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COMMON Fall Conference & Expo | October 15-17 | Pittsburgh, PA | www.common.org/fall

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Monday, October 15
 

9:30am

12AE VENDOR: Arcad Software : Closing the Modernization Culture and Skills Gap with DevOps
DevOps is all about improving the way organizations work in order to deliver better software faster. It starts with three things, people, processes and tools. In this session, you’ll hear how IT leaders can lead cultural change within their organizations and put a Modernization strategy in place. In addition, attract, develop and retain the talent needed for Modernization success with Arcad Software.

This is Session ID:180217

Speakers
avatar for Floyd Del Muro

Floyd Del Muro

Director, Business Development, SenecaGlobal
With 31 years of experience on the IBM midrange platform, Floyd is Director, Business Development for the SenecaGlobal group. In his role at SenecaGlobal, Floyd has been extensively involved in the management of DevOps , Enterprise Modernization and refactoring projects on IBM i... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Tickner

Jeffrey Tickner

ARCAD Software
Jeff Tickner has worked in Change Management on the IBM I for 17 years at different companies. He is certified in Rational Team Concert as well has having experience with other Change Management packages from SourceSafe to Subversion. Jeff currently works for ARCAD Software, an international... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom 6
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi

10:45am

13AB Mobile RPG with PhoneGap
The no charge, open source, PhoneGap environment makes it possible to create a mobile app using standard web technologies. More than just a web page, PhoneGap lets you access device features, write code that runs when the app is not connected to a network, and even distribute your app in the popular mobile stores such as Google Play and Apple's App Store. Did you know that PhoneGap can easily be integrated with RPG and IBM i? This is a powerful way to make apps from your IBM i data that take advantage of your RPG skills.


Learning Objectives:
1. How PhoneGap Works
2. How PhoneGap Provides Access to Device Features
3. Integrating PhoneGap with RPG on IBM i


This is Session ID:170323

Speakers
avatar for Scott Klement

Scott Klement

Director, Product Development and Support, Profound Logic Software
Scott Klement is the Director of Product Development and Support at Profound Logic Software, and is well known as both an author and speaker in the IBM i community. Scott is a passionate advocate for RPG on the IBM i platform, and enjoys teaching tips and techniques to other developers... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
City Center B

10:45am

13AE VENDOR: Rapidly Create Responsive Web Applications with Fresche Solutions
Attend this session to learn how your existing staff can rapidly develop first-rate responsive web applications for desktop and mobile devices with Fresche solutions. We give you the choice to choose the development approach that best meets your needs.

You’ll see:
•Modernizing and mobilizing green screens with Presto
•Creating new PHP responsive web applications with WebSmart
•The advantages of responsive design for mobile and desktop web applications

This is Session ID:180318

Speakers
avatar for Greg Patterson

Greg Patterson

Modernization Specialist, Fresche Solutions
Greg Patterson has been in the IT field for 18 years, the last 11 with Fresche Solutions where he is currently a Modernization Specialist. In addition to business development activities, Greg also coordinates pre-sales technical demonstrations and discussions, performs business analysis... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom 6
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi

2:45pm

16AC SPONSOR: Accelerate IBM i Development with X-Analysis
IBM i applications are often complex and old which makes them difficult and risky for developers to maintain. Attend this session to learn how to improve the way you maintain your RPG, COBOL and CA 2E applications with Fresche’s analysis and documentation solution, X-Analysis Advisor.

Join leading expert Robert Arce and learn how X-Analysis Advisor helps you:
• Reduce the risks of code changes & simplify application maintenance with impact analysis
• Make informed decisions with a 360-degree view of your applications and data
• Onboard new staff with application and database documentation
• Scope projects and create test plans

Speakers
avatar for Robert Arce

Robert Arce

Corporate Strategy - IBM i SME, Fresche Solutions
Robert Arce works in Corporate Strategy for Fresche Solutions. He is a subject matter expert in the IBM i system, assisting companies all over the world with their modernization projects.His expertise is using IBMi Application Analysis and Management Suite X-Analysis.Mr. Arce has... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 1

2:45pm

16AE VENDOR: Application Modernization. No Open Source or PASE Needed. See How!
IBM i organizations face a wide range of different application modernization options — from web enabling green screens, modernizing legacy code or building new web based or mobile solutions from scratch. Selecting the best approach requires understanding how you can quickly achieve tactical wins and introduce new web & mobile applications which work in harmony with your existing IBM i systems and databases

Attend this session to learn how to remove the obstacles of application modernization. Discover a fast, easy and cost-effective strategy to meet a broad spectrum of native modernization strategies that do not require open source or PASE.

