Monday, February 8, 2016

iSOA Group, is Controlling IT Anarchy once Again in Las Vegas at IBM's Interconnect 2016 February 21 - 25th

Join Bryon, Cheryl, Peter and Brian as we once again tame the Anarchy of IT in Las Vegas!  (IBM Interconnect 2016)

Announcing iSOA OnDemand Services:  Your iSOA Expert on Call to help you gain the most value from your IBM Software (e.g. DataPower, Integration Broker, WebSphere and MQ).  Helping you with best practices, new features, and helping to solve your challenges with your unique environment.  (please refer to the onsite Interconnect program guide and see our ad on the inside cover)

"Get Fit" With our iSOA IBM Middleware Survey and Drawing for a Fit Bit Blaze Watch: We know you may be faced with certain challenges relating to your particular IBM Middleware solution.   Our Research department is conducting a survey to better understand these challenges, and by completing this quick survey, and you will be entered for a chance to win one of 3 FitBit Blaze watches!

Hybrid Cloud Integration Round Table Breakfast (7am Tuesday February, 23rd):  Join our CTO, Bryon Kataoka and IBM Technical leaders to discuss best practices to developing a Hybrid Cloud Integration framework for your enterprise, leveraging IBM technologies such as DataPower, Cast Iron, and MQ Series.  The iSOA Approach creates a secure and flexible framework that integrates all of an enterprises applications (on premise and cloud) to be more responsive to the needs of your business.  

Education, Networking, and a little socializing:  Find the iSOA team in our T Shirts and hats, and join us in helping to tame the IT Anarchy in Las Vegas and you could win your very own Tame the IT Anarchy tshirt or hat!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A View from 40,000 feet and Las Vegas Bound for IBM's Interconnect 2016 Conference

Author: Bryon Kataoka, iSOA Group CTO and Thought Leader

Well it’s that time again.  Time to go to InterConnect 2016 and network with clients, peers and reconnect with some old friends.  It is also a great opportunity to understand the trends, direction and opportunities we are all facing with technology in the New Year.

This year, security is at the top of my mind, and I’m really excited about IBM Security, including offerings such as QRadar to Maas360 to Big Fix to Guardium. You will probably find me at any session that is showcasing these products.    I’m also very interested in StrongLoop and what IBM has planned for its marriage with IBM APIM.  I’m looking forward to announcements in that arena.  There are usually great labs at Interconnect so I hope to attend a few if our schedule permits.

This year I will not be speaking, which is a rarity! I am looking forward to being an attendee and absorbing a lot of new information.  I’m sure there will be many dining opportunities and meetings with clients, but I do plan on using this time wisely and attending what I think will be the important sessions.  I may even schedule a certification test or two.   Nothing like filling your week up to the max!

Once I have my schedule of sessions chosen I’ll post again to let you know what are my recommended sessions.  My team will be tweeting as we progress through the week, so  follow the iSOA Team, to learn where we are at and my thoughts on key takeaways.

What are your hot topics this year?  Any sessions you would recommend to your CTO at 40000 feet?   I and my team hope to see you at Interconnect and have a great 2016!

Bryon Kataoka is the iSOA Group, Inc. CTO sharing his experience as a technical leader for over  20 years.  In his role at iSOA Group, Inc. he is a thought leader as well as a consultant to many companies helping them be successful with their Middleware strategy and implementations.