ITKO Announces "Practical SOA for Government" Event

One Day Seminar to Discuss Pragmatic Approach to SOA and its Value within the Government Space

Dallas, TX, April 17 2007 - ITKO, Inc., a provider of complete lifcycle testing solutions for SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) software, today announces "Practical SOA for Government," a one day advisory and guidance session featuring David Linthicum, Linthicum Group and Ronald Schmelzer, ZapThink, LLC. The event will take place Thursday, April 26, 2007, at the Sheraton Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA.

While SOA technologies and development approaches are increasingly well known, true SOA Governance remains a mystery for most organizations. What government agencies of all types and sizes need is a pragmatic approach to SOA that guides the practitioner through the maze of technology and hype, allowing them to first determine the right practices and architecture for their unique needs, then select technologies and manage them going forward.

"SOA continues to be a foreign concept to many organizations, both in the public and private sectors," said Ronald Schmelzer, senior analyst, ZapThink, LLC. "This event is appropriate for IT project managers, enterprise architects, senior developers, data architects, and anyone else who is or will be impacted by the adoption and movement to SOA by the Federal Government. It is being held to educate those professionals who need to implement the technology and to determine what is best for their organizational need. "

At this event attendees will hear from the best of the best in the world of SOA. Speakers will take participants through the concepts, business issues, approaches and technology needed to make SOA work within the organization. Together, ZapThink analyst Ronald Schmelzer and notable IT expert and master architect David Linthicum provide the information for considering the special needs of government agencies and contractors. ITKO’s CMO, Jim Mackay, will also present a session on "Testing and Trusting in Federated SOA Software Environments" at the seminar.

What:"Practical SOA for Government"
Who:David Linthicum, Linthicum Group
Ronald Schmelzer, ZapThink, LLC
Jim Mackay, ITKO, Inc.
When:Thursday, April 26, 2007
8:00 a.m. ET-6:00 p.m. ET
Where:Sheraton Tysons Corner
8661 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

"This session is a must attend for anyone within a government agency or contractor who is looking to leverage the value of SOA for today’s projects or future needs," said Jim Mackay, chief marketing officer, ITKO, Inc. "It is the optimal way to hear, first hand, from leading experts on the future of SOA and how to best leverage the technology within the government space."

About ITKO, a CA Technologies company

ITKO, a CA Technologies company, optimizes composite application lifecycles. Our LISA service virtualization and validation software increases the agility of developing and delivering complex and cloud-based applications to market faster, while shifting quality left to eliminate costly constraints and defects in an environment of constant change. ITKO solutions eliminate software dependencies, decrease release times, and increase the reliability of composite applications that leverage cloud computing, SOA, BPM, integration suites and ESBs. ITKO's global customers include 5 of the top 6 Fortune 500 commercial banks, 5 of the top 6 Fortune 500 telecommunications firms as well as leading firms in insurance, travel, retail, utilities and government agencies. For more information, visit

ITKO Press Contact: Jason English - - 1-214.764.9318


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