Join these IMPACT sessions to learn why IBM over the competition

IBM Impact conference starts on Monday April 30. There will be several sessions where you can learn directly from IBM customers why they selected IBM over the competition, including former customers of Oracle, Sun, SAP, JBoss and others. Here is a list of these sessions below, but feel free to visit the Impact website to find other sessions of interest.

Oracle to IBM: One Year Later, D+H a Customer’s Story

Join D+H, a premier integrated solutions provider to Canadian banks and financial institutions, as their representatives explore the rationale behind the migration from Oracle to IBM technology within a key line of business. Areas of focus include application server (WebLogic and GlassFish moved to WebSphere), Enterprise Service Bus, database, hardware, infrastructure operations and next-generation technologies.

When: Thu, 3/May  08:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Where: Venetian Murano 3205
Speaker(s): Michael Davison, Paul Lewis
Program:  Technology
Track: Implementing Industry Solutions for Improved ROI

Client Panel: Customer Reflections on Choosing the Best BPM Vendor

Choosing the right BPM vendor is a tough decision to make, but it doesn’t have to be.  IBM clients will discuss their decision process and how and why they chose IBM as their process partner.

When: Mon, 30/Apr  03:45 PM – 05:00 PM
Where: Venetian Lido 3001A
Speaker(s): Antonio Barreto, Leslie Kramolis
Program:  Technology
Track: BPM and Decision Management

WAS vs. WebLogic, JBoss  and Tomcat: An IBM Perspective

Are you considering an Oracle WebLogic or an open source application server like Tomcat or JBoss? In this session we will discuss key factors to consider when making a decision on which application server to use, such as cost of licenses and support, performance, availability and usability lab tests, administrative and development tools, and real world customer experiences. We will discuss factors that contribute to TCO such as development and operating costs, and application performance and reliability. We will discuss how new capabilities of WAS v8.Next enhance its competitive position. Session will be presented by Roman Kharkovski, who has been a technical lead on the WW WebSphere Competitive Team since 1999 and Stuart Smith, who is lead consultant with Web Age Solutions and worked with all major application servers and Java since 1998.

When: Thu, 3 May, 08:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Where: Venetian Lido 3105
Speaker(s): Roman Kharkovski (IBM), Stuart Smith (Web Age Solutions)
Session #: 2390


Our SOA Journey – How We Enabled It with Technology

This panel is made up of successful SOA technical leaders.  Come to this session to find out how they have architect and implemented the technology that has enabled their businesses SOA strategy.

When: Mon, 30 April, 5:15 – 6:30 pm
Where: Venetian Delfino 4003
Moderator: Ian Heritage (IBM)
Customers: Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), Parker Hannifin, First National Bank of Omaha, Government.Israel (

IBM’s BPM Solution for SAP Accounts

SAP customers suffer issues with inflexible packaged applications preventing them from maximizing the value of their implementation. BPM is what enterprises embrace to improve IT agility and meet ever-changing business requirements. This presentation will introduce the new product and methodology of IBM’s BPM solution for SAP accounts: SSI4BPM based on IBM BPM. Through BPM-SAP model synchronization and application integration, the solution prevents many of symptoms plaguing SAP customers. It helps SAP customers accelerate the adoption of BPM, improve IT agility and gain more value from existing SAP investment. We will share IBM’s experience of SAP implementation with BPM technologies in IBM Blue Harmony program and the value generated.

When: Tuesday May 1, 4:45 – 6:00 PM
Where: Venetian Titan 2206
Speakers: Ajay Satsangi

SS14BPM: Smarter SAP to BPM Integration to Achieve Business Agility

It is increasingly important for organizations to have a balanced IT strategy of SOA/BPM and ERP consolidation to stay competitive. SSI4BPM (Smart SAP Integration for BPM) is an ongoing research initiative conducted by IBM Research collaborating with IBM SWG and BT/CIO to support SAP customers to adopt BPM and realize stable while agile IT infrastructure based on IBM BPM products. SSI4BPM resolves the symptoms plaguing SAP customers with the cutting-edge technologies, including SAP model synchronization, service definition exchange to achieve business agility. This talk will introduce the background, use scenarios, key technologies as well as value proposition of SSI4BPM. We will also show a demo of the latest progress in model synchronization between SAP Solution Manager and IBM BPM.

When: Thursday May 3, 8:45 – 10:00 AM
Where: Venetian Bellini 2105
Speakers: Ajay Satsangi

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2 replies

  1. I am not sure about the audio, but I do know that some of these sessions will have slides posted on the Impact site. Check back after the conference. You already have my slides…….



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