INNOVATION

TOUR 2017

UNLEASH YOUR DIGITAL VISION
#WITHOUTCOMPROMISE
Washington, D.C. November 2-3

Innovation Tour 2017

Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.


November 2-3


Register now

SPEAKERS

Kevin Niblock
Kevin Niblock
President & COO, North America, Software AG
Kevin Niblock, joined Software AG in July 2015 as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of North America, and as a member of the Software AG Group Executive Board.
Geoff Calvin
Geoff Colvin
Senior Editor-At-Large, FORTUNE
Mighael Botha
Mighael Botha
Chief Technology Officer, North America, Software AG
Mighael Botha is a seasoned professional with more than 24 years of experience in Information Technology. In his current role as CTO for North America, he regularly meets and presents to C-Level Executives on topics like Cloud Computing, Big Data, Mobile development, SOA and Business Process Management.
Kevin Niblock
John Rossman
Author “The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles of the World’s Most Disruptive Company”
John Rossman is the author of The Amazon Way book series, a Managing Director at Alvarez and Marsal, a global professional services firm, and a former Amazon executive. Mr. Rossman is an expert at crafting and implementing innovative and digital business models and capabilities, including internet of things.

AGENDA

Pre-Conference
Wednesday, November 1

9.00 am - 5.00pm PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING CLASSES Click for description

These educational training classes are offered in addition to the Innovation Tour Conference for those attendees who want more in-depth training. Registration is required, and these courses incur additional fees which will be charged during online conference registration.

 

Course 1:  Migration from Software AG’s webMethods Broker to WebMethods Universal Messaging

Haven’t made the change to webMethods Universal Messaging but curious as to what will be needed and/or what to expect when you do make the move? 


Taught by Sr.Instructor, Hugues Tremblay (former Principal Consultant for Software AG’s Global Competency Center), this one-day hands-on training course explores the difference and considerations you should look into when migrating from webMethods Broker to webMethods Universal Messaging. 


Students completing this special course will gain a high level side by side comparison to help you decide when the time is right for you.   


Objectives:
At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the high level differences between Broker and Universal Messaging
  • Gain a better understanding of the migration strategy
  • Plan your migration strategy

Software Versions Covered:

  • webMethods Broker
  • webMethods Universal Messaging

Audience: Experienced webMethods Practitioners


Prerequisites: Deep knowledge of webMethods Broker


Content:

  • High level overview of Universal Messaging
  • Using Integration Server with Universal Messaging (Messaging and JMS Provider)
  • Migration process between Broker and Universal Messaging
  • Universal Messaging Zones vs. Broker Territories and Gateways

Methods:

  • Lecture, presentation
  • Hands-on workshop

Duration: 1 day



Course 2:  Introduction to Software AG’s Alfabet IT Portfolio Management Platform


Alfabet enables better IT investment decisions and reduces transformational risks by helping customers understand when, where, how and why to make changes in their IT portfolio. This comprehensive suite links the interdependent perspectives of IT, business, finance and risk for “whole view” analysis of how IT can support business change.  Using Alfabet, customers can manage all of their IT portfolios in a single environment, including demands, applications, technologies, projects, finances and risks. 


Ready to learn more?  Register for the one day Pre-Conference training offered by Software AG’s Global Education Services.  This hands-on session is designed to give you an up close view of the tool and how it can helps organizations effectively plan for the future.


Objectives:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:


  • Gain a high level methodological view point of both business and technical considerations when implementing an Enterprise Architecture solution
  • Navigate successfully using the basic Alfabet platform.

Software Versions Covered: Alfabet v10


Audience: Technology Architects, Application Owners


Prerequisites: Basic computer handling; enterprise architecture and business-IT management knowledge helpful


Content:

  • What is Alfabet?
  • Common use cases
  • Alfabet methodological view point (Business and Technical architecture portfolio) 
  • Product navigation
  • Project considerations and next steps

Methods:

  • Lecture, presentation
  • Hands on workshop

Duration: 1 day

INNOVATION TOUR – DAY ONE

Thursday, November 2

6:00 am - Fun Run Among DC’s Historic Landmarks Click for description

Join other attendees early and start your day enjoying a fun run around Washington DC’s historic landmarks.

