posted Feb 18, 2012, 9:34 PM by NJCCPS Admin   [ updated Aug 2, 2020, 6:13 PM by Chan Feng ]

NJCCPS held a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Seminar for business and IT professionals at Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, Parsippany, NJ on Saturday, Feb 23. There were about 50 people attending the event. NJCCPS president Andy Lin first talked about his recent trip to attend the first conference of the Nanjing Overseas Talents Workstations. NJCCPS is honored to be selected as one of Nanjing’s two workstations in US and will help promote Nanjing on its overseas policies and development opportunities, as well as recommend overseas projects, talents and business to Nanjing.

The Seminar was then followed by 3 IBM presentations. Dr. Ko-Yang Wang, IBM Distinguished Engineer since 2000, first explained why it is important to the enterprises, and to business / IT professionals to learn more about SOA. Dr. Wang also explained the differences between Service Oriented Architecture vs. Service Application Integration; Service Producers vs. Service Consumers; Service Application Integration vs. Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and IBM SOA Implementation vs. Microsoft SOA Implementation. Dr. Wang also provided insight how to find entry point for SOA implementation base on business value and maturity.

The 2nd IBM topic was presented by IBM Senior Consulting Certified IT Integration Solution Architect, Ms. Jenny Chow. Jenny explained how IBM Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) provides intelligent message routing services and its capability to provide messaging services for all protocols, data sources and output format. Jenny also explained WebSphere Message Broker MQ, WebSphere ESB and WebSphere DataPower. IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances help simplify, accelerate, and enhance the security capabilities of XML and Web services deployments. At the end of Jenny’s presentation, Jenny provided a list of web links to SOA/ESB web sites which people can get started to learn more about the products with hands-on exercises, as well as the guide to the certification process.

The 3rd IBM topic was presented by IBM Senior WebSphere Technical Sales Specialist, Ms. Emily Hong. Emily explained how the Component Base Applications enabling IT flexibility and software reusability and how the IBM methodology framework Business Process Management (BPM) linked with SOA can accelerate the pace of business change and increase return on investment.

After each IBM technical presentation, the presenter asked a question and the first person who answered the question correctly received a gift bag containing IBM and WebSphere logo gifts. Then it was raffle drawing time and the lucky winner also received a gift bag. All gift items were contributed by IBM and a total of 7 attendees received prizes.

After the IBM presentation, Mr. Forrest Peng, who is a Technical Recruiting Specialist from Premium Technology, Inc. presented the topic on Selecting the Right Recruiter. Then Mr. Qiyong David Fan, Financial Planner of Fan's Financial & Insurance, presented Tax-Saving Retirement Plans for Small Business and individuals. Many people showed great interest and asked many questions.

The Seminar ended at around 5:30 PM after the final raffle gift was given. Many people stayed for additional networking time until almost 6:00 PM. Some joined the dinner and shared their career experience in US as well as China at Jasper Restaurant in Parsippany.

To conclude, the goal of NJCCPS is to help our members stay current on the latest technology and IT market trend. The NJCCPS SOA Seminar was a success with supports received from directors, officers, members, speakers and sponsors.

Thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at the next NJCCPS event.

Kam Yuen
Seminar Operation Manager (Feb 26, 2008)

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