Past Events

Are U.S. Banks Ready for Open Banking?

Monday, May 4th, 11:30AM Eastern

It’s not that traditional banks do not want to modernize and offer their customers the most cutting edge products available; major challenges such as IT infrastructure and business process stand in the way.

Join Don Cardinal of Financial Data Exchange (FDX) and Dr. Alex Heublein of GT Software as they discuss the current state of open banking adoption in the U.S.

In this webinar, you will learn:
• Why is there a growing sense of urgency around open banking APIs and standards?
• What challenges do traditional banks face when adopting open banking?
• What open banking best practices can leaders get started with now?

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Don Cardinal is managing director of the Financial Data Exchange (FDX), a non-profit working to unify the financial services industry around a common, interoperable standard for secure exchange of financial data. Cardinal has more than 20 years of industry experience in digital banking and financial cybersecurity, mostly as Senior Vice President at Bank of America, where he led the Ecosystem Trust and Safety team for the Cybersecurity Defense division of the bank’s Global Information Security department.

Dr. Alex Heublein leads the sales, solution architecture, and strategic alliances teams at GT Software. Prior to joining GT Software, Alex held a wide variety of executive roles including Vice President of Cloud Services at Hexagon, Vice President of Global Technology Services at Oracle, a former HP Distinguished Technologist and Chief Technologist for HP’s Consulting & Integration business unit.

**Not able to attend? Don’t worry, go ahead and register and we’ll email you a copy**

Don’t Let Uncertain Times Sideline Your Ability to Innovate

Monday, April 6th, 2PM Eastern

The most successful companies use difficult times to invest for the inevitable recovery. Now more than ever, companies are facing constant pressure to innovate. Learn how to do more with your legacy technology and emerge ahead of your competition. Don’t just move forward — accelerate your pace of innovation.

Join us Monday, April 6 at 2 PM Eastern as Dr. Alex Heublein examines the issues that many companies are facing and offers solutions to better leverage existing technology in a challenging economy.

In this webinar, you will learn:
• How you can continue to meet organizational and market demands as priorities shift toward efficiency and cost control.
• How to deal with legacy technology and skill sets that are increasingly difficult to maintain.
• How legacy system modernization brings new capabilities to your existing resources.

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About the presenter:
Alex leads the Sales, Solution Architecture, and Strategic Alliances teams at GT Software. Prior to joining GT Software Alex held a wide variety of executive roles including Vice President of Cloud Services at Hexagon, Vice President of Global Technology Services at Oracle, Vice President of Global Sales Enablement at Red Hat, and is a former HP Distinguished Technologist and Chief Technologist for HP’s Consulting & Integration business unit.

**Not able to attend? Don’t worry, go ahead and register and we’ll email you a copy of the recording.**

SHARE Fort Worth

February 23rd-28th, Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, TX

SHARE Fort Worth is quickly approaching and will be here before we know it! This bi-annual event is a wonderful networking opportunity that also provides us with a chance to demo our products.

We also are presenting two exciting sessions this year. On February 24th, our 11-time IBM Champion, Dusty Rivers, will have a session on the IMS track. IMS API’s: You Don’t Know, What You Don’t Know delves into how some of the world’s largest IMS installations successfully implemented hundreds of API’s. Additionally, he will also discuss the issues of developing API’s if you are not aware of the pitfalls. It’s at 1:45PM in Room 204B and you won’t want to miss it.

February 25th, at 11AM in Room 201A, principal technical architect Glenn Schneck will be presenting Challenges Integrating Legacy CICS Applications. In it, he will explain how different API tools and approaches are required when dealing with legacy applications that contain inherent complexities in their design. The session will also cover challenges and considerations in implementing real-time APIs integrating to decades-old CICS applications.

We look forward to seeing you in Fort Worth. Please stop by Booth 422 to learn how we can help elevate your legacy investments to leading edge.


October 27th-30th, The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

On October 27th we will be heading to Las Vegas for the world’s largest FinTech and payments event. We look forward to hearing fresh insight and interesting presentations from financial leaders around the globe.

If you’re attending Money2020, we would love the opportunity to connect with you and discuss how we can help with your open banking and FinTech innovation initiatives. Please email to set up a meeting with our President Steve Hassett or our CRO Alex Heublein.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Mainframe Modernization: The Why and How

Tuesday, October 29, 1PM EDT

The mainframe has been around for more than 50 years now. And there have been billions of lines of code written to support business applications on the mainframe. Organizations rely on these legacy systems and the decades of business knowledge built into the applications that drive their businesses.

