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CMG CANADA Fall Seminar (Oct 24, 2017)                                      

Tues Oct. 24th, 2017    C’est What    67 Front Street East (map)

 

Our sponsor for this session is  

 

Tuesday October 24, 2017       (Formal Agenda word   pdf)

09:00     Welcome             CMG Canada Board

09:05                       Cybersecurity, Capacity, and the Insider Threat                                                pdf    pptx

                                                            Chris Greco -  GRECTECH   (Chris was awarded the J. Mullen award in 2016)

10:05     Coffee Break

10:15                           Pres 1:  Mainframe Capacity Management – Time to come out of the silo    pdf

Pres 2: Shadow IT - Embrace and Accept or Not                                          pdf

                                                            Charles Johnson   - Syncsort/Metron-Athene

11:45     Lunch  (on your own)

13:15                           Athene® - Capacity Management for Today’s Reality   (Sponsor Marketing Presentation)            

                                                            Don Fadel   - Syncsort/Metron-Athene

13:45     Coffee Break

13:55                        Introducing the IBM z14™, the newest addition to the IBM Z® family        pdf

                                                            Jim Elliott   -   GlassHouse

15:25     Coffee Break

15:35                        Measuring Capacity (or How big is your foot?)                                                            pdf                            

                                                            Pedro Escosteguy -   Pedro Escosteguy Resources Inc.

 

16:35     Closing                  CMG Canada Board

16:40     Adjourn               Followed by members’ reception at C’est What?

 

 

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CMG CANADA Spring Conference (Apr 25-26, 2017)

Tues & Wed April 25th & 26th, 2017   C’est What   67 Front Street East  (map)     

  

Tuesday day 1 sponsored by                 

aoracle

Wednesday day 2 sponsored by         

intellimagic 

 Day 1: Tuesday April 25, 2017       

Sponsored by   aoracle

Formal Agenda word  pdf )

08:30        Continental breakfast

09:00        Welcome             Peter Livingston                     CMG Canada Program Chair/Webmaster

09:05                     Capacity Planning Methodology (A Refresher)                                                                                                   pdf

                                               Pedro Escosteguy                 Pedro Escosteguy Resources Inc.                       

10:05        Coffee break                      

10:15                    Introduction to Oracle Management Cloud Service                                                                                             pdf

                                               Ben Reader                           Oracle             

11:15        Coffee break

11:25                     Behaviour-driven Cost Reduction in z/OS Production and Development Environments                                   pptx

                                                Jonathan Gladstone             Bank of Montreal

11:55       Lunch on your own

 

01:30                     Application Performance Management for Cloud Applications                        recording of webinar (google drive one drive )

                                             Priyanka Arora                       MUFG Union Bank                                       slides                                     pdf

                      In 2016 Priyanka was presented with the Mullen Award for the presentation above,

                        at the CMG imPACt conference last November in La Jolla CA. 

                                    The Mullen award is presented to someone exhibiting technical excellence

                                    and an engaging presentation style.  

 02:30       Coffee break

02:40                     Restoring Data Storage Predictability                                                                                                                  pdf

                                              Brett Allison                             IntelliMagic  

                       Note: the above presentation was broadcast as a webinar as part of this event.

                              Webinar recording https://www.intellimagic.com/san-products/san-resources/videos-and-webinars/restoring-data-storage-predictability?wemail

 03:40        Coffee break

03:50                     IT & Business Analytics                                                                                                                                       link to drop box

                                             Andrew Armstrong                  Data Kinetics

 04:50         Adjourn

04:55                     Members reception (Speakers invited) at C'est What Restaurant

Day 2: Wednesday  April 26, 2017   

 Sponsored by       image004

Formal Agenda (word  pdf )

08:30        Continental breakfast

09:00        Welcome             Peter Livingston               CMG Canada program Chair/Webmaster

09:05                     Don's Diatribe XIX
                                           
Don Melton                        Vatic Technologies
10:05        Coffee break
10:15                    Achieving CPU (& MLC) Savings through Optimizing Processor Cache                                    pdf
                                           
Todd Havekost                  IntelliMagic 
                       Note: the above presentation was broadcast as a webinar as part of this event. 
                                     Webinar recording    webinar

11:15        Coffee break

11:25         (a message from our sponsor  INTELLIMAGIC - CMG Guidelines waived for this presentation)       pdf

