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Technical tracks
 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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Smart SOA Jumpstart

TSS-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

TSS-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

TSS-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

TSS-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

TSS-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

TSS-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

TSS-1746 - Implementing Smart SOA applications with SIP communications capabilities
Brian Pulito, IBM, SENIOR/SOFTWARE ENGINEER, Derek Baron, IBM, Offering Manager - Rational Communications Industry
This session provides a deep dive into the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) capabilities provided by IBM WebSphere® Application Server and the Rational® software delivery environment, to develop and implement SOA applications with next-generation communications capabilities. SIP is the industry-standard protocol used to enable real-time communications such as voice, video, and instant messaging on standard IP platforms. IBM WebSphere and Rational SIP support now includes converged SIP support in WebSphere Application Server, SIP application modeling capabilities in Rational Software Architect, SIP application development capabilities in Rational Application Developer, and SIP testing capabilities in Rational Performance Tester extension for SIP. Come learn how integrated SIP support in WebSphere and Rational software can help you quickly and efficiently deliver next-generation communications applications, and integrate those applications into your overall SOA infrastructure.
Level: Intermediate

TSS-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

TSS-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

TSS-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

TSS-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

TSS-2281 - WebSphere on z/OS
Colette A. Manoni, IBM, WebSphere for z/OS Architect
This session provides an overview of the IBM WebSphere® product family and how WebSphere on z/OS® leverages the operating system to provide additional value. Several drill downs on system architecture, work load management, and high availability will be provided.
Level: Beginner

TSS-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

TSS-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

TSS-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

TSS-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

TSS-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

TSS-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

TSS-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

TSS-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