Quality: The Accuracy Dimension" from Morgan Kaufmann
Publishers. Jack has a BS degree from the Illinois Institute of
Technology and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Title: The Graying of the IMS Support - iServe

A US Governmental survey indicates that 74% of technical DP staff older
than age 45 plan to depart the workplace by 2008. Of all occupations in
the U.S., technical DP staff will experience the 3rd highest number of
losses of all occupations.
This presentation will focus on the problems your companies will face
when these statistics ring true sooner than later. When it does, you
will have to supplement or bring in new IMS expertise to keep your
mission critical IMS applications running effectively and efficiently.
You'll see how "iServe" from NEON Enterprise Software, a managed
services offering for IMS, gives you the opportunity to extend your IMS
expertise by providing needed services to your organization from
critical maintenance to ongoing analysis of your IMS resources.

Speaker Biography:

Bill Arkins has worked with IMS for almost 30 years, 25 years was spent
as an IBM IMS Performance and Test specialist. During this time Bill
was an IMS Performance and tuning expert, specializing in large
mainframe buffer pool tuning and performance studies, an SMP/E expert
for IMS and related products, and performed numerous mainframe
performance studies. With experience in TPNS, NCP, and z/OS Bill has
managed large system test and performance evaluations.

Bill has prepared and given IMS education at user conferences and
on-site with customers, and conducted many customer briefings on IMS,
IBM Mainframe tuning, Large database performance and test.

Bill has been a regular presenter and participant at IMS Technical
Conferences and GUIDE/SHARE conferences in the USA and Europe. He has
authored several published technical reports on various IMS topics
including "IMS and the Storage Hierarchy", "IMS 3.1 Large Buffer Pool
Studies", "Using VSAM Hyperspace with IMS", "IMS Testing with TPNS",
"IMS 2.1 XRF Studies", "IMS 2.2 to 3.1 Performance and Migration".
While on International assignment for IBM based in London, UK, Bill was
part of the Parallel Sysplex Introduction program and European
deployment team.

Bill's IBM experience includes Americas/Far East World Trade, IBM
Poughkeepsie and Kingston (mainframes, MVS, VM, Software Manufacturing),
IBM San Jose (Performance Evaluation Lab, DASD and DFSMS Development),
IBM Almaden Research (IBM Redbooks), IBM Santa Tersa Lab (IMS

Bill is now a senior software consultant at NEON Enterprise Software.
He continues to work with many IMS customers and speak at IMS

Title IMS State of the Union

With today's focus being on transforming and integrating information for
on-demand computing, a company must provide flexible processes that
allow employees, partners and customers to connect and manage quickly
and easily the systems that support their business transactions. IMS
provides a strong base with the agility and adaptability to move
globally as it addresses evolving requirements with new technology. IMS
provides customers the ability to protect investments while integrating
new and existing applications or data with Web servers, globally deliver
solutions using Web Services technology, and better manage the
enterprise with the latest application development, systems and
information management tooling. This session discusses new and future
IMS integrated solutions and solutions to ease manageability with
autonomic computing and increase scalability in availability, recovery,
performance and capacity. IMS not only keeps pace, but also sets it. By
unleashing the power of IMS information, companies are finding new ways
to better serve their customers, make business decisions more rapidly,
improve operations, increase the productivity of workers, and ensure
regulatory compliance. Join IBM executive, Greg Lotko, as he highlights
the technical advances and solutions that IMS provides for global
Integration to ensure that IMS is still the best solution to help you
evolve your business in this rapidly changing world, where resource and
skills shortages have become a way of life.

Speaker Biography:

An 18 year veteran, Greg joined IBM after obtaining his Computer Science
degree from Clarkson University. He held a variety of positions in CHQ
Financial Systems as a programmer, business analyst, project manager
(PM), and Manager supporting IBM's finance and accounting community.
Greg joined IGS in 1998 where he became the Delivery Executive on a
large Application Outsourcing account in the Insurance & Finance
Industry and obtained certification as a Senior Executive Project
Manager. He joined SWG in 2000 holding positions as Technical Assistant
to the VP for Information Management Development and Senior Management
positions in Development and WW IMS Technical Support. Greg joined the
WebSphere Information Integration team in March of 2004, becoming
Director of Development. In July of 2005, he assumed is current
position as Director of the IMS, responsible for strategy, development,
marketing, and field technical support for IMS. That also includes
related tools for on demand business application development/enablement
and systems/data management. Greg is also the Director for the Silicon
Valley Laboratory Emerging Environments Laboratory and Site Operations
and is the Sponsoring Executive for the Silicon Valley Site Diversity


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