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DataServices World: The Importance of Middleware and Data Services

Panel Discussion on Data Services at DataServices World, June 24, in New York City

A panel of experts and executives from organizations that are leading providers and consumers of technology will discuss trends and important technologies for enterprise and Internet computing. The experts will discuss the role of databases and database technology trends that enhance SOA and web development. The session will also focus on preferred solutions for architecture and middleware to enable applications and services to access data from SQL and other data sources.

Speaker Bios:

Mark M. Davydov is an internationally recognized expert on software architecture, and software evolution and reuse. Dr. Davydov is the author of over 100 highly acclaimed articles in industry leading publications and vendor technical forums such as IBM developerWorks and Oracle Technical Network. His 2001 book "Corporate Portals and e-Business Integration - A Manager's Guide", introduced many ideas that influenced the progression of Service-Oriented Architecture and the Web Services model. He is a frequent presenter and panel participant at international conferences on software architecture and service-oriented computing, e.g., ICSOC04, WICSA 2004, FinanceCom05, ECIS 2005, WEBIST 2006, etc.

John Goodson is the executive leader of DataDirect Technologies. He is responsible for daily operations, business development, product direction and long-term corporate strategy. John brings significant technical and business leadership to a company that's been a consistent innovator of multi-platform data access middleware. Joining DataDirect in 1992 as an engineer, he has since held positions of increasing responsibility in research and development, technical support and marketing. John is a well known and respected industry luminary and data connectivity expert. For more than 10 years, he has worked closely with Sun and Microsoft on the development and evolution of database connectivity standards including J2EE, JDBC, .NET, ODBC and ADO. John has been involved with ANSI H2, the standards committee responsible for the SQL standard and SQL Access Group, which has been responsible for defining call level interfaces for relational databases. He is now actively involved in Java standards committees, including the JDBC Expert Group and Java Rowsets. This active leadership has helped his team develop the most technically advanced database connectivity technologies. John holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Virginia Tech. 

Mark Hapner is a Sun Distinguished Engineer and is currently SOA Strategist for Sun Software. He helps formulate Sun's SOA and composite application strategy spanning Java Standards, Web Service Standards and Sun products. He is also Sun's WS-I Board Member.

Mark was previously lead architect for Java EE and was responsible for guiding the overall architecture of J2EE 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4. Earlier he was co spec lead of the Enterprise JavaBeans specification and spec lead of the Java Message Service specification. 

Ken North (Moderator) is a consultant, software developer, author, speaker, industry analyst and company founder. His software technology expertise has spanned the mainframe, minicomputer, microcomputer and Internet eras. Ken teaches Expert Series seminars and is the publisher of SQLSummit.com, WebServicesSummit.com and GridSummit.com. Ken was Contributing Editor for Internet Computing, Web Techniques and Dr. Dobb's Journal. He wrote the "Database Developer" column for Web Techniques and Dr. Dobb's Sourcebook and was XML and Web Services Editor for Dr. Dobbs Journal.

Ken has consulted, spoken at conferences and taught seminars in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. He's served as conference chair for LinkedData Planet, NextWare and the XML DevCon conferences in Europe and North America. He has programmed conference content for Penton Media, Jupitermedia, SIGS, 101 Communications, Giga Information Group and Camelot Communications.

DataServices World at SOAWorld 2008 (June 24, 2008)

DataServices World (June 24, 2008) is about the confluence of databases, data warehousing, business intelligence, enterprise computing and Internet computing. Its focus is architectures and technologies for accessing data from heterogenous data sources and providing that data to consumers such as components, services and applications.

At DataServices World, chaired by Ken North, we'll uncover architecture and technology solutions for accessing, integrating and processing data from multiple sources while guaranteeing security and scalability. These solutions include robust, high-performance data access middleware, optimized databases, efficient protocol handling, tuned queries and state of the art data services. We'll be looking at technology of interest to CTOs, enterprise architects, system architects, information architects, developers, database gurus, consultants and analysts. Register Early and Save!

SOAWorld Conference & Expo 2008 East
June 23-24, 2008 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City
SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 East brings together the best minds in the business for a two-day conference that offers comprehensive coverage of SOA and what it means to enterprise IT today.

Service-oriented architectures have evolved over the past few years out of the original vision of loosely coupled Web services replacing constrained, stovepiped applications throughout enterprise IT. Every major enterprise technology vendor today has developed its own SOA strategy, supported by innumerable mid-size companies and start-ups offering specific SOA aspects or entire solutions.

Service-oriented architectures (SOAs) have evolved over the past few years out of the original vision of loosely coupled web services replacing constrained, stovepiped applications throughout enterprise IT. Every major enterprise technology vendor today has developed its own SOA strategy, supported by innumerable mid-size companies and start-ups offering specific SOA aspects or entire solutions. This explosive growth in SOA technology is in response to a global demand--IDC estimates that spending on SOA services alone will grow from $8.6 billion to more than $33 billion by 2010.

Service-oriented architectures (SOAs) have evolved over the past few years out of the original vision of loosely coupled web services replacing constrained, stovepiped applications throughout enterprise IT. Every major enterprise technology vendor today has developed its own SOA strategy, supported by innumerable mid-size companies and start-ups offering specific SOA aspects or entire solutions. This explosive growth in SOA technology is in response to a global demand--IDC estimates that spending on SOA services alone will grow from $8.6 billion to more than $33 billion by 2010.

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Attend SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 East and learn from more than 100 speakers about how SOA is transforming business – and the way IT and business managers think about their businesses, processes, and technology. The topics will include:


Attend SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 East and learn from more than 100 speakers about how SOA is transforming business – and the way IT and business managers think about their businesses, processes, and technology. The topics will include:


  • Enterprise Mash-Ups

  • SOA and Web 2.0

  • SOBAs

  • Patterns and Anti-Patterns

  • Governance Enforcement

  • AJAX RIA and SOA

  • Run-Time Governance

  • Wikis and Lightweight Software

  • Policy-Driven SOA

  • Complex Event Processing

  • Windows Interoperability

  • EAI Without the Cost

  • Mixed Portal Environments

  • Reference Architecture

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