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Volker Simonis is a Principal Software Engineer in the Corretto team at Amazon Web Services. He works on Java Virtual Machines since 2004 and joined the OpenJDK project right from the start. Volker is a member of the OpenJDK Governing Board and an OpenJDK Member, Reviewer and Committer. Before Amazon he worked for SAP, Sun Microsystems and the University of Tübingen from where he holds a Master and PhD degree in Computer Science. He represented SAP and currently represents Amazon in the Executive Committee of the JCP and was a member of the JCP Expert Groups for Java SE 9 to 13. He's a passionate and frequent speaker at conferences around the globe and can easily be contacted at @volker_simonis.