Dr. Thomas J. Mowbray
Chief Consulting Architect - Keane Inc, Chairman & Co Founder - iCMG

Dr. Thomas Mowbray is currently on an engagement for District of Columbia government, as their Citywide Enterprise Architect. In this role, he has led the creation of the new Citywide IT Strategic Plan, the standards implementation guide, and the first-ever Citywide Enterprise Architecture.

Dr. Mowbray is a Certified Federal Enterprise Architect (by the FEAC Institute) with experience on over 70 IT projects using diverse technologies: J2EE, ERP, CRM, telephony, DW/DSS, EAI, and web services. He has been chief architect on projects for District of Columbia, United States Marine Corps, State of Maryland, and United States Air Force while consulting for Keane.

As a Chief Consulting Architect at Keane, Dr. Mowbray' is involved in :

  •  Architect a Citywide Human Resources and Procurement ERP Solution
  •  Architect a Citywide Customer Relationship Management Solution
  •  Architect a Law Enforcement Systems Modernization for Major Metropolitan Police  Department

  •  Architect a Regional Homeland Security and Emergency Response Multi-System Vision
  •  Architect a Citywide Social Services and Courts Systems IntegrationVision
  •  Architect and Reverse Engineer an Enterprise-wide Document Workflow System
  •  Architect and Reverse Engineer an Enterprise-wide Supply Chain Data Warehouse
  •  Chief Enterprise Architect of a $5 Billion/Year Organization

He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Enterprise Architecture. Dr. Mowbray is a respected industry authority on middleware, systems integration, and software architecture and co-author of several published books including: Essential Corba, John Wiley & Sons. Inside CORBA, Addison Wesley. CORBA Design Patterns, John Wiley & Sons. AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures and Projects in Crisis, John Wiley & Sons. Software Architect Bootcamp, Prentice Hall.

Dr. Mowbray is Co-Founder & Chairman of iCMG.

His education includes BSEE from University of Illinois, MS ComputerEngineering from Stanford, and PhD in Computer Science from University of Southern California.

Jon Kern
Agile MDA Evangelist, Compuware

Outspoken software engineering evangelist, Agile Manifesto co-author, speaker, and author, Jon's experience is wide-ranging across varied problem domains and technology platforms. From jet engine R&D (hes an aerospace engineer, after all) to real-time flight simulator design and development, from TogetherSoft's and OptimalJ's commercially successful modeling tools to building IBMs Manufacturing Execution System software Jon has seen and done a lot in his 20 years. He has led numerous teams, including teams in Russia, his own consulting firm, and has consulted/mentored hundreds others.

Peter Coad recruited Jon in September 1999, to help launch TogetherSoft. Jon was a driving force behind the success of the company and its products prior to its sale to Borland. He enjoyed the 2 years he spent commuting to St. Petersburg, Russia, to lead the development teams. Jon's work on lightweight development methodologies (which began as a form of self-defense against -2167 and -498 during his DoD consulting days) culminated in his co-authoring of the Agile Manifesto. He also co-authored Java Design with his long-time mentor, Peter Coad, and worked on a few other books. Jon's a nut when it comes to modeling effectively (focused on the business), building and architecting consistently, and doing it in an agile manner to deliver results. If a team ignores these best practices, it invites the peril of building up Technical Debt, as he likes to refer to it. Jon is a speaker that engages the audience and has fun doing it. Audiences routinely give him high marks, as do his clients.

  • BS Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University 1081.
  • OMG-Certified UML Professional (Sep 2003)
  • You can find Jon blogging at newsletter
Sunil Dutt Jha
Practicing Architect and C E O - iCMG

Sunil is practicing  architect and CEO of  iCMG and has been   working    closely  with Dr. Thomas Mowbray (Chairman iCMG and author of 5 books in the area of distributed computing, component programming & software architecture) for development of K2 Component Server which is industry’s first industrial srength Application Server based on OMG’s CCM.

His system design skills include understanding of RM-ODP for distributed, multi-language based component systems. He is expert in Integrated Product Development (IPD) process based on SEI-CMM practices.

Currently, he is involved in guiding enterprises in developing architecture and design of mission critical applications (Aerospace, Energy & Power, Telecom, Trading). In addition, he has been involved in architecture assessment of large scale enterprise systems (e.g. Multi-channel Trading Platform) and tools development (Workflow, Business Process Automation, Assembly) to ensure that they meet the service & performance needs of the organisation.

