Monday, Morning
Leveraging Objects for EAI
Convention Ctr – 208D
David Linthicum, SAGA Software

This tutorial explores how Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) in conjunction with object-oriented technology allows organizations to move information between one or more systems, thus increasing the value of those systems in the enterprise. Focusing on the creation of composite applications for EAI, the content of the tutorial will first focus on the basic notion and concepts of EAI, then approaches and technology for implementing EAI, including frameworks and distributed objects.

Presentation Format: Lecture

Attendee Background: Understanding of basic middleware and object-oriented concepts.

David S. Linthicum is the CTO of SAGA Software, Inc. in Reston Virginia and an internationally known EAI and e-business expert. In his career, David has formed many of the ideas for modern distributed computing including EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) and B2B application integration, approaches and technology in wide use today. In addition, David has authored over 300 articles for major computing publications, and has monthly columns in several popular industry magazines. David has authored or co-authored six books including “David Linthicum’s Guide to Client/Server and Intranet Development,” and the ground breaking “Enterprise Application Integration,” just released.

Before joining SAGA Software in 1997, David held key technology management rules with a number of organizations including Mobil Oil, EDS, AT&T, and Ernst and Young. In addition he was an associate professor of computer science for eight years, and continues to lecture at major technical colleges and universities. David has presented keynotes at many leading technology conferences including Software Development, eBusiness World, EAI Summit, Computing Without Bounds, eB2B, iEC, and Comdex.

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