IBM zCouncil – Atlanta, GA

  • December 14, 2017
    8:30 AM - 2:30 PM


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  • Are you curious about the new IBM Z and leveraging it on your journey to digital transformation?
  • Have you heard about Docker, Kubernetes, and the newly announced IBM Cloud private? They are all available on Z now!
  • Wondering how to reduce blind spots using IBM Z and Splunk?
  • Want to hear a great DevOps story from Kroger?

We’ll begin the session with a look at some of IBM’s newest announcements the use of container technology.  Elton Souza from the IBM Z Innovation Lab will bring us the latest update with a demo on the IBM Cloud Private solution, which leverages Docker and Kubernetes across platforms, including IBM Z.


Next, we are honored to have a customer agree to share experiences in the area of DevOps. Jerry Edgington, an IT Architect from Kroger, will share with us how open source be used for both mainframe application development and deployment at their shop.

We are also pleased to have Mike Perera, the Vice President of z Systems Software,  bring us his perspective on Digital Transformation. Mike is responsible for z Systems Software offering management, development & support. He’ll share the exciting news around the latest IBM Z14 and its new features that will transform and plateau your businesses further into the digital era.


Lastly, come to hear about how IBM Common Data Provider and Splunk are collaborating to help customers gain access to machine data more quickly for real-time investigation, analytics, and pattern analysis. Martin Wiser from Splunk and Dan Wiegand from IBM will deliver how customers have the potential to reduce blind spots across a wider variety of hybrid environments—including public cloud, distributed infrastructure, and z Systems.



Time Session
08:30 AM Arrival
09:00 AM Kick Off
09:05 AM IBM Cloud Private
10:00 AM Break
10:10 AM DevOps Story from Kroger
11:05 AM Break
11:15 AM IBM Z and the Road to Digital Transformation
12:30 PM Lunch
01:00 PM IBM CDPz w/ Splunk
02:00 PM Close and Departure





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