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With a background in engineering, computer science, and design, Grayson steers product direction at Uffizzi. He is passionate about discovering and building productivity tools that help product teams deliver software better, faster and cheaper. Grayson is particularly interested in tools that disappear into the background and seamlessly integrate into existing workflows.
Prior to Uffizzi, Grayson worked as a researcher in AI and Deep Learning.
I have worked at diverse companies and in various environments including startups and am currently at CarGurus.
I have experience in delivering products in the enterprise application space to small businesses by scaling technology teams.I have experience in delivering products in the enterprise application space to small businesses by scaling technology teams that effectively facilitate software development from prototype through hyper-growth curves that enable successful acquisitions.
His achievements and years of experience are focused on advocating for communities, technologies and products.
He is presently the Program Manager for Global Developer Communities at Turing(turing.com).
Slick loves to associate with people who love making the world a better place.
Alexander is currently founder and CEO for Databloom, the Data Mesh company. Alexander operates at the crossroads of data driven enterprises, AI and computer science to deliver solutions that people remember.
He has authored various open-source dev tools millions of developers use worldwide, like his Shades of Purple code-theme or the corona-cli. Awais contributed code to NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter mission. “What an awesome example for developers,” said Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft — featuring Awais’s contribution to NASA & corona-cli. He's a recognized open-source community leader as one of the 12 featured GitHub Stars.
He holds a PhD and an MS in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor in Management and Business Administration. He speaks Catalan, Spanish, English, French, and German. Besides languages, he loves running and writing.
Prior to EQT, Alex worked as VP of Product at Armory, a developer platform used by world's largest engineering orgs, where he grew the product from 0-XXM ARR and co-invented a novel approach to continuous software deployment.
Prior to Checkmarx, he held leadership and engineering positions at Time To Know, HPE, PicApp, and Bezeq.
I'm a film nerd who loves to travel, enjoys spicy food, and brews her own beer.
With a background in computer science, business and marketing, he specialises in enabling the comprehension, communication and adoption of a technology and/or product by putting them in the context of the problems they solve.
As a Product Evangelist at Tyk, he showcases the capabilities of Tyk and how Tyk drives growth and success for users. He regularly speaks at conferences, runs webinars and podcasts, and hosts monthly developer hangouts on all things APIs.
Additionally his team is creating new DevOps products that don't exist anywhere else. Solving complex SDLC equations maturity levels, and tactical roadmaps.
After 10 years in a startup, including major rebuilds, Agile transformations and building delivery pipelines before they were a thing, James moved into consultancy with Thoughtworks.
After 6 happy years as a consultant James crossed the divide to make the move back into a product organisation as Head of Platform for Currencycloud, nowa $1Bn part of Visa.
Today Mighael advice C-suite, architects and developers on the right technologies to use to accelerate business growth and gain a competitive edge. The biggest impact on business today is driven by disruptive technologies like IoT, Cloud, AI, APIs and Blockchain. Mighael meets on a daily basis with key stakeholders to not only advice on technologies to use to accelerate their digital transformation.
Previously, Haseeb held senior product management, marketing and engineering roles at Personal IT, Citrix Systems, Orbital Data, IP Infusion and Oblix. Haseeb holds an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
He’s an MBA from the European Forum of Navarra Business School, specialized in Deep Learning, Blockchain Revolution and Virtual Education.
His ideas, strategies and models have achieved international recognition and led him to be recognized 'Top 30' by the Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF). Felipe maintains that, ""True equality means enjoying the same freedoms; these are only achieved by acting and thinking in accordance with the will and inclusion of all the groups conform our society.""
I am the founder of CodXCrypt, which is an open-source community guiding people regarding open-source and project ideas.
While not working at Intel, Stewart plays with cameras, and robots, and builds robots with cameras.
You can follow Stewart on Twitter @intel_stewart, and follow the robots on [email protected]
Jeremy is a mentor to top-tier startup accelerators such as Alchemist and Techstars, and advises developer-focused startups such as Moesif (API intelligence) and OpenChannel.io (framework for app marketplaces). He is currently the Director of Product, APIs at Deserve.
