North American User Group

Chicago, IL

July 18th – 19th, 2019 | W City Center

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, July 18th

7:30 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 - Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management for the Agile Enterprise

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Alfabet product development is at the forefront in delivering for digital transformation as its market leadership attests to. The strategic themes that currently guide feature planning - the agile enterprise, the API economy, global EA and portfolio management practices, cloud exploitation and IoT-driven portfolio management - combined with a strong focus on enhancing user experience, make every release an exciting new addition to our customers’ arsenals of capabilities for supporting their companies’ transformation efforts. The Alfabet user group session will revolve around these topics providing new release highlights, roadmap topics, customer experience presentations and best practice discussions.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lunch

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Lunch

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Networking Reception

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Join us for refreshments and light appetizers

Friday, July 19th

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: API Management Highlights

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This four hour course provides a high level overview of Software AG’s API Gateway and API Portal. While this course isn’t a substitute for the full course, taking this micro learning session will give you a first hand view of how Software AG’s Digital Business Platform supports the management of your APIs.


Objectives

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

  • Complete the definition of a REST API in API Gateway
  • Test REST APIs
  • Add Policies to various APIs
  • Create Consumer Applications
  • Import APIs into API Gateway
  • Publish APIs to API Portal and test those APIs in API Portal
  • Create Plans and Packages of APIs for use in API Portal
  • In API Portal, subscribe to Packages and test the APIs

Products covered

  • API Gateway
  • API Portal

Audience

  • Developers and Administrators
  • Enterprise and/or SOA Architects

Prerequisites

  • Intermediate experience with HTTP
  • Basic understanding of APIs

Content

  • API Management Overview
  • Defining and Testing a REST API
  • Adding a Logging Policy
  • Enforcing Security Policy
  • Creating a Consumer Application
  • Managing API Portal
  • Managing API Packages and Plans

Methods

  • Lecture, presentation
  • Hands-on workshop

Preparation

  • Bring your laptop and power supply

08:00 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 Developer
  • 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.)

LOCATION

location_chicago_580W City Center

172 West Adams Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Tel: +1 312-332-1200

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