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KEYNOTE: How and What to Think About SOA

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As more and more people start using Web services, it's important to understand how this technology fits into the larger Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) picture. SOA is not really new, but the appearance and juxtaposition of several new technologies and ways of looking at IT is finally making it feasible across enterprise boundaries and heterogeneous systems. In this talk I will discuss the relationship between the business goals of on demand computing and how they can be realized through SOA and technologies like Web services and grid computing. I'll discuss IBM's experience with our customers and the various ways they have started to deploy SOA. Finally, we'll review the technical characteristics of SOA and how you can use these within a practical roadmap for maximizing the value the technology can deliver to your business.

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Dr. Bob Sutor is Director of Marketing for IBM's WebSphere Foundation Software as well as its Web services and SOA efforts. A 21 year veteran of
IBM, Sutor has spent most of his career in IBM Research, specializing in symbolic computation and Internet publishing. In 1999 he moved to the IBM Software Group and focused on jump starting industry use of XML. This led to positions on the Board of Directors of the OASIS standards group and the vice chairmanship of the ebXML effort, a joint OASIS/United Nations endeavor. Sutor then led IBM's industry standards and Web services strategy efforts. He currently leads IBM's marketing efforts around the WebSphere Application Server and enterprise modernization software. Sutor is a frequent speaker on WebSphere, Web services, and Service Oriented Architecture. He is widely cited in the press and was recently featured in interviews in the Harvard Business Review and InfoWorld.

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