ELENA NANOS
Lead Systems Architect

Company—
HCSC ( Blue Cross Blue Shield)

Years in IT—
30+

My first mainframe job—
Junior CICS Systems Programmer

My favorite mainframe memory—
I always had great appreciation for z/OS platform resilience, scalability and high availability. For the past 20 years my main focus on z/OS has been on great innovations and performance improvements in Java. I have supported WebSphere Application Server, WMQ, CICS TS and CICS Transaction Gateway on both distributed and z/OS platform. I have shared my experience and a firm belief that z/OS platform has many great advantages over distributed platform, by promoting benefits of zEnterprise to the IT community. I have written more than two dozen articles, presented at IBM conferences, co-leading Chicago NW WebSphere User Group, where we invited z/OS experts to present on the variety of topics. This year I plan to continue supporting and promoting zEnterprise, by presenting at IMPACT 2014 in two different sessions on CICS Transaction Gateway on z/OS and WebSphere on z/OS and writing for Enterprise Tech Journal.
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