But an application built 20 or more years ago will not be as accessible to modern users as it should be. Digital transformation to enable users to access applications and data quickly is the norm and this requires modernizing access to the rich data and processes on the mainframe.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • The value proposition of the mainframe, and trends driving its usage and capabilities
  • The IT infrastructure challenges including changing technology, cloud adoption, legacy applications, and development trends
  • Tactics to achieve mainframe modernization amid complexity and change

Join us Tuesday, October 29th for an informative webinar hosted by Craig Mullins. Craig is president & principal consultant of Mullins Consulting, Inc. and has over three decades of experience in all facets of database systems development including creating and teaching database classes, systems analysis and design, data analysis, database and system administration, performance management, and data modeling.

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Modern Application Development and the Mainframe

Thursday, October 3, 1PM EDT

Application development is different today than it was in the past. We strive to create products that increase agility and build better products faster. New technologies like Microservices and CI/CD, along with cultural shifts, are responsible for driving these new initiatives. However, how do we include core mainframe applications into this new paradigm? What is the best way to integrate to mainframe applications?

In this session, we will discuss:

  • How to use APIs for mainframe integration
  • Ways to manage changing attitudes towards the mainframe
  • What makes mainframe integration a unique challenge

Join us Thursday, October 3rd at 1PM EDT, as our Director of Product Evangelism, Don Spoerke, examines these topics and more. Watch now!

FinTech Power Houses: Where Atlanta and China’s Greater Bay Area Meet

August 14th, The Carter Center Cypress Room, Atlanta, Georgia

The Hong Kong Association of Atlanta is presenting FinTech Power Houses: Where Atlanta and China’s Greater Bay Area Meet on August 14th and not only are we attending, but we will be taking part in the panel discussion! Our COO, Steven Hassett will  be speaking, along with leaders from Deloitte Tax LLP, WorldPay, and more. We hope to see you there!

IMS APIs: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

August 13th, 11:30 EDT

If you missed this presentation at SHARE Pittsburgh, you’re in luck! Tune in tomorrow at 11:30 EDT for 10-time IBM Champion, Dusty Rivers’, presentation on IMS API success stories. He will discuss how some of the world’s largest IMS installations successfully implemented hundreds of APIs. Additionally, he will go over some of the issues of developing APIs if you are not aware of all the potential pitfalls. Watch now!

SHARE Pittsburgh

August 4th-9th, David L. Lawerance Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA

SHARE Pittsburgh is just around the corner!  This biannual event features 500+ technical sessions, with an attendance of over 1,000 companies and 13,000 contacts within the enterprise IT ecosystem. It provides a wonderful opportunity for us to network with partners and IT professionals from all around the world.

Our very own Dusty Rivers will be presenting “IMS API’s: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know.” In his session, he will discuss how some of the world’s largest companies are using API’s. He will also delve into areas of API development that will cause complexity and issues if a company doesn’t know what is in their applications. His session will take place Tuesday, August 6th from 10AM-11AM. Additionally, David Johnston of Western and Southern will also be presenting “CICS APIs at Western and Southern” on Tuesday, August 6th from 11:15AM-12:15AM.

We would love the opportunity to chat with you about our products and provide demos. Please stop by Booth 222 and say hello!

Digital Enterprise Transformation Assembly

June 25th-26th, The Mandarin Oriental, Miami, FL

We are excited to head to Miami this summer to attend FSI Transformation Assembly’s Digital Enterprise Transformation Assembly! We will participate in a series of educational roundtables, keynote presentations, collaborative think tanks, educational workshops, networking sessions and meet with CIOs from all over the country. We look forward to seeing you there!

PSD2 and API Banking

Wednesday, June 5th, 11AM EDT

Security is paramount for Open Banking and APIs play an integral part. They are an easy and secure way to access existing systems that hide the complexity from users. With PSD2 and Open Banking requiring EU and UK banks to create APIs to securely open core systems for specific uses, banks have an opportunity to embrace innovation and transform their customer relationships. Additionally, customers will benefit by getting better deals by exposing data, while debt management and cash flow management tools will provide recommendations for better products. In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • How both customers and banks can benefit from this mandate
  • The role of APIs in Open Banking
  • Ways integration can be accelerated
  • Recommendations on how to successfully integrate

Join us June 5th at 11AM EDT for “PSD2 & API Banking” and learn how API development is crucial to PSD2 and Open Banking.

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Mainframe Integration: The Time is Now!

