Tasktop Presenting Three Sessions and Sponsoring at IBM InterConnect 2016

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Four years ago Tasktop exhibited at our first IBM conference, known then as IBM Innovate. Three years later IBM Innovate became IBM InterConnect, partnerships expanded, and Tasktop became a seasoned IBM conference sponsor. This year Tasktop will not only be a sponsor at InterConnect we will also be presenting three IBM InterConnect speaking sessions.

A lot has changed since IBM InterConnect 2015 so if you are headed to Las Vegas this week, please stop by our booth: #784 in the DevOps Zone and see what’s new. We’d love to discuss our latest product innovations and news including:

  • the expansion of Tasktop Sync support of IBM products like ClearQuest and DOORs
  • our extended support of lifecycle tools and new partners
  • how we’ve helped IBM users scale their SAFe, Agile and DevOps practices.

In addition to our booth presence, our CEO, Dr. Mik Kersten, is presenting with valued Tasktop customer Nationwide Insurance (3268A). Product Manager, Trevor Bruner, and Principal Pre-Sales Engineer, Jeff Downs will also be presenting the following sessions (3557A and 2925A):


Title: DTA-3268: How Nationwide and Tasktop Achieved Continuous Visibility across the DevOps Lifecycle

Who: Carmen DeArdo, Nationwide Insurance, and Mik Kersten, Tasktop

When: Monday, Feb. 22, 2016:1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Where: Mandalay Bay SOUTH

Session Description: When Nationwide embarked on a DevOps transformation journey, the goal of automating build and release practices was a “no brainer.” The surprise that emerged during the journey was the need to automate the processes that drove the development, release and support processes. Multiple processes and sources of work existed across development, project management and IT service management, and all were disconnected. This talk overviews the conceptual framework that Nationwide and Tasktop created to provide end-to-end “continuous visibility” across the DevOps lifecycle. It reviews the detailed implementation of the solution, which leverages IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) and IBM UrbanCode as the integration hub.


Title: DOD-3557: Connecting Heterogeneous Tools in a DevOps World with Rational Lifecycle Integration Adaptor

Who: Trevor Bruner, Tasktop, and Jared Pulham, IBM

When: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Where: Mandalay Bay SOUTH – Lagoon E

Session Description: Cross-department communication and information flow and is key to successfully building software. Too often organizations rely on email chains and spreadsheets. Hear how IBM’s Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapter has evolved to help companies break these barriers. Encouraging better team collaboration and project information awareness across all these tools gives project teams the best chance for success and delivery outcome. With Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapter, your team members get the information they need in the tool they are most comfortable with. Learn how you can connect your development tools using a combination of OSLC and traditional REST services to let your people stay in their tool of choice and still communicate.


Title: DOD-2925: Integrate All Your SDLC Tools for Complete DevOps Visibility

Who: Jeff Downs, Tasktop

When: Thursday, Feb 25, 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM

Where: Mandalay Bay SOUTH – Lagoon E

Session Description: Rational Lifecycle Integration Adaptor 1.1.4 (RLIA) combines OSLC linking capabilities originally provided through RLIA Standard Edition with synchronization features in a single release to support integration methodologies for all project teams. Jeff Downs, Sales Engineer from Tasktop, will demonstrate various integration workflows that leverage both synchronization and OSLC linking; e.g., requirements traceability between Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management 5.0.2 and HP Application Lifecycle Management 12.

Can’t make it to IBM InterConnect 2016? Feel free to contact us, check out our upcoming webinars, and view our Resource Library for answers to all your Tasktop questions!