Industry perspectives on the value of AI Coding Assistants to accelerate mainframe app modernization

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When:  Apr 24, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)

Industry perspectives on the value of AI Coding Assistants to accelerate mainframe app modernization

Wed, Apr 24, 2024 11:00 AM EDT


Discover the transformative business value potential of Generative AI code assistants for application modernization in a webinar co-hosted by IDC and IBM. Based on IDC's recent study authored by Dr. Michele Rosen, PhD, this session delves into the burgeoning trend of leveraging AI coding assistants to overcome modernization hurdles.

IDC will present the outcomes of their research highlighting the value of GenAI Code Assistants, setting the stage for IBM's insights tailored to mainframe application modernization. IBM watsonx Code Assistant for Z offers an end-to-end solution, facilitating application discovery, analysis, automated code refactoring, and selective COBOL-to-Java transformation. 

The webinar will explore how this code assistant empowers architects and developers to accelerate the modernization journey by enhancing their productivity and reducing risk, while also covering the qualified and quantified benefits that were observed in recent modernization projects leveraging watsonx Code Assistant for Z.

Join us as we explore the convergence of generative AI and mainframe application modernization, charting a course towards enhanced efficiency and innovation.

Discover the following

  • The impact of AI on application modernization
  • The outcomes anticipated while treading AI assisted modernization
  • The tools that are out there

Key speakers

Dr. Michele Rosen, Research Manager, Low-Code, No-Code, and Intelligent Developer Technologies, IDC

Dr. Michele Rosen is Research Manager for IDC's Low Code, No Code, and Intelligent Developer Technologies practice. Dr. Rosen’s research focuses on tools for application development that enable the democratization of the development process using low-code, no-code, and intelligent developer technologies. She directs research into how these developer tools accelerate digital transformation and make it possible for professional and line-of-business developers to build apps that solve business problems and drive competitive differentiation. Dr. Rosen advises customers and vendors on the trends that are shaping the modern application development environment. Her research focuses on connecting emerging developer technologies to customer needs, including identifying growth opportunities, conducting business value and ROI studies, and providing insight on the market trends that influence strategic planning in agile organizations.

Keri Olson, Vice President: Product Management - watsonx Code Assistant, IBM

Keri Olson is the Vice President of Product Management for IBM AI for Code and Head of Product for IBM watsonx Code Assistant. She has over 20 years of experience in enterprise software and has held roles in Product Management, Engineering, Operations, Transformation, and Corporate Consulting. Keri is passionate about AI, AI for Code, product development, driving innovation, and building strong technical partnerships. She is based in Rochester Minnesota, and she enjoys volunteering in the community as well as mentoring technical and business professionals to help build the next generation of leaders.

Piyush Mishra, Associate Partner, IBM

As an Associate Partner at IBM Consulting, Piyush Mishra enables hybrid cloud and AI-driven platforms for clients in the travel and transportation industry. With over 20 years of IT industry experience, he has a proven track record of delivering value, innovation, and impact through large-scale hybrid cloud programs and modernization projects.

Piyush is skilled in business development, end-to-end project management, and leading global teams of 600+. He is also a certified IBM Design Thinking Practitioner, Agile Explorer, and Microservices Practitioner, demonstrating his commitment to continuous learning and improvement. Piyush is passionate about leveraging technology to solve business challenges and create positive outcomes for his clients and stakeholders

Andy Bradfield - Vice President, IBM Z Hybrid Cloud

Andy Bradfield is Vice President, IBM Z Hybrid Cloud.  He is responsible for leading product management, and development for IBM Z's Hybrid Cloud portfolio including AIOps, DevOps and Compilers. He leads teams an organization of ~800 mainframe experts spread across US, China, Germany, UK, France, Canada and India.Andy has 24 years of experience in the computer industry the last 22 of which were at IBM. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Computer Science from Hamilton College located in Clinton, New York. Andy also holds a Master of Science in Computer Science degree from Polytechnic of NYU located in New York City. He lives in Cortlandt Manor with his wife and 18-year old daughter.