IBM® CICS® ® is software providing exceptional transactional performance
and connectivity for mission-critical transactions for customers all over the world.
Several banking customers run in excess of a billion transactions a day using CICS.
In 2019 CICS celebrates its 50th anniversary and its continuous development
in IBM Hursley since 1974.
This session will explore how CICS has continually evolved to remain the worlds’s
leading mainframe transactional server and will look at the technology and
the associated social history.
Leading this session are Steve Wallin, Director of CICS,
Paul Fairbairn CICS Development Manager, Nick Garrod CICS Enablement Manager,
Catherine Moxey, CICS architect, and Dave Key CICS Technical Specialist.
Paul Fairbairn to introduce the folks on stage
50 Years of Software Development - slide Presentation
CICS the first 50 years
What is CICS (what happens in a second video) running in back ground
Product evolution/History (CICS timeline chart as a backdrop).
Mapping CICS journey to “50 years of software development” –
topics such as:
Parallel Sysplex (logger)
ex CICS employees may be in the audience, so a good opportunity
to get them to share their thoughts on items
CICS its people
Hall of Fame looping presentation in background of the CICS Hall of Fame to date
Process & Organisation –
(CICS Timeline chart with key process and organisational changes added
e.g. move to agile, design thinking).
The CICS Family includes Clients, BPs. User Groups, Tech Conferences etc GenZ.