Allan Zander is the CEO of DataKinetics – the global leader in Data Performance and Optimization. As a “Friend of the Mainframe”, Allan’s experience addressing both the technical and business needs of Global Fortune 500 customers has provided him with great insight into the industry’s opportunities and challenges – making him a sought-after writer and speaker on the topic of databases and mainframes.
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Colin Oakhill is Senior Consultant at Infotel/Insoft corporation. He co-founded Insoft Software GmbH in 1986, a software development, training and consulting firm specializing in mainframe and client/server systems. Colin was the Managing Director til Insoft joined Infotel in 2011. He is a specialist in business plan, sales strategy development and now focuses on new business opportunities coordination within the Infotel group.
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Craig Mullins is President & Principal Consultant of Mullins Consulting, Inc., and the publisher/editor of The Database Site. Craig also writes for many popular IT and database journals and web sites, and is a frequent speaker on database issues at IT conferences. He has been named by IBM as a Gold Consultant and an Information Champion. He was recently named one of the Top 200 Thought Leaders in Big Data & Analytics by AnalyticsWeek magazine.
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Hemanth Rama is a senior software engineer at BMC Software. Hemanth is a mainframe expert specializing in performance, z software costs and workload manager and holds 3 patents. Hemanth is receipt of IBM Z champion award for 2018; he writes regularly for many popular IT web sites and also on his personal blog. He passionately speaks about mainframe technologies at various conferences, symposiums and user groups. He worked on BMC Mainview for z/OS, CMF Monitor, Sysprog Services performance monitoring products and currently works on Intelligent Capping for zEnterprise (iCap) product which optimizes MLC cost.
Jacky Hofbauer is the President & Chief Strategy Officer of zCost Management, the leader in MLC Cost Control. Jacky has been intricately involved with system Z and z/Pricing for over 30 years and is a recognized expert in this space. He continues to share his knowledge and experience through popular white papers and Newsletters about system z and z/Pricing. Jacky is a regular contributor of z/articles to Planet Mainframe.
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Neale D’Rozario has been an IT professional for more than 33 years, and a CIO for the past 21 years. He has been the CIO for RTI International, Genworth Financial (MI), Sensus USA, Misys Healthcare Systems, Channel Master LLC, Cogent Communications, SunTrust Capital Markets and Barclays Debt Capital. He is also the founder and president of D’Rozario Consulting Services.
Randy McCoy is the CFO of DataKinetics – the global leader in Data Performance and Optimization. In his role, Randy regularly works with the C-level of Global Fortune 500 firms to provide insight into complex technologies and their operational impacts – leading to thriving, long-standing client and colleague relationships with mutually beneficial outcomes.
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Scott Quillicy is the CEO and founder of SQData, an Addison, Texas based software company that specializes in high-performance data movement and changed data capture (CDC) for IMS, VSAM and relational databases. He has over 30 years of database experience and is considered an expert in database replication strategy and deployment. Prior to founding SQData, Scott was involved in the development of IBM’s DB2PM and other database performance tools.
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“Dr Steve” is Principal Director and CTO for z Systems products and technology at Brocade Communications Systems. He is an industry recognized worldwide expert on ESCON, FICON, and mainframe I/O and is a published author of over 50 papers on those subjects. He also is the author of a book (Brocade Mainframe Connectivity Solutions), and a contributing author to a second book (Handbook of Fibre Optic Data Communication, 4th ed). Steve has a Ph.D and a M.S. in Management Information Systems (MIS), as well as an MBA. He also holds the distinction of having served on both the SHARE, and Computer Measurement Group (CMG) Boards of Directors.
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A popular speaker and blogger, Trevor Eddolls, CEO at iTech-Ed Ltd, currently chairs the Virtual IMS and Virtual CICS user groups, and is editorial director for the Arcati Mainframe Yearbook. Trevor has an extensive background in mainframes and IT, and has been recognized as an IBM Champion. He’s written numerous technical articles and published three mainframe-related books.
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Wayne Sadin is a CIO/CTO, an outsourcing executive, a Board member and a consultant to CEOs. Mr. Sadin has specialized in IT transformations – in improving IT Alignment, Architecture, Agility and Ability. He is an accomplished speaker and writer and has been recognized by Computerworld as both a “Premier 100 IT Leader” and an Honors Program “Laureate.
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