OpenEdge World Tour 2017 in Istanbul

Evolve Your Apps for a Changing World

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Wyndham Grand Levent Hotel, Turkey

Track List

9:30 - 10:00

Arrival and Registration

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome address

Selfinaz Sahin

10:10 - 11:10

The Progress Vision

Phil Dunlop

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

Richard Stone

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

Richard Stone

The 2016 State of Embedded Analytics report states that embedded analytics drives 45% of a modern business application's value.  This is because when analytics is built into the context of the application it significantly increases productivity with more fully engaged users, reduces churn by helping organizations to address the full needs of a customer, and increases company agility.  Ultimately, more productive employees, happier customers and having the insight to make quick, effective business decisions drives increased revenue streams.  Learn how you can achieve 20/20 insight with Progress OpenEdge Analytics360, the complete business intelligence solution for your applications.

14:00 - 15:00

SaaS – How hard can it be?

Richard Stone

Industry analysts and experts all agree: SaaS is the future. The only problem is that they don’t have to actually have to do it. Changing your business from the familiar, product-focused ‘licence and annual maintenance’ model to an unfamiliar, service-focused subscription model can appear to be a daunting process which will impact every part of your business. The good news is that when done with a full understanding of all the ‘moving parts’, the experts are right: SaaS can deliver very significant business benefits.
In this session, we’ll look at how OpenEdge partners are managing the transition to a subscription-based business model and the key lessons learned. We’ll not only look at how to build and deploy a SaaS solution but also at the important changes in how you market, sell, and support your new SaaS solutions.

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

Richard Stone

Richard Stone

Strategic Partner Program Manager

Dimiter Kadanoff

Dimiter Kadanoff

EMEA Sales Manager, Professional Services

Selfinaz Sahin

Selfinaz Sahin

Turkish Territory Manager


Wyndham Grand Levent Hotel

Esentepe Mahallesi,
34394 Istanbul,


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