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 Business Process Management Enabled by SOA
 CICS and Enterprise Services
 Industry Services
 Information as a Service
 Infrastructure Security and Management
 Integration, Connectivity and ESB
 Process Integrity
 Service Development
 Service Oriented Architecture and Patterns
 Smart SOA Jumpstart
 User Interaction Services and Portal

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Service Oriented Architecture and Patterns

TSP-1021 - Production excellence with SOA transformation
Janet Kramer, IBM, SOA Infrastructure Solutions
How do you define production excellence in a service oriented architecture (SOA) environment? What does integrated runtime infrastructure and integrated management result in, and how does it translate into bottom line business results? Transforming to a service orientation requires discipline, incremental progression, and a consistent eye on the runtime production environment. How do you set expectations and manage business expectations for increased flexibility, agility, and bottom line results? Learn how in this informative session.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1071 - Winning with SOA: 5 successful patterns for SOA for practitioners
Chandra Venkatapathy, IBM, Rational SOA Offerings Manager
This presentation looks at the accelerated development and repeated application of services to select customer scenarios using the IBM Software Development platform. 5 successful patterns will be explored in this session: 1. Developing services with enduring quality for SOA: An integrated test and quality management system using Rational® SOA Tester for SOA Quality; 2. Architecting for successful SOA: Using SOA-governed processes to drive SOA requirements, leveraging patterns, and transformations to a deployed solution using Rational RequisitePro, Rational Method Composer, Rational Software Architect, and Build Forge®; 3. Extreme reuse: Building SOA with minimal or no coding using Rational Asset Manager, Enterprise Asset Manager®, and CICS®; 4. Applying extreme reuse to the finance and telecommunications industries; and 5. Integrating packaged applications from other vendors.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1111 - 12 steps to SOA enablement on IBM System z
John Gates, IBM, Senior System z Architect
Many businesses today rely on mainframes for their mission critical data and applications. The IBM Customer Information Control System family of servers, the IBM Information Management Systems® database portfolio, and batch workloads run the majority of business transactions executed worldwide. In today's business climate it is simply not practical to re-implement all of these transactions just to add the functionality that service oriented architecture (SOA) provides. To move these applications forward in an SOA-enabled enterprise, customers need a sound strategy. This session introduces a strategy for business transformation on IBM System z via SOA application technologies.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1115 - Designing architected SOA solutions using the IBM software delivery platform
Todd Dunnavant, IBM, Executive Consultant
Unless a SOA is architected with non-functional requirements (NFRs) like performance, scalability, reliability, and security in mind, it may provide required business-related functions, but it might do so slowly, for few users, unreliably, and insecurely! This session presents the IBM solution for architecting and implementing robust SOA-based systems that satisfy those critically-important NFRs while remaining driven by business requirements. The session will demonstrate how business needs, identified using IBM Rational® Requisite and the WebSphere® Business Modeler, can be used to drive the design of an architected SOA that is created using IBM Rational Software Architect. The final portion of the session will show how this architected design is easily and automatically transformed into content that can be assembled using WebSphere Integration Developer into choreographed SOA solutions that execute under the WebSphere Process Server.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1117 - Preparing your System z network for SOA
Alfred Christensen, IBM, ENS Strategy & Design
How do you ensure reliable, scalable, and high-performance network access in a service oriented architecture (SOA) environment? How do modern networking trends such as IPv6, virtualization, and increasingly more complex security requirements affect your application and network strategies? How can you use SOA to get even more mileage from your venerable SNA applications? In addition to being well known as the premiere platform for hosting traditional mission-critical workloads, the System z server is ideal for hosting SOA-based workloads. Join us in this session as we discuss considerations for implementing a network access strategy for SOA workloads on the System z platform.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1181 - Web 2.0 in the enterprise
Flavio Bergamaschi, IBM, Senior Solutions Architect (Emerging Technology)
While Web 2.0 applications are not new, it is a trend that has quickly reached the top of Gartner's hype cycle in recent months, and the blogosphere is buzzing to the sound of Facebook, digg, YouTube, and Jotspot. The trends and technologies associated with Web 2.0 are obviously at the core of the business propositions of these new ventures, but their potential impact across the existing enterprise space is not as easy to see. This session looks at how both the cultural and technical components of Web 2.0 are likely to affect both our businesses and the ways in which we use existing and new technologies to support them.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1222 - Real-world uses of Web Services transactions
Ian Robinson, IBM, STSM, WebSphere Transactions Architect
Complex business processes that interact with multiple data sources need to have an infrastructure that maintains transactional integrity. When such processes are deployed in a SOA, then an interoperable Web services protocol is required to coordinate transaction outcomes between services. This presentation illustrates a number of real business scenarios in which IBM customers have successfully deployed applications that take advantage of Web services Coordination, Web services AtomicTransactions and Web services BusinessActivity specifications. These scenarios include real-world concerns such as transaction-affinity management in workload-managed environments, transactional failover in highly-available environments, and interoperability in heterogeneous runtime environments.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1236 - Integrating enterprise application functions in composite SOA applications
Bryan Aupperle, IBM, STSM, Enterprise Platform Software Solution Architect
In this session we will cover how to use Enterprise Information System (EIS) functions in composite applications built using the Service Component Architecture portion of the SOA programming model. Connectivity options, including Web services, messaging, and the Java Connector Architecture will be compared and the steps needed to expose the EIS functions will be covered.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1239 - Unleashing SOA to the Web
In this session we will discuss IBM Software Groups Web 2.0 strategy, and explain the themes and ideas behind their Web 2.0 plans for AIM. We will discuss the positioning of Project Zero as our agile platform for creating, assembling and executing dynamic Web applications. Also on our agenda are discussions of the Web 2.0 Feature Pack for WebSphere®, the REST feature pack for MQ, and the work that Lotus®, Tivoli®, and Information Services are doing in this area.
Level: Beginner

