Speakers

Speakers

Afkham Azeez
Afkham Azeez
Director – Architecture,
WSO2

Afkham’s key role is to drive efforts focused on the development and enhancement of WSO2 middleware.

He is an elected member of the Apache Software Foundation and a Project Management Committee member and a long-time committer for a number of projects. He specializes in distributed computing, highly available and scalable applications, Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) technologies, and service-oriented architecture.

Tutorial
Your Path to IoT & Mobility with WSO2

Alexey Smirnov
Alexey Smirnov
Head Of Integration Solutions Practice,
CROC Inc

Alexey has more than 8 years experience in IT as a software and integration architect and project and program manager. Under his management large integration projects in Russia/CIS was implemented such as ESB for Sberbank which was acknowledged as the largest integration solution in the world. As a head of integration solutions practice, Alexey is responsible for new solutions in SOA and B2B integration, team and business development. He also supervises integration projects implemented by CROC.

Session
When Integration Means Much More Than Application Integration

Alexis Richardson
Alexis Richardson
Co-founder and CEO,
Weaveworks

Alexis is the co-founder and CEO of Weaveworks. Previously he was at Pivotal, as head of products for Spring, RabbitMQ, Redis, and vFabric. Alexis co-founded RabbitMQ, and was CEO of the Rabbit company acquired by VMware in 2010, where he worked on numerous cloud platforms. Rumours persist that he co-founded several other software companies including Cohesive Networks, after a career as a prop trader in fixed income derivatives, and a misspent youth studying and teaching mathematical logic.

Session
Keynote : TBA

André Bally
André Bally
Business Analyst, BLS AG

André Bally has more than 10 years experience as an integration and solution architect in various industries. The challenge is to find the optimal solution for professional and technical integration. Solutions to make that have an optimal balance between short-term benefits and a high sustainability, are his strengths.

Session
A Quick Startup in Transportation – Inter-Company Data Exchange in Railway Operations

Anjana Fernando
Anjana Fernando
Senior Technical Lead, WSO2

Anjana is a senior technical lead who focuses on the development of the WSO2 Data Services Server. He has carried out several onsite customer engagements, primarily focused on integration enabled by the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus.

He is a contributor to Apache Axis2, and participated in the Google Summer of Code 2006 where we worked on the Apache Mirae project in implementing a multimedia messaging service transport. He also has experience in mobile computing, service-oriented architecture for the European Union’s Information Society Technologies, and Java enterprise Web development.

Tutorial
Big Data Processing with WSO2 CEP and WSO2 BAM

Session
Data Integration and Business Processes

Artur Reaboi
Artur Reaboi
Enterprise Architect, e-Government Center of Moldova

Artur consults for the e-Government Center of Moldova with conceptualizing and implementing interoperability frameworks and establishing enterprise architectures. His objectives include enabling business processes alignment, conceptualizing valuable technology investments and validating the quality of technology solutions. Artur has previously worked as a technical architect at a leading multinational IT company in Moldova, specializing in security and performance aspects of enterprise systems.

Session
Implementing National Interoperability Platform

Asanka Abeysinghe
Asanka Abeysinghe
Vice President – Solutions Architecture, WSO2

Asanka spearheads the company’s customer facing technical tasks and oversees the solution architecture and technical sales functions. He also provides consulting to key WSO2 customer and conducts workshops specifically targeted at enterprise architects and technical managers.

Asanka has over 15 years of industry experience, which include implementing projects ranging from desktop and web applications through to highly scalable distributed systems and SOAs in the financial domain, mobile platforms, and business integration solutions. His areas of specialization include application architecture, development using Java technologies, C/C++ on Linux and Windows platforms. He is a committer of the Apache Software Foundation and has a BSc in MIS from National University of Ireland.

Sessions
Roadmap to Connected Business
Connected Finance Reference Architecture

Ashish Mital
Ashish Mital
Principal Architect, Aditi Technologies

Ashish Mital is a principal architect and open source contributor to projects on Java.net. He holds an Engg. in Information Technology and an MBA from IIM Bangalore with approximately 13 years of experience in architecting & implementing scalable enterprise apps. Besides middleware, his drive for technology has enabled him to solve various business problems using cutting edge technologies such as SAP – Hybris, Mobile, AWS & NoSQL.

