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(1) SOA Service Identification with the IBM SOA-IF Domain Analysis Tool

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The IBM SOA Integration Framework Domain Analysis tool (SOA-IF DA) was created and has evolved from strategic SOA customer engagements. It links business and IT by supporting strategic business architecture and the IT analysis of services. For example, it allows for the creation of business functional area maps and the identification of SOA services for the differentiating functional areas. DA is configured with a default underlying metamodel and development process that can be easily customized by organizations. This session describes the tool, provides a live demo, and shares experiences on using the tool for SOA analysis


Bertrand Portier, IT Architect, IBM Software Group - SOA Advanced Technologies (EIS)
http://www.opengroup.org/sandiego2007/portier.html
Bertrand Portier, IT Architect, works for IBM SWG SOA Advanced Technologies. He spends half of his time with customers on strategic SOA transformation engagements,and the other half creating SOA assets with SWG development labs. He is heavily involved in model-driven and asset-based development, and has extensive experience with Web services. A regular speaker at conferences and the author of several technical articles, he is also co-authoring a redbook on SOA solutions

(2)Enterprise Business Modeling using Industry Standards

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Effective and practical business modeling is key capability in any enterprise architecture practice. Many organizations struggle with enterprise business modeling due to the use of proprietary notations and tools (or because of the absence of an appropriate tool - i.e. not PowerPoint). Using industry standard notations and metamodels supports sustainable modeling by providing a common reference point for training, resource acquisition, and tool selection. As one of the outcomes of the TOGAF-MDA Synergy project, the speaker will describe how to use various specifications from the Object Management Group (OMG) - such as the Business Motivation Model (BMM), the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), and the Unified Modeling Language (UML) - for business architecture and modeling

Chris Armstrong, Armstrong Process Group, US
http://www.opengroup.org/sandiego2007/armstrong.html
Chris Armstrong, President of Armstrong Process Group, Inc., is an internationally recognized thought leader and expert in iterative software development, object-oriented analysis and design, architecture, the Unified Modeling Language, use case driven requirements, and process improvement.

Over the past twenty years, Chris has worked to bring modern software engineering best practices to practical application at many different private companies and government organizations all over the world. He has worked in many different industries including financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, education, publishing, real estate, medical, and social services.

Chris has spoken at over 30 conferences over the last seven years including OMG workshops, The Open Group IT Architecture Practitioner Conference, Software Development Expo, Rational User Conference, and UML World. Chris has written a number of articles for various publications including Cutter IT Journal, Enterprise Development, and Rational Developer Network.

Chris is the technical representative for APG at the Object Management Group (OMG) and contributes to the UML 2.0 specification and the Software Process Engineering Metamodel (SPEM) 2.0 specification. Chris is also the APG representative to The Open Group Architecture Forum and co-chairs the TOGAF/MDA process modeling effort. Chris also represents APG at the Eclipse Process Framework (EPF) project.

(3)Envisioning your Enterprise - Relationships & Lessons Learned When You Envision your Enterprise!

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As we attempt to improve an enterprise, whether using a process or service view, the success of our activities hinges on our ability to create credible models capturing vital information & relationships.  Various stakeholders have their own information requirements and preferred enterprise views. 

Creating a repository that captures this critical enterprise data and allows the various stakeholder groups to view “Their Information Their Way” is a significant challenge.

This presentation will discuss lessons learned and show sample views from real projects. Enterprise information requirements & views supporting architects, business & IT analysts, managers, system engineers, auditors, and consultants will be included.

A checklist will also be presented for evaluating tool support for TOGAF activities.
 
Leon Stucki - President & CEO, Future Tech Systems, Inc., USA
http://www.opengroup.org/sandiego2007/stucki.html
Future Tech was established in 1985 as a consulting firm. The company emphasis has been on capturing and leveraging enterprise information via a highly adaptable object-oriented repository ENVISION®. While initially developed to support CASE activities, this technology has evolved to support the significant challenges of enterprise modeling. Potentially as revolutionary as the original spreadsheet, ENVISION VIP offers a unique meta-modeling environment where virtually any type of enterprise information can be viewed in any desired natural and intuitive manner. Sample applications include enterprise architecture, strategic planning/ modeling, business process modeling, SOA modeling, system specification/ documentation, and software engineering. ENVISION VIP provides a visual portal to your enterprise allowing you to "View Your Information YOUR Way!"

