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2009 SOA Adoption and Transformation

Date: January 28, 2009

Time: 11:00 am 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:

Jignesh Shah, Vice President of SOA Product Management & Marketing, Software AG (bio)
Miko Matsumura, Vice President and Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Software AG (bio)
Joe McKendrick, ebizQ Contributor (bio)


Joe McKendrick, ebizQ Contributor

Sponsored By:

Software AG

Faced with the challenges of current economic times, there is an increased sense of urgency to provide visibility around supporting business requirements and making the best use of available IT resources. Is your current strategy delivering on its promise to transform your business from a state of sprawl to a more rational state that provides the agility to create a uniform and orderly system for finding, connecting with and making the best use of your IT services?

This webinar will speak to how cutting edge Enterprise Architecture is implemented and how successful organizations have used SOA techniques to transform the delivery of Information Technology.


All attendees will receive:

  • a free copy of the downloadable ebook SOA Adoption for Dummies
  • An update to the newest techniques in implementing Enterprise Architecture
  • Strategies for cross-enterprise collaboration

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Featured Speaker Bios:

Jignesh Shah is Vice President of SOA Product Management & Marketing at Software AG. He works closely with customers on real-life SOA projects to guide the direction of Software AGs products. Jignesh is also the co-author of “SOA Adoption for Dummies” and frequently speaks on how enterprises can adopt SOA to gain competitive advantage. Prior to joining Software AG, Jignesh was a founding member of OpsPlanner - a SaaS startup for emergency management solutions. Prior to OpsPlanner, Jignesh was a Solutions Architect at BearingPoint. He led the design and implementation of several large IT solutions for Fortune 500 clients in industries like High Tech, Consumer Products, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care, Industrial Manufacturing and Federal Government Services.

Miko Matsumura is Vice President and Deputy Chief Technology Officer at Software AG. He is co-author of the book “SOA Adoption for Dummies” by John Wiley and Sons. He served as founding chair of the SOA Adoption Blueprints Technical Committee at Oasis and is the organizer of the SOA Link Interoperability Initiative. Mr. Matsumura blogs at www.SOAcenter.com. Prior to his current role, he served as Vice President of marketing and technology standards at Infravio. Mr. Matsumura emerged as an industry thought leader at The Middleware Company, where he was a co-creator responsible for building the partner program for SOA Blueprints, the first complete vendor-neutral specification of an SOA application set, supported by BEA, Borland, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Veritas and others. He has worked extensively with software startup companies, raising more than $12 million in capital for Java startups. Mr. Matsumura holds an MBA from San Francisco State University and a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience from Yale University.

Long-time ebizQ contributor Joe McKendrick is a writer and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. He writes ebizQ's Business Transformation in Action (formerly SOA in Action) blog and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

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