Wednesday, March 17, 2010
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Business semantics define the contextual meaning of key business assets for your organization in terms of business facts and rules. The derived business semantics do not only provide a shared glossary to augment human understanding, but can also be used to automate meaningful data integration during process integration. Many organizations start to realize the potential of business semantics to leverage information management, and take initiatives at the grass roots. However, sustainable and meaningful business semantics management must be organized and cultivated organization-wide by the right balance of people, methods, and tools. In this talk you will learn:
That your organization already has much valuable metadata as building blocks for business semantics
Reconciliation of these metadata into sharable and reusable semantic patterns requires a systematic approach and careful selection of technologies
The application of business semantics for EAI is much better than traditional point-to-point or hub-and spoke approaches
Identify business drivers that convince senior management to prioritize and free the necessary budget and resources accordingly
Outline a road map to implement business semantics management as part of the overall information architecture and governance plan.
We illustrate these points with realistic case studies, and point out important challenges for the future.