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YOW! Night 2018 Hong Kong - Dave Thomas - May 2

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Wednesday, 2 May 2018 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time Hong Kong SAR China Time)

YOW! Night 2018 Hong Kong - Dave Thomas - May 2

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Legacy Evolution – The Innovation Opportunity!

Every successful business is powered by legacy technology and applications which need to evolve. Vendors, Consultants and New Tech Enthusiasts bemoan technical debt and have the answer – Switch to Our Technology, Outsource, Use a New Language/Platform. Each of these options comes with major business and technical risks and expenses, along with long uncertain delivery dates.

In this talk we describe an alternative lean approach to legacy evolution that focuses on high value near-term tactical business and technical innovations. We focus on data rather than code. Code has been the primary focus for traditional legacy approaches. We illustrate common patterns for identifying high return opportunities and techniques for high payback. We discuss risk mitigation and management buy-in for innovative approaches.

Technical Debt | Innovation | Targeted Technology Adoption | Accelerated Development | Data Driven




Dave ThomasDave Thomas, Chief Scientist/CSO, Kx Systems, Co-Founder and past Chairman of Bedarra Research Labs (BRL), creators of the Ivy visual analytics workbench and ACM Distinguished Engineer. Founder and past CEO of Object Technology International (OTI), becoming CEO of IBM OTI Labs after its sale to IBM.

With a unique ability to see the future and translate research into competitive products, he is known for his contributions to Object Technology including IBM VisualAge and Eclipse IDEs, Smalltalk and Java virtual machines. Dave is founder and chairman of the YOW! Australia and Lambda Jam conferences, and is a GOTO Conference Fellow.







6:30 pm   Welcome networking with refreshments

7:00 pm   Presentation followed by Q&A



YOW! Night Venue Sponsor

  YOW! Platinium Community Sponsor

 Societe Générale   

    Credit Suisse  

YOW! Night Usergroup Partner

Agile Hong Kong



YOW! Hong Kong returns to Hong Kong for its second conference this September! The one day conference brings International Software Experts from around the world. Discover the latest trends in development and delivery and network with fellow developers. 



Taking place in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, this is YOW!'s signature and biggest event of the year. Last year over 2,000 Developers and IT Professionals attended the conference and workshop. 

Sydney 29-30 Nov | Brisbane 3-4 Dec | Melbourne 6-7 Dec

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1 Queen’s Road East
Level 19, Three Pacific Place
Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR China

Wednesday, 2 May 2018 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time Hong Kong SAR China Time)

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