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  • Keynote Presentation

    CEO Keynote

    Derek Roos

    Co-founder & CEO

    Mendix

  • Keynote Presentation

    CTO Keynote

    Johan den Haan

    CTO

    Mendix

  • Keynote Presentation

    Creatively Approach Your Customer Experience

    Duncan Wardle

    Former Head of Innovation & Creativity

    The Walt Disney Company

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  • Lead the Way

    • Practical Considerations for Enterprise Low-Code

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

      As VP of Product and Solutions Marketing and former country manager for Mendix in the UK, but first and foremost a developer, Nick Ford has been in the low-code industry before it was known as low-code. In this conversation, we’ll

      As VP of Product and Solutions Marketing and former country manager for Mendix in the UK, but first and foremost a developer, Nick Ford has been in the low-code industry before it was known as low-code. In this conversation, we’ll talk to Ford about why now is an inflection point for the low-code industry, including:

      • 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
      • Finally, 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

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

      As VP of Platform Strategy and Field CTO of the Americas, Gordon van Huizen has the unique perspective 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, multi-experience, 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. To stay ahead, companies need a comprehensive digital twin, personalized and adoptable software solutions, and a flexible and open ecosystem. Innovation on top of your

      Increasing complexity and competitive pressure require today’s largest manufacturing organization to evolve into digital enterprises. To stay ahead, companies need a comprehensive digital twin, personalized and adoptable software solutions, and a flexible and open ecosystem. Innovation on top of your industrial IoT data needs personalized and adaptable software solutions, which now can start without the need of large pre-investments. In this session, you will see how MindSphere and Mendix are getting closer together to empower the digitalization journey of the industrial sector.

    • 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 gives you visibility to the entire application lifecycle from within our platform, enabling you to effectively manage their teams, stories, and software

      Keeping your team connected, aligned on objectives, and aware of progress doesn’t have to be a burden. Mendix gives you visibility to the entire application lifecycle from within our platform, enabling you to effectively manage their teams, stories, and software releases. With development teams becoming even more distributed, these capabilities become essential to your project’s success. In this session, Technical Enablement Manager, Daniela Field, will take you through:

      • How to manage your team and their contributions
      • How to use an agile user story framework to structure your project
      • Where to define release management options
      • The tools your team can use to collaborate with one another
    • Simplify Your Transition to S4/HANA 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 S4/HANA. If your organization is in the majority still planning, Mendix’s low-code platform can help in your migration journey by enabling custom

      In an IDC survey of 300 global organizations, 73 percent stated that they are planning their migration to S4/HANA. If your organization is in the majority still planning, Mendix’s low-code platform can help in your migration journey by enabling custom extensions of SAP Cloud Platforms. Hear from Mendix Senior Portfolio Manager of Ecosystem Services, Erno Rorive, on how:

      • To accelerate your ability to innovate while at the same time cleaning up your customized SAP Core for a smoother transition to S4/HANA
      • To follow a simple process with clear milestones and criteria 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 session, you’ll hear from Mendix Senior Business Consultant, Marcel Kracht, on how:

      • Mendix can aid in componentization and reusability to speed your development time while maintaining governance
      • To extend these standards to every aspect of development, from team onboarding to approved UX/UI parameters
      • To use existing tools in Mendix’s App Factory Suite to maintain consistency across your app portfolio
    • The Future of Citizen Development

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

      Everyone is a Maker. The definition of ‘developer’ has changed and a far broader set of people are now building applications. We believe this is just the beginning and in this session, you’ll see how Mendix can help you bring

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

      • Expanding who can build
      • Expanding what they can build
      • Expanding who can collaboratively build together
    • 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. Join Product

      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. Join Product Manager, Andrej Koelewijn, and Manager of Architecture and Governance Product Marketing, Jon Scolamiero to learn 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 apps – responsive web, PWA, hybrid and native. Which mobile architecture should you choose? The answer is all. According to Gartner, “Application leaders should expect to simultaneously use multiple

