Dr. Sanjiva Veeravarana, CEO and Founder of API WSO2, received the 2022 IEEE TCSVC Innovation Award.
The award is determined by the Technical Community for Computer Services (TCSVC) of the IEEE. It recognizes technologists who have a significant influence on the direction of research and development in the field, transfer theory into practice in meaningful and innovative ways and / or allow the provision of influential products / systems / solutions for commercial services.
During its 30 years in the industry, Weerawarana has led the creation of open source web services and technologies that have been important in creating the API economy.
For example, he co-authored specifications such as Web Services Description Language (WSDL) and Web Services Business Process Language (BPEL4WS).
Weerawarana is also working on open source technologies such as the Apache Axis2 web services engine and the Ballerina programming language.
In addition, during its time in the WSO2, the company has driven innovations that are used by Fortune 500 companies, universities and government agencies. The company’s Choreo platform applies the basics of BPEL4WS in low code format so that non-programmers can create distributed applications.
“I have been fortunate to be at the center of several major waves of software technology that have provided opportunities to change the way technologists build solutions and experiences that improve the way we work, live and play,” said Dr. Weerawarana. “It is a great honor for me to be recognized with the IEEE TCSVC Innovation Award 2022 and I look forward to continuing to push the boundaries of how software can support organizations and the people they serve.”
WSO2 founder receives 2022 IEEE TCSVC Research Innovation Award