November 11-12, 2010. NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore, India

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Richard Mark SoleyDr. Richard Mark Soley
Dr. Richard Mark Soley is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for OMG. As Chairman and CEO, 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®).
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. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Dr. Soley holds the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Harish VaidyanathanHarish Vaidyanathan
Harish has been with Microsoft for over 11 years and leads the Evangelism efforts for Microsoft. Prior to this, Harish was with Microsoft Consulting Services in a variety of roles ranging from Consulting, Sales & Practice Management. He also had a stint in managing Corporate Strategy for Microsoft for an year. Harish joined Microsoft as a Consultant in ’98 and after 2.5 years decided to pursue options outside of Microsoft in the dot-com era before returning to Microsoft in 2001. Harish calls Bangalore home and has a Graduate degree in Statistics from the University of Delhi & an MBA in Computer Systems from All India Management Institute. His current interests are photography and preparing to run a full Marathon!

Marlin_PohlmanMarlin Pohlman
Marlin Pohlman is Chief Governance Officer at EMC. In this role he coordinates the activities of standards based IT governance with EMC, its Security Division RSA and it holdings in VMWare and Acadia. Within the Cloud Security Alliance he is Global Research Strategist, coordinating the activity of technical work groups within the alliance and acting as liaison with external cloud standards bodies. Within the CSA Dr. Pohlman is the active Co-Chair of the Controls Matrix and Consensus Assessments work groups as well as Co-chair of the Cloud Audit/A6 Standards Work Group. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, an MBA in technology management, and a bachelors in Engineering Physics. Dr. Pohlman is a licensed engineer and holds the CSA CCSK certification the ISC2 CISSP certification as well as the ISACA CISM, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC certifications. He is also a trained paralegal and law student at Lewis and Clark.

Dr. Christopher HardingDr. Christopher Harding
Dr. Christopher Harding leads the SOA Working Group at The Open Group - an open forum of customers and suppliers of IT products and services. In addition, he is a Director of UDEF Forum, and manages The Open Group's work on semantic interoperability. Recognizing the importance of giving enterprises quality information at the point of use, Dr. Harding sees information interoperability as the next major challenge, and frequently speaks or writes on this topic. Dr. Harding has a Ph.D in mathematical logic, and is a member of the British Computer Society (BCS) and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Simone BrunozziSimone Brunozzi
Simone Brunozzi is a technology enthusiast, involved in IT and computing since an early age. He joined in March 2008 in the role of Web Services Evangelist, traveling across Europe and vicinity to showcase the innovative new solutions by Amazon Web Services and help developers build businesses and applications. He is following the "Cloud Computing" paradigm shift since 2006, and believes that it is going to replace the traditional computing model in a few years. In January 2010 he relocated to Singapore, becoming the first AWS Technology Evangelist for the APAC region. Simone has a Computer Science degree and spent six months at UC Irvine, California, where he studied the American approach to business and science. He gained early programming experience at the Ministry of Aerial Defense in Rome, Italy.

Viswanathan RamaswamyViswanathan Ramaswamy
Viswanathan Ramaswamy is the Senior Vice President- Enterprise Network, Vodafone Essar Limited and is responsible for the seamless delivery of network services and IT technology readiness for the Enterprise and Carrier Business verticals across India. His purview ranges from mobility to fixed line and long distance services. Prior to this he has worked with Wipro, AT&T Communications and Crompton Greeves. With over two decades of experience in the Industry behind him, his specialization revolves around network design and consulting, implementation and operations, IT infrastructure and program management.An alumni of BITS (Birla Institute of Technology and Science) he has done his B.E in Electronics & Communication Engineering from the Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli.

Sandeep J AlurSandeep J Alur
Sandeep works as an Enterprise Architect Advisor with Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) Group at Microsoft Corporation, India. He focuses on Banking & Financial Vertical, & works with top financial firms in India in addressing their Enterprise Challenges. His experience ranges from the days of COM/DCOM to the next generation distributed computing technologies on the Microsoft Platform. He has architected solutions across Microsoft Technology suite and is a stern believer of his own philosophy which says "Enterprise Architecture is an evolution and it grows with Innovation". He has authored quite a few articles in the area of SOA, ESB, Enterprise Framework, Distributed Computing technologies, Web 2.0 & Next Generation Web to name a few.

