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Accelerate Your App Modernization Journey with IBM Watson

November 2, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

App Modernization is about observability and IT automation. Evolution to a hybrid cloud model and newer computing approach – including newer languages, frameworks, and infrastructure platforms – helps your organization prepare for the AI era. Join experts from the Converge App Modernization team in collaboration with IBM Watsonx for 2 concise presentations on the latest tech trends, industry best practices, innovations, and success stories.
See how Converge leverages IBM’s Software, Hardware, and Cloud Solution portfolio to help you build a modern, secure, and agile IT foundation. Come network with your peers, compare, and benchmark your current IT practices while enjoying breakfast at the Rideau Club in downtown Ottawa.

Main themes

• IT DevOps Processes – Trends, challenges, and industry best practices
• Incorporating observability and IT automation into your daily operations
• Accelerating your transformation journey
• Setting foundation and data architecture for AI
• Latest capabilities of IBM’s Watson x AI platform
• Real-world success stories and case studies


8:00 Registration
8:30 Intro – About Converge
8:40 Part 1 – Accelerate your app modernization journey
9:20 Part 2 – Discover IBM Watson x AI Platform: Lets put AI to work.
10:00 Success stories and case studies, Q&A
10:20 Closing remarks
10:30 Open forum with guest experts

Host & Guest Expert

Zach Coates – Event Host
Vice-President Sales, Canada Public Sector
Alex Widrick – CTS Guest Expert
App Modernization & Cloud Specialist
Raj Cherchattil – IBM Guest Expert
CTO, Canadian Federal Government
& IBM Distinguished Engineer


Part 1 – Accelerate your app modernization modernization journey.
App mod is about updating legacy apps and older software for newer computing approaches, including newer languages, frameworks, and infrastructure platforms to prepare for AI, deliver improved performance, security at optimized cost.
Part 2 – Discover IBM Watson x – Let’s put AI to work.
Discover the transformative power of IBM’s Watson x AI platform, a cutting-edge technology to accelerate your journey. Watson x is both an AI and data platform equipped with a set of AI assistants designed to help you scale and accelerate the impact of AI with trusted data across your business.

Who should attend this session?

• Senior IT Management
• IT Directors
• App Modernization leaders
• Data Analytic leaders
• Cloud Strategy Directors
• Infrastructure & Ops Managers
This session will help you refine your team’s strategy, define key priorities, and connect with the local community of app modernization & AI leaders and industry experts.
All attendees are responsible for respecting their employer’s policies regarding the acceptance of promotional materials.


Ottawa, Canada
Ottawa K4C Canada + Google Map