Hugh Taylor is a social software evangelist for IBM Lotus Software. Previously, he worked at SOA Software and Microsoft. He is the author of The Joy of SOX: Why Sarbanes Oxley and Service-Oriented Architecture May Be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You and coauthor of Understanding Enterprise SOA. He is a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s School of Information and a frequent presenter at technology industry conferences. Hugh earned his BA and MBA from Harvard College.
Angela Yochem is an executive in a multinational technology company and is a thought leader in architecture practices and large-scale technology management. Angela has held senior leadership roles in Fortune 50 companies where she drove technology transformation based on business objectives. Prior to her executive roles, Angela specialized in design and delivery of large-scale distributed systems and solutions to complex integration and convergence challenges. She has extensive B2B and B2C commerce implementation experience, with a foundation in systems design and network design and management of multicampus networks. Angela is the author of J2EE and WebLogic Server, 2nd Edition and is an IASA Fellow and an US Patent holder. Angela serves on executive boards and is a regular speaker at events and forums in the United States and abroad.
Les Phillips is a VP of enterprise architecture at SunTrust Banks Inc. Leveraging more than 15 years of industry experience, Les lays out the strategic and business foundation for many enterprise areas. Throughout his career Les has applied smart strategies and inventive ideas on pressing business objectives in fields such as supply chain, telecommunications, banking, retail, and education. He’s passionate when discussing his business transformation experience. Focusing on enterprise concerns and event-driven analytics, Les inspires and effectively helps businesses transform their DNA to achieve their market potential and performance goals. A longtime cyberspace veteran, Les specializes in system integration. He has enabled numerous Fortune 500 businesses to expand their awareness by integrating their systems with the outside world. On these engagements, he led many initiatives to maximize current IT investments by exposing their inherent strengths as business services. Les combines his skills with a twist of logic and a dash of creativity to form mouthwatering architectural cocktails.
Frank Martinez is a recognized expert in the area of distributed, enterprise application, and infrastructure platforms. Mr. Martinez is focused on driving development of scalable service-oriented infrastructure software that integrates business processes and information enterprisewide. Mr. Martinez’s reputation as a technological visionary is demonstrated by his record of bringing innovative and commercially successful software solutions to market. He has had operating roles as a senior executive of several VC-backed firms and was instrumental in building Intershop Communications into a multibillion dollar public company in less than three years. Mr. Martinez was recently named an InfoWorld Innovator by InfoWorld magazine and has also been named one of 25 leading IT innovators by CRN.