                                             Dan Speer                        IntelliMagic

11:55        Lunch on your own

01:30                     z Systems Hardware Update                                                                                                        pdf

                                            Jim Elliott                          GlassHouse Systems Inc.                        
02:30        Coffee break
02:40                     z Systems Operating Systems Update                                                                                          pdf  (same as above part 2)

                                            Jim Elliott                          GlassHouse Systems Inc.                     
03:40        Coffee break
03:50                     Deliver a Memorable Technical Presentation                                                                               pdf

                                            Milan Babiak                      IBM Canada

04:50         Closing CMG Canada Board

04:55                    Adjourn:  Members reception (Speakers invited) at C'est What Restaurant

 

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Tues Feb 28th, 2017   at C’est What   67 Front Street East    (map)

CMG CANADA Winter Seminar  

 Sponsored by   atelnetnetworks

 

Formal Agenda (word  pdf)

 

08:30        Continental breakfast

09:00        Welcome             Peter Livingston                           CMG Canada Program Chair

09:05                                     Retail Capacity Planning                                 (pptx)

                                                                Rod Russell       (Loblaw Companies Ltd.)                                                    

10:05        Coffee break

10:15                                     Java Performance Monitoring Tools                          (pptx)

                                                                Erik Ostermueller       (FIS)                           

                                                Erik is a CMG Mullen Award winner  (for best paper in 2011).           

                                                                                Click below for description of the Mullen Award and past winners :     

 https://www.cmg.org/about-cmg/awards-scholarships/

11:15        Coffee break

                                                                                (sponsor: TELNET NETWORKS - Marketing presentation)

11:25                                     Active Breach Detection Done Right - A High Accuracy/Low Noise Solution  

                                                                Beth Lustgarten     (LightCyber   - sponsored by Telnet Networks)                    

11:55        Lunch on your own

01:15                                     Network Traffic Analysis Reveals Tools Attackers Use                      (pptx)

                                                                Amos Green       (LightCyber   - sponsored by Telnet Networks)                                                                                      02:15        Coffee break

02:25                                     Mainframe Skills Gap                                     (pptx)

                                                                Misty Decker  (IBM)              

03:25        Coffee break

03:35                                     imPACt  2016 Retrospective                                         (pptx)

                                                                John Slobodnik (Cogeco Connexion)  & Jonathan Gladstone (Bank of Montreal)                                               

04:35         Adjourn

04:45                     Members reception (Speakers invited)

 

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Tues Oct 18th, 2016   at C’est What   67 Front Street East   (map)

Sponsored by   

image001

Formal Agenda (WORD   PDF)

 

08:30        Continental breakfast

09:00        Welcome             Peter Livingston               CMG Canada Program Chair

09:05                     Monitoring the Hybrid Cloud      pdf                                                                        

Joe Calçada       IBM       

10:05        Coffee break

10:15                     Pragmatic Monitoring & Data philosophy and design therein

Robert Vandervoort       IDERA                                                                   

11:15        Coffee break

11:25                     Product Session:   Uptime Infrastructure Monitor and IDERA Products Portfolio   pptx

Robert Vandervoort   &   Amanda Patrick      IDERA

11:55        Lunch on your own

01:15                     Mainframe Applications Going Mobile   pdf                                                                                                                                                        

Patrick Fournier        SDS                               

02:15        Coffee break

02:25                     Managing Cost Optimization for All Platforms                                    

Larry Strickland                 Data Kinetics                        

03:25        Coffee break

03:35                     Capacity Management For Your Entire Infrastructure: Physical, Virtual & Cloud     pdf                                                                                     

Jeff Schultz         TeamQuest       

04:35         Adjourn

04:45                     Members reception (Speakers invited)

 

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Tues & Wed April 19th & 20th, 2016   at C’est What

   67 Front Street East  (map)

CMG CANADA 2 Day SPRING CONFERENCE (concluded)

Formal Agenda ( WORD   PDF )

 Tuesday sponsored by   http://cmgcanada.altervista.org/Current%20agenda_files/image002.jpg and  http://cmgcanada.altervista.org/Current%20agenda_files/image004.jpg

Wednesday sponsored by      http://cmgcanada.altervista.org/Current%20agenda_files/image006.jpg

Tuesday  April 19, 2016       

Sponsored by                         Riverbed  and Senmesoft

Formal Agenda ( WORD   PDF )

08:30        Continental breakfast

09:00        Welcome             Tony Mungal                     CMG Canada President

