WS SIG (SF): The Missing Pieces of Web Services





    Doug Kaye, Technology-Management Consultant, Author & Lecturer


    Presentation Overview


    Where is today's sweet spot of web-services technologies? In this two-part presentation, Doug Kaye will first discuss the technolgies that aren't yet ready for prime time: security, transactions, reliable asynchronous messaging, orchestration and choreography, QoS, contracts and other business issues, infrastructure, and the big one: industry-specific semantics. In the second part, Doug will explain why this may not be the time to embark on complex projects, and show you how to determine optimum project start dates.


    About the Presenter

    Anchor Doug Kaye is a technology-management consultant, author, and lecturer based in Marin County. His most recent book, Loosely Coupled-The Missing Pieces of Web Services, has been called a must-read for web-services strategic thinkers. Drawing upon nearly three decades of experience in the roles of CEO and CTO, Kaye spends much of his time communicating technology concepts to business executives and business issues to technologists. He literally wrote the book on web hosting: Strategies for Web Hosting and Managed Services (2002), considered by many customers and vendors alike to be the definitive resource of the high-end web-hosting industry. He also produces IT Conversations (a series of downloadable and streaming audio interviews), publishes the IT Strategy Letter (an electronic newsletter), and has been a frequent contributor to Internet World and The Web Host Industry Review. In recent years, Kaye's stints have included executive positions with Organic Online,, and Previously, he was founder and CEO of Rational Data Systems, developers of networking software.

    Event Logistics


    Thelen Reid & Priest Multipurpose Room
    101 Second Street, Second Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105

    Note: Second and Mission--Security locks the doors at 6; buzz the security officer from the Second Street entrance for admission to the building.


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments/pizza
    7:00-9:00pm presentation and discussion


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    Free to PMI Members for the month of September
    Please call 408.494.8378 for student memberships
    No registration required

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