FESC/IBM Professional Development Course June 2015



was held on June 15, 2015 at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center, located on the University of Florida Campus.

Cloud and mobile technologies have changed the competitive advantage for companies and organizations globally. Implementing technology such as the Internet of Things for the smart, energy efficient buildings, facilities, platforms, campuses, and cities using Cloud, Mobile and Data has become difficult if not impossible. A combination of technical advances and new thinking about business models has created one of the most profound changes that affects us personally and professionally: a digital revolution –the Industrialization of Information Technology.

At the workshop, participants learned how to:

  • Lower costs for deploying competitive technologies
  • Take advantage of new software technologies without investing in additional hardware, networking or personnel
  • Grow your revenue by deploying state of the art Mobile applications
  • Move data and information at faster speeds to make better decisions
  • Design and deploy innovative software applications faster than the competition to grow your business


Agenda: June 15, 2015 at 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

8:30am                       Registration and breakfast (included)

9:00am – 10:00am   CLOUD is the Future by Dr. Ben Amaba

10:00am -11:00am   DevOps Steer – an Agile Response to Customer Feedback

11:00am – 12:00pm  IBM Cloud & Mobile Experience

12:00pm – 1:30pm    Lunch (included) AND Bluemix (Paas) Demonstration and account setup – “create your own application”