the Australian Architecture Forum 2007


Nigel Watson and Charles Sterling have worked hard in pulling together the Australian Architecture Forum, a one day event in Sydney on Wednesday 27th June 2007 at Star City and in Melbourne on Friday 29th June 2007 at the Crown Promenade Hotel.

The keynote is by Dr Donald Ferguson (who has his own wikipedia entry and therefore much more noteworthy than me!)

Dr. Donald Ferguson is a Microsoft Technical Fellow in Platforms and Strategy in the Office of the CTO. Don focuses on both the evolutionary and revolutionary role of information technology in business. Microsoft expects that Don will be involved in a variety of forward-looking projects.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Don was an IBM Fellow and Chief Architect for IBM’s Software Group (SWG). Don provided overall technical leadership for WebSphere, Tivoli, DB2, Rational and Lotus products. He also chaired the SWG Architecture Board (SWG AB). The SWG AB focused on product integration, cross-product initiatives and emerging technology. Some of the public focus areas were Web services, patterns, Web 2.0 and business driven development. Don guided IBM’s strategy and architecture for SOA and Web services, and co-authored many of the initial Web service specifications.


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