Max Katz is a Senior Systems Engineer and Lead RIA Strategist at Exadel. Max is a well-known speaker appearing at many conferences, webinars, and JUGs. Max leads Exadel’s RIA and mobile strategy and Exadel open source projects suc as Fiji, Flamingo and JavaFX Plug-in for Eclipse. Max is the community manager for Tiggr (http://gotiggr.com) - web-based application for creating and sharing interative web and mobile HTML prototypes. He has been involved with RichFaces since its inception, publishing numerous articles, providing consulting and training, and authoring the book “Practical RichFaces” (Apress). Max writes about RIA technologies in his blog, http://mkblog.exadel.com, and can be found on Twitter as @maxkatz. Max holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of California, Davis and MBA from Golden Gate University.