See a live demonstration on how to leverage your existing applications, repurpose your existing functionality and extend your applications with brand new capabilities and walk away knowing how to rapidly modernize your IBM i applications using a single platform for all your modernization projects.

Attendees can expect to learn by attending the session:
1. Tactical techniques that deliver instant graphical interfaces for our existing 5250 applications.
2. Intermediate approaches that incrementally improve application flow, eliminate manual processes and aggregate information from multiple sources into a single pane of glass.
3. Long term strategies that increase developer productivity, improve software agility, reduce risk and extend the longevity of your applications.

This is Session ID:180316

Speakers
avatar for David Brault

David Brault

Product Manager / CAAC Member, LANSA
David Brault is the Product Marketing Manager at LANSA, a leading vendor in IBM i application development and integration tools. Since graduating from the University of Wisconsin, David has spent his last 25 years working in the IBM i industry, amassing extensive experience integrating... Read More →
avatar for Tom Cremieux

Tom Cremieux

LANSA
Tom Cremieux has 10 years of LANSA development experience. He’s skilled in application modernization, integration, and new development that utilize various mobile and web platforms/tools including .NET, Java, PHP, HTML and LANSA. Tom frequently demonstrates the latest LANSA technologies... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 6
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi

4:00pm

17AB Practicalities and Realities of IBM i Modernization
In this session, Trevor will share some of the realities of application modernization, identifying the challenges you might face, solutions to get through modernization roadblocks, and many practical lessons learned. He will review a modern architecture that can be adapted to suit IT environments for companies as a direction for modernization. And, he’ll outline a transformation architecture to enable your existing applications to co-exist with your modernized applications and that can be used during and beyond your modernization project.


Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how modernization fits your company
2. Learn approaches to counter the walls of attempting modernization


This is Session ID:180289

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Perry

Trevor Perry

FrescheThinker, Fresche Solutions
Trevor Perry is a veteran of the IBM i community. He is a consultant to companies on their I.T. modernization efforts, and has been engaged in all phases of the IT development cycle. He is a popular speaker at industry events on technical, strategic, modernization and motivational... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
City Center B
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi

5:15pm

18AC Application Analysis: A Starting Point for Any Modernization Project
Application modernization projects leverage the business value buried in your applications while exploiting the opportunities that new technologies can offer. Like any major enhancement to your system, such projects start by a thorough analysis, to understand application structure, dependencies, data model and business rules. When performed manually, application analysis can consume 50% of the modernization effort. This session gives a practical view of automated application “discovery” using the latest IBM tools. Using case examples we will see how automated application analysis saves time and improves accuracy on modernization projects of any scale.


Learning Objectives:
1. Automated application analysis helps eliminate costly and timely modernization project errors.


This is Session ID:170394

Speakers
avatar for Floyd Del Muro

Floyd Del Muro

Director, Business Development, SenecaGlobal
With 31 years of experience on the IBM midrange platform, Floyd is Director, Business Development for the SenecaGlobal group. In his role at SenecaGlobal, Floyd has been extensively involved in the management of DevOps , Enterprise Modernization and refactoring projects on IBM i... Read More →


Monday October 15, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Grand Ballroom 1
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi
 
Tuesday, October 16
 

8:00am

21AE VENDOR: The Role of IBM I Applications in the API Economy
In an age where people expect self-service convenience, high quality, real-time business information and rapid response through mobile apps, websites, and online portals, organizations are focused on improving business insight and expanding customer engagement. To get there, they are building new workflows and business processes that match how customers and employees work within their new mobile or web environments.


In this session, Rocket Software will show you how you can most effectively build leading-edge mobile and web user experiences and update workflows by using your host-based applications as building blocks. Rather than replacing proven systems, turn the functions you need into APIs without changing the code – unlocking the full value of your existing applications, speeding project delivery timeframes, increasing productivity, reducing risk, and enjoying all the benefits of the API economy.

