Meet the experts: Best practices for SOA governance with WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

Join a panel of IBM experts on April 23rd, 2009 as they answer your questions on establishing the right level of governance, a critical aspect of any service-oriented architecture (SOA) project. How do you get started? What are the minimum set of definitions that have to exist even for a small effort? And how do you grow from there? This panel of experts has extensively used WebSphere Service Registry and Repository as an enabler for SOA governance.

Andre Tost (andretost@us.ibm.com), Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM

Andre TostAndre Tost is a Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM Software Services for WebSphere, where he helps IBM's customers establish service-oriented architectures. His special focus is on Web services technology. Before his current assignment, he spent ten years in various partner enablement, development, and architecture roles in IBM software development, most recently for the WebSphere Business Development group. Originally from Germany, he now lives and works in Rochester, Minnesota. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family and play and watch soccer whenever possible.


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Duncan Clark (duncan_clark@uk.ibm.com), IT Architect, IBM

Author photoDuncan Clark is an IT Architect in IBM United Kingdom, specializing in the governance aspects of WebSphere Service Registry and Repository in the SOA lifecycle. For the last ten years, he has been working in distributed service oriented systems, ranging from defense simulations through knowledge management systems to collaborative portals. Duncan has been developing service-oriented solutions supporting governance and compliance in the life sciences and registry markets for the last three years.



Arnauld Desprets, Senior Certified IT Architect, IBM

Arnauld DespretsArnauld Desprets is a Senior Certified IT Architect with IBM Software Services for WebSphere in France. Arnauld has over 10 years of consulting with companies all over Europe. He has over eight years of experience with WebSphere Application Server, and now specializes in SOA and Web services, especially in WS-Security. His latest interest is on the role of governance and the registry, including WebSphere Service Registry and Repository in a SOA.


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Michael Ellis (msellis@ca.ibm.com), Solution Architect, IBM

Author photoMichael Ellis is a Solution Architect in IBM Software Services for WebSphere and lives in Ottawa, Canada. He specializes in Web services, XML, J2EE technology, and object-oriented architecture and design.


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Laura Olson (menkell@us.ibm.com), Certified Consulting IT Specialist, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, IBM

Laura OlsonLaura Olson is a Certified Consulting IT Specialist at IBM in Rochester, Minnesota. She specializes in helping customers reach the full potential of their SOA by enabling SOA governance. Previously, she was the lead portal architect for the Advanced Web Technologies group in IBM where she architected and created the "My Software Support" portal. She likes to spend her spare time with her family and working on her private pilot's license.



23 April 2009 (First published 15 April 2009)

On April 23rd, 2009, a panel of IBM experts answered your questions on establishing the right level of governance, a critical aspect of any service-oriented architecture (SOA) project. How do you get started? What are the minimum set of definitions that have to exist even for a small effort? And how do you grow from there? This panel of experts has extensively used WebSphere Service Registry and Repository as an enabler for SOA governance. For more information about SOA, see the WebSphere SOA zone.

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