Emad Benjamin has been in the IT industry for the past 20 years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Wollongong. Early in his career, he was a C++ software engineer. Then, in 1997, he took on his first major project using Java and has focused on Java ever since. For the past 8 years, his main concentration has been Java on VMware vSphere. Emad is a featured speaker at VMworld, Spring-One, UberConf, NFJS, and various other Java user groups around the world. Currently, Emad is a principal architect in the Global Center of Excellence focused on VMware virtualization, providing training and evangelism to various corners of the world.