|BPM Thought Leader,
Gartner Group calls him "BPM Guru"
Mark is recognized internationally for his contribution
to business process, business modeling and enterprise
architecture, speaking and working throughout the
world with leading organizations in the public and
private sector. In the past two years alone, he
has presented to over 5,000 people in more than
20 countries. He has been described as a "Guru"
by leading analysts Gartner Group, as a "Master
of Mindset" by IQPC and a "Thought Leader"
by the BPM Group.
Mark has worked with many of the worlds leading
vendors of BPM solutions and is a well respected
author and writer on the themes of business and
process change. Mark is also one of the four co-developers
of the 8 Omega Framework for Business Process. An
innovative approach to BPM and change that enables
organizations large and small to embrace BPM in
a structured and inclusive way.
Mark has recently contributed to publications such
as CIO Magazine, Finance Today, and previously been
published in Success Now, Enterprise Middleware,
Application Development Magazine, Midrange Computing
and Software Developer Magazine.
He has also made contributions to two of the leading
books on BPM, Peter Fingar's "The Real Time
Enterprise" and Paul Harmon's "Business
Process Management: A Managers Guide". As a
founding columnist for BP Trends Mark leads the
thinking on the effective implementation of BPM
Solutions and helps organizations bridge the divide
between business and information systems.
with Steve Towers of the Business Process management
was a major contributor to 2006's premier book
on 21st Century business, by Peter Fingar.
was a major contributor to 2006's premier book
on 21st Century business, by Peter Fingar.
David Ray has 30 years experience
in technology development and deployment including
the last three years at Fidelity Investments. Prior
to joining Fidelity, he worked for a number of startups
in the Boston area, including Thinking Machines
(supercomputing), Naviant Technologies (data mining),
DE Shaw, (Web-based brokerage), Dragon Systems (speech
recognition) and WatchPoint Media (interactive video).
His research interests are largely aligned with
his professional background and include scalable
computing architectures, parallel algorithms, speech
and multimedia systems, and open source software.
He also has broad experience with globalized technology
management, having led development teams - primarily
in India - for three different companies.
As a senior member of the research team of Fidelity's
Center for Applied Technology, David has led several
projects of enterprise scope, including deployment
of the Firefox Browser, assessments of new server
technologies, and long term strategies for Fidelity's
next generation of data centers. David has a Bachelor's
degree in Mathematics from Brown University and
a Master's in Computer Science from the University
of California, San Diego.
Architecture and Strategy-Fidelity Investments
Mark Murray is a vice president
within the Architecture & Strategy Group at
Fidelity Employer Services Company, a division of
Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company
in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace
retirement savings plans, and a leading online brokerage
firm. In this position, Mr. Murray has responsibility
to provide architecture governance and communications
direction at an enterprise level for the business
lines and operating units that comprise Employer
Mr. Murray joined Fidelity in 1996 and held numerous
enterprise-wide development and management positions
prior to his current role. Prior to joining Fidelity,
Mr. Murray held several positions with various US
companies, including Perception Technology, TJX
Company, and The Soma Group Inc.
Born in 1961, Mr. Murray received his bachelor of
science degree in Computer Science from The University
of New Hampshire in 1988.
of Architecture and Consulting, Professional Services,DHL
- IT Services Europe
Chief Architect - Asia/Pacific,DHL Exel Supply Chain
Head of Architecture - DHL Europe and Emerging Markets
2. Head of Business Consulting - DHL Europe and
3. Member DHL IT Global Design Authority.
4. Chief Architect for Logistics Domains.
5. Principal reviewer of system architecture
artifacts for European & EMA region.
6. Principal Consultant for DPWN IT Commercialization
and Business Readiness
Began working in 1974 as Data Centre Operator and
Systems Programmer. This evolved to programming
solutions across multiple platforms by the early
1980's. He began designing applications by 1986
as a Systems Architect working worldwide on bleeding
edge systems. In 1988 he became an early adopter
of the CMM and ISO quality engineering approach
to systems development. Since 1989 his work concentrated
on the design or re-engineering of large complex
applications. He has been TCD on numerous projects
over US$10 million and there over US$100 million
the architecture and integration for financial institutions,
telecommunications firms and governments. In 2005
He joined DHL ITSC-Prague as a Principal Architect.
