So as promised here are some pictures we took at the Poster Session, this is where the judges and attendees were allowed to come take a deeper look at the solution we built and the product itself. I personally had a great time at the conference and enjoyed meeting all the people that came to the summit.

From Left to Right: Pamela Szabo, Anjaneyullu Tamma and Me standing by the poster we had setup

From Left to Right: Me, Gretchen Weis and Anjaneyullu Tamma

I have a few more pictures up on my Flikr page, click here.

 By the time we got done yestarday it was pretty late so did not get a chance to blog. But here's the update on yestardays events:

The presentations

I think my presentation went pretty well and it was well received. I did have a lot of attendees come up to me after the presentation and that was a good sign. Well I sure apreciate the positive feedback I have been getting. Now onto what the other presentations looked like…..Not one…not even one of the other vendors was willing to give any specific details on the actual implementation! I did expect that from the bigger vendors like webMethods, Software AG and BEA. I did think that the smaller vendors would talk more details as opposed to marketing mumbo-jumbo. Let's look at what the integration constrotium had said what the presentations should include:

On Tuesday May 23, from 3:30 to 5:00 PM, the Integration Solution Showcase participants will have the opportunity to present an introduction to their solution.

Thats right – "solution", but all I saw was more and more marketing. I think that helped us and people saw that we were to the point and being direct. At onepoint in my presentation I did call out the Accenture/GIS folks for making the problem overly simple and some of the attendees apreciated that.

Bottom Line – the presentation went great and I was able to the crowd laughing a little at the end.

More on the poster session later…

– Nikhil Roy

We are about 45 mins away from going on stage to give the presentation for the Global Integration Summit (see earlier posts for more info). I am told I will be given about 8 mins only to get all the key points out…now thats tough considering all the key features Enterprise Enabler has! I did do a dry run and I should be ok for the 8 min cut-off.

Later this evening we are going to setup a kiosk with posters and additional info where all the attendees and judges will come visit with the individual vendors (expo hall style). I will try to take some pictures and post them here tomorrow.

That's all for now…will blog later on how the sessions went today.

-Nikhil Roy


Thats Right!! We are done implementing the solution…from what I can tell it took us about 90 minutes from start to finish. Tamma and I sat here for the last 10 minutes trying to make sure we didn’t miss anything…..we couldn’t possibly be done so quickly could we? Well….we are!!! Now its time to sit back and relaxxxx….and wait for the judging panel. Well we are going to add a few bells ‘n whistles to the solution for “extra credit”!

The solution highlights a cool new technology that is an Enterprise Enabler Server Add-On: Object to Object Mapping (it can also do Object to relational, object to X where x is any data type).

Normally when you invoke a web service you get a response in XML. Enterprise Enabler has a cool feature where we can request the response to be a .net object. Manipulating objects is far simpler than working with raw XML messages. But the real icing on the cake is that you can take that resulting object and create an EE template on it and use it in our mapper/transformation engine. Now isn’t that cool!

-Nikhil Roy

We’re hitting the road today to head to Boston (we’re really flying!) and participate in the Global Integration Summit 2006. We will be participating in the Integration Showcase there which is going to be kind of like a face-off between multiple integration vendors!! Several of the big boys are showing up and I am super excited about participating. I think this is a great opportunity for Stone Bond to show off some of the features of Enterprise Enabler Server and have the attendees/judges compare it side by side with the other vendors and their capabilities, I blogged about the showcase procedures here. Some of the participants include: webMethods , BEA , Software AG, iWay and many more (see below).

Here is a excerpt from the GIS website:

So after looking at the participants to say the least this should be exciting. Will blog throughout the conference.

-Nikhil Roy