June 15, 2018 NY Linux on IBM Z Executive Advisory Customer Council

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Our next Meetup for the Linux on IBM Z Executive Advisory Customer Council will be on Friday, June 15, 2018.  The agenda is below.  Please RSVP at or via email to  Thank you for your participation and we look forward to seeing you on June 15th.

Please Note!   The event will be hosted at the IBM Office on 590 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022, 12th floor

This quarter’s council focuses on high profile announcements made by IBM Z.  The event will kick off with IBM’s Program Director and Offering Lead for Z Hardware, Tina Tarquinio, discussing IBM’s latest business class Z offerings – z14 ZR1 and Rockhopper II.  Next on the agenda, Elton de Souza will review the brand new Hyper Protect Services announced at IBM Think in Las Vegas.  After the break, Felipe Miranda from Red Hat will give an update on the latest direction of the RHEL operating system.  Bill Bittner, from z/VM Client Focus and Care, will then give a preview of the upcoming z/VM 7.1.  The last presentation of the day brings some local flare to the event.  Alan Eliscu from Bergen Community College will talk about their IBM Z curriculum offerings and bring in some BCC students to talk about projects they are working on as part of the program.


8:30 AM Arrival and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Opening Remarks and Introductions
Paul Houde – IBM, IBM Z Client Architect
9:10 AM Z14 ZR1 / Rockhopper II
Tina Tarquinio – IBM, Program Director & Offering Lead for Z Hardware
9:55 AM IBM Hyper Protect Services 
Elton de Souza – IBM, Z Innovation Lab
10:40 AM Break
10:55 AM Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update
Felipe Miranda – Red Hat, Global SME / Partner Alliances
11:20 AM Preview of z/VM 7.1 
Bill Bittner – IBM, z/VM Client Focus and Care
11:45 PM IBM Z Curriculum at Bergen Community College
Alan Eliscu – Bergen Community College
Students from Bergen Community College
12:30PM Lunch

NY NJ Linux on System Z Executive Advisory Council Invitation 6 15 2018




Regards, Len


Leonard J. Santalucia

CTO | Business Development Manager | Certified Specialist | IBM Champion

Vicom Infinity, Inc.

IBM Premier Business Partner

One Penn Plaza – Suite 2010

New York, New York 10119




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