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The Voices of SOA Experience

Date: November 09, 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:

L. Frank Kenney, VP Global Strategy, Ipswitch File Transfer, Ipswitch, Inc. (bio)
Jorge Mercado, Lead Architect - Software Architecture Group, MedicAlert Foundation (bio)
Sean Fitts, Chief Architect, AmberPoint (bio)


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Prominent Analyst, Successful End-user and Technology Leader Discuss Runtime Governance through the SOA Lifecycle

Service oriented architecture holds great promise to improve the re-usability of IT assets and increase the responsiveness of the IT organization to changing business requirements. However, SOA brings new challenges to runtime governance that are beyond the scope of traditional management tools. This webcast provides opportunity to hear from a prominent industry analyst, a successful end-user and a leading vendor in this area.

Prominent Analyst: Frank Kenney, Research Director, Gartner
Frank Kenney will discuss considerations for enterprise-wide roll-out of SOA governance and the importance of enforcing governance policies at runtime.

Successful End-User: Jorge Mercado, Lead Architect, MedicAlert Foundation
Jorge Mercado will give a brief case study presentation on MedicAlert's success with SOA, including a best practices review.

Leading Vendor: Sean Fitts, Chief Architect, AmberPoint Sean Fitts will give a brief overview of AmberPoint's unique approach to the pressing issue of runtime governance at each phase of the SOA lifecycle.

What You Will Learn by Attending this Webcast:
  • An example of real-world success with policy-based SOA runtime governance
  • The importance of enforcing SOA governance policies at runtime
  • Considerations for enterprise-wide roll-out of SOA governance
  • The vital role of runtime governance at each phase of the SOA lifecycle

Any editorial supplied by AmberPoint is independent of Gartner analysis. All Gartner research is © 2001 by Gartner, Inc. All rights reserved. All Gartner materials are used by AmberPoint with Gartner's permission and in no way does the use or publication of Gartner research indicate Gartner's endorsement of AmberPoint products and/or strategies. Any other reproduction of this publication in any form without prior written permission is forbidden. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Gartner shall have no liability for errors, omissions or inadequacies in the information contained herein or for interpretations thereof. The opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice.

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Featured Speaker Bios:

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.

Jorge Mercado has more than 12 years of experience in systems architecture and design, with an impressive record of success in delivery of Service Oriented Architecture. He presently serves and the SOA Architect and Lead Software Engineer at MedicAlert Foundation, where he plays a leading role in the healthcare pioneer's ongoing adoption of service oriented systems. Prior to MedicAlert, Jorge was the Solutions Architect at Zantaz, a global provider of enterprise-class software and on-demand solutions for Information Retention and Discovery Management. Jorge ran a successful consulting practice that delivered Microsoft and IBM solutions. Prior to that, in his work as a Microsoft consultant, he was responsible for the architecture and implementation of client/server solutions at several large enterprise accounts. Jorge has also served as Solutions Architect for InfoImage, Groupware Specialist for Vanstar and Lotus Note/Domino Developer for IBM Global Services.

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.

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