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Toufic Boubez

Toufic Boubez

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Dr. Toufic Boubez is a well-respected SOA and Web services pioneer and co-author of the SOA Manifesto. He is a Certified SOA Architect and Security Specialist, as well as a consultant and Certified SOA Trainer for SOA Systems Inc. He is the founder of SOA Craftworks and the founder and CTO of Layer 7 Technologies, one of the most successful vendors in SOA Governance and Security. Prior to Layer 7, he was the Chief Architect for Web Services at IBM's Software Group, and the Chief Architect for the IBM Web Services tools. At IBM, he founded the first SOA team and drove IBM's early XML and Web Services strategies. As part of his early SOA activities, he co-authored the original UDDI specification, and co-authored a service description language that was a precursor to WSDL. His current activities span SOA Security, SOA Governance and the impact of Cloud Computing.

Toufic is a sought-after presenter and has chaired many XML and Web services conferences, including XML-One and WebServices-One. He has also been actively involved with various standards organizations such as OASIS, W3C and WS-I. He was the co-editor of the W3C WS-Policy specification, and the co-author of the OASIS WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation, and WS-Federation specifications. He has also participated on the OASIS WS-Security, SAML and UDDI Technical Committees. He is the author of many publications and several books, including "Building Web Services with Java" and the upcoming titles "SOA Governance" and "SOA Security: Practices, Patterns, and Technologies for Securing Services". InfoWorld named him to its "Ones to Watch" list in 2002, and CRN named him a Technology Innovator for 2004. Dr. Boubez holds a Master of Electrical Engineering degree from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University.

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