Wednesday, May 1st, 1PM EDT

In today’s fast-paced world, we expect instantaneous results. This has contributed to the belief that all transactions are handled immediately. But it’s not just about customer expectations. Fraud, terrorism, and money laundering are areas where a delay in identification can be disastrous. To avoid these negative consequences, organizations must convert traditional batch validation processes-which can be lengthy- to real-time processes. Unfortunately, access to legacy systems leaves organizations struggling with this evolution. In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • The best time to integrate your legacy mainframe applications
  • What tool can help you integrate your mainframe
  • True life examples of companies that now rely on real-time integrations for critical business decision making

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FinTech South 2019

April 22nd-23rd, Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

FinTech South 2019 is right around the corner! This year’s event is expected to have 1,400 attendees and over 90 exhibitors at the FinTech South Innovation Alley, including GT Software. Our COO Steve Hassett will be speaking on the expert panel at the Investor Preview on April 22nd. The panel discussion, titled “Investing in Tomorrow’s FinTech,” will feature Georgi Gullia of Cherry Bekaert, Sean Banks of TTV Capital, and Dan Roselli of Queen City FinTech, and will take place at 3PM in the SunTrust Club.

This is an excellent opportunity for us to educate our fellow FinTech entrepreneurs in the Atlanta area about our products, as well as a chance for us to network and learn more about the innovators in our area. Visit us at Booth C15 to learn more about what we do. See you at the Benz!

Ellucian Live 2019

April 7th-10th, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisana

From April 7th– April 10th, GT Software will be traveling to New Orleans for Ellucian Live 2019! As strategic partners with Ellucian, it’s a wonderful opportunity for us to meet with peers and interact with the over 8,000 expected attendees from over 1,349 higher education institutions from 42 countries around the world.

GT Software is the global distributor of Fujitsu NetCOBOL, which is a COBOL compiler that enables Ellucian banner clients to eliminate COBOL runtime fees and avoid license verification audits. To learn more about Fujitsu NetCOBOL and GT Software, please stop by Booth 353.

SHARE Phoenix

March 10th- March 15th, Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix, Arizona

It’s that time of the year again! From March 10th-Martch 15th, GT Software will be heading to SHARE Phoenix. This biannual event focuses on enterprise IT’s hottest topics, which include API economy, Data Privacy, Pervasive Encryption, Cloud Technology in Enterprise and more. With over 500 sessions to choose from, we are excited to explore numerous different topics in IT.

SHARE Phoenix also provides us with the opportunity to educate others about our company. Our very own Dusty Rivers, Director, z Systems Software: IMS & CICS will be presenting “IMS API’s in Action: Several User Success Stories,” in Room 105C on March 11th, from 11:15AM-12:15PM. In this session, he will discuss how the world’s largest airline successfully implemented hundreds of API’s, based on their IMS System. Dusty’s session las year was identified as an outstanding VEND session and was the winner of a Best Session Award, so this year’s presentation is not to be missed.

We encourage you to to check out “A User’s Journey Into the World of CICS APIs,” presented by Jonathan Proft, Systems Developer for Federated Insurance. The session will take place on March 12th, in Room 101B, from 11:15AM-12:15PM. He will be detailing how his company leveraged their existing CICS/COBOL system with the use of APIs. See how they integrated and exposed millions of lines of code to the distributed world, integrated an extensive suite of on-demand APIs and numerous systems, such as proof-of-insurance for state law enforcement, claim reporting from the field, internal web APIs for policy management, sales and claims handling. All without any new CICS lines of code!

We also welcome you to stop by Booth 318 to learn more about our company and see demos of what we do. We look forward to seeing you in March!

APIs, Microservices, and Mainframe Integration

Wednesday, February 13th 2PM EST

APIs and Microservices dominate the conversation when we talk about new application development. However, there seems to be a great deal of confusion between exactly what the difference is between the two. How do we decide which to use when integrating mainframe applications?

In this session, we will discuss:

  • What is an API?
  • What is a Microservice?
  • What do they have to do with the mainframe?
  • Best Practices for use in legacy integration

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The Summit 2019

February 11th and 12th, Cobb Galleria Centre Atlanta, Georgia

On February 11th and 12th, GT Software will be attending The Summit, the annual event held by Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). This year, over 1,200 attendees who range from those working in technology and FinTech, to thought leaders throughout the state, will meet at the Cobb Galleria Centre for the opportunity to network, educate and learn about the latest technology innovations.

This year our very own COO, Stephen D. Hassett, will be co-presenting with Dave Excell, CTO and co-founder of Featurespace. Their presentation, “Mainframes and Machine Learning,” will take place February 12th from 11:20AM-11:50 AM in Room 102. Join us as to learn how mainframes and machine learning platforms can work together to detect fraud in real-time.

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

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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!

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.

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.

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

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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.

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 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.