Sessions
Case Study – Digital Transformation: To Monetise Business by Building Elastic API Eco Systems

Chanaka-Fernando
Chanaka Fernando
Senior Technical Lead, WSO2s

Chanaka is a Senior Technical Lead at WSO2 and is a part of the ESB team. He has been engaged with several customers related to banking, insurance, retail, education and many more. Chanaka has also published several articles/blog posts regarding the WSO2 platform. He loves working with customers to create solutions using the WSO2 platform. He holds a first-class honors degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Tutorial
WSO2 Integration Platform Deep Dive

Charalampos Doukas
Charalampos Doukas
Senior Researcher, CREATE-NET

Charalampos Doukas is an IoT researcher, maker and developer advocate. He spends his time tinkering devices and connecting them to the Internet (both for fun and as his day job). He runs workshops on IoT and he promotes open source hardware and software. He is the author of “Building Internet of Things with the Arduino” and “Prototyping the Internet of Things with JavaScript”.

Tutorial
The IoT Open Source World: Where WSO2 Stands

Dmitry-Sotnikov
Dmitry Sotnikov
Vice President – Cloud, WSO2

Dmitry, as Vice President of Cloud solutions, oversees all projects related to WSO2′s cloud offerings.

Prior to WSO2, he worked at Quest Software (now a part of Dell) as Director of Cloud Solutions, and later co-founded Jelastic PaaS and led Jelastic’s sales, marketing, customer, and partner relationships. Dmitry has been a featured speaker at multiple industry events including Microsoft TechEd, VMware VMWorld, Parallels Summit, Quest Innovate, and Technology Experts Conference (TEC).

Tutorial
Improving Developer productivity in the Cloud with WSO2 AppFactory

Session
A Complete Platform for Applications in a Connected Enterprise

Dulanja-Liyanage
Dulanja Liyanage
Associate Technical Lead, WSO2

Dulanja is an Associate Technical Lead at WSO2. Prior to joining WSO2, he worked as a Senior Software Engineer at Informatics International Ltd. He holds a First Class Honors Degree in Software Engineering from Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) Sri Lanka, which is affiliated to University of Westminster, UK.

Tutorial
Enterprise Security Uncovered

Francesco Iacoboni
Francesco Iacoboni
Innovation Lead Managing Consultant, Capgemini Italia Spa

As the Innovation Lead Managing Consultant at Capgemini Italia Spa, Francesco Lacoboni is a versatile and experienced enterprise architect working in a variety of challenging roles. He is a strategic thinker who concentrates on customers with a passion for delivery. He is also a solver of business issues.

Session
Cloud Burst a Transformation Journey to Build a European OTT Platform

Graziano-Catucci
Graziano Catucci
Solution Architect, HP Italy

Graziano has over 10 years of extensive industry experience in Telco business and software architectures and is currently working as a Solution Architect at HP Italy. Over the years, he has architected, designed and developed multiple innovative and high-performing large-scale solutions in distributed systems in areas including mobile payment, push/pull advertising, fraud management and CRM. He has expertise in requirement analysis, estimations, technology evaluation and system architecture.

Session
Telco Advertising – Realizing Advertising Campaigns through service orchestration and dynamic business rules

Herbert-Lebens
Herbert Lebens
Solutions Manager,
Z-KOO B.V.

Herbert has been working as a ICT project manager for over 5 years. His experience has mainly been in the field of education and health care. At Z-KOO, Herbert manages solutions and application improvement with a focus on user friendliness. As a consultant he advises organizations on how Z-KOO can help them reach concrete business results, with the aim of keeping Z-KOO simple, secure and faultless.

Session
How to Fulfil Business Needs Without Being Impeded by IT Barriers with Z-KOO

Hillary-Corney
Hillary Corney
Principal Architect, Ordnance Survey

Hillary is a member of the Solutions Architecture team at Ordnance Survey, a government organisation which is the UK’s national mapping agency. He was involved in the introduction of the Open Source First Policy at Ordnance Survey. Prior to Ordnance Survey, Hillary has had a successful career in designing and developing applications and architectures particularly in eCommerce.

