Dr. Zakir Laliwala is an entrepreneur, an open source specialist, and a hands-on CTO at Attune Infocom. Attune Infocom provides enterprise open source solutions and services for SOA, BPM, ESB, Portal, cloud computing, and ECM. At Attune Infocom, he is responsible for product development and the delivery of solutions and services. He explores new enterprise open source technologies and defines architecture, roadmaps, and best practices. He has provided consultations and training to corporations around the world on various open source technologies such as Mule ESB, Activiti BPM, JBoss jBPM and Drools, Liferay Portal, Alfresco ECM, JBoss SOA, and cloud computing.
He received a Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology. He was an adjunct faculty at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), and he taught Master's degree students at CEPT.
He has published many research papers on web services, SOA, grid computing, and the semantic web in IEEE, and has participated in ACM International Conferences. He serves as a reviewer at various international conferences and journals. He has also published book chapters and written books on open source technologies. He was a co-author of the books Mule ESB Cookbook and Activiti5 Business Process Management Beginner's Guide, Packt Publishing.