Micro Focus Experience Tour 2019

Thursday 13 June, Buitenplaats Kamerijck, Kamerik
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Agenda 13 June

This year we split up the agenda into three parts:

  • Technical Studios: in the morning you can attend technical studios and deep-dive into our solutions.
  • Plenary session: after lunch you can listen to our keynote speakers about the ways Micro Focus empowers digital transformation.
  • Business Forums: the second half of the afternoon will be filled with Business Forum discussions about the business aspects of our solutions and the latest developments in our focus areas.

Below you can find an outline of the program. Detailed session descriptions will follow soon.

Experience Zone

Throughout the day you can visit the Experience Zone to learn more about our solutions, see live product demos, network with your peers and meet our partners and their solutions.

1-on-1 meetings

You can also request a 1-on-1 meeting with one of our specialists. Please use this link to specify your request.

09:00 – 09:30

Welcome Coffee / registration

Technical Sessions

09:30 – 11:30

 

Technical studios
Dynamic sessions running in parallel and providing a comprehensive overview of the solutions covered within that particular area showing how all is interwoven and sets you up for success.
Each session is based on some compelling use cases and includes short and powerful demos highlighting our newest solutions, new product features & integration capabilities, forward looking product roadmap information and more.

Build & Deliver Software Faster and Drive Digital Transformation – Enterprise DevOps intro & architecture

Jerry SaelemakersDevOps Presales Manager NESA, Micro Focus

A practical DevOps use-case

Experience real-life use-cases demonstrating how the Micro Focus Enterprise DevOps solutions enable companies to improve their time-to-market and reduce costs without compromising on quality, and give them the edge to win in their market by driving a successful digital transformation of their software development and delivery.
Arno van de VeldeDevOps PreSales Solution Consultant NESA, Micro Focus
Safa DundarDevOps PreSales Solution Consultant NESA, Micro Focus
Henk van der KnoopApplication Modernization Connectivity, Solution Architect NESA, Micro Focus

Some solution highlights that will be covered through the use cases:

Agile, DevOps & Lifecycle Management
Manage backlogs, user stories, requirements, defects, and overall quality coupled with real-time collaboration, cross-project visibility, and insights with Micro Focus ALM Octane for lean, Agile and DevOps, and Micro Focus ALM for traditional management.
Keep your projects aligned with strategic priorities, track actual costs, and fully control and manage your business-focused delivery with Micro Focus Project & Portfolio Management.

Application Modernization & Connectivity
Core business applications, often still COBOL-based, are the lifeblood of organizations. Thriving in a competitive digital landscape means transforming the systems hosting core business processes. Our AMC solutions enable this transformation, allowing you to:

  • Modernize your application delivery process with new practices and tools for Agile and DevOps
  • Redefine where and how applications are built and deployed
  • Unlock and modernize access to mainframe applications and data
  • Build next-generation services for integrating business processes and systems

Test Automation
Test early and often to correct defects, risks, and architectural issues continuously and with full traceability across 3 pillars :
Continuously test functionality for any technology, on any environment, and reduce test execution times with Micro Focus Unified Functional Testing and Micro Focus Mobile Center.
Improve user experience at cloud-scale by uncovering performance bottlenecks and pinpointing their root cause with Micro Focus StormRunner Load.
Find and fix security weaknesses quickly and early with Micro Focus Fortify.

Continuous Delivery
Fully align automated deployments and testing across multiple application pipelines with Micro Focus Deployment Automation, and track, coordinate, and orchestrate all aspects of enterprise IT delivery with Micro Focus Release Control.

Hybrid IT in IT4IT

IT4IT introduction

Etienne Terpstra Lead Technologist for the NESA region (Nordics, Netherlands, South Africa), Micro Focus

A practical IT4IT value stream use case.

Experience use cases on how to manage and move to a digital enterprise in practice using AI driven proactive and predictive management solutions in a hybrid environment.
Joel EijssenIT Operations & Service Management Pre Sales Solution Consultant, Micro Focus
Peter Golbach –  Pre-Sales Team Lead NESA (Nordics, Netherlands, South Africa), Micro Focus

Some Hybrid IT solution highlights:

Micro Focus® Service Management Automation X
SMA-X is the neXt generation service management for IT and non-IT business services providing machine learning AI driven analytics and automation for an intuitive self-service experience with a native mobile application, virtual agents (bots), social collaboration and ChatOps
Joel EijssenIT Operations & Service Management Pre Sales Solution Consultant, Micro Focus
Peter GolbachPre-Sales Team Lead NESA, Micro Focus

Micro Focus® Hybrid Cloud Management / Micro Focus® PlateSpin
Data center transformation across cloud, virtual and physical environments. Automating and integrating the planning, execution and management of large-scale cloud and data center migration projects, at lowest cost and risk.
Alain SalesseSenior Solutions Architect, Micro Focus

Micro Focus® Operations Bridge (OpsBridge)
Monitor your IT environment and consolidate data from existing tools, applying automated discovery, monitoring, analytics, and remediation to data across traditional, private, public, multi-cloud and container-based infrastructure.
Peter GolbachPre-Sales Team Lead NESA, Micro Focus

Micro Focus® Network Operations Management
Manage your enterprise networks, integrating capabilities to monitor fault, performance, configuration, and compliance of physical, virtual, and software defined network (SDN) infrastructure.
Peter GolbachPre-Sales Team Lead NESA, Micro Focus

Protect what Matters !

