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Java Community Process: Executive Committee Elections Nominees for 2014

EC Elections
2014 Executive Committee Elections Nominees

The 2014 Fall Executive Committee Elections have started. This year, as defined in the JCP 2.9 Process Document, 8 Ratified and 5 Elected Seats are open for re-election. Since we are transitioning to JCP 2.10 in 2015, all the Elected Seats will serve a one year term.

As part of the "JCP Public Executive Committee Face-to-Face Meeting", we hosted a "Meet the JCP Executive Committee Candidates" (UGF9734) at JavaOne San Francisco on Sunday, 28 September at 5:30 PM at Moscone South, Room 102.

We hosted a "Meet the JCP Executive Committee Candidates" conference call on Thursday, 23 October at 9:30 AM PDT. Please refer to JCP Multimedia for a complete recording of this conference call.

Please view the 2014 Executive Committee Voting and Participation record for reference.

Please refer to Java Community Process EC Elections for more information on the Executive Committee elections.

Please refer to Executive Committee Information for more information on the current Executive Committee.

Candidates for the 2014 Executive Committee (EC) Elections

What follows are the qualification statements of the candidates for the Executive Committee, along with a brief biography of the person who would serve as the Member's representative on the Executive Committee if elected, and a position paper when one was provided.


As a part of our joint development activities around "one box platform" supporting Oracle's secure service delivery platform based on Java, Freescale is also joining the Java Community Process (JCP) to work with Oracle and other JCP members on standard technical specifications for the Java platform. Our focus in the JCP will initially be on Java for resource-constrained processing platforms. We will also work with Oracle and other JCP members on new and enhanced Java APIs to improve the support for IoT protocols, and features available on MCUs and edge/ sensing nodes. Furthermore, we are working directly with Oracle on optimizing the MQXTM RTOS to work as a native hardware abstraction layer (HAL) to work optimally with Oracle Java ME Embedded.

This is the new horizon for Java developers and we would like to enable the Java community to use Java ME on MCUs and other resource constrained devices. The work that we already have done with Java ME as a part of the new Freescale+Oracle IoT platform, can be a guiding light to the rest of the community, for what needs to be done.

Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - Freescale (.mp3 file)

Maulin Patel

Maulin is currently leading & managing the global Software and Applications team for the Microcontrollers group of Freescale Inc. He is leading the IoT related engineering efforts as part of Freescale's IoT strategy. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of software engineering and has held various leadership roles at IBM, Intel, NXP, Conextant Systems and Trident Semiconductors. He earned his BSEE from SP University, India and MSEE degree from Kansas State University, USA. He also holds 11 patents in the various software fields such as, system management, reliability, availability and serviceability. He is very passionate about building platforms with superior end user experience with ease of use focus and quality.

Gemalto M2M GmbH

Gemalto M2M GmbH, formerly Cinterion Wireless Modules GmbH started as a spin-off from Siemens Mobile Phones, pioneering cellular connectivity for machine to machine (M2M) communication. Gemalto M2M offers a broad range of cellular M2M connectivity solutions spanning from 2G to 4G, a variety of SIM and MIM running JavaCard as well as M2M cloud platform. Gemalto M2M has been engaged for more than 10 years in Java for M2M. The JSR195 (IMP) introduced 2003 together with Nokia was the first Java ME profile for headless devices, followed by the JSR228 (IMP-NG) which was created in 2005. Today Gemalto M2M offers a broad portfolio of Java enabled cellular modules. In addition, ready to use development environments such as the "Concept Board" and gateway boxes enable a fast start into Java for M2M.

We in Gemalto M2M strongly believe in Java as the ideal platform for M2M and the Internet of things, today and in the future. Therefore for the next term we would like to further promote Java in the M2M space and the embedded developer community and also support the convergence process of Java ME and Java SE.

Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - Gemalto M2M GmbH (.mp3 file)

Thomas Lampart

Thomas Lampart works for the company since 2001. He has been involved in all M2M module Java activities from the beginning in 2002. As a software engineer he was involved in standardization of JSR195 (IMP) in 2003. Then later he was significantly engaged in the creation of JSR228 (IMP-NG) and brought forth the Cinterion Java development as Technical Lead. In 2013 he served as an expert in the Java ME8 JSRs 360 and 361 and significantly helped to define the next generation of Java ME. Today he is the Maintenance Lead of JSR228 and Senior Java Architect for Gemalto M2M based in Berlin, Germany.

