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Why this seminar ?
Integration remains one of the hottest topics in IT today, because every business-critical system needs to be connected with other systems. Our seminar focuses on the various solutions that exist for application (A2A = Application-to-Application and EAI = Enterprise Application Integration) and business integration with your main suppliers and/or customers (B2B = Business-to-Business).
We look at the current state-of-the-art in EDI, synchronous and asynchronous communication, publish/subscribe, message queuing, MOM (message-oriented middleware), message/integration brokers, adapters, EAI tools, the enterprise service bus (ESB), Web services, ...
With this seminar, we want to bring you up to date with the current status of A2A, EAI and B2B: the new standards and technologies, discuss the different ways of integrating applications, give a market classification, compare the leading tools, discuss product support issues, enterprise readiness, etc. We will also be considering the arguments whether or not to invest now or wait with implementation in your company. An enterprise-wide approach to build an integration infrastructure can actually save you money, because it accelerates the deployment of tactical solutions and can significantly reduce maintenance costs and the total cost of ownership. However, such an enterprise integration infrastructure will require a serious investment, so it is important to know the market to make sure you choose the right tools, and to have good arguments to convince your management to invest in an infrastructure that will save you time and money in future projects. We are convinced that this seminar will help you in achieving these goals.
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Who should attend this seminar ?
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Guy Crets is IT Consultant at Apogado with over 18 years of experience in building business applications and integrating them. Guy mainly focuses on the integration of component-based solutions with existing "legacy" applications, making use of message queuing and message brokers.
Mr. Michelangelo Adamo is active in the automotive sector since 1973, first as programmer and then as analyst. He is now the IS / IT Responsible for Volvo Cars Belgium (Importer) when it comes to the Start up, Implementation and Support of all local and global IT projects, dealer systems and Corporate systems as well as for the Hardware of the Brussels offices.
Michel Keymeulen founded Xpower NV in 1993 after several years of experience in software development for dealer management systems, with the ambition of providing thin-client full-featured software solutions for the bigger companies active in garage business. He can rely on more than 15 years of software development and integration experience. Xpower provides a total solution for all companies byuing, repairing, rebuilding, renting etc, machinery, cars, trucs and other investment goods. The solution covers all business aspect of this vertical market going from CRM, workplace, invoicing, planning, warehouse, time-registration to e-commerce. Xpower is a Progress ISV that only implements thin-client solutions and has a lot of experience in B2B communications with a lot of different brand distributors like Iveco, Volvo, Landrover, Nissan and others.
Patrick Reyniers is Manager Shared Services & Solution Center at Electrabel, where he has been working for the past 19 years. The EAI project started in 2002 to allow the split and reorganisation of the necessary applications with respect to the energy deregulation. Since January 2004, he is responsible for the Shared Services and Solution Center inside ITS of Electrabel, which combines the EAI competence center, Development (SAP, Java, .Net, ..), application security, printing & archiving and e-business application service delivery. Since 2003 he is also a freelance consultant for trainings related to integration methods and techniques.
Ir. Peter Hinssen is an entrepreneur, lecturer and writer. Currently, he is chairman of Porthus NV, which he co-founded in 1999. Porthus is one of the leading providers of OnDemand IT solutions. Peter is also co-founder of Across Technology, a consultancy company for IT Strategy, Business/IT Alignment and Change Management.
In 1995, Peter started his Internet ventures by launching e-COM, an Internet Agency that focused on the Intranet/Portal market and was acquired in 1999 by Alcatel, and which was renamed to Alcatel e-COM and later to The e-Corporation. From 2000 he was Entrepreneur in Residence with McKinsey & Company, where he worked for 2 years on entrepreneurship, e-government and business/IT alignment.
Peter worked together with John Henderson ('Strategic alignment between business and IT'), Nicholas Carr ('IT doesn't matter') and Peter Weill ('Enterprise Architecture as Strategy') in strategic alignment projects for e.g. ING, FORTIS, Johnson & Johnson and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
He just finished the book "Business/IT Fusion. How to move beyond Alignment and transform IT in your organization" (published by Mach Media NV, ISBN: 9789081324236, 280 pages, hardcover).
Wilfried Baeten is Solutions Director at Porthus. He is responsible for product strategy and customer architectures for the various competence domains of the Porthus Group (i.e. B2B integration, Thin Client Computing and ICT Application &Infrastructure Management). Wilfried is a Civil Engineer (KUL) and has many years of experience in ICT consultancy, project management and technological product development.
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