January 31 – February 4 | Virtual Conference

IMPACT 2022 will feature more than 40 sessions including presentations, Q&A sessions, and networking activities on Performance Engineering, DevOps, Monitoring and Observability, Mainframe, Data Centers, Cloud, and more. 

The IMPACT Conference

For more than 40 years, CMG’s international conference has been the source for education and peer-to-peer exchange for all things enterprise IT and infrastructure. It is the only conference of its kind where attendees can obtain real-world knowledge and training that is not vendor-run.

IMPACT features sessions on the full scope of digital transformation technologies including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Observability, DevOps, Performance Engineering, Digital Process, Cloud Native Applications, and the IT infrastructures that support them.



Sessions and Speakers

Each year, CMG brings together leading technology practitioners and vendors for a conference like no other. With an emphasis on peer-to-peer education, the conference facilitates open communication and problem solving for its attendees.

Workforce Transformation: Defining your Digital Workplace

Today we want to not focus on what products you need to be productive in today’s environment but instead what are some of the biggest things that you need to think about when creating a model that works in a remote environment or hybrid environment where your employees can work from anywhere. We will look at some data that Dell has collected on what our customers are telling us they envision their business will look like in a post pandemic era. What both our customers and Dell are seeing from potential employees and how to best attract and retain that talent pool. In order to attract talent we need to make sure we know are employees, understand if we are providing the right technology and if we are giving them the best change to be both product and happy employees. Keeping this conversation IT vendor agnostic, we want to make sure our customers have a cohesive plan and able to ask any IT provider the right questions to make sure they can execute to their plan.

We will then focus on what that plan looks like and how we feel like the best way to implement that plan. We will discuss a little of the learnings and changes Dell had to make as we went through this transformation as a company and how you can avoid some of those same pitfalls. We will look at what we have focused on to make our employees just as productive in a fully remote environment and what we as a company focused on to achieve this. We then will talk about something that we feel is most important, securing your data and giving your employees piece of mind when working remote. The last thing we want our customers to continue to think about is how do we make sure we are looking at the proper talent and who is going to fill the roles in our company.

Register for this Free Session Compliments of Dell Technologies

Presented by Daren Masanda, North America Small Business Field Marketing Manager, Dell Technologies

Daren has worked at Dell for at Dell for over 11 years in roles ranging from sales, to technical solutions to overall strategy for the Dell PC business. Currently he supports the Strategic Partnerships in Small Business to help them create better solutions as a Field Marketing Manager. In his role he focuses on the product mix for small business, strategic programs to enhance our customers experience and making sure Dell is in competitive position from a product and price standpoint. Daren enjoys spending time with his family watching his kids play sports, supporting his wife in her half marathon adventures as well as practicing and teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has a passion for all things in technology and working to delight Dell customers.


Do You See What I See? Using AR and AI

In this hands-on workshop, we explore the challenges of real-world applications of augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) through experiments that demonstrate interactions with an augmented world. We interrogate applications of AR and AI, their limitations, social impact, and ethical considerations. You will walk away with code and ideas for your own projects.

About The Speakers:

Sindhuja Parimalarangan, Senior Performance Engineer, MathWorks
Maitreyi Chitale, Data and Applications of Machine Learning Research Engineer, MathWorks
Anoush Najarian, Software Engineering Manager, MathWorks, Chair, Board of Directors of CMG


Get the business views you need to keep the mainframe profitable

In this TechDemo Session, you will discover a solution to make sense of your operational data and how to transform your data fuel into business value.

Through ZETALY Service Intelligence, ZETALY Cost Control and ZETALY resource Planning, you will discover how to gain visibility into your mainframe activity, understand the general organization and dependencies of your infrastructure, connect technical data to its business context and track critical key performance indicators and detect anomalies


About The Speaker:

Roberto Pacheco is a Presales Engineer at ZETALY. Roberto has a long and strong experience with mainframes for over 20 years and actively contributes to bring the mainframe into the 21st century. During his career and through his different roles, customer, developer, consultant, presales…, Roberto was able to circle most of the facets of the z/OS environment and focused his interest on application performance. Starting his career as System Programmer at one of the largest banks in Brazil, he has developed software for tape management system, IO optimization and performance analysis. As expert and consultant, Roberto has assisted many companies in the world to have a better understanding of their mainframe environments, promoting operational analytics with artificial intelligence to identify and resolve problems faster than usual. In his spare time, Roberto loves to spend time with his family and to ride his motorcycle.

