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European Application, Platform & Modernization Hursley Summit

9-10 September 2019

Monday

08.30 Registration & refreshments
09.30 Welcome to Hursley Summit
09.45 Keynote: Application Modernization - A journey to Cloud, Rob Lamb, VP Management & Platform / Keynote: IBM Cloud Pak for Applications, Walt Noffsinger, WebSphere Director - Application Platform and Runtimes
11.00 Electives (see below)
12.45 Lunch & Expo / 1:1 Meeting Slots / WebSphere Customer Advisory Board & Expo
14:40 Electives (see below)
17.30 Close of Sessions
17.30 1:1 Meeting Slot
18.00 Summit Networking Reception & Dinner
20.00 Coach transport available back to Summit Hotels
(Mercure Wessex, Winchester Hotel & Spa, Winchester Royal)

Tuesday

08.00 Coach transport available from Summit Hotels to Hursley (Mercure Wessex - 08:00, Winchester Hotel & Spa - 08:10 Winchester Royal - 08:20).
08.30 Refreshments / 1:1 Meeting slots  
09.00 Keynote: A comprehensive Approach to Modernization, Eric Herness, IBM Fellow
10.45 Electives (see below)
12.45 Lunch / 1:1 Meeting slots
13.45 Electives (see below)
17.30 Summit Close

Electives

TIMEPlatform & Strategy
BUILD / MANAGE
Architecture & Technology
BUILD
Methodology & Modernization
ADVISE / MOVE

DevOps
MANAGE
MON 11:00IBM Cloud Paks Strategy
Garth Tschetter, Director, IBM Hybrid Cloud Management Engineering
Managing your multiple clouds and managing your workloads running on your multiple clouds
Ciaran Ryan, Director Offering Management
MON 11:55IBM Cloud Pak for Applications
Alan Little, Distinguished Engineer - IBM Cloud Pak for Applications
DevOps, Chapter 2
Wing To, VP Development and IP Partnerships
MON 12:45WebSphere Customer Advisory Board/ExpoWebSphere Customer Advisory Board/ExpoWebSphere Customer Advisory Board/ExpoWebSphere Customer Advisory Board/Expo
MON 14:40Kabenero Introduction
Alan Little, Distinguished Engineer - IBM Cloud Pak for Applications & Nathan Ziemann , Offering Manager, IBM Cloud Private, Ecosystem and IBM Cloud Paks

Deploy Enterprise Grade Applications with Docker & Kubernetes
Leo Christy , Team Lead, WebSphere Containers and Cloud Deployment

Modernize your application landscape
Dana Price, Senior Technical Staff Member & Architect for IBM Application Modernization, Master Inventor
Vikram Gulati, App Mod Tribe Leader
MON 15:45Building cloud-native apps easier with the Cloud Pak for Applications Platform
Chris Bailey, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Runtimes for Java, Node.js and Swift & Nathan Ziemann , Offering Manager, IBM Cloud Private, Ecosystem and IBM Cloud Paks

A Modern & Smart way to build Cloud Native Microservices
Emily Jiang , Senior Technical Staff Member & Liberty Microservices Architect and Advocate
Managing your Hybrid Applications in a Modern Way
Ciaran Ryan , Director Offering Management

MON 16:40Node.js - The #1 Cloud-Native Language?
Chris Bailey, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Runtimes for Java, Node.js and Swift
IBM Cloud Pak for Applications Developer Experience in your IDE - Introducing Eclipse Codewind
Tim DeBoer , Senior Technical Staff Member, Microclimate Architect
Traditional WebSphere Migration Strategies , Planning & Best Practices
Ray Scott, WebSphere Development
TUE 11:00WAS & Application Runtimes with 9.0.5
Ian Robinson, Distinguished Engineer, WebSphere Chief Architect 
CI/CD on Kubernetes - Options & Approaches
Mark Nuttall , Senior Software Engineer, Microclimate
Cloud Engagement Hub (Case Study)
Eric Herness, IBM Fellow
TUE 11:55Java Strategy and Roadmap
Tim Ellison, Java CTO & Senior Technical Staff Member, Lloyd Roseblade, Program Director - Runtime Technologies
Event-driven microservices
Andrew Schofield, Senior Technical Staff Member & Chief Architect
Java Application Modernization Patterns and Stories from the IBM Garage
Holly Cummins, Senior Technical Staff Member & IBM Garage Dev Lead &
Dave Mulley , IBM Cloud Garage Solution Engineering
TUE 13:45IBM Cloud Pak Systems
Joe Wigglesworth , Senior Technical Staff Member, Hybrid Cloud Development
Reactive Microsystems - Theory & Best Practices
Jeremy Hughes , Offering Manager for Reactive Platform & WebSphere