All of his projects as TCD were successfully delivered.
He is a:
Results-focused leader, with:
IT expertise and
A track record of surpassing expectations.
Respected professional, repeatedly
start-up IT infrastructures that bolster profitable
Quality Development/Delivery Activities
poorly performing programs, and
solutions to maximize ROI.
solid business and technical acumen.
building consensus and
synergy among diverse groups.
Interfaced with C-level managers
Created innovative IT strategies, and
Delivered quality driven solutions.
He is an ardent adherent to the
ISO and CMM standards for process standardization
and improvement. He his fully conversant with the
quality management precepts that make for success
in today's complex enterprise systems projects.
It is this dedication to precision and quality that
he attribute to never having been a part of any
failed projects. He is no stranger to working hands-on
with the technical staff on critical assignments,
but prefer to encourage the staff to achieve the
best they can, and provide the technical leadership
to meet objectives and milestones. He believes firmly
in iterative development as a way to build on proof
of concept engineering, validating design and elaborating
by expanding on core functionality.
Global Enterprise Architecture Organisation (GEAO)
Enterprise Architect/Consultant at EDS Headquarters,
Ben Ponne is an executive level
Enterprise Architect/Consultant with EDS HQ where
he provides Enterprise Architecture services and
consultancy for EDS and EDS' clients. He is also
a leader, coach, mentor and trainer for EDS' Business
Transformation methodology that is used to support
sustainable, value driven enterprise transformation
for EDS clients.
Ben has over 25 years of international experience
in leading and working with teams to establish enterprise
architecture, develop strategies, and conduct business
& IT transformation for many global organisations.
Before his appointment at EDS in January 2000, he
served in a variety of leadership roles in the IT
industry, including Enterprise Architect, Consultant,
IT Manager, Software Engineer, Lecturer of Information
Science, and Manager of a R&D department.
Ben holds a Master of Science degree in Navigation
Technology from the University of Nottingham (Institute
of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy (IESSG))
and he is a regular presenter at EA conferences,
seminars and regional EA forums. He is also founder
and executive director of the Global Enterprise
Architecture Organisation (GEAO), a global not-for-profit
organisation for high-end Enterprise Architecture
|Chief Information Officer,
Aon Holdings Hong Kong
She is currently the CIO of Aon
Hong Kong, which is the regional headquarters for
Aon Asia - the 15-country Asian arm of Aon Corporation.
Worldwide, Aon is the largest reinsurance broker
and, in 2006 also went from the second largest to
become the largest insurance broker in the world
in terms of brokerage revenue. It operates in more
than 120 countries with over 43,000 employees working
in more than 500 offices. Its 2006 global revenue
is ranked among the top 250 companies on the Fortune
She joined Aon Hong Kong in 2001 as their first
CIO, and witnessed the crucial change of IT taking
on more a strategic role, rather than just an operational
one. Increasingly so, CIOs are expected to become
a business partner and an opportunity enabler. And
the exciting expansion of Aon within Asia has truly
demonstrated the importance of IT in facilitating
She graduated with a First Class Honors Degree in
Computer Science from the University of Sydney.
She also hold an MBA Degree majoring in Finance
from the University of Technology, Sydney.
She spent the early years of her IT career in application
development, specializing in Object Oriented design
and development, mainly in banking, finance, and
government sectors in Australia.
She then returned to Hong Kong to lead an OO development
project for the New Chek Lap Kok Airport.
After the new Airport move has completed, she joined
Sun Microsystems. It was also at this stage when
her career changed direction to focus more on network
architecture and infrastructure, which subsequently
led her to other career ventures involving setting
up and running commercial data centers. The experience
in both application development and network infrastructure
has provided her with the breadth and depth of IT
knowledge and experience, which has proved very
useful, given the variety of issues and challenges
faced by CIOs.
Putting aside IT as her major personal hobby, she
is also a member of the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police
Force, and have a strong passion for various sports
including skiing and motor cycling.
As an industry architect thought
leader, he is also 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 architecture community
as part of IASA Chapters in the Asia Pacific. He
is also the founder of the Independent Software
Architect Council of Malaysia (ISAC Malaysia).
