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All sessions will be made available to conference attendees on-demand.

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Conference Agenda
All times listed in EDT

Week of July 20 – Live Kickoff Events!

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Monday
July 20

  

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Tuesday
July 21

  


Thursday
July 23

10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Welcome/Opening Comments

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
IBM Opening Keynote
Accelerate Your Journey to AI with Db2

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Broadcom Opening Keynote
Ready or Not, Here AI Come!

1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall

1:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Spotlight Sessions

Future of Db2 for z/OS
Haakon Roberts & Mo Townsend, IBM

Spotlight on Db2 Nebula (11.5.4)
Piotr Mierzejewski and Keri RomanufaIBM


2:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall

 


10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Rocket Opening Keynote
Modern, Open, and Smart Data Management for Db2 Leaders
Vendor Sponsored Session


11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Session 1
A Deep Dive into the Best SQL Features for Db2 for z/OS
Suresh Sane, Southeastern Grocers

HTAP: Db2 as a Document Store 
Robert Collins Jr., BNSF Railway

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall 

12:05 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
RUG Lunch - RSVP Now!

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Session 2
Mining Gold in the Db2 Catalog 
Chad Reiber, BMC Software

Db2 Container: A Cloud-Native Experience
Aruna De Silva, IBM

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Trends and Directions: Modernization, Machine Learning and DevOps for Db2

Chris Crone, Broadcom
Vendor Sponsored Session

 


9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Does your Organization Want to Drive Greater Value from Db2 for z/OS Data?

Jonathan Sloan, IBM
Vendor Sponsored Session


10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Thank You/Closing
Comments

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Closing Keynote featuring Women in Technology Panel: The Ever-Changing Landscape of Technology

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Session 3 
Optimize Db2 for z/OS with Machine Learning Using IBM Db2 AI for z/OS
Terry Purcell, IBM

The Inside Scoop on Db2 External Tables
James Sobieski, Fourth Millennium Technologies

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Session 4
Experience with Db2 12 Continuous Delivery
Emil Kotrc, Broadcom

Best Practices: Step-by-Step Instructions to Configure a Secure Database System
Greg Stager, IBM

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Week of July 27


  20 
Pre-recorded sessions and hands-on labs on demand starting Monday 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.
View Session List


Monday, July 27

Vendor Sponsored Session
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

Meet BMC AMI Data for Db2 - at the BMC Virtual Booth!
John Barry, BMC Principal Product Manager


Tuesday, July 28

Vendor Sponsored Session

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

BMC + Compuware: Delivering True DevOps on the Mainframe - at the BMC Virtual Booth!
Jeremy Hamilton, BMC Sales Manager and co-speaker from Compuware


Thursday, July 30

Vendor Sponsored Session
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 

Db2 DevOps at the Speed of the Business - at the IBM Virtual Booth!
Paul Bartak, Principal Solutions Advisor, Rocket Software


Monday, July 27, Tuesday, July 28, Thursday, July 30

Db2 v12 Migration Planning Workshop 
John Campbell, Adrian Burke, Anthony Ciabattoni, IBM

The Db2 12 for z/OS Migration Planning & Continuous Delivery Workshop focuses on how you can quickly upgrade to Db2 12 and safely and securely take advantage of the continuous delivery of new functions and features related to system, zHW, and application development. We will also provide information and overviews of how to achieve success in putting Db2 for z/OS Version 12 into production. The workshop will cover some key areas which are essential to the success as well as avoidable pitfalls. It will provide the right information, facts, and guidance for your Db2 12 migration strategy.

The workshop will run 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day with short breaks within the session.

Virtual Exhibit Hall 

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. each day



Week of August 3

 
   
   20 
Pre-recorded sessions and hands-on labs on demand starting Monday 8 a.m. 
View Session List 




Monday, August 3
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Virtual RUG LunchRSVP Now!