09:05                     Performance and Capacity Reporting    Using TDS/z and SAS                        PDF       

Thomas Lo                          Bank of Montreal (BMO)                       

10:05        Coffee break                      

10:15                     Hyper-Convergence Extended Beyond the Hype: to Your Remote and Branch Sites 

Jon Webster                      Riverbed             

11:15        Coffee break

11:25                     Product marketing  (Steel Fusion  - Customer case studies)

                                                Jon Webster                      Riverbed

11:55        Lunch on your own

01:15                     EPV and EADM                                                                                                                  PDF  Q&A Answers

Gilles Senecal                   Senmesoft          

02:15        Coffee break

02:25                     3rd Platform Infrastructures and Software Defined Storage                          PDF

Tony Mungal                     CMG Canada President

03:25        Coffee break

03:35                     Performance Considerations in Agile Products                                                   PPTX

                                                Fernado Martinez           CGI

04:35         Adjourn

04:45                     Members reception (Speakers invited)

Wednesday  April 20, 2016       

Sponsored by                            Compuware

Formal Agenda ( WORD   PDF )

08:30        Continental breakfast

09:00        Welcome             Tony Mungal                     CMG Canada President

09:05                     The People v Mainframe                                                                                              PPTX

Andy Jepeal      Compuware      

10:05        Coffee break

10:15                     Rapidly Changing App Architectures and the Impact on Measurement

Evan Kyriazopoulos                        AppDynamics   

11:15        Coffee break

11:25                     Product Session  (iStrobe)           

Andy Jepeal      Compuware

11:55        Lunch on your own

01:15                     Cloud with IBM z Systems                                                                                           PDF                                                                       

Paul Hall                              IBM                       

02:15        Coffee break

02:25                     Simultaneous Multi Threading x2 (SMT2) on z/13’s                                           PPTX

Craig Hodgins                    Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)                        

03:25        Coffee break

03:35                     Don's Diatribe XVIII                                                                                                         PDF

Don Melton                                       Vatic  Technologies

04:35         Adjourn

04:45                     Members reception (Speakers invited)

 

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Tues February 17th, 2016   at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East  (map)

Seminar is Sponsored by                    

Agenda (word   pdf )

8:30 AM          Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM                        Conference Opening Remarks
                                                Peter Livingston – Program Chair, CMG Canada

9:05 AM                        System Performance Monitoring at RBC                   pptx
                                               Craig Hodgins -  RBC                                                

10:05 AM       Coffee (15 mins)

10:20 AM                     Why did my job run so long?  Speeding Performance by Understanding the Cause.     pdf
                                               John Baker      MVS solutions

11:30 PM         Lunch (on your own)

1:00 PM                        Cross Platform Capacity Analysis                                          pptx
                                                 Greg Scriba  -    BMC                                     

2:00 PM           Coffee (15 mins)

                                    CMG Canada Presentation Guidelines will be suspended to accommodate the following presentation

from our sponsor of the day – BMC

2:15 PM                        BMC product session

2:45 PM         Coffee (15 mins)

3:00 PM                       The coupling Facility: A Helper or Thief                                 pptx
                                                Greg Scriba     BMC                                    

4:00 PM          Adjourn

 

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Tues October 27th, 2015   at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East  (map)

Agenda (word   pdf )

8:30 AM          Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM                        Conference Opening Remarks
                                                Peter Livingston – Program Chair, CMG Canada

9:05 AM                        A (please don't) Crash Course in Application Performance Management
                                               Barry Hemphill   - CA                                                          

10:05 AM       Coffee (15 mins)

10:20 AM                     How do you use your Performance and Capacity tools in your shop?
                                                John Slobodnik -   Cogeco                                                    pptx

11:30 PM        Lunch ( at C'est What dining room for presenters with cmg canada board)

1:00 PM                        Reduce MLC without Capping: Automating Resource Groups
                                                 John Baker      MVS solutions                                 pdf

2:00 PM          Coffee (15 mins)

2:15 PM                        Unleashing the Full Potential of Linux and Open Technologies to Fuel New Innovation
                                                 Jim Elliot   - IBM                                                      pdf

3:15 PM         Coffee (15 mins)

3:30 PM                       Mobile end user experience
                                                Michael Taylor – Compuware                                     pdf

4:45 PM          Adjourn

 

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Tues July 7, 2015 -  this was an attempt of an extra bonus session