He was involved in the earliest eCommerce developments, creating the engine that managed the first eCommerce transaction in the UK. He started his solutions architecture career as a senior technical architect at Compaq/Digital where he enhanced his innovative development work with the specification and management of new Internet infrastructure deployments and systems for companies such as Reuters, Elan and MoneyXtra.

Notably, Hillary was also Chief Technical Officer of CricInfo, the largest sports website in the world where he managed an international team of people and suppliers across a worldwide infrastructure serving 12 million unique visitors per day.

Session
Open Source Journey at Ordnance Survey

Imesh-Gunaratne
Imesh Gunaratne
Senior Technical Lead, WSO2

Imesh is a Senior Technical Lead at WSO2 and the Product Lead of WSO2 Private PaaS. He is a committer and a Project Management Committee (PMC) member of Apache Stratos project. Imesh has provided technical consultancy for many customers on designing and implementing Enterprise Integration and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions at WSO2.

Imesh holds a masters with a distinction in Enterprise Applications Development awarded by Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), United Kingdom, a bachelors in Information Technology awarded by Curtin University of Technology, Australia and a bachelors with special honours in Information Technology awarded by Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), Sri Lanka.

Imesh implemented a PaaS solution for Mono for his masters thesis and received an award for his work from SHU. He has also received many other awards during his bachelors for his contributions and performance. Imesh has done visiting lectures and supervised final year research projects at University of Moratuwa, University of Peradeniya, University of Kelaniya and University of Colombo, SLIIT, Sri Lanka.

Tutorial
Private PaaS for the Enterprise: Apache Stratos & WSO2 Private PaaS

Isabelle Mauny
Isabelle Mauny
Vice President – Product Management, WSO2

Isabelle brings to her role nearly 20 years of technology, consulting, and management experience in Java, application development, middleware and service-oriented architecture. She recently managed the API Manager beta program and has been helping customers around the globe to adopt this product. In her role, she works closely with the WSO2 engineering, sales, and marketing teams.

She strongly believes that successful product management requires a great understanding of our customers and the problems they hope to resolve, as well as a strong understanding of the products themselves. Hence, Isabelle regularly participates in WSO2 QuickStart programs and services engagements.

Session
Understanding the API Management Platform

Panel Discussion
Partner Panel Discussion

Jan-Marc Verlinden
Jan-Marc Verlinden
CEO, MedVision

Jan-Marc Verlinden is CEO and founder of MedVision, co-founder of Living Lab foundation and Connected Healthcare Cloud (along with Yenlo), financial background. Jan-Marc has ten years’ experience in the healthcare domain with ownership of companies as Vivici, DokterDokter and MedVision. Yenlo and MedVision joined forces and created the ‘Connected Healtcare Cloud’. A generic platform for Healthcare organisations to store and exchange healthcare data and processes in a structured manner based on API’s.

Session
Connected Healthcare

Iurie Turcanu
Iurie Turcanu
Chief Technology Officer, e-Government Center of Moldova

Iurie joined eGC in early 2011 to help establish a high quality e-government technology platform. As CTO, his main efforts are concentrated on putting modern technologies such as cloud and mobile computing to serve citizen’s needs.
Prior to joining eGC, for many years Iurie led a group of IT architects and analysts in a multinational IT company, where he and his team developed and implemented information systems for leading companies in the financial, investment, telecommunication and media sectors from all around the world.

Iurie graduated the Technical University of Moldova where he completed his master’s degree in computer science. He is still in contact with his alma mater, where he teaches software engineering courses and conducts research in modeling and performance evaluation of service oriented computing systems.

Session
Implementing National Interoperability Platform

Jean-Jacque Dubray
Jean-Jacques Dubray
Co-founder, XGenIO LLC

Jean-Jacques has been working in the SOA space since 1998 and has contributed to several standard specifications including ebXML, OAGIs, WS-*, SCA and BPMN. In the last 10 years he has helped large IT organizations build their SOA. He recently completed a major SOA uplift for a large financial institution, deploying a highly available, fully instrumented SOA stack using the WSO2 ESB, API Manager, Process Server, Data Services Server, Application Server, BAM and Governance Registry.

He is the CEO and co-founder of xgen.io. He is the inventor of the BOLT methodology and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Provence.

