User Group UK

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We are pleased to confirm that the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group (UK) will take place on Wednesday 25th October 2017, to be held in the Royal Society in Edinburgh. 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.


Please register here

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
App Server and Microservices WebSphere Application Server Technical Update Coffee 'no charts, all demo' introduction to Docker Kubernetes for Beginners: overview, key concepts and lots of demos Lunch Microservice Builder: what's new Open Liberty Coffee Microservices Architecture: Where Do ESBs, Messaging and APIs Fit? (empty)
Cloud Platforms and Process What's new in IBM's Digital Process Automation Coffee IBM Robotic Process Automation Virtual Agents: Myth-busting the Cognitive chatbot. Lunch Bluemix Platform: Accelerating Innovation More than a private cloud: IBM Cloud private Coffee IBM Voice Gateway (empty)
Integration and Messaging Hybrid Integration Futures: Convergence Coffee IBM Integration Bus Update Whats New in IBM MQ? Lunch IBM Message Hub: Cloud-native Messaging What's new in IBM APIConnect Coffee App Connect Professional Update (empty)
DevOps and Monitoring Optimizing Digital Transaction Performance Coffee Application Performance Management (APM) for a Hybrid World (empty) Lunch Cloud & DevOps Networking Event - How to Rapidly deliver your Applications Cloud & DevOps Networking Event - How to Rapidly deliver your Applications Coffee Cloud & DevOps Networking Event - How to Rapidly deliver your Applications (empty)

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Royal Society of Edinburgh Map


22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ.
Tel: (0)131 240 5000

Car Parking

If you are arriving by car please note that parking near The Royal Society is limited to meter parking only which can prove costly. The nearest car parks are at the St James centre; Leith Street or Castle Terrace, where there are 24 hour car parks. Please allow 10-15 minutes after parking to get to the venue.

By Road

Main roads into Edinburgh are the M8 from the West and the A1 from the South. From the East please follow the A90 and head for Queensferry Road

By Rail

Waverley Station is a five minute walk from the Royal Society with frequent local and national services. For Further information on train services please contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457484950

By Air

Edinburgh airport is approximately 12 kilometres from the city centre and is well served by frequent bus services and airport taxis. Car hire is available at the airport . The airport is a 20-30 minute car drive from the city centre.

Note, return flights from London are currently avaliable from budget carriers such easyJet for approx £50.

By Bus

Bus services to and from Edinburgh arrive/depart from St Andrew Square which is a five minute walk away.

By Bicycle

Main roads into Edinburgh are the M8 from the West and the A1 from the South. Cycle paths exist within Edinburgh. If you wish to come by bicycle please advise so that bike storage facilities can be arranged.