Jump to: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
 
Jean-Francois Arcand  - Sun Microsystems


Building Scalable AJAX Applications Using GlassFish Comet
Track: Enterprise Mashups
Jean-Francois Arcand has worked for Sun Microsystems since 2000. He currently works on GlassFish, mainly on the WebContainer and the new Java NIO-based http engine called Grizzly. Before joining Sun, he worked as a software architect for compagnies such as France Telecom, Microcell Telecom and HMS Software in both Java and C++. Jean-Francois lives and works from home in Prevost, a small city in Quebec where life is perfect.
 
 
Jean-Francois Arcand  - Sun Microsystems


Asynchronous AJAX for Revolutionary Web Applications
Track: Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Applications
Jean-Francois Arcand has worked for Sun Microsystems since 2000. He currently works on GlassFish, mainly on the WebContainer and the new Java NIO-based http engine called Grizzly. Before joining Sun, he worked as a software architect for compagnies such as France Telecom, Microcell Telecom and HMS Software in both Java and C++. Jean-Francois lives and works from home in Prevost, a small city in Quebec where life is perfect.
 
 
Sumeer Bhola  - IBM


OpenAjax Hub 1.1 & SMash (Secure Mashups)
Track: Enterprise Mashups
Sumeer Bhola is a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he investigates security for the Web. He has previously worked on distributed computing, computer supported collaborative work, autonomic computing, and realtime systems. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech, and a BS from IIT Delhi.
 
 
Robert Boedigheimer  - The Schwan Food Company


Improving ASP.NET User Interfaces with the AJAX Control Toolkit
Track: Rich- Web Tools & Case Studies
Robert Boedigheimer works for Schwans Shared Services, LLC providing business solutions with Web technologies and runs Robert Boedigheimer Consulting, LLC. Robert has been designing and developing Web sites for the past 12 years including the early days of ASP and ASP.NET. He was the lead architect, designer, and developer for the schwans.com rewrite with ASP.NET, and recently implemented a large ASP.NET 2.0 project. He is a columnist for aspalliance.com, an "Early Achiever" MCSD for .NET with C#, an MCPD: Web with C#, and a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Robert has spoken at industry conferences including the Heartland Developers Conference, Twin Cities Code Camp, Tulsa Tech Fest, Microsoft's Visual DevCon, and numerous national and international VSLive! events.
 
 
David Boloker  - IBM


Mashup Ecosystems in the Enterprise
Track: Enterprise Mashups
David Boloker is a distinguished engineer and chief technical officer for emerging Internet technologies in the IBM Software Group. Previously, he held the position of chief technical officer for Java Technologies in Software Group. He is recognized in and outside IBM as a technical leader in the Internet software space guiding IBM's investments as well as internal product development in the Internet space. His responsibilities include building IBM's technical e-Business strategy, working with internal IBMers to develop the appropriate products for the Internet space, researching new areas in software design, as well as guiding a group of researchers working in Software Group. David has been recognized by IBM with numerous Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards in the areas of Java, Secure Internet Gateways, Dynamic I/O Configuration and the Remote Distribution and Control of S/370, 4300, S/390 and AS/400 Architecture processors. He earned a BA and an MA in mathematics from Boston University.
 
 
Jeff Brown  - G2One


Grails - Agile Web 2.0 The Easy Way
Track: Diamond Track
Jeff Brown is Director of North American Operations with G2One and and a member of the core Groovy and Grails development teams. For over 10 years he has been involved in designing and building object oriented systems.

Jeff teaches a number of Java and object oriented training courses in addition to doing consulting and mentoring work for industries including Aerospace, Financial and Medical. Areas of expertise include Java, agile Web development with Groovy and Grails, distributed computing, object database systems, object oriented analysis and design and agile development.
 
 
Shane Bryzak  - JBoss


Seam Remoting - JBoss Seam and AJAX
Track: Enterprise AJAX
Shane Bryzak is a senior software engineer with JBoss/Red Hat. He is based in Brisbane, Australia. A JBoss employee, Shane is a member of the core development team for JBoss Seam. Shane is also the creator of Seam Remoting, an AJAX framework for interacting with the Seam component model.
 
 
Bob Buffone  - Nexaweb


A New Approach to Java Clients
Track: Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Applications
Bob Buffone, chief architect at Nexaweb Technologies, is responsible for platform and tool technology at Nexaweb, a provider of the Nexaweb Platform enabling enterprise class rich Internet applications (RIAs). He is also a committer on the Apache XAP Project, which provides an extensible framework for declaratively creating AJAX applications. Before Nexaweb, Bob was with Trakus, a technology company focused on tracking sports in real time. A leading expert in user interface design, he is a regular speaker at industry events and has published multiple articles on tool and application development.
 
