Windows 8 is growing at an unprecedented rate – over 60 million devices activated since it was released in October 2012.  For developers, it’s an opportunity like we’ve never seen before.  For businesses, it’s a way to deliver innovative solutions for employees and customers that can transform the way we work.  On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, BlueMetal Architects’ Dmitri Artamonov  and InCycle Software’s Frederic Persoon will present the  business value of building and managing modern applications on the Windows 8 platform.


11:00 – 11:15 am – Welcome

11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Why Windows 8?
What is the business value of moving to this platform?  This session will present the benefits of adopting Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface for the modern business and supporting Windows 8 with cloud platforms.  Speaker:  Dmitri Artomanov

12:00 – 12:15 pm – Break / gather lunch

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm – Managing Business Requirements How do you ensure that you are focusing your attention, efforts and resources on the highest-priority requirements, while managing change and cutting costs?   We will show you how to gain cost savings, improve business processes, and increase efficiency with Microsoft’s ALM (application lifecycle management) strategy and toolset of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server, while improving quality and delivery of modern applications.  Speaker:  Frederic Persoon

1 pm – 1:45 pm  – What are others doing?  Dmitri will show real-life examples of modern applications on Windows 8, with time for questions and answers.  Speaker:  Dmitri Artomanov

1:45 pm – 2 pm – Closing

About the Speakers

Dmitri Artamonov is a Senior Software Engineer at BlueMetal architects and specializes in enterprise rich client, cloud and mobile technologies. His prior experience is with the Microsoft WPF/Silverlight and WinForms technologies and mobile iOS development. Dmitri loves to build enterprise software that doesn’t suck and helping clients create the solutions that solve their pains. He is the chief driver of the Windows 8 initiative at BlueMetal NYC. After evangelizing Windows 8 at three DevCamp training sessions in Washington DC and New York, he spearheaded the Windows 8 implementation initiatives at local clients. Outside of billable client work, Dmitri remains a thought leader on integration of Windows 8 into the enterprise ecosystem and its growing role in the Javascript/HTML5 world.

For the last twenty years, Frederic Persoon has held key roles in professional services firms in Europe, Canada and in the United States. Frederic helps customers pragmatically achieve their full potential, and sustain it, by coaching and supporting them on Application Lifecycle Management, Performance Management, Business Process Optimization and Change Management, while adapting the method to their specific organizational context. Frederic is part of the ALM practice at InCycle Software, an Microsoft ALM Gold Partner, and is based out of New York City.