He is an architecture strategist who is influencing enterprise decisions for realizing systems worth $10 mn to $50 mn. He helps organisation to adopt architecture-centric, component based IT asset as the key to cost savings and productivity enhancement. He is instrumental in adoption of Component Architecture, Assembly and Reuse among Fortune 1000 companies based on OMG standards such as UML 2.0, CCM and MDA.

An international speaker and has done architecture work across the globe from South America to South East Asia including Panama, UK, Singapore, France, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Srilanka, Thailand.

He is an Aerospace Engineer from IIT Kharagpur.

Aaron Tan Dani
Architect & Platform Strategy Advisor - Microsoft Malaysia, Co Founder - ISAC Malaysia

Aaron is the Chairman of International Association of Software Architect (IASA) for the APAC Region that spans over 15 countries. He is responsible in setting up the architect community as part of IASA Chapters in the Asia Pacific region from New Zealand to India, China, Korea & Japan. He is also the founder of the Independent Software Architect Council of Malaysia (ISAC-M).

Aaron is a Java & J2EE expert as he spent his career and times architecting and implementing large and complex Java/J2EE projects from 1995 to early 2003 across Asia Pacific. He was awarded Sun Certified Java Developer in 1998. In March 2003, he joined Microsoft as the Architect & Platform Strategy Advisor and responsible for engaging with enterprise architects and senior technical decision makers and cultivating the important of Software Architecture & Architect Community in the IT industry. Aaron is also a frequent public speaker in various IT events presenting various Architecture topics. Aaron has more than 13 years of experience in various software development projects and roles in Asia Pacific, USA, Japan & UK in the area of J2EE, Internet technology, Middleware, System Architecture, Object Oriented and multi-lingual software development.

As an entrepreneurial leader with diversified experiences in the software development, implementation and deployment of projects, services and businesses, he has an excellent track record in managing technical team and solving technical challenges and easily adapts to foreign cultures and business practices, demonstrated the ability to successfully apply the IT strategies and principles fundamental in building and growing a business in today volatile economy.

He holds a Master of Technology from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences from the University of Western Australia.

Pasi Karjanmaa
MDA Specialist - Compuware Asia-Pacific

Pasi has been working with Compuware since 1997 in key technical positions. He has extensive knowledge of the J2EE technology and best practices for application development with J2EE. At Compuware, Pasi works closely with customers in the Asia Pacific region to help them optimize their investments on enterprise J2EE applications through adoption of Model Driven Development approaches with OptimalJ, Compuware's advanced J2EE development environment.

Pasi has previously performed key technology & product development positions at Compuware's Development & Integration Lab in The Netherlands and earlier in Compuware's offices in Finland. He has held positions with large financial services and consulting companies in Scandinavia.

In all, Pasi has almost 20 years experience in the IT industry.

He holds a degree in Computer Science.

Dr. R. Chandrashekar
HP - GDIC, India
Dr. Chandrashekar is working as a Senior Solution Architect in Hewlett Packard. He has over 13 years of experience in IT spread across research and software services fields. He comes with a strong research background in object oriented programming, with particular interest on data architectures. His current interests include solutions in the area of Enterprise Content Management. He has several publications and presentations to his credit. In his role as a member of the Architects Council in HP, he is responsible for mentoring budding architects within the organization.

Ramjee Swaminathan
Products and Advanced Technology Group-Hewlett Packard - Global Delivery India Centre

Ramjee has nearly two decades of experience and is currently with Hewlett Packard - Global Delivery India Centre, working for its Products and Advanced Technology Group.

He has had extensive consulting experience involving - architecting & building various software artifacts and management of products engg efforts. Ramjee's computing interests are in software architecture and the idea of Internet as a social leveler and as a melting pot of ideas.

He holds a B.Tech in Metallurgy (1986) from IIT Madras.

Changappa Kodendera
Vice President and Co-Managing Director- Sapient

Changappa Kodendera co-leads Sapient’s operations in India along with Soumya Banerjee. In this role, he focuses on Sapient’s strategy on expansion and enhancing its regional distributed delivery capabilities.

Kodendera has been with Sapient since 1994 and has played numerous roles in his tenure. Kodendera moved to India from the United States in 2001 to drive Global Distributed DeliverySM adoption within Sapient’s industry groups. Since then, as part of the Sapient’s leadership team in India, he has led numerous large-scale engagements for Global 2000 clients and been instrumental in growing the India operations.