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Workshop: Containerizing your Database Environment with Db2 on Redhat Openshift 
Phillip Downey, IBM


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Vendor Sponsored Session
Broadcom Virtual Booth Tour
Chris Crone, Broadcom


Virtual Exhibit Hall

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 


Tuesday, August 4
8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. 
Hands-on Lab: Stop Being Tired, Start Being RESTful with Db2 and zCEE
Mark Rader, Keziah Knopp, and MacKenna Kelleher, IBM

This session is now at capacity! 


Tuesday, August 4 and Thursday, August 6


11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Db2 LUW Problem Determination Workshop Q&A 
Pavel Sustr, IBM
Note: the Db2 Problem Determination & Debugging Workshop will be posted Monday, July 27 to be viewed on-demand

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Db2 Performance Tuning Workshop Part 1 & 2 

Calisto Zuzarte, IBM 

 

Virtual Exhibit Hall 

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. each day



Thursday, August 6

Vendor Sponsored Session
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

Infusing AI into OMEGAMON for Db2- at the IBM Virtual Booth!
Norbert Jenninger, Rocket Software

Vendor Sponsored Session
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

Accelerate Your Data and AI Journey Using IBM Cloud Pak for Data- at the IBM Virtual Booth!
Hemanth Manda, IBM


Friday, August 7

Live Q&A with speakers whose sessions were released on July 27  
See Q&A Schedule



Week of August 10


    20 
Pre-recorded sessions and hands-on labs on demand starting Monday 8 a.m. 
View Session List


Monday, August 10

Db2 for z/OS Expert Panel 
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Join us for this interactive session where technical industry experts on Db2 for z/OS will answer technical questions live on all of the top topics from around the Db2 community.


Panelists: 


Jim Reed, IBM (Host)
John Campbell, IBM
Haakon Roberts, IBM
Terry Purcell, IBM
Akiko Hoshikawa, IBM
Dave Beulke, Dave Beulke and Associates
Maureen Townsend, IBM              

Virtual Exhibit Hall 

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, August 11   

Db2 LUW Expert Panel 
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Join us for this interactive session where technical industry experts on Db2 LUW will answer technical questions live on all of the top topics from around the Db2 community.


Panelists: 


Les King, IBM (Host)
Keri Romanufa, IBM
Greg Stager, IBM
Michael Springgay, IBM
Pavel Sustr, IBM
Steve Mazer, DeNOVO Solutions
James Sobieski, Fourth Millennium Technologies

Virtual Exhibit Hall 

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. 

     

 


Tuesday
, August 11
 
Hands-on Lab: Stop Being Tired, Start Being RESTful with Db2 and zCEE
11:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m.
Mark Rader, Keziah Knopp, and MacKenna Kelleher, IBM

This session is now at capacity!

 

Thursday, August 13


Live Q&A with speakers whose sessions were released on Aug 3  
See Q&A Schedule

Vendor Sponsored Session
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

Db2 - State of the Nation - Strategy Update
Les King, IBM

           

Friday, August 14


Live Q&A with speakers whose sessions
were released on Aug 10  
See Q&A Schedule


NOTE: Throughout each week, we will also have a separate virtual room for our expo hall with dedicated time each day to explore and speak with vendors. There will also be scheduled breaks and vendor-sponsored sessions added to the schedule. Schedule is subject to change.




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Sessions available July 27 at 8 a.m.
All sessions are pre-recorded and available on-demand


     Db2 (LUW) Sessions

     play.png Db2 Turbo Statistics: How to Accelerate Your Query Performance, John Hornibrook, IBM

     play.png Ansible —A Primer for Db2 LUW DBAs, Stephen Jayaraj, Huntington Bank

     play.png Db2 Advanced Log Space Management: Trying to Make Life Simple, Michael Roecken, IBM

     play.png SQL Compatibility—What's New, Mike Springgay, IBM  

     