A day with Peter Enrico  of Enterprises Performance Strategies

This EVENT had to be cancelled since venue C’est What was under construction.   PDF

             

Tues/Wed April 14/15, 2015        at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East  (map)

   Agenda:  Apr14152015.docx    Apr14152015.pdf  

DAY 1: Tuesday April 14th 2015  

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08:30               Continental Breakfast

09:00               Welcome

 Anthony G. Mungal - President, CMG Canada

09:05               IBM z13 Technical Overview                         pdf

            Jim Elliott  - IBM Canada  (Sponsor of today’s event)                                                         

10:20   Coffee

10:35               IBM’s Mainframes: Life-Cycle and Recent Developments               pdf   ppt

Jonathan Gladstone – Bank of Montreal

11:40   Coffee

11:50               Product Presentation:  New Software Pricing Options for IBM z Systems               pdf

                        Jim Elliott  - IBM Canada (Sponsor of today’s event)

12:20    Lunch (on your own)

1:30                 What’s in Your Nest?  More than ever – Less is More!                     pdf

John Baker   --  MVS Solutions    

2:40     Coffee

2:55                 Performance aspects of HASH                                   pdf

Larry Strickland - DataKinetics

4:15     Adjourn & Members Reception

 

 DAY 2: Wednesday April 15th 2015   at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East  (map)

08:30               Continental Breakfast

09:00               Welcome

 Anthony Mungal - President, CMG Canada

09:05               Leveraging the New and Changing IT Infrastructure            pdf

Anthony Mungal Consultant

10:20   Coffee

10:35               Introduction to Software Defined Networking (SDN) and how it will

                       change the inside of your DataCentre forever.                                               pdf

                                    Wilfried van Haeren   -  Edgeworx Solutions Inc.

 11:50  Lunch (on your own)

1:15                 Don's Diatribe XVII                           pdf     

                                    Don MeltonVatic Technologies

2:30     Coffee

3:00                 Panel - Follow up session on today’s and yesterday’s discussions                          

4:15     Adjourn

 

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Wednesday October 29th, 2014     at C’est What   67 Front Street East

   Full Agenda:  Oct292014doc  Oct292014.pdf

 

  8:30 AM        Continental Breakfast

  9:00 AM        Welcome

  9:05 AM        The Mainframe is Dead, Long Live the Mainframe

Craig Hodgins Compuware                                                ppt

10:20 AM        Coffee Break

10:35 AM        Planning for the New Architecture: Performance, Capacity and Management

                                    Peter Dyer – Uptime Software                                                ppt

11:50 AM        Lunch (on your own)

  1:15 PM        Understanding storage in a VDI environment

                                    Peter Selin – X-IO                                                                  ppt

  2:30 PM        Coffee Break

  2:45 PM        Panel: Issues in Capacity Planning & Performance Measurement in the Modern Data Centre

                                    Don Melton (moderator) – Vatic Technologies

  4:15 PM        Adjourn

 

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Tues/Wed April 15/16, 2014        at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East  (map)

   Agenda:  Apr15162014.doc  Apr15162014.pdf

DAY 1: Tuesday April 15th 2014  

Sponsored by TeamQuesttinyRGB

08:30               Continental Breakfast

09:00               Welcome

 Anthony G. Mungal - President, CMG Canada

09:05               Capacity Planning in the Cloud:

Does Capacity Planning Fundamentally Change when Resources are

Unlimited in the Cloud?                                                                                 pdf                                         

             Alex Bewley – Uptime Software                                                     

10:20   Coffee

10:35               IT Analytics and Big Data                                                                              pptx

John Miecielica – TeamQuest

11:50               Product Presentation: 

John Miecielica - TeamQuest 

12:15    Lunch (on your own)

1:30                 Planning and Auditing Your Firm’s Capacity Planning Efforts (Part 1)                   pptx (both Part 1 & 2)

Ron Kaminski  - Kimberly-Clark  (Mullen Award Winner - 2003)              doc (2003 Mullen paper)  

3:00     Coffee

3:15                 Planning and Auditing Your Firm’s Capacity Planning Efforts (Part 2)                   pptx & pptx (a couple of other pres used in part 1&2)              

Ron Kaminski - Kimberly-Clark  (Mullen Award Winner - 2003)

4:45                 Adjourn & Members Reception

 DAY 2: Wednesday April 16th 2014   at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

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08:30               Continental Breakfast

09:00               Welcome

 Anthony G. Mungal - President, CMG Canada

09:05               It's Not Always What You Say...                                                                               pptx                

Ron Kaminski - Kimberly-Clark  (Mullen Award Winner - 2003)

10:20 Coffee

10:35        In Memory Tables                                                       pdf

                                    Larry Strickland – Data Kinetics

11:50               Product Presentation:                                                 pdf

Larry Strickland – Data Kinetics

12:20   Lunch (on your own)

1:45                 Performance Matters                                                   pdf

John Baker – MVS Solutions Inc. 