8:00 am to 9:00 am - Registration and Breakfast Click for description

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am to 9:15 am: Welcome to Unleash Your Digital Vision #withoutcompromise - Kevin Niblock, Software AG Click for description

Kevin Niblock, President & COO, North America, Software AG

9:15 am to 10:00 am: Leading Ahead of What’s Next – The New Rules of Business - Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor-At-Large, FORTUNE Click for description

The whole world of business is changing in historic and profound ways –distruptive technology, , government’s role, and the balance of global economic power are shifting massively — and it’s happening fast! While political winds may blow toward restrictions on trade and immigration, the trends powering the friction-free economy are technological and going strong. Competing and winning in business today requires extraordinary leadership at every level of the organization. Colvin has a unique perspective rooted in long-standing relationships with the world’s top leaders in business and government. He knows what they’re seeing, thinking, and planning and reveals how they’re leading, making choices, and responding to today’s challenges in ways that others can learn from. A unifying theme as the economy transforms is that in almost every business, barriers to entry are coming down. Geoff’s message is optimistic and energizing: Opportunity is more widely available than ever. Every organization, and every person, can possess the 21st Century’s most valuable assets – openness to new ideas, ingenuity, and imagination.

10:00 am to 10:30 am: Your Digital Transformation #withoutcompromise - Kevin Niblock, President and COO, North America, Software AG Click for description

Hear Kevin Niblock, President and COO, North America, explain the 5 steps that enterprises must follow in their journey to digital transformation. Mr. Duffaut will offer tangible tips that business leaders can take, and sharenumerous use cases inspired by the companies already on the path from digital exploration to digital disruption.

10:30 am to 10:45 am: Networking Break Click for description

Refreshments in the ‘Meet the Experts’ and Partner Solution Showcase

10:45 am to 11:15 am: Big Change, Big Opportunity - Mighael Botha, Chief Technology Officer, North America, Software AG Click for description

Technology is changing the competitive landscape faster than ever. Native digital companies are disrupting entire markets with superior customer service. One thing is clear: To outperform the competition, your business must become digital. Digital Transformation requires a Digital Business Platform to create unique ways to stand out from the competition. Our Digital Business Platform enables you to drive innovation and adapt to any future market or technology disruptions. The Digital Business Platform is your technology layer that enhances rather than replaces your current core IT systems. Gain a future-proof architecture and build differentiating applications to increase your competitiveness and success in a digital world.

11:15 am to 12:00 pm: Digital Transformation – A View from Within One of the Best Known Brands in the World Click for description

Digital Transformation – A View from Within One of the Best Known Brands in the World

12:00 pm - Networking Lunch Click for description

Buffet lunch in the ‘Meet the Experts’ and Partner Solution Showcase.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: INDUSTRY INNOVATION SESSIONS Click for description

Session 1: Connected Manufacturing: Driving IoT into Products, Factories and Supply Chains

Moderator: Sean Riley, Global Industry Leader, Manufacturing & Transportation, Software AG
(Recommended for Manufacturing & Transportation Industries)

What is Connected Manufacturing and what role does IoT play? Is it reimagining the products manufacturers sell and driving usage-based business models? Is it monitoring the production line that is driving improved machine reliability and product quality. Or is it streamlining the supply chain that keeps factories running smoothly with reduced inventory? For many IoT plays a role in all of these examples. This session will cover the debate over the role of IoT and will take a look at real world examples of this trend that is transforming the industry.

Session 2: ‘Amazonization’ – How to Survive in the Age of Amazon?

Moderator: Oliver Guy, Global Industry Leader, Retail, Software AG
(Recommended for Retail & Communications Industries)

Amazon and other digital pioneers pose a huge threat to B2C industries. Customers are embracing digitally-driven channels for everything from buying a pair of jeans to watching a movie to ordering a pizza. How will ‘traditional’ B2C companies survive? Simple. Abandon “tradition”. In this session, hear from B2C innovative firms and see how they are responding to this challenge.

Session 3: Renewables, Pro-sumers and Chaos on the Grid: Why the Digital Utility is Needed Now More Than Ever.

Moderator: Bart Schouw, Global Industry Leader, Software AG
Speaker: Orlandus Gilmore, Manager – Enterprise Systems Integration, Duke Energy
(Recommended for Energy & Natural Resources, and Utilities Industries)

Renewables introduce unpredictability into power generation, not to mention opportunities for new start-ups. As solar panels and improved battery technology become more widely available, even so called ‘Prosumer’ households are introducing increased variability into supply & demand. Utilities are faced with growing challenges when dispatching generation requirements, and utilities and regulators alike are looking for technologies and policies to help manage supply & demand risk. And that is just one of the many issues the energy market faces…welcome to the world of the digital utility. In this session, attendees will learn howenergy and utility companies can transform and manage this challenge and even benefit from the opportunities it presents.

