Max Dolgicer has more than 25 years of management and technical experience in development and support of Business applications, software products and systems internals. An internationally recognized expert, Max is Technical Director and principal at International System Group, (ISG) Inc a leading consulting firm that specializes in design, development and integration of large-scale distributed applications using leading edge Middleware technologies. Max is coming to Business Technology Sumit 2010 (www.btsummit.com) to speak about all things SOA, on 12 November at the NIHANS Convention Center in Bangalore. At the summit, Max covers the following sessions:
* Managing the SOA Evolution: once a company has completed initial SOA projects, the number of deployed services increases such that the key question no longer is how to build services, but rather how to efficiently govern the development and operation of services on an enterprise scale. The focus of SOA shifts to reusability, securing how a growing number of clients access the services, and assuring that Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are met, to name just a few issues. At this point companies run the danger that a "free for all" environment proliferates, and the benefits of SOA cannot be realized. The key is to introduce SOA governance before services spin out of control. Managing the evolution of SOA into the cloud with the correct governance is the next challenge. This keynote will address: typical categories of SOA projects, how SOA Maturity Models and governance relate, and how SOA governance needs to be extended when we move applications into the cloud
* A ROI Calculator for SOA: let the Numbers Do the Talking: there are many pro and very few con arguments from an engineering perspective that make us believe that SOA is a superior approach for most application development and integration projects. However, nowadays we typically won't get away with brilliant technical arguments to justify the transition to SOA. In most cases we will have to convince the CFO that there is a positive bottom line result. This presentation outlines a ROI model for application development based on service reusability in a SOA. It describes how the cost effect of reuse can be calculated during the development and the maintenance cycle of a portfolio of service oriented business applications. The model is based on metrics that have been widely accepted throughout the IT industry. The model will then be illustrated by a project where multiple business applications have been developed within a SOA that employs a foundation of reusable services. This presentation will show an overview of a project that is used as an example, a popular ROI model that is the basis for the ROI calculation, and the application of the model to determine concrete monetary savings.
* Defining a SOA Roadmap Based on SOA Maturity Model: once a company has completed initial SOA projects, the number of deployed services increases and the key question no longer is how to build services, but rather how to efficiently manage the development and operation of services on an enterprise scale. What is needed is a concise roadmap that guides the evolution of SOA such that IT can deliver the right value at the right time to the business. This roadmap has to address multiple dimensions of IT: architecture, development processes, applications, information, etc. This presentation will outline a model against which the degree of service oriented maturity of an organization can be assessed, and a process (i.e. the roadmap) for assessing the current and desired degree of service maturity of an organization and for developing a plan for how to get to the target state. This presentation will show: what SOA Maturity Models exist today?, walkthrough of the levels and key elements of each level, developing a custom SOA Roadmap and project example for mapping a Maturity Model to a Roadmap.
* Service Oriented Integration (SOI): doing Integration the Right Way: IT managers have been under increasing pressure to migrate a portfolio of independent “stovepipe” applications to an integrated set of business services that can be aligned with changing business requirements and support new business processes faster and with reduced cost. Today, corporations have to choose from a number of integration products (e.g. Enterprise Service Buses) that have quite different capabilities, never mind different architectures and standards. This seminar starts with a comparison of SOA and event based architectures and then outlines the key issues and guidelines that architects should consider when defining an integration architecture based on services. The key point of the seminar is a case study that illustrates how SOA concepts have been applied in a real project. It explains the key architectural and design decisions that produced an integration architecture and a set of services that were reused beyond one particular project. This presentation will show: drivers for Service Oriented Integration (SOI), comparing SOA to Event-Driven Architecture (EDA), how to evolve from Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) to SOA/EDA to SOI, and applying SOI in a project example.
Max is a contributing editor for Application Development Trends magazine and recognized instructor and presents extensively at major industry conferences including Gartner's Web Service and Application Integration conferences, Sys-Con's Web Services, XMLOne, XMLDevCon, JavaDevCon, e-Business Integration, Java Expo, Component Development, GIGA's Middleware Choices, and Comdex.