DevNetwork Advisory Board

DevNetwork Advisory Boards are composed of industry leaders, visionaries, and technical executives in the software engineering industry. As the destination for the global developer, engineering & IT community, DevNetwork has both the goal and obligation to present the most cutting-edge, innovative, and relevant content at our industry conferences and events. Our Advisory Board members help make that possible.

Advisory Board members have the opportunity to network with other advisors and to provide their experience and expertise – helping give our global community dynamic and valuable learning experiences. The Boards contribute their insight on proposed speakers & content, judge our annual industry Awards & Hackathons, and participate in the annual VIP Industry Summit at our flagship event, DeveloperWeek.Advisory Board members have the opportunity to network with other advisors and to provide their experience and expertise – helping give our global community dynamic and valuable learning experiences. The Boards contribute their insight on proposed speakers & content, judge our annual industry Awards & Hackathons, and participate in the annual VIP Industry Summit at our flagship event, DeveloperWeek.

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Adewale Abati

Senior Developer Advocate @ CodeSandbox (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Adewale "Ace" Abati is a Web Engineer and Senior Developer Advocate from Lagos, Nigeria currently helping shape the web at CodeSandbox. Ace is extremely passionate about Open Source and community building, an avid gamer and shares his developer experience through his social media, public speaking and YouTube.

Asanka Abeysinghe

Chief Technology Evangelist @ WSO2, Inc (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Asanka’s goal is to connect humans and technology by helping organizations implement digital transformation programs that result in consumer-driven digital applications. In his current role as the Chief Technology Evangelist, Asanka drives efforts to create, refine, and enhance WSO2’s corporate reference architecture and is responsible for spearheading a thought leadership outlook that defines WSO2’s corporate reference methodology for development, customer success, and implementation. Working closely with customers, partners, and analysts, he evangelizes WSO2’s technology vision. He is also a committer of the Apache Software Foundation. Asanka is a regular speaker at numerous global events, and many tech meetups.

Tracy Adams

CTO @ Greetr (API Advisory Board)

Software allrounder with MIT Computer Science Bachelor/ Master’s and Duke MBA. Cofounder/COO of company that reached $22M/year in 3 years. Leader for Sales/Product Management and Enterprise Architect at a $3B global ERP corporation. Broad experience with key clients ranging from technical staff to Director and C level executives. Proven ability to tailor communication style and language to the appropriate audience. Played a key role in acquisition of 10 companies. Successful track record with partner relationships, building consortiums and open source communities. Architect and evangelist of an open source development platform that achieved world-wide adoption. Active investor. PaaS/AI

Grayson Adkins

Co-Founder/CEO @ Uffizzi (Cloud Advisory Board)

Grayson Adkins is Co-Founder/CEO at Uffizzi, an open engine for creating on-demand test environments in the cloud when you open pull requests or build container images.

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.

Krishna Aerabati

Director of Software Engineering @ Relativity (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Krishna Aerabati is a Director of Software Engineering at Relativity! He is always thinking about humans, machines and how machine intelligence can make it easy for humans dealing with tons of information! As a long time Greater Chicago area resident, he gets to discover eDiscovery industry, engineer products that aims to bring a bit more justice this world every day. He also likes to think if himself as a work-life-balance expert, but his family may disagree! These days, he is volunteering along with eminent members of scientific community organizations towards the goal of address the alarming crisis of Soil Extinction!

Anshu Agarwal

VP @ Digital Ocean (Cloud Advisory Board)

Anshu is the CEO and Co-founder of Nimbella, a serverless cloud platform provider. She has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, building and evangelizing cloud infrastructure products. She served on the BoD of the OpenDaylight Project, Linux Foundation. Prior to Nimbella, she led product teams at four infrastructure startups: Cedexis (acquired by Citrix, 2018), ConteXtream (acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 2015), Ankeena Networks (acquired by Juniper Networks, 2010), and Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai, 2005). Anshu holds a B.S. E.E. from IIT/Roorkee, India; M.S. E.E. from Rutgers; and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Tamimi Ahmad

Developer Advocate @ Solace (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

As a Developer Advocate in the field of Event-Driven Architecture (EDA), Tamimi enjoys educating other people and developers about real-time development and EDA. He also flourishes at exploring innovative ways of integrating Solace technologies with emerging tools, technologies and techniques. Tamimi has an important role in the Developer Relations team at Solace by taking part in virtual events for individual developers and partners alike, frequently presenting or facilitating tutorials and hands-on workshops.

Lata Ahuja

Sr Director of Engineering @ CarGurus (Management Advisory Board)

I have over a decade of experience building and leading successful teams that deliver cutting edge products. My previous places of employment span numerous industries, from workforce management to email marketing, to endpoint security.

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.

Shedrack Akintayo

Developer Relations Engineer @ Wilco (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Shedrack Akintayo is a Developer Relations Professional and Technical Writer with over 5+ years of experience in Technology and a track record in Web Engineering, Community Management, and Developer Relations on a global scale. He has given talks/workshops at developer conferences like JS Nation Live 2020, DevRel Asia, DevrelCon, All Things Open among many. He also co-organizes Developer Circles Lagos from Facebook, Open Source Community Africa, and other communities empowering Africa and the world with Technology.

Shola Akinrolie

Senior Developer Advocate @ Trust Wallet (Management Advisory Board)

Shola “Slick” Akinrolie is a Software Engineer, Developer Advocate, Digital Creator (YouTuber) and Developer Community Manager, with over 7 years of experience. He is the Founder of Codenovation, a technology-driven platform dedicated to closing the technology-talent gap in Africa and beyond. He has experience in building developer communities with the likes of Google’s GDG, Atlassian, JetBrains, Andela, and Codenovation.
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(
Slick loves to associate with people who love making the world a better place.

Ekrem Aksoy

Sr.Software Engineer, Analytics & Optimization @ Geotab (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Ekrem Aksoy is an AI/ML Researcher. His research interests are Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Optimization and High Performance Computing. He received his PhD from Eskisehir Osmangazi University. He currently works as Senior Software Engineer at GEOTAB Inc.

Alexander Alten

CEO and co-founder @ (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Alexander is a renowned digital transformation executive, developer and big data expert with more as 30 years experience, author of infinimesh, has multiple board seats in NGOs and serves in his free time as PPMC and committer at Apache Wayang. Before founding databloom Alexander held various tech exec roles in multiple technology focused companies, most notable Cloudera, X, Allianz, e.on and founded multiple startups.

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.

Shaaron Alvares

Senior Manager, Enterprise Agility @ Salesforce (Product Advisory Board)

Shaaron A Alvares is an Editor for DevOps and Agile at InfoQ and works as an Agile Transformation Leader at Salesforce. She has a global work experience in technology and organizational transformation and introduced lean agile product and software development practices within various global Fortune 500 companies. She led significant lean agile and DevOps practice adoptions and transformations while focusing on value-driven practices aligned with organizational performance goals. Board member, blogger, writer and keynote speaker, she is an Ambassador at the Continuous Delivery Foundation. Shaaron published her MPhil and PhD theses with the French National Center for Scientific Research.

Anton Angelov

CTO @ Automate The Planet (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

CTO and Co-founder of Automate The Planet Ltd, inventor of BELLATRIX Test Automation Framework, author of bestsellers "Design Patterns for High-Quality Automated Tests: Clean Code for Bulletproof Tests" in C# and Java. Nowadays, he directs a team of passionate engineers helping companies succeed with their test automation. Additionally, he consults companies, leads automated testing training series in C# and Java, writes books, and gives conference talks. You can find him on LinkedIn every day.

Maria Ashby

Developer Advocate @ Spinnaker (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Maria is a developer advocate at and a community advocate for the Spinnaker community. She creates content and hosts events around continuous delivery and Spinnaker. Before diving into a developer advocacy role, she worked in computer science education for K-12 students in lower-income communities and worked with the National Society of Black Engineers on their executive board. Maria is passionate about lowering the barrier to entry into continuous delivery and increasing representation for black students in tech.

Mohan Atreya

SVP Product and Solutions @ Rafay Systems (DevOps Advisory Board)

Mohan is the SVP of Products & Solutions at Rafay systems, a leading platform provider for Kubernetes operations. An avid human psychology practitioner and astronomy enthusiast who has spent serious money chasing stardust. Unlike many B2B Product Managers, Mohan's path to product management has been non-traditional perhaps because of ideal growing years spent in Chennai right next to the beach. He started his journey as a Sales Engineer, sold a lot of enterprise security products at RSA and then pivoted to Product Management. Since then he has launched and grown products at OKTA, Neustar and now at Rafay Systems.

Ahmad Awais

Vice President of Developer Relations @ RapidAPI (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Ahmad Awais is an award-winning open-source engineer, Vice President of Developer Relations at RapidAPI, Google Developers Expert, Node.js Community Committee Outreach Lead, BGB Member Linux Foundation & OpenAPI, WordPress Core Dev, and ex VP of Engineering WGA.

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.

Zohar Babin

EVP Platform & Growth @ Kaltura (Management Advisory Board)

Chief Trouble Maker & head of Kaltura's Special Ops. Executive Vice President, Platform & Growth at Kaltura. I head an SBU charged with paving the way for the Kaltura Tech OEM business and Strategic Initiatives featuring business and tech ninjas tasked with fuelling growth multipliers via new business verticals and products, strategic partnerships and acquisitions. Together we're forging new impactful ways to leverage smart video experiences in every industry. I am passionate about bringing people, ideas and technology together developing early ideas and turning chaos env's into successful business and product initiatives through advocacy, innovation, tech and community.

Emre Baran

CEO @ Cerbos (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

I am an entrepreneur and a software executive with 20 years of experience in both B2B and B2C product areas. I was the co-founder and CTO of, Turkey’s largest social network in the mid 2000s, which had a successful exit in 2006. Then, at Google as a senior product manager, I built and delivered multiple products that generated north of $1B revenue for Google. The next 10 years, as the co-founder and CTO, I was responsible for the product development and technology of Qubit. Currently, I am the CEO of Cerbos, and authorization as service product for developers.

Diego Bartolome

CTO @ Language I/O (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Diego has been working for over sixteen years at the intersection of languages and technology to help people and companies communicate in any language. He has built cohesive teams to create, improve, and scale tech products with a deep business impact both at his own start-up tauyou and at TransPerfect. Prior to Language I/O, he worked on cognitive services (language, speech, vision, and decision) at Microsoft.

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.

Philipp Bauknecht

CEO & Principal Architect @ medialesson GmbH (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Founder & CEO of medialesson GmbH. I help my customers design, architect, build and operate modern, beautiful and useable Apps that run on any platform as a consultant, architect and trainer. I teach Interface Design at the Pforzheim University and engage with the community as a speaker at conferences and user groups and organizer of code camps and hackathons. I was selected as one of the one hundred creative talents by the European Union. I was awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) every year since 2013. In 2017 I was accepted into the Microsoft Regional Director Program.

Helen Beal

Owner @ Carapace Limited (DevOps Advisory Board)

Helen Beal is a DevOps coach, Chief Ambassador at DevOps Institute and an ambassador for the Continuous Delivery Foundation. She is the Chair of the Value Stream Management Consortium and provides strategic advisory services to DevOps leaders. She is also an analyst at Accelerated Strategies Group. She hosts the Day-to-Day DevOps webinar series for BrightTalk, speaks regularly on DevOps topics, is a DevOps editor for InfoQ and also writes for a number of other online platforms. She regularly appears in TechBeacon’s DevOps Top100 lists and was recognized as the Top DevOps Evangelist 2020 in the DevOps Dozen awards.

Pavan Belagatti

Developer Advocate @ Harness (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Pavan is a global DevOps influencer and a guest author at various technology publications. He is currently working as a developer advocate at Harness.

Yuval Belfer

Developer Advocate @ AI21 Labs (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

I am a developer advocate at AI21 Labs, where I focus on developing natural language processing solutions. In particular interested in text based tasks, such as creative content generation and paraphrasing. Looking forward to changing the way we write and read with the large language models revolution. I have a M.Sc degree in CS from the Weizmann Institute of Science and B.Sc degree in EE from the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology).

Alex Bello

Director of Technology Strategy @ EQT (Management Advisory Board)

lex is a Director of Technology Strategy at EQT where he is responsible for digital strategies across EQT global portfolio companies as well as supporting new investments with an emphasis on technology, product, security, and data strategy. Alex has a strong command of product management, GTM, and substantial hands-on engineering experience with building developer platforms, devops, cybersecurity, high-scale cloud infrastructure and open source.

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.

Ori Bendet

VP of Product Management @ Checkmarx (Product Advisory Board)

Ori brings more than 16 years of senior-level experience to his role as VP of Product Management at Checkmarx where he oversees the entire AST portfolio, serving thousands of customers worldwide. He is an experienced product leader combining his strong technical and go-to-marketing skills. Ori also managed Checkmarx SAST which is a Gartner and Forrester market-leading solution used by thousands of customers worldwide and has been instrumental in spearheading the flagship Checkmarx One AST Platform
Prior to Checkmarx, he held leadership and engineering positions at Time To Know, HPE, PicApp, and Bezeq.

Daniela Bentrup

Community Lead @ R3 (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

I live in Berlin and work as Community Lead of Conclave at R3. Previously, I was Senior Developer Marketing Manager at Edgeless Systems and HERE Technologies where I was responsible for growing their respective global developer communities. I have more than 10 years of experience in event management and (developer) marketing in the tech industry, including roles as team leader and project manager.
I'm a film nerd who loves to travel, enjoys spicy food, and brews her own beer.

Erez Berkner

CEO & Co-founder @ Lumigo (Cloud Advisory Board)

Co-founder & CPO

Christy Bergman

Developer Advocate @ Anyscale (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Christy is a Developer Advocate on the Ray RLlib team at Anyscale. Her work involves figuring out how to parallelize different AI algorithms and creating demos and tutorials on how to use Ray and Anyscale. Before that, she was a Senior AI/ML Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS and Data Scientist at several other companies. In her spare time, she enjoys citizen data science projects, hiking, and bird watching.

Daniele Bernardi

Co-founder @ Prospera (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Daniele is the Head of Developer Advocacy at Twitter. He leads a global team that inspires developers to build innovation and find success on the Twitter Developer Platform. Daniele has worked for 10+ years with developers and API platforms and is passionate about helping people grow their apps. He speaks three languages (but we’re not counting Javascript).

