Speaking at Gartner

I’ll be part of two panel discussions at the upcoming Gartner Application Architecture, Development and Integration and Enterprise Architecture Summits. These are being held at the Rio Casino and Conference Center in Las Vegas the week of Dec. 3-7. In the App Arch summit, I’ll be part of a Power Breakfast discussing funding SOA on Tuesday morning at 7:30 am. In the EA summit, I’ll be part of a panel discussion jointly moderated by Gartner and The SOA Consortium discussing the relationship between EA and SOA on Wednesday at 3:30 pm.  I’ll be at the two summits from beginning to end (Monday – Friday), so feel free to find me and say hi.  One of the more enjoyable parts of these conferences for me is the networking opportunities.

4 Responses to “Speaking at Gartner”

  • Hi Todd,

    I really like your blog. I am currently writing a Master’s Thesis on EA Frameworks and their relationships to implementing an SOA. I believe that EA Frameworks (Zachman, TOGAF in particular) are documentation tools/processes for describing the current IT assets and helping to lay the “IT roadmap”. An SOA(various definitions) is a style of implementing this Architecture.

    WS-* being the most popular specification/toolset for implementing the SOA.

    I do know that David Linthicum sees the relationship in that SOA may fold into EA one day.

    Do you have any futher comments on the relationship between EA Frameworks and SOA?

  • Rob Eamon:

    I too am interested in your high-level view of the relationship of EA and SOA.

    My view is that an EA can be service oriented, and will follow other principles as well. SOA as a “first-class citizen” needs to disappear, IMO. The service oriented characteristic is but one of many characteristics that an architecture exhibits.

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