Aaron is the Senior Architecture Advisor and was
elected as an elite member of Microsoft Field Architect
Council. Aaron is responsible for engaging with
enterprise architects and senior technical decision
makers in cultivating the important of Software
Architecture Practices & Architect Profession
for the IT industry. In addition, he is also a frequent
public speaker in various IT Seminars & Workshop
presenting various Architecture topics across Asia
As an entrepreneurial leader with diversified experiences,
he has more than 13 years of experience in various
software development projects and roles across Asia
Pacific, USA & UK. His last appointment prior
to joining Microsoft in 2003, was a Regional Chief
Architect with one of UK leading IT & Business
Strategy Consulting based in Singapore. 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.
President, Chief Solutions Architect - APAC, Citigroup
is currently involved in leading solution design
for re-engineering most of applications acquired
through acquisitions of local business on an SOA
based common platform. All the applications are
developed with a globalization perspective and multi
Before joining citigroup australia, he was working
for UBS Investment bank in London, where in he was
primarily involved in large scale re-engineering
and integration projects on financial products likeEquities
and fixed income.
More than twelve years of experience in leading
strategic management process, delivery management,
process architecture, and technical/application
architecture, managing the office of architecture,product
design and integration design solutions.
Primary technology on complete application frameworks,
like ORACLEFusion middleware, Seebeyond, WebMethods,
BEA-AquaLogic and TIBCO, RUP,XP, UML, OOAD, C++,
Java, J2EE, EJB, XML/XSLT, Web-services, open-sourcetechnology,
message oriented middleware, CORBA, Rational Rose,
UNIX,Linux, Windows, ORACLE, SYBASE, .Net, n-tier
Architectures and serverside applications.
Functional expertise in leading Investment Banks
in the areas of MarginLending, Wealth Management,
Risk Management, Equities, Fixed Income Derivatives,
Treasury, FX&MM, Securities, Workflow packages
and System Integration. Other experiences include
verticals like Telecommunication Network Management
- act consulting GmbH
Niemann has more than 20 years experience with the
design of complex IT-architectures in the telecommunication
and financial sector. He worked as system designer,
software architect, consultant, project manager
and enterprise architect in several positions and
for a wide range of clients. Klaus holds a diploma
in computer science from the Technical University
of Berlin. In the 80s his main focus was on distributed
systems, telecommunication and banking networks
in Europe as well as in the far east. In the 90s
he worked on the introduction of object orientation
to large organizations and then focused on client/server
architectures. He frequently gave professional training
sessions, published several articles and books,
and also became a frequent speaker to conferences.
act! consulting in 1998 with special
emphasis on enterprise architecture management.
enterprise architect and project manager he
was involved in a variety of projects mainly
in the financial sector. He developed the
enterprise architecture framework t-eam (toolbox
for enterprise architecture management) and
is hosting the architecture management day,
a series of events, where architecture managers
from large German IT-organizations share their
experience. Klaus is a member of the OpenGroup's
Architecture Forum and works with the International
Committee on EA Standards (Association of
- Compuware Asia-Pacific
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 Optimal J, 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.
Head - Architecture Practice - HSBC
has around 13 years of experience in management,
architecture, development, implementation and support
of enterprise IT systems used by tier I and tier
II banks across the globe.
In June 2006, he joined HSBC (GLT) as an Enterprise
Architect after a stint at Polaris where he was
Principal Architect and Vice President, responsible
for functional architecture of Intellect suite of
products, covering retail, corporate and private
banking business. He led the initiative to migrate
Intellect suite of products to SOA (Service Oriented
Architecture) by providing IT direction to a team
of 600 people consisting of architects, software
engineers and implementation service teams.
Prior to this, while working with COSL (Citicorp
Overseas Software Limited), he was responsible for
re-engineering of Citibank's legacy core-banking
system. In 1999, when Citibank Hungary acquired
a local bank in Europe, he led the integration of
customer touch points with back-end systems.
above experience gave Pravin valuable insight
and motivation to co-author a book titled
'IT Professional's Handbook on SOA'. This
handbook explains the processes and guidelines
that need to be followed to achieve a realistic
Service Oriented Architecture. Pravin has
also written various white papers on SOA and
is involved in OASIS Technical Committees.