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is a financial services firm built on its global technology enterprise. Development at the firm is overwhelmingly Java-based, with more than 130 million lines of Java code under management, and more than 3,000 developers in its Java user group implementing systems which are then leveraged by over 10,000 end-users.

Goldman Sachs custom-builds most of its software, and its historical reliance on open source components, as well as its extensive multi-vendor relationships, give it deep experience with problems of interoperability and systems/software integration. As a major consumer of Java, Goldman Sachs is thus deeply invested in its future, and seeks to contribute to Java standards. We remain committed to the continued evolution of Java, both through the innovation of the broad Java community, and the ongoing process of standardization.

The firm participates on both individual and corporate levels in a broad range of industry forums and leadership groups, including: Java One (presenting "Java on 40,000 desktops"); The Hong Kong Java User Group (which is run by a member of the firm); contributions to the Fitnesse acceptance testing framework; and various open source projects, including Zookeeper, the Trove Collections framework and OpenJDK. Goldman Sachs is an active participant in the JCP EC and several JSR Expert Groups, We have hosted Java User Group meet ups in London and New York. We have open sourced GS Collections, a Lambda-Ready Java Collections Framework.

As a member of the JCP Executive Committee, our representative, John Weir, would put particular focus on ways to advance the role of Java in the enterprise, and on furthering cross-vendor integration. Areas of specific interest include management features, parallel processing, serialization, cloud / dynamic computing and security.

Goldman Sachs Position Statement (.pdf file)
Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - Goldman Sachs (.mp3 file)

John Weir

John is the global head of Application Platforms, a global group focused on providing the firm's application development teams with the tools, platforms and services to accelerate project deliveries. This group includes the firms Database team, Messaging and Middleware groups, Java Engineering, and the Big Data platforms is at the core of many of the firms systems. He remains an active Java developer, focused on leveraging Goldman Sachs' decade-long investment of writing systems in Java.


MicroDoc is a privately owned, technology oriented software development business with its headquarter in Munich Germany. The company was founded 1991 and has focused on software platforms and software infrastructure. The first generic MicroDoc product (MPF) was a sophisticated ORM framework for object oriented programming languages like Smalltalk and Java. MPF was integrated into a third party EJB server as the persistence layer for container managed persistence. MicroDoc continues to work in the Java EE space with large scale banking customers. Since 2000, MicroDoc has supplied embedded Java VMs (mainly CDC and CLDC based) to a worldwide customer base and has developed extensive domain know how in the telematics and automotive space. MicroDoc is a long time supporter of open standards and commercially usable open source software. As a member of the Eclipse Foundation MicroDoc has contributed a 2D vector graphic implementation of the OpenVG standard to the eRCP project. MicroDoc'ss managing director was elected to the Eclispe Board of Directors by the Eclipse membership at large as a representative for the Solution Members four years in a row.

MicroDoc has decided to run for a seat in the JCP executive committee to foster the development and growth of Java in the IoT eco system, where a variety of CPU architectures and operating systems require flexible adoption of the Java technology while maintaining adherence to the Java standards must be guaranteed. MicroDoc wants to primarily participate in the forward development of JSRs in the Java ME and Java SE Embedded space.

Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - MicroDoc (.mp3 file)

Hans Kamutzki

Hans Kamutzki is co-founder and managing director of MicroDoc Computersysteme GmbH based in Munich Germany. During his 25 years professional career he worked as a developer and project manager for commercial and technical applications on a variety of enterprise and embedded target platforms. He is in charge for the embedded Java business at MicroDoc since 2000 and has lead a team that has developed over 50 customer specific virtual machines for a diverse set of industries. Hans was elected to the Board of Directors of the Eclipse Foundation and represented the Eclipse Solution Members four years in a row until last year. His current main interest is in the harmonization and further development of Java ME and Java SE Embedded and the creation of industry specific JSRs for telematics and automotive applications.


SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. With over 248,500 enterprise customers in 188 countries, SAP is the world's leading provider of business software. A significant portion of those SAP customers run SAP or SAP partner solutions based on Java. SAP has participated in the JCP since 2001, and SAP engineers have participated in over 50 JSRs. SAP is committed to ensuring the continued success of the Java platform for our customers, our partners, and the community at large.

Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - SAP (.mp3 file)

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 18 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, where he has served as a member of the JCP EC since 2011.

