Charles Bess is a Fellow in the HP Services and Solutions Research lab focusing on next generation business value generation. In his career, he has been the leader of HP’s global architecture capability, the Chief Technologist for numerous large clients and internal structures for HP and EDS. He is an avid blogger and regularly publishes outside HP. He has also led HP’s internal global technical conference. Charles received a BSEE degree from Purdue and an MBA from SMU. He is currently licensed as a professional engineer, certified as a distinguished architect by The Open Group and a senior IEEE member.