Rod Johnson is CEO of Atomist, the delivery automation company. He created Java's Spring Framework and was co-founder and CEO of SpringSource. Following the acquisition of SpringSource by VMware, he served as SVP, Application Platform at VMware. He still writes lots of code, currently in Scala and TypeScript.
Rod is the author of several popular and influential books on Java and Java EE, including "Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development" and "J2EE without EJB" (with Juergen Hoeller). He is on the board of several prominent open source companies: Neo Technology and Apollo and has previously served on the boards of Elastic and Hazelcast.