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Data Virtualization: Putting Your Data to Work for Your Cloud, BPM, MDM, and SOA Projects

Date: October 27, 2009

Time: 12:00 pm US Eastern

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Featured Speakers:

David S. Linthicum, CEO, Linthicum Group, LLC (bio)
Bradley Wright, Senior Marketing Manager for Data Services, Progress | DataDirect (bio)


Moderator:

David A. Kelly

Sponsored By:

Data Direct

Today's enterprise faces unprecedented competitive pressure. IT organizations are in a race to enable the agile, efficient, responsive organization by embracing strategies such as cloud computing, business process optimization, master data management and complex event processing. But in the race to embrace these approaches and technologies, IT organizations are winning the battle but losing the war. They are overlooking the most fundamental asset of the enterprise - data. Success in the war for real operational responsiveness lies not with the latest trendy technology but in succeeding in unlocking, integrating, and transforming fragmented data about customers and products into consumer-friendly and reusable data services. Service oriented architecture gives us the battle plan to this goal but lacks the tactics and enabling solutions to execute the plan.

In this webinar, SOA and data integration expert David Linthicum will introduce you to the winning solution and tactics of real-time data virtualization so that you can supercharge your cloud, BPM, MDM, CEP, and SOA efforts. You'll learn what real-time data virtualization is and does, and how it directly benefits IT. See how to transform fragmented, difficult to access data into easy-to-consume, reusable data services that support the entire IT architecture.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The importance of data to SOA, cloud, BPM, and MDM efforts
  • What data virtualization is and does
  • How data virtualization turns your data into reusable assets
  • Important data virtualization capabilities to look for



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Featured Speaker Bios:

David S. Linthicum (Dave) knows cloud computing and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). He is an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader, and the author and coauthor of 13 books on computing, including the best selling Enterprise Application Integration (Addison Wesley). Dave keynotes at many leading technology conferences on cloud computing, SOA, Web 2.0, and enterprise architecture, and has appeared on a number of TV and radio shows as a computing expert. He is a blogger for InfoWorld, Intelligent Enterprise, and eBizq.net, covering SOA and enterprise computing topics. Dave also has columns in Government Computer News, Cloud Computing Journal, SOA Journal, Align Journal, and is the editor of Virtualization Journal.

In his career, Dave has formed or enhanced many of the ideas behind modern distributed computing including Enterprise Application Integration, B2B Application Integration, and SOA, approaches and technologies in wide use today. For the last 10 years, Dave has focused on the technology and strategies around cloud computing, and how to make cloud computing work for the modern enterprise. This includes work with several cloud computing startups.

Dave’s industry experience includes tenure as CTO and CEO of several successful software companies, and upper-level management positions in Fortune 100 companies. In addition, he was an associate professor of computer science for eight years, and continues to lecture at major technical colleges and universities including the University of Virginia, Arizona State University, and the University of Wisconsin.

Bradley Wright is Progress DataDirect’s Senior Marketing Manager for Data Services. Brad has more than 20 years experience in the enterprise software industry, 10 of which have focused exclusively on real-time data integration. Most recently he launched the AquaLogic Data Services Platform and Master Data Management initiatives for BEA Systems. Brad was also a principal of a startup that helped define the Enterprise Information Integration (EII) market.


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