User Group UK

We are pleased to confirm that the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group (UK) will take place on 25th March 2014, to be held in the IBM Client Centre 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 Technical Direction Coffee An introduction to service mapping - Integrating evolving web services in WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Wow – My IDE can do that? Overview of WebSphere Application Server Developer Tools Lunch WebSphere or Open Source Software? The choice is yours so understand the facts. (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
WebSphere Application Server 2 (empty) Coffee Developing web applications for WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile The surprising realities of tuning the WebSphere Liberty profile. Lunch Using WebSphere MQ with WebSphere Application Server and Liberty profile WebSphere eXtreme Scale POC Experiences Coffee (empty) (empty)
Cloud How WebSphere Fits in IBM's Cloud Strategy Coffee Building a cloud strategy with SoftLayer, an IBM company Speeding On-premise cloud deployments with PureApplication System and Patterns, including Customer experiences Lunch IBM BlueMix PaaS: Building & Running cloud computing applications Overview of IBM Cloud Integration. Coffee (empty) (empty)
Mobile (empty) Coffee Meet the challenge of mobile app quality Lessons Learnt implementing an eCommerce Worklight solution Lunch Real-World Large Scale Mobile Apps for the Enterprise with IBM Worklight Integrating Mobile Applications with Enterprise Applications Coffee (empty) (empty)
Digital Experience From straightforward to sophisticated - user interface customization for IBM WebSphere Portal and WCM Coffee Introducing the New Script Builder Portlet for WebSphere Portal Integrating Identities between WebSphere Portal and Cognos Lunch Building IBM EMM based campaigns into your Digital Experience Understanding what's New in WebSphere Portal vNext Coffee (empty) (empty)
Integration IBM Integration Bus v9 and Migration Coffee How a reliable build process can increase productivity - a customer experience from Swiss Federal Railways Efficient, scalable caching using ESQL shared variables in Message Broker V7, V8 and IBM Integration Bus V9 Lunch Extending Integration beyond the enterprise Graphic Data Mapping in IBM Integration Bus Coffee (empty) (empty)
Messaging WebSphere MQ v7.5 Coffee JMS 2.0 On the road to the Internet of Things Lunch Using WebSphere MQ with WebSphere Application Server and Liberty profile (joint with WAS track) MQ light Coffee (empty) (empty)
BPM An overview of BPM at IBM Coffee Process modelling at scale using Blueworks Live and IBM BPM Business Rules usage for BPM and Integration Lunch (empty) Hooking Business Process Management into your integration architecture Coffee (empty) (empty)
Java IBM Java 7 and WAS v8.5: Features and Benefits Coffee (empty) IBM, JavaScript and Node.js Lunch New technology in IBM Java: An Introduction to MultiTenancy Secure engineering practices, security in the real world Coffee (empty) (empty)
Labs WebSphere Liberty hands-on - Overview Coffee WebSphere Liberty hands-on - web development WebSphere Liberty hands-on - JAX-WS development Lunch WebSphere Liberty hands-on - EJB development Java Troubleshooting in WebSphere AppServer v8.5 with ISA 5 Using Health Center and Memory Analyzer 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