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Ali Arsanjani

Kerrie Holley has a wealth of experience in application development, software engineering, systems engineering, IT consulting, and enterprise architecture. Mr. Holley has operated as Chief Architect, Strategist, Consultant, and Designer on more than fifty SOA projects. In his current role, he oversees hundreds of SOA projects in their technical direction, strategy, and successful deployment. Mr. Holley’s current focus is on the convergence of business rules, business process management, analytics, and SOA in making businesses more agile. Mr. Holley holds several SOA patents and has a BA in mathematics from DePaul University and a Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul School of Law. Mr. Holley has worked in a senior capacity for several companies, including Bank of America, Tandem Computers, Ernst & Young and is currently an IBM Fellow.


Dr. Arsanjani is a rare mix of industry hands-on consulting and academic research that he leverages in his Chief Technology Officer role as advisor to high-profile companies. Through his experience as strategist, consultant, and architect, he has helped companies achieve business performance through leveraging and changing IT. His current area of focus is to enable companies to achieve higher levels of business performance and enable them to optimize their business through the agility gained in concert with IT and business operations. Ali Arsanjani has chaired standard bodies such as The Open Group and is responsible for co-leading the SOA Reference Architecture, SOA Maturity Model, and Cloud Computing Architecture standards. In his role as Chief Architect, he and his team specialize in harvesting and developing best-practices for the modeling, analysis, design, and implementation of SOA and Web Services on hundreds of projects.


He is a hands-on, sought-after architect around the world on large SOA projects, and he is the principal author of the industry first Service-Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA) method for SOA. His work on variation-oriented analysis allows companies to build less software but achieve higher gains, and his patterns for service- oriented software architecture combine SOA with business process management, business rules, and analytics to achieve higher levels of maturity for organizations.