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  • Keynote Presentation

    Executive Opening Keynote

    Sept 1 at 14:00 CEST / 8:00 EDT

    Derek Roos, Co-founder & CEO, Mendix

    Johan den Haan, CTO, Mendix

  • Keynote Presentation

    Creatively Approach Your Customer Experience

    Sept 1 at 15:30 CEST / 9:30 AM EDT and Sept 2 at 9:00 CEST

    Duncan Wardle, Former Head of Innovation & Creativity, The Walt Disney Company

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On-Demand Sessions

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  • Lead the Way

    • Harness Your Industry Data to Deliver a Closed Loop Digital Twin with eQ Technologic

      • Nick Ford, VP of Product & Solutions Marketing, Mendix
      • Raj Khoshoo, Senior VP for Transformation Management, Siemens DISW
      • Dinesh Khaladkar, President & CEO, eQ Technologic

      For industrial organizations, the ability to deliver on digitalization quickly is critical to long-term customer satisfaction and retaining a competitive edge. Far too often, your most valuable currency in this evolution – mountains of data – go underutilized due to

      For industrial organizations, the ability to deliver on digitalization quickly is critical to long-term customer satisfaction and retaining a competitive edge. Far too often, your most valuable currency in this evolution – mountains of data – go underutilized due to an inability to find the right data source, lack of domain experts to handle it, or compatibility between systems. Where Mendix Data Hub puts easy-to-find data in the hands of developers across skill levels, a new partnership with eQ Technologic delivers over 60 connectors to some of the most common PLM and enterprise data systems used by industrial customers. In this Q&A with Mendix, Siemens, and eQ, learn more about how:

      • Siemens customers can now connect their PLM, ERP, ALM, IoT, IT, ET, and OT solutions via eQ’s DaaS platform
      • eQ has helped customers increase the speed and reduce cost of projects from legacy migration to systems integration
      • Mendix Data Hub and eQ work together in practice in a demo
    • Practical Considerations for Enterprise Low-Code

      • Nick Ford, VP Product & Solutions Marketing, Mendix
      • Sheryl Koenigsberg, Head of Global Product Marketing, Mendix

      Nick Ford has been in the low-code industry before it was known as low-code. He is currently the VP of Product and Solutions Marketing for Mendix, he spent time in the trenches as the country manager for the company in

      Nick Ford has been in the low-code industry before it was known as low-code. He is currently the VP of Product and Solutions Marketing for Mendix, he spent time in the trenches as the country manager for the company in the UK, but he is, first and foremost, a developer. In this conversation, we’ll talk to Ford about why now is an inflection point for the low-code industry. During this session find out what Nick has to say about:

      • what capabilities comprise enterprise low-code
      • why enterprise low-code is (finally) a reality in 2020
      • how your organization can start delivering value through enterprise low-code today
      • some myth-busting around the limits of low-code, using customer examples
    • The Future of Enterprise Low-Code

      • Gordon van Huizen, VP of Platform Strategy, Mendix
      • Sheryl Koenigsberg, Head of Global Product Marketing, Mendix

      As Mendix VP of Platform Strategy and Field CTO of the Americas, Gordon Van Huizen has the unique experience of both building the Mendix portfolio as well as helping our top customers form their long-term strategies. In this conversation, we’ll

      As Mendix VP of Platform Strategy and Field CTO of the Americas, Gordon Van Huizen has the unique experience of both building the Mendix portfolio as well as helping our top customers form their long-term strategies. In this conversation, we’ll talk to Van Huizen about his long-term view on the industry, including:

      • what major technology and social trends are impacting the low-code industry
      • low-code in relation to adjacent technologies, such as data integration, multiexperience, and data analytics
      • how low-code platforms will change in the next five years
      • what organizations can do to prepare and best leverage these changes
    • Creating a Digital Industrial Enterprise with Mendix and MindSphere

      • David Mitchell, VP of MindSphere Products, Siemens Digital Industries Software

      Increasing complexity and competitive pressure require today’s largest manufacturing organization to evolve into digital enterprises – and quickly. You’re balancing a pressing need for innovation while managing mountains of data in dispersed systems. In this session, you will see how

      Increasing complexity and competitive pressure require today’s largest manufacturing organization to evolve into digital enterprises – and quickly. You’re balancing a pressing need for innovation while managing mountains of data in dispersed systems. In this session, you will see how Mendix and MindSphere are getting closer together to enable you to build the unified, adaptable software solutions to digitalize and leverage your industrial IoT data. VP of MindSphere Product, David Mitchell, will take you through:

      • approaching the question of build vs. buy as you start developing IoT solutions
      • how MindSphere can help you deliver on critical digitalization efforts including digital twin, Edge, and contextualized data
      • a demo of how to connect MindSphere to a Mendix application
    • Manage a Mendix Project: Tools and Tips from Someone Who’s Been There

      • Daniela Field, Technical Enablement Manager, Mendix

      Keeping your team connected, aligned on objectives, and aware of progress doesn’t have to be a burden. Mendix makes the entire application development lifecycle visible from our platform, enabling you to effectively manage your teams, stories, and software releases. With

      Keeping your team connected, aligned on objectives, and aware of progress doesn’t have to be a burden. Mendix makes the entire application development lifecycle visible from our platform, enabling you to effectively manage your teams, stories, and software releases. With development teams becoming even more dispersed, these capabilities have become essential to your project’s success. This session covers:

      • how to manage your team and their contributions
      • how to deploy an agile user story framework to structure your project
      • where to define release management options
      • the tools your team can use to collaborate
    • Simplify Your Transition to SAP S/4HANA Without Stopping Innovation

      • Erno Rorive, Senior Portfolio Manager Ecosystem Services, Mendix

      In an IDC survey of 300 global organizations, 73 percent stated that they are planning their migration to SAP S/4HANA. If your organization is still in the planning phase, the Mendix low-code platform can help in your migration journey by

      In an IDC survey of 300 global organizations, 73 percent stated that they are planning their migration to SAP S/4HANA. If your organization is still in the planning phase, the Mendix low-code platform can help in your migration journey by enabling custom extensions of SAP Cloud Platforms. This session covers how to:

      • accelerate your ability to innovate
      • clean up your customized SAP Core for a smoother transition to SAP S/4HANA
      • follow a simple process with clear milestones for success that you can start using today
    • Architecture for the Digital Enterprise: Blending OT & IT

      • Gordon Van Huizen, VP of Platform Strategy, Mendix
      • Johan Grape, Senior Director Technology & Innovation, Siemens Digital Industries Software

      New products are being released more often than ever before. The pressure to get to market quickly introduces challenges in maintaining quality, reliability, and traceability. Moreover, the way in which employees, suppliers, and customers engage with manufacturers across the entire

      New products are being released more often than ever before. The pressure to get to market quickly introduces challenges in maintaining quality, reliability, and traceability. Moreover, the way in which employees, suppliers, and customers engage with manufacturers across the entire product lifecycle is changing rapidly.

        To meet these new demands from the business, companies are constantly seeking to create new digital solutions. However, every one of these digital innovations impacts the physical world; OT organizations have struggled to leverage the latest IT trends to connect the digital thread, help employees perform their tasks more efficiently, and provide multi-experience systems optimized for each stage of the user journey. During this session, we’ll discuss the processes, technologies, and architecture principles needed to accelerate innovation and bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds.

