AGM and Interoperability in the 21st Century

Kingston & Croydon Branch event

Date/Time:
Tuesday 20th May 2008. 7.00 pm for 7.30. Ends 9.00pm

Venue:
Room 102, Town House, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston, Parking in Penrhyn Road car park, or to the rear off Fassett Road. Map

Speaker:
Chris Sluman BSc, MBCS CITP, C.Eng

The Branch AGM will precede the presentation.

Presentation Summary:
We spent much of the late 20th Century trying to get systems to interoperate. Interconnection was easy - it was the problem of meaningful information exchanges that we all found difficult. We tried Data Dictionaries, Common Systems, RJE, FTM and every other combination of TLA. Eventually, the market began to agree that systems were generally constructed to do different things, so common data or common systems did not help all systems, all of the time.

This presentation looks at the Enterprise Application Integration solution, and relates it to Service Oriented Architecture, Business Process Engineering, and all the other "good things" in our technology sphere at present.

Chris has some 30 years experience in IT - initially with a large systems house; latterly running a small enterprise consultancy. He has specialised in all aspects of interoperability, and worked for many years in Standards for management, Quality of Service and interoperability.

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments provided. Admission is free.

zip file Part 1 of the presentation (ZIP - 2.0 Mb)
zip file Part 2 of the presentation (ZIP - 2.3 Mb)
PDF file Notes from the meeting (PDF - 48 kb)