User Group UK

We are pleased to confirm that the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group (UK) will take place on Thursday 30th March 2017, 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 application, integration and cloud 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 Server WebSphere Technical Update Coffee How to quick start your cloud development with Bluemix patterns and the Liberty App Accelerator (empty) Lunch How to use WebSphere as a Service in Bluemix WebSphere Application Server Migration (from Planning to Completion), with demonstrations Coffee Demonstration: UrbanCode Deploy speeds up migration and deployment of On-Premise WebSphere applications to WebSphere on IBM Bluemix (empty)
Microservices/Docker Microservices, Websphere Liberty and Kubernetes - a fully buzzword-compliant devOps pipeline Coffee 'no charts, all demo' introduction to Docker, Swarm and Kubernetes with WAS (Liberty and traditional) (empty) Lunch Microservices Architecture: Where Do ESBs, Messaging and APIs Fit? Building Cloud Native Microservices with Liberty and Node.js: A Product Development Journey Coffee Traditional Monolithic WebSphere to MicroServices Leveraging Liberty, Where to Begin and How to Manage the Transition Eclipse MicroProfile: Optimising Enterprise Java for a microservices architecture
Integration/Messaging Implementation of a Patterned Approach to Integration – using IIB & MQ Coffee IIB/AIS Update App Connect Professional Lunch Update on DataPower What's new in IBM MQ Coffee Designing MQ Deployments for the Cloud Generation 101 Tips and Extensions for API Connect
DevOps Cognitive Software Delivery and Testing Coffee Urbancode and certificate management with Venafi Automating full application environment provisioning with Pure Application and UrbanCode Lunch Market leading Continuous Testing & SV capability for Websphere (empty) Coffee (empty) Application Performance Management (APM) for a Hybrid World
Cloud Event-Driven Enterprise Coffee (empty) The evolving IBM cloud reference architecture Lunch Become a Bluemix architect in 45 mins (empty) Coffee Customising the IBM API Connect Developer Portal ? tips and tricks to make it stand out! Blockchain: Fabric Composer
Open Discussion (empty) Coffee How can I make WAS Cheaper? Licensing Discussion (empty) Lunch Integration / Messaging Open Discussion DevOps Open Discussion Coffee (empty) WAS Migration Open Discussion

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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