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The 2016-2017 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.
Azul Systems, Gil Tene
Azul Systems, Simon Ritter (alternate)
Credit Suisse, Susanne Cech
Eclipse Foundation, Mike Milinkovitch
Fujitsu, Kenji Kazumura
Fujitsu, Mike DeNicola (alternate)
Gemalto M2M, Thomas Lampart
Goldman Sachs, Vladimir Zakharov
Ivar Grimstad
Hazelcast, Christoph Engelbert
HP Enterprise, Naresh Shah
HP Enterprise, Sriranga Nadiger (alternate)
IBM, Steve Wallin
Intel, Michael Berg
Intel, Mihai Costache (alternate)
Werner Keil
London Java Community, Martijn Verburg
London Java Community, Ben Evans (alternate)
MicroDoc, Hendrik Hoefer
MicroDoc, Hans Kamutzki (alternate)
NXP Semiconductors, Maulin Patel
Oracle, Don Deutsch
Oracle, Calinel Pasteanu (alternate)
Oracle, Anish Karmarkar (alternate)
Red Hat, Mark Little
SAP, Sanjay Patil
SAP, Volker Simonis (alternate)
Software AG, Prasad Yendluri
SouJava, Bruno Ferreira de Souza
Tomitribe, David Blevins
Twitter, Tony Printezis
Twitter, Ramki Ramakrishna (alternate)
V2COM, Leonardo de Moura Rocha Lima
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.
Azul Systems, Simon Ritter (alternate)

 
 
Simon Ritter is Deputy CTO at Azul Systems. Simon started working with Java shortly after he joined Sun Microsystems in 1996. During his time at Sun and then Oracle he held various roles covering Java development, consultancy and marketing. Since 2000, he focused primarily on evangelising the Java platform to developers culminating in managing the Java Technology Evangelism team before moving to Azul in 2015. Simon has twice been awarded "JavaOne Rockstar" status and is now an elected Java Champion. He has presented at virtually every Java conference around the world on a wide variety of subjects including embedded Java, JavaFX, all areas of Java SE and Java EE. Now at Azul, Simon acts as an alternate representative on the JCP EC and is representing Azul on the Java SE 9 expert group.
Credit Suisse, Susanne Cech

Dr. Susanne Cech 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.
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.
Fujitsu, Kenji Kazumura

Kenji Kazumura has been working with Java for about 20 years since Java was born, and now he is Senior Professional Engineer of Java Technology at Fujitsu Limited in Japan. He is in charge of developing Java Virtual Machine for Interstage Application Server and various Fujitsu middleware products. He has participated in the Expert Group of JSR 204 (Unicode Supplementary Character Support). He has optimized several huge enterprise Java applications, specifically in the field of mobile communication and financial service, in order to run with high performance and reliability. These systems contribute a great deal to the social infrastructures in Japan. He is now working to make the cloud environment be more useful by accelerating Java technology into this area.
Fujitsu, Mike DeNicola (alternate)

Mike DeNicola is Director of Industry Relations at Fujitsu America Incorporated in Sunnyvale, California, working directly for the Strategy and Technology Division of Fujitsu Limited in Japan. As such, he represents Fujitsu in a variety of software industry consortia and standards organizations.

Mike is the alternate representative for Fujitsu on the Java Community Process Executive Committee and participates in all the EC meetings. This is a position he has held since 2001. During this tenure, Mike has participated in all the Expert Groups that have modified the JSR Process and the JSPA. In October 2011, he was voted "JCP Member of the Year".

In addition to his work with the JCP, Mike is Treasurer of OASIS, Chair of the OASIS Finance and Audit Committee, and a member of the OASIS Executive Committee. He is also Chair of the OASIS WS-I Member Section Steering Committee and is a member of the OASIS Staffing Committee and the OASIS Governance Committee.

Mike began his career with IBM, working both in its US and World Trade Organizations. He has held a wide range of technical, management, and executive positions, including Vice President of Software Development and Member of the Board of Directors at both UniSoft Corporation and Fujitsu Software Corporation. Immediately prior to his present position, he was Vice President of Engineering for HAL Computer Systems - a wholly owned Fujitsu subsidiary.

Mike has a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Electrical Engineering Degree Equivalent from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Gemalto M2M, 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, Vladimir Zakharov

Ivar Grimstad

Ivar Grimstad is a Java Champion and software architect focusing on Enterprise Java. He is participating in the Java Community Process as a member of the Expert Groups for JSR 368 (JMS 2.1), JSR 371 (MVC 1.0), JSR 375 (Java EE Security API). He is also a member of the NetBeans Dream Team.

