Blog Post Sneak Peek: Stonebranch Online 2021 Educational Forum

It’s almost here! Join us for a month-long series of webinars dedicated to empowering IT automation professionals with an insightful lineup of industry trends, customer success stories, and UAC solution demos.

Stonebranch Online 2021 - Sept 28 through Oct 28

If you’re interested in automating and orchestrating all things IT, Stonebranch Online 2021 is for you — and it’s free! This virtual summit brings together Stonebranch customers, partners, and like-minded peers to explore major industry trends, discover best practices, see what’s coming next in the Stonebranch Universal Automation Center (UAC), and share your ideas with UAC developers.

Stonebranch Online 2021 offers something for everyone, whether you’re in IT Ops, DevOps, DataOps, PlatformOps, CloudOps, or any other XOps. Here’s what you can look forward to:

Opening Keynote

From Automation to Orchestration: Roadmap Update
Tuesday, September 28, 2021  |  9am ET (GMT -4:00)

Stonebranch Online kicks off on September 28th with our opening keynote session. Hear from Stonebranch leaders as they share their insights on the continuing evolution of IT automation. Get a sneak peek at some very exciting platform updates coming soon to UAC and learn how Stonebranch has evolved its roadmap to help you prepare for whatever comes next.

  • Opening Remarks: Giuseppe Damiani, CEO of Stonebranch
  • From Automation to Orchestration: Industry Trends and Transformations: Peter Baljet, CTO of Stonebranch
  • Stonebranch UAC Roadmap: Colin Cocksedge, Director of Product Management at Stonebranch

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Industry Expert Perspectives

Two thought leaders help you prepare for the future of IT automation. Join these sessions to see what's in store for DataOps and multi-cloud IT environments. 

Eckerson Group: Using DataOps Methodologies to Orchestrate Your Data Pipelines
Thursday, September 30, 2021  |  9am ET (GMT -4:00)

Get to know DataOps with Kevin Petrie, VP of Research at Eckerson Group, a leading data analytics-focused research and consulting firm. He’ll offer a better definition of DataOps and explore how it’s driving significant change for leading organizations. You’ll see how data teams, developers, and IT Ops work together to apply DataOps methodologies to design, implement, and manage end-to-end data flows.

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Master Your Hybrid IT Environment in a Multi-Cloud World
Thursday, October 7, 2021  |  9am ET (GMT -4:00)

Join Dr. Roland Kunz, Field CTO for Dell Technologies as he helps you prepare your IT organization for what’s next. Whether you’re in the cloud or on-prem, or somewhere in between … the hybrid IT environment is going to be part of our lives for the foreseeable future.

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Customer Success Stories

Four Stonebranch customers share their best practices. Hear from Stonebranch customers across multiple industries, including computer software, telecommunications, integrated energy, as well as health and property insurance companies.

A CIO’s POV: Automating Operations at Makedonski Telekom
Tuesday, October 12, 2021  |  9am ET (GMT -4:00)

Join Miroslav Jovanovic, CIO of Makedonski Telekom, part of Deutsche Telekom Group, to discover how he’s leveraging Stonebranch to fully manage and automate IT operations with a mix of the UAC and managed services.

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BP’s Cloud-First Approach with SaaS-Based Workload Automation
Thursday, October 14, 2021  |  9am ET (GMT -4:00)

Join Massimo Leoni, IT&S Owner for BP, a global innovator in integrated energy, as he discusses BP’s digital transformation journey. During the discussion, he will explore their cloud-first initiative, which required a SaaS-based automation solution to support the company’s hybrid IT environment, as well as seamless integration with a variety of applications and platforms, including SAP.

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Connect UAC with any IT System in Your Hybrid IT Environment
Tuesday, October 19, 2021  |  9am ET (GMT -4:00)

Learn how to implement integrations to successfully orchestrate your on-prem and cloud-based workloads. Mike Oswald, Command Center Manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, also joins to share how he’s leveraging integrations to expand his automation program.

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DevOps Strategies: Jobs-as-Code or GUI-Based Lifecycle Management?
Tuesday, October 26, 2021  |  9am ET (GMT -4:00)

Fuse your UAC to your DevOps and DataOps lifecycle management process. See two separate methods in action, and learn how Tim Holmberg, Enterprise Automation Specialist at Donegal Insurance Group, has orchestrated his UAC DevOps lifecycle process.

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Stonebranch Expert Sessions

Do more with your UAC. These sessions are designed to help you maximize the ROI of your UAC. Find new ways to mature your operations from automation to true orchestration — especially in complex hybrid IT environments spanning on-prem, multi-cloud, and containerized microservices systems.

How to Use UAC to Orchestrate Your Big Data Pipelines
Tuesday, October 5 2021  |  9am ET (GMT -4:00)

If you’re only using UAC to manage traditional jobs, you’re only using a fraction of the UAC’s power. The UAC is perfectly tuned to help you orchestrate the automated tasks and jobs required to architect, engineer, and manage complex data pipelines. Join this session to see the data pipeline orchestration solution in action.

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Stonebranch UAC: What’s New in Version 7.1
Thursday, October 21, 2021  |  9am ET (GMT -4:00)

Generally available on September 30th, UAC 7.1 will feature new capabilities, updated developer tools, security and interface enhancements, plus new and improved web service APIs. Join this session to learn about these new features, gain actionable insights, and discover best practices.

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Developer Round Table
Thursday, October 28, 2021  |  9am ET (GMT -4:00)

We want to hear from you! Join the conversation in this virtual round table with Stonebranch developers and fellow UAC users. This is your opportunity to ask questions and share your ideas directly with the people responsible for creating the future of UAC.

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What's Next

Visit the Stonebranch Online 2021 resource page to check out the full event series. 

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