Azure Innovation Forum: Unleash the Power of a Modern Integration Platform

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In their drive to deliver innovative connected experiences, businesses have seen a sharp rise in the number of applications they manage. Effectively integrating these applications that stretch across on-premises and multi-cloud environments is a challenge. Achieving seamless integration is not only crucial for efficient operations, but it's also a key strategy to outpace competitors in the market. 

We are excited to announce our upcoming webinar on Azure Integration Services, "Unleash the Power of a Modern Integration Platform". In this 90-minute, interactive session, you will hear from analysts, product leaders, and our customers on how Microsoft's enterprise integration offering, Azure Integration Services accelerates innovation, boosts productivity, and promotes a competitive advantage. 


To ensure that this event is accessible to as many participants as possible, we have arranged for this event across multiple geos. Starting with the United Kingdom, this webinar will be featured as part of the Microsoft Azure Innovation Forum on October 5, 2023, at 2:30 PM BST. Reserve your place today. 


From foundational principles to advanced strategies, first-hand customer accounts to analyst insights, this event will cover the transformative power of modern integration in today's dynamic landscape and its pivotal role in shaping the future. Here’s a preview of what we’ll have feature at the webinar: 


To innovate you need to integrate! 

Balan Subramanian, Partner Director of Product for Azure App Platform at Microsoft 

We're currently witnessing a period of remarkable growth and innovation in the world of applications. This proliferation of apps, while impressive, also brings forth a unique set of challenges that demand our attention. Enter the Integration Platform, the critical foundation for connecting applications and data and driving the acceleration of connected intelligence. In today's fast-paced digital environment, having a robust Integration Platform is not just important, it's what enables us to adapt, innovate, and maintain our competitive edge. 


The event kicks off with Balan uncovering the five fundamental requirements of a modern integration platform based on insights drawn from our extensive interactions with customers and partners. 


Driving Business Agility with a Modern Integration Platform  

Slava Koltovich, Principal Group Product Manager Azure Integration Services, Microsoft 

If you’ve been curious about how Azure Integration Services is empowering our customers to drive superior business outcomes, don’t miss this overview from Slava. 


Azure Integration Services, Microsoft's enterprise integration offering, is purpose-built to address the unique requirements and challenges faced by today's businesses. With tailored integration solutions, it grants you the freedom to select and adopt services aligned with your objectives. Featuring a scalable pay-as-you-go pricing model, it facilitates your integration journey without hefty upfront costs, allowing seamless growth as your business expands. What truly sets it apart is its seamless integration within the broader Azure ecosystem, unlocking the full potential of Azure and enabling comprehensive, efficient, and intelligent end-to-end experiences across your organization. 


The Economic Impact of Integration 

Anna Orban, Principal Consultant, Forrester Research Inc., and Naga Surendran, Director Product Marketing Digital and Application Innovation, Microsoft 

Microsoft engaged Forrester Consulting to delve deep into understanding the Total Economic Impact (TEI) of Azure Integration Services. This study meticulously outlines not only quantified benefits but also unquantified ones, offering organizations a comprehensive blueprint to calculate their own ROI projections and build compelling business cases. 


Join us in an enlightening conversation as Anna and Naga delve into the key highlights of this TEI study. Together, let's uncover the concrete advantages that await you on your integration journey! 


Customer Insights: Breaking Down Silos, Kantar's Journey with Azure Integration Services  

Simon Ferres, Chief Technology Officer, Kantar and John Yokim, Director, Global Black Belt Digital and Application Innovation, Microsoft 

In this customer session, Kantar, a global leader in data, insights, and consulting based in the U.K., shares its remarkable journey of modernizing its IT operations to adapt to evolving business needs. With seven divisions spread across 75 countries, each operating with its own IT infrastructure and legacy technology, Kantar's IT landscape was fragmented and disjointed. Simon explains how Azure Integration Services emerged as the transformative solution that streamlined their IT operations, resulting in increased business agility and accelerated time-to-market.  


Driving Innovation Across the Enterprise 

Kent Weare, Principal Product Manager Azure Integration Services, Microsoft 

Adapting to the ever-changing landscape of technology trends is crucial for organizations aiming to stay competitive and relevant. In this era of rapid digital transformation, the demand for innovation and effective implementation of digital initiatives has never been greater. To meet these challenges head-on, it's becoming increasingly essential to extend the developer bench across your entire organization.

Whether you're a seasoned developer or just dipping your toes into integration, what you want are tools and capabilities that make integration easy, efficient, and adaptable for everyone in your organization. 


Attend this session and learn how Azure Integration Services is bringing integration within reach for a wider audience in your organization. During the session, Kent will also share some inspiring customer stories highlighting the experiences of app developers and fusion developers. 


Customer Insights: Transitioning to SaaS with Azure Integration Services 

Sandeep Kesiraju, Chief Product Officer, Datex Corporation and John Yokim, Director, Global Black Belt Digital and Application Innovation, Microsoft 

Datex, a leader in warehouse management solutions, faced the challenge of managing a complex on-premises warehouse workflow orchestration solution. Their strategic objective was to transition from traditional on-premises solutions to a Software-as-a-Service model, reflecting their commitment to innovation and adaptability in the ever-evolving business landscape. Join us to learn how Datex successfully navigated this transition using Azure Integration Services and the insights they gained along the way. 


Unlocking Business Value with Event-Driven Services 

Kevin Lam, Principal Group Product Manager Azure Integration Services, Microsoft 

Join Kevin as he delves into the details of Azure Integration Services event-driven integration capabilities. Whether you're looking to digitize your business processes or implement scalable microservices in the cloud, Azure Integration Services offers the comprehensive tools required to achieve connected transformation effortlessly. 


Seize this opportunity to harness the transformative power of event-driven integration and empower your business. With real-time communication, efficient data processing, and seamless system integration at your disposal, you can drive innovation and maintain a competitive edge in today's fast-paced business environment. 


Join the live event to connect with experts 

Join the live event to participate in live question and answer chat and have your most pressing integration questions answered by Microsoft experts. Connect with business leaders and peers who are also making the journey to app modernization. 

Join us for the “Unleash the Power of a Modern Integration Platform” event to learn how we can deliver innovation faster together. Register now!

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