Webinar: Exploring Mainframe Application Modernization: Featuring research from Forrester

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When:  Feb 27, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM (ET)


"Modernize your mainframe application environments for greater business results”, a survey from Forrester Consulting, commissioned by IBM is now available. Join IBM and Forrester analyst Brent Ellis for an engaging session on findings and insights from IT leaders on the benefits of mainframe application modernization and how its driving business outcomes.

Get expert insights on how IT leaders from Financial Services and the public sector are modernizing their mainframe applications to leverage new features in hybrid cloud technology and security to stay competitive.

Key speakers

Brent Ellis, Senior Analyst, Forrester

Brent Ellis leads Forrester’s technology resilience, backup, storage, and mainframe modernization research. Brent helps technology leaders become adaptive, creative, and resilient with modern yet pragmatic approaches. His research spans skill evolutions (from administrators to site reliability engineers), full software-as-a-service backup protection, integrated development approaches (applying DevOps to mainframe programs), optimizing storage for AI, public cloud resilience strategies, and best practices for cloud-native/Kubernetes storage and resilience.

Pete McCaffrey, Principle Product Management GTM Lead, IBM Z Software

Pete McCaffrey is a Principal Product Management GTM lead for IBM Z Software. He is responsible for driving IBM’s mainframe application modernization strategy and supporting go-to-market including partnerships with GSIs and public cloud providers. Pete joined IBM in 1982 and has over 40 years of IT industry experience in product management and marketing across IBM Infrastructure, Software, and Services.

Rick Maurno, Microsoft Strategic Partnership Executive

Rick Maurno is a Strategic Partnership Leader for the IBM-Microsoft relationship with over 30 years at IBM across technology, finance, operations, sales and ecosystems. Rick's current focus is on progressing the collaboration between IBM and Microsoft to drive value creation and support joint go-to-market. He has been a key driver of the mainframe application modernization joint efforts.



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