Avoid becoming a Breach Statistic – Attend this session and understand how to leverage your near real-time information to mitigate both immediate- and long-term risks.
Hear from our Micro Focus subject matter experts how to take a holistic, open and intelligent approach to information Security that tackles today’s most sophisticated threats.

The session for this year’s Experience will cover the following topics:

  • Data Governance – find and control the data that matters most ! (Chris Winter)
  • Data Security – encrypt what’s most valuable or sensitive (Ron van Herk)
  • SecOps & Entity Behavior – spot if people or devices do strange things with your data (Hakan Durgut)

You may also know of our Identity, Monitoring and Application Security solutions. In this session we will briefly touch upon these, but if you are interested in receiving more detailed information around these you can visit us at the Security, Risk & Governance booth in the Experience Zone.

Predictive Analytics
Analytics play a role in all our solutions and will be a part of all three focus areas sessions.

11:30 – 13:00

Lunch served in Experience Zone

Plenary Sessions

13:00 – 14:30

Keynotes

‘Digital Transformation – People, Process and Panic’

Most companies are facing significant challenges with how to balance the available internal resources with the external market opportunity, requiring some very clear thinking about how to prioritise, plan and execute digital transformation projects. The top-down strategy must somewhere meet the bottom-up realities, and it can sometimes be very difficult to even get started in a meaningful way. The presentation will provide a perspective on how companies can innovate faster, with lower risk, while focusing on the highest value activities (….with maybe a little less panic).

Executive keynote by Chris LiveseySenior Vice President and General Manager Application Modernization and Connectivity Product Group, Micro Focus

Rabobank’s Journey in IT Management

Toine Jenniskens – Business Architect, Rabobank

Philips Aims for Zero Unplanned Equipment Downtime with Predictive IoT Analytics

Dr. Ir. Mauro Barbieri – Senior Scientist, Philips Research

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee break / Smoothies in Experience Zone

Business Sessions

15:00 – 16:15 

Business Forums
Each business forum discussion will be guided and moderated by an independent journalist and one of our leading Micro Focus solution strategists. As a starting point 1-2 customers will share their insight on a particular journey/use case within the given focus area, complemented by some best practice implementation tips & tricks but also some challenges with regards to the road ahead and/or some disruptive market trends.
The moderators will consequently invite the business forum experts to the table and turn the discussion into a lively debate whilst putting forward some analyst market statements, express views, pre-submitted questions from the audience, etc. We will also be using a voting system to allow live benchmarking of some of these trends and equations put forward with the audience.

  • Are you considering moving your workloads to cloud? If yes, what is the driver behind – Cost or Speed?
  • How to control multi-cloud provisioning for the IT value chain?
  • Is automation important in your management agenda? Is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in your top initiatives?
  • How is your Strategy team involved in driving transformation in hybrid IT?
  • Do you have Analytics in your IT Operations Management? Is this in your roadmap?
  • …?

These are just a couple of questions to get you started.

Join our business forum moderator, Gopal Krishna Ramachandra – IT Operations Management EMEA Leader, Micro Focus and listen to the key trends we see in the market and how our Hybrid IT Management solutions are helping customers address or manage those trends.

We will touch on topics like Robotic Process Automation, Hybrid Cloud Migration and Management, Analytics, AI Ops being offered with a modern technology delivery platform using containers. We will also cover innovation within Hybrid IT and provide a glimpse into the roadmap complemented with a couple of very concrete customer transformation journeys in a round table format.
The customer business forum guests will be added shortly.

We are also very keen to capture your thoughts and feedback in this interactive session about your journey on digital transformation. Sign up now and share with us the questions you would like to see answered by the Hybrid IT business forum experts.

Moderator:
Gopal Krishna RamachandraIT Operations Management EMEA Leader, Micro Focus

Speaker:
Toine Jenniskens – Business Architect, Rabobank

Specialist:
Etienne Terpstra – Lead Technologist for the NESA region (Nordics, Netherlands, South Africa), Micro Focus

Predictive Analytics
Analytics play a role in all our solutions and will be a part of all three focus areas sessions.


