Speaker Details

Simon Ritter


Simon Ritter is the Deputy CTO of Azul Systems. Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K. 

Simon joined Sun Microsystems in 1996 and started working with Java technology from JDK 1.0; he has spent time working in both Java development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition, he managed the Java Evangelism team for the core Java platform. Now at Azul, he continues to help people understand Java as well as Azul’s JVM technologies and products. Simon has twice been awarded Java Rockstar status at JavaOne and is a Java Champion. He currently represents Azul on the Java SE Expert Group.

Faster Java Without Changing Any Code

Applications that run on the JVM benefit from a managed runtime environment with JIT compilation that can easily exceed the performance of natively compiled code. In this byte-sized session, we'll look at some ways to improve the performance of your JVM-based applications without having to change a single line of code or even recompile!