IBM i “Git Together”:
DevOps & Modernization – how did these customers succeed?

IBM and ARCAD Software invite you to an IBM i 7.4 DevOps and Modernization tech briefing.  Hear first-hand from HSBC and other customers how they succeeded in their IBM i DevOps transformation at scale.

Gain valuable education from expert IBM i practitioners, to guide your decision making and maximize returns from your DevOps and Modernization initiatives.  See for yourself how parallel development on IBM i using Git and CI/CD at scale over Jenkins has helped IBM i customers reduce their software delivery timescales by 75%.

What will you gain from this briefing?

– Gain insights into the most advanced modernization techniques to ready your teams for Watson AI, Robotic Process Automation, microservices and more.
– Learn tips & techniques directly from IBM i customers presenting their own “DevOps journey” on IBM i.
 LIVE DEMOS: Bring your skills up to date with the latest open source DevOps toolchains to attract top development talent whilst preparing yourself and your team for the future of IBM i:

  • Multi-platform software delivery pipelines with Git, Jenkins and Jira on IBM i
  • Advanced on-the-fly UI/UX Modernization
  • Transforming RPGLE to Free Form RPG, DDS to SQL, API generation
  • The new world of Cloud-based deployments

Who should attend?
IT managers, Application Development Managers, Project Leaders, Developers, Operations, Architects, etc.

13th December 2019

IBM Southbank (Client Centre)
76/78 Upper Ground, Lambeth,
London SE1 9PZ


> 8:30 am – 9:00 am: Welcome Breakfast
> 9:00 am – Welcome Note, Philippe Magne, CEO, ARCAD Software, Nick Blamey, Director of Northern Europe Operations, ARCAD Software 
> 9:20 am – IBM i: For innovators, by innovators, Therese Eaton, Client Technical Specialist at IBM UK
IBM i strategy and 7.4 updates
> 9:40 am – LIVE DEMOS: Michel Mouchon, CTO, ARCAD Software, Lionel Butler, Senior Consultant, Meridian IT UK
Social Coding on IBM i with Git, Jenkins & Jira
Complete CI/CD workflow on IBM i from feature branch to deployment on Skytap Cloud
“Continuous Quality” on IBM i
Automating code quality checks, regression test, “lift & shift” test environments to the Cloud
Application transformation step-by-step
End-to-end modernization, transforming to SQL & Free Form RPG, API generation
> 11:00 am – 11:15 am: Tea and Coffee break
> 11:45 am – HSBC: our DevOps journey on IBM i,  Adrian Tully, Global Head of IBM i DevOps tooling at HSBC
Learn how HSBC  reduced delivery timescales by 75%, fixing CI/CD challenges “at scale”.
> 12:30pm:  Lunch with the experts
> 1:30 pm –  Instant UI modernization of the 5250 data stream, Lionel Butler, Senior Consultant, Meridian IT UK
Transformation of classic green-screens into modern UI, with instant availability on any platform, browser or device
> 2:00 pm – Preparing your DevOps Business case, Philippe Magne, CEO, ARCAD Software and Nick Blamey, Director of Northern Europe Operations
“How to sell DevOps on IBM i to your management”: ROI, Process Optimization and Continuous Improvement)
> 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm++: One-on-one sessions with the experts to discuss your DevOps & Modernization challenges
> 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Stay for Christmas drinks!