Interoperability Forum--An Open Industry Dialog



  • Indentity Management, Security, SOA and more....

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    Program Overview

    Today, IT must manage heterogeneous applications from multiple vendors to achieve business goals. Vendors claim their products are interoperable, but what does this really mean? And how do vendors achieve interoperability when some of them support competing standards?

    Join award-winning analyst Anne Thomas Manes of the Burton Group, expert moderators from Deloitte, industry vendors and emerging startups for a lively dialog on interoperability: what it means, what it takes to achieve, what is real today, which standards will win, and what the future holds. This event should help IT managers develop a fuller understanding of what the products and timelines will be. If today your company relies on custom interoperability solutions that are expensive and difficult to maintain, will you be able to lower your IT costs with products that are truly interoperable?

    • Web Services Interoperability – Hear where XML standards are going from Sun, BEA and startup Forum Systems
    • Fireside Chat – Join Anne Thomas Manes with executives Kelvin Lawrence, Distinguished Engineer & CTO, Emerging Internet Software Standards, IBM; Andrew Layman, Dir. Connected Systems, Microsoft; and Graham Hamilton, VP and Fellow, Java Platform Team, Sun
    • Identity Management – Learn about new developments in identity standards with Kim Cameron of Microsoft, Parteek Mishra of Oracle and startup Identrus
    • Enterprise Systems Management – Hear IBM, H-P and Intel along with startup Centrify discuss new solutions to heterogeneous systems management
    • CIO Roundup — Wrap it all up as 3 CIOs discuss their real-world challenges and successes in achieving interoperability


    8:00 – 8:30am Registration/Continental Breakfast

    8:30 – 9:00am Keynote: Anne Thomas Manes, Analyst, Burton Group
    Why Interoperability is Key to Your Business Success

    9:00 – 9:40am Web Services Interoperability
    Andy Daecher, Partner, Technology Integration Services, Deloitte
    Edward Cobb, VP, Architecture & Standards, BEA Systems, Inc.
    Nick Kassem, Technology Director, Web Services Technology and Standards, Sun Microsystems
    Weston W. Swenson, President/CEO, Forum Systems

    9:40 – 9:50am Break

    9:50- 10:30am Fireside Chat
    Anne Thomas Manes, Analyst, Burton Group
    Graham Hamilton, VP and Fellow, Java Platform Team, Sun Microsystems
    Kelvin Lawrence, Distinguished Engineer & CTO, Emerging Internet Software Standards, IBM
    Andrew Layman, Director Connected Systems, Microsoft

    10:30 – 10:40am Break

    10:40 –11:20am Identity Management
    Rena Mears, NORPAC Security and Privacy Services Leader Partner, Deloitte
    Prateek Mishra, Director, Security Standards, Oracle Corporation
    Karen Wendel, CEO, Identrus
    Kim Cameron, Chief Identity Architect and Strategist, Microsoft

    11:20 – 11:30am Break

    11:30 – 12:10pm Enterprise Systems Management
    John Carlström, Segment Marketing Manager, HP OpenView, Hewlett Packard
    David Caddis, Director Market Management, IBM Tivoli Service Delivery Solutions
    Tom Kemp, CEO, Centrify Corporation
    Kaladar Rau (RK), Senior Manager, Systems Management Practice, Deloitte
    Vijay Tewari, Senior Researcher and Software Architect, Intel

    12:20—1:10pm CIOs: How Interop Matters to Their Business
    Dean Lane,CEO Varitools and former Sr. Director of IT at Symantec (Author of "The CIO Wisdom")
    Vivek Asija, CIO, McGuire Real Estate
    Jim Swartz, CIO, Sybase Inc

    1:10 pm – 2:00pm Lunch Provided



    Network Meeting Center
    5201 Great America Parkway
    Santa Clara, CA 95054



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