June 23, 2022

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DB2 13
Opening Remarks
Let Me Make This Clear (Vol. 3): Explaining Often-Misunderstood Db2 for z/OS Concepts and Facilities - Robert Catterall, IBM
Db2 for z/OS Utilities - Developments and Best Practices - Haakon Roberts, IBM
2022 Edition + Db2 13 - Db2 for z/OS Development "SWAT" Tales - Anthony Ciabattoni, IBM
Abstracts and Biographies: 



Speaker Bios:


Robert Catterall, IBM

Robert Catterall is a Principal Db2 for z/OS Technical Specialist with IBM. He started his IT career with IBM in 1982, and worked throughout the 1990s as a member of the Company's Db2 for z/OS National Technical Support team. From 2000 to 2007, Robert worked as a database technology strategist for CheckFree (now part of Fiserv). After working for three years as an independent Db2 consultant, he rejoined IBM in 2010. Robert is a past President of the International Db2 Users Group (IDUG), and a member of IDUG's Speakers Hall of Fame. He presents frequently at conferences and user group meetings, and blogs about Db2 for z/OS at http://robertsdb2blog.blogspot.com/


 Haakon Roberts, IBM

Haakon Roberts is a Distinguished Engineer based at the IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory in San Jose, California. He is CTO for IBM z Data & AI, architect for Db2 for z/OS, Utilities and Tools and technical lead for the Db2 service organization. He holds several patents and is a leading expert in database management, data integrity, availability, serialization techniques and problem resolution. He is a regular speaker on these and other topics.


 Anthony Ciabattoni, IBM

Anthony Ciabattoni is an IBM Senior Certified IT specialist and a current member of the Db2 for z/OS Development SWAT team based out of the Silicon Valley Lab with over 27 years of working directly with Db2 for z/OS. His experience includes be a customer lead Db2 architect as well as working in the Db2 for z/OS Tools development lab. He is a recognized Db2 for z/OS SME, 12+ years a member of the IBM Db2 for z/SO Customer Advisory Council and elected 9 straight years as an IBM Information Champion before joining IBM. In Anthony’s current role as a Senior technical advocate for Db2 for z/OS Development Lab he conducts consulting and educational workshops, Db2 health checks, and 360 Continuous Availability studies for worldwide Db2 for z/OS customers as well as a lab advocate to some of IBM’s largest North American customers. He has also presented Db2 topics at IBM worldwide conferences, IDUG (NA, SA, EMEA) and SHARE Conferences (US). Participated in authoring numerous Db2 for z/OS red books and white papers.


Sessions and Abstracts:

Robert Catterall, IBM

Some aspects of Db2 for z/OS technology are plain as day, while others are less so. In this third iteration of my "Let Me Make This Clear" presentation, I'll aim to take you from "Uh" to "Oh!" 

Haakon Roberts, IBM

Db2 for z/OS Utilities Suite continues to deliver major enhancements in the area of availability, performance and usability. This session will cover recent developments that have been delivered through the maintenance stream in V12 that you can take advantage of today. We will also look at what is new in utilities in Db2 V13.

Anthony Ciabattoni, IBM

The session will concentrate on new SWAT team experiences. Various unexpected outcomes and behaviors will be discussed, as well as hot technical items customers are exploiting and some technologies that have been challenging for them.