Software AG

Founded in 1969 in Darmstadt, Germany, Software AG is the global leader in intelligent business processes, integration, big data, mobile and Cloud. Our more than 40 years of innovation include the invention of the first high-performance transactional database, Adabas; the first business process analysis platform, ARIS; the first B2B server and SOA-based integration platform (ESB), webMethods; and pioneering big data technology with Terracotta's BigMemory.

Software AG develops hundreds of Java based products across this rich product portfolio.

We are committed to the success of Java and to fair and equitable licensing terms for Java and open and transparent processes for the Java Community Process.

Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - Software AG (.mp3 file)

Prasad Yendluri

As a vice president and Deputy CTO for Software AG, Prasad Yendluri is responsible for industry standards involvement, oversight and adoption, related product strategy and architectural guidance.

Mr. Yendluri had been involved in a number standards bodies, including W3C, OASIS, WS-I, OMG, OSGi, Eclipse Foundation, DMTF, and JCP. He served as the administrative member contact as well as active member and editor of several SOA works including the WS-Policy, WS-Addressing, WSDL 2.0, WS-BPEL 2.0, BPEL4People, BPMN 2.0, WS-I Basic Profiles, SCA and expert member of several JAX-* JSRs. Mr. Yendluri served on the WS-I board for 6 years, and now serves on the steering committee for WS-I member section in OASIS. Mr. Yendluri also serves on the board of DMTF, Steering committee for AMQP member section in OASIS and also on CSCC steering committee. Mr. Yendluri was elected to the OSGi board in the years 2008- 2013 on behalf of Software AG. He currently serves on the OSGi board and also as the Secretary of the consortium.

Mr. Yendluri is the co-author of several specifications, including WS-MetadataExchange and WS-Discovery, SOAP/JMS, BPMN 2.0, TOSCA and CAMP and he has published numerous technical articles in several Web services journals. He is a significant contributor to UDDI and ebXML messaging service specifications and a lead architect and co-author of the RosettaNet Implementation Frameworks 1.1 and 2.0 specifications. He is inventor and co-inventor of several patents.

Prior to joining Software AG, Mr. Yendluri worked for companies such as Netscape, AOL, Siemens ROLM, Unisys, Amdahl, and Vitria in various senior positions in software development and architecture. Mr. Yendluri holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology.


The largest developer of ERP systems in Latin America Besides the innovations in software, services and technology, TOTVS was the first Latin American IT company to go public. Today, it is listed in BOVESPA's New Market. Its effective ERP operations are contemplated by a wide portfolio of vertical solutions and services such as Consulting, BPO and Cloud Computing.

TOTVS Position Statement (.pdf file)
Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - TOTVS (.mp3 file)

David Britto

David Britto is an IT entrepreneur with more than 30 years experience creating and implementing services and products in Enterprise Business, Mobile, and Consumer Electronics. David has been working as the Head of Digital TV operations at TOTVS and his responsibilities include market development, technology innovation, and product development. He is a passioned Ginga Java & NCL evangelist, helping to expand the standard to more than 10 countries.


V2COM is a leading Latin American provider of Smart Grid technologies, using Java technologies from field to datacenter. During our first term, we started a new JSR for Java ME (JSR 363) and participated in EC meetings with our customer point-of-view. In this new term, we'll continue our work on JSR 363, support JSRs that bring innovation to Java ecosystem and help be a successful JSR for even more transparent JCP.

Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - V2COM (.mp3 file)

Leonardo de Moura Rocha Lima

Software Development Manager at V2COM, leading the development of both embedded software for edge/field devices and server-side software that receives field data and enables fast communication with remote devices. More than nine years of development and architectural experience on mobile, embedded and server platforms to enable management and operation of highly scalable and fast telemetry and network control systems.

ARM Inc.

Chips based on ARM technology are used to run Java on all computing form factors, from small embedded devices running Java ME, to infrastructure and servers running Java EE. ARM is very active in Java based software efforts both for the Internet of Things, as well as in support of Java on ARM-based gateways and servers.

Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - ARM Inc. (.mp3 file)

Zach Shelby

Zach Shelby is Director of Technical Marketing for Internet of Things at ARM and a thought leader for the whole industry. Zach was co-founder of Sensinode where he has acted as CEO, CTO and Chief Nerd for the ground-breaking company before recent acquisition by ARM.

Azul Systems

Azul, the 2013 recipient of the "JCP member of the year" award, has served on the JCP EC since 2011. Azul makes Zulu, a binary distribution of OpenJDK, freely available for Linux, Mac OS, and Linux. Its flagship Zing product pioneered Java industry firsts in its products, including Pauseless Garbage Collection and Memory Elasticity. Azul has demonstrated expertise in design and optimization of Java execution stacks, and regularly participates in Java-centric community and industry events.

