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Jon Bostrom

Jon Bostrom has over twenty-three years of systems experience, including designing and implementing large-scale, object-oriented, distributed applications. He currently serves as senior director of Java in Technology Platforms for Nokia. Bostrom is responsible for defining and driving the vision and architecture for the mobile end-to-end Java environment. Bostrom has focused on defining the technology and creating the partnerships that will foster the next generation of Java-enabled mobile devices.

Bostrom joined Nokia in 2003 as the chief java architect in Nokia Mobile Software. Prior to joining Nokia, Bostrom was chief architect and a key driver of Sun’s Mobility Technology Solutions group, working to define the end-to-end architecture for Java technology solutions in 2.5 and 3G environments. Bostrom was the Sun lead architect for SprintPCS Vision and the lead architect for DoCoMo i-Mode Java. He was the lead designer for Java software provisioning for wireless and the creator of the “Java Service Vending Machine” concept. Bostrom has advised most of the top manufacturers and operators around the world on wireless data services. Bostrom is also one of the original members of the JiniTM technology team and was instrumental in the Jini technology launch and formation of the Jini technology community effort. During his time with Sun, Bostrom won two Chairman’s awards for technology innovation and filed patents in Java mobile security, interface design, and content handling. He has also been a key contributor to Java One and has spoken as the keynote at many software events across the world.

In addition, Bostrom was with the original team at Hewlett-Packard that designed the first laser printer. Subsequently, he worked on the Smalltalk CORBA binding and was the consulting architect for Distributed Smalltalk. Bostrom was director of Distributed Object Systems at ParcPlaceDigitalk and managed U.S. and Asia-Pacific consulting for GemStone.

Bostrom is on the board of directors of the Open Services Getaway Initiative (OSGi), co-leads the Mobile Expert Group and is co-spec lead for JSR 232 (the Java Community Process Program).

Bostrom attended UASF School of Aerospace Science and Boise State University.

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