Building & Running Large-Scale Online Systems for Financial Services

Date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 17:30
Location: 
TH 331
Presenter: 
Joachim Kainz
Abstract: 
Large financial services organizations in the United States and elsewhere have been created through mergers and acquisitions. As a result, these enterprises possess an IT infrastructure that is often very challenging and diverse. Large mainframes, Tandems, and other legacy hardware co-exist with Unix-, Linux- and Windows-based server-farms. Creating a customer-friendly Internet Applications means integrating all these different systems and technologies while maintaining a system that performs adequately. This talk gives insight into some of the fundamental concepts and technologies used at Wells Fargo Bank to create their award-winning Internet Banking solution.
Bio: 

Joachim F. Kainz, Dipl.-Ing. Informatik, University of Technology , Vienna Austria

Developed software since 1987. Systems Architect at Wells Fargo since 1999. Initially employed in the middleware department of Wells Fargo, responsible for infrastructure, monitoring, performance, and other "non-functional requirements." Since Jan/2005 reporting to the Chief Architect of the Internet Services Group, responsible for technologies such as Portals, AJAX, Wireless, and other areas that are considered emerging technologies in the financial services area.