Udayan BanerjeeUdayan Banerjee
Udayan Banerjee is CTO at NIIT Technologies Ltd, An IT industry veteran who started his career in 1977, he has 32 years' experience in the IT industry. He blogs at and has created open-source frameworks for Model-Driven Software Development and Rich Internet Applications. He has a special interest in collective intelligence arising out of self-organizing complex systems.

Rohit BhardwajRohit Bhardwaj
Rohit works for Kronos Incorporated as Principal Software Engineer. With over fifteen years of extensive experience in architecture, design and agile development, Rohit is an expert in application development in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), REST, Cloud Computing, RIA, Android, Web Services, XML, XSL, SOAP, UDDI, JSON, and SOAPUI. Rohit has spoken in many international conferences including World cloud computing, Syscon, SOA World, No Fluff Just Stuff, NEJUG, IEEE Boston and Spark IT 2010. An alumnus of Boston and Harvard University, Rohit is a Sun Certified Java developer for the Java 1.5 Platform. Connect with Rohit on twitter at rbhardwaj1.

Vikas HazratiVikas Hazrati
Vikas is the co-founder and software craftsman at Inphina. He is responsible for product development, exploring new and promising technologies, exploring best practices of distributed software development and contributing to the technology road-map for the organization. Vikas is a technologist at heart and is never too far away from the keyboard. He blogs, has presented at various Technology conferences including IndicThreads, OSSCamps, BarCamps etc. and has written articles on Software development on ‘Agile Journal’ and ‘The Server Side’. He is an Agile Editor on where he posts weekly about the latest and greatest in the community.

Narinder KumarNarinder Kumar
Narinder is co-founder of Inphina Technologies. He has been in IT industry for 14 years. During this period, he has worked across various phases of Software development life-cycle in Services, Product Development and Research organizations in different domains and countries. He has performed under different capacities from System Administrator to Director Technology. All these experiences have helped him immensely to develop his technical, business and people management skills. He is passionate about technology and developing software which adds real value to the end-users. Currently, his main areas of interest are Cloud Computing frameworks and related technology space. He has attended and spoken at various Technology conferences in India and various Technology related Community Events.

Jyoti BhatJyoti Bhat
Jyoti M. Bhat is a Principal Research Scientist and heads the BPM Research group within the Software Engineering and Technology Labs (SETLabs) of Infosys. Jyoti’s research interests include process innovation, process simplification, compliance management and BPM-SOA methodologies. Her portfolio includes product management and development of a BPM product. Jyoti has 17 years of industry experience in software delivery, research and process consulting. She has several publications on Process Management, Requirements Engineering and Software Engineering. Jyoti anchors a quarterly column – BPM in India on focused on the opportunities and challenges of implementing BPM in Indian organizations.

Bharati LeleBharati Lele
Bharati is Head of “Innovation Lab” of L&T Infotech and heads the Cloud Computing CoE. She has a B.Tech degree in Electronics and telecommunication and has done her MDP from IIM, Ahmedabad. She has 16 Years of hands on experience in various technologies and domain and has various IPs (Intellectual Property) to her credit.

Ramesh LoganathanRamesh Loganathan
Ramesh Loganathan is presently Vice President (Products) and Managing Director of Progress Software in India, responsible for leading the product development at the India Development center. Prior to taking the above position, Ramesh was Vice President of Middleware Technologies at Pramati, responsible for driving the product direction and the Technology Consulting business. Ramesh has been with pramati since 2000, heading Product Engineering until 2004, and then helped setup the team (for Progress Software) that built the Sonic Workbench on Eclipse, eventually transitioned to Progress Software- India.Ramesh is an accomplished Technologist and evangelist regularly speaking at workshops and seminars in India. Has been active in Tech fora, JCP and SPEC organizations. Member of several Standards Expert groups including J2EE 1.3. Co-founded and, and organizes BarCamps and Startup events.

