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Koen Aers  - Red Hat/JBoss


A Lightweight Approach to SOA and BPM in Java Using jBPM
Track: Real-World SOA
Koen Aers is a senior software developer at JBoss. He is currently driving the Eclipse support for the JBoss jBPM project. He has been part of the jBPM team since April 2004 and became a JBoss employee when the jBPM project joined JBoss. Koen graduated as a civil engineer from the Belgian Royal Military Academy and obtained a Master's degree in information technology at the Brussels Free University. Before joining JBoss, he worked respectively in the IT department of the Belgian Army and as a software consultant, first for Unisys and as an independent afterwards.
 
 
Al Aghili  - Managed Methods


SOA Management Fundamentals and Best Practices
Track: Issues & Challenges
Al Aghili is the CTO and Founder of Managed Methods. Al is a veteran of the performance monitoring industry. Prior to founding Managed Methods, he was Vice President of Engineering at Newmerix. He has also been Director of Technology for Mercury Interactive responsible for all aspects of design, architecture, and release of the performance monitoring software product Mercury obtained through its acquisition of Freshwater Software, where Al was a Senior Software Engineer. He has also held senior software engineering positions at OneRealm Software, Parexel Corp and Rogue Wave Software.
 
 
Andy Astor  - EnterpriseDB


Power Panel: The Importance of Middleware and Data Services
Track: All Tracks
Andy Astor is founder and chief executive officer of EnterpriseDB, the world's leading enterprise open source database company. Andy has championed the support of independent open source communities and hybrid open source business models since the company’s inception in 2004. This year, Andy was named one of the “Top Leaders in Open Source Business” by LinuxWorld Magazine.
 
 
Tom Bishop  - BMC Software


Transforming the Enterprise: Where Virtualization Meets Automation
Track:
Tom Bishop is the Chief Technology Officer of BMC Software, a leading provider of enterprise management solutions that empower companies to manage IT from a business perspective. Bishop joined BMC in 2005 from VIEO. For more than 20 years, he has served in senior technology and strategy roles at leading organizations including UNIX International, Tandem Computers and CompuCare Management Systems. Previously, Tom was Chief Technology Officer and General Manager for IBM Tivoli’s Embedded Solutions business unit. Tom received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, both in computer science, from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
 
 
Gregory Brail  - Sonoa Systems


Web Service Virtualization for SOA Runtime Governance and Control
Track: Issues & Challenges
Prior to Sonoa, Gregory led the architecture of BEA’s microServiceArchitecture and WebLogic JMS projects. Over the past 15 years in the IT industry, he has worked as a developer, architect, consultant and SE for Citibank, Transarc, IBM and TransactPlus. Greg has presented at EclipseCon, JavaOne, BEA World, the High Performance Transaction Systems workshop and elsewhere.
 
 
Donato Buccella  - Certeon


Virtualization 2008-2012: Where's It All Headed?
Track: All Tracks
Donato Buccella brings more than 20 years of software industry experience having successfully brought to market several commercial products in multiple verticals including security, infrastructure management and electronic data capture. Prior to coming to Certeon, Donato was a founder and Chief Architect at Verdasys. He has also lead product teams at Symantec Corporation and Phase Forward in addition to consulting to several Fortune 500 companies. He holds a number of patents and received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Boston University.
 
 
Dr. Michael Carey  - BEA


Data Access and Data Services Workshop
Track:
Michael J. Carey is a Senior Engineering Director on the AquaLogic side of BEA Systems. Dr. Carey is currently the chief architect for BEA's AquaLogic Data Services Platform product. Prior to joining BEA in 2001, Dr. Carey spent a dozen years on the University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science faculty, five years as an IBM Almaden database researcher and research manager and a year and a half leading the data team at an e-commerce infrastructure software startup, Propel Software. Dr. Carey is an ACM Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a past recipient of the ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award and the ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award. He has co-authored over one hundred conference and journal articles on topics related to database management systems and middleware and has extensive experience speaking at technical conferences.
 
 
Dr. Michael Carey  - BEA


Data Services Modeling: Data Modeling in the SOA Age
Track:
Michael J. Carey is a Senior Engineering Director on the AquaLogic side of BEA Systems. Dr. Carey is currently the chief architect for BEA's AquaLogic Data Services Platform product. Prior to joining BEA in 2001, Dr. Carey spent a dozen years on the University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science faculty, five years as an IBM Almaden database researcher and research manager and a year and a half leading the data team at an e-commerce infrastructure software startup, Propel Software. Dr. Carey is an ACM Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a past recipient of the ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award and the ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award. He has co-authored over one hundred conference and journal articles on topics related to database management systems and middleware and has extensive experience speaking at technical conferences.
 
 
Ariel Cohen  - Xsigo Systems


I/O Virtualization: Approaches and Applications
Track: Current Directions
Ariel Cohen is the CTO of Xsigo Systems. Previously, he was at Topspin Communications (acquired by Cisco). His areas of expertise are networking and I/O. He holds a PhD from UCSD, he authored papers and patents in the areas of storage systems, I/O virtualization, Web switching, and RDMA protocols.
 
 
Andrew Conte  - APC


Maximize Your Virtualization Payoff: There's More Than You Think
Track: Strategy & Practice
Andrew Conte, Jr. is a Territory Accounts Manager for APC. As a Territory Accounts Manager, Andrew is responsible for assisting mid-market corporations within the New York City area improve their enterprise IT infrastructure availability. Prior to his role as Territory Accounts Manager, Andrew held multiple positions with APC including Channel Manager, Preferred Accounts Manager, Preferred Accounts Sales Team Manager - West Coat, and District Manager (NY Metro). Andrew holds a B.A. in Psychology and English from Providence College.
 
 
Andrew Conte  - APC


Virtualization 2008-2012: Where's It All Headed?
Track: All Tracks
Andrew Conte, Jr. is a Territory Accounts Manager for APC. As a Territory Accounts Manager, Andrew is responsible for assisting mid-market corporations within the New York City area improve their enterprise IT infrastructure availability. Prior to his role as Territory Accounts Manager, Andrew held multiple positions with APC including Channel Manager, Preferred Accounts Manager, Preferred Accounts Sales Team Manager - West Coat, and District Manager (NY Metro). Andrew holds a B.A. in Psychology and English from Providence College.
 
 
Simon Crosby  - Citrix


How the Delivery of Virtualization is Changing
Track: Real-World SOA
Simon Crosby was founder and CTO of XenSource prior to the acquisition of XenSource by Citrix. Previously, Simon was a principal engineer at Intel where he led strategic research in distributed autonomic computing, platform security and trust. He was the founder of CPlane Inc., a network optimization software vendor, where he held a variety of executive roles. Prior to CPlane, Simon was a tenured faculty member at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he led research on network performance and control, and multimedia operating systems. He is author of over 35 research papers and patents on a number of datacenter and networking topics including security, network and server virtualization, resource optimization and performance. In 2007, Simon was awarded a coveted spot as one of InfoWorld's Top 25 CTOs.
 
 
Dr. Stefanos Damianakis  - Netrics


Mathematical Innovations for Heterogeneous Data Access
Track:
Stefanos “Stef” Damianakis, president and CEO of Netrics, is a visionary in intelligent data matching technologies with more than 20 years of experience in scientific research and business management. An entrepreneur since his undergraduate days at McGill University in Montreal, Stef has leveraged his unique managerial experience and strong academic base to found and grow Netrics through the burst of the Dot-Com Bubble, inarguably the modern technology industry’s most volatile and tremulous period.
 
