Eighth Annual WSO2 Summer School Series Focuses on Technology Strategies for Navigating the Journey Toward Digital Transformation

Web-based training provides CTOs, enterprise architects, and IT professionals with all-new sessions on strategies and technologies for digital transformation

Mountain View, CA – July 12, 2016 – WSO2 Summer School returns for an eighth year by popular demand. The all-new classes for 2016 will focus on empowering enterprises with strategy and technology insights for achieving their digital transformation through integration, API management, services, security, analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and the cloud. The free classes run July 21 – August 4, 2016. For details and to sign up, visit https://wso2.com/landing/summer-school-2016.

Since 2009, WSO2’s interactive web-based program has helped more than 2,000 IT professionals become more familiar with the technologies and best practices for building, integrating and deploying enterprise applications and services—on-premises and in the cloud. The program is open to all individuals who want to boost their knowledge directly from some of the industry’s leading experts—a once-a-year opportunity to obtain thousands of dollars worth of professional training at zero cost.

July 21: Priming Your Enterprise for Digital Transformation

The role of digital technology is rapidly shifting from a driver of marginal efficiency to an enabler of fundamental innovation and disruption. The resulting digital economy has changed the world of business, leveling the playground for newer entrants to compete head on with larger traditional enterprises. This webinar will discuss how to become digitally mature through internal and external digital innovations and transformations, such as:

  • Transforming existing legacy systems via an integration layer
  • Building a macro or micro-services layer coupled with leaner DevOps for faster time-to-market
  • Enabling API driven stakeholder-inclusive businesses
  • Identifying new business insights via analytics

Presenting will be Mifan Careem, WSO2 director of solutions architecture. The webinar will be held Thursday, July 21, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PDT. For more information, visit https://wso2.com/library/webinars/2016/07/priming-your-enterprise-for-digital-transformation.

July 26: Role of Open Source in the Digital Journey

With digital sales expected to soon account for the majority of sales in any enterprise, digital transformation is a must. This webinar will examine how open source software can support the requirement to take a well-planned and phased approach to digital transformation that enables the organization to be agile, flexible and fast. Additionally, it will explore the unique advantages of open source software, when leveraged correctly, in empowering organizations to accelerate their digital journey and achieve economies of scale.

Presenting will be Samisa Abeysinghe, WSO2 vice president of delivery. The webinar will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PDT. To learn more, visit https://wso2.com/library/webinars/2016/07/role-of-open-source-in-the-digital-journey.

July 28: Achieving Economies of Web Scale in Your Enterprise with Containerization

Containerization is the next big step in cloud architectures, since unlike virtual machines, containers share the same underlying operating systems. This leads to significantly smaller overhead and higher efficiency. This webinar will discuss how orchestration technologies, such as Kubernetes, provide the ability to achieve scale by managing multi-container deployments. It also will explore how enterprises can leverage these technologies to enable microservice architectures, near-instant scaling, application portability, and cross-datacenter solutions—while bringing cloud economies of scale to their data centers.

Presenting will be Dmitry Sotnikov, WSO2 vice president of cloud. The webinar will be held Thursday, July 28, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PDT. For more information, visit https://wso2.com/library/webinars/2016/07/achieving-economies-of-web-scale-in-your-enterprise-with-containerization.

August 2: Analytics as Your Business Edge

Data is a valuable asset in empowering enterprises to gain the insights needed to make strategic decisions and take the appropriate actions. Moreover, data can be monetized, for example by brokering interactions between end users with digital advertising or selling insights to third parties in anonymized forms. This webinar will explore a number of use cases that demonstrate how new business models can arise from data analytics, which can be leveraged to:

  • Produce new and better products.
  • Enable new user experiences.
  • Gain a better understanding of customers.
  • Make customer interactions seamless.
  • Enable new pay-per-use business models and dynamic pricing.

Presenting will be Dr. Srinath Perera, WSO2 vice president of research. The webinar will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PDT. To learn more, visit https://wso2.com/library/webinars/2016/08/analytics-as-your-business-edge.

August 4: Talking to Devices - The Importance of a Comprehensive Internet of Things Platform

Increasingly, organizations are seeking to harness the power of the Internet of Things by feeding data from IoT devices into the enterprises systems that drive their businesses. This webinar will discuss the key considerations in integrating devices with systems. It will start by examining how almost all systems can be simplified into message processing entities that send and receive messages to and from other systems. Then, it will review how devices similarly can be simplified into units that are capable of sensing and actuating.

Next, the webinar will examine the components essential to an IoT platform in addressing the challenges that arise from integrating devices with systems, such as:

  • Device identity and metadata management
  • Device failure and anomaly detection
  • Security token management
  • Processing of large amounts of data
  • Guaranteed message delivery
  • Device-specific transports and protocols

Presenting will be Sumedha Rubasinghe, WSO2 director of API architecture. The webinar will be held Thursday, August 4, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PDT. For more information, visit https://wso2.com/library/webinars/2016/08/talking-to-devices-the-importance-of-a-comprehensive-internet-of-things-platform.

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