He has been working with Java since the beginning and has over the years tried out everything from lightweight mobile applications to large scale enterprise applications. His experience covers all aspects of designing architectures based on a variety of technologies including standard Java EE as well as other frameworks such as Spring and a variety of open source products.

Hazelcast, Chrisoph Engelbert

Christoph Engelbert is Manager of Developer Relations at Hazelcast. He is a long-term, passionated Java geek with a deep commitment for Open Source software. Performance Optimizations and understanding the internals of the JVM and the Garbage Collector are his daily interest, as well as to stay up to date with the Java development.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Naresh Shah

Naresh Shah joined Hewlett Packard in 2011 as Vice President & Site Leader for the Enterprise Group R&D organization in India. Before HP, Naresh worked for 4 years at Novell and 20 years at AT&T and its spin-off Lucent Technologies in the US. Naresh holds a B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur and M.S. in Computer and Information Science from the Ohio State University, Columbus.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Sriranga Nadiger (alternate)

Sriranga Nadiger (Ranga) is Director of engineering for Operating Systems Technologies Lab at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Bangalore. Ranga is responsible for end-to-end engineering of products and solutions across HP-UX and OVMS. Ranga is also responsible for some key Linux solutions. Ranga has over 17 years of experience in research and development of system software technologies including core kernel, virtualization, IO, compilers & tools, manageability and security. Ranga joined HP as a system software engineer in 1999 and took on progressive leadership roles in R&D including project management and department management before taking on current role.

Ranga's team is responsible for developing and sustaining Java platforms for HP-UX and OVMS. Ranga's team also works closely with open source software ecosystem and contributes to advancement of open JDK.

IBM, Steve Wallin

Steve Wallin is the Program Director of IBM Runtime technologies. Steve has most recently been working with customers on high volume workloads as CICS Strategy and Design Manager and the Senior Manager for the Problem Determination tools, CICS/IMS tools on z Systems. Throughout his career he has been focused on mainframe workloads, system integration and gateway technologies and how to transform development teams to make the best of lean, agile and design practices.
Intel, Michael Berg

Michael Berg has worked at Intel Corporation for more than 7 years cumulatively, playing various roles in the Software and Services Group. He is currently Sr. Staff S/W compiler developer and plays active roles in Java eco-system by contributing JIT compiler development focused on several benchmarks (SPECjbb2005, SPECjvm2008, etc.) as well as customer applications by enabling/designing better and/or new optimizations. His past experience is in various compiler development roles on many microarchitectures and operating systems over the past 25 years for languages like C, C++, Fortran, Java, OpenCL, DirectX and others.
Intel, Mihai Costache

Mihai has worked at Intel Corporation for about one year, being the Engineering Manager for the Java IoT Optimizations team in Romania. He runs the initiative of adopting Java on all intel IoT devices and gateways. He has worked for more than 25 years as Project Manager, Software Architect and Coach and consultant for Otto Versand Gm.b.H., Oracle Corp., Optaros Inc., Microsoft Corp. Mihai has 10+ years career integrating technology and all phases of applications development process including architecture, design, development, test definition, integration and support and 10+ years of experience in managing highly performing teams, people and project management. He has also extensive Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and Enterprise Application Design (EAD) experience.

Mihai holds a Ms. Sc. In Electronics and Telecommunications from Polytechnic University of Bucharest.

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, Martijn Verburg

Martijn is the co-leader of the London Java Community (over 5000 Java developers), and leads the global effort of Java User Groups who contribute to Java standards (Adopt a JSR programme) and the Java itself (Adopt OpenJDK programme). In 2012 he was added as one of the 120 existing Java Champions for services rendered to the Java ecosystem.

He is currently the CEO of jClarity (www.jclarity.com) a Java/JVM startup focussed on the performance space.

You can also find him presenting keynotes and talks at major conferences (JavaOne, Devoxx, OSCON, JAX, PHP UK etc) and in house at organisations where he is known for challenging the industry status quo as the "Diabolical Developer". His first book "The Well-Grounded Java Developer" with Ben Evans was published by Manning in June 2012.

