September 16th at Embassy Suites, 3285 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

September 17th at Topgolf, 1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Day 1 (9/16/19)

Middleware Mash-Up Agenda

7:00 – 9:00am Monday Registration / Breakfast
9:05 – 9:15am Opening Remarks
9:15 – 10:00am IBM: The Changing Face of Messaging & Integration – Andy Humphreys
This session offers a guide to the modern messaging and integration options that support your digital transformation initiatives, and explains why you should consider them as a key element of success in building out digital programs or rolling out cloud applications to support your customer journeys. The discussion covers the new types of messaging and integration that are cloud-scalable, easily consumable, highly portable and ubiquitous for all to use. Discover why messaging and integration are critical to not just your API or cloud projects, but also to adoption and rollout of new technologies such as Blockchain and microservices.
10:00 – 10:30am Open Logix
10:30 – 10:45am Break
10:45 – 11:15am IBM: Maximizing Business Value in an Event Driven, Hybrid Cloud Enterprise – Matt Leming
IBM MQ provides mission critical enterprise messaging, offering a foundation on which to extend and build out a hybrid cloud solution, giving your business the agility it needs to handle evolving customer demands whilst controlling costs. This session shows why IBM MQ continues to be the key messaging technology that many companies trust their business to, and how IBM Messaging continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing requirements of our users. The discussion will cover recent updates that enable you to embrace your transition into the cloud and ensure that IBM MQ remains your essential partner as you continue your journey.
11:20 – 11:40am IDI: Message Queue Health Check – Nick Felicione
IDI one of IBM’s original business partners and pioneer on messaging will discuss the benefits of a MQ Health Check. Listen to the deliverables and hear how IDI provides measurable value to its customers while demonstrating investment protection.
11:45 – 12:15pm Avada Software – Managing the IBM Middleware Stack – Pete D’Agosta
12:15 – 1:45pm Lunch
12:45 – 1:45pm Exhibit
1:45 – 2:25pm IBM: Escape the App-pocolyspe with IBM App Connect – Shreyas Shah
Join us as we dive into the latest capabilities in App Connect and share a glimpse of what is to come. Whether you’re looking to deploy SaaS applications, Build and take advantage of enterprise API’s, onboard AI services quickly or move your application workload to 3rd party clouds, IBM App connect provides the integration capabilities you need to ensure that your data and applications continue to work together to drive the customer insight and digital experiences you need for success. See how integration accelerates the rollout of SaaS applications from the smallest to the largest organizations. With real world examples and customer success stories, understand how IBM App Connect supports the full range of integration use cases needed to ensure that your business-critical applications can access the data they need to drive your next generation client interactions.
2:30 – 3:15pm Open Forum Discussion
3:20 – 3:50pm Open Logix
3:50 – 4:00pm Break
4:00 – 4:40pm IBM: Driving Business Agility Through Containerized MQ – Matt Leming
Containerized deployments carry multiple benefits. Learn how MQ being optimized for containers benefits your business, including the options for using MQ within IBM’s own private cloud solution.
4:45 – 5:00pm Avada Software Closing Remarks & Raffles
5:00 – 5:45pm Network / Exhibit 
           6:00pm End of Day 1

Day 2 (9/17/19)

Middleware Mash-Up Agenda

9:00 – 9:30am Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 10:15am IBM: Expand Your Messaging Infrastructure, Not Your Datacenter with IBM MQ Appliance – Matt Leming
Balancing the growth of your company with TCO can be challenging. What if you could have the power of MQ messaging with a minimal footprint? Our high spec appliance enables you to securely and reliably transport data around your enterprise, and reduces TCO by being easy to set up and maintain. Find out more.
10:15 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 11:00am Open Logix
11:05 – 11:25am IDI: Message Queue Capacity and Sub Capacity Licensing and Metrics – Nick Felicione
IDI one of IBM’s original business partners and pioneer on messaging will discuss the benefits of a Capacity and Sub Capacity Licensing for On Prem and Cloud Option deployments of MQ Software.Listen to the deliverables and hear how IDI has provided value for over 25 years to their customers. Learn the additional benefits on how to stay compliant and minimize any risk in your infrastructure.
11:25 – 11:35am Break
11:35 – 12:15pm IBM: Introducing IBM Event Streams: Part 1) Growing Customer Advocacy Through a Uniquely Tailored Experience – John Clifton
This session will talk about the business value of event streaming and how IBM’s augmented Kafka-based offering can drive new levels of customer engagement. We will also cover how IBM makes Kafka easy to run in enterprise environments and connect with your existing messaging infrastructure to drive a best of breed solution for all your event and messaging needs.
Part 2) Driving Customer Value Through Event Driven Architectures with IBM MQ & IBM Event Stream – Matt Leming
As one of our valued MQ users, you’re already taking advantage of all of the great benefits of enterprise messaging, but did you know that you can use MQ in tandem with IBM Event Streams to create new and engaging digital client experiences on Apache Kafka?
12:15 -1:00pm Lunch
12:30 – 3:30pm Topgolf Event