John Mathon
John Mathon
Vice President – Enterprise Evangelism, WSO2

John Mathon joined WSO2 in 2013 and he currently serves as Vice President of Enterprise Evangelism. As a founder of TIBCO software and inventor of the publish/subscribe paradigm he helped establish TIBCO as the leading middleware provider in the world. He has spent more than 20 years working on enterprise software for corporations worldwide. Prior to joining WSO2, John started other companies, created numerous patents and has been a visionary for enterprise software. Besides TIBCO, he started Slam Dunk Networks now known as Cloud Prime, Mathon Systems in the DLP space and has helped CA Technologies move to the cloud and and SaaS and Bridgewater Assoc rebuild their Research Architecture.

John believes software simplicity helps create agility for the enterprise. Integration is a key element of every corporation’s plans because no company can replace everything they’ve done before, with whatever is the latest and best technology. Making products easy to use, understand, and simple to integrate with, according to John, enables enterprises to adapt to the constantly changing technological landscape.

Session
Reference Architecture for EDA

John Morada
John Morada
Vice President – Strategic Alliances, WSO2

John Morada is the Vice President of Strategic Alliances. His dual role is to acquire and manage strategic SI partners and lead a team of new business development managers. Finding the fun in either role is about taking a well-thought strategy and building efficent paths to revenue.

Session
API Management: Opportunity + How To Sell

Johann-Nallathamby
Johann Nallathamby
Technical Lead, WSO2

Johann is a Technical Lead at WSO2 and is the product lead of WSO2 Identity Server. In addition to his product development efforts he has provided Security and API Management solutions for numerous customers, during customer Quick Starts. He has also been a speaker at the WSO2 Conference 2013 USA. Johann holds a first class (Hons.) degree in B.Sc. in Engineering, specializing in Computer Science and Engineering, from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Moratuwa. He is also a Sun Certified Java Programmer.

Tutorial
Enterprise Security Uncovered
Session
WSO2 Identity Server: Identity Management for the Next Decade

Jordi Roda
Jordi Roda
Software Engineer, Eurecat

Jordi Roda has over 7 years of experience implementing J2EE software solutions for the Administration sector. He is also an experienced Android OS developer.

Session
iBeacons Events Processing

Joseph Priyanga Fonseka
Joseph Priyanga Fonseka
Senior Technical Lead, WSO2

Joseph is a Senior Technical Lead at WSO2 whose primary interest is in APIs and API Management. Prior to joining WSO2, he worked at Respere Lanka (Pvt) Ltd as an architect where he was involved in developing solutions for international clients. He also held a fellowship at Lanka Software Foundation and was a committer to Sahana & OpenEvsys projects. Joseph holds a B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Colombo School of Computing.

Session
API Management Strategies and Best Practices

Juan Caubet
Juan Caubet
IT Security Researcher, Barcelona Digital Technology Centre

Juan Caubet is a security researcher at the R&D IT security department of Barcelona Digital Technology Centre. He is currently working in two European funded research projects where he focuses on digital identity, personal data management, privacy protection, user authentication and more. He has a M.S. Degree from the Telecommunication Engineering Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain, and is planning to defend his PhD thesis in “Identity Management in Structured P2P Networks” later this year.

Session
Enabling Biometric Template Protection and Multi-factor Authentication through Mobile Devices

Kasun Indrasiri
Kasun Indrasiri
Software Architect, WSO2

Kasun focuses on the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus. In addition to his product development efforts, he has provided technology consulting on customer engagements, helping to successfully implement solutions for integrating Web services, SAP, FIX, and mobile services.

He is an elected member of the Apache Software Foundation and a Project Management Committee member and committer for the Apache Synapse open source ESB project. He took part in the Google Summer of Code for 2007, working on the Apache Axis2/C project. He also contributed to the Apache Rampart/C project, having implemented WS-Trust specification for its federated identity framework for Web services. He is proficient in C/C++, specializing in Web services, information retrieval systems, and enterprise search platforms, focusing primarily on indexing components.

Tutorial
WSO2 Integration Platform Deep Dive

Session
ESB: The Backbone of Integration

Lakmal Warusawithana
Lakmal Warusawithana
Director – Cloud Architecture, WSO2

Lakmal is Director of Cloud Architecture at WSO2. Also taking on the role of Vice President of Apache Stratos, Lakmal focuses on the development of WSO2 Private PaaS, which is built on top of the Apache Stratos project.

