SOA and APIs - from SOAP to REST and beyond - POSTPONED

Tuesday 13 May 2014

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

6.00pm for 6.30pm start. Finish at 8.30pm

Unfortunately this event has been postponed. We hope to have a new date shortly.


Paul Fremantle, co-founder and CTO of WSO2


Service Oriented Architecture is an approach to building large integrated systems that has had a lot of traction over the last ten years. Recently, the 'new kid on the block' is the concept of Web APIs. In this session, Paul Fremantle, CTO at WSO2 will present a short history of SOA and APIs, as well as looking at how the best practice has evolved. He will cover the evolution of integration from RPC, CORBA and SOAP to REST, as well as looking at the emerging technologies and approaches.

Paul Fremantle

As Co-founder and CTO of WSO2, Paul Fremantle spearheads the company's overall technical and product strategy. Paul is an experienced software and product development professional, having previously worked as the product lead and architect for the IBM Web Services Gateway. Paul also has significant experience in Open Source and Open Standards: he was VP of Apache Synapse and co-chair of the OASIS WS-RX Technical Committee. Paul provides strong technical vision at WSO2 but also acknowledges with pride that he works closely with one of the best teams in the industry.

Paul has published many articles, both on the Web and in traditional forms, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences, including ApacheCon, Colorado Software Summit, XML Europe, Software Architecture, QCon and many others. He has published two books: Building Web Services in Java (2nd edition) and The XML Files.

Paul previously worked in IBM Global Services for 3 years, providing technical and business consultancy around the Internet and e-business. Before joining IBM, he was a consultant at ZS Associates, providing analytical sales forecasting consultancy to the pharmaceutical market.