January 19-21 & 26-28 | Virtual Conference

Join us for 6 virtual conference days with networking sessions, vendors, and speakers from all over the globe.

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The 46th 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.

Digital Twins in a Pandemic: Use Simulation Data for Quadcopter Mission Planning

Learn how drones aid in COVID-19 medical deliveries. In this hands-on workshop, you will use a digital twin of a quadcopter to collect simulation data, analyze collision avoidance controls and test scenarios to ensure the drone can accomplish its critical mission. The digital twin uses a physics-based modeling approach and incorporates the drone’s environment by streaming simulation data. You will walk away from the workshop with a better sense of why digital twins are an important topic in today’s industry.

Speakers
Anoush Najarian
Software Engineering Manager
MathWorks

Chair, Board of Directors of CMG

Sindhuja Parimalarangan
Performance Engineer
MathWorks

Track
Modern Enterprise IT / What’s New

The Golden Era of AI and Machine Learning: The case for on-premise AI resources

We truly are experiencing AI’s golden era. The confluence of AI algorithms coming to reality, performance and economics of computational infrastructure, and explosion of IoT-fueled Big Data has kicked it off. It’s a great time for AI/Data Science experimentation, with a business’ competitive advantage and leap-frog opportunities up for grabs. As AI is being infused across all industries from fintech, to security, retail and energy, and as AI is being infused across your business in diverse ways, how is a steely-eyed SMB or enterprise IT management professional to roadmap a plan and put tools and equipment in their AI model developers’ and AI users’ hands? Join us in this thought-provoking keynote and Q&A where we’ll talk about the factors, options, and state-of-the-art on-premise AI that are now mature and ready for business, and present the case for IT managers to embrace on-premise AI computational resources as an alternative to, or augment, cloud-based AI services and deployment.

Speaker 

Kyle Harper
AI Strategist
Dell
Track
Modern Enterprise IT / What’s New

Fireside Chat with Harry Moseley, CIO of Zoom Video Communications

Speaker
Harry D. Moseley
Global Chief Information Officer, Zoom

Track
Modern Enterprise IT / What’s New

Technical methods to solve performance issues

Based on a case study that involves reporting and automation with zWR and zGuard, this session will explore how to avoid MSU MLC costs overrun and deploy tuning in a mainframe environment.

 
Speaker
Kevin Luey
Mainframe Senior Technical Solutions Consultant/Team Leader
SVA Software Inc

Track
Mainframe Modernized

Surfacing Mainframe Hidden Costs and Operational Gaps

“Help! My management wants yet another opex report”. With all of the data that’s available in your mainframe environment, it’s challenging to figure out what you should focus on. Being able to rapidly understand what data is most important for your unique mainframe environment isn’t just a nice-to-have need, it’s mission critical. Learn how you can rapidly scan and analyze your mainframe environment using sophisticated analytics and machine learning to help identify the data that’s most important to your organization.

Speaker
Libor Cerney
Product Owner, Mainframe Division
Broadcom

Track
Mainframe Modernized

Enable Your DevOps Transformation

Rapid delivery of core business systems needs to be enterprise-wide, and DevOps is now mainstream, even on the mainframe. Your mainframe DevOps tool chain needs to integrate and communicate all aspects of the delivery lifecycle. Using REST-based APIs, ChangeMan ZMF can drive your mainframe deliveries faster than ever, while retaining rock-solid reliability and visibility. Join this session to see how hooking up mainframe DevOps delivery tooling is easier, and more productive than ever, using Micro Focus ChangeMan ZMF.

Speaker
Bob Yates
Sr. Solutions Architect, Mainframe & Enterprise DevOps
Micro Focus

Track
Modern Enterprise IT / What’s New
Performance Engineering and DevOps
Mainframe Modernized

 

Locating CICS Abnormal Reponse Times

Most of z/OS sites run CICS to serve transactional applications.
These CICS environments are often very complex with thousands of different transaction codes running in hundreds of CICS regions hosted in multiple production systems.

A lot of measurements providing all the needed performance metrics and allowing to analyze in detail CICS transactions elapsed time are available in SMF 110 records.

Unfortunately, the number of these records is normally very big, so it is impossible to prepare and analyze reports showing all this data.
A statistical approach allowing to focus only on the CICS transactions experiencing an abnormal elapsed time is therefore needed.

In this presentation we discuss a possible approach we successfully implemented at some customers sites.
We will also describe a reporting drill down methodology that can be used to find problems very easily and follow up on improvement or degradation situations.

Speaker
Mark Cohen Austrowiek
Technical Director
EPV Technologies
Rome, Italy

Track
Monitoring and Observability

Java performance in 2021: How AI optimization will debunk 4 long-standing Java tuning myths

Java is ubiquitous in online services, yet ensuring Java applications’ availability and performance remains a challenging task. In this talk, we show how established industry approaches and widely-accepted beliefs about Java tuning are wrong and how AI breaks through long-standing limitations.

Speaker
Stefano Doni
Co-Founder, CTO
Akamas
Italy

Track
Performance Engineering and DevOps

 

Everything I Need To Know About AIOps I Learned From My Rice Cooker

It seems you can’t throw a rock these days without it glancing off a shiny new application of ‘artificial intelligence’ or ‘machine learning’. Indeed, the promise of ‘AIOps’ proposes a transformational effect on our lives as operators and developers of complex systems. What, though, is AIOps? This is a question that many people are happy to answer, but I decided to take a deeper look. What I found may shock you, and it’s that I learned more about AIOps by cooking rice than I did from hours of research.

This talk will introduce you to the secrets behind AIOps, what you can learn from rice cookers, and a few takeaways about the role and application of automation in complex systems.

Speaker
Austin Parker
LightStep

Track
Monitoring and Observability

Practical Ways to Leverage AI in your IT Operations

Join this session for a technical deep dive on practical ways to leverage AI in your IT operations, including discussions on topology, Cassandra, Kafka bus, graph database and more.

Speaker
Dave Helsley
Distinguished Engineer, Mainframe Software Division
Broadcom Inc.

Scheduled:
January 26, 2021 10:05 AM 10:45 AM

Track
Modern Enterprise IT
What’s New

 

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