Leon has a Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles; an M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Southern California; and a B.A., Mathematics, University of Utah.

(4)Evolution of SOA and Web 2.0
SOA, SaaS (Software as a Service) and Web 2.0 are driving forces shaping enterprise architectures today. This session explores SOA, SaaS and Web 2.0 and their convergence in presenting how to grow a local enterprise SOA into a federated SOA distributed over the web, where remotely accessible services are both used and delivered as SaaS. Several key challenges are presented with practical recommendations including the importance of service decomposition and interface design, isolating dependencies behind service interfaces for agility, as well as security, licensing, and network and remote service availability. "Mashups" are also discussed, together with how they relate to SOA over the web and how, if used inappropriately, they may circumvent some of the benefits of SOA and SaaS. In this session attendees will gain a better understanding of the drivers, principles and concepts that enable enterprise SOA's to publish themselves to others as SaaS, and form large scale systems of federated SOA's over the web. This leads to minimizing redundancy, enabling specialization, and improving agility of business in terms of realizing new sophisticated capability faster than ever before. Concepts are illustrated with a working example SOA that accesses remote services over the web.

David Houlding, Enterprise Architect, Perot Systems
http://www.opengroup.org/events/q107/houlding.html
David Houlding is an Enterprise Architect at Perot Systems Healthcare with 15 years of experience across healthcare, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, insurance, satellite imaging, and R&D.

David leads a team of architects that has successfully developed a large scale web enabled enterprise SOA in the payer healthcare domain. He has successfully established an ontology driven approach to support this enterprise SOA and currently maintains a knowledge base with over half a million concepts across the business, technology and organization domains. With several patents granted by the USPTO and several more in the application stage, he has a proven innovation track record.

He has an MASc in Data Compression and Digital Signal Processing from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, and a BSc in Electronic Engineering from South Africa’s Natal University. David has presented at numerous major industry conferences including ECommerce World, Wireless One and Java Development conferences.

He has also published extensively in major trade journals including Dr Dobbs Journal, and made contributions to book publications including XML and Web Services Unleashed, and has been interviewed for newspaper and other articles.

(5)EA and ITIL - - Implications of ITIL-ITSM Framework & IT Processes for EA Development
“Enterprise Architecture is about understanding all of the different elements that go to make up the enterprise and how those elements interrelate.” Elements include People, Process, Business and Technology. ITIL-ITSM on the other hand is an IT Process Framework and a set of best (good) practices that support these IT processes. There is a strong relationship between developing global enterprise architecture and developing global ITIL-based ITSM Program. Similarly there is a strong relationship between implementing a target enterprise architecture and an ITSM Program.

This paper/presentation addresses some of these commonalities and inter-relationships between EA and ITIL-ITSM from an EA development, Business Transformation and Business Value Realization perspectives.

Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Senior IT Architect, Global Technology Services Group, IBM

Rajesh Radhakrishnan is currently a Senior Managing Consultant and Senior IT Architect at IBM, Global Technology Services Group. His current client engagements are involve Global ITIL Program management, Service Level management and Service Availability/Continuity Management.

Prior to joining IBM, Rajesh was an Independent IT Architect for two years and a Technical Consultant at Sun Professional Services in McLean, Virginia for about 5 years. Prior to Sun, he was a Sr. Technical Staff Member at Metamor Worldwide for five years and consulted for numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Rajesh specializes in Business Continuance, High End Systems, High Availability and Storage Technologies as well as Technical Project Management. Rajesh has published papers on such topics as IT Architecture, Storage Architecture, Systems Architecture, ITIL-ITSM Processes and Technical Change Management (TCM) and has a patent pending on TCM Methodology.

He has a M.B.A. from Old Dominion University & a M.S. Degree from the University of Virginia.

Rajesh has been awarded the VITS (Virginia IT Scholar) for 2003/2004.and is a certified Systems Administrator, Storage Architect & ITIL-ITSM Consultant (Managers Level).