The best way to live a city is to walk its streets. That why, when I stepped out of my hotel to go to the Messe Frankfurt Conference Center and collect my badge for the HP Discover, I chose to walk. I could feel and live the cohesive mix of history and modern technology, and their healthy co-existence in the city of Frankfurt. Several buildings retain their pristine architecture, symbolizing Frankfurt’s cultural history, while modern technology manifests itself in various forms—from towering skyscrapers to underground trains. Fast-food chains coexist with full scale restaurants, competing to serve the world's best bratwurst. To me, the city of Frankfurt symbolizes the art of Applications Transformation. Never a complete revamp, the concept of Application Transformation is to change the landscape of applications within an enterprise. Modernization is selectively performed where it makes business sense—just as the city of Frankfurt has done by updating some of its architecture.