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Best Of JBoss World

Over the years, several session speakers have emerged as event celebrities and several subjects have emerged as must-see attractions, garnering standing-room-only crowds. This track serves as a home to their sessions.

Expert Forum - JBoss World

Hosts:

Ashesh Badani — Senior Director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat

Panelists:

Mark Little — Senior Director Engineering, Middleware, Red Hat
Rich Sharples — Director of Middleware, Product Management, Red Hat
Bob McWhirter — Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Dan Allen — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Mark Proctor — Drools Project Lead and Founder, Red Hat
Burr Sutter — Product Management, Red Hat
Jason Greene — Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Join this Q&A panel, hosted by Ashesh Badani, senior director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, to help you make decisions on the technologies and standards driving your next-generation JBoss Community projects and JBoss Enterprise Middleware products. Questions for our all-star panel will be driven by the audience (using a walk-up mic), along with attendee questions that were asked throughout the week via Twitter (#jbforum) and a question drop-box located on the Harbor Level.

Topics: Cloud, Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Operations Network, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Best Of JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Enterprise Insights: JBoss World

This track will break down how open source can give your IT ecosystem a competitive edge. We'll show you why open source software is more secure, has a lower cost and higher value, is interoperable with thousands of ISVs, and is essential for the success and growth of your organization.

The JBoss Recipe: Heaps of Java & Middleware Seasoned with Open Source & Cloud

Ashesh Badani — Senior Director, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat

It has been five years since JBoss became a part of the Red Hat family. While some has stayed the same, much has changed in the industry. Java has become more open than ever. Millions of developers and thousands of enterprises depend on Java everyday for simple web applications and complex low latency transaction processing. JBoss has transformed from supporting a single J2EE appplication server to providing a complete enterprise-class middleware portfolio.

What were the successes and challenges in that journey? How has the product set and open source market evolved? How has developer perception changed? What have been the business drivers and technology triggers? Who is the middleware competition? What is the future role for Java? Where will JBoss be five years from now? In this session, Ashesh Badani will try and address these and many more such questions.

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 1.0 / 5.0

It's Important to Get Middleware Right

Clay Olbon — Senior Manager, Accenture
Steve Fisher — Senior Manager, Accenture

Hear two real-world middleware case studies from Accenture that feature leading edge, highly customizable, complex Red Hat implementations.

Redhat.com: Accenture is helping transform Red Hats online web presence, building a common portal and web content management environment to improve the customer experience. The redesigned site is being built on top of the latest version of JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform and JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform Site Publisher. This session will focus on some of the key innovations involved in creating a highly customized, fully content-managed web presence for a very large global site. Key topics will include: workflow customization using JBoss jBPM and internationalization/localization of content for multiple sites and languages.

Business rule management system on SOA: Accenture is helping an insurance client deliver a new strategic architecture to support quote, purchase, and mid-term adjustments through direct web, call centre, and aggregator channels. A key business requirement is agility and supporting the business to initiate change without requiring any IT involvement. This session will focus on how JBoss Enterprise BRMS (Business Rules Management System) was used as the underlying rules technology, and how Accenture is working with Red Hat to integrate the Rules Engine into the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) component of the architecture.

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Platform, JBoss Enterprise Web Server

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0

Pioneering a Path to the Future with JBoss BPM

Michel de Blok — Senior Software Engineer, SNS Bank
Eric Schabell — JBoss Solution Architect, Red Hat

As one of the top four Dutch financial institutions, SNS Bank in the Netherlands made a strategic decision to use technology to empower its customers online by fully automating its service and selling channels. In order to effectively move toward a full-scale straight-through processing (STP) experience, SNS Bank chose to achieve its goals by making use of open source software, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and business process management (BPM).

In this session, SNS Banks Michel Blok and Red Hats Eric Schabell will:

  • Take attendees through the history of SNS Bank, laying the groundwork for the vision and strategy for choosing JBoss open source solutions
  • Explain the move from a traditional bank to a modern Internet bank providing innovative selling channels
  • Describe the existing architecture, detailing the impact this move has had on existing IT systems and the migration efforts to position open source solutions
  • Provide a closer look at the lessons learned along the way, giving insight into a working open source STP BPM solution that is cost effective, reliable, flexible, and tailored to evolve with SNS Bank into the future

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 10:20 am - 11:20 am 3.0 / 5.0

Applications in the Cloud? Now How Do I Integrate Them Into My Business?

Pierre Fricke — Director of Product Line Management, SOA Platforms, Red Hat
Ken Johnson — Product Manager, Red Hat

Over the past year, enterprises have been placing an increasing number of their applications and business services in the cloud to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability of the cloud model. However, other applications and business services remain behind the firewall or in gated communities for reasons of control, domain isolation, and culture.

More enterprises are developing strategies to integrate these applications and services, wherever they may be deployed, to support their specific, proprietary, and public business processes while enabling greater flexibility and business agility. That strategy increasingly centers on service-oriented architecture (SOA) integration and business process automation.

