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Virtual Conference 2020 – Q&A Session with Reg Harbeck – The Human Past, Present and Future of IBM Z

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Presenter: Reg Harbeck

Abstract
On April 7, 1964, IBM Announced System/360, the computing platform that changed history. And it was much more than mere technology. It was the culmination of humanity’s journey to computing, the platform that got the Apollo missions to the moon, and the place where many of the great IT disciplines such as capacity planning, security and disaster recovery were developed. Today, in addition to being the system of record for the world economy, the IBM mainframe continues to deepen and broaden its relevance for emerging workloads that advance the wellbeing of humanity. 

In this presentation, Reg Harbeck will review that history, its relevance and role for our shared humanity, and what current and future prospects are for it to be the system of record beyond the foreseeable future. 

About the Presenter
Reg Harbeck, who has been recognized by IBM as a Z Champion, has been involved in IT and mainframes for over three decades across the entire spectrum of business computing. He has written, presented, consulted and taught courses on mainframe-related matters world-wide, and is heavily involved in the mainframe ecosystem, and especially with user groups such as CMG and SHARE. He is currently working on the thesis for his Master’s degree in humanities, with a tentative title of “The Humanity of the Mainframe.” Reg is Chief Strategist at Mainframe Analytics ltd.

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