Next Tuesday I will be attending Innovate UK at The Grange St Pauls, London, which will be my first Rational event. I am really looking forward to hearing more about this side of IBM’s portfolio; especially as the software also complements the Social Business offering so my programme will have a stand there (everyone should come along and watch a demo!). There will also be several Business Partner stands that all attendees should check out.
The agenda looks really varied, which different tracks and streams to suit all the interests of the attendees, which include topics such as Application Lifecycle Mgmt, Mobile App development and Strategic Business Planning for IT, just to name a few! The keynote sessions look great. First up is Michael O’Rourke -Vice President, Strategy and Product Delivery who will be speaking about the Rational Strategy & Delivery Management. He will be followed by Haydn Leary – DWP, Head of Business Requirements and Martin Croker – Accenture, Development Control Services Lead, who will present on “Supporting Agile-at-Scale and Agile-with-Discipline – Providing a common platform for Collaboration”. Closing the keynote will be Diego Lo Giudice, Forrester – Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery, who will take the audience through “Systems of Engagement need Agility: Key App Dev trends to get there”.
I plan on going to one session from each track – probably Real World Experiences Developing Multi Channel Apps, the Bank of America Case Study, the Perfecto Mobile case study, the Industrialisation & Innovation with Rational Team Concert session and finally the Infosys session from Rajan Kumar.
I am REALLY looking forward to the closing session of the day that will be given by Kriss Akabusi MBE. I have seen him speak before, and he is incredibly entertaining and very motivational.
You can find the full event agenda and register here – http://bit.ly/OvIL1U
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If you are attending the event next week, I look forward to seeing you there!!