WSO2 Executives to Present Seminar on Disruptive Technology in Washington, DC

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Half-day seminar will explore common forces of technical disruption and present architectures based on open source technologies that have successfully enabled innovation.

WSO2 delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud

Often the convergence of disruptive technologies poses a challenge for government programs and contractors.

Organizations today face a range of disruptive technologies, from APIs to ecosystems, mobile-first development, big data, social, DevOps, cloud, everything and anything-as-a-service. Often the convergence of these technologies poses a challenge for government programs and contractors. To address this challenge, WSO2 will present a webinar on how teams can follow a phased adoption approach leading to new opportunities for efficiency, reliability, actionable insight, and user empowerment.

Presenting the half-day seminar, “Adopting Innovation – Building World-Class Systems on Open Source,” will be WSO2 Federal Systems CEO Jonathan Marsh and WSO2 Vice President of Platform Evangelism Chris Haddad. The event will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Washington, DC. For more information, visit

Building World-Class Systems on Open Source

Jonathan and Chris will explore common forces of technical disruption and present architectures that have successfully enabled innovation. Additionally, they will introduce the WSO2 Carbon componentized middleware platform, examining how it has enabled organizations to adopt modern technologies at a faster pace and lower cost than traditional middleware platforms.

Joining Jonathan and Chris will be guest presenters from the General Services Administration (GSA) and systems integrator Karsun Solutions, who will describe their experiences designing, developing and deploying a mission-critical application with the WSO2 platform.

Key topics will include:

  •     Service-oriented architecture and API fundamentals
  •     Integrated security, identity federation and policy-based access control
  •     Integrated governance, comprehensive monitoring, and analytics
  •     Adaptability through rule-based systems and declarative workflows
  •     Cloud-based development tooling and life-cycle management
  •     Robust deployment patterns on-premises or in a private cloud environment
  •     How to adopt a fully open source platform

WSO2 Presenters

Jonathan Marsh is CEO of WSO2 Federal Systems and also provides expert guidance to WSO2 in the capacity of consulting business development executive. He has more than 15 years of experience helping to develop, standardize and promote core XML and Web services standards, and he previously served as an active Microsoft representative in the W3C and WS-I working groups and OASIS technical committees.

Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of platform evangelism, works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase adoption of WSO2 open source technology, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. In the government sector, Chris has assisted SPAWAR, USPTO, DHS, DISA, APL, UK DWP, UK MOD, and NERC with transformational programs. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors.

About WSO2

WSO2 delivers on the promise of the connected business with the only completely integrated enterprise platform that enables businesses to build, integrate and manage their APIs, applications, and Web services on-premises, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. Leading enterprise customers worldwide rely on WSO2’s award-winning 100% open source platform and its robust governance and DevOps functionality for their mission-critical applications. Today, these businesses represent nearly every sector: health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing, travel, technology, telecom and more. Visit to learn more, or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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