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 Dave Linthicum 

Independent Consultant and Technology Author

David S. Linthicum (Dave) is CTO of the Bick Group focusing on emerging technology spaces including cloud computing.   In addition, Dave is an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader, and the author and coauthor of 13 books on computing, including the best selling Enterprise Application Integration, and his latest book Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence.  Dave 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.  He is a blogger for InfoWorld, Intelligent Enterprise, and, covering SOA and enterprise computing topics.  Dave also has columns in Government Computer News, Cloud Computing Journal, SOA Journal, Align Journal, and is the editor of Virtualization Journal.

Dave’s industry experience includes tenure 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 including the University of Virginia, Arizona State University, and the University of Wisconsin.