    • Pairing Governance with Development, From One App to Full Scale

      • Marcel Kracht, Senior Business Consultant, Mendix
      • Deniz Arin, Solution Architect, ASML

      See what successful governance looks like in an expanding low-code portfolio from both a technical and organizational standpoint. From aligning your architectural and organizational guidelines to onboarding new team members, maintaining consistency will be critical as you scale up to

      See what successful governance looks like in an expanding low-code portfolio from both a technical and organizational standpoint. From aligning your architectural and organizational guidelines to onboarding new team members, maintaining consistency will be critical as you scale up to an App Factory. In this video you will learn how:

      • Mendix helps extend these standards to every aspect of development — from team onboarding to approved UX/UI parameters
      • Deniz Arin, Solution Architect at ASML, is overseeing App Factory implementation for greater compliance and security
      • to leverage existing tools in Mendix’s App Factory Suite to maintain consistency across your application portfolio
    • The Future of Citizen Development

      • Arjan Hendriksen, Product Manager, Mendix
      • Koen van Beek, Product Marketing Manager, Mendix

      Everyone is a maker in today’s economy. The definition of ‘developer’ has changed, and a far broader set of people are now building applications. We believe this is just the beginning of this trend, and, in this session, you’ll see

      Everyone is a maker in today’s economy. The definition of ‘developer’ has changed, and a far broader set of people are now building applications. We believe this is just the beginning of this trend, and, in this session, you’ll see how Mendix can help you take this development to the next level by expanding:

      • who can build applications
      • what they can build
      • who can build together when collaborating in Mendix
    • Democratizing Data Integration for Makers

      • Andrej Koelewijn, Product Manager, Mendix
      • Jon Scolamiero, Manager of Architecture and Governance Product Marketing, Mendix

      The digitalization needs of your organization, and the data landscapes they rely on, are growing and changing more dramatically than ever. Mendix can simplify integrations by enabling more makers to share, find, and use the data they need. This session

      The digitalization needs of your organization, and the data landscapes they rely on, are growing and changing more dramatically than ever. Mendix can simplify integrations by enabling more makers to share, find, and use the data they need. This session covers how Mendix:

      • safely enables more makers to share, discover, and make data actionable faster than ever before
      • reduces the overhead of managing Mendix landscapes at scale
      • cleanly fits with your current IT architecture and investments
    • Establishing Your Mobile Architecture Strategy

      • David Brault, Product Marketing Manager, Mendix

      There are so many options when it comes to building mobile applications—responsive web, PWA (progressive web application), hybrid, and native modalities. Which mobile architecture should you choose? The answer is simple: All of them. According to Gartner, “Application leaders should

      There are so many options when it comes to building mobile applications—responsive web, PWA (progressive web application), hybrid, and native modalities. Which mobile architecture should you choose? The answer is simple: All of them. According to Gartner, “Application leaders should expect to simultaneously use multiple architectures.” This session covers the pros and cons of each option, and how Mendix can deploy any mobile architecture from a single platform, enabling you to deliver the best mobile application for each case:

      • Native apps when consumer UX is paramount
      • Hybrid apps to leverage legacy investments
      • Progressive Web Apps for a native-like browser experience
      • Responsive web apps to maximize the reach of your application
    • Recruiting and Mentoring a Top-Notch Mendix App Development Team

      • Eric Tieniber, Senior Technical Lead, Mendix
      • Simone Mink, App Delivery Manager, Mendix

      Creating a successful Mendix app development team is different from recruiting and skill building for a traditional one. Adopting low-code development offers the benefit of expanding your talent pool, as well as complementing traditional development skills with those gleaned from

      Creating a successful Mendix app development team is different from recruiting and skill building for a traditional one. Adopting low-code development offers the benefit of expanding your talent pool, as well as complementing traditional development skills with those gleaned from business experience. This session covers best practices for:

      • recruiting a successful Mendix development team with the necessary skillsets
      • structuring your team and ways of working with external stakeholders to remain efficient as you grow
      • approaching long-term growth and mentoring your application development team
    • Aligning Cloud Strategy to Organizational Objectives and IT Capabilities

      • Clyde Waal, Senior Digital Innovation Consultant & Cloud Architect, Mendix

      With ever-changing priorities and unique challenges based on your business, having a cloud strategy that fits your long-term development aspirations will help grow your low-code practice. What does a good low-code cloud strategy look like? This session covers:

      • a recap of

      With ever-changing priorities and unique challenges based on your business, having a cloud strategy that fits your long-term development aspirations will help grow your low-code practice. What does a good low-code cloud strategy look like? This session covers:

      • a recap of Mendix’s hosting options and their pros and cons to help you make the best choice
      • the benefits that come with choosing a fitting cloud strategy, and the repercussions of not doing so
      • how to align your cloud strategy with the current and future vision of your application portfolio
    • Reduce Risk and Cost With a Defined Cloud Deployment Approach

      • Maarten Smeets, VP of Cloud Deployment & Operations, Mendix

      A cloud strategy that delivers on cost and risk reduction is critical to scaling your application development practice. Without proactively considering factors like security management or business continuity, you will ultimately expose your business to more of both down the

      A cloud strategy that delivers on cost and risk reduction is critical to scaling your application development practice. Without proactively considering factors like security management or business continuity, you will ultimately expose your business to more of both down the line. This session covers:

      • the spectrum of cloud strategies (private, hybrid, and public)
      • the criteria that can help you determine which strategy is right for you
      • how to get the most out of your cloud strategy to keep costs and risks low
      • how to deploy applications faster by leveraging one of Mendix’s multi-cloud offerings
    • Debunking the App Factory: Actually Getting There

      • Ben Bruggeman, Program Manager, Mendix
      • Roy Coenders, IT Shared Service Center Manager, ASML

      The idea of building an App Factory for your organization — where app development at scale is fully structured and success is replicable — is a great idea, but getting one up and working can be complicated. Even with roadmaps

      The idea of building an App Factory for your organization — where app development at scale is fully structured and success is replicable — is a great idea, but getting one up and working can be complicated. Even with roadmaps and plans that seem to “simply” map your path to this state, what are some of the typical barriers and how can you be prepared to manage them? This session covers how:

      • to understand the friction that often keeps organizations from establishing an App Factory
      • ASML is leveraging the App Factory framework to speed development, optimize company operations, and deliver increased revenue
      • to enable a multi-disciplinary team to deliver value at every stage—from idea to backlog, from backlog to MVP, and from MVP to BizDevOps— and, in a next iteration, how to start scaling your development
    • App Portfolio Roadmap Creation From First App On: Planning and Funding

      • Arjo van Oosten, Global Senior Director, Digital Transformation, Mendix

      Once you’ve made the decision to incorporate low-code into your app development roadmap, getting your first application live (and any thereafter) requires long-term thoughtfulness and planning. With considerations specific to low-code roadmapping, you can set your team up for success

      Once you’ve made the decision to incorporate low-code into your app development roadmap, getting your first application live (and any thereafter) requires long-term thoughtfulness and planning. With considerations specific to low-code roadmapping, you can set your team up for success with steps from Mendix Global Director of Digital Transformation, Arjo van Oosten, who will walk you through:

      • why and how portfolio planning and funding for low-code is different than for other technologies
      • how to determine if your application initiative fits your low-code roadmap
      • how to start your application portfolio, including guidelines on creating an initial roadmap
      • how to define your first applications, and how to continue tweaking your roadmap as you grow
    • Understanding and Communicating the Value of Your Low-Code Portfolio

      • Indira Deonandan, Customer Success Director, Mendix
      • Sheau Pei Chong, Director, Strategy Consulting, Mendix
      • Dave Bevans, Senior Content Marketing Manager, Mendix

      As the owner of application development you’re tasked with securing buy-in from stakeholders across your organization to keep projects moving forward. Does your C-Suite see the business value that your applications are driving? Knowing how to measure value is just

      As the owner of application development you’re tasked with securing buy-in from stakeholders across your organization to keep projects moving forward. Does your C-Suite see the business value that your applications are driving? Knowing how to measure value is just as important as communicating that value across the organization to successfully drive application development. In this session, Mendix Customer Success Director, Indira Deonandan, and Mendix Director of Strategic Consulting, Sheau Pei Chong, will participate in a Q&A on how to:

      • define application success measured against the qualitative and quantitative KPIs of your application
      • promote the delivery of your applications
      • continue driving awareness of their business objectives and impact
      • create a formal structure to track the progress of your applications using tools such as Mendix’s Value Calculator
    • Identify & Address Development Gaps: How to Run Your Own Low-Code Maturity Assessment

      • Mike Tarentino, Director, Strategic Consulting, Mendix

      Getting your first application live is a major milestone towards executing on your long-term low-code vision. Ensuring that you have the right mechanisms in place from a team and tech standpoint will keep you on track for sustained growth. From

      Getting your first application live is a major milestone towards executing on your long-term low-code vision. Ensuring that you have the right mechanisms in place from a team and tech standpoint will keep you on track for sustained growth. From thinking through agile adoption to how you measure success, Director of Strategic Consulting at Mendix, Mike Tarentino, will take you through the steps of conducting a low-code maturity assessment to uncover how to:

      • evaluate your current organization against the 4 P’s – people, process, portfolio, and platform – to identify gaps in your app development practice
      • appropriately benchmark your work as an organization with less than ten applications live
      • address the areas where you need improvement to start accelerating your digitalization
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  • Makers getting it done

  • Discover What’s Possible

    • Turning a Global Production Company Into a Digital-First Enterprise with VDL Nedcar and Appronto

      • Pepijn Timmermans, VP of Supply & IT, VDL Nedcar
      • Bas van der Horst, Managing Director, Appronto
      • Stephan van der Meer, Customer Success Manager, Mendix

