Application Modernization and Cloud Migration - Realities and Experiences


The general consensus is that IT Modernization is essential and that delaying the same is more risky than moving forward.  However, the complexity of the legacy and fear of the unknown have been playing so much on the minds of businesses, that about 66% have ended up delaying their plans.  The fact that 44% have experienced cloud migration failures and downtimes of some form further adds to this anxiety. You know what, Gartner even predicts that by 2023, 90% of current applications will still be in use!

“Accelerate Application Modernization and Cloud Migration with Software Intelligence”, the theme of the upcoming Software Intelligence Forum on May 2nd in Washington DC is hence very much apt and relevant to the prevailing sentiments on this key topic.

The Software Intelligence Forums have been a great success with increasing participation and interest from different constituents in the Technology ecosystem. Last fall’s Software Intelligence Forum at this same venue in DC had about 70 digital leaders and partners networking, collaborating and learning from experts and peers.

Whether you’re taking the first steps of your modernization journey or in the thick of it, there is no better opportunity than the Software Intelligence Forum to learn and connect with Digital leaders and practitioners from Commercial and Public sector, who are traversing the same modernization and cloud path as you. With 100+ expected attendees, panel discussions and modernization stories from organizations like Bank of New York Mellon, GSA, U.S Department of Defense, U.S Department of State, PNC, Capital One, Sony, John Hancock-Manulife, Microsoft, CAST partners and others, there is a solid agenda in place for everyone.

David Norton, Director, CISQ (Consortium of IT Software Quality) and a former Gartner analyst will kick-start the day with a keynote on the need for standards, software intelligence and measurement of outcomes. The first half of the day will also have 4 major Banking & Financial Services companies (Capital One, Bank of New York, PNC Bank, John Hancock) sharing their stories on how they de-risked and accelerated their Application Modernization and Cloud Migration leveraging Software Intelligence. Here’s a snapshot of what they are expected to cover:


The venue being Washington DC, the second half of the day will have a public sector break out, where panels are expected to discuss software standards deployment and evolution of various mandates and requirements based on recent EO's, MGT Act, and FITARA enhancements.

All speakers and agenda details of the May 2nd Software Intelligence Forum can be found here.

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Questions for the panel or any of the presenters -  Use the comments section below, we will get your question/s addressed by the panel/speakers and included in the summary sent to you.

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Vinod Nair
Vinod Nair Software Intelligence Evangelist
Vinod Nair is a Marketer and demand generation specialist at CAST. Vinod has over 12 years of experience in Technology industry, having donned multiple hats as marketing , sales strategy and Business operations professional.
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