 
Kurt Daniel  - Parallels


The Virtualized Datacenter
Track:
Mr. Daniel currently leads product marketing, web properties, and corporate communications for Parallels, a leading virtualization and automation software provider for consumers, businesses and service providers. Prior to joining the company in 2004, he spent several years at Microsoft, leading a product management and business strategy team for SQL Server. Daniel helped grow the business past $1 billion and helped launch SQL Server 2000, Reporting Services, SQL Mobile, and Notification Services. Daniel began his career as an Operations Analyst at Capital One. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A from Harvard University.
 
 
Glen Daniels  - WSO2


A Social Registry - Bridging Technology and Community for SOA
Track: Issues & Challenges
Glen has over 20 years of industry experience, writing code, leading teams and building standards. He has been deeply involved with Web Services since 2000, and spearheaded Apache's Axis project. He serves as WSO2's Director of Java Platforms and VP, Web Services at the Apache Software Foundation.
 
 
Sean Derrington  - Symantec Corporation


Managing Storage in the Virtual Enterprise
Track: Current Directions
Sean Derrington is director of storage management and CDP/R in Symantec Corporation’s Data Center Management Group and is responsible for product marketing, product strategy, and outbound marketing for Veritas Storage Foundation and Storage Management products.

Sean joined Symantec through the company’s merger with Veritas software. Prior to joining Veritas, Sean was senior program director of META Group's Server Infrastructure Strategies. He earned a bachelor’s degree in material science and engineering and a bachelor’s degree in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University.
 
 
Brian Duckering  - Symantec


Virtualization 2008-2012: Where's It All Headed?
Track: All Tracks
Brian Duckering was responsible for product management and marketing of the award-winning AppStream application delivery and management platform until the recent acquisition of AppStream by Symantec. With AppStream, plus virtualization software from Altiris on board, Symantec has created a new Endpoint Virtualization product group, and Duckering is its primary evangelist, advocating the use of the various virtualization technologies available today to promote higher productivity for end-users and better system manageability and cost reduction for IT.
 
 
Kevin Epstein  - Scalent Systems


Infrastructure Virtualization - Dead Bare Metal to Live Connected Servers in Five Minutes or Less
Track:
Kevin Epstein is the VP of Products for Scalent Systems with a degree in high-energy nuclear physics and a Stanford MBA, several technology patents in his name, founding experience at three successful ventures, and more than 15 subsequent years of experience in guerrilla marketing tactics at such software industry high-flyers as Netscape, RealNetworks, Inktomi and VMware.
 
 
Yakov Fain  - Farata Systems


Facelift your SOA with Rich Internet Applications
Track: Issues & Challenges
Yakov Fain is a managing principal of Farata Systems, a consulting, training and product company. He's authored several Java books and dozens of technical articles. The latest book he co-authored is "Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex and Java: Secrets of the Masters." Sun Microsystems has nominated and awarded Yakov with the title Java Champion. He leads the Princeton Java Users Group.
 
 
Paul Fremantle  - WSO2


Power Panel: The Convergence of B2B, SOA, and BPM
Track: All Tracks
Paul Fremantle is CTO for WSO2, the open source SOA company, where he leads the technical vision and strategy for the company which is creating the most innovative software in enterprise middleware today. As well as his work as CTO of WSO2, Paul also chairs the Apache Synapse project, and is a committer and Member of the Apache Foundation. Previously Paul was a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM where he created the IBM Web Services Gateway, and led the team that developed and shipped it as part of the WebSphere Application Server.
 
 
Pierre Fricke  - Red Hat


Power Panel: The Convergence of B2B, SOA, and BPM
Track: All Tracks
Pierre Fricke is director of product line management for Red Hat's JBoss Portal and SOA products. Starting with JBoss Portal and jBPM in 2005, he led the product strategy and management expansion into the integration and SOA market with JBoss Rules, Messaging and Enterprise Service Bus. Today, these products are the unit volume market leader or emerging strong challengers to long-time incumbents. He started working on UNIX at IBM in 1983 as one of the first AIX developers, building experience in data management, operating systems, communication programs, development processes and customer support. After holding several software development management positions and completing his MBA at the University of Texas in Austin, he became one of the leading strategists and marketing leaders in IBM focusing on interoperability, integration, WebSphere, Windows NT, UNIX, as well as Linux and open source. He led the creation of IBM's "Compete, Leverage, and Interoperate" Windows NT strategy after OS/2 was discontinued and was one of the eight original leaders on the team that lead IBM into Linux and open source in 1998 and 1999. In 2000, Pierre joined D. H. Brown Associates, a research analyst firm, as VP of application and integration infrastructure.
 
 
Pierre Fricke  - Red Hat


Open Source Penetration and Use in SOA Deployments
Track:
Pierre Fricke is director of product line management for Red Hat's JBoss Portal and SOA products. Starting with JBoss Portal and jBPM in 2005, he led the product strategy and management expansion into the integration and SOA market with JBoss Rules, Messaging and Enterprise Service Bus. Today, these products are the unit volume market leader or emerging strong challengers to long-time incumbents. He started working on UNIX at IBM in 1983 as one of the first AIX developers, building experience in data management, operating systems, communication programs, development processes and customer support. After holding several software development management positions and completing his MBA at the University of Texas in Austin, he became one of the leading strategists and marketing leaders in IBM focusing on interoperability, integration, WebSphere, Windows NT, UNIX, as well as Linux and open source. He led the creation of IBM's "Compete, Leverage, and Interoperate" Windows NT strategy after OS/2 was discontinued and was one of the eight original leaders on the team that lead IBM into Linux and open source in 1998 and 1999. In 2000, Pierre joined D. H. Brown Associates, a research analyst firm, as VP of application and integration infrastructure.
 
 
Shai Fultheim  - ScaleMP


Virtualization for High-End Computing
Track:
Shai architected the ScaleMP technology. Before ScaleMP, he was CTO of BRM Capital, a first-tier Israeli VC firm. He served in the Israeli Defense Force central intelligence unit, where he led a large IT organization. He holds a bachelor of technology and applied science from the Jerusalem College of Technology.
 
 
Kyle Gabhart  - Wed Age Solutions


Power Panel: The Convergence of B2B, SOA, and BPM
Track: All Tracks
Kyle Gabhart is a subject matter expert specializing in service-oriented technologies and currently serves as the SOA Solutions Director for Web Age Solutions, a premier provider of technology education and mentoring. Since 2001 he has contributed extensively to the SOA community as an author, speaker, consultant and open source contributor.
 
 
Kyle Gabhart  - Web Age Solutions


A Composable Service is a Good Service
Track:
Kyle Gabhart is a subject matter expert specializing in service-oriented technologies and currently serves as the SOA Solutions Director for Web Age Solutions, a premier provider of technology education and mentoring. Since 2001 he has contributed extensively to the SOA community as an author, speaker, consultant and open source contributor.
 
 
Jeremy Geelan, Moderator  - SYS-CON Media


Virtualization 2008-2012: Where's It All Headed?
Track: All Tracks
Jeremy Geelan is Sr. Vice-President of SYS-CON Media & Events. He is Conference Chair of the AJAXWorld Conference & Expo series, SOA World Conference & Expo and Virtualization Conference & Expo. He is also the founder of Web 2.0 Journal. From 2000-6, as first editorial director and then group publisher of SYS-CON Media, he was responsible for the development of all new titles and i-Technology portals for the firm, and regularly represents SYS-CON at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences both in North America and overseas. He is executive producer and presenter of "Power Panels with Jeremy Geelan" on SYS-CON.TV.
 