TSP-1240 - Introduction to SOA design
Todd Dunnavant, IBM, Executive Consultant
The keys to building successful service oriented business systems include ensuring the systems support the functional needs of the business and architecting the systems so that they meet non-functional requirements, including performance, scalability, security, and maintainability. Service oriented architecture (SOA) design is the part of the SOA solutions process that addresses these activities. This session provides an overview of the key components of SOA design. Presenters will describe, compare, and contrast the IBM methods that can be used to support SOA Design, mainly CMB, SOMA and RUP SOMA. A demonstration of what needs to be modeled during each phase of SOA Design will be presented, and one scheme by which IBM tools and methods can be used to realize SOA design will be sketched out.
Level: Beginner

TSP-1267 - Service Component Architecture: Making SOA safe for Developers
Doug Tidwell, IBM, Senior Software Engineer, David Woolley, Scotiabank, Senior Consultant
As more and more people implement Service Oriented Architectures, developers face an ever-growing number of services and data sources that must be integrated. To simplify the developers task, Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Objects (SDO) standards make it easy to build composite applications. This session will start with a brief overview of SCA and its benefits. Most of the session will consist of an IBM customer discussing an SCA application currently in production at a major North American bank. You'll see how SCA provides a common way to access many different types of services. In addition, the customer is using SCA as the first step in building a comprehensive SOA.
Level: Beginner

