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CMG CANADA Winter Seminar (Mar 03, 2020)                      

   at C’est What    67 Front Street East (map)

 

Tuesday Mar 03, 2020  

Sponsored by  

 

 

Formal Agenda word   pdf  (abstracts - bios)

 

09:00    Welcome            CMG Canada

09:05    Tech1               Bank Sells Pension Business: Mainframe Open Heart Surgery!            pdf

Udi Fridenshtein & Steve Taite  -   MOST Technologies            (remote, with a local representative)

10:05    Break 10 minutes

10:15    Tech2               If it’s not IDAA or Db2 Buffers, then what exactly is In-Memory Processing?                pdf

Larry Strickland, DataKinetics

11:15    Break 10 minutes

11:25    Tech3               Save MSU’s and Reduce Run-Times for Analytics   and MXG Reporting                                   pptx

Paul Massengill -  Luminex Software

12:25    Lunch     on your own

14:00    Spons1            Luminex Corporate & Solution Overview  - (vendor Marketing Presentation)               pdf

Kent Falknor - Luminex Software

14:30    Break 10 minutes

14:40    Tech4               Snail4j:  Java Performance Education for All       (remote)                       pdf

Eric Ostermueller

15:40    Break 10 minutes

15:50    Tech5               Performance and Capacity Planning Overview                                     pptx                            

Mukund Muralidharan  -  HCL Technologies

16:50    Close     CMG Canada

16:55    Adjourn    -   networking at C’est What?  All invited

 

 

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CMG CANADA Fall Seminar (OCT 22, 2019)                         

   at C’est What    67 Front Street East (map)

 

Tuesday Oct 22, 2019  

 

Formal Agenda word   pdf  (abstracts - bios)

 

09:00    Welcome            CMG Canada

09:05                Performance Analysis in the Real World 

John Baker -  Intellimagic

10:05    Break 10 minutes

10:15                Overview of IBM’s new z15 and LinuxONE III Servers                                      pdf

Jim Elliott -  GlassHouse Systems

11:15    Break 10 minutes

11:25                A Plan for Java Performance Training                                                              pdf

Erik Ostermueller       

12:25    Lunch     on your own

14:00                More/Slower vs. Fewer/Faster CPUs: Practical Considerations –                      pdf

Scott Chapman -  Enterprise Performance Strategies

15:00    Break 10 minutes

15:10                Revisiting WLM Options for the Modern Mainframe –                           pdf

Scott Chapman -  Enterprise Performance Strategies

16:10    Close     CMG Canada

16:15    Adjourn    -   networking at C’est What?

 

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CMG CANADA Spring Conference (May 28/29, 2019)                       

   at C’est What    67 Front Street East (map)

 

Tuesday May 28, 2019  

 

Formal Agenda word   pdf  (abstracts - bios)

9:00      Welcome                      Cmg Canada

9:05                              (Road) Rage against the machine: Understanding - and dealing with

- z14 traffic patterns                                                                  pdf

John Baker     -   Intellimagic     

10:05    Break 10 minutes

 10:15                            Storage Performance Best Practices                                                                            pptx

Brett Allison    -   Intellimagic

11:15    Break 10 minutes

11:25                            Problems with In Memory Processing                                                              pptx                                                                                        

Larry Strickland   -   DataKinetics

12:25    Lunch      on your own

 14:00                            Recent advances in Computer Vision – and what you can do with it                                        pptx

Larry Strickland   -   DataKinetics  

15:00    Break 10 minutes

15:10                            Business Continuity & Contingency Planning                                                  pptx

Jonathan Gladstone    -    Bank of Montreal

16:20                Adjourn    -   networking at C’est What?

 

           

Wednesday May 29, 2019

Formal Agenda word   pdf  (abstracts - bios)

9:00      Welcome                      Cmg Canada

 

9:05                              DB2 Buffer Pool Tuning           &                                                                                  pptx

RMF III & RMFDDS for Performance and Capacity Planning                                        pptx

Alice Wah, Paul Liao  & Kenneth Tse - Royal Bank of Canada                                     

10:05    Break 10 minutes

                       

10:15                            Algorithmic trading and Artificial Intelligence                                                  pptx

Jake Amaral    -   WeTradeHQ

11:15    Break 10 minutes

                       

11:25                            And now for something completely different: IBM rolls the ‘four-hour’ out the door!    pdf                                        

John Baker     -   Intellimagic

12:25    Lunch       on your own

 14:00                            Enhancements in IBM z/OS 2.4                                                                                                pdf

Jim Elliott    -   Mainframe Consultant, GlassHouse Systems Inc. 

15:00    Break 10 minutes

 15:10                            Best Practices for Improved z-OS Performance and Lower TCO           &                                  pdf

                                    IBM Mainframes Strategic Viability Debunked (draft)                                                                pdf

Ivan Gelb   -   Gelb Information Systems                                                                     

                                               

16:20                Adjourn    -   networking at C’est What?

