As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle's EMEA fusion middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.
Prof. Ricardo Puttini holds a PhD in Communication Networks (2004) from the University of Brasília, where he teaches at the Electrical Engineering Department since 1998. He has 15+ years of experience as senior IT consultant at major Governmental institutions in Brazil. His research interests includes distributed systems architecture and security, particularly service-oriented architectures and cloud computing. Prof. Puttini authored several academic articles and co-authored the book Cloud Computing – Concepts, Technology and Architecture, published by Prentice-Hall in 2013.