These sessions are meant to be interactive as we do not believe in talking “at you.”  We encourage active participation of attendees and we believe that the only dumb question is the one that goes unasked.  To facilitate this you may submit in advance any question regarding the topics you would like to see covered within the particular focus area
.

16:30 – 18:30

Closing Networking Cocktail with surprise act/activity

09:00 – 09:30
Welcome Coffee / registration

09:30 – 11:30
Technical studios
Dynamic sessions running in parallel and providing a comprehensive overview of the solutions covered within that particular area showing how all is interwoven and sets you up for success.
Each session is based on some compelling use cases and includes short and powerful demos highlighting our newest solutions, new product features & integration capabilities, forward looking product roadmap information and more.

Enterprise DevOps

Build & Deliver Software Faster and Drive Digital Transformation – Enterprise DevOps intro & architecture

Jerry Saelemakers – DevOps Presales Manager NESA, Micro Focus

A practical DevOps use-case

Experience real-life use-cases demonstrating how the Micro Focus Enterprise DevOps solutions enable companies to improve their time-to-market and reduce costs without compromising on quality, and give them the edge to win in their market by driving a successful digital transformation of their software development and delivery.
Arno van de VeldeDevOps PreSales Solution Consultant NESA, Micro Focus
Safa DundarDevOps PreSales Solution Consultant NESA, Micro Focus
Henk van der KnoopApplication Modernization Connectivity, Solution Architect NESA, Micro Focus

Some solution highlights that will be covered through the use cases:

Agile, DevOps & Lifecycle Management
Manage backlogs, user stories, requirements, defects, and overall quality coupled with real-time collaboration, cross-project visibility, and insights with Micro Focus ALM Octane for lean, Agile and DevOps, and Micro Focus ALM for traditional management.
Keep your projects aligned with strategic priorities, track actual costs, and fully control and manage your business-focused delivery with Micro Focus Project & Portfolio Management.

Application Modernization & Connectivity
Core business applications, often still COBOL-based, are the lifeblood of organizations. Thriving in a competitive digital landscape means transforming the systems hosting core business processes. Our AMC solutions enable this transformation, allowing you to:

  • Modernize your application delivery process with new practices and tools for Agile and DevOps
  • Redefine where and how applications are built and deployed
  • Unlock and modernize access to mainframe applications and data
  • Build next-generation services for integrating business processes and systems

Test Automation
Test early and often to correct defects, risks, and architectural issues continuously and with full traceability across 3 pillars :
Continuously test functionality for any technology, on any environment, and reduce test execution times with Micro Focus Unified Functional Testing and Micro Focus Mobile Center.
Improve user experience at cloud-scale by uncovering performance bottlenecks and pinpointing their root cause with Micro Focus StormRunner Load.
Find and fix security weaknesses quickly and early with Micro Focus Fortify.

Continuous Delivery
Fully align automated deployments and testing across multiple application pipelines with Micro Focus Deployment Automation, and track, coordinate, and orchestrate all aspects of enterprise IT delivery with Micro Focus Release Control.

Hybrid IT Management

Hybrid IT in IT4IT

IT4IT introduction

Etienne Terpstra Lead Technologist for the NESA region (Nordics, Netherlands, South Africa), Micro Focus

A practical IT4IT value stream use case.

Experience use cases on how to manage and move to a digital enterprise in practice using AI driven proactive and predictive management solutions in a hybrid environment.
Joel EijssenIT Operations & Service Management Pre Sales Solution Consultant, Micro Focus
Peter Golbach –  Pre-Sales Team Lead NESA (Nordics, Netherlands, South Africa), Micro Focus

Some Hybrid IT solution highlights:

Micro Focus® Service Management Automation X
SMA-X is the neXt generation service management for IT and non-IT business services providing machine learning AI driven analytics and automation for an intuitive self-service experience with a native mobile application, virtual agents (bots), social collaboration and ChatOps
Joel EijssenIT Operations & Service Management Pre Sales Solution Consultant, Micro Focus
Peter GolbachPre-Sales Team Lead NESA, Micro Focus

Micro Focus® Hybrid Cloud Management / Micro Focus® PlateSpin
Data center transformation across cloud, virtual and physical environments. Automating and integrating the planning, execution and management of large-scale cloud and data center migration projects, at lowest cost and risk.
Alain SalesseSenior Solutions Architect, Micro Focus

Micro Focus® Operations Bridge (OpsBridge)
Monitor your IT environment and consolidate data from existing tools, applying automated discovery, monitoring, analytics, and remediation to data across traditional, private, public, multi-cloud and container-based infrastructure.
Peter GolbachPre-Sales Team Lead NESA, Micro Focus

Micro Focus® Network Operations Management
Manage your enterprise networks, integrating capabilities to monitor fault, performance, configuration, and compliance of physical, virtual, and software defined network (SDN) infrastructure.
Peter GolbachPre-Sales Team Lead NESA, Micro Focus

Security, Risk & Governance

Protect what Matters !