 
Bob Buffone  - Nexaweb


Performance-tuning AJAX Applications
Track: Enterprise AJAX
Bob Buffone, chief architect at Nexaweb Technologies, is responsible for platform and tool technology at Nexaweb, a provider of the Nexaweb Platform enabling enterprise class rich Internet applications (RIAs). He is also a committer on the Apache XAP Project, which provides an extensible framework for declaratively creating AJAX applications. Before Nexaweb, Bob was with Trakus, a technology company focused on tracking sports in real time. A leading expert in user interface design, he is a regular speaker at industry events and has published multiple articles on tool and application development.
 
 
Kord Campbell  - Splunk


Rendered Ghosting for JavaScript-Unaware Crawlers
Track: Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Applications
Kord Campbell was the original founder and visionary behind Grub, the distributed Web crawler recently re-purchased by Wikia. He is also the founder and architect of Zoto.com, an iPhoto-like management system that, for good or bad, uses 100% JavaScript, DOM manipulation for building pages. Kord currently serves as chief evangelist at Splunk.com.
 
 
Marco Casario  - Comtaste


Using AJAX Data Services in Enterprise Applications
Track: Enterprise AJAX
Marco Casario is one of the most dynamic developers in the Adobe (formerly Macromedia) world. Flash and Dreamweaver certified, he intensively collaborates with Adobe Italy as a speaker and promoter of several events and roadshows. Marco is CEO of Comtaste S.r.l., a company dedicated to exploring new frontiers in the Web 2.0 field, where the themes of accessibility and usability have added further importance to the PDF format and the relevant Acrobat application tools.
 
 
Andre Charland  - Nitobi


AJAX for the Masses: Building Rich User Interfaces in Dreamweaver
Track: Diamond Track
Andre Charland is co-founder and CEO at Nitobi. An advocate for usability and user experience, he speaks regularly on AJAX and Web usability. Most recently, Andre presented at MAX and on the Adobe AIR Bus Tour. He is the co-author of "Enterprise Ajax" and maintains his own blog at http://blogs.nitobi.com/andre.
 
 
Frank Cohen  - PushToTest


Open-Source AJAX Test Automation
Track: Enterprise AJAX
Frank Cohen is the leading authority for testing and optimizing software developed with Web, SOA, AJAX , and REST designs and implementations. Frank Cohen is CEO and Founder of PushToTest and inventor of TestMaker, the open-source test automation tool. He is author of several books on optimizing information systems, and is an experienced instructor in areas relating to testing Web applications, SOA, REST, and AJAX . Frank was also a featured speaker at JavaOne, SOA World 2007, STARWest, PSQT, and has been a guest of SYS-CON.TV.
 
 
Rod Cope  - OpenLogic


Real-World Enterprise Rails and AJAX: Top 10 Lessons Learned
Track: Rich- Web Tools & Case Studies
Rod Cope is the CTO and Founder of OpenLogic, a company that helps enterprises safely adopt and manage their usage of open source. He has 25 years of software development experience and has provided technical leadership on significant projects for companies such as IBM, Anthem, Ericsson, and Manugistics. He holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in software engineering from the University of Louisville.
 
 
Douglas Crockford  - Yahoo!


AJAXWorld 2008 East Keynote: Can We Fix The Web?
Track:
Douglas Crockford, creator of the JSON data interchange format, is currently an architect at Yahoo!. He has developed office automation systems and done research in games and music at Atari. He was director of technology at Lucasfilm Ltd. He was director of new media at Paramount. Douglas was the founder and CEO of Electric Communities, also known as Communities.com. He was also founder and CTO of State Software, where he discovered JSON, the popular data interchange format. He is interested in Blissymbolics, a graphical, symbolic language.
 
 
Yakov Fain  - Farata Systems


Picking the Right Technology for Enterprise Rich Internet Applications
Track: RIAs Beyond AJAX
Yakov Fain is a managing principal of Farata Systems, a consulting, training and product company. He's authored several Java books and dozens of technical articles. The latest book he co-authored is "Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex and Java: Secrets of the Masters." Sun Microsystems has nominated and awarded Yakov with the title Java Champion. He leads the Princeton Java Users Group.
 
