Gil is CTO and co-founder at Azul Systems, which he started with the goal of eliminating common Java responsiveness, performance, and scale barriers. At Azul, Gil has pioneered numerous Java firsts including Pauseless Garbage Collection, Java Virtualization, and Elastic memory. With over two decades of experience in the software industry, Gil is a frequent speaker at Java industry events. He holds a BSEE from the Technion, and has been awarded 24 patents in computer related technologies.
Dr. Susanne Cech Previtali is member of Infrastructure Architecture of Credit Suisse. She is the platform architect of the Java Application Platform at Credit Suisse and responsible for the construction guidelines for the development of large scale JEE applications. Her main focus is the identification and standardization of new technologies that aid the development and operations of large-scale applications. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Susanne obtained a PhD in Computer Science from ETH Zurich, tackling the problem of dynamic software updating for object-oriented software systems.
Victor Grazi (alternate)
Victor Grazi is an Oracle Java Champion, and has been at Credit Suisse since 2005, where he works in Investment Banking Architecture on platform architecture , and as a technical consultant and Java evangelist. He is also a trainer and frequent presenter at technical conferences where he speaks about his first love, Java concurrency as well as other Java related topics. Victor hosts the “Java Concurrent Animated” open source project on SourceForge. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and family.
Eclipse Foundation Inc., Mike Milinkovich
Mike is the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation supporting the Eclipse open-source community and commercial ecosystem. With over 160 corporate members worldwide and over 80 projects comprised of almost 900 developers, Eclipse is one of the world's most successful open source communities. Primarily focused on Java implementations, Eclipse's projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse platform.
Ericsson AB, Christer Boberg
Mike has been contributing to the technology industry for over twenty years as a senior software industry executive with both hands-on and leadership experience in all aspects of the business including: engineering, development management, product management, training and services, business development, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property management and licensing. Most recently a vice president in Oracle's Development Group, Mike led the Application Server Technical Services team, a group of highly technical experts who support Oracle's application server strategic customers and partners.
Prior to joining Oracle, Mike was with WebGain where he was Vice President of Worldwide Services and President of WebGain Canada. Other experiences include: The Object People which did worldwide technology consulting and training; Object Technology International where he held various roles in software engineering, product management and business development; and IBM, where Mike was responsible for worldwide product marketing of a major IBM software product line and technical strategy for their VisualAge for Java tools product.
Mike earned his Masters of Science degree in Information and Systems Sciences and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from
Carleton University. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.
Christer Boberg lives in Stockholm, Sweden and works as a technical expert within the Ericsson Networks department. At Ericsson, his main role is to drive architectural matters within the communication evolution program that are related to the WebRTC work done in W3C and IETF, and Ericsson's product offerings in that area.
Fujitsu Ltd., Hiroshi Yoshida
After a decade of programming C++/OO, he switched to Java 1.0 in the mid-90s and has stayed with Java in all of the products he handles. Christer also started the Ericsson Java Application Server work that later spun-off into the Sailfin cooperation with Sun. Since then, he has been working actively to promote and build Java solutions for Ericsson that meet the requirements for a carrier grade telecom solution.
Somehow, Christer finds time to play in a Stockholm rock band named SoulPatrol.
Hiroshi Yoshida has been working for Fujitsu for 29 years in the areas of software development and strategic planning of software products as well as server and storage products, after he received ME degree of information engineering and BE degree of electronics engineering from the University of Tokyo.
Goldman Sachs, John Weir
He is now responsible for the strategic planning of Fujitsuâ€™s middleware products. He is also responsible for the technology development of some new business areas such as cloud computing.
In the standardization area, he is responsible for the standardization strategy of middleware products and cloud computing. He also represents Fujitsu Limited in some global standardization bodies including OASIS, OMG, and SNIA. As for the experience of global standardization activities, he has been working very closely with SNIA for 9 years. He was one of establishing member of SNIA Japan Forum and was in charge of the first chair of SNIA Japan in 2001. Currently he is the vice-chair of SNIA Japan, and has been the co-chair of the SNIA International Committee since 2004, contributing the global activities of SNIA.
Google, Van Riper
John Weir is currently the CTO of the Operations Technology Business Unit at Goldman Sachs, which deals with all post-trade transaction processing. The collection of globally distributed systems that supports these flows is predominantly written in Java, and deals with very high transactional volumes of real time trading in a highly resilient and scalable fashion. John supervises the architecture, build and technical strategy of over 1,000 developers in six global offices. He is a member of the ISDA
Financial Products Markup Language (FpML
), Credit Derivatives, and Architectural working groups, a standards body drawn from a broad-based coalition of financial instructions to define the XML standard for derivative contract definitions. John was also a member of the Wall Street Software Quality Roundtable, a forum for improving software development practices across the industry. He remains an active Java developer, focused on further leveraging Goldman Sachs' decade-long investment of writing systems in Java. Recently he has been exploring using Behavioral Driven Design patterns (BDD), with tools like Spock and Groovy, as a way to improve quality and reduce the impedance in coding specifications.
HP, Scott Jameson
Van Riper works in Developer Relations at Google as the program manager for their global network of community run Google Developer Groups. He has 30 years of experience as a software engineer in Silicon Valley and was a core member of the engineering team at Adobe that built the award winning Adobe PageMill web authoring program. Since 1999, Van has focused on developing web applications in Java. In 2003, He started the Silicon Valley Web Java User Group and he continues to run the monthly meetups for this 2500+ member Java developer community.
In 2005, Van served as VeriSign's representative to the Unicode Consortium on the Technical Committee. During that time, he was a contributor to Unicode Technical Report #36, Unicode Security Considerations. Van also has a long-running interest in user interface design and development. Since 1996, he has served as a volunteer for BayCHI, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of ACM SIGCHI.
