SOURCE: AgilePath

September 13, 2005 09:00 ET

AgilePath CEO Eric Marks Scheduled to Speak at BEAWorld 2005, the Industry's Premier Infrastructure Software Technology Conference

SOA ROI the Topic for BEA Leadership Summit

NEWBURYPORT, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 13, 2005 -- AgilePath Corporation, a leading SOA management consulting firm, today announced its Founder and Chief Executive Officer Eric Marks is scheduled to speak on Sept. 27 at the BEA Leadership Summit , an invitation only, day-and-a-half "event within an event" for senior executives scheduled for Sept. 26 and 27 held in conjunction with BEAWorld 2005. Marks is slated to deliver a keynote speech titled "Service- Oriented Business: ROI Thresholds of SOA." Marks will discuss a new model for determining the business value of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) initiatives using a new ROI model called an "SOA ROI Threshold Model."

"AgilePath is pleased to participate in BEAWorld," said Marks. "BEAWorld is a world-class event that reinforces BEA's reputation as one of the industry's technology leaders. The quality of the event reflects the quality of BEA technology and SOA vision." The speech will preview some ideas from Mr. Marks's forthcoming book, "Executive's Guide to SOA," which will be published in March 2006 by John Wiley & Sons.

BEAWorld is the annual infrastructure software technology conference providing critical insights, hands on instruction, best-practice strategies, and opportunities for interaction with like-minded professionals, industry leaders, visionaries and expert practitioners.

In addition to helping make SOA a successful reality, BEAWorld delivers the latest information on infrastructure technologies including BEA Tuxedo® BEA WebLogic, BEA AquaLogic and a Partner Showcase that highlights the latest and greatest from the extensive BEA partner community. To register or receive more information about the Santa Clara event, please visit Additional events will be held throughout the year in the following cities: London (October 11-12); Paris (October 13-14); Prague (October 18-19); Tokyo (October 25-26); and Beijing (December 7-8).

"The Summit promises to be the most significant SOA gathering of the year," said Mark Reynolds, Manager, Customer and Partner Briefing Programs, BEA Systems, Inc. "We're thrilled to have Eric present to the audience he knows very well and discuss issues related to SOA."

AgilePath is a recognized thought leader in the SOA industry. Founded in 2003, AgilePath focuses on the business aspects of SOA by targeting business and IT executives with its SOA strategy, architecture and implementation services. Mr. Marks continues to research and publish extensively via magazine editorials, columns and books. "Executive's Guide to SOA" (2006, Wiley) will be Mr. Marks's fourth book and represents his second book focused on SOA.

About AgilePath Corporation

AgilePath Corporation is a leading vendor-independent SOA management consulting firm focused exclusively on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Founded in 2003, AgilePath's mission is to help business and IT executives understand, plan for and implement SOA. AgilePath's thought leadership, business focus and patent pending SOA Playbook™ methodology lead to rapid ROI and business results via SOA. AgilePath is based in Newburyport, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit

Contact Information

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    Valerie Harding
    Ripple Effect Communications
    (617) 536-8887
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    Eric A. Marks
    AgilePath Corporation
    (978) 462-5737
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