 
Jon Ferraiolo  - OpenAjax Alliance


OpenAjax Hub 1.1 & SMash (Secure Mashups)
Track: Enterprise Mashups
Jon Ferraiolo is a member of IBM's Emerging Technologies group where he manages operations and leads various activities in the OpenAjax Alliance. Before joining IBM, Jon worked at Adobe for 13 years where he was an architect, engineering manager and product manager on multiple products and where he participated in various standards activities.
 
 
Jon Ferraiolo


OpenAjax Alliance: Our Second Wave of AJAX Standards Initiatives
Track: Enterprise AJAX
Jon Ferraiolo, web architect, is a member of IBM's Emerging Technologies group where he manages operations and leads various activities in the OpenAjax Alliance. Before joining IBM, Jon worked at Adobe for 13 years where he was an architect, engineering manager and product manager on multiple products and where he participated in various standards activities.
 
 
Lou Fox  - Bluewolf


Pimp my App: How I Built an Amazing On-Demand App Using RIA Tools
Track: Diamond Track
Lou Fox, CTO of Blue Wolf, has for the past 15 years been assisting Fortune 1000 companies in growing their businesses by leveraging web based solutions. During the web 1.0 phase Fox worked with companies like Guess, Disney, Toys R Us, and Nike to build their eCommerce initiatives. For past 6 years Lou Fox has been the CTO of Bluewolf and has leveraged the collaborative and agile nature of web 2.0 to bring award-winning consulting and on-demand product solutions that streamline front and back office business processes for over 1000 companies of all sizes including: ADP, Dow Jones, Hartford Insurance, Dupont, New York Times, Hartford Insurance.
 
 
Andrea Gazzaniga  - Funambol


Developing Open Source Mobile Messaging and Sync Apps for iPhone vs. Android
Track: iPhone Developer Summit
Andrea Gazzaniga is Software Development Manager at Funambol, the leading mobile open source company in the world that provides push email & PIM synchronization software for 1.5 billion mobile devices, including most recently the iPhone and Google Android. Andrea has 15 years of software development experience with both major telco manufacturers (e.g. Siemens and Alcatel) as well as software startups. He joined Funambol in 2005 as tech lead for Funambol's client software team (initially Windows Mobile, Outlook and Java ME but now including iPhone and Android) and was recently promoted to software development manager for Funambol's entire R&D team. Andrea has been working with open source and Unix/Linux for many years. His most recent projects include making Funambol software work on Google Android and planning the next revision of Funambol software for the iPhone.
 
 
Joshua Gertzen  - Truecode


Challenges to Developers and IT Managers of Introducing RIAs
Track: Diamond Track
Principal architect and team lead of the open source ThinWire AJAX RIA Framework ( http://www.thinwire.com ), a Java based framework that enables developers to create powerful enterprise Web applications that are highly interactive and responsive by using pure Java and without having to muddle around with (D)HTML, JS or CSS. Over the last six years, he has also played a key role in building the technology infrastructure at Custom Credit Systems, a Dallas-based software company focused on delivering industry leading solutions for the financial lending market. You can catch his latest thoughts on posted regularly to his blog TrueCode ( http://www.truecode.org )
 
 
Becky Gibson  - IBM


Internationalization & Accessiblity Using Dojo
Track: Enterprise Mashups
Becky Gibson is a Web accessibility architect in IBM's Emerging Technologies Group. She focuses on accessibility and the Web and is currently assisting with the development of the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) specification and implementing accessibility in the user interface components of the Dojo Open Source Toolkit for JavaScript.
 
 
Paul Giurata  - Catalyst Resources


AJAX Tookits, Frameworks and IDEs: How Do You Choose the Right One?
Track: Rich- Web Tools & Case Studies
Paul Giurata is a managing partner of Catalyst Resources and considered one of the pre-eminent UI application designers and experience architects in the US. His primary interest is in Software as a Service (SaaS) and Financial Services applications, where AJAX-enhanced UIs are a proven way to improve bottom-line performance.
 
 
Ted Goddard  - ICEsoft


AJAX Push and Collaboration with ICEfaces
Track: Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Applications
Ted Goddard is the senior architect of the ICEfaces AJAX framework. Following a Ph.D. in mathematics, he proceeded with postdoctoral research in component and Web-based collaborative technologies. Ted currently participates in the JavaServer Faces and Servlet expert groups.
 
