I'm currently Chairman and CEO of WSO2, the company I founded in 2005 to build an entirely different breed of middleware. Prior to that, I spent nearly 8 years at IBM Research, where I led the development of the Web services middleware platform. I've been a long time contributor to Apache, starting in 1998 with Apache Xalan. I started the Lanka Software Foundation in 2003 to help Sri Lankan developers contribute to open source development. I teach part time at Univ. of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.