Transforming Business-Critical Apps with Advanced Compilers and Programming Languages on z/OS

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When:  May 1, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  ISV Ecosystem

This session will cover the most recent programming language offerings on IBM Z and how you can use them to modernize your business critical applications. It includes several relevant topics: 

-- Latest features in COBOL, PL/I, C/C++, and Java
-- Refactoring monolithic COBOL applications with WCA4Z
-- New COBOL/Java interoperability framework
-- Latest Python, Node.js, and Go products and how to leverage them to enhance the capabilities of existing applications



Nicole Trudeau
IBM COBOL Product Manager, IBM
Nicole is a product manager for IBM COBOL compilers, working at the Toronto, Canada Lab. She is responsible for Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, COBOL for AIX and COBOL for Linux on x86, driving the product strategies and delivering unique value to the market based on client needs. Nicole has 10 years of experience on the compiler team and past roles have included go to market specialist and software developer.

Roland Koo
Program Director, Offering Management and Strategy, Enterprise Products and Compilers on Z, IBM
Roland is responsible for C/C++, PL/I, COBOL and Automatic Binary Optimizer on IBM Z. He is based in Toronto, Canada and has been with IBM for 26 years. Prior to his current position, Roland was the manager of the Compiler optimization team. He has also held a number of leadership positions in the compiler area, including product planning, compiler front end development, testing, and managing compiler research activities with University partners and IBM research at IBM Center for Advanced Studies.