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About the conference

Conference experience

Register for free and get ready to extend your smart and secure solutions on hybrid cloud—with the latest AI-powered automation for IT operations and integration. Whether you're a developer, architect, SRE, or IT Ops engineer, you'll discover ways to invest in AIOps and integration to address challenges with decentralized, microservices-based applications. Our selection of subject matter experts guide you through the essentials, experiences, and exercises to make these worthwhile skills for you and your company.

As we get closer to the conference launch, you'll find updates to the agenda, speakers, and the rest of the conference experience. In addition, we'll provide you with steps you can take in advance if you plan to participate in the labs or other hands-on sessions.

Reasons to attendPrepare for the conference

Focused on the integration development and AIOps communities, this conference provides a free opportunity to design, develop, operate, and experience secure, AI-powered automation for IT operations and integration in your hybrid cloud environments.

Your path to AI-powered automation for IT operations and integration skills

Decentralized applications bring several benefits over traditional application architectures, but also increased need for AIOps and integration capabilities—especially for the enterprise. Open source technologies, like Kubernetes and Docker, allow for consistent and explicit deployment of portable workloads across hybrid cloud environments, but you'll need new skills to optimize deployments, monitor apps, and remedy problems quickly with confidence using advanced AIOps techniques. Plus, securing your decentralized architecture is critical to successful application development, requiring automated policy enforcement and governance for consistent application security across an organization.

Join us for the essentials, experiences, and labs by the experts to make your AIOps and integration investment successful.

Watch party livestream on April 20

Our spin on the conference hallway track. Join the watch party livestream during the conference and hang out with conference speakers and IBM Developer Advocates while they talk tech, do some live coding, and answer your questions.

Have questions about the conference or need help with a course? Get help from the conference team at ibm.biz/ddc-aiops-slack

Dedicated tracks + live watch party

Design Your AIOps & Integration Architecture

Recommended for architects, this track provides expert advice on how to plan for the AIOps and integration technologies you'll need to develop and manage your hybrid cloud solutions. Learn how AI can be leveraged to automate processes and improve security. Hear from leading clients and their developers to see how you can mirror their success.

Develop Modern, Decentralized Applications

Recommended for application and integration developers, this track provides a technical look into how to implement and deploy hybrid cloud applications that leverage multiple integration technologies including APIs, event streams and messaging. Address operational and development lifecycle aspects of your applications such as CI/CD, security and governance and how to utilize AI and operational data to automate test and development.

Operate Your Secure Applications

Recommended for SREs, ITOps, and security SMEs, this track provides a view on how AI can help automate IT operations management to deliver a more secure, reliable hybrid cloud environment. Topics include incident detection and resolution, DevSecOps, and application observability.

AIOps & Integration Essentials Course

Work directly with the essential integration technologies and best practices discussed throughout the conference experience to design, develop, and operate applications that leverage AI-powered automation to deliver more secure hybrid cloud solutions. 

Watch Party Livestream

IBM Developer Advocates host a live watch party during the conference. Sessions speakers and other developer experts stop by to hang out, do some live coding, and answer your questions.

About the conference

Extend your smart and secure solutions on hybrid cloud with the latest AI-powered automation for IT operations and integration.

AIOps & Integration

Let’s set the stage on your AIOps & Integration conference experience. Get a glimpse of the AI behind the IBM CloudPak for Watson AIOps and how using AI and operational data together can help automate the work of integration practitioners, provide analytical insights, and more to bring predictive problem solving to the forefront.

Day 1: April 20, 2021

  • Speakers: Rama Akkiraju

    The vision of self-aware, self-healing, and self-managing Information Technology (IT) systems has remained elusive till recently. Recent advancements in cloud computing, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in general, are making it possible to realize this vision now. AI can optimize IT operations management processes by increasing application availability, predicting and detecting problems early, reducing the time it takes to resolve problems, proactively avoiding problems, and optimizing the resources and cost of running business applications on hybrid clouds. In this talk, I will give a glimpse of the AI behind the IBM CloudPak for Watson AIOps. I'll describe how semi-structured application and infrastructure logs are analyzed to predict anomalies early, how entities are extracted and linked from logs, alerts and events to reduce alert noise for IT operations admins, how NLP is put to use on unstructured content in prior incident tickets to extract next-best-action recommendations to resolve problems, and how deployment change request descriptions are analyzed in combination with past incident root cause information to predict risks of deployment changes to prevent issues from happening in the first place.

