Oracle presentations @ SOA & Cloud Symposium 2010

Together with our Oracle SOA Community Partners we will have great presence at the SOA & Cloud Symposium 2010. The 3rd International SOA Symposium and the 2nd International Cloud Symposium continue to be the largest and most comprehensive SOA and Cloud Computing events of the year. This year’s edition will be held at the Berlin Congress Center in Berlin, Germany on October 5th to 6th, 2010. It is dedicated to showcasing the world’s leading SOA and Cloud Computing experts.

Like to attend? Make sure that you do use the special Oracle 10% discount code “SOA10-ORADCT-10 » with your registration at – Speakers from our partner & friends & Oracle  include:

    Mohamad Afshar 


    Mohamad Afshar, PhD, is VP of Product Management for Oracle Fusion Middleware. He has core product management responsibilities for Oracle’s middleware portfolio and is a part of the team that is driving Oracle’s vision and strategy for convergence of infrastructure, next generation business automation, and event driven architecture. He has particular expertise in Services-Oriented Architectures and works closely with customers and partners who are driving enterprise-wide SOA initiatives. He holds a PhD in Parallel Database Systems from Cambridge University, UK.

    Mohamad recently joined the author team for the book “SOA Governance” which is scheduled for release in 2009.  Click Here to View Speaker Profile

    Manas Deb


    Dr. Manas Deb is a Senior Director in the Fusion Middleware/SOA+BPM+Governance Suites Group at Oracle HQ. He currently leads strategic engagement initiatives for Oracle’s service-oriented integration and BPM solutions worldwide. He is also responsible for Oracle’s SOA Methodology initiatives. Manas has worked in the software industry for over 20 years, most of which was spent in software product management/marketing and on architecting and leading a wide variety of enterprise-level application development and business integrations projects in a wide variety of industries. Manas attended post-graduate studies at University of Texas at Austin. He has a PhD in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, as well as an MBA.  Click Here to View Speaker Profile

    Lonneke Dikmans


    Lonneke Dikmans is Managing Partner at Approach. She is responsible for the SOA BPM practice and works as an architect at customer sites. Lonneke has hands-on experience with web services, service oriented architecture, and traditional J2EE applications on different platforms in a wide variety of industries. Besides acting as a project architect and sometimes enterprise architect, she advises companies that are setting up Service Oriented Architectures and BPM initiatives. Lonneke speaks regularly at conferences in Europe and the United States and publishes frequently on the internet and in magazines. Click Here to View Speaker Profile

    Dirk Krafzig


    Dirk has been dealing with the challenges of enterprise IT and distributed software architectures throughout his entire working life. He devoted himself to SOA in 2001 when he joined Shinka Technologies, a start-up company and platform vendor in the early days of XML-based Web services. Since then, Dirk has acquired a rich set of real world experience with this upcoming new paradigm both from the view point of a platform vendor and from the perspective of software projects in different industry verticals. Writing the book Enterprise SOA was an issue of personal concern to him as it provided the opportunity to share his experiences and many insights into the nature of enterprise IT with his readers.

    Today, Dirk works for SOAPARK, applying the guiding principles outlined in this book. Dirk has a Ph.D. in Natural Science and an MSc in Computer Science. He is married, farther of two kids, and lives in Dusseldorf, Germany. Dirk will be teaching the SOA Architect Certification post-conference workshop from Oct. 7-8/11-13, 2010. For more information, visit the Workshop Agendas page. Click Here to View Speaker Profile

    Juergen Kress


    An eight year Oracle veteran, Jurgen works at EMEA Alliances and Channels. As the founder of the Oracle EMEA SOA Partner Community and the global Oracle SOA Partner Advisory Council. With more than 2000 members from all over the world the SOA Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen hosts the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and quarterly events. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis.

    Berthold Maier


    Berthold Maier works for Oracle Consulting Germany as Chief Architect and has more than 15 years experience as developer, coach and architect in the area of building complex mission critical applications and integrations scenarios. Within last ten years in Oracle he has held several positions in the consulting organization including architect with focus on Java/JEE, Integration, SOA, BPM, DB, ECM, Security, Enterprise Architecture Management. Since Dec. 2006 Berthold took over the responsibility of chief architect for the consulting organization in Germany. In this management position he is responsible for the reference architecture around Integration. Berthold is also well-know as a conference speaker, book author and magazine writer.  Click Here to View Speaker Profile

    Linus Malmberg


    Linus Malmberg is founder and CEO of Cordial Business Advisers. During the 1990s he was pioneering BPR – Business Process Reengineering in Scandinavia amongst the region’s most successful companies and organizations. Mr. Malmberg has devoted his consulting work to develop adaptive organizations and carry through large transformations and the implementation of new business models. In 2007 he launched the training program Certified Business Architect in Sweden in order to establish a new profession: The Business Architect. The need to bridge the gap between business and IT is necessary in order to create the business models of the merging service economy. Today, more than 200 people have attended the twelve day program and have started a revolution in business development. Click Here to View Speaker Profile

    Hajo Normann

    photo_participantHajo Normann is SOA/BPM architect at HP Enterprise Services. Since 2005 he has helped with motivating, designing and implementing integration and process solutions for various customers using Oracle SOA Suite and BPM Suite. Hajo works on SOA/BPM principles, design guidelines and best practices.