    Db2 for z/OS Sessions

     play.png JC Greatest Hits, War Stories, and Best Practices 2020—Parts 1 & 2, John Campbell, IBM

     play.png Db2 for z/OS Development SWAT Team Customer Experiences: Expect the Unexpected   
        —“Murphy’s Law: Anything that Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong,” 
Anthony Ciabattoni, IBM

     play.png Stop Wasting Time with Utilities!, Jim Dee, BMC Software

     play.png Db2 12 for z/OS Database and Application Design and Performance, Susan Lawson, YL&A

   
   Cross Platform Session

     play.png SQL Performance Best Practices Especially for Big Data, Dave Beulke, Dave Beulke and Associates     


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Sessions available July 27 at 12 p.m.
All sessions are pre-recorded and available on-demand

     
     Db2 (LUW) Sessions

     play.png Applied Machine Learning on Db2 Data Using Python, Vinayak Agrawal, IBM

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

     play.png Storage Basics for Db2: Faster I/O, Fewer Headaches, Ian Bjorhovde, XTIVIA

     play.png Analyzing Db2 SQL Using Jupyter Notebook, Ember Crooks


     Db2 for z/OS Sessions   
   

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

     play.png Db2 for z/OS and z14 Hardware Synergy: User Experience at Worldpay from FIS, Lethika 
         Panicker, Worldpay

     play.png Tablespace Evolvement: PBR2 Is the New Kid on the Block, Steen Rasmussen, Broadcom

     play.png Data Masking for Db2 on z/OS, Kai Stroh, UBS Hainer


     Cross Platform Session

     play.png From Db2 to Data Science, Javier Estrada Benavides, Broadcom

 


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Sessions available August 3 at 8 a.m.
All sessions are pre-recorded and available on-demand


   Db2 (LUW) Sessions

   play.png Db2 LUW Performance Tips And Tricks, Raghu Cherukuru 

   play.png Deep Dive into Db2's Binary World, Kevin Hong, Worldpay

   play.png Using RESTful APIs with Db2 and the Data Management Console/Deep Learning Using Db2 and Open        Source AlgorithmsPeter Kohlmann, IBM

   play.png Db2 Resiliency Models—What Real Customers Are DoingDale McInnis, IBM

   play.png Google Cloud for Db2 DBAsDavid Ng, Google

   play.png The Times They Are A Changin' - NoSQL and NewSQL for a Db2 DBA, Adam Storm, IBM

   play.png Db2 Optimizer Cardinality Estimation Using Machine LearningCalisto Zuzarte, IBM

   play.png Db2 Problem Determination & Debugging Workshop (8 hour session), Pavel Sustr, IBM

     

   Db2 for z/OS Sessions

   play.png Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS Integrated Synchronization: Use Cases and        
       Experiences from the
Field, Peter Bendel, IBM

   play.png A DBA's Got to Know Their Limitations!, Roy Boxwell, Software Engineering GmbH

   play.png Unlimited Fun (and Failures) with RLF, Julia Carter, Broadcom

   play.png Optimize Your Db2 Utilities for Overall Db2 PerformanceMichael Cotignola, BMC Software

   play.png Db2 for z/OS RUNSTATS: Cornerstone for Superior PerformanceSyed Faiq & Suresh         Sane,  Southeastern Grocers

   play.png How to Monitor, Diagnose, and Optimize Db2 for z/OS Applications!, Tom Glaser, MasterCard

   play.png Db2 System Profile Tables and How They're Used in NFCUJoe Huang, Navy Federal Credit                             Union

   play.png Index Compression in Db2: A Review and Tips for Finding Candidate Indexes and the                                     Optimal BufferpoolBrian Laube, Manulife

   play.png Building Pipelines for Db2 for z/OS, Jørn Thyssen, Rocket Software

   play.png Db2 Transparent Archiving Feature and Purge Strategies: Tips and Tricks to Help You                                     Succeed, Scott Walker, Navy Federal Credit Union

 

    Cross Platform Sessions

    play.png A Checklist? for Solving Query Performance Problems, Joe Geller, JPMorgan Chase

    play.png Avoiding Locking Issues with Db2 Optimistic Locking, Douglas Partch Jr., Database Nerds and                       CSGi International




