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Keith Guttridge

Sr Director Analyst

Keith Guttridge is an analyst in the Application Architecture, Infrastructure and Integration group. Mr. Guttridge's major focus for integration technologies is Application Integration Software (ESB&EAI) and integration platform as a service (iPaaS&EiPaaS). From an architecture perspective, he focuses on MASA, SOA and EDA. He also covers organizational issues for integration, including integration competency centers (ICCs), integration strategy empowerment teams(ISET) and centers of excellence (COEs).

Previous experience

While at Visa Europe, Mr. Guttridge was responsible for the middleware technology strategy and roadmap. He also worked as an integration architect on a large number of high-volume, card processing systems. Prior to that, he worked at IBM, initially as a developer on IBM integration products and finally as a consultant for the full IBM integration suite.

Professional background

Visa Europe

Middleware Architect

IBM

Middleware Consultant

IBM

Middleware Product Developer

Areas of coverage

Application Leaders

Integration Architecture and Platforms (retired)

Education

P.G.Dip., Software Engineering, Oxford University

B.Sc., Computer Science, University of Hull

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Integration competency centers and centers of excellence

2Integration strategies

3Integration technologies