Allan Zander is the CEO of DataKinetics – the global leader in Data Performance and Optimization. As a “Friend of the Mainframe”, Allan’s experience addressing both the technical and business needs of Global Fortune 500 customers has provided him with great insight into the industry’s opportunities and challenges – making him a sought-after writer and speaker on the topic of databases and mainframes.

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Craig Mullins is President & Principal Consultant of Mullins Consulting, Inc., and the publisher/editor of The Database Site. Craig also writes for many popular IT and database journals and web sites, and is a frequent speaker on database issues at IT conferences. He has been named by IBM as a Gold Consultant and an Information Champion. He was recently named one of the Top 200 Thought Leaders in Big Data & Analytics by AnalyticsWeek magazine.

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Hemanth Rama, a millennial mainframer, is a senior software engineer at BMC Software. Hemanth has 13+ years of IT experience and he holds 3 patents. Hemanth is recipient of IBM z Champion award 2018. Hemanth writes regularly for many popular IT websites and also on his personal blog. He passionately speaks about mainframe technologies at various conferences, symposiums and user groups. 

Jacky Hofbauer is the President & Chief Strategy Officer of zCost Management, the leader in MLC Cost Control. Jacky has been intricately involved with system Z and z/Pricing for over 30 years and is a recognized expert in this space. He continues to share his knowledge and experience through popular white papers and Newsletters about system z and z/Pricing. Jacky is a regular contributor of z/articles to Planet Mainframe.

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The contributing editor at Planet Mainframe, Keith is a technology writer, researcher and marketer with more than 10 years experience in the mainframe and datacenter spaces. He has written and ghost-written many technical and marketing articles in magazines, online publications and blogs. A consultant always eager to learn about new technologies and network with people having cutting-edge technical experience.

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Neale D’Rozario has been an IT professional for more than 33 years, and a CIO for the past 21 years. He has been the CIO for RTI International, Genworth Financial (MI), Sensus USA, Misys Healthcare Systems, Channel Master LLC, Cogent Communications, SunTrust Capital Markets and Barclays Debt Capital. He is also the founder and president of D’Rozario Consulting Services.

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Randy McCoy is the CFO of DataKinetics – the global leader in Data Performance and Optimization. In his role, Randy regularly works with the C-level of Global Fortune 500 firms to provide insight into complex technologies and their operational impacts – leading to thriving, long-standing client and colleague relationships with mutually beneficial outcomes.

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Scott Quillicy is the CEO and founder of SQData, an Addison, Texas based software company that specializes in high-performance data movement and changed data capture (CDC) for IMS, VSAM and relational databases. He has over 30 years of database experience and is considered an expert in database replication strategy and deployment. Prior to founding SQData, Scott was involved in the development of IBM’s DB2PM and other database performance tools.

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“Dr Steve” is an IBMer and is the IBM Z Hardware Systems I/O architect. He is recognized worldwide as an expert on ESCON, FICON, and mainframe I/O and is a published author of over 50 papers and multiple books on those subjects. Steve has a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Management Information Systems (MIS), as well as an MBA. He has served on both the SHARE, and Computer Measurement Group (CMG) Boards of Directors. Steve is a member of the Mainframe Hall of Fame.

A popular speaker and blogger, Trevor Eddolls, CEO at iTech-Ed Ltd, currently chairs the Virtual IMS and Virtual CICS user groups, and is editorial director for the Arcati Mainframe Yearbook. Trevor has an extensive background in mainframes and IT, and has been recognized as an IBM Champion. He’s written numerous technical articles and published three mainframe-related books.

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Wayne Sadin is a CIO/CTO, an outsourcing executive, a Board member and a consultant to CEOs. Mr. Sadin has specialized in IT transformations – in improving IT Alignment, Architecture, Agility and Ability. He is an accomplished speaker and writer and has been recognized by Computerworld as both a “Premier 100 IT Leader” and an Honors Program “Laureate.

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