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08:00 - 09:00 Registration and light refreshments
09:00 - 09:10

Welcome, chairing and housekeeping
Jon Tullett, senior editor: news analysis, ITWeb

09:10 - 09:30
IBM zEnterprise announcement overview
Deon Newman Deon Newman
Vice president, System z Marketing

Enabling organisations of all sizes to build a better customer experience for business advantage with IBM zEnterprise. With a constantly evolving business and IT landscape, momentum is growing around the world for the System z platform, as companies of all sizes are turning to System z to improve their client experience and gain new business advantages. IBM zEnterprise has always been the IT industry's leading platform for transaction processing, consolidation and secure data, but the best continues to get better. In this session, hear an overview of IBM's latest zEnterprise innovations that are designed to help clients navigate the shifting marketplace to create opportunity and position themselves ahead of the competition. With this announcement, IBM extends the zEnterprise portfolio with a new entry-point for enterprise computing, the IBM zEnterprise BC12, new innovations for the IBM zEnterprise EC12, new releases of z/OS and z/VM, and new industry solutions and capabilities supporting cloud, analytics, mobile and security.
09:30 - 10:00
IBM zEnterprise BC12 and zEnterprise software
Andrew Mead Andrew Mead
System z Business Unit leader, South Africa, Software Group, IBM

A winning combination, this presentation provides information on how the zBC12 integrated with the software solves client challenges for the business-class environment. It will cover how to leverage existing and new workloads with IBM software solutions. This roadshow presentation will cover IT optimisation on Linux on zEnterprise, as the leading place to consider building new workloads, do application testing and help reduce total IT spend, while doing it securely and with energy efficiency.
10:00 - 10:30
Efficient and Economic IT Optimization with IBM System z
Martin Dvorsky Martin Dvorsky
Technical director, WW System z Workload Team

This roadshow presentation will cover IT optimisation on Linux on zEnterprise, as the leading place to consider building new workloads, do application testing and help reduce total IT spend, while doing it securely and with energy efficiency.

10:30 - 10:45
ISV testimonial: Redhat
Louis Seyffert Louis Seyffert
Regional manager: Southern Africa, Red Hat
10:45 - 11:00  Comfort break
11:00 - 11:40
zEnterprise industry solutions overview
Martin Dvorsky Martin Dvorsky
Technical director, WW System z Workload Team
11:40 - 12:10
Client reference
Eddie Leighton Eddie Leighton
Information technology manager: NWK
12:10 - 12:25
ISV Testimonial: SUSE
Matthew Lee Matthew Lee
Territory manager South Africa, SUSE
12:25 - 13:30 Lunch and networking
One-on-one meetings will be available post event to answer your questions from the zEnterprise launch and to explore solutions for various industry verticals, including FSS, telcos, public sector, manufacturing, healthcare and retail. 



 


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2 Sep 2013 - A rapid change in the expectations and demands of global customers has left many companies scrambling to change their business models and operations. They need to begin with their IT systems, says IBM.

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