      There are so many options when it comes to building mobile apps – responsive web, PWA, hybrid and native. Which mobile architecture should you choose? The answer is all. According to Gartner, “Application leaders should expect to simultaneously use multiple architectures such as web, progressive web app (PWA), hybrid and native.” Attend this session to learn about the pros and cons of each option. Also discover how Mendix can deploy any mobile architecture from a single platform, enabling you to deliver the best mobile application for each use 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 requires a different approach than recruiting and skill building for a traditional one. Adopting low-code development offers the benefit of expanding your talent pool, complimenting traditional development skills with those who have background

      Creating a successful Mendix app development team requires a different approach than recruiting and skill building for a traditional one. Adopting low-code development offers the benefit of expanding your talent pool, complimenting traditional development skills with those who have background from the business. As you’re starting your low-code practice, Mendix Senior Technical Lead Eric Tieniber, and App Delivery Manager Simone Mink, will share best practices for:

      • How to recruit for the skillsets which typically comprise a successful Mendix development team
      • The best team structure and ways of working with external stakeholders to remain efficient as you grow
      • Approaching long-term growth and mentoring of your app development team
    • Aligning Cloud Strategy to Organizational Capabilities, Ambitions and Constraints

      • 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. See what a good low-code cloud strategy looks like with Digital Innovation Consultant &

      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. See what a good low-code cloud strategy looks like with Digital Innovation Consultant & Cloud Architect, Clyde Waal, who will take you through:

      • A recap of Mendix’s hosting options and the pros and cons to determine what makes the most sense for your business
      • The benefits customers have seen from 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 app portfolio
    • Reduce Risk and Cost With a Defined Cloud Deployment Approach

      • Maarten Smeets, VP of Cloud Deployment & Operations, Mendix
      • Joe Carroll, Product Marketing Manager, Mendix

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

      A cloud strategy that delivers on cost and risk reduction is critical to scaling your app development practice. Without proactively considering factors like security management or business continuity, you will ultimately incur more of both down the line. Assess your cloud landscape with Mendix VP of Cloud Deployment & Operations, Maarten Smeets, and Product Marketing Manager, Joe Carroll, and learn:

      • About the spectrum of cloud strategies (private, hybrid, public) and the criteria that can help you determine which is right for you
      • How to get the most out of your cloud strategy to keep cost and risk low, and more quickly deploy your applications as illustrated through customer use cases
      • The components 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 – may seem like a great idea that’s much more complicated in practice. Even with roadmaps and

      The idea of building an App Factory for your organization – where app development at scale is fully structured and success is replicable – may seem like a great idea that’s much more complicated in practice. Even with roadmaps and plans that seem to “simply” map your path to this factory state, what are the typical barriers and how can you be prepared to manage them? In this session, Mendix Program Manager, Ben Bruggeman, will take you through:

      • The friction that often keeps organizations from achieving what’s traditionally known as the ‘App Factory’
      • How 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 – to start scaling your development
      • How to be prepared for implementation of an App Factory with full control from a DevOps point of view
    • 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 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 other technologies
      • Understanding Mendix fit and how to determine if your application initiative fits the “Mendix swim lane”
      • Parameters for starting your application portfolio, such as how to create an initial roadmap, define your first applications, and continue evolving your roadmap as your volume of applications grows
    • 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 app development you’re tasked with securing buy-in from stakeholders across your organization to keep projects moving. Does your C-Suite see the business value that your applications are driving? In order to drive your app development forward,

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

      • Define app success against the qualitative and quantitative KPIs of your app performance
      • Promote the delivery of your applications and continue driving awareness of their business objectives and impact
      • Create a formal structure to bring value forward using tools, such as Mendix’s Value Calculator, to track the progress of your applications
    • 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
      • How to appropriately benchmark your work as an organization with less than ten applications live
      • Strategies to address the areas where you need improvement to start accelerating your digitalization
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    • 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 is:

      • Leveraging Mendix in tandem with an on-premise Kubernetes cluster, and their overall approach to enterprise architecture
      • Approaching their app development journey through a start, structure, and scale lens with a DevSecOps philosophy at the forefront
      • Already planning 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 police department. An organization

      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 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 students studying education, the process of meeting state and federal teaching requirements includes collating information from various sources and tracking regular updates. To centralize 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 will share 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
      • His IT organization is enabling other business units within the university to bring their application ideas forward and execute on them by learning 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 will share:

      • How the application works in sorting centers, making efficient distribution planning and processing data coming from barcode scanners of thousands of drivers, generating track and trace information for both senders and receivers
      • Their approach to architecture and collaboration, and 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, makes timetable disturbances –

      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, makes timetable disturbances – such as failing trains or broken overhead lines – a great challenge. The Customer Support team strives to reduce the impact for passengers in case of such disturbances and help 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 work in an Agile/SCRUM method
      • The final application, the ReisregiePlus-system, 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
      • How departments simply expand or adapt the existing BPMN workflow templates and forms
      • How 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 journey 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 3-6x 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

      Automotive component manufacturer Continental has over 240,000 global employees and €44 billion in revenue. Changing customer and employee demands required Continental to revisit how they were building applications, and in the last few years they set out to start replacing

      Automotive component manufacturer Continental has over 240,000 global employees and €44 billion in revenue. Changing customer and employee demands required Continental to revisit how they were building applications, and in the last few years they set out to start replacing 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, and how teams are structured to ensure proper input from both the business and IT as more apps are developed
      • How the ease of collaboration provided by low-code was integral to their adaptability and success during the unpredictability of COVID-19 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 a global industrial manufacturing company with nearly 50,000 global employees. Rapid digitalization is a current priority for every enterprise, and Trane was no exception, but faced challenges bringing in new technology and gaining executive buy-in. To drive

      Trane Technologies is a global industrial manufacturing company with nearly 50,000 global employees. Rapid digitalization is a current priority for every enterprise, and Trane was no exception, but faced challenges bringing in new technology and gaining executive buy-in. 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 more quickly bring solutions to market. 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 in order to 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 3 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, will speak to how the team is:

      • Currently in production with an additional 20 applications to improve employee, citizen, and partner experience
      • Leveraging Mendix for more quick and 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 Zigler, 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. In order to do so their team set out to build ZRate, an application to generate

      Logistics provider ZMac specializes in the transport of oversized freight and is on a mission to deliver greater transparency and accuracy to their customers. In order to do so 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 app 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 5 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
      • Vijay Ponnavolu, Senior Manager of Enterprise Applications, Love's

      Love’s Travel Stops has over 26,000 employees and provides services from truck maintenance to hospitality across the United States. With a wide range of business operations, the team is tasked with building applications for stakeholders including internal employees, truckers, partners,

      Love’s Travel Stops has over 26,000 employees and provides services from truck maintenance to hospitality across the United States. With a wide range of business operations, the team is tasked with building applications for stakeholders including internal employees, truckers, partners, and customers, and was facing challenges with speed and reuse amongst these tools. Love’s had access to highly skilled developers with .NET, SAP, and Salesforce experience, but these groups operated in siloed environments making it difficult to get user-friendly applications in market quickly. In this session, Senior Manager of Business Systems, Daniel Parkhurst, and Senior Manager of Enterprise Applications, Vijay Ponnavolu, will discuss how:

      • Mendix became the right partner to layer with SAP as Love’s scales their app development
      • Working in Mendix has cut development time from months to weeks, as the team is able to supplement their SAP ERP development experience with Mendix front-end development and iterate more quickly
      • The team has built a variety of applications managing operations from real estate mapping to 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 7th largest city in the United States, the onset of coronavirus 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 7th largest city in the United States, the onset of coronavirus 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. Kinetech CEO Michael Guido will share how:

      • The team developed an end-to-end solution in just 12 days that assists 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 app 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 app 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

      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. Administering 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 will share how:

      • The teams created the MOBI platform with only two developers, which now supports the repetitive process of security certifications
      • The application is reducing 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 app’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 will share:

      • How the team is building enterprise software applications, such as a Freight Claim Management and Tax Guidance app, to achieve business impact faster than before
      • How the team has adopted a citizen developer approach, decentralizing & delegating application development across the organization
      • The business impact of the 3 applications now live, and how the team plans to continue iterating in the future to create a more digital enterprise
    • Prioritizing Customer Engagement and Retention with Hutten and Nokavision

      • Bob Hutten, CEO, Hutten
      • Kevin Renirie, Program Manager, Hutten

      With a ninety year history, Dutch catering company Hutten is on a mission to make an impact on the world around them – from local business owners to restaurant patrons. Hutten provides meals for working professionals in their 180 business catering

      With a ninety year history, Dutch catering company Hutten is on a mission to make an impact on the world around them – from local business owners to restaurant patrons. Hutten provides meals for working professionals in their 180 business catering locations, ensuring that customers can swiftly order and enjoy their lunch and carry on with their workday. Increased demand was leading to longer wait times and dissatisfied customers, so to adapt Hutten set out to build a mobile application which would provide greater transparency and quicker service throughout the ordering process. In this session, CEO Bob Hutten and Project Manager Kevin Renirie will show:

      • How their application, which has eliminated long lines, delights users, and reduces food waste, is helping to improve customer engagement and retention
      • How to digitalize shopping experiences using new technologies like RFC, NFC, unmanned Cash registers
      • Their app in action, which includes features such as contactless product scanning and tap-and-go payment processing
    • 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. Using a Mendix facilitated agile development process, CNH Industrial built a web application that ties together data from a multi-site PLM (Teamcenter) implementation, an enterprise Engineering Bill of

      CNH Industrial N.V. is one of the world’s largest capital goods companies. Using a Mendix facilitated agile development process, CNH Industrial built a web application that ties together data from a multi-site PLM (Teamcenter) implementation, an enterprise Engineering Bill of Material (EBoM) system and a legacy document management repository. In this session you will hear from CNH IT Director, Tom Grigas, and Global VP & Head, 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 dispersant systems for MBD implementation
    • More Sessions to be Announced

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    • Extending Your Industry Data: Drag-and-Drop Teamcenter Into User-Friendly Experiences

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

      You know Teamcenter as the most widely used PLM software, connecting 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. And,

      You know Teamcenter as the most widely used PLM software, connecting 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. And, by leveraging this information across domains and departments, adapt to business changes and manage all the challenges of product development. Now with Mendix, Teamcenter’s value can be extended through mobile and web applications, at scale. Mendix Product Manager, Andrej Koelewijn, will show:

      • 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

      I bet you’re reading this because you’re a hardcore developer and if so, you might be wondering how you can use Mendix to solve complicated problems. Have you ever wanted to use face detection using Computer Vision or image processing

      I bet you’re reading this because you’re a hardcore developer and if so, you might be wondering how you can use Mendix to solve complicated problems. Have you ever wanted to use face detection using Computer Vision or image processing & manipulation without using a REST service to do the job? Do you want to know how to do this using your existing Java skills with Mendix? In this video, Mendix Solutions Evangelist, Alistair Crawford, will take you through:

      • What Java actions are today, when and how to use them in practice
      • Using Java Extensions in your own environment with your chosen IDE and with the libraries you need
      • How to neatly package and provide your Java Extensions for reuse inside your organization”
    • More Value in Less Time: The Power of UX Realized with Mendix

      • Jelena Golubovic, PhD, Product Manager, Mendix

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

      The value of a great UX can be measured in dollars and cents – nearly every dollar invested yields up to $100 in returns, to be exact. Learn about the value of investing in an improved UX from 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. You’ll see:

      • The proven business value of improved UX
      • How and why the Mendix Community & Collaboration team approached updating the Mendix platform UX
      • Simple tips for conducting your own UX research which can be put in practice, today
    • Introducing Low-Code to Industrial Automation with Mendix and Industrial Edge