Ganesh Betageri

VP Of Engineering @ EMTECH (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Born as an artist and trained as a software engineer, I am a seasoned technology leader who is passionate about leveraging technology to create cutting-edge digital payment solutions that make people's daily life much easier. Visionary, courageous, and a leader who leads from the front are the adjectives people close to me generally use to describe me. I have 20+ years experience in building secure, scalable, and high performant software and payment ecosystem. With Decade of experience in building digital wallet, risk analytics platform, blockchain, crypto, and payment processing, I am passionate about building blockchain based digital payment assets platform.

Ashish Bhalgat

Cloud Solution Architect @ Thoughtworks (Cloud Advisory Board)

Currently working as Cloud Solution Architect at Thoughtworks. I have extensively worked on cloud and specially on Azure for a decade now while couple of years with GCP and AWS. As part of consulting role I help fortune 500 enterprise in building Cloud native technologies , cloud strategy , cloud adoption , cloud migration and cloud governance. I enjoy sharing knowledge on cloud native architectures and been conference speaker across multiple global conferences.

Kanwal Bhatia

Chief Scientific Officer @ MetaLynx (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Kanwal completed her PhD from Imperial College London in 2007. She has worked in machine learning since, primarily focused on computer vision for healthcare applications. After periods in both academic and industrial research, she moved into startups to be able to commercialise ML research. In 2020 she founded her own startup, MetaLynx, aimed at providing companies with the infrastructure needed to implement their own computer vision systems. Her published research has gained over 1300 citations and she has been on the organising committee of several international conference workshops, including chairing the 1st ICML Workshop on Machine Learning Meets Medical Imaging.

Budhaditya Bhattacharya

Product Evangelist @ Tyk (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Budha is passionate about building a connected and sustainable world through the use of technology based solutions especially APIs, AI/ML, Blockchain, Cloud computing, Data science and IoT.

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.

Shlomo Bielak

CTO @ Arctiq (DevOps Advisory Board)

Shlomo's expertise is shifting how global markets and their best practices are being adopted and developed for software delivery. Implementing transformational initiatives that sustain and scale by working with his distinguished engineering team to invent bold new solutions for multi-cloud, DevOps, and DevSecOps. His approach allows teams to develop innovation potential while also enabling continuous deployments to production.
Additionally his team is creating new DevOps products that don't exist anywhere else. Solving complex SDLC equations maturity levels, and tactical roadmaps.

Sangam Biradar

Principal Security Advocate @ Deepfence (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Sangam is working as advocacy manager at Tenable with focus on Cyber resilience can only be achieved through self-healing cloud native infrastructure. also Docker Community Award Winner at Dockercon2020 |. AWS community builder , Okteto / Traefik ambassador & Co-Author of Learn Lightweight Kubernetes with k3s (2019) , Packt Publication & also run CloudNativeFolks community. reach out me @BiradarSangam

James Birnie

Head of Platform @ Currencycloud (DevOps Advisory Board)

James has worked in commercial software since the 1990s, when Agile and Lean were words used to describe gymnasts, and Pipelines were for carrying oil.

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.

Casey Bisson

Head of Product & Developer Enablement @ Docker (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Casey has over 15 years of experience as an engineering and product leader in consumer and B2B SaaS, including hyperscale public cloud IaaS, where he helped drive a devops revolution for container infrastructure and continuous delivery. Casey has worked with open source communities throughout his career, and demonstrated continued focus on the delight and simplicity in the tools and systems we build and depend on.

Adam Blum

CTO @ Empath (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Serial CTO/co-founder of AI/ML companies with several successful exits. Wrote first applied neural networks an embarrassing 30 years ago. Led first enterprise applied NLP product at Microsoft. Adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon.

Vasudev BV Bogguram

Quality Leader @ Marsh McLennan (AI/ML Advisory Board)

About 20+ years of experience in Test Project Delivery, Test Process Consulting, Test Strategy, Test Management and Test Automation Consulting. Lead /managed Testing programs for some of the major European Banking retail customers, Food supply chain management, CRM, Accounting domains and Telecom Customers in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and US. Holds a patent in setting of Test Factory models and Dynamic application testing.

Mighael Botha

CTO - Americas @ Software AG (Cloud Advisory Board)

Mighael Botha is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years experience in Information Technology, starting in development and now focusing on architecting multi-vendor solutions in the areas of cloud, IoT and AI.
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.

Robert Boyd

CTO @ (DevOps Advisory Board)

Robert leads technology strategy and the design of the Guide Rails® platform, which automates the entire software development lifecycle to accelerate software delivery and revolutionize DevOps practices. Over the span of his career, Robert has led software development and operations teams in top-performing engineering organizations. A proven leader in digital transformation, he has spearheaded the development of software delivery platforms enabling continuous delivery, DevOps, and rapid adoption of public cloud. He earned a Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) degree from the University of the West of Scotland, and a postgraduate Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification from Villanova University.

Michael Bradley

SVP Growth @ Infinicept (Management Advisory Board)

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.

Stephen Brobst

CTO @ Teradata Corporation (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Stephen is the CTO for Teradata. He performed his graduate work in computer science at MIT where his Masters and PhD research focused on high-performance computing. He also completed an MBA with joint course and thesis work at the Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management. During Barack Obama's first term he was appointed to the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology where he worked on development of the Big Data strategy for the US government. In 2014 he was ranked as the #4 CTO in the USA out of a pool of 10,000+ CTOs.

James Brotsos

Head of Product, Developer Advocate @ Checkmarx (Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Currently as a Developer Advocate and Product Manager, James leads all strategic and product integrations for Checkmarx – a leader in Application Security Testing Solutions. He comes with fifteen years of software engineering experience in network protocol and kernel development. In his spare time, he volunteers mentoring Computer Science high school students in the Bay Area. He is an active “maker”, and his main hobby is following IoT technology and trends.

AI Brown

CTO @ Veritone (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Serial Entrepreneur. CTO of a public AI company, Veritone. BS Computer Science from Colorado School of Mines. USC MBA. Ex IBM. Standards author jcp, rfc, oasis. 2 kids and a chocolate lab.

Haseeb Budhani

Co-founder and CEO @ Rafay Systems (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Haseeb Budhani is the CEO and co-founder of Rafay Systems, which he co-founded in October of 2017. Prior to Rafay, Haseeb spent at a year at Akamai Technologies as Vice President of Enterprise Strategy. Akamai acquired Haseeb's previous company, Soha Systems, in October 2016. He co-founded Soha in 2013 and served as the company's CEO.

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.

Ivan Burazin

CDXO @ Infobip (Cloud Advisory Board)

Ivan co-founded Codeanywhere, the first cross-platform Cloud IDE, which now has over two million developers worldwide. Alongside this, Ivan founded the largest developer conference in SE Europe called Shift, which was acquired by Infobip - a global communications cloud provider in 2021. Ivan now serves as the Chief Developer Experience Officer at Infobip, running all global developer-facing operations.

Aaron Burciaga

Senior Practice Manager @ Amazon (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Aaron Burciaga is a renowned Data Scientist, AI Engineer, author and Advisor. Aaron's roles have included Senior Practice Manager for Artificial Intelligence System Integration at Amazon Web Services (AWS), VP Data & AI at ECS Technology, Global Operation Director Analytics & AI at HCL Technologies, VP Data Science & AI at Booz Allen Hamilton, and Global Analytics Lead at Accenture. Aaron was a Marine Corps officer and Iraq war veteran and was the head operations research analyst at the Pentagon, supporting the Marine Corps Headquarters. Aaron is a Forbes contributor, frequently invited keynote and speaker, and Certified Analytics Professional (CAP).

Christopher Butters

Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Accounts @ NetApp (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Global technology executive experienced in driving change in complex, highly regulated financial environments. Built a reputation as someone who is able to “see around corners,” to connect the dots across organizations, internally and externally, and anticipate issues impacting outcomes. Solid technology foundation with the ability to communicate complex concepts into relatable stories that highlight direct benefits to clients and other stakeholders.

Jean-Charles Cabelguen

Chief of Innovation @ Pasqal (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Jean-Charles Cabelguen has a PhD in Science from ENSAM ParisTech and 14 years of experience in Research, M&A and in international business development. For him blockchain is more than a technology, it is a strategy. He is Chief of Innovation & Adoption at iExec, a major actor leveraging decentralized technologies like Blockchain and Trusted Execution Environment. Jean-Charles is also the chair of the Trusted Compute working group at Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. That is why he focuses on breakthrough projects in Blockchain, AI, Big Data, Edge computing and IoT.

Gilbert Cabillic

Founder and CEO @ ScaleDynamic (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

I'm an entrepreneur and passionate about creating new technologies for developers. I sold my previous startup, Flexycore, to Google in 2012. After working for Google for several years, I left to start ScaleDynamics and create a revolutionary new approach to go-to cloud for JavaScript developers. Our less-code platform is fully managed and available on any cloud.I hold a computer science Ph.D. I have published a total of 78 Patents from different workplaces (ScaleDynamics, Google, FlexyCore, Texas Instruments, INRIA), many research articles, conference publications, talks and roundtables, etc..

Angel Camacho

Director of Product Marketing @ Aerospike (Cloud Advisory Board)

Enterprise product expert with years of experience in Cloud, Big Data, and AI/ML Solutions.As a Product Leader, I am committed to improving innovation, competitive intelligence, and market success in a multi-cultural environment.

Marc Campbell

CTO @ Replicated (DevOps Advisory Board)

Marc Campbell is currently the founder and CTO of Replicated Inc, building a platform that extends an existing cloud based SaaS product into a version that is easily installed, licensed, managed & supported in their customers' private environment. Before Replicated, he was the founder and CTO of Look.IO, a plugin for mobile apps & mobile websites to easily enable live customer support chat. was acquired by LivePerson, Inc (Nasdaq: LPSN) where he led a team of developers to enhance the Look.IO platform to an enterprise grade product serving the largest telcos, financial institutions & retailers in the world.

Rudi Carlsen

CEO @ Appsmakerstore Ltd (Mobile Advisory Board)

Serial tech entrepreneur from age 18 and the founder of, a SaaS for making Mobile Apps. Field of expertise mobile apps, SaaS, technology, telecom, business processes, go to marked, bootstrapping, sales, B2B, cross culture trends, active fly-fisher and family man.

Daniel Carrión

CPTO @ Inspide (Management Advisory Board)

It all began with a Commodore 64 when I was a kid. I have been developing software ever since. Later, I found I had a true interest in managing engineering teams, and in connecting with non-technical audiences. Lately, I have been lucky enough to be part of some of the most thriving companies in the Spanish startup ecosystem, particularly in the geospatial data domain. Currently, I am helping Inspide grow and build a platform to better understand human behavior in both the digital and the real world

Aliza Carpio

Director, Tech Evangelist @ Autodesk (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Aliza Carpio is Director, Tech Evangelist at Autodesk. She is passionate about developer experience and building inclusive tech communities. She creates strategies and leads product vision and tactics that enable engineers across the globe to work in communities of practice, collaborate in the code as code stewards, work with speed and build with a platform mindset. Previous to Autodesk, she was Principal Tech Evangelist at Intuit where she was Open Source Program Leader and co-founded the Inner Source movement. She is an inventor with over 10 filed patents. In 2019, she co-founded San Diego Design Week.

Gina Casagrande

Principal Evangelist, Adobe Experience Cloud @ Adobe (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Gina is a Principal Evangelist for Adobe Experience Cloud with over 20 years experience in technology and marketing. With a proven track record with C-level audiences through story-telling, she help brands translate strategy into technology. An expert in personalization, user experience design, content velocity, A/B/N testing, and real-time Behavioral Targeting optimizations, she helps businesses use analytics-based decision-making to deliver exceptional customer interactions across channels. She has worked with Adobe’s largest and most strategic accounts to re-align their business strategies and pivot their marketing directives to become more customer-centric and improve their ROI.

Felipe Castro Quiles

CEO @ Emerging Rule (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Co-founder/CEO at Emerging Rule, GENIA Latinoamérica & HUBVERY, Felipe has led new companies with a global reach for more than a decade.

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.""

Nicolas Chabanoles

CTO @ bonitasoft (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

CTO @ Bonitasoft an Open Source software vendor specialized in Business Process Management and Automation

Unnati Chhabra

SDE-1 @ Zomato (Product Advisory Board)

I am Unnati, a final year student at IGDTUW, a past MLH Fellow who is currently living in Delhi, India. I am serving as Software Engineer at Zomato. I am an open-source contributor and past LFX Mentee. I have contributed to almost forty-five repositories, such as Layer5, open-horizon, and Public Lab.
I am the founder of CodXCrypt, which is an open-source community guiding people regarding open-source and project ideas.

Soudip Chowdhury

Founder and CEO @ (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Dr. Soudip Roy Chowdhury is the founder and CEO of Eugenie is on a mission to help manufacturing companies achieve economic and ecological sustainability using AI and IoT. His illustrative career spans over two decades in building enterprise software and AI products for IBM, Rakuten,, and others. He holds a Ph.D. in machine learning, has co-authored close to 12 international peer-reviewed technical papers and journals, and 4 US patents. Dr. Chowdhury also holds an adjunct faculty position in one of the premier Indian institutes, IIT KGP. He is passionate about building AI products for the greater social good.

Stewart Christie

Ai/IoT Evangelist @ Intel Corp (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Stewart Christie is an AI/IoT Evangelist in the Developer Enabling Team at Intel. His day job includes developing demo’s and teaching classes on AI Enhanced Computer Vision, including remote management and digital signage use cases. Stewart is focused on the software side of the ecosystem, guiding developers building Inference at the Edge Applications in C/C++ and Python. He is an expert in the deployment of the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO™ Toolkit.
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]

Ovidiu Cical

CEO @ Cyscale (Cloud Advisory Board)

Founder of Cyscale – – Cloud Native – Automated Cloud SecurityOWASP Cluj-Napoca Chapter Leader. Cybersecurity enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in the field of information technology, working with Go, Big Data, Python and Linux. I worked as Software Developer at Sophos, Security Engineer at CoSoSys where I developed Endpoint Protector and Before Cyscale, I was responsible of the entire Security Department for QiO – Industrial IoT.At CoSoSys, I led the development of its flagship award-winning Data Loss Prevention Solution, Endpoint Protector. I enjoy giving back to the community and riding my motorcycle.

Jeremy Glassenberg

Product Lead, APIs @ DocuSign (API Advisory Board)

Jeremy is an experienced Product leader of over 12 years with a proven track record of building and monetizing platforms such as Box and Tradeshift. He has managed and expanded developer platforms to communities of tens of thousands of developers, executed on high profile integrations promoted by Salesforce and Google, and established key components in paths to monetization. While focused on Product, Jeremy has managed and grown several successful developer communities and Developer Relations teams.

