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Do You Know the Way to San Jose SHARE?

Bronna Shapiro
by Bronna Shapiro

For some reason, I cannot get the tune out of my head.  Written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and sung beautifully by Dionne Warwick.  Are you going to be at SHARE San Jose 2017 on March 5-10? We would enjoy talking with you while you are at the conference.   I promise there will no singing or humming!

The world has changed significantly since 1969 when Ms. Warwick won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Performance, Female and later became a spokesperson for the Psychic Friends Network. Digital business is pervasive and the mainframe is right in the center of the action.  It is on the hot seat to deliver what customers are demanding – applications that are available all day, every day, with white-hot response times. The good news is that Mainframe IT has stepped up to this challenge by rolling out new and updated applications with improved availability and response times. However, these new applications are driving increased transaction loads that are unpredictable and volatile. Oh yeah, and all this needs to be done while lowering costs.

All of this presents challenges, but the SHARE agenda includes plenty of opportunities to learn how you can address these issues head-on. Visit BMC at booth #204 and see some amazing demos, talk with some smart and fun people, and get real answers.

We also hope to see you at these sessions:

BMC Sponsored:

Tuesday, March 7 from 1:45pm – 2:45pm – Room 212B

Session Title: Best Practices for Ensuring Minimal MLC while Maintaining Critical Service Levels

Speaker Name: Wayne Wilson, Advisory Software Consultant, BMC Software

Abstract: In this VSP session, Wayne Wilson, Advisory Software Consultant with BMC, will describe key best practices with workload and systems management to ensure your critical business transactions run as desired. Learn about real-world success, including major industry players who have reduced costs while ensuring their most important customer transactions are optimized and processed on time. In addition, you’ll learn about a systematic approach to optimizing costs on the mainframe.

Lunch and Learn session: Tuesday, March 7 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Room 211D

Session Title: Keynote Follow-on: What the BMC Mainframe Survey Tells Us About Digital Business

Speaker Name: Jonathan Adams, Vice President and General Manager, ZSolutions Optimization, BMC Software

Abstract: At an earlier Keynote session, Jonathan Adams provided an overview of the measurable impact that digital business is having on the mainframe. In this Lunch ‘n Learn hour, Mr. Adams will continue the conversation, and present more detail and insights from the recently released BMC 11th Annual Mainframe Research Report. Widely publicized, digital business is having measurable effects on the mainframe, and is creating growth in transaction and data volumes. Companies are relying on their mainframes to ensure strong and timely customer service, acquisition and retention. Come and enjoy lunch on BMC, and learn about the survey findings, just released in November. Ask questions about the research, trends, and directions, as provided by over 1200 executive and technical respondents.

BMC Delivered Sessions Overview:

BMC Speaker ID Session Title Date Time Location
Warren T. Harper 20421 zNextGen Project Working and Planning Session March 5 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Room 210G
Susan Rice 20334 Integrating Innovative Technologies (I2T) Project Opening March 5 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Room 213
Billy Bigelow 20000 CICS Project Working Session March 5 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Room 211A
Warren T. Harper 20419 First Time Attendee and zNextGen Happy Hour March 5 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Room 210D
Billy Bigelow 19995 CICS Project Opening and CICS Update March 6 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Room 210H
Paul Spicer 20694 z/OS Pricing, SoftCapping, and Capacity Product Shootout March 6 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Room 210F
Warren T. Harper 20417 zNextGen Project Opening and Keynote: Why I Am a Millennial Mainframer March 6 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Room 111
Warren T. Harper 20420 zNextGen Project Dinner March 6 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Meet in the Marriott Lobby
Jonathan Adams 19939 Keynote Session, SHARE Live!: The Mainframe in the Digital Age: Not Just for Legacy Workloads March 7 8:30 AM -9:30 AM San Jose Ballroom
Hemanth Rama 20572 ABCs of z Systems Software Pricing March 7 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Room 111
 Jonathan Adams LnL Keynote Follow-on: What the BMC Mainframe Survey Tells Us About Digital Business March 7 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Room 211D
 Wayne Wilson VSP Best Practices for Ensuring Minimal MLC while Maintaining Critical Service Levels March 7 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Room 212B
Hemanth Rama 20580 WLM Introduction March 8 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Room 111
Phil Grainger 20021 Solving DB2 Performance Problems March 8 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Room 211B
Billy Bigelow 20681 CICS System Management for the Cloud March 8 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Room 210F
Donald Zeunert 20619 Improving XCF performance to keep up with CPC improvements March 9 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Willow Glen I, II
Susan Rice 20335 Integrating Innovative Technologies (I2T) Project Wrap-up and Planning March 9 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Room 210G
Donald Zeunert 20275 EWCP: Project Closing – CLOSED SESSION March 10 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM SHARE Suite


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About the author

Bronna Shapiro

Bronna Shapiro

Bronna Shapiro has been involved in a variety of roles in the software industry ranging from systems programming to product and solutions marketing. At Candle Corporation (now a part of IBM) Bronna was in charge of product management for the operating system and subsystems solutions. At PROS, in Houston, TX, Bronna was the industry solution manager for high tech and led a team to determine the top pricing solutions that would benefit high tech manufacturing. Bronna graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Today, Bronna is the Lead Solutions Marketing Manager for MainView Systems Management at BMC Software.