      • Volker Franze, Director Industrial Edge Business, 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. In this session Siemens Director of Industrial Edge, Volker Franze, will share 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 combined 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 your industry requires the ability to deliver and iterate on new solutions, quickly. In this session you will see the new Mendix accelerators – app templates designed specifically for rapid implementation in

      Keeping up with the pace of change in your industry requires the ability to deliver and iterate on new solutions, quickly. In this session you will see the new Mendix accelerators – app templates designed specifically for rapid implementation in your banking or insurance organization. See how you can rapidly customize these accelerators to meet your exact requirements and utilize them as a platform for further innovation. These solutions are designed to help solve commonly-faced challenges such as:

      • Operational efficiency in the back office
      • Building a great experience to help improve ease of doing business that generates more Written Premium
      • Configuring reusable rating and underwriting rules at speed
      • Creating a world-class claims 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, Mike 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 to reduce the number of bugs, and the costs associated with them, by implementing a software testing process from the start of your app development
      • How you can unlock the potential of business users, allowing them to participate in test creation and execution
      • Demonstrated process improvements through creating an agile software testing process that is embedded in the development team
    • Building WCAG Compliant Accessible Apps

      • Chris Hodges, Design Lead, Mendix

      While the coronavirus pandemic has led to unprecedented restrictions for billions of people, for many with disabilities, the lockdown has paradoxically opened up the world. As society embraces the “new normal” and with 1.3 million people living with disabilities

      While the coronavirus pandemic has led to unprecedented restrictions for billions of people, for many with disabilities, the lockdown has paradoxically opened up the world. As society embraces the “new normal” and with 1.3 million people living with disabilities worldwide, 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. In this session, we will share:

      • Why accessibility makes good business sense
      • How you can deliver accessible applications that comply with the highest accessibility standards and guidelines – such as WCAG 2.1 AA and section 508
      • Best practices to 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 app, and has only grown importance as we’ve become more reliant on

      “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 app, and has only grown importance as we’ve become more reliant on technology in our everyday lives. When it’s 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 design works for everyone, regardless of age, technical experience, or background. Join Design Lead, Chris Hodges and learn how you can create, maintain and share beautiful UI designs.

    • (Demo) How to Configure & Deploy in Mendix Private Cloud

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

      If you’re ready to start working in Mendix Private Cloud, this session will lead you through the platform navigation to start getting your hands dirty! Product Manager Joe Carroll will show:

      • How to start using Mendix Private Cloud as an Architect

      If you’re ready to start working in Mendix Private Cloud, this session will lead you through the platform navigation to start getting your hands dirty! Product Manager Joe Carroll will show:

      • How to start using Mendix Private Cloud as an Architect and Developer
      • The views you will have as an Architect in Mendix
      • What end-to-end deployment in Mendix Private Cloud looks like as a developer
    • Getting Things Done with the Data You Need

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

      Data integration can be a nightmare for getting your job done. The tools and processes that you have to find and share data within your organization can be fractured and inconsistent, at best. With Mendix, you and other members of

      Data integration can be a nightmare for getting your job done. The tools and processes that you have to find and share data within your organization can be fractured and inconsistent, at best. With Mendix, you and other members of your team can have greater access to data sources you need to more readily integrate them into your apps. In this session, you’ll 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 External Entities to effortlessly share and use data
    • Build Better Customer Applications with Multiexperience Development

      • Nick Ford, VP Product & Solutions Marketing, Mendix
      • Simon Black, Team Lead Evangelist, Mendix
      • Dave Brault, Product Marketing Manager, Mendix

      The promise of multi-experience applications is phenomenal: being able to align and connect the optimal user experience for each customer and employee touchpoint through fit-for-purpose applications that make every interaction across the user journey effortless. Attend this session to see

