Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) Conference - Houston 2005 The Open Group
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Learn about the latest trends and advances in Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), and how implementing SOA can help your company meet its goals, boost business effectiveness, and increase Return on Investment at each point of an agile IT infrastructure.

With an extensive track record in organizing premier industry events, The Open Group has put together an impressive lineup of practitioners, thought leaders and industry experts to share their perspectives, insights and experience in addressing one of today’s key IT architecture design approaches.

Who should attend:
CIOs, IT architects, IT strategists, senior IT managers, analysts, and industry experts

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This conference will take place at the same venue, 19-20 October


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Allowing processes to interconnect easily in a flexible infrastructure based on business needs, the Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) approach is ideally suited to a modern dynamic enterprise. Properly managed and secured SOA can provide the reliability and interoperability that are the critical enablers of Boundaryless Information Flow™. Driven by the need for greater business agility, increased IT asset reuse, and reduced complexity throughout the entire enterprise, companies of all sizes implement SOA to reap a number of important benefits, including easier resource sharing, fewer information silos, simpler structure, and a reduced risk of lock-in into proprietary systems.

"75% of enterprise buyers plan on investing in SOA technology and staffing within the next year" The Yankee Group

The advantages of Service Oriented Architectures are so compelling that 75% of 473 enterprise buyers surveyed by the Yankee Group plan on investing in SOA technology and staffing within the next year.

As enterprise systems mature and services become widely used, key performance indicators (KPIs) and Service Level Agreements are becoming crucial business contracts. Agencies that are tasked with the delivery of critical services will need to be able to provide consistent quality of service based on KPIs. To fully benefit from SOA, the right metrics have to be in place and consistently used.

With the number of services on the network available to users increasing, which amplifies the network effect, the value of such services grows exponentially. In the near future, as organizations increase the flexibility and responsiveness of their business processes by directly interoperating with their suppliers, customers, and other partners, the SOA approach will become indispensable.

  • KEYNOTE: Michael Liebow, IBM
  • KEYNOTE: Paul Patrick, BEA
  • Chris Adams, Mitre
  • David Archer, POSC
  • Sam Ceccola, BEA
  • Jamie Cruise, Landmark Graphics
  • Len Fehskens, Hewlett-Packard
  • Rusty Foreman, BP
  • Mark Forman, KPMG
  • Joe Jarzombek, Department of Homeland Security
  • Hans Jespersen, Tibco
  • David Nichols, Accenture
  • Ravi Nudurumati, Schlumberger
  • Rakesh Radhakrishnan, Sun
  • Michael Ruiz, BAE Systems
  • Ron Schmelzer and Jason Bloomberg, ZapThink
  • What the value proposition for SOA is, and how to communicate SOA within an organization
  • When a simple SOA project is sufficient, and when it's not
  • How to phase an SOA project so that each component has a positive ROI
  • How to identify problems and challenges that are appropriate for service-oriented solutions
  • Which aspects of SOA should be implemented first and which later
  • How to implement for integration of SOA
  • How to implement resource management such as CRM, ERP and partner management
  • What the status and direction of standards is, including XML, Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI), SOAP, and others
  • What the critical components are, if they are mature, and how to work with them
  • How to measure your SOA, and what are the key performance indicators
Get the information on what works and what doesn’t, network with your peers, and walk away with practical solutions. Get ideas on how to use SOA in building your enterprise architecture and making the most of your IT budget. The Open Group’s SOA conference has been designed to meet the needs of today’s busy IT professionals with practical guidance and solutions you can use.