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Cognitive, Adaptive, Connected: The Progress Vision and What it Means to You
With the volume of data exploding and digital devices proliferating, it’s critical to be able to innovate rapidly, get to market quickly, and provide the best application experiences possible. In this session, Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta examines technology trends and Progress’ strategy and vision for cognitive applications. During this session you’ll see the technology in action and hear directly from customers about how they are building out the applications of the future.
Driving a Healthcare Digital Transformation at Canopy Health
With a complex ecosystem of hospitals, disparate computer systems and heterogenous data sources, Canopy Health, like many healthcare organizations faced significant obstacles in creating a patient-friendly, high-impact streamlined digital experience for its customers. In this session, CIO Pamela Hudson discusses how Canopy Health embraced digital transformation in the form of connected care apps that improve the patient experience—and outcomes.
NASA Brings Mars to Earth with a Great UI
After roaming Mars for years, NASA’s Curiosity rover collected a massive amount of raw scientific data, but even experienced scientists had a difficult time mining it and identifying key results. In this session, Tom Stein, Operations Manager and Senior IT Lead at NASA’s Planetary Data Systems Geosciences Node, talks about how they were able to rapidly develop a great UI that makes research data approachable and accessible to both scientists and citizen users alike.
Predictive Maintenance In The Era of IoT and Cognitive Apps
As the leader in replacement parts and accessories for material handling and industrial vehicles, TVH is embracing emerging technology and an innovative organizational structure that merges business and IT functions to provide unmatched customer service. In this session, Chief Business Innovation Officer Kalman Tiboldi talks about how IoT data, advanced analytics, digital twins and a move from preventive to predictive maintenance is fueling a transformation within TVH that is poised to disrupt the industry.
We will be announcing the winners in the first three categories of our App Innovation Awards
Lunch and Expo
Get Started with NativeScript
The Business Impact of Detecting & Predicting Asset Failures
Seth Page, General Manager, Corporate Development and Partnerships, Progress;
Michael Ger, General Manager, Automotive and Manufacturing Solutions, Hortonworks;
Doug Bellin, Business Development Executive for Industrial Solutions, Amazon Web Services
In today’s Industrial IoT era, as more assets get connected at breakneck speed, there is an equally mounting pressure to tackle the multi- billion-dollar problem of unplanned equipment downtime. This session will take you through the joint value proposition of DataRPM and Hortonworks as they leverage the ultimate power of data lakes and cognitive technologies to help slash unplanned industrial asset failures. We take a deep dive to understand how an open source platform like Hortonworks can be used to gain data insights in the data center as well as on the public cloud of your choice.In today’s Industrial IoT era, as more assets get connected at breakneck speed, and zettabytes of data are generated by connected sensors, there is an equally mounting pressure to tackle the multi-billion-dollar problem of unplanned equipment downtime and unscheduled maintenance. This session will take you through the joint value proposition of DataRPM, Hortonworks and AWS as they leverage the ultimate power of data lakes, cloud and cognitive technologies to help slash unplanned industrial asset failures. We take a deep dive to understand how an open source platform like Hortonworks can be used to gain predictive data insights in the data center as well as on the leading clouds, like AWS, by utilizing DataRPM to get ahead of unplanned downtime and avoid it altogether.
Leverage Chatbots with Sitefinity and Chatbox
With just a day of coding, the Sitefinity development team was able to create a chatbot that fills forms. In this session, you’ll see how Sitefinity goes well beyond the power of a solid CMS with the ability to extend its capabilities as you need them.
Personalize the Multi-Channel Experience with Sitefinity Digital Experience Cloud
In this session we will review the typical stages of a web site customer journey, and walk you through a sample implementation of a customer journey using Sitefinity and Digital Experience Cloud features. We will also spend some time discussing how GDPR impacts customer journey management.
A Beginner's Guide to Kendo UI
What's New in Telerik R2 2018
Sam Basu, Developer Advocate, Progress;
Ed Charbeneau, Sr. Developer Advocate, Progress;
John Bristowe, Manager of Developer Relations, Progress
In this session we’ll cover the latest and greatest in Telerik R2 2018. Come explore new features across the entire Telerik portfolio.
Magical Connections from Salesforce to OpenEdge via Odata
Aaron Burg, Sr. Engineer II, Progress;
Dan Mitchell, Principal Sales Engineer, Progress
External objects are similar to custom objects, except they map to external databases such as Progress OpenEdge. This is one of the leading integration patterns for virtualizing data from the cloud which has been available to SAP, Oracle, OpenEdge and SQL Server ecosystems. Join us to learn more about making OpenEdge data readily available on demand, without duplication, to Salesforce platform applications via Progress Hybrid Data Pipeline.
OpenEdge Roadmap: The Future Near and Far
Rob Straight, Director of Product Management, Progress;
Oleg Kupershmidt, Director of Product Management, Progress
We’ve got a lot of plans for OpenEdge, including enhancing your ability to deliver continuous operations, improving the developer experience and delivering a SOA architecture. You don’t want to miss this session where we will detail what is to come in the OpenEdge Roadmap.
Foster Innovation and Launch New Products from Within Your Organization
Learn how to create a culture of learning in your own organization by taking a scientific approach to innovation and idea validation. In this session we’ll discuss how you can create a technology incubator to help entrepreneurial employees bring their ideas to life – from launching a MVP (minimum valuable product) to achieving product-market fit and measuring success along the way.
Welcome to the Era of Open Analytics
Dennis Bennett, Principal Sales Engineer, Progress;
Nishanth Kadiyala, Product Marketing Specialist, Progress
Business applications are seeing a deluge of requests from business analysts, data engineers and data scientists to support the exploding advanced analytics market and to deliver ROI from large investments in data analytics. "Open Analytics" is the latest strategy that supplements embedded analytics, to satisfy demand through an open data access layer designed to support analytics across standard interoperable interfaces. We’ll take a look at how data analytics professionals are looking to access data across analytics languages such as SAS, R, Python and Java, as well as frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark, and the emerging "bring-your-own-analytics" (BYOA) capability for business applications.