Customer Presentation: SEB Next Generation Java Hosting Platform
Joachim Bergström, SEB Sweden
TUE 14:40IBM Cloud Pak for Integration
Rob Nicholson , Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor - Hybrid Integration
Liberty - Your Java Runtime for All Occasions
Graham Charters, Senior Technical Staff Member, WebSphere Developer Advocacy Lead, Master Inventor
Day 2 operations for containers, WAS ND and all the things
Mike Thompson, WebSphere ND Architect & Offering Manager
TUE 15:45Strategy for the Future: IBM & RedHat Synergy
Walt Noffsinger, WebSphere Director - Application Platform and Runtimes
Why serverless?
Neeraj Laad, Technical Lead, Cloud Native Runtimes
Extend & Optimize for Day 2 Operations
Fred Klein, Hybrid Cloud Management SWAT Team
TUE 16:40Jakarta for dummEEs!
Kevin Sutter, Senior Technical Staff Member, MicroProfile and Jakarta EE architect
How to Realize the Strategic, Business and Financial Value of Application Modernization
Lowell Soffer, Business Unit Executive, WW WebSphere Hybrid Cloud Application Platform
Testing your software on the journey to Microservices, Cloud, Mobile and AI
James Hunter, Program Director, Strategy and Market Development, DevOps

Abstracts

Read on for information about the sessions we have planned... more coming soon!

Application Modernization - A journey to Cloud
Organizations modernizing their IT estate and applications are about twice as successful at overall digital transformation. But only 20% of workloads have modernized and migrated to the cloud. While APIs, microservices and containers are becoming standard, the remaining 80% of those workloads (think apps) are not leveraging the benefits and economies of scale of re-architected applications. Enterprises need guidance to understand what should move where, and when. As they evaluate existing infrastructure and investments, they require new skills, more flexible and open architectures, developer-first strategies, advanced integration, and reliable governance. This session provides a point of view on application modernization, using WebSphere Java enterprise applications as an example. It will overview new tools and technologies to help you achieve your modernization goals, introduce Cloud Pak for Applications and highlight exciting new synergies between IBM and RedHat. 

Rob Lamb & Walt Noffsinger
Vice President, Management and Platform | WebSphere Director - Application Platform and Runtimes

IBM Cloud Paks Strategy
Beyond containers and Kubernetes, enterprises need to orchestrate their production topology, and to provide management, security and governance of their applications
IBM Cloud Paks are the first enterprise-grade and modular cloud solutions, providing an open, faster, more reliable way to build, move and manage on cloud. Each pak includes a container platform, containerized IBM middleware and Open Source components, and common software services for development and management, on top of a common integration layer – designed to reduce development time and operational expenses.
In this session, we will cover an overview of the general characteristics of an IBM Cloud Pak, a portfolio review for the first family of IBM Cloud Pak's being released and a roadmap for where we are heading in the future.

Garth Tschetter
Director, IBM Hybrid Cloud Management Engineering

Managing your multiple clouds and managing your workloads running on your multiple clouds
Clients are finding themselves with more than one cloud environment which is presenting a set of unique challenges. These multiple clouds are combined with workloads still running in traditional environments resulting in hybrid infrastructure running hybrid applications. IBM will explain here how we support our clients on their journey to cloud when they find themselves with multiple clouds; helping clients to orchestrate VMs and containers, place applications in the right place, manage the performance of those applications and driving automated activities. While at all times focused on ensuring the business outcomes that our clients require.

