From Cloud to mobile, data centers to the Internet of Things, IT success means meeting business challenges and delivering innovation, while maintaining core IT infrastructure and business applications. We can help you do that.
Our proven expertise in software and security enables Micro Focus customers to align new, innovative technology solutions with valuable IT infrastructure investments and business applications. Allow us to demonstrate.
#MFSummit2017 is where it all comes together. It will be a relaxed environment of dynamic demonstrations. This is where you see what build, operate, and secure means for your organization.
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Alternate informative overviews with deep-dive, issue-specific questioning, using the flexible format of formal sessions and face-to-face opportunities. Check out the roadmaps, ask an expert or share your experiences with other customers.
Interaction is the key. We'll have product experts and fellow customers on hand to discuss your business and IT change issues. Just arrange your itinerary to get maximum value from the day. The 12 sessions are split into three broad themes:
Micro Focus helps the IT organization design, build, and deploy the IT services that meet today's business demands—across mobile platforms to mainframe solutions—with greater reliability and less risk of failure.
Micro Focus helps IT organizations deliver reliable IT services, while also simplifying the cost of managing the underlying technologies, applications, and platforms that deliver them.
Micro Focus enables our customers to more easily eliminate threats from poorly secured systems—from mobile endpoints to mainframe and the Cloud—and provide greater controls to manage access to data for users, partners, and customers to limit the possibility of a data breach.
We've booked the British Library at 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB for
21 March 2017. This iconic building is within easy reach of at least four Tube stations and sits between two major rail stations.
The event runs from 9:30am to 5pm with registration from 9am. Once the sessions finish you are free to explore more than 400 miles of shelving, crammed with 170m artefacts including precious books and manuscripts. The National Sound Archive includes more than 6.5m exhibits. The Library is also host to the UK's 'digital memory' of more than a billion web pages (and you thought you had data storage challenges?).
Attendance and lunch are free. To confirm your attendance use the form on this page.
|09:30||Introduction—Andy King, UK & Ireland General Manager|
|09:40||Welcome—Stephen Murdoch, Chief Executive Officer|
|The Journey to DevOps
Ray Gorman, Technical Director Solutions Consulting
Driving on from Agile, organizations are looking to dramatically increase the rate at which they deliver new software updates to their customers/business users by embracing DevOps. This presentation will explain the Micro Focus approach and how we can help organizations like yours embrace DevOps.
|Unified Endpoint Management—What it is and why it's important
Ron Van Herk, Solutions Consultants, Spencer Caplin, Sector IT
Enterprises spend more than US$5 billion every year on endpoint security solutions but continue to lose ground to advanced attackers. Make management of desktops and mobiles a reality with ZENworks® 2017 as a serviced offering.
|Protect and Survive—Safeguarding your information assets
Jean Paul Garcia Moran, Security Architect
The cyber threats facing businesses today are constantly evolving. They are being perpetrated by highly skilled, well-organized and well-funded groups. In this session we'll take a look at some of these threats, and how you can mitigate your risks.
|DevOps in the Real World
Gary Evans, Director Enterprise Solutions, Jonathan Thompson, Senior Consultant
DevOps isn’t just for contemporary technologies. Longer-established tech, including mainframes, can benefit from the efficiency improvements that DevOps can bring. In this session we will explore some of the Micro Focus technologies that help customers working with COBOL applications to embrace DevOps and enjoy significant efficiency improvements and savings.
|Files in Today’s World
Robin Redgrave, David Shepherd, & Ron Van Herk, Solutions Consultants
Files in a modern world. This session will cover how you can access, manage and control your files in today’s business environment. Learn how to store files, automate their access control, report on them, and provide remote access with a specific focus on OES/NSS for AD/DST/Storage Manager/File Reporter and FILR.
|General Data Protection Regulation—Are you ready?