 
Jeremy Geelan, Moderator  - SYS-CON Media


Virtualization Question & Answer Panel
Track: All Tracks
Jeremy Geelan is Sr. Vice-President of SYS-CON Media & Events. He is Conference Chair of the AJAXWorld Conference & Expo series, SOA World Conference & Expo and Virtualization Conference & Expo. He is also the founder of Web 2.0 Journal. From 2000-6, as first editorial director and then group publisher of SYS-CON Media, he was responsible for the development of all new titles and i-Technology portals for the firm, and regularly represents SYS-CON at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences both in North America and overseas. He is executive producer and presenter of "Power Panels with Jeremy Geelan" on SYS-CON.TV.
 
 
Jeremy Geelan, Moderator  - SYS-CON Media


Power Panel: The Convergence of B2B, SOA, and BPM
Track: All Tracks
Jeremy Geelan is Sr. Vice-President of SYS-CON Media & Events. He is Conference Chair of the AJAXWorld Conference & Expo series, SOA World Conference & Expo and Virtualization Conference & Expo. He is also the founder of Web 2.0 Journal. From 2000-6, as first editorial director and then group publisher of SYS-CON Media, he was responsible for the development of all new titles and i-Technology portals for the firm, and regularly represents SYS-CON at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences both in North America and overseas. He is executive producer and presenter of "Power Panels with Jeremy Geelan" on SYS-CON.TV.
 
 
Rick German  - Stoneware


Virtualization Question & Answer Panel
Track: All Tracks
Rick German, Co-founder, CEO and Chief Technology Officer - Rick is a co-founder of Stoneware, Inc. and has been the company's President and CEO since inception. Rick is one of the key architects of Stoneware’s webOS and is heavily involved in the company's efforts to move Web Desktop Virtualization into the “cloud” computing space. Prior to founding Stoneware in 2000, Rick was the Vice President of System Engineering for Cornerstone Systems. He has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from University of Iowa.
 
 
Dror Gill  - Ceedo


Workspace Virtualization: A low-cost, High-performance Approach to Deploying Enterprise Computing
Track: All Tracks
Dror Gill, Chief Strategy Officer at Ceedo, is an industry executive with more 20 years of experience in communications, multimedia and consumer devices. Prior to joining Ceedo, Mr. Gill was an independent consultant on mobile multimedia technologies advising leading firms such as NEC, Samsung, Comverse, Radvision and Zoran. Mr. Gill also served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Giza Venture Capital in the fields of digital home and fixed-mobile convergence. Previously, Mr. Gill was Chief Technology Officer of Emblaze Semiconductor (now Zoran), and a project manager at IBM Research in Israel, where he pioneered the fields of Voice over IP and Internet video streaming. Mr. Gill holds a Bachelor of Science with honors in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology.
 
 
John Goodson  - DataDirect Technologies


Frontiers in Data Access: The Coming Wave in Data Services
Track:
John Goodson is the executive leader of DataDirect Technologies. He is responsible for daily operations, business development, product direction and long-term corporate strategy.

John brings significant technical and business leadership to the company. Joining DataDirect in 1992 as an engineer, he has since held positions of increasing responsibility in research and development, technical support and marketing. John is a well known and respected industry luminary and data connectivity expert. For more than 10 years, he has worked closely with Sun and Microsoft on the development and evolution of database connectivity standards including J2EE, JDBC, .NET, ODBC and ADO. John has been involved with the ANSI H2 Committee, which is responsible for building the SQL standard and the SQL Access Group, which has been responsible for building call level interfaces into relational databases. He is now actively involved in Java standards committees, including the JDBC Expert Group and Java Rowsets. This active leadership has helped his team develop the most technically advanced data connectivity technologies.

John holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Virginia Tech.
 
 
John Goodson  - DataDirect Technologies


Power Panel: The Importance of Middleware and Data Services
Track: All Tracks
John Goodson is the executive leader of DataDirect Technologies. He is responsible for daily operations, business development, product direction and long-term corporate strategy.

John brings significant technical and business leadership to the company. Joining DataDirect in 1992 as an engineer, he has since held positions of increasing responsibility in research and development, technical support and marketing. John is a well known and respected industry luminary and data connectivity expert. For more than 10 years, he has worked closely with Sun and Microsoft on the development and evolution of database connectivity standards including J2EE, JDBC, .NET, ODBC and ADO. John has been involved with the ANSI H2 Committee, which is responsible for building the SQL standard and the SQL Access Group, which has been responsible for building call level interfaces into relational databases. He is now actively involved in Java standards committees, including the JDBC Expert Group and Java Rowsets. This active leadership has helped his team develop the most technically advanced data connectivity technologies.

John holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Virginia Tech.
 
 
Michael Gorman  - Whitemarsh Information Systems Corporation


Data Access and Data Services Workshop
Track:
Michael M. Gorman is the founder of Whitemarsh Information Systems Corporation. Mike has been Secretary of the ANSI Database Committee for 30 years and he co-authored all the SQL standards. He has delivered data management consulting and training to a number of Fortune 100 companies, as well as State and local governments. Mike has authored numerous books, contributed to The Data Administration Newsletter, and taught at a number of universities, at Data Management Association (DMA) chapters, and at International DMA conferences.
 
 
Ravi Gururaj  - VMLogix


Leveraging Virtualization for Software Testing & Development
Track:
Ravi Gururaj is currently the founder and CTO of VMLogix. Ravi has over seventeen years of product development, management and marketing experience, having held position at companies including Trilogy, UberWorks and Dialogic, and having founded two software start-ups. Ravi received his MBA from Harvard, and his BSE in CS & Engineering and B.Sc. in Finance from Penn.
 
 
Mark Hapner  - Sun Microsystems


Power Panel: The Importance of Middleware and Data Services
Track: All Tracks
Mark Hapner is a Sun Distinguished Engineer and is currently SOA Strategist for Sun Software. He helps formulate Sun's SOA and composite application strategy spanning Java Standards, Web Service Standards and Sun products. He is also Sun's WS-I Board Member.

Mark was previously lead architect for Java EE and was responsible for guiding the overall architecture of J2EE 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4. Earlier he was co spec lead of the Enterprise JavaBeans specification and spec lead of the Java Message Service specification.
 
 
Mark Hapner  - Sun Microsystems


WADL, URIs as Database Types, Tricks of the Architect's Trade
Track:
Mark Hapner is a Sun Distinguished Engineer and is currently SOA Strategist for Sun Software. He helps formulate Sun's SOA and composite application strategy spanning Java Standards, Web Service Standards and Sun products. He is also Sun's WS-I Board Member.

Mark was previously lead architect for Java EE and was responsible for guiding the overall architecture of J2EE 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4. Earlier he was co spec lead of the Enterprise JavaBeans specification and spec lead of the Java Message Service specification.
 
 
Stephen Herrod  - VMware


Opening Keynote: Using Virtualization to Transform Your Datacenter
Track: All Tracks
Stephen Herrod is responsible for VMware's new technologies and technology collaborations with customers, partners and standards groups. He has led the VMware ESX group through numerous successful releases. Prior to joining VMware, Stephen was Senior Director of Software at Transmeta Corporation co-leading development of their "Code Morphing" technology. Stephen holds a Ph.D. and a Masters degree in computer science from Stanford University where he worked with VMware's founders on the SimOS machine simulation project.
 
 
Gordon Hunt  - Real-Time Innovations


Implementing a Highly Distributed, Real-time Data-critical SOA Application
Track: Real-World SOA
Gordon's technical expertise spans embedded systems, distributed real-time systems, robotics and controls. He is recognized as RTI's Open Architecture expert and principal consultant for distributed system architectures. He routinely provides advanced designs and training to RTI customers and is an active member in the standards communities. Gordon joined RTI in 1999.

He is a Commander select in the U.S. Naval Reserves and is a qualified Engineering Duty Officer. His Navy involvement has included working for both NAVSEA and SPAWAR commands in a wide variety of robotic hardware and software integration efforts. Currently, Gordon is working with ONR/NRL supporting the ex-USS SHADWELL, a decommissioned United States Navy Landing Ship Dock that serves as the Navy's full-scale damage control research, development, test and evaluation platform.