In 2005, Lakmal co-founded the thinkCube, the pioneers in developing the next generation of Collaborative Cloud Computing products that are tailored towards Telecom operators. He oversaw the overall engineering process, giving special attention to scalability and service delivery of thinkCube solutions. Prior to co-founding thinkCube, Lakmal spent four years at ITABS, a company that specialized in Linux based server deployments that came with a custom easy-to-use server management interface. He has also presented at numerous events, including ApacheCon, CloudOpen, QCon, JaxLondon, Cloudstack Collaboration Conference, WSO2Con and many tech meetups.

Lakmal holds a B.Sc. (Hons) Special in Computer Science from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Tutorial
Private PaaS for the Enterprise: Apache Stratos & WSO2 Private PaaS

Session
Deep Dive into Apache Stratos & Private PaaS

Lindsey Anderson
Lindsey Anderson
Vice President – Enterprise & Channel Sales, WSO2

Bringing more than 15 years experience in enterprise middleware, Lindsey has built rapidly scaling sales organizations across both direct and indirect channels. Prior to joining WSO2 she was responsible for building the Intelligent Business Operation and Big Data revenue for Software AG in North America. At Progress Software she was VP and Managing Director for Indirect Channels at Progress Software and built a worldwide OEM business. At DataDirect Technologies Lindsey held many key positions, including VP Sales for North America.

Sessions
Partner Program Update
Integration Platform : Opportunity + How To Sell

Lorinda Brandon
Lorinda Brandon
Technical Evangelist, API Products, SmartBear

Lorinda Brandon has worked in customer service, quality assurance and engineering management roles in the high tech industry. She has built and led numerous successful technical teams at various companies, including RR Donnelley, EMC, Kayak Software, Exit41 and Intuit, among others. She is Technical Evangelist – API Products for SmartBear Software. She is a strong advocate for women in IT, promoting the importance of closing the gender gap.

Sessions
API Readiness: Is Your API Ready for Primetime?

Manjula Rathnayaka
Manjula Rathnayaka
Associate Technical Lead, WSO2

Manjula is an Associate Technical Lead at WSO2. He currently works in the App Factory team. Manjula has been a member of the Business Rules and the Identity Server team prior to joining to App Factory team. He holds a B.Sc in Engineering from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Tutorial
Improving Developer productivity in the Cloud with WSO2 AppFactory

Marco Monaco
Marco Monaco
Solution Architect, Almaviva

Marco is a solution architect in AlmavivA and is in general an IT passionate. He works in different areas of ICT ranging from Cloud based approaches to ETL methodologies and contributes to R&D projects. He has a deep interest and knowledge of decentralized systems and cryptocurrencies. He designs and implements solution’s architecture tailored to the customer by evaluating his needs and different practices and solutions available on the market that can fit them

Session
PaaS for Educational Environments – Almaviva

Matteo Bordin
Matteo Bordin
Principal Architect, Profesia Srl

As a Principal Architect at Profesia, Matteo has significant experience in enterprise projects with agile and scalable integration architectures. He has worked on projects in several sectors such as telecommunication, medical, engineering and manufacturing, introducing model based methodologies for efficient projects life-cycles. In Profesia he has contributed to the definition and implementation of SOA, EAI and BPM solutions. He is WSO2 ESB and API Manager certified with full competence across SOA.

Session
WSO2-For-EXPO2015

Matthias Günter
Matthias Günter
Project Lead, BLS AG

Matthias Günter has over 20 years of experience in IT and focuses on IT management, projects, processes and change management.

Session
A Quick Startup in Transportation – Inter-Company Data Exchange in Railway Operations

Michiel Fokke
Michiel Fokke
IT Architect, Quby B.V.

Seasoned IT Architect, Michiel Fokke, specializes in high availability and high security environments. He prefers to work with open source software and has been working in different roles in telecommunications and utilities for over 15 years. He’s currently realizing Quby’s international ambitions for their Smart Thermostat platform.

