Open Mainframe Project Announces Schedule for the 3rd Annual Open Mainframe Summit on September 21-21 in Philadelphia, PA
Maemalynn Meanor | 13 July 2022
The first-ever in-person Summit will focus on security, training, AI, Linux on Z and Cloud Native and will be accessible online for attendees around the world
SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2022 – The Open Mainframe Project, an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, announces the schedule for the 3rd annual Open Mainframe Summit, which will be in-person in Philadelphia, PA, and streaming online for global attendees. This year’s theme focuses on security, which is top of mind for every company that uses mainframes.
Critical enterprise systems are more connected than ever, which means vulnerabilities have increased. In fact, according to The Essential Holistic Security Strategy, a recent report by Forrester Consulting, commissioned by Open Mainframe Project Silver Member BMC, 81 percent of organizations surveyed are prioritizing the integration of security functions and improving security detection and response.
This year will highlight security as it relates to all aspects of mainframes and beyond including cloud native services, automation, software supply chain management and more. The Summit will also highlight projects such as Zowe and COBOL, education and training topics that will offer seasoned professionals, developers, students and thought leaders an opportunity to share best practices and network with like-minded individuals.
Some of the security sessions include:
- Integrate the Mainframe into Your Broader IT Security Strategy – Misty Decker, Director of Product Marketing, Micro Focus
- Safe Cloud Native Services in the World of Zero Trust – Alan Clark, Member of the CTO Office, SUSE
- Managing Open Source Vulnerabilities on Mainframe – Emre Tunar, Director of Software Engineering – Mainframe Security, Broadcom
- A Framework to Automate Cybersecurity Controls and Regulatory Controls on IBM zSystems and LinuxOne environments – Pradeep Parameshwaran, Lead Architect, Security and Compliance on IBM Z and LinuxONE
Additionally, David Wheeler, Open Source Supply Chain Security Director at the Linux Foundation, will also give a keynote.
Other highlights include:
- Customer Success Stories Incorporating Zowe in Their z/OS Transformation and Modernization Journeys – Joe Winchester, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM
- Meet the Future of COBOL – Hartanto Ario Widjaya, Singapore Management University; Caitlin Mooney, Student Mentor, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Jade Walker, ZDP Trainee, M&T Bank; and Angie Rositilia Mejia, Student, East Carolina University
- The New Workforce: Integrating the Next Generation with the Greatest Generation – Spencer Hallman, Lead Product Manager, BMC
- How to Monitor and Manage Mainframe and Storage Performance Metrics Utilizing Voice and OpenSource Software Tools – Justin Santer, Application Developer and Software Engineer; Vincent Terrone, Senior Enterprise Solutions Architect; John Wolfgang, Senior Storage Systems Architect; and Len Santalucia, CTO, Vicom Infinity, A Converge Company
- Zowe Reaches Orbit, Now What Mission Control (keynote) – Peter Wassel, Director of Product Management, DevOps and Open Mainframe; George DeCandio, Chief Technology Officer; Broadcom
- Demystified: Put Your Web App on the Zowe Desktop in a Flash – Robert Blum, Senior Software Developer, Phoenix Software International
- Mainframe Open Education – Fostering the Stewardship of Education Resources – Lauren Valenti, Director of Mainframe Education and Customer Engagement, Broadcom and Viviane De Padua Diogo Sanches, Skill and Enablement Leader, Kyndryl
See the full conference schedule here.
Open Mainframe Project would like to thank this year’s Open Mainframe Summit planning committee including Alan Clark, CTO Office and Director for Industry Initiatives, Emerging Standards and Open Source at SUSE; Donna Hudi, Chief Marketing Officer at Phoenix Software; Elizabeth K. Joseph, Developer Advocate at IBM; and Michael Bauer, Staff Product Owner at Broadcom, Inc.
Early bird pricing ($500 US) for in-person attendees ends on July 15. Registration for academia is $50 for in-person and $15 for a virtual pass. Register here.
Open Mainframe Summit is made possible thanks to Platinum Sponsors Broadcom Mainframe Software, IBM, and SUSE and Gold Sponsors BMC, Micro Focus and Vicom Infinity, a Converge Company. For information on becoming an event sponsor, click here by August 5.
Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Maemalynn Meanor at email@example.com.
About the Open Mainframe Project
The Open Mainframe Project is intended to serve as a focal point for deployment and use of Linux and Open Source in a mainframe computing environment. With a vision of Open Source on the Mainframe as the standard for enterprise class systems and applications, the project’s mission is to build community and adoption of Open Source on the mainframe by eliminating barriers to Open Source adoption on the mainframe, demonstrating value of the mainframe on technical and business levels, and strengthening collaboration points and resources for the community to thrive. Learn more about the project at https://www.openmainframeproject.org.
About The Linux Foundation
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation and its projects are supported by more than 2,950 members. The Linux Foundation is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, hardware, standards, and data. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, Hyperledger, RISC-V, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.
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About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, hardware, standards, and data. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, PyTorch, RISC-V, SPDX, OpenChain, and more. The Linux Foundation focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org. The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see its trademark usage page: www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.