Dr. Jim Webber is Chief Scientist with Neo Technology the company behind the popular open source graph database Neo4j, where he works on graph database server technology and writes open source software. Jim is interested in using big graphs like the Web for building distributed systems, which led him to being a co-author on the book REST in Practice, having previously written Developing Enterprise Web Services - An Architect's Guide. Jim is an active speaker, presenting regularly around the world. His blog is located at http://jimwebber.org and he tweets often@jimwebber.
Savas Parastatidis is doing architecture and development work in Microsoft on large scale data- and compute-intensive technologies. Previously he was part of Microsoft's Bing team where he focused on semantic and knowledge representation technologies. He also spent time in Microsoft Research where he led the design and implementation of a number of tools for scientists and a graph store/platform for semantic computing applications called Zentity. Prior to joining Microsoft, Savas was a Principal Research Associate at Newcastle University where he undertook research in the areas of distributed, service-oriented computing and e-Science. He was also the Chief Software Architect at the North-East Regional e-Science Centre where he oversaw the architecture and the application of Web Services technologies for a number of large research projects. Savas also worked as a Senior Software Engineer for Hewlett Packard where he co-lead the R&D effort for the industry's Web Service transactions service and protocol. Savas' web corner (including his blog) can be found at http://savas.me and his twitter stream @savasp.
Ian S Robinson is Director of Customer Success for Neo Technology, the company behind Neo4j, the world's leading open source graph database. He has written guidance for Microsoft on implementing service-oriented systems with Microsoft technologies, and is a contributor to Service Design Patterns (Addison-Wesley, 2012), REST: From Research to Practice (Springer, 2011) and The ThoughtWorks Anthology (Pragmatic Programmers, 2008). He present's regularly at conferences worldwide on various subjects, including REST, the Web as an application platform, and the graph capabilities of Neo4j. Ian blogs at http://iansrobinson.com and tweets @iansrobinson.