      VDL Nedcar is a Dutch automotive manufacturer who has built 23 different models and over 5 million cars for brands like Volvo, BMW, and DaimlerChrysler. For VDL, digitalization was stalled for nearly a decade due in large part to aging

      VDL Nedcar is a Dutch automotive manufacturer who has built 23 different models and over 5 million cars for brands like Volvo, BMW, and DaimlerChrysler. For VDL, digitalization was stalled for nearly a decade due in large part to aging ERP systems, prompting the team to pursue new ways of working. In recent years VDL shifted to working agile which fit seamlessly with low-code adoption, both of which allowed them to start delivering a more digital enterprise. Hear from VDL Nedcar VP of Supply & IT, Pepijn Timmermans, on how:

      • The Agile methodology and low-code allowed VDL to react quickly during COVID-19 to create their TTV application.
      • The team is leveraging a network of devices with a React Native application, Qmobile.
      • Low-code is helping VDL to deliver business value on their promise of digitalization and improving customer satisfaction.
    • Coordinating Technical and Organizational Alignment for Successful Enterprise Low-Code Adoption with Innovapost

      • Franco Chirichella, VP, Business Solution Delivery, Innovapost

      IT Shared Services provider Innovapost powers the Canada Post, which serves over 16 million homes and delivers over 8 billion parcels and letters annually. Since implementing Mendix, Innovapost has seen an evolution in their perspective of what a low-code platform

      IT Shared Services provider Innovapost powers the Canada Post, which serves over 16 million homes and delivers over 8 billion parcels and letters annually. Since implementing Mendix, Innovapost has seen an evolution in their perspective of what a low-code platform is and how to evaluate projects that are a good fit for low-code development. After delivering a business-critical proof of concept in just a few weeks, the team realized that with the right structure they could start scaling the delivery of enterprise-grade applications with speed. In this video, you’ll hear from VP of Business Solution Delivery, Franco Chirichella, on the team’s learnings and approach to application development today including:

      • securing executive alignment by capturing and conveying value
      • their plan to find, enable, and build out the right blended team to execute on low-code projects
      • establishing a Center of Excellence and governance as a foundation for long-term growth
    • Building Systems of Differentiation: How Zilveren Kruis Achmea Adopted Low-Code to Digitalize Operations

      • Hans Voorthuijzen, Head of Information Management, Achmea
      • Hans de Visser, VP of Product Management, Mendix

      Zilveren Kruis Achmea is one of the big four Health Insurance Providers in The Netherlands with an annual gross premium turnover of € 14 billion, serving nearly 5 million customers. In an environment of standardization, supervised accountability and repetitive reporting

      Zilveren Kruis Achmea is one of the big four Health Insurance Providers in The Netherlands with an annual gross premium turnover of € 14 billion, serving nearly 5 million customers. In an environment of standardization, supervised accountability and repetitive reporting to numerous governmental and financial agencies, Zilveren Kruis Achmea was confronted with a growing need for flexibility and agility in the realization of IT solutions that cannot be provided by the more traditional make-or-buy approaches. After moving many processes to Mendix applications, Zilveren Kruis Achmea realized that more of their business processes could be improved upon if replaced with a low-code application – such as old-fashioned portals and pseudo-automated office tools. Listen as Zilveren Kruis Achmea’s Head of Information Management, Hans Voorthuijzen, has an open conversation around how:

      • The team was able to navigate the complexities of their industry and organization to deliver several apps which have replaced pseudo-IT practices and saved on operational costs
      • Zilveren Kruis Achmea established an in-house low-code development team
      • The Mendix Platform supports building systems of differentiation in your insurance business
    • Fostering Innovation in Legal: How Collaborative Development is Saving Attorneys Time at BCLP

      • Jody Jansen, Chief Technology Officer, BCLP Cubed
      • Peter Makwana, Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Mendix

      Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP (BCLP Cubed) is an international law firm with over 25 global offices and 1,600 employees. For a firm of this scale, remaining competitive amongst other alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) requires the ability to adapt

      Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP (BCLP Cubed) is an international law firm with over 25 global offices and 1,600 employees. For a firm of this scale, remaining competitive amongst other alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) requires the ability to adapt rapidly to evolving client needs. BCLP Cubed sought out a low-code platform that could help them achieve this with more collaborative and iterative features. In this video, hear from BCLP Cubed Chief Technology Officer, Jody Jansen, on:

      • how the team is prioritizing collaboration with business stakeholders within Mendix
      • the two solutions the team has developed since adopting Mendix only six months ago—a report automation tool and a commercial procurement platform
      • how the team has been successful in getting multiple applications off the ground so quickly—from a team and technology perspective
    • Mercury Systems’ DevSecOps Initiative: Creating a Cloud-Native App Landscape While Leveraging CAD and CAE Investments

      • Anu Mishra, Director of Application Engineering, Mercury Systems
      • Harish Ramachandran, Consultant, Cignex Datamatics

      Mercury Systems is responsible for providing mission-critical technologies such as radar and mission computing to the aerospace and defense industry. As the needs of Mercury Systems’ customers have evolved, there has been a growing need for a digital thread to

      Mercury Systems is responsible for providing mission-critical technologies such as radar and mission computing to the aerospace and defense industry. As the needs of Mercury Systems’ customers have evolved, there has been a growing need for a digital thread to unify disparate systems while adhering to strict security standards. Mercury Systems adopted low-code to serve a multitude of purposes in their DevSecOps initiative, such as supporting a cloud-native environment, having robust security and governance features, and the ability for CAD visualization via Mendix Data Hub. In this video, hear from Director of Application Engineering, Anu Mishra, and Consultant, Harish Ramachandran, on how Mercury Systems:

      • leverages Mendix in tandem with an on-premises Kubernetes cluster, and their overall approach to enterprise architecture
      • approaches their application development journey through a start, structure, and scale lens with a DevSecOps philosophy at the forefront
      • plans for future innovation with initiatives around IoT and machine learning, automated testing, and further CAD visualization
    • Building Better Student Experiences by Improving App Quality with Brigham Young University

      • Paul Eden, Senior Director of BYU Apps, Brigham Young University
      • Mark Manning, Senior Customer Evangelist, Mendix

      With a student body of over 30,000, Brigham Young University is one of the largest private colleges in the United States. Operating like a small city, the campus has everything from its own healthcare facilities to a police department. An

      With a student body of over 30,000, Brigham Young University is one of the largest private colleges in the United States. Operating like a small city, the campus has everything from its own healthcare facilities to a police department. An organization of this size requires a decentralized but governed approach to building effective applications, which is exactly what Senior Director of BYU Apps, Paul Eden, and his team provides. For education students, the process of meeting state and federal teaching requirements includes collating information from various sources and tracking regular updates. To consolidate this information and provide students with a simplified view into their work, the team at BYU created the Educator PLS application. In this video, Eden shares how:

      • The team was able to cut down end-to-end development time for Educator PLS by 28% and reduce app maintenance time from days to hours by working in Mendix.
      • The combination of developing with low-code and deploying to the Mendix Cloud has led to improvements in quality and uptime.
      • The IT organization enables other business units within the university to bring their application ideas forward and build them with Mendix.
    • PostNL Order Management System: Processing 1.5 Million Orders Daily with a Mendix App

      • Chris Neuteboom, Product Owner, PostNL
      • Arthur van Leeuwen, Program Manager, Cape Groep
      • Terence Duinkerken, Consultant, Cape Groep

      PostNL is responsible for the successful delivery of over 7 million letters and 1.5 million parcels across Europe each day. With the rise in parcel delivery in the last decade due to growing e-commerce businesses and a need for long-term

      PostNL is responsible for the successful delivery of over 7 million letters and 1.5 million parcels across Europe each day. With the rise in parcel delivery in the last decade due to growing e-commerce businesses and a need for long-term flexibility and growth, PostNL created the Order Management System, which is a key logistical application processing millions of orders each day and supporting employees in over 30 sorting centers. In this session, PostNL and partner Cape Groep share:

      • how the application works in sorting centers, from the scanning of barcodes to tracking and tracing for senders and receivers
      • how PostNL has adjusted their architecture to meet the challenges of performance and business criticality while now managing a landscape of nearly 70 applications
      • how to manage successful cooperation in a complex, high-performance environment
    • Delivering A Mission Critical Application to Manage Travel Disruptions with Dutch Railways

      • Arjen Markus, Program Manager, Dutch Railways
      • Pieter Scherphof, Senior Manager, First Consulting

      Dutch Railways is the principal passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. They run around 5,000 scheduled trains and serve over 1.3 million passengers a day. These numbers, combined with the high interconnectivity of the rail network, make timetable disturbances—such as

