New Role, New Face: Chris Haddad Joins WSO2

As WSO2 navigates the boundary between start-up and scale-up, we’re finding that one thing doesn’t change — the core of WSO2 is community.  Our open source technology had its genesis in the Apache community, and has spawned our own OxygenTank development portal.  The essence of the astoundingly productive development model is openness, input, and contribution from the community.  Our business model is based on matching needs in the user community with the skills of our community of developer-employees.  Our marketing and communication is about providing valuable information to the community and welcoming new members into that community.

As our community has grown, our ability to engage and serve that community also must scale up.  And since our community includes some pretty savvy folks, growing requires bringing on some pretty capable people.  I’m especially pleased to announce the latest data point in that trend:

Chris Haddad has joined our team in the role of Vice President of Technology Evangelism. Many of you may already be familiar with Chris’ work as a core analyst with Burton/Gartner specializing variously in Java, SOA, SaaS, PaaS, cloud, as those topics have each risen in importance to the industry.

Chris’ job will be (among other things) to help you — our community — understand better the trends, technologies, and tactics that make your technology investments pay off now and in the future.  Chris will also be bringing your stories back to WSO2, where they focus and improve WSO2’s technology and roadmap.

I encourage you to subscribe to Chris’ new blog, which will be full of his impressions as he broadens his exposure to the WSO2 platform.  Look for Chris at upcoming conferences, webinars, articles and more — or just drop him a line if you have a story to tell!

Chris, welcome to the WSO2 family!

Jonathan Marsh, VP Business Development and Product Design
Jonathan’s blog: http://jonathanmarsh.net/blog