TSP-1270 - Setting up session replication in IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 6.1
Ashishkumar Ghodasara, IBM, Staff Software Engineer
Failover support is an essential requirement in production systems. Most of the current problems with session failover are due to the incorrect configuration of memory-to-memory replication. This session will explore configuring memory-to-memory replication across different set ups. A live demonstration will provide step-by-step instructions for setup of peer-to-peer and client/server modes of session replication in a clustered environment using IBM WebSphere® Application Server Version 6.1.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1434 - IBM WebSphere: Web services standards and the IBM interoperability strategy
Charles LeVay, IBM, Web Services Interoperability Architect
The fundamental promise of Web services standards is predictable, on-demand interoperability. Despite the promise of new specifications, standards are largely untested in real-world Web services implementations and present an array of interoperability challenges. One reason for this is that standards and specifications often permit multiple acceptable implementation alternatives. This session will focus on emerging, "advanced" Web services standards and specifications, such as reliable messaging and security, and the interoperability issues inherent in their design. We will discuss the IBM interoperability test strategy and results, participation and status in standards organizations, and highlight best practices and lessons learned.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1502 - Rational Roadmap and Strategy
Martin Nally, IBM, IBM Fellow, CTO Rational Software
Martin Nally, IBM Fellow and Rational® CTO will present the Rational strategy for software and systems delivery. 2008 will be an exciting year for Rational as the Jazz platform is introduced to the marketplace and systems delivery is strengthened with the upcoming acquisition of Telelogic.
Level: Beginner

TSP-1504 - Service oriented architecture and e-commerce
Darsh Khusial, IBM, WebSphere Commerce Lead Architect
In this session, attendees will learn how to apply service oriented architecture (SOA) patterns in an e-commerce environment to improve the flexibility and governance of back- and side-office integrations, as well as enable a consistent multi-channel user experience. Examples are drawn from SOA capabilities delivered by IBM WebSphere® Commerce Version 6 and the available WebSphere Commerce Feature Packs. Session attendees will also receive a glimpse into include directions for future product enhancements.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1519 - Showcase: Web 2.0 innovations
Jason McGee, IBM, Distinguished Engineer, WebSphere XD and Zero Chief Architect, Jerry Cuomo, IBM, WebSphere CTO, IBM Fellow
The wave of social and technical changes resulting from the use of Web 2.0 applications is ushering in a new era where people are participating in the economy like never before. Next-generation Web applications are capturing users' imaginations and inviting participation in the ways in which products and services are invented, produced, marketed, and distributed worldwide. Join distinguished engineer Jason McGee and esteemed colleagues from across the Software Group for a panoramic view of how these emerging technologies are being embraced by IBM to help enterprises stay one step ahead in a rapidly changing global marketplace.
Level: Beginner

TSP-1704 - Event processing in SOA today
Opher Etzion, IBM, STSM, Stephen Lyons, IBM,
This session will serve as a tutorial about the concepts and facilities of event processing. The session will: provide a definition of event processing, including key concepts, and relate it to the SOA concepts; provide the different reasons for using event processing, demonstrating each of them using scenarios from various industries; drill down to the main functions of event processing, and describe the IBM view on the conceptual model of event processing and various architectural aspects; and discuss related standards, and the Event Processing Technical Society (EPTS) consortium. Finally, the session will end with a perspective about event processing capabilities in IBM products.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1749 - An incremental SOA approach for channel order processing
Derrick Beard, Quest Software, Director, SFA Solutions & Applications Architecture, LARISSA LEYBOVICH, IBM, Sr.Managing Consultant
This case study demonstrates how Quest Software used a practical, incremental approach to SOA implementation with a goal of automating an end-to-end order management process. As a result, Quest was able to reduce channel order processing from days to hours, with tangible improvement in customer satisfaction and revenue, and a scalability boost that sparked company growth. Quest followed the IBM business process management (BPM) enabled by SOA methodology. The Quest SOA initiative was business process driven and architected to enable integration across several business functions within the enterprise and with external trading partners. Business services were identified using a top-down modeling methodology, and then developed and deployed based on an SOA framework. This implementation was built on an infrastructure composed of WebSphere® Process Server, WebSphere Partner Gateway, WebSphere Business Integration Adapter for Siebel, and WebSphere Services Registry and Repository.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1791 - Web Services Feature Pack: Patterns and best practices
Nicholas L. Gallardo, IBM, WebSphere Web Services Development
In this session, we will cover some of the best practices and patterns that have emerged as customers have deployed applications using the WebSphere® Application Server Feature Pack for Web services. Included will be a discussion of the migration of existing applications from Java API for XML-based RPC to the new Java API for XML Web services runtime available in the Feature Pack.
Level: Advanced

