What's Next in Information Technology Management


February 14, 2006

Why SOA?
Getting to the heart of Service Oriented Architecture
Bannon Bednarcyk, IBM

Service oriented architectures are one of the most widely discussed topics in the information technology field today.  You and I need to help take SOA out of the theoretical and into the practical and discuss ways that our clients and our own companies can use SOA for real business benefit.

Some of the topics to discuss are:

  • Why SOA?
  • How is SOA different from past adventures?
  • How do you create IT flexibility?
  • Business Process Management
  • Enterprise Service Bus
  • It's more than software
  • SOA Reference Architecture
  • Core use cases (model and assemble, deploy, manage)

Bannon Bednarcyk

Bannon Bednarcyk has 21 years in the IT industry, beginning with the IBM PC in 1984, progressing through telecommunications in the late 1980s, making a much valued stop in the network equipment and management space in the 1990s, and finally IBM Software for the past 9 years.

Bannon is currently a Software IT Architect with IBM and works with both large Fortune 500 accounts as well as small and medium businesses in the U.S.  He consults with clients, and provides solution architectures based on SOA principles using primarily the vast and well regarded IBM software portfolio .  End to end solutions developed often include development tooling, highly available transactional runtime environments, integration hubs, security and systems management aspects.

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