IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 44

C HAMP ION SHOWCASE
"In order for our
industry to attract and
retain talent, we must
work together as a
community to advocate
for the importance and
value of the platform."
-Byron Smith, mainframe security
engineer, M&T Bank

Information Management Program,
which covers IMS*, database and
SAN/disk/tape projects.
Rivers also speaks to global user groups and at various
SHARE events, and participates in
IBM-sponsored panels and virtual user groups. "I explain how
others are being successful creating and using IBM Z systems in
their businesses," he says. "Since I
started on Z, it has been my sweet
spot. That being said, it is the
most robust, secure, scalable and
powerful platform on the planet. Being named an IBM Champion is an
incredible honor, and it's wonderful
to be recognized for making a
difference in the Z community."

work together as a community to
advocate for the importance and
value of the platform, which is
clearly paramount to the way our
world works today," he says. "I'm
utilizing my IBM Champion role to
iterate to students, universities and
companies why my work on the
platform is meaningful and empowering, and why the mainframe
discipline is a spectacular space to
be in."

Marc I. Smith

Mainframe training consultant //
ProTech Training
Marc Smith has been hooked

Byron Smith

Mainframe security engineer //
M&T Bank
Byron Smith began his journey
to becoming an IBM Z enthusiast
almost a decade ago as a college
student. Today, he encourages
others to follow suit by mentoring
students and professional engineers through both his membership with the National Society of
Black Engineers and his social
media channels.
"In order for our industry to
attract and retain talent, we must
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on the mainframe since 1983,
when he joined the IBM VM/XA
development team. He eventually
moved into IBM Z marketing and
channel enablement reporting
through the hardware team,
and helped to create the IBM
Destination z online community
(destinationz.org).
Now, he's a part-time ProTech
consultant and volunteers on the
planning committee for the VM
Workshop. As a guest lecturer at
high schools and universities, he
presents "IT's Best-Kept Secret,"
explaining what a mainframe is,
who uses them and the growing
opportunity to work with them.
"I enjoy nurturing and building
relationships with other mainframers and providing guidance
to young folks who ultimately will
need a place to work and thrive;
I don't want them to miss out on
this opportunity to build a career
and join an important community," he says.

Darren Surch

COO //
Interskill Learning, Americas
Darren Surch and his Interskill
team have trained over 1 million
mainframe computing personnel globally. Contributing to the
ongoing vitality of the mainframe

"The mainframe will play
an important role in the
future. ... It has evolved
at an incredible speed
and is opening up and
integrating a hybrid cloud
environment in a way that
makes it transparent."
-Harry van Irsel, lead architect,
IBM Z, Rabobank


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Resiliency is key in an 'always-on' world
Currents: Alphabet soup of compliance
Currents: X-Force Red discovers sign-in kiosk vulnerabilities
Currents: IBM Z hardware and software maximize resiliency
Currents: A robot walks into a bar
Currents: How resilient is your IBM Z system of record?
Currents: Solutions
Partner POV: Redirecting select mainframe workloads to the cloud could create new opportunities
Cover Story: Fail Safe: Puerto Rico's disaster recovery planning is a blueprint for your data protection
Feature 1: Elevating Hybrid Cloud: IBM Z strengthens security, resiliency and open development for cloud infrastructure
Champions Showcase: The 2019 IBM Z Champions are committed to communicating the value of the platform
Hot Topics: z/OS Cloud Broker leverages common cloud platforms to enable z/OS resource consumption
Techbits: Disposable data can pose legal liabilities and security risks
Techbits: Raising the bar on IBM Z resiliency with GDPS
Techbits: Get real-time insight and data security with Open Data Analytics for z/OS
Techbits: Ask the expert: z/OS data set encryption
Beyond the Box: z/VM Senior Software Engineer Brian Wade finds similarities between his job and his life as a pilot
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2019 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Intro
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Cover1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Cover2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 5
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Editor's Desk: Resiliency is key in an 'always-on' world
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 7
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: Alphabet soup of compliance
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: X-Force Red discovers sign-in kiosk vulnerabilities
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: IBM Z hardware and software maximize resiliency
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 11
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: A robot walks into a bar
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 13
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: How resilient is your IBM Z system of record?
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 15
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Currents: Solutions
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 17
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Partner POV: Redirecting select mainframe workloads to the cloud could create new opportunities
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 19
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Cover Story: Fail Safe: Puerto Rico's disaster recovery planning is a blueprint for your data protection
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 21
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 22
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 23
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 24
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 25
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 26
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 27
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Feature 1: Elevating Hybrid Cloud: IBM Z strengthens security, resiliency and open development for cloud infrastructure
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 29
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 30
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 31
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IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 35
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 36
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 37
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Champions Showcase: The 2019 IBM Z Champions are committed to communicating the value of the platform
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 39
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 40
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 41
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 42
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 43
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 44
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 45
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Hot Topics: z/OS Cloud Broker leverages common cloud platforms to enable z/OS resource consumption
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 47
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 48
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 49
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Techbits: Disposable data can pose legal liabilities and security risks
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Techbits: Raising the bar on IBM Z resiliency with GDPS
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 52
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Techbits: Get real-time insight and data security with Open Data Analytics for z/OS
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Techbits: Ask the expert: z/OS data set encryption
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 55
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Beyond the Box: z/VM Senior Software Engineer Brian Wade finds similarities between his job and his life as a pilot
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Cover3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Cover4
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - 2019 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - SE2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2019 - SE3
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