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.
MicroDoc, Hendrik Hoefer

Hendrik Hoefer is co-founder and technical director of MicroDoc Computersysteme GmbH based in Munich Germany. During his career Hendrik worked as developer, architect and project manager in embedded and enterprise projects. Today Hendrik is in charge of the technical direction at MicroDoc and works with customers on next generation telematics and web products. His main interest is applying modern software engineering in embedded development.
MicroDoc, Hans Kamutzki (alternate)

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.
NXP Semiconductors, 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.
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).
Oracle, Anish Karmarkar (alternate)

Dr. Anish Karmarkar has 20+ years of research, development, industry standards and collaboration experience. Anish has participated in variety of standards development organizations and industry collaborations in various capacities, including participating in and chairing technical committees/working groups, governance and steering/executive committees, and Board of Directors. He has co-authored and co-edited several standards specifications and is the co-author of the book "Web Service Contract Design and Versioning for SOA."

At Oracle, Anish is a Consulting Member of Technical Staff in the Standards Strategy and Architecture team. He is involved in Java, IoT, Cloud, and Big Data standards and industry collaborations. He is an elected member of OMG Board of Directors; is an elected member of the OSGi Alliance Board of Directors and is their Vice President for Americas; is an elected member of OASIS WS-I Member Section Steering Committee; is the co-chair of the IIC Vocabulary Task Group; chairs the OASIS Cloud Application Management for Platform (CAMP) Technical Committee; and is the the co-chair of OASIS SCA-BPEL and SCA-J Technical Committees.

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, Sanjay Patil

Sanjay Patil is a Senior Director in the Industry Standards & Open Source team at SAP Labs - Palo Alto. He is responsible for driving strategic Open Source programs and governance of SAP's outbound Open Source projects. For about 15 years, he has led various industry-wide standardization initiatives such as OASIS Web Services Reliable Messaging. He currently serves as a Director on the Board of OASIS, a standards development organization, and represents SAP on Open Source foundations such as Cloud Foundry. His areas of interest include application platform technologies, Big Data and Cloud.
SAP, Volker Simonis (alternate)

Volker Simonis works for SAP since more than 10 years . During this time he was involved in various projects around the SAP Java Virtual Machine - starting with porting it to new platforms up to enhancing it with new features and finally maintaining long term support versions of the JDK. Volker is also an OpenJDK contributor from the very beginning and helped SAP and the SAP JVM team engage in the OpenJDK project. He's the project lead of the OpenJDK PowerPC/AIX porting project, a JDK8 committer and JDK9 reviewer. Before SAP, he worked for Sun Microsystems and T-Systems. He holds a master and PhD degree from the University of Tuebingen.
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.
Tomitribe, David Blevins

Founder and CEO of Tomitribe. Veteran of Open Source Java EE in both implementing and defining JavaEE specifications for over 10 years with a strong drive to see JavaEE simple, testable and as light as Java SE. Co-Founder of OpenEJB (1999), Geronimo (2003), TomEE (2011). Member of the Java EE 7 and EJB 3.2 Expert Groups, past member of the Java EE 6, EJB 3.1, and EJB 3.0 Expert Groups. Contributing author to Component-Based Software Engineering: Putting the Pieces Together from Addison Wesley.
Twitter, Tony Printezis

Tony Printezis is a Staff Software Engineer at Twitter and a member of the VM Team in the Infrastructure Organization.

He has over 15 years of (mainly Java) virtual machine implementation experience with special focus on memory management. Most of his projects have involved improving the performance, scalability, responsiveness, parallelism, concurrency, monitoring, and visualization of garbage collectors. He was one of the designers of (and tech lead of) the Garbage-First GC and the original implementer of the widely-used CMS GC.

Before Twitter Tony worked at Adobe (on the eventually canceled next-generation Flash effort), the Java organization at Oracle and Sun Microsystems (where he contributed to the gabrage collectors of the Java HotSpot virtual machine), and Sun Microsystems Laboratories (where he did garbage collection-related research).

He holds a PhD and a BSc(Hons) in Computing Science, both from the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

On his spare time he's been known to carry unreasonably heavy camera equipment to take pictures of big, aluminum birds... and he also cooks.

Twitter, Ramki Ramakrishna (alternate)

Ramki Ramakrishna is on the Managed Runtimes team at Twitter, where he is interested in concurrency, scalability, latency, performance and observability tools for the JVM runtime. Previously, he worked with Workday, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems. At Sun and later Oracle, Ramki worked on two generations of JVMs, including the HotSpot JVM, specializing in the runtime, synchronization, and dynamic memory management subsystems. Before joining Sun, he taught and conducted research on logics and algebras for the formal verification of concurrent systems at SUNY Stony Brook, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in India, and Aalborg University in Denmark. Ramki holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur.
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.