 
Ted Goddard  - ICEsoft


Asynchronous AJAX for Revolutionary Web Applications
Track: Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Applications
Ted Goddard is the senior architect of the ICEfaces AJAX framework. Following a Ph.D. in mathematics, he proceeded with postdoctoral research in component and Web-based collaborative technologies. Ted currently participates in the JavaServer Faces and Servlet expert groups.
 
 
Sue Googe  - Northrop Grumman


Spice Up User Experience with Silverlight RIA
Track: Diamond Track
Sue Googe has had a great passion for Web development since 1998. Sue specializes in creating visually appealing, highly usable yet extensible and maintainable Web applications using the latest Microsoft technologies. She balances business requirements, user experience, technologies, talent management and cost control in a holistic harmonious way that leads to a successful project. She is a creative thinker and always searches for better answers to solve problems. Quality works and satisfied clients/users are her ultimate pride. Sue is a frequent speaker at Code Camps and technical conferences.
 
 
Arun Gupta  - Sun Microsystems


jMaki as an AJAX Mashup Framework
Track:
Arun Gupta is a technology evangelist for Web Services and "Web 2.0" Apps at Sun. He was the spec lead for APIs in the Java platform, committer in multiple Open Source projects, participated in standard bodies and contributed to Java EE and SE releases. He is a prolific blogger with numerous useful tips at http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta.
 
 
Kevin Hakman  - Aptana


Rapid Development of Enterprise AJAX Apps
Track: Enterprise AJAX
Kevin Hakman is currently Director of Product Marketing for Aptana, Inc. Previously, he was the director of developer evangelism for TIBCO General Interface, the award-winning AJAX and Rich Internet Application framework and toolkit. He co-founded General Interface in 2001, pioneering AJAX in the enterprise. TIBCO acquired General Interface in 2004 to extend its vision for service-oriented applications to the end user. Kevin is a contributor to SOA World Magazine and the AJAXWorld Magazine, and has spoken at numerous industry events.
 
 
Kevin Hakman  - Aptana


Developing AJAX Applications for iPhone and iPod Touch
Track: iPhone Developer Summit
Kevin Hakman is currently Director of Product Marketing for Aptana, Inc. Previously, he was the director of developer evangelism for TIBCO General Interface, the award-winning AJAX and Rich Internet Application framework and toolkit. He co-founded General Interface in 2001, pioneering AJAX in the enterprise. TIBCO acquired General Interface in 2004 to extend its vision for service-oriented applications to the end user. Kevin is a contributor to SOA World Magazine and the AJAXWorld Magazine, and has spoken at numerous industry events.
 
 
Kevin Hakman  - Aptana


Aptana IDE: Your Unfair Advantage for AJAX, iPhone, Adobe AIR, PHP and Rails Development
Track: Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Applications
Kevin Hakman is currently Director of Product Marketing for Aptana, Inc. Previously, he was the director of developer evangelism for TIBCO General Interface, the award-winning AJAX and Rich Internet Application framework and toolkit. He co-founded General Interface in 2001, pioneering AJAX in the enterprise. TIBCO acquired General Interface in 2004 to extend its vision for service-oriented applications to the end user. Kevin is a contributor to SOA World Magazine and the AJAXWorld Magazine, and has spoken at numerous industry events.
 
 
Bert Halstead  - Curl, Inc


Embracing New Platforms: Building RIAs Beyond AJAX
Track: RIAs Beyond AJAX
Bert Halstead is the chief architect of Curl, Inc., and a founding member of the Curl technical team. Previously, he was a research staff member at Digital Equipment Corporation. He received his Ph.D. degree from MIT and spent ten years teaching computer science there.
 
 
Mark Heid  - IBM


Info 2.0
Track: Enterprise Mashups
Mark Heid is Program Director for Web 2.0 in IBM’s Information Management division. Mark’s team drives global strategy, product management, marketing and ecosystem development for the “Info 2.0” initiative, including the Mashup Starter Kit technology preview.

Previously, Mark was responsible for worldwide business strategy & product portfolio management for the industry-leading WebSphere Application Infrastructure Business Unit. Key product responsibilities included: WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Extended Deployment, Open Source run-times and Web 2.0.

Mark has 20 years of experience in product development, product management, marketing and commissioned sales. He joined WebSphere in March ’02. Prior to that, he was with Hewlett Packard, Apple Computer and several start-ups.