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 (framework for app marketplaces). He is currently the Director of Product, APIs at Deserve.

Jessica Cregg

Operations Engineer @ CybSafe (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Jessica is a Developer Advocate at LaunchDarkly, where she speaks about change and writes about the human implications of engineering decisions. She writes for a selection of tech publications and works as a co-organiser of DevOpsDays London and the regular meetup group DevSecOps London Gathering. She also works with Coding Black Females to improve equal and equitable representation within the technology industry.

Neil Cresswell

CEO @ (Enterprise Advisory Board)

A 25-year IT veteran, with a career spanning virtualisation engineering, consulting, and IT executive management, Neil is the co-founder and CEO of, a container management platform for Docker and Kubernetes.

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.

Ian Crosby

Engineering Manager @ Fictiv (Cloud Advisory Board)

Ian Crosby is the CTO at Container Solutions, helping companies through their Cloud Native transformations. With a long background in software development across a wide variety of industries, Ian is passionate about helping organizations solve challenges, be they technical or cultural. His focus is on the intersection of cloud native technologies, and the real world problems they are looking to solve.

Steven Coochin

Senior developer advocate @ Lumigo (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

DeveloperSteve comes from a strong background as a developer, with over 20 years industry experience he has worked with companies, startups and not for-profits of all sizes.

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.

Artur Czemiel

CEO @ GraphQL Editor, Aexol (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Graphsourcing since 2011. Now in TypeScript. Author of Open Source GraphQL libraries. Venture Builder.

Vasilis Danias

CEO @ Bitloops (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Vasilis Danias is the co-founder & CEO of Bitloops.

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.

Ganesh Datta

Cofounder & CTO @ Cortex (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Ganesh is the cofounder and CTO at Cortex. Prior to Cortex, he was a Principal Software Engineer at Mission Lane, where he helped drive the microservices migration. His experience with the microservice journey led to Cortex, which helps organizations understand and improve their microservices through ownership, scorecards, and more.

Siddhartha Dattagupta

Chief Technology Officer @ Greenwave Systems (Mobile Advisory Board)

As Chief Technology Officer at Greenwave Systems, I set the strategy, vision and direction for company's technology, products and engineering execution. I lead Greenwave's pioneering work “AXON GlobalNetTM” creating Next Generation federated and converged Fixed/Mobile Cloud Core, Access and Edge networks. I spent majority part of my career in the IP and Telecomm networks industry covering market segments of retail, service providers, operators and enterprise. I held technical leadership and management positions in Ericsson and Cisco Systems before joining Greenwave. My areas of research include Fixed/Mobile Next Generation Networks, M2M, IoT/IIOT/MIOT networks, Intelligent and Predictive network systems.

Sara Davila

Director, Field and Partner Marketing @ Codefresh (DeveloperWeek Advisory Board)

I was the kid with the inventive imagination - I envisioned a world with endless possibilities and all the pathways to get there. I’m still that kid, only now I have a plan. I’m a 16-year Marketer; with a passion for Demand Generation and the goal to be a CMO. My superpower is building inter-organizational relationships and marketing consensus. It doesn’t matter whether the pipeline I’m marketing is Oil and Gas or CI/CD, I do what it takes to help my teams turn their ideas into reality.

Jesse Davis

Chief Technologist @ Devada (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

As Chief Technologist @ Devada, Jesse is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the AnswerHub product and helping customers build the world’s largest, most engaging developer communities for companies like IBM, Amazon, SAP, Pixar, Epic Games, and more. Jesse has been building enterprise software product and engineering teams for over 20 years, and is a respected executive, author, speaker, and coach. Jesse serves as a software industry advisor, and prior to joining Devada, Jesse helped develop the first data access for Java and served as an expert and innovator on industry data standards including JDBC, ODBC, and ANSI SQL.

Rob Dawson

CTO @ ConsenSys (API Advisory Board)

Rob has been building software since the last Millennium. He has led the development in variety of technical and product roles, before joining ConsenSys in 2017. He is currently the Global CTO of ConsenSys Software, and helping the team of over 500 build the software that is empowering the decentralized future. He is helping the team to scale and grow, and helping to identify the right tools and practices to ensure we are able to do so.

Derk-Jan de Grood

Senior Agile Coach and Author @ Squerist (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Derk-Jan de Grood works as agile transition coach for Squerist. He wrote several successful books and frequently publishes articles and columns for the major magazines. In 2014 he won the EuroSTAR testing excellence award. In 2021 he published “the waves of Agile” a book on agile transformations and delivering value in complex organizations. Derk-Jan is an experienced trainer, workshop host and a regular (keynote) speaker at conferences like Agile Business Day Venice, XP Days Copenhagen, Selenium Days New Zealand, The Development Conference Brazil, and the Agile Testing Days and STAR conferences in Europe and America.

Wim Decoutere

Learning & Development Expert @ CTG Belgium (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Wim Decoutere started a testing career at CTG Belgium over 15 years ago and has been testing at a number of companies ever since.. He’s passionate about teaching and feels at home when standing in front of a classroom. That's why he became a full-time trainer, coaching and teaching about the wonderful world of testing but also ISTQB, IREB, IQBBA, test design techniques, soft skills, etc… As a veteran youth instructor with a passion for learning theories and people management, Wim is constantly looking for new ideas to improve his own performance and that of the entire team.

Jayson DeLancey

Developer Relations @ Dolby (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Jayson leads Developer Relations for, the developer platform for the APIs of sight and sound. The Developer Advocates on his team are passionate about helping engineers create spectacular media experiences.

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.

Julien Delange

CEO @ Codiga (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Julien Delange is the founder and CEO of Codiga, a platform that makes developers more productive. Before starting Codiga, Julien was tech lead at Twitter and Amazon Web Services. He was also a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute and a Software Engineer at the European Space Agency. Julien is the author of the book Technical Debt in Practice published by MIT Press.

Thomas Desmond

Developer Advocate @ Sitecore (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Thomas Desmond is a Developer Advocate at Sitecore. His focus is on frontend web technologies like Next.js, React, & Angular. He enjoys helping others and seeing them succeed. Thomas also brings along the experience of being a University Instructor for 3 years and producing multiple online technical video courses for Thomas Desmond can be reached directly on Twitter @ThomasJDesmond or his personal website

Roy Derks

Developer Relations @ StepZen (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Roy is an entrepreneur, speaker and author from The Netherlands and, in his own words, 'wants to make the world a better place through tech'. He has been giving talks and training to developers worldwide on technologies like GraphQL, React and TypeScript. Most recently he wrote the book Fullstack GraphQL.

Nuwan Dias

VP @ WSO2 (API World Advisory Board)

API enthusiast, author and speaker.

Colin Domoney

API Security Research Specialist & Developer Advocate @ 42Crunch (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Colin Domoney is an API security research specialist and developer advocate with 42Crunch. He oversees the development of the 42Crunch community and curates the industry newsletter. Colin is an experienced DevSecOps professional having worked with Cyberproof, Veracode, CA, and oversaw Deutsche Bank's global AppSec program, and has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies. Colin is also a regular conference speaker and DevOps instructor.

April Dunnam

Developer Advocate @ Microsoft (DeveloperWeek SF Bay Area Advisory Board)

April is a process automation pro and collaboration tool enthusiast. She’s a woman who codes, but is passionate about teaching others to build apps and automation with zero code. She feels very fortunate to have a job where she can make that happen every day as the Power Platform Advocate Team Lead at Microsoft.

Marc Edun

Chief Operations Officer @ Bakklog (Management Advisory Board)

Marc is the Chief Operations Officer at Scopeweb which works at scale with SME's, growing startups, and established corporate sized entities to provide effective digital exposure while also building profitable websites and applications. Previously, he was a strategy consultant specializing in strategy and M&A finance operations. He graduated from Columbia University with a BA in economics and has experience working at a venture capital fund where he explored Series B+ technology and media startups with a consumer focus.

Ariel Efrati

CEO @ Telco Systems (Enterprise Advisory Board)

CEO of Telco Systems, a WW leader in Edge Computing and business connectivity technology. Ariel is also serving as the COO of BATM (LSE:BVC). In previous roles, headed Amdocs Product Group Venture Investments and Products M&A unit, headed Amdocs corporate competitive strategy unit and was the General Manager of the Service Fulfillment Product Business Unit.A software engineer education and an EMBA graduate of the Kellogg Recanati School of Management (Northwestern University & Tel-Aviv University)

Mason Egger

Lead Developer Advocate @ Gretel (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Mason is currently the Lead Developer Advocate at Gretel where he specializes in synthetic data, data privacy, and Python. Prior to his role at Gretel, he was a Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean and an SRE helping build and maintain a highly available hybrid multi-cloud PaaS. He is an avid programmer, speaker, educator, and writer. He is an organizer of PyTexas, President of the PyTexas Foundation, and actively contributes to open source projects. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, camping, kayaking, and exploring new places.

Anders Eknert

Developer Advocate @ Styra (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Developer advocate and a member of the Open Policy Agent team at Styra with a long background in software development, security and identity systems in primarily distributed environments. Interested in organizational structures and problems as much as he is in technical challenges. When not in front of his computer he enjoys watching football, cooking and Belgian beers.

Werner Eriksen

CTO @ Working Group Two AS (Mobile Advisory Board)

Werner Eriksen has spent most of his career building next generation technologies in the mobile industry. Werner started his career at Ericsson, spending more than a decade as a developer and systems architect on ATM, VoIP and IMS. As VP of Engineering at Telio, he discovered the power of open source tools when combined with focused engineering teams. During his tenure at Telenor he built the foundations for the team that later spun out and became Working Group Two.

Mats Eriksson

CEO @ Arctos Labs (Cloud Advisory Board)

Mats are CEO and Senior Consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the telecoms & cloud sector. His contributions span systems engineering, research, service development, and product and business management.
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.

Grace Erixon

Developer Advocate @ WP Engine (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Grace Erixon is a Developer Advocate at WP Engine focused on headless WordPress development and frontend JavaScript frameworks. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Mystery Code Society, a local non-profit that champions gender equity in tech. When she's not working, you can find her teaching fitness classes at the Y, thrift shopping, or playing with her cat, Mandy. Connect on Twitter @GraceErixon or go to for more information.

Amnon Even Zohar

Director, Product Management @ Cycode (Product Advisory Board)

An experienced hands-on Senior product manager with excellent inter-personal skills, long-term vision, passionate about leading company roadmap into new evolution stages while managing and satisfying customer expectations and putting customer first with powerful rich user experience (UX).
Focused on leading cutting edge security products in highly competitive market.

Sean Falconer

Head of Developer Relations and Product Marketing @ Skyflow (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Sean Falconer is Head of Developer Relations at Skyflow. Sean spends his time building, writing, speaking, and connecting with communities about engineering and data privacy. He has a wide range of interests and expertise, including full stack development, developer experience, and API design. Prior to Skyflow, Sean led developer relations for Google’s Business Communications product suite and was CTO and founder of a startup focused on mobile hiring tools. You can connect with Sean on Twitter @seanfalconer

Aaron Falk

Principal Developer Evangelist @ HERE Technologies (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Aaron leads a team of developer evangelists who connect products and data with relevant stories to raise awareness, educate and inspire developers around the world with location-based problem solving tools.

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.

Viktor Farcic

Developer Advocate @ Upbound (DevOps Advisory Board)

Viktor Farcic is a Developer Advocate at Upbound, a member of the Google Developer Experts, CDF Ambassadors, and Docker Captains groups, and a published author.

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.

Soodeh Farokhi

VP of Product @ Nakisa Inc. (Product Advisory Board)

Dr. Soodeh Farokhi is a tech entrepreneur, a customer-centric product leader, and strategic executive with exponential experience in building product startups, defining a visionary but yet practical business model, adopting technologies that accelerate the growth, building a software product from the ground up, defining and executing the steps to pass the product-market-fit stage, building and managing strategic product and marketing roadmaps, building a winning team, building tier-1 strategic partnerships that accelerate the growth, and bringing the revenue to the company with a scalable pricing model. She is a working mom, startups advisor, mentor, board member, and D&I advocate.

Anthony Feddersen

Head of Engineering @ Chainguard (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Anthony is the Senior Director of Engineering for Multiplayer Game Servers at EA. In this role he oversees the product direction, development and operations of their game server management and orchestration systems.

Christie Fidura

Director, Global Developer Engagement @ Salesforce (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

As the director of the global Salesforce developer engagement, Christie seeks to engage and elevate the developer community internally and externally, as well as work directly with them to understand their challenges, concerns, wins, and their inspiration. She creates and streamlines infrastructure to bring the developer community, the Developer Relations team and the product teams closer together for impactful collaboration. A certified community manager and multiple-award winning marketer, Christie believes in good code, community and equality.

Stephen Fluin

Head of Developer Relations @ Axelar (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Stephen is Head of Developer Relations for Chainlink Labs. Stephen works to solve real world problems faced by developers and businesses, and to represent the needs of the community.

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.

Alan Flower

SVP, Head Cloud Native Labsv @ HCL (Cloud Advisory Board)

Alan Flower is SVP for Cloud Native at HCL Technologies, and heads the HCL Cloud Native Labs & Advisory Services. A successful entrepreneur and technologist, Alan is deeply passionate about using technology to support the transformation of business and driving the creation of innovative products and services.

Liam Forde

Founder and head of Product @ webhookie AB (API Advisory Board)

Passionate about enabling innovation and business agility through an API-First strategy. Liam has founded webhookie - an open-source webhook API platform that provides businesses with the ability to unlock value and gain agility through event-driven APIs.

Jeff Foster

Head of Product Engineering @ Redgate (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Jeff is Head of Product Engineering at Redgate. He leads continuous improvement across engineering and is responsible for setting the technical strategy and maintaining a focus on the trends that shape our industry. He works closely with everyone in development to create an environment that creates a culture of continuous improvement.

Matt Fox

Global Director @ TD SYNNEX (Cloud Advisory Board)

Matt leads the Amazon business globally for TD SYNNEX, a $60B technology distributor and solutions aggregator. In this role, Matt helps SaaS companies and Systems Integrators work more effectively with Amazon and the AWS platform in 100+ countries worldwide. Matt is the Host of House of Genius Austin and was previously CEO of Kleeen Software, CRO of Oculus360 and VP of Business Development for Liquibase. As Fortune 100 global leader with the perspective of an early-stage startup exec, Matt brings great understanding of the focus areas and resources companies should be developing at each stage in their growth.