Why Migrate to the Progress Application Server?
Michael Banks, Principal Software Engineer, Progress;
Dustin Grau, Principal Consultant, Progress
Our next generation app server, Progress Application Server for OpenEdge (PAS for OpenEdge), is the gateway to application modernization. Built on Apache Tomcat, this highly scalable multi-session architecture provides Web server support for browser-based and mobile applications and production ready, out-of-the-box security. Learn about the business benefits and best practices in implementing PAS for OpenEdge and migration considerations from the classic OpenEdge Appserver.
What's New in Corticon 5.6 and 5.7?
We’ll take an in-depth look at the many features coming in our latest Corticon releases and take you through the product roadmap and what’s to come. You’ll learn more about simplifying batch processing, the ability to document rule assets with greater detail, improved developer productivity features and more.
Build for iOS from Windows with NativeScript Sidekick
Whether you are a die-hard command-line developer or prefer the ease of point-and-click visual tooling solutions, NativeScript has your back. In this session you’ll learn how to use the most important features of NativeScript Sidekick, your trusted companion in NativeScript development. We will also dive into our tooling offerings and show off how now even Windows developers can develop for iOS, without needing a Mac.
Ucommerce Framework First Commerce and Why It’s Important to Sitefinity Security
During this session, the Ucommerce team will provide a technical overview of the integration to review the anatomy of an online store using Sitefinity and Ucommerce together. Additionally, the team will provide best practices for extending Ucommerce and the Ucommerce app platform.
Simplify the Complex Machine Learning Lifecycle
Building machine learning models in the industrial IoT era is a mammoth task. As data volumes rise and supervised machine learning takes a back seat, there is a dire need to streamline this modelling process using unsupervised machine learning models. Join us for this technical viewpoint session which shows you how these complexities can be overcome by using a cognitive approach to machine learning which simplifies creating machine learning systems.
What's New in Kendo UI R2 2018?
Alyssa Nicoll, Angular Developer Advocate for Kendo UI & Google Developer Expert;
Tara Manicsic, Developer Advocate, Progress;
John Bristowe, Manager of Developer Relations, Progress
In this session we will cover all the latest and greatest that has been included in Kendo UI R2 2018. Come take a lap around the latest release.
Lessons Learned From an OpenEdge Application Server Migration
Rob Straight, Director of Product Management, Progress;
Jeffrey Brown, Sr. Principal Artchitect, Infor
In this session, you’ll hear from an early adopter who made the move to Progress Application Server for OpenEdge (PAS for OE). What went right, what went wrong, and what was the ultimate result?
Pushing Sitefinity Development with MVC
Choosing the right technology is always tricky. In this lesson we will review why it is better to use Sitefinity MVC instead of WebForms, and all details around the development with it.
The API Debate: GraphQL vs. OData
Ken Beutler, Principal Product Manager, Progress;
Brody Messmer, Sr. Manager, Software Engineering, Progress
What really is the difference between GraphQL and OData in terms of consuming and providing APIs? In this session we'll compare and contrast two leading API specifications that are heavily debated within the industry.
Developed by Facebook, GraphQL is a query language for APIs and a server-side runtime for fulfilling those queries by using a type system you define for your data. OData (Open Data Protocol) is an OASIS standard that defines the best practice for building and consuming RESTful APIs.
Jumpstart Digital Business with Kinvey - Panel Discussion
Sravish Sridhar, VP and Kinvey General Manager, Progress;
Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Market disruptors from a range of industries and businesses have leveraged Kinvey to get to market quickly and jumpstart their digital business. In this compelling session you’ll get inspired with their stories!
OpenEdge Technical Workshop: Tips and Tricks for the Progress Developer Studio (first come/first serve - limited to 15 participants)
Divyatheja Pachipula, Principal QA Engineer, Progress
Stefan Bolte, Principal Sales Engineer
Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge is a tool that can greatly improve developer productivity. Listen in as we cover some of our favorite tips and tricks for getting the most out of this product.
OpenEdge Technical Workshop: Best Practices in Securing OpenEdge Applications (first come/first serve - limited to 15 participants)
Rob Marshall, Sr. Principal Consultant, Progress;
Marv Stone, Principal Sales Engineer, Progress
In this workshop we'll take a simple character application that uses the classic OpenEdge AppServer and make it more secure. We'll implement OpenEdge Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) to provide a level of data security; enable the Client Principal Object to pass authentication and authorization context from the application through the AppServer layer, then enable the OpenEdge Authentication Gateway to provide further database security. We'll also review common items found at customer sites with respect to OpenEdge vulnerabilities as well as industry best practices from an application development and deployment perspective. This will be a hands-on workshop, and participants should have basic knowledge of Progress OpenEdge.
Modern Application Development with a Serverless Architecture
There’s a lot of new terms floating around out there: microservices, cloud functions, cloud native, serverless microservices—just to name a few. Confused yet? Join us for this session where we’ll clear the air and simplify the jargon.
Superior Customer Service with Chatbots Featuring Patient Engagement
In this session you’ll see how a NativeChat bot can take the pressure off customer support teams by handling the repetitive and routine, leaving your human agents free for more engaging customer interactions. You’ll hear how Bulgaria’s leading Dr. Shterev Hospital achieved its goal of reducing the workload of contact center staff by nearly 50% by automating repetitive tasks like booking appointments and checking schedules, freeing up operator time for issues that require deeper patient engagement.
Boost Your App's Emotional Intelligence with NativeScript and Machine Learning
Do you ever wake up in a cold sweat, thinking that your mobile apps are both boring and stupid? Even if you've built a performant app with a great UI, you can improve it by leveraging new methods of adding machine learning to create a really useful and enticing mobile app experience. In this talk, you’ll learn some basics of machine learning and how to integrate it into your mobile app, first with some clever APIs, and then with custom trained models using TensorFlow. Come learn how to send your apps back to school and level up their innate ‘intelligence’!
