About the Authors

About the Authors

Here is a little information about the people who provided this month’s articles.


Madhu Tanikella - Performance Modeling and Capacity Planning in Application Performance Management (APM)

Madhu Tanikella is a Senior Technology Architect at Infosys, having 13+ years of experience in providing delivery and consulting services in the area of Performance Engineering & Performance Tuning for Enterprise Software Systems, implemented in client-server, n-tier, SOA, Messaging Middleware architectures. He has specialized expertise in the areas of Performance Modeling, NFR Validation, Workload Modeling, Performance Tuning of Java/J2EE, Oracle Database, TIBCO Business Works and IBM MQ, Capacity Planning and Hardware Sizing for distributed software systems. Madhu is certified in ‘IBM Cloud Computing Architecture’ and ‘IBM SOA Solution Designer’. He can be contacted at [email protected].


Stephen Balzac - Chess Trap

Stephen Balzac is an expert on leadership and organizational development. A consultant, author, and professional speaker, he is president of 7 Steps Ahead, an organizational development firm focused on helping businesses get unstuck. Steve is the author of “The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development,” and “Organizational Psychology for Managers.” He is also a contributing author to volume one of “Ethics and Game Design: Teaching Values Through Play.” For more information, or to sign up for Steve’s monthly newsletter, visit www.7stepsahead.com. You can also contact Steve at 978-298-5189 or [email protected].