Alex Nghiem (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the President of Blue Samba Solutions, LLC (www.bluesamba.com), a consulting and training firm that focuses on web services solutions. Previously, he founded and sold a boutique e-business consulting firm, Global Objects, to a major e-business consulting firm. He has served many roles including VP of Engineering/CTO, instructor and mentor, and author of a textbook (NextStep Programming, Prentice Hall 1993). A member of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO), he is authoring a book on web services (Prentice Hall, early 2002) and co-authoring another on financial supply chain management (Q1 2002). His hobbies include salsa dancing, traveling and snowboarding.