Mark holds a BS degree in computer science from Northwestern University and an MBA in marketing and quantitative analysis from Carnegie Mellon University
 
 
Billy Hoffman  - HP


Secure AJAX Development and Testing
Track: Diamond Track
Billy Hoffman is a lead security researcher for SPI Dynamics (www.spidynamics.com), which was purchased by Hewlett-Packard on 01 August 2007. At SPI Dynamics, he focuses on automated discovery of Web application vulnerabilities and crawling technologies. He has been a guest speaker at Black Hat Federal, Toorcon, Shmoocon, O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference, The 5th Hope and several other conferences. His work has been featured in Wired, Make magazine, Slashdot, G4TechTV and in various other journals and Web sites. In addition, Billy is a reviewer of white papers for the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC), and is a creator of Stripe Snoop, a suite of research tools that captures, modifies, validates, generates, analyzes and shares data from magstripes. He also spends his time contributing to OSS projects and writes articles under the handle Acidus.
 
 
Kevin Hoffman  - iPhone Developer's Journal


Web Apps for the iPhone: Duplicating the iPhone Look and Feel in Safari
Track: iPhone Developer Summit
Kevin Hoffman, editor-in-chief of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer's Journal, is Technical Chair of iPhone Developer Summit. He has been programming since he was 10 and has written everything from DOS shareware to n-tier, enterprise Web applications in VB, C++, Delphi, and C. Hoffman is coauthor of Professional .NET Framework (Wrox Press) and co-author with Robert Foster of Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Development Unleashed. He authors The .NET Addict's Blog at .NET Developer's Journal.
 
 
Jonas Jacobi  - Kaazing Corporation


Enterprise Comet: Real-Time, Real-Time, or Real-Time Web 2.0?
Track:
Jonas Jacobi is co-founder and chief executive officer of Kaazing Corporation. A native of Sweden, Jonas has worked in the software industry for more than 15 years with a mission to simplify application development. Prior to founding Kaazing, he worked for Oracle for eight years as a Java EE evangelist and product manager responsible for the product management of JavaServer Faces, Oracle ADF Faces and Oracle ADF Faces Rich Client in the Oracle JDeveloper team. As co-founder and CEO of Kaazing, Jonas sets the company's business and product strategy and oversees all aspects of Kaazing's operations and mission to become the world-wide leader in real-time software. He is co-author of the best-selling book, "Pro JSF and Ajax: Building Rich Internet Components," (Apress).
 
 
Scott Kirkwood  - MomentumSI


AJAX Brings SOA to the User
Track: Enterprise AJAX
Scott Kirkwood is the VP of MomentumSI's Software Development Services practice. Having worked in IT professional services for 16 years, Scott is an industry thought-leader in operational architecture, IT governance and service management. As well as being a prolific public speaker, he has published multiple industry trade journal articles and whitepapers on the alignment of IT and business strategy.
 
 
Senthil Krishnapillai  - Sybase


iPhone as Biz-Phone: Enabling iPhone Support for Enterprise Applications & Messaging
Track: iPhone Developer Summit
Senthil Krishnapillai, director of product management for Sybase iAnywhere, is responsible for bringing future generations of mobile collaboration products to market. He has more than 15 years experience in product management, marketing and development for mobile devices and smartphones and is a member of various consortiums including OMA-DS, CTIA.
 
 
Steve Maryka  - ICEsoft


AJAX and Social Computing for the Enterprise
Track:
Steve Maryka is CTO at ICEsoft Technologies Inc., and leads the ICEfaces open source project. He has been involved in Java-based AJAX techniques since 2003 - a time before the term “AJAX” was even coined. Prior to joining ICEsoft, Steve was co-founder of AudeSi Technologies where he served as VP of Technology and led Java product development for Internet appliances. After AudeSi was acquired by Wind River Systems in 2000, he served as a principle technologist there until joining ICEsoft.
 
 
Mark McIlvane  - Velocent


Early Adopters: The Key to Free Publicity or the Fall of a Technology
Track: iPhone Developer Summit
Mark McIlvane is President & COO of Velocent Systems. A "startup specialist," he firmly believes that startup companies are a science, and that they will succeed if managed properly. Mark joined Velocent from Personeta, where he was President, and CEO. Prior to Personeta, he was Senior Vice President of Sales at IP Unity, and he held several positions at Clarent Corporation, most recently as Executive Vice President, Business Operations. Before Clarent, Mark was Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Comverse Technology, a leading provider of network-based multimedia enhanced communications services.
 
 
Eric Miraglia  - Yahoo!


An Introduction to the YUI Library
Track: Rich- Web Tools & Case Studies
Eric Miraglia, engineering manager of the YUI Team at Yahoo!,has been authoring social Web applications since 1995, when he began developing interactive writing spaces for universities; his Speakeasy Studio & Cafe was used by more than 100 universities between 1997 and 2004.

