Venkata V. Gadepalli (Vishy) is a member of the WebSphere Enablement Team based in Raleigh. He has more than eight years of experience in the IT field and has been involved in customer engagements involving WebSphere Portal server for the last four years. He has authored numerous papers, which have been published both internally within IBM and externally outside of IBM. He has also spoken at many conferences on topics involving WebSphere Portal and how it integrates with other back-ends. Vishy also co-authored the first edition of this book.