|Dr. Thomas J. Mowbray
Architect - Keane
Inc, Chairman & Co Founder -
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 :
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
His education includes BSEE from University of Illinois,
MS ComputerEngineering from Stanford, and PhD in Computer
Science from University of Southern California.
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 (he’s
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 IBM’s 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
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
- OMG-Certified UML Professional (Sep 2003)
- You can find Jon blogging at newsletter
|Sunil Dutt Jha
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 industrys first industrial srength
Application Server based on OMGs 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
|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
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
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.
- 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
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
He holds a degree in Computer Science.
|Dr. R. Chandrashekar
- GDIC, India
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.
Advanced Technology Group-Hewlett Packard - Global Delivery
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.
and Co-Managing Director- Sapient
Kodendera co-leads Sapients operations in India
along with Soumya Banerjee. In this role, he focuses
on Sapients 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 Sapients
industry groups. Since then, as part of the Sapients
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 Sapients financial services and
Kodendera holds a bachelor's degree
in computer sciences and engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra
College of Engineering, Mysore, India and a masters
degree in computer sciences from University of Massachusetts,
Lowell in the United States.
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
He has a graduation degree in Engineering and Masters
in International Business.
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 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
He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering
& Certifications in ERP, CRM & Project Management.
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
In his last position at Rational Software,
he was responsible for meeting the training and consulting
requirements of Rationals 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
Director General NIC - Delhi & IT Advisor to CAG of
.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)
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,
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
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
IBM Software Lab, India IBM Software Group
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), IBMs 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
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