Still researching the needle in the haystack on the mainframe?

Adopt an accessible, comprehensive and chargeable solution and keep calm & observe, now!

The role of the mainframe is changing and there are lots of new demands on “z”. This could be, FinOps, Analytics AI/BI, Mainframe Modernization, Mainframe Observability or any number of these topics. Fundamentally, there are 3 topics that we need to focus on, “Accessibility, Understandability, and Chargeability”.

Join ZETALY for this session on ensuring the mainframe is not “an island” can be understood and used by all and an invaluable tool to be used by the business.


About The Speaker:

Brian Hoare is a Solutions Specialist at ZETALY. Brian Hoare has seen the z platform grow from OS/390 to today’s z/OS. He may speak with a “strange accent” and has introduced new solutions into the USA and worked with several startups. He has presented at local/annual CMG’s, Share and many other conferences discussing cost reduction (IBM/MLC), performance and is now his focused on analytical data on “z”. Mainframe analytics are his latest passion, especially as Z is the richest source of data there is. So why not use the richest source of data we have for helping to run the business? Brian lives in Florida, is a passionate fan of Rugby and Football (Soccer) and has several refereeing and coaching badges.

Velocity: Align, Deliver, and Improve with Engineering Intelligence

It’s no secret that engineering powers today’s business success. But with a history of relying on subjective metrics and a persistent lack of visibility across fragmented toolchains, how can technology leaders effectively accelerate results?

In this demo, Sherianne Bolling will explain how Code Climate’s Engineering Intelligence Platform, Velocity, contextualizes data from DevOps and project management tools, providing actionable insights that enable organizations to make confident, data-driven decisions that fuel elite team performance at scale.

Velocity can help leaders:

  • Align on business priorities with improved transparency across every level of your organization
  • Deliver high quality code quickly and consistently to achieve true Continuous Delivery
  • Improve team processes and engineering skills to create a high-performance culture, boost pipeline efficiency, and increase employee engagement

About The Speaker:

Sherianne Bolling is an Engineering Data Specialist at Code Climate. She has extensive experience working with executive leadership at engineering organizations to help drive productivity improvements and maximize team performance. She regularly leads webinars about coaching and empowering software engineers with data to accelerate business results.

Drones 2 GNSS

Learn about the project Drones 2 GNSS. In a nutshell, the project uses an aerial platform (Drone) to acquire high precision mapping coordinates of the ground by using a novel set of integrated sensors and algorithms, with great applications in most fields of Geo-sciences and Engineering.
Nowadays, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS/GPS) constitute the standard measurement procedure for many engineering applications, yet positioning accuracy in urban canyons and under tree canopies is degraded as the satellite signal is obstructed. This constitutes a major problem for engineers that have to find time consuming and expensive solutions to gain centimeters positioning accuracy. To confront this challenge, we implement the world’s first UAV that offers accurate coordinate estimation in urban and/or obstructed environments.


A more detailed description of the project is found in https://www.drones2gnss.tuc.gr.




Speakers: Errikos Skassis – CEO
Antonis Antonakakis – B.U. Manager
Theodoros Xenakis – Head of Research and Innovation Center (RIC)
Vasillios Siskas – MSc Rural and Surveying Engineer NTUA
Stamatia Panagiotopoulou – MSc Rural and Surveying Engineer NTUA


b) Space Geomatica: https://spacegeomatica.com/
Speakers: Achilles Tripolitsiotis


c) Senselab Research, Technical University of Crete: www.senselab.tuc.gr.
Speakers: Prof. Panagiotis Partsinevelos
George Petrakis, PhD Candidate
Angelos Antonopoulos, Researcher


Roadmap for Cultivating Performance-Aware Software Engineers

The performance implications of software design choices are often only incidentally mentioned in undergraduate courses and are rarely taught in a systematic way. Most undergraduate students lack awareness of the performance implications for designing and constructing software as well as the associated quantitative skills for planning for and analyzing typical performance issues. Cultivating Performance-Aware Software Engineers is an NSF-funded project to develop innovative and systematic approaches to enhance performance engineering skills in existing undergraduate curricula. This panel brings together prominent leaders in academia and industry to share perspectives and ideas and envision a roadmap for instilling essential SPE topics and practices into undergraduate education.