3:00     Coffee

3:15                 Don's Diatribe XVI                                           pdf

                                    Don MeltonVatic Technologies

4:30                 Adjourn & Members Reception

 

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Tuesday February 18, 2014        at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

   Full Agenda:  Feb182014.doc  Feb182014.pdf

08:30               Continental Breakfast

09:00               Welcome

 Anthony G. Mungal - President, CMG Canada

09:05               Are you exploiting analytics to search and manage big data technologies                 PDF                

                                    Paul Hall – IBM 

10:20 Coffee

10:35               Capacity Planning and Management in the Real World –

Success and Failures that we see                                            PPTX             

 Alex Bewley – Uptime Software

12:00   Adjourn

 

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October 08, 2013  at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

   Full Agenda:  Oct082013.doc  Oct082013.pdf

08:30               Continental Breakfast

09:00               Welcome

 Anthony G. Mungal - President, CMG Canada                

09:05               How to Survive the New Normal of the Mainframe              PPTX

 Craig Hodgins – Compuware

10:20 Coffee

10:35               Can Capacity Planning and Finance Co-exist?                       PDF

 John Baker - MVS Solutions

11:50 Lunch (on your own)

13:30               Storage: Cost, Classification and Processes                           PDF                 PDF(with notes)

 Anthony Mungal - Senior Consultant

14:45 Coffee

15:00               Big Data Use Case - Finding a Needle in the HayStack        PDF

 Ron Marshall – Oracle

16:15 Adjourn

 

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April 16/17, 2013 at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East      welcome letter

       Final agenda  agendaApr16172013.doc    agendaApr16172013.pdf

DAY 1: Tuesday April 16th 2013   

Sponsored by       http://cmgcanada.altervista.org/current&past_sponsors_files/image011.jpg

8:30 AM            Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM            Conference Opening Remarks                       

                                                Anthony G. Mungal – President, CMG Canada

9:05 AM                        On the Applicability of Subsystem Auto-Tiering on the High Performance Database Environments and Other I/O.

                                                Anthony G. Mungal – Senior Consultant    

10:20 AM          Coffee

10:35 AM                      APM In The Cloud - Are You Ready?           PPT

                                                Michael Taylor – Compuware

11:45 AM                      Compuware Product Session

12:15 PM          Lunch ( at C’est What dining room - courtesy of Compuware!)

1:30 PM                        CMG’11 MULLEN AWARD WINNER – TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE & PRESENTATION

                                    Performance Defects             Paper       presentation

                                                Erik Ostermueller – FIS Global     

2:30 PM                        High Frequency Trading             link to video of presentation

                                                James Arlen -  Leviathan Security Group

3:30 PM            Coffee

3:45 PM                        Don's Diatribe XV                   PDF

                                                Don Melton – Vatic Technologies

4:45 PM            Adjourn & Members Reception

DAY 2: Wednesday April 17th 2013   at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

Sponsored by SOWLogo 

8:30 AM            Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM            Welcome Remarks

                                                Anthony G. Mungal – President, CMG Canada

9:05 AM                        BuzzFibreChannel – to 16G and Beyond             pdf

                                                David J Lytle - Brocade

10:15 AM                      CMG’11 MULLEN AWARD WINNER – TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE & PRESENTATION

                                    The Penguins Have Landed – Getting Started With Linux On System z

                                                Mike Giglio – Shelter Insurance

11:15 AM          Coffee

11:30 AM                      Manage Your IBM Sub Capacity Pricing – Are You STILL Paying Too Much?

                                                Brian Hoare – Softwareonz

12:30 PM          Lunch (on your own)

1:30 PM                        Technical Discussion On “In Memory Tables”

                                                Anton Niemand – Data Kinetics

2:45 PM                        Product Presentation:  Auto Soft Capping (ASC) – What is your Sub Capacity Pricing strategy?

