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CASTLE 2022

Virtually from May 2-6, 2022

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CASTLE2022 Attendees per day and session

CAS Technical Link Event (CASTLE)

May 2 - 6, 2022


From May 2nd to May 6th, CASTLE 2022 featured informative sessions and engaging hands-on workshops, and gathered the Advanced Studies community together for an exciting week of exchanging knowledge, sharing feedback, and fostering cross-project collaboration. We would like to extend our thanks to the project collaborators, academic leaders, and industry experts for your continuous commitment to share, connect and deliver research that makes a difference in technology, IBM and the world.




Time Monday
May 2
Tuesday
May 3
Wednesday
May 4
Thursday
May 5
Friday
May 6
10:00 to 11:00 (EDT) Opening Ceremony and 2022 CAS Projects Introduction

by CAS team and new project PIs
Lessons Learned

by PIs/RCLs panel, moderated by Vio Onut
Students Experience with CAS

by students panel, moderated by Jenn Collins
Matching Fund Discussion

by PIs panel, moderated by Vio Onut
CASCON x EVOKE 2022

by CAS team
Target Audience
PIs, Co-PIs, RCMs and RCLs

Target Audience
Students

Target Audience
PIs and Co-PIs

Target Audience
Everyone

11:00 to 12:00 (EDT) Introduction to CAS Operations

by Vio Onut, Tinny Ng
Learn@IBM

by Lila Adamec and Dennis Buttera
CAS Projects ROI/Funding Discussion

by RCMs panel, moderated by Vio Onut
Closing Ceremony and 2022 Video of the Year Award Presentation

by CAS team
Target Audience
Everyone and Lab Invite through Spotlight Series

Target Audience
PIs, Co-PIs and RCLs (new projects)

Target Audience
PIs, Co-PIs

Target Audience
IBM Management, RCMs and RCSs

Target Audience
Everyone

13:00 to 16:00 (EDT) Hands-on Workshop:
Cognos Analytics Overview and Introduction

by Dennis Buttera
Hands-on Workshop:
Cloud Pak for Data as a Data Fabric Solution

by Dennis Buttera
Hands-on Workshop:
Practical Microservices

by Kathryn Kodama, Leo Christy Jesuraj, Yee-Kang Chang and Priyanshi Patel
Hands-on Workshop:
Coding Java in a Kubernetes World

by Kathryn Kodama, Leo Christy Jesuraj, Yee-Kang Chang and Priyanshi Patel
Target Audience
Students and Lab Invite via yourLearning

Target Audience
Students and Lab Invite via yourLearning

Target Audience
Students and Lab Invite via yourLearning

Target Audience
Students and Lab Invite via yourLearning

13:00 to 16:00 (EDT) Individual Project Team Meeting
(Each team book the time with their RCL)
by RCL, RCCs, PI, coPI and students

Target Audience
Individual Project Team

CASTLE Video Submissions

In lieu of a traditional poster session at CASTLE, IBM Advanced Studies is once again inviting teams to submit a brief video overviewing their research project. Each team is encouraged to submit either a new or updated video.

Videos will sit under project pages on the Advanced Studies website, and will be available for a public audience - including IBM management, IBM employees, students and the general Advanced Studies community - to learn from, view and share.

IBM Advanced Studies Video Award

All video submissions will be considered for the IBM Advanced Studies Video Award, which will be presented to the most outstanding research project video at CASCON x EVOKE 2022 in November. Video Award selection criteria can be found in this document.

Submission instructions

Along with your video, please include the following additional information for us to include on the project page:

  1. A one-page PDF of the project using either of the slide options available for PowerPoint here
  2. A text file with:
    • A public/non-confidential abstract of the project (i.e., an elevator pitch explaining the scope) in 150 words or less,
    • For continuing projects, public/non-confidential impact statement (this can be the one submitted in the project reports, or an update)
    • A link to the University Research Group
    • A link to the PI and Co-PI pages, and
    • A link from the product team that points to their group/product (i.e. IBM website).