Prior to moving to India, Kodendera has led the technology direction on several multimillion-dollar engagements with Sapient’s financial services and automotive clients.

Kodendera holds a bachelor's degree in computer sciences and engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore, India and a master’s degree in computer sciences from University of Massachusetts, Lowell in the United States.

Vivek Bhatnagar
Architect Advisor, DPE-Microsoft India

Mr. Vivek Bhatnagar is Senior Architect and Solutions Strategy Leader with successful record of accomplishment of architecting, building, and operating world-class solutions, programs, and products teams.

He works as an Architect Advisor with Microsoft India's Developer and Platform Evangelism team. Having worked as an Evangelist and a consultant at IBM, Oracle Consulting, and Sun, he rounds off his experience with Microsoft.

He started his career with Defense and did work in a real Enterprise Firm (Maruti) prior to joining IBM. With more than 16 years of industry experience, and working with ISV's and in High End mission critical Enterprise projects, he brings varied experience to the table.

He has a graduation degree in Engineering and Masters in International Business.

Kshitij Shah
Chief Architect, NSE.IT

Mr. Kshitij Shah is currently serving as Chief Architect, and is responsible for the technical oversight and technology change management for NSE.IT's range of projects, products and new R&D initiatives.

Kshitij comes with 15 years of diverse experience in the fields of Telecom and BFSI and has played various technical roles in designing and implementing very large systems in the mobile telephony and BFSI spaces worldwide. He has a rich and varied exposure to several groundbreaking technologies where he was at the forefront of the whole open source movement and has various journal and conference publications to his credit. He has been associated with the WWW right from it's inception and has held several workshops at the early W3C conferences.

To his credit he has an MCA from VJTI (University of Bombay) and an MS in Computer Science from Rutgers University. Prior to joining NSE.IT, Kshitij was associated with Bell Communications Research, BEA Weblogic, Mphasis and has also had a short spell as a research professor at the Large Scale Distributed Information Systems Lab (LSDIS) in the Computer Science Department at the University of Georgia, Athens under Dr. Amit Sheth. He is on the review board of several leading industry journals such as: IEEE Metadata etc.

His adopted philosophy is "To Infinity and Beyond", courtesy of Buzz Lightyear.

Dinesh Pai
Asst. Vice-President - IBS

Dinesh Pai is Asst. Vice-President, in the Integrated Business Services (IBS) Group within Reliance Industries Limited. He is a Senior Solutions Architect specializing in Decision Support Systems for the Petroleum Business.

He is backed by 29 years of rich experience, of which the last 12 years were in Consulting & IT. He has multiple project life-cycle experiences of large projects backed with certifications in IBM's worldwide project management methodology & SAP-ASAP methodology. Further, he has specialized cross-functional strengths with a unique combination across horizontals of e-marketplace, CRM, SCM & ERP, built on a firm background of experience & consulting in sales & marketing management.

He has implemented enterprise wide systems in the area of Supply Chain Management; Network Optimization, Strategic Network Planning, Supply Distribution Planning, Collaborative Sales Planning & Monitoring, Transport scheduling & Inventory Management, Customer Relationship Management, Customer value Management, Retail Distribution Management and other specialized decision support areas like developing a Pricing Decision Support System using a Complex Event Processing engine, Audit management System, Competitive Intelligence and some areas of Corporate Performance Management. His earlier experience includes; a global internet exchange for commodities.

He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering & Certifications in ERP, CRM & Project Management.

Sampathgiri G
Director - bigtec

Sampathgiri has twenty-seven years of experience in the I.T. industry. He has worked on a wide variety of assignments in software development, project management, training, consulting and mentoring.

In his last position at Rational Software, he was responsible for meeting the training and consulting requirements of Rational’s customers in Rational Unified Process, Requirements Management and Object Oriented Analysis and Design.

He was active in evangelizing UML since its standardization in 1997 and the products Rational Rose, and Rational Unified Process in India.

Prior to working in Rational Software, he had worked with IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation, Hinditron and Tata Consultancy Services. He has co-founded Bigtec, a company that specializes in helping clients with adopting modern software engineering practices and is specifically active in the promotion of Model Driven Architecture and Agile practices.

He collaborates with ICMG in conducting courses on Software Architecture and with “i.e.” in building Architecture teams for software companies. He has a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Madras (1978).

Training and Presentations

Sampath has trained about 1000 software professions on topics such as UML for Business Process Modeling, Requirements Management, Rational Unified Process, Use-case Modeling.

