Browse the latest virtual events all over the world!

Virtual events help the community stay connected 24/7. Click to see upcoming events.

Boston ACE - Migrate to Cloud, Data Loss Solution, Scaling Agile with Structure, and Jira use cases

Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 6:00 PM (EST)

120 RSVP'ed

About this event

Join us online for our next Atlassian Community Event! We have three engaging and useful presentations by experts. Migrating large scale organizations to Atlassian Cloud, plugging the security holes in Jira and Confluence, and scaling agile for your organization with Jira and it's apps. As usual, we'll be doing some quick polls and dispensing prizes to lucky attendees!

Pioneering Large Scale Migration to Atlassian Cloud by Benjamin Dawson-Bruce, Adaptivist

Atlassian have been building out their advanced Cloud offerings for a number of years, but only with the recent release of Cloud Premium and announcement of Cloud Enterprise has this platform been truly viable for larger businesses. With uptime SLAs, increased user counts, and premium support, many of the features required by large businesses are now available in the Premium and Enterprise offerings. A new question has emerged, however: "How do we get our current systems into the Cloud?"

In this talk Benjamin Dawson-Bruce, Technical Consultant at Adaptavist, will take you on the journey of Arm and their work with Adaptavist in navigating these uncharted waters. Learn the challenges that the teams faced, the process and supporting tooling that had to be developed, and how in working directly with Atlassian this project has changed the shape of the entire Atlassian Cloud migration space.

How to plug the Data Loss gap that affects all Atlassian installations by Gary Jackson, SecureAge

During his time as CEO of Tempo Software, Gary became aware of the significant security vulnerabilities that existed in his own use of Jira, and Confluence. Specifically, there are no native tools or procedures designed to protect the critical and proprietary data that lives in these systems. Atlassian points back to your IT department, or in house security team to come up with generic solutions. Unfortunately, few Dev/Ops teams have access to these security resources.

Now, working with SecureAge, a data security company, Gary is focused on protecting the critical information that you depend on managing in Atlassian products. We will explain how a simplified approach can lock down this environment.

Preparing Jira, its Apps, and Your Users for Scaling Agile by Phil Heijkoop, ALMWorks

Atlassian Jira is one of the top choices for helping organizations navigate scaling Agile. However, Agile requires a different level and type of demand from your Jira instance. Whether you’re rolling out a successful PoC or diving headfirst into SAFe, increasing your user count and interactions brings new challenges. In our session, we'll talk about considerations you should keep in mind — for tooling, processes, and people — as you get ready to expand your Jira usage. 

Crumbs - the simple CRM for Jira by Nigel Rochford, New Verve

Crumbs is the simple customer data management tool that seamlessly integrates with Jira and Jira Service Desk so you can manage your customer information in one, centralized location. The app enhances user experience by:
  • creating a central customer data repository
  • providing easy information capture and editing
  • giving in-context customer information
  • allowing you to focus on other mission-critical work
Our presentation will begin with an introduction to the app, explaining the above points more in-depth and highlighting how Crumbs can become an integral part of an ITSM solution for Jira and Jira Service Desk users.

Don’t miss the massive gift card drawings. We are giving out Amazon gift cards of $15, $25, and $50 amounts. Plus huge Atlassian SWAG store codes. RSVP!

Special thanks to all our sponsors!

SecureAge, cPrime, Adaptavist, Column IT, Appfire, ALM Works, Eliassen Group, Mattermost, New Verve, and Deviniti.


  • Benjamin Dawson-Bruce

    Benjamin Dawson-Bruce


    See Bio
  • Phil Heijkoop

    Phil Heijkoop

    ALM Works

    Lead Solutions Engineer

    See Bio
  • Gary Jackson

    Gary Jackson


    Chief Executive Officer of enterprise B2B software operations

    See Bio
  • Nigel Rochford

    Nigel Rochford

    New Verve

    Founder and CEO

    See Bio
  • Jerry Ray

    Jerry Ray



    See Bio


Wednesday, Nov 18
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)

Group Leaders

  • Timothy Szczesuil

    Timothy Szczesuil

    ZOLL Medical

    Boston Atlassian User Group Leader

    View Profile
  • Greg Venable

    Greg Venable

    Atlas Bench

    Group Leader

    View Profile


Where Atlassian users meet and share best practices