Posted   |   by djackson   |   Posted in Events, Z Council

*** Due to concerns with COVID-19, All Planned Eastern z Councils will be moved to a virtual meeting on Webex. Please note the time change and the updated agenda below. Register to receive Webex url and call in info. ***


Hey everyone,

We appreciate your understanding on this and we appreciate your registration/attendance. We will still be hosting Virtual Events for each topic to be covered on the respected dates.


These are the topics and times for each event:


March 19th, 12:00 PM – 2:00PM: NEW Z Updates and Announcements Brendon Walker, Gareth McNeill, David Morlitz, Bill Seubert

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March 19th, 3:00 PM – 5:00PM: Pervasive Encryption and Data Privacy Anton Niemand, Cyber Security Specialist

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March 24th, 12:00 PM – 2:00PM: Red Hat Open Shift Elton De Sousa, Systems Specialist, IBM Z Software

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March 24th, 3:00 PM – 5:00PM: Z Container Extensions Gary Puchkoff, New Technology Specialist,  Ahilan Rajadeva, Scott Sigalas, Joe Bostian

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March 31st, 12:00 PM – 2:00PM: IBM Storage For Hybrid Multi-Cloud John Wolfgang, Senior Enterprise Storage Systems Architect, Vicom Infinity

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March 31st, 3:00 PM – 5:00PM: IBM Blockchain Austin Grice, Federal Z Client Technical Specialist; Victoria Coates; Kevin Breitenother; Steven Bodie

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April 16th, 12:00 PM – 2:00PM: Open Hybrid Multi-Cloud Architectures Dustin Shammo, Client Technical Architect, IBM Z Hardware

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April 16th, 3:00 PM – 5:00PM: Client Speaker: CICS/DB2 Cloud Experience John Pearson, Wakefern Solutions Architect, Wakefern Mobile, Web, Hybrid & Cloud

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Please follow the links and click on the “Register” and fill out the appropriate information. You will be emailed reminders before the event starts for each event that you sign up for.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out!


Thank you,



Brendon Walker

IBM – Technical Sales Financial Services Expert

Cambridge, MA, USA



Regards, Len

Leonard J Santalucia

CTO | Business Development Manager | Certified Specialist | IBM Champion

Chair Linux Foundation Open Mainframe Project

Vicom Infinity, Inc.

IBM Gold Business Partner

21 Penn Plaza (FL6 @ WeWork)

New York, New York 10001



Recipient of The North America IBM Z Business Partner Sales Excellence Award 

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