• WS SIG (SF): Web Services Management Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 06:30PM
    Thelen Reid & Priest Multipurpose Room
    101 Second Street, Second Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    Web Apps & E-Commerce

WS SIG (SF): Web Services Management



  • Come hear Actional & AmberPoint's perspective on how Web Service Management can help enterprises reduce their deployment & maintenance costs for web services.


    Ed Horst (bio), VP of Product Strategy - AmberPoint
    Ken Rutsky (bio), VP of Product Management and Marketing - Actional


    Presentation Overview


    Organizations looking to take their Web services into production face a number of new challenges. They must ensure the performance and availability of their loosely coupled systems, manage Web services across multiple machines, set and maintain appropriate service levels across federated environments, and address new requirements for security. Due to the distributed, heterogeneous nature of these evolutionary systems, Web services raise management issues that are beyond the scope of traditional enterprise and network systems management solutions. During this presentation, we will take a look at the management requirements of Web services-based systems, discuss the IT and business benefits of Web services management, and examine how enterprise IT organizations are implementing management solutions to deploy trustworthy, enterprise-class Web services.


    Service Oriented Architectures based on Web services promise IT the ability to more quickly and agiley respond to changing business needs at a much lower cost than traditional computing architectures. However, without proper management, better, cheaper, faster, can easily become slower and more expensive. This presentation takes quick look at the challenges of managing Web Services Based SOAs, and how Actional's customers are scaling Web services to gain time to market and competitive advantage today.


    About the Presenters


    Ed Horst, VP of Product Strategy at AmberPoint

    Mr. Horst has more than twenty years of experience in planning, marketing and developing distributed systems, management frameworks and development tools. He was the vice president of Marketing at OnKilter, a strategy execution software vendor, and Provato, an electronic contract management solution provider that was acquired by I-Many. Previously, he was a founding member of the marketing team at Forte and held various engineering and product management positions at Ingres.


    Ken Rutsky, VP of Product Management and Marketing at Actional

    Ken brings over 15 years of high-tech industry experience to Actional, where he is responsible for product strategy and execution. He most recently held the position of vice president, product marketing and strategic alliances with Abilizer Solutions, a provider of enterprise portal software. Prior to Abilizer, he served in sales, marketing management, business development and product management roles with Netscape, Intel and IBM. Ken has a degree in materials science from Northwestern University and an MBA from Stanford University.


    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
    No charge for ASAP members for the month of May
    Please call 408.494.8378 for student memberships
    No registration required

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