AppD Global Tour Amsterdam: Do You Want To Be An Agent of Transformation?

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The AppDynamics Global Tour will land in Amsterdam on Wednesday 28th November, where more than 100 technologists will come together to learn how they can become Agents of Transformation.

On Wednesday 28th November, AppDynamics’ Global Tour will land in Amsterdam, where we will be hosting more than 100 technologists for an incredible day at Hotel Arena. Delegates will all have one thing in common: The aspiration to become an Agent of Transformation – a new breed of technologist, primed to drive innovation and enable companies to thrive in the face of rapid technological advancement.

This event is a must-attend for anyone wanting to accelerate the success of the businesses they work with, and their personal careers. We have just a few tickets left, so it’s time to decide if you can afford not to attend. You can register now.

Here’s what you can expect to learn at the event:

A rallying call starts the day

The day will kick off with a keynote from two of AppDynamics’ leading figures in Europe.

To start, John Rakowski, former analyst with Forrester Research and currently AppDynamics’ Senior Director of Technology Strategy, will share his personal perspective on how applications are transforming our world and the intrinsic role of real-time business and application performance in today’s modern enterprise.  

EMEA CTO, Firaas Rashid, will lean on his extensive experience with enterprise leaders and explain why 250 milliseconds is a metric that matters. He’ll also share examples of AppDynamics customers who are rising to the challenge of becoming Agents of Transformation.

The keynote will be followed by a customer case study, presented by Vagn Nielsen, Consultant at YouSee, a Danish telecommunications company. Many of us enjoy video on demand through a set top box, but probably don’t appreciate the many dependencies behind the scenes. Vagn will explore how AppDynamics helped YouSee master the complexity of microservices, IOT and much more to deliver an optimal user experience.

Grab a bite and visit the Tour booths

After a packed morning agenda, the lunch break will provide a chance to refuel and reflect. What’s more, there will be a range of booths to visit where you can dive a little deeper into the technology, talk to the experts, ask for a demo, and visit our sponsoring partners:

  • A Quint company, Paphos supports enterprises in designing and operationalizing their digital transformation. By challenging the status quo and connecting people, process and technology, Paphos accelerates digital and organizational transformation.
  • Valori is a full service test organization with full stack testing professionals. Combining AppDynamics expertise with an established CI/CD philosophy, Valori’s mission is to transform organizations and successfully implement their innovations.

And if the morning session piqued your interest in becoming an Agent of Transformation, then you can visit our dedicated booth to learn more. You’ll have the chance to learn about the critical role of Agents of Transformation, find out more about the different technology types in your IT team, and take an online assessment to find out which of those technologists you are! You’ll receive personalized and practical advice on how to start your journey to becoming an Agent of Transformation.

Sessions for all technologists

The afternoon agenda is packed with great sessions, kicking off with a session on how to “Unlock The Power of Real-Time Performance Data with Business iQ” from local Sales Engineer, Marc Van Den Akker. Marc will show how application performance can be correlated with business performance, arming you with data about the customer experience to drive strategic conversations with the wider business.

AppDynamics’ Hans Wallentin will be hosting one of the best received sessions of the AppD Tours to-date, “Top Tips for AppDynamics Adoption Success”. If you want to know how to configure Business Transactions, set up role-based access control or simply show value to the business faster, then this is the session for you.

John Rakowski returns to the stage to talk about “APM In The Next 5 Years.” The market has seen tectonic shifts in direction over the last 2-3 years and will radically evolve even further into the following decade. In this session, you will:

  • Learn about new directions the industry is taking with AIOps and machine learning.
  • Discuss the shifting nature of an IT Operations role within organizations.
  • Get key predictions around themes such as cross-stack visibility and why context truly is king.
  • Hear John draw on his deep APM experience to share insights that will help you navigate the next key steps in your career.

Next up, Erwan Paccard, AppDynamics’ Director of Technical Strategy, holds a ‘fireside chat’ with Dennis Eijkelenboom, Transformation Lead, Infrastructure and Platform, at leading Dutch telecommunications provider, KPN. Dennis will share his thoughts on how AppDynamics has enabled data-driven DevOps at KPN. He’ll also share why the ‘M’ for ‘Measurement’ in the DevOps CALMS model is especially important to KPN, and how each release utilizes insights from AppDynamics to support frequent, high quality releases.

The final session of the day will focus on ‘MTTR,’ but probably not in the sense that you’d expect! MTTR at AppD Global Tour stands for ‘Mean Time To Relax.’ This is your chance to extend your network, exchange views with colleagues and peers on the day’s learnings, and ask questions of the many AppDynamics technical experts who will be presenting at the booths.

There’s Still time to make the last European AppD Tour of 2018

Amsterdam is our last stop of the AppDynamics’ Global Tour Series for 2018 and a great opportunity to learn how AppDynamics can help you on your journey to becoming an Agent of Transformation.

Whether you’re a prospective AppDynamics customer, a seasoned technologist, or simply interested in how applications can impact business performance – this is a must-attend event. So if you weren’t able to make the events in Stockholm, London, Paris or Frankfurt, there are still a few spots left for this free event. Secure your place now by completing the simple registration form here.

We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!

Justin Vaughan-Brown

Justin Vaughan-Brown

Justin Vaughan-Brown is a regular content contributor on the digital transformation, DevOps and CIO agenda topics, is the author of three strategy papers, and has presented at several Gartner Symposiums and other major conferences worldwide.