Gordon holds an MS from Stanford University and a BS from Purdue University in aerospace engineering. He can be reached at Gordon.Hunt@rti. com
 
 
Dr. Carlo Innocenti  - DataDirect Technologies


Data Access and Data Services Workshop
Track:
As senior XML program manager at DataDirect, Dr. Carlo Innocenti (Minollo) is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the XML products group including DataDirect XQuery, DataDirect XML Converters and Stylus Studio.

Prior to joining DataDirect Technologies, Minollo served as principal software architect of Stylus Studio at Progress Software and eXcelon Corporation. While at eXcelon Corporation, Minollo managed an engineering group responsible for the overall tools strategy of the XML database division, overseeing product design and development. Prior to that, he served as development manager for tools at Object Design, Inc., an object database company. Minollo began his software development career at ViVi Software, an Italian company he co-founded.
 
 
Maneesh Jain  - 3PAR


Virtualization Question & Answer Panel
Track: All Tracks
Maneesh Jain is a Storage Architect at 3PAR where he focuses primarily on developing server virtualization technologies. Maneesh came to 3PAR in 2007 from NetApp, where he was a Technical Marketing Engineer. Prior to NetApp, Maneesh also held Engineering and Systems Administrator roles at Terraspring and Bay Networks. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the Calfornia State University of the East Bay.
 
 
David Kleidermacher  - Green Hills Software


Secure Virtualization and Its Emerging Applications
Track: Current Directions
David Kleidermacher is Chief Technology Officer at Green Hills Software where he has been designing operating systems, virtualization, and security solutions for the past seventeen years. David is responsible for the company’s product planning, development, deployment, and technical support. David holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Cornell University and is a frequent writer and speaker on technology subjects.
 
 
David Kleidermacher  - Green Hills Software


Virtualization Question & Answer Panel
Track: All Tracks
David Kleidermacher is Chief Technology Officer at Green Hills Software where he has been designing operating systems, virtualization, and security solutions for the past seventeen years. David is responsible for the company’s product planning, development, deployment, and technical support. David holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Cornell University and is a frequent writer and speaker on technology subjects.
 
 
David Kleidermacher  - Green Hills Software


IT Security in a Hostile World
Track: All Tracks
David Kleidermacher is Chief Technology Officer at Green Hills Software where he has been designing operating systems, virtualization, and security solutions for the past seventeen years. David is responsible for the company’s product planning, development, deployment, and technical support. David holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Cornell University and is a frequent writer and speaker on technology subjects.
 
 
Jacek Kruszelnicki  - Numatica Corporation


Avoiding a SOA Fiasco: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
Track: Issues & Challenges
Jacek Kruszelnicki is the founder and President of Numatica Corporation. Jacek's holistic approach stresses planned software ecosystem design, risk minimization, usability and interoperability to provide outstanding value to clients. His approach and interest in the business and IT alignment correspond well with the service oriented architecture (SOA) high-level objectives.

Jacek co-authored several patent-pending solutions and published numerous technical and business papers and articles ("ISource Business", "JavaWorld"). His work in the area of high-end transactional environments was acknowledged in the book "Transaction Processing" by J. Gray, A. Reuter. Jacek enjoys mentoring and public speaking (MIT, ACM WebTech Chapter, numerous client seminars). Jacek earned his Master’s Degree in computer science from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and is an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern. Jacek is member of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Association for Computing Machinery and the founder and past president of the New England BEA WebLogic User Group.
 
 
Rich Lechner  - IBM Corporation


The Green Data Center, More than CSR
Track: Current Directions
Rich Lechner is vice president of IBM's IT Optimization business unit in 2007. Rich oversees an extensive portfolio of solutions that combine hardware, software and IBM services to help customers simplify, better manage and do more with their existing infrastructures. He is responsible for IBM's virtualization, grid and platform management offerings.
 
 
Matthew Lee  - Neocleus


Virtualizing End Points - A Closer Look at This Game Changing Architecture
Track: Strategy & Practice
Matthew Lee brings over 20 years of experience in the high-tech arena to his efforts to drive Neocleus’ sales and partnership initiatives. He has significant expertise in the financial services industry and deep experience working with fast-growth companies. Prior to joining Neocleus, Matt held several leadership positions within the high-tech and financial services arenas that included positions with DEC/Compaq, Sapient, Sybase, Amdahl and Unisys. He has spoken at several industry conference, and has created and delivered many training programs to help companies better understand and apply emerging technology.
 
 
Paul Lipton  - CA Inc.


New Perspectives on Governance, Management, and Industry Standards in the Service-Oriented Enterprise
Track: Issues & Challenges
Paul Lipton is an Advisor and Senior Architect in the CA Intellectual Property and Industry Standards Group where he plays a leadership role in industry standards, open source, and emerging technology. Paul has been an architect and developer of enterprise systems for over 20 years and has also focused on SOA, virtualization, social computing, and innovation. He has participated in many standards organizations such as OASIS and the W3C, is a founding member of the CA Council for Technical Excellence where he chairs the Emerging Technology Committee and leads a project focused on Web 2.0 and research collaboration. Paul is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and a Sun Java Champion. He is a highly sought-after author and speaker covering such topics as Enterprise Architecture, SOA, management/security, governance, autonomic computing, Web 2.0, and more.
 
 
Victoria Livschitz  - Grid Dynamics


Bridging the Paradigms: Convergence of Enterprise Compute and Data Grids
Track: Strategy & Practice
Victoria Livschitz is a founder and CEO of Grid Dynamics, a premiere engineering and consulting firm specializing in the "extreme" applications and network system. Victoria has an impressive track record as a technical innovator, visionary and leader. She is a renowned expert in the fields of grid computing and programming languages. Prior to founding Grid Dynamics, Victoria spend 10 years at Sun Microsystems in a variety of senior technical roles, including Principal Architect in Sun Grid division and chief architect for financial services industry.

In the Java community, Victoria is well-known for her candid writings and interviews on the escalating complexity of software engineering and her original research into next-generation programming languages and paradigms, including her new programming language, Metaphors.
 
 
Bob Lozano  - Appistry


Application Virtualization
Track: Real-World SOA
Bob Lozano is a technology industry veteran, serial entrepreneur, and co-founder and chief strategist of Appistry, a software company pioneering the convergence of grid computing, virtualization and service-oriented architecture. Bob founded and led successful companies PaylinX and Tapestry Computing. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri and an MS in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
 
 
Peter Manca  - Egenera


Beyond Virtual Machines: What’s Next for Virtualization?
Track: Real-World SOA
Peter J. Manca is currently the chief technology officer and executive vice president of engineering at Egenera. Peter formerly served as Egenera's senior vice president of engineering, having spent the past five years guiding all aspects of product development, product management and program management. He has more than 20 years' experience in enterprise computing.
 
 
Andi Mann  - Enterprise Management Associates


The Business Drivers for Virtualization
Track: Current Directions
Andi comes to EMA with over 20 years experience, across 4 continents, with large-scale Enterprise systems software on mainframe, midrange, server and desktop systems. He has worked within the IT departments of various global corporations, and with several enterprise software vendors, leading diverse technical, sales and marketing teams. Andi has extensive industry and presentation experience. Over more than 10 years, he has presented to many technical and executive audiences, including enterprise and vendor audiences.
 
