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Stewart Marshall, British Airways

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Stewart Marshall is a Technical Architect at British Airways.

Stewart's current interests include the appropriate application of Rich Internet Application technologies and the architectural and implementation challenges involved in bringing a Service Oriented Architecture to a large enterprise.

He enjoys exploring, developing and communicating ideas in architecture but likes to keep in touch with code too, largely through prototyping and proof-of-concept work.

Presentation: "Document Style Business Services at British Airways."

Time: Thursday 14:15 - 15:15

Location: Fleming Room

Abstract: Here we describe British Airways' approach to some of the issues experienced as we develop a Service Oriented Architecture, with all the challenges of complex legacy data formats, multiple business areas and high transaction volumes that are inherent in the context of the Airline industry. We discuss some pitfalls and new approaches to designing and adopting a coarse-grained service architecture, challenges we have overcome (or not) in arriving at workable service granularity across multiple business areas and how we are bridging the divide between concept and implementation. We describe the design forces that have shaped our solution and the various processes and tools that we have developed.