November 12 - 13, 2020
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Thursday, November 12 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Panel Discussion: Bridging Modern DevOps and the Mainframe - Jenn Francis, IBM; John Mertic, The Linux Foundation; Leonard Santalucia, Vicom Infinity & Samuel Knutson, Compuware

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Join this roundtable session to learn the latest approaches to integrating the mainframe into modern devops tooling and practices to accelerate delivery and drive true cross-platform applications. The panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities that led to the creation of the Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project and its Zowe initiative.  Launched last August, Zowe is the first open source project based on IBMz’s z/OS and serves as an integration platform for the next generation of tools for administration, management and development on z/OS mainframes. By utilizing new interfaces and an API mediation layer, enterprises can now more easily integrate rich mainframe resources and extend ‘API-first’ to the mainframe.

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Len Santalucia

Chief Technology Officer and the Business Development Manager, Vicom Infinity
Len Santalucia has been in the IT industry since 1973. He is presently the Chief Technology Officer and the Business Development Manager for Vicom Infinity, Inc, the Chairperson for the Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project, a member of the IBM Z Academic Initiative advocate leadership... Read More →
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Samuel Knutson

Vice President of Product Management, Compuware
Sam Knutson is VP of Product Management for Compuware, a BMC company. Sam is a distinguished member of the mainframe community. Prior to Compuware he served as VP of Product Management for Mainframe Performance Solutions at CA Technologies, and before that, he led the mainframe team... Read More →
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Jenn Francis

Developer Advocate, IBM
During the day I am a Developer Advocate. In this role, I get the opportunity to work with customers, business partners, and vendors on leading-edge technologies and teaching developers how they can use them. I’m constantly challenged to find engaging ways to create technical material... Read More →
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John Mertic

jmertic@linuxfoundation.org, Linux Foundation
John Mertic is the Director of Program Management for The Linux Foundation. Under his leadership, he has helped ASWF, ODPi, Open Mainframe Project, and R Consortium accelerate open source innovation and transform industries. John has an open source career spanning two decades, both... Read More →

Thursday November 12, 2020 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST