User Group UK

We are pleased to confirm that the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group (UK) will take place on Monday 25th April 2016, 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.

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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
Application Platform 1 WebSphere Technical Update - On Premise and in the Cloud Coffee Liberty Profile @ Fidelity Touring WebSphere in the cloud through live demonstrations Lunch WebSphere Liberty In The Wild Is WebSphere Liberty the Right Choice? Coffee (empty) (empty)
Application Platform 2 IBM CICS and Liberty: What You Need to Know Coffee WebSphere eXtreme Scale advanced caching topics WebSphere Liberty, Microservices and Bluemix Lunch Using IBM WebSphere Liberty and Swagger to Make your Services Accessible WebSphere and Docker: The Next Chapter Coffee (empty) (empty)
Hybrid Cloud & DevOps Best Practices for Integrating Your Applications Using IBM Digital Experience Coffee DevOps: The Harmonious, Polygamous Marriage of Agile, Lean and ITSM WAS Liberty Install: For Dev, Ops and DevOps Lunch Eclipse Maven Jenkins Lars and Docker. A continuous delivery pipeline using WebSphere Liberty Infrastructure as Code (IAC): A Review of Tools & Techniques for Managing WebSphere Middleware Coffee (empty) (empty)
Hybrid Cloud Real-time, Operational Intelligence for Java Applications Coffee Managing complex Applications in a Hybrid World Introduction to Blockchain Lunch Introduction to Bluemix Making Sense of the madness around Security Tokens Coffee (empty) (empty)
Integration Hybrid Integration: Extending the reach of your enterprise Coffee What's New in IBM Integration Bus Microservices: Where do they fit within a rapidly evolving integration architecture? Lunch IIB and API's, services, applications and libraries APIs: from architecture to implementation Coffee (empty) (empty)
Messaging Where is my message? Coffee An introduction to publish/subscribe with IBM MQ What's new in IBM Messaging Lunch Hybrid Cloud Messaging Designing MQ self service Coffee (empty) (empty)
Process Transformation What's new in BPM v8.5.7 Coffee How ODM Operational Decision Manager can help with the companies ever changing Business Rules Process Transformation & IBM Blueworks Live Lunch Introduction to Cognitive Business Operations DevOps and IBM BPM - Shifting Left Together Coffee (empty) (empty)
Runtimes Emerging Web Application Architectures with Java and Node.js Coffee Introducing Swift: the mobile language that's coming to the cloud Self-monitoring applications with the Health Center API Lunch IBM and Node.js: Open source development and the Node.js Foundation What's new in the IBM SDK for Java Coffee (empty) (empty)

Vendor Stands

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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