Please add your video, project page pdf and additional information text file in this Box folder by April 22nd with the following naming convention:

  • Video:[project_id].mp4
  • One-page PowerPoint summary:[project_id].pdf
  • Additional information:[project_id].txt

Questions?

Reach out on Slack or send an email to casinfo@ca.ibm.com


Morning Meetings

The morning hours of CASTLE between 10:00 - 11:00 and 11:00 - 12:00 (EDT), consists of daily meetings on a variety of topics for a variety of audiences. Details will be sent via meeting invites.

  1. Monday (10:00 - 12:00 EDT) | CASTLE 2022 Opening Ceremony & 2022 CAS Projects Introduction

    Every year, CASTLE convenes and connects the IBM Advanced Studies community to exchange knowledge, share feedback, match grant application opportunities and foster cross-project collaboration. Join us as we kick off CASTLE 2022, prepare for the week ahead, hear from leadership and touch base with our faculty, students and IBM product teams.

    This session will also include an introduction to the 2022 CAS Projects:

  2. Tuesday (10:00 - 11:00 EDT) | Lessons Learned

    IBM Advanced Studies and faculty across Canada have a longstanding relationship in delivering research and innovation that is meaningful to both academia and industry. How can we support one another in expanding research, improving processes, sharing accomplishments, contributing to events, and driving academic success? Join us for a panel discussion with professors and IBM technical staff about their experiences working with Advanced Studies, followed by an open conversation on how we can work better together.

    Panelists:

  3. Tuesday (11:00 - 12:00 EDT) | Introduction to CAS Operations

    New to CAS? Don't worry. In this session, we will tell you all the details you need to know about CAS Operations such as onboarding your students, reporting project milestones, getting publications cleared, filing patentable ideas and more..

  4. Wednesday (10:00 - 11:00 EDT) | Students Experience with CAS

    Do you want to connect with the academic and research community at IBM? Are you interested in graduate studies? Come learn what the IBM Advanced Studies team and community of students, faculty and product experts are up to. Find out how you can engage to enhance your IBM and academic journeys. Participants will gain insight into the student experience, ask questions and learn about pathways, capstone projects and future events.

    Panelists:

    • Alexey Khrabrov, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
    • Maria Patrou, PhD Candidate, University of New Brunswick

  5. Wednesday (11:00 - 12:00 EDT) | Learn@IBM

    Come and explore how to level up your potential with training and micro-credentials from IBM. Learn@IBM is a training program for learners who want to increase their career potential. It offers you the ability to earn credentials to demonstrate your expertise, validate your skills and capability to perform role-related tasks and activities at a specified level, resulting in an advantage in the competitive job market.

  6. Thursday (10:00 - 11:00 EDT) | Matching Funding Discussion

    What funding opportunities exist today that support academic research? Join us for a panel discussion and share your experience in matching fund application.

    Panelists:

  7. Thursday (11:00 - 12:00 EDT) | CAS Projects ROI/Funding Discussion

    How can IBMers, Managers, Executives, STSMs, DEs, Architects and the Advanced Studies community work together to amplify academic-industry relationship, learn from our research, and deliver higher ROI? Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A on the benefits of contributing to Advanced Studies, project accomplishments and how product teams budget investments for CAS research projects are handled.

    Panelists:

    • Anthony Renaud, Senior Manager, IBM Runtime Technologies
    • Derek Truong, Program Director, Z Hybrid Cloud Developer Experience - Dev and Pipeline Systems
    • Ian Watts, Program Director, CloudPak for Multicloud Management Software
    • Wang Chen, Senior Manager, Compiler Development

  8. Friday (10:00 - 11:00 EDT) | CASCON x EVOKE 2022

    This year marks the 32nd edition of the conference, CASCON x EVOKE 2022, taking place from November 15 to 17, which also sees the much anticipated return to an in-person experience at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The 3-day event will consist of technical talks, engaging workshops, innovative exhibitors, diverse pitch competitions, complex hackathons and a national developer, academic and research awards program. Come and learn how to get engaged!