Neil has a talent for being able to span the divide between engineering and management and can provide engineering a voice at the top table.
Neil is a natural engineer and is constantly looking at ways to make technology easier to use with the aim to reduce the cognitive load of engineering teams.
Neil is based in New Zealand, but travels to the US frequently.
DeveloperSteve has worked closely with developer communities as a Tech Evangelist and Advocate to develop and nurture the healthy developer and start-up culture that continues to flourish. With a passion for sharing knowledge DeveloperSteve is an established international speaker and loves geeking out with people everywhere.
As a Tech Evangelist and Advocate he has represented and worked with global companies such as Snyk, IBM, PayPal, Braintree, Xero, Telstra, Nginx, Gitlab and more.
He has a strong interest in software engineering and software architecture and is the main proponent of the Picoservices Architecture. He holds a B.Eng. with honours in Artificial Intelligence & Software Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from HEC Paris.
Previously he was the General Manager of Beat (leading Greek ride-hailer) and has worked in operations at Uber in Athens and Singapore, as a consultant at Accenture, as an analyst at UBS Investment Bank as well as in various startups in Greece and the UK.
Jayson has spent 20 years in software development building tools and systems at respected companies across different industries such as The MathWorks, DreamWorks Animation, Rackspace, and General Electric.
Mats are currently the CEO and co-founder of Arctos Labs – a company that develops ground-breaking cloud and edge optimization technologies and solutions.
Prior to the company’s journey on optimization, they conducted Research & Development assignments on 5G development for large global vendors and operators. In that role, Mats has been leading the development of service orchestration projects as well as embedded SW architectures.
Focused on leading cutting edge security products in highly competitive market.
He is passionate about advocacy and outreach as a means to inform product and technology roadmaps by giving customers a voice, and looks at ways to apply technology strategically to increase business results.
In his spare time he enjoys all forms of cycling and building things.
His big passions are DevOps, GitOps, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD), and Test-Driven Development (TDD).
He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences.
He is a host of the YouTube channel DevOps Toolkit and a co-host of DevOps Paradox. He published The DevOps Toolkit Series and Test-Driven Java Development.
With 20 years in the Software Development industry, Stephen has served as an executive technologist, consultant, and entrepreneur in several organizations.
Stephen applies deep technical knowledge and business acumen to accelerate software development. As an avid fan of wearables and the decentralized internet, he frequently collaborates with businesses and developers in the community.
He is currently responsible for Acumatica's worldwide developer community, making life for developers great, if not the best experience ever!
Mark lives with his family and two dogs near Seattle Washington. A former bike racer turned runner/cross-country skier and a Latin language enthusiast. He also enjoys spending time at his off-grid cabin in the Cascade mountain range.
Karthik lives in Austin, Texas, with his family. He believes in building communities and runs meetups and conferences in the city. He's on the organizing committee for several groups, including Devopsdays Austin, CloudAustin, Container Days, and All Day Devops, and is an accomplished author for LinkedIn Learning. You can find Karthik on Twitter @iteration1.
Currently, Philip is leading the engineering organization of a boutique cybersecurity consulting firm based in Los Angeles, CA.
While at Microsoft, Omri co-founded the ADO.NET team, was the General Manager of the Microsoft Application Server, and the GM of the Azure AppFabric and Access Control services.
At HPE, Omri was the VP/GM of the HP Cloud division, leading product and engineering for OpenStack and Cloud Foundry, and served on the CF board.
Omri was also the CPO of Puppet.
Laurent oversees product and business development at CAST AI. Laurent was co-founder and Chief Product and Business Officer at Zenedge (acquired by Oracle), and CEO and co-founder of Viewdle (acquired by Google). He holds degrees from the Cybernetic Institute of Ukraine (Doctorate Honoris Causa), the Wharton School of Business (MBA), and Supélec (M.Sc., Computer Science and Signal processing), among others.
