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David Chappell, Chief Technologist of Oracle SOA


David Chappell is vice president and chief technologist for SOA at Oracle Corporation, and is driving the vision for Oracle's SOA on App Grid initiative. Chappell has 25 years of experience in the software industry covering a broad range of roles in leading edge architecture, and spends much of his time of late working with IT leaders to define new strategies for Service Oriented Applications that scale reliably and predictably in corporate cloud environments. He is well known worldwide for his writings and public lectures on the subjects of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), service grid, the enterprise service bus (ESB), message oriented middleware (MOM), enterprise integration, and is a co-author of many advanced Web Services standards.

As author of several books including the O'Reilly Enterprise Service Bus book, Dave has had tremendous impact on redefining the shape and definition of service infrastructure. He has extensive experience in distributed computing infrastructure, including ESB, SOA Governance, application server infrastructure, JMS and MOM, EAI, CORBA, and COM.

Chappell and his works have received many industry awards including the "Java™ Technology Achievement Award" from JavaPro magazine for "Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Java Community", and the CRN Magazine "Top 10 IT leaders" award for "casting larger-than-life shadow over the industry".