Dr. Thomas Rischbeck is an IT architect and business developer with [ipt], a local SOA consulting boutique with a Java technology focus (see Gartner's Guide to SOA Consulting). Thomas has a track record of successful SOA introduction and delivery projects with a number of Swiss blue-chip clients. He specializes in SOA reference architectures, SOA design patterns and SOA security. Prior to joining [ipt] Thomas worked as an architect with Arjuna Technologies and Hewlett Packard Middleware Labs where he gained extensive experience in Web Services architecture and development.
Thomas holds a PhD in Parallel Computing from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He engages with the world-wide SOA community, is a frequent speaker and book author (co-author of "SOA Design Patterns" and "Modern ESB Architecture for SOA" within the Prentice Hall SOA Series).