Events - GT Software

“Hybrid IT: The Challenge of Availability, Accessibility, and the System of Record”

Thursday, December 13th 2PM EST

Eighty percent of the world’s corporate data resides on the mainframe. While reports of the death of mainframes have been greatly exaggerated, IT teams must consider the best long term strategy for leveraging legacy systems. In this session, we will discuss:

  • Pros and cons of legacy systems
  • The hurdles with converting to the cloud
  • Considerations for migrating data
  • Integration tools to modernize the mainframe


Past Events


Digital Enterprise and FSI Transformation Assembly

November 8th and 9th, The Ballantyne in Charlotte, North Carolina

In November, GT Software will be heading to Charlotte for the 8th Edition of the Digital Enterprise and FSI Transformation Assembly.  This two day event is a wonderful opportunity for us to interact with others in the industry, through executive education roundtables, collaborative think tanks, keynote presentations and educational workshops. Hope to see you there!

FinTech Sympsium

The Fintech Symposium

October 15th and 16th, University of Illinois at Chicago

In October, GT Software will be heading to Chicago! From October 15th-16th, we will be attending The Fintech Symposium, where we will be learning and discussing the practical uses of advanced enterprise technologies in financial services industries. It is a excellent opportunity for us to interact with those in both the technological and financial fields and to learn more about technologies that we are using every day.

Our COO, Stephen Hassett, will also be presenting at this year’s event. On October 16th at 11AM, he will be presenting “How APIs Affect Financial Institutions and Their Clients,” where he will be discussing API Banking, as well as what FinTech professionals need to know about API Basics and the API Economy. We can’t wait to learn more about advances in the FinTech field and educate others about GT Software.


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SHARE St. Louis

August 12th-17th, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, MO

From August 12th-August 17th, GT Software will be attending SHARE St. Louis, which will feature more than 500 educational sessions focusing on IBM Z®, DevOps, Big Data and more. SHARE helps IT professionals expand knowledge, enhance skills and increase organizational efficiencies.This is a wonderful networking opportunity and it also allows us to educate those in the field about our technologies.

This is especially true this year, as we not only have an exhibitor’s booth, but our very own Dusty Rivers will be hosting a session. Rivers, our Director, z Systems Software: IMS &CICS, is hosting “IMS and API’s (the Good, the Bad and UGLY!),”  which is an informative session on building APIs to IMS applications. It takes place on Tuesday, August 14th from 10AM-11AM, in Room 230. We also encourage you to check out “A User’s Journey Into the World of CICS APIs,” which is being presented by Jonathan Proft, Systems Developer for Federated Insurance, and recounts their experiences in building APIs against their CICS based applications. This session also takes place on Tuesday and is from 11:15AM-12:15PM in Room 223.

Rivers and Technical Service Architect Glenn Schneck will be manning Booth 520 and look forward to networking with fellow attendees, future prospects and partners.

Ivory Webinar

"The Reality of Mainframe Integration"

Wednesday, July 25th 1PM EDT

In today’s digital world, we have come to expect instantaneous results, particularly when it comes to legacy systems and their integration with web and mobile applications. Our product, Ivory Service Architect, provides those quick results by building sophisticated APIs in days, saving users both time and money. Additionally, these APIs are built using simple drag and drop technology, which allows quick creation of mainframe APIs while also requiring minimal training to implement.

Join us on July 25th and learn how Ivory Service Architect can help you tackle the complexities of mainframe integration and enable implementation of your mobile, web and package applications.

The webinar will explore:

  • How the power of orchestration allows autonomous APIs to become business services
  • The complex data structures used in many COBOL and PL/1 applications
  • The need to handle screen maps (e.g., BMS and MFS) as part of the API workflow
  • How to develop mainframe APIs that are more than just a single transaction execution




"What to Consider When Evaluating a Mainframe Migration- Ensure Functionality, Security and Stability"

Thursday, June 28th 2PM-3PM EDT

Mainframe migration can increase overall performance, scalability and security, all while saving up to 90% in yearly IT expenditures. Learn how NeoSuite can help your company modernize its applications and in turn:

  • Reduce IT spend by up to 90% per year
  • Benefit with a ROI in 15 months or less
  • Extend applications in order to be more agile to changing business needs

Join our Principal Technical Architect, Walter Sweat, and Raul Menendez, an Application Development Manager at CBS Corporation, for an upcoming webinar as they explain how to:

  • Save money using NeoSuite
  • Get your developers up to speed in less than a week after deployment
  • Leverage newer technologies to ensure superior system performance and security.



