Meet the Bloggers

Andy Thurai

Chief Architect & Group CTO, ASIP & Big Data, Intel

Andy Thurai is Chief Architect and Group CTO of Application Security and Identity Products with Intel, where he is responsible for architecting SOA, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Governance, Security, and Identity solutions for their major corporate customers. In his role, he is responsible for helping Intel/McAfee field sales, technical teams and customer executives. Prior to this role, he has held technology architecture leadership and executive positions with L-1 Identity Solutions, IBM (Datapower), BMC, CSC, and Nortel. His interests and expertise include Cloud, SOA, identity management, security, governance, and SaaS. He holds a degree in Electrical and Electronics engineering and has over 25+ years of IT experience.

He blogs regularly at You can also find him on LinkedIn at or on Twitter @AndyThurai.

Blake Dournaee

Blake Dournaee is currently the product manager responsible for Intel SOA Products. As a product manager at Sarvega, he was deeply involved in the development of their flagship XML security routing and acceleration appliance products. Blake was a specialist in applied cryptography applications at RSA Security and was a frequent speaker at many RSA conferences throughout the US and Europe. Blake is an established author who wrote the first book on XML security and co-authored SOA Demystified from Intel press.

Joe Welsh

Joe is a Proof of Concept Pre-Sales Engineer with Intel’s Application Security Software  &   Datacenter Software Divisions. He joined Intel after working as a Healthcare Integration and Software engineer. Joe’s current focus resides in helping provide integration solutions utilizing Intel’s flagship Expressway gateway security product line that includes: Intel Expressway Tokenization Broker, Service Gateway, and API Management products. When not working, Joe enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, music, live sports (soccer and hockey especially), and reading non-fiction.

Peter Logan

App Engineer & Pre Sales for Intel’s Application Security & Identity Products Group. I spend my time wandering about looking at interesting customer problems and generally getting messaging to go better, faster and safer. What I aim to give here is general tech goodness about actually using Intel® SOA Expressway in real world applications for SOA, security, integration and more. But I hope you find its not just howtos you’ll find here. I also want to talk about why you’d want to do things this way with Expressway.

Shi-Wan Lin

Shi-Wan Lin is currently an Intel Principal Engineer leading the Intel Expressway Service Gateway product design and development. Shi-Wan has more than a decade of experience in enterprise application architecture and security since his work with Sarvega in design and developing one of the first generations of XML/Security Gateway in the market place. His special interest includes data security (applied digital cryptography) and trust management (authentication/authorization), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web/REST Services, high-throughput and low-latency transport and messaging, and complex software system design. Prior to joining Sarvega and Intel, Shi-Wan worked in the areas of wireless and data communication with Lucent Technologies and Motorola.

Travis Broughton

Travis is an Enterprise Architect with over 15 years of experience designing and managing distributed systems. As an Enterprise Architect for Intel IT, Travis worked to deliver a private cloud-based Platform as a Service environment for Intel’s web API and application developers. He has also contributed to Intel’s cloud program, adding support for elastic scaling to the API backend for Intel AppUp®. Travis holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Florida.