 
Brian Martin  - IBM


Virtualization of Web Applications
Track: Strategy & Practice
Brian Martin is a senior technical staff member and lead architect of the WebSphere Extended Deployment Operations Optimizer Product. Prior to his role in WebSphere XD, Brian was an architect with the WebSphere Technology Institute and lead several performance optimization projects primarily focused on Web caching. As one of the original engineers on the WebSphere Application Server, Brian lead the development of classloaders, caching, and other runtime services. Brian holds a dozen US patents and has another 20 patents pending with the patent office. Brian received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from Virginia Tech in 1991.
 
 
Miko Matsumura  - Software AG


SOA and the Internet: An Architectural View
Track: Real-World SOA
Miko Matsumura is vice president and deputy CTO, SOA products at Software AG webMethods. Miko is chair of the OASIS SOA Adoption Blueprints Technical Committee. He is well recognized for his work at The Middleware Company, Systinet, and as Chief Java Evangelist for Sun Microsystems. He has an MBA from San Francisco State University and a Masters in neuroscience from Yale University.
 
 
Miko Matsumura  - Software AG


Power Panel: The Convergence of B2B, SOA and BPM
Track: All Tracks
Miko Matsumura is vice president and deputy CTO, SOA products at Software AG webMethods. Miko is chair of the OASIS SOA Adoption Blueprints Technical Committee. He is well recognized for his work at The Middleware Company, Systinet, and as Chief Java Evangelist for Sun Microsystems. He has an MBA from San Francisco State University and a Masters in neuroscience from Yale University.
 
 
Joe McKendrick  - WebServices.org


Where We Are and Where We Need to Be With SOA?
Track: Issues & Challenges
Joe McKendrick is a nationally published known author and consultant with deep knowledge and insights regarding trends and developments in the technology industry. He is a contributing editor to a number of national and international publications and Websites including Database Trends & Applications, Webservices.Org, ENT Online and Enterprise Systems. He also serves as analyst for Evans Data Corp., for which he coauthors Evans' Web services survey reports, and is lead analyst for Evans' enterprise development management issues and database development surveys.
 
 
Jerry Melnick  - Marathon Technologies


Are you Applications vAvailable?
Track: Current Directions
Jerry has held positions at PPGx, Inc., Belmont Research and Digital Equipment Corporation, where he led a variety of system and product development efforts in areas of OS, network communication and database systems. He holds a BS in chemistry from Beloit College and graduate work at Boston University.
 
 
Mark Milligan  - VirtualLogix


Real-Time Virtualization™ for the Connected World: From Back-End Datacenters to Front-End Devices
Track: Real-World SOA
As Vice President of Marketing, Mark Milligan drives VirtualLogix's product marketing, market communications and partner programs. Mark has more than 16 years of executive marketing and management experience in semiconductor and system software. He most recently served as vice president of marketing for CoWare, Inc. Additionally, Mark was the president of the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI). He has held executive positions at Synopsys, Viewlogic, and HPL Technologies (two companies that were acquired by Synopsys). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
 
 
Hezi Moore  - Reflex Security


Hypervisor Breaches: Myths vs. Reality
Track: Strategy & Practice
Hezi Moore is the founder of Reflex Security and pioneer of the automated network intrusion response system. He has more than 15 years experience in the IT security and networking industry. Prior to Reflex, Hezi was president of MicroTech Systems and holds a B.S. in computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
 
 
JP Morgenthal  - Avorcor


The Business Imperative for Service-Oriented Supply-Chain Management
Track: Issues & Challenges
JP is a widely-respected author, speaker and thought-leader on the use of emerging technologies. His work in the field of XML, Java, EAI and SOA is the foundation upon which many of the modern Web concepts are now built. As CTO of XMLSolutions, he was responsible for ground-breaking technology at companies like Ikimbo and Software AG. JP provided key thought leadership in the industry for using XML for SOA, Web Services and B2B communications. Most recently, JP authored Enterprise Information Integration: A Pragmatic Approach Enterprise Information Integration:A Pragmatic Approach, which details the use of SOA for building information hubs.
 
 
Phil Morris  - Sun Microsystems


Taking Virtualization to the Next Level: The Virtualized Data Center Audience
Track:
Phil has been a Technical Director and Chief Technologist at a Sun Microsystems since September 2001 and brings a tremendous amount of business and financial knowledge in addition to his solid base of technology and management expertise. He has been an acknowledged leader within the company for over 8 years, and has won the President’s Award for his contributions to the Sun/SAP Competency Centers and SunPS SAP Practice. Phil’s current specialty is around Eco Data Centers, including facilities planning, architecture, and analysis, cooling and airflow analysis and power efficiencies utilizing consolidation, virtualization, and overall power savings and reduction of the carbon footprint.
 
 
Eric Newcomer  - IONA Technologies


The End of Middleware As You Know It
Track: Real-World SOA
As chief technology officer at IONA, Eric Newcomer is responsible for IONA's technology strategy and participation in standards bodies. Eric joined IONA in November 1999 as the company's transaction processing architect, after nearly 16 years at Digital/Compaq, and also served as IONA's vice president of engineering, Web services integration products.

Eric is the author of many journal articles and three books: Understanding Web Services (published in May 2002 by Addison-Wesley), co-author with Phil Bernstein of Principles of Transaction Processing (published in January 1997 by Morgan Kaufman), and co-author with Greg Lomow of Understanding SOA with Web Services (published by Addison Wesley in December 2004).
 
 
Johan Nordin  - Volvofinans


The Art & Science of SOA: How Governance Enables Adoption
Track: All Tracks
Johan Nordin is CIO, reporting directly to the CEO, and is also member of Volvofinans Executive Leading Group, responsible for delivery of both tactical and strategic support to Volvofinans and all the Volvodealers in Sweden regarding financial solutions. He has over a number of years been dedicated in developing the IT-department to be a state-of-the-art function regarding both stability/flexibility and security/accessibility.
 
 
Ken North  - Ken North Computing, LLC


Data Services World Welcome Address
Track:
Ken North is a consultant, software developer, author, speaker, industry analyst, and company founder. He teaches Expert Series seminars and is the editor of WebServicesSummit.com, SQLSummit.com, GridSummit.com and LinkedDataSummit.com. Ken has authored several books, written for dozens of tech industry journals and been a columnist and contributing editor for Dr. Dobb's, Web Techniques and Internet Computing. Ken has consulted and taught classes and seminars in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. His company specializes in IT consulting and advisory services, authoring, editing and professional education. Its services include database design and development, system architecture, software development, web development, multimedia authoring, product development and video production.
 
 
Ken North, Moderator  - Ken North Computing, LLC


Power Panel: The Importance of Middleware and Data Services
Track: All Tracks
Ken North is a consultant, software developer, author, speaker, industry analyst, and company founder. He teaches Expert Series seminars and is the editor of WebServicesSummit.com, SQLSummit.com, GridSummit.com and LinkedDataSummit.com. Ken has authored several books, written for dozens of tech industry journals and been a columnist and contributing editor for Dr. Dobb's, Web Techniques and Internet Computing. Ken has consulted and taught classes and seminars in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. His company specializes in IT consulting and advisory services, authoring, editing and professional education. Its services include database design and development, system architecture, software development, web development, multimedia authoring, product development and video production.
 
 
Dr. Bill O'Connell  - IBM


Power Panel: The Importance of Middleware and Data Services
Track: All Tracks
Dr. Bill O'Connell, IBM Distinguished Engineer, is the CTO for Business Intelligence (BI) for IBM Information Management. He is responsible for the BI architecture and technical strategy across both the DB2 and BI Organizations. This includes aligning IBM Software and Hardware Systems Group as well as IBM Business Consulting Services for BI. In this role, Connell owns the BI integration and technical directions for DB2, Data Warehouse Edition, Balanced Configuration Unit as well as the BI vertical market technical solutions.

Prior to joining IBM, he was an Architect on NCR's Teradata Database System and has been an adjunct Professor teaching database engineering for over 15 years at such schools as Princeton University and University of Toronto.
 