  • Speakers: Rob Nicholson

    In order for enterprises to become more efficient and innovate faster they need to embrace automation, freeing up humans to focus on higher value, more creative tasks. Not only is integration critical in bringing about this transformation, it's also a key target of automation allowing for "closed loop" integration. In this session we will explore how using AI and operational data together can help automate the work of integration practitioners, allowing them to deliver integrations faster and better.

Meet the speakers

Experts and leaders in AIOps, automation, and integration come together to share their expertise to elevate your skills.

  • Abeer Haroon

    IBM Cloud Data and AI Specialist

  • Ajay Gupta

    Senior Research Engineer with IBM India Research Lab

  • Akira Onishi

    Federated Developer Advocacy Japan Lead & Manager of Customer Success, Japan Technology Sales, IBM

  • Allison Haire

  • Anbang Xu

    Data Science Manager and Master Inventor

  • Anthony Amanse

    Software Developer

  • Anton McConville

    STSM, Engineering Manager, IBM Digital

  • Arthur De Magalhaes

    STSM | IBM Master Inventor | AIOps Integration Architect

  • Aya Tokura

    Customer Success Manager

  • Ben Peterson

    Hybrid Cloud Build Team Leader, Ecosystems A/NZ

  • Callum Jackson

    Integration Solution Architect

  • Carlos Santana

    Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM

  • Dale Lane

    Architect, IBM Event Streams

  • David Carew

    Software Developer

  • Dibyendu B

    Head, Application and Middleware Modernization, Wipro

  • Edmund Shee

    Leader - Developer Advocacy - UKI

  • Emma Humber

    Software Engineer, IBM Event Streams

  • Eric Carter

    Director, Product Marketing - Sysdig

  • Eric Wright

    Director Technical Marketing, Technology Evangelist at Turbonomic

  • Felipe Freire

    AIOps & Management Sales Latin America

  • Finbarr Hennessy

    Account Delivery Manager at DeployPartners

  • Frank Bagehorn

    Senior IT Architect, Hybrid Cloud Data Research IBM Research

  • Gene Brown

    Distinguished Engineer, IBM Hybrid Multicloud Delivery Guild - GTS, Delivery & Integrated Operation

  • Gilda Doria

    Ecosystem Partner Manager, Call for Code

  • Greg Southam

    Customer Success Manager at DeployPartners

  • Guillermo Tramos

    Director of Services - Varegos

  • Hania Abrahim

    Developer Advocate

  • Hania Ibrahim

    Digital Client Developer Advocate

  • Harald Biedermann

    OEBB-BCC GmbH Service Operations, AI Team Leader, Monitoring & Event Management

  • Isabell Sippli

    Senior Technical Staff Member for AIOps at IBM

  • JJ Asghar

    Developer Advocate

  • Javier Torres

    Developer Advocate

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  • Jayashree Ramanathan

    Chief Security and Governance Architect, Red Hat

  • Jeremy Hogan

    Cloud Partner Solutions Architect at Confluent

  • Jess McCreery

    Software Engineer for IBM Automation

  • Jesus Rios Aliaga

    Director, Product Marketing - Sysdig

  • Jesus Rios

    IBM Research Staff Member, Cognitive Computing IBM Research

  • John Zaccone

    Developer Advocate

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  • Josefina Casanova

    Developer Advocate & Hybrid Cloud Build Team

  • Kate Stanley

    Software Engineer - IBM Cloud Pak for Integration

  • Khalid Ahmed

    Distinguished Engineer,  IBM CloudPak for Multicloud Management & IBM Spectrum Computing

