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You Can’t Implement an SOA with Web Services

Date: December 08, 2004

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:

Dr. Ian Howells, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, SeeBeyond (bio)
Ross Altman, CTO for SOA and Business Integration, SUN Microsystems (bio)
Andy Mayer, Manager, IT Shared Services Group, Emerson (bio)


Moderator:

David A. Kelly

Sponsored By:

SeeBeyond

CIOs are tired of supporting hundreds of duplicative programs and redundant systems. This accidental architecture has high maintenance costs and prohibits the flexible delivery of new application functionality to the Lines of Business. Unfortunately, pursuing a “rip-and-replace” strategy is not a good option either. The cost would be astronomical and the turmoil could cost you your job.

Instead, incrementally build a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). This will allow your company to build high-value composite applications on top of your existing infrastructure while providing a graceful means to retire legacy applications as they reach their natural "end of life."

However, it takes much more than Web Services to implement an SOA and to enable the development of these new composite applications. To be effective in creating a complete SOA framework, you also need application integration, B2B communications, portal, business activity monitoring (BAM) and master data management functionality.

Industry expert Dr. Ian Howells, SeeBeyond's VP of Worldwide Marketing, Ross Altman, SeeBeyond's Chief Technology Officer, and Andy Mayer, Manager of the IT Shared Services Group, Emerson will discuss these issues…



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Featured Speaker Bios:

Dr. Ian Howells
Previously leading Marketing for SeeBeyond in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Dr. Ian Howells was appointed to Vice President of Marketing Worldwide in March 2004. In this role, Dr. Howells is responsible for the Company's corporate positioning, industry and product marketing and marketing communications on a global basis.

Prior to this role, Dr. Howells served as Vice President of Marketing in EMEA for SeeBeyond, where he was part of a growing team chartered with increasing SeeBeyond’s global presence, improving local customer service and support and increasing international revenue.

Prior to joining SeeBeyond, Dr. Howells spent six years with Documentum Inc., where he was the company’s first employee in Europe. At Documentum he held various positions including European Marketing Director and Worldwide Marketing Director for Financial Services. He was a key part of the global strategy team with the co-founders driving the strategy on B2B and applications.

Prior to joining Documentum, Dr. Howells spent seven years at Ingres in a range of product development and product marketing roles.

Dr. Howells holds a Ph.D. in heterogeneous distributed databases and a BSc in Computing and Statistics. He has authored numerous papers on the subject and contributed to books in the Pharmaceutical and Financial services areas. Dr. Howells regularly speaks at conferences on technology and its application in areas such as operational risk and straight through processing. He is an avid windsurfer and also enjoys running, arts and music.

Ross Altman, CTO for SOA and Business Integration at Sun Microsystems, leads the direction, development, and communication of Sun's business integration technology vision and strategy. Ross joined Sun through Sun's acquisition of SeeBeyond, the application integration and SOA development tools vendor. Prior positions include director of integrated technologies at EDS and vice president and research director at Gartner, where his research focused on the use of integration middleware to support composite applications, straight-through processing and business process management. Ross holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Rutgers University.


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