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A Two Step Process That Will Simplify Software Delivery
Deliver Accurate Applications on Time and Under Budget

Date: June 27, 2007

Time: 12:00 pm US Eastern

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Featured Speakers:

Mike Evans, Director of Customer and Partner Enablement, Skyway Software (bio)
Mike Gilpin, Vice President, Research Director, Forrester Research (bio)


David A. Kelly

Sponsored By:

Skyway Software

As IT organizations push to keep up with business, they realize they must find a way to add agility and simplification to their existing software delivery process. SOA has been touted as the great white hope but architecture alone will not make it happen. What is needed is a set of best practices that supports a new collaborative and interactive software delivery processes. 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 Mike Evans, Director of Customer and Partner Enablement for Skyway Software address this topic in detail. Mike Gilpin will address the most important delivery concepts and best practices for developing and deploying business services as a foundation to a successful SOA strategy. Mike Evans will talk about new tools and processes that are required to enable IT to fully leverage this new interactive and collaborative approach to application development and deployment.

You will learn:
  • How to deliver applications that meet the needs of your customer - on time and within budget
  • How to blend existing steps within the software delivery lifecycle to speed up application development and deployment
  • The reason business services are the building blocks of SOA-based applications
  • How building out services allows you to leverage other investments
  • How to incorporate collaborative process design concepts and best practices into application development and deployment

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Featured Speaker Bios:

Mike Evans - As Director of Customer and Partner Enablement for Skyway Software, Mike leads a team of professionals responsible for ensuring customers and partners gain maximum value from using Skyway Visual Workspace. Mike's team focuses primarily on educating customers and partners about collaborative software delivery and model driven application development and deployment. Prior to joining Skyway Software, Mike spent 10 years at Accenture as one of their top technical architects. During his tenure with Accenture, Mike worked with a large variety of technical and application architectures and successfully led technical architecture/infrastructure teams in implementations of the full software delivery lifecycle at several client engagements

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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