Session
Implementing an Open API for Smart Thermostats with WSO2′s API Manager

Mifan Careem
Mifan Careem
Director – Solutions Architecture, WSO2

Mifan Careem is Director of Solutions Architecture at WSO2. He is experienced in SOA and industry specific solution architectures and specialises in spatial architectures and GIS, eGovernment cloud, emergency management and big data analytics. Mifan works closely with customers liaising with WSO2 Engineering and Sales teams to analyse and define domain specific solution architectures in client domains. He is also lead architect for many global projects, including the national initiative to build a cloud-based SOA platform for local government bodies in Sri Lanka. Mifan is a frequent speaker at events around the globe and was a founding member and board director of the Sahana Disaster Management Project. He is also a consultant spatial architect for many government initiatives in Sri Lanka.

Mifan is a PhD candidate at University of Colombo, has an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business and holds a degree from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Before joining WSO2, Mifan was the co-founder and CTO at Respere, a technology startup focusing on eGovernment and Disaster Management ICT solutions.

Session
From Shadow IT to Empowered IT

Nadeesha Gamage
Nadeesha Gamage
Associate Technical Lead – Solutions Engineering, WSO2

Nadeesha is an Associate Technical Lead at WSO2 and is a part of the Solutions Architecture team. He has over six years of experience in the IT industry. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and Management Studies from University of Nottingham, UK, and an advance diploma in Management Accounting from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Sri Lanka.

Tutorial
WSO2 DevOps: How to Deploy, Manage, Administer and Monitor WSO2 Products

Nirosh Perera
Nirosh Perera
Senior Director – Partnerships and Training, WSO2

Nirosh is the Senior Director of Partnerships at WSO2. In this role, he assumes the responsibility of building mutually successful relations with integrators and VARs, which includes recruiting, enabling and working to grow their businesses through WSO2.

Prior to joining WSO2, Nirosh worked with SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka in the sales and marketing division, where he handled a portfolio of clients. He has also gained experience in the IT sphere, working as an UI Engineer at Virtusa Corp; a global information technology (IT) services company.

Nirosh holds a Bachelor of IT degree from the University of Colombo, and a MBA from the Australian Institute of Business, Adelaide.

Sessions
Partner Program Update
Indentity : Opportunity + How to Sell

Nuwan Dias
Nuwan Dias
Technical Lead, WSO2

Nuwan is a Technical Lead at WSO2. Hi main area of focus is on the architectural and research, and development aspects of WSO2 API Manager. He has also been involved in many customer engagements where he has assisted people in developing their solutions architecture. Prior to joining WSO2, he worked at Informatics International Limited as a Senior Software Engineer.

Tutorial
API Management Strategies and Best Practices

Session
Securing, Monitoring and Monetizing APIs

Paul Fremantle
Paul Fremantle
Co-Founder, WSO2

Paul Fremantle is the Co-Founder of WSO2 and an active board observer and advisor. He was CTO of the company until early 2015. Paul is a committer and member of the Apache Foundation where he helped start numerous projects including Axis2, and Synapse. Paul previously was a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM where he led the open sourcing of three internal projects and added the first SOA support to the WebSphere platform. Paul plays the tin whistle and is a keen snowboarder. He is currently researching secure middleware for the Internet of Things at Portsmouth University.

Keynote
The Identity of Things: the next Internet challenge

Prabath Abeysekara
Prabath Abeysekara
Technical Lead, WSO2

Prabath is a Technical Lead at WSO2. Prior to joining WSO2, Prabath graduated from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and holds an Honours Degree in Computer Science and Engineering. His final year project was on implementing an efficient, reliable and scalable middleware for publish-subscribe paradigm. He is an open source enthusiast. He is also passionate about the concepts of SOA and cloud computing. Distributed Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Software Security are his favorite technical domains.

Tutorial
Your Path to IoT & Mobility with WSO2

Session
Connected Device Management for Enterprise Mobility

Prabath Siriwardena
Prabath Siriwardena
Director – Security Architecture, WSO2

Prabath is the Director of Security Architecture at WSO2. Prior to his current role, he chaired the Management Committee – Integration Technologies. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering and a masters in Computer Science from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He is a member of OASIS Identity Metasystem Interoperability (IMI) TC, OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC, and OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC. Prabath is also a member of Apache Axis PMC.

