ICWS & SCC 2006 KEYNOTES

Monday Keynote: Practical Autonomic Computing
George Cybenko (Dartmouth College)

Tuesday Keynote: Web Services at Amazon.com
Werner Vogels (Amazon.com)

Wednesday Keynote: Plenary Panel on Software Technology & Applications
Stephen S. Yau (Arizona State University), Paul C. Clements (Carnegie Mellon University), Warren Harrison (Portland State University), John Knight (University of Virginia)

Thursday Keynote: Service Computing: The AppExchange Platform
Steve Fisher (Salesforce.com)

Friday Keynote: Business Drivers for Services Computing
K Ananth Krishnan (Tata Consultancy Services Limited)

SOA Industry Summit Invited Talk
Jeff Barr (Amazon.com)



Monday Keynote: Practical Autonomic Computing

George Cybenko
Dorothy and Walter Gramm Professor of Engineering
Dartmouth College
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~gvc 


About the speaker

George Cybenko is the Dorothy and Walter Gramm Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Cybenko's current research interests are distributed information and software systems, especially related to security, infrastructure protection and autonomic computing. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Security and Privacy magazine and investigator on projects funded by DHS, DARPA, NSF and ARDA. Cybenko received his BA in mathematics from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Princeton. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of the IEEE Computer Society's Board of Governors and a Director of the Computing Research Association.


Tuesday Keynote: Web Services at Amazon.com Werner Vogels
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Amazon.com

Dr. Werner Vogels is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company’s technology vision, which is to continuously enhance the innovation on behalf of Amazon’s customers at a global scale. Vogels holds a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored close to 80 articles for journals and conferences, most of them on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.

Wednesday Keynote: Plenary Panel: Future Trends of Software Technology and Applications

Chair: Stephen S. Yau
Arizona State University, USA 
http://dpse.asu.edu/yau/ 
Email: yau AT asu.edu


Software Architecture Paul C. Clements
Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University 
http://www.sei.cmu.edu/staff/clements/ 
Email: clements AT sei.cmu.edu


The Phone is the Computer Warren Harrison
Portland State University and IEEE Software Magazine 
http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~warren/ 
Email: warren AT cs.pdx.edu


Model-Based Development John C. Knight
Department of Computer Science, University of Virginia 
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~jck/ 
Email: knight AT cs.virginia.edu



Thursday Keynote: Service Computing: The AppExchange Platform

Steve Fisher
Senior vice president of AppExchange 
Salesforce.com


Abstract

On-demand computing has transformed enterprise software, lowering risk and cost while increasing user adoption and customer success. To be successful, an application must be designed for on-demand from the ground-up, including core architectural elements such as multi-tenancy, availability, performance, security, metadata-driven customization, integration via web services, etc. As with any new paradigm, initial applications must design and implement all these core attributes, but ultimately platforms emerge that encapsulate core computing services, allowing application developers to focus on innovation and value, and not on reinventing the wheel. With AppExchange, salesforce.com has delivered the first on-demand platform, allowing developers to easily develop and deliver the next generation of on-demand applications. In this talk, Steve Fisher discusses the technical architecture of the AppExchange platform.

About the speaker

Steve Fisher is senior vice president of AppExchange at salesforce.com. In this role Fisher leads the team responsible for building the business for AppExchange, salesforce.com's Web-based platform for business applications. Fisher is also chairman of salesforce.com's Technology Architecture Committee, which defines and ensures the integrity of the architecture for the salesforce.com service. With more than 16 years in the technology industry, Fisher has held positions with Apple Computer and AT&T Labs, where he served on the team responsible for architecting AT&T's VoIP and utility computing strategies. Fisher also founded NotifyMe Networks, an interactive voice-alerting platform application service provider and served as the company's first CEO. He has been named an inventor on 14 patents. Fisher graduated with a BS degree in Mathematical and Computational Science and an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.


Friday Keynote: Business Drivers for Services Computing 

K Ananth Krishnan 
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer 
Tata Consultancy Services Limited


Abstract

Global IT Services and Consulting organizations like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have been investing considerable resource into the emerging discipline of Services Computing. The address focuses on the business drivers for Services Computing across multiple industries across the world and why this could be the ‘silver bullet’ for many of our challenges. 

The address uses the TCS framework for Services Computing as a backdrop – across services strategy, services implementation and most importantly services governance. This is a progressive approach towards bridging the gap between 'what IT delivers' and 'what the business wants' through a well defined 'value measurement framework' This framework links organizational readiness, solution maturity and delivery assurance. Finally, the importance of aligning the competencies and roles across different parts of the organization and its stakeholders is examined.

About the speaker

K Ananth Krishnan is an M. Tech. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He also has a Masters degree in Physics from the same Institute and a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Fergusson College, Pune. 

He joined TCS in February of 1988, straight from campus. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of TCS. He is a member of the TCS Corporate Think-Tank since 1999, and has helped in the conceptualization of several new initiatives. He is also a Principal Architect and Lead Consultant in the Architecture and Technology Consulting Practice. 

He was an invitee to the quarterly management review with the TCS Board (the executive committee of Tata Sons Limited) from April 2000 to March 2004. He has also been an invitee to the board meetings of Jataayu Software, a TCS invested company, from December 2000 to April 2005 and is on the Board of Advisors for IBM-Rational from January 2006. 

Ananth is married, with two children and lives in Chennai. He has formally retired from a successful career in Trivia and Quizzing (which includes the 'Brain of IIT' individual title and two 'Cranuim Cup' titles at IIT and several years on the IIT Quiz team), public speaking, crossword puzzle solving and cricket. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the Computer Society of India, and is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Management Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. 

Invited Talk For IEEE SOA Industry Summit (http://www.soaindustry.org)

Jeff Barr, Evangelist, Amazon Web Services, Amazon.com


Abstract

No more re-inventing the wheel every time you have a new idea for a web application. Amazon.com, rich with technical resources, has opened up their vaults allowing developers to construct powerful applications simply by leveraging open APIs and mashing-up technology and data as needed.

Jeffrey Barr, Evangelist for Amazon Web Services (AWS), provides a compelling introduction into Web Services and how you can use Web Services to create reliable, scalable, inexpensive applications. Barr reviews the current set of AWS offerings, including Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Amazon Mechanical Turk, Amazon E-Commerce Service, Alexa Web Information Service, and more. The session will also include exciting real-world case studies displaying innovative integrations of AWS.

About the speaker

Jeff Barr is focused on furthering awareness among software developers of the opportunity to innovate and build businesses using Amazon Web Services. Launched in July 2002, Amazon Web Services exposes Amazon.com technology and product data that enables developers to build innovative and entrepreneurial applications on their own. Barr meets regularly with developers in the U.S. and internationally to introduce Amazon Web Services and to help them build businesses and applications with the program’s services. He joined Amazon in August 2002 as a Senior Software Developer on the Associates team.

Applications built using Amazon Web Services range from enhanced Associates sites that advertise products from the Amazon.com Web site to integrated solutions for retailers selling merchandise through Amazon.com. Developers make money by earning referral fees from their Associates sites or by charging users for the applications they build. 

Barr has a longstanding interest in Web services and programmatic information interchange. He has held development and management positions at KnowNow, eByz, Akopia, and Microsoft, and was a co-founder of Visix Software. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from American University and completed graduate work in computer science at George Washington University.