TSP-1863 - SOMA: The methodology for SOA
Ali Arsanjani, IBM, Distinguished Engineer
This session presents the latest SOMA artifacts and techniques and presents its application using a case study based on real customer engagement.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1870 - Revive your business processes: Process automation design with IBM WebSphere Process Server
Michele Chilanti, IBM, Senior Managing Consultant, Veronique Moses, IBM, Product Manager, SOA Scenarios
Among many other benefits, automating business processes can increase both employee productivity and customer satisfaction by reducing service time on key operations. This session reviews common process automation patterns based on well-documented use-cases with the IBM WebSphere® Process Server. Session attendees will be offered guidance on how to select the best component to fit their business needs. Key decision factors, such as the need for human tasking, the need for monitoring and administration of business processes, and the drivers for representing your business processes in business process execution language (BPEL) versus business state machines, to name a few, will be explored. By sessions end, attendees should be one step closer to designing a solution that best meets your business needs. Don't fail to plan; plan to come to this session if you seek to improve your company's bottom line.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1887 - The IBM reference architecture for SOA: Where the rubber meets the road
Ali Arsanjani, IBM, Distinguished Engineer
The IBM reference architecture for SOA accelerates architecture activities necessary for the implementation of an SOA-based solution  modeling where the rubber meets the road. Following in the footsteps of other IBM reference architecture assets (RAs), the IBM reference architecture for SOA goes beyond previous RAs with model-driven architecture concepts and architectural decision criteria that help to accelerate the creation of target architecture models. Target models account for requirements and topology variations and use a UML based modeling approach. Based on harvested and internal assets, and a cross-organizational collaborative effort, the IBM reference architecture for SOA is positioned to be one of the most useful architectural assets for SOA-based projects.
Level: Advanced

