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

IBM: Modernizing Integration – Chris Marvin

As enterprises embark on digital transformation journeys they are forced to address integration requirements in new ways. However, they find that Integration techniques and capabilities are the heart of building a hybrid enterprise and a next-generation digital platform to power business. We’ll review how this impacts organizations and the types of advice analysts recommend for leaders.

Reliable Software: Why Should I Move My Data to The Cloud – Key Business Drivers for Cloud Computing

Understanding why you’re adopting cloud solutions in the first place is a crucial step to achieving your desired results. While to many this may seem obvious, more often than not organizations fail to identify their cloud drivers in a documented strategy. Having this information clearly outlined as part of your cloud strategy is important. Related key business drivers for moving applications to the cloud: Compliance or Regulatory Changes; Eliminate Hardware Ownership; Application Upgrades or Performance Issues; Business Continuity; Overcoming Resource Shortages; Requirement for Development or UAT Environments


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 is critical to not just your API or cloud projects, but also to adoption and rollout of new technologies such as Blockchain and microservices.


IBM: Driving Business Agility Through Containerized MQ – Matt Roberts

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.


IDI: Message Queue Health Check – Nick Felicione

IDI one of IBM’s original business partners and pioneer on messaging will discuss the benefits of an MQ Health Check. Listen to the deliverables and hear how IDI provides measurable value to its customers while demonstrating investment protection.


Integration Modernization Frameworks – Chris Marvin

One strategy that Gartner and Forrester recommend is the adoption of Hybrid Integration Platforms to power digital platforms and accelerate organizational transformation. We’ll discuss how these changes impact people & process, technology selection, and architectural flexibility to empower a democratized approach for the future.

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 its customers. Learn the additional benefits on how to stay compliant and minimize any risk in your infrastructure.


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.

IBM: Expand Your Messaging Infrastructure, Not Your Datacenter with IBM MQ Appliance – Matt Roberts

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.


Avada Software: Productivity Through Smart Self Service for IBM MQ, IIB/ACE, WAS, Datapower – Pete D’Agosta

Modern IT departments are handling larger workloads each year.  There are less guru’s available and is that the level you want use for every request for configuration changes and questions about transaction status, etc. … for every biz unit?   That’s the definition of a bottleneck.   That is why so many industries have turned to more self-service models, so that they can get more people doing work on their own.

In large companies, for every Sr. MQ admin there may be 100s of users.  Each of them just need to see a little piece of the environment and have permission to do ‘just do much’.  Enough to get their work done without relying on the few and the proud.  But not enough where they can cause damage to objects better left untouched.  This was the origins of Avada Software’s technology. This short session will show how delegation and self-service will save on resources, get your team to collaborate more, and streamline your dev-ops.


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

IBM: Maximizing Business Value in a Hybrid Cloud Enterprise – Matt Roberts

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.


Reliable Software: Migration to The Cloud: A Customer Success Story

Rush HealthCare Systems is optimizing cost and performance for Oracle applications by migrating Oracle workloads to the cloud. Rush HealthCare saves 30% by moving E-Business Suite, Demantra, and OBIEE to the IBM Cloud Infrastructure and increasing performance by 10-fold. The IT and Business Executive Team of the Enterprise Application Services team at Rush HealthCare Systems, made the strategic decision to move to the cloud to alleviate the burden on the IT staff, improve performance, streamline DR, and better manage infrastructure costs through an OPEX model. By transitioning to PaaS and IaaS, they would enable database administrators to focus on more customer-facing and revenue-generating efforts while development staff would be able to concentrate on more value-added projects rather than on keeping the lights on.


IBM: Driving Customer Advocacy Through Event Driven Architectures with IBM MQ and IBM Event Streams – John Clifton

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? 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.