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Roland Barcia is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO for the Mobile and WebSphere Foundation for Software Group Lab Services. Roland is responsible for technical thought leadership and strategy, practice technical vitality, and technical enablement. He works with many enterprise clients on mobile strategy and implementations. He is the coauthor of four books and has published more than 50 articles and papers on topics such as mobile technologies, IBM MobileFirst, Java Persistence, Ajax, REST, JavaServer Faces, and messaging technologies. He frequently presents at conferences and to customers on various technologies. Roland has spent the past 16 years implementing middleware systems on various platforms, including Sockets, CORBA, Java EE, SOA, REST, web, and mobile platforms. He has a master’s degree in computer science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.