October 26, 2020 - October 27, 2020
New York Virtual Digital Government Summit
Government Technology's passion is promoting best practices and spurring innovation in the public sector – more important than ever in challenging times like these. Please join us, over the course of two partial days, for a powerful series of sessions that provide inspiration, participation, education, and thought-provocation! Stay tuned for more details! In the meantime, be sure to mark your calendars:
- Wednesday, September 30, 9:00 - 11:00 am, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
- Thursday, October 1, 9:00 - 11:00 am
October 29, 2020
API & Microservice Platforms for Government
Location: Online at 2:00 PM ET
Government systems are in a constant state of change. From new regulations, new ways of interacting, changing employee and constituent expectations, evolving security threats, and for a host of other reasons requires us to change and modernize our technology. Many organizations are starting to embrace the use of APIs and microservices. But only 13% of companies using microservices say their architecture is production-proven for a high quality of service. What’s more, agencies have invested billions of dollars over the last decade creating their existing capabilities. How can an organization leverage their existing investments while delivering the change that is needed, at a faster pace, lower cost, and built-in flexibility? Come hear our guest speaker, Forrester vice president and principal analyst Randy Heffner, along with Chris Borneman, Software AG Government Solutions CTO, as they discuss:
- Why APIs and microservices matter for government
- How the demands of business innovation should guide your API and microservices approach
- The role of product teams and business domains in unified API/microservice design
- What are some of the key elements of an API and microservice platform
- How an API platform can speed your time to value
November 9, 2020 - November 10, 2020
DoD/VA & Gov Health IT Summit
Location: Alexandria, VA
Software AG Gov. Solutions is looking forward to sponsoring and speaking at this upcoming non-partisan educational and training Summit designed as a “Town Hall” full spectrum view towards the DoD, VA and Federal’s efforts at facilitating an affordable, interoperable and modernized health IT environment. This event will detail how the DoD & VA are putting Veterans’ & active duty’s needs first by constantly innovating & delivering state of the art technologies that will ultimately improve the overall ease & quality of care.
November 17, 2020 - November 19, 2020
AFCEA Belvoir Industry Days
AFCEA Belvoir Chapter supports the Fort Belvoir community, by connecting the government with IT industry professionals. Fort Belvoir is home to 90 diverse tenant and satellite organizations. AFCEA Belvoir members, non-members, government, academia, students and industry members are encouraged to participate in supporting AFCEA Belvoir’s mission.
Webinar: Integrating for an Evolving Supply Chain
Our supply chains are under tremendous pressure to adapt and change to meet the demands of flexibility, increased visibility, and introduce new capabilities. However, the way we connect our supply chain systems together, within the enterprise and across the supply chain, still primarily remains unchanged. Take a look at this video to see how to get there, what might be holding you back, and what are some key enablers to address this quickly and efficiently by leveraging your existing systems. You will hear government success stories, including the US Navy, while the below key points are discussed. How to:
- Extend existing investments while reducing operational costs
- Eliminate friction to creating secure internal and external connections
- Embrace API-led integration approaches and services in a vendor-neutral way
- Produce auditable transactions and financial statement
September 24, 2020
Webinar: Integrating Legacy Systems with SaaS Applications
Location: Online at 2:00 PM ET
To this day, government and higher education institutions leverage extremely stable mainframe applications in their day-to-day business. The problem with these applications is the poor user experience and the ability to scale as demand warrants, but, on the other hand, rewriting these applications can be costly and risky. With that being said, one of the noticeable outcomes of the COVID-19 response is the accentuated need for Legacy Application Modernization. During this webinar, we will learn how to: • Upgrade the User Experience and migrate functions of the legacy applications as needed in a low-risk fashion • Integrate the Legacy Systems with Low Code Cloud-based Applications (LCAP) • Opening up legacy applications to improve the User Experience does not mean having to completely re-write applications • An overview and demo of the process of integrating legacy systems applications to Low Code Applications, as they have been successfully performed at several State of Texas agencies in the last three months Register here.
Government Mainframe Modernization Success Stories
Across government, agencies are looking for ways to modernize and transform while still meeting mission objectives. One key to success is to use an architecture to guide transformation decisions for long-term data access while adapting to technology shifts. The mainframe is the cornerstone of that modernization journey for government agencies. With the proper resources in place, the mainframe acts as the hub for agencies to build a data-centric strategy, so they can implement and integrate APIs and manage new portfolios of applications. Join GovLoop, Software AG Government Solutions, and your government peers to learn how government and its industry partners are successfully modernizing their mainframes.
How to Input Your Data in an EA Tool
Inputting data into your EA tool requires a practical understanding of how data is stored in the tool. EA is based on the concepts of Artifacts and Relationships. This concept implies that you must have the Artifacts created before you can establish the relationship between them. In this webinar we will present examples of artifacts and relationships found in most EA tools, and then provide examples for creating Excel worksheets to load the data. Examples include: • Organizations – own – Applications (implies an Organization may own Zero or more Applications) • Applications – categorized by – Business Capability (implies an Application is categorized by a single Business Capability) • Technologies – used by – Applications (implies that Applications use many Technologies, and Technologies are used by many Applications) After this webinar you will be able to easily configure worksheets to load your actual data into the tool.