Deep Dive into a Secure Web CMS
Content is king and needs to be guarded properly. In this session we’ll review how Sitefinity implements the latest security and authentication recommendations.
Build User-Friendly Forms with Kendo UI and Angular
Forms are the most common components seen in web apps today and yet arguably, the hardest to get right. Come to this session and learn how to utilize Forms with Kendo UI in an Angular app.
Roadmap for SQL and REST Data Access
Join the DataDirect product team as we share our roadmap for data connectivity. Roadmap themes include enterprise security, big data breadth, hybrid connectivity and API standardization. You’ll also see a live demo of Project Sagamore, the latest innovation in data access to standardize access to disparate web APIs. Join us in this interactive session where we welcome your feedback.
Experience Sitefinity's All New Content Creation
With the release of Sitefinity's reinvented backend, users now have an innovative experience to manage content. The Sitefinity team will take you through this new experience and share what's new and how this will improve end-user productivity.
Demystify OpenEdge REST Services
David Atkins, Solutions Architect, Progress;
Peter Judge, Software Architect, Progress;
Dan Mitchell, Principal Sales Engineer, Progress
This session will describe the various possible approaches to exposing a REST API to your OpenEdge application. It will explain what REST is, how it applies to business applications and which approach is most appropriate for different REST integration use cases and why. It will touch upon considerations such as API documentation, ease of integration, API management and versioning, and in doing so will reference some complementary solutions including Kendo UI Builder and Kinvey.
The Impact of Blockchain on the Enterprise
Cathy Farmer, Director of Mobile/Web Delivery, Bayhealth Development LLC;
Timothy Williamson, Sales Engineer, Progress;
Kousik Patra, Principal Software Enginneer, Progress
An enterprise typically participates in multiple business networks with various partners, such as suppliers. What if you could maintain a single, secure and easily verifiable data record of transactions within the business network? Currently this task seems impossible due to a lack of trust or consensus on processes between organizations, but blockchain has the potential to revolutionize the way companies communicate, comply with regulatory authorities and do business with each other.
Essential Tools for Xamarin Developers!
Cross-platform mobile development has been democratized for .NET developers – thanks to Xamarin & Microsoft. However, professional Xamarin development isn't a piece of cake. Sure, tooling has come a long way, but successful mobile apps need a lot more.
The whole Xamarin technology stack needs deep understanding. Do you know what platforms you can target & how to maximize code reuse? Let’s do a run-down of the essential tools, frameworks and utilities that should be in every Xamarin developer’s arsenal. The ubiquitous IDEs, necessary plugins, cloud backends, deployment tools, testing solutions, network utilities & DevOps workflows – all ready for your app development pleasure. How about adding some cloud-powered AI or Alexa voice assistance to your app? And most professional Xamarin apps need polished performant UI – Telerik UI for Xamarin is your trusted companion here. What can you do to delight your users, maintain developer sanity and deliver high quality apps? Let’s stop trying to boil the ocean and ship apps faster – the right tools help!
Demystifying Enterprise Data Security
Brody Messmer, Sr. Manager, Software Engineering, Progress;
Phil Prudich, Principal Software Engineer, Progress
Your customer environments are growing in complexity. Data access is essential for your applications from proof to production by connecting with existing policies, and without introducing security risks. DataDirect R&D explains what it takes to securely access your customers’ data from rapidly evolving enterprise data access layers. Learn about how Progress R&D configures and tests the latest data security mechanisms for authentication and encryption across Knox, Ranger, Sentry, Kerberos (including delegation), OAuth, Oracle Wallet, LDAP, enterprise identity and access management, etc.
Eliminate Risk, Speed Development with Business Rules
This session includes a brief introduction to Progress Corticon and an overview of use cases where a BRMS can help, including managing risk in insurance and financial services. We'll also discuss the role of Corticon in the development of cognitive applications.
Share Code Between Web and Mobile with NativeScript and Kendo UI
In this talk, we’ll look at what NativeScript makes possible from a code sharing perspective. We’ll build a few Angular components and use them both in the browser and on mobile devices. Then we’ll take a step back and look at the same code from a pragmatic, maintenance-oriented perspective. Come by for practical tips and tricks on sharing code across multiple development environments.
Kendo UI for React Developers
There is no doubt React is the hot library right now, even topping JQuery in job listings (which hasn't been done in a decade). React helps you build UIs and using Kendo UI components makes the task faster and easier. In this session we'll build up a robust application in React using Kendo UI's everyday components like dropdowns and calendars, to the more robust grid and visualization components.
How to Build Beautiful Reports with Telerik Reporting
In this session we'll introduce you to Telerik Reporting and why you should adopt a reporting solution. We’ll take you for a tour of the report designer, then show how to create your first report, then how to create more complex reports and how to display them. Whether you are new to Reporting, need a refresher, or are just interested in evaluating Telerik’s Reporting solution, you don’t want to miss this session.
How to Implement Sitefinity as a Headless CMS
Headless CMSs—backend-only content management systems built to act as a content repository—have been talked about a lot, but few organizations have taken advantage of them. In this session, you’ll learn how to leverage Sitefinty as a headless CMS from planning to implementation.
Connect Everything with the Generic REST Adapter
REST has become the interface of choice for connecting disparate systems. OpenEdge, HDP, Corticon and Kinvey all support RESTful access. In this session, the author covers the fundamental of REST, demonstrates each of these products communicating with REST. Tying them together will be the new DataDirect Generic REST Adapter. The author will also talk about connecting to other existing systems using this adapter.
OpenEdge Legacy Application Modernization by Example
Got a Progress OpenEdge TTY or GUI application and want to move to Progress Application Server for OpenEdge and an exceptional web application based on Progress Kendo UI? In this session we'll demonstrate real-world proven application modernization techniques that allow harvesting relevant elements of legacy code to allow for reusing them as a foundation of your modern web application. We'll be demoing how even a TTY style UI or Progess Dyamics application can provide valuable bits and pieces for a refactored application.
