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IMPACT 2024 Speaker

Selecting a mainframe performance analytics platform

Almost ten years ago I started exploring the possibility of moving away from  homegrown mainframe performance analytics at the Bank of Montreal. Over a few years I built a long list of possible products and vendors, put together a cross disciplinary team who shared my interest, and eventually selected a vendor and tool to work with. This is (mostly) the story of how we went from long list, to short list, to selecting a single vendor.



Presented by

Jonathan Gladstone, Manager, Mainframe Performance & Capacity, Bank of Montreal

I am a senior information systems professional, educator, leader and planner with over thirty years of applied experience in capacity planning & management, business continuity planning & management, ITIL process development, implementation & management (including change & problem management), and project initiation for large corporate I/T infrastructures. I have worked at the intersection of I/T and the finance industry since the mid-1980s; since 2014 I have also been a part-time professor in Computer Studies.

I was born and raised in Toronto, ON. In the early 1990s, my wife and I moved to the nearby small town of Uxbridge, where we still make our home. Our grand-daughter stays for weekends in the same house we raised our sons in.