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Thomas Erl is the world's top-selling SOA author, series editor of the Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing Series from Thomas Erl, and editor of the SOA Magazine. In cooperation with SOASchool.comT, Thomas has helped develop the curriculum for the internationally recognized SOA Certified Professional accreditation program. Thomas is also the founding member of the SOA Manifesto Working Group and oversees the SOAPatterns.org initiative.


Robert Laird is a senior architect at IBM, leading in the software product architecture for SOA Governance and SOA Policy.  He has 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry at MCI and Verizon Business.  Bob has extensive consulting experience across a wide range of global and industry organizations and has written two other SOA books and numerous articles. 


Leo Shuster has directed Enterprise Architecture and SOA strategy and execution for a number of organizations including Nationwide Insurance, National City Corporation, Ohio Savings Bank and Progressive Insurance. He has over 15 years of IT experience.


Andre Tost works as a Senior Technical Staff Member in the IBM Software Group, where he helps IBM's customers establishing Service-Oriented Architectures. His special focus is on Web services, Enterprise Service Bus technology and SOA Governance.


Robert Moores has over 25 years experience in the IT industry and is currently Head of Information and Media Services at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. His experience encompasses insurance, utilities, government, health and education.