As Vice President of Technology Evangelism at WSO2, Chris Haddad raises visibility, awareness, and knowledge of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), service-oriented architecture (SOA), API management, and application platform strategies. He works closely with developers, architects and C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Previously, he led a research team at Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment. The team advanced best practices in PaaS, cloud application architecture patterns, SOA, and application middleware. Prior to joining Gartner, his experience includes building software development teams, creating infrastructure frameworks, establishing repeatable development methodologies, contributing to open source frameworks, hiring and mentoring development talent, and delivering Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Internet applications.