WSO2 Technology Executives to Present Maryland Workshop on SOA Workflow Management and Monitoring for the Military

One-day technical workshop on April 24, will offer government IT professionals best practices for SOA workflow automation and governance using WSO2 middleware Palo Alto, CA – April 10, 2013 – Today, most military doctrine is implemented through a set of sequential processes that are mapped and documented as workflows. Such doctrinally mandated workflows are found in areas ranging from aircraft, weapon and vehicle maintenance to medical services, payroll, personnel management, information assurance and fire support. However, the automation of these processes relies heavily on the automation and governance of workflow activities. WSO2 will address these challenges in a one-day workshop oriented toward defense acquisition managers and engineers, as well as industry systems engineers, architects and developers. The session will explore how to effectively optimize workflows and streamline operations using a service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure provided by the open source WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform. The “Workflow Management and Monitoring with SOA” workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California, MD. For more information, visit: Managing and Monitoring Workflow Interactions The workshop is designed for government acquisition professionals, uniformed members assigned to acquisition commands, industry program managers, systems engineers, and architects. It will help them to obtain an understanding of best practices in workflow automation, governance and dash-boarding. Additionally, the session will provide a high level understanding of how SOA monitoring and governance tools both enable and empower the workflow to streamline and accelerate operations while reducing decision cycle time. Key topics will include:
  • Notional architectures for SOA workflow management.
  • A demonstration of starting points and paths ahead for government and industry professionals seeking to gain insight into SOA workflow management.
  • How the components of the WSO2 middleware platform can connect, mediate, orchestrate and manage interactions between workflow participants and artifacts.
As part of the workshop, a virtual machine will be provided to participants to give them experience in installing and running various portions of the WSO2 platform, including the WSO2 Business Activity Monitor, WSO2 Data Services Server and WSO2 Business Process Server. Workshop Presenters Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder and CTO, spearheads the company’s overall product strategy. Recognized by InfoWorld as a Top 25 CTO, Paul was responsible for simultaneously leading development of the groundbreaking WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus and Apache Synapse ESB. He currently is co-chair of the OASIS Web Services Reliable eXchange Technical Committee, as well as vice president of the Apache Synapse Project. Adam Firestone, WSO2 director of defense and government solutions, works to understand and craft technology solutions for the unique challenges faced by military, intelligence and government organizations. He collaborates closely with developers, architects and C-Level executives to increase the footprint and value offered by open-source software in general and WSO2 products specifically to the military and defense communities. 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..