Janakiram MSVJanakiram MSV
Janakiram MSV works with Microsoft Corporation as the Technical Architect. He is responsible for helping the enterprise customers and Independent Software Vendors migrate to the Microsoft Cloud Computing platform. He has been with Microsoft Corporation for 10 years where he was primarily selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools to customers and partners in India. He is a renowned technologist and regularly speaks at premier events like Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft Developer Days, Great Indian Developer Summit, JAX India and He is an active contributor to the Bangalore .NET User Group (B.NET). He is passionate about Cloud Computing and focuses on industry’s leading Cloud Computing offerings including Microsoft Windows Azure Platform. Janakiram’s blog can be found at

Mahesh PatelMahesh Patel
Mahesh Patel works as an Architect Advisor with Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) Group at Microsoft Corporation, India. He brings with him rich Microsoft technologies experience in varied roles. In his current role, he works with SI partners in building capabilities across Microsoft platform and providing architectural direction, guidance and technology assessment for their customers. Prior to Microsoft, he has worked as Senior Consultant mainly around .NET EAI/SOA for various customers in building enterprise applications integrating ERP’s, supply chain systems, building B2B solutions in Retail, Finance, Telecommunications, Business Media.

Rachana PatilRachana Patil
Rachana leads the Integration Center of Excellence in Tata Consultancy Services. Ms. Patil has 10 years of experience in the Enterprise and Business Integration space. Ms. Patil, whose expertise spans the Manufacturing and HiTech domains, is involved in building integration solutions for leading manufacturing companies. She has been involved in building integration solutions for some of the latest integration trends such as BPM, BAM, and SOA.

Rahuldev RajguruRahuldev Rajguru
Rahul holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering with an MBA. He possesses 13+ years of industry experience in Product Development, Solutions Architect, Enterprise Mobility and Project Management. He started his career specifically in mobile technology solutions about 10 years ago, when Palm launched its first PDA. He has also worked with few start-up companies into the product development on mobile platforms during his career prior to joining HCL Technologies. Since then, he has developed expertise in all the leading mobile platforms with global experience in product execution. Rahul had a successful intrapreneur stint with a startup company TRIANZ, as the head of Telecom product management practice, where he built a team of 45 people and developed a mobile application for Motorola. He was instrumental in delivering complex mobile software across the global clients throughout his career.

Vikram RajkondawarVikram Rajkondawar
Vikram works as an Architect Advisor with Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism team. Vikram has more than 12+ years of professional experience and has worked with multiple customers during his tenure. In the past he has spent a lot of time in evangelizing the latest of Microsoft technologies with customers and developers and has ensured adoption of the same.

Sachin Vinod RathiSachin Vinod Rathi
Sachin is Architect Advisor with Microsoft India. Over the period of 12+ years, he has been leading and architecting enterprise products, provided architectural direction, technology assessment, and technical team leadership on legacy product re-architecture and modernization. Prior to Microsoft, he was with SAP (Research & Innovation) as Architect and was leading ESA, Office Integration, Output Management and Forms Integration functionality for Business by Design (A1S) product line. He has led Intellectual Property (IP) initiative that resulted in the filing of four Patent disclosures and more than a dozen patent applications.

Saranya SriramSaranya Sriram
Saranya works as a Developer Evangelist in Microsoft India focusing on Microsoft's latest cloud services technology. Inherently interested in Microsoft technologies and developer tools, she has spent considerable time in other Microsoft business units in India and Redmond. She is a graduate from BITS Pilani in Computer Science and Masters in Physics. She is passionate about technology, community meetups, presentations , demos and 2 way dialogues. she seeks to reach out to the developer community audiences to make aware of the next generation in software computing , where the future is headed towards ; the power and need of software + services – Microsoft's Azure Services Platform.

Ashish VarerkarAshish Varerkar
Ashish is the Alliance Manager & Head of Microsoft Practice at L&T Infotech. He has over 14 years of experience in Software Development, Architecting & Management of IT systems including Standalone, real-time, e-Commerce and ERP across various technologies and domains. He leads Microsoft & User Experience practice along with managing various technology alliances.

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