Vice President - Platform Evangelism
Chris is Vice President of Technology Evangelism at WSO2.
In this role, Chris raises visibility, awareness, and knowledge of the unique advantages provided by WSO2’s lean, fully componentized, open source middleware for on-premise and the cloud. Chris 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 closely with WSO2’s engineering team to define the product roadmaps for WSO2’s Carbon and Stratos platforms.
Previously, 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. His team advanced best practices in platform-as-a-service, cloud application architecture patterns, service-oriented architecture, and application middleware.
Prior to joining Gartner, Chris’ experience included 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/