TSP-1911 - Business process management enabled by SOA: Standards survey
Dave Ings, IBM, Manager, Emerging Software Standards, Angel Diaz, IBM, WebSphere Business Integration Director of Development
Business process management (BPM) enabled by SOA helps optimize and innovate end-to-end business processes. But just as with SOA, a fully-realized BPM solution should be based on widely-recognized and deployed industry standards. How does one make sense of the large number of SOA and BPM infrastructure standards that are available or under development? This session presents a survey of key BPM standards. Presenters will discuss the customer value of each standard, its history, current development status, and how it is likely to evolve in future years will be projected. Attendees will discover which standards are predicted to be successful, and which may fall by the wayside. Finally we'll do some crystal ball-gazing and discuss how the BPM standards landscape is likely to evolve in future years.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-1973 - SOA deployments: Lessons learned
Calvin Lawrence, IBM, IBM Principal SOA Architect, East Region, Allison G. Kingberg, IBM, Program Director, SOA Strategy and Portfolio Management
Experience is the greatest teacher of all. Through the study of real-world cases, we can leverage others experiences, so that we do not have to learn the hard way. In April 2007, an internal conference was held with architects, specialists, consultants, developers and others who contributed to successful large scale IBM SOA deployments to gather their hard-learned lessons for this session. Following the conference, additional data mining activities were conducted to understand trends and capability gaps in the deployments under review. Session attendees will discover best practices that enabled successful deployments of over 82 SOA projects. These cases, as well as insights and resources captured through subsequent and ongoing data mining exercises, will be thoroughly investigated.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2061 - Top 10 most common SOA challenges and how to address them
Rachel Reinitz, IBM, Distinguished Engineer - WebSphere Services and Support
This session presents common issues in SOA and Web services projects. Reviewed in this session are best practices and lessons learned from a wide variety of real-life projects across a range of SOA designs and implementations. The session focuses on technical concerns commonly faced in these projects, as well as the means to overcome them. The top 10 issues covered are: 1) How do I get started with an SOA project? 2) What is a good service? 3) When should I adopt a standard or a specification? 4) Will my services scale and perform? 5) What hints exist for designing good Web Service Definition Language? 6) What is the best way to adapt existing, non-SOA requestors and providers? 7) To Enterprise Service Bus. or not to Enterprise Service Bus? 8) What about service registries? Is anyone using Universal, Description Discovery and Integration? 9) Is my service secure? What threats do I need to be concerned with? And finally, 10) What does it mean to have an SOA governance policy?
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2101 - Service oriented architecture and enterprise Architecture: A natural convergence
Scott Simmons, IBM, Exec IT Architect
Enterprise Architecture (EA) provides a link between an organizations business and technical objectives. In a similar fashion, SOA provides a framework intended to provide greater agility and flexibility for business and IT to create solutions via a service orientation. This session will review the objectives of an EA design and explain how the emergence of SOA is converging with and, in some cases, redefining the concepts of EA.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2287 - End-to-end WebSphere automation
Kyle Dawson, CNA, Sr. System Engineer
It today's highly complex environments, organizations need a fast and accurate way to build and deploy infrastructure. An engineer needs to get the infrastructure (WebSphere® Install Factory, WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere MQ, and IBM HTTP Server) built, configured and deployed accurately, quickly and consistently.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2290 - End-to-end enterprise SOA implementation
Kadeer Beg, Prolifics, SOA Practice Manager, Jon Machules, Prolifics, Solution Architect
End-to-end real world SOA topics will be presented and a fully functioning SOA system in the context of an account opening business scenario will be demonstrated. IBM products that will be showcased are; Tivoli® Access Manager, IBM WebSphere® Portal, IBM Workplace Forms, IBM WebSphere Process Server, IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric, IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, IBM WebSphere Message Broker and from the Information Management portfolio DataStage and QualityStage.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2299 - Enterprise Java evolution
Jim Knutson, IBM, WebSphere J2EE Architect
Industry trends are continuing to influence the Java computing platform. This session will look at how those industry trends are affecting standards, including Java Enterprise Edition and service oriented architecture (SOA), as well as community projects.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2307 - Using open source: Best practices
Jim Knutson, IBM, WebSphere J2EE Architect, Gang Chen, IBM, Certified Consulting I/T Specialist, IBM Software Services for WebSphere
Use of open source software in IT solutions is gaining popularity, but it does not come without pitfalls. This session demonstrates best practices for selecting open source projects, building solutions using open source projects, reducing the risk in its use, and what to do when things go wrong.
Level: Advanced

TSP-2308 - Service component architecture and Tuscany in WebSphere
David Booz, IBM, STSM, WebSphere Architecture
This session will provide an updated overview of the WebSphere® SOA Feature Pack beta, which includes the Tuscany implementation of Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Service Data Object (SDO) standards. The session will briefly review the SCA and SDO technologies, followed by a deep dive into the technical content of the WebSphere Application Server SOA Feature Pack. Next, the session will focus on the aspects of Tuscany (SCA and SDO) that are integrated within the WebSphere Application Server SOA Feature Pack, covering topics such as application administration, Web services, Java Message Service, security, transactions, and clustering.
Level: Advanced

TSP-2361 - Lab: Architecting SOA services with IBM Rational Software Architect
Lee Ackerman, IBM, Sr. Product Manager, Bertrand Portier, IBM, Application Architect
The ability to leverage abstraction, automation, and a focus on architecture will enable you to succeed in creating SOA solutions. This session will present an architecturally-focused technique to model SOA services with the IBM Rational® Software Architect (RSA). Session attendees will architect a service model that fully specifies the solutions structure, interfaces, and behavior using UML, profiles, transformations, and architectural patterns. After participating in an instructor-led discussion on the architectural significance of SOA, students will adopt a model-driven development approach (MDD) and use RSA to leverage SOA design inputs (both top-down and bottom-up), leverage architectural patterns, model interfaces with service specifications, model structure with packages and partitions, model behavior with service collaborations, and transition to implementation.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2385 - The IBM Software Group: Strategy and product trends
Julie King, IBM, IBM Software Group, Strategy DE & Director, Chair, SWG Architecture Board
In this session, Julie King, distinguished engineer and chair of the Software Group Architecture Board will provide insights into the IBM software strategy. Ms. King will cover the major trends emerging in each of the 5 key IBM Software Group brands, describe how the IBM acquisition strategy complements the internal product development strategy, and describe some of the current initiatives being driven by the Software Group Architecture Board.
Level: Beginner

