WSO2 CTO to Speak on the New Business Models Enabled by Open Source Cloud Platforms at Open Source Junction 3

Presentation Will Examine How the Cloud Enables New Business Models for Driving Revenues and Customer Loyalty, Along with Strategies for Open Source Cloud Adoption Palo Alto, CA – March 19, 2012 – WSO2 today announced that WSO2 Co-founder and CTO Paul Fremantle will speak on “The Business Benefits of Open Source Cloud Platforms” at Open Source Junction 3. The third installment of the OSS Watch series, which focuses on open source cloud and mobile computing, will run March 20-21, 2012 at Trinity College, Oxford University in Oxford, UK. A great deal of focus on the cloud has been purely economic: how to share costs, utilize unused resources, and leverage third-party resources. However in his presentation, Paul will examine the really interesting examples of cloud computing, which go beyond pure economics and are enabling organizations to build new business models for driving revenues and customer loyalty. In exploring these new cloud-based business models, he also will address the real-world concerns of open source and the cloud, including:
  • The “cloud-native” concepts and attributes that differentiate cloud platforms from previous approaches.
  • How companies, organizations and academic institutions can build a strategy for cloud adoption that addresses the realities of privacy issues, lock-in concerns, and flexibility to move between cloud platforms.
  • The relationship between open source and the cloud, and why open source is a key aspect of building a cloud strategy.
Paul’s presentation is aimed at IT managers, project managers, IT decision makers, and department leaders. It will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, from 10:00–10:30 a.m., at Trinity College, OX13BH Oxford. About the Presenter Paul Fremantle is WSO2 co-founder and CTO, vice president of the Apache Software Foundation Synapse Project, and co-chair of the OASIS Web Services Reliable eXchange Technical Committee. Recognized by InfoWorld as a Top 25 CTO, Paul has played a pioneering role in open source development, beginning with the original Apache SOAP project where he donated code to enable access to Enterprise JavaBeans. Paul also led IBM's involvement in the Axis C/C++ project. In addition to publishing numerous articles, Paul has authored two books, Building Web Services in Java, 2nd Edition and The XML Files. Paul holds an MA in Mathematics and Philosophy and an MSc in Computation, both from Oxford University. About OSS Watch and Open Source Junction OSS Watch is a public and free service for UK institutions of higher and further education, which is funded by JSIC. The organization assists institutions and projects by providing unbiased advice and guidance on the use, development and licensing of free and open source software. Additionally, OSS Watch produces the Open Source Junction series, which brings together the best minds in industry and academia to explore how the two sectors can jointly innovate and exploit cutting edge technologies using open development. About WSO2 WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit http://wso2.com and the WSO2 OxygenTank developer portal at http://wso2.org, or check out WSO2 on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed. Trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.