Ciaran Ryan
Director Offering Management

IBM Cloud Pak for Applications
Cloud Pak for Applications offers an end-to-end, enterprise-ready experience to speed development of apps built for Kubernetes. Built on IBM® WebSphere® offerings and OpenShift Container Platform with IBM Kabanero Enterprise, Cloud Pak for Applications provides a long-term solution to help you transition between public, private, and hybrid clouds, and create new business applications. During this session we’ll explain how you can customize your modernization strategy with a flexible deployment model and modernization toolkit. How you can transition traditional apps to the cloud in a cost-effective way that makes sense for your business or use Cloud Pak for Applications to build and deploy your new cloud-native applications. Cloud Pak for Applications supports a broad range of workloads, from web and mobile to existing back-end legacy apps, and provides a path forward to cloud-native. 

Alan Little  & Geoff Pirie 
Distinguished Engineer | Offering Manager - WebSphere App-Platform Foundation

DevOps, Chapter 2
What do you do after you’ve started adopting DevOps principles?  Our clients tell us they need to scale devOps across the enterprise and to be able to track the value and optimize their investment in the automation of delivery and quality. People have been adopting DevOps for several years with widespread adoption.  Now organisations are questioning how they optimize DevOps to realize the value of their investment in this change of culture.  An optimized DevOps approach to software delivery is critical as businesses are moving to a new stage of innovation.  They are no longer just experimenting with emerging technologies like artificial intelligence—they are embedding them in their business.  They are using a mix of container platforms like Openshift and multi-cloud environments to manage all of their critical data and applications.  They want to work with more partners and need to be able to depend on the fast delivery of reliable software. In this session we will explain how successful realization of the value of DevOps emerges from three primary axes: orchestration, quality and optimization, and we will explain how the core components of IBM DevOps support this through the practices of continuous integration and delivery, continuous testing and value stream management. 

Wing To
VP Development and IP Partnerships

Kabenero Introduction
Kabanero is the open source distribution of IBM Cloud Pak for Applications. It enables developers, architects, and operations to work together faster with containerized apps and microservices. Kabanero gives enterprises the control they need for areas related to governance while empowering their developers with speed and confidence they meet policies. Kabanero provides you runtimes and frameworks you already use (Java, Node.js, Swift), integrated together end to end from developer experience, to Kubernetes - native DevOps toolchains, to pre-built deployments infused with expertise for deployment on Knative or Kubernetes. Together we call these Collections. Kabanero provides the modern microservice - based framework that ships within Cloud Pak for Apps ( supported, versioned and integrated with the Pak). This session builds on the ICPA Introduction session, provides an overview of the personas, the architecture, and the open source technology choices. You will learn new terms along the way that all drives the development, customization and lifecycle of applications built for Kubernetes and Knative. This includes Collections, Stacks, Pipelines, Events, Operators, that together drive the customizable end-to-end system. See it in action with intros to the open source technologies and how we’ve integrated them together to make it easier for Java developers to get started without retooling or becoming Kubernetes experts. This sets the context for Follow on deep dive sessions on aspects of development and customization by solution architects. And if you’re curious about the name, we’ll answer that too! 

Alan Little & Nathan Ziemann
Distinguished Engineer - IBM Cloud Pak for Applications | Offering Manager, IBM Cloud Private, Ecosystem and IBM Cloud Paks

Deploy Enterprise Grade Applications with Docker & Kubernetes
What does every single cloud provider in the planet have in common? They each have a Kubernetes based cluster running Docker containers! But getting started with these deployments, given the exponential growth of different frameworks and strategies around them combined with the fact that most of your application are not running in a container today, is overwhelming. In this session we’ll walk through industry hardened best practice for writing Dockerfiles and authoring application images. We’ll take a deep dive into the WebSphere-related containers and demonstrate how you can take advantage of them in different stages of your modernization journey. The session will then go through an overview of popular frameworks such as OpenShift, Istio, Knative, Helm and Operators, as well as a peak into brand-new open source communities that help you successfully deploy enterprise-grade Docker containers into Kubernetes.

Leo Christy
Team Lead, WebSphere Containers and Cloud Deployment

Modernize your application landscape
We believe that up to 80% of mission critical applications have still to be modernized to adopt Hybrid Cloud. Customers who have adopted our cloud platforms based on kubernetes are seeing up to 40% increase in developer productivity in addition to cost savings in areas like infrastructure and operations. IBM uniquely provides wide variety of approaches for modernization to suit your business needs. This includes lift / shift and all the way up to refactoring your business application and associated dependencies. Moreover, we provide automation to simplify many of these aspects and are continuing to invest in this area heavily. Come learn what IBM has to offer today to help you accelerate your journey to cloud and be part of shaping our future direction as well.

