North American User Group

New York, NY

June 27th-28th, 2019 | The Maxwell New York City

Content
Hear the Latest:
Be the first to learn about updates in the products and solutions you own
Chats
Meet the Experts:
Get face to face time with our product leaders
Design
Build and Play:
Get hands-on time with our products through labs
Users
Network with Peers:
Engage with like-minded customers during meet-ups throughout the day

FIND INSPIRATION, IMAGINATION AND INNOVATION

Join us for the largest and most significant gathering of our community eco-system to get inspired, educated, hands-on and have a blast at our red carpet reception.

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Agenda

Thursday, June 27th

8:00 am to 8:45 am - Technology Council Breakfast

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Enjoy breakfast with our engineering team while discussing topics in technology and innovation. Seating is limited.

8:00 am to 9:00 am - Registration and Breakfast

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Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am to 10:30 am - General Sessions

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Hear Raj Datta, President of Software AG North America, speak with customers and partners about their experiences with Software AG, and how they are empowering their businesses to be more successful.

10:30 am to 11:00 am - Networking Break

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Networking Break

11:00 am to 4:00 pm - Enterprise Integration & API-Led Connectivity

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Integration and API Roadmap

In this session you will learn about the latest product enhancements in Software AG’s Integration and API Management business unit. We will highlight what’s new in both our cloud and on-premises products, and we will share details about our exciting innovations we will deliver in 2019 and 2020.

Customer Successes

Come and listen to our customers as well as our product experts as they share how they are using Software AG’s Integration and API Management products, including best practices and success patterns based on their projects.

Hands-On Lab: webMethods.io Integration

Attendees will learn how to quickly build an integration workflow in 10 minutes or less.

Breakout Discussion Topics

Attendees will break up into groups to discuss topics like Microservices, API management and Migrating to the Cloud with product experts.

11:00 am to 4:00 pm - Digital Transformation with IoT and Analytics

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Effective IoT: Open, Rapid, and Distributed

Come and learn about the IoT trends that are helping to digitally transform companies around the world. Learn what Software AG’s IoT & Analytics products have to offer

IoT – How to Succeed

This will focus on questions to ask stakeholders, proper approach to build a successful IoT initiative and architecture to succeed (reference Architecture explaining the SAG products involved)

Automating Processes with IoT

Hands-on - Using Cumulocity and Built.io (or wM) to show integration from alarms in C8Y to SFDC cases or another 3rd party application

Empower Engineers with Self-service Advanced Analytics to Improve Operational Performance

Companies are looking at digitalization to improve their profitability and maintain their market leadership. Many years of historical time-series data is underutilized & the data has a great hidden potential to improve operational performance. If all subject matter experts are empowered with analytics, especially those related to the product production processes, operational excellence can be speeded-up greatly.

In this presentation, we will explain how self-service analytics in the hands of process and asset experts can help continuously improve operational performance. Business users can analyze, monitor and predict process and asset performance within their operational context using pattern recognition and machine learning technology.

The use of TrendMiner is shown in a practical hands-on session and additionally through some typical customer use cases, covering key capabilities such as root cause analysis, recommender engine, early warnings, contextualization and knowledge capturing. These capabilities help engineers, control room personnel and plant managers to continuously improve operational performance through reducing the carbon footprint, increasing yield, improving plant safety, reducing downtime and predict maintenance.

11:00 am to 4:00 pm - Business Transformation with ARIS

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Trends, Latest Product Highlights & Short-Term Roadmap

The key to successful business transformation initiatives is a clear focus on the organization’s operations and a continuous optimization towards excellence. The new ARIS10 SR8 features have one common goal: to help you making change happen! The latest product highlights comprise an attractive user experience, smart modeling, integrated process mining, expanded cloud offering and many more.
These new features do not only make change happen, they massively support Enterprise Management Systems (EMS) powered by ARIS. While becoming your single source of truth, an EMS based on ARIS empowers you to be in full control of your organization and thus to turn your business into success.

