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have helped place more than 150
students in mainframe positions at
major companies.
"First we undo the negative comments students have
heard about mainframe-that
it's obsolete, no one is using it
anymore, etc.," he says. "We
give them the facts-mainframe
runs the global economy. I also
tie this mature platform to the
latest innovations in IT, such
as blockchain, analytics, cloud
computing and social media."

he works to promote the Z ecosystem's software and hardware
products to academia.
He's now researching how
to build an innovative new
platform for low emission data
collecting, in addition to other
projects. "I'm currently
working on bridging artificial
intelligence and blockchain to
IBM Z, with strong applications
to the Internet of Things and
stage performance design and
simulations," he says.

Timothy Paul Cronan
Professor, information systems,
Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas

Daniel Esser  
System manager for System Z,
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In addition to teaching about using
the Z platform for nearly 15 years
in the classroom, Timothy Paul
Cronan is also the director of information systems, graduate programs
and M.D. Matthews Chair in information systems. In his dual role,
he enables students to learn about
Db2 and Z. Currently, he's focusing
on blockchain applications.
"Working in conjunction with
companies such as ArcBest,
IBM, JB Hunt, Tyson Foods and
Walmart, we've developed a
blockchain consortium," Cronan
explains. "We expect to be
approved as a Blockchain Center
of Excellence by the end of the
semester."
 
Gangyi (Gary) Ding
Dean and full professor, School
of Computer Science and
Technology, Beijing Institute
of Technology
Over the last four years, Gangyi
(Gary) Ding has closely collaborated with the IBM Z team in
China and the U.S. He has served
as co-chair for the largest IBM Z
conference in China (CHUG), and

An apprenticeship in 2010 introduced Germany-based Daniel
Esser to the mainframe. "During
the theoretical part, I thought,
'Oh, no, what is this?' But then
came the practical aspects and
I got really interested," he says.
"I now work for the mainframe
team, and it's the best decision
I made."  
Esser is chairman of a working
group that focuses on mainframers
under 30 years of age. During the
group's twice annual meetings,
members share information and
teach each other. He promotes the
group when attending international conferences, encouraging
young professionals to experience
the mainframe.
"In my company, I also teach
new hires how mainframes work,"
he says. "Right now, we're experimenting with Linux on Z and
blockchain."  
Wolfram Greis
Managing director, European
Mainframe Academy
After writing a lot about
mainframes over the years,
including a book, Wolfram

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Transformation in the balance
Partner POV: Real-time visibility to data access is required to maintain GDPR compliance
R&D: IBM Research is providing valuable insights to tackle challenges and enable prosperity from the tip of Africa
Feature 1: Fleet of Foot: FRAIKIN Group develops a cost-effective and flexible thin-client environment
Cover Story: Radical Changes: Rabobank relies on DevOps on Z to transform its payments system
Feature 2: Developing a Business Plan: DevOps and the IBM Z Digital Transformation Model pave the way for innovation
Champions Showcase: Meet 18 of the 2018 IBM Z Champions
Hot Topics: Container Pricing for IBM Z brings predictability to cost
Solutions: IBM Z Mainfraime Virtual Tape Library, IntelliMagic Vision 8.14.2, zAdviser, DYNA-STEP Dynamic STEPLIB and ISPF Library Management 3.2
Stop Run: IBMer Karl Schmitz bridges the gap between art and computer security
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Editor's Desk: Transformation in the balance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Partner POV: Real-time visibility to data access is required to maintain GDPR compliance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - R&D: IBM Research is providing valuable insights to tackle challenges and enable prosperity from the tip of Africa
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 13
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Feature 1: Fleet of Foot: FRAIKIN Group develops a cost-effective and flexible thin-client environment
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 20
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Cover Story: Radical Changes: Rabobank relies on DevOps on Z to transform its payments system
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 26
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Feature 2: Developing a Business Plan: DevOps and the IBM Z Digital Transformation Model pave the way for innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 30
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 36
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Champions Showcase: Meet 18 of the 2018 IBM Z Champions
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 41
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 48
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Hot Topics: Container Pricing for IBM Z brings predictability to cost
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 53
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Solutions: IBM Z Mainfraime Virtual Tape Library, IntelliMagic Vision 8.14.2, zAdviser, DYNA-STEP Dynamic STEPLIB and ISPF Library Management 3.2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 55
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Stop Run: IBMer Karl Schmitz bridges the gap between art and computer security
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - 2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2018 - SE2
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