He has been speaking at several national and international events including Microsoft TechEd, Sun Tech Days, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, CSSL Colombo, Wipro Technology day etc.

Prof. .K. Subramanian
Sr. Deputy Director General NIC - Delhi & IT Advisor to CAG of India

Prof. .K. Subramanian holds a B.Sc. degree from Madras University and B.E., M.E. in Electronics and Communications Engineering and Ph.D. in Automation from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, is senior Deputy Director General at National Informatics Center, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, New Delhi, and also the Information Technology Advisor to Comptroller & Auditor General(CAG) of India.

He has been associated with planning and implementation of major Information Technology projects of Railways, Police, Immigration, Passports & Visas, Banks, Reserve Bank of India and coordinating the computerization of Finance and Audit functions of Central and State Governments, for more than two and half decades.

He is a fellow of IETE, National Telematics Forum, Indian Science Association, Indian Institute of Standards Engineers and Senior Member of IEEE (USA)(IEEE computer, IEEE communications, IEEE Engineering management, IEEE Education, etc.,). He is also a member of All India Management Association, All India Association of Educational Research, American Information Society(AIS), Association of Computing Machinery- ACM(USA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners(ACFE,USA) and a Senior Life Member of Computer Society India(CSI). He is the founder and currently emeritus president of e-information systems, security, and audit association. (e-ISSA) & execom member of IEEE(USA) Delhi section. He is also a member director in the board of Commonwealth Center for Electronic Governance, India Chapter.

He has served as a Panel Member in some of UN Technological Committees including ICAO, as well as, National and International Working Groups. He has also served as Indian Representative in the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), TC-11 and currently the Chairman of Bureau of Indian Standards' LTD-38 -Committee on Information systems & Security and member of other Technical Committees of BIS, in the area of Electronics and Tele- communication technologies. Quality management systems in finance. He is serving as a member for Universal curriculum committee in the area of IT security and audit, set up by ISACA(USA).

He was a Visiting Professor at National Institute for Multimedia Education, Japan, adjunct professor at IIM Lucknow., IIT Delhi, the Fore School of Management , IMT Ghaziabad, MDI and NILLM. He is author of a report on "Education on Demand", for Japan. He is member of academic and management's councils of various professional & management institutes / universities in India.

Recently he has been awarded the Doctor of the Faculty Degree from Commonwealth Open University, UK and appointed as a Life Visiting Professor at COU. He was awarded many national and international fellowships and has published many papers in national and international journals of repute.

His current interests are IT & BPR, IT Management, IT and education (eLearning), e-commerce, e-Governance, e-Audit, e-security, Software Engineering, IT for socio-economic development, Databases and Networking & communication technologies.

Harish Grama
Vice President, IBM Software Lab, India IBM Software Group

Harish Grama is the Vice President of the IBM Software Lab, India. In this role, he leads one of the largest IBM Software Product Development Centers worldwide. He is responsible forthe development and support of a wide product portfolio spanning the five software product brands and systems & technology products.

In his 18 years as an IT professional, Harish has held a variety of technical and management positions. Prior to assuming his current role, he led the worldwide product development of IBM Workplace Client Technology (WCT), IBM’s client offering for a rich-desktop experience for enterprises and small & medium businesses, and successfully launched the first IBM Workplace branded offering, Workplace Mail in the market in 2004. Earlier, he spearheaded the development of IBM WebSphere Application Server – a critical offering for the IBM Software Strategy. The WebSphere Application Server went on to become the market leader in application integration area and helped establish WebSphere as the flagship brand for IBM in the marketplace. Harish was also part of the leadership team for IBM Component Broker; a precursor to the WebSphere Application Server.

Harish has worked closely with the customers on industry issues of software deployment, performance and scalability. To address this space, Harish was part of the leadership for High Performance On Demand Solutions (HiPODS) at the IBM Silicon Valley Lab, Santa Teresa. This team enabled customer applications on IBM middleware to enhance the performance, scalability and availability of some of the highest volume Web sites in the world. This work yielded several important best practices for highly scalable systems in the IT industry.

Harish is a technologist at heart and his early work on operating systems such as the Mach Kernel and the Unix Server on the Mach Kernel resulted in five U.S. Patents. Harish is passionate about developing new technologies and bringing them to the market. Currently, in addition to his role of head of IBM Software Lab, India, Harish is actively engaged with government bodies, citizen communities and academic institutions in supporting open standards and fostering the adoption of open standards based software.

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