Rocket Software to Present a Hybrid Cloud Approach to Modernizing Mission Critical Infrastructure at SHARE® Atlanta

23 February 2023
The company will be an Elite sponsor of the event with experts leading 20 breakout sessions
Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass. – February 23, 2023 – Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world’s largest companies, today announced it will deliver the only featured keynote session and be an Elite sponsor of SHARE Atlanta 2023. Taking place on March 5-8, 2023, SHARE Atlanta is a premier event for mainframe technical professionals to network, deepen their skills, and hear about the latest industry trends.

In the keynote on Monday, March 6 at 8 a.m. EST, Phil Buckellew, President, Infrastructure Modernization Business Unit at Rocket Software, and Derek Powe, SVP-zPlatform Manager at M+T Bank, will discuss the IT challenges organizations face, and why hybrid infrastructure is best suited for organizations looking to reap the benefits of both the mainframe and the cloud. The two will share with attendees the essential infrastructure needed to enable organizations to modernize in place without disruption and compete in today’s complex business market.

Rocket Software experts will also be hosting 20 breakout sessions at the event, including:

Monday, March 6 | Unlock the Power of Machine Learning for IBM Z® Monitoring2| 12-1 p.m. EST

  • Description: In this session, Rocket Software and IBM experts will share how organizations can leverage performance monitoring tools with the power of machine learning to unleash actionable insights and make informed decisions on how to best allocate resources for improved business outcomes.
  • Hosted by:
    • Tim Willging, Fellow, Infrastructure Modernization, Rocket Software
    • James Porell, Principal Software Architect, Rocket Software
    • Dan Wiegand, Senior Product Manager, IBM

Wednesday, March 8 | Unleash the Power of Your Mainframe in the Cloud| 1:15-2:15 p.m. EST

  • Description: In this session, Rocket Software experts will share how organizations can avoid bottlenecks when integrating their mainframe into their cloud strategy in the most effective ways to:
    • Leverage and extend existing infrastructure investments for innovation
    • Simplify access to and management of data for improved insights and economics
  • Hosted by:
    • Jeff Cherrington, VP Product Management, Rocket Software
    • Mike Siemasz, Product Marketing Director, Rocket Software
    • Robyn Anderson, Senior Product Manager, Rocket Software

To view the full sessions list, including more of Rocket Software’s sessions, click here.

Rocket Software’s long-time commitment to the SHARE community, and continued investment in enterprise IT talent has led to 22 Rocketeers being named IBM champions this year. Visit the Rocket Software team at SHARE Atlanta 2023 at booth #243.

About Rocket Software

Rocket Software partners with the largest enterprises, in all industries, to solve their most complex IT challenges, across infrastructure, data, and applications — with solutions that simplify, not disrupt their modernization journey. Trusted by over 10,000 customers, Rocket Software helps enterprises modernize in place with a hybrid cloud strategy, so they don’t need to re-platform or build from the ground up. The company’s 2,600 global employees work with customers to accelerate and optimize their modernization journey while meeting evolving market needs. Rocket Software is a privately held U.S. corporation headquartered in the Boston area with centers of excellence strategically located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Rocket Software is a portfolio company of Bain Capital Private Equity. Follow Rocket Software on LinkedIn and Twitter or visit