Jase Alpers is part of the DB2 for z/OS optimizer development team out of the IBM Silicon Valley Lab. He is a frequent speaker on DB2 query optimization having presented at IOD as well as many DB2 user groups over the years. Jase has more than 15 years’ experience with DB2 in application development, consulting, DB2 support, and DB2 optimizer development. Prior to joining the DB2 optimizer team, Jase led the SQL performance and Relational Data Systems DB2 support teams. Jase's work is focused on driving improvements to DB2 query optimization as well as deep dive analysis and resolution of SQL
Ulf Heinrich is the Director of Solutions Delivery at SOFTWARE ENGINEERING GmbH. He specializes in DB2 recovery issues and database maintenance, focusing on the growing requirement for cost reduction and 24×7 operations. As a consultant at large customer sites, he has implemented database maintenance procedures and recovery strategies, and also experienced the pitfalls of recovery scenarios under real-world recovery pressure. His activities cover EMEA, as well as North America through SE’s U.S. subsidiary, SEGUS Inc. He’s involved in the development of SE’s maintenance and recovery solutions.
Rick Weaver Over the past 25 years, Rick Weaver has become a well-known mainframe expert specializing in database protection, replication, recovery and performance. Because of his vast expertise, he has authored numerous articles, white papers and other valuable pieces on database technologies, and frequently spoken on the subjects of database recovery and performance at conferences, symposiums and user groups.