The term “modernization” is being used to mean different things causing confusion in the market. Some define “modernization” as moving away from mainframes and COBOL and others define “modernization” as updating existing systems in place. Modernization, especially application and process modernization, is absolutely essential to the future of the mainframe ecosystem. Open Mainframe Project wants to provide leadership in ensuring that addressing aging applications is done in a way with a broad view of the options, rather than following fashion or tradition. The first step is launching a new Mainframe Modernization Working Group. In today’s episode, hosts Alan Shimel and John Mertic will speak with key industry and Open Mainframe Project leaders who are stepping up to join this effort including: Misty Decker (Micro Focus), Len Santalucia (Vicom Infinity) and Peter McCaffrey.