[Webinar + Round Table] DevSecOps maturity on IBM i – why is this important? (EMEA series)

The ARCAD Software team invites you to a Webinar + Round Table exploring the future of DevOps on IBM I and where IBM i development tooling is headed.

Over 2 sessions – gain valuable education from expert IBM i practitioners to advance your DevOps initiatives and exploit new opportunities in hybrid cloud and open source.  

Your proven IBM i application is a competitive advantage. Understand the key steps to full DevOps maturity and how to devise a roadmap that fits right with your teams. Grasp the latest DevSecOps practices in the industry to drive innovation and grow your business in 2022! 

Engage your teams in the future of DevOps on IBM i. Watch the webinar now!

Heritage IBM i applications are the bedrock of many organizations and integrate tightly with new tech to offer a secure and high-performance option at low cost and risk.

Yet the mix of ‘old and new’ creates challenges for IT leaders who need to harmonize methods across teams to stay competitive. Open-source tools like Git are emerging as standards but they require special handling on IBM i.

At the same time, the scarcity of skilled IBM i resources means that RPG code quality can rapidly degrade. Add to this the security vulnerabilities from multiple new access points to data. This makes quality and security a top priority on even the most stable platforms such as IBM i.

In this session, experts from IBM and ARCAD will examine the emerging trends in DevSecOps and discuss different routes to maturity, addressing key questions on IBM i such as:

  • What are the steps in DevSecOps maturity and specific challenges on IBM i?
  • How to harmonize DevOps techniques across IBM i and distributed systems?
  • What constitutes a secure ‘quality gate’ for your IBM i applications?
  • How to leverage the new flexibilities of hybrid and multi-cloud?
  • How to demonstrate a measurable ROI at each stage in the DevSecOps journey?

In this session, a round table of experts from the IBM i community and customers will address your questions live and share their experience in DevSecOps on IBM i.

Join Adrian Tully who has rolled out a DevOps pipeline across the IBM i development teams of a major global bank, Torbjörn Appehl, IBM ISV Management Consultant from Built On Power, together with the ARCAD team.

Our experts will answer your questions such as:

  • How to successfully rollout Git in IBM i application dev?
  • How to reconcile traditional 5250 development with the new tooling?
  • Which automation tool for IBM i: Jenkins, Azure DevOps, GitLab CI, …?
  • How to share a single CI/CD pipeline across IBM i and other development platforms?
  • How to monitor quality and security in RPG and COBOL code?
  • What are the new options available with hybrid cloud?
  • How to demonstrate ROI at each stage in the DevSecOps journey?

To conclude the Round Table, our experts will summarize the key steps in DevOps maturity and share their tips on how to plot a custom roadmap for your environment.

Missed our last webinar? Watch it on replay!

The Presenters

Adrian Tully

Senior Solution Architect, ARCAD Software

Starting as an RPG programmer in 1988 on the System 36 on a dumb terminal, Adrian TULLY has more recently managed a team of engineers for HSBC global bank delivering DevOps tools across an international customer base. With 15 years’ experience in application life cycle management, he joined ARCAD Software in 2020 as Senior Solution Architect to bring his expertise about DevOps, Six Sigma, lean methodology and process improvement to the solutions we provide.

Andrew Ireland

Andrew Ireland

Global Alliances Manager & DevSecOps Business Manager, ARCAD Software

Andrew Ireland is ARCAD Global Alliances Manager and DevSecOps Business Manager. With over 30 years’ experience in both technical and commercial roles. During that period he gained experience in application development, CASE Tools, AI and a understanding of best practices around modernization of legacy applications. The last 10 years he has been helping organisations move toward an agile DevOps environment including integrating their legacy solutions.

Philippe Magne

CEO & Chairman, ARCAD Software

Philippe Magne is CEO and Founder of ARCAD Software, global ISV specializing in DevOps, IBM i Modernization and Data Masking.  Philippe originally launched the ARCAD software lifecycle management project as QA manager in 1988 at the European Space Agency, then created his company in 1992 to assure the development and marketing of the software.  Since that date, Philippe has steered ARCAD Software to become international technology leader in DevOps and Modernization on IBM i, powering the digital transformation of some of the largest IBM i organizations worldwide. Building on a close technology partnership, the fully integrated ARCAD solution range is now also distributed by IBM. As well as running the company, Philippe is an unceasing champion of IBM i modernization and frequent speaker at events across the world.

Torbjörn Appehl

IBM ISV Management Consultant, Built On Power

Torbjörn Appehl started his IT-career in 1997 as a customer engineer and later country specialist for AS/400 hardware employed by IBM Sweden. Later he became program manager for the BCRS (Business Continuity and Recovery/Resiliency Services) center, building High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions for IBM i customers in Sweden. After leaving IBM in 2008 he worked for a number of business partners including Atea, Evry (Now TietoEVRY), and CGI. He also worked with Arcad Software to bolster their business in the Nordics.

In 2020 Torbjörn founded the IT advisory company Built on Power. As the leader of Common Sweden he was a key player to move the sleepy organization into a very vital part of the IBM Power user group community. Among many things he produced a members magazine that was well known all over the world.