WSO2 Technology Executives to Present Webinar Series on Optimizing Business Agility Using a Responsive, Cloud-Native “New IT” Model

Technical webinars will explore how to reinvent enterprise IT infrastructure to address big data, strategic business demands, and application requirements Palo Alto, CA – April 17, 2013 – Today, organizations today need to be lean, agile and able to innovate according to changes in the markets they serve, the technology they adopt and internal business requirements. WSO2 leadership team will conduct a three-part webinar series, April 23-May 7, that examines the concept of “new IT” in building an agile IT infrastructure that enables an innovation-driven organization. The webinars will be led by Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder and CTO; John Mathon, WSO2 vice president of product marketing; and Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism. Together, they will explore how organizations can adopt the new IT concept, taking advantage of WSO2 to invest in their businesses’ IT domains. The sessions include:
  • Reinventing Enterprise IT Around APIs and Apps: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
  • The New IT - Your Milestone Plan: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
  • New IT Steps to Accelerate Agility: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Each session will run from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. To learn more and register, visit April 23: Reinventing Enterprise IT Around APIs and Apps IT organizations face a deluge of big data, strategic business demands, and application requirements; a tempest of outdated IT infrastructure, processes, and tooling; and a breakup of traditional business models and interaction patterns. This webinar will examine how to survive the storm, transform the IT organization into a rapid response team, empower business teams to safely satisfy their IT needs, and enable the IT group to become the solutions provider of choice. Using customer success stories to illustrate key concepts, John Mathon will describe how:
  • Business users can safely and efficiently fulfill their IT needs.
  • IT can efficiently support the long tail of user strategy and priorities.
  • Infrastructure, processes, and tooling can consistently and automatically enforce compliance and governance policies.
John Mathon is WSO2 vice president of product marketing. For more than 20 years, he has started companies, created numerous patents, and served as a visionary for enterprise software. As a founder of TIBCO software and inventor of the publish/subscribe paradigm, he helped establish TIBCO as the world’s leading middleware provider. John also started Slam Dunk Networks (now known as Cloud Prime) and Mathon Systems in the DLP space, and he helped CA Technologies move to the cloud and software-as-a-service. To learn more, visit May 1: The New IT - Your Milestone Plan New IT is a model for building an agile IT infrastructure by pulling together features such as lightweight integration, APIs, and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to enabled innovation in a structured enterprise-grade approach. The challenge is translating this vision into an actionable plan. In this webinar, Paul Fremantle addresses how to move from an existing IT infrastructure into a responsive, agile, cloud-native approach. Using an agile mindset, this session will break this approach down into achievable milestones that allow an organization to plan out a model for:
  • Using API management both internally and externally to supercharge integration.
  • Adding cloud-based DevOps processes to enable innovation.
  • How to integrate PaaS into your environment incrementally.
Paul Fremantle is WSO2 co-founder and CTO, co-chair of the OASIS Web Services Reliable eXchange Technical Committee, and vice president of the Apache Synapse Project. Recognized by InfoWorld as a Top 25 CTO, he was responsible for simultaneously leading development of the groundbreaking WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus and Apache Synapse ESB. Paul has played a pioneering role in open source development, beginning with the original Apache SOAP project and his role in leading IBM's involvement in the Axis C/C++ project. To learn more, visit May 7: New IT Steps to Accelerate Agility Queuing, waiting, and the status quo doesn’t fit well with today’s “now generation’. Business stakeholders, who drive revenue growth and customer retention, desire to rapidly seize opportunity and market share. They often view IT timeframes and capabilities as a poor match for today’s fast business-pace. A New IT model is required to reduce delivery time and accelerate business agility. In this session, Chris Haddad will describe:
  • How IT leaders can quantify business agility.
  • Why DevOps, PaaS, and enterprise app stores influence business agility.
  • Where to take pragmatic new IT steps toward the organization’s roadmap milestones.
Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors. To learn more, visit 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..