WSO2 VP of Solutions Architecture to Speak at Gartner Catalyst Conference 2014

Presentation will examine how to overcome the challenges of shadow IT initiatives and take advantage of cloud-enabled ALM frameworks to manage, govern and empower IT teams

Mountain View, CA – August 11, 2014 – In today’s connected world, enterprises increasingly face “shadow IT” efforts aimed at leveraging mobile, cloud, and big data technologies to achieve a competitive advantage. WSO2 Vice President of Solutions Architecture Asanka Abeysinghe will address this challenge at the Gartner Catalyst Conference 2014. There, he will present a cloud-enabled approach to fostering developer creativity while ensuring governance and security across the application life cycle.

WSO2 is a Platinum Sponsor of the Gartner Catalyst Conference, which will run August 11-14, 2014 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. Attendees can meet with WSO2 technology executives at Booth #120. Additionally, WSO2 will host a conference after-party at the WSO2 Connected World Pub, in the Ocean Beach room of the Manchester Grand Hyatt, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 5:45 p.m.

Empowering IT Through a DevOps PaaS

"From Shadow IT to Empowered IT: Unshackling Your Developers’ Creativity!" will examine how enterprises can leverage cloud-enabled application lifecycle management (ALM) frameworks to manage, govern and empower IT. It will be held 2:10 – 3:05 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA.

Asanka will explore best practices for quick release cycle management and rapid template-driven development to deliver applications in a governed and secure manner. He also will cover how to provide internal business capabilities as APIs for application development. Additionally, Asanka will discuss WSO2 clients that are increasing startup speed, reducing project risk, and enabling new business models using WSO2 DevOps platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions.

About the Presenter

Asanka Abeysinghe is WSO2 vice president of solutions architecture. In this role, he spearheads the company’s customer-facing technical tasks and oversees the solution architecture and technical sales functions. Additionally, he provides consulting to key WSO2 customer and conducts workshops specifically targeted at enterprise architects and technical managers. Asanka has more than 15 years of industry experience, implementing projects that range from desktop and Web applications to highly scalable distributed systems and service-oriented architectures (SOAs), financial services solutions, mobile platforms, and business integration solutions.

Building and Integrating Apps for the Connected Business

The WSO2 booth at the Gartner Catalyst Conference (#120) will bring together WSO2 technology executives to discuss a synergistic, integrated approach to address the demands of the connected business, along with best practices around cloud, API management, DevOps, mobile, including:

  • Building applications that can seamlessly and smoothly migrate between local servers, public clouds, private clouds, and cloud hybrid environments.
  • Addressing common enterprise mobile challenges, ranging from the proliferation of diverse smart devices to building mobile applications.
  • Using DevOps and API management to take advantage of new opportunities for monetization and ecosystem development by extending processes and services to customers, partners, and other groups within the organization.
  • Enabling the robust life cycle management, governance and collaboration to continuously create develop and deploy enterprise applications into cloud environments.
  • Encouraging adoption and reuse through the deployment of an intuitive Apple or Google Marketplace-like storefront that lets developers easily subscribe to and consume APIs, applications and gadgets.

WSO2 will demonstrate these use cases with solutions based on WSO2’s synergistic, integrated 100% open source platforms. They include the comprehensive WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform, WSO2 Enterprise Mobility Manager, WSO2 App Factory cloud-enabled DevOps platform, WSO2 Private PaaS and WSO2 Public Cloud.

Significantly, all WSO2 solutions are built on the same fully componentized, OSGI-compliant code base. Therefore, WSO2’s cloud platforms and all WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware products are fully multitenant and cloud-ready. This means IT professionals can write an application once and deploy it on the same software on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid environment.

About the Gartner Catalyst Conference

The Gartner Catalyst Conference is known for its in-depth and comprehensive content, high-profile speakers, attendee-driven agenda, and independent point of view. The three and a half day event will showcase how the convergence of mobile, cloud, and how big data is transforming technology from a business tool to the very medium in which business is conducted. The event will explore new ways to capture, analyze, communicate and protect information for business advantage—all within a framework that supports new markets, new models and new customer behaviors. The conference is dedicated to “architecting the digital business” to scale and secure mobility, cloud and data to optimize the way work gets done. 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..

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