2004 - User Conference
RtPM: Your Portal to Performance
Decades of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures have created a mixture of assets at many companies that resembles the tower of Babel. Though these assets are organizationally located inside a single company, they do not “speak” the same language and are often required to operate as a seamless, single entity to deliver optimal corporate operating performance. Even worse, as many companies develop specialized niches to increase the value of the products and services they deliver, they are increasingly forced to cooperate and even collaborate with previously competitive outside organizations. This drives the need for secure, pervasive monitoring of the assets, as well as role-based delivery of real-time performance information. RtPM delivers real-time organizational transparency that drives accurate and timely behavior. This transparency ranges from simple instrumentation of existing assets through end-to-end Application Performance Management to complex Key Performance Indicator (KPI) calculation and propagation. RtPM delivers the "one version of the truth" that is essential to regulatory reporting, joint venture collaboration and individual corporate operational excellence. Michael and Cliff will cover the business, regulatory and technological motivations which are driving corporations around the world to build massively transparent organizations.
Michael F. Saucier is the original founder of Sequencia Corporation (acquired by OSIsoft in July 2002). He helped grow the company from initial concept to a multi-million dollar supplier to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to founding Sequencia, Michael served in both technical and marketing capacities at two major control system vendors, Honeywell and ABB. Michael has been actively involved in batch automation standards development through the ISA SP88 and SP95 committees, and as founder and first Chairman of the World Batch Forum, a non-profit organization devoted to promotion of batch standards.
Cliff Reeves is general manager of Microsoft's .NET Platform Strategy. Reeves has 30 years of experience in the software industry. He started with IBM Corp. as a programmer in England in 1971, and has held a wide range of software product development roles in the areas of database application development, communication, and messaging systems. He was an influential figure in the industry adoption of object technology and was most recently the senior vice president of Knowledge Management at Lotus Development Corp. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University.