O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference - June 29-30, 2005 - San Francisco, CA
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Speaker

David Rivas
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

As CTO, David is responsible for spearheading the strategic development of Sun's consumer device and mobile systems business, including software development, standards policy, and investments and acquisitions.

Since joining Sun in 1993, David has worked closely with the wireless industry to advance next-generation mobile data services. His many achievements in this arena include the Pixo acquisition and initiatives to help customers such as Vodafone and Nokia define their mobile data services systems architecture. He also represents Sun in industry standard forums (JTWI, OMA, DVB, Java Card Forum and GSM) and has managed advanced client platform technology development.

In addition, David has also been instrumental in advancing Java TV technologies. He spearheaded the worldwide adoption of Java as the standard for interactive digital television. As a result of David's efforts, Java has now been implemented by DVB MHP, Open Cable OCAP, ATSC DCAP, and ARIB. David also holds patents in interactive TV.

Earlier in his career, David was a sound engineer with credits in the music industry, television and film. He holds master's and bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

  David Rivas


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