Mr. Ross-Talbot is a professor of Distributed Computing at Kingston University in London. He is an Hon. Research Fellow at Napier University in Edinburgh. He is also an author of the SOA Manifesto and a former chair of all the Web Services standards in W3C. He is co-founder of the Zero Deviation Lifecycle (ZDLC) having been the CEO and CSO of the ZDLC Business Unit in Cognizant. Amongst his previous exploits are project Hoodini at Nomura, the founder of SpiritSoft and the first commercial Java Messaging System (JMS) and Complex Event Processing (CEP) systems. Mr. Ross-Talbot is currently a senior consultant for many large international banking clients.