Session 4: Information Sharing and the Rise of Financial Services Eco-systems – Are you in (or are you out?)

Moderator: Laura Crozier, Global Industry Leader, Software AG
(Recommended for Banking, Securities and Insurance Industries)

Some call it the API economy. Some called it Hyper-Connectivity. In banking, it’s known as Open Bank. Even if there isn’t agreement on a name, most agree that sharing data with an eco-system of trusted partners is the future of Financial Services. Financial service providers are now asking themselves tough questions: How will I digitally transform (and scale) an IT architecture that is designed to secure (not share) data? How will the eco-system change my relationship with my customers? What do I want my bank’s role to be in the ecosystem? In this session, attendees will hear about new and changing business models being used to address these challenges.


Session 5: Digital solutions for today’s smart, streamlined and citizen-focused government departments, agencies and authorities.
 

Session 5a: Mastering Your Government Data – Beyond Navigating Data Lakes and Streams

Moderator: Francis Rose, Broadcaster and Host, Government Matters on Washington (WJLA, ABC7)

While information offers a lot of benefits, it can be challenging, frustrating, and expensive. Building the right infrastructure to access and capture data isn’t simple. And then you need to be able to convert it into insight. Extracting insights from data used to be the domain of the IT department but more often functional leaders want to be masters of their own data.

Where do IT and functional leaders start to aggregate and analyze more information to support better decision-making collaboratively? What if your agency doesn’t have a CDO to bridge the gap between IT and functional teams? How can you enable more effective business process automation, better understand citizens, and provide more effective mission support? Join this expert panel dialogue to learn how agency data professionals are taking steps that result in “quick wins” towards an effective future data management strategy. (Recommended for Public Sector organizations)

Session 5b: Securely Enhance the Value of APIs for Government

Moderator: Francis Rose, Broadcaster and Host, Government Matters on Washington (WJLA, ABC7)

While many agencies already use Application Program Interfaces (APIs) to share data with the public and comply with Open Data mandates, APIs also enable new uses for current information that can deliver greater citizen responsiveness and operational effectiveness. These changes are making it increasingly important for federal, state, and local government agencies to develop and execute successful API strategies.
 

Bring your experience and questions to this interactive session to understand how your API strategies can be implemented to manage information at scale, from diverse systems and platforms, within and among agency computing environments and mobile initiatives. Seasoned professionals will explain how to enhance operational effectiveness and increasing security to ensure APIs are effective and protected.

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm - Networking Break Click for description

Refreshments in the ‘Meet the Experts’ and Partner Solution Showcase

3:15 pm to 4:00 pm: Meet the Digital Transformation Champions – Industry Panel Click for description

Moderator: Kevin Niblock, President & COO, North America, Software AG

Hear inspiring stories from the front lines of digital transformation from tech leaders who are driving innovation in their organizations.

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm: Creating Digital Disruption - John Rossman, Author, “The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles of the World’s Most Disruptive Company” Click for description

Amazon has pioneered and created waves of disruption ever since it was founded.  From one click purchasing, to online shopping, to same-day delivery, Amazon has created the marketplace for others to follow.  Author of the The Amazon Way, John Rossman, will teach how the culture of Amazon drives the ability to disrupt, what principles continually produce these changes, and how to set up your company to drive disruption.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Reception Click for description

Enjoy refreshments and hors’ d oeuvres in the Software AG ‘Meet the Experts’ and Partner Solutions Showcase - a place for business and technology executives seeking inspiration to network with recognized partner of Software AG and industry and technology experts from around the world.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Software AG Club Innovation sponsored by Kellton Tech – Dinner and Reception Click for description

Software AG Club Innovation – Dinner and Reception
Sponsored by Kellton Tech

INNOVATION TOUR – DAY TWO

Friday, November 3

6:00 am - Fun Run Among DC’s Historic Landmarks Click for description

Join other attendees early and start your day enjoying a fun run around Washington DC’s historic landmarks.

8:00 am to 9:00 am - Breakfast Click for description

Buffet breakfast in the ‘Meet the Experts’ and Partner Solution Showcase.

