Advisory Board

JAX London, 10-13 October 2016
The Conference for Java & Software Innovation

Monica Beckwith

Code Karam LLC

Monica Beckwith is an independent performance consultant and trainer optimizing customer applications and systems running the Java Virtual Machine. She has worked with Java HotSpot VM optimizing the JIT Compiler, the generated code, the JVM heuristics and garbage collection and collectors. Monica is a regular speaker at various conferences and has several published articles on topics including garbage collection, the Java memory model and others. Monica led Oracle’s Garbage First Garbage Collector performance team, and was named a JavaOne Rock Star. Monica also co-authored the ‘Java Performance Companion’ book.
Monica was recently considered one of the influential women in Java and Scala: http://blog.takipi.com/10-influential-women-in-java-scala-and-everything-in-between/

Daniel Bryant

Big Picture Tech Ltd

Daniel Bryant is a software developer and CTO at SpectoLabs. He currently specialises in enabling continuous delivery within organisations through the identification of value streams, creation of build pipelines, and implementation of effective testing strategies. Daniel’s current technical expertise focuses on ‘DevOps’ tooling, cloud/container platforms, and microservice implementations. He also contributes to several open source projects, writes for InfoQ, O’Reilly, and Voxxed, and regularly presents at international conferences such as OSCON, QCon and JavaOne.

Peter Lawrey

Higher Frequency Trading Ltd

Peter Lawrey has the most Java answers on StackOverflow, he is the founder of the Performance Java User’s Group with over 1000 members, and the lead developer of OpenHFT, open source software used by Investment Banks, trading houses, and hedge funds.

Sebastian Meyen

Software & Support Media

Sebastian is Chief Content Officer at S&S Media. He has been actively involved with the IT industry for more than 10 years. As a journalist he is constantly in touch with thought leaders in software development and architecture. He is editor in chief of the German speaking Java Magazin and program chair of the JAX conferences since 2001. Prior to joining S&S Media, he studied philosophy and anthropology in Frankfurt, Germany.

Gabriela Motroc

Software & Support Media

Gabriela Motroc is editor of JAXenter.com and JAX Magazine. She offers 5 years of experience as a journalist and editor in business, international affairs, IT and blockchain technology. Prior to joining S&S Media, she studied International Communication Management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.