Microsoft is coming on strong and serious about Interoperability. Web-Services are all about driving horizontal business architecture strategy across many Fortune 500 corporations divisions. Companies are constantly looking for ways to save on development costs while delivering unique competitive business value. Many corporations are creating internal profit centers called “shared services” that act like privately run business that compete with outside vendors. These units can only be competitive if they have a handle on “Interoperability” and developing a robust heterogeneous Service Orient Architecture. As these disciplines become more and more prevalent third party process either internally or externally will be the norm.
The technology is ready and the vendors are ready to talk about how playing together makes everyone win in the Interoperability game. Microsoft is support this strategy with it’s platform called “Connected Systems” encompassing a vast array of different products and Windows operating systems that support SOA initiatives natively. One such example of this is code name “Indigo”, now known officially as Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) within Vista and soon XP R3 (Release 3). WCF is an industry complement to BEA and Tibco just to name a few top players. Security and Identity are two key aspects being explored by Deloitte, Oracle, Identrus and Microsoft.
Join industry thought leaders from Deloitte, IBM, HP, Intel, Microsoft, Sun, and Oracle, along with Burton Group expert Ann Thomas Manes, on January 31st, for an open industry dialog on industry-wide initiatives for interoperability.
- 8:00 – 8:30am Registration/Continental Breakfast
- 8:30 – 9:00am Keynote: Anne Thomas Manes, Analyst, Burton Group Why Interoperability is Key to Your Business Success
- 9:00 – 9:40am Web Services Interoperability Andy Daecher, Partner, Technology Integration Services, Deloitte Edward Cobb, VP, Architecture & Standards, BEA Systems, Inc. Nick Kassem, Technology Director, Web Services Technology and Standards, Sun Microsystems Weston W. Swenson, President/CEO, Forum Systems
- 9:40 – 9:50am Break
- 9:50- 10:30am Fireside Chat Anne Thomas Manes, Analyst, Burton Group Graham Hamilton, VP and Fellow, Java Platform Team, Sun Microsystems Kelvin Lawrence, CTO and Distinguished Engineer, IBM Robert Wahbe, General Manager XML Services, Microsoft
- 10:30 – 10:40am Break
- 10:40 –11:20am Identity Management Brian Geffert, Partner, Identity Management Services, Deloitte Prateek Mishra, Director, Security Standards, Oracle Corporation Karen Wendel, CEO, Identrus Kim Cameron, Chief Identity Architect and Strategist, Microsoft
- 11:20 – 11:30am Break
- 11:30 – 12:10pm Enterprise Systems Management Magdy Assem, Marketing Director OpenView, Hewlett Packard David Caddis, Director Market Management, IBM Tivoli Service Delivery Solutions Tom Kemp, CEO, Centrify Corporation Kaladar Rau (RK), Senior Manager, Systems Management Practice, Deloitte Vijay Tewari, Senior Researcher and Software Architect, Intel
- 12:20—1:10pm CIOs: How Interop Matters to Their Business Dean Lane ,CEO Varitools and former Sr. Director of IT at Symantec (Author of "The CIO Wisdom") Vivek Asija, CIO, McGuire Real Estate Jim Swartz, CIO, Sybase Inc
- 1:10 pm – 2:00pm Lunch Provided
Location – Network Meeting Center 5201 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054 Directions Price* $25 SDForum Members $40 Non-SDForum members *at the door add $10 to member and non-member prices