Webinar: Successful App Rationalization – Strategy and Tactics
Application Rationalization is a top use case for Federal Enterprise Architecture teams. Successful App Rationalization efforts require a good strategy and the ability to make targeted choices when determining which systems to sunset. In this webinar, we’ll explore how the Alfabet platform supports customers’ efforts in establishing an app rationalization strategy and the tactics in effective delivery.
Webinar: How to Leverage the Strength of COBOL
Don't blame COBOL for today's problems! These unique systems are built to last and uniquely serve their purpose, reliably and securely. What you need to know is how to expose and re-use the rock-solid COBOL functionality with new technologies and incorporate new capabilities into your core applications - all without scouring the globe for available COBOL programmers to add to your current staff! Join us to learn how to:
- Add new capabilities with the talent you have
- Change business rules by incorporating a rules engine
- Execute external validation calls with services, Java or .Net
- Expose COBOL functions for reuse
- Share data from non-standard sources
- Control mainframe utilization while meeting increased demand
- Consume APIs to expand your mainframe capabilities
Webinar: Why Run in the Cloud? Explore the Options and Benefits
Have you considered moving your workload to the cloud or using new cloud-based apps? Do you know where to start? How do you select on operating system? Do you manage the cloud yourself or outsource to a provider? Explore the benefits and tradeoffs of the many different paths you can take to get there. Join Software AG to explore your key questions: • What does it really mean when we say "cloud"? • How is it different than just running on-premises? • What are the benefits of running on the cloud? • What are your options for getting there? • Cloud providers to managed services, what factors should you consider?
Webinar: Leveraging a Government Integration Hub for API Management
National emergencies have shown all of us the need to be able to share up-to-date information quickly and reliably. In the digital world, APIs are the key to real-time information sharing. Having a robust API solution is no longer a nice-to-have, it is a must-have. Sharing your data and services in a reliable and secure manner is easier than you think with an API Management solution. Join us to learn how to: •Support a collaborative API lifecycle •Rapidly expose data and services with APIs •Secure your APIs •Share up-to-date information quickly and reliably with APIs
Webinar: Government Success: How Delaware State Courts Unlocked their Data
When a citizen needs information about their court case schedule and monies owed for court fees, this information is stored on the mainframe in multiple legacy systems. The courts would have to access several systems to generate reports to send via mail or email to the citizen. Then the citizen would have to arrive at the courts early to pay their fees ask a clerk for their scheduled court room. Citizens can now call in on an IVR system connected to the mainframe to receive accurate real-time information. Judges and attorneys also benefit from the modernized mainframe integration to retrieve and update court case data. The mainframe is home to critical data for Delaware state courts and an API-lead integration approach to modernization was the most efficient way to unlocking the possibilities. Speaker: Betsy Bachmurski, Application Support Project Leader, AOC, Judicial information Center, Delaware Courts
Webinar: Improving Your EA Fortunes: Sharing Best Practices In Enterprise Architecture Across Federal Organizations
Webinar: Connect your Mainframe to API Ecosystems
APIs have become the standard way of connecting applications, data and devices in our increasingly connected economy. And the good news is that your valuable mainframe applications and data can easily participate by providing APIs or consuming APIs. Learn how to:
- Unlock the hidden value of your data and unique capabilities
- Connect to an API management platform
- Extend your reach to new customers and partners
- Create new sources of revenue and new business models
- Accelerate your enterprise mobile and cloud strategies
Webinar: Connect Your Mainframe COBOL Applications with APIs
Start the new year with fresh ways to innovate. Learn how to connect your mainframe COBOL applications to new channels, applications and services with APIs. See how we can help you service-enable COBOL programs and generate powerful APIs to connect your mainframe to a greater API ecosystem. Leverage your application business logic to create new capabilities to share and how to consume capabilities offered from extended APIs.