Digital Experience Development Platforms - The Evolving State of the Platform Market
When the web became all the rage, web development platforms followed closely after, helping companies build a complete set of web offerings. Mobile saw the same progression when companies realized the power of mobile for their customers and employees. But now we're introduced to a new digital channel seemingly every day - chat, voice, PWA, connected home devices, augmented and virtual reality, and more! Digital Experience Development Platforms are the solutions that are just appearing to address this digital portfolio challenge. Join Forrester analyst Michael Facemire as we dive into the emerging trends in this area and how organizations can harness current and emerging technologies to address the new challenges and drive value for their businesses.
Cloud-first Applications with OpenEdge and Progress Kinvey
Shelley Chase, Software Fellow, Progress;
Ravi Sankar, Software Architect, Progress
As a complete and proven serverless platform, Progress Kinvey provides an open and standards-based architecture that can be run on any cloud. Learn how you can accelerate your OpenEdge application through reusable services and achieve enterprise-level SLAs on a robust, highly-secure cloud-native infrastructure.
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Emerging Technologies and What They Mean for Your Business
With the emergence of AI, AR, VR, chat and more, technology innovation is happening at an unprecedented speed. You need a strategy to make sense of it all. In the session, Progress CTO Dmitri Tcherevik will address this issue as well as discuss what’s coming from Progress. He’ll give an update on Progress Labs and how we are tackling things like blockchain, microapps, AR, VR and other trending technologies. He’ll also include some next gen demos.
Personalization of the Wärtsilä Digital Experience
Forward-thinking Wartsila, a global technology and lifecycle solutions leader for the marine and energy markets, bet its marketing future on the notion that the B2B world needed more personalized digital experiences to drive business. In this session, Digital Marketing Manager Maud Bernard talks about how Wartsila was able to rethink and refine the customer journey with highly tailored experiences to more quickly and effectively convert large industrial prospects into customers.
Transforming Schneider Electric’s Customer Care with a 5-star Mobile App
Doing business in more than 100 countries with multiple types of channel partners, global energy management and automation leader Schneider Electric needed an overarching mobile strategy to ensure consistency and security while providing a compelling solution to increase engagement. In this session, Raj Sadasivan, Chief Digital CX Architect, talks about how he was able to rapidly build 5-Star apps and the significant impact it is having on the business.
Keynote Customer Panel
Join Michael Facemire, Forrester VP, Principal Analyst, Application Development & Delivery, and an active developer, as he moderates a high-energy panel session with our customer keynote speakers, drilling down into the successes and challenges of their work and the things all of us can take away from their experiences.
Beautiful Native Mobile Apps with NativeScript and OpenEdge
Sitefinity + Ucommerce: The New Content + Commerce Power Couple
With the integration of Ucommerce, Sitefinity now has an integration with another top eCommerce solution. This open, extendable platform truly brings content and commerce together. In this session, learn from the Ucommerce team how to launch and optimize your Ucommerce experience and see real world omni-channel examples of content + commerce from the field.
Want to Boost Web Developer Productivity?
Want to become the Sitefinity dev ninja in your team? Come to this session and learn how we can help boost developer productivity via the suite of Sitefinity developer tools and out-of-the-box features.
Minimize Unplanned Downtime and Data Loss with OpenEdge
Unplanned downtime is the worst nightmare of DBAs and devops engineers. The late-night calls and infrastructure rebuilds are but a mere nuisance compared to transactional data loss and SLA violations. Learn about Progress technologies and services designed to enhance technology resiliency and deliver a true disaster recovery solution. Gain insight through real-world business continuity needs and examples.
Modernization Journey: Sterland Computing
Greg Thomas, CEO, Sterland Computing;
Robin Smith, Sterland Computing
How an API Strategy Can Drive Business Advantage
APIs offer a wide range of advantages from increased flexibility in delivering services and information to simplifying development efforts. They are effectively revolutionizing business. Learn why developing an effective API strategy lays a foundation for competitive application delivery.
Self-Service Detection and Prediction Brings Machine Learning to the Masses
We are happy to announce a cognitive self-service platform with the cloud provider. The session will focus on how a self-service platform can become a game changer for Industrial IoT and drastically reduce the time lag between lab to production. The speakers will throw light on how such a platform can ensure creation of citizen data scientists by simplifying cognitive technologies for everyone through a self-service interface.
Tools & Strategy to Ensure Success of Your Next Modern Mobile App
Learn why the proper methodology is essential to building modern apps. We bring you the good, the great, and the awesome to make sure your mobile offering is a success!
State of .NET
Ed Charbeneau, Sr. Developer Advocate, Progress;
Sam Basu, Developer Advocate, Progress;
John Bristowe, Manager of Developer Relations, Progress
.NET has been around 17 years now and a lot has changed in the world of application development since then. Modern .NET feels like a breath of fresh air though. Changes in the .NET developer ecosystem usher in a new era and align to modern web/mobile/desktop development. And developers can target just about any platform and any device with .NET. Let’s unpack the magic and talk about:
· .NET Evolution - Various .NETs | .NET Core 2.1 | .NET Core 3 | .NET 4.7
· Tooling enhancements - Cross-platform reach | Visual Studio | CLI
· ASP.NET updates- ASP.NET Core 2.1 | SignalR | Performance
· WebAssembly magic - Mono | Blazor | XAML back in browser
· Xamarin updates - New platform support | Updated tooling | CSS styling | Deployment options
· Desktop news - Windows compatibility framework | UWP hosting in WinForms/WPF
· Code sharing - .NET Standard | XAML Standard | Multi-targeting
· What can Telerik UI do for you?
Join in as we explore all that’s new & shiny. This is one of the best times to be a .NET developer – let us show you why!
Build, Deploy and Operate AI and Machine Learning at Production Scale
The Industrial IoT plays a pivotal role in transforming the industrial sector by connecting machines to record their usage patterns and thus deliver tangible benefits. This session will take you through the essence of partnership between DataRPM and OpenEdge which helps companies to harness all their data. It elucidates how Cognitive Predictive Maintenance technologies can help by predicting problems and tapping opportunities before they occur, or even developing entirely new service-based business models.