                                                Brian Hoare – Softwareonz           PPT

3:45 PM                        Computing Platforms

                                                Jonathan Gladstone – BMO Financial Group      PDF

4:45 PM            Adjourn

 

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October 16, 2012  at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

       Final agenda  agendaOct162012.doc    agendaOct162012.pdf

08:30 AM       Continental Breakfast

09:00 AM       Welcome

09:05 AM       Sustainable Cost Reduction

Eric Brubaker – CPT

10:20 AM       Coffee break

10:35 AM       Providing monitoring that is reliable, comprehensive and understandable

                                    Joe Calçada – IBM            pdf

11:50 AM       Lunch (on your own)

01:30 PM       Database Cloud Consolidation, Application Performance Management and Application Quality Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

                                    Kenny Gan – Oracle           pdf

02:45 PM       Coffee break

03:00 PM       Unified Service Delivery - Transforming Performance Management

                                    Russ Currie – Netscout      pdf

04:15              Adjourn

 

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April 17th & 18th, 2012   at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

Detailed Agenda  April17182012.pdf  April17182012.doc

Tuesday April 17th

09:05 am        Evolving It infrastructures

               Anthony G. Mungal – Senior Consultant

10:35 am        IPV6 - Why Can't We Just Be Happy With NAT?        PDF

Ron Marshall – Oracle

01:15 pm        Why Monitor?            

Carl Kyonka - Enbridge

02:15 pm        CMG 2011 Highlights     PPTX

John Slobodnik – Toronto Hydro

03:15 pm        Don's Diatribe XIV        PDF  

Don Melton – Vatic Technologies

04:30 pm        Members Reception

Wednesday April 18th

10:35 am        Storage Performance: Changing Perspectives in the zEnterprise Environments   

Anthony G. Mungal – Senior Consultant

10:35 am        Approaches For Optimizing Batch On System z     pdf

Gord Neill - IBM Canada

01:30 pm        System z Panel: “Thinking Outside The Box Without Leaving The Box”

                                    Panelists: Anthony Mungal, Gord Neill, Don Melton, Jonathan Gladstone

02:45 pm        Customer Experiences With Hiperdispatch And Soft Capping In IBM Mainframe Systems     PPT

Jonathan Gladstone – Bank of Montreal

03:45 pm        adjourn

 

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February 21st, 2012  (half day)     at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

A detailed agenda for the February 21 meeting can be downloaded from one of these files. 

          agendaFeb212012.pdf  or    agendaFeb212012.doc

01:00 PM       Meet

01:15 PM       Welcome   

01:20 PM       Optimizing Performance and Capacity in Private and Hybrid Clouds

Noel Clarke - OpTier

02:30 PM       Coffee

02:45 PM       Transaction Following Using PurePath

                                    Michael Taylor - Compuware

04:00 PM       Adjourn

Tuesday Oct 18th, 2011

09:00 AM       Welcome

09:05 AM       Discover Active Capacity Planning: – What you, the capacity planner,

can do to impact your company’s bottom line

Greg Scriba – BMC

10:15 AM       A Usage Based Approach to Updating the FICON Infrastructure

                                    Anthony G. Mungal

11:30              EPV Marketing Session – CMG Rules suspended for this session

 

01:30 PM       X-ray your systems

                                    Danilo Gipponi  - EPV Technologies

02:30 PM       Collecting and using SMF 113 and other MF metrics

                                    Danilo Gipponi, Fabio Massimo Ottaviani - EPV Technologies

 

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April 19 & 20, 2011     at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

agendaApr19202011-Final1.pdf   or    agendaApr19202011-Final1.doc

(Posted Apr 15) CMG Canada has finalized arrangements for our April 19 and 20 seminar. We are especially fortunate to have both 2010 Mullin award winners and a variety of very experienced speakers.

The theme for the 19th is Open Systems, and for the 20th Mainframes.

DAY 1: Tuesday April 19th 2011 – “Open Systems Day”

            Monitoring Transactions from End to End

Compuware – Michael Taylor

An Introduction to Web Analytics for Performance Analysts and Capacity Planners

Anna M. Long - Web Analytica

             Performance Requirements

                                    Fernando Martinez – CGI

            VMware Capacity Management - Now the Dust is Settling...      pptx

Charles Johnson – Metron Athene

            VMware vSphere - Avoiding an Internal Storm?    

