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Friday, October 30 • 15:00 - 18:30
Open Mainframe Mini-Summit

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Open Mainframe Project has experienced record momentum this year with the addition of six new projects, meeting technical milestones with the Zowe LTS and updated Zowe Conformance Program, and the launch of COBOL initiatives that include a volunteer library, a Q&A forum, a free COBOL Training Course and more. Join this mini-summit to learn more about how Open Mainframe Project became the cornerstone for education, training, enterprise, DevOps, and mainframes. Additionally, Open Mainframe Project leaders will share insight and roadmaps about several open source projects under the OMP umbrella that can help with your devops needs.

  • 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM   Open Mainframe Project Overview - Len Santalucia, Vicom Infinity
  • 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM   COBOL Working Group & Training Course - Derek Britton, Micro Focus; Sudharsana Srinivasan, IBM
  • 3:45 PM - 4:05 PM   ZOWE - Michael DuBois, Broadcom
  • 4:05 PM - 4:35 PM   New Projects:
    • GenevaERS - Kip Twitchell; IBM
    • Software Discovery Tool - Elizabeth Joseph, IBM
    • Mainframe Open Education - Lauren Valenti, Broadcom
  • 4:35 PM - 5:05 PM   Women In Tech Panel - Moderate by Rick Perret, Broadcom
    • Panelist: Jenn Francis, IBM; Sylva Bursikova, Broadcom; Rashmi Agrawal, Rocket Software
  • 5:05 PM - 6:30 PM   Mentorship 

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Elizabeth Joseph

Developer Advocate, IBM
Elizabeth K. Joseph is a Linux systems administrator turned developer advocate for IBM Z where she works with the community to explore Linux workloads on mainframes. She has previously worked on distributed systems, including OpenStack and Apache Mesos, and has written books on Ubuntu... Read More →
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Leonard 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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Sudharsana Srinivasan

Program Manager, IBM
Sudharsana Srinivasan is a Program Manager with IBM Z Ecosystem team. She has worked on several programs, most prominently the COBOL Course that launched on Open Mainfame Project in April 2020. She worked to build up a bay area startup Mom Relaunch, where she continues to be an advisory... Read More →
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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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Derek Britton

App Modernization Group, Micro Focus
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Michael DuBois

Senior Manager, Product Management, Broadcom
Michael DuBois is a Senior Manager in Broadcom's Product Management organization with 37 years of experience in the Mainframe software industry.  In his current role, Michael leads the Open Mainframe Product Management team at Broadcom, with responsibilities for CA Brightside and... Read More →
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Kip Twitchell

Global Subject Matter Expert, IBM
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Lauren Valenti

Head of Mainframe Education & Customer Engagement, Broadcom
Lauren Valenti is the Head of Mainframe Education and Customer Engagement at Broadcom. Lauren is based in Melville, New York.  Her team is focused on ensuring customers and partners, who have adopted Broadcom Mainframe Solutions, have the right technical training designed to acquire... 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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Sylva Bursikova

Product Owner, Broadcom
Sylva Bursikova is a Product Owner at Broadcom. She is based in Prague and is responsible for solutions supporting the Modern Developer Experience for Mainframe. Currently, she works with the teams developing the CA Endevor SCM Enterprise Git Bridge, which enables a new generation... Read More →
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Rashmi Agrawal

Director of Software Engineering, Rocket Software
Rashmi Agrawal is Director of Software Engineering at Rocket Software. She is based in Pune, India and has been managing large software development teams in enterprise grade companies for over 21 years. During her career, she has built teams from the ground up and managed teams across... Read More →

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