Best practices for Service-Oriented Architecture Governance

Best Practices for Service-Oriented Architecture Governance
Frank Martinez, EVP Product Strategy, Akana
Marty Wasznicky, BizTalk Server Program Manager, Microsoft

Governance is the tail that wags the SOA dog.  An organization that deploys Web Services without a solid governance program is headed for serious trouble in terms of reliability, security, and cost.  While governance is a necessity for any IT endeavor, the open and potentially chaotic nature of SOA makes governance either a show stopper or a magic bullet for success, depending on how it is approached.

In this presentation, Akana’s Frank Martinez and Microsoft’s Marty Wasznicky discuss the best practices for Service-Oriented Architecture Governance, and how Akana’s products provide a comprehensive closed-loop SOA Governance solution.

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Speaker Bios:

Frank Martinez
Frank Martinez is a recognized expert in the area of distributed, enterprise application and infrastructure platforms. Mr. Martinez is focused on driving development of scalable service-oriented infrastructure software that integrates business processes and information enterprise-wide. Mr. Martinez’s reputation as a technological visionary is demonstrated by his record of bringing innovative and commercially successful software solutions to market. He has had operating roles as a senior executive of several VC-backed firms, and was instrumental in building Intershop Communications into a multi-billion dollar public company in less than three years. Mr. Martinez was recently named an InfoWorld Innovator by InfoWorld magazine and has also been named one of 25 leading IT innovators by CRN.

Marty Wasznicky
Marty Wasznicky is a Principal Program Manager for the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft, where he focuses on Service Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Service Bus, Enterprise Application Integration, and Business Process Management. He is responsible for helping customers and Microsoft partners in the US adopt and implement solutions in this space. Mr. Wasznicky has over 15 years of systems integration and custom business solution development experience in the IT industry. He joined Microsoft in 2001 and, prior to that, he worked for both Global 100 Companies and Microsoft Partners. Mr. Wasznicky has written nearly a dozen whitepapers and articles on various technologies, published by MSDN, Visual Studio Magazine and the Advisor Publications. Most recently, he was a contributing author for the Pro BizTalk 2006 book and leads the architecture and development of the Microsoft ESB Guidance.