Day 1 – Monday, January 31

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11:00am – 11:45pm

PLENARY SESSION

Welcome to IMPACT: Learn about the conference and CMG from our Board of Directors

Learn about the conference and CMG from our Board of Directors. We will present on CMG and then have a panel discussion with CMG’s board of directors on Tech, Workforce, and Innovation.

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11:45am – 12:00pm

NETWORKING SESSION

Networking Session

 

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12:00pm – 12:45pm

KEYNOTE SESSION

Do You See What I See? Using AR and AI

Sindhuja Parimalarangan, Maitreyi Chitale, Anoush Najarian

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12:45pm – 1:00pm

NETWORKING SESSION

Networking Session

 

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1:00pm – 2:00pm

Leadership

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1:00pm – 2:00pm

zOS, Containers

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1:00pm – 2:00pm

Observability, Cloud

Building a Full Stack Observability Solution using Distributed Tracing

Chinmay Gaikwad

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2:00pm – 2:30pm

Innovation

Awards Program

During this special session, we will learn more about the finalists (Capital One, MongoDB, and SoftCity Group) and announce the winner of the first annual award. Afterwards, there will be time in our networking space for attendees to hear from our finalists and winner.

 

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2:30pm – 3:00pm

Innovation, Networking

Finalist Networking

This time is for general networking and a chance to chat with the finalists: Capital One, MongoDB, and SoftCity Group.

 

Day 2 – Tuesday, February 1

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10:00am – 11:00am

Keynote, Plenary Session

Lessons Learned from a Ransomware Attack

Ski Kacoroski

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Cloud, Capacity

Cloud Decisions Optimization

Boris Zibitsker

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Containers, Engineering

The Freedom of Kubernetes requires Chaos Engineering to shine in production

Henrik Rexed

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Observability, Resource Planning, Site Reliability Engineering

Don’t Let Incidents Burden You. The Right Way to do Incident Response.

John Weil, Paul Chu

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Innovation

Drones 2 GNSS

Birds of a Feather

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12:00pm – 1:00pm

Performance

Perspectives on the USL (Relating scaling to saturation, relative response time, machine structure, and capacity)

Joe Temple

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12:00pm – 1:00pm

Performance, mobile

The future of content delivery for mobile applications

Rui Costa

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12:00pm – 1:00pm

zOS, Capacity, Resource Planning

Key considerations for managing and optimizing under Tailored Fit Pricing

Chris Walker, Tracy Dean

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12:00pm – 1:00pm

Engineering

Boosting Engineering Speed with Cycle Time

Romain Dupas

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1:00pm – 2:00pm

zOS

Work Less and Save More

Mark Cohen Austroweik

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1:00pm – 2:00pm

Performance, Testing, Capacity

“Game Day” Production Testing

Duane Diggs, Yar Savchenko

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1:00pm – 2:00pm

Containers, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning

Balancing Kubernetes performance, resilience & cost by using ML-based optimization – a real-world case

Stefano Doni

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7:00pm – 7:45pm

Plenary Session

Propelling Java at Alibaba Scale

Kingsum Chow

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7:45pm – 8:00pm

Networking Session

Networking Session

 

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8:00pm – 9:00pm

Leadership, innovation

The Purposeful Innovator

Carnellia Ajasin

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8:00pm – 9:00pm

Capacity, Performance, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning

All Hands on Deck! Come Together with the Fab Four: Capacity, Performance, Cost and AI

Dan Ruehl

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8:00pm – 9:00pm

Performance, Testing, Software, Development

Continuous Performance Testing: Challenges and Approaches

Alexander Podelko

Day 3 – Wednesday, February 2

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Keynote, Plenary Session

Workforce Transformation: Defining your Digital Workplace

Daren Masanda

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12:00pm – 1:00pm

zOS, Performance

OpenTelemetry and Mainframe Application Performance Monitoring: How we figured out distributed tracing on Z

