Avoid the SOA Pitfalls that Prevent ROI
Date: May 15, 2008
02:00 pm US Eastern
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Pierre Fricke, Director of Product Management for the SOA & Business Rules Management System products, Red Hat (bio)
Frank Martinez, Executive Vice President, Product Strategy, SOA Software (bio)
David A. Kelly
Service Oriented Architectures hold tremendous promise for reduced costs and increased agility. But how you implement SOA will determine whether or not you achieve your goals. Struggling with heavyweight, complex, and expensive proprietary SOA platforms can quickly sap any potential ROI gains. The JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform is the first comprehensive open source SOA offering to integrate enterprise service bus, business process management and rules engine technology into a single platform. Designed to accelerate business process execution within and across enterprises, the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform can help enable greater business performance more simply, openly and cost-effectively than proprietary SOA platforms.
In addition to choosing the right SOA platform, it's also critical to have a plan in place for SOA Governance in order to reach your ROI goals. SOA Software works closely with the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform to provide comprehensive SOA Governance capabilities. The SOA Software certification of JBoss Enterprise SOA platform as a Governed Service Platform ensures that customers can preserve the benefits of their Integrated SOA Governance Automation solution when deploying the best-in-class open source SOA platform as a governable constituent within an enterprise SOA program.
Attendees will gain insight into:
- How to solve business and technical problems with open source SOA technology
- Overview of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform capabilities
- SOA Governance Strategies and Best Practices
- Benefits of governance associated with TCO and quality assurance
- Steps to put a plan for SOA governance into place
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Featured Speaker Bios:
Pierre Fricke is director of product line management for Red Hat's JBoss SOA products. Starting with JBoss Portal and jBPM in 2005, he led the product strategy and management expansion into the integration and SOA market with JBoss Rules, Messaging and Enterprise Service Bus. Today, these products are the unit volume market leader or emerging strong challengers to long-time incumbents. He started working on UNIX at IBM in 1983 as one of the first AIX developers, building experience in data management, operating systems, communication programs, development processes, and customer support. After holding several software development management positions and completing his MBA at the University of Texas in Austin, he became one of the leading strategists and marketing leaders in IBM focusing on interoperability, integration, WebSphere, Windows NT, UNIX, as well as Linux and open source. He led the creation of IBM's "Compete, Leverage, and Interoperate" Windows NT strategy after OS/2 was discontinued and was one of the eight original leaders on the team that lead IBM into Linux and open source in 1998 and 1999. In 2000, Fricke joined D. H. Brown Associates, a research analyst firm, as VP of application and integration infrastructure.
Frank Martinez is a recognized expert in the area of distributed, enterprise application and infrastructure platforms. Mr. Martinez is focused on driving development of scalable service-oriented infrastructure software that integrates business processes and information enterprise-wide. Mr. Martinez's reputation as a technological visionary is demonstrated by his record of bringing innovative and commercially successful software solutions to market. He has had operating roles as a senior executive of several VC-backed firms, and was instrumental in building Intershop Communications into a multi-billion dollar public company in less than three years. Mr. Martinez was recently named an InfoWorld Innovator by InfoWorld magazine and has also been named one of 25 leading IT innovators by CRN.