Carving out Costs with SOA: The Emirates Group Story

In May 2010, Emirates Group decided to create a service-oriented platform that could host multiple travel-related business systems.


Across 16 projects, the goal was to save millions in development and running costs, while significantly simplifying the application portfolio by eliminating redundant components and interfaces. The entire platform would run on open source software. Join us for this informative session to hear the Emirates story.


Date: July 28, 2011

  • Available on-demand
Length: 01:00
Language: English
Audience: Business and Technical


Pierre Fricke Director of Product Line Management, SOA Platforms, Red Hat
Rajesh RV Enterprise Architect, Emirates Group IT
Simon Field Head of IT Enterprise Architecture, Emirates Group

About Pierre Fricke: As Director of Product Line Management for Red Hat's JBoss SOA products, Pierre Fricke is responsible for driving the strategy and enterprise messaging for these Red Hat products. Starting with JBoss Portal and JBoss jBPM in 2005, Pierre led the product strategy and expansion into the integration and SOA market with the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform which includes JBoss ESB, JBoss jBPM and JBoss Rules. Today, these products are the unit volume market leader or emerging strong challengers to long time incumbents. Pierre's focus is to expand Red Hat's market presence in integration, service-oriented architecture and business process automation, bringing the value of open source and community innovation to customers in these markets.
About Rajesh RV: Rajesh RV is an Enterprise Architect with Emirates Group IT and has over 12 years of experience in Application Architecture and Middleware Technologies in the Travel Transportation and Logistics industry. He has experience in successful delivery of large transactional systems including Next Generation Passenger and Cargo Handling systems. He has been playing a lead role in enterprise level SOA adoption program and in particular delivering low cost, open source SOA solutions primarily based on JBoss Enterprise SOA platform.
About Simon Field: Simon Field joined Emirates Group in February 2011 as head of IT Enterprise Architecture. His team provides leadership for the architecture community across Emirates Group IT, oversees technology standards for the Group, and leads the development of the Group’s IT architecture. He was previously CTO at the UK’s Office for National Statistics, and before that managed the e-business research team at IBM’s Zurich Research Laboratory.

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