Masters in Engineering post-graduate from Indian
Institute of Science (IISC, Bangalore), Pravin has
also done MBA from Narsee Monjee Insitute of Management
Studies. His passion for endless learning drove
him to acquire a post-graduate diploma in Global
Pravin is a member of IEEE Computer Society and
a practicing member of WWISA (Worldwide Institute
of Software Architects).
Architect - Perot Systems
Varadarajan has a Master's degree in computer science
and engineering from Indian Institute of Technology,
Bombay. He has over 17 years of experience in the
IT industry. He has expertise in a wide range of
technologies ranging from operating systems, databases,
networking to middleware and web services.
His current focus is on Enterprise IT Architecture,
performance engineering and software engineering
methodologies (specifically Agile-based). He has
architected and designed very large and complex
systems for the Airline, Logistics and Financial
He has a patent in the design of the High Performance
Protocol gateways. He is also a member of IEEE.
Director and Head of the E-Governance Standards at
National Informatics Centre (NIC)
Pyarelal is presently the Technical Director at
the National Informatics Centre (NIC),Dept. of Information
Technology, Govt. of India. She presented a paper
on "E-Governance Standards:Indian Government's
Initatives" at the recently held "Regional
Conference on Open Standards" at Thailand.
During the last three years, Ms.Suchitra is focusing
on various aspects of E-governance Standards and
is currently involved in the Interoperability Framework
for E-Governance Applications.
Architect and C E O - iCMG
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
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.
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.
architect, CREDIT SUISSE
Uebelbacher defines enterprise wide integration
standards, consults projects and works on the quality
assurance of interfaces on the information bus.
In the last four years, Hanspeter
Uebelbacher worked as an integration architect for
CREDIT SUISSE. He is developing new integration
standards, supports projects in architecture related
issues, does quality assurance of the service definitions
implemented on the enterprise-wide information bus.
Due to his background in middleware systems, he
is also involved in technical integration questions.
Currently, he leads the work that is defining the
new target architecture for the mainframe application
Credit Suisse is a world-leading
financial services company, advising clients in
all aspects of finance, around the world, around
Practice Lead, Accenture India
Mohanty is a Senior Manager with Accenture India
and leads the DW/BI practice. He joined Accenture
in 2003 and is based in Mumbai, India. Soumendra
leads and serves as subject-matter expert on cross-industry
client implementations in the data warehousing and
Soumendra Mohanty is a well known
author having published books on data warehousing
and several articles in the international journals
like DM Review, Business Intelligence.
1. Informatica World - 2005, 2006
2· BO User Conf - 2005
3· DataStage User Conf - 2005
4· Teradata User Conf - 2005
Significant Engagements Summary:
Large Finance Company: Data Warehousing: Oracle
and Ab Initio
- Assessed, planned, and lead the several key
initiatives with on-shore and off-shore components
- Assisted and Executed end-state architecture
vision for the execution and operations architectures
for the run operations team that administers
the production environment for Ab Initio from
- Managing a run team of 80 resources (62 off-shore,
Large Brokerage Firm: Oracle and DataStage
- Re-architected the existing data architecture
(increased performance 10x)
- Developed capabilities which helped client
to increase fraud detection and acquisition rate,
and decrease acquisition costs
- Led a delivery team of 42 resources (38 off-shore,
4 on-shore)oLarge Banking ASP Project: Oracle
- Data Marts consolidation and re-architecting
the EDW population architecture
- Enhanced end user reporting architecture
keeping 360 insight in view
- Managing a team of size over 35 resources
Manager with Accenture India
is currently Senior Manager with Accenture and has
14+ years of IT experience and specializes in BI/DW
& ERP. Prior to joining Accenture he was working
with Genpact (GE India) as Asst. Vice President.
At Wipro Technologies he was leading BI Practice
for Energy & Utilities Verticals.
1· Raghu networked with many well known IT
Professionals and formed The
Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) India Chapter.
Raghu is playing a role of Vice President in
TDWI India Chapter.
2· Raghu is also an Executive Member in India
Chapter of International Association of Enterprise
3· Raghu also started India Chapter for Global
Enterprise Architecture Organization (GEAO) and
playing a role as
a Key Leader.
