Web Services Strategy & Enterprise Integration
Andy Astor, Vice President for Enterprise Web Services at webMethods, will be presenting a strategic look at today’s Web Services Strategies and Enterprise Architecture & Integration. Joining webMethods in 2002, Mr. Astor is responsible for driving the company’s web services strategy and execution. Prior to joining webMethods, Mr. Astor led Customer Access Systems for Dun & Bradstreet, where his work included the development and launch of one of the earliest commercial web services. Prior to his tenure at D&B, Mr. Astor held leadership positions at American Management Systems and Ernst & Young, both large systems integration and consulting firms, where he led engagements for several large enterprises and developed key strategic alliances. Mr. Astor also spent several years at Magna Software, where he was responsible for product development as well as professional and technical services. Mr. Astor is on the Board of Advisors for Web Services Journal, and was IT Strategy track chair for the 2002 Web Services Edge conference in New York City. He received his BA in Mathematics from Clark University and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
WebMethods is one of the leading independent providers of integration software, webMethods, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM – news), delivering one of the industry’s most comprehensive platform for enterprise-wide integration, including complete support for Enterprise Web Services. WebMethods specializes in integration platforms that allows customers to achieve quantifiable R.O.I. by linking business processes, enterprise and legacy applications, databases, Web services and workflows both within and across enterprises. Through this seamless flow of information, companies can reduce costs, create new revenue opportunities, strengthen relationships with customers, substantially increase supply chain efficiencies and streamline internal business processes.
Founded in 1996, webMethods is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with offices throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific. webMethods has more than 850 customers worldwide including Global 2000 leaders such as Bank of America, Citibank, Dell, Eastman Chemical, The Ford Motor Company, Grainger, and Motorola. webMethods’ strategic partners include Accenture, AMS, BearingPoint, BMC Software, BroadVision, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, CSC, Deloitte Consulting, EDS, HP, i2 Technologies, J.D. Edwards, SAP AG, Siebel Systems and TCS. More information about the company can be found at http://www.webMethods.com