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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oracle Fusion Middleware Forum

The recent OFM Forum was a great success in Sydney and Melbourne with around 150 people attending each event.  The event covered all facets of OFM with particular attention on the WebLogic Application Grid, Governance, SOA Best Practice and product roadmap information.  Presently also were several key Oracle Fusion Middleware partners including Intelligent Pathways, Integral Technology Solutions and Renewtek.

Thanks to all who attended. Below are links to the various presentations and podcast recordings of the speakers.

First up was Matt Wright (ANZ Product Marketing). Matt spoke about the Application Grid and how the concept of pooling compute resources and the services and data layers can result in much greater efficiency and scalability for applications.  Below is Matt’s presentation.  The podcast for Matt's presentation is here.

Next Ryan Close (CIO of Australian Vintage Limited) spoke about the use of SOA within the AVL. This focused on the automation of Order Management and the use of BAM to get greater business visibility.  Ryan’s presentation below and the podcast is here.

The next presentation came from Alison Foster (Managing Consultant at Integral Technology Solutions) who spoke about the how Business Process Management can enable a more dynamic business environment. Alison’s presentation is below and the podcast recording here.

We then shifted focus to governance and had Aaron Blishen (Solution Architect and Intelligent Pathways) talk about how to avoid becoming and SOA statistic through using the appropriate methodologies, tools and skills to ensure high quality delivery of projects.  Aaron’s presentation is below and the podcast here.

After a great lunch we had Peter McTaggart (CTO of Renewtek) speak about the use of Agile Methodologies and the relationship of these new project approaches to SOA.  Peter’s presentation is below and the podcast is here.

Wrapping up the day was Saul Cunningham (SOA Business Development, Oracle) who spoke about SOA Adoption and Best Practice.  This presentation looked at the SOA Maturity Model and the typical progression and best practice at the various levels. Saul’s presentation can be found below and the podcast here.

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