Presentations from ZapThink’s Practical SOA for Insurance event on May 16, 2008. Presented as a 232-slide PowerPoint in pdf format (large file). Agenda as follows:
|Welcome &SOA Adoption Trends in Insurance||08:30-09:30||
Presenter: Jason Bloomberg, ZapThink, LLC
|Industry Standards Based SOA: Using Standards to Jump Start SOA Projects||09:30-10:00||
Presenter: Frank Neugebauer, Sr. Enterprise Architect, ACORD
|Case Study in SOA: Insurance Industry||10:15-11:00||
Presenter: Benjamin Moreland, Director, Foundation Services, The Hartford
The Hartford, through their SOA Maturity Model, created a long-term SOA strategy as part of the EA program in 2003. This has allowed them to build a strong foundation, implement effective SOA governance and continue to leverage successful deployments of platforms, services and standards. This presentation will describe the Maturity Model used, lessons learned and benefits that The Hartford has experienced the last 5+ years.
|The 3 C’s of SOA and Integration Quality: Complete, Collaborative, Continuous||11:00-12:00||
Presenter: Chris Kraus, iTKO LISA Product Manager
Enterprises are rapidly reaching the Tipping Point of increased change and complexity in IT. While the industry has developed agile tools for integrating and leveraging new and existing technologies — our ability to ensure quality must keep up with the pace of change that business drives. Quality must be baked into the entire lifecycle of the application, from design time, to change time and runtime, and not relegated to a pre-production “acceptance” phase. This presentation will provide practical examples for how developers and QA teams can work together to test and validate SOA workflows that span multiple application tiers, from the web UI, to services protocols, messaging/ESB frameworks, and implementation layers.
|Leveraging Pre-Built Services to Accelerate Your SOA and Deliver Value to Your Business||13:00-14:00||
Presenter: Chris Connell, SVP Services, SEEC
Learn how leading insurance carriers are taking a practical approach to SOA by leveraging pre-built SOA components to accelerate their SOA through the creation of shared services layer to rapidly meet the needs of their business. Hear how services common to Agent Enablement, Customer Self Service and CSR Enablement can be used – and re-used and how a number of carriers are delivering on the promise of SOA in less time and with less cost.
|Changing Mainframe SOA Economics||14:00-15:00||
Presenter: Dan Finerty, Director, Product Marketing, DataDirect Shadow
|The role of Identity in SOA deployments||15:15-16:00||
Presenter: K. Scott Morrison, Layer 7 Technologies
|SOA Infrastructure: Laying the Foundation for IT Productivity||16:00-16:45||
Presenter: Franco Castaldini – Director, SOA Product Marketing, Software AG