Welcome to Middleware Mash-Up!
The forum for
Business Leaders & Technical Leaders
(who use IBM Middleware Solutions)
to align strategic goals.
Business Leaders & Technical Leaders
to align strategic goals.
Conferences everywhere are ballooning into 10,000+ mega-events where it’s hard to talk to the right people and get the answers you need. So let’s start with one simple question:
If you could get time in at the golf range, 4 delicious meals, an evening out, and the BEST advice from IBM Hursley about corporate IT initiatives (in person for 1 on 1 interaction), would that be worthwhile to you?
If that sounds like exactly what you’re looking for then read on!
In the realm of middleware management, (AKA: The IBM Middleware Stack) there is a rather apparent disconnect between those managing technology and the business leaders they support. It has been acknowledged by those in our niche: clients, partners and IBM alike, that there are few, if any venues that present the opportunity to explore topics such as:
- Best approach to securing an environment without choking productivity.
- What are realistic time frames to migrate versions, move to cloud, etc.?
- When is leveraging a container helpful or hurtful?
- How to secure applications, as well as how to deploy them.
This event intends to bridge the time-effort-value gap between technical managers and the technical staff they lead. Business leaders will gain clarity on the tactical approaches their integration teams may take and how the selected approach may be in or out of alignment with strategic goals. For Administrators, this venue will empower them to share openly the challenges they face and their experience of its impact on the business.
The first of these conferences will take place Monday, September 16th and Tuesday, September 17th in Atlanta, Georgia. The 1st day will be a full day event with sessions from IBM, and IBM service / solution partners. The 2nd day will be hosted at nearby Topgolf for a bit of fun, work-play balance.
Program Director at IBM
Andrew leads the IBM Application Offering Management organization and is responsible for setting the strategy and direction for IBM Application Integration products in the iSaaS, iPaaS, HIP and ESB markets. Key tasks include market analysis, sales execution, marketing, development and execution of product strategy and people management. Throughout over 20 year career in integration he has performed roles in product implementation services, pre-sales and product strategy and has demonstrated sustained technical leadership to deliver successful projects using leading-edge software technologies and products. He has a combination of broad architectural skills and deep specialist knowledge in the areas of digital transformation and the API economy, messaging, SOA, integration and business processes.
Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM
Matt is the Lead Architect for IBM MQ on Cloud, based at IBM Hursley in the UK. He works extensively at the technical level with both customers and partners to gather requirements and promote adoption of MQ in cloud scenarios and leads the product development team to deliver new features and capabilities in support of those scenarios. Prior to his current role Matt held Architect and Technical Lead roles in the product development team for various other IBM integration products including IBM API Connect, API Management and Cast Iron, as well as a role working onsite with customers as a Senior IT Consultant in the IBM Software Services team.
Program Director, Offering Management – IBM Messaging Business Partner Relationships at IBM
John is part of the Messaging Offering Management team, based at the home of MQ at IBM Hursley in the UK. His focus is on building strong, successful relationships with IBM’s Messaging Business Partners. Prior to joining the Messaging Group, John spent 16 years in IBM Systems Group in a number of technical and business roles across the storage portfolio.
Lead Offering Manager for IBM App Connect
Shreyas joined IBM as a university graduate in 2012 and has been focused on driving product strategy and vision for integration and APIs. In his current role, Shreyas is leading IBM’s iPaaS mission and helping create a single unified integration platform.
Product Manager & Co-Founder at Avada Software
Senior Principal & Co-Founder at OpenLogix
Senior Cloud Architect at Reliable Software
Aundrey Mattox is Chief Cloud Architect of 5NINE Data Solutions. He most recently served as Chief Cloud Architect for Wipro Data Center Services, and prior to that, was the Chief Cloud Architect with Dell/EMC.
Aundrey is also a member of 5NINE Data Solutions Board of Directors. As Chief Cloud Architect, Aundrey is focused on delivering customers a transformative and optimized cloud infrastructure with total emphasis on TCO and ROI. Aundrey has held numerous IT leadership roles in his 25-year career, including serving as Chief Architect for Hitachi Data Systems.
He also held senior architect positions with IBM Global Services, where he was responsible for the migration and management of clients into the IBM Global Data-centers. He began his career in Information Technology with the U.S. Military. Aundrey has served as liaison for Navy and Marine Corps managed services transition
Business Development Manager at Reliable Software
With over 18 years of successful sales leadership in start-up and territory expansion situations, Bruce Goodrich is now leading the east coast sales division as a Business Development Manager. For Reliable Software, Bruce converts leads into prospects by improving conversion rate and gross profit margin by using his experience and knowledge to come up with a desirable solution based on client business outcomes and integrate them with the appropriate services & solutions. Bruce adds value at Reliable Software with his tremendous assistance for business development in creating a business plan, business model, project budget and scope of work. With his positive forward thinking and self-motivation, he drives to succeed.
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at IDI Middleware