Welcome to Middleware Mash-Up 2022!

Presented with the NY/NJ Integration User Group


November 2, 2022

Modernize and Optimize Your IBM MQ Environment

As infrastructure modernization spreads, most organizations running IBM MQ are at some stage of modernization – consideration, planning, just-begun, in-the-midst, or reaping the benefits. No matter what stage you’re at, we’ve put together an event to help you get more out of modernization.

Join us as we have live sessions from MQ Experts. Afterwards we will have a networking afterparty with TopGolf.

This all-day event will be held live at the Topgolf Conference Center in Edison, NJ.

November 2nd, 2022

9:00am Eastern Time

Topgolf, Edison, New Jersey

1013 US-1, Edison, NJ 08817

Plus, TopGolf Fun at the event
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9:00 – 10:00am

Breakfast Social

10:00 -11:00am

The Latest in IBM MQ

Presented by: Amy McCormick, Principal Product Manager IBM MQ

As the world transitions to modernized techniques and technologies for distributed environments IBM MQ continues to evolve and be a critical part of integrating disparate environments. Join us as Amy takes us through the most recent developments so you can see how to make the best use of newer capabilities for your business. We’ll also show some exciting areas of the IBM MQ roadmap to give you an idea of what you can expect to see from future deliveries. Join-in to:

  • Future proof your transactional infrastructure modernization plans
  • Learn core functionalities on the MQ roadmap that will help you address changing market dynamics
  • Maximize business value in a modern distributed environment

11:00 -12:00pm

Nick Glowacki (

MQ in the Cloud

Presented by: Nick Glowacki, Executive IT Specialist at IBM

There is a very common problem statement/question that nearly all of my customers are asking me at the same time. The conversation goes a little something like this: “I have applications that use MQ and they’re moving to a public cloud (AWS, IBM Cloud, Azure, Google Cloud, etc….) as a result of that as the owner of MQ I need to understand the architectural approach, best practices and what my options are. IBM can you please explain what my options are?” Then from there we discuss the architecture and where a natural place to start is. Then we discuss various architectures, then we discuss specific implementations (Running on VMs in a cloud, containers, SaaS). Then we discuss the licensing implications of each approach. This is an incredibly common conversation. Because of how common it is, it makes sense to package it up as a session and then discuss at a larger scale versus one by one.


Buffet lunch w 45-minute session (12:15 -1:00pm)

Event Streaming: Apache Kafka and IBM MQ, where to use what

Presented by: David Ware, IBM MQ Chief Architect

In this session David Ware, Chief Architect of IBM MQ, will look at the growing world of messaging and event streaming. Explaining how this brings unique requirements on the technology and how Apache Kafka and IBM MQ satisfy those widening needs. In doing so, he’ll also look at where the technologies differ but also overlap, and what you need to know to make the right choice for you.

1:15 – 2:00pm

Ask The MQ Experts

Open question and answer session

Amy McCormick, Principal Product Manager IBM MQ
David Ware, Chief Architect IBM MQ
Nick Glowacki, Executive IT Specialist at IBM
Peter D’Agosta, Chief Product Manager, Avada Software
Nick Felicione, Senior Vice President, IDI
Arthur Rodriguez, Senior Solution Architect, TxMQ

Plus other surprise participants!

2:00 -3:00pm

MQ Modernization Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: IBM MQ Modernization Lessons Learned

Moderated by: Nick Glowacki, Executive IT Specialist at IBM

Cloud, high availability, containerization, streaming, clustering, no matter what your modernization goals or where you are with them, we have an expert with real-world experience at all stages of modernization ready to share lessons learned and give practical advice you’ll be able to use in this discussion panel moderated by IBM MQ expert, Nick Glowacki. Hear 1st-hand about issues, preparation, surprises, optimization, observability, and simplicity of administration related to real-world modernization projects from the people who did them.

Panelists include:

David Corbett, Middleware Architect, USBank (Retired)

Nick Felicione, Senior Vice President, Information Design, Inc. (IDI)

Greg Hanson, Infrastructure Manager, The Options Clearing Corporation

Arthur Rodriguez, Senior Solution Architect, TxMQ

Additional panelists to be announced. 

Moderated by:

Nick Glowacki ( Nicholas Glowacki, Executive IT Specialist, IBM

Moderated by:

Nicholas Glowacki, Executive IT Specialist, IBM

3:00 – 4:00pm

You’ve Arrived, did you plan correctly?

Presented by: Peter D’Agosta, Chief Product Manager, Avada Software

No nightmare is worse than spending time and company funds on a modernization project then getting to the endpoint and realizing you just created more work for yourself, you have gaps in your observability, your reporting and analytics are lacking, DevOps can’t get what to what they need (or worse, they can get to everything) and/or alerting and notification delay is making you miss SLAs. Join Peter D’Agosta for this session to get a glimpse of how you can pre-plan to avoid all of this before you migrate or fix issues now that you have. Plus, get tips on key areas to monitor in all sorts of modernized IBM MQ environment.

4:00 – 5:00pm 

Social Networking Soiree

5:00 – 7:00pm

TopGolf Networking Afterparty

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