WSO2 Technology Expert to Present Session on Reining in Shadow IT at GITEX Technology Week 2014 Cloud Confex

Cloud Confex session will examine how to build managed and governed IT solutions using a cloud-enabled ALM framework; WSO2 also
will host a workshop on building a connected business

Mountain View, CA – October 7, 2014 – Increasingly, organizations rely on cloud-based shadow IT to address rapidly changing complex business requirements and release cycles. However, this quick fix often leaves enterprises with unmanaged and ungoverned IT solutions. WSO2 will present a session on using a cloud-based approach to move from shadow IT and implement application lifecycle management (ALM) best practices at the Cloud Confex conference being held October 13, 2014.

WSO2 is a Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Confex, which is part of GITEX Technology Week 2014 (GITEX 2014), running October 12-16, 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Timed with GITEX, WSO2 also will host a workshop, “How to Build a Connected Business,” which will be held Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. To register, visit Both the Cloud Confex session and WSO2 workshop will be presented by Dimuthu Leelarathne, WSO2 senior architect.

Cloud Confex: Building Empowered IT Solutions

The Cloud Confex session, "From Shadow IT to Empowered IT,” will be held 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. on Monday, October 13, 2014. It will examine how enterprises can move from shadow IT implementations by leveraging cloud-enabled application lifecycle management frameworks to build managed and governed IT solutions. The session also will explore how organizations can enable quick release cycles and template-driven rapid development—empowering developers to develop, test and release applications in a governed and secured manner. To learn more about Cloud Confex, visit

WSO2 Workshop: Building a Connected Business

A connected business seamlessly integrates people, process, and data across an extended value chain, decreases interaction cost, and automatically adapts business activity in response to market events. Connected businesses grow revenue and outperform peers by increasing customer engagement, enhancing productivity, and seizing market opportunity. The workshop will examine architectural best practices for enabling a connected business, using real-world use cases to illustrate key concepts.

  • The morning session, which runs 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., will show how a connected business can be created using the cloud, APIs and mobile apps to change the way businesses work.
  • The afternoon session, which runs 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., will explain and demonstrate how WSO2 API Manager and other products in the WSO2 Carbon platform can be used to connect external and internal partners to the enterprise in a secure, reliable and controlled way.

About the Presenter

Dimuthu Leelarathne, WSO2 senior architect and product lead of WSO2 App Factory, focuses on WSO2 product development and is an expert in Java and Java-related technologies. She is an Apache committer and Project Management Committee member of the Apache Axis2 project, and has contributed to the Apache Rampart and WSS4J projects. Additionally, Dimuthu was an initial team member of the Apache Axis-Mora project, where she oversaw its deserialization process.

About GITEX 2014

Organized by the Dubai World Trade Center, GITEX is the information and communications technology (ICT) business gateway to the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia Region. GITEX Technology Week is an annual international trading hub for the global technology sector. The event is targeted on providing exhibitors with high return on investment (ROI) through direct business opportunities. GITEX features top technology brands from around the world, exciting interactive features and cutting edge conference programs. For more information, visit .

About WSO2

WSO2 delivers on the promise of the connected business with the only completely integrated enterprise platform that enables businesses to build, integrate and manage their APIs, applications, and Web services on-premises, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. Leading enterprise customers worldwide rely on WSO2’s award-winning 100% open source platform and its robust governance and DevOps functionality for their mission-critical applications. Today, these businesses represent nearly every sector: health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing, travel, technology, telecom and more. Visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..

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