Dr. Zakir Laliwala is an entrepreneur, open source specialist, and hands-on CTO of Attune Infocom. Attune Infocom provides Enterprise and Open Source solutions and services for SOA, BPM, ESB, Portal, cloud computing, and ECM. At Attune Infocom, he is responsible for solutions & services delivery and product development. He is exploring new Enterprise-Open Source and defining architecture, roadmap, and best practices. He has provided consulting and training on various open source technologies to corporations around the world on Mule ESB, Activiti BPM, JBoss jBPM and Drools, Liferay Portal, Alfresco ECM, Jboss SOA, and cloud computing.
Dr. Zakir received his Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology. He was Adjunct Faculty at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), and CEPT University where he taught Master’s students.
He has published many research papers in IEEE and ACM International conferences on Web Services, SOA, Grid Computing, and the Semantic Web. He also serves as a reviewer at various international conferences and journals. He has been a co-author for book chapters and is writing a book on open source technologies. He is a co-author of the books Mule ESB Cookbook and Activiti5 Business Process Management Beginner's Guide.