9:00 am to 12:00 pm - TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SESSIONS Click for description

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SESSIONS

Session 1: Internet of Things

Moderator: Floyd West, General Manager, IoT, North America, Software AG

At Software AG we are focused on ensuring you deliver on the unique vision of the IoT you have for your business. Our modular set of IoT Platform Services, aligned with key functional areas of an IoT platform, can all be integrated with products from other vendors— giving you a best-of-breed, extensible solution that can deliver real business value. Hear how our customers are leveraging IoT and Software AG IoT Platform Services to create new revenue streams, drive operational efficiencies, and increase customer engagement and retention. The following topics will be addressed during this session:

  • Open IoT Frameworks. Hear from a panel of IoT experts about what they have learned from their experiences working with Global 1000 organizations developing their IoT frameworks. Find out why developing your own open IoT Framework might be the best approach to address the goals of your unique organization.
  • IoT Acceleration. Connecting devices and creating IoT applications can be a highly complex and expensive undertaking. Our Cumulocity Integration Platform makes the connection and management of devices fast and easy. See a demo and learn how to accelerate your adoption of IoT and realize the promise of IoT sooner.
  • Distributed IoT Architectures. Lower the barrier to entry with a distributed IoT architecture that allows enterprises to perform real-time streaming analytics at the edge of the network. The architectural benefits are decreased latency times for real-time events, a significant reduction in network traffic and a reduction in the central server power needed to cope with the volume of data. See a demo of Software AG’s and Dell’s co-innovation solution for Edge gateways and real-time analytics.
  • Embedding Machine Learning. AI and machine learning play a critical role in enabling real time decisions. Historically, deployment of sophisticated analytic models is time consuming and labor intensive leading to missed economic opportunities. Now, with Software AG’s Zementis Predictive Analytics enterprises can easily integrate leading analytic techniques in a radically accelerated manner. See just how easy with this demo.

Session 2: Business and IT Transformation
Moderator: Paula Ziehr, Product Marketing Leader, Software AG
Three topics will be covered:

a.     Delivering on Digital Transformation

Organizations are challenged to change their business and operating models to leverage the opportunities of digital business and ensure survival in an agile and competitive business environment. Understanding your business strategy and aligning digital strategies and initiatives to that strategy are the keys to success. Further, new digital technologies and nimble market entrants are forcing companies of all sizes to increase the speed with which they change their business models and deliver the related products and services. IT departments similarly have to up the ante and deliver change at a much higher rate. This session will cover the capabilities you need to master digital transformation:

  • Digital Business Models (from planning to strategy to execution)
  • Innovation Management and Ideation
  • Selecting and Monitoring a Digital Strategy
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Implementing a Bi-modal Approach
  • Operational Project Management
  • Analytics and process discovery

b.    Ensuring Compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union (EU) is one of the most sweeping regulations of digital age. It impacts organizations around the world that offer products and services to EU citizens and residents. Indeed, according to predictions GDPR compliance will be a priority for over 90% of US organizations in 2017. Software AG equips you with the means to quickly set up the knowledge base and process framework you need for achieving compliance by the 2018 deadline - by offering everything in one solution: business process analysis, enterprise architecture management, IT portfolio management and planning, and GRC practices. Find out in this session what critical steps you need to be taking now while building a foundation for sustainable GDPR compliance.

c.     Industry 4.0: New Requirements on Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Business Process Analysis (BPA)

We are now in the age of ‘Industry 4.0.’ Technology advances are driving new business models and dynamic customer engagement. This results in a largely extended IT footprint -- including IT embedded into products and manufacturing lines -- requiring a convergence of planning across business and IT. As a result, the lines are blurring between IT, product and production. New business processes are required while the need for transparency into where, when and how technology is employed throughout the enterprise is essential for planning, management and governance of front- and back-end architecture. This session will discuss how the IoT and Industry 4.0 will impact your EA, IT Portfolio Management and BPA practices with a focus on:

  • Planning and design of IoT scenarios
  • Connecting IoT with business processes
  • Managing IoT objects
  • API planning and portfolio management
  • Technical infrastructure planning and management

