Day 1: Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Registration, check-in: 3:00 p.m.             

Drinks and Food: 5:00 p.m.‒7:00 p.m.

Welcome Night Address : 6:00 p.m.‒6:15 p.m.


Day 2: Wednesday, October 5, 2022


Late Arrival Registration, check-in, breakfast: 7:00 a.m.‒9:00 a.m.

Kick off address: 9:10 a.m.‒9:15 a.m.


Session: Managing the Pace of Change within the New Digital Economy: 9:15 a.m.‒9:45 a.m.

Join Ed Airey for a closer look at why modernization still matters, including a new strategy on how to start your Digital Transformation journey.

Session: Roadmaps for the Day: 9:45 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.
Join Aaron Epstein discussing the roadmaps for the day

Session: COBOL to Cloud: A Customer Roadmap for Modernization: 10:15 a.m.‒10:40 a.m.

Join Chuck Wainscott for a closer look at the modernization journey of FIS, a global financial services provider, including their efforts to transform core business operations and enhance the customer experience. Chuck Wainscott, Director of Application Architecture for InvestONE, will share details into his vision, application strategy, and technology partnership with Micro Focus—all supporting a flexible modernization journey including new integration with Java and a cloud-ready roadmap.


Session: New Modernization Use Cases: 10:40 a.m.‒11:05 a.m.

Letʼs take a closer look at latest use cases for COBOL application modernization. Presented by Bob England, senior technologist, developer, and consultant with England Technical Services, we will examine how IT is transforming COBOL applications using the latest Micro Focus technology supporting new architectures, frameworks and practices. From APIS to AWS, modern IDEs to Micro services, and beyond, weʼll explore whatʼs possible with modern COBOL technology.

Session: Modernizing COBOL and Mainframe Applications: 11:05- a.m. 11:40 a.m.

Session: Ask the Experts Q&A: 11:40 a.m.‒12:00 p.m.

Had your hand up during a session? Didn’t get to ask your question? Here’s your slot. To keep the morning sessions moving, we’re devoting this portion to a technical, under-the-hood QA that wraps up the earlier content.


Lunch: 12:00 p.m.‒12:30 p.m.



SessionTalk: The Journey with COBOL + Demos: 12:30 p.m. ‒1:30 p.m.           

deep dive with Keli Keen into the new features, capabilities, Implementation examples and future roadmap of Visual COBOL 8.0, our development, deployment, and modernization solution for distributed, virtual and cloud platforms. Technical Demo: Customer feedback and changing marketplace conditions shape the evolution of our solutions. See how our next gen capabilities can help Micro Focus customers address their mainframe modernization challenges.

Session: Spotlight talk: 1:30 p.m.‒2:00 p.m.


Break: 2:00 p.m.‒2:15 p.m.


Session: Talk-Part 1: Mainframe to Cloud Enterprise M2CE: 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

This session is for customers who transition directly to the cloud as their modernization journey. Andrew Wickett will share diagrams, frameworks, integration and look at existing and current synergies with cloud vendors.


Session: Product Demo: 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

As the IT landscape changes, our solutions are constantly evolving to adapt. Randy Lockridge will walk you through the changes, explain how they help address your mainframe modernization challenges in the context of a customer success story, and technical demo.


Session: Ask the Experts Q&A: 3:15 p.m.‒4:00 p.m.

To keep the afternoon sessions moving, we’re devoting this portion to your questions in a technical, under-the-hood QA that wraps up the earlier content. Need to know a little more? Here’s your slot.


Finish: Credly Certificate Handouts and  Wrap Up: 4:00 p.m.‒4:15 p.m.