Mifan Careem is Vice President of Solutions Architecture at WSO2. Based out of New York, he heads the customer technical interactions at WSO2, leading the Solutions Architecture team and working closely with customers and internal teams in mapping WSO2 technology to customer domains. He specializes in API architectures, micro-services and ubiquitous technology, spatial architectures, E-Government and Big Data. Mifan holds a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business and is a PhD student at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka focusing on spatial technologies. Mifan is a frequent speaker at events around the globe and was a founding member and board director of the Sahana Software Foundation, a global open source foundation that created the Sahana Disaster Management System. Mifan is a frequent traveller, a self proclaimed musician and football/soccer fanatic and spends most of his free time immersed in the mythical world of Terry Pratchett!
In 2008, Mifan co-founded and was CTO of Respere, a technology startup providing ICT solutions around E-Government and Emergency Management. He also played the role of consultant spatial and technology architect for many government initiatives in Sri Lanka under the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka. Mifan was also a visiting lecturer at the University of Moratuwa.