  • Krithika Prakash

    Senior Technical Staff Member, API Gateways

  • Laura Shwartz

    IBM Distinguished Engineer, Research, AI Ops for IT IBM Research

  • Liam McNulty

    Software Engineer for IBM MQ

  • Lukasz Gornicki

    AsyncAPI Maintainer and Community Guardian 

  • Luke Schantz

    Developer Advocate - Innovation, Emerging Technologies and Entrepreneurship

  • Mamatha Venkatesh

    AI Architect, Supply Chain Control Tower Solutions, Client Success- Centre of Excellence, AI Applications

  • Marion Nehring

    HCBT DACH | Client & Ecosystem Lead, Program Manager

  • Mateo Burillo

    Product Manager (EMEA) at Sysdig

  • Max Kahan

    Software Engineer, IBM MQ Developer Experience

  • Md Intisam Alam

    Senior Integration Architect, Wipro

  • Michael Nidd

    Researcher in Systems Management and Hybrid Cloud

  • Michael Urwin

    Key Account Manager at DeployPartners

  • MohanRaj T

    Integration Solution Architect

  • Natasha Kirkup

    Cloud Service Consultant - Integration

  • Neil Boyette

    Senior Technical Staff Member for AIOps at IBM

  • Neil Patternson

    Developer Outreach - Build Smart. Build Secure. Strategy

  • Neil Patterson

    Developer Outreach - Build Smart. Build Secure. Strategy

  • Neil Sugden

    Hybrid Cloud Trusted Advisor

  • Oliver Rodriguez

    IBM Developer Advocate

  • Padma Malladi

    Architect for Watson AIOPS

  • Peter Gollmar

    Program Dir., Developer Offerings & Development

  • Pooja Aggarwal

    Advisory Research Scientist at IBM Research, Bangalore, India

  • Pooja Mistry

    Developer Advocate

  • Pritam Gundecha

    Senior Data Scientist, AI for IT Operations

  • Pritam S Gundecha

    Senior Data Scientist at Cloud and Cognitive Software group at IBM

  • Raghav Batta

    Senior Developer, Hybrid Cloud Services IBM Research

  • Rajesh Jeyapaul

  • Rama Akkiraju

    IBM Fellow, CTO - AI for IT Operations. Master Inventor, IBM Academy Member.

  • Richard Coppen

    IBM MQ Developer Experience

  • Rob Nicholson

    Distinguished Engineer, CTO IBM Integration

  • Robert Barron

    AIOps Lead, Garage for Technical Solution Acceleration

  • Robert G Thelen

    Offering Management, API Management and Gateways

  • Robert Nicholson

    Software Engineer

  • Ross Cruickshank

    Developer Advocate - Developer Ecosystems and Startups

  • Sameer Kamani

    Solutions Architect at GitLab serving U.S. Public Sector agencies

  • Santhosh Ramanathan

    IBM Cloud Pak for Integration solution designer at TCS 

  • Sean Sundberg

    Senior Architect

  • Sebastian Vergara

    CTO Uruguay/Paraguay

  • Seema Nagar

    Advisory research engineer at IBM Research India

  • Sergio Gama

    Latin America Build Ecosystem & Developer Advocate Lead - IBM Academy of Technology Member

  • Shikha Srivastava

    Distinguished Engineer, Automation Platform SaaS, Master Inventor

  • Shivananda Shenoi

    IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software

  • Soheel Chughtai

    MQ Developer Experience

  • Soumitra Limaye

    Director, Digital Technology Lab & API Economy, IBM Software Labs

  • Sreedhar Kodali

    Software Architect for IBM Watson AIOps performance

  • Steve Waterworth

    Technical Marketing Manager at Instana

  • Subhajit Patra

    Advisory Software Engineer

  • Tamar Eilam

    IBM Fellow, Cloud, Climate IBM Research

  • Tamir Arnesty

    Backend Software Developer (Intern), Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps

  • Tanmoy Nandy

    AI Architect, Supply Chain Control Tower Solutions, Client Success- Centre of Excellence, AI Applications - Wipro

  • Tim Brooks

    IBM Offering Manager in the IBM AIOps and Service Management

  • Ulas Cubuk

    Offering Manager, IBM Application Integration

  • Walter Dozetas

    CEO, Fusion

  • Zachary Silverstein

    Americas RPA Program Lead & IBM Master Inventor

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