Dana Price & Vikram Gulati
Senior Technical Staff Member & Architect for IBM Application Modernization, Master Inventor | App Mod Tribe Leader

Building cloud-native apps easier with the Cloud Pak for Applications Platform
As enterprises undertake the journey to microservices, two obstacles are often encountered: developers need to learn a new set of "cloud native" skills, and platform teams need to find new approaches to managing the complexity of the platform and ensuring that applications meet their platform and compliance standards. ICPA and Kabanero provides an easy way to bring developers and architects together through integrated Collections. Collections include runtimes and frameworks in pre-built in container images (Appsody Stacks), integrated with Kubernetes-native pipelines and deployments infused with Knative and Kubernetes expertise.
This session will provide a deep-dive on Appsody and stacks, which are a foundational open technology in ICPA and Kabanero in open source. Collections will be discussed from two vantage points. First, see a demo on how simple it is for developers to use them without becoming a Kubernetes expert. Second, for platform architects who can customize them for your enterprise standards. This allows platform architects to provide configurable application stacks that match the platform's compliance and regulatory standards, and empowers developers to use those stacks to rapidly compose best-practise cloud-native applications that meet those standards. Learn how these technologies can be used to manage applications and greatly simplify lifecycle of containerized applications. We will show you how updating stacks with maintenance or security fixes can be easily rolled out to all apps and microservices built from them.

Chris Bailey & Nathan Ziemann
Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Runtimes for Java, Node.js and Swift | Offering Manager, IBM Cloud Private, Ecosystem and IBM Cloud Paks

A Modern & Smart way to build Cloud Native Microservices
Ever wondered what makes a cloud-native application "cloud-native"? Ever wondered what the unique challenges are and how best to address them on fully-open Java technologies? In this session, you'll learn what it means to be cloud-native and how that impacts application development. You'll learn about Eclipse MicroProfile, an industry collaboration defining technologies for the development and management of cloud-native microservices. In this session, I will discuss in details on how MicroProfile can help with developing cloud-native microservices, followed by a live demo of creating and running a cloud-native microservice on Open Liberty from scratch. After this talk, you should be able to create your own cloud-native microservices and containerise the microservices. 

Emily Jiang
Senior Technical Staff Member & Liberty Microservices Architect and Advocate

Managing your Hybrid Applications in a Modern Way
Clients are finding themselves with more than one cloud environment which is presenting a set of unique challenges. These multiple clouds are combined with workloads still running in traditional environments resulting in hybrid infrastructure running hybrid applications. IBM will explain here how we support our clients on their journey to cloud when they find themselves with multiple clouds; helping clients to orchestrate VMs and containers, place applications in the right place, manage the performance of those applications and driving automated activities. While at all times focused on ensuring the business outcomes that our clients require.

Ciaran Ryan
Director Offering Management

Node.js - The #1 Cloud-Native Language?
IBM has been supporting and steering the evolution for Node.js for the last six years to add enterprise-grade capabilities to the runtime and to enhance its cloud native ecosystem. Over that time, the usage of Node.js has grown rapidly, to the point that most cloud vendors report that Node.js is the #1 most used language on their platform. 
In this session you'll learn about where and why IBM has been investing in Node.js, how its being used - both by IBM itself and by almost every enterprise that IBM works with - and why its one of IBM's three supported runtimes.

Chris Bailey
Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Runtimes for Java, Node.js and Swift

IBM Cloud Pak for Applications Developer Experience in your IDE - Introducing Eclipse Codewind
ICPA provides a developer experience in popular IDEs that is 100% open source.  Eclipse Codewind includes extensions to multiple IDEs that enables rapid application development in containers. Get started quickly and develop directly in your production container - making 'it worked on my machine' a thing of the past.  Codewind is integrated to create projects that use Kabanero Collections and Appsody. Come learn how our intelligent inner loop, performance tools, and OpenAPI support will help developers build cloud-native applications in record time.

