Simon Ritter

Simon Ritter

Deputy CTO, Azul Systems

UK

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, Java for client applications and embedded
Java. 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 JCP Executive Committee and on
the Expert Group of JSR 379, Java SE 9.