In the past, now and tomorrow I will keep
saying that integration is relevant, even in this day and age of digitalization.
Integration professionals will play an essential role in providing connectivity
between systems, devices and services. Integration drives the digitalization forward
by connecting everything with anything.
Integration skills are still in demand. A LinkedIn study revealed a top 10 with integration and middleware in top 5 with Cloud, Data Science, UX and Web. And the expectation for 2017 is that this will be similar.
Our toolbox is expanding from on premise
tooling to cloud services; we have WCF, BizTalk Server, MSMQ to Logic Apps, API
Management and Service Bus. Formats ranging from flat file, EDI, XML to JSON,
several protocols open and proprietary, tooling from mappers to BizTalk360. It
can be challenging yet much more exciting. My conclusion is more options, more
fun, at least in my view.
In February I, will be travelling to
Australia to meet up with my buddies Mick and Rene. And Rene is organizing a
Meetup in Sydney on the 20th of February. And since I am kind of in the
neighborhood, I have decided to pay my friends (Mark e.a.) in New Zealand a visit too.
Hence, I will speak in Auckland on the 14th of February and in Melbourne, where
Bill Chesnut resides. That’s three meet ups I will speak during my stay down
With Eldert I will be travelling around and
our plans will look like:
11-2 – Monday 13-2: Sydney
14-2 – Wednesday 15-2: Auckland (Meetup)
16-2 – Friday 17-2: Gold Coast (Eldert attends Ignite, Gold Coast)
19-2 – Monday 20-2: Sydney (Meetup)
21-2 – Thursday 23-2: Melbourne (Meetup)
24-2 – Monday 27-2: Sydney
Hope to see some of you there!
And that’s not all. The following month,
March 25th there will be the Global Integration Bootcamp and the IntegrationMondays will start from the 9th of January onwards to end of April. And
finally, there will be an Integrate 2017 in the UK and TUGAIT with an
Integration Track in May.
Hence, there you go a tremendous community effort the coming months!
Labels: Australia, BizTalk, Integration, Integration Monday