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Sessions available August 10 at 8 a.m.
All sessions are pre-recorded and available on-demand


    Db2 (LUW) Sessions   

    play.png Adaptive Workload Management: Overview and Best Practices, David Kalmuk, IBM

    play.png The Latest in Advanced Performance Diagnostics for SQLDavid Kalmuk, IBM

    play.png Demystify Db2's Optimizer, Jens Seifert, IBM

    play.png DevOps for Db2, Ken Shaffer, Aerodata

    play.png Db2 BLU: Maximizing the Potential of Data, Mike Springgay, IBM

     

    Db2 for z/OS Sessions

    play.png The New Generation of Mainframe IDEs, Why Do I Care?, Venkat Balabhadrapatruni, Broadcom

    play.png IDAA V7 Migration and Performance Experiences, Thomas Baumann, Swiss Mobiliar

    play.png Managing, Monitoring, Tuning, and Architecting a Db2 for z/OS DDF Workload, Robert Catterall, IBM

    play.png Db2 for z/OS—Secure Your Data with Encryption, Gayathiri Chandran, IBM

    play.png The Latest Db2 for z/OS Performance Updates, Akiko Hoshikawa, IBM

    play.png Db2 12 z/OS Migration Experiences, Jorg Lueke, Tail Wind

    play.png Db2 for z/OS Ultra High Performance and Tuning, Daniel Luksetich, DanL Database Consulting

    play.png Stop REBINDing!Terry Purcell, IBM

    play.png Managing DRDA Clients and More with Db2 System Profile MonitoringMark Rader, IBM

    play.png Best Practices and Optimizing Db2 UtilitiesHaakon Roberts, IBM

 

   Cross Platform Sessions

    play.png Db2 Top Reasons for Poor SQL, Program, and Application Performance, Tony Andrews, Themis

    play.png Indexes: They're Not Just for Where Criteria AnymoreJim Bean, CIGNA

    play.png The Plight of the Modern DBA: Everything Is ChangingCraig Mullins, Mullins Consulting

  

 

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Speaker Q&A Schedules

Week 1 Speakers
Friday, August 7 


 


  Room 1 

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. JC Greatest Hits, War Stories, and Best Practices 2020 Part 1 John Campbell, IBM
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. JC Greatest Hits, War Stories, and Best Practices 2020 Part 2 John Campbell, IBM
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Data Masking for Db2 on z/OS Kai Stroh, USB Hainer
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Db2 for z/OS and z14 Hardware Synergy: User Experience at Worldpay from FIS Lethika Panicker, Worldpay
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Db2 for z/OS Development SWAT Team Customer Experiences: Expect the Unexpected—“Murphy’s Law: Anything that Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong” Anthony Ciabattoni, IBM
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Tablespace Evolvement: PBR2 Is the New Kid on the Block Steen Rasmussen, Broadcom
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. SQL Performance Best Practices Especially for Big Data  Dave Beulke, Dave Beulke and Associates


  Room 2 

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Analyzing Db2 SQL Using Jupyter Notebook Ember Crooks
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Db2 Multi-Tenancy and Db2 TENANT Paul Bird, IBM
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. SQL Compatibility—What's New Mike Springgay, IBM
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Db2 Turbo Statistics - How to Accelerate Your Query Performance John Hornibrook, IBM
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Ansible and Puppet—A Primer for Db2 LUW DBAs Stephen Jayaraj, Huntington Bank
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Db2 12 for z/OS Database and Application Design and Performance  Susan Lawon, YL&A
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. From Db2 to Data Science Javier Estrada Benavides, Broadcom



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11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Storage Basics for Db2: Faster I/O, Fewer Headaches Ian Bjorhovde, XTIVIA
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Beginning with Java in Db2 for z/OS Jan Marek, Broadcom
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Stop Wasting Time with Utilities! Jim Dee, BMC Software
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Db2 Advanced Log Space Management: Trying to Make Life Simple Michael Roecken, IBM
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Applied Machine Learning on Db2 Data Using Python  Vinayak Agrawal, IBM
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Managing; Monitoring; Tuning and Architecting a Db2 for z/OS DDF Workload  Robert Catterall, IBM




