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A Pragmatic Approach to SOA: Leveraging the Mainframe for Tangible Results

Date: November 14, 2006

Time: 12:00 pm US Eastern

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Featured Speakers:

Clay House, Enterprise Architect, CareFirst (bio)


Sponsored By:

SOA Leaders

CareFirst Leverages SOA Delivering Tangible Results and ROI

CareFirst, the largest health care insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region serving more that 3.3 million members, launched its SOA initiative with a project to address very specific business needs within their call center starting with an unlikely candidate - the mainframe! By reusing proven applications with an SOA flair, CareFirst has delivered tangible results, increased productivity, and achieved rapid return on their investment. Now CareFirst has the support to embark on the next phase of their SOA journey.

In the latest of our SOA Leaders Webcast series, CareFirst lead SOA architect Clayton House will share his experience and insight on:

  • The business drivers for undertaking their SOA initiative
  • How the mainframe has played a vital role in SOA adoption
  • How SOA has helped CareFirst deliver results faster with increased reliability
  • Approaches to SOA governance, validation and testing
  • Lessons learned along the SOA adoption path

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Featured Speaker Bios:

Clay House has over 19 years of professional IT experience. He spent the first 17 years of his career with Weyerhaeuser where he held a variety of positions covering virtually all functions of IT. While at Weyerhaeuser, Mr. House developed a Service Oriented framework for application development in 1996 before transferring to the Corporate Headquarters where he led a team in the design and development of the company's EAI strategy. From there, he formed and managed the companyÍs e-Commerce practice before moving into Enterprise Architecture where he had architectural accountability for all enterprise-wide systems including SAP, PeopleSoft, Identity Management, and Shared Services. Mr. House joined CareFirst Inc., the not-for-profit, non-stock, parent company of CareFirst of Maryland, Inc. and Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc., affiliates that do business as CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in MD, DE, DC, and Northern VA. At CareFirst, he is a strategic Enterprise Architect. One of his accountabilities is the development and rollout of an SOA Roadmap.

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