Past Meetup

Boosting Mainframe Talent: IBM Z & LinuxONE Community Coffee

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IBM ThinkPlace

9 Changi Business Park Central 1 The IBM Place · Singapore

How to find us

Postcode 486048, ThinkPlace Boardroom, Ground Floor

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We see growing employer demand for mainframe-related expertise in DevOps, security, business and operational analytics, machine learning and AI, API economies, and cloud native architectures, as examples. Are you finding the right people and developing talent to help your organization lead these opportunities? What are the challenges in fostering a dynamic, progressive, future-oriented cadre of mainframe savvy professionals?

Please join us for free coffee and a freewheeling discussion about improving talent development in enterprise computing with IBM Z and LinuxONE technologies. Let's brainstorm together on where the real gaps are and how to solve them as a community. Discussion topics include:

* Credentialing and competence. How do you know that someone possesses the right mainframe skills, and how can you credibly and accurately distinguish yourself as a qualified, smart mainframe professional?

* What social media works best for building a more connected mainframe community?

* Are there partnership opportunities between customers, vendors, and government that would be sustainable and effective in expanding mainframe skills?

* What are "mainframe skills" anyway? Or have mainframe technologies evolved in such a way that mainframes are easier than many other technologies to understand, operate, and manage?

* How is Singapore's mainframe community different? (Or is it?) What uniquely Singaporean approaches would help build an even bigger and better community of mainframe technologists?

* What next?

Current and aspiring mainframe professionals, and those who encourage their development such as team leaders and managers, are especially welcome.