Mark Little, Chief Technologist of JBoss, Red Hat
Dr Mark Little is Engineering Director at Red Hat, where he is also the Technical Development Manager of the SOA Platform. Mark is also Director of Standards and Red Hat's representative on the Java Executive Committee.
He has over 20 years of experience working in the area of reliable distributed systems. While at Red Hat/JBoss Mark has been the lead of the JBoss ESB and JBoss Transactions products as well as working from the office of the CTO.
Prior to joining JBoss, he was Chief Architect and co-founder at Arjuna Technologies, a Hewlett-Packard spin-off company specialising in the area of transactions and messaging for J2EE and Web Services. There he lead the transactions teams and provided technical vision for their pioneering Web Services transactions work. While at HP Mark was a Distinguished Engineer, leading the development of the world's first Web Services transactions product.
He is co-author and contributor on several books, has numerous published papers and presented at a range of conferences for over 20 years. During this period he has also found time to chair standards groups in the OMG, JCP and OASIS and co-authored several of the WS-* series of specifications.