I am an author, independent researcher and speaker exploring innovation, information technology trends and markets. I served as co-chair of the AI Summit, and have also participated in the IEEE International Conference on Edge Computing and the International SOA and Cloud Symposium series. I am also a co-author of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation in business and IT. Much of my research work is in conjunction with Forbes Insights and Unisphere Research/ Information Today, Inc., covering topics such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, digital transformation, and big data analytics. I am also a contributor to CNET, authoring the ZDNet "Service Oriented" site. In a previous life, I served as communications and research manager of the Administrative Management Society (AMS), an international professional association dedicated to advancing knowledge within the IT and business management fields. I am a graduate of Temple University.