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Day 1 at Share 2009, Denver

CICS Marketing manager, Nick Garrod (@cicsfluff) has kindly agreed to throw away his buzz-words and shiny marketing foils to give us a little peek at what is going on at Share 2009 this week. If you are visiting Share and spot him, please go have a chat and demand he puts your picture on the blog! 🙂  Thanks to Nick and everyone out at Share! Now over to Nick for day 1 at Share. More to follow as I get it…

Thanks
Chris

CICS is well in evidence at Share 2009.

CICS banner at Share 2009

CICS banner at Share 2009

Dave Andrews delivered the keynote touching on all aspects CICS, without stealing anyone’s thunder for later pitches.

Steve Zemblowski gives the CICS TS V4 overview followed by a lunch and learn on the CICS explorer, patronised by 50+ attendees .

After a short break Matthew Webster and Diana Blair delivered to a full session a lunch and learn on the CICS Explorer and CICS Tools

The Expo centre (center) opened at 16:00 but Paul Kettley was delivering the birthday celebrations at the 4:30 CICS is 40 session.

CICS I am 40 Mosaic

CICS I am 40 Mosaic

Dave Andrews presented letters of thanks to vendor sponsors (H&W, Sirius, DataDirect and Hostbridge). This is Ed Boulay – Sirius.

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Ed Boulay receiving his letter of thanks

Packs of CICS cards were given to people who got questions correct in Paul’s CICS is 40 quiz!

Dave Andrews handing out CICS cards

Dave Andrews handing out CICS cards

This chap has worked with CICS since 1969 – or was at Woodstock… or maybe both – can’t remember.

Worked on CICS since 1969!

Worked on CICS since 1969!

Then we had the cake.. those are berries around the side in case you are wondering.

Happy 40th CICS!

Happy 40th CICS!

Dave Andrews cutting the CICS 40th anniversary cake

Dave Andrews cutting the CICS 40th anniversary cake

Members of our ATS team were in attendance.

The ATS team

The ATS team - Leigh Compton, Dennis Weiand and Steve Zemblowski

And this lot looked familiar as well…

Going anti-clockwise from the bottom left is Matthew Webster (CICS Explorer), Paul Kettley (CICS strategy and planning), CICS Distinguished Engineer Ian Mitchell, CICS director Dave Andrews and Kathy Tyrrell (CICS project office)

Going anti-clockwise from the bottom left is Matthew Webster (CICS Explorer), Paul Kettley (CICS strategy and planning), CICS Distinguished Engineer Ian Mitchell, CICS director Dave Andrews and Kathy Tyrrell (CICS project office)

It was then off to the Expo Center (sic) to meet and greet customers and business partners. Here there were coozies being distributed by the sponsor vendors and the cave girls (Dino-Software – anyone who has attended SHARE will know who I mean) were positioned right by our complimentary smoothie maker which was being looked after first up by our very own Mr January (Scott Clee – CICS Test Architect).

Buy 5 z10's and collect the coupons for your very own bodygaurd ;)

Buy 5 z10's and collect the coupons for your very own bodygaurd!

After that your correspondent was in dire need of sleep.

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