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Mainframe Innovation on Display at SHARE in Silicon Valley

Jonathan Adams
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Jonathan Adams

Welcome to the future. This year, the always insightful SHARE winter event is landing in the home of innovation – Silicon Valley, California. All of the newest innovations from some of the leading mainframe ISVs will be on display to show how our beloved platform is still growing and advancing in its capabilities.

This year, BMC is a proud GOLD sponsor with more than 15 technical sessions; a vendor solution presentation on how to safely implement workload capping; a Lunch ‘n Learn session (lunch is on BMC, and you can learn about BMC’s most recent Annual Mainframe Survey results); and a Tech Talk on how to eliminate those workload capping fears. In addition, I’ll be enjoying an opportunity to present a Keynote session to talk to you about the role of the mainframe in today’s digital economy. The session is entitled: “The Mainframe in the Digital Age: Not Just for Legacy Workloads.”

Our booth (#204) will be a place that welcomes you — come and get your questions answered about any real challenges that your company might have today, whether it be a question about how to optimize costs or take that next step in DB2 data management. Our demo stations will have BMC experts present to talk about:

  • Optimizing mainframe costs
  • Improving systems monitoring and management
  • Taking the next steps in DB2 and IMS data management
  • Exploiting and improving your use of Java on the mainframe

BMC and our partners look forward to seeing you in San Jose at the Convention Center. BMC wants to be your partner in furthering your mainframe advantage, so let’s talk! Enjoy the conference.

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About the author

Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams is vice president and general manager of ZSolutions and Select Technologies at BMC Software, Inc. He leads product management and research and development for the company’s full suite of mainframe products as well as those in its Select Technologies portfolio including solutions for DB2, IMS and MainView as well as the MLC Cost Optimization suite. During Adams’ 20+ year career with BMC, he has led BMC to significantly improving product reliability and delivering new releases that target customers’ top needs. Adams began his career as a systems programmer for BellSouth Services. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and a master’s of business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.