Stephen G. Bennett is a Senior Enterprise Architect at Oracle, and previously with BEA where he was the Americas SOA Practice Lead within BEA’s consulting division. Stephen is focused on providing thought leadership, best practices, and architecture guidance around SOA, and more recently cloud computing. Stephen has spoken at several conferences and customer events. Stephen has co-chaired a number of working groups within the Open Group organization around SOA Governance and TOGAF/SOA. Stephen has delivered technology management and enterprise architecture consulting to many enterprise customers. Before becoming a consultant, Stephen was involved in delivering enterprise-wide mission-critical systems within the investment banking industry.