Charles Johnson – Metron Athene

DAY 2: Wednesday April 20th 2011 – “Mainframe Day”

A Real-World Application of Dynamic Thresholds for Performance Management.

                                    Jonathan Gladstone - BMO ( Bank of Montreal)

An Algorithmic Approach to Multi-tiering in Enterprise Storage Subsystems

                                    Anthony G. Mungal – EMC Corporation

Roles We Verse, All with CA Mainframe Chorus

                                    Reg Harbeck

Cumulo-Nimble: Mainframes and Cloud Computing

Reg Harbeck - CA

zEnterprise update: Focus on zBX (Blade Extension)

                                    Gord Neill - IBM 

Business Transaction Management                   

                                    Eva Tuczai  - OpTier

Don's Diatribe XII

                                    Don Melton – Vatic Technologies

 

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February 22, 2011      at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

 view detailed agenda in - agendaFeb222011.doc or agendaFeb222011.pdf

                                    sponsored by  BMC Software|Bring IT to Life 

Martin Wills - MVS Solutions 

Debbie Sheetz - BMC

Debbie Sheetz - BMC

Kellman Meghu - Checkpoint

 

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October 19, 2010      at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

detailed agenda - agendaOct192010rev.doc or agendaOct192010rev.pdf   

Discover Business Units of Work to Improve Effectiveness of Capacity and Performance Management

Alon Ben-Shoshan – Correlsense

Inifiniband Networking - The Need for Speed

Ron Marshall - Oracle

Workload Performance Management

Fabio Gammerino and Dilara Buyuk – ORSYP

IT Performance Management in a Financial Crisis

Fernando Martinez - CGI

 

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April 13 & 14, 2010      at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

detailed agenda - agendaApr13142010a.doc or agendaApr13142010a.pdf

        Sponsored by Senmesoft

Tuesday

How Many JES2 or WLM Initiators Are Right?

Martin Wills – MVS Solutions

R – What every Capacity Planner and Performance Analysts Needs to Know

David Banham – CIBC

System z Family Product Update

Jim Elliot – IBM Canada, Ltd.

Saving Money (and your mainframe)

Danilo Gipponi - EPV Technologies

Capacity Planning Issues in 2010

Danilo Gipponi -  EPV Technologies

EPV – This marketing session is by today’s sponsor – Senmesoft

Gilles Senecal - SenmeSoft

Members Reception

Wednesday

Changing perspective on database performance and capacity planning with Oracle Exadata technology

Oleksiy Razborshchuk – Oracle

Changing in a Flash - The Impact of Flash and Solid State Disks on Capacity and Performance Planning  

Ron Marshall – Oracle

Forecasting Data Center Power Requirements: Tips from the Trenches

Frank Bereznay  - IBM / Kaiser Permanente

Capacity Planning - Why do it?                     

John Slobodnik – Toronto Hydro

Network Latency and Application Performance   pdf

Wilfried von Haren – Predictive Networks

Don's Diatribe XI

Don Melton – Vatic Technologies

 

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February 23, 2010      at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

detailed agenda - agendaFeb232010.doc or agendaFeb232010.pdf

Sponsored by IntelliMagic

§  Performance Comparison: Migrating from IBM System z9 to z10

 

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October 20, 2009      at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

detailed agenda - agendaOct202009.doc

 

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April 14 and 15, 2009    at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East 

detailed agenda - agendaApr14152009.doc or agendaApr14152009.pdf

Tuesday

Trends and Directions for System z   presentation is on Jim's website

Wednesday

The Next Generation of IT Performance Management    ppt file

§  Performance Testing vs. Performance Monitoring    ppt file

 

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October 21, 2008 at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East   

detailed agenda

 

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April 15 / 16, 2008      at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

detailed agenda.doc or detailed agenda.pdf 

Sponsored in part by https://fluidsurveys.com/m/michael-blumberg-ca-tech/bw-logo.png

Tuesday

CMG Canada Members’ Networking Session

Wednesday

 

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March 18, 2008           at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

detailed agenda Mar182008.doc   welcome letter

Secure Network Access: Real-time measurement of users compliance to policy

Vitaly Levin, Nortel

Network Application Monitoring

Carey McClymont, Radware

 

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Oct. 30,2007         at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East                      

Oct'07 welcome letter

agendaOct302007.doc

seminar focused on Z series topics:   

"How Mainframe CPUs Work"

Tom Russell of IBM

"zIIPs and zAAPs - Understanding Transaction Flows and CPU    Measurements"

                        Peter Enrico of Enterprise Performance Strategies, Inc  

"Introduction to Websphere MQ Performance"

Peter Enrico of Enterprise Performance Strategies, Inc  

“Mainframe relevant features of the DASD subsystem”

Tony Mungal of EMC
We will also have a
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April 24 and 25, 2007     at Ces’t What   67 Front Street East

agenda       agendaApr24252007a.doc

Tuesday Apr 24th, 2007

Did Something Change?