Since 2003, Eric has been a part of Yahoo's Web development community. In 2005, he joined the newly formed YUI team where he serves as an engineering manager. In a few short years, YUI has come to underpin some of the most trafficked Websites in the world, including among many others Yahoo's front page, Yahoo Mail, My Yahoo and Yahoo Finance properties. Eric has led the effort to make YUI the best-documented open-source JavaScript library and founded the YUI Theater to help provide worldwide access to many of the great events and speakers who come to Yahoo from around the world of Web development.

 
 
Stewart Nickolas  - IBM


OpenAjax Gadgets & Widgets
Track: Rich- Web Tools & Case Studies
Stewart Nickolas is a senior technical staff member in the Emerging Internet Technologies group within IBM. His recent responsibilities include chairing the OpenAJAX Gadget Taskforce, leading the QEDWiki project within IBM, defining and shaping IBM's Web 2.0 and Situational Application strategies.
 
 
Peter Nickolov  - 3Tera


Building Application UI with AJAX
Track: Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Applications
Peter is a recognized expert in scalable infrastructure technologies including operating systems, networks and storage. One of the 3Tera founders, he has unique experience in delivering successfully new types of products in a fast-paced startup environment. Peter is the architect of the core technology behind 3Tera's award winning AppLogic grid operating system that enables utility computing for SaaS and Web 2.0 services. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded four technology companies.

Prior to 3Tera, he founded Z-force, a storage networking company that pioneered file switching and NAS aggregation and was named one of Network World's "Top 10 Startups to Watch"; and Object Dynamics, a software company providing network infrastructure software.

In the last 20 years Peter has authored 24 patents and has over 30 innovations in the areas of operating systems, multithreading, kernel mode and real-time software, network protocols, file systems and computing resource aggregation.
 
 
Emil Ong  - Caucho Technology


RIAs with Comet and Critical Updates in Enterprise Environments
Track: Diamond Track
Emil Ong is the chief evangelist of Caucho Technology. Before taking on this role, he was a software engineer at the company, working on Caucho's SOA and JavaEE offerings. With an M.S. in computer science from UC Berkeley, Emil also has a background in security and systems.
 
 
Guy Peled  - Visual WebGui


On-Server AJAX
Track: Enterprise Mashups
Guy Peled, CTO of Visual WebGui, is a renowned expert specializing in Web technologies. He is an author of two products, the most recent one being the Enterprise RIA platform called Visual Webgui. Guy served as chief architect in the IDF and for leading Israeli enterprises for over 13 years specializing on MS platforms. Although young in age (he started programming at the age of 8 years old), he gained his reputation and position in the developer community by "out of the box" thinking, bridging technologies chasms for several enterprises' R&D. Guy is a well known and followed technologist, and helps lead the On-Server AJAX paradigm shift as a solution for strategic adaptation of AJAX for Enterprise usages by lecturing and evangelizing on the subject.
 
 
Olivier Poupeney  - DreamFace Interactive


DreamFace: The Ultimate Framework for Creating Personalized Web 2.0 Mashups
Track:
Olivier Poupeney has spent over 15 years using, developing, creating and designing user interfaces. Olivier is currently co-founder and CEO of DreamFace Interactive where he designed and developed the DreamFace Open Source Framework for Web 2.0 Enterprise Applications. Before creating DreamFace Interactive, he co-founded Ecensity Corp. In 2001. In his role as CTO, he directed all aspects of research and development until the acquisition of Ecensity in December 2006. From 1997 to 1999, Olivier was Field Application Engineering Manager at Silverstream in France. Previously he was a pre-sales engineer at Synon France in 1996 which he joined after having begun his professional career as an instructor and consultant at Powersoft/Sybase France.
 
 
Olivier Poupeney  - DreamFace Interactive


Sharable Enterprise Mashups: The New User-Driven Composite Apps
Track: Enterprise Mashups
Olivier Poupeney is co-founder and CEO of DreamFace Interactive. DreamFace is built on Olivier’s vast experience of over 15 years of work on improving the user experience through the user interface. From 2000 to 2006, he was the co-founder and VP R&D of Ecensity Corporation, where he led all aspects of research and development in the development of their state of the art Composite Application Framework EPS. Prior to that, Olivier was Field Application Engineering Manager for Silverstream France from 1997 to 1999. He served as a pre-sales engineer for Synon France from 1996 to 1997. Olivier started his career as a trainer and consultant for Powersoft/Sybase France.
 
