WebSphere

User Group UK

Title:
IBM PureApplication System – when the rubber hits the road (or
Stream:
WebSphere Application Server 2 (3)
Speakers:
Stuart Foster
Abstract:
This session will focus on the value that WebSphere clients can gain from implementing a PureApplication System solution - from faster time to deploy WebSphere applications, to reduced maintenance to reduced administration to easy on-premise cloud deployments. In addition, the session will provide experiences from initial PureApplication System deployments
Bio:

Stuart Foster:

Stuart Foster is the UK lead solution architect who is managing some of the first implementations of IBM PureApplication Systems. Stuart has worked for IBM for over 20 years, primarily focusing on WebSphere middleware since 1997 and he was a co-author of the IBM redbook "Patterns: Integrating Enterprise Service Buses in a Service-Oriented Architecture". Stuart was a Software Architect in IBM's Software Group aligned with Central Civil Government clients in the UK including DfT/DVLA, Home Office and the Ministry of Justice. He is chairperson of one of the IT Specialist certification boards in IBM, and is a Senior Certified IT Specialist. In his earlier career, Stuart was a technical specialist for AS/400, leading the introduction of Lotus Notes, Java and WebSphere on the platform across Europe, and was a co-author of the IBM Redbook: "Accessing the AS/400 with Java published in 1997". When he is not working Stuart is a family man and in his spare time loves to watch, play and coach most sports; he currently "scouts" for Reading F.C.

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