Tim DeBoer
Senior Technical Staff Member, Microclimate Architect

Traditional WebSphere Migration Strategies , Planning & Best Practices
With today's focus is on Application Modernization, there are still those Traditional WebSphere applications where it is not possible or feasible to move them to a new environment. So what options are available for those applications? One option is to migrate those application into a WebSphere v9.0 environment. Join us for this session as we discuss the following Traditional WebSphere migration strategies:
- Full versus Selective Migration
- Move an app from a WAS ND environment to a WAS Base environment running in a Docker container
- Standard versus Clone
- Keep your old cell running while migrating it into a v9 environment
- Local versus Remote
- Migrate your profile to a new machine
- On-Prem versus Cloud
- Clone your cell to the IBM Cloud (private or public)
Prior to discussing the strategies we will briefly cover the Traditional WebSphere Migration basics, migration best practices and the tools available to help you carry out a successful migration. Our goal for this session is to give you the confidence to begin putting together a successful traditional WebSphere migration plan.

Ray Scott
WebSphere Development

A comprehensive Approach to Modernization 
There are a variety of techniques and approaches leveraged in the course of pursuing application modernization. Leveraging the right techniques at the right time is essential to achieving the desired results. Just modernizing the applications and not understanding and dealing with the rest of the environment that enables an organization will not yield the necessary business outcomes.
This session will provide a framework and perspective that spans these key modernization topics and shows how to drive progress, supported by some key use cases and examples. We will also explore and consider tackling modernization at scale for what might be hundreds or thousands of applications.

Eric Herness
IBM Fellow

WAS & Application Runtimes with 9.0.5 
WebSphere just celebrated 21 years of innovation and is at the heart of the IBM Cloud Pak for Applications (ICPA) - the Java application development and runtime heart of IBM Cloud. WebSphere's longevity and popularity is a result of its continued reinvention and dual focus on both giving the very latest cloud-native applications a head start with the Liberty container while also providing the industry's most stable, reliable and high performance enterprise Java environment.
Liberty is a fully open source runtime with monthly supported releases with a unique zero migration design that offers ""agility without fear"". As part of ICPA we have made it easier (and cheaper) to use OpenShift kubernetes as the management plane for WebSphere and the full set of ICPA runtimes through our new Appsody tools. There's a lot going on in the industry around Java at the moment and this session will also look at how WebSphere is at the leading edge of that.

Ian Robinson

Distinguished Engineer, WebSphere Chief Architect 

CI/CD on Kubernetes - Options & Approaches
Kubernetes is an increasingly popular target for enterprise workloads. Just how much does it effect how we work as developers? In this talk we'll look at a range of current approaches to 'devOps on Kube' covering the development, lifecycle and automation options open to development teams today. Expect some demonstrations of Tekton: an open source, Kubernetes-native approach to declaring CI/CD-style pipelines.  

Mark Nuttall

Senior Software Engineer, Microclimate

Cloud Engagement Hub (Case Study)
This session will go through a number of specific examples of modernization journeys. We will look at the technical and business topics and questions that come up during these discussions. Specific examples of various landing zones and the technical components of that landing zone as well as specific migration and modernization pathways will be shared.  

Eric Herness

IBM Fellow

Java Strategy and Roadmap
Java remains an important technology for IBM and our clients. Over the last twelve months there have been many potentially disruptive changes to the technology and its position in the marketplace. In this talk, we describe those changes and the opportunities they present to the industry and the ecosystem. We outline IBM’s future investment areas, and our roadmap to ensure Java remains the key programming language and platform for existing systems and new Cloud environments. Attendees will get a chance to participate in the discussion and provide input into the future roadmap with IBM’s senior technical and management staff.  

Tim Ellison & Lloyd Roseblade

Java CTO & Senior Technical Staff Member | Program Director - Runtime Technologies

Event-driven microservices 
Any team that has made the jump from building monoliths to building microservices knows the complexities you must overcome to build a system that is functional and maintainable. Building a microservice architecture that is low latency and only communicates using REST APIs is even more tricky, with high latency for requests being a common concern. This talk will explain how you can use events as the backbone of your microservice architecture and build an efficient, event-driven system. It will cover how to get started with designing your microservice architecture and the key requirements any system needs to fulfil. It will also introduce the different patterns you will encounter in event-driven architectures and the advantages and disadvantages of these choices. Finally it will explain why Apache Kafka is a great choice for event-driven microservices. 