Avoid becoming a Breach Statistic – Attend this session and understand how to leverage your near real-time information to mitigate both immediate- and long-term risks.
Hear from our Micro Focus subject matter experts how to take a holistic, open and intelligent approach to information Security that tackles today’s most sophisticated threats.

The session for this year’s Experience will cover the following topics:

  • Data Governance – find and control the data that matters most ! (Chris Winter)
  • Data Security – encrypt what’s most valuable or sensitive (Ron van Herk)
  • SecOps & Entity Behavior – spot if people or devices do strange things with your data (Hakan Durgut)

You may also know of our Identity, Monitoring and Application Security solutions. In this session we will briefly touch upon these, but if you are interested in receiving more detailed information around these you can visit us at the Security, Risk & Governance booth in the Experience Zone.

Predictive Analytics

Predictive Analytics
Analytics play a role in all our solutions and will be a part of all three focus areas sessions.

11:30 – 13:00
Lunch served in Experience Zone

13:00 – 14:30

Keynotes 

Digital Transformation – People, Process and Panic

Most companies are facing significant challenges with how to balance the available internal resources with the external market opportunity, requiring some very clear thinking about how to prioritise, plan and execute digital transformation projects. The top-down strategy must somewhere meet the bottom-up realities, and it can sometimes be very difficult to even get started in a meaningful way. The presentation will provide a perspective on how companies can innovate faster, with lower risk, while focusing on the highest value activities (….with maybe a little less panic).

Executive keynote by Chris LiveseySenior Vice President and General Manager Application Modernization and Connectivity Product Group, Micro Focus

Rabobank’s Journey in IT Management

Toine Jenniskens – Business Architect, Rabobank

Philips Aims for Zero Unplanned Equipment Downtime with Predictive IoT Analytics

Dr. Ir. Mauro Barbieri – Senior Scientist, Philips Research

14:30 – 15:00
Coffee break / Smoothies in Experience Zone

15:00 – 16:15 
Business Forums
Each business forum discussion will be guided and moderated by an independent journalist and one of our leading Micro Focus solution strategists. As a starting point 1-2 customers will share their insight on a particular journey/use case within the given focus area, complemented by some best practice implementation tips & tricks but also some challenges with regards to the road ahead and/or some disruptive market trends.
The moderators will consequently invite the business forum experts to the table and turn the discussion into a lively debate whilst putting forward some analyst market statements, express views, pre-submitted questions from the audience, etc. We will also be using a voting system to allow live benchmarking of some of these trends and equations put forward with the audience.

Enterprise DevOps
Hybrid IT Management
  • Are you considering moving your workloads to cloud? If yes, what is the driver behind – Cost or Speed?
  • How to control multi-cloud provisioning for the IT value chain?
  • Is automation important in your management agenda? Is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in your top initiatives?
  • How is your Strategy team involved in driving transformation in hybrid IT?
  • Do you have Analytics in your IT Operations Management? Is this in your roadmap?
  • …?

These are just a couple of questions to get you started.

Join our business forum moderator, Gopal Krishna Ramachandra – IT Operations Management EMEA Leader, Micro Focus and listen to the key trends we see in the market and how our Hybrid IT Management solutions are helping customers address or manage those trends.

We will touch on topics like Robotic Process Automation, Hybrid Cloud Migration and Management, Analytics, AI Ops being offered with a modern technology delivery platform using containers. We will also cover innovation within Hybrid IT and provide a glimpse into the roadmap complemented with a couple of very concrete customer transformation journeys in a round table format.
The customer business forum guests will be added shortly.

We are also very keen to capture your thoughts and feedback in this interactive session about your journey on digital transformation. Sign up now and share with us the questions you would like to see answered by the Hybrid IT business forum experts.

Moderator:
Gopal Krishna RamachandraIT Operations Management EMEA Leader, Micro Focus

Speaker:
Toine Jenniskens – Business Architect, Rabobank

Specialist:
Etienne Terpstra  Lead Technologist for the NESA region (Nordics, Netherlands, South Africa), Micro Focus

Security, Risk & Governance
Predictive Analytics

Predictive Analytics
Analytics play a role in all our solutions and will be a part of all three focus areas sessions.

These sessions are meant to be interactive as we do not believe in talking “at you.”  We encourage active participation of attendees and we believe that the only dumb question is the one that goes unasked.  To facilitate this you may submit in advance any question regarding the topics you would like to see covered within the particular focus area.

16:30 – 18:30
Closing Networking Cocktail with surprise act/activity