Get Started with Kinvey for Developers
The cloud offers so much promise, but many cloud offerings can be notoriously difficult to navigate – even for an experienced developer. Kinvey makes the cloud easier. In this session, we’ll take a look at building our first application using Kinvey. We’ll explore features like the cloud datastore, authentication and serverless functions – all from the developer’s perspective (i.e. with code samples).
A Deep Dive into Building Business Rules
We’ll take you through how with the Corticon Business Rules Studio you can model, analyze, test and save business rules as executable decision services. You’ll see how when combined with the Corticon Business Rules Server you get a complete solution to create and manage decisions across the enterprise.
With a Little Help from Your Friends: Progress Services
Mission-critical applications need to be flexible enough to continuously evolve as the business does. Escaping from the burden of legacy technology, or even just determining when best to pivot, can bring organizations to a standstill causing them to lose their competitive edge. Learn how Progress Services can help you create an application modernization strategy, optimize existing technology and help you develop unique OpenEdge skills and talent for the future. Customer success stories will also be shared.
Incorporating Accessibility into Site Development
Scaling Next-Gen Sitefinity Solutions
The session emphasizes proven methods for scaling Sitefinity solutions by following the best practices for development, hosting and deployment enterprise-grade web applications. These techniques have been successfully applied for scaling Sitefinity-based solutions to meet the needs of both public-sector organizations and large enterprises.
Go From Manual Testing to Automation With Test Studio
Don't leap without a chute! As you migrate your apps to the latest web technologies, ensure that your app stays healthy with Test Studio. In this session we'll show you how to use Progress Test Studio to create maintainable no-code and low-code tests. With integration into your existing DevOps environment, your team can achieve and sustain an Agile approach.
Easily Propagate OpenEdge Changes to Your Data Warehouse
Progress OpenEdge Pro2 replication provides you with the ability to load changes from your OpenEdge system into MSSQL or Oracle databases for easy BI and Analytics. We'll look at the different technologies in use and talk about the pros and cons of each approach. We’ll use a customer case study as an example of what Pro2 can do to help you unlock the data inside your OpenEdge database. We will also discuss the future direction of Pro2. This includes connecting to more data targets beyond MS SQL and Oracle. We may potentially show some of the UI overhaul happening right now.
Use Containers to Simplify OpenEdge Installation
Docker strengthens agile software practices for faster and more stable delivery of new features. In this session, you’ll discover how to use Containers with OpenEdge, including customization techniques and Progress' plans for native Docker support.
Patient Reported Outcomes and Chronic Condition Management with Progress Health Cloud
Hear from Sean Gunderson, co-founder of iTether Advocate, on how his PRO app is transforming the way treatment is delivered to patients struggling with addiction. Found out how his team used Progress Health Cloud to change utilized to utilize patient reported outcomes to manage chronic conditions.
OpenEdge Technical Workshop: Exploring OpenEdge REST Service Approaches (first come/first serve - limited to 30 participants)
David Atkins, Solutions Architect, Progress;
Peter Judge, Software Architect, Progress;
Dan Mitchell , Principal Sales Engineer, Progress
Join us for this hands-on workshop where we will explore the various approaches available for exposing a REST API to your OpenEdge data and business logic. Determine which approach is most appropriate for different application types and use cases, including web and mobile development, B2B integration and BI/analytics. Gain first-hand insight into the design-time steps to implement each style of an OpenEdge REST Service, and touch on topics such as deployment, versioning, security, scalability and testing.
OpenEdge Technical Workshop: Tips and Tricks for Implementing the OpenEdge Application Server (first come/first serve - limited to 15 participants)
Roy Ellis, Principal Software Engineer, Progress;
David Cleary, Manager of Software Engineering, Progress
If you're thinking about embarking on an implementation or migration to PAS for OpenEdge, you don’t want to miss this tips and tricks session that provides the basis for a project plan to help avoid implementation pitfalls.
OpenEdge Technical Workshop: Build Web Apps Faster with Kendo UI Builder (first come/first serve - limited to 15 participants)
Shelley Chase, Software Fellow, Progress;
Dustin Grau, Principal Consultant, Progress
This workshop looks at how to effectively transform your OpenEdge application to deliver elegant web apps with the latest version of Kendo UI Builder.
Use Business Rules to Drive Customer Success
In this customer-driven session, you’ll learn about successful Corticon implementations and results.
The Road Ahead - Future of UI
Carl Bergenhem, Product Manager, Progress;
Stefan Stefanov, Product Manager, Progress
Progress has always been about increasing the productivity of developers - especially when it comes to the UI. What if we could also help with rapid scaffolding and designing of your applications? In this session we will take a look at Kendo UI Builder, a new product that allows you to quickly design, prototype, and even deploy your web applications all while taking advantage of the latest and greatest architecture standards.
Handle Data at Scale in Your Field Service Apps
Learn about how you can take a methodical approach to handling data at scale and building an offline first digital experience.
Building a Robot Army With NativeScript
Taking over the world isn't easy. It requires good strategy and a powerful army. What better soldiers than a mass of obedient robots? You just need a way to issue them instructions via their BLE interface. But should you build a web app or a native mobile app? With Angular you can do both; just add Web Bluetooth API to build a web app and NativeScript to build a native mobile app. Join this session to learn how it all works and to swear fealty to your new robot overlords.
Accelerate Your B2B Growth: How SMC Electric Supply Maximized Efficiencies With Advanced Ecommerce Solutions
This session will highlight how a growing electrical distribution company streamlined efficiencies by integrating negotiated pricing and live inventory from an OpenEdge/Infor solution directly to the customer and implemented advanced product search (with ROC Search) capabilities, allowing territorial visibility to be easily displayed via customizable templates in Sitefinity.
Designing Digital Experiences for the Lizard Brain
Creating a user experience with access to all that is compliant is usually an afterthought for organizations. In this session, you will learn best practices for creating a compliant UI that meets customer demands.
Unify the ABL and SQL Security Models
Today, ABL and SQL have disconnected security models with different philosophical approaches. Learn how we're unifying the two security models and what it will mean for your future updates.
