Are your COBOL modules stuck in the 80s? What's your plan to modernize?

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When:  Apr 15, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  COBOL

This session will dive into solutions so your already compiled COBOL code can finally leverage new capabilities introduced to the IBM Z family over the last few decades, all the way to today's z15. 

The latest IBM Z technology to improve COBOL performance is not accessible by COBOL 4.2 and earlier modules, wasting precious CPU cycles and money. 

This session will cover: 

  • The latest advances we've made in COBOL optimization to maximize the benefits from the IBM Z systems you already have
  • Introduce new capabilities to let you easily identify and optimize what you have now
  • Detail how to quickly test and deploy the optimized code, giving you the peace of mind to move forward


Al Grega
Global Sales Executive, IBM

Al is currently IBM Z Software Global Sales Executive, with responsibility for the API Economy solutions, IBM Z runtimes and compilers. Prior to that he owned worldwide sales for WebSphere on z Systems, and before that, Rational Enterprise Modernization and Compilers cross platform. He has over 40 years of experience ranging from operating systems development to services, marketing, product management and technical sales. Al has also taught at the State University of New York at Farmingdale.

Cindy Guo
Senior Software Developer, IBM

Cindy Guo is a senior software developer on the Z compiler team at IBM. Her focus has been on improving the performance of COBOL applications on IBM Z systems using the IBM Automatic Binary Optimizer.



Chandni Dinani