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Open Mainframe Project Announces Schedule for the 3rd Annual Open Mainframe Summit

September 21-22 in Philadelphia, PA

The first-ever in-person Summit will focus on security, training, AI, Linux on Z and Cloud Native and will be accessible online for attendees around the world

The Open Mainframe Project, an open source initiative that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources, announces the schedule for the 3rd annual Open Mainframe Summit, which will be in-person in Philadelphia, PA, and streaming online for global attendees. This year’s theme focuses on security, which is top of mind for every company that uses mainframes.

Critical enterprise systems are more connected than ever, which means vulnerabilities have increased. In fact, according to The Essential Holistic Security Strategy,a recent report by Forrester Consulting, commissioned by Open Mainframe Project Silver Member BMC, 81 percent of organizations surveyed are prioritizing the integration of security functions and improving security detection and response.

This year will highlight security as it relates to all aspects of mainframes and beyond including cloud native services, automation, software supply chain management and more. The Summit will also highlight projects such as Zowe and COBOL, education and training topics that will offer seasoned professionals, developers, students and thought leaders an opportunity to share best practices and network with like-minded individuals.

Some of the security sessions include:

Additionally, David Wheeler, Open Source Supply Chain Security Director at the Linux Foundation, will also give a keynote.

Other highlights include:

See the full conference schedule here.

Open Mainframe Project would like to thank this year’s Open Mainframe Summit planning committee including Alan Clark, CTO Office and Director for Industry Initiatives, Emerging Standards and Open Source at SUSE; Donna Hudi, Chief Marketing Officer at Phoenix Software; Elizabeth K. Joseph, Developer Advocate at IBM; and Michael Bauer, Staff Product Owner at Broadcom, Inc.

Early bird pricing ($500 US) for in-person attendees ends on July 15. Registration for academia is $50 for in-person and $15 for a virtual pass. Register here.

Open Mainframe Summit is made possible thanks to Platinum Sponsors Broadcom Mainframe Software, IBM, and SUSE and Gold Sponsors BMC, Micro Focus and Vicom Infinity, a Converge Company. For information on becoming an event sponsor, click here by August 5.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Maemalynn Meanor at

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