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Policy-driven SOA: Advantages and Approaches
How the Use of Policies Can Create Truly Adaptive SOA Applications

Date: March 15, 2006

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:

Sean Fitts, Chief Architect, AmberPoint (bio)
L. Frank Kenney, VP Global Strategy, Ipswitch File Transfer, Ipswitch, Inc. (bio)


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Service oriented architectures hold great promise to improve the re-usability of IT assets and increase the responsiveness of the IT organization to changing business requirements. A key enabler of adaptive SOA-based systems is the use of policies, which are more concise, easier to understand and simpler to change than code. In this informative Webcast Frank Kenney, principal research analyst at Gartner, will discuss the use of policies for governing SOA-based systems. He will present the advantages, potential pitfalls and architectural considerations to this approach. Sean Fitts, chief architect for SOA management leader AmberPoint, will follow with a brief review of AmberPoints unique approach to the use of policies.

What You Will Learn by Attending this Webinar:

  • Advantages to governing SOA-based applications through use of policies
  • The creation and application of policies through design time and runtime of services
  • Effective methods for making and implementing policy changes
  • The relationship between registries and management solutions for SOA

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Featured Speaker Bios:

Sean Fitts plays a lead role in setting the product roadmap and technical vision for the company's pioneering SOA management solutions. Prior to AmberPoint, Sean co-founded CrossWeave, which was acquired by AmberPoint in 2002. At CrossWeave, Sean held president and CTO positions and was responsible for product development.

Prior to CrossWeave, Sean held positions as lead architect and engineer at Forte Software. During his tenure at Forte, he guided the overall architecture of the SynerJ product suite, an environment used to construct applications based on the Java2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) standard, managing the design and implementation of its application assembly features. Sean has also held positions as senior software engineer at Sybase and Management Dynamics. He has a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from Princeton University, has been awarded a patent, and has another pending.

L. Frank Kenney is a research director in Gartner Research, where he is responsible for research in business-to-business integration software, strategies, methodologies and technologies including EDI, FTP and XML. He also is responsible for research in Web services frameworks and infrastructure. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Kenney held a management position with a major media advertising firm, where he oversaw all process of data and secure file distribution as well as communication logistics to worldwide franchises. Additionally, he was responsible for portal creation and maintenance, allowing end users easy Internet-based access to custom advertising productions. Previous to that, he supervised data center help desk and systems support for Executive Business Group, Inc.

Frank has twenty four years of industry experience and has been recognized with Gartner's Pyramid of Innovation Award, Gartner's Research Innovation Award for Research Excellence Education. He is a graduate of the University of Tampa, where he majored in English, and the Center for the Media Arts, where he majored in musical instrument digital interface technologies and media content creation and distribution.

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