Session 3:  Hybrid Integration & API Management 

Moderator: David Overos, Product Marketing Leader, Software AG 

Building a Successful API Management Program

Building a successful API program requires both business and technical planning. In this session we will highlight the critical requirements, from promotion of APIs and building an API ecosystem, monetization with API plans and packages, and securing your APIs from unauthorized users and malicious attacks. We will also showcase a demo of the latest capabilities in Software AG’s new webMethods API Gateway.
Implementing Microservices and DevOps in a Hybrid Cloud environment (By Sachin Gadre – VP Product Management)
IT departments are looking to leverage microservices to rapidly build applications to support web scale architecture requirements. This session will offer best practices for architecting an integration-centric microservices architecture that embraces the discipline of DevOps in order to build cloud native applications that can be deployed in a hybrid cloud environment.
Upcoming Innovations – By Subhash Ramachandran (SVP – Product Management and Marketing)

Session 4: Next Generation App Platform

Moderator: Navdeep Sidhu, Vice President, Product Marketing, Software AG 

Applications are at the center stage of creating a powerful customer experience. Traditional applications cannot keep up the pace for Digital Transformation. Both IT and business need a platform which meets both low code and case management style needs from application development. Join us to learn why Software AG’s Dynamic Apps platform was named a leader by a leading analyst firm recently and how can it speed up your Digital Transformation by creating powerful apps quickly.

The following will be covered by Nandan Kidambi (Sr. Director – Product Management):

  • Building Process and Case Apps with the new Dynamic Apps Platform
  • Driving Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with Dynamic Apps
  • Dynamic Apps Customer Session

Upcoming Innovations – By Subhash Ramachandran (SVP – Product Management and Marketing)

9:00 am to 3:45 pm - A&N Modernization & Digital Transformation Click for description

Moderator: Becky Albin, Chief Architect, A&N, Software AG


September 15 is Adabas & Natural Day! Software AG´s Innovation Tour stops in Chicago and offers a whole day to learn more about:

  • how your Adabas & Natural applications can play a strategic role in your enterprise’s Digital Transformation.
  • how Adabas & Natural 2050+ will help you optimize your IT environment and modernize your core applications and development environment
  • how to integrate them with the Digital Business Platform to transform your enterprise into a digital-software driven business.
  • how your differentiated business applications and high-value data can be an excellent starting point for all this and can play a key role in the digital-age.

Don´t miss the chance to meet Software AG´s Adabas & Natural experts, to experience our Adabas & Natural 2050+ initiative, and to exchange information with your peers.

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm - Lunch & Departures Click for description

Lunch & Departures

12:30 pm to 3:30 pm - Alfabet User Group Click for description

Software AG’s Alfabet solution serves a fast-growing community of clients from leading organizations. Our customers have some of the most innovative programs in the industry for Business and IT Transformation and we are proud to be able to support these with our market-leading product. We are convinced that regular interaction with Alfabet experts and with peers drives this innovation and is a key driving force behind proliferation of best-practices amongst the community, as well as a source for cutting-edge ideas related to product development.

As part of the Innovation Tour conference, the Alfabet User Group Meeting is the perfect complement to the strategic product and industry-oriented topics covered in the first one-and-a-half days and to the free Alfabet product training offered on the day before the conference. The half-day user group meeting will take a deep dive into topics such as the new Alfabet product release 10.1 (due out mid-October), Alfabet’s interoperability with Software AG’s ARIS for business process analysis and operational project management with Alfabet. There is no extra charge for the user group meeting.

To get the most out of the user group meeting, we recommend this session only for licensed users of Alfabet and for attendees who have some fundamental knowledge of the product.

12:30 pm to 5:30 pm - EDUCATION TEST DRIVES (OPTIONAL) Click for description

In these optional sessions, attendees will be provided an opportunity to see and “test-drive’ several of the market-leading Software AG products. The sessions are offered concurrently and have limited availability. Attendees have the option to sign up for one session. So please reserve your space early, as these sessions fill-up quickly.

Test Drive #1: API Management

Are you searching for an API Management tool that brings together deployment, security, publishing and monitoring of your APIs and services?   Do you need a complete end-to-end API management platform that you can use to support internal and external developers, reach new customers and partners, find new sources of revenue all while leveraging your development community?  If so, we invite you to come and experience it for yourself by attending Software AG’s API Management Test Drive.

Back by popular demand, this four hour hands-on learning session gives you the opportunity to get behind the wheel and discover how Software AG’s API Management solution (featuring the webMethod’s API Gateway) helps you easily manage your organization’s API environment.

