The Annual Global Integration Summit.

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Circa 2005

Invitation from the Chairman

Dear Integration Professional,

Following up on our wildly successful 2004 Summit , I am thrilled to take over the reins from John Schmidt and personally welcome you to the Global Integration Summit 2005. 

Based on our discussions and feedback with the 2004 attendees, the theme of the 2005 summit is ‘Real World Integration’, or how to finally accomplish integration in practice as well as theory. Thus the spotlight will be on bringing real value to your organization. As we converge once again in Banff we’ll focus on real implementations, real technology, and learning the steps to success.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 10 years since I wrote the EAI book. Albeit a new buzzword at the time, the notion was not at all new. Indeed, application integration is the ability to introduce a different type of thinking and some better technology to make organizations run better, automating processes not automated, allows all applications to share information as well as service. We’ve made some great strides since then.

However, as our IT environments have become more complex, I’m sure that many organizations are actually worse off than they were 10 years ago when first considering application integration. Indeed, while we’ve made great progress in the technology sets we’re able to apply to problem domains, I’m not sure we’ve yet to learn how to solve larger more strategic integration problems in the real world. If you’re honest with yourself, you may find you belong in this group.

This is not a marketing show, but an experience that allows doers to share their secrets of making integration work in the real world, with real budgets, pressures, and timelines. We’ll hear from the industry elite who practice integration from all sides, including users, implementers, business experts, and those that build the technology.

Having understood the theme of the summit, we would like to hear from you, those that make integration work everyday. We are seeking abstracts that demonstrate ‘best in class’ and have something to offer the integration industry. The Global Integration Summit 2005 is an opportunity to tell integration stories from first hand experience. 

I look forward to collaborating with you at this unique event. I’m sure you’ll be able to learn as much as teach, and understand how to bring integration technology to a clear reality.

David Linthicum
Chairman
Global Integration Summit 2005

 

Are you the best that was, the best that is and the best that ever will be????

The Global Integration Summit is calling out to all integration solution companies to stand and deliver a real world live Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) integration solution at the 2005 Summit in Banff May 23, 2005.

Bring your brightest and your best to engage in a real life, real time, live showcase to determine who can create the best SOA based business integration solution and be bestowed by your peers The IC Award for Excellence.

All participants who successfully complete the challenge will receive an IC Integration Solution Provider Award for Excellence™, but only one participant will receive the prestigious IC Integration Solution Provider Award for Excellence – Premier Solution Provider of 2005™.

The Annual Integration Consortium Awards for Excellence in Integration.

The awards recognize those companies and project teams that have achieve remarkable success and delivered extraordinary value to their customers and the global marketplace. Unlike typical awards processes that recognize only a single “winner,” the Award for Excellence will be granted to companies deemed to have exceeded the threshold of excellence in terms of solution delivery, innovation, thought leadership and contribution of value to the integration industry.

“Those that can do. Those that can't say.”

See you at the Summit!

About the Summit

Following up on our wildly successful 2004 Summit and based on our discussions and feedback with the 2004 attendees, the theme of the 2005 summit is “Real World Integration-Steps to Success“. Thus the spotlight will be on bringing real value to your organization. As we converge once again in ‘The Castle in the Rockies ’, in Banff we’ll focus on real implementations, real technology, and learning the steps to success. 

Integration needs exist within every organization. Regardless of where your organization is, wants to be, or should be, within your integration lifecycle, the Global Integration Summit 2005, has something for you. Finally an opportunity is available to collaborate with your peers and colleagues from around the world on how to finally accomplish integration in practice as well as theory. 

Based on the simplicity of a nonpartisan global collaborative platform, the 2005 Summit will continue in the tradition of delivering a venue that is full of opportunity to engage,debate, learn, share and deliver on real integration technology and business. All this without the fear of having to fight through industry marketing messages! 

Why should you attend? The integration industry is demanding something more. Users want to know more before they invest and vendors and solution providers want to know what to do to meet the business needs of the users. This year, our program will deliver real world integration strategies that are proven to work and the steps that need to be taken to get there. The Global Integration Summit 2005 will provide the cost saving luxury of being able to learn from others successes and challenges. The best practices of organizations just like yours will be shared, enhanced and incorporated into a global framework of integration excellence. 

The 2005 Global Integration Summit will begin with a Welcome Reception on May 22nd. The main program begins on Monday, May 23 and runs until Wednesday, May 25th. Monday will be tutorials that are not for the faint at heart! Tuesday and Wednesday will showcase presentations and case studies that have been determined by the program committee as the “top” of their field.

Sunday’s Welcome Reception and pre-registration will be held in the beautiful Mount Stephen Hall. Monday evening will be the Integration Consortium’s Annual General Meeting followed by a cocktail reception hosted by the Integration Consortium Board of Directors and Executive. The favorite from GEAIS 2004, the Poster Session, will be held once again in the Cascade Ballroom on Tuesday evening. Wednesday evening we will wrap up with an awards dinner where the top presenters (as decided by you!) will be announced.

