How to Conquer SOA

Some CIOs and IT managers are reluctant to adopt Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) systems for their organization due to concerns about expensive implementation and/or interruptions that stall SOA programs and business operations. In this webinar strategist Jordan Braunstein and implementation expert Siva Yelamanchili address the reluctance and the roadblocks along the road to SOA implementation and demonstrate how an organization can conquer SOA.


  • Intro to Service Oriented Architecture
    • History
    • Overview
    • Critical Success Factors
  • How to Conquer SOA
    • Implementation Approaches
    • Case Studies
    • Next Steps

Who should attend:

  • Decision Makers
  • President/CEO
  • VP/SVP Information Systems
  • IT Directors/Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers

About the Presenters:

Jordan Braunstein, Principal and co-founder of Visual Integrator Consulting.

Jordon specializes in SOA, EA, and integration solutions and implementations. Previously, he was one of the founding architects of webMethods, Inc and Active Software, Inc. His accomplishments include authoring commercial SOA methodologies, starting a professional service organization for webMethods, Inc and working with over 75 customers and partners on SOA-centric projects. He’s a recognized expert and thought leader in enterprise-level SOA integration.

Siva Yelamanchili, Practice Director at iLink Systems, Inc.

Siva has worked in multitude of roles in the IT Industry spanning development, program management, business development and sales. He has strong domain knowledge in Financial and Telecom industries. He has extensive experience in planning and implementing enterprise wide initiatives spanning different lines of business.

About iLink Systems

iLink Systems is an ISO certified and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner & Preferred Vendor providing Line of Business application optimization and modernization. iLink has vast experience in transforming legacy applications using the SOA paradigm to achieve flexibility & enhanced value, enabling IT services consolidation through SOA, and rolling out services faster and smarter through SOA.

About Visual Integrator Consulting

Visual Integrator Consulting is a Denver-headquartered Information Technology and Financial Services Solutions provider with offices throughout North America. We are a Women-owned, Minority-owned business formed by industry thought leaders.

Our key mission is to increase operational and financial efficiencies within your organization and across the entire enterprise by leveraging our industry and technical knowledge, process expertise, & exceptional delivery execution. Our methodology allows our customers to leverage current IT and financial investments to transform their businesses into an open, automated, & adaptable organization. We believe that successful consulting is both an Art and Science, and that is why we only hire the top 5% of subject matter experts. All of our consultants are fully trained on our market-proven methodologies, so that they can implement solutions rapidly and effectively

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  • SriramGanapathySriram Ganapathy
    Strategist – Cloud Solutions at Microsoft


    Sriram Ganapathy is a Technical Specialist with Microsoft. He has been with Microsoft for 17+ years and has held a variety of roles including solution sales, technical and partner sales, services, support and consulting. During his tenure at Microsoft, his focus has been on the Microsoft Data platform technologies. Sriram is based in Dallas and is focused on providing technology and solution guidance to customers in the US central region in SQL Server, Azure, Big Data, Advanced Analytics and related technologies. 

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    Abhi Vantaram
    Director, iLink Systems

    Abhi has over ten years of experience working on an array of strategic planning, technology assessment, internet infrastructure, software architecture, development and implementation projects. He has over 6 years of experience in working on Environmental applications including Compliance, EMS, Sustainability, Haz Waste, Haz Mat, Conservation, NEPA, etc. He has worked with several fortune 500 clients, startups and product companies, as well as Federal, State & Local, Global Government. He has managed large teams, developed and delivered multiple enterprise solutions. He is well versed and has experience working with both Java/Oracle and Microsoft based technologies.

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    Manigandan Gopalakrishnan
    Director NE Region, iLink Systems


    Mani has over 20 years of IT experience that spans Solution and Services Sales experience across various verticals such as Financial Services, Communications, Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, CPG etc. He has worked with iLink for over 6 years, is based out of NJ and currently heads the NE Region Practice for iLink managing Sales and Business Development for NE, Mid Atlantic and some states in North Central, Mid-West and Heartland Districts.

  • ambujbigAmbuj Parihar
    Director – Central region, iLink Systems


    Mr. Parihar, with over 15 years of experience, has overall responsibility for the strategy and business development, including sales and marketing, of the Central region. Mr. Parihar holds a Master degree in Wireless Communication from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.


  • leadership-page-piyushprakash Piyush Prakash
    VP – Business Operations & Innovation, iLink Systems

    Piyush is a performance driven technology leader with 16 years of experience in IT, and has overall delivery responsibility for all projects at iLink. He is intrigued by the ways in which technology binds us all, and touches our life (and business) on a daily basis. He enjoys discovering and simplifying the true value, often veiled behind the seemingly complex technology landscape of today. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies, startups and ISVs to delivery large scale enterprise solutions as well as innovation driven R&D engagements. Personally responsible for iLink’s TCG (Technology Consulting Group) team, he relishes the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies, including delivery of various frameworks and accelerators.

    Prior to iLink, he has served in key positions in Infosys Technologies and TATA Interactive Systems. He holds a Bachelors of Technology degree from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, and Masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

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