Public Organizations are undergoing a major transformation, as they are striving to embrace the eGovernment paradigm – shifting from paper-based interactions to fully electronic processes. Electronic services for citizens, growing both in number and complexity, are creating an increasing need for intra-government integration, where different applications and/or departments share information, in real-time. Government-To-Government integration has also reduced the amount of documentation to be provided by citizens and corporations, as the information is exchanged by public organizations automatically. Finally, datasets are being released in reusable, machine-readable formats, as Open Data.
This bigger demand for systems integration has radically changed the IT landscape for these organizations, up to a degree where it can be safely stated that it is no longer possible to effectively run a non-trivial eGovernment setup using pre-SOA, distributed systems concepts.
The Spanish government has created an eGovernment hub where different organizations can plug-in and interoperate. Using WSO2, a public sector organization was connected to this hub in weeks (as opposed to months or years), providing a crystal clear, standards-based and pure design patterns approach. By customizing existing WSO2 mediators, such a complex task became much easier, providing greater capabilities - and for a fraction of the cost of the do-it-yourself approach.
SOA has radically changed the way e Government organizations understand and evolve their IT infrastructure. Join Chintana Wilamuna of WSO2 along with guest presenter Oscar Azanon from Vitruvio Systems as they discuss the following topics
- State of the art in eGovernment integration and future trends.
- SOA impact in public organizations and resulting IT landscape.
- Interoperability in the public sector and its dimensions.
- Integration patterns and wso2 adapters.
- Real-world interoperability scenario.
CEO, Vitruvio Systems
Oscar Azanon is the CEO of Vitruvio Systems, a company devoted to aligning business goals and IT infrastructure using leading edge software architecture techniques. He has over 15 years’ experience in banking, egovernment and telcomm setups. He has collaborated as the Seamless Integration of Data Task Force coordinator – part of the World Wide Web Consortium’s eGovernment interest Group (W3C eGov), where he co-authored the “Improving Access to Government through Better Use of the Web” technical recommendation.
Chintana Wilamuna joined WSO2 in November 2006. He is n architect on the solution architecture team, focusing on infrastructure development. He also started the WSO2 Web Services Frameworks for Ruby and Perl. In addition to his product development efforts, Chintana has provided technology consulting on customer engagements, including architectural guidance, integration of Web services, print process automation, and online management solutions.