 
Hooman Radfar  - Clearspring Technologies


The Social Aggregator - Widgets Reshape the Social Web
Track: Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Applications
Hooman Radfar drives platform marketing and strategy initiatives at Clearspring. He was recently named one of Tech’s Best Entrepreneurs by BusinessWeek and was nominated for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

When he is not busy building a better Web, he can be found writing his blog Widgify. Hooman graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in economics and computer science. He holds an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University where he researched Social Networking Theory.

 
 
Scott Regan  - Sonoa Systems


Web Service Virtualization: Creating Business Value from W2 APIs
Track: Enterprise Mashups
Scott Regan is director of product management at Sonoa Systems. Scott comes to Sonoa from Yahoo! where he was responsible for Maps and Local Search. He was previously responsible for developer relations and product marketing at BEA, and is a former product manager with Microsoft's Visual Studio team. He began his career with Accenture in the firm’s communications and technology groups.
 
 
David Schlesinger


RIAs and How Open is 'Open' in the Mobile Sofware Space?
Track: iPhone Developer Summit
David "Lefty" Schlesinger is Director of Open Source Technologies at ACCESS Co., Ltd., working principally on open source strategy and community relations, and representing ACCESS in a number of industry and community initiatives. Lefty is responsible for open source licensing compliance practices within ACCESS, and is the author of ACCESS' internal "open source best practices" curriculum. He also specializes in intellectual property issues, including licensing and patent strategy as well as acting as the administrator for ACCESS' main open source release, the "Hiker Project" (www.hikerproject.org), a suite of application service components for the development of seamlessly interoperating mobile applications.

Lefty is well-known in the open source community and is a frequent presenter and panelist at open source-related conferences, and has spoken this year at the Finnish Centre for Open Source Software's Verso Business Series, FOSTEL (the Free and Open Source Telephony Conference), the Ottawa Linux Symposium, the GNOME Users' and Developers' European Conference and a variety of other prestigious open source venues. He was the keynote speaker at this year's Northwest Technical Conference for Undergraduates at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia.
 
 
Ric Smith  - Kaazing Corporation


HTTP Multicast Routing, Scaling the Real-Time Web
Track: Enterprise AJAX
Ric Smith is responsible for Kaazing's business and product strategy. Prior to joining Kaazing, Ric Smith was Principal Product Manager for Oracle Application Development Tools. In his role as Principal Product Manager he was responsible for the evangelism and product direction of Oracle ADF Faces Rich Client as well as Oracle's AJAX and Java EE Web Tier offerings.

Prior to joining the application server team, Ric Smith worked for Oracle's consulting business as a Principal Consultant, specializing in Java EE and AJAX development. In addition, Ric is a frequent speaker at Oracle events and has written articles featured in industry publications such as Java Developer's Journal and AJAX World Magazine.

He was also a representative to the OpenAjax Alliance and a graduate of the University of Arizona.
 
 
Joe Stagner  - Microsoft


The Digital Black Belt’s Guide to Building Secure ASP.NET AJAX Applications
Track: Rich- Web Tools & Case Studies
Joe Stagner is a senior program manager in Microsoft Corporation’s Developer Tools and Platform Group and has been with Microsoft since 2001 focusing on highly scalable and performant Web application architectures, multiplatform interoperability and software security. Stagner brings 30 years technical and business strategy experience to Microsoft which affords him a unique experiential perspective.
 
 
Joe Stagner  - Microsoft


ASP.NET AJAX Design & Development Patterns
Track: RIAs Beyond AJAX
Joe Stagner is a senior program manager in Microsoft Corporation’s Developer Tools and Platform Group and has been with Microsoft since 2001 focusing on highly scalable and performant Web application architectures, multiplatform interoperability and software security. Stagner brings 30 years technical and business strategy experience to Microsoft which affords him a unique experiential perspective.
 
 
Jeff Tapper  - Digital Primates IT Consulting Group


Using Adobe Flex to Increase Return On Investment with RIAs
Track: Diamond Track
Jeff Tapper is a senior technologist at Digital Primates IT Consulting Group. Prior to that he was a founding partner and chief technologist for Tapper, Nimer and Associates, Inc., which focused on the development of RIAs and empowering clients through mentoring. Tapper has been developing Internet-based applications since 1995, for a myriad of clients including Conde Nast, Harley Davidson, Toys R Us, IBM, Dow Jones, American Express and Morgan Stanley. As an Instructor, he is certified to teach all of Adobe's courses on Flex, ColdFusion and Flash development. He has been working with Flex since the earliest alphas of Flex 1.
 