Taylor Donner. Aaron Young

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12:00pm – 1:00pm

Cloud, Capacity

Global Cloud Environment: Data Analysis and Management Workload

Dmitry Shchemelinin, Mikhail Buinevich

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12:00pm – 1:00pm

zOS, Containers

Finding Your Way in the Cloudy DBMS Jungle

Daniel Seybold

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12:00pm – 1:00pm

Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, 5G

5G Wireless Networks and beyond with AI/ML adaption

Mallikharjuna R. Valluri

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1:00pm – 2:00pm

Observability, Engineering, Data

Building Observability into Your Engineering Processes

James (Jimmy) McGill

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2:00pm – 3:00pm

Observability, Resource Planning, Site Reliability Engineering

Retrospectives: Do We Need Them & Why?

Matthew Dodge

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2:00pm – 3:00pm

zOS

System Recover Boost: Hitting the Turbo Button on z/OS

Scott Chapman

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2:00pm – 3:00pm

Cloud, Capacity

Putting a dollar value on Cloud Cost Optimisation

Thomas Ballard

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2:00pm – 3:00pm

Capacity, Data Center

Physical data center capacity planning – Performance management at scale

Chris Molloy

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3:00pm – 4:00pm

Networking Session

Virtual Networking Presented by Blameless

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3:00pm – 4:00pm

Performance Engineering, Research

Panel Discussion: Roadmap for Cultivating Performance-Aware Software Engineers

Connie Smith, Kishor Trivedi, Alexander Podelko, Igor Trubin, Gregg Vesondor, Ye Yang, Andre Bondi

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3:00pm – 4:00pm

Cloud, Containers, Microservices

Your Mess Needs a Mesh

Shannon McFarland

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3:00pm – 4:00pm

zOS, Security

Is the mainframe at the heart of your cyber resiliency strategy?

Chris Walker, Diego Bessone

Day 4 – Thursday, February 3

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10:00am – 11:00am

Keynote, Plenary Session, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, Capacity, BYOD

Managing 50 Billion Things

Eliot Lear

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Redefining a Lean IT Support Team in 2022

Johnny Marrero

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Observability, Performance

Modeling, Animation & Observability

Richard Gimarc

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11:00pm – 12:00pm

zOS

Mainframe innovation: unlock any data for any application

Chiara Baldan, Laura Guidi, Francesco Borrello

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12:00pm – 1:00pm

zOS, Keynote, Plenary

10 tips to reach Mainframe Operational Excellence (or not)!

Marc Beschi

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1:00am – 2:00pm

zOS, Observability

Still researching the needle in the haystack on the mainframe?

Brian Hoare

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1:00pm – 2:00pm

Leadership, Diversity

Beyond Picture Perfect Diversity: How to Create a Sense of Inclusion

Dima Ghawi

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2:00pm – 3:00pm

Capacity, Infrastructure, Observability, Performance

What’s that VM Doing? The Sequel

Debbie Sheetz

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2:00pm – 3:00pm

DevOps, Software, Development

DevOps Worked… Why Hasn’t Security Kept Up?

Joni Klippert

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2:00pm – 3:00pm

zOS, Resource Planning

Get the business views you need to keep the mainframe profitable

Roberto Pacheco

Day 5 – Friday, February 4

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Plenary, Keynote, Software, Development, Performance

Five Design Patterns to Build More Resilient Applications

Derek Bingham

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12:00pm – 12:15pm

Networking Session

Virtual Networking

 

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12:00pm – 12:30pm

Velocity: Align, Deliver, and Improve with Engineering Intelligence

 

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12:15pm – 1:15pm

zOS, Cloud

Modernizing Mainframe using Cloud

Bhagvan Kommadi

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12:15pm – 1:15pm

Cloud, Capacity, Containers

Containers Beyond Expectations: Managing Physical Desktop Computers with Containers and Kubernetes

Jock Reed

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12:15pm – 1:15pm

Cloud, Capacity

Cloud Servers Rightsizing with Seasonality Adjustments

Igor Trubin

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1:15pm – 1:30pm

Networking Session

Networking Session

TBA

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1:30pm - 2:00pm

Plenary

Conference Closing Remarks and Prize Drawing

The IMPACT Team