WSO2 to Present Workshops on The Integrated Ecosystem in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney and Auckland

Half-day interactive workshops will examine an open source approach to building a domain-specific connected business, increasing customer engagement and productivity

Palo Alto, CA – April 16, 2014 – A connected business seamlessly integrates people, processes and data across an extended value chain—decreasing interaction costs and automatically adapting business activities to respond to market events. WSO2 will present a series of workshops to help IT professionals achieve the benefits of a connected business through a confluence of cloud, mobile, API, big data, social, and open source technologies.

“The Integration Ecosystem” workshop series is being held in three Asia-Pacific cities in May:

Building a Connected Business Integration Ecosystem

The interactive workshop is designed for enterprise architects, IT managers, CIOs and service-oriented architecture (SOA) experts. The session examines how to effectively build a connected business integration ecosystem that can grow revenue and outperform peers by increasing customer engagement, enhancing productivity and seizing market opportunity with an open source approach.

Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to discuss their specific IT challenges with technology experts from WSO2, SLA Mobile, Axiata, Industrie IT and Healthdirect.

Key topics will include:

  • A connected business vision roadmap
  • An overview of modern enterprise challenges and opportunities
  • An introduction to WSO2’s integrated middleware platform
  • A discussion of customer success stories
  • How to simplify the integration of services
  • Understanding the significance of API management
  • A demonstration of an agile platform for the connected business
  • Benefits of working on a fully open source platform
  • How to engage with WSO2 to start implementing the connected business vision

WSO2 Workshop Series Presenters

Kasun Indrasiri is a WSO2 software architect on the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus team. In addition to his product development efforts, he has provided technology consulting on customer engagements, from QuickStart programs to solutions for integrating Web services, SAP, FIX, and mobile services. Kasun is an elected member of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), serving as a Project Management Committee (PMC) member and committer for the Apache Synapse open source ESB project.

Ruchira Wageesha is a WSO2 associate technical lead on the WSO2 User Engagement Server and WSO2 Enterprise Store product teams. In addition to his product development efforts, Ruchira has provided development support and technology consulting on customer engagements, including customer QuickStart programs focused on WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 Application Server and WSO2 API Manager.

Kuala Lumpur Co-Presenters

Craig Richards, director of group operations and delivery at SLA Mobile, is responsible for SLA Mobile’s development and integration projects worldwide. He has over 15 years experience working across Europe and Asia for leading telecommunications and media companies, where he architected and implemented cutting-edge mobile platforms.

Amos Manasseh, director of media and group strategy at Axiata, leads Axiata’s group API initiative. He has over 30 years experience in the telecommunications, media and digital entertainment industries. Amos has built, launched and operated several innovative cross-platform digital entertainment services encompassing video on demand (VOD), e-commerce, TV and online multiplayer gaming services worldwide.

Sydney Co-Presenters

Simon Herbert, program director at Industrie IT, specializes in business transformation delivery with both portfolio and program management expertise. He has over 26 years of experience working in financial services, telecommunications and information technology around the globe.

Bruce Haefele, chief architect at Healthdirect, leads Healthdirect’s technology strategy, project delivery and operations. He has extensive experience in international government and health domains, working in integration and middleware spaces using both commercial and open source products.

Andrew Phillips joined Amazon Web Services as the public sector lead, ANZ in 2012. In this role Andrew works with all sectors of government that are making strategic investments in AWS to realize the benefits of cloud computing. Andrew is an IT professional with more than 15 years of sales and business development experience in the technology industry.

About SLA Mobile

SLA Mobile helps mobile operators unlock their network assets and create game-changing solutions that allow operators to drive new revenue streams and engage with their customers. Founded in 2003, the company has worked with the world’s leading mobile operators and content providers. Headquartered in Belfast and Kuala Lumpur the company is committed to innovation and identifying new and evolving opportunities in the mobile industry. For more information, visit

About Industrie IT

Launched in 2007, Industrie IT is an exciting and dynamic consulting practice that focuses on helping its clients develop and make the most of their enterprise online and digital capability. The company is dedicated to helping organizations in many industries create enterprise IT solutions where something special is required—addressing a business need that's unique, challenging, market changing or emerging. For more information, visit

About WSO2

WSO2 is the only company that provides a completely integrated enterprise application platform for enabling a business to build and connect APIs, applications, Web services, iPaaS, PaaS, software as a service and legacy connections without having to write code; using big data and mobile; and fostering reuse through a social enterprise store. Only with WSO2 can enterprises use a family of governed secure solutions built on the same code base to extend their ecosystems across the cloud and on mobile devices to employees, customers and partners in anyway they like. Hundreds of leading enterprise customers across every sector—health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing, travel, technology, telecom and more—in every region of the world rely on WSO2’s award-winning, 100% open source platform for their mission-critical applications. To learn more, visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..