Nikki Rogers' blog describing EA activity at the University of Bristol

SOA Knowledge Exchange, 1 day event, Bristol, 27th September 2013

About the event

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We are holding a workshop in Bristol this month for Enterprise Architects, Technical Architects or those in similar roles at Universities in the UK. The general aim of the event is to gather and discuss the SOA roadmap strategies we are developing within our institutions, to share  success stories and to alert others to potential pitfalls along the SOA adoption route. This is not an introduction to SOA, but a chance to share real experiences of adopting a SOA approach within an HE institution. There will be presentations and discussions throughout the day, mostly from colleagues working on SOA initiatives in a UK University setting, but also with contributions from Jim Phelps of the ITANA group (serving HE institutions in the USA) and Chris Harding of The Open Group (dedicated to developing global IT Standards).

If you would like to attend, please compete the registration form at: https://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/it-services/soa_workshop_registration

Location

The Bergerac Room, 8-10 Berkeley Square, Bristol: Map and directions

Agenda

Subject to change

10.00 Refreshments

10.30 Welcome and introduction to the day

10.40 Talk 1 The business case for SOA at the University of Bristol: developing the roadmap and getting buy-in from senior management, Nikki Rogers, Enterprise Architect, University of Bristol

10:55 Q&A

11:10 Talk 2: SOA Strategy at Cardiff University: taking an open source, iterative approach, Simon Bleasdale, Senior Integration Developer and Myles Randall, Integration Developer, Cardiff University

11.25 Q&A

11.40 Talk 3: The early stages of implementing an ESB and deploying a Master Data Management strategy at Lincoln, Allister Homes, Senior Systems Architect, University of Lincoln

11.55 Q&A

12.10pm Talk 4: Institutional Data Management at Newcastle, developing and governing data services, Cal Racey, Systems Architecture Manager, Newcastle University

12.25: Q&A

12:40: Lunch & opportunity for breakout discussions

1.30pm: Talk 5: Building Student Services at Imperial – making SOA a Reality, Martin Figg, Software Development Manager and Russell Gibson, Technical Project Services Manager, from Imperial College London

1.45: Q&A

2pm Talk 6: Chris Harding and David Rose from the Open Group: Emerging Open Standards in SOA and the new ‘Open Platform 3.0’ area.

2.20 Q&A

2.30pm Talk 7: Update from Jim Phelps, joining us remotely from the US, on the ITANA group’s SOA API initiative

2.45 Q&A

3pm: Coffee and Tea, Open discussion, Are there steps we can take at HE Sector level for example to develop common data standards and encourage IT Suppliers to comply with SOA approaches that we will require? (noting the Higher Education Data & Information Improvement Programme (HEDIIP which is developing a Higher Education Data Language)  and its potential relationship to the growing number of SOA initiatives in UK Universities).

4pm close

Comments

Comment from Ian Powling
Time: September 4, 2013, 10:28 am

Hello Nicki,

The Efficiency Exchange aims to help professionals in HE discover and share innovative ways to deliver efficiency.

I would interested to explore with you whether a blog article perhaps with a case study could be generated out of this event that talks about the contribution that enterprise architecture can make to efficiency within HEIs.

If your community seeks a channel for articulating such messages to other professional groups, the Efficiency Exchange is here to help.

I wish you every success with your event.

Cheers,
Ian Powling

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