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Overcoming the Funding Challenges of SOA

Date: September 24, 2007

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:

Franco Castaldini, Director, SOA Product Marketing, Software AG (bio)
David Nichols, Executive Partner and Global Lead, Service Oriented Architecture, Accenture (bio)


David A. Kelly

Sponsored By:

Software AG

Learn how to get your SOA projects funded!

Join Software AG /webMethods and Accenture for this informative, one-hour webinar and learn how to:

  • Overcome organizational roadblocks and implement effective funding models like charge backs, enterprise funding, and even project-based funding
  • Articulate the value of SOA to C-level executives and business sponsors
  • Maintain momentum by bringing additional business units on board with your SOA initiative
Learn from the real-world examples of organizations that have grown their SOA budgets while consistently delivering superior ROI.

All attendees will receive an advance copy of the new white paper "Justifying & Funding Your SOA Project: SOA Benefits & The Role of Governance".

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Featured Speaker Bios:

Franco Castaldini, with extensive experience in the high-technology and software industries, manages Software AG’s global go-to-market strategy for SOA Governance, from lead generation to customer success. As the executive responsible for defining the company’s SOA Governance positioning, he brings to his work with prospective customers an acute understanding of their needs and a unique ability to help them determine where Software AG’s leadership in SOA Governance can add significant value. As one of the company’s leading spokespersons on SOA Governance, he is committed to providing the market with the intelligence businesses need to make optimal decisions about business integration.

Franco’s numerous customer-facing roles, as well as his experience in developing channel alliances, partner programs, and professional services positioning have made him not only a valued member of the company’s SOA Governance team but also a valuable resource for our customers.

David Nichols is an executive partner and global lead for Accenture's Service Oriented Architecture practice in the Systems Integration and Technology group. In this role, David leads the continued development of Accenture’s service oriented architecture skills, assets and solutions that will help clients on their journey to become high performance businesses. He has more than 16 years of experience planning, designing, and developing enterprise integration solutions for clients in a broad range of industries, and possesses robust technical experience in enterprise application integration technologies, integration architectures and ERP implementations. David was named by Black Enterprise magazine as one of 2005's 50 most powerful Americans under the age of 40 for his work in growing Accenture’s SOA practice and capability.

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