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Open Mainframe Project Announces Schedule for the 3rd Annual Open Mainframe Summit on September 21-22 in Philadelphia, PA

The first-ever in-person Summit will focus on security, training, AI, Linux on Z and Cloud Native and will be accessible online for attendees around the world

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Open Mainframe Project, an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, announces the schedule for the 3rd annual Open Mainframe Summit, which will be in-person in Philadelphia, PA, and streaming online for global attendees. This year’s theme focuses on security, which is top of mind for every company that uses mainframes.

Critical enterprise systems are more connected than ever, which means vulnerabilities have increased. In fact, according to The Essential Holistic Security Strategya recent report by Forrester Consulting, commissioned by Open Mainframe Project Silver Member BMC, 81 percent of organizations surveyed are prioritizing the integration of security functions and improving security detection and response.

This year will highlight security as it relates to all aspects of mainframes and beyond including cloud native services, automation, software supply chain management and more. the Summit will also highlight projects such as Zowe and COBOL, education and training topics that will offer seasoned professionals, developers, students and thought leaders an opportunity to share best practices and network with like-minded individuals.

Some of the security sessions include:

Additionally, David WheelerOpen Source Supply Chain Security Director at the Linux Foundation, will also give a keynote.

Other highlights include:

  • Customer Success Stories Incorporating Zowe in Their z/OS Transformation and Modernization Journeys – Joe WinchesterSenior Technical Staff Member, IBM
  • Meet the Future of COBOL – Hartanto Ario Widjaya, Singapore Management University; Caitlyn MooneyStudent Mentor, New Jersey Institute of Technology; jade walker, ZDP Trainee, M&T Bank; and Angie Rositilia Mejia, Student, East Carolina University
  • The New Workforce: Integrating the Next Generation with the Greatest Generation – Spencer HallmanLead Product Manager, BMC
  • How to Monitor and Manage Mainframe and Storage Performance Metrics Utilizing Voice and OpenSource Software Tools – justin sansterApplication Developer and Software Engineer; Vincent TerroneSenior Enterprise Solutions Architect; John WolfgangSenior Storage Systems Architect; and Len SantaluciaCTO, Vicom Infinity, A Converge Company
  • Zowe Reaches Orbit, Now What Mission Control (keynote) – Peter WasselDirector of Product Management, DevOps and Open Mainframe; George DeCandio, Chief Technology Officer; broadcom
  • Demystified: Put Your Web App on the Zowe Desktop in a Flash – robert blumSenior Software Developer, Phoenix Software International
  • Mainframe Open Education – Fostering the Stewardship of Education Resources – Lauren ValentineDirector of Mainframe Education and Customer Engagement, Broadcom and Viviane De Padua Diogo SanchesSkill and Enablement Leader, Kyndryl

See the full conference schedule here.

Open Mainframe Project would like to thank this year’s Open Mainframe Summit planning committee including Alan ClarkCTO Office and Director for Industry Initiatives, Emerging Standards and Open Source at SUSE; Donna HudiChief Marketing Officer at Phoenix Software; Elizabeth K Joseph, Developer Advocate at IBM; and Michael BauerStaff Product Owner at Broadcom, Inc.

Early bird pricing ($500 US) for in-person attendees ends on July 15. Registration for academia is $50 for in-person and $15 for a virtual pass. Register here.

Open Mainframe Summit is made possible thanks to Platinum Sponsors Broadcom Mainframe Software, IBM, and SUSE and Gold Sponsors BMC, Micro Focus and Vicom Infinity, a Converge Company. For information on becoming an event sponsor, click here by August 5.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Maemalynn Meanor at [email protected].

About the Open Mainframe Project

The Open Mainframe Project is intended to serve as a focal point for deployment and use of Linux and Open Source in a mainframe computing environment. With a vision of Open Source on the Mainframe as the standard for enterprise class systems and applications, the project’s mission is to build community and adoption of Open Source on the mainframe by eliminating barriers to Open Source adoption on the mainframe, demonstrating value of the mainframe on technical and business levels, and strengthening collaboration points and resources for the community to thrive. Learn more about the project at

About The Linux Foundation

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