TSP-2450 - Making an impact @ Coloniallife
Ray Brush, Colonial Life & Accident Ins. Co., Director, Information Technology, Larry Stuckey, Colonial Life & Accident Ins. Co, Systems Consultant
This session will chronicle the beginning of our transition from a service component architecture, coupled with our MQ messaging infrastructure, to a full SOA service implementation. Highlights include results from our IBM SOA assessment, associated SOA roadmap, and future plans.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2470 - Getting a green light and committment to invest in SOA at Chubb
Todd Ellis, Chubb CCI, CIO, Dio Toregas, Chubb CCI, VP of Architecture
Getting a green light and commitment to invest in SOA is very challengingand using the promise of future asset reuse and business agility to build a business case is definitely not easy! This session provides insights and practical advice on how to get SOA off the ground in your organization from the experience of two of the leaders who accomplished this at a well-known Fortune 500 financial-services firm. They will relate their approach and experience in building an enterprise SOA vision, educating the community on new technologies, gaining trust through incremental successes, and reorganizing and staffing for delivering agile and reusable enterprise services.
Level: Beginner

TSP-2494 - Technical pursuit of consumability
Robert Garnero, IBM, VP, WebSphere Consumability
IBM Software Group and WebSphere® software, in particular, are actively engaged in delivering increased product and solution consumability. This gives rise to the question, what is the technical content of that activity? Closely related, is the question of what technically related process changes are being pursued? This talk will provide some tangible examples of the work being done in development to establish more consumable and usable products within WebSphere.
Level: Beginner

TSP-2501 - Inherent solution flexibility through Smart SOA and dynamic business objects
Antonio Mascolo, fxDBO Europe, President
Rapidly configurable and customizable business logic capability built into the dynamic business objects (DBO) concept allows for the accurate addressing of almost all unique and customer-specific requirements. Specifically in the areas of business growth, flexibility, and innovation, DBO enables agility in suddenly changing market conditions demanding rapid responses. Business process changes can be incorporated without any impact on core software, allowing software upgrades with zero effect on ongoing operations and simplified version support. This session explores how DBO will practically eliminate time-dependent functional software obsolescence, and add a whole new facet to the effectiveness of Smart SOA.
Level: Advanced

TSP-2502 - The IBM master data management approach in a SOA
BRIAN BYRNE, IBM, Industry Models Architect
Master data such as a party (customer, citizen, and supplier), product, and account play a critical role in a SOA. A key characteristic of master data and its associated services is that they support multiple major business processes and represent frequently accessed services and data. Therefore, Master Data Management (MDM) is critical to the development of SOA. It provides a common source of accurate, consistent and comprehensive master information, exposed through consistent services that can be leveraged across business processes and applications. In this session, we will introduce the general concepts of MDM and give an update on the latest offerings and releases from IBM.
Level: Beginner

TSP-2503 - Leveraging a top-down and bottom-up approach to SOA
Sean T. Crowley, IBM, Marketing Lead, IBM Information Server
This session covers IBM WebSphere® Process Server, IBM Information Server, and industry models, and discusses modeling your own approach to information as a service.
Level: Beginner

