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Conference Guide

The Conference Team have compiled a conference guide for delegates.  It contains everything a delegate needs to know about the conference and the conference hotel covering topics such as: the conference app; meals at Whittlebury Hall; the shuttle bus schedule; parking; check in / out times for all the hotels; the conference streams; conference administration; expand you network; zEscape Room; charities being supported and Whittlebury Hall Hotel floor plans showing where sessions will be held. This document can be downloaded from http://www.gse.org.uk/conferences/Conference%20Guide.pdf .  Please print a copy and bring with you to the conference. 
Shuttle Busses:
 
If you would like to reserve a seat on the shuttle bus to one of the following hotels... ... please complete the form at the bottom of the shuttle bus page.

As previously stated the objective of this service is to get you safely back to your hotel on the nights of the CICS Birthday Party and Conference Dinner and return to Whittlebury Hall the following morning.  Depending on demand there will also be an early evening bus to these hotels to allow you to check in.  However, there is only a short period of time between conference sessions to do this and if you have a car it would be quicker to use this rather than the shuttle bus.  Likewise, if you want to return to your hotel after the conference day sessions to ‘freshen up’ going by car would be the quickest option.  Therefore, we would like to limit the early evening shuttle busses to those that have no other means of transport.

The shuttle bus timetable can be seen at http://conferences.gse.org.uk/2019/shuttlebus.
 
Do you have any Questions for IBM?

The 8am session on Thursday is our regular Birds of a Feather session where you can question IBM Mainframe Execs.  To answer your questions will be: 

Dave Jeffries who is responsible for z/OS Software Development including base z/OS, New Workloads such as Open Data Analytics, Cloud Provisioning, zOSMF, Pervasive Encryption and zCX. This platform is 'on fire' and we're loving it !

Mark Anzani who is the Vice President of Strategy for IBM Z. He engages in business and product technical strategy projects focused on the IBM mainframe business. Additionally, he supports specific client projects that drive new implementations and uses of IBM Z technology. He is based in the Poughkeepsie New York Development Laboratory.

If you have any questions you can submit them to us now at ukconference@gse.org.uk or you can save them for the session itself.
Conference Statistics: As at Wednesday 15 October there are:
  • 484 people registered to attend the GSE UK Conference.
  • All hotel rooms have been reserved.
  • Hotel wait lists have been closed with over 40 people waiting for rooms.
  • Airbnb rooms available on the Alternative Hotels page.  If you are waiting for a hotel room you are strongly recommended to reserve cancellable accommodation elsewhere.
To be sure of a place please register as soon as possible at http://conferences.gse.org.uk/register.  The early bird period has ended membership vouchers can only be used to obtain a 50% discount off the full delegate rate. 
Previous Editions of the Conference Newsletter:

If you have missed previous editions of the conference newsletters you can see them if you go to this link.   
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