Andrew Schofield
Senior Technical Staff Member & Chief Architect

Java Application Modernization Patterns and Stories from the IBM Garage 
This session will go through a number of specific examples of modernization journeys. We will look at the technical and business topics and questions that come up during these discussions. Specific examples of various landing zones and the technical components of that landing zone as well as specific migration and modernization pathways will be shared.  

Holly Cummins & Dave Mulley

Senior Technical Staff Member & IBM Garage Dev Lead | IBM Cloud Garage Solution Engineering

IBM Cloud Pak Systems 
IBM Cloud Pak System – Learn how to quickly gain value from one or more of IBM’s Cloud Paks with this turn key, on prem, converged infrastructure, private cloud appliance with skills accelerators in the form of templates, operational efficiencies via guided automation and best practices and the ability to support not only the new Cloud Paks, but any workloads that can run on RedHat OpenShift container based platform as well as VM Based workloads, making this the ideal platform for modernizing applications, supporting multiple interim architectures, all while avoiding vendor lock in by leveraging open technologies.   

Joe Wigglesworth
Senior Technical Staff Member, Hybrid Cloud Development

Reactive Microsystems - Theory & Best Practices
Creating microservice systems with IBM Reactive Platform enables architects and developers to embrace the Reactive Manifesto principles of Responsiveness, Elasticity and Resilience underpinned by an asynchronous message driven approach. Microservices systems that persist in the adherence to strong consistency, as described by the CAP theorem suffer from blocking behaviour and underuse of resources. By breaking the chains of strong consistency and adopting Eventual Consistency, we raise the ceiling on what can be done in terms of loose coupling, scalability and availability. Command Query Responsibility Separation (CQRS) and Event Streaming (ES) release us from CONTENTION (WAITING for SHARED resources) and COHERENCY issues (DELAY for DATA CONSISTENCY). Microservices based on such an approach achieve a system of autonomous collaborative, distributed services. This reflects in the organisation of development teams who can independently DEVELOP, DEPLOY and SCALE their services. Learn how the Reactive Platform with Akka (an actor-based, message-driven runtime), Play (a high-velocity web framework) and Lagom (a opinionated microservices framework built on Play and Akka) help you rapidly achieve such a reactive microservices system with the Scala and Java languages on the JVM in a Kubernetes environment. Additional libraries assist with in-production scenarios, monitoring, multi-datacenter support, GDPR data persistence handling and more. 

Jeremy Hughes
Offering Manager for Reactive Platform & WebSphere

Customer Presentation: SEB Next Generation Java Hosting Platform 
By adopting WebSphere Liberty and container technology, SEB has modernized its’ standard Java application hosting platform, which supports agile practices and puts SEB developers in the driver’s seat. In this session, we’re going to give an overview of design choices, how we promoted a new mindset and how we modernized a mission critical application using MicroProfile, Liberty and OpenShift. 

Joachim Bergström 
SEB Sweden

IBM Cloud Pak for Integration 
The IBM Cloud Pak for Integration provides a simple, complete solution to support a modern approach to integration. It works alongside the other IBM Cloud Paks to deliver Integration capabilities running on OpenShift Container Platform either on-prem or in any cloud. In this session we will provide an overview and demonstration of the Cloud Pak at it is today and look at the upcoming features. 

Rob Nicholson
Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor - Hybrid Integration

Liberty - Your Java Runtime for All Occasions
Whether you’re writing net new cloud-native applications or looking to breath new life into existing ones, you need a runtime that combines the production capabilities you are used to with fast startup, rapid deployment, low resource utilization and is a good for modern deployment practices like Docker and Kubernetes. On top of that you need a runtime that supports the new programming APIs designed for these deployments.
Finally, you want these to be open source and open standards-based to give you freedom of choice, with the option to be supported for business-critical deployments. Well, with Open Liberty and WebSphere Liberty, you can have all of these things and more . Come to this session to learn about Liberty and all the latest developments. How it supports your Java needs, and how it simplifies development and deployment of applications, be they traditional deployments or cloud-based deployments. 

