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Open Mainframe Summit New York

November 1, 2023

This year, Open Mainframe Summit will be co-located with Open Source in Finance Forum, hosted in New York City on November 1. 

Open Source in Finance Forum is dedicated to driving collaboration and innovation in financial services through open source software and standards. The event brings together experts across financial services, technology, and open source to engage our community in stimulating and thought-provoking conversations about how to best (and safely) leverage open source software to solve industry challenges. Open Mainframe Summit will be featured as part of a 6-session track and a 10-minute keynote presentation on November 1.

Open Mainframe Project will also have a booth at OSFF. Stop by to chat with member from 11:30 am – 7:45 pm.

Learn more about the event here. Register here. Open Mainframe Project members and community receive a 20 % discount. Use this code “20OSFF23” when checking out of registration.


11 – 11:10 am: Keynote Session: Driving the Modern Enterprise; Why Aren’t You On Board? – John Mertic, Executive Director, Open Mainframe Project

Open source transforms every industry, from automotive to energy – even movies! Even as ubiquitous as open source, adoption in industries like the financial industry has been challenging, and organizations have sometimes hesitated to leverage open-source software.

But that trend is changing. Is your enterprise onboard?

In this keynote, John Mertic, Executive Director of the Open Mainframe Project, will highlight how projects like Zowe and Galasa and investments into OpenTelemetry and security are changing the narrative for open source in forward-thinking financial services organizations.

11:30 am – 7:45 pm: Sponsor Showcase 

Stop by the Open Mainframe Project booth for stickers, a chance to win John Mertic’s new open source book and more.

12:00 – 12:30 pm: From Vulnerability to Resiliency: Securing Open-Source Software Development – Andrej Chmelo, Broadcom

The nature of open-source software makes it vulnerable to security threats that can lead to severe consequences, including data breaches and system failures. Therefore, it’s crucial to understand the importance of securing open-source software development to enhance its resiliency. This presentation will provide an in-depth understanding of the vulnerabilities associated with open-source software and the strategies to mitigate these vulnerabilities. It will explore the importance of building security in the development process, such as code review and testing, as well as the use of software analysis tools. By the end of the presentation, attendees will have a clear understanding of the strategies and practices necessary to ensure the resiliency and security of open-source software development. They will also have a better understanding of the potential consequences of not adequately securing their open-source software projects.

12:35 – 1:05 pm: Top 5 in 5! The Use Cases that Describe how Customers Have Leveraged Zowe for their Strategic Initiatives Over the Past 5 Years – Rose Sakach, Broadcom

Since 2020, the Arcati Mainframe yearbook has predicted exponential increases in Zowe adoptions. By the end of 2023 close to 70% of mainframe organizations – i.e. more and more of you – will be doing something with Zowe. In this session, we’ll showcase the most popular Zowe use cases. Whether you are a Systems Programmer, DBA, Security Administrator, DevOps Architect or Developer you will gain an understanding of the value of Zowe as we demo and explain 5 common Zowe use cases to help prioritize and expedite your adoption journey.

2:05pm – 2:35pm Unleashing the Power of Open Source: Revolutionizing Mainframe Insights with OpenTelemetry – Jessielane Punongbayan, Dynatrace

Join me on an exciting exploration as we discover the immense potential of combining OpenTelemetry, open source solutions, and Dynatrace z/OS monitoring. In this talk, we will uncover hidden efficiencies and unlock enhanced performance by utilizing these transformative monitoring tools. Together, let’s embark on this journey to redefine the possibilities of mainframe monitoring.

2:40pm – 3:10pm Galasa Use Cases – Louisa Seers, IBM

How is Galasa used in the real-world? What kind of test cases could it handle? The test framework that can handle both complicated subsystems and web-based interfaces in the same test to demonstrate full system integration tests. This talk will show you a few use cases where Galasa can really shine and make difficult manual tasks look easy.

3:40pm – 4:45pm: Secure & Open: Not Mutually Exclusive? – Michael DuBois, John Jakacki, Rose Sakach & Emre Tunar, Broadcom; Len Santalucia, Vicom Infinity; Tim Willging, Rocket Software

Open source technologies offer businesses undeniable benefits like increased agility, cost-effectiveness and freedom of choice. With the emergence of Zowe, the mainframe ecosystem can realize those advantages and then some. So why are some organizations steadfast in their hesitation to embrace open? Perhaps because on a platform so widely recognized for its safeguards, open source is still perceived by many as a security risk. Join our panel of mainframe security experts who will discuss the advantages, concerns and reality of open source security and what it means for mainframe.

5:45 – 7:45 pm Attendee Reception

Learn more about the Open Mainframe Sessions here.


November 1, 2023
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