Session
Connected Identity and the role of the Identity Bus

Rafael-Garcia-Navarro
Rafael Garcia-Navarro
Head of Analytics, Experian

Rafael is a data and analytics leader with over 15 years of experience working with blue chip companies across the globe. His background is rooted in financial services where he worked for American Express and Barclays for 12 years in a number of different roles. More recently he was a Managing Partner at the advertising agency Ogilvy looking after analytics and technology across EMEA, before he joined Experian as the Head of Analytics for the Marketing Services division.

His focus is on the creation of organization capabilities through the use of advanced technology to tackle the increasingly complex analytics challenges. He holds a BA in Business Studies, an MSc in IT for e-Commerce and an MSc in Business Intelligence.

Session
Getting Big Data into Shape – Where Less is More

Ramith Jayasinghe
Ramith Jayasinghe
Senior Technical Lead, WSO2

Ramith is a Senior Technical Lead at WSO2 and currently leads the Message Broker team. He holds a B.Sc in Computer science from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and has experience in Java/J2EE and C++ related technologies. He used to be a senior member of theuniversity’s rowing team and holds a second degree black belt (Nee Dan) in Karate.

Session
WSO2 Message Broker 3.0: Re-Thinking Message Brokering

Sanjiva Weerawarana
Sanjiva Weerawarana
Founder, CEO & Chief Architect, 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. He 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.

Session
Opening Keynote

Selvaratnam Uthaiyashankar
Selvaratnam Uthaiyashankar
Vice President – Engineering, WSO2

Selvaratnam Uthaiyashankar is Vice President of Engineering at WSO2 and focuses on the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware and WSO2 Cloud middleware platform. Additionally, Shankar has provided technology consulting on customer engagements, including cloud, distributed systems, enterprise integration, enterprise service bus (ESB), governance, and security solutions. Shankar is an Apache Software Foundation member and committer of various Apache projects. With more than ten years of industry experience, he has a strong background in cloud computing, service-oriented architecture, security, governance, enterprise integration and telecommunication billing systems. Shankar holds a B.Sc. in computer science and engineering from the University of Moratuwa.

Session
Introduction to WSO2 Integration Platform

Senaka-Fernando
Senaka Fernando
Solutions Architect, WSO2

Senaka Fernando is a Solutions Architect at WSO2. Senaka has provided technology consulting on customer engagements, helping them to successfully implement governance, enterprise application integration, SAP integration, and on-premise portal solutions. Senaka led the Governance Registry team and has contributed to multiple products at WSO2.

Senaka is an elected member of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and also a Project Management Committee (PMC) member and committer for a number of projects, which currently include Apache Web Services, Axis2, and several Apache incubator projects. Additionally, Senaka is a member of the OASIS S-RAMP, WEMI, and TOSCA technical committees.

Tutorial
WSO2 DevOps: How to Deploy, Manage, Administer and Monitor WSO2 Products

Seshika-Fernando
Seshika Fernando
Technical Lead, WSO2

Seshika is a Technical Lead at WSO2 where her current area of focus is in the application of WSO2 products in Financial Markets. Seshika started her career at Millennium Information Technologies and later joined Commercial Bank of Ceylon on completion of her postgraduate studies. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and an MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics, UK. Seshika is a British Chevening Scholar and holds a National patent. She is a Visiting Lecturer at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Sri Lanka, where she lectures for the MBA from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Tutorial
Big Data Processing with WSO2 CEP and WSO2 BAM

Session
Fraud detection with WSO2 Analytics Platform

Simon-Phipps
Simon Phipps
Director, Open Source Practice, Wipro Technologies

Sonja Houben
Sonja Houben
Owner, Z-KOO B.V.

Sonja has 25 years of technology and management experience in application development, infrastructure, linked data and big data. She is the founder of Z-KOO, a company based in the Netherlands, and the creator of the Web@ssistant. At Z-KOO she leads the integration of traditional IT with mobile services, cloud computing, enterprise social networking, big data and linked open data.