TSP-2518 - Effectively selecting integration patterns
Brent Legris, Perficient, Inc., Senior Technical Architect, Olivera Zatezalo, MTS Allstream Inc., Sr Manager, Integration, BT&IT
The foundation of knowledge that rests beneath service oriented architecture (SOA) encompasses a myriad of integration patterns  not only messaging, enterprise service bus and orchestration, but shared databases, ETL, operational data stores, and others. Effectively selecting between integration patterns is a critical capability to develop as your SOA evolves, in order to avoid running around with a hammer thinking everything is a nail. This session interactively develops various integration scenarios, discussing pattern alternatives and their effective implementation. We will discuss the tradeoffs of different approaches, but close with guidelines that can be consistently followed to exploit the capabilities of an enterprise infrastructure.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2543 - Using IBM WebSphere mediations to process HL7 EDI transactions
Ken Swanson, Siemens Medical Solutions, IT Architect
The presentation shows how the IBM WebSphere® mediation framework is used to implement high-performance, scalable processing of HL7 EDI transactions. Various industry-wide integration patterns will be demonstrated, such as pipe-and-filer, content routing, transformations, and enrichment.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2594 - SOI: The technology behind SOA
Robert Bachmann, Aetna, Senior Web Engineer
Service oriented infrastructure (SOI) is the technology behind service oriented architecture (SOA). This session discusses the technology used to support SOA, including integration and support processes for the IBM WebSphere Portal Server, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, and WebSphere DataPower® SOA Appliances, as well as base WebSphere considerations and developer tooling such as WebSphere Integration Developer. We will present the managed orchestration and integration of all of these products into a highly available, large enterprise environment.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2598 - SOA on a shoestring
Ricardo Palma, SYNOPSIS SA, CEO, Carlos Rojas, Unique / Yanbal International Corporation, Chief Corporate Software Architect
This session delves into the real-world experience of a companys first SOA project. A leading manufacturing and distribution company in Peru, Yanbal International had the desire to start piloting SOA and a very specific business need due to acquisitions and international expansion, but a limited budget. Yanbal International had accumulated a myriad of dissimilar applications running under different hardware and operating systems. Associates and employees had to work from no less than 2 environments in order to process common requests, and had to deal with data inconsistencies among applications, slow performance, and dissatisfied customers. Quick hits with a direct impact on the bottom line had to be delivered. Synopsis SA architected a quick and inexpensive solution that not only contributed to solving the immediate business need, but also laid the foundation for a SOA-based enterprise.
Level: Beginner

TSP-2605 - Seven Common Pitfalls of SOA Implementations
Richard Byrnes, IBM, ITS AG Services Executive, IT Strategy & Architecture, Steve Capalbo, Citigroup Global Markets - Prime Finance, Sr. Vice President
Learn how to avoid performance bottlenecks, create policies which address scalability and fault tolerance challenges, as well as other IT considerations when implementing SOA-based solutions. While SOA hides the complexity of the infrastructure from the user, it increase the need for an enterprise IT perspective, because high quality, high performance SOA requires high performance from every part of the enterprise. IBM services ecperts share how to craft an IT performance plan in heterogeneious environments to create predictalbe and policy based approaches to insure new services -based performance requirements are met.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2628 - Getting started with SOA
Denise Hatzidakis, Perficient, Managing Director/Architect
So, how do you tap into SOA, and how does it affect your business? We will look at identified entry points for ensuring that every SOA-based solution undertaken delivers real business value. Each entry point is coupled with a scenario, or defined approach, that implements the technologies and thus the business values defined in each entry point. Come learn how to recognize where your entry point is and what to do with it to get started on the right track to realizing your SOA solution.
Level: Beginner