Jo Franchetti

Lead Developer Advocate @ Ably (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Jo is the lead developer advocate at Ably. She is passionate about making apps with realtime data, fun PWAs and writing great CSS. She’s got 10 years experience as a front end developer and has worked in various parts of the tech industry from start-ups, agencies, charities to large organisations. She is also a mentor and organiser at and at Front End Foxes where she is able to act on her passion not only for teaching good use of the web but also for improving the diversity and inclusivity of the tech industry.

Adam Frank

VP, Product @ Armory (DevOps Advisory Board)

I am passionate about product and design. I am empathic and user curious. People pay me for my fantastical imagination, creativity, my leadership, and positive attitude. I create, influence and improve end-to-end experiences. I help companies expand and grow by building top-shelf product and design teams that deliver a simple message with a simple experience. I will find market segmentation to build go-to-market strategies for market dominance. I have over 15 years of product and development experience, specializing in DevOps and AI, building products and strategies for complex problems, that enable digital transformations,and continuous innovaton for businesses of the world.

Nicolas Fränkel

Head of Developer Relations Apache @ APISIX (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Developer Advocate with 15+ years experience consulting for many different customers, in a wide range of contexts (such as telecoms, banking, insurances, large retail and public sector). Usually working on Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, but with focused interests like Rich Internet Applications, Testing, CI/CD and DevOps. Also double as a trainer and triples as a book author.

Mark Franks

Sr. Platform Evangelist @ Acumatica (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Mark has worked on winning the hearts and minds of developers for over 25 years by evangelizing the power of software development platforms at Microsoft, Odin, and Acumatica.
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.

Eugene Fratkin

VP Engineering @ FOSSA (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Eugene Fratkin is currently the VP of Engineering at FOSSA, a company focused on providing effective ways for enterprises to leverage the broad world of Open Source. Prior to coming to FOSSA, Eugene was the Head of Engineering at Scale AI, the industry leader in processing data for machine learning applications. Prior to Scale Eugene held various positions in the tech industry, including leading R&D for the cloud services division in Cloudera, and was a founder of Sequoia capital funded start-up in cancer diagnostics – Lifecode. Eugene has a PhD in Machine Learning from the CS department of Stanford University, and MS in Cryptography and Network Security.

Karthik Gaekwad

Devrel Lead for Experiments @ Google (Cloud Advisory Board)

Karthik Gaekwad is a veteran engineer who enjoys learning and building software and software products using cloud and container technologies. He has worked in large enterprises and startups, including Oracle, Signal Sciences, StackEngine, Verica, and currently works at Google crafting better developer experiences for users.
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.

Matt Gardner

Director of Developer Relations @ 8x8 (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

I started programming when I was 11 years old and quickly fell in love when I learned unlike cooking: you can't burn code. I've spent most of my life building things, working with developers, and starting companies. I write at and you can learn more about me here:

Dan Garfield

Co-Founder and Chief Open Source Officer @ Codefresh (DevOps Advisory Board)

Dan is the Co-Founder and Chief Open Source Officer at Codefresh. His work in open source includes being an Argo Maintainer, and co-chair of the GitOps Working Group. As a technology leader with a background in full-stack engineering, evangelism, and communications, he led Codefresh's go-to-market strategy and now leads open source strategy. You can follow him at

Philip Gavlan

Director of Engineering @ Cyber Defense Group (Cloud Advisory Board)

Philip is a seasoned systems, devops, and cybersecurity professional that has aided in the development, growth, and security of many organizations, small to enterprise.

Currently, Philip is leading the engineering organization of a boutique cybersecurity consulting firm based in Los Angeles, CA.

Omri Gazitt

Co-founder / CEO @ Aserto Inc. (DeveloperWeek SF Bay Area Advisory Board)

Omri is the co-founder and CEO of Aserto, which provides a developer API and platform for application and API authorization. Omri has spent over 30 years leading DevTech products, including .NET, Azure, SQL Server, OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, and Puppet.

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.

Rajoshi Ghosh

COO @ Hasura (API Advisory Board)

Rajoshi is the co-founder & COO of Hasura, a company that provides an instant unified GraphQL API to accelerate data access and development of modern apps and APIs. Prior to starting Hasura, Rajoshi ran a technology consulting firm that focussed on helping companies move from monoliths to microservice architectures. In her prior life she was a bioinformatics researcher who has been published in Nature.

Martin Giess

CTO @ EMnify (Cloud Advisory Board)

Veteran in the mobile industry, developing platforms bringing developers and the telecom world together for 20+ years. At EMnify Martin revolutionised mobile core infrastructure by building the first cloud-native super network purposed built for the internet of things. His main mission is the democratisation of cellular connectivity and giving it with an API-first approach into the hands of developers as "Connectivity as Code".

Laurent Gil

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer @ Cast AI (Cloud Advisory Board)

Co-founder & CPO
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.

Ray Gilbert

Senior Director of Engineering @ RxDefine (Management Advisory Board)

Ray is a versatilist having worn many hats over the years. He has written software, built hardware, produced marketing campaigns, written copy, lead teams, built organizations, earned a MBA, ran wires, loaded trucks, and made coffee. His technology experience covers wearable embedded devices like smart jewelry up to cloud systems that support global infrastructures. He shares the belief that making software is a craft practiced by professionals and strongly advocates the continuing development of engineers in every organization he has lead.

Derric Gilling

CEO @ Moesif (API World Advisory Board)

Derric is the Co-Founder and CEO of Moesif, an API Analytics platform, based in San Francisco, CA.

Iddo Gino

CEO & Founder @ Rapid API (API World Advisory Board)

Iddo Gino is the Founder and CEO of RapidAPI. Part of Forbes 30 Under 30 list, he's a 2017 Thiel Fellow. Previously, he was a Co-organizer of Hacking Gen Y. Iddo has been programming since he was a kid and continues to contribute to open-source projects. Originally from Haifa, Israel, Iddo is based in San Francisco, CA.

Facundo Giuliani

Developer Relations Engineer and Team Manager @ Storyblok (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Facundo is a Developer Relations Engineer at Storyblok. From Buenos Aires, Argentina, he has more than 15 years of experience in software development. He graduated as a Systems Engineer. He loves engaging with the dev community, speaking at events and conferences, and creating and sharing content. He is one of the organizers of React Buenos Aires, the biggest React community in Argentina. He has been selected Prisma Ambassador, Auth0 Ambassador, and Cloudinary Media Developer Expert.

Deepak Goel

Chief Technology Officer @ D2iQ Inc (DevOps Advisory Board)

My expertise lies in distributed systems, networking, and security. I have over 15 years of working experience in these areas. Currently, I am functioning as CTO at D2iQ where I am mainly focused on building a smart cloud-native platform that could automate much of the operational aspect of maintaining modern days micro-service-based applications.

Taeil Goh

Sr Software Engineering Manager @ Capital One (AI/ML Advisory Board)

I have over 14 years of software engineering experience primarily in cybersecurity delivering enterprise products to high-security industries such as government, military, and finance. Mainly as a software engineer but have been wearing multiple hats including CISO, UX lead, cloud architect, and product manager. Currently, I focus on evolving our cloud offering for both short term and long term growth. I love to wake up every day for another day of a challenge. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from San Francisco State University and master's degree in Master of Information and Data Science at UC Berkeley.

Kevin Goldsmith

Principal @ Nimble Autonomy (Management Advisory Board)

Kevin Goldsmith has been a developer, software architect, technology manager, and senior technology executive for over 29 years. He is the Chief Technology Officer at Anaconda, overseeing innovation for Anaconda’s current open-source and commercial offerings and developing new solutions to bring data science practitioners together with innovators, vendors, and thought leaders in the industry. Formerly, Kevin was the Chief Technology Officer at Onfido; Chief Technology Officer at Avvo; the Vice President of Engineering, Consumer at Spotify; a Director of Engineering at Adobe Systems; and development lead at Microsoft.

John Gonsalves

Principal Evangelist @ Aviatrix Inc. (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory)

A self driven technology strategist with a track record for delivering digital transformation programmes for large scale Enterprises facilitating competitive growth and success. Championing innovation through adoption of next generation technology consumed as services.

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

Camilo Gomez

Founder @ Polytropic (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Technology and business development executive with a global perspective. More than 20 years of experience in Technology and Startups. Skillsets around business development with large B2B clients, communication, negotiation, strategy & execution, marketing and alliances development. Deep expertise on Nearshoring Software Development.

David Gómez G.

Developer Advocate @ AxonIQ (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

With more than 20 years of experience in software development, has been part, lead, and developed projects for Banking, Insurance, Defense and Sea & ground transportation business. Now holds the position of Developer Advocate at AxonIQ.
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.

Jaganadh Gopinadhan

Sr. Engineering Manager - AI/ML @ Cognizant Technology Solution (AI/ML Advisory Board)

I am now a Sr. Engineering Manager - AI/ML at Cognizant (, in the Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Group. I lead the Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) consulting group, which focus on helping Fortune 500 companies in adopting ML and AI. I work on various business problems, which involves applying concepts from ML, AI, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Image Processing, Information Extraction & Retrieval, Search, Data Science, and Big Data. I have successfully delivered industry standard and recognized ML and AI projects.

Daniel Graves

CTO @ Delphix (DevOps Advisory Board)

Daniel is a software and cloud industry veteran of over 25 years. His currently the CTO at Delphix, the leader in Data for DevOps. Previously at Delphix, Daniel lead a variety of departments, including BD, Product Management, Marketing, and Advanced Engineering. Over his career, he has led product groups at a variety of leading technology firms including Symantec, NeXT, Apple, Sun Microsystems, NetDynamics, and Rockwell International's AI labs.

Ben Greenberg

Sr. Developer Relations Engineer @ Parity Technologies (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Ben is a second career developer who previously spent a decade in the fields of adult education, community organizing, and non-profit management. He works as a senior developer advocate at Parity Technologies by day and experiments with open source projects at night. He writes regularly on the intersection of community development and tech.

Originally from Southern California and a long-time resident of New York City, Ben now resides near Tel Aviv.

Philip Griffiths

Head of Business Development and Evangelism @ NetFoundry (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Philip Griffiths is VP for Global Business Development and Partnerships at NetFoundry and regularly speaks at events from DevOps to IoT to Cyber Security. Prior to this, he worked for Atos IT Services in various roles working with C-suit executives to realise their digital transformation. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two daughters.

Karthik Iyappan Gunasekaran

Head of Products & Engineering @ Udemy Inc. (Product Advisory Board)

My passion to build new tech products and scaling them to the market motivated me to pursue a career in products. It made me think about products with a customer centric perspective.

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.

Maheedhar Gunturu

Senior Solutions Architect @ (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Maheedhar Gunturu is a seasoned technology executive with over 15+ years of experience in software development with extensive experience in Linux, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Internet-of-Things, Cyber Security, 5G and various software ecosystems. Mr. Gunturu also played an active role in open-source working on cutting-edge distributed systems projects like Hadoop, Hbase, Spark, Kafka, Cassandra, OpenCV and PyTorch. Since 2018, Mr. Gunturu has been the Global Head and Director of Partnership & Solutions Engineering of ScyllaDB, an open-source distributed NoSQL system based on the seastar platform.

Anurag Gupta

Co-Founder @ Calyptia (DevOps Advisory Board)

Anurag is an entrepreneur and software product engineer working on challenges in Observability at Calyptia. In the past, Anurag has worked at Elastic, Treasure Data, and Azure across cloud and open-source product lines.

Deepak Gupta

Co-Founder and CTO @ LoginRadius (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Deepak Gupta is the Co-Founder and CTO of LoginRadius, a leading customer identity, and access management provider. He is the product visionary who architected and streamlined the LoginRadius CIAM platform from the ground up to scale it globally to serve over a billion user identities worldwide.

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.

Nikhil Gupta

Co-Founder & CEO @ ArmorCode (DevOps Advisory Board)

Nikhil Gupta is a successful serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to founding ArmorCode, Nikhil was CEO and Co-founder of Avid Secure which was acquired by Sophos. Avid Secure built a marketing-led AI-powered multi-cloud security and compliance platform. Nikhil has held several leadership positions in VMWare, Cisco, ForeScout, Ericsson (joined through the acquisition of Entrisphere), Alcatel, And Bell Labs. Nikhil holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and BS and MS in Computer Science.

Shreya Gupta

Developer Advocate @ Courier (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Shreya Gupta is a Developer Advocate for Courier and the Founder of Bit Project. She is a serverless enthusiast, lowkey loves acting, and is crazy about boba.

Kieran Gutteridge

CTO @ Cutover Ltd (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Technical founder at Cutover, Techstars Alumni. Pragmatic problem solver and early adopter of Mobile and Cloud. Always keen to help deliver a good solution today rather than a perfect solution tomorrow and then iterate from there

Ahmet Gyger

Director Product Management @ Domino Data Lab (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Director of Product Management for AI/ML at Domino Data Lab. Previous experience in product management at Microsoft Azure ML (leading the team making training more scalable), Salesforce Einstein (leading new product in Conversational AI space), and Apple Siri (Conversational AI).

Wayne Haber

Director of Engineering @ GitLab (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Director of Engineering - Threat Management & Growth Departments at GitLab. Startup investor and advisor. Veteran of three successful startups. Results-driven engineering leader experienced in leading companies through exponential growth. Passionate about building innovative and highly-effective engineering teams, exceeding customer expectations, and solving the impossible problems. My experience includes building highly efficient engineering teams, security domain expertise, growth hacking, healthcare technology expertise, systems scalability/performance mentoring, and remote work best practices.

Michael Haberman

CRO @ Aspecto (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Michael is the Co-Founder and CTO of Aspecto. After serving as a software developer in an elite unit in the Israeli Intelligence branch, Michael worked with a few startups on building and scaling their microservices infrastructure. Prior to co-founding Aspecto, he was the Chief Architect at Playbuzz. In his free time, Michael also lectures and conducts workshops on microservices at conferences.

Tom Hacohen

Founder & CEO @ Svix (API Advisory Board)

Tom is the founder and CEO of Svix, the enterprise ready webhooks service, which is backed by Y Combinator, Aleph, and founders and CTOs of companies such as Github, PagerDuty, Segment, and Lookout.

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.

PJ Hagerty

Founder/Chief Community Officer @ (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

PJ is the founder of and a board member of Open Sourcing Mental Health ( He is an organizer of DevOps Days Buffalo, CodeDaze, and ElixirDaze. Additionally, PJ is a developer, writer, speaker, and musician. He is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact. He is also known for wearing hats.

