9:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
The future course for modern-day living—in both the enterprise business world and the consumer arena—is being positively influenced by the ongoing innovation and value of Java. From enterprise application development to cloud computing to embedded machine-to-machine systems, Java continues to drive the applications and devices that enrich our interactivity with the world around us. In the Java Strategy and Technical keynotes, Oracle's Java engineering luminaries will provide a glimpse of the future showcasing the vast opportunities that Java provides, as well as detail Oracle’s continued commitment to, stewardship of, and investment in Java technology.
Anil Gaur, Vice President of Server Technologies, Oracle Read Full Bio
Anil Gaur is the vice president of software development in the Cloud Application Foundation organization at Oracle. He is leading the development of the Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle GlassFish Server, and Oracle Java Cloud Service. He regularly participates in the creation of industry standards, and currently leads the development of Java EE 7 in the JCP.
Gaur has more than 20 years experience in the computer industry, with a broad background in engineering and business development primarily focused on enterprise software development. Prior to joining Oracle, he worked as a director of engineering at Sun Microsystems, where he was responsible for the delivery of the Java EE platform and the GlassFish Server. Gaur played an instrumental role in open-sourcing the Java EE platform through the GlassFish community.
Georges Saab, Vice President of Development, OracleRead Full Bio
Georges Saab is the chairperson of the OpenJDK governing board, and vice president of development for the Java Platform group at Oracle, which defines and implements the Java language, library, and the Java Virtual Machine.
Saab is a more than 20-year veteran of programming language and platform development. His work with the Java Platform began as a developer of Java Standard Edition at JavaSoft and Sun Microsystems, where he was a founder of the Swing group and Java Webstart, and continued as he ran development of the JRockit JVM for many years at BEA Systems.
You can follow him on Twitter at: @g_saab
Sharat Chander, Group Director, Product Technology Outreach, Oracle
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Sharat Chander leads Oracle's Java evangelism team with the primary goal of growing awareness and adoption of Java technology in the worldwide developer community. He has worked in the IT industry for 18 years, with firms such as Bell Atlantic, Verizon, and Sun Microsystems. Sharat's background and technical specialties are developer tools, graphics design, and product/community management. He is a frequent speaker and participant in developer programs globally and is the conference chairperson for content for JavaOne. Sharat holds a BS in corporate finance from the University of Maryland–College Park and an MBA in international business from Loyola College–Baltimore. You can find Sharat at numerous developer events around the world.
Angela Caicedo, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Oracle Read Full Bio
Angela Caicedo has been a Java evangelist for 11 years, first at Sun Microsystems, and now at Oracle. Her areas of expertise include Java ME, Java SE, and Java EE. Caicedo loves spending time working in new and cool technologies like game development, 3D, bluetooth, smartdust (Sun SPOTs), and others. She has presented on these topics at developer conferences around the world. Caicedo graduated from the Universidad EAFIT of Medellin, Colombia with a BS in computer science. Previous to that, she was a visiting student at the Center for Educational Computing Initiatives at MIT. Before joining Sun, Caicedo worked for three years as a software developer and researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and participated in several European IT projects. She has also done research on intelligent agents, one of her specialties.
Stephen Chin, Java Technology Ambassador and JavaOne Content Chair, Oracle Read Full Bio
Stephen Chin is a Java evangelist at Oracle specializing in UI technology, and is co-author of Pro JavaFX Platform 2, which is the leading technical reference for JavaFX. He has been featured at Java conferences around the world including Devoxx, CodeMash, OSCON, J-Fall, GeeCON, Jazoon, and JavaOne, where he twice received a Java Rock Star award. As the JavaOne Content Chair Chin directs and manages the content evaluation and selection for JavaOne. In his evenings and on weekends, Chin is an open-source hacker, working on projects including ScalaFX, a DSL for JavaFX in the Scala language; Visage, a UI-oriented JVM language; JFXtras, a JavaFX component and extension library; and Apropos, an Agile Project Portfolio scheduling tool written in JavaFX. Chin can be followed on Twitter @steveonjava and reached via his blog steveonjava.com.
Arun Gupta, Java EE Technology Evangelist, Oracle Read Full Bio
Arun Gupta is a Java evangelist working at Oracle. Gupta has over 15 years of experience in the software industry working on the Java Platform and several Web-related technologies. In his current role, he works to create and foster the community around Java EE, GlassFish, and WebLogic. Gupta has been with the Java EE team since its inception and contributed to all releases. He has extensive worldwide speaking experience on a myriad of topics and loves to engage with the community, customers, partners, and Java User Groups everywhere to spread the goodness of Java.
Gupta is a prolific blogger at http://blogs.oracle.com/arungupta, with over 1,300 blog entries. His blog gets frequent visitors and comments from around the globe. Gupta is a passionate runner and always up for running in any part of the world.
You can catch him on Twitter at @arungupta.
Simon Ritter, Java Technology Evangelist, Oracle Read Full Bio
Simon Ritter is a Java technology evangelist at Oracle. Ritter has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a BS in physics from Brunel University in the U.K.
Originally working in the area of UNIX development for AT&T UNIX System Labs and then Novell, Ritter moved to Sun in 1996. At this time he started working with Java technology and has spent time working both in Java technology development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition, he now focuses on the core Java platform and Java for client applications. Ritter also continues to develop demonstrations that push the boundaries of Java for applications like gestural interfaces.
Follow him on Twitter at @speakjava, and on his blog at blogs.oracle.com/speakjava.
Jim Weaver, Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Oracle Read Full Bio
James L. (Jim) Weaver is a Java and JavaFX developer, author, and speaker with a passion for helping rich-client Java and JavaFX become preferred technologies for new application development. Weaver has authored or coauthored several books, including Inside Java (New Riders Pub), Beginning J2EE (Wrox Press), and Pro JavaFX 2 (Apress). His professional background includes 15 years as a systems architect at EDS, and the same number of years as an independent developer. As a Java Evangelist at Oracle, Weaver speaks internationally at software technology conferences. He blogs at javafxpert.com, tweets @javafxpert, and may be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.