California, Maryland
Wednesday, April 24
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
44219 Airport Road
California, MD 20619
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM


We know your time is valuable. Space is limited and this workshop is open by invitation only to ensure an interactive and productive experience. Please register to request an invitation and directions to the venue.

Many, if not most military activities are implemented through a set of sequential processes that are mapped and documented as workflows. Doctrinally mandated workflows are found in areas ranging from aircraft, weapon and vehicle maintenance to medical services, payroll, personnel management, information assurance and fire support. The automation of these processes requires the automation and governance of workflow activities including tasking, production, evaluation, man-in-the-loop approval (or rejection), promotion and eventual distribution of the work product or decision.

This workshop will help government acquisition professionals, uniformed members assigned to acquisition commands, industry program managers, systems engineers and architects obtain an understanding of best practices in workflow automation, governance and dashboarding. It will provide a high level understanding of how SOA monitoring and governance tools both enable and empower the workflow to streamline and accelerate operations while reducing decision cycle time. It will also explain how the components of the WSO2 middleware platform can connect, mediate, orchestrate and manage interactions between workflow participants and artifacts. The second half of the workshop will explore notional architectures for SOA workflow management.

The session will demonstrate starting points and paths ahead for government and industry professionals seeking to gain insight into SOA workflow management. As part of the demonstration, a virtual machine will be provided to participants that will give them experience installing and running various portions of the WSO2 platform, including the Business Activity Monitor, Data Services Server and Business Process Server.

Presented by:

Adam Firestone, Director, Defense and Government Solutions
Asanka Abeysinghe

As the director of the Director of Defense and Government Solutions, Adam works across the scope of the WSO2 team to understand, and craft technology solutions for, the unique challenges faced by military, intelligence and government organizations. He works closely with developers, architects and C-Level executives to increase the footprint and value offered by open-source software in general and WSO2 products specifically to the military and defense communities. Adam also works with the WSO2 engineering team to ensure that WSO2's product and technology roadmaps retain and develop features situated to support emerging defense and government requirements.

Paul Fremantle, Co-founder & CTO
Paul Fremantle

Paul Fremantle, CTO, co-founded WSO2 in 2005 in order to reinvent the way enterprise middleware is developed, sold, delivered and supported through an open source model. In his current role as CTO, Paul spearheads WSO2's overall product strategy. Previously, he served as WSO2 vice president of technical sales where he led the development of the groundbreaking WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus. In 2008, Paul was recognized as by InfoWorld as a Top 25 CTO. Prior to WSO2, Paul was a senior technical staff member at IBM for nine years. There, Paul created the Web Services Gateway and led the team that developed and shipped it as part of the WebSphere Application Server. He also was on the team that put the Service Integration Bus technology into WebSphere Application Server 6. Additionally, Paul was the key WebSphere technical sales lead for Europe, working closely with development to manage beta programs, develop training materials, and enable first-of-a-kind J2EE projects.