co-founder and CTO, Azul Systems
Gil Tene is CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems. He has been involved with virtual machine technologies for the past 20 years. Gil pioneered Azul’s Continuously Concurrent Compacting Collector (C4), and various managed runtime and systems stack technologies that combine to deliver the industry’s most scalable and robust Java platforms. Gil is a frequent speaker at technology conferences worldwide, and an official JavaOne Rock Star. In 2006 he was named one of the Top 50 Agenda Setters in the technology industry by Silicon.com. Prior to co-founding Azul, Gil held key technology positions at Nortel Networks, Shasta Networks and at Check Point Software Technologies, where he designed ground breaking traffic management solutions. He architected OSs at Stratus Computer, HA solutions at Qualix/Legato, and served as an officer in the Israeli Navy Computer R&D unit. Gil holds a BSEE from The Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and has been awarded 32 patents in computer-related technologies.