  9. Friday (11:00 - 12:00 EDT) | Closing Ceremony and 2022 Video of the Year Award Presentation

    Join faculty, students, product experts, researchers and leaders from the IBM Advanced Studies community as we celebrate our accomplishments, discuss the year ahead and close CASTLE 2022. This session will also announce the winner of the IBM Advanced Studies 2022 Video Award.


Workshops

CASTLE 2022 will feature four technical workshops on various topics of interest everyday from 13:00 - 16:00 (EDT).

  1. Monday | Cognos Analytics Overview and Introduction

    IBM Cognos Analytics is a Watson-powered BI solution that provides you with the capabilities to: clean and connect your data; create data visualizations; and show you where your business is while helping predict what will happen tomorrow. Cognos Analytics with Watson takes BI a step further with AI capabilities that not only bring an accurate, trusted and complete picture of your business, but forecast what's coming in the future, predict outcomes and explain why they may happen. In this session, we will demonstrate how to import data, and then, how to quickly create compelling, interactive dashboards through drag-and-drop functionality that create auto-generated visualizations.

    Speakers:

  2. Tuesday | Cloud Pak for Data as a Data Fabric Solution

    Enterprises are collecting data from diverse platforms and devices at a faster pace than ever. Coupled with unparalleled computing capacity, better algorithms and affordable storage, the innovative and disruptive power of data is accelerating.

    However, businesses are challenged in their efforts to put data to work. The growth in data sprawl and volume, diverse ecosystems and varied existing management systems hinders optimal data usage. Research shows that up to 68%1 of data is not analyzed in most organizations and up to 82%2 of enterprises are inhibited by data silos.

    To become fully data-driven requires enterprises to utilize an integrated data strategy and architecture that overcomes data complexity challenges.

    Cloud Pak for Data as a Service is a cloud service platform for data governance, data engineering, data analysis, and AI lifecycle tasks. Cloud Pak for Data as a Service implements a data fabric solution so that you can provide instant and secure access to trusted data to your organization, automate processes and compliance, and deliver trustworthy AI in your applications.

    In this presentation we will review use case tutorials that use Cloud Pak for Data on Data Fabric. Each of these tutorials is associated with resources of which you will be provided links to the full instructions for completing the tutorials.

    Speakers:

  3. Wednesday | Practical Microservices

    Microservices? Cloud? Cloud-Native Development? We hear them often and they are everywhere in the industry these days. What are they? What's the deal with them? What are they for and why should you care? If you are interested or simply curious about any of these, come and join us. In this workshop, we will attempt to demystify and offer you a practitioner's perspective on what they are and why do they matter. You will have a chance to get your hands dirty and build your first Java microservice as well as to dive deeper into various aspects of microservices too!

    Speakers:

    • Kathryn Kodama, Software Developer, Open Liberty Developer Expeirence Team
    • Leo Christy Jesuraj, Developer Advocate, Application Integration with Hybrid Cloud
    • Yee-Kang Chang, Senior Technical Staff Member, Developer Experience & Advocacy, IBM Application Platform
    • Priyanshi Patel, Backend Developer, Open Liberty Guides

  4. Thursday | Coding Java in a Kubernetes World

    How is Java fairing in a cloud-native and Kubernetes-centric world today? Are there modern and open cloud-native Java APIs that will make life easier for today's developers? In this workshop, we will dive into technologies like MicroProfile and Jakarta EE that are leading the way to provide developers with open community-driven vendor-neutral solutions to build robust and scalable microservices and cloud-native applications. There will be opportunities for participants to get their hands dirty working with these Java APIs using cloud-hosted environments. This workshop builds on the Practical Microservices Workshop and will go into APIs relevant for Kubernetes/Cloud deployments.

    Speakers:

    • Kathryn Kodama, Software Developer, Open Liberty Developer Expeirence Team
    • Leo Christy Jesuraj, Developer Advocate, Application Integration with Hybrid Cloud
    • Yee-Kang Chang, Senior Technical Staff Member, Developer Experience & Advocacy, IBM Application Platform
    • Priyanshi Patel, Backend Developer, Open Liberty Guides