Evangelist at Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, Germany
Kai Hackbarth is an Evangelist at Bosch Software Innovations. He has been deeply involved in the technical standardization activities of the OSGi Alliance for more than 15 years. Kai is a member of the OSGi Alliance Board of Directors and has been co-chair of the OSGi Residential Expert Group since 2008. Kai is coordinating several research project activities in various IoT domains. His key focus areas are smart homes, automotive, and the Internet of Things in general, where he actively supports the current developments and strategic positioning of the product portfolio.
Dr. Udo Hafermann obtained a diploma in Computer Science at the Technical University of Braunschweig and a doctorate in Computer Science. He then joined Software AG’s research facilities in Darmstadt where he successively held positions as project lead, team lead and architect of XML solutions. Currently, Dr. Hafermann acts as project lead, product owner and principal architect in the design-time tools and web user experience area. He represents Software AG at Eclipse organizations and events and serves on the Board of Directors of the OSGi Alliance.
Dr. Jonas Helming is General Manager of EclipseSource Munich as well as consultant, trainer and software engineer. His focus is on Tools, IDEs, Modeling, web-based Tools and Eclipse 4. Besides many articles he published a book about the Eclipse SDK. Jonas is an active member of the Eclipse community. He has the lead of two Eclipse projects and is involved in many others, such as e4. In 2013, he won the Eclipse Top-Newcomer Evangelist award. He regularly speaks at conferences such as Jax, OOP, WJax and EclipseCon.
Group Manager, Distinguished at Rakuten Card Co., Ltd., Japan
Hirofumi Iwasaki is the technical manager of financial systems at Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. He is a frequent speaker for the enterprise systems theme in Japan. He is also a technical writer to write SOA, Java EE, .NET Framework area to some magazines and web sites. He is a specialist of the high-loaded huge transactional enterprise systems in this decade. He has many Java EE & .NET Framework enterprise system design & implementation experiences and knowledge, and directed many huge man-hour enterprise projects. He is also a specialist of WebLogic Server since pre-J2EE version.
Emily Jiang is Liberty Architect for MicroProfile and CDI in IBM. Based at IBM's Hursley laboratory in the UK, she has worked on the WebSphere Application Server since 2006 and is heavily involved in Java EE implementation in WebSphere Application Server releases. She is a key member of MicroProfile and CDI Expert Group, and leads the specification of MicroProfile Config and Fault Tolerance. Emily is also Config JSR co-spec lead. She regularly speaks at conferences, such as JAX, Voxxed, Devoxx US, Devoxx UK, Devoxx France, DevNexus and EclipseCon.
Etienne Juliot is co-founder and vice president of Obeo, a software editor focus on Model Driven solutions. He is a senior software architect with a strong experience on IT and embedded systems architecture. He is a member of the board of directors of the Eclipse Foundation and is involved in several Eclipse projects (Sirius, Acceleo, EMF Compare, UML Generators, Mylyn, ...) and seats on the steering committee for PolarSys.
Finally, he manages international and strategic collaborations with large companies on system engineering and enterprise architecture needs.
Maximilian is deeply involved with the Eclipse community. He is project lead and committer on several projects, and serves on the Eclipse Architecture Council.
Maximilian is general manager of EclipseSource Munich (http://eclipsesource.com/munich), where he is focused on
building pragmatic modeling tools - desktop-based and web-based.
Dr. Jan Koehnlein is specialized in the development of programming languages and tools. He contributes to open source projects like Xtext, Xtend, FXDiagram, sprotty and Theia. Together with two colleagues he founded the company TypeFox in Kiel (Germany).