Chris is a manager in the Enterprise Architecture group at TELUS in Vancouver. He draws upon over 11 years of consulting experience as a Senior Technology Manager at Accenture helping to deliver large-scale development efforts at companies such as Cisco Systems, EMC, Alcan, Sears, Cablevision, GTAA, and 407-ETR.
Chris graduated from the University of Waterloo's engineering program (Civil) in 1996. He is a recent Toronto transplant to Vancouver and is fully enjoying the surrounding mountains.
Developing and deploying software solutions in enterprise environments often involves integration of components across multiple systems, data stores, vendor COTS packages, and disparate patterns such as J2EE, .NET, or batch processing. An important aspect to successful project delivery and user acceptance is the ability to model and predict the performance characteristics of the overall solution. This understanding is pivotal in complex enterprise 'ecosystems' involving worldwide call centre operations, international consumer web presence, and multiple datacentres.
Mr. Collition presents an enterprise-grade performance readiness approach highlighting correct design patterns, testing approaches, and tuning techniques. Particular emphasis is on J2EE application stacks involving synchronous, asynchronous, and batch processing using Weblogic and Oracle Real Application Clusters.