Hyperautomation Working Group Update: Deploying Hyperautomation Solutions for Event-Driven Architectures

Spring 2023

Hyperautomation is an emerging technology that combines multiple automation tools and technologies to create a holistic solution that can automate business processes from end-to-end. Event-driven architectures are becoming increasingly popular as a way to handle the large volume of real-time data generated by modern applications and devices. This session will explore the intersection of hyperautomation and event-driven architectures, and discuss how organizations can leverage these technologies to create more responsive and efficient systems. We will cover best practices for deploying hyperautomation solutions in an event-driven environment, and discuss the benefits and challenges of this approach. The ONUG Hyperautomation Working Group will demonstrate several examples of solutions that illustrate the power of AI/ML, event-driven architectures and no/low code deployments.

Session Outline:
-Introduction: The basics of hyperautomation and event-driven architectures
-Overview of the intersection of hyperautomation and event-driven architectures
-Best practices for deploying hyperautomation solutions in an event-driven environment
-Use cases and industries that are most likely to benefit from hyperautomation and event-driven architectures
-How to get started with hyperautomation in an event-driven environment
-Hyperautomation and event-driven architectures’ future trends and developments
-Conclusion and Q&A

Target Audience:
IT professionals, business process professionals, developers, and anyone interested in learning about the latest developments in hyperautomation and event-driven architectures and how they can be used to improve business processes.



Brian is a Network and Cloud Architect at McKesson, one of the oldest and largest healthcare companies in the US and currently operating in 16 countries. He is responsible for linking the needs of their businesses with infrastructure technology so they may serve their customers. This includes architecting and designing networks for McKesson’s global backbone, regional WAN’s, distribution centers, offices, clinics, and pharmacies, in addition to our private and public cloud environments. Areas of recent focus include SD-WAN, multi-cloud public cloud enablement, security for McKesson’s Operational Technology environments, and planning and implementation of our global network organization.

Michael Haugh brings over twenty-five years of experience and leads Product Marketing at Gluware. Prior to Gluware, Michael was VP of Product Management at ClearPath Networks. He has previously held roles in System Engineering, Product Management, and Marketing at Ixia and Spirent. Michael also worked at IBM Global Services and AT&T in Network Operations, Network Engineering and as a Design Engineer. Michael, Cisco CCIE #4334, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and holds a B.S. in Engineering from Southern Illinois University.

Dave Hegenbarth is Vice President of System Engineering at Pliant.io. In this role, Dave is responsible for driving innovation and ensuring the successful execution of the company’s technical vision of low-code/no-code automation. Dave brings over 25 years of experience working in the computer software industry. Previously, Dave held leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Riverbed Technologies, and SevOne.
Dave’s passion for new technologies and the people who embrace them has driven his career in IT Infrastructure Automation & Orchestration, Professional Services, Network Performance Management, Data Center, Software as a Service (SaaS), and Pre-Sales Engineering.

Ken Patel brings over thirty years of experience as an Associate Fellow at Verizon Business Global Solution, guiding sales and product for the deployment of Network as a Service (NaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions. He balances the needs of enterprise customers with the curation of an enriched roadmap of ‘as a service’ solutions with security, AI/ML automation, orchestration, portal and deep insights. These services are provided to Enterprises such as Walgreens, Cintas, JetBlue, Johnson Controls, Xerox, numerous Fed/Gov agencies with a managed end to end digital supply chain with proactive monitoring and digital experience management of users/devices. His expertise revolves around advanced network and security technologies such as NaaS, SASE/SSE, SDN, MPLS/Internet/5G, Private 5G, Multiaccess Edge Computing, PaaS and IaaS, with a focus on migrating global customers from legacy to an automated real time enterprise environment with a multitude of partner technologies.

Sal is a systems architect for the Merck digital manufacturing organization. He is bringing his 25 years of enterprise in network architecture, and engineering and is now delivering innovative enterprise solutions into the OT space. Over the past several decades he has driven many large-scale global projects including SSL VPN, virtualized data center fabrics, campus architecture, SDWAN, NFV, and intent-based automation. He has also been part of the ONUG Community for over seven years and is currently an active member of the Hyperautomation and Network Cloud Working Groups.

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