Prior to the acquisition of Infravio, Inc. by webMethods, Miko served as Vice President of Marketing and Technology Standards at Infravio, where he led marketing operations and strategic planning. Miko emerged as an industry thought leader at The Middleware Company, where he was a co-creator responsible for building the partner program for SOA Blueprints, the first complete vendor-neutral specification of an SOA application set, supported by BEA, Borland, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Veritas and others.
At Systinet, Miko worked with the executive team and offshore development center on product development, product strategy and outbound marketing, including representing the company at industry events. At Sun Microsystems, Miko held the position of Chief Java Evangelist, where he was a visible spokesperson for Java technologies and worked closely with Java ISVs and licensees to further the developer community.
Miko holds a MS in Neuroscience from Yale University and an MBA from San Francisco State University.
Bjoern Brauel is Vice President and Deputy CTO at Software AG. He speaks on Software AG’s SOA strategy at conferences and trade shows as well as customer events and seminars worldwide. Bjoern also works with customers, communities and analysts to drive technology trends, enable customer visions and understand future IT needs. Bjoern has a strong technology background, having working in R&D, pre-sales and also marketing and product strategy. He is well known in the industry as a speaker who is able to translate technology messages to a business audience while remaining precise and honest. For the past five years, Bjoern has focused mainly on SOA, Business Process Management (BPM) and integration technologies around XML and Web services. Prior to joining Software AG, he had worked in the open source community for more than 10 years.