The Open Horizons Summit offers two different programme paths to ensure attendees will benefit from an unique experience and cutting-edge education on the topics and technologies that matter most to you.

Technical Education Programme

The technical programme features 70 technical HotLab sessions covering the ITOM, ADM, Security and IM&G portfolios. These unique hands-on deep-dive half-day workshops still remain the core of the Open Horizons Summit and offer to you the chance to meet the experts who build the products and tools you use every day and get your questions answered. Whether your tech skills are tightly focused or all over the map, whether you want to learn something new at a foundational or intermediate level, or you want to dive deep into familiar Micro Focus technologies at an advanced or expert level – you’ll find lots of new ways to improve your skills.

This format enables attendees to build their personalised agenda mapped to individual specialisations and needs.

To gain access to the technical sessions, which are delivered as a joint effort by Micro Focus and community experts, conference participants need to register for a “Full Conference Ticket”.

The Community Biz Track Programme

The Community Biz Track provides a strategic overview of Micro Focus technology and a updates across the ITOM, ADM, Security and IM&G portfolios. Attendees will gain insights on how to grow business with Micro Focus software and get the chance to network with peers from around Europe, Middle East and Africa. Sessions are delivered by senior executives who will share the latest Micro Focus company vision and strategies. Meet product specialists and learn about market trends, offerings and roadmaps, cross sell opportunities and how to beat the competition and grow your deals and profits.

Session Types

  • Sponsor Solutions Showcase
  • Interactive Focus Group Interviews
  • Product Management Roadmap Sessions
  • Hotlab ReCapture / Certification Prep Sessions
  • Partner Best Practices / Success Story
  • Special Interest Group Sessions (e.g. Managed Services)

Attendees without the need of attending technical hands-on sessions should register for the reduced “Business Ticket”.

Networking Elements

Micro Focus Tech Lounge
Additionally in the Micro Focus TechLounge you can immerse yourself in third-party solutions, products, services, and technologies by visiting the product technology demo points of our partners. The TechLounge will be full of learning opportunities, one-on-one discussions, and interactive activities.

ITOM – IT Operations Management

The IT Operations Management (ITOM) track will focus on modern IT Operations Management tools and how they will  bridge the gap between traditional IT and the new digital enterprise and fast paced new business initiatives in a straightforward way.  In both the Community Biz track sessions as well as in the deep-dive technical hands-on sessions, you will learn more about the six ITOM suites, which are prescriptive, integrated and easy to consume through simplified pricing and licensing models. Learn more about the new ITOM Platform, which will  enable customers to deploy, manage, update and scale Micro Focus ITOM products across public and private cloud, on traditional virtualized environments and even on bare metal and emerging CaaS environments.
Solutions featured within the Community Biz Track and technical hands-on trainings / HotLabs could be:

  • DCA – Data Center Automation Suite (Server Automation, Operations Orchestration, Database and Middleware Automation)
  • OpsB – Operations Bridge Suite (Operations Bridge Manager formally OMi, Operations Bridge Reporter, Operations Bridge Analytics, Business Value Dashboard, Sitescope, Business Process Monitor, Cloud Optimizer, AppManager)
  • SMA – Service Management Automation Suite (Service Manager, Asset Manager, Configuration Management System, Service Desk)

  • HCM – Hybrid Cloud Management Suite (Cloud Service Automation, Operations Orchestration, CODAR, Platespin)

  • NOM – Network Operations Management Suite (Network Node Manager I, Network Automation, Business Value Dashboard)

  • ABR – Adaptive Backup and Recovery Suite (Data Protector, Backup Navigator)

  • ITOM Platform – CMS (Configuration Management System)

IM&G – Information Management and Governance

The Information Management and Governance (IM&G) tracks focus on how to achieve new levels of productivity, cost savings, and collaboration across your entire organization while managing  information security, privacy, and compliance across enterprise systems with reduced risk, complexity, and cost at the same time. The IM&G tracks will contain many of the HotLabs and sessions familiar to previous attendees of the OH Summit featuring subjects such as GroupWise, Filr and OES and the information archiving solutions from GWAVA.
Solutions featured within the Community Biz track sessions and technical hands-on trainings / HotLabs could be:

  • Collaboration Solutions (Enterprise File Sharing, Enterprise Messaging, Open Enterprise Server)

  • Information Archiving (Digital Safe, Retain)

  • Secure Content Management (Content Manager, Control Point, Structured Data Manager)

  • eDiscovery


The Security tracks will focus across the newly expanded Micro Focus Security Portfolio with comprehensive security solutions spanning security operations, application security, identity and access management (IAM), and data security. The shift to hybrid IT and DevOps has made it imperative for organisations to move beyond securing the periphery, and take a holistic approach to securing their users, apps, data and the interactions between them. Within the Community Biz track sessions as well as in the deep-dive technical hands-on sessions, you are going to learn more about new customer-centric innovations that help organisations to protect their most sensitive assets and applications at scale; drive identity-centric control and obtain actionable insights across their environments.
Solutions featured within the Community Biz track sessions and technical hands-on trainings / Hot Labs could be:

  • IAM (Privileged Management Identity Management, Access Management, Identity Governance, Strong Authentication)

  • Security Operations (ArcSight – Enterprise Secure Mgmt., Investigate, Data Platform, UBA-User Behaviour Analytics)

  • Application Security (Fortify)

  • Data Security (Atalla, Voltage)

  • Unified Endpoint Management (ZENworks)

ADM – Application Delivery Management

The Application Delivery Management (ADM) track will feature  the latest in industry trends and product innovations across the Micro Focus ADM portfolio. Within the Community Biz track sessions as well as in the deep-dive technical hands-on sessions, you will learn how to balance customer expectations for constant innovation with high quality, while also meeting the business demand for fast and predictable application delivery.
Solutions featured within the Community Biz track sessions and technical hands-on trainings / Hot Labs could be:

  • Performance Testing (LoadRunner, Performance Center, StormRunner Load, Lifecycle Virtualization Center, Silk Performer)

  • Lifecycle and Portfolio Mgmt. (Application Lifecycle Management Center (ALM Octane, ALM Enterprise, QC Enterprise, Atlas, Serena Dimensions RM, Rhythm), Project and Portfolio Management, Serena Application Development (Dimensions CM, StarTool))

  • Functional Testing (Functional Testing Center, Mobile Test Center, Silk)