Featured Speakers

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    Paul Bakker

    Software Engineer, Netflix

    Paul is a senior software engineer with Netflix in the Edge Developer Experience team. Besides loving to write code he has a passion for sharing knowledge. He is the co-author of "Java 9 Modularity" published by O'Reilly, and the co-author of "Modular Cloud Apps with OSGi" which was published by O'Reilly in 2013. Paul is also frequently speaking at conferences about Modularity, container technology and many other topics.


    Bruno Borges

    Development Engagement, Oracle

    Bruno Borges has more than 16 years experience as a developer and conference speaker, and, since 2012, is Oracle’s principal product manager responsible for developer engagement and outbound strategy for Oracle Cloud PaaS services, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Java, and related technologies for application development. You can find him on Twitter @brunoborges.


    David Buck

    Principal Member of Technical Staff, Oracle

    A member of the Java JVM sustaining team, I have been doing some combination of supporting, troubleshooting, or fixing JVM issues for over 10 years. Originally a JRockit engineer, I currently work on both of Oracle's JVMs and also serve as a maintainer of OpenJDK's JDK 8 Update Releases Project. In addition to my "day job", I have spoken about Java at events both here in Japan and abroad. I have also coauthored Japan's #1 book on WebLogic Server and maintain an OTN blog where I write about various technical issues related to the JVM. You can reach me via Twitter @DavidBuckJP.


    Mark Cavage

    Vice President, Software Development, Oracle

    Mark Cavage is Vice President of development for Oracle’s Application Development portfolio, and previously held the role as CTO for Oracle’s IaaS offerings. Prior to joining Oracle, Mark was at Joyent, where he was the product visionary and lead engineer for the well-regarded Manta Storage Service, after which he became VP of Engineering. Before Joyent, Mark was a senior engineer at Amazon Web Services, where in addition to delivering a number of for services, he was chief architect and engineer of the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Service.


    Holly Cummins

    Software Engineer/Developer, IBM

    Holly Cummins is the technical lead of IBM’s London Bluemix Garage. She was previously delivery lead for the WebSphere Liberty Profile. She is a Java Champion, JavaOne RockStar, and has also spoken at Devoxx, JavaZone, JFokus, The ServerSide Java Symposium, JAX London, GeeCon, and the Great Indian Developer Summit. She is a co-author of Enterprise OSGi in Action.


    Ryan Cuprak

    Analyst, Dassault Systems

    Ryan Cuprak is an CPG & Retail, Formulation R&D Development Senior Manager at Dassault Systemes, co-author EJB in Action 2nd Edition from Manning and the NetBeans Certification Guide from McGrall-Hill. He is also president of the Connecticut Java Users Group since 2003. Ryan is a JavaOne Rockstar Presenter. At Dassault Systemes he works on the ENOVIA Enginuity chemical formulation software and is involved in desktop and backend server development as well as client data migrations. Prior to joining DS, Ryan worked for a distributed computing company, TurboWorx, and also Eastman Kodak’s Molecular imaging Systems group, now part of Burker. Ryan earned a BS in computer science and biology from Loyola University Chicago.


    Patrick Debois

    DevOps Enthusiast, Small Town Heroes

    Patrick is bridging the gap between creativity and technology with a DevOps mindset. He started devopsdays, and is CTO at Small Town Heros and considers himself an eternal researcher and pragmatic implementor.


    Linda DeMichiel

    Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Oracle

    Linda DeMichiel is specification lead for Java Platform, Enterprise Edition. She is a long-standing member of the Java EE architecture team, initially at Sun, and now at Oracle. DeMichiel holds a PhD in computer science from Stanford University.


    Markus Eisele

    Developer Advocate, Lightbend, Inc

    Markus Eisele is a Java Champion, former Java EE Expert Group member, founder of JavaLand, reputed speaker at Java conferences around the world, and a very well-known figure in the Enterprise Java world. He is the Head of Developer Advocacy at Lightbend.


    Frank Greco

    Chairman, NYJAvaSIG, Chairman

    Frank Greco is the chief technologist for Crossroads Technologies located in New York. He is a recognized authority on cloud/mobile computing and the integration of business value with information technology. Frank is a frequent blogger and author as well as deep experience in cloud/mobile strategy, system integration startups, strategic technology/business partnerships, enterprise infrastructure and emerging technologies particularly for financial systems and large enterprises.


    Ivar Grimstad

    Principal Consultant, Cybercom Sweden

    Ivar Grimstad is a Java Champion, JUG Leader and software architect focusing on Enterprise Java. He is actively participating in the Java Community Process as a member of the Executive Committee, Spec Lead for JSR 371 (MVC 1.0) and Expert Group Member for JSR 375 (Java EE Security API). He is also a member of the NetBeans Dream Team.