About The Speakers:

  • André B. Bondi (co-moderator) is an adjunct professor of software engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology and the founder of Software Performance and Scalablility Consulting LLC.
  • Ye Yang (co-moderator) is an Associate Professor of software engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. She is the Principal Investigator on a recently funded NSF project entitled Cultivating Performance-Aware Software Engineers.
  • Connie Smith, Ph.D., is a principal consultant of the Performance Engineering Services Division of L&S Computer Technology, Inc. 
  • Kishor Trivedi holds the Fitzgerald Hudson Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. 
  • Alexander Podelko is a staff performance engineer at MongoDB, and Director of the Computer Measurement Group. 
  • Igor Trubin, Ph.D., is an expert in Robotics/AI. He is the IT Manager at the Capital One Bank and director of the Computer Measurement Group. 
  • Gregg Vesondor, Ph.D., is the Director of Software Engineering Program at Stevens. Prior to this role he served as executive director of the Cloud Platforms Research Department at AT&T Labs Research.


Boosting Engineering Speed with Cycle Time

Your engineering speed is your organization’s competitive advantage. A fast Cycle Time will help you out-innovate your competitors, keep your team nimble and motivated, shorten  feedback loops, and maintain the agility necessary to respond to issues quickly. Tracking Cycle Time – rather than more subjective measures of engineering speed – can reduce bias and provide a trustworthy baseline from which to drive improvement.

In this talk, you’ll learn more about Cycle Time and its components, so you can start identifying opportunities to boost engineering speed in your organization.

About The Speaker:

Romain Dupas is Code Climate’s Director of Software Engineering, where he leads a team of passionate engineers committed to helping other engineering teams excel with data-driven insights. Prior to joining CodeClimate, Romain served as Head of Engineering at NASDAQ Private Market for 6 years. Romain was born and raised in France where he earned a master’s degree in software engineering. In his free time, he enjoys baking bread and reading board game rule books.


Building Observability into Your Engineering Processes

Engineering leaders recognize the importance of building observability into their software systems. Through testing, monitoring, and detailed reporting, it’s possible to thoroughly understand what’s working and what isn’t.

But what about engineering processes? Despite putting a lot of time and energy into organizational design, development processes, hiring practices, and team composition, leaders have a hard time identifying when things aren’t working as planned.

Engineering data can help bring the principles of observability to your team and its processes, making it possible to spot pipeline bottlenecks, coach developers, and debug processes before issues get too big to fix. In this keynote, you’ll find out what kinds of engineering data can create observability, and how to use that data to build high-performing engineering teams.

About The Speaker:

James (Jimmy) McGill is a technology leader, coach, team builder, and maker who was raised in Australia and is currently based in NYC. He brings over 10 years of experience building software tools to Code Climate. In his role as VP of Engineering, Jimmy is dedicated to helping engineering teams achieve their highest potential. Prior to Code Climate, Jimmy served as the VP of Engineering at Button and as an engineering leader at Google. As a creative, Jimmy combines his experience as a woodworker, engineer, and roboticist to build unique pieces of fine art.

Propelling Java at Alibaba Scale

Java continues to evolve to support an ever-changing ecosystem of applications, languages, and platforms. We cover our work on Java education, engineering practices, performance at Alibaba Scale. This talk describes how you can build better software and improve efficiency by leveraging improvements in the Java ecosystem. We will warp it up with performance optimization beyond just Java as Java applications are co-deployed with other applications in the cloud.

About The Speaker:

Kingsum Chow is a Chief Scientist at Alibaba.








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