George Hantzaras

Director, Cloud Platform Engineering @ Citrix Systems (Cloud Advisory Board)

George is a distributed systems expert and a hands-on engineering leader with focus on delivering B2B cloud services at scale. He is the Director of Cloud Platform Engineering at Citrix, coming from a DevOps background, he focuses on implementing SRE at enterprise scale working with cloud native technologies. He has been organizing the Athens Cloud Computing Meetup since 2016 and the Athens Hashicorp User Group. Most recently, he has been a speaker at global events like Hashiconf, DeveloperWeek, Voxxed Days, and more, focusing on reliability engineering, agile leadership, scaling engineering teams, and entrepreneurship

Bernard Harguindeguy

Managing Partner @ Optus partners (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Bernard became Ping CTO following the acquisition of Elastic Beam, where he was founder/CEO. Previously, he was CEO of Atlantis Computing, CEO of Green Border acquired by Google, Chairman of Booshaka acquired by Sprinkler, Chairman of Norskale acquired by Citrix, Chairman of BorderWare acquired by WatchGuard, and Board Member at Sygate Technologies acquired by Symantec. Bernard earned a MS in Engineering Management from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from UC Irvine where he was inducted into the Engineering Hall of Fame.

Jenna-Shae Harris

Solutions Engineer @ VMware (Cloud Advisory Board)

Jenna-Shae B. Harris is a Solutions Engineer at VMware, specializing in Tanzu Observability. Prior to joining VMware, Harris worked as a Systems Developer at SAS Institute, where she specialized in systems design, implementation, and maintenance across enterprise-wide cross-platform infrastructure. She also spent many years in the banking industry as a Mainframe Systems Engineer. Harris holds a B.S. with honors in Information Technology from NC A&T State University and a MS in Information Systems & Business Analytics from Marist College. She is passionate about helping her customers solve real world problems to ensure they maximize their potential and success.

Chris Harrold

Developer Programs Director @ Ansys (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Chris is a veteran technologist with a deep background in a variety of technology areas. From his humble beginnings on the Lucent Helpdesk answering printer jam calls, to CTO and solutions owner at EMC, and most recently building ecosystems around developer tools, Chris has worked in DevOps, IOT, AI/ML, Software, Design, Hardware and all things related to building and using technologies. Currently he is building the developer ecosystem for an emerging, open-source company in the simulation and design industry.

Avinash Harsh

CEO @ Weavr Cafe (DeveloperWeek SF Bay Area Advisory Board)

Co-founder & CEO - Weavr. Community builder, wannabe cartoonist, previously CEO Halosys - MobileFirst API Platform (acquired). Stanford GSB LEAD

Mike Hartington

Director of Developer Relations @ Ionic (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Mike Hartington is a developer working in the mobile landscape. As a speaker, Mike aims to help developers through empowerment and education. He will also try to talk your ear off about music, guitar, and making furniture.

Beth Harwood

VP Marketing & Developer Relations, Cofounder @ Prismatic (Product Advisory Board)

Beth Harwood is Cofounder and VP of Marketing & Developer Relations at Prismatic, a leader in embedded iPaaS. There, she helps SaaS product and dev teams launch native integrations faster and create better integration experiences for their customers. The backstory? Beth and her cofounders previously spent fifteen years building a B2B software company whose product had hundreds of integrations. They learned how important integrations are, but how painful they are to build and maintain. They started Prismatic to give SaaS teams a better way to deliver integrations - and a key part of that is creating a great developer experience.

Lauren Hasson

Founder @ DevelopHer (Management Advisory Board)

Lauren Hasson is the Founder of DevelopHer and Director of Engineering at a leading Silicon Valley payments company. She founded DevelopHer to help women in tech get ahead, stand out, and earn more. She’s been hired by top tech companies like Google, Dell, Intuit, Armor, and more to train their women, and she’s received over 22 major awards for her work including three recognitions by the United Nations. Her professional work has been featured in Apple keynotes, she was one of 100 top innovators invited to attend the UK G8 Innovation Summit, and she’s won multiple, high-profile hackathons.

Benjamin Haynes

CEO & Co-Founder @ Directus (API World Advisory Board)

As the original creator of Directus, the open-source modern data stack, Ben leads a growing team of international developers, designers, and contributors to support the Directus suite of products and its cloud-based Backend-as-a-Service. He has more than two decades of experience leading digital design teams, having held senior leadership positions at multiple startups as well as larger organizations, such as SoulCycle and Aol. Ben served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force, specializing in Electronic Warfare, is a published author, official member of the Forbes Technology Council, and holds a BFA in Communication from the University of Connecticut.

Elisa Hebert

VP Engineering Operations @ Fairwinds (Management Advisory Board)

Elisa serves as VP of Engineering Operations. She has a background in full-cycle customer and business operations, and software sales and delivery from nonprofit through enterprise / Fortune 100. Her focus is operational efficiency and delivery excellence, balancing the triad: team, customer, company.

Jon Herke

Manager of Developer Relations @ TigerGraph (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Jon served 8 years in the military, deploying remote networks with satellite uplinks. Eventually, his career shifted towards being an Entrepreneur in Residence at United Health Group, building healthcare startups, and applying emerging technologies in healthcare and serving as a Lead Graph Engineer.

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.

Chuck Herrin

CTO @ Wib Security (Enterprise Advisory Board)

I've served for over 18 years as CISO in global financial services firms of all shapes and sizes, and both CISO and CTO experience in the banking, insurance, and mortgage industries. 2 decades of experience driving innovation that balances strategic objectives with demonstrating regulatory compliance.
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.

Arthur Hicken

Evangelist @ Parasoft (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Arthur Hicken is evangelist at Parasoft where he has been involved in automating various software development practices for over 25 years. His popular blog “The Code Curmudgeon” is known for his Hall-of-shame lists covering SQL Injection and IoT vulnerabilities and he has a YouTube channel with videos including "This Week in Cybersecurity". He has worked on projects including database development, the software development lifecycle, application security, functional safety, software safety in industries like automotive, aerospace, and medical. He speaks frequently at conferences on development strategies, compliance, and security best practices. Follow him @codecurmudgeon

Isaac Hines

COO @ Sila (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Sila Cofounder; experienced startup operator in regulated industries.

Jenson Ho

Head of Infrastructure Engineering, DevOps & IT @ Astera Labs (Management Advisory Board)

Jenson is a DevOps & Infrastructure leader with over 20+ years of experience in a variety of companies, from small startups to large corporations. With a background in Computer Engineering, and a MBA specializaing in leadership and management, Jenson dives from down in the details of engineering work to leading large teams of engineers at scale.

For fun, Jenson enjoys scuba diving and video games. Jenson has made the San Francisco Bay Area home after living in multiple countries.

Nick Hodges

Developer Advocate @ Passage/1Password (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Nick Hodges is the Developer Advocate for Passage and has been in love with code since he wrote crude text-based adventure games in BASIC using paper tape and a TTY Model 33. Nick really got going with software development when he picked up a copy of Turbo Pascal for Windows and followed that on with Delphi. Currently Nick is interested in Typescript and Angular development. He's a passionate Minnesota sports fan -- especially the Timberwolves -- as he grew up and went to college in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. He currently lives in West Chester, PA.

Tanja Hoefler

Developer Marketing (DeveloperWeek SF Bay Area Advisory Board)

Tanja Hoefler accidentally discovered her passion for code and SQL, and ever since has been dedicated to helping others find their passion through code and helping developers around the world grow their skills. With 4 years in Developer Relations Tanja has helped organize multiple conferences, meetups, and other events - including a conference on a cruise ship!

Steve Hoeg

VP of Engineering @ Maxon (Management Advisory Board)

Steve Hoeg is VP of Engineering at Maxon, building 2D & 3D creative tools. Prior to Maxon, he spent 15 years at Adobe, as Director of Engineering for Adobe’s audio and video products - Premiere Pro, Rush, After Effects and Audition. Personal big-screen Hollywood movie credits include Deadpool, Only the Brave, Hail Caesar and Gone Girl.

Eli Holderness

Developer Advocate @ Anvil (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Developer Advocate at Anvil - they/them - lover of Python, plants, cats and yarncrafts

Nicholas Holian

Chief Technology Officer @ Wipro Ltd (Management Advisory Board)

Nicholas Holian serves as the Global CTO and GM for Wipro’s iCORE-CIS business unit with a focus on customer growth strategic transformations using new and emerging technologies and methodologies. Helping customers understand how to take advantage of cost savings, automation, cloud and other technologies to accelerate their business transformations to meet their customer demands. Prior to that he served as DXC Technology’s Chief Technology Officer for the Americas Region.

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.

Philip Holleran

Field CTO @ GitHub (DevOps Advisory Board)

Based in Minnesota, Phil serves as the Americas Field CTO for GitHub and is passionate about helping organizations improve their software velocity.

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

Dotan Horovits

Principal Developer Advocate @ (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Horovits lives at the intersection of technology, product and innovation. With over 20 years in the hi-tech industry as a software developer, architect and a product manager, he brings a wealth of knowledge in cloud, big data, DevOps and more.
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, Horovits evangelizes on Observability in IT systems using popular open source projects such as Elasticsearch, Prometheus, Jaeger and OpenTelemetry.

Jonathan Holmes

CTO @ Grey Matter (API Advisory Board)

Grey Matter co-founder and CTO Jonathan Holmes provides customers strategic and tactical connectivity, bridging legacy and cloud-native applications to create transformative enterprise IT value. He leads Grey Matter’s development roadmap with deep focus on the interoperability and business intelligence needs.
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.

Brenton House

Vice President, Digital Evangelism @ Software AG (API Advisory Board)

Brenton House is an ex-hacker, filmmaker, developer, architect, consultant, strategist, and now Digital Evangelist. Brenton House is known for his unique creative work on API Cybersecurity 101 and other hit YouTube series.

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.

Mandy Hubbard

Sr. Developer Advocate @ (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Mandy Hubbard is a Sr. Developer Advocate who is passionate about supporting developers through excellent documentation, relevant code samples, and proper tooling. She is a champion for quality and spent the first part of her career in QA roles before moving into advocacy. She is a public speaker and thought leader who synthesizes the vision of the business with the needs of the engineer.

Firasat Hussain

CTO @ arrivia (API Advisory Board)

Firasat is an accomplished technologist with a successful track record of building customer-centric products and high-performance platforms. He has more than 23 years of experience in software architecture, development, technology leadership, his passion for learning new technologies, and his energy to building phenomenal teams.

Judith Ifeoma Nwokike

Developer Experience Engineer @ Flutterwave (Product Advisory Board)

I am a Front-end Developer with over 3 years of experience and I'm skilled in HTML, CSS and JavaScript (React.js, Vue.js, TypeScript) and other Front-end technologies. I love learning, teaching and building interactive user friendly web applications.

Anita Ihuman

Contributor @ CHAOSS (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Anita is a Developer advocate and a Technical content writer with over 2+ years of experience in the Technology space. She has a successful track record in Web development and DevRel on a global scale. She is grossly involved in open-source as a maintainer and reviewer in the CHAOSS DEI Badging initiative and a community leader at Layer5(a service mesh company).

She has spoken at over 30 international conferences including KubeCon China,, 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.

Vlad Ionescu

CEO @ Earthly Technologies (DevOps Advisory Board)

Founder and CEO of Earthly Technologies.Previously founder and head of Engineering at ShiftLeft. Creator of Lever OS. Ex Google. Ex VMware. Built Lever OS, the industry's first open-source serverless/lambda implementation. Co-author of RabbitMQ's Erlang clientMy experience ranges from founding successful high-tech companies, leading world-class teams and building industry-leading products from scratch, to developing distributed systems within Google's search infrastructure team (the systems that serve the Google home page and the search results) to developing mission-critical signaling systems for EE (systems responsible for measuring customer data usage in real-time and allowing access on the network).

Anusha Iyer

CTO and Co-founder @ Corsha, Inc. (API World Advisory Board)

Anusha is the CTO and Co-Founder of Corsha, a cybersecurity startup focused on bringing security, visibility, and control to API communication. Anusha is an experienced technology leader with over 15 years of experience in cybersecurity. A Carnegie Mellon alum, she started her career in the Washington, DC area at the Naval Research Lab, working on programs in reverse engineering and tactical edge networking. Before Corsha, she was the Director of Software Programs at Galois, Inc., managing DARPA contracts in the areas of privacy, cyber-mission planning, and software diversity. Anusha is passionate about making security accessible and automated, even self-assuring.

Mans Jabal

Specialist Leader in Cloud Engineering @ Deloitte (Cloud Advisory Board)

Mans is a leader in Deloitte’s Cloud Engineering with expertise in formulating architecture, roadmap and strategy for complex technology products and solutions, network infrastructure, software-defined networking, AI networks, IoT and cloud projects. Mans has multiple industry known certifications, and in the last 20 years he has worked and advised on several large-scale digital transformations, M&A activities, divestitures, spin-offs, datacenter & cloud transformations, consolidations, and migration projects to help Fortune 500 companies such as McDonald's, Morgan Stanley, Sears, Kmart, United Airlines, Bank of Montreal, and Northern Trust Bank, to name a few. Mans is a graduate of University of London.

Mackenzie Jackson

Head of DevRel @ GitGuardian (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Mackenzie is a developer advocate with a passion for DevOps and code security. As the co-founder and former CTO of a health tech startup, he learned first-hand how critical it is to build secure applications with robust developer operations.
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 Jacobsen

Sr. Developer Relations Engineer @ DFINITY Foundation (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Carsten Jacobsen is an experienced Developer Evangelist/Advocate, with a broad background in building communities, working with documentation and content, building sample applications, hosting workshops and speaking at conferences.

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.

Divya Jain

Director, ML Platform @ Adobe (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Divya Jain is an industry-recognized leader in machine learning and AI, with 20+ years of experience at various startups and Fortune 500 companies. She is currently heading the AI platform engineering at Adobe. Previously, Divya was a research director at Tyco Innovation Garage where she led various deep learning initiatives. She also co-founded a startup, dLoop Inc., which was acquired by Box in 2013. Business Insider recognized her as one of the “22 Most Powerful Women Engineers In The World.” Divya is passionate about open-sharing of knowledge and information, and is always working towards bridging technology gaps to further innovation.

