“Applying the Science of Networks to Enterprise Information Systems and Implement a Services Oriented Architecture”
Mr. Johnny Morgan

Date: October 10, 2012
Location: Amphora Restaurant
1151 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170
Start Time: 6:00 PM

Menu: Caesar Salad; Choice of entree (Bowtie pasta w/seasonal vegetables; London Broil w/Mushroom Merlot Sauce or Grecian Roasted Chicken w/roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables); White Chocolate Mousse Raspberry Cake; and regular beverages. Alcoholic beverages available at additional cost.

Cost: $10.00 (INCOSE-WMA members), $20.00 (non-members), Free (student members)

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Abstract:
Chief Information Officers (CIOs) of major corporations are tasked with providing employees with access to information and tools to enable the efficient creation of products that provide a competitive advantage to the corporation.  CIOs typically inherent Information Technology (IT) infrastructures comprised of numerous legacy applications that are interconnected by point-to-point interfaces, which inhibits their ability to rapidly respond to changing business needs.  Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an Internet-based paradigm that promotes the ability to keep pace with technology advances by isolating and encapsulating technology changes within well-defined services.  SOAs offer the potential to change how enterprise IT is managed but CIOs are faced with transforming their existing stovepiped enterprise into a future SOA enterprise.  Also fueled by the Internet, the science of networks has developed a sufficient body of knowledge that describes how real networks form, grow, adapt, and die. Today’s IT enterprises are the result of creating networks, so it is logical that this body of knowledge should provide valuable insights into executing SOA enterprise transformations.  Using a science of networks perspective, this research examined three case studies executing SOA efforts to identify common practices, highlight potential roadblocks, and offer a general approach for commencing these transformational efforts.

Bio:
JOHNNY MORGAN received his B.S degree from the University of Florida in 1980 and his M.S degree from the University of Southern California in 1987.  He is a certified International Council of Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University in Washington DC.

Mr. Morgan has 31 years of systems engineering and program management experience developing systems for both the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.  He is currently a Systems Engineering Senior Manager for the SI Organization, Inc., located in Chantilly, VA.