John Carr Set to Present at IBM’s 2020 Integration Tech Conference


One of the Best Events of the year is just around the corner!
IBM’s 2020 Integration Technical Conference is scheduled to be held on March 16th through the 19th this year, at the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas, TX.

What is the Integration Technical Conference? 

The Integration Technical Conference was started in 2019 as a replacement for a previously popular MQ and Integration focused Technical Conference known as MQTC. 
Last year’s inaugural Integration Tech Conference was one of the most highly acclaimed conferences of the year. It was praised for having a strong technical focus, great presentations, and in-depth training opportunities, and not just being another sales conference. 
IBM is working even harder this year to improve on last year’s conference and they have officially confirmed the Partners and Subject Matter Experts that have been chosen to present. 

We are proud to announce TxMQ’s very own John Carr, a Sr. Integration Architect, has been selected to present “Practical IBM MQ Implementations for the Cloud: A Journey of DevOps from an IBM MQ admin”. You may have already caught some of John’s previous presentations including “MQ Upgrade Best Practices” last year at the 2019 conference or through one of our webinars (which you can view here).

This year John will be discussing migrating your IBM MQ network from on-prem to the cloud. For those already undertaking their own modernization efforts, this will be a great topic for discussion. The session will walk through a case where TxMQ helped a Mortgage Services organization migrate their entire self-managed data center into the public cloud. You can learn more from the breakdown of the session abstracts here

If you’re lucky enough to attend your days are going to be full, so plan accordingly! This year John’s presentation will be on Day 3, Wednesday, March 18th at 9:50 AM, and on Thursday, March 19th at 4:40 PM. Both will be held in Salon F/G at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. Lock it into your calendar so you don’t miss it! 

If you are attending don’t forget to stop by the TxMQ booth for some helpful guides, giveaways, and prizes. Also, please drop us a note at [email protected] or give us a call (716.636.0070) to connect at the conference, we’d love to hear from you.

Have a great time! We’ll see you there.

MQ Technical Conference (MQTC) 2017 Delivers Again on Content & Convenience

TxMQ/TxMQ Canada took part as a gold sponsor for the MQ Technical Conference, also known as MQTC, last week, September 24th through September 27th, at the Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio.
This annual event has become a mainstay for our team; we’re proud to be an original and ongoing Gold Sponsor of the conference since it began in 2013. Kudos again to Roger Lacroix at Capitalware, Inc. for his vision and organization of this successful conference series.

MQTC is a collection of educational sessions aimed at administrators, developers and engineers, ranging from novice to expert level in the IBM Middleware/Messaging stack.

In contrast to many, if not most, technical events on the calendar, MQTC leaves behind the “glitz and glam” (and cost) of big sales presentations disguised as technical conferences.

This is not to say that the accommodations at MQTC don’t measure up.

The Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, with a horizontal layout, African motif and indoor waterpark, feels like a Las Vegas Hotel & Convention Center set on the grounds of a Disney Property. In fact, some attendees bring their young families for the 3-day event.
MQTC’s venue choice delivers a setting that’s comfortable enough, and reasonable enough to get to (less than an hour drive from Cleveland Hopkins Airport), without the distractions of many major tech conference settings*.

*IT Managers, take note – your training dollars are spent in the classroom, not “elsewhere”.

There are salespeople in attendance – yours truly included – but even the vendor sessions focus on technical content, and solving real world IT/business problems. There are always presenters brought in from the IBM product labs in Hursley, and there is no shortage of expertise on hand from corporate shops and business partners alike.
For those interested in sampling this year’s content, you can easily download any of the presentations for free right on the MQTC website, including a few from the TxMQ team.
Hope to see you there next year!
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