User Group UK

We are pleased to confirm that the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group (UK) will take place on 21st March 2012. This will be our first event in central London, held in the new forum at IBM South Bank, London. There will be no charge for this meeting and we have an excellent agenda lined up, introducing some of the cutting edge WebSphere technologies based on the radical new WAS v8.5 liberty profile.

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 Application Server 1 WebSphere Application Server Update and Direction Coffee Meet and greet with the new Liberty Profile IBM Mobile Offerings - Technical Deep Dive Lunch IBM WebSphere Mobile Strategy (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
WebSphere Application Server 2 A developers introduction to leveraging the WAS programming models Coffee How bundled IBM tools with WAS provides a better overall development solution over/with Open source (empty) Lunch OSGi Applications in WebSphere : The Story so far (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
WebSphere Application Server 3 New models of WAS deployment with IBM Workload Deployer Coffee A spotlight on IBM Support Bridge the DevOps Gap using Rational automation tooling and MidVision Extensions Lunch (empty) (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
BPM (WIUG) WebSphere Business Process Manager Advanced zOS Coffee (empty) Transitioning from Integration and SOA to BPM Lunch End to End Business Activity Monitoring - A retail example featuring IBM Business Monitor, WebSphere Message Broker, IBM BPM and SAP. (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Social & Portal SIG Desktop Single Sign-On in an Active Directory World Coffee Advanced Topics in WebSphere Portal Development. Leveraging the IBM Connections API. Lunch Best Practices in Creating Compelling Content and Managing Content for the Business. (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Connectivity (WIUG) WebSphere MQ v7.1 Coffee WebSphere Message Broker v8 DataPower at the Edge Lunch IBM Managed File Transfer - including IBM Sterling C:D interoperability (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
ESB WebSphere ESB Introduction and usage patterns Coffee WebSphere ESB Best Practices and Performance Recommendations What's new in Cast Iron? Lunch Configuring Governance on WSRR using WSRR studio (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Java SIG Managing a large multi-site software engineering project using an Agile approach: Delivering the IBM SDK for Java v7 Coffee Large scale testing in an Agile world: Building quality in the IBM SDK for Java v7 IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools for Java: Introducing Health Center 2.0 Lunch Understanding, Using, and Debugging Java Reference Objects (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)

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Location: IBM South Bank - London

IBM South Bank Map


76/78 Upper Ground
South Bank
London SE1 9PZ
Telephone: 020 7202 3000 Fax 020 7928 4464

By Train

Waterloo (BR), Waterloo East (BR) and Blackfriars (Thameslink) stations are all within walking distance. London's other mainline stations are within fifteen minutes by London Underground to Waterloo station. Travel information can be obtained from BR on 0845 300 7000 or Thameslink on 0845 330 6333.

By Underground

Tube maps are available from most underground stations. Waterloo is on the following underground lines: Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo and City. The Northern line has two branches, so make sure the train you board is going to Waterloo. The Waterloo and City line links Waterloo to Bank station on the Central line. Travel information for London Underground is available on 020 7222 1234.

On Foot

Walking from the stations is straightforward, though you may prefer to take a taxi. IBM's South Bank building is located between the Royal National Theatre and the London Weekend Television Studios. From Waterloo, follow the signs from the station for the South Bank. Get to road level, York Road, and head north towards the rail bridge, bear left under the bridge, into Concert Hall Approach, heading for the Royal Festival Hall. Turn right onto Belvedere Road (which becomes Upper Ground as you walk under the bridge) past the Royal National Theatre, and IBM is on your left.

From Waterloo East walk up Cornwall Road and IBM is opposite you. From Blackfriars, walk over Blackfriars Bridge, turn first right into Upper Ground and IBM is just past LWT Studios.

By Taxi

London cabs are abundant; when their yellow taxi sign is lit they are available for hire. You can also hire taxis by phone on 020 7286 0286 or 020 7272 0272.

By Air

From Heathrow airport: travel to Waterloo station by London Underground. From Gatwick airport travel to Waterloo by train via Victoria or Clapham Junction stations.

By Road

South Bank is less than half a mile from Waterloo station. From the main roundabout to the north of the station, take the Stamford Street exit and then first left into Cornwall Road. The IBM building faces you at the end of Cornwall Road.


There are public car parks close to South Bank, but they can be expensive. Meter parking is also available in the streets nearby. Parking for disabled drivers can be arranged by calling 020 7261 0618