My primary business goal is to make you successful, and have a positive impact on your career, your organization, and market adoption trends. My primary career goal is to continue following my passion, reshape architecture strategies, and deliver game changing technology insights.
My experience and passion includes successfully growing small startups by leading teams, crafting strategy, and hands-on building highly innovative, usable, and helpful products and services. I have led initiatives to build industry leading SaaS applications, consulting teams, research groups, and middleware infrastructure. My experience also includes advising IT architecture teams within F500/G2000 organizations for many years.
I am an IT leader, advisor, change agent, and entrepreneur with exceptional consulting, development, product strategy, sales, and marketing experience. I have participated and led initiatives to build and market industry leading SaaS applications, consulting teams, research groups, and middleware infrastructure.
My skill set includes a few unusual attributes for a techie: effective written and oral communication, compelling influence, pragmatic business sense, and relevant insight into technology market trends and end-user adoption strategies.
Current technology interest areas include Cloud-native PaaS, DevOps, API & SOA convergence, graph databases, and reactive programming. Notable accomplishments include:
- Building a software business from zero to 7000 clients
- Creating a strategy consulting practice advising F500/G2000 clients that continually won repeat business
- Guiding startups on a successful plan towards revenue growth
- Leading a team creating an industry leading SaaS application
- Authoring thought leading best practices and reference architecture for PaaS, SOA, API, and Application Platform Strategies.
Specialties: Cloud Application Design Patterns, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Software as a Service (SaaS), Open Source, API Management, software startups, J2EE/.NET, Author, Speaker, consultant, industry analyst
Other accomplishments include gaining Apache Axis committer status and speaking at industry events including Gartner Application Architecture Development and Integration (AADI), Gartner Symposium, Burton Group’s Catalyst Conference, Enterprise Architecture Summit, ServiceTech Symposium, LinuxCon CloudOpen, Open Source Business Conference, GigaOm Structure, SUSECON, WSO2Con, Cloud Expo, Networld+Interop, SOAWorld, JBossWorld, OMG Workshops, IASA IT Architecture Regional Conferences, and SDWest.