One of the keynote speakers at the Holland Open Software Conference is James Baty. In this article we'll introduce the CTO for Sun's Global Sales Organization (GSO) and even give you a little keynote preview.
"The way of the peacefull nerd"
It sounds like a new kungfu-meets-hacker movie, but actually is the topic Dr. James Baty chooses to talk about. The CTO and Vice President of Sun Microsystems will share his company’s view on Nerds. To be short: How to incorporate innovative young people in a business climate, which problems you could encounter and why a company needs ‘Nerds’.
From this perspective he will share his views on what ‘openness’ is really about. For instance: how can you mobilise the potential of 1500.000.000 telephones with java if one out of thousand consumers might build something with it. What are essential characteristics of open software? Dr. James Baty will talk about these matters and much more. And he will welcome a discussion with developers.
Who is Dr. James Baty?
Dr. James Baty is currently CTO and Vice President of Sun Microsystems. And he has been SunPS's Senior Internet Architect for the last 4+ years. In addition, he is a Sun Distinguished Engineer and is the first person to achieve that recognition from the Sun Services organization.
Dr. Baty is an expert in the design, implementation and management of information technology, and is renowned for his work in designing the technical architectures for a brand new industry of service providers and e-commerce systems. Jim has been the lead Architect of the Internet infrastructure design for many of Sun's customers, including global telecommunications and financial services companies. In this capacity he has led the development of several large-scale, electronic commerce system architectures, and is a recognized expert on distributed high availability design and capacity planning and modelling.
In the Netherlands we also know Dr. Baty. In 1993 he contributed hands-on in the middle of the night to the first conference on eCommerce, in the Netherlands, by connecting the PTT's new ISDN system to the Canadian equivalent with a different (54k)signal. This so that Mintzberg could talk to the students from Montreal.
During his tenure, Jim has been a technology leader amongst technical leaders in Sun Professional Services deep competency organization. He provides integrative technical leadership, mentorship, and evangelism across the entire .Com Consulting team, and is a thought leader, academic and industry innovator in the area of architecture patterns for large Internet systems.
Jim brings over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, including 7 years at MCC in Austin, where he was the program administrator for the software technology program. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Texas, specializing in the convergence of computer-human interface and artificial intelligence issues in the design of electronic shopping systems.