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Wednesday, June 23 • 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Back to the Future with COBOL - John Mertic, The Linux Foundation & Sudharsana Srinivasan, IBM

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Mainframe applications are the lifeblood of the global economy. COBOL is the lifeblood of those applications. Yet few people realise or acknowledge the profound impact the COBOL language has had over its 60 year history. Showcasing a brand new OMP Working Group, this session reveals COBOL's secret history and the efforts of OMP and others to bring COBOL's value to the public eye. The session will cover - 1. COBOL's enduring value - how it stood the test of time 2. Recent trends to demonstrate COBOL's ongoing popularity 3. The work of the OMP in promoting COBOL

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John Mertic

Director of Program Management, The Linux Foundation
John Mertic is the Director of Program Management for The Linux Foundation. Under his leadership, he has helped ASWF, ODPi, Open Mainframe Project, and R Consortium accelerate open source innovation and transform industries. John has an open source career spanning two decades, both... Read More →
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Sudharsana Srinivasan

IBM Z Advocacy Program Manager, IBM
Sudharsana Srinivasan is a Program Manager with IBM Z Ecosystem team. She has worked on several programs, most prominently the COBOL Course that launched on Open Mainframe Project and currently co-leads the Technical Steering Committee of the project. As an entrepreneur, she helped... Read More →

Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:40pm - 3:10pm EDT
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