User Group UK

We are pleased to confirm that the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group (uk) will take place on 4th March 2008 at IBM Bedfont Lakes. There will be no charge for this meeting and we have an excellent agenda lined up.

Provisional Agenda

Registration and Coffee begins from 8:30am, with the Chairman's Intro at 9:00am. The first session begins at 9:30am.

If you prefer a full Agenda listing with Abstracts and Speaker info, then you can view that here. Please note that this is both very long and also tends to get a lot more accurate in the days leading up to the event itself, once we're able to get hold of all the info we need!

Stream 09:30 10:15 10:45 11:40 12:30 13:30 14:25 15:10 15:30 16:25
WebSphere Update, Innovation & Trends WebSphere Technical Strategy 2008 Coffee IBM`s Global Technology Outlook: 2008 Edition Complex Event Processing (CEP): Its Time has Come! Lunch Introduction to WebSphere XD ObjectGrid (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
WebSphere Technology & Architectuer Masterclasses WAS v6.1: Under The Hood Coffee WebSphere Process Server Error Handling WebSphere Continuous Test Overview Lunch Real World Performance Optimaisation for WebSphere (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Java SIG Java6 New Features Coffee Class Data Sharing in the IBM Java6 JVM IBM Java Tools Lunch Evolving Java Runtimes for Emerging Computer Trend (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Rational Update SOMA, RUP and RMC: the right combination for SOA Coffee Understanding Architectural Assets Overview of the RAD v7.5 Beta Lunch Introduction to Rational BuildForge (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Web2.0 SIG Web 2.0 Feature Pack Coffee Web 2.0 Customer Scenarios and Experiences DOJO Toolkit: what is it and how to use it Lunch Project Zero Update (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Portal SIG Connections 2.0: Social Networking today with IBM Coffee Application Deployment Scripting for Portal Combining IBM Lotus Forms, Process Server & Portal Lunch Portal Primer, Web 2.0 at the Glass (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
SOA in Focus: ESB What is an ESB, which IBM offering should you use? Coffee WebSphere ESB (WESB) v6.1 Update WebSphere Message Broker Advanced ESB v6.1 Update Lunch Connecting Enterprise Apps to ESB & Process Server (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
SOA in Focus: SCA & SDO Composing Business Solutions Using SCA Coffee WebSphere SOA Feature Pack & SCA SCA Approach to Policy & Bindings Lunch Service Data Objects (SDO) (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
SOA in Focus: Registry & Repository The 5 most asked questions about Service Registry Coffee WS Registry & Repository with Business Models Overview of the Web Services Feature Pack Lunch Web Services Standards & Best Practices (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
SOA in Focus: Web Services Patterns using WebSphere Integration Developer WID Coffee Patterns using WebSphere Message Broker (WMB) Birds of a Feather: WebSphere Support and PD Lunch IBM eSupport, `Support Assistant` and PD Tooling (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Next Generation Pattern Based Integration Eclipse BIRT: Open Source Reporting for Your Apps Coffee Implementing Remote Service in WebSphere Common Applications of IBM Datapower Lunch Process Discovery & Engineering (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)

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Location: IBM Bedfont Lakes - Feltham

IBM Bedfont Lakes Map


1 New Square
Bedfont Lakes
Middlesex TW14 8HB

By Train

The nearest station is at Feltham. The journey from Waterloo to Feltham takes approximately 20 minutes. An IBM mini bus service connects Feltham with IBM Bedfont Lakes 0730 - 0930 and 1630 - 1830. In addition there is a local Hounslow Borough service, the H26 which leaves every 20 minutes and stops at Bedfont Lakes, a short walk from the IBM office.

There is also a minicab office at 95 Bedfont Lane, come out of the station and take the first turning on the right, cross over the railway line (level crossing) and it's in a group of shops on the right hand side.

By Underground

The nearby London Underground station is at Hatton Cross on the Piccadilly Line. Trains run every eight minutes and the journey from Central London takes 40 minutes. An IBM mini bus service connects Hatton Cross with IBM Bedfont Lakes 0730 - 0930 and 1630 - 1830. In addition there is Hounslow local service from Hatton Cross to Bedfont Lakes - the H 26 - which runs every 20 minutes. Bedfont Lakes bus stop is just a small walk from the IBM buildings.

By Bus

The 201 bus between Hounslow and Staines passes the site. The H26 local service travels from Hatton Cross to Bedfont Lakes and on to Feltham Station. This is a 20-minute service from 7 am to 11 pm.

By Air

Terminal 4 at Heathrow Airport is within one mile of Bedfont Lakes. Some taxis may be reluctant to take passengers on a short drive to Bedfont Lakes, preferring instead rich pickings from a journey to a West End hotel. Such drivers should be reminded that any driver who takes a passenger on a short trip from Terminal 4 is automatically allowed back on the Terminal 4 taxi stand without the usually long queue, providing it is within half an hour. However there are a number of local cab companies used regularly by IBM at Bedfont - they will 'meet and greet' visitors, particularly those coming from abroad. Whilst slightly more costly than a black cab they are quicker, as you avoid the inevitable queues hassle free. There is a free bus which runs from terminal 4. Pickup is at Bay 13 (outside the arrivals area). The coach is a silver grey colour and has "New Square Park" on the side. The driver can be contacted on 07712-788433.

By Road

Bedfont Lakes is on the A30 main road from London to the South West. The entrance to New Square is by a road from a roundabout on the A30 between Staines and Terminal 4, Heathrow.

From the M25 take junction 13 which is 3 miles from Bedfont Lakes. Follow the sign "A30 Staines"and continue along the Staines bypass towards Central London. At the roundabout where the A315 and the B3003 joins the A30, you will find a new road leading into the site. The entrance to Bedfont Lakes site is the third exit at this roundabout so it is wise to be in the outside lane at this stage. This is the preferred route to Bedfont Lakes from the North.

You can reach Bedfont Lakes from Junction 14 of the M25. Drive along the A3113 towards Heathrow Airport. At the next roundabout take the third exit - the A3044 to Staines, a road that runs between the King George VI and the Staines Reservoirs to the A30. Turn left and drive to the next roundabout (Clockhouse) from where a new road leads directly into the site. Alternatively from Junction 14 you can take the Airport Perimeter road to Terminal 4, exit on to the A30 south and take the A30 to the next roundabout (Clockhouse) which provides a direct access road to the site.

From the M3 and the South, take Exit 1 (Sunbury) and turn left on to the Staines Road (A308). After going through the fourth set of traffic lights move across to the right hand lane to turn right at the next set of traffic lights(this being the fifth set) after turning right follow the B378 Ashford road till the roundabout. Go across, following the B3003 road, signposted the A30. You can enter the Bedfont Lakes site by making a right hand turn just before the A30 roundabout.

From Central London take the A4 road past Chiswick and along the Great West Road to its junction with the A30 near Heathrow Airport. Continue along the A30, passing Hatton Cross station, the Hilton hotel and Heathrow's Terminal 4. At the first roundabout on the A30 you will find the entrance to the Bedfont Lakes site

TEL: 020 8818 4000

FAX: 020 8818 5499