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What’s been happening at iTech-Ed Ltd this year?

Trevor Eddolls

On 4 December, the Virtual IMS user group met for a fantastic presentation from Dennis Eichelberger, IT Specialist, IMS Support - Washington Systems Center, IBM, entitled “Pervasive Encryption and IMS”.

In November, Trevor's blog, “Immortal Jellyfish and Mainframes”, was published on the Destination z Web site.

In October, Trevor’s blog “Do I need real-time, continuous, mainframe security monitoring and auditing?” was published on the Planet Mainframe Web site.

Also on 9 October, the Virtual IMS user group met for some really useful information from Rosemary Galvan, IMS Tools Solution Advisor at Rocket Software in a presentation entitled “Rethink The Way You Manage IMS”.

Lastly in October, Trevor's blog, “Opening up the Mainframe”, was published on the Destination z Web site.

The Virtual CICS user group met on 11 September, for a thought-provoking presentation from Keith Banham, Manager, Research and Development at Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global. He looked at “Multi-factor authentication for z/OS and CICS: what, why and how – part of your GDPR compliance strategy”

Later in September, Trevor’s blog “How Secure Is Your Site?” was published on the Destination z Web site.

The Virtual IMS user group meeting on 14 August had a highly informative presentation from David Mierowsky, Managing Director of Fundi Software entitled “A smarter way to manage and configure your IMS systems”.

Also in August, Trevor’s blog “Developing the Right Mainframe Mindset” was published on the Destination z Web site.

July was a busy month. There was a fascinating Virtual CICS user group meeting, on the 10 July, with Glenn Schneck, Principal Technical Architect at GT Software, discussing “From Legacy to Leading Edge – Creating CICS APIs Easily Without Coding”.

Trevor’s blog “Why Not Try a Hackathon?” was published on the Destination z Web site.

In addition, on 17 July the Virtual IMS user group had a brilliant presentation from Betty Patterson Bucci, Distinguished Engineer, IMS Chief Architect at IBM entitled “Your Blueprint for Digital Transformation, starting with IBM Z and IBM IMS”.

Next, Trevor’s blog “What Is SIEM and Why Should I Care?” was published on the Destination z Web site.

Almost lastly, Trevor’s blog “Validating your files” was published on the Planet Mainframe Web site.

And finally in July, Trevor Eddolls was featured as an IBM Champion on page 48 of the July/August issue of IBM Systems Magazine (mainframe edition). The article is called “Pushing IBM Z in New Directions – Meet 18 of the 2018 IBM Z Champions”

There was an interesting Virtual CICS user group meeting, on the 8 May, with Russ Teubner, co-founder and CEO of HostBridge, discussing “Putting CICS on the SIEM Radar Screen”.

Also in May, Trevor’s blog “Mainframe apps” was published on the Planet Mainframe Web site.

10 April saw the Virtual IMS user group meet. This time there was an interesting presentation from Thomas Esser, EMEA IMS Specialist at Compuware Software Group entitled “Adding additional IMS Test Environments with COPE”.

The Virtual CICS user group meeting, on the 6 March, enjoyed another great presentation from Ezriel Gross, CEO of Circle Software. His talk was called “Managing CICS Performance and Configuration using CICS PA and CM”.

Also in March, Trevor’s blog “Mainframes don’t need SIEMs, do they?” was published on the Planet Mainframe Web site.

On the 6 February, the Virtual IMS user group meeting enjoyed another great presentation from Dusty Rivers, Director, z Systems Software: IMS & CICS at GT Software entitled “IMS and APIs (the Good, the Bad, and the UGLY!)”.

Also in February, Trevor’s blog “Arcati Mainframe Yearbook 2018” was published on the Destination z Web site.

In January, Trevor’s blog “Getting the basics right” was published on the Planet Mainframe Web site.

The exciting news in January was that Trevor Eddolls was recognized by IBM as a 2018 IBM Champion. IBM said: “After reviewing and evaluating your contributions to the IBM technology community over the past 12 months, IBM is happy to announce that you have been selected as an IBM Champion for 2018. The IBM Champions program recognizes individuals who make extraordinary contributions to our IBM communities by advocating IBM solutions; sharing their knowledge and expertise; and helping nurture and grow independent communities.”

Also, Trevor’s blog, “2017 Technology in Review ”, was published on the Destination z Web site.

As usual, January saw the publication of the always popular Arcati Mainframe Yearbook 2018. You can download a copy here – it’s FREE. Last year’s edition was downloaded around 21,000 times during the course of the year, and Trevor is Editorial Director for this highly-respected annual source of mainframe information.

And on the 30 January, the Virtual CICS user group meeting enjoyed an excellent presentation from Colin Pearce. He talked about “Using IPCS to solve CICS Storage Violations!”.

IBM  Champion

IBM has recognized Trevor Eddolls as an IBM Champion in 2018. He has been an IBM Champion since 2009.

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