 
Shashank Tiwari  - Saven Technologies


CEP and RIA: Bringing Together the Bold and the Beautiful
Track: Diamond Track
Shashank Tiwari is the chief technologist at Saven Technologies (www.saventech.com), a technology driven business solutions company headquartered in Chicago, IL. As an experienced software developer and architect, he is adept in a multitude of technologies. He is an expert group member on a number of JCP (Java Community Process) specifications, JSRs 274, 283, 299, 301 & 312, and is an Adobe Flex Champion. Currently, he passionately builds rich high performance applications and advises many on RIA and SOA adoption. Many of his clients are banking, money management and financial service companies that he has helped build robust, quantitative, data-intensive, highly interactive and scalable applications. He writes regularly in many technical magazines, presents in seminars and mentors developers and architects. He has a popular blog on the O'Reilly Network (http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/2799). He is an ardent supporter of and contributor to open source software. He lives with his wife and two sons in New York. More information about him can be accessed at his website (www.shanky.org).
 
 
Ian Tomlin  - NDMC Ltd


Code Free Composites - Where SOA and Mashups Converge
Track: Enterprise Mashups
Co-Founder of NDMC Ltd management consulting business. Strategic advisors to Canon Japan, Canon Europe on technology futures. Author of Agilization - The Regeneration of Competitiveness (MB2000). Co-Founder of encanvas Ltd. He blogs at the Agilization blog.
 
 
Lars Trieloff  - Day Software AG


REST and AJAX Reconciled
Track: Diamond Track
Lars Trieloff is product manager for collaboration and digital asset management at Day Software. Prior to joining Day, Lars founded Mindquarry, a startup providing an open source collaboration suite based on REST and AJAX. With a background in software systems engineering, Lars contributed to open source projects like Apache Cocoon, Apache Maven, Apache Sling and others. He is also the author of a German book about DocBook-XML and develops open source software for creating technical documentation with DocBook. Lars lives with his family in Potsdam, Germany. His weblog can be found at http://weblogs.goshaky.com/weblogs/lars/
 
 
Geoff Tudor  - Nirvanix


Web 2.0 Meets Storage 2.0
Track: Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Applications
Geoff Tudor most recently served as CEO of Advent Networks. At Advent, he created the cable industry's first router capable of delivering broadband to customers at dedicated speeds of 40 Mbps. In 2000, Geoff co-founded Tellaire Corp. to commercialize free space optic technologies and deliver wireless Gigabit Ethernet. MRV Communications (NASDAQ:MRVC) acquired the company's networks. Mr. Tudor also co-founded GNS Technologies, where he co-wrote Reflex Backup, the first real-time backup application for Windows. Reflex was acquired by Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC). Geoff was recognized by Discover Magazine as one of the nation's leading innovators in technology and was nominated in 2003 for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Geoff holds an M.B.A. from the University of Texas and a bachelor's degree from Tulane University.
 
 
Coach Wei  - Nexaweb


AJAX for Average Joes: Enterprise AJAX Adoption Without Being a Rocket Scientist
Track: Enterprise AJAX
Coach Wei is Chairman and CTO of Nexaweb technologies, an Enterprise Web 2.0 software company. Before founding Nexaweb, Coach architected and designed software for managing storage networks at EMC Corporation. As a champion for open source and open standard, Coach is the author of open source word processor AJAXWord, a committer at Apache XAP project and a member of OpenAJAX Alliance steering committee, etc. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has many publications on various technical journals. Coach obtained his master's degree from MIT, holds six patents and maintains “Enterprise Web 2.0” blog at http://www.coachwei.com.
 
 
Dev Worah  - Virtusa Coproration


Creating Agile Business Solutions in Financial Services using RIAs & Other Emerging Technologies
Track: Diamond Track
Dev Worah is Director of Technology for Financial Services, Virtusa Corp, responsible for providing technology direction to our FS teams, developing partnerships and providing leadership and vision into technology trends. Worah is a senior technologist with over 13 years of industry experience and a proven track record in enterprise architecture definition, legacy integration, technology strategy and migration, project management and full-lifecycle IT solution delivery. He has been at the forefront of managing implementations employing SOA, Web 2.0, BPM, RIA, AJAX, CEP for top financial services firms.
 

Stay Tuned for Additional Speakers Shortly!