A-Team Chronicles


About The A-Team and A-Team Chronicles

The A-Team is a central, outbound, highly technical team comprised of Enterprise Architects, Solution Specialists and Software Engineers within the Fusion Middleware Product Development Organization that works with customers and partners, world wide, providing guidance on implementation best practices, architecture, troubleshooting and how best to use Oracle products to solve customer business needs.

The A-Team Chronicles website aggregates and organizes content produced by The A-Team members.
This content captures best practices, tips and tricks and guidance that the A-Team members gain from real-world experiences, working with customers and partners on implementation projects, through Architecture reviews, issue resolution and more.
A-Team Chronicles makes this content available, through short and to the point articles to all our customers and partners in a consistent, easy to find and organized way.


Jack Desai

Jack Desai is a Consulting Solution Architect in the 'A-Team' where he is primarily focused on Fusion Applications Integration Architecture and Solutions. He is also an architect of Fusion Applications on-premise P2T tool. He is widely acknowledged as the go-to expert in Fusion middleware technologies such as SOA (BPEL, Mediator, EDN, OSB, Task flow, BPM), messaging architecture (AQ, Weblogic, IBM MQ, ApacheMQ), High Availability and Disaster strategies. He continues to assist internal and external customers from architecture reviews to POCs to escalations in Fusion Applications, leveraging his extensive experience in fusion middleware technologies. He has 25 years of experience with proven ability to recognize and apply IT to emerging trends across all functional areas of the business. Prior to Oracle A-Team, he was in Oracle Consulting Services managing Financial Services sector in New England (Boston). Prior to Oracle, he has has held various management positions in Mobile and Paging wireless industries.

Mark Foster

Mark Foster is a Consulting Solution Architect in the FMW Architects Team. He is focused on BPM & ACM and is widely acknowledged as one of the go-to experts in these products having helped customers worldwide, from architecture reviews to escalations. He has over 25 years experience in the IT industry and over 10 years as an Integration & Solutions Architect. Prior to Oracle, Mark worked for Sun Microsystems & SeeBeyond in very similar roles, and before this Mark worked as an Integration Architect at Royal Bank of Scotland / NatWest Bank. Outside of work Mark is a keen runner & triathlete having competed at distances up to IronMan. Mark lives in France, just south of Strasbourg at the foot of the Vosges mountains.