      The promise of multi-experience applications is phenomenal: being able to align and connect the optimal user experience for each customer and employee 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 platform as we 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 continue to enhance it. In Stack Overflow’s 2019 developer survey, React Native was the 6th most popular framework overall, and the number one framework for building native mobile apps. Attend this session to discover why React Native is an important skill to know and how Mendix can help developers of all background build React Native applications using low-code. Product Manager Danny Roest will show:

      • The architecture of Mendix React Native Mobile apps
      • How you can customize and extend your app 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

      With an increasingly engaged developer community, and a growing investment in R&D, loads of new functionality have gone into Studio Pro since last year’s Mendix World. See what delighters and capabilities are available in what CTO Johan den Haan

      With an increasingly engaged developer community, and a growing investment in R&D, loads of new functionality have gone into Studio Pro since last year’s Mendix World. See what delighters and capabilities are available in what CTO Johan den Haan likes to call “the most-loved IDE”:

      • Build better with AI-assisted development – learning about meaningful increases in accuracy and new types of recommendations
      • Make Native Mobile apps with native building blocks, dark mode, Apple App Store submission, and stunningly beautiful animations
      • Create offline-first apps that use microflow, nanoflow, and synchronization functionality to provide uninterrupted experience for end users
      • A host of other goodies from SSO to Accessibility that our marketing people say is too technical to put in this description
    • 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, and providing anything less will quickly impact your user engagement. With Mendix, you can build native mobile applications that deliver

      We live in a world of instant gratification where immediate results and effortless experiences are the norm for today’s customers, and providing anything less will quickly impact your user engagement. With Mendix, you can build native mobile applications that deliver the consumer-grade experiences that people are accustomed to using in their everyday life, 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 using all of the latest features you want to see (no slides!), including:

      • Insights and experiences in the success of low-code and native mobile
      • The latest features, like low-code app building
      • 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 apps 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

      Regardless of the cloud platform your business is using you should have the flexibility to deploy apps 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, Product Marketing Manager Joe Carroll and Product Manager Carlos Salinas-Gancedo will 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-premise environment
    • Better Developer Collaboration with Mendix Version Control

      • David Hartveld, Product 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 app development introduces new layers of complexity – and opportunities for missteps. To alleviate these challenges, Product

      Working in a remote environment can make collaboration a challenge with your development team. Additionally, the ongoing need to incorporate more perspectives in your app development introduces new layers of complexity – and opportunities for missteps. To alleviate these challenges, Product Manager David Hartveld will take you through version control best practices in Mendix including:

      • How to improve governance and auditing, ensuring that you have control over your own development spaces and that mistakes are easy to revert
      • Making for more seamless remote work, 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
    • Ensuring App Quality and Testing with a Pre-Production Checklist

      • Rob Bond, Senior Technical Lead, Mendix

      Having a defined process to ensure that your apps are being pressure tested before they make it to production is going to help you minimize future rework. In this session, Mendix Technical Lead Rob Bond will take you through the

      Having a defined process to ensure that your apps are being pressure tested before they make it to production is going to help you minimize future rework. In this session, Mendix Technical Lead Rob Bond will take you through the best practices of a defined pre-production checklist, including 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. An unreliable connection can quickly derail mobile apps that were not designed to work offline, not to mention disrupting the user’s tasks and schedule.

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

      • The value of always-on mobile apps, and how their reliability prevents your users from experiencing costly down-time
      • How Mendix enables to build offline-first apps
      • Best practices for developing offline-first mobile applications
    • 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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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, CEO & Co-founder
Johan Den Haan, CTO
Keynote
Creatively Approach Your Customer Experience
16:00 CEST | 10:00am EDT
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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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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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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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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
Georg Maureder, Product Manager
Sept 2
Art of the Possible​
Finding Treasure with Collaborative Game Design in Mendix​
14:00 CEST | 8:00am EDT
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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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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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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 Star Trek or Star Wars.

Johan den Haan, CTO
Sept 3
Art of the Possible​
Improving Road Safety with Damage Reporting and Analytics​
14:00 CEST | 8:00am EDT
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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.