 
Dr. Bill O'Connell  - IBM


Database Architecture for SOA, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
Track:
Dr. Bill O'Connell, IBM Distinguished Engineer, is the CTO for Business Intelligence (BI) for IBM Information Management. He is responsible for the BI architecture and technical strategy across both the DB2 and BI Organizations. This includes aligning IBM Software and Hardware Systems Group as well as IBM Business Consulting Services for BI. In this role, Connell owns the BI integration and technical directions for DB2, Data Warehouse Edition, Balanced Configuration Unit as well as the BI vertical market technical solutions.

Prior to joining IBM, he was an Architect on NCR's Teradata Database System and has been an adjunct Professor teaching database engineering for over 15 years at such schools as Princeton University and University of Toronto.

 
 
Nikita Ogievetsky  - Morgan Stanley


Power Panel: The Importance of Middleware and Data Services
Track: All Tracks
Nikita Ogievetsky is head of Common Business Components at Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management Group. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Nikita advised top Finance, Publishing and Manufacturing companies as an expert in Information Architecture, Data Modeling and Knowledge Sharing and Visualization. He leads the community in finding simple solutions for real life problems on the enterprise scale. Nikita contributed to the XTM 1.0 specification and is a founding member of TopicMaps.Org. He is a regular presenter on international XML and Knowledge Technology conferences, and has numerous publications on the subjects of XML, XSLT, Knowledge Technologies, and general computer science.
 
 
Eric Olson  - MQSoftware


The Critical Role of Transaction Management in Your SOA
Track:
Eric Olson is a recognized expert on WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Business Integration. He has consulted on WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Business Integration implementations worldwide, and has extensive experience in the architecture, planning, topology design, configuration, implementation, performance tuning and troubleshooting of complex heterogeneous middleware environments.
 
 
Parviz Peiravi  - Intel Corporation


Evergreen Datacenter, From Concept to Implementation
Track: Current Directions
Parviz Peiravi is a Principal Architect with Intel Corporation responsible for Enterprise Infrastructure solutions and design. He is the worldwide Enterprise lead for Virtualization at Intel and is primarily responsible for designing and driving development of Service Oriented Architecture, Virtualized Infrastructure and computing architectures in support of Intel’s focus areas within Enterprise Computing. Parviz joined Intel in 1997 and holds a degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering.
 
 
Geva Perry  - GigaSpaces Technologies


The Missing Piece in Cloud Computing: Middleware Virtualization
Track: Current Directions
As Chief Marketing Officer, Geva Perry is responsible for all marketing and business development activities at GigaSpaces, including strategy and positioning, product marketing, analyst/media relations and strategic alliances. Previously, Geva was GigaSpaces' EVP Business Development.

Prior to joining GigaSpaces, Geva was Chief Operating Officer at SeeRun, a developer of real-time business activity monitoring software. In 1999, Geva co-founded and became General Partner of Synergy Ventures, a New York-based venture capital fund focused on enterprise software start-ups. Prior to founding Synergy, Geva worked at Earthweb, an online publisher of content for the developer community, before, during and after its highly successful IPO in 1998. Geva received a Bachelor's degree from Hebrew University. He holds an MS from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
 
 
Harry Petty  - Brocade Communications Systems


High Intensity Virtualization – Taking Your Virtualization Strategy to the Next Level
Track:
Harry Petty brings more than 20 years experience in planning and strategic-partnership management to his role as Director of Server Virtualization for the Server Division at Brocade Communications. In this position, Mr. Petty is responsible for virtualization strategy development within Brocade and with its OEM and ecosystem partners.

Prior to joining Brocade, Mr. Petty served as Vice President with Silverback Systems, which was later acquired by Brocade. He has also worked for Chips and Systems, Philips Electronics, NEC, and ZDS. Harry Petty holds a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Dayton, Ohio; and a master of business administration from the University of Chicago.
 
 
Mike Pizzo  - Microsoft


Data Access and Data Services Workshop
Track:
Michael Pizzo is a Principal Architect in the Data Programmability Team at Microsoft. He has been at the forefront of Data Access for the last 17 of his 20 years at Microsoft, including contributing to ODBC, OLEDB, ADO, ADO.NET and now the Entity Framework. Michael has been a member of the ANSI X3H2 Database Standards Group and a US representative in the ISO meeting that approved the SQLCLI as an extension to SQL92.
 
 
Mike Pizzo  - Microsoft


LINQ, Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services for the Web
Track:
Michael Pizzo is a Principal Architect in the Data Programmability Team at Microsoft. He has been at the forefront of Data Access for the last 17 of his 20 years at Microsoft, including contributing to ODBC, OLEDB, ADO, ADO.NET and now the Entity Framework. Michael has been a member of the ANSI X3H2 Database Standards Group and a US representative in the ISO meeting that approved the SQLCLI as an extension to SQL92.
 
 
Stephen Pollack  - Novell


Virtualization's Missing Link: Data Center Automation
Track: Current Directions
Stephen is a seasoned IT veteran, now in a senior Business Development role with Novell. Prior to Novell, Stephen was founder and CEO of PlateSpin and led the long-term business strategy for the company. PlateSpin was recently acquired by Novell. Stephen is a graduate of Queen's University, where he studied both Math and Computing Science and more recently completed business leadership training at the Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.
 
 
George Pradel  - Vizioncore


The Future of Virtualization
Track: Strategy & Practice
Before coming to Vizioncore, George Pradel was previously a Senior Systems Engineer for VMWare. In 2006, George received the honor of “SE of The Year” and was voted into this award by his manager and his peers. George has more than 20 years of experience in the computer industry, with roots running deep starting with nearly seven years at Citrix Systems and 2 years at VMWare. George has presented to thousands at Iforum, and worked with customers at VMWorld evangelizing the benefits of virtualization. George was a key member of the VMWorld Lab team at a past event. George continues to be heavily involved in the virtualization community and is well known for his use of analogies to transform complex technical concepts into readily understandable and usable knowledge.
 
 
Bob Quinn  - 3Leaf Systems


The Next Generation Coherent Network
Track: Current Directions
Before founding 3Leaf, Bob Quinn was founder and CEO of Network Virtual Systems (NVS) and founder and chairman of iMODL. Bob has served as chairman of TransEDA and has held senior management positions at Unisys, Trilogy, Arix and Exxon. He received an honors BSEE degree from University College, Cork, Ireland.
 
 
Prasad Rampalli  - Intel


Virtualization - Path to Predictive Enterprise
Track: All Tracks
Prasad L. Rampalli is the vice president of the Digital Enterprise Group and director of End-User Platform Integration for Intel Corporation. Rampalli is a 25 year Intel veteran and has led significant transformational roles in Manufacturing, Information technology and Platform Business Units. Prior to this, Rampalli spent twelve years in Intel's Information technology group and lead most of IT's major technology transitions including client/server standardization on windows, ERP (SAP) worldwide rollout, 100% eCorp build out and Service oriented architectures (SOA).
 
 
Bill Scarborough  - VMware


How to Build a Cost Effective Bullet Proof Remote Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Track: Strategy & Practice
William Scarborough is the VDI Specialist for VMware based in New Jersey. Prior to VMware, he spent 13 years with Dow Jones in roles that include: Desktop Engineering Supervisor (Global Technology Services), End User Computing Engineering Supervisor (Global Network Services) and Global Remote Access Service Manager (Global Technology Services).
 