Short Customer Use Cases:

We want to hear you! Please prepare a 10 minutes presentation on your current process management activities with ARIS. Keep it simple - slides are not necessary but welcome. Think about:

  • What are you working on?
  • What are the goals/objects of that initiative?
  • What are your challenges (can be discussed in the mutual exchange of experience later that day)?
  • What did/will you achieve?
  • How many people are involved? Modelers vs consumers?
  • What does management think about your initiative?

Best Practice Session - How to build a world-class Enterprise Management System powered by ARIS

An Enterprise Management System (EMS) brings customers to operational excellence and is key to survive in today’s digital world. In this session you will learn how you can build a process portal that really involves all employees and invites them to contribute and share. Information can be modeled and published in the context of dedicated projects and be delivered to the relevant stakeholders. An EMS is the single source of truth for the whole company and helps to roll out defined standards worldwide. It supports your transformation initiatives all the way from strategy to operations, enables operational excellence and continuous improvement, and ensures you comply with regulations and mitigate risks.

Open Discussion: Share your Experiences and Best Practices

In this session, participants share experiences, best practices and discuss open questions with each other and Software AG. The idea is to learn from others that already faced similar challenges, and to get and share guidance.

11:00 am to 4:00 pm - Adabas & Natural

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What’s a CIO to do about Legacy Modernization and Integration?

Dave Taylor, former CIO for State of Florida and now VP of State & Local Government Solutions at Software AG, will discuss a CIO’s perspective on modernization and integration challenges. Learn how you can continue to leverage your valuable and mission-critical legacy IT Assets. Dave will be followed by Bob Jeffcott of Software AG who will present customer case studies as real-life examples of recent modernization and integration successes.

New York City DoITT and Eaton are ‘zIIP-ing’ it…

Understand how the City of New York and Eaton Corporation are lowering their cost of operating their IBM® System z® mainframe by moving significant Natural and Adabas Processing workload from their main CPU to IBM’s System z Integrated Information Processors (zIIPs). With Software AG’s zIIP-enabled Adabas and Natural platform, you too can achieve immediate IT cost savings while still delivering high performance and reliability.

CONNX Solutions: Data Access, Data Virtualization, and Data Movement

Come learn about the CONNX product suite from Software AG. The CONNX portfolio includes solutions for Data Access to over 150 databases, data visualization and data virtualization in addition to data movement from and to over 150 databases including mainframe, non-relational, RDBMS, and cloud databases.

Rick Ladendecker of Applied Business Communication will share his experiences working with General Electric, Tyco Laboratories, State of CT Judicial, State of CT CJIS Governing Board, Alcatel, Carpenter Steel and others using the CONNX solutions. Rick has extensive experience with legacy migration and integration, naming normalization, MDM consolidation, data Triggering, synchronization, and data governance.

Delaware Courts System Connecting External Services via webMethods Integration Server to Adabas and Natural.

When a citizen needs information about their court case schedules and monies owed for court fees (Adabas & Natural on the mainframe), citizens call in on an IVR system that is connected to these systems that provides accurate and up to date information. This same information is also needed by Judges and Attorneys during and after a court case to update both Adabas and Oracle Datawarehouse. Listen to Betsy Bachmurski of Delaware Courts explain how products such as Adabas, Natural, webMethods EntireX, and webMethods Integration are used to integrate and share with other Delaware State and Local governments, as well as Federal agencies.

Adabas & Natural 2050+: Product Strategy and Roadmap

Software AG continues to deliver product innovation along the Adabas & Natural 2050+ initiative. In this session we will share new product capabilities and best practices on how customers around the world optimize and modernize their business-critical Adabas & Natural (A&N) applications. Focus topics are mainframe zIIP offloading, re-hosting to Linux, Container and Cloud, DevOps, API-enablement and real-time data integration. And take the opportunity to meet and talk to the global A&N product management team.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lunch

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Lunch

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Networking Reception

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Join us for refreshments and light appetizers

Friday, June 28th

8:00 am to 12:00 pm - Free Training: Integration Knowledge Update

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This four hour hands-on course reviews the latest updates to Software AG’s webMethods Integration Platform. Exercises are designed to highlight the major capabilities of the webMethods Integration Platform while giving you, the webMethods expert, a chance to try it out.

Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain experience in how to implement REST V2 with and without json URLS
  • Modify the new FLOW statements of TRY, CATCH and FINLLY

Focus AREAs:

  • Integration Server
  • REST
  • Designer
  • TRY, CATCH, and FINALLY flow statements

Audience

  • Experienced webMethods Developers
  • Experienced Enterprise and/or SOA Architects

Prerequisites

  • Completion of webMethods Integration Workshop

Content

  • webMethods Integration Platform REST Interfaces
  • Building REST V2 interfaces without json
  • Building REST V2 interfaces from a Document Type and using json urls
  • Service Development with TRY, CATCH, and FINALLY flow statements

Methods

  • Lecture, presentation
  • Hands-on workshop

Preparation

  • Bring your laptop and power supply

8:00 am to 12:00 pm - Free Training: ARIS Report Scripting

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ARIS Reporting enables you to evaluate and change database content. For example, you may want to run calculations on your models or enter attribute values in your database. ARIS Report Script Customization allows you to analyze and edit information from your own company processes to support your specific report requirements. And, you can do this with the standard ARIS evaluation reports or by writing your own report scripts in JavaScript using the script editor and the ARIS WYSIWYG Editor. This abbreviated class teaches you how and so much more.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyze and edit information from your own company processes to support your report requirements
  • Prerequisites

    • Completion of Business Process Modelling with ARIS
    • Completion of Advanced Business Process Modelling and Administration with ARIS
    • Moderate knowledge of JavaScript

    Content

    • ARIS WYSIWYG Editor
    • ARIS Report Function Library
    • ARIS Report Development
    • ARIS Report Wizard

    Methods

    • Lecture, presentation
    • Hands-on workshop
    • Group discussion

    Duration: 4 hours

8:00 am to 12:00 pm - Free Certification Exam

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Software AG is pleased to provide a special offer to the 2019 User Group Attendees: Any Conference attendee is eligible for one FREE Certification Exam (valued at $625 USD). Attendees can schedule a FREE exam on any product area where Certifications are available.

Exam Options

  • webMethods Certified Agile Apps Consultant
  • webMethods Developer
  • webMethods Administrator
  • webMethods Certified BPM Developer
  • webMethods Certified CAF Developer
  • webMethods API Management Professional
  • Apama Certified Solution Developer
  • Terracotta Professional
  • Universal Messaging Certified Professional
  • Natural Programmer
  • Adabas Administrator (MF/OS)ARIS Modeler
  • ARIS Administrator
  • ARIS Certified Process Performance Manager Expert (PPM)
  • More options available in 2019

What should I do to prepare

  • Review the Exam descriptions at: Software AG Product Certification
  • While Practitioners are encouraged to attend the formal training associated recommended for the exam topics, practical experience is always welcomed

What should I expect?

  • Registration and scheduling must be made in advance
  • Exams vary in duration (60-180 minutes). Details can be found at
  • Exams are closed book. No materials or access to other sites are permissible during the exam
  • Questions are multiple choice
  • To gain Certification status, practitioners must receive a score of 66%
  • Results will be made available at the end of the testing session

What happens if I do not receive a passing grade?

  • While the FREE exam is only available at one of the 2019 User Group Meetings, should you fail the exam, you are eligible to retake the exam in 30 days

Methods

  • Proctored exam

Preparation

  • Bring your laptop and power supply
  • Bring a state issued picture ID (Drivers license, Passport, etc.)

Customer Speakers

Saurabh Maheshwari

Saurabh Maheshwari
Director
Enterprise Application Integration
Michael Kors

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George Wolff
Director of ADABAS Systems
New York City DoITT

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Betsy Bachmurski
Senior Application Specialist
State of Delaware Courts

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Rick Ladendecker
State of Massachusetts

Sri Harsha Veerapaneni

Sri Harsha Veerapaneni
Director
Integration
Tory Burch

LOCATION

location_ny_ug_500x200The Maxwell New York City

541 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 755-1200

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