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Cloud QCamp: SOA Meets the Cloud

Date & Time: June 3, 2009 at 11:00 AM EDT

Featured Speakers:

David Bressler, Principal Architect, Progress Software (bio)
Joe McKendrick, ebizQ Contributor (bio)


Joe McKendrick, ebizQ Contributor

Sponsored By:

Progress Software

Is clouding computing a natural role for SOA? In this session we will explore the role of service-oriented architecture in supporting cloud-computing initiatives, from supporting the backbone of internal and external cloud-computing providers to SOA as a “private cloud” initiative in itself. SOA-enabled private clouds offer greater control and security over applications and data than services provided by public clouds. There will also be plenty of public cloud computing in the mix as well, more SOA initiatives will include services from outside the firewall — a sort of “micro-outsourcing” of application functionality.

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Featured Speaker Bios:

David Bressler is Progress Software's Actional Product & Community Evangelist. In this role, David provides customers with the expertise and experience required to deliver an enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA) and steers technology partnerships to provide real value to customer deployments. With almost 20 years and over 30 countries of experience in enterprise software and data networking, David brings to customer engagements a deep knowledge of application integration and data networking, blended with an ability to leverage emerging technology to create business value. David joined Progress in 2006 with the acquisition of Actional. Prior to joining Actional in 2002, David was one of the leaders responsible for bootstrapping Tibco’s European operations and the key driver behind TIBCO's relationship with Cisco. He went on to become vice president of strategic technology development at Aether Systems through their successful IPO, and then on to manage the delivery of shared middleware networks at Radianz (now BT Radianz). David received his MBA in International Business from New York University Stern School of Business where he graduated with distinction. He can be reached at http://twitter.com/djbressler.

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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