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The 2013-2014 Executive Committee
The Java Community Process (JCP) program is managed by an elected Executive Committee which oversees the development of Java Specification Requests (JSRs) and the resulting Application Program Interfaces (APIs), Reference Implementations (RIs), and Technology Compatibility Kits (TCKs). Many of the members of this committee are also represented on other standards bodies, which enhances industry-wide communications.
ARM, Zach Shelby
ARM, Paul Manfrini (alternate)
Azul Systems, Gil Tene
CloudBees, Steve Harris
Credit Suisse, Susanne Cech Previtali
Credit Suisse, Scot Baldry (alternate)
Eclipse Foundation, Mike Milinkovitch
Ericsson, Christer Boberg
Freescale, Maulin Patel
Fujitsu, Hiroshi Yoshida
Gemalto M2M, Thomas Lampart
Goldman Sachs, John Weir
Goldman Sachs, Michael Marzo (alternate)
HP, Scott Jameson
IBM, Peter Whitehead
Intel, Anil Kumar
Werner Keil
London Java Community, James Gough
London Java Community, Ben Evans (alternate)
MoroccoJUG, Mohamed Taman
MoroccoJUG, Badr El Houari (alternate)
Nokia, Ben Wang
Oracle, Don Deutsch
Oracle, Calinel Pasteanu (alternate)
Red Hat, Mark Little
SAP, Steve Winkler
Software AG, Prasad Yendluri
SouJava, Bruno Ferreira de Souza
TOTVS, David Britto
Twitter, Chris Aniszczyk
V2COM, Leonardo de Moura Rocha Lima
ARM, Zach Shelby

Zach Shelby is Director of Technology for Internet of Things at ARM. Zach was co-founder of Sensinode where he has acted as CEO and CTO for the ground-breaking company before recent acquisition by ARM. Zach is a key contributor at the IETF for IoT standards and a pioneer in the use of IP and Web technology in low-power networks. Zach currently serves on the Board of Directors at the IPSO Alliance.
ARM, Paul Manfrini (alternate)

Paul Manfrini has over 20 years of working in the semiconductor and software business. With a background and interest in law, business development, and product development, he brings a varied perspective to the ME EC. Currently, Paul is the Senior Software Partner Manager for ARM's Strategic Software Alliances group, in charge of managing the Oracle Java relationship for ARM. Paul runs to stay in shape, and, for fun, he performs in the band, Soulfolk, where he plays guitar and sings retro folk rock from the 60.s to present-day tunes.
Azul Systems, Gil Tene

 
 
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.
CloudBees, Steve Harris

Steve Harris is SVP of products at CloudBees, delivering Java platform technology as hosted services in the cloud. Before that, Steve was at Oracle, and was responsible for the Java EE platform and commercial products based on it. In that capacit he participated with the Java community and with vendors like Sun, IBM, and Red Hat in the JCP. This experience gives him a unique perspective on the challenges that face the Java community today and how to address those challenges within the JCP.
Credit Suisse, Susanne Cech Previtali

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.
Credit Suisse, Scot Baldry (alternate)

Scot Baldry is a Managing Director and Technical Fellow of Credit Suisse in the IT division, based in London. He is Head of Investment Banking IT Strategy & Architecture. Scot's specialist technical areas are Software Development and Software Engineering, Automated Testing and Software Correctness, Enterprise Architecture, Technology Strategy and Developer Efficiency and Tooling. In addition Scot has previously served on the ISDA FpML Architecture Working Group focusing on the structure and implementation of the FpML standard and served on the JCP EC from 2010-12 whilst working at Goldman Sachs. Scot holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Southampton.
Eclipse Foundation, 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.

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.
Ericsson, Christer Boberg

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.

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.
Freescale, 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.
Fujitsu, Hiroshi Yoshida

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.
He is now responsible for the strategic planning of Fujitsu'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.
Gemalto M2M, Thomas Lampart

Thomas Lampart has worked for Gemalto M2M (formerly Cinterion Wireless Modules) 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. Today he is the Maintenance Lead of JSR228 and Java System Architect for Gemalto M2M based in Berlin, Germany.
Goldman Sachs, John Weir

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.
Goldman Sachs, Michael Marzo (alternate)

Mike has been a software developer/architect for 20+ years. Currently a Technology Fellow at Goldman Sachs, he runs the Application Infrastructure, Messaging and Market Data groups globally. This includes the internal Java Engineering function for the firm, as well as the application middleware stack, and the distribution infrastructure for both messaging and market data. Roughly 90% of the firms applications are incorporating some components from the AIMM stack.

Mike is a member of the AMQP working group and holds a US patent for System and Method for Message Processing and Routing. Mike is an active C++ and Java Developer with a strong focus on the service integration space, market data and Authorization.
HP, Scott Jameson

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, Peter Whitehead

Peter Whitehead is a Program Director at IBM Java Technology Center. 23 years of hardware and software product development with IBM based in the UK. Having worked in various technical and delivery roles in storage products I moved to be part of the IBM Java team in 2002. I have worked on the delivery of Java Virtual Machine and Java Classes technology and am now responsible for the delivery of IBM's Java Technologies in support of the corporation's software and hardware businesses.
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.
Werner Keil