    Mark Heckler

    Principal Technologist/Developer Advocate, Pivotal

    Mark Heckler is a Pivotal Principal Technologist & Spring Developer Advocate, conference speaker, published author, & Java Champion focusing upon developing innovative production-ready software at velocity for the Cloud and IoT applications. He has worked with key players in the manufacturing, retail, medical, scientific, telecom, and financial industries and various public sector organizations to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor and author/curator of a developer-focused blog (https://www.thehecklers.com) and an occasionally interesting Twitter account (@mkheck).


    Marcus Hirt

    Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Oracle

    Marcus is one of the founders of Appeal Virtual Machines, the company that created the JRockit JVM. He is currently working in the Java Product Group at Oracle. In his spare time he used to enjoy coding on his many pet projects, composing music, and scuba diving. Now he has toddler twins. Marcus has contributed articles, whitepapers, tutorials, and webinars to the Java community, and has been an appreciated speaker at various conferences. He also co-authored a book about JVM technology. He holds an M.Sc. in Comp. Sci. & Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.


    Justin Lee

    Engineer (IT), Mongodb.com

    Justin Lee, a Java Champion, has been programming in Java since 1996. He has worked on virtually every level of the application stack from database drivers all the way to application servers. A long time advocate of Java, he has spoken at conferences and user groups all across the US and Europe. He is an active open source community member contributing when and where he can. He recently relocated to Stockholm, Sweden with his family and can be found on twitter and github as @evanchooly.


    Jim Manico

    Secure Coding Instructor, Manicode Security

    Jim Manico is the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. Jim is the co-author of "Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications" from McGraw-Hill and Oracle Press. He is also the founder of Brakeman Security, Inc. and is a investor/advisor for Signal Sciences. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. Jim is also a volunteer and former board member for the OWASP foundation. For more information, see http://www.linkedin.com/in/jmanico


    Kito Mann

    Consultant, Virtua, Inc.

    Kito D. Mann is the Principal Consultant at Virtua, Inc. (http://virtua.tech), specializing in enterprise application architecture, training, development, and mentoring with JavaServer Faces, HTML5 Web Components, Polymer, and Java EE technologies. He is also the editor-in-chief of JSFCentral.com (www.jsfcentral.com), co-host of the Enterprise Java Newscast (http://www.enterprisejavanews.com), and the author of JavaServer Faces in Action (Manning). Mann has participated in several Java Community Process expert groups (including CDI, JSF and Portlets) and is also an internationally recognized speaker. He holds a BA in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.


    Simon Ritter

    Deputy CTO, Azul Systems

    Simon Ritter is the Deputy CTO of Azul Systems. Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K. Simon joined Sun Microsystems in 1996 and started working with Java technology from JDK 1.0; he has spent time working in both Java development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition, he managed the Java Evangelism team for the core Java platform, Java for client applications and embedded Java. Now at Azul, he continues to help people understand Java as well as Azul’s JVM technologies and products. Simon has twice been awarded Java Rockstar status at JavaOne and is a Java Champion. He currently represents Azul on the JCP Executive Committee and on the Expert Group of JSR 379, Java SE 9.


    Venkat Subramaniam

    President, Agile Developer

    Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com.


    Martijn Verburg

    CEO, JClarity

    Martijn Verburg is the CEO and co-founder of jClarity, a Machine Learning based Java/JVM performance analysis company. He is the co-leader of the London Java User Group (LJC), and co-leads the global Adopt a JSR and Adopt OpenJDK efforts to enable the community to contribute to Java standards and OpenJDK. Martijn is the co-author of "The Well-Grounded Java Developer" on Java, Polyglot Programming on the JVM and modern software development techniques. Martijn also acts as a community lead for the PCGen and Ikasan open source projects, moderates at the Javaranch and can be found answering thorny questions on the programmers stack exchange sub-site. He was recently made a Java Champion in recognition for his contribution to the Java ecosystem. He's a popular speaker at major conferences (JavaOne, JFokus, OSCON, Devoxx etc) where he is known for challenging the industry status quo as "the Diabolical Developer".


    Patrycja Wegrzynowicz

    CTO, Yonita, Inc.

    Patrycja Wegrzynowicz is a software visionary and expert specialized in automated software engineering and Java technologies. She is the founder and CTO of Yonita, Inc., a start-up focused on automated detection and refactoring of software defects, including security vulnerabilities, performance and concurrency anti-patterns, and database issues.


    Amit Zavery

    Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud Platform and Integration Products, Oracle

    Amit Zavery is Oracle’s senior vice president for cloud platform and integration products. He is responsible for product strategy, roadmap, product positioning, and go-to-market initiatives for Oracle Cloud Platform and the Oracle Fusion Middleware product family. Zavery is also general manager responsible for Oracle’s integration platform portfolio covering application integration, streams processing, API management, business process management, batch and real-time data integration, and data-quality offerings.

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