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Breaking Down Enterprise Silos in the Cloud: Report from Cloud Expo

I had the pleasure of delivering my first conference presentation as the President of Intellyx yesterday at Cloud Expo in New York. My talk, Breaking Down Enterprise Silos in the Cloud, introduced Bloomberg Agile Architecture to a live audience (download the presentation from SlideShare). I’m pleased (and relieved!) to say the reaction was quite positive. The feedback centered on the breadth of the vision: yes, Cloud was a part of the story, but I touched upon organizational change, Agile methodologies, next-Generation SOA, DevOps, and more. After a day of Cloud-related sales pitches from vendors, my “the world isn’t all about the Cloud” angle was a welcome relief for my audience.

Furthermore, Intellyx’s focus on business agility, rather than on a particular technology trend or industry, is also receiving quite positive feedback. Too many of the presentations at technology conferences forget that the point to technology is to solve business problems. As a result, my agility-driven message was understood and appreciated.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).

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