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Red Hat Summit 2018

May 8th-May 10th, 2018 Moscone Center San Francisco, CA

From May 8th-May 10th GT Software will be heading to San Francisco to attend Red Hat Summit 2018. This annual event is hosted by Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source technologies for the enterprise and one of GT Software’s strategic partners. At this conference, we will be networking with executives, architects, consultants and more, with over 6,000 attendees representing nearly every industry in the world. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to interact with other professionals and educate them on our products and services.


6th Annual Ellucian Live

April 8th-11th, 2018 San Diego Convention Center San Diego, CA

GT Software will be heading to San Diego for the 6th Annual Ellucian Live event, taking place April 8th-11th. As strategic partners with Ellucian, we work together to boost performance and improve user experiences in higher education. GT Software offers Fujitsu NetCOBOL as an alternative COBOL compiler that enables Ellucian Banner clients to eliminate COBOL runtime fees and to avoid license verification audits.

This event brings together over 7,500 attendees from 1,300 higher education institutions and provides us with a wonderful opportunity to showcase our Fujitsu NetCOBOL compiler and  its rich features and capabilities to our prospects and customers.

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Share Sacramento 2018

March 11th-16th, 2018 Sacramento Convention Center Sacramento, CA

From March 11th-March 16th, GT Software will be attending SHARE® Sacramento, where we will showcase our latest products and innovations. SHARE is an independent, volunteer-run information technology association that provides education, professional networking and industry influence. SHARE holds conferences biannually, with over 300 industry speakers and more than 1,000 attendees scheduled to attend SHARE Sacramento.

This event is a wonderful opportunity for us to educate those in the field about our products, as our very own Senior Enterprise Engineer, Glenn Schneck, has the honor of being the Chair of the CICS Project, and our Director of z Systems Software: IMS & CICs, Dusty Rivers, will be speaking on the IMS track. Both Schneck and Rivers will be manning booth #124 and are looking forward to connecting with our customers, prospects and partners.


Red Hat Container Forum Series - NY

January 23rd, 2018 - Convene Off of Front Street - New York, NY

GT Software will be venturing to New York for an exciting one-day event hosted by Red Hat. On January 23rd, we will participate in a workshop and meet with key technical leaders who are driving Red Hat’s container strategy. As we have recently collaborated with Red Hat for our certified container for Ivory Service Architect, this is a partnership that will bring tremendous value for our clients and prospects. This one-day event is the perfect opportunity to learn about Red Hat Container platform and educate attendees about our latest innovations in lively roundtable discussions.


CIO Dallas

January 18th, 2018 Omni Dallas Hotel Dallas, TX

2018 is going to be a busy year for GT Software! We start the year by heading to Dallas for an invitation only event hosted by CIO Synergy. At CIO Dallas, GT Software will be among 100 IT leaders who will collaborate in panel discussions and engaging round-tables, all as we examine directions from within the office of CIO. Keynote speakers for the event include Marc Randolph, a co-founder of the streaming giant Netflix, and Jim McKelvey, co-founder of mobile payment company Square. This is an unparalleled networking opportunity where we will be interacting with some of the greatest visionaries in the IT world and positioning GT Software as a trusted advisor for their mainframe transportation needs.


CMG imPACt 2017

November 6th-9th, 2017 Loews New Orleans Hotel New Orleans, LA

From November 6-9, GT Software will be heading off to New Orleans for the Computer Measurement Group’s 43rd Annual imPACt 2017 Conference. This three day event will showcase 80+ presentations on performance, capacity cloud, IoT, and security. Speakers at the conference include professors, performance engineers, the leader of the Performance and Operating Systems group for Netflix, and GT Software’s very own CTO, Jeff Andrews. As an event partner, GT Software will also have an exhibitor booth on site to showcase our offerings and provide attendants with a deeper insight into our products, as well as our company as a whole.

Cohesion 2017

CoHEsion Summit 2017

October 3rd-5th, 2017 Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor Baltimore, MD

October 3rd-5th GT Software will be attending the CoHEsion Summit in Baltimore. CoHEsion is a membership organization for the community that uses and supports Banner by Ellucian and related software for higher education. This conference is a wonderful opportunity for GT Software to showcase their offerings to the higher education software experts around the country. Additionally, GT software will have an exhibitor booth on site in order to educate attendees on our different products and on our company.