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Understanding the True ESB Road to Service Oriented Architecture

Date: September 22, 2005

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:

Mike Gilpin, Vice President, Research Director, Forrester Research (bio)
Annraí O'Toole, Chief Executive Officer, Cape Clear Software (bio)


David A. Kelly

Sponsored By:

Cape Clear Software

This one-hour event demystifies the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and examines what constitutes a True ESB. You will discover how an ESB is being used to speed and simplify real enterprise-wide SOA efforts at organizations across a variety of industries.

In particular you will learn:

  • What is an ESB and how it enables SOA
  • What are the different types of ESBs on the market
  • How ESBs are being used to solve real business integration issues and what value has resulted

If you’re interested in finding out why a true ESB is important in building a SOA and critical for getting the ROI that implementing a SOA promises, this Webinar will provide the answers.

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Featured Speaker Bios:

Mike Gilpin is a vice president, covering software infrastructure for enterprise application development, integration, and deployment. His current primary research focus is on customer usage experiences and broad industry trends for Java and J2EE application platforms, Web services technologies, and service-oriented platforms, including Microsoft .NET and other emerging application platforms. Mike focuses on industry-leading compnies including IBM, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and BEA Systems.

Mike is also research director of the Application Development & Infrastructure research team, which comprises a dozen analysts focused on development and integration tools, application platforms, and related subject areas in effective processes and management of application development and integration within IT.

Mike came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group. In his 22 years of hands-on experience with IT, Mike spent 16 years as a senior manager in the software development field. Prior to joining Giga, he was vice president of strategic technology at Intersolv, a leading global vendor of application development tools. He also led the creation and launch of multiple advanced application development tools at two leading application development vendors, LBMS and Intersolv.

Mike has spoken at numerous industry conferences -- he has chaired GigaWorld for three years running in the US and Europe, and also acts as the primary research focal point across all Forrester events. He is quoted frequently in industry publications such as Application Development Trends, CNET (News.com), Computerworld, eWeek, InfoWorld, InformationWeek, and Internet Week, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and The New York Times. Mike has spoken at numerous industry conferences, and has been the chairman of GigaWorld IT Forum for three years running – a role that will continue.

Mike earned a B.A. in physics from Rice University.

Annraí O'Toole - As the leader of Cape Clear, O'Toole drives the overall vision and corporate strategy for the company. He joined Cape Clear in November 2000 to participate in the major opportunity being created by the emergence of the Web Services technologies and the massive benefits they could bring to the challenges of creating and integrating applications.

Prior to joining Cape Clear, O'Toole founded and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of IONA Technologies.

O'Toole began his career working with many European and international standards bodies to develop standards for software interoperability. With these and other initiatives, he has helped define the direction of the computer industry. He holds an MSc in Computer Science and an Electronic Engineering degree from Trinity College, Dublin.

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