 
Rich Schreiber  - Nastel Technologies


Power Panel: The Convergence of B2B, SOA, and BPM
Track: All Tracks
Rich Schreiber has over 30 years experience selling and marketing complex software and system solutions to senior management in Global 2000 companies to help them meet their business challenges and goals. He also has extensive expertise creating and selling integrated infrastructure solutions such as SOA, EAI and the emerging application performance management, as well as messaging, middleware systems and data security. He has been an executive leading hardware and software companies including DEC, Data General, Prime and RAD/componentized application pioneer Seer Technologies. He founded and led a start-up focused on Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), and ran a U.S. distributorship for a leading international security solutions provider. Rich is a recognized middleware expert who has been deeply involved in complex customer solutions using IBM WebSphere MQ since IBM brought it into the market as MQ Series in 1993. He is a sought after speaker and published author of books on the use and value of middleware infrastructures and messaging with MQ.
 
 
Rich Schreiber  - Nastel Technologies


CEP - the Secret Weapon for SOA Application Performance Management
Track:
Rich Schreiber has over 30 years experience selling and marketing complex software and system solutions to senior management in Global 2000 companies to help them meet their business challenges and goals. He also has extensive expertise creating and selling integrated infrastructure solutions such as SOA, EAI and the emerging application performance management, as well as messaging, middleware systems and data security. He has been an executive leading hardware and software companies including DEC, Data General, Prime and RAD/componentized application pioneer Seer Technologies. He founded and led a start-up focused on Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), and ran a U.S. distributorship for a leading international security solutions provider. Rich is a recognized middleware expert who has been deeply involved in complex customer solutions using IBM WebSphere MQ since IBM brought it into the market as MQ Series in 1993. He is a sought after speaker and published author of books on the use and value of middleware infrastructures and messaging with MQ.
 
 
John Senor  - iWay Software


Power Panel: The Importance of Middleware and Data Services
Track: All Tracks
John G. Senor III is president and chief operating officer of iWay Software - an Information Builders company and market leader in middleware that accelerates business integration. With facilities to integrate systems in real time, near-real time, or on a scheduled basis, iWay provides a complete reusable infrastructure for EAI, B2B, e-commerce, and mobile business to over thousands of customers worldwide. Most recently, Mr. Senor held the position of group vice president and general manager of Information Builders' Middleware Technology Group, responsible for the overall strategy and development of Information Builders' comprehensive line of middleware software products. He is a frequent speaker at technology trade shows and a highly published author on integration topics.

In 1991, Mr. Senor founded the EDA Division and the EDA/SQL middleware product line as a new business venture for Information Builders, and quickly became one of the leading players in the evolution of the middleware software industry. Mr. Senor joined Information Builders in 1988 as director of marketing, before founding the Company's middleware business. During his twenty-eight year career in the industry, he has held senior management positions with the IBM Corporation, Informatics General Corporation, Applied Data Research, and Cullinet Software. He is a 1970 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering.
 
 
Chris Shayan  - ASHNA SAMANE


Service Oriented Unified Process
Track: Issues & Challenges
Chris Shayan has authored three books which are on Flash ActionScript, UML and RUP. In addition, he has developed two open source frameworks which are Paradise RAD and AOJF. Also, Chris has participated in various open source projects such as hibernate, struts, liferay and etc. He has been a Java EE architect for about 3 years and right now he is CTO of ASHNA Samane company.
 
 
Richard Mark Soley  - OMG


Opening Keynote: Service Oriented Architecture: Making the Leap
Track: All Tracks
Dr. Richard Mark Soley is chairman and chief executive officer of the Object Management Group, Inc. (OMG®) and executive director of the SOA Consortium.
As chairman and CEO of the OMG, Dr. Soley is responsible for the vision and direction of the world's largest consortium of its type. Dr. Soley joined the nascent OMG as Technical Director in 1989, leading the development of OMG's world-leading standardization process and the original CORBA® specification. In 1996, he led the effort to move into vertical market standards (starting with healthcare, finance, telecommunications and manufacturing) and modeling, leading first to the Unified Modeling Language (UML®) and later the Model Driven Architecture (MDA®). He also led the effort to establish the SOA Consortium in January 2007.

Previously, Dr. Soley was a cofounder and former chairman/CEO of A. I. Architects, Inc., maker of the 386 HummingBoard and other PC and workstation hardware and software. Prior to that, he consulted for various technology companies and venture firms on matters pertaining to software investment opportunities. Dr. Soley has also consulted for IBM, Motorola, PictureTel, Texas Instruments, Gold Hill Computer and others. He began his professional life at Honeywell Computer Systems working on the Multics operating system.

 
 
John Stetic  - PlateSpin/Novell


Consolidated Disaster Recovery Using Virtualization
Track:
John Stetic is responsible for setting the strategic vision and future roadmap for the PlateSpin product line. John has a broad range of experience with innovative emerging software products and projects ranging from wireless application servers to data center management solutions. He holds an Engineering degree from Queen's University.
 
 
John Stetic  - PlateSpin/Novell


Effective Planning for Virtual Infrastructure Growth
Track: All Tracks
John Stetic is responsible for setting the strategic vision and future roadmap for the PlateSpin product line. John has a broad range of experience with innovative emerging software products and projects ranging from wireless application servers to data center management solutions. He holds an Engineering degree from Queen's University.
 
 
John Stetic  - PlateSpin/Novell


Best Practices for Multi-site Data Center Relocation and Consolidation
Track: Real-World SOA
John Stetic is responsible for setting the strategic vision and future roadmap for the PlateSpin product line. John has a broad range of experience with innovative emerging software products and projects ranging from wireless application servers to data center management solutions. He holds an Engineering degree from Queen's University.
 
 
Brian Stevens  - Red Hat


The Opening of Virtualization
Track: All Tracks
Brian Stevens, CTO and Vice President of Engineering at Red Hat, has over 20 years of enterprise engineering experience in UNIX and Linux technologies, including work as a developer on the first commercial release of the X Window System. Since joining Red Hat's senior management team in 2001, Stevens has been critical to the company's enterprise operating system, storage and clustering strategies. He now leads the Emerging Technologies group.
 
 
Robert Steward  - DataDirect Technologies


Don’t Let Inefficient Data Access Undermine Your Virtualization Goals
Track:
Rob Steward is vice president of research and development for DataDirect Technologies, the world leader in data connectivity and mainframe integration and an operating company of Progress Software (Nasdaq: PRGS). He is responsible for all aspects of the development, strategy and oversight of the company’s data connectivity products including the Shadow mainframe integration suite and the industry-leading Connect family of database drivers and data providers: Connect for ODBC, Connect for JDBC and Connect for ADO.NET.

Rob has spent more than 14 years developing database access middleware, including .NET data providers, ODBC drivers, JDBC drivers and OLE DB providers.
 
 
Allen Stewart  - Microsoft


Virtualization Question & Answer Panel
Track: All Tracks
Allen Stewart is a Principal Program Manager in the Windows Server Division Customer Advisory team, which focuses on key Windows Server technologies. Allen focuses on Microsoft virtualization technologies, such as hardware virtualization, virtualization management, and application virtualization. Allen has over 15 years of IT experience in the Transportation, Financial Services and Software Industry. Allen has held various positions as a Systems Programmer, Systems Manager, Architect, and Consultant. Allen is a Microsoft Certified Architect, and he is on the board of directors of the Microsoft Certified Architect Program.
 
 
Keith Swenson  - Fujitsu


Power Panel: The Convergence of B2B, SOA, and BPM
Track: All Tracks
Keith Swenson is Vice President of Research and Development at Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation for the Interstage family of products. He is known for having been a pioneer in Web services, and has helped the development of standards such as WfMC Interface 2, OMG Workflow Interface, SWAP, Wf-XML, AWSP, WSCI, and is currently working on standards such as XPDL and ASAP. He is currently the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Workflow Management Coalition. In 2004 he was awarded the Marvin L. Manheim Award for outstanding contributions in the field of workflow.
 
