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WSO2 Guest Webinar : Accelerate Business Agility with PaaS - Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Business agility means the ability to change IT around emerging business opportunities. However, IT has been less than nimble in recent years; application backloads are at an all time high, and confidence in IT is at an all time low.

DevOps principles and practices combined with PaaS characteristics will quicken IT solution development and delivery. DevOps focuses on improving continuous activity execution, such as continuous build, continuous integration, continuous test, and continuous delivery. These activities combine to create a ‘no wait’ environment that accelerates business agility.

By incorporating automation into developer and operations processes, teams bypass time consuming manual tasks and gain faster phase execution. Both DevOps and PaaS promote simple, on-demand self-service environments that shield team members from complexity and reduce skill hurdles. By offering on-demand self-service access, rapid business innovation and experimentation is possible. By reducing complexity, team members are not required to obtain special training and skills before consuming IT services and infrastructure.

In this Webinar, we’ll show you a path towards agile IT through the use of new approaches and emerging technology. Moreover, you will learn new concepts around DevOps improvement, the use of emerging PaaS technology, and agility best practices that will guide you to success the very first time.

Presenters
David Linthicum - Guest Presenter CTO and Founder of Cloud Technology Partners Leading technology publications frequently name David S. Linthicum among the top 10 enterprise technologists in the world, and was just named one of the cloud pioneers by Information Week. He is a true thought leader in the industry, and an expert in complex distributed systems, including cloud computing, data integration, service oriented architecture (SOA), and big data systems. As the author of over 13 books on computing with over 3,000 published articles, as well as radio and TV appearances as a computing expert, he is often quoted in major business and technology publications. In addition, David is a frequent keynote presenter at industry conferences, with over 500 presentations given in the last 20 years.
John Mathon VP, Product Marketing John Mathon joined WSO2 in 2013 and he currently serves as Vice President of Product Marketing. As a founder of TIBCO software and inventor of the publish / subscribe paradigm he helped establish TIBCO as the leading middleware provider in the world. He has spent more than 20 years working on enterprise software for corporations worldwide. Prior to joining WSO2 John started other companies, created numerous patents and has been a visionary for enterprise software. Besides TIBCO he started Slam Dunk Networks now known as Cloud Prime, Mathon Systems in the DLP space, has helped CA Technologies move to the cloud and SaaS.
Chris Haddad VP, Technology Evangelism Chris Haddad joined WSO2 as vice president of technology evangelism in 2011. In this role, Chris is 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. 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.
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