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Speaker Q&A Schedules

Week 2 Speakers
Thursday, August 13 





  Room 1 

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Building Pipelines for Db2 for z/OS Jørn Thyssen, Rocket Software
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Unlimited Fun (and Failures) with RLF Julia Carter, Broadcom
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. How to Monitor, Diagnose, and Optimize Db2 for z/OS Applications! Tom Glaser, MasterCard
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Db2 System Profile Tables and How They're Used in NFCU Joe Huang, Navy Federal Credit Union
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Index Compression in Db2: A Review and Tips for Finding Candidate Indexes and the Optimal Bufferpool Brian Laube, Manulife
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Optimize Your Db2 Utilities for Overall Db2 Performance  Michael Cotignola, BMC Software



  Room 2 

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Deep Dive into Db2's Binary World Kevin Hong, Worldpay
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Db2 Resiliency Models—What Real Customers Are Doing Dale McInnis, IBM
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Avoiding Locking Issues with Db2 Optimistic Locking Douglas Partch, Jr., Database Nerds and CSGi International
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Using RESTful APIs with Db2 and the Data Management Console/Deep Learning Using Db2 and Open Source Algorithms Peter Kohlmann, IBM
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Google Cloud for Db2 DBAs David Ng, Google
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Db2 Optimizer Cardinality Estimation Using Machine Learning Calisto Zuzarte, IBM



  Room 3 

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. A DBA's Got to Know Their Limitations! Roy Boxwell, Software Engineering GmbH
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Db2 Analytics Accelerartor for z/OS Integrated Synchronization: Use Cases and Experiences from the Field Peter Bendel, IBM
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Times They Are Changing: NewSQL and NoSQL Adam Storm, IBM
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Db2 LUW Performance Tips And Tricks Raghu Cherukuru
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. A Checklist? for Solving Query Performance Problems Joe Geller, JPMorgan Chase
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Db2 for z/OS RUNSTATS: Cornerstone for Superior Performance  Syed Faiq & Suresh Sane, Southeastern Grocers





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Speaker Q&A Schedules

Week 3 Speakers
Friday, August 14 




  Room 1 

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Db2 12 z/os Migration Experiences Jorg Lueke, Tail Wind
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Best Practices and Optimizing Db2 Utilities Haakon Roberts, IBM
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. The New Generation of Mainframe IDEs, Why Do I Care? Venkat Balabhadrapatruni, Broadcom
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Managing DRDA Clients and More with Db2 System Profile Monitoring Mark Rader, IBM
2:15 - 2:45pm Due to unforeseen circumstances, this session has been cancelled.  Terry Purcell, IBM
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Db2 for z/OS Ultra High Performance and Tuning Daniel Luksetich, DanL Database Consulting
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Db2 for z/OS—Secure Your Data with Encryption Gayathiri Chandran, IBM




  Room 2 

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. DevOps for Db2  Ken Shaffer, Aerodata
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Db2 Top Reasons for Poor SQL, Program, and Application Performance Tony Andrews, Themis
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. The Latest in Advanced Performance Diagnostics for SQL David Kalmuk, IBM
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. The Plight of the Modern DBA: Everything Is Changing Craig Mullins, Mullins Consulting
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Db2 BLU: Maximizing the Potential of Data Mike Springgay, IBM
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Adaptive Workload Management: Overview and Best Practices David Kalmuk, IBM



  Room 3 

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Demystify Db2's Optimizer Jens Seifert, IBM
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. IDAA V7 Migration and Performance Experiences Thomas Baumann, Swiss Mobiliar
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. The Latest Db2 for z/OS Performance Updates Akiko Hoshikawa, IBM
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Indexes: They're Not Just for Where Criteria Anymore Jim Bean, CIGNA

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