WS SIG (SV): SAP NetWeaver & Ent. Services Architecture Strategies



  • In this talk we'll provide an overview of SAP NetWeaver and the Enterprise Services Architecture and its various components.


    Vishal Sikka, VP of Technology - SAP Labs

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    Presentation Overview

    SAP NetWeaver and Enterprise Services Architecture Strategies

    SAP recently announced the launch of the next evolutionary step of its integration and application platform designed to provide extensibility across heterogeneous IT landscapes. SAP® NetWeaver(tm) enables organizations to integrate people, information, and business processes across technologies and organizations. SAP NetWeaver is designed to be interoperable with Microsoft .NET and IBM WebSphere (J2EE), providing customers with flexibility to manage heterogeneous infrastructures, minimizing complexity, and reducing total cost of ownership.

    SAP NetWeaver is a Web services-oriented platform for all SAP solutions and the way SAP delivers on the new Enterprise Services Architecture (ESA), an enterprise applications blueprint. The next iteration of SAP's proven technology stack, SAP NetWeaver now serves as the backbone for the SAP suite of solutions, delivering an open, and flexible infrastructure that allows companies to realize value from existing IT investments.

    In this talk we'll provide an overview of SAP NetWeaver and the Enterprise Services Architecture and its various components.


    About the Presenter


    Vishal Sikka, VP of Technology at SAP Labs

    Dr. Vishal Sikka is the Vice President of Technology for SAP Inspire, SAP's newly formed innovation and ventures group. In this role Vishal is responsible for technology strategy for SAP's new initiatives in enterprise applications and infrastructure. Prior to joining SAP, Vishal was the Area Vice President for Platform Technologies at Peregrine Systems (then NASDAQ:PRGN), responsible for Peregrine's efforts in application development and integration. Vishal joined Peregrine following the acquisition of Bodha, Inc. where he served as founder, Chairman and CEO. Bodha had developed technology for non-invasive, web service based integration of enterprise applications and information.

    Vishal holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and his experience includes research in automatic programming, information integration and application integration, and theorem proving at Stanford, Xerox Palo Alto labs, and two startups.


    Event Logistics


    Microsoft Main Campus
    1065 La Avenida, Bldg. 1
    Mountain View, CA


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments/pizza
    7:00-9:00pm presentation and discussion
    (Pizza and sodas are provided courtesy of ExecuStaff


    $15 for non-SDForum Members
    No charge for SDForum members, affiliates, and students with ID
    No registration required

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