IBM Virtual Z Council on June 4th

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We are delighted to announce the upcoming SLC Z Council Meeting scheduled for June 4th, 2020.  It is our honor to have you attend this virtual zCouncil meeting to share more recent developments in IBM Z.

The zCouncils are offered by IBM Systems Hardware and Software teams, to provide an insight into IBM mainframe recent announcements, z System software tooling, and to provide and exchange of ideas, observations and experiences with z Systems hardware and software.

Thursday, June 4th, 2020
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Mountain Time
Virtual Webex Meeting


10:00 AM MT Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:05 AM – 11:05 AM MT z/OS Management Facility
Hiren Shah, IBM
11:05 AM – 11:15 AM MT Short Break
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM MT Security Trends & Directions
David Rossi, IBM
12:00 PM – 12:10 PM MT Short Break
12:10 PM – 12:55 PM MT What’s New with OMEGAMON
Ernie Gilman, IBM
12:55 PM – 1:00 PM MT Wrap Up & Closing Remarks


Please note that this is a virtual meeting and will be held over WebEx. We hope you all are staying healthy, and we look forward to the day where we can safely meet in person again.

Hiren Shah, the development team lead for z/OS Cloud Enablement, will open and speak on z/OSMF. IBM z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF) provides a framework for managing various aspects of a z/OS system through a task oriented, web browser interface. By streamlining some traditional tasks and automating others, z/OSMF can help to simplify some areas of system management and reduce the level of expertise needed for managing a system. In this session, we will provide overview of various z/OSMF functions. We will also discuss z/OSMF workflow technology that would enable system programmers to modernize and automate system management and configuration tasks.

For the Security Trends & Directions, session David Rossi, NA Cyber Security Architect, will share IBMs view on Security Strategy for Z and discuss some hot trends/products. Products discussed during session will include Data Privacy Passports EKMF-Web,  MFA 2.1, zSecure 2.4 and Cloud Pak for Security.

To wrap up the meeting, Ernie Gilman, a Z Systems Middleware Technical Specialist, who has been with IBM no shorter than 45 years, will be presenting on What’s New with OMEGAMON, which includes:

  • IZSME: Exciting New Zowe-based OMEGAMON GUI for TEP users
  • Huge performance saving with new PDS V2 OMEGAMON History datasets
  • Other OMEGAMON enhancements


If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact any of the following:






Brendon Walker

IBM – Technical Sales Financial Services Expert

Cambridge, MA, USA


E-mail: [email protected]

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