Azul Systems Position Statement (.pdf file)
Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - Azul Systems (.mp3 file)

Gil Tene

Gil Tene, CTO and co-founder at Azul Systems, is a frequent speaker at Java community events and an official JavaOne Rock Star. He received the "JCP member of the year" award in 2013. Gil actively works on technologies for future Java SE platforms. At Azul, he pioneered the Continuously Concurrent Compacting Collector (C4). In past lives, he also designed and built operating systems, network switches, firewalls, and laser based mosquito interception systems.

Hazelcast, Inc.

Hazelcast develops, distributes and supports the leading open source In-Memory Data Grid (IMDG) and up-and-coming NoSQL solution. The product, also called Hazelcast, is a free open source download under the Apache license that any developer can include in minutes to enable them to build elegantly simple mission-critical, transactional, and terascale In-Memory Computing applications.

Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - Hazelcast, Inc. (.mp3 file)

Greg Luck

Greg has worked with Java for 15 years. He is spec lead of the recently completed JSR107:JCache and the founder of Ehcache. He is a JCP Executive Committee alumni. Prior to Hazelcast, Greg was CTO at Terracotta, Inc which was acquired by Software AG. He was also Chief Architect at Australian travel startup which went to IPO.

Jelastic, Inc.

Jelastic Platform-as-Infrastructure (PAI) provides enterprise software that re-defines the economics of Java cloud deployment and management. Jelastic solutions provide the maximum Java application density, the fastest deployment model and the easiest management for private, public and hybrid clouds, all while retaining the flexibility to customize infrastructure and application configurations.

Jelastic has delivered the industry's first Java Platform-as-Infrastructure solution, combining the flexibility (agility) of IaaS and the ease of use (developers productivity) of PaaS within a single platform for a fraction of the cost of existing virtualized environments.

Currently multilingual, Jelastic was initially created as pure Java cloud and still maintains a primary focus on this programming language. Currently having James Gosling on board, Jelastic is gaining even more in-depth coverage and analysis of Java features on our always transforming platform.

As a member of JCP, Ruslan Synytsky (CEO of Jelastic) would work specifically on the direction of Java usage in cloud computing: innovations, technical solutions, business expectations, flexibility of development and management.

Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - Jelastic, Inc. (.mp3 file)

Ruslan Synytsky

Ruslan Synytsky is CEO and co-founder of Jelastic, the first company to deliver Platform-as-Infrastructure, combining the flexibility (agility) of IaaS and the ease of use (developer's productivity) of PaaS, within a single turnkey platform for a fraction of the cost of existing virtualized environments. Jelastic solutions provide the maximum Java application density, the fastest deployment model and the easiest management for private, public and hybrid clouds, all while retaining the flexibility to customize infrastructure and application configurations.

With over 15 years in the IT industry, Ruslan is an expert in large-scale distributed Java applications and enterprise platforms. Before starting Jelastic in 2011, he was an engineer of Science Department at National Space Agency of Ukraine.

Werner Keil

Werner worked with Java since the first JDK. Joined JCP 9 years ago and served 6 years as Individual EC member. A very active participant in many JSRs from JavaEE 7 to ME 8 or Before Oracle took over BEA, Werner was its only external consultant in the entire EMEA region. He is author of articles and books, regular conference speaker and founder or co-founder of several Open Source projects like Unit-API, Eclipse Babel, UOMo, Sysdeo Tomcat Launcher, Agorava or OpenDDR/Apache DeviceMap.

Werner Keil Position Statement (.pdf file)
Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - Werner Keil (.mp3 file)

Werner Keil

Werner Keil is Agile Coach and IoT/Embedded/Real Time expert. Helping Global 500 Enterprises across industries and leading IT vendors. He worked for over 25 years as Program Manager, Coach, SW architect and consultant for Finance, Mobile, Media, Tansport and Public sector. Werner is Eclipse and Apache Committer and JCP member in JSRs like 333 (JCR), 342 (Java EE 7), 354 (Money), 358/364 (, Java ME 8, 362 (Portlet 3), 363 (Units, also Spec Lead), 365 (CDI 2) and the Executive Committee.

