SOA Software to Present on Mainframe Web Services and SOA Governance at SHARE 2008

Jim Crew and David Pawloski to Speak on Best Practices Across Diverse Mainframe and Distributed Environments

Los Angeles, Calif., February 25, 2008SOA Software, a leading Integrated SOA Governance Automation vendor, is proud to announce that its Vice President, Jim Crew, and Product Director, David Pawloski will join executives from IBM, CA, and Merrill Lynch in several speaking engagements and panels discussing best practices for implementing Mainframe SOA and SOA Governance at this week’s SHARE 2008 conference in Orlando, FL. SHARE Inc. is an independent, volunteer-run association providing enterprise technology professionals with user focused education, professional networking, and industry influence.

SOA Software’s Speaking Engagements at SHARE 2008:

Session: Mainframe SOA, Moving to Web Services
Speaker: Jim Crew, Vice President, SOA Software
When: Tue, Feb. 26, 2008 - 11:00 AM
Description: Mainframe SOA, Moving to Web Services What does SOA mean for the mainframe, how can the mainframe enjoy the benefits of a loosely-coupled architecture while retaining the quality, reliability and low-cost of the Z platform? Jim Crew, a pioneer in mainframe SOA integration, will discuss how the mainframe service architect can have it all:

  • High performance
  • Very low MIPS overhead
  • Scalability and failover
  • Web Services Security using asymmetric and symmetric keys, XML ...

Session: The SOA Governance Challenge: An Open Panel Discussion
Speaker: David Pawloski, Product Director, SOA Software
When: Tue, Feb. 26, 2008 – 1:30 PM
Description: What is SOA Governance and why is it important to an organization planning on implementing SOA solutions? We have assembled a panel of experts from CA, IBM, Serena Software and SOA Software and posed 4 questions to them. They will each provide a response to these questions. Additionally, time has been allotted to allow the audience to ask questions related to your issues on SOA Governance. The panel will respond to the following questions

  • Describe the top 3 capabilities of a SOA Governance Program and three lesser known capabilities - typically, the literature is full of things like repositories, but perhaps there are some other really important capabilities that we don’t hear about as much.
  • What are some of the human factor considerations and how might this impact the governed and governors?
  • What are some of the best practices and / or the worst practices for SOA Governance?
  • How does SOA governance tie into IT and corporate governance? Or perhaps how / when it should not?

Session: SOA Consortium Presents Lessons on SOA Adoption-Merrill Lynch’s SOA & Mainframe Story
Speaker: Jim Crew, Vice President, SOA Software
When: Tue, Feb. 26, 2008 - 3:00 PM
Description: SOA Consortium Presents Lessons on SOA Adoption—Merrill Lynch’s SOA & Mainframe Story Jim Crew, former Director of Infrastructure at Merrill Lynch will share Merrill’s service-oriented legacy architecture ‘SOLA’ story, including the driving forces, his vision, the SOLA architecture, the hugely successful business outcome, lessons learned, and his (and SOLA’s) current positions at SOA Software.

Session: SOA Infrastructure - The Only Way to Secure Web Services
Speaker: David Pawloski, Product Director, SOA Software
When: Thur, Feb. 28, 2008 – 11:00 AM
Description: As service orientation becomes the norm in enterprise IT, the need for effective security becomes increasingly urgent. The challenge to delivering true SOA ‘defense in depth’ has been the scattershot, project-by-project approach to security taken by even some of the largest SOA adopters. What is needed for robust SOA security is an approach that encompasses all the vulnerabilities and risks that this otherwise promising technology provides. In this presentation, David Pawloski, a respected security industry veteran and Product Director at SOA Software, will discuss SOA Infrastructure, the complete set of tools, policies, and practices that assure a thorough but flexible SOA risk mitigation framework. SOA Infrastructure is the totality of Web services security, quality of service, provisioning, policy definition and enforcement of Web services in an SOA. Only a comprehensive SOA Infrastructure approach can assure integrity, availability and confidentially of Web services in an SOA.

Specifically, he will discuss:

  • Security risks in an SOA, including threats and vulnerabilities
  • Deficiencies in current approaches
  • SOA Infrastructure overview
  • SOA Infrastructure as a the optimal security framework for SOA
  • Implementation scenarios

Session: SOA Best Practices: 7 Steps to SOA
Speaker: David Pawloski, Product Director, SOA Software
When: Thur, Feb. 28, 2008 – 4:30 PM
Description: This presentation will explore the seven key success factors that global enterprises must embrace in order to realize the full benefits of an enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture. The presentation will also cover the obvious and not so obvious pitfalls that can be avoided with proper SOA planning. It discusses the various stages of SOA adoption describing the technologies, processes, and best-practices available to help companies succeed in their SOA initiatives. The 7 steps to SOA are: Create/Expose Services, Register Services, Secure Services, Manage (monitor) Services, Mediate and Virtualize Services, Govern the SOA, Integrate Services (ESB).

About SHARE 2008
SHARE wants to provide you the most up-to-date information on major issues taking place in enterprise technology. In Orlando, you’ll find numerous sessions that cover the following themes and provide sound advice to help you become a proactive, informed IT professional. SHARE 2008 will be held at:
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Fiesta 6
1000 W. Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
For more information, visit

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of comprehensive, enterprise-class integrated SOA Governance solutions.  SOA Software products provide a comprehensive closed-loop SOA Governance solution (Workbench), a high-performance, scalable SOA security, mediation, and management solution (Service Manager), and a mainframe Web services solution for CICS applications (SOLA). SOA Software products process over 500 million mission critical transactions a month and are used by the largest Fortune 1000 corporations, including Merrill Lynch, Verizon, and Pfizer.  For more information, please visit
SOA Software, Workbench, Service Manager, and SOLA are trademarks of SOA Software, Inc.  All other product and company names herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their registered owners.


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