CIE-SF EECS Seminar: Why The Next-Generation Digital Business Needs A Modern Model-Driven Rapid Application Development Approach12/09/2015 - 12/09/2015

Can you do software developing in the future without coding? At least it can be much less than the tradition way and many people can involve the software developing even they are not a software programmers.


On 11/07 this year, we joined a UTHF High Tech Forum hosted by NATEA and TECO. In this Forum, one of the speakers showed us the future software developing may not all about coding. There is a new way to developing software by defining the relationships of the data and how we want to manipulate the data. With that, the software can be completed much faster and also can be done by people with usage know-how but not necessary the software engineers. It is possible to reduce the efforts of maintain the software in the IT or software department of a company. As engineers, we want to know more details of how it works and want to see some examples.

With that in mind, we invited the co-founder of AgilePoint, Jesse Shiah, to do a following up seminar on 12/09, in the evening. We asked Jesse to show us some examples to see how this model-driven software developing works. Please join us by register today. This is another free seminar provided by CIE (Chinese Institute of Engineers) EECS group.


CIE-SF EECS Seminar:

Why The Next-Generation Digital Business Needs A Modern Model-Driven Rapid Application Development Approach


Jesse Shiah, CEO of AgilePoint

Dec. 9, 2015 (Wed.) 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)

ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA 95134. (Free Parking)


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To achieve digital business transformation, IT teams are challenged with creating and improving business applications faster than ever before, given the necessity of keeping pace with changing technical and business requirements and the need to support more exploratory and innovative developments on-demand. To meet the challenge, organizations will need to adopt a new generation of model-driven Rapid Application Development (RAD) technologies that enable the visual modeling of forms, workflows, business logics, and reports, and the easy integration of data from both legacy systems, cloud services, as well as the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). And this new breed of model-based application must be easily configurable to support cross-cloud, cross-platform, and cross-channel needs.


In this session, we will

        Discuss why a new generation of model-driven RAD is needed to address these challenges and why an open and extensible metadata IT asset abstraction framework is key to maximize the benefits of a model-driven architecture

        Explore why the model-driven RAD architecture transcends the aspiration of Agile Methodology that is widely adopted today

        Use AgilePoint NX, a model-driven Application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS), as an example to illustrate how it realizes such model-driven RAD to facilitate the rapid development of future-proof business applications by “citizen developers” with only minimal IT support.

        Discuss why the low-code nature of model-driven RAD can still create enterprise class scalable, manageable, and robust business applications.

        Explore why the model-driven RAD apps can be designed to self adapt to evolving requirements–one of the key characteristics to support mission-critical IoT Business Solutions.

        Discuss how model-driven RAD can facilitate the creation of model-based applications to represent the modernized versions of legacy applications.

        Finally, we will discuss what does this modern model-driven RAD approach mean to software developers, enterprise architects, application architects, and also the non-programmers.


Speaker Bio:

Mr. Shiah is the co-founder of AgilePoint, a silicon valley based software innovator, with a passion and emphasis in redefining the traditional application development with a new paradigm of Responsive Application Platform-as-a-Service (aaaS) based on a modern model-driven architecture. This innovation enables the rapid composition of responsive business applications and IoT solutions by citizen developers with no code. Before founded AgilePoint, Mr. Shiah held key management positions span technical, product management, and business at prior startup that was acquired by GE. Mr. Shiah received a M.S. degree in computer engineering and a MBA from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a frequent speaker at various IT and Cloud computing conferences. Mr. Shiah’s vision is shaped by his more than 25 years of experience in aligning business and IT to simplify adoption of technology yet can deliver sustained and transformational business benefits.