Led by head of Software AG’s API Management Practice Director for Global Consulting Services, Saify Lanewala, this session will give you an opportunity define APIs in API Gateway, create Virtual APIs, view and use the API Portal as a Provider, a Consumer and even as an Administrator.  You’ll also see how easy it is to customize the portal and make it your own. 

How can you get the best experience out of the Test Drive?  Come prepared with a basic understanding of Services, SOA and REST APIs.  This session sold out last year so don’t delay.  Register today for the Innovation Tour and your seat behind the wheel at the API Management Test Drive.  

Test Drive #2: Dynamic Apps (featuring Agile Apps)

Need a way to simplify and speed up customer onboarding?  What about a way to improve customer service or increase the productivity of your workforce?  Looking for a solution that enables the business to create simple applications while you focus your Developers efforts on building out more complex applications?  Maybe you’ve heard about Software AG’s Dynamic Apps Platform and want to better understand just how this would work in your environment?  If so, join Software AG’s Test Drive event following the Innovation Tour, where you’ll get an first hand opportunity to experience Software AG’s Dynamic Apps platform. 

Led by Software AG’s Bridget Cleary, Software AG Customer Success Manager (former Software AG Certified Instructor and Pre-Sales Engineer), Bridget will help you to demonstrate Dynamic Apps’ ability to speed up and simplify collaboration between your business and IT by enabling both your subject matter experts and developers to create and roll out enterprise-wide applications.  

To gain the highest value from the Test Drive, we recommend that attendees have prior knowledge/experience in using Software AG’s Business Process Platform.  Seats are limited and the sessions fill up very quickly.  Don’t delay, register for the Innovation Tour and your seat behind the wheel.

Test Drive #3: Getting value out of fast-moving data in an IoT world (featuring APAMA)

Are you interested in learning how to develop applications for fast-moving and IoT data in just four hours?

Apama from Software AG is the world’s leading streaming analytics platform, enabling organizations to analyze and act on fast-moving data in real-time to respond to significant events the moment they happen.

With Apama, you can combine event processing, messaging, in-memory data management and visualization to create a complete real-time analytics solution that can turn the torrents of data streams—like those produced by the Internet of Things (IoT)—into meaningful real-time metrics and business actions that can take advantage of business opportunities and reduce the risk negative events, automatically.

We are offering conference attendees of Software AG’s Innovation Tour a hands-on four hour test-drive of Apama. Join our Principal Instructor, Scott Ruegg as he gives you a chance to get behind the wheel and experience Apama for yourself.

To gain the highest value from the Test Drive, we recommend that attendees have strong Java skills and prepared to ask lots of questions about real world examples and best practices.  Seats are limited and these sessions fill up quickly.  Don’t delay, register for the Innovation Tour and your seat behind the wheel for the Apama Test Drive today.

Test Drive #4: Universal Messaging and Terracotta, integrated into your existing webMethods Architecture

Are you interested in leveraging some of Software AG’s newer technologies like Universal Messaging or Terracotta In-Memory Data Management to bring higher levels of performance and reliability to your architecture, but want to understand how will this work with what you have today?  

Software AG wants to help you answer this question and more when you attend the Universal Messaging and Terracotta Test Drive.

Back by popular demand, Sr. Instructor, Hugues Tremblay (former Senior Principal Consultant with Software AG’s Global Competency Center, specializing in webMethods Architecture), will lead the four-hour, hands-on Test Drive designed to help you gain a better understand of these two powerful products and how they work with your existing webMethods Digital Business Platform.

During the Test Drive, Hugues will explain and demo the Terracotta API.  He’ll show you how caching and in-memory data storage can be implemented to significantly improve the performance of your solution or simply for clustering as well as how large documents can be processed more efficiently.  He’ll then give you a chance to get behind the wheel and experience it for yourself.

And for those of you thinking of migrating your messaging services from Broker to Universal Messaging, Hugues will help you to experience how well Universal Messaging works with Integration Server (either with native messaging or JMS ), Clustering Options (Active/Active vs Active/Passive) and the concepts of Interest propagation with Zones (Clustering with sites (Active/Passive).

While the Test Drive isn’t designed to cover everything, the time spent learning and driving these products will provide you with more insight on the benefits of using these technologies and prepare you to make an informative decision how best to move forward.

To gain the highest value from the Test Drive, Hugues recommends that you come prepared to learn by asking lots of questions, sharing personal experiences and making sure you have extensive webMethods development experience along with an understanding of JMS and messaging, in addition to java programming skills.    This will prepare you to hop in the driver’s seat and take the technology for a spin.