Using Statistical Techniques to Interpret Service and Resource Metrics.

This paper received the J. William Mullen award at the 2006 CMG Conference in Reno, Nevada.

                                    Frank Berezney - Kaiser Permanente

Framework for doing Capacity Sizing for IBM System z9 and zSeries Processors

                                    Gord Neill – IBM

            Oracle Performance and Capacity Considerations

                                    Oleksiy Razborshchuk – Oracle

            Dealing with Oracle Database performance issues: The Magic is in the Details

                                    Tim Quinlan – TLQ Consulting

Wednesday Apr 25th, 2007

            Storage Performance: What Really Matters

                                    Tony Mungal - EMC

             The New Bottlenecks in Mainframe I/O

                                    John Baker – IntelliMagic

            Application acceleration over the WAN how to make 3000KMs feel like 30 meters

                               Steven Flowers – Riverbed Technology

            Don's Diatribe V

                                    Don Melton – Vatic Technologies

 

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Tuesday Feb 20th, 2007     at 89 Chestnut Residence (U of T residence + meeting space)

                                                                        89 Chestnut St. (next to City Hall, near Dundas Subway Stn.)                                                            

Agenda: agendaFeb202007.doc

09:05 AM       Oracle Real Application Clusters

                                    Oleksiy Razborshchuk  – Oracle Corporation

10:40 AM       Optimizing Your Oracle Investment

                                    John Anderson - IBM

 

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Tuesday Nov 14th, 2006      at 89 Chestnut Residence (U of T residence + meeting space)

            agendaNov142006A.doc                                                           89 Chestnut St. (next to City Hall, near Dundas Subway Stn.)                                                             

            CSP 101: From Monoliths to Dinosaurs and Beyond

                                    Gord Neill – IBM Canada

             Planning for the public Internet

                                    Martin Timusk - Timusk.com Inc.

            Agentless vs. Active agents

                                    Michael Taylor – Compuware

SOA Monitoring & Performance Management Challenges

Yori Lavi - OpTier

 

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April 18 and 19, 2006      at 89 Chestnut Residence (U of T residence + meeting space)

                                                                        89 Chestnut St. (next to City Hall, near Dundas Subway Stn.)                                                             

       agendaApr18192006.doc   

Tuesday Apr 18th, 2006

09:05 AM       IT Issues That Still Keep Me Awake       pdf

                                    Don Melton – Vatic Technologies

10:45 AM       Data Centre Consolidation

                                    Amichai Lesser – Shunra

12:00 PM       Sponsored by Shunra (www.shunra.com )

                                    (CMG rules suspended for this session, lunch is included)

01:30 PM       Application Performance Monitoring – One Approach        ppt

John Slobodnik – CGI / Bell

02:15 PM       Implementing a Monitoring Approach       ppt

                                    Janet Warren – Enbridge

03:30 PM       Balancing Batch workloads and CPU activity in a parallel sysplex environment    ppt

                                    Kevin Martin – McKesson

Wednesday Apr 19th, 2006

09:05 AM       What’s ITIL Got to do with it?

                                    Nancy Hinich – CA

10:45 AM       How Do TCP Profile Parameters Impact Performance?”       pdf

                                    Nalini Elkins – Inside Products
01:30 PM      
Business Resilience Means Direction, Exchange, Evolution

                                    Reg Harbeck – CA

03:15 PM       Performance Improvements “Things I Wish They’d Told Me 8 years Ago” – Visualized

                                    Thomas A. Halinski - Compuware     PPT

 

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February 21, 2006          at 89 Chestnut Residence (U of T residence + meeting space)

                                                                        89 Chestnut St. (next to City Hall, near Dundas Subway Stn.)                                                            

            agendaFeb212006.doc

09:05 AM       Java Performance and Websphere          ppt

                                    Craig Hodgins – Compuware