Nik Jain

Director of Solution Engineering @ Dynatrace (DevOps Advisory Board)

Nik is a value engineer and business consultant at Heart. Formally, he is Director of Solution Engineering for Dynatrace ANZ and currently heads up a team of Solution Consultants and Architects in the region. Nik has more than a decade of BizOps, Release Automation, SRE, and DevOps consulting experience for leading global software vendors in the space. In addition, Nik has featured as a speaker at world-leading conferences like Reinvent, Kubecon, DevOpsDaysTalk, Perform, Chaos Carnival and more.

Vijit Jain

Director - Partnerships @ CometChat Inc. (API World Advisory Board)

I am a seasoned business professional with more than a decade of experience driving sales, building and implementing strategies, and developing business for some of the world’s leading multinational companies like Cisco, Dimension Data, etc. and have worked in different geographies across the globe.On the personal side, I love spirituality, listening to music, watching movies and travelling. And try and take out time for my two sons and my beautiful and caring wife.

Anuj Jaiswal

Vice President R&D @ (Mobile Advisory Board)

VP of Engineering at, on to innovative journey of supporting our customer's mobile-first initiatives.

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.

Nahrin Jalal

Vice President of Developer Experience @ Aptible (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Nahrin is passionate about building inclusive communities, addressing real-world needs with pragmatic software solutions, and ensuring technical education is accessible to all. Nahrin has advised on developer relations strategy within startups and accelerated growth at publicly-traded enterprises.

Andy Jeffries

CTO/Co-Founder @ Catalyst Ltd (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Working with a globally distributed department of SREs and developers in building the world's first CNCF certified Kubernetes platform based on K3s.

Christian Jensen

Director Developer Experience @ Sinch (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Developer at hart, born to code. Currently helping Sinch in various aspects on developer experience ranging from onboarding, antifraud, SDKs and docs.

Past Roles: Backend developer, iOS developer, PM and CTO. Developer Advocate and DevEx

Industries: Automotive, Telecom, HR Competence and Succession planning

Stefan Johansson

GM & VP @ Netfoundry (API Advisory Board)

Stefan Johansson is a sales leader with nearly 25 years of experience in sales leadership and GTM operational roles. Mr. Johansson has European and LATAM responsibility for all aspects related to revenue growth and go-to-market strategy at NetFoundry, a security driven cloud native networking company. His 25-year career includes sales and GTM leadership roles at start ups as well as larger enterprise software companies such as Cisco, Canonical, DBCE, Citrix and IBM. His extensive experience covers DevOps-, IoT-, security-, network- and cloud domains.
Mr. Johansson has earned an MSC, Engineering Physics from Chalmers University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

RC Johnson

Sr. Director of Engineering @ (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

RC is currently the head of engineering for the Indeed Incubator, an internal venture capital type program building new products to help people get jobs. In that role, he has helped foster 40+ new products into the market and seen 10 of them become critical successes. Before that, he was a senior engineering leader for several startups in Austin (BazaarVoice, WP Engine, and LawnStarter.) He really enjoys board games, movies, and still misses New York City regularly.

Jerod Johnson

Technology Evangelist @ CData Software (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

I'm an educator-turned-technology evangelist, with a short stint as a software developer. Now, I get the opportunity to create content and build relationships around helping others connect, integrate, and automate their data, no matter where it is.

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.

David Jones-Gilardi

Developer Experience Product Manager @ DataStax (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

David Gilardi is a Developer Experience Product Manager at DataStax who advocates for the development community and works to remove pain and bring delight to users of DataStax products. He is a total nerd for distributed databases and has over 25 years of relevant experience in programming, database administration, cloud, server/network monitoring, and analytics.

Jaime Jorge

CEO @ Codacy (Enterprise Advisory Board)

CEO and Co-founder of Codacy.

Shankar Kalyana

IBM Fellow @ IBM (Cloud Advisory Board)

Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar led the creation of IBM’s Method for hybrid multicloud-enabled Enterprise Transformation, and received the IBM Corporate Award as a result. He has also won the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award four times – an accomplishment befitting only the most innovative thinkers in IBM. Shankar helps Enterprises worldwide on their Cloud-enabled Digital Transformation journeys

Kiran Kamity

Founder & CEO @ Deepfactor (DeveloperWeek Advisory Board)

Kiran Kamity has years of deep domain expertise in app security, DevOps, cloud computing, and containerization. He is the Founder and CEO at DeepFactor and a passionate serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur. He served as the Head of Product for Cisco’s Cloud BU after his startup, ContainerX, was acquired by Cisco. Kiran was also Founder/VP at RingCube, and after its acquisition by Citrix, he served in leadership roles for Citrix’s XenDesktop BU. With a Master's from Stanford Univ and a B.Tech from IIT, Madras, he is a TEDx speaker and a passionate advocate for early-in-career entrepreneurship. Loves nature, travel, and food.

Kostas Karolemeas

CEO @ Allcancode Inc (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Founder of Allcancode - the most open low-code platform for custom web & mobile app development that generates code for popular frameworks. Previously founder of an advanced medical imaging software company (Evorad). Involved in R&D and technical leadership for several software products in industries such as engineering, healthcare, banking/finance, and media. Most projects required state-of-the-art technologies and some of them produced software that was delivered to millions of users around the world.

Jan Karremans

Customer Success @ EDB Postgres (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Jan Karremans is the Director of Product Marketing at EDB, providing in-depth insights and on PostgreSQL. With over 25 years of experience in the database market and a former qualified Oracle ACE, Jan is a well-respected expert in relational database technologies, speaking regularly at conferences around the globe.
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.

Sahas Katta

CEO @ Smartcar (API World Advisory Board)

Sahas Katta is CEO and Co-Founder of Smartcar - The Connected Car API Platform. He is an experienced entrepreneur passionate about opening access for developers to build innovative services and apps for the mobility industry. He has been fascinated with car tech and the automotive industry ever since he built his first car application. Today, Sahas is leading Smartcar’s team with a key vision in mind - Building the future of mobility.

Vivek Kaushal

Senior Software Engineer @ Netflix (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Vivek is a data enthusiast and has worked with managing and wrangling data for more than a decade. He is currently developing and managing several petabytes store on Netflix’s Machine Learning Platform. Before Netflix, he has worked at Apple, Sumologic, and Amazon in similar roles.

Snehan Kekre

Developer Advocate @ Snowflake/Streamlit (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Snehan is a Developer Advocate on Snowflake's Streamlit team. He maintains the Streamlit documentation, develops apps on the Data Team, builds custom Streamlit components, and contributes to the open source library. Previously, authored and taught 40+ guided projects on machine learning and data science, and worked as skills consultant at Coursera.

Diana Kelley

CSO @ SecurityCurve (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Diana Kelley is Co-Founder and CTO of SecurityCurve and Chief vCISO at SaltCybersecurity. She donates much of her time including serving on the ACM Ethics & Plagiarism Committee, the Executive Board at Cyber Future Foundation and WiCyS, Advisory Board member and Conference Chair - EWF, Cybersecurity Advisor - CompTIA, Advisory Board Chair - WOPLLI, Advisory Council member Bridgewater State University, and RSAC US Program Committee. She is a sought after keynote speaker, the co-author of Practical Cybersecurity Architecture and Cryptographic Libraries for Developers, EWF 2020 Executive of the Year, SCMedia Power Player, Cybersecurity Ventures 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime.

Jeff Keyes

Product Marketing @ Atlassian (DevOps Advisory Board)

Jeff is VP of Product at the value stream management platform, Plutora. He has spent his career writing code, designing software features and UI, running dev and test teams, consulting and evangelizing DevOps and value stream management. Outside of six years at Microsoft, he has been primarily focused on growing startup companies.

Khalid Khan

Developer Relations Engineer @ OLA & Geospoc (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Khalid is working as a Developer Relations Engineer at OLA & Geospoc; He is passionate about Software Engineering. Startups and Developer Advocacy. He is also an Major League Hacking Coach, Organizer & member of numerous Hackathons & Developer communities such as Developer Days

Sabtain Khan

VP of Engineering @ Mood Media (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Proven record of "getting it done" and delivering successful software on time, within budget and with quantifiable quality. I have successfully built several cross site, multinational, multidisciplinary engineering teams from the ground up. I am equally skilled in strategy, product development, team building, technical leadership, project planning and execution.

Shashank Khatri

Senior Developer Advocate @ Bazaarvoice (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

I have 8+ years of experience in software development and developer advocacy domain. I am passionate about learning new technology and thereby get to share it with developers/IT professionals at a college/conferences/meet-up.

Eran Kinsbruner

DevOps Chief Evangelist @ Perforce (DevOps Advisory Board)

Eran Kinsbruner is a bestselling author of 3 software testing books, with over 21 years of experience in software development and testing, patent inventor in the software testing domain, 2021 DevOps Evangelist of the year finalist, serving as Chief Evangelist and Senior Director of Product Marketing at Perforce Software

Amir Kirsh

Dev Advocate @ Incredibuild (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Technology Expert, Lecturer at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo, Dev Advocate at Incredibuild, Co-Organizer of Core C++ conference and member of the ISO C++ Israeli NB.

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 Kmita

CEO @ (Management Advisory Board)

B2B tech serial entrepreneur with 11+ years of experience and overall twenty years of professional software R&D background. Passionate about digital transformation, change management, corporate innovations, and digital services and products development.
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 to make digital transformation inside large enterprises and make products out of ideas.
Business speaker, MBA graduated, represents Ukraine in governmental trade missions.

Max Körbächer

Co-Founder @ Liquid Reply (Cloud Advisory Board)

Max is Co-Founder and Cloud Native Advocate at Liquid Reply based in Munich. In the past years, he builds cloud-native, cloud agnostic solutions on/with Kubernetes. Lately, he drives the platform engineering topic with various clients to simplify the current challenges with complex target environments. At night he works within the Kubernetes release team.

Friedrich Köbler

Head of Engineering @ SAP (Cloud Advisory Board)

Experienced and energetic technical leader with the ability to create solutions that have real business impact. I like inspiring teams as well as building strong relationships across organizational boundaries to deliver things that a single team could not deliver themselves. Have built and managed large teams (up to 250 people), led organizational change, brought innovative products to market and collaborated in both small teams and across geographies and functions in global working environments. I managed and leaded teams working on mass products as well as big scale client projects and even open source projects

Max Kordek

CEO & Co-Founder @ Lisk (Management Advisory Board)

Max Kordek is a globally recognized crypto entrepreneur. At just 24 years old, Max founded Lisk, a platform for blockchain applications written in JavaScript. Together with his co-founder, blockchain industry veteran Oliver Beddow, Max raised over 14,000 BTC for Lisk’s ICO in 2016 and within the same year founded Lightcurve, a leading blockchain development studio based in Berlin.

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.

Sherif Koussa

CEO @ Software Secured (DeveloperWeek Advisory Board)

Sherif Koussa is a CEO and founder of Reshift Security ( and Software Secured (

Michael Kovacs

Head of Strategy and Marketing @ Open Channel (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Head of Strategy and Marketing at OpenChannel, helping companies understand the importance and value of creating their own developer and app ecosystem. Strategic Advisor to the Cloud Software Association, Mentor at The Knowledge Society

Robert Kruszynski

Developer Relations Lead @ Blockdaemon (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Lead of Developer Relations at Blockdaemon

Shruti Kuber

Senior Developer Advocate @ Restack (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Shruti has a background in Embedded Systems and wouldn't have completed her Masters if not for open source tools. She is a Jill of all trades and is on a constant journey of learning new tools and technologies. She has worn several hats like a Solutions Engineer, Product Marketing and for the last few years, she has been working as a Developer Advocate and is passionate about providing good products to developers.

Lasantha Kularatne

Principal Software Engineer @ Expedia (Cloud Advisory Board)

Currently working as a Principal Software Engineer @ Expedia group. I am focusing on reliability engineering as part of a bigger org named "Tech Enablers". I was a backend developer mainly using JVM languages. I am playing roles in development, ML/AI, open source projects, reliability and scalability, mentoring, interviewing, and providing technical leadership to my immediate teams. At free time I like to read books, do paintings and spend time with my son and cat. I believe that excellence comes with learning and training. You cannot achieve any of those without building your character.

Swarraj Kulkarni

CTO @ MediaAgility (Cloud Advisory Board)

With 30 years of industry experience, now I am with MediaAgility as its CTO. My focus areas include strengthening the existing Google Cloud technology capabilities, building cloud-native industry solutions, enabling the Marketing and Sales teams, mentoring the Architects and Engineers, establishing guilds and technology chapters, strengthening internal IT systems and InfoSec functions. I am also engaging with our clients and partners at Google on technology and business initiatives. Before MediaAgility, I spent almost 15 years with Cognizant leading Digital Engineering and Technology And Architecture Office for the Banking & Financial Services industry in North America and India.

Rachana Kumar

VP of Engineering @ Etsy (Enterprise Advisory Board)

VP Of Engineering at Etsy Rachana Kumar is an award winning, global minded industry leader with a passion for using innovative technology to help others. In her current role as VP of Engineering at Etsy, she leads several product engineering teams, directing engineering initiatives that impact over 2.3 million creative entrepreneurs and 45 million active buyers.

Kunal Kushwaha

DevRel Manager @ Civo (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Kunal is working towards empowering communities via open source and education. He finds passion in teaching and has taught thousands of folks online and in person. He is currently a developer advocate at Civo, CNCF Ambassador, track chair of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon student track, GitHub Campus Expert, Major League Hacking Coach, and the founder of Kubeworld and Community Classroom.

Mark Lambert

VP of Strategic Initiatives @ Parasoft (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Mark Lambert is VP of Strategic Initiatives at Parasoft where he has been focused on helping organizations accelerate the successful delivery of high quality, secure and compliance software since 2004. Mostly recently, he has been applying, and commercializing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning (ML) to improve software quality and address test automation challenges. Lambert has been a speaker at, and written numerous articles for, industry events and media such as SDTimes, DZone, QAFinancial, JavaOne, Software Test & Performance, Embedded World, AgileDevDays and StarEast/StarWest. Lambert earned both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science at Manchester University UK.

Larry Lancaster

Zebrium CTO @ ScienceLogic (AI/ML Advisory Board)

AI/ML since before it was cool (but still after backprop - Neural Networks Leadership Award, ICNN ‘95). Nimble Storage Chief Data Scientist. Glassbeam founder. NetApp Senior Engineer. I love attacking new challenges, achieving 90/10, and laying the groundwork for team expansion and product refinement. Mentor, modeler, hacker. Devoted father. Occasional opossum rescuer.

Federico Lara

Chief Innovation Architect @ New Relic (Mobile Advisory Board)

Chief Innovation Architect at New Relic and Observability Evangelist.

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.

