Vice President - Platform Evangelism
Chris's role involves raising visibility, awareness, and knowledge of the unique advantages provided by WSO2’s lean, fully componentized, open source middleware for on-premise and the cloud. He works closely with developers, architects, or C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. He also works with WSO2’s engineering team to define the product roadmaps for WSO2’s Carbon and Stratos platforms.
Prior to WSO2, Chris held vice president positions at Burton Group and Gartner where he led teams in advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment. He has experience in building software development teams, creating infrastructure frameworks, establishing repeatable development methodologies, contributing to open source frameworks, hiring and mentoring development talent, and delivering software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Internet applications. He also gained Apache Axis committer status.
Chris has been a featured speaker at industry events, including Gartner Application Architecture Development and Integration (AADI), Gartner Symposium, Burton Group’s Catalyst Conference, Enterprise Architecture Summit, Networld+Interop, Sys-Con SOAWorld, JBossWorld, OMG Workshops, IASA IT Architecture Regional Conferences, and SDWest. He also has led several WSO2 technology workshops and webinars.
Read Chris’s Blog http://blog.cobia.net/cobiacomm/