Ben Evans is an author, speaker, consultant and educator. He is co-founder of jClarity, a startup which delivers performance tools & services to help development & ops teams. He helps to organize the London Java Community and serves on the Java Community Process Executive Committee, helping define standards for the Java ecosystem. He is a Java Champion, 3-time JavaOne Rockstar Speaker and a Java Editor at InfoQ. Ben is author of “The Well-Grounded Java Developer”, the new edition of “Java in a Nutshell” and the forthcoming "Practical Java Performance". Ben is a regular public speaker on the Java platform, performance, concurrency, and related topics, at companies and conferences all over the world.