Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) Conference - Houston 2005 The Open Group
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Sunday October 16

The Open Group 10th Anniversary Celebrations
11:00 a.m. onwards
SIRE 20th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
A charity golf event at The Oaks Course, The Woodlands, Houston, Texas More information

Monday October 17

Pre-Conference Meetings
08:30 – 09:15
 The Open Group Profile
Non-members and first-time attendees
All-Members Meeting 
Cross-forums meeting for members
09:15 – 10:00  Forum Reports
10:00 – 10:30

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Monday Plenary - a.m.
10:30 – 10:40
Allen Brown, President and CEO, The Open Group More information
10:40 – 11:15
Keynote presentation: How customers can become on-demand businesses by linking business goals to technology in a Service Oriented Architecture
Michael Liebow, Vice President, Web Services and SOA, IBM Global Services More information
11:15 – 12:45

SOA in the Energy Industry
This session, presented by members of the Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium (POSC) will explore the value of SOA in the context of a particular vertical industry sector, the E&P Sector of the Energy Industry. David Archer, POSC President and CEO More information, will be the overall session host. After an introduction from him, there will be a series of presentations from industry speakers:

  • Rusty Foreman, E&P Service Oriented Architecture, Program Manager, BP More information
  • Jamie Cruise, Solutions Architect, Landmark Graphics More information
  • Ravi Nudurumati, Schlumberger Information Solutions More information

The session will end with a panel discussion.

12:45– 14:00
Monday Plenary – p.m.
14:00 – 14:30
Enabling Real-Time Business Through Service-Oriented and Event-Driven Architectures
Hans Jespersen, Tibco More information
14:30 – 15:45 SOA Technologies
This session will bring out the key technical threads for SOA Implementation. It will be introduced and moderated by Sam Cecolla of BEA Systems More information. Representatives of three companies that produce products of different kinds, each contributing to the total SOA solution, will then give their views:
  • Anjan Mitra, Senior Product Manager , AmberPoint
  • Hans Jespersen, Director for Integration and Web Services, Tibco More information
  • Manny Tayas, Technical Director for Federal Operations, Systinet More information

The session will conclude with a discussion in which the panellists will answer questions on the technology that underpins SOA."

15:45 – 16:15
16:15 – 16:45

The OASIS SOA Technical Reference Model
Michael Ruiz, Manager & Chief Tecnologist, Net-Centric Prototypes, BAE Systems More information

16:45 – 17:15 SOA in Relation to Other Conceptual Architectural Approaches
Rakesh Radhakrishnan of Sun and Ramaswami Rangarajan of Sprint will explain how SOA relates to Component Based Architecture (CBA), Event Driven Architecture (EDA), Model Driven Architecture (MDA), Utility Computing Architecture (UCA), and Identity-Enabled Networks (IDEN). His presentation is based on a series of papers that won Sun’s WS-INCITE award. More information
17:15 – 18:00 Closing Address: Realizing the Promise of SOA
Sam Ceccola, Chief Federal Architect at BEA Systems More information, will conclude the day's Plenary sessions with a presentation that draws together the technology and requirements threads to explain how SOA can fulfill its potential.
18:00 – 18:30
18:30 – 19:30
Cocktail Reception

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Tuesday October 18

Tuesday Plenary - a.m.
09:00 – 09:30 Keynote Presentation: Security in a SOA-based Enterprise
Paul Patrick, Chief Architect, AquaLogic, BEA Systems, Inc.More information
09:30– 10:00 Secure Assurance Implications
Joe Jarzombek, PMP Director for Software Assurance, National Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security More information
10:00 – 10:20 SOA Security Panel
The presenters will be joined by security experts from a major customer organization and a major supplier: Stephen Whitlock of Boeing and Ron Williams of IBM, to discuss questions on security aspects of SOA.
10:20 – 10:50
10:50 – 11:30

Leveraging SOA for Business Performance
Mark Forman, Partner, KPMG More information

11:30 – 12:10 Beyond SOA: What’s Next?
Chris Adams, Lead Engineer for the Global Combat Support Systems for Air Force, Mitre More information
12:10 – 12:40 Building a Foundation for High Performance with Service Oriented Architecture
David L. Nichols, Executive Partner, Technology and Delivery, Accenture More information
12:40 – 13:00 Service Oriented Architecture: Old wine in new bottles?
Leonard Fehskens, Leader Worldwide Architecture Profession Office, HP Services, Hewlett Packard Company More information
13:00 – 14:00
Tuesday Plenary – p.m.
14:00 – 15:30

SOA Implementation Roadmap
Workshop, presented by Ron Schmelzer and Jason Bloomberg of ZapThink More information
Enterprises today are struggling with the best way to implement IT infrastructures that enable business agility. Service-oriented architecture based on Web Services provides cost-effective approaches to achieving companies’ agility goals. This workshop, presented by Ron Schmelzer and Jason Bloomberg of Zapthink, will give companies of all sizes and industries an approach to implementing Service-oriented architecture in a way that delivers return-on-investment at each step along the path toward an agile IT infrastructure.

15:30 – 16:00
16:00 – 17:30
SOA Implementation Roadmap ... continued
17:30 Close
18:30 Gala Dinner More information

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