WSO2 Keynote Speakers at WSO2Con 2013 US Will Share Vision and Practical Applications of the Connected Business

Keynote speakers will discuss case studies and concepts around leveraging cloud, open source, API management, SOA, and mobile technologies in the connected business

Palo Alto, CA – October 8 , 2013 – WSO2 today announced the keynote speakers for WSO2Con 2013 US, including executives from Boeing, Codenvy, StubHub, Trimble and WSO2. Collectively, these featured speakers will share their visions for the connected business, as well as introduce case studies, concepts and technologies for translating the vision into real-world deployments.

WSO2’s fourth user conference will be held October 29-31, 2013 at the Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF in San Francisco, CA. In addition to the keynotes, the three-day event also features several other guest presentations technical sessions and tutorials aimed at solving IT professionals’ enterprise integration and management issues. For more information, visit

The Connected Business: From Vision to Reality

A confluence of technology developments, including the cloud, mobile, APIs, social media and open source, is enabling enterprises to create new connections across employees, customers and partners. The connected businesses that capitalize on these technologies are gaining a competitive edge through new models of agility, business collaboration, monetization and efficiency. Those companies that fail to adapt will be left behind.

WSO2Con 2013 US is focused on empowering enterprises with the technology and implementation insights to succeed in the era of the connected business. Keynote presenters will explore the technology shifts that are enabling the connected business, as well as case studies and key concepts around the practical application of these technologies to accelerate development and build a connected business environment. Details of the full agenda are available at .

Cutting-edge IT at Boeing: Transforming Commercial Aviation Using WSO2

Boeing Senior Product Manager Jim Crabbe started with the Boeing Company in 2011 leading product strategy and development efforts for, the world’s largest and most prolific aviation services portal. He currently leads a team of product managers at Boeing to define and deliver a multitenant, cloud-enabled platform as a service (PaaS) offering designed to power the next generation of aviation software products. Prior to his work at the Boeing Company, Jim has actively developed innovative technology solutions and products for over 15 years. He has experience building solutions for companies ranging in size from his own startups to Fortune 500 enterprises.

APIs Driving the StubHub Business

StubHub Chief Architect Sastry Malladi is responsible for the overall technology architecture, strategy and direction in his role at StubHub, which includes both platform and application architecture, service orientation, domain modeling, content management, information discovery, big data platform and enterprise architecture. Mr. Malladi is a tech veteran with almost two and a half decades of experience developing, leading and architecting various highly scalable and distributed systems, in the areas of service-oriented architecture, application servers, Java/J2EE/Web services middleware, and cloud computing. Prior to joining StubHub, he led the architecture transformation of eBay from its monolithic architecture to the distributed, and scalable service-oriented architecture that it is today.

Developing Enterprise Apps In the Cloud

Codeveny CEO and Founder Tyler Jewell is also a venture partner with Toba Capital where he focuses on enterprise development. He has investments in Sauce Labs, Cloudant, ZeroTurnaround, InfoQ, Codenvy, and WSO2. He is a board member at Sauce Labs, a board observer for Exo Platform, and advisor to SD Elements and Tomitribe. Previously, he held leadership positions at Oracle, Quest (acquired by Dell), The Middleware Company (acquired by TechTarget), and BEA (acquired by Oracle). Tyler holds degrees in computer science and economics, and is the author of three books on Java.

Building an Enterprise PaaS Framework Using Open Source Components

Trimble Vice President of Software Architecture and Strategy Prakash Iyer is responsible for initiatives that are critical to Trimble’s software strategy, providing leadership to software-focused development activities. He is a software technologist with over 20 years of engineering and management experience. Prior to joining Trimble in 2007, Mr. Iyer co-founded Everypath, which pioneered the concept of Enterprise Mobile Task Automation in the early days of mobile computing. He has also contributed to successful companies like Prism Solutions, Informix, Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, and Alltel Information Services in various engineering and management roles.

WSO2 Vision for a Connected Business

WSO2 Founder, Chairman and CEO Sanjiva Weerawarana, Ph.D. has been involved with open source for many years and is an active member of the Apache Software Foundation. He was the original creator of Apache SOAP and has been part of Apache Axis, Apache Axis2 and most Apache Web services projects. He founded WSO2 after having spent nearly 8 years in IBM Research, where he was one of the founders of the Web services platform. During that time, he co-authored many Web services specifications including WSDL, BPEL4WS, WS-Addressing, WS-RF and WS-Eventing.

Connected Business – Making it Happen

WSO2 Co-founder and CTO Paul Fremantle co-founded WSO2 in 2005 in order to reinvent the way enterprise middleware is developed, sold, delivered and supported through an open source model. In addition to his current role as WSO2 CTO, he is also co-chair of the OASIS Web Services Reliable eXchange Technical Committee and vice president of the Apache Synapse Project. In 2008, InfoWorld recognized Paul as a Top 25 CTO. Prior to WSO2, Paul was a senior technical staff member at IBM for nine years, where he created the Web Services Gateway and led the team that developed and shipped it as part of the WebSphere Application Server.

Facing Born Mobile Generation Challenges in the Enterprise

WSO2Mobile CEO and Founder Harsha Purasinghe is a serial entrepreneur who founded three software companies and a number of successful products since his debut in the software industry at the age of 19. He founded Microimage in 1993, and in 2007, Microimage Mobile Media. In 2013, Mr. Purasinghe founded WSO2Mobile to build a suite of lean, enterprise mobileware to solve enterprise mobility challenges. This was incorporated as a fully owned subsidiary of WSO2 Inc., the leading open source middleware company. Mr. Purasinghe has won many awards for leadership and entrepreneurship.

Creating the API-centric Enterprise: Towards a Connected Business

WSO2 Vice President of Product Marketing John Mathon was a founder of TIBCO software where he invented the publish/subscribe paradigm and 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, and has helped CA Technologies move to the cloud and SaaS.

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 or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..