By Simone Geib-Oracle on Sep 28, 2014
Oracle OpenWorld is starting today and I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you a little bit more about one of our not to be missed panels. We thought long and hard about the ideal combination of speakers for a session whose focus is around sharing unique insights into successful and fast delivery of Oracle SOA Suite projects. After tossing a few ideas around with my colleague Bruce Tierney, Director of Product Marketing, who will be the moderator on Thursday, we decided that our partners, who gain their experience with a number of customers throughout many years, are uniquely positioned for what we had in mind.
Let me quickly introduce them to you:
Dan Reynebeau has been working in the IT industry for over 25 years, much of which was focused on complex and high volume enterprise systems development and integration based on IBM and Oracle technology platforms. Dan has spent the majority of the past 10 years leading large scale implementations based on the Oracle Fusion Middleware and SOA platform. Dan is currently a partner at Flexagon, a software company focused on Oracle Fusion Middleware services and software automation products. Flexagon recently announced its breakthrough Application Release Automation tool called FlexDeploy, where Dan has been an architect and engineer from product inception.
Peter Ebell is a lead developer and technical architect at AMIS Services in the Netherlands, a consultancy firm specialized in Oracle technology. Prior to joining AMIS in 2006, he worked for 9 years at Oracle as a custom development consultant, starting with Forms/Designer and quickly moving to Java/ADF. In 2004, he switched his attention to BPEL and the SOA Suite when he got involved with one of the largest implementations of the SOA Suite in the Netherlands, at the Rabobank. Since then, he has specialized in all aspects of SOA development, implementing solutions based on the Oracle SOA product stack at dozens of companies across all industries.
Here are some samples of what you will learn during the panel:
Everybody knows that IT projects are always under pressure to meet deadlines and go live as soon as possible - and SOA projects are no different. However, SOA is an architecture where its main "value added" lies in the future, because, if done right, it yields a decoupled IT landscape with a high potential for re-use and agility.
Therefore, even with the first SOA project a company undertakes, one should focus on speed of delivery in the long term. And that shifts the question from "how can our developers write code faster" to a much broader question: "how can we design, develop, test, deploy and monitor software better and faster, while maximizing the long term benefits that SOA promises".
First Peter will address some best practices, common pitfalls and focus areas across the entire spectrum of developing and releasing SOA applications, from the broader perspective.
Then Dan will discuss how to future proof SOA Suite through changes to people, process and technology and how to enable organizations to develop maintainable and high quality products through role responsibilities, best practices and better utilization of SOA Suite features.
Last, but not least, Guido will highlight that the architecture and choosing the right technology is key for the implementation of a successful SOA project. He will present the different functionalities/properties provided by the SOA Suite core components (BPEL, Mediator, Service Bus and Oracle Event Processing) and show which of these functionalities are supported out-of-the-box by the different components and where they are overlapping. The presentation will end with positioning Fusion Middleware and SOA in an Enterprise Architecture.
You can find the abstract for this and other integration sessions in the Focus on SOA document.
Mark your calendars for the session below.
Peter Ebell, AMIS Holding B.V.
Dan Reynebeau, Principal Architect, Flexagon
Guido Schmutz, Technology Manager, Trivadis AG
Simone Geib, Director Product Management, Oracle
Bruce Tierney, Director of Product Marketing,
Thursday, 10/02, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM, Moscone South - 236 CON6255