User Group UK

We are pleased to confirm that the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group (UK) will take place on 21st March 2013, to be held in the new forum at IBM South Bank, London. There will be no charge for this meeting and as usual we aim to have an excellent agenda lined up, covering a range of current and emerging WebSphere technologies.

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 Foundation Update and Directions Coffee Enterprise Java apps on mobile A developer's introduction to leveraging the Liberty runtime and the WebSphere Application Server Lunch Agility@Scale: IBM Software Group's Journey of Agile Transformation (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
WebSphere Application Server 2 Running the Liberty Web Container in CICS Coffee IBM WebSphere Application Server Migration Overview Elastic caching integration patterns in the enterprise Lunch Use case - Building a social, interactive game using IBM tools and the Liberty runtime (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Cloud Exploring PureApplication System patterns - what does it take to maximize your investment? Coffee Your role in a Pure world? (empty) Lunch Introduction to Web APIs and the API Economy (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Mobile (empty) Coffee Mobile cross-platform development - really? (empty) Lunch Building larger applications with IBM Worklight (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Portal and Social JSF 2 in WebSphere Portal 8: Having the Best of Both Worlds Coffee (empty) What's New and Enhanced in the WebSphere Portal 8 Update Pack Lunch (empty) (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
ESB DataPower - Architecture usage patterns Coffee What's new in WebSphere Message Broker, including support for mobile WebSphere Message Broker performance management and monitoring Lunch WebSphere Message Broker DFDL (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Messaging WebSphere MQ in the mobile world Coffee (empty) What's new in WebSphere MQ (with a focus on WMQ v7.5) Lunch (empty) (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
BPM Introduction to IBM BPM Coffee Use case - BPM and Business Rules in a financial regulatory solution (FATCA) Lessons learnt using IBM BPM v8 with SAP Lunch When, where, and why to place BPM in an architecture (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Java Shifting Sands? Delivering WebSphere over multiple Java releases - the java perspective Coffee IBM Java 7 and WAS v8.5: Features and benefits IBM Java 8: What's coming next? Lunch Build you own runtime monitoring with the Health Center API (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Labs (empty) Coffee Changing ways that IBM provides product information: IBM Knowledge Center, scenarios, and information for mobile use User experience - WAS migrations unconference Lunch WebSphere Application Server Migrations - Hands on! (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