Holly Cummins is a software engineer within the WebSphere team at IBM 's Hursley labs. She is a popular speaker and has spoken at a variety of industry events including Devoxx, JavaZone, The ServerSide Java Symposium, The Great Indian Developer Summit, and WebSphere User Groups. She has also authored several developerWorks articles. She is a committer on the Apache Aries project. Holly has been with IBM for nine years. Before joining IBM, she completed a doctorate in quantum computation at the University of Oxford.
Tim Ward is a design and development lead for IBM's OSGi Applications support in WebSphere Application Server. He participates in the OSGi Alliance Core Platform and Enterprise Expert Groups, building specifications describing the use of enterprise technologies in an OSGi framework. Tim is also a member of the Project Management Committee for the Apache Aries project, and can often be found extolling the virtues of Enterprise OSGi at conferences like EclipseCon, Devoxx and Jazoon.