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We produce over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day and 80% of it is unstructured. IBM Watson is a cognitive system designed to take data in all its forms—including unstructured—and understand it, reason through it and learn from it. That’s how industries as diverse as healthcare, retail, banking and travel are using Watson to reshape their industries. In a sense, Watson can think. When Watson thinks with you, you can outthink the limits of what’s possible. Want to innovate and/or start the next disruptive new business, then join us at our meetups to learn how Watson can drive your startup or established company forward in the era of cognitive business.

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How To Use Analytics and the Cloud To Run 2 Yrs of Testing in 1 Day!

Our once slow delivery cycles worked well for on-premise deployments, but now we are challenged to deliver in ever shorter cycles to support our services in the cloud while ensuring quality for all deployment targets. The diversity of what we need to support is ever increasing while the pressure to shorten delivery cycles pushes us to find ever more efficiency in our pipeline and processes. Kevin has been pioneering the integration of the cloud and analytics into the DevOps pipeline for WebSphere Liberty and Open Liberty to drive what we term Cognitive Software Delivery and Testing. This is allowing us to execute up to 2 years of testing in a single day and we are utilizing the power of analytics to provide real-time insights into our product quality and delivery pipeline, while also optimizing infrastructure usage and reducing costs. In this user group session, Kevin will share the journey as we adopted DevOps and Continuous Delivery: from the cultural changes we experienced, the lessons we learned, and, finally, how Cognitive Software Delivery and Testing has enabled those changes and driven greater quality and efficiency in our delivery life-cycle. Also at the June meeting, we will cover the latest WebSphere announcements and strategies that address how you can begin modernizing your applications and operations, while at the same time maintaining the robustness of your existing legacy application environment. Agenda Registration/coffee 8:45 - 9:15 WebSphere & Liberty Update 9:15 - 10:15 Break 10:15-10:30 Cognitive Software Delivery and Testing 10:30 - 12:00 Q&A / Wrap up / Topics for next session 12:00-12:15 Speakers Kevin Smith - Kevin is a DevOps and Test Architect for WebSphere Liberty and Open Liberty based in IBM’s R&D Laboratory in Hursley, UK. With over 25 years experience in a wide range of disciplines including research, development and consultancy Kevin has spent the past 6 years pioneering new ways to drive quality into all aspects of our culture and delivery life-cycle. David Sudlik - Dave is an Offering Manager for WebSphere Application Server and IBM's Hybrid Cloud Platform, located in Poughkeepsie NY.

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