Sound like a great way to end the event?  This session sold out quickly last year so don’t delay in registering for the conference and the Test Drive today.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Workshop: DevOps for Software AG Customers Click for description

DevOps is changing the way IT delivers applications today, and CloudGen is a pioneer in enabling organizations for DevOps. Join us to learn how you can achieve your Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery goals for projects that involve Software AG’s Digital Business Platform (DBP). Our tools and methodologies have been tried and proven successful by Software AG customers. In this 2 hour session, we will showcase customer stories and the transformational journey they went through to achieve their DevOps goals, including CloudGen’s methodology and tools that helped them along the way. Throughout this session, we will feature hands-on exercise to bring ideas into action, so please bring your personal laptop if you would like to participate in these interactive exercises.

MEET THE EXPERTS

During our Innovation Tour, we have a range of experts on-hand that will be presenting on various technology tracks. You have the ability to schedule one-on-one time with these experts during the event. Do you have a burning question that you always wanted to ask, but never did? Are you curious as to “What’s next in a specific product’s roadmap?” Do you have some ideas for product enhancements that you’d like to suggest?

Our experts are available on to November 2nd and 3rd to talk with you about: 

 

  • Retail: Oliver Guy, Industry Director, Retail, Industry & Solutions
  • Financial Services: Laura Crozier, Global Industry Director, Banking, Industry & Solutions
  • Manufacturing & Supply Chain: Sean Riley, Global Industry Director, Manufacturing & Transportation, Industry & Solutions
  • Energy & Natural Resources, and Utilities Industries: Bart Schouw, Global Industry Director IoT, Industry & Solutions
  • State and Local Governments: David Taylor, Vice President, State, Local & Provincial Solutions

 

Learn More About the Experts

OliverGuyOliver Guy is the Retail Industry Director at Software AG. Oliver advises and supports retailers across the globe understanding retail technology solutions and how they can solve problems, drive growth, minimize risk and reduce cost as the industry digitizes and transforms. With over 15 years focused on retail technology, Oliver has worked with major global retailers such as Edcon, John Lewis, Waitrose, Ahold, DixonsCarphone, Metro, Best Buy, Morrisons, ICA, Panda, Vodafone, O2 and Boots to improve their business through the use of innovative technology solutions.


crozierLaura Crozier is the Global Industry Director for Financial Services at Software AG.  Ever since she landed her first job out of MBA school in the equity research department at BMO Nesbitt Burns, Laura has been a keen observer, analyst and participant in banking. She has over 20 years of global experience in roles spanning the front office to the back office, most recently as Global Head of Web Channels at RBC I&TS. Laura works with financial institutions across banking, asset management and insurance to help them identify how to take advantage of technology in order to achieve their business goals. Laura holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. 

 

Sean_RileySean Riley is the Global Industry Director for Manufacturing & Transportation for Software AG. Prior to joining Software AG in 2011, Mr. Riley has over ten years of experience in the supply chain and logistics fields. In addition to his work experience, Mr. Riley has received a BA in Business Administration from Hanover College, a MBA with Distinction from DePaul University and is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt. As well as being a continual guest lecturer for DePaul University, Mr. Riley also sits on the curriculum advisory committee for the Graduate Program for Supply Chain and Operations Management and has been named a Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pro to Know” for the fourth consecutive year.

 

BSCHOUWBart Schouw is the Industry Director, Global for IoT, Energy and Utilities within Software AG, where he is responsible for the development and enrichment of the IoT strategy and for supporting the Salesforce in engaging with the Energy and Utilities Industry. Bart started his career in IT after graduating in Business Administration and has 25+ years of experience in the field. Bart is the driving force behind many innovative projects and is currently involved in a number of strategic projects in Europe, US Middle East and Australia that relate to IoT in general and cases like predictive maintenance and customer experience management, specifically. 

 

dave_taylorDavid Taylor is Vice President of State and Local Government Solutions for Software AG, where he serves as market strategist and subject matter expert for these government practices.  He brings over 30 years of experience in Florida State Government to Software AG. Prior to joining Software AG, David was the Chief Information Officer of the State of Florida and Executive Director for the Agency for Enterprise Information Technology. He was also the Chief Information Officer for the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Florida Department of Health.

 

If you would like to schedule time with any of the above experts, please email Edyn Segura and he will respond to you with a time and date.

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