 

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CMG CANADA Winter Conference (Mar 05, 2019)  CANCELLED                             

   at C’est What    67 Front Street East (map)

 

Tuesday Mar 05, 2019   (Cancelled)

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CMG CANADA Fall Conference (Nov 20, 2018)                     

   at C’est What    67 Front Street East (map)

 

Tuesday Nov 20, 2018   

  Our sponsor for the Tuesday session is

   aintellimagic

 

Partial Agenda word   pdf  (abstracts - bios)

08:30     Continental breakfast, sign-in & registration

09:00     Welcome             CMG Canada Board

 

09:05    Tech1                        How to optimize capacity in public cloud                                                                        pdf            

Per Bauer    -   HelpSystems/TeamQuest 

                                                                                   

10:05     Break

10:15     Tech2                   Confessions of a cost-aholic?  An insider's thoughts on software costs - and opportunities            pdf 

John Baker   -   Intellimagic                                                                                                                

11:15     Break

11:25     Tech3                   Something about performance monitoring and management                                 

John Baker   -   Intellimagic                 (Sponsor Marketing Presentation)

           

12:00     Lunch                    On your own, at C’est What? or elsewhere

 

14:00     Spons1                   The Benefits and Growth of in-memory Database and Data Processing                pdf                                          

Larry Strickland   -   DataKinetics                    

15:00     Break

15:10     Tech4                   Mainframe 101                                                                                                                    pptx

Jonathan Gladstone,        BMO & Georgian College                                                                                                                                                                

 

16:10     Closing                  CMG Canada Board

16:20     Adjourn               Followed by members’ reception at C’est What?

 

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CMG CANADA Spring Conference (Apr 24/25, 2018)                  

Tues & Wed - Apr. 24th & 25th, 2018   at C’est What    67 Front Street East (map)

 

DAY 1: Tuesday April 24, 2018   

  Our sponsor for the Tuesday session is  

 

 

Formal Agenda word   pdf   (abstracts - bios)

08:30     Continental breakfast, sign-in & registration

09:00     Welcome             CMG Canada Board

09:05    Tech1                    Capacity Management Essentials: a Framework for Capacity Analysis

Debbie Sheetz   -   MBI Solutions                                                                     pdf                  

10:05     Break

10:15     Tech2                   Expose Performance Bugs in Any Running Java Process

Erik Ostermueller   -   Fidelity                                                                          pdf pptx                                              

11:15     Break

11:25     Tech3                   Top 7 Ways to Optimize Your Cloud                                                          

Andy Walton  -   Densify                                                                                   pptx

12:25     Lunch                    On your own, at C’est What? or elsewhere

14:00     Spons1                Measuring Your Network’s Resilience, On Prem and in the Cloud

Raymond Chan   -   RedSeal                             (Sponsor Marketing Presentation)

14:30     Break

14:40     Tech4                   Open Source Monitoring of Private/Public Cloud Environments

Joe Calçada, IBM Canada                                                                                 pdf                                                                              

 

15:40     Tech5                 Security Metrics that Don’t Suck

Dr. Mike Lloyd   -   RedSeal                                                                              pptx

16:40     Closing                  CMG Canada Board

16:45     Adjourn               Followed by members’ reception at C’est What?

 

 

 

DAY 2:  Wednesday April 25, 2018  

Our sponsor for the Wednesday session is 

 

Formal Agenda word   pdf

08:30     Continental breakfast, sign-in & registration

09:00     Welcome             CMG Canada Board

 

09:05    Tech1                    IBM’s New z14 and LinuxONE Announcement Overview

Jim Elliott   -   GlassHouse Systems                                                                pdf

10:05     Break

10:15     Tech2                   IBM Z Batch Network Analyzer (zBNA) Tool

Jim Elliott   -   GlassHouse Systems                                                                pdf

11:15     Break

11:25     Tech3                   Putting your z/OS Operational Data to Work

Paul Hall   -   IBM Canada                                                                                 pdf

 

12:25     Lunch                    On your own, at C’est What? or elsewhere

 

14:00     Spons4                   Cost Savings While Increasing Capacity

John Baker   -   DKL                             (Sponsor Marketing Presentation)

14:30     Break

14:40     Tech4                   Flash vs. Flash: What’s In It For Me?

John Baker   -   DKL                                                                                         pdf

 

15:40     Tech5                   Developing Tools for Game Development: How to make tools that support your team

Daniel Saulnier   -   Sheridan College                                                   pptx

 

16:40     Closing                  CMG Canada Board

16:45     Adjourn               Followed by members’ reception at C’est What?

 

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CMG CANADA Winter Seminar (Feb 27, 2018)                      

Tues Feb. 27th, 2018   at C’est What    67 Front Street East (map)

 

Our sponsor for this session is

  

Tuesday February 27, 2018       (Formal Agenda word   pdf)

08:30     Continental breakfast, sign-in & registration

09:00     Welcome             CMG Canada Board

 

09:05    Tech1                    Understanding MLC Cost Impact of Performance & Capacity Management] 

Don Zeunert  -   BMC                                                                                                    pdf

10:05     Break

10:15     Tech2                   Challenges of MSU Capping without Impacting SLAs

Don Zeunert  -  BMC                                                                                                     pdf

11:15     Break

11:25     Tech3                   2018 RMF/SMF Analytics Status & Predictions,

Brent Phillips & Todd Havekost  -  Intellimagic                                                            pdf    link to recording

 

12:25     Lunch                    On your own, at C’est What? or elsewhere

 

14:00     Tech4                   IBM Machine Learning for z/OS: Turning Data into Insight, and Insight into Opportunity  - 

Erwin Bautista  -   IBM Canada                                                                                     pdf

15:00     Break

15:10     Tech5                   Are You A Speed Reader? – Optimizing Access to Tiered Storage,

John Baker  -  Data Kinetics                                                                                         pdf

 

16:40     Closing                  CMG Canada Board

16:45     Adjourn               Followed by members’ reception at C’est What?

 

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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 webinar

 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       

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                                                                      pptx

                        CMG Guidelines waived for this presentation)  

                                            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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CMG CANADA Winter Seminar

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

 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

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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                       pptx

Robert Vandervoort       IDERA                                                                   

11:15        Coffee break

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

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(cancelled)

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  

Sponsored by https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTkiFdVvftwaK3hp9x8qXYZc_XtieFXvUKDU3nUvtkBTyZ0_Z7sKTuHFw

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  

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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

Sponsored by

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   

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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

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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