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Keith Allen, European DevOps Business Unit Executive for Enterprise Systems and Architect with IBM
Keith started in IT in 1976 within an IBM environment, within operations, progressing through system programming, capacity planning, and consultancy, pre-sales and sales positions at both a technical and management level. Keith has extensive experience in the IT environment, covering business areas from Software to Application Change Management (SCM / ALM) environments through to Systems Information, Network & Systems Management (INSM). As part of working closely with organisations, Keith has aided many in their integrations of ERP based solutions, including SAP, PeopleSoft, MARS, Huron, Oracle Financial, with legacy applications to provide a 'Service' view.

Keith joined IBM in 2010, coming from CA, and is providing current and new customers on valued enterprise (mainframe and Non Mainframe) application management structures with the usage of IBM Rational and cross platform solutions.

Keith is an active presenter of many papers at leading venues, on subjects covering Change Management, Security Management, and Systems Management areas.

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Date: Tuesday 8 September 2015
Time: 10:30am CDT, 16:30 BST
Title: Creating an Agile Development Environment while Reducing Cost
Presenter: Keith Allen, European DevOps Business Unit Executive for Enterprise Systems and Architect with IBM
Abstract: How do you create an AGILE development environment and reduce cost at the same time? How do you improve code quality and achieve continuous integration in a mainframe environment? Continuous integration testing, by shifting defect detection and resolution earlier in the delivery cycle (shift left approach), speeds up development while increasing quality and time to market. This session focuses on the development and test phase of the DevOps lifecycle. It centers on development using Rational Developer for System z (RDz) and essential tools - and the agile process that's changed the way IBM's CICS development team is working to deliver their latest offerings. We will discusses test automation using a customized zUnit testing framework in conjunction with automated mainframe SCM build and deploy.

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Webinar ID: 137-986-163

Copies of earlier presentations as PDFs are also available:

  • Click here for Mary Abdill's "Getting back to basics".
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Eugene Hudders' "CICS Tuning 101".
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for James Martin and Ezriel Gross's "When Bad Things Happen to Good Transactions: Analyzing Transaction Problems on System z".
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Matthew Webster's "Five Compelling Reasons for Creating a CICS Cloud".
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Wilhelm Mild's "CICS Goes Mobile: Mobile Connectivity Architectures and Design Alternatives for System z".
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for James Martin's "Transaction Analysis Workbench for System z Version 1.2: See the big picture from end-to-end".
    Click here for some additional scenarios.
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Ezriel Gross's "CICS Web Services as a Provider and Requestor".
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Colin Pearce's "CICS Transaction Debugging".
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Inderpal Singh's "CICS is ready for mobile, are you ready?".
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Don Spoerke's "Kick your Mainframe into High Gear: Access and Use Mainframe Data with Mobile, Web, and Business Intelligence Applications".
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Mary Abdill's "Programming with CICS TS Channels and Containers".
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Stephen Mitchell's "Creating Modern CICS Web Applications by Exploiting Open Source Javascript Libraries".
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Satish Tanna's "Extracting optimum performance out of CICS".
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for James Alexander's "Integrating Life-Comm, Life/70, or other CICS resident insurance and annuity applications with distributed applications utilizing the ACORD standard".
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Reuben Andrews' "No more Cold Start surprises - how Deployment Analysis in IBM CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS saves your bacon".
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Nick Garrod and Ted Caffarelli's 'CICS V5.1 - Portfolio Update'.
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Colin Pearce's 'CICS security'.
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Don Spoerke's 'Success paths for integrating CICS with new technologies'.
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Ezriel Gross's 'CICS introduction to Web services for the system programmer'.
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Stephen Mitchell's 'Utilizing the Dojo Toolkit for Web browser-driven applications from CICS'.
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Jim Martin's 'Analyzing CICS function shipping applications using Transaction Analysis Workbench'.
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Andrew Smithson's 'CICS Transaction Gateway V8'.
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Eugene S Hudders' 'CICS TS Performance ― Tuning LSR Pools'.
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Charles Jones's 'CICS TS 4.2: Leveraging event processing and high-performance Java'.
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Jeff Geminder's 'Cross-enterprise application performance monitoring and CICS-specific drill-down: approaches to finding the performance problem needle in the heterogeneous haystack'.
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.
  • Click here for Jim Martin's 'Solving the problem when CICS isn't the cause'.
    NEW: You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.

 

Future Virtual Meetings:

Date: 10 November 2015
Time: 10:30am Central Standard Time
Title: Using Threadsafe in CICS
Presenter: Colin Pearce

Date: 12 January 2016

We welcome input from Virtual CICS members about topics they would like to see presented at future virtual meetings. E-mail your ideas to me at trevor@itech-ed.com