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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.

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

From March 11th-March16th, 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.


2017 Events



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 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.



SHARE® San Jose
March 5–10, 2017
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, CA

Visit us at Booth #326 in the expo hall to learn about our cutting-edge mainframe data access solutions using robust APIs.

SHARE® San Jose is the best place to get up to speed on the hottest enterprise IT topics, featuring 500+ technical education sessions and two SHARE Academy classes (z/OS Bug Busterz, IMS Immersion). Join us this winter for top-notch networking, education and innovation. Learn more and register at .

Join us for Two Technical Sessions at SHARE:

Bringing the API Economy to CICS – How Are Real Life Customers Doing It?
Tuesday, March 7th at 11:15 am in Room 210F

GT Software’s Senior Solutions Engineer Glenn Schneck will share a real-life GT Software customer case story about an innovative American insurance company and how they are modernizing CICS apps. By leveraging existing System z investments, Schneck has helped this insurance provider succeed by building robust customer facing apps and web portals in addition to building updated tools for internal staff to be more productive.

IMS Goes Mobile at American Airlines: Sophisticated Mainframe Orchestration for Mobility Takes Flight
Thursday, March 9th at 8:30 am in Room 114

During this session , American Airlines’ Manager of Application Development, Justin Kerchal and Sr. .NET Developer, Dave Espe will describe how easy it was for the airline to streamline the process of maintaining their aircraft fleet via a robust mobile application. With this new application, maintenance technicians can now process work orders and access inventory at the point-of-service via a tablet. In order to build this application, created services to access IMS mainframe data as APIs, without any additional coding required.

Ellucian LiveEllucian Live 2017
March 19-22, 2017
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL

Visit us at Booth #839 in the expo hall and discover how to eliminate COBOL runtime fees for Banner applications to avoid license verification audits.

Ellucian Live provides a unique opportunity to engage with one of the largest global communities in the industry—a visionary community dedicated to creating solutions that revolutionize the educational experience. Ellucian Live brings more than 8,400 attendees from 1,300 higher education institutions around the world to discuss the changing landscape of technology and the role it plays in higher education.

Past Events

IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference
February 15-18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida

IBM InterConnect
February 21-25, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada

SHARE in San Antonio
February 28-March 4, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas

IBM IMS Technical Symposium
March 7-10, 2016 in Wiesbaden, Germany

Red Hat Partner Conference
April 4-6, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana

IBM z Systems Technology Summit – Columbus
April 5, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio

IBM z Systems Technology Summit – San Francisco
April 19, 2016 in San Francisco, California

Alabama DB2 Users Group
April 26, 2016 in Hoover, Alabama

IBM z Systems Technology Summit – Chicago
April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois

IBM z Systems Technology Summit – Toronto
May 10, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

IBM z Systems Technology Summit – Dallas
May 24, 2016 in Dallas, Texas

Red Hat Summit
June 27-30, 2016 in San Francisco, California

SHARE in Atlanta 
July 31-August 5, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia

10th European GSE/IBM Technical University for z/VSE, z/VM, KVM and Linux on IBM z Systems
October 24-26, 2016 in Leipzig, Germany

IBM World of Watson
October 24-27, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada


2018 Webinars


There are two ongoing challenges that many companies face– ever rising costs and how to be responsive to constantly changing business requirements. However, companies whose applications were written in COBOL find dealing with these two issues to be even more of a barrier to their success.

While COBOL has been the workhorse of business processing for decades, high runtime fees and continual audits by providers require companies to pay a substantial amount of money, just to use their COBOL compilers. Additionally, while COBOL has withstood the test of time, it was still developed over 50 years ago. This sometimes makes it more difficult to extend applications quickly and efficiently.

Join CMG and GT Software for an upcoming webinar where you’ll learn:

  • How the burden of runtime fees can be eliminated
  • How you can incorporate the newest technologies into your old applications
  • How you can protect yourself from expensive audits
  • How you can extend the capabilities of your programming workforce
  • The benefits of an open platform development environment

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2016 Webinars

Using Non Disruptive Tools to Help Extend the Capabilities of your Mainframe Investment

Friday, January 20th at 11 am ET
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Why not make 2017 the year that you get the most out of your z/OS investment and qualify to enter the raffle for a Hawaiian shirt from Trident Services?

Join Trident Services and GT Software for an upcoming webinar to discover how you can bring cost savings, performance enhancements, and innovation to mainframe performance and system management.

Trident Services’ z/OSEM provides one easy solution for total system management for z/OS. This tool is the only solution that can reduce z/OS software costs (both ISV and MCL) through step level routing.

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