Werner Keil is Distinct Architect for a provider of Embedded and Realtime solutions. Helping Global 500 Enterprises across industries, as well as leading IT vendors. He has worked for more than 25 years as Program Manager, Coach, SW architect, and consultant for Finance, Telco/Mobile, Media and Public sector. Werner is Apache and Eclipse Committer, UOMo Project Lead and member of the JCP, e.g. in JSRs like 321 (Trusted Java), 331, 333, 342 (Java EE 7), 344, 346 (CDI 1.1), 354 (Money) or 358 (JCP.next) and the Executive Committee.
London Java Community, James Gough

James (Jim) Gough graduated Warwick University in 2007 with a keen interest in building communities and a passion for technology, Java in particular. After moving to London he became member of the London Java Community (LJC). He sits on both the Associates group and the Java Community Process group within the LJC. His recent focus has been on JSR-310 and Adopt a JSR to help target a release of the reference implementation in Java 8. Jim's involvement began as a lightning talk, but has since grown to helping build the TCK and discussing critical design decisions for the new library. Jim is an expert in Java development in investment banks, and has worked for two of the largest global investment banks. Jim works closely with newer members of the community and is a mentor to new professionals and takes part in the Meet a Mentor program with the London Graduate Community. In the last year Jim has spoken at Java One, JAX London, LJC Open Conference and Open Crete on a variety of issues and technologies impacting developers on a day-to-day basis.
London Java Community, Ben Evans (alternate)

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.

Ben primary technical interests are language design, virtual machine ergonomics and drinking beer.
MoroccoJUG, Mohamed Taman

JCP member who represents Africa, and he sees that Java is very critical and important in this continent especially North Africa region 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 is 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. He is frequent article writer for industry publications, a books author, co-author, and technical reviewer, his latest publication titled "Getting Started with Oracle public cloud" August 2013. http://about.me/mohamedtaman.

MoroccoJUG, Badr El Houari (alternate)

Badr El Houari (the "Moroccan Java Evangelist") is a Java expert at Safran Morpho, with more than seven years experience developing and building Java and Java EE applications. He co-leads the Morocco Java User Group (MoroccoJUG) and co-created the JMaghreb conference, one of the largest Java conferences in Africa. El Houari is also a Java trainer and a frequent speaker at local and worldwide developer conferences. He is an active JCP member and a contributor to Java open source projects.
Nokia, Ben Wang

Ben Wang is interested in mobile-related JSR standardization, especially in Java ME8. As the software architect of the Nokia S40 Java system, he understands the challenges that developers have to overcome to deliver Java functionality on end-user devices. “We provide millions of Java ME application downloads every day,” he says. As an EC member, he wants to help serve as a voice for Java device developers everywhere.

In the near future, Ben expects a quick evolution of Java ME across several areas, including advanced UIs, simplified security control, more device APIs, better OS integration, C++ KNI support, MVC application frameworks, and service and resource frameworks. And in his spare time, Ben is into fitness and dance.

Oracle, Don Deutsch

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.
Oracle, Calinel Pasteanu (alternate)

Calinel Pasteanu represents Oracle on the ME EC. He holds several software patents and has a Licentiate degree in Physics. He worked for Siemens 1985-2005 in several telecommunication business units, in both network and terminal areas. His last Siemens responsibility was to manage the Technology & Innovation SW department of Siemens Mobile. He moved to Qisda along with the Siemens Mobile business, and now he is employed by Sun as Director of Standards within the Client Software Group. He is based in Munich, Germany and manages an international team.

Calinel began his involvement in the JCP in 1999, serving as an Expert for JSR 30, J2ME Connected, Limited Device Configuration, and various other Expert Groups, including JSR 248, Mobile Service Architecture (MSA), and JSR 249, MSA Advanced. At his initiative, a Java ME Spec Leads team was created at Siemens, and numerous JSRs were filed by his team: 195, 229, 230, 246, 253, 259, 266, 281, 304.

Calinel has made other contributions in the area of standardization. He served as Vice Chair of the Software Defined Radio Forum, as member of the OSGI Board of Directors, represented Siemens in the mobile carriers consortium known as OMTP and the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA).
Red Hat, 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.
Software AG, 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.

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.

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.
TOTVS, David Britto

David Britto is an IT entrepreneur with more than 28 years experience creating and implementing services and products in Enterprise Business, Mobile, and Consumer Electronics.

In 1989 he founded Quality Software, a systems integration company that is among the 200 largest IT companies in Brazil. In 2007, David's passion for new business development and digital convergence found in the Digital TV momentum in Brazil a perfect field to combine IT technology, broadcast, telecommunications and consumer electronics in order to create a brand new generation of multimedia interactive software products and services. As a result, David, as Quality Software's CEO, created TQTVD Software - fully devoted to the Digital TV business in partnership with TOTVS. Since then, David has been working as the Head of Digital TV operations at TOTVS and his responsibilities include market development, technology innovation, and product development. Through his leadership TQTVD Software has become the most important Ginga (Java + NCL/Lua) middleware supplier in the ISDB-Tb market.

David has been working on the steering board of the Brazilian Digital TV Forum (the SBTVD Forum) representing the Brazilian software sector and was appointed by the SBTVD Forum to manage the technical cooperation between Sun Microsystems and the SBTVD Forum, which led to the creation of the royalty-free JavaDTV specification. He also has worked as a Ginga evangelist, helping to expand the Ginga standard to more than 10 countries and to create the ISDB-T International Forum.
Twitter, Chris Aniszczyk

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.
V2COM, 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 eight 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.