This is Session ID:170743

Speakers
avatar for Robert Young

Robert Young

Director, Rocket Software
Robert Young is responsible for the Sales Engineering Team at Rocket Software and has more than 25 years of experience in Modernization Solutions for the IBM i platform. Robert is a leading authority on Modernization Solutions helping customers to understand how to take their critical... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom 6
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi

9:15am

22AE VENDOR: Create IBM i Web & Mobile Apps with No Programming (Unless You Want To)
The Valence Framework for IBM i, available for free download, includes a browser-based low-code development utility through which anyone with a solid understanding of their IBM i database can create highly useful apps, such as dashboards and web queries, in just a matter of minutes!  Complete with download-to-Excel functionality, the Valence App Builder tool can also help you create file maintenance apps in which users can adjust content in physical files — you control which fields they can see or edit.  

All of this can be done with no coding required, though advanced developers can extend the app's functionality with RPG or SQL code to handle business logic as needed.  IBM i programmers who really want to get their hands dirty can put other Valence development tools to work to create highly intricate data entry apps, all working hand-in-hand with your server-side RPG code. 

The bottom line:  With Valence, developers and super users alike can crank out highly functional web and mobile apps on IBM i in no time, and with no prior experience in web or mobile development.  Come to this demo session to see how easy it can be to build such an app on your system today!


This is Session ID:170734

Speakers
avatar for Robert Swanson

Robert Swanson

Senior Partner, CNX
Robert Swanson has worked as an IBM i developer since 1992, the past 10 years focused on promoting modernization efforts for legacy systems written in RPG. Currently serving as Managing Partner for CNX Corporation in Chicago, Robert is a strong advocate of introducing "Web 2.0-style... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Grand Ballroom 6
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi

2:45pm

26AE VENDOR: Profound UI and Profound.js: Agile Modernization with Ease!
In this session, we discuss what sets Profound Logic’s suite of integrated, innovative products apart. Learn how Profound UI modernizes green screen applications, how it can run with existing RPG code and work seamlessly on the IBM i. Be introduced to Profound.js and the exciting possibilities of development on IBM i with new talent and technologies.

This is Session ID:180322

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Denninghoff

Matthew Denninghoff

Developer, Profound Logic Software
Matthew has a BS from the University of Kentucky in Computer Science. He’s spent years working with each of many different programming languages, including RPG, JavaScript, C, C++, Java, PHP, various SQL, and--of course--Node.js. His experience is in web development, business applications... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Grand Ballroom 6
  • Content Level All
 
Wednesday, October 17
 

9:15am

32ACB Comparing Modernization Approaches : RPG OA, Node.js, PHP and More
There are many different approaches to modernizing green screens and developing new IBM i web and mobile applications. In this session, you’ll get an overview of the following approaches as well as their pros and cons: * Refacing (5250 vs RPG OA) * Open Source (PHP vs Node.js) * Mobile (HTML5 vs Native)


Learning Objectives:
1. Learn from others experience in modernizing green screens
2. Decide if open source is right for you
3. What are the differences in mobile approaches


This is Session ID:170393

Speakers
avatar for Greg Patterson

Greg Patterson

Modernization Specialist, Fresche Solutions
Greg Patterson has been in the IT field for 18 years, the last 11 with Fresche Solutions where he is currently a Modernization Specialist. In addition to business development activities, Greg also coordinates pre-sales technical demonstrations and discussions, performs business analysis... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
City Center B
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi

10:30am

33AC Real-world IBM i Companies Using Mobile to Improve Business
Requests to “go mobile” are coming from both end-users and executives alike. But what does it mean for a company to “go mobile?” And which parts of the organization should be mobilized? Attend this session to learn how other IBM i shops – across several industries – are building mobile applications that cut costs, improve user productivity, increase data accuracy, and speed up business processes.


Learning Objectives:
Discover different mobile challenges faced by today's IBM i companies and the real-world examples of how they addressed them. Understand the differences between the different type of mobile applications companies can build (Web vs Hybrid vs Native). Review real-world ROI of “going mobile” achieved by IBM i companies.


This is Session ID:170351

Speakers
avatar for David Brault

David Brault

Product Manager / CAAC Member, LANSA
David Brault is the Product Marketing Manager at LANSA, a leading vendor in IBM i application development and integration tools. Since graduating from the University of Wisconsin, David has spent his last 25 years working in the IBM i industry, amassing extensive experience integrating... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Grand Ballroom 1
  • Content Level All
  • Operating Systems IBMi