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Venkata S.R. "Krishna" R. Chaganti

Paul J. Perrone is the Founder, President, and CTO at Assured Technologies, Inc. Through Assured Technologies (www.assuredtech.com), Paul provides software architecture and development consulting, mentoring, and training related to J2EE, XML, Web services, and object-oriented technologies. Paul has been involved with the architecture, design, and development of numerous large-scale enterprise systems and products for both Fortune 500 and medium-sized organizations. Paul also has co-authored the J2EE Developer's Handbook, Building Java Enterprise Systems with J2EE, and the Java Security Handbook, has published articles on Java, and has spoken at conferences such as JavaOne and Web Services Edge. He has an MS from the University of Virginia and a BS from Rutgers University. He is a member of the IEEE and ACM, has served as chapter chair for the Northern Virginia IEEE Computer Society, has helped in the startup of the Northern Virginia Java User's Group (NOVAJUG), and chairs the NOVAJUG's enterprise SIG. Paul is also an avid Java-based robot and AI tinkerer. Paul can be reached at pperrone@assuredtech.com or (703) 669-4054.

Venkata S. R. "Krishna" R. Chaganti is a senior software-engineering consultant and has been developing commercial applications software for the past 12 years. Krishna has cross-platform background in designing and developing Internet-based distributed systems across wide range of technologies, including DCE, CORBA, EJB, Web Services using Java and C/C++ programming languages. Krishna's experience also includes development of GUI based applications using Swing, JSP, Servlets, etc. Krishna has also been teaching and speaking Java and related technologies for five years. He has an MSEE in Computer Engineering and an MSEE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He also has a B.Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Nagarjuna University, A.P., India. Krishna can be reached at chaganti@erols.com.

Tom Schwenk is a Senior Software Consultant with Assured Technologies, Inc. Since 1995, he has been working with Java, specializing in highly scalable, distributed application design and development. He has been involved in the design and implementation of Java enterprise and e-commerce applications for both Fortune 500 and smaller size companies. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an ME in Biomedical Engineering, both from the University of Virginia. Tom can be reached at tschwenk@assuredtech.com.