      Dutch Railways is the principal passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. They run around 5,000 scheduled trains and serve over 1.3 million passengers a day. These numbers, combined with the high interconnectivity of the rail network, make timetable disturbances—such as failing trains or broken overhead lines—a tremendous challenge. The Customer Support team strives to reduce the impact for passengers in case of such disturbances and helps them to reach their destination as easily as possible. The team determines alternative routes and arranges buses or taxis to get passengers to their destination, all of which used to take place in an application that communicated over text message. In this video, you’ll hear from Dutch Railways and First Consulting on:

      • reaching end-of-life for the previous application, and the team’s desire to find a replacement while also improving the quality of the process
      • why the teams chose to pursue building a custom solution on Mendix and working in an Agile/SCRUM method
      • how the final application, ReisRegie+, came together — with key features providing an integral overview of the rail network, a messaging system, and a uniform audit trail to reconstruct timelines and help evaluate
    • Added Value Through Digital Support Processes with PLAIN IT

      • Thomas Spring, CEO, PLAIN IT

      PLAIN IT is a leading consulting and service company with over 15 years of experience in infrastructure and service management. PLAIN IT’s SERVALX massively simplifies internal services and creates added value, which you’ll see through examples such as employee entry,

      PLAIN IT is a leading consulting and service company with over 15 years of experience in infrastructure and service management. PLAIN IT’s SERVALX massively simplifies internal services and creates added value, which you’ll see through examples such as employee entry, business card orders or the accounts payable workflow. With PLAIN IT’s standard product SERVALX you can quickly and with minimal effort provide your departments with a service management solution for modern, digital workflows. Thanks to a large number of existing process and service templates based on the BPMN standard, which can be adjusted by the specialist departments, you eliminate the known project risks. You’ll hear from PLAIN IT CEO, Thomas Spring, on how:

      • Modern processes such as lean startup or minimum viable product (MVP) can be used profitably.
      • Departments expand or adapt the existing BPMN workflow templates and forms.
      • Employees and customers get excellent service when they need it – quick, easy, uncomplicated.
    • Aligning Your Enterprise for Low-Code Success at Scale with Dutch Railways

      • Sanne van der Lelij, Senior Business Consultant, First Consulting
      • Andrew Whalen, Consultant, Dutch Railways

      As the busiest rail network in the European Union, Dutch Railways (NS), started a journey three years ago to become an agile organization and transform from a traditional railway operator to a provider of digital and physical mobility services. At

      As the busiest rail network in the European Union, Dutch Railways (NS), started a journey three years ago to become an agile organization and transform from a traditional railway operator to a provider of digital and physical mobility services. At the onset, NS faced challenges finding solutions that were flexible enough for their business and thus had difficulty getting solutions into market quickly to adapt to changing traveler needs. Based on their unique business needs, NS sought out a low-code platform so that they could build their own solutions quickly and at a lower cost. Hear about the NS transformation from consultants Andrew Whalen and Sanne van der Lelij on how they are:

      • Scaling their portfolio, which includes over 40 applications, with a delivery timeline that is 3-6 times faster than their traditional modes of development.
      • Ensuring success with the creation of a low-code DevOps team.
      • Better serving both employees and customers with applications that range from managing logistics, stations, maintenance, finance, and planning.
    • Fostering a Scalable and Collaborative Maker Culture with Continental

      • Sven Fleischer, Global IT Team Lead, Continental

      Continental is an enterprise automotive component manufacturer with over 240,000 global employees and €44 billion in revenue. Two main factors drove Continental to revisit how they were building applications – changing customer and employee demands and the imperative to replace

      Continental is an enterprise automotive component manufacturer with over 240,000 global employees and €44 billion in revenue. Two main factors drove Continental to revisit how they were building applications – changing customer and employee demands and the imperative to replace applications built in Lotus Notes and Domino in preparation for those platforms’ end-of-life in 2021. While using low-code as the mechanism for legacy replacement, Sven Fleischer, Global IT Team Lead, started to see larger organizational shifts in who and how applications were being developed as there were more opportunities for reuse, parameters to ensure quality, and accessibility beyond those with traditional development skillsets. In this video, hear from Fleischer on:

      • How their legacy replacement project became the springboard for citizen development across the organization.
      • How teams are structured to ensure proper input from both the business and IT as more apps are developed.
      • How the ease of collaboration low-code makes possible was integral to their adaptability and success during the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
      • His long-term enterprise low-code software vision as the team moves past legacy replacement.
    • Setting Up a Federated Mendix Center of Excellence for the Enterprise with Trane Technologies

      • Miroslav Samoylenko, Director of Integrations Architecture, Trane Technologies

      Trane Technologies is an industrial manufacturing company with nearly 50,000 global employees. Rapid digitalization remains a priority for enterprise organizations, and Trane is no exception to that, but bringing in new technology and gaining executive buy-in was a challenge. To

      Trane Technologies is an industrial manufacturing company with nearly 50,000 global employees. Rapid digitalization remains a priority for enterprise organizations, and Trane is no exception to that, but bringing in new technology and gaining executive buy-in was a challenge. To drive these efforts forward, Director of Integrations Architecture, Miroslav Samoylenko, and his team set out to construct a low-code center of excellence to bring solutions to market faster. You’ll hear from Samoylenko on how to:

      • structure a federated CoE across four pillars—standards, communication, architecture, and governance
      • define the KPIs for success across projects
      • address ROI and make the case for scale
    • Make it Happen: A Scalable Architecture Serving Over 650,000 Citizens with the City of Rotterdam

      • Leon Schipper, Solution Architect, City of Rotterdam

      As the 13th largest city in the European Union, the City of Rotterdam is home to the continent’s largest seaport and over 650,000 residents. With a vast network and strict legal and security standards, building applications quickly was a persistent

      As the 13th largest city in the European Union, the City of Rotterdam is home to the continent’s largest seaport and over 650,000 residents. With a vast network and strict legal and security standards, building applications quickly was a persistent pain point for the City. Additionally, the applications being built presented integration challenges concerning usage of the main data sources. Nearly three years ago the City’s IT team adopted low-code development to bring business and IT teams closer together, and have since created over 60 applications. In this session, Solution Architect for the City of Rotterdam, Leon Schipper, speaks to how the team is:

      • currently in production with an additional 20 applications to improve employee, citizen, and partner experience
      • leveraging Mendix for quicker and more secure data integration
      • participating in complex pilot programs as they are now able to adhere to specific design and architecture requirements
    • Rebuilding a Secure and Transparent Customer Quote Solution with ZMac and Impact

      • Jon Evans, Director of Solutions Architecture, Impact
      • Matt Ziegler, President and Co-Founder, ZMac

      Logistics provider ZMac specializes in the transport of oversized freight and is on a mission to deliver greater transparency and accuracy to their customers. Their team set out to build ZRate, an application to generate customer quotes, however the use

      Logistics provider ZMac specializes in the transport of oversized freight and is on a mission to deliver greater transparency and accuracy to their customers. Their team set out to build ZRate, an application to generate customer quotes, however the use of several different code bases and manual deployments led to challenges scaling and improving the application over time. With fewer quotes generated than expected, ZMac looked to partner Impact to revamp the solution with a low-code replacement. In this session, hear from Impact and ZMac on how they were able to:

      • untangle over 50,000 lines of code and complex APIs to translate ZRate into a low-code application in just five months
      • ensure greater security of customer information and business continuity by leveraging Mendix Cloud.
      • revamp ZRate, which has since processed over 58,000 quotes in approximately six months and put the organization on track to further automate specialized freight shipping
    • How Love’s Travel Stops and Titan Consulting are Accelerating App Development with SAP & Mendix

      • Daniel Parkhurst, Senior Manager of Business Systems, Love's Travel Stops
      • Vijay Ponnavolu, Senior Manager of Enterprise Applications, Love's Travel Stops
      • Mike McCane, Director Applications and Development, Love's Travel Stops

      With over 26,000 employees and a range of services across the United States like truck maintenance and hospitality, Love’s Travel Stops IT team faced challenges in building applications that met their broad spectrum of use cases. They had access to

      With over 26,000 employees and a range of services across the United States like truck maintenance and hospitality, Love’s Travel Stops IT team faced challenges in building applications that met their broad spectrum of use cases. They had access to highly skilled .NET, SAP, and Salesforce developers, but it was difficult to overcome siloed environments and deliver user-friendly applications into market quickly. Learn how Love’s Travel Stops overcame these challenges by using Mendix. In this session with Love’s Senior Manager of Business Systems, Daniel Parkhurst, and Senior Manager of Enterprise Applications, Vijay Ponnavolu, learn how they:

      • found the right partner in Mendix to layer with SAP and scale up app development
      • worked with Mendix to cut development time down from months to weeks, iterate more quickly, and supplement their SAP ERP development experience
      • built a variety of applications that manage operations like real estate mapping and customer rewards programs
    • Distributing Critical Financial Aid and Making Citizen Life Easier with the City of San Antonio and Kinetech

      • Michael Guido, CEO, Kinetech
      • Edward Gonzales, Assistant Director for the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department (NHSD), City of San Antonio

      For the City of San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the United States, the onset of COVID-19 in March prompted a spike in citizen need for financial assistance to cover critical housing expenses. The City went from receiving roughly

      For the City of San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the United States, the onset of COVID-19 in March prompted a spike in citizen need for financial assistance to cover critical housing expenses. The City went from receiving roughly 50-60 applications for housing and utility assistance each week to over 2,000. Traditionally, applications were submitted in person and caseworkers contacted each individual to validate their information—steps that became near-impossible in the wake of a global pandemic. In response, city officials acted quickly, partnering with Kinetech to develop a responsive web application that could scale while balancing speed and security. You’ll see how:

      • The team developed an end-to-end solution in just 12 days that assisted with each step of the process from intake to automated notifications to cash assistance disbursement with a team of two developers and business stakeholders from the City.
      • The application is offering citizens greater transparency and reducing processing times from a month to only a week.
      • Since its creation, the application has helped the City to distribute millions in relief to its most vulnerable populations, improving the citizen experience and keeping households afloat during a crisis.
    • Mobile Supplier Portal Increasing Supply Chain Visibility with Secrid and Appronto

      • Thomas Boogert, ICT Product Owner, Secrid
      • Bas van der Horst, Managing Director, Appronto

      Dutch wallet maker Secrid has grown from a retail startup to a global, multi-million dollar company since its founding in 1995. With this growth, the company now works with over 50 suppliers who produce the raw materials for Secrid’s signature

      Dutch wallet maker Secrid has grown from a retail startup to a global, multi-million dollar company since its founding in 1995. With this growth, the company now works with over 50 suppliers who produce the raw materials for Secrid’s signature wallets. Working with this many local suppliers is integral to the company’s values, but presented challenges managing product quality and financial forecasting. Secrid, in partnership with Appronto, set out to make a mobile supplier portal. Hear from Secrid’s ICT Product Owner, Thomas Boogert, on how Secrid was able to:

      • fully integrate the application with NetSuite to connect their e-commerce, payment, production, and warehousing operations
      • provide a single source of truth for suppliers, who are now able to easily and continuously share information with Secrid
      • prepare their business for the next stage of growth and what their future application roadmap holds as they expand
    • How Port of Amsterdam and Finaps are Automating Global Security Assessments with a Multi-Tenant Solution

      • Bram van der Linden, Business Engineer, Finaps
      • Jeffrey de Vlaming, Advisor, Port of Rotterdam and Product Owner, Port of Amsterdam

      With over €157M in annual revenue and 60,000 employees, Port of Amsterdam is responsible for the development of smooth, safe, and environmentally responsible shipping traffic. To comply with security protocol, each port terminal that receives sea-going vessels must comply with

      With over €157M in annual revenue and 60,000 employees, Port of Amsterdam is responsible for the development of smooth, safe, and environmentally responsible shipping traffic. To comply with security protocol, each port terminal that receives sea-going vessels must comply with statutory requirements (ISPS-code). Administrative port security activities can often be time-consuming and require proper communication between the port terminal and the authority. Wanting to move away from completing these security assessments in Word and Excel programs, Port of Amsterdam decided to partner with Finaps to develop a responsive web application to make the process more efficient and reliable. Port of Amsterdam and Finaps share how:

      • The teams created the MOBI platform with only two developers, which now supports the repetitive process of security certifications.
      • The application reduces the time needed to properly conduct security assessments by proactively removing errors, improving predictability, and acting as a single source of information across various stakeholder groups.
      • The application’s reliability has led to its adoption by all main Dutch seaports.
    • Creating Easy-To-Use Digital Experiences by Democratizing App Development with Siemens GBS

      • Philipp Schiegg, Head of Business Process Management Center of Excellence, Siemens GBS

      Siemens Global Business Services (GBS) is tangled in an impenetrable forest of backend ERP systems, a complex patchwork of interfaces and an obscure swamp of mixed data. To get their jobs done, users work in a variety of different systems,

      Siemens Global Business Services (GBS) is tangled in an impenetrable forest of backend ERP systems, a complex patchwork of interfaces and an obscure swamp of mixed data. To get their jobs done, users work in a variety of different systems, with sometimes little transparency on their end-to-end business process. Low application usability is leading to low customer satisfaction, prompting greater demand for easy-to-use digital experiences. Despite realizing this need, the availability of professional developers to actually implement new solutions was low. Siemens GBS decided to use Mendix’s low-code development platform to combat developer scarcity and start delivering results more quickly. In this session, Business Process Management leader Philipp Schiegg shares:

      • How the team is building enterprise software applications, such as Freight Claim Management and Tax Guidance tools, to achieve business impact faster than before.
      • How the team has adopted a citizen developer strategy, decentralizing & delegating application development across the organization.
      • The business impact of the 3 live applications and how the team plans to continue iterating in the future to create a more digital enterprise.
    • A Convenient Customer Experience: Native Mobile Tap-and-Go Payment with Hutten Catering

      • Kevin Renirie, Program Manager, Hutten
      • John Peters, Director, Innovation Team, Nokavision

      With a ninety-year history, catering company Hutten provides a range of services including retail, business catering, and events. For customers in Hutten’s business catering locations, long wait times at the queue and a desire for convenience led to the creation

      With a ninety-year history, catering company Hutten provides a range of services including retail, business catering, and events. For customers in Hutten’s business catering locations, long wait times at the queue and a desire for convenience led to the creation of Hutten Tap & Pay, a native mobile application built with customer experience at the forefront. In this video, you’ll hear from Hutten BPM Manager, Kevin Renirie, and Nokavision Director of Innovation, John Peters, on:

      • the end-to-end user experience of the native mobile application, from account creation to meal payment
      • the robust set of features that the team was able to build, including tap, product scanning, payment, and loyalty rewards, all in a Mendix native mobile app
      • how the app is integrated with hardware such as infrared ESLs and Smart Cards
    • Enabling Supply Chain Collaboration and Enterprise Model Base Definition with CNH Industrial

      • Tom Grigas, IT Director, CNH Industrial
      • Rohit Tangri, Global Vice President & CSO, Mendix

      CNH Industrial N.V. is one of the world’s largest capital goods companies. Facilitated by Mendix, CNH used the Agile development process and built a web application that ties together data from a multi-site Teamcenter PLM implementation, an enterprise Engineering Bill

      CNH Industrial N.V. is one of the world’s largest capital goods companies. Facilitated by Mendix, CNH used the Agile development process and built a web application that ties together data from a multi-site Teamcenter PLM implementation, an enterprise Engineering Bill of Material system, and a legacy document management repository. In this session, hear CNH IT Director, Tom Grigas, and Global VP & Head of Industry solutions for Mendix, Rohit Tangri, on how:

      • CNH leveraged Mendix’s low-code development platform to enable better supply chain collaboration between internal design, engineering, and purchasing teams.
      • Mendix helped to expose and visualize 3D data from these disparate systems for MBD implementation.
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    • Incorporate Users In the Design Process: How the Mendix Platform Team Does It

      • Jelena Golubovic, PhD, Product Manger, Mendix

      The value of a great UX can be measured in dollars and cents—nearly every dollar invested yields up to $100 in returns. Learn about the value of investing in an improved UX from Mendix Product Manager, Jelena Golubovic, PhD, who

      The value of a great UX can be measured in dollars and cents—nearly every dollar invested yields up to $100 in returns. Learn about the value of investing in an improved UX from Mendix Product Manager, Jelena Golubovic, PhD, who will simultaneously take you through a revamped version of the Mendix platform onboarding process to better enable your developers. This session covers:

      • the proven business value of improved UX
      • how and why the Mendix Community & Collaboration team updated the Mendix platform UX
      • simple tips for conducting your own UX research which you can put in practice today
    • Build and Run a Mendix Application on SAP Cloud Platform in Fiori Look and Feel

      • Erno Rorive, Senior Portfolio Manager Ecosystem Services, Mendix

      If you’re one of the thousands of organizations leveraging SAP Cloud Platform, see how you can leverage in tandem with a Mendix low-code application. In this video, Senior Portfolio Manager, Erno Rorive, will demo how to:

      • prepare your SAP Cloud Platform

      If you’re one of the thousands of organizations leveraging SAP Cloud Platform, see how you can leverage in tandem with a Mendix low-code application. In this video, Senior Portfolio Manager, Erno Rorive, will demo how to:

      • prepare your SAP Cloud Platform and start a new project
      • build an application on top of SAP ECC
      • deploy the application on SAP Cloud platform
    • Find and Use Your Data with Data Hub & eMagiz

      • Tim Kuijper, Program Director, Mendix
      • Alexander Willemsen, Chief Technology Officer, eMagiz
      • Bart Buschmann, Commercial Manager, eMagiz

      Finding, understanding, and implementing data from disparate systems in your organization can be a roadblock for quick and reusable application development. Mendix Data Hub aims to save developers up to 70% of the time they are currently spending on integrations

      Finding, understanding, and implementing data from disparate systems in your organization can be a roadblock for quick and reusable application development. Mendix Data Hub aims to save developers up to 70% of the time they are currently spending on integrations with a catalog functionality and the strength of iPaaS partners. In this session, you’ll see how:

      • Data Hub and iPaaS work together and strengthen one another
      • iPaaS partner eMagiz will help organizations with integration & extension, publishing & discovery, and data management
      • this works in practice, with a demo of Data Hub and eMagiz
    • Extending Your Industry Data: Drag-and-Drop Teamcenter Into User-Friendly Experiences

      • Andrej Koelewijn, Product Manager, Mendix
      • Tedie West, Teamcenter Product Management, Siemens

      Teamcenter is the most widely used product lifecycle management software, used to connect people and processes across functional silos with a digital thread for innovation. It’s engineered to help you take control of your product data and business processes. By

      Teamcenter is the most widely used product lifecycle management software, used to connect people and processes across functional silos with a digital thread for innovation. It’s engineered to help you take control of your product data and business processes. By leveraging this information across domains and departments, you adapt to business changes and manage all the challenges of product development. With Mendix, Teamcenter’s value can be extended through mobile and web applications, at scale. Product Manager, Andrej Koelewijn and Siemens Product Marketing Manager, Tedie Wests’s will share:

      • how to access Teamcenter data with Mendix Data Hub
      • how to expose supplier data from Teamcenter in a Mendix web application (OData) which can be used for secure, user-friendly vendor management
      • the future roadmap of integration between Mendix and Teamcenter
    • Extending Mendix Apps with Java

      • Alistair Crawford, Solutions Evangelist, Mendix

      If you’re a hardcore developer looking to use Mendix and Java to solve complicated problems, look no further. Learn from Solutions Evangelist, Alistair Crawford, on how you can leverage your existing Java capabilities, skills, and libraries to extend your Mendix

      If you’re a hardcore developer looking to use Mendix and Java to solve complicated problems, look no further. Learn from Solutions Evangelist, Alistair Crawford, on how you can leverage your existing Java capabilities, skills, and libraries to extend your Mendix applications with technologies like face detection and image processing and manipulation. He takes you through:

      • what Java actions are today, and when and how to use them in practice
      • bringing your own chosen IDE with the Java libraries you need into your Mendix solution
      • how to neatly package and provide your Java Extensions for reuse inside your organization
    • Introducing Low-Code to Industrial Automation with Mendix and Industrial Edge

      • Volker Franze, Director, Industrial Edge Business, Siemens
      • Oliver Narr, Director, Industrial Edge, Siemens
      • Thomas Haneder, Marketing Manager, Industrial Edge, Siemens

      Software is becoming more and more relevant in factory automation. For industrial businesses, edge computing can help deliver data with speed and consistency in otherwise less reliable environments, helping to bring “smart” factories to life and better optimize supply chains.

      Software is becoming more and more relevant in factory automation. For industrial businesses, edge computing can help deliver data with speed and consistency in otherwise less reliable environments, helping to bring “smart” factories to life and better optimize supply chains. This session covers how Mendix can:

      • allow you to develop software faster by enabling domain experts in your industrial organization
      • manage the lifecycle of software from cloud to the edge in a controlled, secure way
      • be deployed with Industrial Edge Management
    • Get Your Banking and Insurance Solutions to Market Faster with Mendix App Accelerators

      • Simon Black, Team Lead Evangelist, Mendix
      • Michael Rennie, Solutions Marketing Director, Mendix
      • David Kuhn, Solutions Marketing Director, Mendix

      Keeping up with the pace of change in the banking or insurance industries requires the ability to deliver and iterate on new solutions quickly. In this session, become familiar with the new Mendix accelerators – app templates designed specifically for

      Keeping up with the pace of change in the banking or insurance industries requires the ability to deliver and iterate on new solutions quickly. In this session, become familiar with the new Mendix accelerators – app templates designed specifically for rapid implementation in banking or insurance organizations. Learn how you can customize these accelerators to meet your exact requirements and utilize them as a platform to address commonly-faced challenges like:

      • operational efficiency in the back office
      • building a great experience to help improve ease of doing business
      • configuring reusable rating and underwriting rules at speed
      • creating a world-class claims and banking experience
      • keeping pace with new market entrants by creating new business models
    • Implementing a QA Process For App Efficiency

      • Ovidiu Lutea, Product Manager, Mendix
      • Michael Giller, Product Marketing Manager, Mendix
      • Robert Stuursma, Product Owner and Consultant, Software Improvement Group (SIG)

      Developing applications without a clear software testing process can lead to costly bugs and downtime. Having a process in place not only helps to reduce these costs, but also allows your team to be more productive. In this session, hear

      Developing applications without a clear software testing process can lead to costly bugs and downtime. Having a process in place not only helps to reduce these costs, but also allows your team to be more productive. In this session, hear from Product Manager, Ovidiu Lutea, and Product Marketing Manager, Michael Giller, on QA best practices to help reduce your test creation and execution time, gain deeper insight into app performance, and have a clear view into your portfolio health. You’ll see how you can:

      • reduce the number of bugs – and the costs associated with them – by implementing a software testing process from the start of development
      • unlock the potential of business users, allowing them to participate in test creation and execution
      • create an agile software testing process and embed into your development team for demonstrated process improvements
    • Building WCAG Compliant Accessible Apps

      • Chris Hodges, Design Lead, Mendix

      With 15% of the world’s population living with disabilities, it’s never been more important to ensure that the digital products and services we create provide equal access and opportunity to all. But whether you’re developing a new application or improving

      With 15% of the world’s population living with disabilities, it’s never been more important to ensure that the digital products and services we create provide equal access and opportunity to all. But whether you’re developing a new application or improving an existing one, you shouldn’t have to be at odds with ensuring they are accessible. Join this session to understand:

      • why accessibility makes good business sense
      • how you can deliver applications that comply with the highest accessibility standards and guidelines – such as WCAG 2.1 AA and section 508
      • how to consistently ensure accessibility compliance
    • Building Apps with Beautiful UI Design

      • Chris Hodges, Design Lead, Mendix

      “Good design is like a refrigerator—when it works, no one notices, but when it doesn’t, it sure stinks.” – Irene Au

        Design is a critical part of any application and has only grown in importance as the world becomes more reliant

      “Good design is like a refrigerator—when it works, no one notices, but when it doesn’t, it sure stinks.” – Irene Au

        Design is a critical part of any application and has only grown in importance as the world becomes more reliant on technology in our everyday lives. When design is done well, users don’t even notice. But when it’s done poorly, users notice and may decide to avoid your business in the future. A good user interface design works for everyone, regardless of age, technical experience, or background. Join Mendix Design Lead Chris Hodges to learn how you can create, maintain, and share beautiful UI designs.

