North American User Group

Atlanta, GA

September 11th - 12th | InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

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

Wednesday, September 11th

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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Join Software AG as we 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 - 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?

Be successful with an Enterprise Management System – With ARIS Process Mining track to operational excellence!

ARIS Process Mining gives you a 360-degree view of your processes; you gain intelligent insights into them and their dependencies to find patterns, anomalies and opportunities for improvement. In this session, you will learn how ARIS Process Mining automatically compares your documented processes with their real world execution to see if your processes meet specifications. This gives you a solid foundation for process improvement decisions. You can evaluate changes before they occur to avoid additional costs later, and you can simulate and analyze process scenarios to know how best to improve them. These insights help you to optimize your business and turn visions into results.

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 - 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.

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

Thursday, September 12th

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

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

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

  • Adabas Administrator (Mainframe)
  • Adabas Administrator (Open System)
  • ARIS Modeler
  • Apama Certified Solution Developer
  • ARIS Administrator
  • ARIS Certified Process Performance Manager Expert (PPM)
  • Natural Programmer
  • Terracotta Professional
  • Universal Messaging Certified Professional
  • webMethods Administrator
  • webMethods API Management Professional
  • webMethods Certified Agile Apps Consultant
  • webMethods Certified BPM Developer
  • webMethods Certified CAF Developer
  • webMethods Developer

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_atlanta_intercontinentalInterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

3315 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone Number: (404) 946-9000

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