Jason Bloomberg, President
Jason Bloomberg is President of ZapThink, a Dovel Technologies Company. He is a global thought leader in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture. He created the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, and runs the LZA course as well as his Cloud Computing for Architects course around the world. He is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer, including as a regular columnist on US Government IT for CIO Magazine and blogger for DevX.
Mr. Bloomberg is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in August 2011. His book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. His newest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution: How Cloud Computing, REST-based SOA, and Mobile Computing are Changing Enterprise IT (John Wiley & Sons), is due in the spring of 2013.
Mr. Bloomberg has a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting). He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).
Erich Oliphant leads the implementation of key Dovèl projects, as well as providing overall guidance and leadership for Dovèl technical staff. Oliphant has over 20 years’ experience in the design, development and deployment of large‐scale, mission‐critical systems for federal civilian, DoD and NGO customers.
Mr. Oliphant has broad‐based experience with SOA as well as Event‐Driven and Space‐based architectural approaches to system development. He is proficient in both CMMI and Agile development practice and is well‐versed in leading‐edge Open Source technologies. He has been instrumental in the development of Dovèl’s “Smart Source” approach, which delivers harmonized, cost‐effective solutions based on best‐of‐breed Open Source/COTS products. Mr. Oliphant has recently begun to focus on innovations in social media, mobile technology and the Semantic Web.
Leonid Felikson has over 25 years of experience in software design, development, and implementation of large scale enterprise distributed systems, including consultation for both the government and private sectors. He has a diversified background in Information Systems and Enterprise Architecture. For the past 12 years, his focus has been on distributed computing; systems analysis, design, and integration; web services patterns and technologies; and service-oriented architecture and practices.
Mr. Felikson has extensive hands-on experience in product development and architecture in the software industry and he is a named expert in the field of distributed computing. He is a thought leader in providing the best solutions in IT strategy and in developing and utilizing SOA adoption enterprise-scale programs and SOA roadmaps. He is an innovator in establishing practices of modeling, designing, developing, and deploying services, performing both leadership and technical roles in delivering enterprise-scale applications and business process integration implementations.
Mr. Felikson devotes his time to knowledge sharing and education, mentoring and evangelizing SOA concepts and SOA practices. He has taught courses and seminars on the principles of operating systems and computer programming, as well as database concepts and design, data structures and algorithms, and software architecture and methodologies at a variety of public and private organizations.
Felikson has extensive teaching experience, working with a variety of schools and colleges, including serving as faculty at Johns Hopkins University for the last 14 years. He has developed curricula and taught courses within the CS and IST graduate programs at JHU. Since 2005, Felikson has been a contributing member of WS-I, participating and contributing to the development of the WS-I Basic Profile 1.2 and the WS-I Reliable Secure Profile 1.0. Felikson received his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the Ural Polytechnic Institute, in Russia.
Amresh Das has over fifteen years of experience in the IT industry with a proven track record in architecting complex projects, leading diverse high-performance teams, conducting business analysis, and developing software applications. His current engagement is with FAA in architecting and building the SWIM SOA infrastructure for NextGen initiative within FAA. Prior to this, he was a Lead Architect at NAVTEQ, a NOKIA company, for a Location Based Content Management platform. His main area of focus has been IT consulting providing world class solutions to both commercial and federal government clients. Mr. Das holds a BS in Engineering from one of the top universities in India (REC, Bhopal).