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SOA Deployments: From Pilot to Production -- Ensure Early Success

Date: September 25, 2008

Time: 12:00 pm US Eastern

All dates and times are NY local time, please consult your favorite world clock to determine when this webinar takes place in your time zone.

Featured Speakers:

Jeff Schuster, Senior Product Manager, IBM (bio)
Mike McCarthy, Vice President of Portfolio Management, IBM (bio)
Jeff Albrecht, IBM (bio)
Christophe Telep, Senior Product Manager, IBM (bio)


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As companies continue to leverage a services-orientation to get more out of their applications, business processes and IT, the challenges of moving from a pilot to a full scale production SOA deployment can be daunting. As SOA deployments cross departmental, organizational, and infrastructure boundaries, the ability to adequately pre-test can be limited without the right tools. When adequate testing is not done, unplanned events can cripple the deployment, or worse yet, have significant negative impact on the overall business. Come join us and learn how best to take an SOA pilot to a full scale, company-wide production, and achieve value for your business more quickly!

In this webcast you will learn:
  • The unique aspects of SOA and the impact they may have on your business' IT infrastructure
  • How to overcome typical challenges faced when promoting a SOA deployment from test to production environments
  • What tools are available to assist with testing - and the business value of a closed loop feedback system
  • Why it is important to align IT and business governance early
  • What are the key signs of potential "production" trouble

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Featured Speaker Bios:

Jeff Schuster is Senior Product Manager responsible for overall Automated Software Quality product line offering and Requirements Definition and Management. Over 25 years of automated test experience, 20 years with the IBM Rational Implementation. Primary responsibilities include driving the strategic direction of the QM and RDM solutions and mapping that offering into the rest of the IBM solutions, i.e. WebSphere IDE, development tools and runtime, Tivoli brand offerings, etc.

Mike McCarthy is the Vice President of Portfolio Management, IBM Global Technology Services. He is responsible for worldwide business strategy and offering development for IBM Middleware Services. In 21 years with IBM, Mike has held a variety of positions, including Director of Strategy for Tivoli Software, Director of Market Management for TotalStorage Software, Lead Strategist for IBM Retail Store Solutions and Channel Marketing Manager for IBM Networking Software in Asia Pacific. Mike also worked for Medic Computer Systems, a healthcare practice management software company, where he managed marketing programs and consultant relations. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Duke University.

Jeff Albrecht has over thirty one years of experience in the information processing industry. He began his career with IBM repairing printers and office equipment, moved to large systems support where he spent ten years as a Large Systems Engineer, changed his focus to network consulting working as a "LAN Doctor" specializing in network problem determination and network performance problem source identification. He was promoted to management where he spent several years in sales and human resource management positions. Mr Albrecht has spent the last ten years in IBM's Performance Management, Testing and Saleability practice in a sales leadership role. In this role he has built solutions for some of the largest and most successful companies in America to manage the performance, capacity and testing of their IT systems. He completed IBM's consultant certification program specializing in Performance and Capacity Management.

Christophe Telep is Senior Product Manager for automated software quality products at IBM Rational. With over fifteen years' experience in software development and product strategy, he is responsible for identifying and analyzing market and customer requirements and defining products roadmap for solutions focused on enterprise quality management, including SOA testing.

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