OO Database Modeling - Theory and Practice
One of the thorniest problems in OO development is modeling a database's tables, fields, and indexes to support generic data access in an OO-friendly way. In this talk TDK Consulting President Tim Kuehn will discuss some results from his ongoing research into developing an OO-based database access model, implementing that model, and the problems, challenges, and opportunities he uncovered along the way.
Data Management: Table Partitioning and Multi-tenancy
Table Partitioning and Multi-tenancy are two methods of securely dividing an OpenEdge database. One increases performance and scale, especially for analytics needs, while the other can drive down costs and increase margins in cloud environments. Learn how to apply these technologies for a competitive advantage.
Differentiate Your Business by Delivering an Enterprise Cloud Offering
Address customer demands and differentiate your business by delivering a predictable, secure, and cost-effective SaaS alternative. Join ISCorp, Progress’ designated North American cloud hosting partner, as they talk through how they have helped OpenEdge application partners build out whole new lines of business, extending revenue, and improving customer satisfaction. With 20 years of experience on OpenEdge, and an overall 95% customer retention rate, ISCorp helps Progress Partners succeed in their journey to the cloud. Join this session to learn why companies such as Roydan, Distribution One, and Skyward, trust ISCorp to deliver their world-class, private cloud solutions.
Secure the Quality of Your Kendo UI Apps with Test Studio
Andrew Wieland, Manager of Sales Engineering, Progress;
Iliyan Panchev, Product Manager, Progress
Empower your manual testing QA's with a framework and tooling that will make them as efficient as a developer-tester. Come see how easy it is to capture manual tests and make them into bullet-proof automated tests that run while you sleep. Start focusing on fixing failures instead of tirelessly searching for them.
Break Your Business' Language Barriers
In this session you’ll learn how to leverage machine translation technology to quickly and efficiently create and launch multilingual sites.
The Sprint is Over. Now It’s Time for the Marathon.
Chuck Pollak, Sr. Director, Associate General Counsel;
Ryan Buckley, Director Product Security and Compliance
The Progress course to GDPR compliance had some twists and turns, but we finished the race with great results. Now, like many companies, we see the long road ahead and we’re ready for the next step. From responding to data requests from individuals to adding product functionality that will enable compliance by our end users, Progress is ready for this new data privacy landscape. This presentation will tell the story of our journey to GDPR compliance and outline how the Progress GDPR position will help our customers and partners comply with this most daunting regulation.
How to Extend New Content Creation
In this session, we’ll talk best practices and tips & tricks to extend the new content creation experience. panel. We’ll explore code samples on how to hook-up to multiple extensibility points to drive efficiency and fast deployment more value to content creators and editors.
ABL Access to Data Lakes
Chandra Sakhar, Senior Manager, Software Engineering;
Raghu Rangan, Product Manager
Data lakes are the new data warehouses for many organizations. Learn how to natively access these lakes using ABL to query them at scale, without ever having to learn how to write MapReduce jobs.
Power the Next Industrial Revolution with Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality (AR) has the potential to open up enormous new opportunities for the industrial market—in fact, by 2021 the majority of all AR/VR investment will be in industrial training and maintenance, and predictive maintenance will save companies $630B by 2025. Also, in the next five years there will be 3.5B devices that can deliver AR experiences. Learn how AR will help boost efficiency and safety in asset management by equipping field engineers with contextual and just-in-time mission critical information, and transforming safety and compliance training.
Modernization Journey: Upper Lakes Foods
Alex Oliveri, Sr. Director of Professional Services, Progress;
Tim Nelson, CTO of Upper Lakes Foods
This session will take a deep dive into NA distribution company, Upper Lakes Foods, that needed to take action in order to keep up with customer expectations, the competition, and changing industry standards. The business mandate was to track the supply chain from receiving to end user delivery. See how Tim Nelson, CTO of Upper Lakes Foods, and Progress Services met these challenges by architecting the solution that followed the Food Service GS1 standard for product traceability using the OpenEdge stack. We will also explore best practices and development roadmap using technologies such as Kendo UI and NativeScript for continued success.
What's New in the Progress Kinvey Serverless Backend
Our engineering team is hard at work to continuously improve the Kinvey Serverless Backend. We’ll share the fruits of our efforts and what’s coming next in this session that meanders down the Kinvey product roadmap and showcases new features.
Kendo UI for Vue Developers
Leave the Driving to Us with the Progress Managed Database Service
The Progress Managed Database Service (MDBA) has grown from 37 customers in 2012 to 137 in 2018. OpenEdge customers find value and insurance by letting the experts deal with the management of your critical application data. Customers range from Direct End Users, Application Parters, and Application Partners Customers. Come see how the team manages 2,000+ databases, 100+ terabytes of database space, and 165,000+ application end users. You may find this to be a low cost, high value service that fits your needs.
Build Better Web Apps Faster with Kendo UI
This is an advanced session for experienced Kendo UI developers looking to master their skills for building web applications. It will feature demos and highlight tips and tricks collected over the many years of development with Kendo UI.
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Google: Rethinking App Dev with Angular and NativeScript
Probably no organization has its finger on the pulse of the user experience more than Google. As a Developer Evangelist for Google’s Angular team, Stephen Fluin is well aware of consumer expectations for richer, multi-modal apps that instantaneously deliver expected experiences and information. In this session, Stephen, who has a passion for the right development tools, talks about how Angular, with its ability to balance stability with innovation; and open-source NativeScript, with its ability to enable developers to write and deploy native mobile apps for iOS and Android from a single code base, can put development organizations in a position to meet these aggressive consumer and user expectations.
Evolution of a Developer Ecosystem
Since 2002, Richard Campbell has chronicled the Microsoft developer community as co-host of the podcast .NET Rocks. In this session, Richard will take an enlightening look at the history of .NET and how it has played a significant role in today’s cross-platform world that has to support all necessary digital touchpoints with native experiences. He’ll also provide insight into how technologies are converging to meet the often-conflicting needs of user experience and application performance, security and other attributes moving forward.
