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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Erik Oltmans, an Associate Partner from EY, Netherlands, spoke at the Software Intelligence Forum on how the consulting behemoth uses Software Intelligence in its Transaction Advisory services.
Erik describes the changing landscape of M & A. Besides the financial and commercial aspects, PE firms now equally value technical assessments, especially for targets with significant software assets. He goes on to detail how CAST Highlight makes these assessments possible with limited access to the targetâ€™s systems, customized quality metrics, and liability implications of open source components - all three that are critical for an M&A due diligence.