An experienced leader who drives technology adoption at an accelerated rate. Placing customer first values whilst establishing a robust collaborative partnership to deliver exceptional all round customer experience. More details https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-gonsalves-61b3019/
Aside from software development, he is also dedicated to training: former Spring Certified instructor, he delivers the JavaSpecialists Master courses for advanced Java topics in Spain.
Active member in the Java community, @MadridJUG co-organizer, regular speaker and has been involved in organizing conferences like the first 2 editions of Codemotion Spain or Lambda World in Cadiz -Spain-
David is a JavaChampion since January 2020.
Originally from Southern California and a long-time resident of New York City, Ben now resides near Tel Aviv.
I am heading global product teams working on projects like SaaS based platforms & use of AI/ML. My motivation to get up everyday is to learn more about new technologies and build products for an exciting future.
I hold a BS degree in Electrical engineering from BITS, Pilani, an MS degree in Digital Technologies from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA degree from The University of Iowa.
Deepak is recognized for translating thinking to action, providing remarkable outcomes by implementing new ideas and concepts that have generated results in a quick span. What he does, leads directly to the strategic application of emerging technologies.
Deepak has authored several books and invented patents within the technology space.
He has previously led teams at both the Israeli intelligence corps and Samsung, and has been an active open source contributor and maintainer for over a decade.
Eventually, his passion for graph database structures led him to building a Developer Relations team at TigerGraph spending most of his time building communities, educational resources, relations with developers, and contributing to open sources projects.
Jon is also the founder of the Futurist Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth to become future STEM leaders of tomorrow.
Skilled in communicating complex technical concepts and issues to support executive and board-level discussions.
I bring strong program delivery skills at scale globally in both Waterfall and Agile delivery models, and focus on cost-effective approach to operational and technology risk management.
For fun, Jenson enjoys scuba diving and video games. Jenson has made the San Francisco Bay Area home after living in multiple countries.
Mr. Holian has over 21 years of experience in multiple industries in Executive Consulting, IT Services, Enterprise Architecture and Hi-Tech business transformation and has been awarded multiple patents.
When he's not working to help development teams adopt modern and secure tools and practices he can usually be found in the kitchen, playing board games with his kids, or spending time skiing and biking small midwestern hills
Horovits is an avid advocate of open source and communities. An organizer of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation local chapter in Tel-Aviv, a podcaster at OpenObservability Talks, a blogger and a public speaker.
Working as the principal developer advocate at Logz.io, Horovits evangelizes on Observability in IT systems using popular open source projects such as Elasticsearch, Prometheus, Jaeger and OpenTelemetry.
Jonathan commands a unique full-spectrum perspective regarding today’s architectures and hybrid/multi-cloud environments. His expert command of the agile development process and team-first approach has been counted on in support of a number of business-critical application development efforts, and his ability to engage and grasp client functional requirements ensure the delivery of immense customer value.
In his 25+ years of experience, he's worked across many industries including broadcasting, advertising, retail, financial services, supply chain, transportation, technology, and publishing -- gaining a breadth of knowledge on all things APIs and Integrations.
As an expert Digital Strategist, Brenton currently works as Vice President at Software AG, a global leader in the API, Integration, and IoT space.
She has spoken at over 30 international conferences including KubeCon China, DevConf.cz, FOSSBackstage, FOSDEM and many more. She is a member of the organizing committee for Kubernetes Community Day Africa (KCD. With a focus on advocating for open source, Cloud native, DevOps, Documentation, community management and DEI best practices, Anita is uniquely positioned to help individuals become more comfortable and confident as they contribute to their communities.
Today as the Developer Advocate at GitGuardian, Mackenzie is able to share his passion for code security with developers and works closely with research teams to show how malicious actors discover and exploit vulnerabilities in code.
Carsten primarily focuses on the early stages of the developer journey, and strives to support developers with everything they need to successfully adopt a solution. He has experience with different solution types, including mobile, infrastructure, streaming, fintech and blockchain.
Engineering and Product leader with over two decade of experience building and launching products at high technology startups and companies. Led startups to successful acquisitions, customer and tremendous revenue growth. Acquired startups and led to successful integration and business growth. Founding member of four successful startups - Arkin acquired by VMWare, FrontRange acquired by Ivanti, DBO2 acquired by Industrial Scientific, and RIOTT.
I am passionate to build novel products with customer centric innovative mindset, making complex problems simple.
Past Roles: Backend developer, iOS developer, PM and CTO. Developer Advocate and DevEx
Industries: Automotive, Telecom, HR Competence and Succession planning
Mr. Johansson has earned an MSC, Engineering Physics from Chalmers University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
When I'm not helping other analysts, developers, and IT teams solve their data problems, you'll find me at home with my wife and children reading books, playing with LEGOs, or watching them swim & practice Tae Kwon Do. Oustide of that, you can find me at a table playing board games or at my desk painting miniatures.
He began his career working for the Royal Dutch Army. While there Jan supported the switch to Oracle Database 7.1 on a Micro VAX 3100.
On a parallel track in his career, Jan moved into sales and consultancy as Business Development Manager for New Zealand based and operated Dbvisit.
Carrying industrial experience in key technical software development and management roles, since 1992. Working in leading global companies in the Hi-Tech industry, serving in parallel as a staff member in the Computer Science School at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo, since 1998.
Victor has started his career as a software engineer and focused on product development for the telecommunications industry. For almost 20 years he delivers digital innovation services & solutions as a consultant and executive.
In 2015 Victor has cofounded a low-code platform XME.digital to make digital transformation inside large enterprises and make products out of ideas.
Business speaker, MBA graduated, represents Ukraine in governmental trade missions.
Since co-founding Lisk, Max has become increasingly involved in the global crypto community, speaking at many of the top blockchain conferences in the world. Today, Max is working relentlessly to help the industry gain traction with Lisk’s easy-to-use software development kit.
Cross Border e-Commerce Leader, Global Marketplace Specialist, Payment Architect, and Customer Conversion Strategist.
Former CTO at FedEx Cross Border — co-created Bongo International in 2007, which was acquired by FedEx in 2015.
Ryan is well respected as an international keynote speaker on topics within the cloud, DevOps, DevSecOps, SRE, Agile and Lean communities. Many of his talks and written works have been cited in various ways, including a doctoral thesis, various industry association publications and as part of post-graduate curriculum at a major university.
In his last position, Mr. Mantin served as VP of Product and Marketing of Corrigent systems and was in charge of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues of a product line.
Carlos has a degree in Computer Science from ITESO and a Master’s in Technology Commercialization from UT Austin. He has 20+ years in IT with a solid experience in technology, systems, problem solving, research and business strategy.
Carlos is the author of the upcoming book “The Efficient Enterprise”, a business book that brings these technologies closer to the business user.
Always learning and growing, excited about what is here, and what comes next.
More than 500 talks in 5 years with daily updates on IoT case studies and technical information. Named the AWS IoT Hero in 2020.
At a Linux server manifacture in Japan in 2000, I was in charge of network infrastructure and lead of e-commerce business, and since 2015 I has been in charge of leading IoT solutions. Collaborating with mega-cloud vendors and using sub-Giga/BLE involved in pioneering IoT implementations in the industry, such as building IoT systems.
- Data Platform
- Internal Tools
Specialties: DevOps and Agile transformation, Software Quality Assurance (SQA), ERP/CRM system tuning and testing, Test automation.
Based out of Israel, Joel has been in the IT industry for the last 25 years, working in large Enterprise Organizations as well as small StartUp companies in the US, Israel and Europe.
Joel is a global testing & quality expert and a speaker, he is a board member of the Association of Software Testing, and the Forbes Technology Council
Jeremy enjoys teaching through his popular tech blog as well as contributing to open source as a .NET Foundation Member, and DevOps Institute Ambassador.
A featured speaker at CES, Money 2020, Shop.org, CTIA, and other industry conferences, Maya has been highlighted in outlets such as Bloomberg, Forbes, CNBC, Business Insider, and others. She has authored articles for TechCrunch and Quartz. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at NYU, lecturing on mobile technology.
In a parallel universe, I foster my vision of an inclusive and diverse community where great training is affordable to everyone.
