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 Turkish Territory Manager, Progress

10:10 - 11:10

The Progress Vision

Richard Stone Strategic Partner Program Manager, Progress

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

SaaS – How hard can it be?

Richard Stone Strategic Partner Program Manager, Progress

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.

12:10 - 13:00


13:00 - 13:30

With a Little Help from My Friends

Dimiter Kadanoff EMEA Sales Manager, Professional Services, Progress

Changing your business to meet the demands of the digital economy doesn’t happen overnight. Explore the many ways Progress Professional 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.

13:30 - 14:30

The journey - Application Modernization Case Study

Jarmo Nieminen Sales Engineer, Principal EMEA, Progress

How to expose and reuse existing business logic (4GL/ABL) out as a REST service and building modern web/mobile UI’s with Kendo UI Builder. This session includes a demo how to do these things in the latest OpenEdge version.

14:30 - 14:45

Coffee Break

14:45 - 15:45

I Can See Clearly Now

Richard Stone Strategic Partner Program Manager, Progress

Tom Cahill & Adrian Randle, Logi Analytics

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, and the significantly higher margins and greater perceived value of an integrated, branded “build” solution.

15:45 - 16:30

Bring New Ideas to Life in Days, Not Months

Phil Dunlop Sales Director - Europe, Middle East & Africa, Progress

Ian Turner and Chris Chatfield, Codeless Apps

In today’s rapidly changing world, you need to differentiate your products and services more quickly and efficiently than ever before. You need a rapid application development platform that can not only deliver engaging user experiences but also leverage the functionality, reliability, and investment in your existing core systems.

In this session, you’ll learn about the fastest and easiest low-code platform to build, manage & deploy cloud based applications which leverage and extend the core capabilities of your OpenEdge applications.


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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