    Hajo has been Oracle ACE Director since 2007. Since 2008, Hajo has been leading together with Torsten Winterberg (OPITZ Consulting) the special interest group “DOAG SIG SOA”. Hajo is a co-founder of the “Masons-of-SOA”, an inter-company network. This group consists of architects from Oracle Germany, Opitz Consulting, SOPERA and HP. Masons-of-SOA’s mission is to spread SOA knowledge and support projects / initiatives across companies. The masons meet regularly for thought exchange, and have written a multi article series on “yet untackled SOA topics”. They have also contributed to Thomas Erl’s book “SOA Design Patterns”. Click Here to View Speaker Profile

    Thomas Rischbeck


    Thomas works as a principal architect with [ipt], a Swiss consulting firm. In this position he helps blue chip clients achieve success with their SOA roadmap and implementation. Thomas is passionate about research in SOA and related middleware technologies; he actively engages with the international community, publishes articles and is a frequent speaker. He is also the author of three books, including a published dissertation.

    Thomas has a penchant for asynchronous, distributed and parallel architectures. Prior to joining [ipt] Thomas worked as a senior engineer with the Hewlett Packard middleware division (ex Bluestone). At HP he was the lead developer for the JMS message broker and its integration into the HP application server. He then joined Arjuna Ltd., a spin-off from HP. Thomas holds a PhD in Parallel Computing from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Click Here to View Speaker Profile

    Evgenia Rosa


    Evgenia Rosa is a Principal Consultant for SOA and BPM at Oracle Germany. In this role she advises Oracle customers and partners in building their architecture solutions based on Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle BPM Suite and Oracle BPA Suite while particularly focusing on alignment of BPM modelling and SOA Methodologies. Evgenia is working 15 years in the IT industry. Before joining Oracle she worked at the Research Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) where she was involved in German and European research projects in the area of distributed systems and next generation telecommunication solutions. Evgenia holds diploma in Computer Science from Technical University of Berlin. Click Here to View Speaker Profile

    Guido Schmutz


    Guido Schmutz works as a Technology Manager for Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA), Application Integration and Open Source based development at Trivadis, a leading independent IT service company operating in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He has worked in the software industry for over 20 years, most of which was spent in software development and on architecting. He has led a wide variety of enterprise-level application development and application integration projects in a wide variety of industries. His current focus is on SOA and Application Integration projects using the Oracle SOA platform. Guido is also an Oracle ACE Director for Fusion Middleware and SOA.

    Guido is co-author of the english book “Service Oriented Architecture: An Integration Blueprint”, the following german books “Spring 2.0 im Einsatz”, “Architecture Blueprints” and “Integration Architecture Blueprints” and he is a regular speaker at International Oracle and Java conferences. Click Here to View Speaker Profile

    Clemens Utschig-Utschig


    Clemens works for Boehringer-Ingelheim’s Global Business Services (GBS) as Chief Architect, helping to establish GBS’ next gen’ business architecture based on service orientation. Before joining BI he worked at the Oracle Headquarters in the United States as platform architect, working with the Fusion Applications development as advisor and supported customers all around the world on their journey towards implementing enterprise-wide SOA. During his platform engineering years, Clemens was responsible for cross product integration, strategic standards as well as a member to the Oracle’s SOA platform steering committee, and served on the OASIS TC for Service Component Architecture (SCA).

    In 2006 Clemens co-founded the “Masons-of-SOA”, an inter-company network founded by architects of Oracle Germany, Opitz, SOPEra (Eclipse Project Swordfish founders) and EDS, with the mission of spreading knowledge, fostering discussion and supporting SOA programs across companies and borders. After 14 articles on advanced SOA topics in the german Java Magazin, a three patterns in Thomas Erl’s SOA Design Patterns catalogue, they are currently working on “Next Generation SOA” – slated to release as part of the Service Oriented Computing Series of Prentice Hall for late 2010. Clemens is also a co-author of the SOA Manifesto. Click Here to View Speaker Profile

    Torsten Winterberg


    Torsten Winterberg works as Director Strategy and Innovation and Head of Competence Center SOA at OPITZ CONSULTING GmbH. He has a great deal of experience in building Java EE applications as fulfilling the roles of trainer, project coach and architect. His special interests include the design and development of complex IT systems based upon BPM, BPEL, ESB and service-oriented architectures in general. Click Here to View Speaker Profile

Like to attend? Make sure that you do use the special Oracle 10% discount code “SOA10-ORADCT-10 » with your registration at


See you in Berlin! Jürgen Kress

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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