Microsoft Australia SOA and Business Process Conference – Thursday 30th November 2006 – SYDNEY!

On Nov 30, here in Australia, we are holding a mini version of the SOA and Business Process Conference that was held in Redmond for our local audiences!! This is going to be awesome. The team here have been able to secure David Chappell to present in Australia, so we are looking forward to him reaching our shores and presenting at the conference! So, here is the email from our local BizTalk Product Marketing Manager – Katie McIntosh –


“On 30th November we are holding the Sydney leg of the Global Roadshow – Microsoft SOA and Business Process Conference. This is a scaled down version of the recent conference held in Redmond in October. The morning is built for Partners and the afternoon is built for Customers and Partners.  

The morning session is designed for Partners to learn about Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Business Process Management (BPM) and how to improve their ability to sell BizTalk based engagements. It is being delivered by International Keynote Speaker David Chappell, Principal, Chappell & Associates, who delivered the same sessions in the US conference. ( )

The afternoon sessions are designed for Customers and Partners. The afternoon starts with Keynotes by David Chappell and Microsoft’s Steve Sloan discussing the Industry and Microsoft perspectives on SOA and BPM followed by additional sessions discussing RFID, Software as a Service and Demystifying Workflow, plus SOA and BPM sessions for industry segments: FSI, Public Sector and the Communications Sector”





Microsoft SOA and Business Process Conference


Microsoft Offices, 1 Epping Road, North Ryde

Thursday 30th November 2006



10.00am – 12.00pm

Selling BizTalk Based Engagements

David Chappell, Principal, Chappell & Associates (PARTNER SESSION ONLY)

12.00pm – 12.30pm

Light Lunch and Customer Registration

12.30pm – 1.30pm

SOA, BPM, and Microsoft: An Industry Perspective

David Chappell, Principal, Chappell & Associates

1.30pm – 2.30pm

SOA, BPM, and Microsoft: A Microsoft Perspective

Steve Sloan, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

2.30pm – 3.00pm

Afternoon Tea

3.00pm – 3.55pm

Demystifying Workflow

Speakers: Chris Vidotto, Process Platform Specialist & Graham Elliott, Technology Specialist, Microsoft Australia

The Ecosystem for BizTalk RFID

Speakers: David McGhee, Senior Consultant, Microsoft Australia & Mick Badran, Technical Director, Breeze

Delivering Software as a Service with BizTalk Server

Speaker: David Lemphers, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Australia

3.55pm – 4.00pm

Break – Change Rooms

4.00pm – 5.00pm

The Application of SOA and BizTalk in Public Sector Solutions

Speaker: Christine Axton, Solution Sales Professional, Microsoft Australia

Applying SOA to Service Delivery in Communications and Media

Speaker: Jaron Cohen, Service Enablement Solution Specialist, Microsoft Asia-Pacific

BPM, SOA and Multi-Channel Integration in Banking

 Speaker: Neal Cross, Solution Specialist, Application Platform, Microsoft Australia

5.00pm – 6.00pm

Cocktails and Networking