Sessions By Type
Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours. These small group discussions provide an informal setting for you and your peers to share insight, challenges and concerns on today's hottest topics.
Roundtable: Getting Buy-in From the Business (Reserved for end-users only, pre-registration required.)
16 May, 2013 (11:15 - 12:15)
"As IT becomes even more fundamental to business success, getting buy-in from business counterparts early and often is a key determinant for IT success. Please join us for this analyst-user roundtable to discuss: - What best practices are there to create buy-in from the business?- What methods are there to communicate with the business about key IT projects? - Is formal buy-in a necessity, or do informal methods work equally as well?
Roundtable: Business Architecture – Uniting Business and IT (Reserved for end-users only, pre-registration required.)
16 May, 2013 (13:15 - 14:15)
"Leading organizations know “our business is IT, and IT is the business,” and there is a tight link between processes, people, information and technology. One crucial aspect to success is using architecture as a conduit for engaging business leaders and understanding the ripple effect of business changes. Join us for this analyst-user roundtable to discuss: - How can organizations use business architecture to integrate the business and IT? - How can business capabilities highlight the effect of changes in key business processes? - How can business architecture lead business change with diagnostic and actionable deliverables?
Roundtable: You've Chosen Cloud - So Now How Will You Integrate and Govern it? (Reserved for end-users only, pre-registration required.)
16 May, 2013 (14:30 - 15:15)
Companies that invest in cloud often initially focus on matters such as basic functionality, security and availability – at the expense of addressing perceived “secondary” matters such as integration. In this group session we focus on what types of cloud services integration capabilities – including API management and SOA governance – are essential to succeed in cloud computing.
Roundtable: Best Practices in Choosing an Application PaaS for Cloud-based Application Developments and Deployments (Reserved for end-users only, pre-registration required.)
16 May, 2013 (16:45 - 17:45)
"This session is designed to answer questions about selecting an application integration offering. Typically questions include: • Establishing an evaluation plan: What roles do I play? What roles should vendors play? How can an SI assist? •Establishing evaluation requirements: What should be in? What should be out? What future requirements should I consider? •Conducting the evaluation: What roles do I play? What roles should vendors play? How can an SI assist? •OSS technology: What are the personas of the various offerings? What are the feature differences? Are they here to stay?"
Roundtable: Application Modernization (Reserved for end-users only, pre-registration required.)
17 May, 2013 (10:30 - 11:30)
What are the best strategies to move mainframe workload to distributed infrastructure? What are the best strategies for mainframe migrations? Which vendors provide migration solutions? What infrastructure size is needed to move mainframe workload to a distributed infrastructure? Join us for this interactive roundtable discussion on these and other questions.
Roundtable: Microsoft’s Role In Your Future Application (Reserved for end-users only, pre-registration required.)
17 May, 2013 (11:45 - 12:45)
As the Nexus of forces reshapes the IT landscape Microsoft is responding by making significant changes in it’s platforms and development strategies. This user roundtable will examine Microsoft’s latest moves across client, server and cloud platforms and discuss the role of Microsoft in an increasingly heterogenous world.
Roundtable: How Can Data Integration and Application Integration be Managed and Delivered Synergistically? (Reserved for end-users only, pre-registration required.)
17 May, 2013 (14:00 - 15:00)
The disciplines of data integration and application integration don’t intersect without conscious effort by IT management and project teams. There are huge synergies possible from both a technology and practice point of view. Organizations must take a sequence of actions to maximize business value derived from applying these disciplines collaboratively. •What are the disciplines of application integration and data integration, how do they overlap and how are they different? •Why and how will these disciplines and related technologies converge over time? • What steps should IT leaders take to maximize the synergies of data and application integration?