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Keynote Speaker Henrik Stahl

Java Embedded Software: Disruptions Ahead


The devices supporting our daily activities are becoming more sophisticated and better connected at an astonishing rate. The Internet of Things is driving an explosion of devices and data, revolutionizing industry, science and commerce. Devices are smarter, faster, and better connected. To support these trends, increasingly sophisticated embedded devices must be developed more quickly, yet must also be secure, robust, and maintainable. Java technology is ideally suited to support this complexity, whether embedded in a lightweight, low-cost secure ID card, supporting multiple systems of a large reactor, or any conceivable application between. This presentation will cover the evolution of the Java language and it's applicability to control systems specialists. Increasingly Java is being adopted within control systems due to its scalability, robustness, portability and developer productivity features. Peter will cover in detail the new capabilities of Java and provide an overview of the roadmap ahead; toward the Internet of Things.


Henrik Stahl is Vice President of Product Management at Oracle, and oversees planning and strategy for the Java Platform, tasked with moving Java forward in a way that benefits the overall Java community as well as Oracle and its customers and partners.

Mr. Stahl joined Oracle as part of the BEA acquisition where he served in a similar position with responsibility for the JRockit family of products, which sums up to about 10 years working with JVM and Java strategy and development. Prior to BEA, Henrik has among other things been co-founder and CTO of Swedish consultancy Omegapoint AB, the lead developer of the Swedish BankID service for issuing digital IDs to Swedish citizens and in general with IT security, system architecture and development, network engineering and support.

Mr. Stahl holds a Master of Science in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He lives with his family in California and spends his spare time doing random sports, gardening and playing flamenco guitar.