QCon is a practitioner-driven conference designed for technical team leads, architects, and project managers who influence software innovation in their teams.

Presentation: "Friday Introduction"

Track: Keynote / Time: Friday 08:45 - 09:00 / Location: To be announced

Friday Track Hosts will present the program and provide a short introduction to the Tracks of the day

Aino Vonge Corry, Retrospectives Facilitator/ Track host

Aino Vonge Corry

Biography: Aino Vonge Corry

Aino Corry is a technical conference editor and retrospectives facilitator. She holds a masters degree and a ph.d. in computer science and is founder of Metadeveloper, her new tiny company. She has 12 years of experience with Patterns in Software Development, and teaches OO design, software architecture and development in academia and industry.
In her spare time, she runs and sings (but not at the same time)
Twitter: @apaipi
Video presentation: Functional Design Patterns

Charles Humble, CTO for PRPi Consulting / Track Host

Charles Humble

Biography: Charles Humble

Charles Humble is CTO for PRPi Consulting with overall responsibility for the development of all the custom software used within the company, and the lead Java editor for InfoQ. He has worked in enterprise software for around 15 years as a developer, architect and development manager. He co-founded Conissaunce, a UK based enterprise computing consultancy focused on the retail and financial services industries, and remains a director of the firm. He spends as much time as he can with his young family, and writes music with twofish.

Twitter: @charleshumble

Chris Richardson, Senior Developer Advocate

Chris Richardson

Biography: Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect with over 20 years of experience. He is a Java Champion and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with POJOs and frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris is the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com and works on cloud technology. He has a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge in England and lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and three children.

Scott Morrison, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect at Layer 7 Technologies / Track Host

Scott Morrison

Biography: Scott Morrison

K. Scott Morrison is the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect at Layer 7 Technologies, where he is leading a team developing the next generation of security infrastructure for cloud computing and SOA. An architect and developer of highly scalable, enterprise systems for over 20 years, Scott has extensive experience across industry sectors as diverse as health, travel and transportation, and financial services. He has been a Director of Architecture and Technology at Infowave Software, a leading maker of wireless security and acceleration software for mobile devices, and was a senior architect at IBM.

Before shifting to the private sector, Scott was with the world-renowned medical research program of the University of British Columbia, studying neurodegenerative disorders using medical imaging technology. Scott is a dynamic, entertaining and highly sought-after speaker. His quotes appear regularly in the media, from the New York Times, to the Huffington Post and the Register. Scott has published over 50 book chapters, magazine articles, and papers in medical, physics, and engineering journals. His work has been acknowledged in the New England Journal of Medicine, and he has published in journals as diverse as the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow, and Neurology. He is the co-author of the graduate text Cloud Computing, Principles, Systems and Applications published by Springer, and is on the editorial board of Springer¹s new Journal of Cloud Computing Advances, Systems and Applications (JoCCASA).

He co-authored both Java Web Services Unleashed and Professional JMS. Scott is an editor of the WS-I Basic Security Profile (BSP), and is co-author of the original WS-Federation specification. He is a recent co-author of the Cloud Security Alliance¹s Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing, and an author of that organization¹s Top Threats to Cloud Computing research. Scott was recently a featured speaker for the Privacy Commission of Canada¹s public consultation into the privacy implications of cloud computing. He has even lent his expertise to the film and television industry, consulting on a number of features including the X-Files. Scott¹s current interests are in cloud computing, Web services security, enterprise architecture and secure mobile computing‹and of course, his wife and two great kids.