He is the CTO and founder of Blue Mountain Labs and an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader. He is the author and coauthor of 13 books on computing, including the best-selling “Enterprise Application Integration” (Addison Wesley). He keynotes at many leading technology conferences on Cloud Computing, SOA, Web 2.0, and Enterprise Architecture, and has appeared on a number of TV and radio shows as a computing expert. For the last 10 years, he has focused on the technology and strategies around Cloud Computing and how to make Cloud Computing work for the modern Enterprise. This includes work with several Cloud Computing startups. Mr. Linthicum’s industry experience includes tenures as CTO and CEO of several successful software companies, and upper-level management positions in Fortune 100 companies. In addition, he was an associate Professor of computer science for eight years and continues to lecture at major technical colleges and universities. His latest book is “Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise”, a Step-by-Step Approach.