Magith Noohukhan holds a Master's degree in Robotics Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany, and a bachelor's in Electronics and Communications Engineering.
• Demonstrated expertise in maximizing product value through Agile, Lean and SDLC
• Voice of customer evangelist driving product, placement, pricing, and promotion specifically to demonstrated customer buying preferences.
• Experienced in logistics, pharma/medical device, manufacturing, retail, hi-tech, and transportation verticals.
• Focused on building and then commercializing new, emerging technologies to the mass market.
• Specific experience building/using technology to establish, grow and optimize development and product teams supporting corporate initiatives and sales efforts.
Experience in collecting high-level requirements and translating them into technical solutions, helping customers and partners around the globe. He also contributed to several open-source projects and the Kubernetes community and holds Kubernetes certifications, such as CKA, CKAD, and KCNA, among other computer and cloud industry certifications.
He writes Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) technical articles for WhyLabs.
He is a technical reviewer for MLOps books at Packtpub.
Stephen is the lead volunteer and a founding member at AI School Africa.
Azmath with prior "BIG 4" high-performance technology consulting experience, had key responsibilities including help drive value/business initiatives for several large programs and projects across various industries.
I launched my first tech company in 2015, ComparaJá.pt, that became Portugal's largest price comparison site for financial products. Then I launched FREE NOW, the European Uber rival in Portugal. In 3 years we were able to attain a sizeable market share.
I have now started my 3rd entrepreneurial project, Bitloops, which is a backend-as-a-service and workflow design & orchestration platform that will make build backends 10x faster!
Build people up, and coach them to be more than they thought they could be.
Technology executive, leader and strategist, taking software products to market, running infrastructure operations, and building high-performance teams.
12+ years experience leveraging technology to drive business growth.
Space Invoices is currently used for invoicing and tax compliance in more than 30 countries.
Currently she is heading everything tech related at a Stealth Mode startup, organizing tech conferences (Security, SRE, AI and Go), and the Berlin chapters of the Go and Women Techmakers user groups.
She worked in 4 continents as a Lead Developer Advocate, Engineering Manager, Software and Hardware Engineer, and a Co-Founder of a mobile start-up. In her free time, she is wondering if there is life on Mars.
Spoke at various virtual events and hackathons internationally. Aside my profession, I also advocate for open source sustainability by being a member of Sustain OSS, Mental health and Productivity.
Confident, visionary leader with strong business savvy capabilities marked by a blend of strategic, financial, operational, and technical acumen. Seasoned P&L owner and operator with a track record of delivering results in hyper growth businesses with teams consistently delivering double digit top line growth and double digit KPI improvements year over year.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, photography, drinking tea and chasing after her young son.
and engaged with ad hoc projects of building customer-facing software applications, transforming concepts into viable products.
My DevRel journey started when I was a mentor to nearly 3,000 up-and-coming data scientists through Data Science Dream Job. This job had me hosting 3x office hours a week, creating educational content around machine learning, and managing a slack community.
I host a podcast called The Artists of Data Science, where I've interviewed people in machine learning plus New York Times selling best authors.
This led to me getting a sponsor for my podcast at a company that eventually hired me on full time for the position of Developer advocate.
Adam has previously spoken at STAR West, STAR East, Agile+DevOps West, Agile+DevOps East, STPCon, Swiss Testing Day, InflectraCon, TestingMind, EuroSTAR, Agile Testing Days, TestCon Europe, UNICOM, GSDC and STAR Canada.
Prior to founding Heuro Labs, Mohamed contributed to designing and implementing large scale distributed multi-billion users systems as well as constrained embedded security systems.
Mohamed co-authored the policy brief to the G20 on labor market transformation focusing on AI and its socioeconomic impact.
He enjoys learning and discovering new things, literature, writing, chess, Go.He recently started learning to compose music.
He is passionate about complex systems and enjoys the challenge of codifying them.
Before he joined HashiCorp, Kerim worked at a variety of companies, ranging from cultural institutions and aviation to government services.
To be successful I draw on my experience as Evangelist and Business Consulting Manager, to strategize, plan and execute promotion programs, people enablement, and portfolio growth campaigns.
