Open Horizons Summit

Micro Focus Channel Community Conference
Berlin, 4-7 June 2018

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Open Horizons Summit 2018

The primary training and technology conference for the new combined Micro Focus Channel Community

Get Ready for new Experiences and Opportunities

OH Summit, the new annual Micro Focus Channel Community event is the best destination for all Micro Focus Partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa interested in strengthening and extending their relationship with the new combined Micro Focus Company. The conference is primarily targeting channel partners, however customers interested in advanced technical hotlabs are also welcome to join. Started by Micro Focus and jointly delivered by the two leading user groups, Open Horizons and Vivit, the four-day conference is the ideal place to get advanced technical training and deep technical immersions, as well as get inspiration on how to grow your business and serve better to your customers with the portfolio of Micro Focus products and solutions. Discover new products and the latest technology trends while visiting the Tech Lounge, choose business sessions to discuss product roadmaps or attend advanced technical sessions to develop new skills and deepen your technical expertise. Get the help you need to achieve the goal of digital transformation for you and your customers.

Tech Lounge
Explore the new Micro Focus technologies
Meet the Experts – engage with Micro Focus engineers in 1:1 conversations
Benefit from first class networking opportunities
4 parallel business tracks – gain insights from Micro Focus executive leaders about the latest company vision and strategies
Enjoy community and fun activities
50+ Hot Labs in 8 parallel tracks – Get a unique experience and cutting-edge education on the topics and technologies that matter most to you.
Register for the primary technical educational event for the Micro Focus Channel

WHY ATTEND

Who should attend?

Open Horizons Summit is designed to deliver an intensive and educational experience for the Micro Focus Channel Community. The conference is primarly targeting channel partners, however customers interested in advanced technical training are also welcome to join.

The Summit offers two programmes with different points of emphasis – a Technical Education Programme and a Business Programme.

The Technical Education Programme will offer over 50 hands-on Hot Labs covering the  ITOM, ADM, Security and IM&G portfolios; ranging from introductory to advanced skill levels.  It is the core of the Open Horizons Summit.  Attendees can build their personalised agendas mapped to individual specialisations and needs.  The Technical Programme is designed for Technical Presales Engineers, Systems Integrators, Delivery Consultants, Installation, Configuration and Administration Consultants who are responsible for engaging with customers, delivering proof of concept systems or installing and configuring any product within the Micro Focus portfolio.

The Business Programme is intended for partner executives, business development managers and sales specialists who are responsible for expanding their business and creating new opportunities. Learn about the latest Micro Focus strategies and company vision, market trends, offerings and roadmaps, cross sell opportunities and how to beat the competition to grow your deals and profits.

See what you can expect

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Christoph Stoica, Vice President EMEA Channels at Micro Focus
Jerome Labat, Chief Technology Officer at Micro Focus
John Delk, Chief Product Officer & GM - Security Product Group at Micro Focus
Marco Mikulits, Vice President at Open Horizons
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Richard Bishop, President at Vivit
Maria Thun, Director Global Channel Enablement at Micro Focus

VENUE

Berlin Marriott & Ritz Carlton
Potsdamer Platz
10785 Berlin, Germany

The event is based at the Berlin Marriott & Ritz Carlton hotels situated in the beating heart of Berlin only steps away from the famous Potsdamer Platz. This location, where traditions and innovations achieve artful balance, will become the backdrop for the technical Hot Labs and business oriented sessions, along with the strategic keynotes and a fully featured Tech-Lounge.

Luxurious guest rooms are available at the Marriott complemented by alternative hotels with standards to match your individual needs and budgets. We offer packages that include both the Summit conference pass and accommodation at the Marriott for your convenience.

AGENDA at a GLANCE

Choose from a variety of learning opportunities to broaden and deepen your expertise.  Attend breakout sessions and Hot Labs covering a wide range of topics. Technical sessions (120 – 210 minutes long) range from introductory to advanced skill levels and cover both new subjects and feature/functionality updates for a wide variety of products and solutions.  Select your favourite sessions from multiple tracks that are designed to help you discover the latest trends, tools, and product roadmaps. We will continue to add and update sessions across each track, so please check back often for the latest updates. More information about the different programs can be found here.

