Highlights: Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit 2016

As mobile, cloud and the Internet of Things transform businesses, we find our clients need to have an application strategy that is primed to seize new opportunities. This year, as part of our integration community awareness initiatives we co-sponsored a booth with our vendor partner IBM at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration (AADI) Summit. Over two days we learnt, advised and networked with industry leaders in the Application Architecture & Integration space.

The Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit 2016 features in-depth new research and advanced best practices in application strategies from the Gartner analytical team. The Summit covered extensive business application management, mobile applications, devOps, modern application integration architecture, application development and the best emerging practises for integration.

IntegrationWorks CTO, MD’s from Australia & New Zealand and key members of our Architectural team attended, sitting in on keynotes and technical demonstrations and 1:1 meetings with Gartner Analysts. Conference delegates benefited from IntegrationWorks integration expertise at informal discussions throughout the conference and through scheduled strategy meetings.  

Seminar sessions over the course of the conference included subject matter on Application Strategy, Cloud Strategy, Cost Optimisation, Development, Public Sector and Integration. We were able to gain and contribute insights to various presentations covering Microservices, Blockchain, the future of SOA in relation to Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) and how to achieve synergy in data and application integration in a hybrid cloud world. 

Managing Director of IntegrationWorks Australia Ian Richards met with Gartner Research Analysts and reports on some key initiatives driving the industry, in particular hybrid cloud and iPaaS.

“Integration strategies and capabilities can become more cohesive with effective use of Hybrid Integration Platforms and IPaaS but the key is to maintain flexibility. Flexibility in your data integration strategy and malleability in architectural structures will allow businesses to handle the complex information challenges today. The speed of business operations are increasing so data integration challenges need to be consulted, with a flexible approach,  to allow new technology to come onboard. Working with our vendor partner IBM allows us to provide the best technology wrapped around expert solutions,” Richards states.

“A key highlight that was discussed and that we frequently reiterate to our clients is that architectural complexity and application complexity is a major hindrance to digital transformation. Companies need to closely align application and data architectures through simple architecture and design to minimise deployment costs, while reducing timely and bureaucratic deployments.” Richards concludes.

The team at IntegrationWorks have already signed up to exhibit and consult at next years’ event, with aim to contribute further to thought leadership to the integration and application architecture communities and working with clients to deliver competitively advantageous environments. 

Here at IntegrationWorks, we’re incredibly passionate about integration and delivering world class integration solutions to our clients, including integration strategy, consulting, architecture, development and deployment. Our thought leadership consultation covers microservices, blockchain, devOps and integration patterns while focusing on our clients and what is right for them. Our integration offerings include executive briefings, integration roadmapping in the context of your business (and how it fits with SOA, ESB, data architecture, API First and Continuous Delivery), identifying costs and trade-offs for your business, and POC’s.

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