DevOps encourages adoption of lean and agile development practices irrespective of platforms. However in most organizations mainframe and mobile/web development teams are functioning in siloes, resulting in a plethora of technology platforms and tools, fragmented or manual processes, skills shortage causing unnecessary delays, rework and friction among teams, impacting organizations ability to respond to the business needs.
Join Jeff Blackadar, Application Development Manager at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Alan Shimel and IBM experts as they explore the various DevOps strategies, practices and solutions to increase collaboration, streamline processes and leverage modern tooling to attract next generation of mainframe developers to speed mainframe application development and maintenance.
Event recorded Wednesday April 22nd, 2015
Alan Shimel, Editor-in-Chief DevOps.com, An often-cited personality in the security and technology community and a sought-after speaker at industry and government events, Alan has helped build several successful technology companies by combining a strong business background with a deep knowledge of technology.
Jeff Blackadar, Application Development Manager, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
A veteran at application development, Jeff leads a team that programs COBOL, VB.Net, Java and Enterprise Generation Language applications. He is dedicated towards implementing and upgrading of tools and practices to improve productivity and reduce the risks of making changes to mission critical mainframe applications.
Venkat Balabhadrapatruni, Senior Technical Staff Member, Chief Architect, Enterprise Modernization, IBM
Powered by extensive knowledge of z Systems, software design, development, delivery and enterprise modernization, Venkat is responsible for technical architecture and direction of Rational Developer for System z (RDz) and understanding requirements, emerging technologies, market trends and translating them into a technical strategy