 
Keith Swenson  - Fujitsu


Making Sense of the BPM & SOA Standards Alphabet Soup
Track: Real-World SOA
Keith Swenson is Vice President of Research and Development at Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation for the Interstage family of products. He is known for having been a pioneer in Web services, and has helped the development of standards such as WfMC Interface 2, OMG Workflow Interface, SWAP, Wf-XML, AWSP, WSCI, and is currently working on standards such as XPDL and ASAP. He is currently the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Workflow Management Coalition. In 2004 he was awarded the Marvin L. Manheim Award for outstanding contributions in the field of workflow.
 
 
Keith Swenson  - Fujitsu


Introducing Automated Business Process Discovery: Step #1 To Process Improvement
Track: All Tracks
Keith Swenson is Vice President of Research and Development at Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation for the Interstage family of products. He is known for having been a pioneer in Web services, and has helped the development of standards such as WfMC Interface 2, OMG Workflow Interface, SWAP, Wf-XML, AWSP, WSCI, and is currently working on standards such as XPDL and ASAP. He is currently the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Workflow Management Coalition. In 2004 he was awarded the Marvin L. Manheim Award for outstanding contributions in the field of workflow.
 
 
Dekel Tankel  - GigaSpaces


The Missing Piece in Cloud Computing: Middleware Virtualization
Track: Current Directions
With more than 10 years of software engineering & architectural background, Dekel Tankel is currently the Director of Technical Alliances for GigaSpaces Technologies. Dekel is part of the Business Development group & is responsible for the technical and business aspects of the company’s strategic initiatives, joint solutions and integrations with partners. Dekel focuses mainly on cloud computing offerings.
 
 
Ian Thain  - Sybase, Inc.


On the Wireless Fringes of SOA
Track:
Ian Thain is a senior technical evangelist / software engineer in the Worldwide Marketing Organization of Sybase. For over six years, he has worked with many engineering teams, including the Sybase WorkSpace product, and is a dedicated technical expert, continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world, providing technical knowledge. He also writes whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and is published in journals such as PowerBuilder Developer’s Journal from SYS-CON Media. Ian also blogs at http://ianthain.pbdjmagazine.com/, http://ianthain.wsj2.com/, and http://blogs.sybase.com/bloggers/IanThain.aspx.
 
 
Paul Vasquez  - VMware


The Future of Virtualization
Track: Strategy & Practice
Paul Vasquez is a Senior Technical Alliance Manager within VMware Global Technical Alliances Organization. He is responsible for working with VMware Backup and Availability Technology Alliance partners to deliver value-add, joint solutions to solve critical business problems. Prior to VMware, Paul was a Product Manager for High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions on the Windows platform at the Symantec Corporation. For the last 8 years he has focused on data protection, high availability and disaster recovery solutions and has been directly involved with many cross platform HA/DR implementations. His Microsoft application focus includes Exchange Server, SQL Server and SharePoint in virtual or physical environments. He holds certification from Microsoft, VERITAS and the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA).
 
 
Butch Villaflor  - Egenera


Business Resiliency in Blended Physical/Virtual Environments
Track: Strategy & Practice
Butch has over 20 years experience in product development, strategic consulting , and systems development at a number of technology, IT systems, and professional services organizations. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT as well as certifications including VMware and Six Sigma Black Belt. At Egenera, Butch works with large enterprise clients on leveraging the business value of Egenera’s products and understanding the current positioning and future direction of the market.
 
 
Matt Waxman  - EMC Corporation


Essential Requirements for Storage Virtualization: Availability, Performance, and Data Integrity
Track: Strategy & Practice
Matt Waxman is the Chief Architect and Director of Engineering for EMC Invista. Matt's responsible for the development and architecture for the Invista product line. Since joining EMC in 2000, Matt has been part of several projects developing host and network-based software. Prior to joining EMC, Matt was a software engineer at DEC/Compaq working on the Tru64 UNIX kernel. Matt has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Clark University and an MBA from Northeastern University.
 
 
Julian Weinstock  - Desktone


The Future of Virtual Desktops: Turning Rich Desktops into a Ubiquitous Service
Track: Strategy & Practice
Julian Weinstock is responsible for Desktone’s product strategy and execution. The products under Julian’s direction enable the delivery of virtual desktops as a managed service, simplifying IT and reducing the cost of delivering enterprise desktops in medium to large organizations. Julian joined Desktone in 2007 from Microsoft. For two decades he has served in senior product strategy and technology roles at high-tech companies, including Softricity, OpenMarket and KLA-Tencor, with a track record of bringing innovative products to the market. Previously, Julian led SoftGrid application virtualization product. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. in EE/CS from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
 
 
Chris Wiborg  - Cisco


SOA and Virtualization: Friend or Foe?
Track: Issues & Challenges
Chris Wiborg helps drive understanding and adoption of Cisco’s Service-Oriented Network Architecture (SONA), with broad practical experience derived from more than 13 years as a practitioner in the IT and applications world. Most recently, Chris worked within Cisco’s Applications-Oriented Networking team where he was a key contributor to initial AON product concepts, developed vertical solution architectures and established key strategic partnerships.
 
 
Ron Williams  - Tivoli Software, IBM Corporation


Digital Identity and Service-Oriented Architecture - Hope and Glory
Track:
As part of the Security Group for IBM Tivoli Software, Ron is lead architect responsible for the architecture and design of Tivoli Access Manager family of products focusing on the application of standards based security technologies to both product and client solution architectures. A graduate of the University of California - Santa Barbara, Ron is a Security Architect, System Designer and frequent speaker on Information Security. He has been principal investigator and co-author of numerous patents pertaining to secure web authentication, authorization and session management systems. He also has developed security infrastructures for healthcare and for global financial institutions.

He developed his foundation in Healthcare Security and Privacy as a security architect for Kaiser Permanente’s national strategic planning staff afterward, joining the DASCOM, the Authorization Authority as an Enterprise Architect in 1999.
 
 
Max Yankelevic  - Freedom OSS


The "Practical SOA" Approach
Track: All Tracks
Max Yankelevich is responsible for Strategic Technology Direction and Business Development at Freedom OSS. Mr. Yankelevich is a seasoned Architect with over 15 years of hands-on experience in large scale, distributed applications, Service-Oriented Architecture and Enterprise Integration. Prior to joining Freedom OSS, Mr. Yankelevich provided architectural guidance to Fortune 500 companies, such as JP Morgan Chase, Credit Suisse, AIG, Deutsche Bank, ADP and Amerada Hess. Mr. Yankelevich holds a BA in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
 
Hubert Yoshida  - Hitachi Data Systems


Storage Virtualization, the Key to Unlock Tomorrow’s Data Center
Track: Strategy & Practice
Hu Yoshida is vice president/CTO of Hitachi Data Systems. He was instrumental in evangelizing Hitachi’s unique approach to storage virtualization. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in mathematics. He was a Marine Corps Platoon Commander during the Vietnam War and was discharged with the rank of Captain.
 
 
Kurt Ziegler  - SIMtone Corp.


Virtual Computing in the Cloud -- How a Universal Dialtone Will Change the Way We Work and Play
Track:
Kurt Ziegler is Executive Vice President, High Performance Computing (HPC) Division at SIMtone Corporation. Previously, Kurt served as CEO of the application acceleration software provider ASPEED Software, which was acquired by SIMtone in early 2008. Prior to ASPEED, Kurt was the founder and CEO of eBSure, Inc.; Executive Vice President at CA Security Solutions, and Founder, Chairman & CEO of Abirnet. He also worked with IBM as Director, Business Development, DSD. Kurt received his MSTM from American University in Washington, DC and his BSc from Arizona State.