September 17th, 2018
Convene- 32 Old Slip
New York City, NY

North America User Group – New York City

New York City, NY

September 17, 2018

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Monday, September 17

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 booklet that covers the capabilities and a mug.

DevOps and Microservices: The Path to CI-CD

Microservices and DevOps have both evolved as ways to improve agility in the enterprise. Continuous Integration plays a big role in enabling DevOps across the enterprise for operational efficiency. In this session, learn how to use Continuous Integration and container strategy to achieve your DevOps goals with webMethods. Then, discover how the Microservices Container can decompose the monolith – providing the flexibility, scalability, and reliability of a microservices architecture. Together they allow for Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI-CD), reducing the time to market for critical business capabilities.

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.

Enabling Accelerated and Focused Digital Transformation

Speakers: Alan Condon, Canfor & Jomon George Chakkalakkal, CloudGen

As consumers and business partners move online, companies will have to follow. Learn how Canfor with the help of CloudGen, planned, prototyped, and achieved application and infrastructure transformation goals using the Software AG platform.

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

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New Features and Short-Term Roadmap

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

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-October 2018, the new Alfabet release 10.3 will be GA. This new release addresses essential capabilities for ease of adoption in multi-national environments, high quality decision-support material for management, a greater degree of automation for data discovery and enhanced scaling ability. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate the highlights of the new release, including automated translation of content, a publication framework for PPT, integration capabilities with webMethods Trading Networks, API consumer discovery and high-performance ETL integration.

The Imperative of “Business First” Digital Portfolio Management

Speaker: Trey Harris, Enterprise Architect: Upstream Business Planning and Portfolio Management, ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil is a leader in providing solutions for the world’s growing energy needs. To make this happen, ExxonMobil IT (EMIT) is embracing innovation to advance our digital technology capabilities. Since 2011 when the IT foundation was established for application portfolio management and technology standards management, through 2016 when the Upstream business began a campaign to develop digital strategies for each capability, EMIT has been adjusting and responding to stay on top of the ever-changing business landscape. Today, we’re advancing technology platforms and services to help ExxonMobil be faster and smarter at finding, producing, and selling energy. We’ve shifted our mindset to embrace this primary purpose, and we’ve adopted the role of transforming ExxonMobil to win in the digital future. This presentation will highlight EMIT’s journey from a back-of-the-house operation to a front-of-the-house business partner, as well as discuss the current needs driving an and venture.

Technology Planning vs Architecture Design at Stanley Black & Decker

Speakers: John Lamb and Kevin Reading, Stanley Black & Decker, and Keith Chambers, Hartford Consulting Group

Technology planning is the implementation of the technology lifecycle management process and the cradle to grave governance of the technology portfolio along with Architecture Design and the infusion of architecture thinking throughout the IT build process, and the hand-off between the two.

From Zero to Hero: Rapidly creating value for portfolio stakeholders and visibility for your portfolio management program

Join this Alfabet roundtable to share experiences, views and ideas with peers on how to drive faster user adoption of Alfabet. Moderated by an Alfabet expert, this informal special interest round table will discuss what activities and capabilities customers should focus on to rapidly create value for portfolio stakeholders.

10:30 am to 4:00 pm - Adabas & Natural Breakout Session

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Adabas and Natural Futures – the A&N 2050+ Agenda

Bruce will present the agenda and details for Software AG’s A&N 2050+ program. Learn what to expect for Adabas and Natural’s future and how you can leverage them to transform your IT organization into a digital enterprise.

Business IT Transformation – How To Connect Anything To Anything

Speakers: Pam Schwartz and Josh Elkins, Virginia DMV

Pam will discuss the Virginia DMV modernization efforts and how EntireX Communicator is used in the environment to allow the mainframe legacy systems to interface with other state agencies, the Federal government, external business partners and DMV customers to allow seamless communications for transaction processing.

Adabas for zIIP and Natural for zIIP – Offloading Mainframe CPU to IBM zIIP

For Mainframe Adabas and/or Natural environments; learn how to take advantage of significant CPU reduction by offloading workload to the IBM zIIP engines. Real customer examples will be discussed.

Getting Ready for Natural v9 / NaturalONE

As you know, Natural v9 will be released in October 2018 and as part of this release the green screen Natural editor will be officially retired. This informative webinar will help you prepare for NaturalONE, which is the replacement GUI Natural Editor in Eclipse.

We will show you what prerequisites are needed such as the Natural Development server, the Unicode enablement of Natural, and some minor changes to Natural Security. We will also cover the training already available for your development staff, where to find online resources, and much more to help you prepare for Natural v9.

Dashboarding and Streaming Analytics

How do you monitor and respond to your existing Mission Critical environments?

Software AG’s Streaming Event Analytics combines the best in monitoring with a single integrated real-time solution:

  • Monitor event streams, detect and analyze complex patterns in real-time
  • Respond immediately to business events
  • Proactively addresses audit and security challenges on sensitive data, regardless of where it resides
  • Performance monitoring - resolve error messages, identify programs consuming excessive resources, track historical resource utilization, and tune the database to achieve optimal performance
  • Benefit from fast startup and low TCO

Leverage Adabas, Natural, and CONNX Using Containers On-Premise, Hybrid, and in the Cloud Scenarios Demo

Hear how Adabas, Natural and CONNX can not only support the Mainframe; but practically anywhere… Linux, Unix, Windows, Docker, Cloud, etc…

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lunch

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