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Application Platform Strategies on tour: SOA and Cloud Symposium: 22-23 October, Rotterdam

RichardWatson_jpg Blogger: Richard Watson

Join Anne Thomas Manes and myself at SOA Symposium, co-located with Cloud Symposium, 22-23 October, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

On Thursday 22nd Oct, Anne is delivering the second Opening Keynote – “The Resurrection of SOA” at 9am.  At 11.15, I’m presenting “Service Modeling: Making sure your services deliver value“. At 13.15 after lunch, you will have to choose between Anne’s “Proving the Business Value of SOA Investments” and my “Platform as a Service: Application Platform Metamorphosis”.  Then I’ll be rushing along to the SOA Patterns committee meeting for “Candidate SOA Design Patterns Review & Promotion” Session #1.  To wrap up the day at 17.30, Anne will feature on an Expert Panel, “SOA is Dead, Long Live Next Generation SOA”.

On Friday 23rd Oct, I’ll be presenting “Cloud Application Architecture: Rebuilding applications for the cloud” at 14.15, then doing more SOA pattern shepherding in the SOA Patterns committee session.  To wrap up the second day and the conference at 17.30, Anne and I will both feature on Expert Panels, “Today’s SOA Governance Platforms: Are They Mature Enough?” and “Will the Open Cloud Become a Reality?”

(The session names are hyperlinks to the session descriptions)

So as you can see we’ll be kept too busy to check out the post-war architecture which makes Rotterdam such as fascinating place.  Imagine for a moment rebuilding an entire city in the 3 decades of the 1950s-1970s.  What would you come up with?


Pity we can’t start building a modular cloud application architecture on such a green field site. Hybrid on-premises/off-premises applications architecture will forever be a reality for enterprises. Some organizations are unwilling or legally not permitted to host every application and its data in public or external clouds. The typical chaotic and brittle applications architecture found in most organizations means that a significant fraction of existing applications are not ready to move to the cloud.

We have a very limited number of free guest passes for the conferences still available, each valued at 1,090 Euro.  If you’d like to attend the conference, leave a comment on the blog, and I’ll get back to you.  Once the passes are gone, we can still offer a 25% “friend of the speaker” discount. 

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