SHARE to Host Top Names in Enterprise IT at Atlanta Event


CHICAGO and ATLANTA–July 27, 2016 –Hundreds of enterprise IT professionals will gather to learn, network and discover the latest enterprise IT developments during SHARE® Atlanta, July 31–August 5 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. The event will feature more than 500 unique educational sessions that map to the most critical trends in enterprise computing.

The diverse array of educational programming set for SHARE Atlanta includes new 2016 tracks New and Innovative Workloads for z Systems and DevOps in the Enterprise as well as skills-oriented, add-on offerings SHARE Academy and New to z Systems. Individuals who attend will have the chance to learn about the critical role the mainframe holds in the enterprise, how business applications interface with the mainframe, and more. Attendees can navigate the 500+ sessions of SHARE Atlanta using one of three custom roadmaps designed to make building a schedule easier.

As a new member of the Open Mainframe Project (OMP), SHARE will offer several opportunities for attendees to learn more about the project and how to get involved during SHARE Atlanta. The project will also have a booth in the SHARE Technology Exchange Expo. In addition to representatives from OMP, the expo will feature over 50 exhibitors, including IBM, CA Technologies, EMC Corporation, GTSG, BMC Software, Oracle Corporation and more. Stay tuned to for exhibitor announcements during the event.

Shane Snow, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Contently, will kick off the week with a keynote presentation on Monday, Aug. 1, discussing how storytelling is an integral facet to successful business practices. On Tuesday, individuals can learn about the critical role z/OS and DevOps play in IT environments today during a second keynote from Randy Frerking, Enterprise Technical Expert, and Richard Jackson, Senior Technical Expert, of Walmart, a SHARE Member Company.

“SHARE is proud to host such distinguished keynote speakers in Atlanta. Their relevant presentations regarding the most pressing topics in enterprise IT will be a true highlight of SHARE Atlanta,” said James Vincent, SHARE president.

SHARE Atlanta is open to both Members and non-members. Visit for more information about registration and fees, including one-day, group and virtual attendance options.

About SHARE Inc.

SHARE® is an independent, volunteer-run information technology association that provides education, professional networking and industry influence. Since 1955, SHARE has enabled IT professionals to achieve business results through a combination of credible, relevant programs and peer opportunities.

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