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.
Nandini Ramani, Vice President of Engineering, Java Client and Mobile Platforms, Oracle Read Full Bio
Nandini Ramani is vice president of engineering, Java client, and mobile platforms at Oracle. Her current focus includes driving JavaFX and the client platform and tools for Java, JavaME, and Java Card.
Ramani has a long history of creating innovation and futures at Sun Microsystems. She has been actively involved in JavaFX since its inception in 2007, and launched the platform and tools.
Prior to joining the client group, Ramani worked in the Office of the Software CTO, driving the emerging technologies group for incubation projects. Having worked in the hardware architecture and simulation team in the Accelerated Graphics group as well as the graphics and media team for JavaME, her background includes both hardware and software. Ramani was involved in the development of XML standards as co-chair of the W3C Scalable Vector Graphics working group, and as a member of the W3C Compound Document Formats working group. She was also a member of several graphics- and UI-related expert groups in the Java Community Process.
You can follow her on Twitter at: @eyeseewaters
Grigori (Grisha) Labzovsky, Director, St. Petersburg Research and Development Center, Oracle Read Full Bio
With more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Grisha Labzovsky is the leader of Oracle’s Research and Development Center in St. Petersburg, Russia. More than 300 software engineers work there, most of them on Java platform development and testing. Prior to assuming his current role, he was responsible for a number of projects related to Java SE and Java EE tools, as well as infrastructure development. Since the founding of the St. Petersburg R&D Center in 2004, Labzovsky has been actively involved in building relationships with the developer community and leading Russian universities to promote Oracle technologies and products. As a result, a number of major events, including JavaOne Russia, have been organized across Russia and attract thousands of attendees. Labzovsky also serves as the AmCham IT Committee chairperson in St. Petersburg. The committee leverages R&D companies' activities in their relations with both the Russian and St. Petersburg governments.
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.
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 http://javafxpert.com, tweets @javafxpert, and may be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reza Rahman, Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Oracle Read Full Bio
Reza Rahman is a former long-time independent consultant and now officially a Java EE/GlassFish evangelist at Oracle. He is a co-author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Rahman is a frequent speaker at Java User Groups and conferences worldwide, including JavaOne. He is an avid contributor to industry journals like Javalobby/DZone and TheServerSide, and has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups. He implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server.
Rahman has more than a decade of experience with technology leadership, enterprise architecture, application development, and consulting. He has been working with Java EE technology since its inception, developing on almost every major application platform ranging from Tomcat to JBoss, GlassFish, WebSphere, and WebLogic. Rahman has developed enterprise systems for well-known companies like eBay, Motorola, Comcast, Nokia, Prudential, Guardian Life, USAA, Independence Blue Cross, and AAA using EJB 2, EJB 3, CDI, Spring and Seam.