John J. LaLone (73) is the Worldwide Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Sales Executive with direct management responsibility for the team of worldwide SOA Sales Specialists, along with business direction for over 100 SOA sales and technical specialists positioned around the globe. Although reporting within IBM Software Group where he has served more than 20 years, his responsibility and business goals include solutions that span all IBM divisions and brands. John is involved in many ministries as an active church member. He is currently focused on spiritual formation through small group ministries at North Raleigh, North Carolina Church of the Nazarene, along with supporting Tapestry, a ministry to inner city needs in Raleigh. John and his wife, Jan (Smith, 75) live in Wake Forest, N.C. and have three children and three grandchildren.