Graham Charters
Senior Technical Staff Member, WebSphere Developer Advocacy Lead, Master Inventor

Day 2 operations for containers, WAS ND and all the things 
Day 2 operations can become more challenging as you pursue application modernization. IBM Cloud Pak for Application's kAppNav technology is here to help. As you transform your pre-existing, monolithic application, you go through a period during which parts of your application are running in containers on the OpenShift Kubernetes platform, while the remaining parts of your application are still running in their prior environment - e.g. a WAS ND cell. The kAppNav technology delivers an app-centric, multi-platform Day 2 experience that enables you to see your entire application, it's operational state, and easily access logs, monitoring data, and carry out other operations, all from an intuitive, easy to use extension of the OpenShift console. This session shows how kAppNav helps you during your application transformation journey and beyond. 

Mike Thompson
WebSphere ND Architect & Offering Manager

Why serverless?
Serverless - just a new buzzword? If you believe this is true, and aren't familiar with this concept, then it's time to fix this. Come and understand what ‘ serverless ' is all about and why everyone is excited about it.
This talk will provide an overview of serverless architectures, and discuss how they differ from traditional architectures, and explain how you can get started. We will also discuss the pros and cons so you understand when you should or shouldn't consider them . Join us and see how serverless architectures relieve you of infrastructure heavy-lifting and allow you to focus on your business goals. 

Neeraj Laad

Technical Lead, Cloud Native Runtimes

Strategy for the Future: IBM & RedHat Synergy
Join us for a Q&A panel discussion with key Technical & Business Leaders taking questions from the floor and discussing future strategy & synergy in light of the recent successful acquision of RedHat. 

Walt Noffsinger

WebSphere Director - Application Platform and Runtimes

Extend & Optimize for Day 2 Operations
Liaise Developers with Operations is realized in the new practice with Site Reliability Engineering. Having the demand to be able to manage a more and more complex virtualized environment with IT assets that last less then 1h is a challenge. This session will show how IBM Operations addresses these challenges and how a modern agile operations can be implemented using the latest IBM products. 

Fred Klein
Hybrid Cloud Management SWAT Team

How to Realize the Strategic, Business and Financial Value of Application Modernization Application Platform
Do you need to decrease costs, increase revenue, or accelerate time to market? Come to this session and learn how to realize the strategic, business and financial value on your application modernization journey. This fast paced session will cover how to accelerate the returns from your application modernization investments. We will explore the dimensions of value realization and relevant criteria to help you translate technology benefits to business and financial value with practical examples. Also, IBM has licensing options to provide choice and flexibility as your needs change that will be discussed. 

Lowell Soffer
Business Unit Executive, WW WebSphere Hybrid Cloud 

Jakarta for dummEEs!
We have finally made some real progress with Jakarta EE in 2019! Specifications, APIs, TCKs, Maven artifacts, Implementations, Releases, and, yes, even a little bit of required process. If you want to get caught up quickly on all of the activities, this session is for you. We will discuss the potential impact to both implementors as well as application developers as we move away from the JCP-defined javax world to the open-source world of Jakarta EE.  

Kevin Sutter
Senior Technical Staff Member, MicroProfile and Jakarta EE architect

Testing your software on the journey to Microservices, Cloud, Mobile and AI
Delivering high quality innovative application modernization is the fastest way to win new customers. Delivering low quality software is the fastest way to lose existing customers! For a business to be successful, the quality of your software, services and applications has never been more important.

Mobile is the fastest path to disruption, but poor app reviews last a very long time in AppStores. Cognitive capabilities can increase productivity and engagement, but a biased engine can humiliate people and result in negative stories in the press.

The shift and disruption of new architectures (microservices), new infrastructure (cloud and containers) and new processes (DevOps) are driving huge numbers of change requests to the software and application landscape. However, for the majority of organizations software testing is seen as a cost that needs to be minimized rather than the top priority of the software delivery process.

Join this session to learn why quality has to be a priority for your business, how to embed the right approach to software testing across your delivery lifecycle and how to effectively test the end to end scenarios that run your business.

James Hunter
Program Director, Strategy and Market Development, DevOps

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