Progress Executive Roundtable
Yogesh Gupta, CEO, Progress;
Dmitri Tcherevik, CTO, Progress;
Faris Sweis, SVP, Progress;
John Ainsworth, SVP, Progress;
Todd Anglin, VP Products
Join Progress CMO Loren Jarrett as she moderates this lively session featuring “anything goes” audience questions for Progress executives. Feel free to ask product, technology, or business questions. Please submit your questions ahead of time on the ProgressNEXT 2018 mobile app or leave written questions at the information desk.
Main Stage Wrap Up and ProgressNEXT 2019 Announcement
Behind the Scenes of Patent-Pending NativeChat
Developers—take a deep dive into NativeChat technology. Join us to learn more about Cognitive Flow, Natural Language Processing, Conversational UI and all the components an intelligent chatbot requires. In this session you’ll also learn how to use AI to train a bot.
Best Practices in Securing OpenEdge Apps
Develop a Successful Business Case for Your Industrial IOT Projects
With the data we’re generating every day now running into beyond humanly manageable proportions, the time has come for us to scale up. The need of the hour is to shift from a manual and reactive approach to a cognitive one, thus reducing the need for human intervention and facilitating agile decision-making. This session takes you through the journey of building valid Cognitive systems and applications to match up the scale and complexities of Industry 4.0. It also revalidates through industry examples that going the Cognitive route is no longer an option but a dire necessity to walk through the futuristic path of Industry 4.0
Make a Smooth Upgrade to your Sitefinity Website
In this session we'll discuss why it's important to stay current with the latest version and how to maintain a smooth and streamlined upgrade process for Sitefinity applications. We'll go through the technical and business challenges for a project where New Venture Software upgraded a Sitefinity website from version 3.7 to 9.1, which are eight years apart.
A Lap Around Kendo UI Builder
Kendo UI Builder actually functions like a designer, app builder and code generator all in one. In this session, you'll learn all about what Kendo UI Builder is, how it works and what it can do for you to build rich web applications based on Kendo UI.
Implement Continuous Delivery with OpenEdge
Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery are key practices in a modern application development environment. Learn how at Progress we transformed our own practices to shorten QA cycles, improve quality and accelerate velocity.
Create a Complete Server Health Check Service
In today’s world of horizontally scaled servers running in the cloud, it is more important to know the health of your application server, with the ability to remove and replace a VM before your users notice. There is no need to try and repair a misbehaving server when you can easily, and automatically replace it at the first sight of trouble. This presentation will detail how we created a health check service running on Tomcat that provides an easy and configurable way for load balancers to determine when a server needs to be taken out of service.
Microapps: Creating the Next Generation Portal B2E and B2B Apps
Nischal Reddy, Principal Software Engineer, Progress;
Phani Sajja, Principal Software Engineer, Progress
Many organizations struggle to realize the promise of enterprise mobility despite big investments, in large part due to the long release cycle for apps and the difficulty of getting users to update. What if you could deliver a constant stream of incremental updates to your users automatically instead? In this session you’ll learn how microapps, which are single-purpose and cross-platform apps designed to support a single step in a user’s workflow, can ensure employees and business partners have a unified and secure way to access data and complete workflows.
Effective Content Management for Multi-Channel OpenEdge Applications
Dion Picco, VP, Product Management, Progress;
Peter Filipov, Developer Advocate, Progress
Adaptive applications need to serve users across many device channels, including desktop, web and mobile. Maintaining brand guidelines, sharing content and enforcing artifact consistency is difficult using traditional development processes. Learn how a headless CMS can make this process much easier to manage.
Open Analytics Made Easy with OpenEdge
Avadhoot Kulkarni, Principal Software Engineer, Progress;
Chandra Sekhar, Sr. Manager Software Engineering, Progress
There are many approaches to an effective analytics strategy with OpenEdge. Two new DataDirect technologies, Project Sagamore and Hybrid Data Pipeline, unlock additional benefits—and do so with zero coding. Learn how to support your end-users desire to analyze OpenEdge data using their favorite tool, no matter what it is or where it runs.
The GDPR: Compliance Steps for Your Website That You Might Not Have Considered
This is not a presentation on big fines under the GDPR, the EU definition of personal data, or the importance of having a data protection officer. Instead, we will provide a pragmatic view of the GDPR that can be used to shape a compliance strategy for your website, will provide you with some critical questions to start asking today, and present potential solutions to consider for your compliance efforts after the 25th of May. While this presentation is not legal advice, it can certainly be used to inspire conversations with your own counsel and data protection leaders.
1.The Big Why. We will talk about the fundamentals to establish a pragmatic approach to your GDPR compliance efforts.
2.Are You Sure You Can Do That? We will talk about a very basic question that every business needs to consider and be able to answer because your customers, clients, and prospects will be asking you - and even might be checking your website for the answer.
4.In This Movie, the Fellowship of the GDPR Does Not End. Making it to May 26th should not be the end of GDPR compliance efforts for your website and we will discuss some steps and tools that you should consider as you enter the maintenance phase.
Use Cases for Batch Rule Processing
Learn how to ease the arduous task of batch processing vast amounts of data for regular reconciliation, analysis and auditing of rules. With Progress Corticon’s Advanced Data Connector (ADC), you are better equipped to manage queries and manipulate large data set results. We will provide an overview of batch use cases and options to address with Corticon.
Cross-Platform Augmented Reality
With the recent introductions of ARKit on iOS and ARCore on Android, developers are using augmented reality to create a new wave of innovative applications—as well as a lot of really stupid stuff. We’ll demo some of those apps, and once that’s done we’ll talk about how the ARKit and ARCore APIs work and how you can use NativeScript to build some awesome augmented reality apps.
Optimize Sitefinity for Performance
The latest version of Sitefinity has seen significant performance improvements for both our customers and partners to deploy and scale their Sitefinity based website. During this session, you’ll hear from our engineering team who constantly conduct performance tests. They will show you how to gain valuable performance improvements using Sitefinity and best practices in website setup and deployment.
