Friday, September 9, 2011

Key note Speakers of WSO2Con 2011

Dr C. Mohan
IBM Fellow and Former IBM India Chief Scientist


Dr. C. Mohan has been an IBM researcher for 30 years in the information management area, impacting numerous IBM and non-IBM products, the research community and standards, especially with his invention of the ARIES family of locking and recovery algorithms, and the Presumed Abort commit protocol. This IBM, ACM and IEEE Fellow has also served as the IBM India Chief Scientist. In addition to receiving the ACM SIGMOD Innovation Award, the VLDB 10 Year Best Paper Award and many IBM awards, he has been elected to the US and Indian National Academies of Engineering, and has been named an IBM Master Inventor. This distinguished alumnus of IIT Madras received his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an inventor of 36 patents. He serves on the advisory board of IEEE Spectrum and on the IBM Software Group Architecture Board’s Council. 

Keynote: IBM Global Technology Outlook – 2011

Sastry Malladi
Distinguished Architect, eBay

Sastry is a technology evangelist with over 20 years of experience in architecting and building scalable distributed computing systems, in the areas of Application Servers, Java/J2EE/Web Services, SOA and Grid Computing. He is currently a Distinguished Architect at eBay, driving the SOA architecture and platform for the eBay ecommerce platform. Prior to joining eBay, Sastry was Co-Founder and CTO of OpenGridSolutions, Founding member and Architect at SpikeSource, and an Architect at Oracle. Sastry also worked at many other companies in the early stages of his career and holds a Masters degree from I.I.T, Kharagpur, India. Sastry has presented at many conferences including JavaOne, Oracle World, SOA world and IONA world to name a few. Sastry contributed to and represented in many standards at OMG, JCP, GGF and OASIS.

Keynote: Service Orientation – Why is it good for your business

Gregor Hohpe
Author, Enterprise Integration Patterns and Google Engineer

Gregor Hohpe is a Staff Software Engineer with Google. As a widely recognized thought leader on asynchronous messaging and service-oriented architectures. he co-authored the seminal book ‘Enterprise Integration Patterns’ (Addison-Wesley, 2004) and contributed to a variety of publications, including “97 Things Every Architect Should Know”. In 2005, Joel Spolsky selected Gregor’s article ‘Starbucks Does Not Use Two-phase Commit’ for his ‘Best Software Writing’. Find out more about his work at

Keynote: Enterprise Integration Patterns: Past, Present and Future

Narendra Nathmal
Chief Architect, Cognizant Technologies

Narendra has been the Chief Architect of the Advanced SOA center of excellence in Cognizant Technologies for the past 3 years. His current areas of research includes open source SOA, complex event processing, semantic SOA & SOA governance. His areas of specialization also include defining & realizing solution architecture using service oriented architecture style for potential customers by way of providing consulting. Narendra’s prior experience includes 12 years in Fidelity Investments as a Director of Architecture. He is a TOGAF certified professional and also an expert in Banking & Financial Services, particularly Securities & Corporate actions processing.

Session: SOA & Beyond using open source technologies

Dr Sanjiva Weerawarana
Founder, Chairman & CEO, WSO2

Sanjiva has been involved with open source for many years and is an active member of the Apache Software Foundation. He was the original creator of Apache SOAP and has been part of Apache Axis, Apache Axis2 and most Apache Web services projects. Sanjiva founded WSO2 after having spent nearly 8 years in IBM Research, where he was one of the founders of the Web services platform. During that time, he co-authored many Web services specifications including WSDL, BPEL4WS, WS-Addressing, WS-RF and WS-Eventing.

Keynote: WSO2: Disrupting the middleware industry

Paul Fremantle
Co-founder & CTO, WSO2

Co-founder and CTO, Paul spearheads WSO2’s overall product strategy. His involvement in Open Source goes back to the original Apache SOAP project, where Paul donated code to enable access to Enterprise JavaBeans. He was a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM for 9 years and led IBM’s involvement in the Axis C/C++ project. He currently co-chair’s the OASIS Web Services Reliable eXchange Technical Committee, which is charged with creating the industry standard for reliable message exchange over SOAP.

Keynote: WSO2 Vision and Roadmap
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