Attending IBM InterConnect 2016? See how you can connect with the Rocket team!

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Rocket Software IBM InterConnect 2016

Join us for breakfast or lunch!

Breakfast RoundtableHave a bite on us as you take part in a lively roundtable discussion with our experts on topics including mobile, cloud, and backup. Don’t miss these opportunities to hear how your colleagues are solving everyday IT issues with technology. Space is limited—reserve your spot today!

Exploring APIs for Extending Mainframes to Cloud and Mobile
Breakfast Roundtable: Tuesday, February 23, 8:30am – 9:30am, Palm B
Ian Shore, Offering Manager for API management on z Systems, IBM
Gregg Willhoit, Senior Director, Chief Data Scientist, Rocket Software
Organizations that rely on mainframes are exploring new ways to leverage their existing applications and data to expose and build new APIs for cloud and mobile applications. IBM and Rocket will lead a discussion about enhanced connectivity options within IBM z/OS Connect and Rocket Data Virtualization that combine to delivery agile interconnectivity with back-end systems for data and transactions. Breakfast will be served.

Building Bluemix Hybrid Cloud Apps that Integrate with Mainframe Data
Luncheon Roundtable: Tuesday, February 23, 11:45am – 12:45pm, Palm B
Ashraf Souleiman, Partner, BPM and Cloud VP, Cedrus,
Azeem Ahmed, Senior Software Engineer, Cloud Architect & Strategist, Rocket Software
Steve Able, Senior Software Engineer, Data, Rocket Software
Implementing your cloud strategy? Have critical data on the mainframe? Rocket Software and cloud application development experts, Cedrus, will explore how to simplify building new cloud applications in Bluemix that incorporate real-time mainframe data—simply, securely, and seamlessly. Lunch will be served.

Rocket Customers: What’s Your Cloud Strategy?
Breakfast Roundtable: Wednesday, February 24, 8:30am – 9:30am, Palm B
Azeem Ahmed, Senior Software Engineer, Cloud, Rocket Software
Rocket has a cloud strategy—what’s yours, and how well are we aligned to support your needs? Rocket cloud experts will lead a discussion about cloud strategies, and share insight into our plans
for the cloud. Breakfast will be served.

Meeting the Business Needs Behind Your Archive and Backup Strategies
Luncheon Roundtable: Wednesday, February 24, 11:45am – 12:45pm, Palm B
Eric Jahn, Director, IT & Infrastructure, Rocket Software
Amedee Potier, Senior Director, R&D, Rocket Software
Regulatory compliance, business continuity, and other critical business needs drive your archive and backup strategies. But how can you be certain you’re really meeting those business needs? Rocket backup and archive experts will lead a discussion about how to be sure, and how to prove you’re meeting your organization’s SLAs. Lunch will be served.

Take a deep dive

Get up close and personal with some of Rocket’s hottest technology during one of these detailed demonstrations. Space is limited—reserve your spot today!

Learn from our Rocket experts

Join us for a breakout session and hear one of our industry experts cover topics that will help you be more productive when you get back to the office. You can find us at several sessions throughout
InterConnect:

Monday, February 22

True Hybrid: Fueling Bluemix Applications with Mainframe Data
Timm Zimmerman, Technical Adviser for Data and Analytics
4:30 pm,  Ballroom D

Rethink Mainframe Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Strategy for the Best of Both Worlds
Janet Sun, Manager, Software Engineering
2:30 pm, Ballroom C

Tuesday, February 23

From the Mainframe to the IBM Cloud
Steve Able, Senior Software Engineer, co-presenting with Cedrus
8:30 am, Breakers H

DevOps Automation: Making Mobile and Cloud Deployment Easy
Dan Magid, Chief Technologist, IBM i Solutions
1:15 pm, Ballroom C

Wednesday, February 24

Hot, Efficient Database Management
Rosemary Galvan, Product Specialist
2:30 pm, Ballroom D

Thursday, February 25
Extending DB2 Analytics Accelerator Beyond DB2 Data
Tim Willging, Principal Software Engineer
9:30 am, Ballroom B

Secrets to Enabling IMS Development Environments for Non-z Systems Developers
Ron Bisceglia, Principal Software Engineer
11:30 am, Ballroom B

Rock out with Sir Elton

Join us and experience the original Rocket Man live in concert! Rocket is the proud Marquee Entertainment Sponsor of this year’s InterConnect special event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Wednesday, February 24. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

Enter to win a Fender® Stratocaster® or VIP passes to the concert

Visit us at Booth #501 in the InterConnect Exposition Hall starting on Monday, February 22 at 4:00 pm and enter to win our guitar giveaway. The guitar will be awarded to the winner on Wednesday evening before the Elton John concert. Want special access to the concert? First, follow us @Rocket on Twitter. Then visit our booth, take a selfie with our Fender Stratocaster, and tweet it with the hashtag #RocketRocks to be entered to win two VIP passes to Wednesday’s Elton John concert. You’ll get access to an exclusive pre-concert party in Rocket’s VIP lounge, plus front row seats! The winner will be announced Wednesday on Twitter.

Meet up with our very own Rocket Man

Want to have a one-on-one conversation with CEO Andy Youniss or one of our other experts? Contact us at interconnect2016@rocketsoftware.com so we can schedule a meeting or answer any questions you may have.

We can’t wait to see you at InterConnect 2016!

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Director of Content Marketing at Rocket Software
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