About the Author
Heidi Buelow is a product manager with Oracle and is responsible for Oracle SOA Suite programs such as beta and technical previews. Heidi joined Oracle in 2006, after having spent the previous 10 years as Chief Application Architect with a startup developing a Business Process Management engine, developer toolset, and application framework. Heidi started her career as a software developer at Xerox, working on the Xerox Network Services and Star Workstation products where she first learned to appreciate object-oriented and services-oriented technologies. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
Manas Deb is a senior director in the Fusion Middleware/SOA, BPM, Governance Suites Product Group at Oracle HQ. He currently leads outbound product management and many strategic engagement initiatives for Oracle's SOA, BPM, and Governance solutions, worldwide. He is also responsible for Oracle/HQ-based SOA Methodology initiatives. Manas has worked in the software industry for over twenty years, most of which was spent in software product management/marketing and on architecting; he has also led a wide variety of enterprise-level application development and business integration projects in a wide variety of industries. A graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology (KGP), Manas attended post-graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his PhD in an inter-disciplinary program comprising Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Engineering. Manas also has an MBA with specialization in international business.
Jayaram Kasi is a product manager with Oracle, and focuses on SOA technologies. Before that, he had been a software architect for 20 years working on relational database kernels at HP, OLTP monitors based on DCE at HP, High Availability at HP, ECommerce Infrastructure at Commerce One, and Enterprise Service Bus at BEA. Jayaram has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Hawaii.
Demed L'Her is Director of Product Management at Oracle, where he is responsible for the Oracle SOA Suite. He has been with Oracle since 2006, focusing on ESB, JMS, and next-generation SOA platforms. Before joining Oracle, Demed spent eight years with TIBCO Software, a pioneer in electronic trading, message-oriented middleware, and enterprise integration. He has been involved in some of the largest messaging and integration projects around the world, from trading floors in Tokyo to semiconductor manufacturing fabs in Arizona. Demed holds an Engineering Degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Université de Bretagne Occidentale and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Université de Rennes I.
Prasen Palvankar is a Director of Product Management at Oracle and is responsible for providing strategic support to Oracle's SOA Suite current and prospective customers. He is also responsible for outbound SOA Suite product-related activities, including field and partner enablement and training. Prasen has over 20 years of experience in software development and has been working for Oracle since 1998. He was a Technical Director in the Advanced Technology Solutions group at Oracle Consulting, delivering large-scale integration projects before taking on his current role four years ago. Before joining Oracle, Prasen worked as a Principal Software Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation.