Impact 2012 Technology Program for IT Professionals

Impact 2012.An extensive Technology Program at Impact 2012 offers over 500 sessions, including implementation success stories, lectures, workshops, hands-on labs and networking opportunities. Sharpen your BPM, SOA, WebSphere, cloud and mobile skills and earn certifications on the spot. Learn proven IT strategies that you can apply right away and build on in the future. Interact with some of the IT world's most renowned Chief Architects and engineers. Stop by the Product Technology Center to take advantage of self-paced labs and to have your questions answered by the experts. The wide selection of topics in the Technology Program ensures that Impact will have the information you need to overcome your most critical IT challenges.


Technology Tracks (6 - expand to view track descriptions and associated sub-tracks)

Current Trends and Future Directions in Technology

Track Description: This track will feature a select number of sessions that highlight the expertise of thought leaders emphasizing the growing value of new technologies as a key driver for greater business value and agility. The sessions will demonstrate how emerging technologies, including Cloud Computing, mobile computing, and agile management have the potential to transform and deliver IT services, driving innovations across the business. Expert advice will help IT leaders and Tech-savvy business leaders incorporate these new technologies into their strategic plans, and position themselves to optimize their investments.

Application Infrastructure

Track Description: This track will cover WebSphere Application Infrastructure solutions that enable you to intelligently manage your application environment for improved operational efficiency and performance, enhanced security and control and cost optimization. You will learn how to leverage a proven foundation for your applications and services through IBM offerings such as WebSphere Application Server and CICS. You will discover how to deliver and scale new services leveraging private clouds and how to support new business models with Mobile delivery. In addition, we will discuss how to establish faster, more consistent virtualized application environments that are easier to deploy, customize, and manage while delivering superior IT economics. Find out how you can maximize the security and control of application infrastructure through industry leading management capabilities. Share best practices and hear about lessons learned from colleagues and subject matter experts in interactive sessions. Finally, discover how to quickly take advantage of WebSphere Application Infrastructure solutions by migrating applications and services from costly or unsupported non-IBM application servers to ones that economically optimize your business needs.

Sub-tracks:

  1. WebSphere Application Server Infrastructure
  2. Security & Management
  3. CICS Transaction Server Infrastructure
  4. Cloud Computing, Platforms and Applications

Application Development

Track Description: This track will focus on tools and methodologies that help you deliver innovative solutions faster and reach customers in new ways in order to increase customer satisfaction, reduce costs and build competitive advantage. It will feature theoretical and hands-on instruction on Java Enterprise Edition application development using IBM tools, both on the desktop and in the cloud. Hear about best practices from colleagues and subject matter experts and learn how to develop applications using several WebSphere Application Server Programming Models and open source development options. There will be sessions on OSGi, Dojo, Rest, JAX-RS, EJB 3.x, Dynamic Scripting, SCA, JPA 2.0 and supporting tools. Programming model selection guidance will be provided. The track will explore forward-looking development options in a cloud computing environment, including how to improve software delivery in virtualized environments. Programming using the new Rational Application Developer and XML programming techniques and tips will also be discussed.

Sub-tracks:

  1. Development Tools
  2. Java Development and Programming Models
  3. Mobile and Web 2.0

SOA, Connectivity & Integration

Track Description: This track encompasses a range of software and solutions that provide a secure, reliable and scalable way to connect within and beyond your business and into the Cloud. Sessions will explore the universal connectivity backbone and administration, security, problem determination and performance for IBM products including WebSphere MQ, WebSphere MQ Low Latency Messaging, and WMQ Telemetry Transport to integrate devices for a Smarter Planet, as well as application integration using WebSphere Message Broker. You will learn about the latest updates to WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Message Broker, as well as architecture and implementation best practices for scaling and securing WMB and WMQ installations and implementations.

This track will feature sessions for developers and administrators on integrating services through IBM's Enterprise Service Bus software, including the latest offerings in the family of WebSphere Message Broker and WebSphere Enterprise Services Bus. You will learn how to integrate across departments, ESB products and domains using service federation management patterns and WebSphere Service Registry & Repository

This track will also extend the integration discussion to purpose-built integration appliances, highlighting the latest in the family of WebSphere DataPower appliances as well as new news for the WebSphere Cast Iron appliance.

Another topic of discussion will be IBM's opportunities offered and challenges posed by Cloud computing from an Integration middleware perspective. Whether an enterprise starts moving select business services into public clouds (SaaS) or make use of cloud-based IT resources in public or private clouds (IaaS, PaaS), they need to integrate the new cloud-based resources and services with their existing ones with WebSphere Cast Iron.

Additionally this track will feature sessions on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), with architect-focused sessions ranging from business-centric IT architectural approach that supports integrating your business as linked, repeatable business tasks, or services to the governance required to properly manage the solutions.

Sub-tracks:

  1. Enterprise Integration
  2. SOA Principles and Practices
  3. Cloud Integration
  4. SOA in Action
  5. Messaging Infrastructure

BPM and Decision Management

Track Description: This track focuses on technology that helps companies get started on projects that improves their business processes through automation and better decision-making capabilities. Whether you are looking to start on a specific initiative or adopt a broader Business Process Management and Operational Decision Management program for wider transformation across your organization, you will benefit from the greater simplicity, governance, visibility and control that only IBM can offer. Come learn how IBM's technology works hand-in-hand with our proven methodology for successfully delivering value driven projects. This track will showcase the comprehensive set of offerings that enables clients to discover, model, simulate, execute, adapt, monitor, automate and optimize core business processes, business rules and business events.

This track will cover everything about IBM's Business Process and Operational Decision Management portfolio from in-depth sessions about products to session around best practices on implementation. Attendees will learn why it's important to think big, start small and scale fast as they get started with an initial project and then incrementally grow to an enterprise level program in a way that proves value to the business throughout the entire transformation. This track will also highlight BPM and Operational Decision Management use cases straight from our clients as well as from IBM's experts who have a breadth of industry knowledge and track record of delivering high value for our clients.

Sub-tracks:

  1. Projects to Programs - Approaches & Adoption
  2. BPM & Decision Management in Action
  3. Process & Decision Technology Platforms

Implementing Industry Solutions for Improved ROI

Track Description: Because each industry faces unique challenges, we have designed a special track that allows you to benefit from your peers. Hear from those who have successfully delivered business integration, designed flexible and secure application and transactional infrastructure, or enabled dynamic and interconnected business processes to address their business needs.

Sub-tracks:

  1. Banking and Financial Markets
  2. Communications Service Providers
  3. Government
  4. Healthcare and Life Sciences
  5. Insurance
  6. Retail, Consumer Products
  7. Travel & Transportation
  8. Smarter Commerce

Developer Unconference

Impact 2012.The WebSphere Unconference at Impact 2012 offers attendees the opportunity to set the agenda. You will be able to submit and vote on the topics you want to discuss--online and onsite. Network with your peers, share best practices and participate in thought provoking discussions on the issues that matter to you most. Attend the Unconference and let your voice be heard.


Product Technology Center

Impact 2012.In the Product Technology Center (PTC), sponsored by IBM Software Services for WebSphere, you can engage in discussions with technical experts, meet the development teams and get hands-on experience with products and technologies. The PTC features open labs, scheduled client clinics and "Meet the Experts" sessions where you can discuss your questions with our development and services experts.


Certification Testing Center

Impact 2012.IBM is pleased to announce that the IBM Software certification tests will again be available at Impact.




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