Gartner EA: EA and SOA

This is my last post from the summits (actually, I’m already at the airport). This morning, I participated in a panel discussion on EA and SOA as part of the EA Summit with Marty Colburn, Executive VP and CTO for FINRA; Maja Tibbling, Lead Enterprise Architect for Con-way; and John Williams, Enterprise Architect from QBE Regional Insurance. The panel was jointly moderated by Dr. Richard Soley of the OMG and SOA Consortium and Bruce Robertson of Gartner. It was another excellent session in my opinion. We all brought different perspectives on how we had approached SOA and EA, yet there was some apparent commonalities. Number one was the universal answer to what the most challenging things was with SOA adoption: culture change.

There were a large number of questions submitted, and unfortunately, we didn’t get to all of them. The conference director, Pascal Winckel (who did a great job by the way), has said he will try to get these posted onto the conference blog, and I will do my best to either answer them here on my blog or via comments on the Gartner blog. As always, if you have questions, feel free to send them to me here. I’d be happy to address them, and will keep all of the anonymous, if so desired.

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