    • How to Configure and Deploy in Mendix Private Cloud

      • Carlos Salinas-Gancedo, Product Manager

      If you’re ready to start working with Mendix for Private Cloud, this session will lead you through the platform navigation to start getting your hands dirty! Product Manager Carlos Salinas-Gancedo shows you:

      • how to start using Mendix for Private Cloud as

      If you’re ready to start working with Mendix for Private Cloud, this session will lead you through the platform navigation to start getting your hands dirty! Product Manager Carlos Salinas-Gancedo shows you:

      • how to start using Mendix for Private Cloud as an architect and developer
      • what end-to-end deployment in Mendix for Private Cloud looks like as a developer
      • the views you have as an architect in Mendix
    • Getting Things Done with the Data You Need

      • Andrej Koelewijn, Product Manager, Mendix
      • Jon Scolamiero, Manager of Architecture and Governance Product Marketing, Mendix

      When it comes to getting your job done, data integration can be a nightmare. The tools and processes that you have to find and share data within your organization can be fractured and inconsistent, at best. In this session, see

      When it comes to getting your job done, data integration can be a nightmare. The tools and processes that you have to find and share data within your organization can be fractured and inconsistent, at best. In this session, see how you and other members of your team can leverage Mendix to gain greater access to data sources you need so that you can more readily integrate them into your apps. Learn how to:

      • be comfortable with the process of data integration in Mendix for your day-to-day work
      • explore and discover data sources within Mendix
      • use the Mendix Studios and Virtual Entities to effortlessly share and use data
    • Build Better Customer Applications with Multiexperience Development

      • Simon Black, Team Lead Evangelist, Mendix
      • David Brault, Product Marketing Manager, Mendix

      The promise of multiexperience applications is phenomenal. With multiexperience you can align and connect the optimal user experience for each user touchpoint through fit-for-purpose applications that make every interaction across the user journey effortless. Attend this session to see why

      The promise of multiexperience applications is phenomenal. With multiexperience you can align and connect the optimal user experience for each user touchpoint through fit-for-purpose applications that make every interaction across the user journey effortless. Attend this session to see why Mendix is a leader in multiexperience development platforms. Simon Black, Team Lead Evangelist, and David Brault, Product Marketing Manager, demonstrate applications that utilize several modalities across a customer journey, including:

      • Chatbots
      • Augmented reality
      • Voice assistants
      • PWAs
      • Native mobile
      • TV apps
    • Getting Started with React Native

      • Danny Roest, Product Manager, Mendix

      React Native was a game-changer for native mobile application development. It eliminated the need to code in both Swift (iOS) and Java (Android), as well as build two separate versions of your applications. Even though React Native was created by

      React Native was a game-changer for native mobile application development. It eliminated the need to code in both Swift (iOS) and Java (Android), as well as build two separate versions of your applications. Even though React Native was created by Facebook, the developer community has embraced it and continues to enhance it. In Stack Overflow’s 2019 developer survey, React Native was the sixth most popular framework overall, and the number one framework for building native mobile applications. Attend this session to discover why React Native is an important platform to know and how Mendix can help developers of all backgrounds build React Native applications using low-code. This session covers:

      • the architecture of Mendix React Native Mobile applications
      • how you can customize and extend your application using the many available components and options from the React Native community
      • a demo on how to create a widgets based on third-party components
    • In Case You Missed It: Catching up on New Features in Studio Pro

      • Simon Black, Team Lead Evangelist, Mendix

      Loads of new functionality have gone into Studio Pro since last year’s Mendix World as developer communities and R&D investments are ever-growing. See what delighters and capabilities are available in what CTO Johan den Haan likes to call “the most-loved

      Loads of new functionality have gone into Studio Pro since last year’s Mendix World as developer communities and R&D investments are ever-growing. See what delighters and capabilities are available in what CTO Johan den Haan likes to call “the most-loved IDE.” This session covers how to:

      • build better applications with AI-assisted development
      • make native mobile applications with native building blocks, dark mode, Apple App Store submission, and stunningly beautiful animations
      • create offline-first applications that use microflow, nanoflow, and synchronization functionality
      • expand your knowledge of a host of other goodies from SSO to accessibility (our marketing people say they are too technical to describe!)
    • Designing Consumer-Grade Mobile Apps with Mendix

      • Danny Roest, Product Manager, Mendix

      We live in a world of instant gratification where immediate results and effortless experiences are the norm for today’s customers. Providing anything less will quickly and negatively impact your user engagement. With Mendix, you can build native mobile applications that

      We live in a world of instant gratification where immediate results and effortless experiences are the norm for today’s customers. Providing anything less will quickly and negatively impact your user engagement. With Mendix, you can build native mobile applications that deliver consumer-grade experiences that people have come to expect, without having to be a mobile expert or a technical developer. See native mobile in action as Product Manager Danny Roest takes you through a guided presentation completely on a mobile app (no slides!), including:

      • insights and experiences in the success of low-code and native mobile
      • the latest mobile development features in the Mendix Platform
      • best practices and patterns
    • Knowing Your Options with Mendix Multi-Cloud Deployment

      • Carlos Salinas-Gancedo, Product Manager, Mendix
      • Joe Carroll, Product Marketing Manager, Mendix

      Regardless of the cloud platform your business is using, you should have the flexibility to deploy applications in the environment that makes sense for you. Applications in Mendix are based on cloud native design and the process of deploying doesn’t

      Regardless of the cloud platform your business is using, you should have the flexibility to deploy applications in the environment that makes sense for you. Applications in Mendix are based on cloud native design and the process of deploying doesn’t require you to take varying steps, even in a multi-cloud environment. In this session, Mendix Product Marketing Manager Joe Carroll and Mendix Product Manager Carlos Salinas-Gancedo show you:

      • how Mendix is optimized to run in a container technology that is compatible with most cloud platforms
      • best practices for building cloud native applications in Mendix
      • the comparative experience of deploying your applications in Mendix – whether to a public, private, or on-premises environment
    • Better Developer Collaboration with Mendix Version Control

      • David Hartveld, Product Manager, Mendix
      • Michael Giller, Product Marketing Manager, Mendix

      Working in a remote environment can make collaboration a challenge with your development team. Additionally, the ongoing need to incorporate more perspectives in your development processes introduces new layers of complexity – and opportunities for missteps. Product Manager, David Hartveld,

      Working in a remote environment can make collaboration a challenge with your development team. Additionally, the ongoing need to incorporate more perspectives in your development processes introduces new layers of complexity – and opportunities for missteps. Product Manager, David Hartveld, and Product Marketing Manager, Michael Giller, take you through how the following version control best practices in Mendix help you alleviate these challenges. This session covers:

      • How to improve governance and auditing, ensuring that you have control over your own development spaces and that mistakes are easy to revert.
      • Making remote work more seamless, including best practices in branching and versioning for a fully remote and geographically distributed team.
      • How to utilize versioning to safely provide sandbox workspaces where your stakeholders can actively contribute.
    • A Developer’s Guide to Getting Ready for Go-Live

      • Rob Bond, Senior Technical Lead, Mendix

      It’s simple: When you have a defined process to pressure test your applications before going to production, you minimize future rework. In this session, Mendix Senior Technical Lead, Rob Bond, walks you through a defined pre-production checklist to help you

      It’s simple: When you have a defined process to pressure test your applications before going to production, you minimize future rework. In this session, Mendix Senior Technical Lead, Rob Bond, walks you through a defined pre-production checklist to help you mitigate rework and redundancies. He covers certain parameters like:

      • conducting a performance test at anticipated user load
      • outlining a support process and writing your ‘runbook’
      • thinking through how you will configure endpoints or SAML
    • Designing for 24/7 Use: Offline-First Mobile App Development

      • Danny Roest, Product Manager, Mendix

      Even in our hyper-connected world, users are not always guaranteed a strong Wi-Fi or cellular signal. For mobile applications that weren’t designed to work offline, an unreliable connection can quickly derail the application and disrupt the user’s work. Whether it’s

      Even in our hyper-connected world, users are not always guaranteed a strong Wi-Fi or cellular signal. For mobile applications that weren’t designed to work offline, an unreliable connection can quickly derail the application and disrupt the user’s work. Whether it’s your customer going through a tunnel on their commute or a field service employee in a ‘dead zone,’ developing with an offline-first approach enables your mobile applications to work identically whether or not they have a connection. Join Product Manager, Danny Roest, to see:

      • the value of always-on mobile applications, and how their reliability prevents your users from experiencing costly down-time
      • how Mendix enables you to build offline-first applications
      • best practices for developing offline-first
    • Schedule Subject to Change

      • After being at home for 3 months, you're probably desperate for any change.
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Registering for Mendix World gets you access to a dozen live sessions throughout the week of August 31. Take a look at the details below, mark your favorite sessions on your calendar, and access them in the Mendix World event site that week.

Sept 1
Keynote
Executive Opening Keynote
14:00 CEST | 8:00am EDT
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(60 minutes)

  • Kick off your Mendix World experience with a presentation from our leadership. Even in a year riddled with uncertainty, you will see how other Mendix customers have continued to go make it and find success. Finally, learn where the low-code industry is headed with an unveiling of the latest Mendix features – with plenty of delighters along the way!

