September 19th, 2018
Marriott Marquis Chicago
Chicago, IL

North America User Group – Chicago

Chicago, IL

September 19, 2018

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Wednesday, September 19

7:30 am to 9:00 am - Registration and Breakfast

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Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am to 10:15 am - Accelerate your Digital Transformation

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Accelerate your Digital Transformation
Presented by Mighael Botha, Acting CTO

Come hear how Software AG’s clients are accelerating their Digital Transformation with new capabilities from webMethods, ARIS and Alfabet. Many of our clients today have strategic initiatives to adopt AI, IoT and Blockchain to develop new business models or to improve existing processes. Learn how they are using new enhancements to webMethods, ARIS and Alfabet to beat out the competition.

10:15 am to 10:30 am - Networking Break

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Refreshments will be served

10:30 am to 4:00 pm - webMethods Breakout Session

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webMethods Roadmap

Innovation is the only constant at webMethods. In this session, you will learn about the recent innovations across the webMethods platform and the recent enhancements launched with a sneak preview of the upcoming release.

Driving innovation with Integration and API Cloud

webMethods is a leader in both Integration and API Management. We continue to bring ground breaking innovations in these areas. In this session, you will learn about the latest innovations in Integration and API Cloud, including live demos.

Did You Know?

Integration vendors come and go. webMethods continues to drive innovation and launch cutting edge capabilities. In this session, we will highlight the dozen capabilities which the users might not be aware of. Attendees will get a poster that covers the capabilities and a mug.

DevOps and CI/CD using Containers

Continuous Integration plays a big role in Continuous Development and enabling DevOps across the enterprise. In this session, you will learn about enabling DevOps for webMethods centric integration initiatives and also about the container strategy and how containers can help you achieve your DevOps goals.

Building Digital Applications with RPA and Dynamic Apps

The new Dynamic Apps platform and the RPA(Robotic Process Automation) is opening new frontiers for app development. Combining the elements of low code development for building apps quickly and automating repetitive tasks with RPA to building process-centric apps this is the new way to build enterprise apps. Join us to learn more and see a demo of the new RPA capabilities.

B2B Cloud and MFT Agents

Learn how Software AG will now enable B2B integration within the public cloud infrastructure. Our B2B Cloud solution brings together webMethods’ industry-leading B2B capabilities, and deploys them into the cloud.

Additionally, we’ll focus on MFT Agents - our new add-on to ActiveTransfer. Agents are lightweight applications that allow administrators to remotely control automated file transfers and file processing from a central ActiveTransfer server. Agents can be installed virtually anywhere, such as servers and desktops located on-premises, external systems like retail locations, warehouses, plants and bank branches.

10:30 am to 4:00 pm - ARIS Breakout Session

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New Features and Short-Term Roadmap - ARIS

In this presentation, the ARIS roadmap and upcoming releases will be presented. This will give insights into latest developments.

Best Practices

A customer will present insights on their use of ARIS within their organization.

How Enterprise Digital Twins Guide You to Successful Digital Transformation

In a digitized world, it gets more and more important to be able to manage change. Digital twins represent the organization, the presentation will give insights on how ARIS can help to build up a digital twin of your organization.

Requirements Session

Customers will have the chance to raise requirements and to discuss them with ARIS product management. It is intended to have small groups working on focus topics.

Results Presentation of Requirements Session

The results of the requirements session will be presented within the audience.

Outlook ARIS 2018/2019

This session will give an outlook on midterm innovations planned in the ARIS context.

10:30 am to 4:00 pm - Alfabet Breakout Session

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Preview of Alfabet 10.3

Mid-April 2018, the new Alfabet release 10.2 will be GA. This new release addresses essential capabilities for successful digitalization: agile development, API management, data protection and speed in IT delivery. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate the highlights of the new release, including further integration with JIRA, extended API definition, data anonymization, event management and several new and enhanced visualizations.

Planning and Managing a Microservices-based Architecture

Microservices are used to decompose an application into a suite of smaller services, each running separately and communicating with lightweight mechanisms. They improve modularity and make the application easier to understand, develop and test. They can be used when the system is too complex or difficult to manage, the system is expected to handle high traffic and needs to be highly scalable, or the system needs to continuously add new features or modify existing ones during its core usage phase. This presentation demonstrates how to model and visualize the various facets of a microservices-based architecture pattern and how to plan microservices for the future in a way that ensures compliance with compatibility and functionality requirements.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lunch

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Chicago user group location


Marriott Marquis Chicago

2121 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60616 USA
Tel: +1 312-824-0500

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