Roland Lee

CEO @ Heimdall Data (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Roland Lee's background is in application networking. He has been a developer and product manager in startups and large companies. All through his career, his industry focus has been to increase the performance of Internet user data. He is currently Head of Products for Heimdall Data, an off-the-shelf data access layer for applications accessing SQL databases.

Tal Lev-Ami

CTO @ Cloudinary Ltd. (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Tal Lev-Ami is Cloudinary's CTO and one of its Co-founders. Tal has extensive professional and academic background in software engineering, software architecture, security and program analysis. Tal's professional background includes being Chief Architect in technology startups Trivnet and Blue Security and founding of Ndivi, a boutique software development company. Tal has a PhD in computer science from Tel-Aviv University. Tal has three children and lives in Modiin, Israel.

Yaniv Leven

CEO @ Panoply (Cloud Advisory Board)

Yaniv is CEO and Co-Founder of Panoply Leading the company's strategy and growth for the past 5 years. Yaniv has extensive experience in Statistical analysis and data modeling. Yaniv headed the analytics and data management design and utilization as COO at Mytopia (acquired by 888Holding (LSE: 888.L) in a $48M transaction and Win (a subsidiary of digital entertainment (LSE: BPTY.L)).

Nava Levy

AI/ML Dev Advocate @ Redis (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Nava is a Developer Advocate for Data Science and MLOps at Redis. She started her career in tech with an R&D Unit in the IDF and later had the good fortune to work with and champion Cloud, Big Data, and DL/ML/AI technologies just as the wave of each of these was starting. Nava is also a mentor at the MassChallenge accelerator and the founder of LerGO—a cloud-based EdTech venture. In her free time she enjoys cycling, 4-ball juggling, and reading fantasy and sci-fi books.

Philip Lew

CEO @ XBOSoft (Management Advisory Board)

Philip Lew is the CEO at XBOSoft. XBOSoft’s software QA and software testing services help their clients deliver products to market faster and with higher quality; an ever-increasing challenge as software becomes more complex and platforms increase. As a Corporate Executive, Development Manager, Product Manager and Software Engineer, Philip has managed teams to tackle broken processes, develop solutions to difficult problems, and coached others be leaders, managers and experts. As a sought after speaker at international technical and management conferences, he gives several keynote speeches each year around the world, but his real passions are cycling and learning.

Shannon Lietz

VP, Vulnerability Labs @ Adobe (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Shannon Lietz is Vice President of Adobe Security. She is ultimately responsible for Adobe’s application security, proactive security strategy, penetration testing and vulnerability management. She is an award-winning innovator with decades of experience pursuing advanced security and next generation security solutions. Ms. Lietz has held numerous roles throughout her career with a focus on Offensive Security, Application Security, Cloud Security, DevSecOps, and Threat Intelligence. Previously, she has worked for and consulted with many of the Fortune 500. She holds 41 Cloud Security patents, Co-Chair of ONUG, Start-up Advisor, Community Whisperer, RSA Program Committee, and dedicates time to mentoring and coaching.

Virginia Liu

CMO @ TimeScale (DeveloperWeek SF Bay Area Advisory Board)

Virginia Liu is Chief Experience Officer at Agora. She led Agora’s rapid global brand expansion, product-led growth, and ecosystem development that propelled the company to a successful IPO in 2020. Before Agora, Virginia held several leadership roles at Microsoft in developer marketing, business development, and product marketing. She also served as a board member for AppCampus, a $24M mobile accelerator jointly funded by Microsoft and Nokia. She holds an MBA with honor from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a bachelor's degree in Economics from Zhongshan University.

Marc Linster

CTO @ EDB (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Marc Linster is the CTO of EDB, the leading Postgres company. Marc spends most of his time working with strategic customers and partners around the world to help them navigate their journey to modernization and innovation with Postgres.

Ryan Lockard

CTO Cloud Technologies @ Cognizant (Cloud Advisory Board)

Ryan Lockard is an executive leader, recognized globally for his impact to organizations, teams, and people. He has over 20 years experience working in multiple verticals, including; financial services, healthcare, insurance, publishing, media, advertising, retail and others. Ryan is currently the Global CTO of Cloud Technologies for Cognizant.
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.

Martin Loewinger

V.P. of Cloud Engineering @ SmartBear Software (Cloud Advisory Board)

Accomplished, Information Technologies leader with demonstrated success in effectively managing multiple projects and teams in a fast paced, high-pressure environment. Proven ability to drive business goals through strategically utilizing technology to address issues and support business requirements.

Iveta Lohovska

Principal Data Scientist @ HPE (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Iveta is Principal Data Scientist and AI Ambassador at HPE, with a mission to democratize decision intelligence and safe, reliable AI. She brings a unique combination of deep technical expertise, world-class public-speaking skills, analytics management experience, and the ability to lead organizational change. Iveta has guided more than 50 AI projects and designed HPE’s analytics program. She is the HPE Women’s Excellence Award Winner and a UN Advisor for AI Ethics.

David Loke

CEO @ ReadySpace Network Pte Ltd (Product Advisory Board)

In 1997, David Loke started a small business that did well initially but was on the verge of winding up shortly. After 5 years of struggle, something happened, and he took $300 and turned ReadySpace into a global business today - from the ground up with no investors. Today he teaching and advising this same framework that he has to other businesses and entrepreneurs.

Skyla Loomis

VP, IBM Z Application Platform @ IBM (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Skyla Looms is the VP for the IBM Z Application Platform software portfolio which includes the most secure, highest performing. and lowest total cost of ownership transaction processing and database systems such as IMS, CICS, and z/TPF. She’s responsible for strategy, product/offering management, software engineering, support, and services for the Z Application Platform as well our z/OS synergy with Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. She’s been with IBM 19 years and held development leadership roles across public cloud, mobile, business analytics, data warehousing, and NoSQL. Passionate about culture, she’s led agile transformation journeys across multiple teams.

Nuno Loureiro

CEO @ Probely (API Advisory Board)

Nuno has over 20 years of professional experience in IT and throughout his career, he acquired vast knowledge in Information Security, Unix system administration, architecture and development of large-scale web applications, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills.

Ivo Lukas

CEO @ 24Notion (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Ivo is an entrepreneur and angel investor who has a track record in building successful businesses. Currently, Ivo is the CEO/Founder of 24Notion. 24Notion is the first integrated marketing/digital PR & lifestyle agency with a special emphasis on giving back to the global communities. With a broad understanding of the art of non-traditional marketing, new media, communications, and social influence, 24Notion ranked No.14 in Corporate Philanthropy – CSR. As a leader in the entrepreneurship community, She is an advocate and sits on the board of many profit/non-profit organizations that encourage the empowerment of next-generation leaders plus, women in technology. Ivo is passionate about leading, nurturing, and mentoring the next generation, especially young girls, who are aspiring to be in technology. Follow her @MsSonicFlare. LinkedIn bio:

Mary MacCarthy

Data Advocate @ Hightouch (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Mary MacCarthy is a Data Advocate at, the leader in data activation and reverse ETL.

Antonio Davi Macedo Coelho de Castro

CEO @ Back4App (Cloud Advisory Board)

I am a developer since I was 13 years old, a Computing Engineer since 2006 and an entrepreneur for more than 15 years. My passion is software development and my mission is to turn the development faster and better. That’s why I am co-founder and CEO at Back4App, a backend-as-a-service platform based on Parse open source. We help the developers to create, run and scale high quality backend spending minimum effort, saving time and money.

Sharon Mantin

CEO @ Imvision (API World Advisory Board)

CEO & Founder imVision Mr. Mantin is a visionary entrepreneur with execution mindset that is passionate about value creation by advanced technologies. Over the past 4 years, Mr. Mantin has led imVision Technologies to become a fast-growing and leading API security company in the application threat detection and mitigation domain. He brings over 20 years of experience in Business and Technology executive roles in the global high-tech industry.
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.

Ohad Manor

CTO @ 4Cast (AI/ML Advisory Board)

During the last 20 years I have been developing and leading development teams in the AI / DI world based on mathematical models.

Amanda Martin

Developer Advocate @ Wix (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Amanda is a developer advocate at Wix. She is passionate about solving complex problems and seeing developers of all levels and backgrounds succeed. Prior to Wix, Amanda worked as a software and web developer and has an educational background in Geography and GIS. In her free time Amanda enjoys cooking, cycling, and hanging out with her dog.

Carlos Martin

CEO @ (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Carlos Martin is the CEO of, a company focused in bringing business efficiency by using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI. Formerly Director of Strategic Alliances for Brazil at Blue Prism, the pioneer of the RPA market.

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.

Simon Martinelli

Senior Software Architect @ 72 Services (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Simon Martinelli is the owner of 72 Services LLC and a passionate application modernization and integration expert with more than 25 years experience as a developer, architect, and technical lead. As an active member of the Java community process, he has made key contributions to JSR-352 Batch Applications, JSR-354 Money, and Currency API. In addition to coaching and teaching clients to optimize their business applications, he has been an Adjunct Professor at Berne University of Applied Science in Switzerland since 2007.

Elijah Martinez

Product Manager @ SAP (Product Advisory Board)

Elijah Martinez has been engaged with the API evolution from the ground up at SAP for the past 7 years, helping to build a central API Catalog, developing the API Management tool into the core Integration Product line, and evangelizing APIs to internal stakeholders and customers. Frequent speaker at conferences on API-first mindset for ERP, Application Development, Mobile, and more.
Always learning and growing, excited about what is here, and what comes next.

Joao Martins

CTO @ Yapily (API World Advisory Board)

Joao has been a key figure in driving digital innovation in open banking by leading the technology developments at Yapily, providing the best financial APIs and services for fintech developers. Worked closely with the UK Open Banking Implementation Entity to pioneer the globally recognised open banking API specification. He is a strong advocate for building products with the greatest user experience. In the API industry users are the developers and he is very focused on delivering dev tools with the best developer experience. Has been an entrepreneur, angel investor, startups advisor, and codes for fun during the weekends.

Ian Massingham

VP, Developer Relations & Community @ MongoDB (Cloud Advisory Board)

Leading Developer Relations & Community at MongoDB. Previously, I led Startup Solutions Architecture and Developer Relations & Evangelism at Amazon Web Services.

David Matousek

Director of Product & Strategy, Cybersecurity Architecture & Engineering @ Manulife Financial / John Hancock (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

With 22 years of experience as a developer, architect, engineering manager, and product manager, David uses all his experiences to solve hard problems worth solving for customers and partners. David is passionate about building high performance teams, mentoring engineers in human centered design, evangelizing cybersecurity patterns, orchestrating DevSecOps operations, and building mobile applications.

Kohei Matsushita

Technology Evangelist @ SORACOM, INC. (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Evangelist for the IoT and Soracom(Global IoT platform company in Japan).
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.

Micha Mazaheri

Founder @ Paw (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Micha has extensive experience in creating intuitive and powerful productivity tools for software developers. He is the founder of Paw, a company that publishes a fully-featured collaborative API Client and Design tool on Mac. Paw was acquired by RapidAPI in 2020. Since then, Micha puts his efforts in building a suite of tools for API development.

Dipankar Mazumdar

Analytics Evangelist @ Dremio (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Dipankar is currently an Analytics Evangelist at Dremio where his primary focus is advocating data consumers(Analysts/Scientists/Engineers) on Dremio’s open lakehouse platform & various Apache foundation open-sourced projects such as Iceberg, and Arrow that helps engineers & researchers scale analytics. Most recently, he led the R&D Advocacy team at Qlik where he worked on key developer strategies & educated the worldwide developer community in the areas of Machine Learning/Visualization. In his past roles, he focused on Data Science & Visualization research.

Margo McCabe

Head of DevRel & Community @ HarperDB (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Margo leads Developer Relations and Community efforts for HarperDB, a distributed data & application platform. This includes content creation, events, customer success, marketing, & strategic partnerships. Margo is also the host of an innovative tech & developer-focused podcast called Select*, as well as a tech blogger. Outside of work, she's a new mom, avid skier, & lover of the outdoors.

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Paul McCarty

CEO @ SecureStack (DevOps Advisory Board)

Paul has been in the IT industry for almost 30 years and opened his first computer store in 1996 and then an ISP in 1997. He's worked as a unix system admin and platform engineer and then later as a devops engineer before it was a term. He's worked for Boeing, NASA, the US Army, John Deere, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Queensland government amongst others. Paul's speciality is security automation, via code, especially at scale. He now is the founder and CTO of SecureStack a security platform built by developers FOR developers.

Douglas McIlwraith

Director of Data Science @ The Trade Desk (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Douglas is a data science leader and engineer with a decade of experience in high-volume, low-latency automated decisioning. He has worked with businesses through different periods of growth enjoying the challenges that come with uncertainty. Experienced building data teams and driving organizational change from within. He has a BA in Computer Science from Cambridge University and a PhD from Imperial College. He is the author of numerous technical papers and co-wrote the second edition of the Manning title: “Algorithms of the Intelligent Web.” As Director of Data Science for the Trade Desk he currently leads data products and data decisioning.

Hugh McKee

Developer Advocate @ Lightbend (Cloud Advisory Board)

Hugh McKee is a developer advocate at Lightbend. He has had a long career building applications that evolved slowly, inefficiently utilized their infrastructure, and were brittle and prone to failure. Hugh has learned from his past mistakes, battle scars, and a few wins. And the learning never stops. Now his focus is helping developers and architects harness the power of the cloud. Hugh frequently speaks at conferences around the world. He is the author of Designing Reactive Systems: The Role Of Actors In Distributed Architecture.

Jeremy Meiss

Director, Developer Relations @ CircleCI (DevOps Advisory Board)

Jeremy is the Director of DevRel & Community at CircleCI, formerly at Solace, Auth0, and XDA. With over 27 years in Tech, covering just about every functional area including Support, SysAdmin, Application Developer, Program Manager, and Business Analyst. He is active in the DevRel Community, and is a co-creator of A lover of all things coffee, community, open source, and tech, he is also house-broken, and (generally) plays well with others.

Gunnar Menzel

CTIO Europe NCE @ Capgemini (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Gunnar is the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for Capgemini Europe North and Central. He is also one of 13 Master certified Architects across the Capgemini Group.

Damien Michau

Sr Director of Engineering @ Automox (DevOps Advisory Board)

Sr Director of Engineering for automox, in charge of Developer Experience
- Infrastructure
- QE
- Data Platform
- Internal Tools

David Milette

Chief Technology Evangelist @ SQALogic (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Specialized in the fields of IT Governance, Application Delivery and Application management which combined are known as BTO (Business Technology Optimization). Over 20 years of experience in the area occupying various roles in management as well as being an implementor, integrator and presales consultant. Deep knowledge of SAP

Specialties: DevOps and Agile transformation, Software Quality Assurance (SQA), ERP/CRM system tuning and testing, Test automation.