Create New OpenEdge Revenue Streams with Predictive Maintenance
Learn how Progress OpenEdge PdM Integrator Kit helps to combine the power of Progress DataRPM with the flexibility of Progress OpenEdge. Customers and partners will be able to detect equipment and machine anomalies that may lead to failure or operational issues, prioritize and predict which anomalies are important, and automate the response with OpenEdge. The result is an ideal proactive maintenance strategy that drives significant cost-savings, better business results and new revenue for you.
Address the Requirements of GDPR
Tanya O'Connor, Sr. Manager of Product Marketing, Progress;
Conor Patten, Principal Sales Engineer, Progress
On May 25, 2018, non-compliance to GDPR could lead to large fines. Many companies will be seeking solutions that help them address the requirements of GDPR when renewing or procuring IT products and services. In this session, although we cannot assure your overall GDPR-compliance, as your technology partner we wish to provide you information and points of consideration as it relates to your OpenEdge applications to help you as you continue your GDPR journey.
Demo: Use OpenEdge CDC to Build Event-Driven Architectures
Rich Banville, Software Fellow, Progress;
Saikrishna Bobba, Product Marketing Specialist, Progress
Event-driven systems provide a real-time, scalable backbone for integration. See how Change Data Capture, introduced in OpenEdge 11.7, in conjunction with Apache Kafka and Hadoop, can deliver a forward-looking Lamba Architecture.
Workflow and Human Integration with OpenEdge BPM
Orchestrating process flows, especially the integration of human tasks such as approval workflows, is common in many applications. Learn how to leverage OpenEdge Business Process Management to accelerate their development, and how to drive insight to improve business processes.
Modern Cross-Platform Mobile Apps with Telerik UI for Xamarin
You need to target multiple mobile platforms and have deadlines to ship apps. You need to maximize code re-use across platforms with Xamarin technology stack. Stop re-inventing the UI wheel – Telerik UI for Xamarin is here to help.
Take a deep dive into building modern cross-platform Xamarin apps with Telerik UI for Xamarin. We’ll take an engineering perspective on what Telerik UI can do for you and how best to use our Xamarin UI controls. You’ll take away performance tuning tips, design suggestions and an inside look at product roadmaps. This will be an open conversation to help you be a more successful Xamarin developer.
Testing for the Enterprise
Andrew Wieland, Sales Engineering Manager, Progress;
Iliyan Panchev, Product Manager, Progress
In this session we'll present ways to integrate Test Studio into your DevOps environment, as well as your company culture. Also, we discuss how to leverage the Test Studio Runtime license to build out your test lab.
Manage the Customer Journey with Sitefinity Digital Experience Cloud
In this session, we’ll present a step-by-step guide to tracking a customer journey in DEC. We’ll explore topics like enabling the connector, adding form data, configuring contact properties, adding customer tracking such as button/link clicks, conversion actions, excluding external traffic, tracking multiple sites, and more.
REST API Options for Enterprise Data
Organizations are increasingly adopting REST APIs for mobile data access and to limit risk from data privacy laws such as GDPR by limiting duplication of sensitive customer data. Many enterprise systems do not publish mobile-friendly APIs. This session will contrast different options from Progress to provision REST APIs. Get an overview of options across native database REST services; standard OData services and RESTful services specifically designed for mobile apps.
Progress Health Cloud Roadmap
Progress Health Cloud is a HIPAA-compliant purpose-built solution that works across the entire healthcare spectrum. Join this session where we will discuss the market landscape, new features and where Health Cloud is headed.
Extend Your Apps Ecosystem with a Serverless Backend and Chatbots
Supporting an ecosystem of web and mobile business apps requires powerful backend capabilities, including serverless support, event processing, etc. In this session you’ll learn how you can extend your existing architecture with chatbots and Conversational UI using Progress Mobility and NativeChat.
Introducing the On-Premises Data Connector for OpenEdge
Aaron Burg, Sales Engineer, Progress;
Dan Mitchell, Principal Sales Enginner, Progress
Learn how to leverage Progress' hybrid data connectivity services to explore the potential for cloud architectures with existing OpenEdge applications. This session will explore integration options for your cloud apps with on-premises databases in real-time. See a demo and overview of how Progress customers and partners are adopting this technology to rapidly delivery secure and modern hybrid cloud applications and modules, without having to deal with VPNs, SSH tunnels or reverse proxies.
Deployment in the Cloud
In this session, we’ll discuss the best practices, choices, triumphs, and pains of deploying your Sitefinity instances to the cloud. You have been tasked with moving from your bare metal deployment to the cloud. We will discuss the decisions, choices, and many challenges you will have to make to ensure your instance will run and scale like a well-oiled machine.
Monitor and Manage OpenEdge Applications
ISVs operating in the cloud face many of the same challenges that enterprises have faced for years - how to monitor and manage the infrastructure. Learn how OpenEdge Management is an effective solution and where it is headed.
How Test Studio Makes Test-Developer Collaboration a Reality
Introducing Telerik Test Studio's Dev Edition, a Visual Studio plugin. Enhance your Testing and Developer collaboration by adding Progress Telerik Test Studio to your DevOps environment. With integrations for Visual Studio IDE, Source Control, Bug Tracking, and Build Server Automation.
Virtual and Augmented Reality with Telerik Tooling
Sam Basu, Developer Advocate, Progress;
Georgi Atanasov, Director of Software Engineering, Progress
Interested in making a leap from conventional 2D screens to innovative and emerging 3D technologies like Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)? In this session we will explain what your options are today and share our vision on this front. You will get a preview of our C# and Unity-based toolkit which helps lower the barriers for developers and enterprises enter this whole new world.
Maximizing Personalization to Create Frictionless Experiences
Dan Kinsey, NTTData;
Kyle Swift, NTTData
Have you ever reached out to a company on social media for support and received a cut and paste answer? Were you frustrated? How will you, as a business, resolve your customer’s friction? Join NTT DATA to discuss how the customer friction factor can transform your business.
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