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SHARE Columbus 2022

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Nick Mears

SHARE is an independent, volunteer-powered, IT association based on the principles of education, professional networking, and industry influence. Its goal is to enable SHARE members and partners to continually shape the future of the enterprise technology ecosystem, which was quite clear at the Columbus, Ohio, event held August 21st–26th.

The conference included hundreds of in-person and virtual attendees, multiple vendor-sponsored presentations, and 450+ technical presentations across 29 different tracks. BMC was pleased to be a Gold sponsor for this event, with many BMC team members participating in or presenting in seven individual sessions and two special events.

BMC was excited to be there, with many of our BMC AMI leaders and experts attending to discuss mainframe DevOps, DataOps, AIOps, and the security transformation challenges many organizations are facing right now. BMC had a great experience at the conference, and we look forward to continuing the conversations we started in Columbus.

One such conversation revolved around how BMC AMI solutions help make change a competitive advantage by delivering mainframe applications faster, optimizing through automation, protecting the business from disruption, and improving resilience in a “never fail” environment.

All of our SHARE presentation slides are available for SHARE attendees on the SHARE Columbus 2022 Conference site. Here are a few highlights from our sessions and presentations in Columbus:

BMC co-hosted two important events. The first was a reception sponsored by Making Our Strong Community, Stronger, an initiative comprised of mainframe leaders, community members, and partners who have joined together to accelerate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and create environments that foster belonging. The second was the “Encouraging Women in IT” breakfast.

John McKenny, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intelligent Z Optimization and Transformation at BMC, said of the events, “BMC was proud to co-sponsor both the DEI reception, ‘Making Our Strong Community, Stronger,’ and the ‘Encouraging Women in IT’ breakfast. Both were great opportunities to network with other attendees and discuss the important topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the mainframe industry.”

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BMC Software on Twitter: “Thank you to all who came to the “Making our Strong Community, Stronger” reception. We had a night filled with productive conversations & great company! Here’s to making progress in the #DEI space!” — @futureofhiring, head of global corporate social responsibility @SHAREhq” / Twitter

BMC DevOps Evangelist Tony Anter presented “Building Your Pipelines Is Not Enough—You Have to Measure, As Well,” discussing how measurement of standard key performance indicators (KPIs) like the DORA 4 metrics is essential to the success of your DevOps pipelines. Learn more in this e-book, Use the DORA Metrics to assess your mainframe development maturity.

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BMC Software on Twitter: “‘Building Your Pipelines is Not Enough — You Have to Measure, As Well’, Tony Anter, DevOps evangelist & technologist states, “If you can’t measure it, it doesn’t exist” Are you at @SHAREhq Columbus? Don’t forget to stop by booth #304 for a chance to win an iPad. #SHAREcbus″ / Twitter

BMC Director of Worldwide Cybersecurity Sales, Ken Chism gave a presentation, “Making Zero Trust Security a Reality for the Mainframe,” which covered the importance of including the mainframe in enterprise-wide Zero Trust security policies and how new BMC AMI Security integrations with Illumio and Venafi bring Zero Trust segmentation and certificate management to the platform. Learn more at BMC AMI Security.

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BMC Software on Twitter: “⚙️ “Lots of interest and interaction around Zero Trust, our Venafi and Illumio integrations and our AMI Security Mainframe Breach Detection capabilities” — Ken Chism, director of worldwide cybersecurity sales. @SHAREhq #SHAREcbus” / Twitter

BMC AMI experts also hosted technical presentations:

April Hickel, Vice President of Product Management at BMC, said of the event, “With seven great presentations, including Tony Anter’s Lunch and Learn on how to measure mainframe DevOps maturity using DORA metrics to Ken Chism’s session on the importance of maintaining Zero Trust security policies across platforms, BMC is proud to have participated in SHARE’s efforts to maximize the potential of the mainframe and shape the future of the platform.”

We hope that you find these sessions useful and informative. If you have any questions about the topics covered or about our BMC AMI solutions, please visit or reach out to us.

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Nick Mears

Nick Mears (new author) As Principal Solutions Marketing Manager at BMC Software, Nick leads global solutions marketing initiatives within BMC Software's AMI team for AI-driven and DevOps-focused data management and mainframe-centric SaaS and on-prem applications. In this role, Nick helps data management and software development organizations that feature AI, ML, and intelligent automation capabilities increase the efficiency, availability, stability, and release velocity of enterprise-grade data management and DevOps applications. Nick has over 15 years of experience supporting technology companies and enterprise-grade software with customer-oriented value.