Eric Newcomer

Chief Technology Officer

Eric has more than 35 years of industry experience spanning a variety of senior architecture roles in various tech companies.

In his current role, he is responsible for driving WSO2’s technical vision and helping to promote the adoption of products and projects, with a focus on enterprise customers.

Before WSO2, he held senior architecture roles at Credit Suisse and Citibank in New York, where he focused on introducing new technologies and best practices, including open source, big data, microservices, and Docker/Kubernetes. Before that, he was CTO at IONA Technologies from 2002 until its acquisition by Progress Software in 2008. Prior to IONA Technologies, Eric was a Distinguished Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation (now part of HP), specializing in database and transaction processing.

Eric has over the years contributed to many industry standards, including SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, WS-Security, OTS, AMQP, and XA. He is co-author of WS-Transactions and chaired the OSGi Enterprise Expert Group. Eric also served on the OSGi and Eclipse Boards of Directors, and oversaw IONA’s participation in open-source projects such as CXF, ActiveMQ, and Camel. He is the author or co-author of three widely respected textbooks: Principles of Transaction Processing (with Phil Bernstein), Understanding Web Services, and Understanding SOA with Web Services (with Greg Lomow). He is also co-author of a patent on mobile messaging technology.

As with his combined technical expertise, Eric also has many hobbies and interests. He enjoys listening to music, especially blues and jazz, and likes to go on long walks either in the city or hiking up and down scenic hills and mountains. He enjoys travel, hosts craft beer tastings for his friends, sits on the beach and goes swimming in the ocean when he can, and likes to take and share photos.