Adil excels at driving organizational alignment, revenue and profitability through strong collaboration with internal stakeholders, partners, vendors, and customers.
My experience with Consumer Software/Hardware Products at Microsoft, Apple and WellsFargo enables me to have deeper Product Insight and Customer Empathy. I have delivered some of key solutions for iCloud Accounts (Trusted devices, Multi Factor Authentication features), Itunes payment initiatives (Federated Payment Identity, Integration with 3P and 1P providers) Bing Search Ads Offerings and more recently at multiple start ups.
Akram has done cutting edge AI/ML early stage startup work with DL, tinyML along with EDA, fabless semiconductor companies globally.
He specializes on different wireless protocols, IoT software stacks, AI/Machine learning, Enterprise WiFi, IoT architectures, and the Cloud networking domain.
Akram is also a frequent presenter in many Internal Cisco Live, Devnet , APJC SecCon -2020 and external conferences in topics related to AI/ML, Wireless Networking , IOT and Cloud technologies.
Before Lightlytics, Or led multiple complex and multi-disciplinary technical products, involving hardware and software, mostly in the cloud and data center domains at NVIDIA.
He was the founder and CEO of Cigol a leading provider of Cloud network security solutions. Cigol was acquired by Mellanox(Nvidia Networking), Inc (Nasdaq: NVDA).
Or Served at the Israeli-NSA, where he Built complex technological projects from definition through implementation in the field of network security.
Vinicius is Technical Evangelist at Gupshup and a professor in the Artificial Intelligence MBA at FIAP.
Srini co-founded Aerospike to solve the scaling problems he experienced with Oracle databases at Yahoo! where, as Senior Director of Engineering, he had responsibility for the development, deployment and 24×7 operations of Yahoo!’s mobile products. Srini is an M.S./ Ph.d. holder from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is an alumnus of IIT Madras.
She is proficient in uplifting the goals of a community to establish connections, share knowledge, driving community engagement internally and externally. She is also contributes to the field of Developer Relations, Advocacy and Dev education!
Vanshika wants to empower and enlighten people on themes around Open Source, Diversity and Inclusion, Community-scale up and management, Women in STEM. She is working at Tech Startup(s) and sharing experiences around the same too!
She speaks at conferences across Europe, sits on numerous global advisory boards as a trusted voice, and helps forge (new) industry standards and materials. Although playing safe doesn’t allow us to flourish, Victoria is determined to help others stay ahead and reveal the seemingly impossible yet possible.
Peter actively contributes to the development of the Scaled Agile Framework and the IT4IT Reference Architecture standard. He speaks at conferences and regularly publishes professional articles.
Hilton is highly skilled in leading and managing multidisciplinary project teams across technology, product, marketing and operations to deliver a world leading product and customer experience. Significant experience in leading technology and transformative business process-enabled change across complex international organisations, particularly in the areas of eCommerce/Digital, Cloud, SaaS and Application Development
She is originally from Lusaka, Zambia but currently based in Lund, Sweden. She believes in the power of diversity in tech making her passionate about helping more women get into tech. Before becoming a developer, Gertrude worked in marketing and communications this background and transition has affirmed her belief that we are all capable of being whatever we want to be if we put our mind to it.
In her spare time, she enjoys learning about innovative technologies, reading, yoga and podcasting.
A former CTO, and Technology VP, Richard brought new technologies to market, and was responsible for strategy, partnerships and product research.
Richard served on Splunk’s Technology Advisory Board through their Series A, and more recently co-chaired the ONUG Monitoring & Observability Working Group.
He is currently a Developer Advocate at solo.io and works to engage and advocate for network engineers looking to move into the world of DevOps.
Benjamin spreads his enthusiasm and new knowledge as a speaker and author – especially in chaos and resilience engineering. For example, he created the open-source project Chaos Monkey for Spring boot, which received 790 stars on GitHub. Benjamin believes that chaos engineering is just a means to an end towards establishing a culture of resilience. One thing he does to relax his mind is to push his body while shredding MTB trails.