Webinar: Sync your Mainframe Data to the Cloud for Insights
The cloud offers innovations for the future, but your mainframe will remain your reliable system of record. Take advantage of new cloud-based services and data analytics by synchronizing your mainframe data to the cloud, virtualize data from multiple platforms and seamlessly operate in a hybrid environment without compromising the uptime and performance of your source system. Learn how to: • Access data from Adabas, Db2®, flat files, IMS™, QSAM and VSAM™ in real time • Move mainframe data to the cloud and seamlessly adopt a hybrid environment • Keep your cloud data lake in sync with on premises applications • Create a single virtual database from multiple platforms • Leverage all of your data, no matter where it resides
Webinar: An EA Approach to Technology Business Management (TBM)
Enterprise Architecture as a practice is well understood by IT teams due to well-understood categorization models for tracking and managing assets. IT Finance Management was driven by accounting standards that we often poorly aligned to IT assets. Now, TBM is bringing a complete methodology to both Business and IT groups within a single enterprise. Learn how Business groups benefit from the foundations of EA, and how IT groups can better understand and apply financial cost account across all assets. What viewers will learn by attending this program include: • How to leverage the TBM Taxonomy to consistently record costs by Cost Pools and IT Towers • See why CIO’s need this framework to deliver status of IT costs and budgets • Learn to apply the cost structures to key assets and projects • Avoid incorrect reporting and improve visualizations by integrating Alfabet with your General Ledger using the TBM methodology
Webinar: Using APIs to Break the Barriers of Smart Manufacturing
The #1 barrier to Smart Manufacturing is the lack of connectivity between your systems and processes. The smartest manufacturers are jumping ahead of competitors by using APIs to break through these barriers and get critical data flowing instantly to the right people at the right time. Are you using APIs for this? Join this webinar and learn: How APIs are critical for digital communication throughout the entire value chain Why APIs are powerful tools that aren’t just for IT How APIs accelerate value realization
Adabas and Natural in a Linux/Windows World
|Join Software AG product experts Zvonimir Ivanetic and Juergen Lind for a detailed presentation on Adabas and Natural on the Linux and Windows platforms. We will cover topics such as re-hosting options for deploying A&N, mainframe to Linux/Windows, legacy UNIX (HP and SUN) to Linux/Windows, A&N in the Cloud and Containers, new products for Adabas on Linux/Windows, and so much more!|
Webinar: Information Sharing to Improve Public Safety
Law enforcement, public safety and healthcare agencies need their employees to have access to the right information at the right time. Information that is inaccurate, incomplete or not accessible increases the risk to public safety, whether it's in the shape of warrants denied, cases dropped, or dangerous individuals wrongly released. This webinar, presented by Tanya Stauffer, Bob Jeffcott and David Taylor will walk you through the ways to leverage information sharing and how it can decrease the threats to public safety. Delivering a single view of real-time data to support justice and public safety decisions requires state-of-the-art technology and integrated solutions. During this presentation you will: • Hear about the current state of information sharing in public safety • Learn the benefits to breaking out of IT silos • Hear state level implementation success stories from Analysts International • Learn more about integrated solutions
Webinar: Create an “Active” Data Warehouse by Exposing Mainframe Data
Royal Bank of Canada's Nikolai Chmatov will explain how his organization has exposed current mainframe data to create an "Active" data warehouse using Adabas SQL Gateway. By leveraging Adabas SQL Gateway, CONNX and Mashzone they were able to create near time interactive dashboards of critical information. Important Note: CONNX and Mashzone can be used against any mainframe source(DB2, VSAM, etc) and any relational database(Oracle, SQL Server, UDB, etc). CONNX supports 150+ sources/targets with their adapters. The discussion will cover: • Hear a customer success story by Nikolai Chmatov at Royal Bank of Canada • Hear how RBC was able to expose mainframe data • Understand how RBC was able to create interactive dashboards • Benefits of CONNX
Digital Business Demo: Implementing Microservices architecture using the WebMethods Hybrid Integration Platform
In order to satisfy the ongoing demand for hyper-scale and agility, developers are deploying Microservices to build next-generation apps for mobile and web applications. In this demo, we will highlight a real-world microservices approach and introduce you to the WebMethods Microservices container. You will learn the how the Microservices container provides the necessary underpinnings to implement a microservices based architecture.
Webinar – Breaking Down the Walls in Government DevOps Initiatives
Agencies are quickly embracing modern technologies and methodologies to increase time to market and decrease their costs of mission critical applications. Among the leading technologies being adopted is microservices with DevOps being the contending new methodology to support it. This webinar will explore the basics and benefits of implementing a DevOps culture within your agency as well as some tools that support this methodology. Whether you are just learning about DevOps or are already running a veteran DevOps shop, this webinar will provide thoughtful insights in how to leverage continuous integration and best operationalize your applications. Learn how USCIS, FCC and Software AG are achieving DevOps successes
Webinar – DorobekINSIDER Live: IT Modernization: Say Goodbye to Legacy Tech
Legacy systems plague government agencies that are hoping to modernize and transform. These large and cumbersome systems are expensive, difficult to manage and outdated -- and moving off of them is no easy feat. Listen to Christopher Dorobek and his panel of experts as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of IT modernization. Specifically you’ll learn:
- What agencies have done to successfully upgrade from their legacy systems.
- The biggest challenges agencies face while trying to modernize and transform.
- How agencies are taking an agile approach to modernization.
Webinar: Big Data Success Story: How SSA leverages Big Data Analysis to Advise Disability Appeals
The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) administrative appeals operation, under the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) is one of the largest administrative judicial systems in the world. ODAR is charged with analyzing disability claims, as they roll through the appeals process. SSA issues more than half a million hearing and appeal dispositions each year, and appeals judges render the agency’s final decision in over 100,000 cases per year.