Shashank Tiwari is a Managing Partner & CTO at Treasury of Ideas, a technology driven innovation and value optimization company. As an experienced software developer and architect, he is adept in a multitude of technologies. He is an internationally recognized speaker, author and mentor. As an expert group member on a number of JCP (Java Community Process) specifications he has been actively participating in shaping the future of Java. He is also an Adobe Flex Champion and a common voice in the RIA community. Currently, he passionately builds rich high performance scalable applications and advises many on RIA and SOA adoption. His clients range from large financial service corporations to brilliant startups, whom he helps translate cutting edge ideas into reality. He is also actively engaged in training and mentoring developers and architects in leading edge technology. He is the author of a number of books and articles, including Advanced Flex 3 (Apress, 2008) and Professional BlazeDS (Wiley, 2009). He lives with his wife and two sons in New York. More information about him can be accessed at his website (http://www.shanky.org).