Program Agenda

** Agenda subject to change prior to show dates / All times are Eastern U.S.**

Show Doors Open at 9AM. Schedule of presentations below.

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Opening Keynote Address: SOA: The Impact of Business Services on the IT Industry
Panel Discussion 1: SOA and Web Services Take Center Stage
Panel Discussion 2: Business Process Management: Pulling the Strings of Composite Applications
Panel Discussion 3: Maximizing Your ROI
 

11:15 AM- 12:00 PM ET
Opening Keynote Address:

SOA: The Impact of Business Services on the IT Industry

Moderator: Steven Lang, Editorial Director - Ziff Davis Enterprise Custom Solutions Group
Speaker: Sandy Carter, Vice President, SOA & WebSphere Marketing, Strategy and Channels - IBM

 

1:00 - 1:45 PM ET
Panel Discussion 1:

SOA and Web Services Take Center Stage

Sponsored by Avaya
Businesses are rapidly increasing SOA and Web services deployments, creating brand new applications and giving new life to legacy applications. But a new generation of applications may require a new generation of tools. How are vendors supporting SOA development within businesses?  What do SOA deployments mean for the enterprise that can incorporate services hosted externally by a third party service provider? What tools and techniques are available to help businesses monitor and manage existing SOA applications?
During this panel, we’ll look at:

  • The effect on IT organizations of the shift from enterprise applications to composite applications
  • How middleware is bolstering this SOA development
  • How governance- establishing policies, controls and enforcement methods- will be
    a significant driver for SOA adoption

Moderator: Charlene O’Hanlon, Senior Editor - Custom Solutions Group Ziff Davis Enterprise
Speaker: Ashish Gadnis, Managing Partner - Forward Hindsight
Speaker: David F. Carr, Technology Editor - Baseline
Speaker: Sean Rhody, Partner, Consulting Group - Computer Sciences Corporation



3:00 - 3:45 PM ET
Panel Discussion 2:

Business Process Management:
Pulling the Strings of Composite Applications

Companies are still exploring how to use composite applications to become faster, more efficient, and more productive. More and more, they rely on Business Process Management (BPM) to link IT and business. Today’s BPM tools combine workflow, software integration and process modeling environments. This panel explores these key questions:

  • How is BPM changing the traditional software development process, and helping IT and business collaborate to turn business process needs into working software?
  • What challenges and issues surround today’s BPM tools and methodologies?
  • What best practices should companies adopt, and what should organizations do to be sure that their BPM deployment works for everything- from SOA to legacy environments to the people that make up the processes?

Moderator: Pam Schancupp, Executive Editor, Virtual Tradeshows and eSeminars - Ziff Davis Enterprise Custom Solutions Group
Speaker: William F. Adiletta, President - TekFinancial Solutions
Speaker: Renee Ferguson, Senior Writer - eWEEK
Speaker: Michael Dortch, Director, IT Infrastructure Management Services and Executive Editor - Robert Frances Group

 

5:00 - 5:45 PM ET
Panel Discussion 3

Maximizing Your ROI

Next generation applications—SOA, Web services, Web 2.0, and BPM get the job done. Ideally, they reduce costs for application development and integration, can be adapted quickly in the face of shifting business goals, and can be deployed faster. Yet, some composite application projects have disappointed by not performing optimally, or by not producing expected cost savings. How can IT leaders make these applications even more cost effective? What are the best practices for efficiently training staff, testing in a rapidly changing environment, and data migration? This panel will examine:

  • Strategies for maximizing new application development
  • Whether vendors should assist with monetary credits and incentives to help defray enterprise expenditures for new applications
  • Whether an SOA deployment is financially justifiable

Moderator: Cameron Crotty, Editorial Director, eSeminars and Virtual Tradeshows - Ziff Davis Enterprise Custom Solutions Group
Speaker: Nathaniel Palmer, Executive Director - Workflow Management Coalition
Speaker: Laura DiDio, Senior Analyst, Application Infrastructure and Software Platforms - Yankee Group
Speaker: Kendall White, Executive Director, Technology Services - Carilion Clinic


** Agenda subject to change prior to show dates **


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