The European Operations Technical Conference (EOTC) is a Guide Share Europe (GSE) event.

This conference will focus on the core automation products and issues: what’s new in the world of system automation, how your automation peers are using automation solutions to solve real-world business problems, development work in progress within the whole System Automation family and other products of the System Management product portfolio. So plan to attend EOTC 2018 and renew old acquaintances, meet new colleagues, and learn about new automation resources, solutions and tools.

The effectiveness of GSE is down to excellent cooperation between all members. All members are encouraged to share experiences and know-how of large-scale IT equipment and systems, so that each can increase its own efficiency and keep pace with ever evolving and advancing techniques.

The conference takes places from April 16 (1 p.m.) through Thursday, April 19 (12 a.m.) and is focused on Mainframe (z/OS) themes with IBM System Automation for z/OS, IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS and NetView for z/OS but also extends out into the enterprise with a focus on distributed systems.

Additionally we plan to provide certain break-out sessions in parallel.
This arrangement benefits both IBM's customers and IBM's product development teams. Customers are exposed to product plans of their favorite IBM system management products as well as some with which they aren't currently familiar; product developers receive feedback from both current and potential customers. Sessions are presented by representatives from both IBM software development teams and their customers. Interaction and feedback is both expected and encouraged.
Topics cover a range of IBM system management products, mainly IBM System Automation Family, IBM Service Management Suite for z/OS and IBM NetView for z/OS. Other topics might be GDPS, OMEGAMON, z/OS Automation Infrastructure, IWS and the IBM Systems Management strategy.

Discussions can include product futures and requirements.
As last year we will again require all attendees to sign a non-disclosure agreement. This allows all speakers to talk freely about product futures and plans.