Join Pierre Fricke and Ken Johnson for this informative session and explore the progress since JBoss World 2010 in:

  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • How SOA and business process automation maximize the value of cloud and on-premise deployments
  • Benefits for the enterprise and its value chain
  • Hurdles that have been overcome

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Applications in the Cloud? Now How Do I Integrate Them Into My Business? (replay)

Pierre Fricke — Director of Product Line Management, SOA Platforms, Red Hat
Ken Johnson — Product Manager, Red Hat

Over the past year, enterprises have been placing an increasing number of their applications and business services in the cloud to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability of the cloud model. However, other applications and business services remain behind the firewall or in gated communities for reasons of control, domain isolation, and culture.

More enterprises are developing strategies to integrate these applications and services, wherever they may be deployed, to support their specific, proprietary, and public business processes while enabling greater flexibility and business agility. That strategy increasingly centers on service-oriented architecture (SOA) integration and business process automation.

Join Pierre Fricke and Ken Johnson for this informative session and explore the progress since JBoss World 2010 in:

  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • How SOA and business process automation maximize the value of cloud and on-premise deployments
  • Benefits for the enterprise and its value chain
  • Hurdles that have been overcome

Topics: Cloud, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Data Services, JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, Red Hat Cloud

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 2.0 / 5.0

Demysifying Complex Event Processing (CEP)

Edson Tirelli — Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this session, Edson Tirelli will present the concepts behind complex event processing (CEP) and discuss how CEP fits in the enterprise infrastructure to bring real-time awareness to business applications. He will also detail what an event-driven architecture (EDA) is and how it complements service-oriented architectures (SOA), enabling smarter decisions through event-driven business process management (edBPM) and event-aware Business Rules.

During this session, Edson will provide examples of these concepts as they apply to real use cases, which he will demonstrate using JBoss Enterprise BRMS and the upcoming JBoss jBPM 5. Together, these solutions enable seamless integration between CEP, Business Rules, and Business Processes.

After attending this session, attendees will better understand:

  • CEP, EDA, edBPM, Business Rules, and BAM

  • How EDA and CEP can be applied to design and develop applications that respond to the business environment events in realtime
  • How JBoss Enterprise Middleware can help achieve that goal through JBoss Enterprise BRMS and JBoss jBPM

Topics: Java Development, JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
Enterprise Insights: JBoss World Friday, May 6 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 / 5.0

In the Weeds: JBoss World

In this highly-technical, developer-focused track, you'll learn exactly how to leverage Red Hat solutions to drive your IT strategy and your enterprise to new heights. No details will be spared.

JBoss Enterprise BRMS - Active Decision Management Platform

Mark Proctor — Drools Project Lead and Founder, Red Hat
Prakash Aradhya — Product Manager, Red Hat

BRMS platforms are no longer plain decision management systems. Attend this session to learn how JBoss Enterprise BRMS is redefining the way decisions are managed actively in real-time environments.

JBoss Enterprise BRMS helps develop effective decision management systems by keeping business policies separate from implementations, so businesses can be more agile making business decisions. In this session, Mark Proctor and Prakash Aradhya will discuss JBoss Enterprise BRMS and its relationship to the popular, widely adopted Drools family of projects.

Drools is one of the most visibly successful community efforts. At the core of JBoss Enterprise BRMS is Drools Expert, a powerful decision-management engine, and Drools Guvnor, a sophisticated rich user interface to author and manage business policies and rules. There are many interesting projects under incubation in the Drools community (e.g., Drools Planner, Drools Chance, Drools Semantics, Drools Grid, etc.) that will gradually be introduced in JBoss Enterprise BRMS as supported features. In this session, Mark and Prakash will discuss these innovative features and others being developed in the Drools community that will have an impact on how Drools is consumed.

Topics: JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
In the Weeds: JBoss World Wednesday, May 4 10:20 am - 11:20 am 4.0 / 5.0

What's New: JBoss World

Linux in the enterprise is rapidly evolving. Learn about the latest in open source virtualization, middleware, infrastructure, security, desktop technology, messaging, storage, and more.

jBPM 5: Bringing More Power to your Business Processes

Kris Verlaenen — jBPM Lead Engineer, Red Hat
Mark Proctor — Drools Project Lead and Founder, Red Hat

A Business Process Management System (BPMS) offers you the capabilities to better manage and streamline your business processes. JBoss jBPM continues its vision in this area by offering a lightweight process engine for executing business processes, combined with the necessary services and tooling to support business processes in their entire lifecycles. This allows not only developers but also business users to manage your business processes more efficiently.

A lot has happened in the BPM area over the last few years, with the introduction of the BPMN 2.0 standard, the increasing interest in more dynamic and adaptive processes, integration with business rules and event processing, case management, etc. In this session, Kris Verlaenen, who is leading the jBPM5 effort, will show you how jBPM5 tackles these challenges and give you an overview of its most important features.

Topics: JBoss Community Projects, JBoss Enterprise BRMS Platform, JBoss Enterprise Frameworks

Track Date Time Technical Difficulty
What's New: JBoss World Thursday, May 5 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm 3.0 / 5.0