Kyle Brown is a Distinguished Engineer and CTO of Emerging Technologies with IBM Software Services and Support for WebSphere. He has 20 years of experience in designing and architecting large-scale systems. In his role as a DE, he is responsible for helping customers adopt emerging technologies, specifically cloud technologies and services-oriented approaches. He specializes in developing and promoting best practices approaches to designing large-scale systems using SOA, Java Enterprise Edition (JEE), and the IBM WebSphere product family. He is a best-selling author and regular conference speaker, as well as an internationally recognized expert in patterns, JEE, and object technology.