Geir Magnusson Jr

I have been a professional software developer since age of 15, and have used Java in a range of industries from e-commerce, media delivery, mobile, and adtech. I've used Java in anger since 1998 (and Java made me angry back then) and was a member of the JCP EC for 7 years representing the Apache Software foundation until 2010. During my tenure as EC rep, the ASF won EC Member of the Year three times. I have been heavily involved in open source over the years, having served several times as a Director of the ASF, and helped co-found and lead several Apache projects, including Apache Geronimo (Java EE), Apache Harmony (Java SE) and other projects. In 2010, I retired from JCP activities at the conclusion of the Apache-Sun/Oracle dispute over open and fair access to TCK licenses. While I remain a Member of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), I am running as an independent individual, and do not and will not speak for the Apache Software Foundation.

I'm running because I have never lost my interest in the JCP and the governance of the Java ecosystem - I just needed a break. I continue to believe that the Java ecosystem is by far the best general purpose development platform we have available today, and I believe that with continued good governance, will be the best general purposed development platform for the foreseeable future. I am an active developer - I write and deploy code to production multiple times per week. I think that I can bring a valuable perspective to the JCP, one that spans commercial enterprise development, commercial individual/consultant development and community-oriented open source development, and this perspective incorporates an understanding of the balance between the needs of commercial development and the value of open source and free software. Finally I believe that my years of experience representing the ASF on the EC gives me a solid understanding of the general dynamics at play in the ecosystem, and will be able to leverage that experience as a representative of the individual practitioner.

Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - Geir Magnusson Jr (.mp3 file)

Geir Magnusson Jr

Geir Magnusson, Jr. is Chief Technology Officer and SVP, Engineering, AppNexus, responsible for technology strategy and product delivery, as well as driving the evolution of the company's product architecture. Geir was previously Vice President of Engineering at AppNexus leading the development of real-time auction, decisioning and data systems as well as the company's mobile technologies. Geir has served as a technical executive and leader for companies including Function(x) - now Viggle - Gilt Groupe, 10gen, Joost, Adeptra, Bloomberg, and Intel, and has built systems and solutions for industries ranging from financial markets to fraud contact to digital audio to mobile consumer. He also has broad experience in open source, having founded several significant open source projects, such as Apache Geronimo, Apache Harmony and Apache Velocity. Geir is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, and has represented the Foundation as a member of the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process, as well as served as a past member of the Board of Directors. He is also an international speaker on open source and software technology. Geir holds degrees in Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Karan Singh Malhi

Not representing an organization.

Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - Karan Singh Malhi (.mp3 file)

Karan Singh Malhi

Having worked with Java for over 16 years, Karan currently oversees an Apache Tomcat based product. He is an Apache committer (Apache TomEE) and also an EG member. Karan has spent a major part of his career in training developers and architects on various java technologies and tools/frameworks. As a result, Karan has seen and worked closely with a lot of developers; both in large and small organizations.


Mohamed is a JCP, JCP EC and Expert Groups member, Systems Architect, Java Architect, consultant, and MoroccoJUG representative Member, EGJUG board. Mohamed is one of the most popular leaders in software industry in Egypt especially Java and its related ecosystems. He is very professional due to his long & wide experience with 13+ years in Java industry. He is graduated with B.Sc in computer systems engineering, while he is preparing masters in MSCSE. He works for different big companies (Oracle, Siliconexpert, Intercom, and Pfizer), where he co-founded, and works now as Systems Architect for e-finance.

Works a lot with MoroccoJUG & EGJUG in leading and evangelize the Adopt-A-JSR, Adopt-OpenJDK & FishCAT programs, activities, and efforts. In 2014 he won the Duke's choice award for best architecture of United Nations Project using Java EE 7, and in 2013 he won the 11th annual JCP award 2013 for Outstanding adopt-a-JSR participant.

MoroccoJUG Position Statement (.pdf file)
Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - MoroccoJUG (.mp3 file)

Mohamed Taman

JCP EC member who represents Africa, and he sees that Java is very critical and important in this continent especially North Africa & Middle East regions and JCP needs an EC representative for that area. Working closely with Expert group and spec leads on JEE7 JSRs/Glassfish, contributing on JSRs 339, 356, 353, 342, 203. Member of Adopt-A-JSR, Adopt-OpenJDK & FishCAT programs. He also An Oracle Egypt Architects board member responsible to define the correct reference architecture for EMEA Oracle customer's projects.

He is also member of EGJUG, responsible for leading a professional team that will contribute in JCP activities and the future of Java. A frequent speaker at JUGs, communities, summits, and international conferences like JavaOne, JEEConf, JDC & Devoxx... etc.

