[Event] The Microsoft Application Platform in association with TechNet: Connecting business applications, partners and devices

Taking place at Thames Valley Park (TVP), next month:

09 February 2010 09:30 - 09 February 2010 13:30 GMT, London
Welcome Time: 09:00

Microsoft UK

Chicago 1 & 2
Microsoft Campus
Thames Valley Park Reading RG6 1WG
United Kingdom


Microsoft BizTalk Server and Microsoft SQL Server.

Architect, IT Decision Maker, IT Implementer and IT Manager.

Event Overview

09:00    Registration, tea and coffee

09:30    The Microsoft Application Platform: an overview
            Morris Novello, Product Manager, Microsoft Ltd

10:00    Pragmatic Business Value of using Service Orientated Architecture and implementing an Enterprise Service Bus
Robert Hogg, Managing Director, Black Marble

10:45    Break

11:00    Changing the way we do Business Intelligence using SQL Server 2008 R2
            Andrew Fryer, Technical Evangelist
11:45    Achieving business differentiation using BPM technology
            Adi Hofstein, Co-founder and VP Business Development, PNMsoft
            Paul Saggar, Director Technology Product Development, Hogg Robinson Group
            Jon Simpson, Technical Architect, Hogg Robinson Group

12:30    Q&A and closing remarks
All presenters

12:45    Lunch and networking

13:30    Close


The Microsoft Application Platform: an overview
This session will provide a perspective on the current state of the Integration and Application Platform market including current and future trends in this domain and an introduction of the Microsoft vision and strategy for an Application Platform.

Morris Novello
Morris Novello is Product Manager for SQL and BizTalk Server at Microsoft Ltd. His interests focus on Applications and Systems Integration, Event Driven Architecture and Business Intelligence. Prior to joining Microsoft, Morris spent a few years at Samsung Semiconductors as Flash Memory Product Manager. Prior to this, he was with Intel Corporation for four years, most recently as Product Marketing Engineer for Core 2 Duo processors. Morris attended the University of Padua in Italy earning a BSc. and MSc. in Electrical Engineering and he was a visiting scholar at M.I.T. Sloan School of Management during his MBA degree.

Pragmatic Business Value of using Service Orientated Architecture and implementing an Enterprise Service Bus
See how using SOA can ease development cycles inside your business and how using the BizTalk Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Toolkit enables you to build services that can be quickly located and connected, without creating a brittle point-to-point link. We will discuss how to improve the service lifecycle of development, testing, and deployment by using the messaging, routing, and transformation capabilities of the BizTalk ESB Toolkit.
Robert Hogg
Robert Hogg is the Managing Director of Black Marble Ltd, a Microsoft Gold Partner based in the North of England, specialising in Microsoft BizTalk and SharePoint based business automation and collaboration solutions, as well as Application Lifecycle Management.
Robert is in his third year as an MVP for the Connected Systems Division, and is also a Fellow of the British Computer Society and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Hull. He has spoken regularly throughout the UK, as well as internationally at TechEd, and has published an eBrief on SOA and the Enterprise Service Bus for Wrox press.

Changing the way we do Business Intelligence (BI) using SQL Server 2008 R2
BI is the key to understanding the why and wherefore of improving business processes.  The challenge is how to make BI agile enough to cope with the rapid change in a modern business and this is where the new self service BI capabilities of SQL Server 2008 R2 make this possible.  In this session we will show how this works for the users and the infrastructure that makes this possible.

Andrew Fryer
Andrew Fryer is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft UK, specialising in data management with 10 years’ experience of implementing BI for a variety of companies such across retail and utilities. 

Achieving business differentiation using BPM technology
We will be demonstrating how BPM and SOA technologies enables transformation to a new process driven organisation across supply chain, customers and beyond the enterprise.

Adi Hofstein
Co-founder and VP Business Development for PNMsoft, Microsoft Finalist global partner of year 2009, with 15 years of experience in Business Process Management built on the Microsoft platform.

Paul Saggar
Paul Saggar is Director Technology Product Development for Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), a position to which he was appointed in 2002. In the 10 years that Paul has worked for HRG he has held several key roles culminating in his most recent appointment some four years ago. His primary responsibility is to provide strategic technical direction for HRG and its worldwide network. In addition, Paul and his team research, design and develop leading-edge technology solutions to support and deliver value for both the global organisation and HRG’s clients.

Jon Simpson
Technical Architect for Hogg Robinson Group, worked in the travel industry for 5 years specifically on a system that manages hundreds of thousands of users. Jon has a focus on EAI, SOA and BPM for over 9 years.

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Published Friday, January 08, 2010 6:25 AM by Cliff Hobbs - FAQShop.com and Microsoft MVP ConfigMgr/ SMS
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