Matt Thompson, Sun Microsystems
As Director of Technology Outreach and Sun's Open Source Programs Office, Matt Thompson leads Sun's technology evangelism efforts worldwide. His team focuses on educating and enabling the worldwide developer community to easily adopt Sun's emerging technologies like the core Java platform, the Sun Java Enterprise System, and Sun's secure mobility platform, as well as driving Sun's open source strategy for developers. Matt's 16 years of experience includes the software engineering of development environments, productivity tools, and object-oriented frameworks. Today, Matt spends most of his time focusing on delivering Sun's technology strategy to Sun's developers, partners and customers worldwide. Matt first started at Sun in 1988 and after several years "outside" at Taligent and General Magic he returned to Sun in 1997.