Scott Jameson has served as Hewlett-Packard's principal representative on the SE/EE EC since April, 2001. Scott is currently a technical strategist in HP's Open Source Program Office, where he's focused on HP's use of Open Source software and its engagements with Open Source communities, in addition to coordinating HP's participation in the JCP. He has been active in standardization since 1978, serving as a representative to numerous standards organizations in his career. Scott recently completed his second term as chairman of ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information Technology. His contributions have been recognized by the International Electrotechnical Commission by being awarded the 2008 Lord Kelvin Award and the American National Standards Institute with the 2009 Edward Lohse Information Technology Medal.
IBM, Ed Lynch
Ed has been with IBM for 28 years, with experiences covering the entire enterprise software spectrum, from business and product strategy, to M&A, to development, delivery and support of offerings aimed at the enterprise middleware segment. While Ed has spent most of his career in the IBM Canada R&D lab in Toronto, Canada, he also has international management experience through multi-year assignments in the US and Europe. Most recently, he was the worldwide engineering executive for ILOG (an IBM company which he led the acquisition of) based in Paris, France. Ed holds a US patent on an innovative use of Event technology and has several other patents pending. His past experience in setting IBM's Open Source strategy and leading its involvement in Linux, in Application Development tools and in Application Integration Middleware position him well to contribute to the evolution of Java. Ed currently resides in Toronto, Canada.
Intel, Anil Kumar
Anil Kumar has been at Intel Corporation for more than 14 years, playing various roles in the Software and Services Group. He is currently Sr. Staff S/W Performance Engineer and plays active roles in Java eco-system by contributing to standards organizations, several benchmarks (SPECjbb2005, SPECjvm2008, SPECjEnterprise2010 etc.), customer applications by enabling better user experience and resource utilization, and default performance for h/w and s/w configurations. His past experience in several areas like graphics, memory, platform evaluation, software development, virtualization and Cloud along with his in-depth advance computer architecture background makes him well positioned to contribute in the main stream Java as well as future emerging heterogeneous environments.
London Java Community, Ben Evans
Ben Evans has been a professional developer and open source enthusiast since the late 90s. He has delivered world-class projects for banks, media companies and charities in that time, and currently works as a lead architect, principal engineer and in-house Java expert at one of the world's leading financial service institutions.
Oracle, Don Deutsch
Ben primary technical interests are language design, virtual machine ergonomics and drinking beer.
With 30 years in the Information Technology industry, Dr. Don Deutsch is currently vice president, Standards Strategy and Architecture for Oracle Corporation. Don represents Oracle on the INCITS Executive Board, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Directors, the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Advisory Board, and the JCP SE/EE EC. Don was president of the Enterprise Grid Alliance, a consortium focusing on accelerating the application of Grid technology in commercial and public sector data centers, and he served as chair of the JTC 1 Web Services Study Group. ANSI recognized Don for his leadership of national and international information technology standardization as the 2002 recipient of the Edward Lohse Information Technology Medal. Don has published numerous articles and papers, and co-authored an undergraduate textbook on Database Concepts. The National Bureau of Standards published his doctoral research on Modeling and Measurement of Database Management Systems.
Red Hat Middleware LLC, Mark Little
Mark Little is Vice President of Engineering of Middleware at Red Hat, where he works with the various product teams, engineering and project managers to help influence the technical direction of Red Hat's suite of middleware products. Prior to this, Mark was SOA Technical Development Manager and Director of Standards at JBoss. He was also Chief Architect and co-founder at Arjuna Technologies and has been working in the area of reliable distributed systems since the mid-1980's. Mark's PhD was on fault-tolerant distributed systems, replication and transactions. Over the last 20 years, Mark has written over 50 technical papers, presented at many conferences and workshops, and has written several books.
SAP, Steve Winkler
Steve Winkler is a technology strategist focused on open standards and open source in SAP's office of the CTO. He has over 16 years Java programming experience, including the design and development of an enterprise class Java based XML Messaging System that enables the communication of SAP systems with non-SAP systems. Since 2004 he has been an active participant in numerous community driven standards bodies, including the JCP.
SouJava, Bruno Ferreira de Souza
Bruno Souza is a Java Developer and Open Source Evangelist. As founder and coordinator of SouJava (Sociedade de Usuários da Tecnologia Java; Java Technology Users Society) and leader of the Worldwide Java User Groups Community at Java.net, Bruno helped in the creation and organization of hundreds of JUGs worldwide.
Twitter, Inc., Chris Aniszczyk
A Java Developer since the earliest days of the technology, Bruno took part in some of the largest Java projects in Brazil. Bruno is a Principal Consultant at Summa Technologies, and has extensive experience in large projects in the Government, finance and service industries. A Cloud Expert at ToolsCloud, he promotes and develops cloud-based systems using Java. Nurturing developer communities is a personal passion, and Bruno worked actively with Java open source communities and projects.
Bruno Souza is an Honorary Director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), President of the innovation-focused Campus Party Institute, and Coordinator of Nuvem, the Cloud Computing Lab of LSI/USP. When not in front of a computer, Bruno enjoys time with his family in a little hideout near Sâo Paulo. An amateur in many things - photographer, puppeteer, father - he strives to excel in some of them.
Chris Aniszczyk (@cra
) is a software architect by trade with a passion for software evangelism, open source and building communities. At Twitter, he's responsible for creating their open source program office and their open source strategy. He also sits on the Eclipse Foundation's Board of Directors, representing the committer community. In a previous life, he bootstrapped a consulting company, led and hacked on many eclipse.org
and linux related projects. In his spare time, you'll find him doing yoga, blogging
, running trails or cycling.