08:00 am – 12:00 am

Conference Registration
Visit the Micro Focus Tech Lounge

12:00 am – 01:00 pm

Get-Together Networking Lunch @ the Ritz Carlton

01:00 pm – 01:30 pm

Welcome and introduction by Open Horizons & Vivit

01:30 pm – 02:15 pm

Micro Focus Strategy Keynote

02:15 pm – 02:45 pm

Micro Focus Partner Program

02:45 pm – 03:30 pm

Coffee break & Meet the Experts

03:30 pm – 05:00 pm

Executive Product Portfolio Keynote presented by Jérôme Labat and John Delk

05:00 pm – 05:15 pm

Wrap-up of the first day & housekeeping for the evening event

07:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Open Horizons Summit Award Dinner

08:00 am – 10:00 am

Focus Groups
Tech Lounge
4 parallel Business Breakout Sessions
8 parallel Technical Hands-On Hotlabs

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Break & Meet the Experts

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Focus Groups
Tech Lounge
4 parallel Business Breakout Sessions
8 parallel Technical Hands-On Hotlabs

12:00 am – 01:00 pm

Networking Lunch

01:00 pm – 03:15 pm

Focus Groups
Tech Lounge
4 parallel Business Breakout Sessions
8 parallel Technical Hands-On Hotlabs

03:15 pm – 03:45 pm

Coffee Break & Meet the Experts

03:45 pm – 06:00 pm

Focus Groups
Tech Lounge
8 parallel Technical Hands-On Hotlabs

06:30 pm – 08:00 pm

City Run

08:30 am – 10:15 am

Focus Groups
Tech Lounge
8 parallel Technical Hands-On Hotlabs

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Break & Meet the Experts

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Focus Groups
Tech Lounge
8 parallel Technical Hands-On Hotlabs

12:00 am – 01:00 pm

Networking Lunch

01:00 pm – 03:15 pm

Focus Groups
Tech Lounge
8 parallel Technical Hands-On Hotlabs

03:15 pm – 03:45 pm

Coffee Break & Meet the Experts

03:45 pm – 06:00 pm

Focus Groups
Tech Lounge
8 parallel Technical Hands-On Hotlabs

08:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Conference Party

08:30 am – 12:00 pm

Focus Groups
Tech Lounge
8 parallel Technical Hands-On Hotlabs

12:00 am – 01:00 pm

Networking Lunch and individual departure

01:00 pm – 03:15 pm

Focus Groups
Tech Lounge
8 parallel Technical Hands-On Hotlabs

Business Ticket

375,00
  • regular pricing until 15 May 2018

Full Conference Pass

695,00
  • regular pricing until 15 May 2018

Open Horizons Summit
Micro Focus Channel Community Conference.

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Progress is impossible without change

With a new date, new venue, and an extended new agenda with even more Hot Labs and business sessions, there will be many new features to the Open Horizons Summit 2018.  But don’t worry, not everything will change. Many of the conference elements appreciated by participants in previous years will remain at this year’s Open Horizons Summit.

Knowledge transfer and networking opportunities – two guiding principles of the OH Community –  are still the core of this technical conference.

The OH Summit: What’s new and what continues?  Check out our Top Four:

WHAT IS NEW

  • New sessions from the ITOM and ADM portfolios have been added to the agenda

  • 4 parallel business tracks across

  • ITOM, SECURITY, ADM and Security: featuring Labs, product roadmaps, strategies and visions from Micro Focus

  • a new focus on partner enabling offerings to complement existing Micro Focus enablement activities

WHAT IS STILL THE SAME

  • Collaboration, File & Networking Services and Enduser Productivity sessions are still core to the event

  • Sessions at Open Horizons Summit will be delivered in a joint effort between Micro Focus and OH community experts

  • Social networking activities such as exclusive evening dinner events and fun factors such as the city run remain part of OH Summit 2018

  • 2 different conference passes – a Summit Business Ticket, which provides an option to get an update on Micro Focus strategy, portfolio and partner programme in just two days OR a full conference ticket with access to all technical hot labs

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