Once again, the venue will be the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Visit the “Venue” page for more details of this incredible site and to book your spot today.

We look forward to seeing you in Banff !

Call for Presentations

Overview

Integration is a topic that continues to gain mindshare of information professionals around the world. The supplier community is demonstrating an increased focus with more and more solutions, and new solution providers are entering the market on a weekly basis. Open source solutions are springing up on collaboration sites at the rate of dozens per day. Educational institutes are increasingly focusing on integration and middleware as a distinct discipline. Standards organizations are creating more interoperability standards than ever. And most important, integration is consuming an increasingly larger percentage of end-user IT budgets.

With all this attention, you might think the field is saturated with answers to whatever question you might have. Unfortunately, all this activity does not always translate into practical answers. What is needed is bold leadership to break through the rhetoric and to demonstrate effective real world solutions. Leadership often means challenging the status quo or tackling the tough problems that exist in business today. The market is now demanding a shift from analytical textbook solutions to tried and tested successful integration deployments. It is for this reason that we have selected “Real World Integration” as the theme for the 2005 Global Integration Summit.

The Integration Consortium is calling on integration thought leaders, practice leaders, business leaders, and product leaders to present at the 2005 Global Integration Summit. These presentations will help the industry achieve a higher degree of integration maturity and application interoperability. If you are such a leader, you are invited to submit a whitepaper, presentation abstract or case study by January 15, 2005, to the GIS Program Committee for consideration at the 2005 Summit. A peer-review process will select the best submissions which will be published in the Summit Proceedings (copies of the 2004 Proceedings can be ordered by clicking here). Of the accepted papers, the best ones (the best of the best) will be invited to present their papers at the Summit in Banff and to defend their perspective at a plenary of their peers. The top three presentations as voted on by attendees at the Summit will also receive a cash award ($1K, $2, or $3K) at the annual awards banquet.


Sunday,
May 22

18:00 -20:00 Welcome Reception and Registration
Mount Stephen Hall

Monday,
May 23

9:00 – 12:00

Tutorial 1 
Baron Shaughnessy Room

Tutorial 2 
Sir Edward Beatty Room

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
Alhambra Dining Room & Foyer
13:30 – 14:00 SOA/Web Services Challenge Launch
14:00 – 17:00 Tutorial 3
Baron Shaughnessy Room
Tutorial 4
Sir Edward Beatty Room
17:30 – 18:30 Integration Consortium Annual General Meeting
Baron Shaughnessy/Sir Edward Beatty
18:30 – 20:00 Cocktail Reception
Ramsay Lounge

Tuesday,
May 24

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast Opening and Welcome
Baron Shaughnessy/Sir Edward Beatty
9:00 –10:00 Keynote 1
Baron Shaughnessy/Sir Edward Beatty
10:00–10:30 Networking Break and Internet Café
  Technical Track Business Track
10:30 – 11:00 Presentation 1
Baron Shaugnessy
Presentation 2 
Sir Edward Beatty Room
11:00 – 11:30 Q & A Q & A
11:30 – 12:00 Presentation 3
Baron Shaugnessy
Presentation 4
Sir Edward Beatty Room
12:00 – 12:30 Q & A Q & A
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch & Networking
Alhambra Dining Room & Foyer
14:00 – 15:00 Keynote 2
Baron Shaughnessy/Sir Edward Beatty
15:00 – 15:30 Presentation 5
Baron Shaugnessy

Presentation 6
Sir Edward Beatty Room

15:30 – 16:00 Q & A Q & A
16:00 – 16:30 Presentation 7 
Baron Shaugnessy
Presentation 8
Sir Edward Beatty Room
16:30 – 17:00 Q & A Q & A
17:30 – 19:30 Poster Session 
Cascade Ballroom & Conservatory
  Attendee Social Time

Wednesday,
May 25

7:30 – 8:20


8:30 – 9:00
Breakfast Debate with the Authors

Opening 

Baron Shaughnessy/Sir Edward Beatty
9:00 –10:00 Keynote 3
Baron Shaughnessy/Sir Edward Beatty
10:00–10:30 Networking Break and Internet Café
  Technical Track Business Track
10:30 – 11:00 Presentation 9 

Baron Shaugnessy
Presentation 10
Sir Edward Beatty Room
11:00 – 11:30 Q & A Q & A
11:30 – 12:00 Presentation 11
Baron Shaugnessy
Presentation 12
Sir Edward Beatty Room
12:00 – 12:30 Q & A Q & A
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch & Networking
Alhambra Dining Room & Foyer
14:00 – 15:00 Keynote 4 
Baron Shaughnessy/Sir Edward Beatty
15:00 – 15:30 Presentation 13 
Baron Shaugnessy
Presentation 14
Sir Edward Beatty Room
15:30 – 16:00 Q & A Q & A
16:00 – 16:30 Presentation 15 
Baron Shaugnessy

Presentation 16
Sir Edward Beatty Room

16:30 – 17:00 Q & A Q & A
18:00 – 21:00 Summit Awards Banquet 
Cascade Ballroom & Conservatory
   

 

 

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