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Infosys at the Microsoft U.S. National Architect Forum


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Keynote Session: Architecture-led Business Transformation
Speaker: Prasad Joshi, Infosys Technologies Ltd.,
Sohrab Kakalia, Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT (UTC/GMT -06:00)

Session Overview
In a rapidly evolving business environment, enterprises are looking at leveraging IT as a catalyst to build competitive advantage. They seek to enhance stakeholder intimacy, attain product or service leadership, and achieve operational excellence.

The adoption of new technology for business improvements is largely hindered by the lack of good architecture in the existing portfolio. Organizations notice that many of their core IT systems are inflexible and unwieldy; and this inhibits their ability to respond quickly to business needs. They spend a large part of their IT investment on "sustaining the business" and a small part on innovating and "growing the business." Many companies want to change this mix. They want to unlock the business value of their IT investments. This requires enterprises to architect a responsive IT environment that can meet present-day business needs as well as act as a catalyst for business growth.

In this session, Prasad Joshi and Sohrab Kakalia from Infosys Technologies Ltd., will identify the challenges faced by organizations in building a responsive IT environment, IT dimensions on which companies need to focus, best practices used, and lessons learnt so far.

Speakers

Prasad Joshi is an Associate Vice President and Head of the Microsoft Technology Center at Infosys. He drives the vision and roadmap for Catalytic IT. He has over 20 years of experience in the software industry and has spent a significant part of his career in the areas of legacy transformation, application integration and business process management.

Sohrab Kakalia is Vice President and Head of Technology Consulting within the Systems Integration practice at Infosys. He has 21 years of experience in the IT industry with expertise in helping leading corporations transform, design and integrate their software to achieve efficient and competitive operations. He has led many large, end-to-end multi-technology projects that cover the hardware, OS, application software, network and security domains.

Breakout Session 1: Strategies & Best Practice for Legacy Modernization
Speaker: Prasad Joshi, Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Date: Wednesday, April 19 2006
Time: 1:30pm - 2:45pm MDT (UTC/GMT -06:00)

Know more about Infosys' Legacy Modernization offerings

Session Overview
Competitiveness is the business imperative for organizations. Obsolete systems, often misaligned with enterprise strategy, stifle the ability to meet business objectives. Challenges facing legacy core systems include lack of support for modern decision support applications, high cost of maintenance, and the inflexibility to support business processes evolution. Often the inflexibility and limited interoperability inhibit product evolution and time-to-market of new product/service.

Join Prasad Joshi from Infosys Technologies Ltd. to understand the strategies and best practices for Legacy Modernization. This is a vital step to transform existing systems to modular connectible services. The session focuses on creating business justification, roadmaps for to achieving success and case studies where legacy modernization has delivered real business benefits.

Speaker
Prasad Joshi is an Associate Vice President and Head of the Microsoft Technology Center at Infosys. He drives the vision and roadmap for Catalytic IT. He has over 20 years experience in the software industry and has spent a significant part of his career in the areas of legacy transformation, application integration and business process management.

Breakout Session 2: Infrastructure Optimization - Achieving flexibility through standardization and simplification
Speaker: K. B. Prasad, Infosys Technologies Ltd.
Date: Thursday, April 20 2006
Time: 9:30am - 10:45am MDT (UTC/GMT -06:00)

Know more about Infosys' Infrastructure Optimization offerings

Session Overview
Over the years, organizations have accrued a portfolio of IT applications and associated technology platforms to address business imperatives. Despite the reduction in total cost of ownership and increase in performance that can be achieved by moving to a new, standardized operating environment, the perceived higher costs and risk associated with migration have prevented organizations from getting on with their consolidations efforts.

Learn how Infrastructure Optimization can optimize your enterprise platform and transform it into a service-oriented, flexible, homogeneous architecture that helps you adapt faster to changing business needs. Infosys' integrated approach addresses critical aspects related to consolidation, standardization, management and security.

Speaker
K.B. Prasad is the Group Engagement Manager of Systems Integration at Infosys. He has over 15 years experience in the technology industry. His areas of expertise are Infrastructure Optimization and Technology Deployment.

In addition, the Roundtable sessions are as follows:

Roundtable 1: Enterprise Architecture Governance
Speaker: Venkan Patil, Principal Architect, Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Roundtable 2: (Ten Steps for) Managing Availability in Microsoft-Centric Data Centers using IT Service Management practices
Speaker: Arvind Raman, Consultant- Service Management, Infosys technologies Ltd.

Roundtable: The IP-Enabled Enterprise
Speaker: Vaidyanatha Siva, Principal Architect, Infosys technologies Ltd.

Roundtable: Partner Integration - Towards achieving a connected business
Speaker: Neeraj Kulkarni, Principal Architect, Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Roundtable: VSTS: Going beyond developer productivity
Speaker: Srinivasan Natarajan (Nat), Sr. Technical Architect, Microsoft Technology Center, Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Roundtable: Business Value Justification - Building a business case for architecture led transformation
Speaker: Jim Shand, Practice Leader, Infosys Consulting

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