Middleware 2020

Middleware 2020: A virtual discussion on the future of middleware

Middleware has become the cornerstone of modern computing. Since the days of web and application servers, the role of middleware have expanded to require broad portfolios to not only connect applications to underlying infrastructure, but also to develop, deploy, integrate and manage a wide variety of applications, services and data.

Middleware makes web-based commerce, business process improvement and integration possible. As such, it's of strategic importance to practically every enterprise and government organization around the globe.

So what's coming next? How can enterprises make strategy decisions about how to leverage the innovations in technology, architecture, standards, and development models happening now and in the future?

These are important questions with complex answers, which is why Red Hat has convened a group of the IT industry's top middleware thought leaders to discuss these topics and explore the future of middleware.

Join Red Hat and other industry leaders on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 for an interactive virtual forum featuring in-depth presentations and discussions from middleware industry leaders, including Accenture, Adobe, The Eclipse Foundation, Google, and HP.

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Time Topic Speaker
11:00-11:15 am EST Welcome and Opening Remarks Dr. Mark Little,
Sr. Director Engineering, Middleware, Red Hat
11:15-11:30 am EST Moderator Welcome and Remarks Brian Stevens, CTO and Vice President of Worldwide Engineering
11:30-12:00 pm EST Accenture Max Furmanov,
Accenture Foundation Platform Chief Architect and Program Lead
12:00-12:30 pm EST Adobe Systems, Inc., Duane Nickull,
Senior Technical Evangelist
12:30-1:00 pm EST Break
1:00-1:30 pm EST Google Josh Bloch,
Chief Java Architect
1:30-2:00 pm EST Red Hat Dr. Mark Little,
Sr. Director, Engineering, Middleware
2:00-2:30 pm EST Eclipse Foundation Chris Aniszczyk,
Board of Directors, Elected Committer Representative
2:30-3:00 pm EST HP Vijay Seetharaman,
Global Java Capability Lead Technologist, HP Enterprise Services
3:00-4:00 pm EST Closing Remarks

*Times are subject to change.