VM and VSE Technical Conference - Frankfurt March 1998

Frankfurt, Germany was the location for the 1998 VM and VSE Technical Conference held in conjunction with the IBM OS/390 and Storage event. Many of these photos were taken at the Gala dinner with floor show - a lovely treat sponsored by IBM S/390 EMEA (Europe-Middle East-Africa).

    Frankfurt Scenery

  • Frankfurt street scene in front of the Congress Center

    Entertainment at the Gala Dinner

  • Gala dancers kick up their heels

    Our VM Customers and Vendors

  • Customers at dinner. On the right is Menghistab Woldai (Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Company)
  • Representatives of Sterling Software, Inc. --that's Elsa Tay in the middle, next to her is customer Andreas Wizemann. On the far right is Russell Hawkins (Sterling Software, Inc).
  • Wim van't Einde (Comparex) with Christine Casey (IBM)
  • Nico L. van Wouwen (Klaverblad Verzekeringen) talks with VM developers, Mike Donovan and Bill Bitner.
  • Pam Christina and Elsa Tay (Sterling Software, Inc)

    European IBMers

  • IBM Netherlands HONE development team: Frans Handoko, Peter Schmitz, Wim van Bergen, and Richard van Wel
  • Colleagues from the Netherlands: Richard van Wel, HONE development (IBM Uithoorn), and from VM Support in IBM Zoetermeer - Fred van Vliet and Michel van Kruistum on the right.
  • Erich Amrehn (IBM S/390 Germany)
  • Karl Pesendorfer (IBM Vienna), Klaus Goebel (IBM Boeblingen), Anette Stolvoort (IBM Boeblingen)
  • Herb Kratzer (IBM Boeblingen) and colleague
  • Rob van der Heij (IBM Netherlands), Pam Christina, Gerard van Kempen (VM SUpport in IBM Zoetermeer) and Johan Brakel (HONE System Support in IBM Zoetermeer)
  • IBM Netherlands colleagues: Loek Sluijter and Rob van der Heij both of HONE Support in IBM Zoetermeer, with Gerard van Kempen of VM Support in IBM Zoetermeer.
  • Smiling delegates
  • Pam Christina with Mark Cathcart (IBM S/390 UK)
  • Erich Amrehn (IBM S/390 Germany) and Cliff Laking (IBM S/390 UK)

    Conference Staff

  • Muriel Bronn (IBM UK), Nadia De Vrieze (IBM Belgium), and Shelagh Gurrie (IBM UK)
  • Wolfgang Buccholz (IBM Mainz, Education and Training)

    IBM VM & VSE Folks

  • Group Photo:
    Top Row (L to R) - Christine Casey (IBM Endicott), Anette Stolvoort (IBM Germany), Karen Haist (IBM Germany), Bill Bitner (IBM Endicott), George Madl (IBM Endicott), Erhard Hoehn (IBM Germany)
    Bottom Row (L to R) - Alan Altmark (IBM Endicott) Pam Christina, and Gary Eheman (IBM Atlanta)
  • Richard Lewis (IBM WSC), Bonnie Martin (Lockheed Martin Co) and others applaud the entertainment.
  • Erhard Hoehn (IBM S/390 Germany) and Gary Eheman (IBM S/390 Atlanta) deep in discussion.
  • Randy Stelman (IBM POK) with Anette Stolvoort
  • Bonnie Martin (Lockheed Martin Co) and Richard Lewis (IBM Washington Systems Center)

    IBM US VM Folks

  • Endicott VM developers: Bill Bitner, Christine Casey, and Mike Donovan
  • Mike Donovan (IBM VM Development, Endicott)
  • Endicott IBMers Bill Bitner and George Madl with Chuck Morse (IBM WSC)
  • The Altmarks - Karen and Alan (IBM VM Endicott)
  • From left to right: Chuck Morse (IBM Washington System Center), Tom Mayer (IBM Endicott), Tracy Dean (IBM Office Solutions), and Len Diegel (IBM Med size S/390 Marketing).
  • Tom Mayer
  • Bill Bitner (IBM VM), Erich Amrehn (IBM Germany) with , Chuck Morse (IBM WSC)
  • Bill Bitner, Chuck Morse, and Pam Christina dining al fresco at Opera Platz. (Gary Eheman tried out his new digital camera).