Won the 2014 Duke's choice award, and the 11th annual JCP award 2013 for Outstanding adopt-a-JSR participant.

He is frequent article writer for industry publications, an author, and technical reviewer, his latest publication titled "Getting Started with Oracle public cloud" August 2013.

Vladimir Safonov

I am representing myself.

Vladimir Safonov Position Statement (.pdf file)

Vladimir Safonov

Vladimir O. Safonov is one of the leading computer science and software engineering experts in Russia widely known all over the world due to his projects, publications and results in many IT areas including Java technology. He is a professor of computer science and head of Java technology Laboratory at St. Petersburg University. He has 37 years of professional experience in IT, in university teaching, research, and Russian and international software development projects. He has 22 years of experience in managing and technical leading software joint projects with foreign companies: Sun Microsystems (1992 - 2002, 2005 - 2009); Microsoft Research and Microsoft Product Team (2003 - 2009), Microsoft Russia (2007 - now); Panasonic Digital Networking Laboratory at Princeton University, NJ, USA (2003 - 2006, developed a Reference Implementation and TCK for JSR 164, 165, 186, 187, Instant Messaging and Presence); HealthWare Solutions LLC, CA, USA (2008). In 1992 - 2002 managed a team of 75 software engineers working with Sun at St. Petersburg University on compilers, tools, and Java technology, including: JCK, JDK, J2ME TCKs, JavaCard, KVM, Java WebPhone browser, HotJava Browser, JavaBeans, NetBeans (fastjavac compiler). He has lots of experience of using Java technology and participating in its enhancement for 19 years, since 1996. He has been awarded by Sun certificate for his contribution to JDK 1.1 (1996). His professional interests are: Java technology; aspect-oriented programming (AOP) (his Aspect.NET project is used in 26 countries, see; trustworthy computing; cloud computing; compilers; knowledge management; .NET; parallel programming. He pioneered university teaching Java at St. Petersburg University since 1996. He is the author of two editions of the Java book titled "Introduction to Java Technology" (2002 and 2011) widely known at Russian universities and recommended as a basic Java textbook for university teaching. Published over 190 papers including 4 USA patents, 16 books, including two books published by Wiley: "Using aspect-oriented programming for trustworthy software development" (2008) and "Trustworthy Compilers" (2010). His scientific bio is published in Marquis Who's Who and other international directories since 2008. He is an Academician of the American Biographical Institute, Corresponding member and Renowned contributor to Science and Teaching of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Email: WWW:

TimeSys Corporation

Atul Bansal is the CEO of Timesys Corporation, an embedded Linux software, tools, support and services company. Timesys has a cloud based toolset for developing embedded Linux based devices. Atul has over 25 years of experience in the telecom and embedded industries and is passionate about building devices that solve real world problems. His telecommunications background with embedded engineering experience will be valuable to the IoT evolution.

Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - TimeSys Corporation (.mp3 file)

Atul Bansal

Atul Bansal is currently the CEO of Timesys Corporation. He was a co-founder and CEO of Laurel Networks (acquired by ECI Telecom). Prior to Laurel Networks, he held various senior executive and technical positions at FORE systems and Digital Equipment Corporation. He has a Masters in Computer Science.

Waratek Ltd.

Waratek has been innovating in JVM technology by virtualizing the JVM itself enabling high-density, secure Java workloads. Waratek has been a Java licensee since 2012 and has had great support from the Java Community we now want to give back by committing our time to helping shape the future of Java. There is huge scope for innovation in Java that will bring benefits to those who develop using Java and ultimately all of us as these technologies touch every aspect of our daily lives.

Waratek Ltd. Position Statement (.pdf file)
Meet the Executive Committee Candidates Call - Waratek Ltd. (.mp3 file)

Nigel Daniels

Nigel has held a range of technology roles from robotic research through to developing enterprise middleware for IBM. Over the last few years his focus has been innovation technology and he has worked with several companies helping them bring technology to market. Working with Waratek Nigel helped them transition from a research company to a product company and has helped in growing business in Asia and the USA.


After the Executive Committee (EC) Elections in 2012, the SE/EE and ME Executive Committees were merged into a single Executive Committee as defined by JSR 355 and the JCP 2.9 Process Document. In the merged Executive Committee, there are 16 Ratified Seats, 8 Elected Seats and the permanent seat held by Oracle America. Members serve 2-year terms that are staggered so that 12 of the 24 seats are normally up for ratification/election each year.

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