User Group UK

We are pleased to confirm that the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group (UK) will take place on 23rd March 2015, 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 (empty) Coffee What do you need in your dev environment for building on prem and hybrid applications? Building highly available architectures with WAS and MQ Lunch Developing with the latest Java EE 7 technologies on WAS Liberty profile Come shape the future... Coffee (empty) (empty)
DevOps DevOps Transformations: Structuring approaches to change Coffee DevOps, and IBM SWG's transformation activities Building a better product with data analytics and the cloud Lunch Automation that scales: how IBM is scaling build and test infrastructure WebSphere Application Server and Docker: Delivering on the Promise of Containers Coffee (empty) (empty)
Mobile and Cloud Business Processes on the move with IBM BPM + MobileFirst Platform Coffee IBM Bluemix WebSphere in a hybrid cloud environment demonstration – “The Art of the Possible” Lunch Enterprise Ready Hybrid Cloud IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator and IBM PureSystems - compare and contrast Coffee (empty) (empty)
Digital Experience Digital Experience on Cloud Coffee Architecting an Exceptional Student Experience Beyond the Portlet API: More Advanced Topics in WebSphere Portal Development Lunch Integrating CRM into WebSphere Portal with Digital Data Connector Create Self-Service Apps in Minutes with the IBM Forms Coffee (empty) (empty)
Integration IBM DataPower Gateway and Firmware 7.1 Coffee IIB Design IIB Update Lunch IIB and Caching IIB and Cloud Deployment Coffee (empty) (empty)
Messaging IBM MQ update including MQ and security Coffee IBM MQ and High Availability Introduction to the new IBM MQ Appliance Lunch IBM MQ, Cloud and MQ Light (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Smarter Process What's New in IBM Business Process Manager Coffee Business Rules in a changing world BPM opps and housekeeping Lunch BPM scalability Get Insight Into Your Customer to Act at the Time of Interaction—with IBM ODM Advanced Coffee (empty) (empty)
Java and other languages Java and other languages Coffee Introduction to the IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools for Java and JavaScript Virtualization Aware JVM Lunch Java vs JavaScript for Enterprise Web Applications What's new in IBM Java 8 SE? Coffee (empty) (empty)
Labs Bluemix and DevOps Labs Coffee Bluemix and DevOps Labs Bluemix and DevOps Labs Lunch Bluemix and DevOps Labs Bluemix and DevOps Labs 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