TSP-2706 - SOA Foundation: Retaining application coherency in composite applications
Marc-Thomas Schmidt, IBM, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect ESBs, Service Registry, Zero Assemb
This session discusses issues involved in establishing and retaining the coherency of composite applications within an SOA. Topics to be addressed include the use of service metadata for composing an application of independent services, and the use of mediations for ensuring and maintaining the coherency of those services to the purposes of the application. This presentation will also explore the role of service bus federation as a means for extending the scope of processes that horizontally integrate service across multiple line-of-business teams.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2707 - SOA Foundation: Metadata management in the SOA lifecycle
Barbara McKee, IBM, SOA Foundation Metadata and Repositories Software Architect
This session discusses how service metadata is created and propagated across the various stages of the SOA Lifecycle. Presenters will explore the types of metadata relevant to services in a composite application, who authors that metadata, when, and how. Finally, how that metadata is packaged and distributed to the metadata repositories related to the different phases of the SOA Lifecycle, and how that metadata is kept in sync to retain the integrity of the composite application, will be demonstrated.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2708 - SOA Foundation: Service creation and the SOA programming model
Alan Little, IBM, Chief Architect for WebSphere Foundation
This session discusses the creation and hosting of services. Presenters will explore advances in the Java programming model for service creation, including the exchange of information between services, the consumption and propagation of events, the related deployment processes, and the adoption and rendering of legacy programs as services in a Java runtime.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2709 - SOA Foundation: Service management
Nduwuisi Emuchay, IBM, Tivoli Architecture & Technology (CTO office) Software Architect
This session explores the issues pertaining to managing an operational deployment of a composite application. This includes monitoring individual services, as well as the aggregate impact on meeting the service-level goals for the composite application to which they belong, recognizing also that since services may be shared across multiple composites their impact needs to be proportioned accordingly. The relevance of license management and operational policy on composite application management will also be discussed.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2710 - SOA Foundation: SOA governance
John Falkl, IBM, Chief Architect, SOA Governance, Jon Richter , IBM, SOA Governance Lead
This session will focus on the issues of SOA Governance with special emphasis on how to automate processes of governance. It will provide specific focus on governing new service creation, driving service reuse and enforcing standards and best practices. This will be based on a set of key SOA Governance scenarios, and the roles and responsibilities associated with those scenarios.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2711 - SOA Foundation: Protecting your services
Nataraj Nagaratnam, IBM, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect, Identity and SOA Security
This session discusses protecting access to services and the information they rely on in a SOA solution. This will include examining the creation, assignment, enforcement, and assurance of authorization policies, as well as message protection and the authentication requirements for a service. The issues of managing principal identities across loosely-coupled, distributed and heterogeneous systems, as well as the role of standards in enabling the integration of security systems in SOA environments, will also be explored.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2712 - SOA Foundation: Content-driven service development
Matt Sanchez, IBM, STSM, Chief Architect, WebSphere Business Services Fabric
This presentation discusses the role of content models in the creation of composite applications in SOA. We will examine how standards can influence a content model, how content models effect service and process development, and how the resulting services can be customized and composed to accelerate the delivery of value in a solution. This discussion will also demonstrate how to resolve service dependencies by analyzing semantics and policy conditions that inform the compositional process.
Level: Intermediate

TSP-2794 - Executive Birds of a Feather briefing: Optimizing SAP business applications using SOA solutions
Michael Love, IBM, xecutive Architect, SOA Software Solutions for SAP
The emergence of SOA is creating a growing need among SAP clients to improve business process and application integration. This objective includes increased application, process reuse, and flexibility leveraging SAP assets. To succeed in reaching these goals, you need the correct tools and the best practices to implement them. In this session, an expert panel will be on hand to discuss what SOA integration capabilities are available, and address how to integrate and leverage your business application investments through integration and business process management best practices. We will also explore how WebSphere® provides SAP customers with a platform that can dramatically lower total cost of ownership, enable greater business responsiveness, and lower risk compared to many other solutions available on the market today.
Level: Beginner

TSP-2797 - Customer scenarios for business event processing
Kyle Brown, IBM, Distinguished Engineer, SOA and Emerging Technologies, Beth Hutchison, IBM, Distinguished Engineer
In this BOF we will review the IBM planned approach to business event processing and welcome customer feedback on scenarios for business event processing. We will review a small set of existing scenarios we have developed, but we would like to hear where our customers see business event processing providing value, and under what scenarios they would use it. If you are currently doing complex event processing with the WebSphere® product line or another product, come and talk with us and help us improve our products!
Level: Not Applicable