Welcome to Middleware Mash-Up 2022!

Presented with the NY/NJ Integration User Group


November 2, 2022

Modernize and Optimize Your IBM MQ Environment
(New Location Announced)

This all-day event will be held live at the Crowne Plaza in Edison, NJ.

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 and optimization of MQ.

Join us as we have live sessions from MQ Experts. Afterwards we will have a networking Art Afterparty.

November 2nd, 2022

9:00am Eastern Time

Crowne Plaza, Edison, New Jersey

2055 Lincoln Hwy, Edison, NJ 08817

Art Afterparty sponsored by TXMQ


09:00am – 10:00am Breakfast Social
10:00am – 12:00pm Sessions
12:00pm – 01:00pm Buffet Lunch w/ 45 Minute Session
01:00pm – 04:00pm Sessions
04:00pm – 05:00pm Social Networking Soiree
05:00pm – 06:30pm Art Afterparty

Breakfast Social

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

Note: This session might be delivered virtually, but with full interactive capabilities. 

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MQ in the Cloud

Presented by: Nick Glowacki, Executive IT Specialist at IBM

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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.

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.

Note: This session might be delivered virtually, but with full interactive capabilities. 

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!

MQ Modernization Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: IBM MQ Optimization Lessons Learned

Moderated by: Nick Glowacki, Executive IT Specialist at IBM

MQ Modernization Panel Discussion

Cloud, high availability, containerization, streaming, clustering, no matter what your optimization goals or where you are with them, we have an expert with real-world experience at all stages of optimization and 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 optimization 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

Peter D’Agosta, Co-Founder and Chief Product Manager, Avada Software

Moderated by:

Nick Glowacki ( Nicholas Glowacki, Executive IT Specialist, IBM

Moderated by:

Nicholas Glowacki, Executive IT Specialist, IBM

You’ve Arrived, did you plan correctly?

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

Nothing is more disheartening than spending time and budget on a modernization project and just as you get near the finish line, only to realize you just created more work for yourself: gaps in your observability, limited reporting and analytics, application teams that can’t access what they need, or worse, they can access everything!

Join Peter D’Agosta for this session to understand how take an end user perspective as part of your plan to avoid the aforementioned headaches with your modernization and optimization initiatives. Plus, get tips on three things you can do in your lower environments to avoid surprises in your production IBM MQ environments.

Networking Soiree

Sponsored by:Avada Software Infrared360

Join us for some exquisite noshing and socializing.

Art Afterparty

Sponsored by: TxMQ Art Afterparty sponsor

Come sip, create, & socialize with us at the Art Afterparty. We’re bringing this fun, no pressure, creative experience to you at the event. Absolutely NO art experience required!

Art Afterparty - Absolutely NO art experience is required!

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