  • Derek Roos, Co-founder & CEO
    Johan Den Haan, CTO
    Keynote
    Creatively Approach Your Customer Experience
    15:30 CEST | 9:30am EDT
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    (60 minutes)

  • The needs of every customer have evolved rapidly in 2020. Approaching your customer experience with creativity may sound straightforward – but unlocking and fostering creativity in your team takes practice and effort. At Mendix World, you’ll learn strategies for doing just that from Duncan Wardle, Former Head of Innovation & Creativity at the Walt Disney Company. Wardle has touched projects from Imagineering to Disney’s MagicBand, taking seemingly crazy ideas and turning them into revenue-driving, industry-changing programs. Wardle will share actionable steps for you to turn every member of your team into an innovative maker, and put the customer at the forefront of their work every day.

  • Duncan Wardle, Former Head of Innovation & Creativity, Walt Disney Company
    Ask Me Anything​
    Mendix Multi-Cloud​
    16:30 CEST | 10:30am EDT
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    (30 minutes)

  • Looking for a silver lining to your cloud worries? Ask your questions in this live AMA with the cloud experts at Mendix.

  • Tom de Groot, Product Manager Mendix Cloud
    Carlos Salinas-Gancedo, Product Manager Mendix for Private Cloud
    Joe Carroll, Product Marketing Manager
    Ask Me Anything
    Mendix Native Mobile
    17:00 CEST | 11:00am EDT
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    (30 minutes)

  • Got some burning questions after watching the Mendix Native Mobile sessions? Hop on the call and get your answers from Mendix’s Native Mobile experts.

  • Danny Roest, Product Manager Manager Mobile
    David Brault, Product Marketing Manager
    Ask Me Anything
    Mendix Data Hub
    17:30 CEST | 11:30am EDT
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    (30 minutes)

  • Put your worries about data management to rest by asking your Data Hub questions in this AMA with the bright minds behind this ground-breaking new low-code solution.

  • Jon Scolamiero, Manager Architecture & Governance
    Andrej Koelewijn, Senior Product Manager
    Sept 2
    Keynote
    Creatively Approach Your Customer Experience
    09:00 CEST | 3:00am EDT
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    (60 minutes)

  • The needs of every customer have evolved rapidly in 2020. Approaching your customer experience with creativity may sound straightforward – but unlocking and fostering creativity in your team takes practice and effort. At Mendix World, you’ll learn strategies for doing just that from Duncan Wardle, Former Head of Innovation & Creativity at the Walt Disney Company. Wardle has touched projects from Imagineering to Disney’s MagicBand, taking seemingly crazy ideas and turning them into revenue-driving, industry-changing programs. Wardle will share actionable steps for you to turn every member of your team into an innovative maker, and put the customer at the forefront of their work every day.

  • Duncan Wardle, Former Head of Innovation & Creativity, Walt Disney Company
    Ask Me Anything
    Harnessing the Power of DaaS with Data Hub
    10:00 CEST | 4:00am EDT
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    See how more makers can unlock, extend, and personalize core data and systems with eQube and Mendix Data Hub. Join a live demonstration by eQ Technologic showcasing how Mendix harnesses the unique data preparation and industrial systems integration capabilities of the eQube Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform.

    Nick Ford, VP Product & Solutions Marketing, Mendix
    Rohan Patil, Senior Implementation Lead, eQ Technologic
    Anantharaman, Senior Manager Product Development, eQ Technologic
    Art of the Possible​
    Finding Treasure with Collaborative Game Design in Mendix​
    14:00 CEST | 8:00am EDT
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    (30 minutes)

  • Building an app doesn’t always have to be serious business – let’s make some room for fun! A treasure hunt, to be exact. Join this session to learn how consultants at Magnus Green pushed the limits of low-code with an app filled with dizzying puzzles, shiny treasure, and community contributions. Do you have what it takes to come out on top?

  • Albert Leijenhorst, Senior Consultant, Magnus Green
    Daan van der Ham, Mendix Consultant, Magnus Green​
    Art of the Possible
    9,000% Performance Increase with Mendix on SAP HANA Cloud
    15:00 CEST | 9:00am EDT
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    (30 minutes)

  • Rev up your engines, because we’re going over 9,000! Greg and Nolan explain why deploying Mendix apps on SAP HANA Cloud provides huge returns in performance when processing hundreds of millions of records. Don’t believe it? Join this live demo to see for yourself.

  • Greg Sprowles, Senior Manager, EPI-USE
    Nolan Ramsey, Director RAD & Mendix MVP, EPI-USE
    Ask Me Anything
    AMA with Mendix CTO Johan den Haan
    16:00 CEST | 10:00am EDT
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    (60 minutes)

  • Johan den Haan’s keynote presentation is a cornerstone of every Mendix World, and this year is no different! Join this AMA to ask about the latest product updates, find out what makes Johan tick and other important things, like whether he prefers iOS or Android.

  • Johan den Haan, CTO
    Sept 3
    Ask Me Anything
    Low-Code: The Secret Weapon Industrial Engineers Should Know About
    10:00 CEST | 4:00am EDT
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    (30 minutes)

  • From mechanical engineer at an automotive supplier company to low-code enthusiast, Jakob Schillinger provides a unique perspective on how low-code development can accelerate digital transformation within the industrial domain. With expertise in production planning and control software, ERP systems and MES systems, PLM platforms, and emerging technologies, Jakob has seen firsthand the value of introducing low-code into these contexts. In this session, he’ll be answering your questions about why industrial engineers should add low-code to their toolbox, what the best use cases are for getting started, and how to drive adoption in your organization.

  • Jakob Schillinger, Platform Evangelist
    Art of the Possible​
    Improving Road Safety with Damage Reporting and Analytics​
    14:00 CEST | 8:00am EDT
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    (30 minutes)

  • Employee accidents in the transportation industry are not just costly and dangerous, but can lead to long-term consequences such as bad PR, psychological damages, and lost customers. Mendix MVP Marcus Groen will take you through an end-to-end accident reporting application, and how the greater usability and speed are making it easier for transportation workers to report incidents and ultimately better understand how to prevent them in the future.

  • Marcus Groen, Mendix Expert and MVP, Groen.dev
    Art of the Possible
    Building a Layered Google Maps Integration
    15:00 CEST | 9:00am EDT
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    (30 minutes)

  • Navigate your way through custom Google Maps development with Mendix MVP Ivo Sturm. Learn how he built a Mendix JavaScript widget that adds customizable layers to display information based on zoom level. Can it handle high traffic and data? Join this live session to find out!

  • Ivo Sturm, Dev Lead & Mendix MVP, First Consulting
    Live Build Webinar
    Build an Automated Chatbot with Programmable Voice Using Speech-to-Text
    16:00 CEST | 10:00am EDT
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    (60 minutes)

  • Join us at Mendix World: Version 2.0 for our next live build webinar. This time, Ryan Mocke and Jan de Vries build a phone chatbot using automated speech-to-text to interpret customer conversations. Learn how to use Mendix to integrate into Twilio to build better customer relations. Get hands on in this live session with the project files we’ll make available at the start. Code along with us to create your own chatbot.

  • Ryan Mocke, Developer Evangelist
    Sept 4
    Art of the Possible​
    Becoming a UX Ambassador​
    14:00 CEST | 8:00am EDT
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    (30 minutes)

  • UX design is riddled with misconceptions, and we’ve got the remedy. UX consultant and Mendix MVP Jason Teunissen explains why UX is important, how you can level up your team’s UX maturity, and provides tips on becoming a UX ambassador. Better UX for all!

  • Jason Teunissen, UX Consultant and Mendix MVP, First Consulting​
    Art of the Possible
    How to Build a Scan App with Native Mobile
    15:00 CEST | 9:00am EDT
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    (30 minutes)

  • Millions of packages from all over the world cross the Dutch border, daily. To carefully scan, check and log each package before it’s delivered, CAPE Groep and PostNL joined forces to create two native scan apps, built with Mendix Native Mobile. Join us live to find out how the apps were built.

  • Sylvia Wentzel, Consultant, CAPE Groep
    Arthur van Leeuwen, Program Manager, CAPE Groep
    David Caelers, Supply Chain Owner, PostNL
    Fireside Chat
    The View on Low-Code from Experts in the Field
    16:00 CEST | 10:00am EDT
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    (60 minutes)

  • Mendix World is chock-full of product updates, success stories and technical deep-dives, but what do experts in the field think about all these announcements? Join us for a chat with three makers who are in the trenches every day, building solutions and making customers successful to find out what the announcements mean for them.

  • Paul Eden, Senior Director of BYU Apps, Brigham Young University
    Nour Abu Asal, Process Engineering Lead, Avertra Corp
    Philipp Lutz, Mendix Lead Motion Control, Siemens AG