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Robert D. Schneider, Think88 Ventures

 Robert D.  Schneider

Robert D. Schneider is a Principal at Think88 Ventures, LLC. Based in Silicon Valley, and drawing from a deep pool of global talent and expertise in a wide variety of disciplines, Think88 provides independent, unbiased training and advisory consulting services in three major practice areas:

- Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

- Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

- Technical marketing and positioning

Previous to Think88, Robert led all pre-sales, post-sales, training and support for Above All Software, a provider of composite application technology. Before Above All, he was the co-founder and Vice President of Professional Services for Optimize Solutions, Inc. Prior to Optimize, Robert led the Client Services organization as Director of Sales Engineering at Visigenic Software, as well as serving as a senior consultant at Informix Software.

He has provided service-orientation, database optimization, distributed computing, and other technical expertise to a wide variety of enterprises in the financial, technology, and government sectors. Clients have included Chase Manhattan Bank, VISA, HP, S.W.I.F.T., and the governments of the United States, Brazil, and Malaysia. Robert has written 6 books and numerous articles on SOA, SaaS, information integration, and database technology such as SQL Server and MySQL.

Presentation: "Introduction: SOA: Hits and Misses"

Time: Friday 10:00 - 10:10

Location: Olympic

Abstract: SOA is considered by many to be widely used, mature, technology worthy of a retrospective. This track will introduce case studies that show where and why SOA has succeeded and where and why it has failed to live up to expectations.

Presentation: "The 7 Fundamentals of Mission-Critical Service Testing"

Time: Friday 10:10 - 11:10

Location: Olympic

Abstract: Organizations of all shapes and sizes are deploying Web, REST, and other services as mission-critical software assets. While there are a number of well-regarded software analysis, design, and development methodologies, testing and quality assurance are often relegated to second-class status. In this presentation, we describe 7 fundamental guidelines to follow to ensure that your services will be functionally accurate, well-performing, and available for maximum usage.