OpenEdge World Tour 2017 in Dublin

Evolve Your Apps for a Changing World

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 |The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel in Dublin, Ireland

Track List

9:30 - 10:00

Arrival and Registration

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome address

Phil Dunlop

10:10 - 11:10

The Progress Vision

Richard Stone

Learn how we’ll deliver on our mission to help every enterprise deliver mission-critical business applications that power the business through our product direction—including the recent delivery of OpenEdge 11.7 with its advanced capabilities for high availability, security and scalability—and our strategic foresight into the business application market and the technologies that will continue to propel you forward. 

11:10 - 12:10

Under Pressure

Brian Bowman

The digital age has amplified the demand for 24x7x365 access to applications and data. An organization’s inability to deliver continuous operations impacts customer expectations and loyalty, user productivity, and ultimately, the bottom line. Even routine maintenance has placed a burden on IT, as they work to ensure the delivery of accurate information and continued performance. This session will review newly available Progress OpenEdge technologies to help companies reduce the impact of planned and unplanned downtime, increase maintenance flexibility and deliver applications that help companies achieve the high expectations of high availability. 

12:10 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

I Can See Clearly Now

Brian Bowman

The growing requirement for companies to have a real-time, 360o view of their business means that more and more of your customers will ask you for either flexible, easy-to-use business analytics as an integral part your solution, or for the data held in your OpenEdge database to be securely replicated in real-time to an external data warehouse or a 3rd party analytics solution such as QlikView or Tableau. In either case, you’re faced with a significant investment decision: What’s the best, most profitable way to deliver what they need … “buy” or “build”?
In this session, we’ll look at the best practices for delivering integrated analytics and data replication, and the business benefits – and risks – of “buy” and “build”.  We’ll present a ‘best of both worlds’ approach which will enable you to achieve the fast time-to-market and low development & support costs of a “buy” solution.

14:00 - 15:00

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Brian Bowman

Executives today find themselves reconsidering the security of their companies, particularly as businesses with revenues less than US$1B are victimized by breaches at an alarming rate of 10% a year.  Addressing all the potential gaps can be a daunting task, but one of the fundamental greatest risks is legacy technology that does not meet current security standards.  We’ll explore precautionary strategies and the various Progress OpenEdge technologies available to help protect your application and data.  

15:00 - 15:15


15:15 - 16:15

With a Little Help from My Friends

Dimiter Kadanoff

Changing your business to meet the demands of the digital economy doesn’t happen overnight. Explore the many ways Progress Services can help create a blueprint to evolve your application and business, fine tune your OpenEdge skills, and develop scarce OpenEdge talent for the future.

16:15 - 16:30

General Q&A Session


Phil Dunlop

Phil Dunlop

Sales Director - Europe, Middle East & Africa

Brian Bowman

Brian Bowman

Product Manager, Senior Principal, Core Products

Richard Stone

Richard Stone

Strategic Partner Program Manager

Dimiter Kadanoff

Dimiter Kadanoff

EMEA Sales Manager, Professional Services


The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

27 St Stephen's Green,
Dublin, Ireland


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