Proctor, Mark

For the last 10 years, Mark’s focus has been on developing knowledge engineering systems in Java in his role as a platform architect at Red Hat. Mark is the co-founder of the Drools project, a leading Java expert system tool, and is responsible for all technologies related to rules, processes, events, ontologies, and intelligent agents at Red Hat.

Holmes, Justin

Justin Holmes was a Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia, where he studied the connections between computing and the humanities, earning a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Justin specializes in developing business rules and business process management solutions and he has delivered projects for the health insurance, financial services, and retail industries. He has been with Red Hat since 2011.

Balunas, Jay

Jay Balunas, founder of the AeroGear project, leads mobile initiatives for Red Hat JBoss Middleware. He’s spent 15+ years in the industry, designing and implementing solutions around client and mobile device integration, web tier frameworks, UI design, and backend integration. He is passionate about open source, standards, and is one of Red Hat’s W3C representatives. Jay blogs about mobile technologies, HTML5, and other rich internet application technologies at in.relation.to/Bloggers/Jay

Fisher, Yan

Yan Fisher is responsible for technical marketing for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Yan has a deep background in systems design and architecture. He has spent the past 20 years of his career working in the computer and telecommunication industries, where he tackled as diverse areas as sales and operations to performance and benchmarking. With a passion for solutions-oriented marketing he is known for bringing a customer-centric perspective into traditional IT discussions and having an eye for innovative approaches that stand out in the competitive landscape.