Naresh Apte

Naresh Apte is the founder and CEO of TasmanAve, Inc., a company dedicated to developing products and solutions based on web services. He is an internationally recognized author and has given talks at several companies and government organizations on the vision of web services, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and related technologies. He is also involved in providing strategic consulting to IT and business managers on technology issues. He can be reached at

Toral Mehta

Toral Mehta was program manager for HP's e-Speak development team, focused on e-Speak's service registry technology. She has extensive experience in designing and managing large-scale enterprise applications to maximize scalability and availability. Currently, she is a program manager for HP's Web services platform and is active in the UDDI community.