About the Author
Alexandre Alves has over 12 years of experience in software development, working for large companies such as IBM and Oracle. He has worked with network management, CORBA, JEE, Web-Services, OSGi, BPEL, CEP, and middleware technologies in general. He is the co-author of the WS-BPEL 2.0 specification, co-author of BPEL for Java specification, author of the "OSGi in Depth" book, and a steering committee member of the Event Processing Technical Society (EPTS).
Robin J. Smith
As a Product Management/Strategy Director at Oracle Corporation, Robin is responsible for the Event Driven Architecture and Complex Event Processing technologies, focused on the evolution and delivery of the award winning and innovative Oracle Event Processing product, a corner-stone technology of the Oracle Event Driven Architecture strategy. Previously at BEA Systems, he successfully delivered the BEA WebLogic Event Server, the industry's first and only EDA CEP Java Application Server based on an exposed, customized OSGi framework. At Sun Microsystems, as a software Product Line Manager for 8 years, he focused on the product management and marketing for the core SOA technologies, Netscape Process Manager and the award winning Sun Java Studio Enterprise, a visual development and infrastructure environment focused on SOA, UML design tools and Java application profiling techniques. Over his career, Robin has worked in all of the major computing domains, acquiring expertise as an architect for a leading Universal Content Management System and designed, engineered, and implemented unique performance and systems management software for the Java Platform, AS/400 and VM Operating systems that have been used worldwide.
Lloyd Williams has over 17 years of experience in the software development and IT industry. Lloyd graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1995 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) specializing in Management Information Systems and Operations Management. He then moved to California to start consulting in the telecommunications industry. Since then, he has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies around the globe in every industry. Lloyd's experience ranges from large telecommunications and automotive projects working with global systems integrators to leading the development of small event-driven RFID solutions at a small start-up
He is currently an Outbound Product Manager working for Oracle within the Business Integration team of the Oracle Fusion Middleware product family. He works with customers around the globe developing solutions that integrate Oracle Event Processing with SOA and BPM solutions.