As Vice President of Technology Evangelism at WSO2, Chris Haddad raises visibility, awareness, and knowledge of Cloud, API Management, Service Oriented Architecture, and how to re-invent software delivery. Chris works closely with developers, architects, or C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Previously, Chris led research team at Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment. The team advanced best practices in Platform as a Service, Cloud Application Architecture Patterns, Service Oriented Architecture, and application middleware. Prior to joining Gartner, Haddad’s experience includes building software development teams, creating infrastructure frameworks, establishing repeatable development methodologies, contributing to open source frameworks, hiring and mentoring development talent, and delivering Software as a Service (SaaS) and Internet applications. Other accomplishments include gaining Apache Axis committer status and speaking at industry events including Gartner Application Architecture Development and Integration (AADI), Gartner Symposium, Burton Group’s Catalyst Conference, Enterprise Architecture Summit, Networld+Interop, Sys-Con SOAWorld, JBossWorld, OMG Workshops, IASA IT Architecture Regional Conferences, and SDWest.