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Wednesday, September 16 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Panel: A New World is Dawning; The Mainframe Imperative that Lies Before Us - Len Santalucia, Vicom Infinity; Brent Schroeder, SUSE; George DeCandio, Broadcom Inc; Tim Willging, Rocket Software; Meredith Stowell, IBM; Rick Perret, Broadcom Inc

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The world is changing in unexpected ways. Shifts in business models, political climates, demographics, and technology pose a series of existential threats to your organization. There have been few examples of continuity, however, one of them is the mainframe. So, where is the world headed? Will it impact how you use the mainframe in the future? This panel will look at the changes they’ve witnessed and how an open mainframe platform can help your organization face the unexpected.

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Rick Perret

Marketing and Program Committee Member, Open Mainframe Project, Broadcom
Rick spends his career at the intersection of emerging technologies and business outcomes. His expertise includes Agile methods and rituals applied to messaging, building campaigns, content marketing and digital demand generation. Prior to Broadcom, he worked at IBM focused on technology... Read More →

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Meredith Stowell

Vice President, IBM Z Ecosystem, IBM
Meredith is the VP, IBM Z Ecosystem, helping to build skills and a strong community of partners for IBM Z. She and her team work with clients, universities, students, professional developers and partners around the world to build critical skills needed in the marketplace by IBM and... Read More →
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George DeCandio

Chief Technology Officer, Broadcom Inc, Mainframe Software Division
George DeCandio recently joined Broadcom as the Chief Technology Officer of the Mainframe Software Division. He is responsible for the team of architects that leads product development across the entire mainframe portfolio. Described by colleagues as a “game changer” who transforms... Read More →
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Len Santalucia

CTO, Vicom Infinity
Len Santalucia has been in the IT industry since 1973. He is presently the CTO and the Business Development Manager for Vicom Infinity, Inc and Chairperson of the Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project. Len is also a 30 year IBM veteran. ... He was also the first member of the elite... Read More →
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Brent Schroeder

Global CTO, SUSE
As SUSE CTO, Mr. Schroeder is responsible for shaping SUSE’s technology and portfolio strategy in support of emerging use cases in areas such as Hybrid Cloud, IoT and AI/ML. He drives the technology relationship with numerous industry partners, participates in open source communities... Read More →
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Tim Willging

Chief Engineering Officer, Rocket Software
Tim Willging joined the Rocket Software team in 2005 and is currently the Chief Architect of the z/OS Business Unit.  With over 27 years of experience developing enterprise software solutions, Tim has architected and authored several mainframe products focusing on backup and recovery... Read More →

Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
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