16th European GSE/IBM Technical University for VSE, z/VM, KVM and Linux on IBM zSystems

24 - 26 October 2022, Hilton Mainz, Germany

Dear customers,
Dear partners,
Dear friends,

the objective of this European event is to offer a forum to IT managers, technical system professionals and application developers to learn from each other, provide and share their own experience reports, hear from IBM and its partners about new developments and solutions.

The balance and demand of your enterprise’s IT between efficiency, scalability, flexibility, security, and reliability has been for years the premises guiding the IBM zSystems and LinuxONE platforms. Many enterprises are thinking how to further optimize, simplify and integrate their IT by considering some kind (public, private or hybrid) of “cloud” deployment model. Several solutions available for different abstraction layers, across multiple platforms, are used to drive automation and agility with a similar user experience. Business data analysis with AI is key for enterprises to provide the best value to their customers. The IBM zSystems and LinuxONE platforms holding your most critical processes and data play a key role in this enablement, so the motto this year is:

 “IBM zSystems celebrating 50 years of virtualization on the path to Hybrid Cloud and AI”

We will offer first-hand information about technology evolution and how you can gain advantages with your IT. We have built an agenda with very attractive topics. It covers new announcements, several international customer stories, IT optimization, Cloud and AI enablement topics for your enterprise and many other significant topics that reflect the potential of Virtualization with z/VM and KVM, using VSE and Linux on IBM zSystems platform to IT managers and IT professionals.

This year, the Technical University will be held in Mainz. Mainz is the capital and largest city of Rhineland-Palatinate (German: Rheinland-Pfalz), Germany. The town is located on the left-bank of the Rhine, opposite where the Main joins the Rhine.

It was founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC as a military fortress and became an important city in the 8th century AD as part of the Holy Roman Empire. Mainz is notable as a transport hub, for wine production, and for its many rebuilt historic buildings.

Please pass on this invitation to all your contacts that you know and might be interested in this Technical University Conference. The main sessions at this workshop will be held in English language. In addition, the German speaking VSE, z/VM, KVM and Linux on IBM zSystems working groups will run their workshops (VSE with a track in German and a parallel one in English, z/VM, KVM and Linux on IBM zSystems in English) as part of this European event.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in October 2022 in Mainz to continue the technical exchange and to further strengthen our international community.

Yours sincerely,

Wilhelm Mild
IBM Executive IT Architect
for IBM zSystems and LinuxONE
IBM Deutschland Research & Development

Berthold Gunreben
GSE Chairman German Region
z/VM, KVM and Linux on IBM zSystems
Working Group

Arnd Frenzen
GSE Chairman German Region
VSE Working Group

Location

Rheinstrasse 68 |
55116 Mainz | Germany | +49 6131 2450

The hotel is nestled on the banks for the Rhine River, a kilometer from the historic old town – home to St. Stephen’s Church, Gutenberg Museum, Mainz Cathedral, and the annual Christmas markets. Frankfurt Airport is less than 30 km away. The hotel has a fitness center, river-view rooms, and a waterfront patio.

 

Organization Team & Speaker

Arnd Frenzen

GSE Chairman German Region VSE Working Group, SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH

Berthold Gunreben

GSE Chairman German Region z/VM, KVM and Linux on IBM zSystems Working Group, DATEV eG

Oliver Röthinger

GSE Vice Chairman German Region z/VM, KVM and Linux on IBM zSystems Working Group, SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH

Markus Klotz

IBM Representative of the GSE VSE Working Group, IBM Deutschland GmbH

Wilhelm Mild

IBM Executive IT Architect for IBM zSystems and LinuxONE, IBM Deutschland Research & Development GmbH

Gonzalo Muelas Serrano

VP, VSEn R+D, Center Of Excellence Germany, 21st Century Software

Stefan Raspl

Linux on IBM Z Development, IBM Deutschland Research & Development GmbH

Peter Groth

President, GUIDE SHARE EUROPE

Paola Pfalzgraf

Region Administration & Support European Projects, GUIDE SHARE EUROPE

Anouar Gherri

21st Century Software

David Jamieson

21st Century Software

Edgar Sontowski

Landesamt für Besoldung und Versorung NRW

Frederik Hartmann

IBM Deutschland Research & Development GmbH

Hendrik Wörner

IBM Z Hardware Technical Sales Leader DACH, IBM

John Rankin

CSI International

Michael Daubman

Director, Core Infrastructure Product Management, Broadcom Inc / Mainframe Division

Michael Tores

Süddeutsche Krankenversicherung a.G.

Patrick Hempeler

IBM zSystems & LinuxONE Platform Leader | Squad Leader zHybridCloud & zSecurity, IBM

Rebecca Levesque

CEO, 21st Century Software

Rich Smrcina

Velocity Software

Stefan Liesche

IBM Distinguished Engineer - IBM Hybrid Cloud and Hyper Protect Services, zSystems, IBM Deutschland GmbH

Tracy Dean

Product Manager, IMS Tools and z/VM Tools, IBM USA

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