Raghu is a well known author having published several
articles in the international journals like DM Review
& IT Toolbox.com
Systems professional with over
twenty-two years of progressively responsible experiences,
with last eight years in senior leadership roles.
Masters Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A).
Master Level (Highest) Certification in Data Management
Practitioner faculty in the Information Science
Department of University of Phoenix. International
work experience in India, US and Europe. Successful
track record in building models and sustainable
infrastructures for evidence-based management and
quantitative fact-based analysis
Ram has over 13 years of IT industry
experience. As a Lead Consultant, with Wipro Technologies,
Ram specializes in IT Strategy and Transformation
Planning, IT Asset Portfolio Management, Technology
and Solution architecture services, helping clients
define target architectures, transformation roadmaps,
and establish standards and governance, enabling
them to move from the current IT landscape to the
Prior to joining Wipro Technologies, Ram served
as a Technology Manager with Qwest Communications,
Dublin, Ohio, responsible for technology leadership
and direction for initiatives in different domains
- Knowledge Management, EAI, SOA and Middleware
Infrastructure Services, building frameworks and
competencies and overseeing competency centers.
Prior to joining Qwest, Ram was a Senior Consultant
with Ampersand Corporation, Glendale, CA responsible
for managing and delivering technology solutions
and services to clients in the Entertainment, Manufacturing
and Finance industries.
Ram has received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical
Engineering from the Osmania University College
of Engineering, Hyderabad, and has a Master's in
Business Administration from The Ohio State University,
Degree in Mathematics, CDAC from
ACTS Hyderabad, MBA in Information Systems. Has
been worked in many domains and roles across software
development life cycle. e.g. Software/ Web development,
GIS implementation, Mobile Handset application development,
Business Analyst. Project Manager.
One of the Leading Enterprise Architecture Consultants
in the country in different domains like Manufacturing,
Government, defense, BPO, Utility and Construction.
Manager, Technology Architecture Lead-Accenture
Sriram Anand is a Senior Manager
at Accenture where he leads the technology architecture
capability in India. Sriram has over 14 years of
work experience in industry and research and holds
a Bachelor's degree from IIT-Madras with a Ph. D.
from SUNY-Buffalo, USA. Prior to joining Accenture,
Sriram worked as a Principal Researcher in the Software
Engineering and Technologies at Infosys Technologies,
Bangalore. He has also worked in e-business consulting
as well as product engineering in the US.
His current technology interests include enterprise
architecture, service-oriented architecture, and
legacy integration and software engineering methodologies.
His career in IT has spanned various roles including
component developer, technical lead, senior architect
and development manager. Sriram is experienced in
designing enterprise architectural strategy for
leading U.S. companies in the financial services,
retail and pharmaceutical domains. He has published
several articles in leading journals and conferences
in the engineering and IT domains. Sriram is also
experienced in delivering seminars at conferences,
making technical presentations and teaching advanced
Test Architect -SAP Labs India
Yuvaraj Athur Raghuvir is Chief
Test Architect leading the Architecting Test Coverage
Project within the SAP NetWeaver. Yuvaraj, or Yuva,
is responsible for improving the Test Coverage of
NetWeaver Releases working closely with the NetWeaver
Test Center and the NetWeaver Quality Group. Yuva
is based in Bangalore.
Yuva has over 10 years of experience in Technology
& Product development at SAP. Prior to joining
the SAP NetWeaver Architecture team, Yuva was the
Development Manager for the Infrastructure for SAP
NetWeaver Developer Studio Organization at Bangalore.
Yuva has also conceived the Code Olympics at SAP
Labs India in 2002, run it for two consecutive years
and been part of the organizing committe since.
Yuva has six patents.
Recently, Yuva has undergone SAP Sigma Black Belt
training and has completed one project in the area
of Regression Defects. Technical Document Quality
and Test Planning and Execution are areas currently
Yuva holds three master degrees: Mathematics and
Physics from Birla Institute of Technology and Science,
Pilani, India, and Computer Science from Indian
Institute of Science, Bangalore. Additionally, he
holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property
Rights from National Law School of India University,
Transformation & Modernization
& Testing - Architecture Issues
& Project Management
Management & Governance
MDA (Model Driven Architecture)