Adam G. Neat is a consulting manager for one of the world’s leading management and IT consultancy firms. He is the Australian and New Zealand e-infrastructure lead, covering technical architectures such as host systems, storage systems, and operating systems (and all things in between), within the communications and technology industry. He is recognized as a global expert in infrastructure architectures, and he provides specialty expertise in technical architectures covering technologies such as J2EE/Java, various forms of middleware (MQ, CORBA, etc), large-scale systems, application design and architecture, and the deployment, configuration, and management of enterprise application servers such as IBM’s WebSphere, BEA’s WebLogic, and Sun’s SunOne Application Server. Adam is also heavily involved in the integration and production optimization of large-scale UNIX-based systems and databases such as DB2 and Oracle. Adam is a member of the Australian Institute of Management and holds a degree in computing systems from Monash University.