Session
How to Fulfil Business Needs Without Being Impeded by IT Barriers with Z-KOO

Srinath Perera
Srinath Perera
Vice President – Research, WSO2

Srinath is the Vice President of Research at WSO2 Inc. He is a long-standing open source contributor. Srinath is a co-founder of Apache Axis2 (open source Web Service engine), a member of the Apache Software foundation and Committer for Apache Geronimo (J2EE Engine) and Apache Airavata. Srinath has been working with large-scale distributed systems and parallel computing for about 10 years and is a co-architect behind WSO2’s Complex Event Processing Engine. Srinath has authored two books about MapReduce, many technical articles (e.g. at IBM Developerworks, InfoQ) and 20+ peer-reviewed articles. He received his B.Sc. from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 2004 and his Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA in 2009.

Session
An Introduction to the WSO2 Data Analytics Platform

Sriskandarajah Suhothayan
Sriskandarajah Suhothayan
Technical Lead, WSO2

Suho is a Technical Lead at WSO2. He focuses on the WSO2 Complex Event Processor. In addition to his product development efforts he has provided technology consulting on customer engagements, mainly focusing on distributed systems, enterprise integration and SAP integration. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. As the project lead of his final year university project, Suho drove the design and implementation of Siddhi-CEP – a high performance complex event processing engine, which later became the core of WSO2 Complex Event Processor. He has also published several papers & articles on real time complex event processing systems. He is a committer of the Apache Software Foundation where he has contributed to Apache PhotArk. He has also successfully finished two Google Summer of Code (GSoC) programs and been a GSoC Mentor for both Apache Software Foundation and WSO2.

Sessions
Scalable Event Processing with WSO2 CEP

Stephen Carl
Stephen Carl
CTO, SLA Mobile

Stephen has a strong technical background with over 20 years in the mobile telephone environment. He has been at the centre of the mobile internet space, dealing with blue chip companies and the largest global brands in the industry. He managed and implemented Vodafone’s internet partnership strategy across 20 markets and was the Managing Director of a Vodafone subsidiary in Denmark.

Sessions
ID in the Mobile Network Operator Domain

Sumedha Rubasinghe
Sumedha Rubasinghe
Director – API Architecture, WSO2

Sumedha is Director of API Architecture at WSO2. Sumedha has contributed to the successful implementation of data, SAP and repository-based integration projects, as well many WSO2 QuickStart development consulting engagements. He is an active committer with the Apache Axis2 project. Sumedha’s article, Carbon: towards a server building framework for SOA platform, was featured at the Fifth International Workshop on Middleware for Service Oriented Computing in New York. He holds a B.Sc. in MIS from the National University of Ireland and is currently reading for an M.Sc. in computer science from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Sessions
The Connected Device Framework
Towards a Winning API Strategy
Supporting Applications – From the Cradle to the Grave

Thomas Goetz
Thomas Goetz
Head of Enterprise Architecture,
BLS AG

Thomas Goetz is Head of Enterprise Architecture at BLS, the second largest railway company in Switzerland. He worked for 18 years as an enterprise and integration architect in public transport, telecommunications and finance industry. He also teaches postgraduate students in Integration Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Bern, where he previously was a full-time lecturer in Software Engineering.
Thomas holds a M.S. of the University of Bern, a MBA at the University of St. Gallen and is a graduated Software Engineer.

Sessions
A Quick Startup in Transportation – Inter-Company Data Exchange in Railway Operations

Tyler Jewell
Tyler Jewell
CEO,
Codenvy

Tyler is also the founder and CEO of Codenvy, a cloud development environment for coding, building, and testing applications in the cloud. He’s previously held leadership positions at Oracle, Quest (acquired by Dell), and The Middleware Company (acquired by TechTarget), and BEA (acquired by Oracle). He holds degrees in Computer Science and Economics, and is the author of three books on Java.

Sessions
Keynote: The Containerization of the Developer Workspace

Venura Mendis
Venura Mendis
Head of Product Service Innovation, Dialog Axiata PLC

Venura Mendis leads the Product Service Innovation team at Dialog Axiata. He is responsible for evaluating new product and service concepts across all Dialog business verticals and also for the Dialog developer engagement program, Ideamart.

Venura graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2001 with a Masters in Electronic Engineering. He subsequently completed a MBA at Cranfield University in 2011. Venura has over 10 years experience in the IT and Telecommunication industry.

Sessions
Introduction to WSO2Telco