David Mount, UK Technical Director
If your organization holds or processes data regarding EU citizens then you need to attend this session. Promising fines up to 4% of revenue, GDPR places stronger obligations on organizations like your own. In this session we'll cover an overview of GDPR, the implications—and how Micro Focus can help you to comply.
|New life from COBOL applications. Modernize and survive
Alwyn Royall, Solutions Consultant, Scot Nielson, COBOL Product Manager
It’s just about impossible for any one of us to go through the day without interacting with COBOL. They underpin the business processes of so many organizations. But can you modernize large and complex COBOL applications to meet modern delivery targets? See how reusing COBOL business logic is the fastest route to modernising legacy systems. We’ll cover web services, Java and .NET and unveil new tools for tackling the challenge.
|In the Zone—East Sussex NHS
Andy Bissenden, IT Director East Sussex NHS
How do major organizations cope with strategic IT change? Andy Bissenden from East Sussex NHS discusses how his Trust moved from a shared ZENworks® zone to a private setup. Conversely, the new zone is being managed externally, as a service, and more than 4,000 devices have been moved across with little to no disruption to the day-to-day working of the Trust. Andy also describes how they used Vibe to solve some major business challenges around their ZCM estate.
|Big Iron, big risk? Securing the mainframe
Neil Harrison, Solution Consulting Director, Malcolm Trigg, Principle Sales Engineer
Regulatory requirements such as GDPR are platform agnostic—and who can predict what further challenges lie ahead? It certainly will not become any easier. Security for the mainframe is likely to remain a live issue. If you have a mainframe then this affects you. Fortunately, the help is out there. Attend this session to discover how Micro Focus can secure your mainframe environment today and into the future.
|13:00||Lunch and Visit Expo Area|
|Application Innovation for Next Generation Sports Cars
Mike Seal, Senior Applications Developer, Aston Martin
Listen to one of the developers at Aston Martin explain how they have embraced Micro Focus Visual COBOL® to support the evolution of Aston Martin production systems to enable the delivery of the next generation of British Sports Cars.
|Back from the edge: Infrastructure protection through PlateSpin®
Alain Salesse, Solutions Architect
Stuff happens and every organisation needs effective disaster recovery plans for key IT infrastructure components. Doing nothing is not an option, clustering is not cost-effective for all workloads, and tape backups just take too long to restore. So what are your options? In this session we'll take a look at how virtualisation technology can help fill the gap with cost-effective recovery of important server workloads.
|Supporting security through next-gen identity governance
Adam Evans, Senior Identity & Access Specialist
Identity governance has traditionally been seen as a compliance activity. However, that has changed and effective identity governance now has an additional, vital role in reducing information security risk. So what does this mean for you? In this session we'll take a look at how identity analytics and real-time identity governance can ensure compliance, while simultaneously increasing your security profile.
|DevOps—Continuous integration, test and delivery
Rebecca Wetherill, Product Manager,
Peter Raymond, Principle Product Architect
This presentation is both a how-to guide and a deep dive into the specific, hands-on side of DevOps. We’ll focus on the key functions of Continuous Integration, test, and delivery. This is a practical demo citing examples that looks beyond the theory and into the practicalities of achieving DevOps in the real world.
|Unified Message Archiving—Why it is important?
Laurence O'Brien, GWAVA
Micro Focus Retain provides unified archiving of all business communication, including email, social media, and mobile communication data for case assessment, search, and eDiscovery. Use it in house or in the Cloud. So what does that mean to you, and why do you need it? Come along and find out for yourself.
|Identity Management, So What?|
Craig Harrodine, Enterprise Architect, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Identity & Access Management (IDAM) is a problem we need to fix. Today’s perimeter-less enterprises and increasing data volumes put IDAM front and centre when applying effective controls and managing risk. But for IDAM projects to succeed, stakeholder engagement is essential—and effective communication underpins everything as Craig Harrodine, IDAM Lead at BAE Applied Intelligence, explains.
|16:00||Drinks reception and prize draw|
|20:00||British Library closes|
The British Library is next to King’s Cross and St. Pancras International rail stations. You can also use the Hammersmith and City, Piccadilly, Northern, Circle, District, Metropolitan and Victoria Underground lines. Many bus services stop on Midland Road and Euston Road.
The event takes place in the Knowledge Centre which is the British Library’s conference facility. Entry to the Knowledge Centre is via its own private entrance near the Library main doors in the Piazza area.
The British Library
Knowledge Centre, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB