WebSphere

User Group UK

We are pleased to confirm that the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group (uk) will take place on 3rd March 2009 at IBM Bedfont Lakes. There will be no charge for this meeting and we have an excellent agenda lined up.


Provisional Agenda

Registration and Coffee begins from 8:30am, with the Chairman's Intro at 9:00am. The first session begins at 9:30am.

A buffet Lunch is served at 12:30pm, with coffee breaks included in the morning and afternoon.

WebSphere Portfolio


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
KEYNOTE: WebSphere Directions
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Rob High (IBM US)

Rob High, IBM Fellow, SOA Foundation Chief Architect\n\nRob High is the chief architect for the SOA Foundation, an IBM Fellow, and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He is responsible for ensuring an open industry architectural definition of the principles of business and IT alignment enabled by SOA, as well as ensuring IBM's software and services portfolio is architecturally grounded to enable for efficient SOA-based solutions. This responsibility extends across the IBM software portfolio, including WebSphere, Rational, Tivoli, Lotus,and Information Management products relevant to enabling SOA. Rob has 30 years of programming experience and has worked with distributed, object-oriented, component-based transaction monitors for the last 16 years, including SOMObject Server, Component Broker, and most recently the WebSphere Application Server. Prior to his current responsibility, Rob was the chief architect for the WebSphere foundation with architectural responsibility for the WebSphere Application Server and the related products integrated on that core runtime.

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10:45 - 11:30


Title:
The POWER 3: JRules (ILOG), Business Event Process
Abstract:
STOP - YOUR business needs you !!! Process improvement on its own is not enough. Visibility, Insight Control and efficiency are where business leaders need to take their business model innovation ideas too. Aided by specialists Jason Brown from ILOG and Richard Brown from IBM, in this session we will talk about IBM's recent acquisitions in ILOG- J Rules, Aptsoft - WebSphere Business Event processing and the WebSphere Dynamic Processes Edition. Individually, the attributes of these solutions provide business value and powerful business solutions but when combined provide the Power 3 for promise of business agility.
Speakers:

Andrew Howarth (IBM)

Andrew Howarth - WebSphere Brand Advocate\n\nAndrew is the WebSphere Brand Advocate for P&C Business Unit and the SOA Solutions Sales Leader for Software Group working with clients to become more efficient, develop flexible and agile infrastructure to support their business development. He has over 21 years experience as a sales professional. and has over 15 years at IBM in the Software Group. Prior to his current roles Andrew spent three years in UK direct sales specialising in Business Integration, Process Improvement and SOA solutions. Andrew has been the European Sales Leader in Industry Solutions SWIFTNet migration program working with SWIFT on customers across Europe. Prior to this Andrew was the European Sales Leader for the IBM OS/2 e-business transformation business working with large banking customers across UK and Europe.

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11:40 - 12:25


Title:
Enabling EA and BPM Collaboration
Abstract:
With more focus being placed on enabling enterprise architects in setting corporate standards for architectural building blocks, and with a corresponding growth in model-driven business process solution development, it is clear that we need to enable these groups to collaborate on common goals. This is includes, leveraging pre-defined architecture building blocks and enterprise standards in solution development, as well as harvesting solution components as assets within the enterprise portfolio. This focus is driving a number of changes in the Telelogic System Architect and WebSphere Business Modeler tools designed specifically to facility this exchange of architecture information. This session will describe the premise for this exchange, and the road map for enabling more efficient collaboration between EA and BPM.
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13:30 - 14:15


Title:
WSRR/ALE and Service Governance
Abstract:
This session will outline the scenarios for governing services and assets within the WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, and Rational Asset Manager. This will emphasize the strong cohesion that IBM has engineered into these products to ensure good support for service management and governance for services that are developed as assets, and deployed in the operational environment. We have based that work on a set of scenarios that we believe represent an ideal situation for enterprises that build and deploy services in a Services-Oriented Architecture. This will be a good opportunity for you to assess IBM's assumptions, and provide feedback on the applicability of those assumptions to your situation.
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14:25 - 15:10


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15:30 - 16:15


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16:25 - 17:10


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WAS Platform


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
OSGi in WebSphere v7.0
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Speakers:

Matt Perrins

Matthew Perrins, Executive IT Specialist, IBM Software Group Lab Services \n\nMatthew Perrins is an Executive IT Specialist working for the IBM Hursley Lab Services organization. He is driving the implementation of successful solutions across Europe around Web 2.0, Client Technologies. He has worked for IBM since 1989 and has spent the last 15 years working with Java and enterprise solutions with WebSphere and J2EE. He leads the Consumer IT practice for the Hursley Lab Services team and is focused on designing and developing solutions that operate between the end user and the edge of an SOA. This involves Web 2.0, Ajax at one end of the spectrum through to Portal, JavaServer Faces and traditional Web Technology's in the middle and then right through to Rich Client technology's that operating on the Desktop and Device like Eclipse RCP and Lotus Expeditor, Notes and Sametime. He is focused on all the User Interface technologies that are strategic to IBM and our customers.

Martin Gale

Martin Gale – Master Inventor\n\nMartin leads the Extended Integration team within IBM Hursley Lab Services developing solutions for customers using leading edge IBM Software products and technologies. Martin and his team are focused on solutions that extend the reach of IBM's SOA middleware to the workplaces and desktops of the end users. Martin's technical expertise covers a number of IBM products and technologies, from the WebSphere Application Server platform to client application technologies such as Lotus Expeditor and the Dojo Toolkit. Martin has worked for IBM for over twelve years since the early days of the internet and is an IBM Master Inventor.

10:45 - 11:30


Title:
Managing an Enterprise WebSphere Environment
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Richard Bettison

Richard Bettison (Lloyds Banking Group)

David Sayers

David Sayers (MidVision)

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
WebSphere Security Overview
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Speakers:

Simon Kapadia

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13:30 - 14:15


Title:
WAS Migration/Interoperability 7.0
Abstract:
This presentation is intended to educate and assist in performing WebSphere Application Server Migrations. It gives an overview of the migration process and tooling, and describes some example roadmaps for migration scenarios.
Speakers:

Andrew Leonard

Andrew Leonard WebSphere Platform Development, IBM Hursley Lab\n\nAndrew Leonard is the System Administration component lead developer for the Service Integration Bus team at IBM Hursley, UK. He has worked on WebSphere Application Server for the past 8 years and has extensive knowledge of Messaging within WAS, and of Systems Administration. Previous to working on WAS, Andrew was a developer on the Distributed CICS products.

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14:25 - 15:10


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15:30 - 16:15


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16:25 - 17:10


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WebSphere Integration


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
Use Cases for DataPower ESB, B2B and LLM Appliance
Abstract:
This session will cover technical overview of the DataPower appliance family - XM70, XB60 and XM70. Topics will include appliance functionality overview, use cases, typical deployment scenarios and potential pit falls.
Speakers:

Bharat Bhushan

Bharat Bhushan - DataPower Specialist, IBM\n\nBharat has hands-on experience on various emerging technology areas since 1995 and over the past four years with the specific focus on SOA related technologies, Bharat has successfully helped customers shape their SOA projects and strategy across public and private sector. In his current role, he is DataPower Technical Specialist for IBM UKI geography and he is passionate about making partnership with customers a success.

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10:45 - 11:30


Title:
WebSphere MQ v7 'what's new'
Abstract:
Describes, at a high level, the new features and facilities in WebSphere MQ V7
Speakers:

Pete Siddall

Pete Siddall - WMQ Development, IBM Hursley\n\nPete works for IBM at Hursley Laboratory in the UK. He is currently lead developer of the WebSphere MQ for z/OS product and has a wealth of experience with the MQ family since V1.

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
WebSphere MQ v7 - Pub/Sub
Abstract:
WebSphere MQ V7 extends the MQ API (Application Programming Interface) to allow application programmers to use the publish/subscribe application model with ease. New verbs and changes to existing verbs are introduced in this presentation. We will also cover the administrative changes introduced for Publish/Subscribe, including Topic tree administration control, Clustered topics, No code change Publish/Subscribe and Application Monitoring.
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13:30 - 14:15


Title:
WebSphere ESB and Process Server v6.2
Abstract:
This session will provide a technical overview of the significant new and updated features in WebSphere ESB and Process Server v6.2 along with the associated tooling. The presentation will assume that the audience has a good understanding of existing features in earlier versions of these products.
Speakers:

David Currie

David Currie (IBM Hursley)\n\nDavid Currie is a development lead in the WebSphere ESB product team based out of the IBM's Hursley Lab in the UK. Prior to this, David worked as a WebSphere ESB and Application Server consultant in the IBM Software Services for WebSphere Worldwide Technology Practice.

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14:25 - 15:10


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15:30 - 16:15


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16:25 - 17:10


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Web2.0 SIG


09:30 - 10:15


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10:45 - 11:30


Title:
Web 2.0 for Business and IT
Abstract:
Web 2.0 for Business and IT: New Media and Web Oriented Architectures\n\nIn 2008 Web 2.0 finally moved beyond the world of start-ups and teenagers as Enterprrise organisations started to explore the possibilities it provided to them in two complimentary areas: the use of "New Media" as a communication platform and the use of Web-Oriented Architectures as a faster and more flexible platform for applications. In this session we will explore both areas with examples of the technologies and projects involved. From a business perspective, we see how new media such as gadgets and social applications can be used to reach customers and employees and create new interactions. From a technical perspective, we will show how products and technologies such as AJAX, OSGI, Mashups, REST services, WebSphere and CICS deliver such applications and integrate them with Enterprise applications and data. Finally, we will suggest some concrete first steps that can be taken to explore the different aspects of Web 2.0 - and reasons for choosing which steps to take first.
Speakers:

Rick Robinson

Rick Robinson – Web 2.0 Advocate, IBM Hursley Lab\n\nRick Robinson works as an IT Architect for IBM SWG addressing strategy for emerging technologies. He works with customers and with IBM's product development teams to help them understand and exploit the evolving business and technological impact of technologies such as virtual worlds, pervasive devices and Web 2.0. Prior to this appointment Rick led the SOA and BPM Architecture Practise for IBM Software Services in Europe. Rick is recognised worldwide in IBM as an expert in SOA and Web 2.0, and his work has involved technology strategy, business development, solution architecture, organisational change, engagement management and technical sales.

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
Developing Web 2.0 UI with iWidgets and Dojo
Abstract:
Developing Web 2.0 user interfaces with iWidgets and the Dojo Toolkit\n\nThis session is an introduction to the architecture and development of Web 2.0 applications using IBM's recommended technologies for rich internet applications and enterprise mashups. The session will introduce the fundamental Web 2.0 architectural concepts and walk through the process of developing bespoke user interface components using the iWidget component model and the Dojo Toolkit.
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13:30 - 14:15


Title:
Building Situational Apps with WebSphere sMash
Abstract:
Looking for an easy way to build an Ajax Web app that meets an immediate business need? Want to quickly manipulate and expose enterprise content so it can blossom in a Web 2.0 environment? Find out how WebSphere sMash focuses on speed, simplicity and agility to solve these problems and more, making it an ideal platform for developing and running situational applications and services. In this technical session, Robin will demonstrate new features in sMash 1.1, such as visual tooling enhancements and improvements to the PHP/Java bridge. Robin will also show "what's cooking" in Sebring (the experimental branch available on projectzero.org) such as the PHP/Groovy bridge. Finally, the talk will touch upon why technology from WebSphere sMash is being embedded into other IBM products.
Speakers:

Robin Fernandes

Robin Fernandes – IBM PHP Runtime Developer\n\nRobin joined the Java Technology Centre at IBM Hursley after graduating from Imperial College in 2003. Prior roles in the JTC include JVM performance analysis and Robin is now part of the team developing the PHP engine used in WebSphere sMash. Robin regularly contributes test cases and patches to php.net and enjoys experimenting with audio software in his spare time.

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14:25 - 15:10


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15:30 - 16:15


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16:25 - 17:10


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Portal SIG


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
Building an authoring experience for Portal
Abstract:
Building a world class authoring experience for Portal\n\nThe presentation will focus in on combining IBM WebSphere Portal Server and Web Content Management to provide:\n\n<li>Marketing driven multiple home page layouts </li>\n<li>Alternative content presentations for different user communities and/or devices. Managed by business people </li>\n<li>World class "ease of use" total site management including "business user" dynamic presentation templates </li>\n<li>Automated meta-data generation for business reporting (support for automatic Dublin Core Metadata) </li>\n<li>Support for multiple concurrent content management systems (coexistence and migration) </li>\n<li>Real-time page feedback statistics aggregated across clusters (e.g. number of other people viewing the page, how people got to this page, where other people went from this page, number of page views)</li>\n\nThomas will reference real-life scenarios based on his extensive experience of how to deliver these solutions and will illustrate these with demonstrations and in-depth technical discussions.
Speakers:

Thomas Nilsson

Thomas Nilsson (InfoSys)\n\nThomas is a specialist in solutions delivered with IBM Websphere Portal and IBM Web Content Management and has worked on a number of high profile portal projects for InfoSys during that last 18 months, both in the UK and Scandinavia. Thomas has played a strong role in the development of the InfoSys Domisphere Portal Manager offering and has taken part in activities ranging from customer engagements, architecture and implementation consultancy.

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10:45 - 11:30


Title:
Good practice in planning your Portal project
Abstract:
Examining your organization's readiness for a Portal project using CMMI and recommended project methods for delivery.
Speakers:

Richard Shooter

Richard Shooter Richard Shooter, IBM Services & Architecture\n\nRichard Shooter is a technical resource in the IBM Software Services for Lotus UK team and has led and contributed to a number of Portal 5.1 and 6.0 projects. He specialises in architecture design and implementation, and systems programming. Richard also has extensive experience in Domino/Notes, Sametime and UNIX.

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
Real-World Experiences Using Portal Capabilities
Abstract:
Real-World Experiences Using New Portal Capabilities to Enhance Application Development\n\nWebSphere Portal 6.1 adds a host of new capabilities to the application developer's toolkit, such as support for JSR 286 portlets, static pages and the inclusion of the Dojo JavaScript framework. Come along to this session to hear the details about some of these capabilities and how they have already been applied to add value to real projects.
Speakers:

Graham Harper

Graham Harper, IBM Services & Development\n\nA Senior System Architect and Consulting IT Specialist with IBM Software Services for Lotus. He has been designing solutions using Lotus software for 16 years and with WebSphere Portal for 5 years. He is a Sun Certified Java Architect and Programmer and an IBM Certified Solution Developer. Prior to joining Lotus 14 years ago, Graham worked as a management consultant with Price Waterhouse. Graham holds a BA in Mathematics and Computation from the University of Oxford.

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
Portal the face of SOA at London & European
Abstract:
Complete Conveyancing from London & European represents an evolution in the mortgage completion process. Find out how London & European took advantage of IBM's WebSphere Portal to deliver the only web-based conveyancing and panel management solution that takes total control of the transaction for remortgages, sales and purchases. The solution brings borrowers, brokers, lenders and conveyancer together and provides connectivity to each members core business systems through loose coupling. The session will explore how to provide market changing solutions, enable rapid take-on of partners; irrespective of their knowledge and investment in technology, remove cost whilst accelerating the time to complete business processes.
Speakers:

Chris Booker

Chris Booker (CSI Ltd)\n\nChris Booker - Business Development Director, CSI Ltd Chris Booker joined CSI as an E-business Consultant having worked previously within industry. Chris has over 10 years experience in the design and implementation of Multi Channel, Integration, Collaborative Portals and Web Application solutions that employ IBM technologies across a number of business sectors which include Retail, Distribution, Manufacturing, Telco and Finance

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14:25 - 15:10


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16:25 - 17:10


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WebSphere Messaging


09:30 - 10:15


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10:45 - 11:30


Title:
SIB, WMQ and SCA directions for WebSphere products
Abstract:
WAS Messaging directions : SIBus, WMQ and SCA\n\nI plan to provide a high level introduction to JMS and deciding which JMS Provider to use, with pointers to the pros and cons of each approach. I will also briefly cover SCA's use of asynchronous messaging and provide some best practices guidance for scaling a WPS/WESB topology.
Speakers:

Graham Wallis

Graham Wallis (IBM Hursley)\n\nGraham is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, and is responsible for WAS Messaging. He joined IBM in 1986 and has worked in data communications, high performance computing and messaging. He has over ten years experience of IBM's messaging products and has published a number of supportpacs relating to High Availability. He was educated at Bath and Oxford and holds BSc, MEng and MSc degrees in Engineering, and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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11:40 - 12:25


Title:
Enterprise Messaging with SIB, MQ, DataPower & MQ
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Nigel Roper

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
Complex SIBus Topologies and WAS V7 Improvements
Abstract:
This session will explain some of the subtler aspects of SIBus topologies to ensure a correctly functioning, manageable and scalable system. This presentation will examine a number of SIBus topologies and work through the pros and cons of each, enabling you to know how to get the best out of them. The majority of this presentation is applicable to all versions of WAS since V6, but the presentation will cover a number of improvements to the messaging support in WAS v7.
Speakers:

David Ware

David Ware – WebSphere Messaging Development, IBM Hursley Lab.\n\nDavid Ware is a Senior Software Engineer who has worked for IBM for forteen years. For many of those years, he has worked in the field of asynchronous messaging, starting with WebSphere MQ, and more recently on the default messaging provider in WebSphere Application Server, where he is a lead developer. He is an expert in many aspects of messaging and is primarily responsible for the design of the core technologies of the service integration bus.

14:25 - 15:10


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BPM SIG


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
Get your BPM Target State Faster: Roadmaps & Reuse
Abstract:
BPM is a team sport which involves a broad stake holder community - business people, IT people and suppliers across different domains. The whole team needs to understand the end objective and be supportive about reusing and extending existing capabilities. This session examines how IBM's cross brand technical community have approached BPM Enterprise Architecture and looks at two customer engagements. What should we do next? What do you want to see being done?
Speakers:

Anton Heseltine

Anton Heseltine (IBM)\n\nAnton has thirty years experience in the IT Industry. He is currently the software architect for IBM Software Business in LloydsTSB since 2004. In this role Anton is the technical leader for Software Group in LloydsTSB, leading cross brand technical engagements across all of IBM's software brands. Prior to joining IBM in 2000, Anton spent twenty-two years with Unisys.

10:45 - 11:30


Title:
Interactive Process Design: Business Modeler
Abstract:
With the IBM BPM 6.2 release a new feature called Interactive Process Design was added to the WebSphere Business Modeler Advanced Edition. This allows the building of fully deployable applications so that they may be tested on a WebSphere Process Server instance without the need to export the modelled process to WebSphere Integration Developer. This has a number of possible use cases and we will be discussing these as well as showing a demo of the capability where we will build, deploy and test a short process made up of service invocations, human tasks and business rules.
Speakers:

Paul Smith

Paul Smith (IBM)\n\nPaul Smith is a BPM specialist working in the IBM WebSphere Tiger Team. He has been with IBM for 12 years with the last 4 in Software Group performing technical sales of the IBM BPM portfolio.

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
AS FOR WEBSPHERE PORTFOLIO UPDATE
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13:30 - 14:15


Title:
AS FOR WEBSPHERE INTEGRATION USER GROUP
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14:25 - 15:10


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15:30 - 16:15


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16:25 - 17:10


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BAM In Focus


09:30 - 10:15


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10:45 - 11:30


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11:40 - 12:25


Title:
BAM of events originating from non-IBM sources
Abstract:
Business Activity Monitoring of Events Originating from Non-IBM Sources\n\nThe advent of BPM has brought with it advanced monitoring capabilites to give the business user real-time insight into their processes, through a simple web interface.\n\nHowever, why limit this real-time insight to just processes?\n\nThe latest release of WebSphere Message Broker Toolkit incorporates simple functionality such that any node of a flow can emit events to be consumed in the same way.\n\nIn this presentation, we demonstrate how to monitor events in an existing WebSphere Message Broker flow, such that they can be displayed by WebSphere Business Monitor.
Speakers:

Matt Turnbull

Matt Turnbull (IBM)\n\nMatt Turnbull is a WebSphere Technical Specialist, with 8 years experience in using WebSphere software. As a WebSphere Technical Specialist, Matt works with customers from a variety of sectors to design and demonstrate solutions, with a focus on Business Process Management (BPM). Prior to his role in WebSphere Technical Sales, Matt worked on a number of WebSphere products in the IBM Hursley Labs.

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
Integration hub is valuable: how do we prove it?
Abstract:
We know our integration hub is valuable... so how do we prove it to the business?\n\nThe problem with integration hubs is that the business only notices them when they goes wrong. If payments stop moving, if claims aren't processed or if trades get stuck, somebody soon notices. Those messages flowing over the bus contain business data: counterparties.... products.... prices.... So surely we can aspire to be more than an irritation when things go wrong! In this presentation, we introduce examples from insurance, retail banking and investment banking that show how these messages can be captured, aggregated and presented on meaningful dashboards to line-of-business users. In this presentation we explain how the bus can escape from the technical ghetto and become the enabler of real-time business insight.
Speakers:

Richard Brown

Richard Brown (IBM)\n\nRichard works in the IBM UK WebSphere Technical Sales team as an Integration Solution Architect. He focusses on designing and selling solutions to clients in the financial services sector. In previous roles at IBM, Richard has consulted on WebSphere Business Process Management products, led the delivery of complex Proof of Concept engagements around the world and tested WebSphere Message Broker to destruction in the Hursley Lab. He is an IBM Certified IT Specialist.

14:25 - 15:10


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Java SIG


09:30 - 10:15


Title:
Reading the runes for Java runtimes
Abstract:
IBM's continued investment in our world-class Java implementation, includes important and valuable enhancements to the core runtime technology. The latest release, IBM Java SDK version 6, is faster in start-up and industry benchmarks, more capable in code sharing and servicability and scalable across very large data heaps. This talk will touch on the highlights of IBM's current runtime technology, then look to the future of Java runtimes at IBM. What are the challenges IBM see in the coming year? What is happening in the standards space around Java technology? How can the runtime be used enhance your application's capabilities and offer new business opportunities?
Speakers:

Tim Ellison

Tim Ellison (IBM Hursley)\n\nTim is a senior technical staff member in the Java Technology Centre at IBM Hursley Park. He has contributed to the implementation of Smalltalk, IBM VisualAge Micro Edition, Eclipse and the Java SDK over a period of twenty years. Tim is a vice president of The Apache Software Foundation where his current focus is on open source engineering in the Java platform. He speaks at conferences worldwide and is particularly interested in new ways of applying technology to difficult problems.

10:45 - 11:30


Title:
WebSphere Real Time: Deterministic Java
Abstract:
This talk introduces the hard and soft real time capabilities of WebSphere RealTime. It describes how the technology solves the problems of unpredictable delays, which have traditionally blocked the adoption of Java on systems with low or bounded latency requirements in industry sectors such as defence, telecommunications and finance.\n\nThe topics will include -\n\n<li>Soft and hard realtime capabilities</li>\n<li>The Real Time Specification for Java</li>\n<li>Real Time Linux</li>\n<li>The Metronome incremental garbage collector</li>\n<li>Ahead of time compilation and shared classes cache</li>\n<li>Version 2 enhancements</li>\n<li>Real time tooling</li>\n<li>Customer examples</li>
Speakers:

Alan Stevens

Alan Stevens (IBM Senior Software Engineer, Hursley Lab)\n\nAlan is a Senior Software Engineer who joined IBM in 1988, has worked on Java performance since 1997 and is currently leading the WebSphere RealTime performance team. Alan regularly provides customer briefings and conference presentations for events such as JavaOne and has worked with many WebSphere customers' projects and proofs-of-concept. Alan brings many years of analytical experience to improving performance and solving determinism issues.

11:40 - 12:25


Title:
IBM Monitoring/Diag Tools for Java: Health Center
Abstract:
IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools for Java: Health Center \n\nDesigned to attach to a running Java process to explore what it is doing, how it is behaving, and what you could do to make it happier. Classes, environment, garbage collecting, locking and profiling are currently areas of JVM activity which can be viewed and receive recommendations on, from the tool. This is part of the supported set of tools from the IBM Java team; other tools will be briefly mentioned as will the method by which you can obtain these tools along with how all the tools in this space fit together.
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Brian Peacock

Brian Peacock (IBM Java Consumability Leader)\n\nBrian is a development lead in the Java Technology Centre in Hursley and has been working on Java and creating JVMs since 1.1.1 the 1990s.

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
SAME AS WEB 2.0 SIG
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14:25 - 15:10


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15:30 - 16:15


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16:25 - 17:10


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Innovation & Trends


09:30 - 10:15


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10:45 - 11:30


Title:
Project Blue Spruce: The Web Browser - Future ...
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Project Blue Spruce: The Web Browser - Future Platform For Cooperative Web Applications\n\nSituational Applications provide rich information and data visualization aids for decision-oriented meetings. The Cooperative Web extends these applications with mediated collaboration as well as real-time streaming high-definition video. IBM's Project Blue Spruce is a web browser based application built on Ajax, HTML 5.0, and other open standards - that replicates the power of face-to-face communications by injecting the full range of sight, sound and touch into live web meetings. Attendees can augment their meetings with shared manipulation of situational applications. Colleagues and friends can now work together using the web without sacrificing the human sensory experience of face-to-face communications.
Speakers:

David Boloker

David Boloker – IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO Emerging Internet Technologies\n\nDavid Boloker is a Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technical Officer for Emerging Internet Technologies in IBM Software Group. Previously, he held the position of Chief Technical Officer for Java Technologies in Software Group. David is recognized in and outside IBM as a technical leader in the Internet software space guiding IBM's investments as well as internal product development. David's recent responsibilities included shaping IBM's Next-Generation Web strategy, its Web 2.0 strategy, founding and chairing the Open Ajax Alliance as well as researching new areas in software design. Additionally, he spends about a third of his time working in the venture capital and startup communities partnering and discussing various trends and directions in the internet and gaming areas. Previous to joining Software Group, David worked at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and the Cambridge Scientific Center doing research in the area of remote distribution and control of complex hardware and software systems and secure internet gateways.

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11:40 - 12:25


Title:
Faster Stronger Harder with Low Latency Messaging
Abstract:
A look behind the fastest systems in the world. Its a fast paced look at technologies like LLM, Infiniband, System S, Hardware and Software. \nHow are the fastest systems in the world powered, low latency messaging, Infiniband networks, caching and stacks of hardware. Learn what it takes to go fast and what you can take away to do the same.
Speakers:

Ben Newton

Ben Newton, IBM\n\nHaving spend many formative years developing middleware in IBM's Laboritories, Ben knows tech. Specialising in low latency messaging Ben has had the pleasure to work with some of the fastest paced customers on the planet.

13:30 - 14:15


Title:
Building a secure forms solution with DataPower
Abstract:
Building a secure electronic forms solution with DataPower in a week\n\nDataPower XI50 has a broad set of features. By using them innovative ways, Smart421 built an electronic form submission solution for a national revenue collection service which consisted of only one component: the XI50. \n \nUtilizing existing features of MS Excel, backing spreadsheets with XML schemas, and then using DataPower to service and accept submissions of the document, a ‘one box solution' was created for the client allowing extremely quick development and delivery of a live solution (less than 1 week). \n \nThis presentation will talk through the design of the solution, concentrating on separation of concerns, reusability and maintainability. A design pattern around 2 step validation (schema XSD level, and business level) will also be discussed.
Speakers:

Stu Smith

Stu Smith – Lead Consultant, Smart421\n\nStu Smith is a Lead Consultant at Smart421. He is a highly experienced Technical Architect and team leader with specialisation in WBIMB, MQ, DataPower in industries including Telecommunications, Insurance, Internet Ecommerce Solutions, Integration Services. Stu's prior roles have included Senior Developer, delivering production grade applications using standard J2EE technologies (JSP, servlets, JDBC, RMI, EJB, etc).

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New Technology in WAS7


09:30 - 10:15


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SAME AS WEBSPHERE APPLICATION SERVER PLATFORM
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10:45 - 11:30


Title:
RADv7.5 Update (including new SCA tools)
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Rational Application Developer (RAD) is the premiere development environment for applications targeting the WebSphere Application Server. The session will describe new features in RAD 7.5+ that will help your team to accelerate your Java/JEE, Portal, Web 2.0 and SOA application development. Highlights of the presentation will also include the new Service Component Architecture (SCA) tools.
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Anita Rass Wan

Anita Rass Wan (IBM Toronto)\n\nAnita Rass Wan is the Senior Product Manager of Rational Application Developer. She is responsible for the overall product strategy, content and delivery of the Rational Application Developer product. Anita joined IBM in 1988. She has held various senior positions in development and release management. She has published various papers, disclosures and patents in application development and performance tools.

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11:40 - 12:25


Title:
Java EE Support in WAS7: JSR 311 JAX-RS and JPA
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13:30 - 14:15


Title:
Technical Overview of WAS7 Web Services
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Technical Overview of WebSphere Application Server v7 Web Services\n\nWeb Services is used by many customers as part of their on and off ramps for SOA-based infrastructure. This session will present the fundamentals of the web services capabilities delivered within version 7.0. Come to this session to understand the technologies that were shipped support web services in v7.0 - the specification levels and capabilities supported within WebSphere. This session will cover use cases and scenarios for using various features within Web Services such as support for WS-Policy, JAX-WS, JSR 109, JAXB, WS-Security, SOAP/JMS,and others.\nIt will also explain an overview of some of the new capabilities that are now available to developers and administrators in creating new applications and managing their system.
Speakers:

Sara Mitchell

Sara Mitchell (IBM Hursley)\n\nSara works in IBM's Hursley Development Laboratory in Hampshire. She currently looks after the WS-Addressing, WS-ReliableMessaging, and WS-Notfication functionality within WebSphere Application Server. She is a member of the Oasis Web Services Reliable Exchange (WS-RX) TC and a committer on the Open Source Sandesha2 project.

14:25 - 15:10


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SOA & ESB SIG


09:30 - 10:15


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10:45 - 11:30


Title:
Mediation Policy & Service Gateway in WESB 6.2
Abstract:
Using Mediation Policy and Service Gateway support in WESB 6.2\n\nBoth Mediation Policy and Service Gateway support are powerful new tools in WESB 6.2 and for that reason they deserve to be looked at in a little more detail. In Mediation Policies we will examine the process of preparing a flow for control via Mediation Policies, looking at both the flow development aspects and preparing documents in WSRR to activate policy control. In the Service Gateway part of the talk we will look at the different types of gateway pattern supported and look at how to construct them using the new primitives supplied to enable these gateway patterns.
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Brian Hulse

Brian Hulse (IBM Hursley)\n\nBrian Hulse is a Senior Software Engineer for WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus based in Hursley, United Kingdom. He has worked in software development at Hursley for over 20 years, the last 5 of which have been in the SOA arena

11:40 - 12:25


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13:30 - 14:15


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14:25 - 15:10


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15:30 - 16:15


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16:25 - 17:10


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Location: IBM Bedfont Lakes - Feltham

IBM Bedfont Lakes Map

Address

1 New Square
Bedfont Lakes
Feltham
Middlesex TW14 8HB

By Train

The nearest station is at Feltham. The journey from Waterloo to Feltham takes approximately 20 minutes. An IBM mini bus service connects Feltham with IBM Bedfont Lakes 0730 - 0930 and 1630 - 1830. In addition there is a local Hounslow Borough service, the H26 which leaves every 20 minutes and stops at Bedfont Lakes, a short walk from the IBM office.

There is also a minicab office at 95 Bedfont Lane, come out of the station and take the first turning on the right, cross over the railway line (level crossing) and it's in a group of shops on the right hand side.

By Underground

The nearby London Underground station is at Hatton Cross on the Piccadilly Line. Trains run every eight minutes and the journey from Central London takes 40 minutes. An IBM mini bus service connects Hatton Cross with IBM Bedfont Lakes 0730 - 0930 and 1630 - 1830. In addition there is Hounslow local service from Hatton Cross to Bedfont Lakes - the H 26 - which runs every 20 minutes. Bedfont Lakes bus stop is just a small walk from the IBM buildings.

By Bus

The 201 bus between Hounslow and Staines passes the site. The H26 local service travels from Hatton Cross to Bedfont Lakes and on to Feltham Station. This is a 20-minute service from 7 am to 11 pm.

By Air

Terminal 4 at Heathrow Airport is within one mile of Bedfont Lakes. Some taxis may be reluctant to take passengers on a short drive to Bedfont Lakes, preferring instead rich pickings from a journey to a West End hotel. Such drivers should be reminded that any driver who takes a passenger on a short trip from Terminal 4 is automatically allowed back on the Terminal 4 taxi stand without the usually long queue, providing it is within half an hour. However there are a number of local cab companies used regularly by IBM at Bedfont - they will 'meet and greet' visitors, particularly those coming from abroad. Whilst slightly more costly than a black cab they are quicker, as you avoid the inevitable queues hassle free. There is a free bus which runs from terminal 4. Pickup is at Bay 13 (outside the arrivals area). The coach is a silver grey colour and has "New Square Park" on the side. The driver can be contacted on 07712-788433.

By Road

Bedfont Lakes is on the A30 main road from London to the South West. The entrance to New Square is by a road from a roundabout on the A30 between Staines and Terminal 4, Heathrow.

From the M25 take junction 13 which is 3 miles from Bedfont Lakes. Follow the sign "A30 Staines"and continue along the Staines bypass towards Central London. At the roundabout where the A315 and the B3003 joins the A30, you will find a new road leading into the site. The entrance to Bedfont Lakes site is the third exit at this roundabout so it is wise to be in the outside lane at this stage. This is the preferred route to Bedfont Lakes from the North.

You can reach Bedfont Lakes from Junction 14 of the M25. Drive along the A3113 towards Heathrow Airport. At the next roundabout take the third exit - the A3044 to Staines, a road that runs between the King George VI and the Staines Reservoirs to the A30. Turn left and drive to the next roundabout (Clockhouse) from where a new road leads directly into the site. Alternatively from Junction 14 you can take the Airport Perimeter road to Terminal 4, exit on to the A30 south and take the A30 to the next roundabout (Clockhouse) which provides a direct access road to the site.

From the M3 and the South, take Exit 1 (Sunbury) and turn left on to the Staines Road (A308). After going through the fourth set of traffic lights move across to the right hand lane to turn right at the next set of traffic lights(this being the fifth set) after turning right follow the B378 Ashford road till the roundabout. Go across, following the B3003 road, signposted the A30. You can enter the Bedfont Lakes site by making a right hand turn just before the A30 roundabout.

From Central London take the A4 road past Chiswick and along the Great West Road to its junction with the A30 near Heathrow Airport. Continue along the A30, passing Hatton Cross station, the Hilton hotel and Heathrow's Terminal 4. At the first roundabout on the A30 you will find the entrance to the Bedfont Lakes site

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