Leaving Legacy Behind: Government Mainframe Modernization Success Stories

The mainframe is the cornerstone of government agencies' modernization journey. With the proper resources in place, the mainframe acts as the hub for agencies to build a modern data-centric strategy and transform legacy systems once and for all.

Watch on demand now to hear from speakers at IRS, state of Connecticut, state of Delaware and industry partners about they are successfully modernizing their mainframes.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • About the people, processes and technology barriers trapping data on enterprise servers.
  • How to adopt world-class IT processes and build a data-centric strategy for the enterprise.
  • How to implement an integration hub centered on APIs.
  • How to manage a new portfolio of APIs and applications.

Briefing Center Schedule

Please check back for session and speaker updates as they are made available.

[11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/8:00-8:30 a.m. PT]
Keynote: Freeing Data Trapped in IRS Legacy Applications

Speaker: Terry Milholland, Former CIO and CTO, Internal Revenue Service

The ongoing pandemic has highlighted the criticality of many federal and state agencies' ability to quickly and accurately share data outside of their organizations. However, many agencies struggle to even share data among the applications within their own portfolio. In this opening keynote, we will explore how the IRS was able to liberate vast amounts of data "locked up" in legacy applications - freeing it for use all across the agency and beyond.
[11:30-12:00 p.m. ET/8:30-9:00 a.m. PT]
Keynote: Taking an API-Led Mainframe Modernization Approach

Speaker: Chris Borneman, Chief Technology Officer, Software AG Government Solutions

In this opening industry keynote, you will learn how by taking an API-led mainframe modernization approach agencies can transform their operations quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.
[12:00 – 12:20 p.m. ET/9:00-9:20 a.m. PT]
How Delaware Courts Enabled Their Mainframe Via Webservices

Speaker: Betsy Bachmurski,  Application Support Project Leader, AOC, Judicial information Center, Delaware Courts

In this lightning presentation, you will learn how the Delaware Courts system was able to enable its mainframe via web services for real-time citizen engagement and external system connectivity. For example, when a citizen needs information about their court case schedule and monies owed for court fees, this information is stored on the mainframe. Integration was key to modernizing our processes while leveraging the stability of our mainframe.
[12:20 – 12:30 p.m. ET/9:20-9:30 a.m. PT]
How Connecticut Used an Agile Approach to Migration

Speaker: Richard Ladendecker, President of Konigi, Inc.

Learn how Connecticut migrated their restitution application from the mainframe to more agile solutions. The state updated its Alpha/VMS Legacy COBOL application in a low-risk, incremental approach by using a combination of integration and data synchronization to safely make the transition using CONNX, .Net and SQL Server.

[12:30 – 12:40 p.m. ET/9:30-9:40 a.m. PT]
Best Practices in Mainframe Data Visualization, Virtualization and Movement

Speaker: Harpal Gill, VP of CONNX Group

In this session, you'll learn how agencies and others are enabling their mainframe to provide citizen services.
[12:40 – 1:00 p.m. ET/9:40-10:00 a.m. PT]
Fireside Chat Panel on Lessons Learned and Tips on Mainframe Modernization

  • Betsy Bachmurski, Application Support Project Leader, AOC, Judicial information Center, Delaware Courts
  • David Taylor, Former State of Florida CIO, Current VP at Software AG Gov Solutions
  • Harpal Gill, VP, CONNX Group
  • Richard Ladendecker, President of Konigi, Inc.
Now it’s your turn to get involved. Ask your questions to our lightning speakers.
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Why Should You Attend?

  • Learn virtually and network with your peers.
  • Interact with Software AG Government Solutions team to understand how agencies are integrating their mainframe, unlocking data and other best practices.
  • Grow your network by connecting virtually with your government peers.
  • Get access to free resources all about mainframe modernization and problem-solving in government.
  • Chat with GovLoop and learn how our free resources can open up a new world of learning.