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Best Practices for SOA Service Development and Deployment

Date: March 01, 2007

Time: 12:00 pm US Eastern

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Featured Speakers:

Jared Rodriguez, CTO, Skyway Software (bio)
Mike Gilpin, Vice President, Research Director, Forrester Research (bio)


Joe McKendrick, ebizQ Contributor

Sponsored By:

Skyway Software

Going beyond Web services to service-oriented architecture (SOA) and a broad service oriented IT strategy greatly expands the possibilities of an organization by creating responsive, adaptive and optimized business performance. The question is how does IT even begin to get there from here?

Hear Mike Gilpin, Vice President and Research Director at Forrester Research, Inc. and Jared Rodriguez, Chief Technology Officer at Skyway Software address this topic in detail. Together, Mike and Jared will address the most important delivery concepts and best practices for developing and deploying business services as a foundation to a successful SOA strategy.

You will learn:
  • The reason business services are the building blocks of SOA-based applications
  • How to incorporate process design concepts and best practices into your business service
  • The design of service interfaces and the responsibilities of the service
  • Why building services gives you additional business-and technology-flexibility
  • How building out services allows you to leverage other investments
You should attend this Webinar if you are:
  • Looking for a way to increase your business agility
  • Incorporating design concepts and best practices for your business services
  • Demanding faster response to customer priorities and shifting markets
  • Needing faster delivery of business change
  • Wanting higher end-to-end business process value
  • Trying to reduce the cost of change

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Featured Speaker Bios:

Jared Rodriguez, Chief Technology Officer, Skyway Software

  • More than 15 years of software development expertise
  • Co-founder of TRADEX, a provider of e-marketplace technology (acquired by Ariba)
  • Former CTO, Ariba
  • Co-founder of Skyway Software, Inc.
  • Co-authored UDDI Specifications
  • Defined Facade Programming Models for business applications
  • Designed early RMI layer for Java

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.

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