Recap of April 2017 Hong Kong User Group Meeting

On April 12, 2017, over 50 Solace users came together at the Head Office of HSBC in Hong Kong to learn about the latest developments with Solace’s technology and hear fellow customers describe their implementation of Solace technology.

Our CEO Craig Betts attended the meeting and shared our corporate direction. After Craig spoke, Philip Miller of HSBC described a multi-year IT transformation and modernization initiative they’ve been working on, which includes the integration of a new data distribution facility. Then, Damian Lum of Hong Kong Jockey Club described how HKJC uses Solace in their architecture, and explained why data movement infrastructure is such an important part of their transformation efforts to enable digital and be a data-driven enterprise.

Finally, our head of systems engineering Sumeet Puri delivered a compelling presentation about how a “data river” can get information flowing across big data, cloud, digital and IoT initiatives:
Sumeet-Data-River-Public

We wrapped up the agenda by asking attendees to participate in a fun demonstration of our Pivotal Cloud Foundry capabilities — a simple connected car scenario in which each of them used a smartphone app to placed a car on a map, and then give themselves flat tires or other faults which would appear both on the map and in a tracking dashboard in real-time.

In addition to taking in all of those great presentations, attendees enjoyed refreshments and networking time during which they swapped stories about cloud migration, digitam transformation and of course their use of Solace technology. Here are some pics from the event.