Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Midwest DB2 User Group (Dec 4, 2015)

Just a short blog post today to promote my upcoming speaking engagement at the Midwest DB2 User Group, in Chicago. If you are in or around the Chicagoland area on December 4th, 2015 I invite you to stop by and participate in the meeting!

The meeting starts at Noon and a free lunch is provided. I will be giving one of the 3 presentations that day. My presentation is titled Database and DB2 Trends circa 2015 - An overview of an industry in transition.... This is an ever-changing presentation that I have delivered on several occasions in the past, but not in exactly the same way. This pitch provides an overview of the transformation of data management over the course of the past few years. I discuss Big Data, analytics, NoSQL, and their impact on the modern data architecture and DB2 for z/OS in particular. 

But that is not the only highlight of this event. Sheryl M. Larsen, now with BMC Software, will regale the group with the results of BMC's Annual Mainframe Research Survey. BMC started their mainframe survey ten years ago as a way to gain insight into the issues and challenges facing mainframe customers. And it always contains a lot of useful information and details for those of us in the business of mainframe computing.

The third speaker is Tim Lenahan, who I've been told will be presenting something a little bit different this time around. And having heard Tim speak in the past, I'm looking forward to what he has to say now!

So if you are going to be near Chicago in early December, register and attend the MWDUG meeting. I'm sure it will be worth your time!

Hope to see you there!

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