Johnny Miller

CTO, (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Johnny is an experienced developer, DevOps, architect and team leader. He has worked with a wide variety of customers – from small startups to large enterprises. He has a deep understanding of the challenges facing modern companies looking to move to a secure, agile, always-on and highly available platform.

Eylam Milner

Co-Founder & CTO @ Argon (DevOps Advisory Board)

Co-founder & CTO of argon. Formerly Co-Founder & CTO of Datsmi. Formerly R&D Lead at special unit Ofek of the IAF

Abhishek Mishra

Developer Advocate @ Yugabyte (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Hello, my name is Abhishek, I work as a Developer Advocate at Yugabyte. I'm a backend software engineer and an Open Source enthusiast. I'm driven by dev communities and I'm proficient in Python and its application architecture. I also contribute to and run a few developer communities and conferences across India. I evangelize for OSS and D&I in the tech community. I also mentor students and folks in the community. I'm a supporter of Python and the dev ecosystem around it. I like to read and implement the clean code paradigm. I enjoy attending conferences and networking with the community.

Navin Mittal

Head of Marketing @ (AI/ML Advisory Board)

I have over 23 years of industry experience in engineering, product management and product marketing across companies like Cisco, HPE, Fortinet and Automation Anywhere.

Carl Moberg

CTO @ Avassa (DevOps Advisory Board)

Carl has spent many years solving for automation and orchestration. He started building customer service platforms for ISPs back when people used dial-up for their online activities. He then moved on to focus on making multi-vendor networks programmable through model-driven architectures. Now CTO and co-founder at Avassa, he spends his days obsessing over how to deliver a distributed edge control plane that application teams can love.

Jay Modh

Founder & CEO @ Intuitive Cloud and Intuitve VC (Cloud Advisory Board)

Business and Technology leader investing in and building bleeding edge solutions for global enterprises across Cloud Transformation/Migration, Data Engineering (Database, Data Warehouse, Data Lake (BI & AI/ML), Cloud Security & GRC, DevSecOps & Site Reliability Engineering, Cloud Application Delivery/Modernization/Containers/Serverless, SDDC & SDx.

Manish Modh

Founder & CEO @ Andromeda 360, Inc. (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Manish Modh is Founder & CEO, Andromeda 360, Inc. where he is taking to market the A360 AI Delivery Platform. Previously, he was an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO for the Multicloud Management Platform for IBM Services. Prior to IBM, he was Founder/CTO of Gravitant, a cloud brokerage company that was acquired by IBM in 2015. He has 30+ software patents and software engineering degrees from Carnegie Mellon and the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Stephan Moerman

Chief Technology Officer @ Bakklog (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Stephan is Chief Technology Officer at Viewnary, where he oversees the Engineering and Data Science organizations, including leading the Infrastructure, IT, and Information Security teams, as well as managing Engineering across functions like Payments, Trust, and Community Support. Stephan combines technology expertise with a genuine passion for leveraging technology to advance Viewnary’s mission, placing community at the center of everything we do and every technical decision we make.

Intesar Shannan Mohammed

Founder & CTO @ apisec inc. (API World Advisory Board)

6 Patents in Cloud & SecurityFounder & CTO of ApisecVP of Engineering at HyperGrid (Acquired)Founder & CTO DCHQ (Acquired) Engineer VMware cloud (vRA) $3BM.S. Computer Science from DePaul University

Joel Montvelisky

Co-Founder & Chief Solution Architect @ PractiTest (DevOps Advisory Board)

Joel is one of the Co-Founders and Chief Solution Architect a PractiTest - a company developing the best QA & Test Management solution in the market today.
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

Tobie Morgan Hitchcock

Founder & CEO @ SurrealDB (Cloud Advisory Board)

I'm a full-stack software engineer, and the creator of SurrealDB, the ultimate cloud database. My area of interest lies within databases, with a focus on distributed databases, and highly-available architectures, having had extensive experience with PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, RethinkDB, Redis, InfluxDB, OrientDB, Firebase, CockroachDB, and TiDB. As a developer I have expertise in Rust, Golang, Javascript (Node.js, Ember.js, Electron.js), and further experience coding in Ruby, PHP, HTML, Objective-C, Swift, and Python.

Jason Morgan

Technical Evangelist @ Buoyant (DevOps Advisory Board)

Jason Morgan is Technical Evangelist for Linkerd at Buoyant, maintainer of the CNCF Cloud Native Glossary, and co-author of the CNCF Landscape guide. Passionate about helping others on their cloud native journey, Jason educates engineers on Linkerd, the original service mesh. You might have encountered his articles in The New Stack, where he breaks complex technology concepts down for a broader audience. Before joining Bouyant, Jason worked at Pivotal and VMware Tanzu.

Jeremy Morgan

Senior Developer Advocate @ Pluralsight (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Jeremy Morgan is on a mission to help developers get better at what they do. He's a Senior Developer Evangelist for Pluralsight, and an avid tech blogger and speaker. He has two decades of experience as an engineer building software for everything from Fortune 100 companies to tiny startups.

Jeremy enjoys teaching through his popular tech blog as well as contributing to open source as a .NET Foundation Member, and DevOps Institute Ambassador.

Marco Moschettini

CTO @ Cubbit (Cloud Advisory Board)

Marco Moschettini is a senior software architect, graduated from the University of Bologna. Forbes under 30, Marco is a co-founder of Cubbit, where he leads the technological development as CTO.A tech enthusiast since early age, he has specialized in web development and cyber-security, scaling projects up to tens of thousands of users already during high school.At the University he then further specialized in distributed and peer-to-peer systems with a degree thesis on decentralized cloud storage, laying down the foundations of Cubbit's cryptographic architecture.

Rodrigo Mota

Developer Relations - Community @ WSO2 (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

I am passionate about technology and helping others realize the ways in which it can improve business and people's lives. I continually look for opportunities to leverage a creative and analytical skill set to improve business agility so that organizations can respond quickly to customer needs and stay relevant in an increasingly digital world.

Lyn Muldrow

Maintainer Advocate @ Tidelift (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Lyn Muldrow is a Maintainer Advocate at Tidelift, helping open source maintainers get paid for their contribution to the community. She previously contributed to building projects as an engineer at LinkedIn, educated new generations of technologists as Lead Instructor at Flatiron School, and maintained open source projects through her work at DigitalOcean. Lyn is passionate about increasing diversity in the open source community, and volunteers with organizations like Out In Tech to increase opportunities for all. In her free time, Lyn enjoys gardening, hanging with her Maine Coon, and going on travel adventures.

Peter Mountney

CEO @ Odin Vision (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Peter Mountney is CEO of Odin Vision. Odin is an award winning medtech company and a Beauhurst Top UK AI startup. They have developed AI to improve the detection/diagnosis of digestive cancers and recently won an NHS AI Healthcare award for clinical trials of their AI. Peter completed his PhD/post-doctoral work at Imperial College. Before joining Odin, he spent a decade in the medtech industry developing a wide range of AI products. He is a member of the Royal Society Industrial College, a Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub and held visiting lectureships at Kings College and UCL.

Maya Mikhailov

CEO @ SAVVI AI (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Maya Mikhailov is the CEO / Founder of SAVVI AI, a Decision automation tool powered by Machine Learning. Before SAVVI, Maya co-founded GPShopper, a mobile SaaS platform acquired by Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) in 2017. At Synchrony, Maya was SVP / GM, leading a new business unit building AI-powered FinTech products.
A featured speaker at CES, Money 2020,, 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.

Bill Mulligan

Community Pollinator @ Isovalent (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Bill Mulligan works at Isovalent to help grow the Cilium and eBPF communities. He previously worked at CNCF, Loodse, and RiseML.

John Musser

Director Engineering @ Ford Motor Company (API World Advisory Board)

John Musser is the founder of API Science and previously founded ProgrammableWeb, the leading online resource on open APIs. John is an industry expert on APIs, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, and Wired, and speaking at conferences including SXSW, Dreamforce, and Web 2.0. He also consults on API strategy and trends with clients including Google, Microsoft, AT&T, and Salesforce.

Lukonde Mwila

Senior Developer Advocate @ AWS (DevOps Advisory Board)

Lukonde is a Principal Technical Evangelist at SUSE and an AWS Container Hero. He is part of the SUSE & Rancher Community team and has years of experience in application development, cloud engineering, and DevOps workflows. He is a life-long learner and is passionate about sharing knowledge and contributing to the developer community through content such as technical articles, conference talks, live webinars, and on-demand videos. Nowadays, Lukonde spends the majority of his time contributing to the cloud-native community with the SUSE & Rancher team, providing content, training, and support in the Kubernetes ecosystem and SUSE's open-source container management stack.

Daniel Myers

Developer Relations @ Snowflake (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Daniel leads Developer Relations at Snowflake. Previously, he held leadership roles at several companies, including Google and Cisco. In addition, he led and founded multiple startups. Daniel has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and an MBA, and he is an inventor of three patents.

Moataz Nabil

Developer Advocate @ Bitrise (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Moataz is a Developer Advocate at Bitrise, where he helps mobile engineers to build fast, reliable, and secure mobile apps. Moataz has over 13 years of experience in development and testing roles, and he is always seeking ways to close the loop between software development and service delivery. Additionally, he is an AWS Community Builder and technical instructor.

Giorgio Natili

Director of Engineering @ Capital One (Mobile Advisory Board)

On paper, I am a Director of engineering at Capital One where I lead the team that integrates ML-base experiences and personalizations in all the supported surfaces for all Capital One customers. In the past, I had the privilege to lead the Kindle rendering team solving the problem of delivering millions of books on billions of devices in every supported language. Also, I worked as an engineering lead in Amazon Payments and implemented payments methods and regulations for Brazil.

In a parallel universe, I foster my vision of an inclusive and diverse community where great training is affordable to everyone.

Adel Nehme

Data Science Evangelist @ DataCamp (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Adel is a Data Science educator, speaker, and Evangelist at DataCamp, where he has released various courses and live training on data analysis, machine learning, and data engineering. Adel is passionate about spreading data skills and data literacy throughout organizations and the intersection of technology and society. He has an MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics. In his free time, you can find him hanging out with his cat Louis.

Mike Nelson

Technical Evangelist @ Pure Storage (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

My career in information technology spans more than three decades, involving a vast array of technologies and solutions. I have been honored to receive the Microsoft MVP award, as well as being placed as a Microsoft Azure Advisor. I am also a Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA), and In addition, a VMware vExpert. Personally, I mentor people interested in technology, and give presentations around the knowledge that I have and want to share. I am always striving to learn more everyday.

Magith Noohukhan

Evangelist @ Braze (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

As an Evangelist at Braze, Magith Noohukhan addresses the vision for customer engagement and how can brands feel empowered to create more meaningful human conversations with their customers which is natural, personalized, and the one that adds value. Prior to joining Braze, Magith held Evangelist positions across Germany at XING and and has more than 15 years of experience including working at the German Aerospace Center in Munich, Germany

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.

Alexander Novotny

Developer Evangelist II @ Box (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Alex Novotny has been working in software development for over 10 years. He has a passion for technology and helping other engineers learning how to use APIs.

Brendan O'Leary

Staff Developer Evangelist @ GitLab (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Brendan O'Leary is a Staff Developer Evangelist for GitLab who connects with developers, contributes to open source projects, and shares his thoughts on cutting-edge technologies on conference panels, meetups, in contributed articles and on blogs.

Matthew O'Riordan

CEO @ Ably (API World Advisory Board)

Matthew O’Riordan is the technical co-founder of Ably, a global cloud messaging service which provides APIs used by thousands of developers and businesses. Matthew has been a programmer for over 20 years and first started working on commercial internet projects in the mid 90s, when Internet Explorer 3 and Netscape were still battling it out. Whilst he enjoys coding, the challenges he faces as an entrepreneur starting and scaling businesses is what drives him. Matthew has previously started and successfully exited from two previous tech businesses.

Bill Oakes

Head of Layer7 product marketing @ Broadcom (API World Advisory Board)

Bill is head of product marketing for API management at Broadcom, as well has the head of API Academy. Prior to Broadcom, Bill had multiple management positions at Blue Coat Systems and Novell.On weekends, Bill can be found scuba diving along the CA coast, or on a club ride on his Harley-Davidson.

Aditya Oberai

Developer Advocate @ Appwrite (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Aditya Oberai is a Developer Advocate at Appwrite and an avid hackathon enthusiast. Having worked with various technologies such as .NET, Microsoft Azure, etc., he has spent the last 3 years empowering tech communities as an MLH Coach, Twilio Champion, Gold Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador, and a Google Developer Student Club Lead. Aditya was the National Winner in the Education category at Microsoft Imagine Cup 2021 India Chapter and has been named among Major League Hacking's Top 50 hackers of 2021. He co-organized (arguably) the largest student-led digital hackathon in India, HackOn 2.0.

Neil OConnell

MD @ Interactive (Product Advisory Board)

Experienced leader focused on creating and driving innovative technology strategies that increase shareholder value. Driven to maximize customer satisfaction leading to process, profit, and capital optimization.

• 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.

Adao Oliveira

Cloud Solutions Architect @ Oracle (Cloud Advisory Board)

Adao Oliveira Junior is a Solutions Architect working in the technology industry for over two decades, five on Cloud Native solutions. He has been considered a leader in the Cloud Native space, primarily focused on solution architecture, software engineering, and cloud infrastructure but also experienced in security and infrastructure as a code.

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.

Confidence Okoghenun

Developer Advocate @ Appsmith (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Hi, I'm Confidence, a Software Engineer and Youtuber passionate about web technologies, Linux, and automation. Right now, I contribute to open-source at Appsmith and enjoy making Youtube content during my free time (✌️you should totally get subscribed

Stephen Oladele

Machine Learning Developer Advocate @ (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Machine Learning Developer Advocate at, a community builder with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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.

Victor Olex

Founder and CEO @ SlashDB (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Mr. Olex is a software engineer and entrepreneur with over 28 years of experience. He created SlashDB, an automated RESTful web service layer for relational databases and runs vt.enterprise a software consultancy servicing financial institutions in the New York metro area. He is a Polish-American immigrant who believes (and proven) that motivation and resourcefulness can compete with and prevail over privilege and money.

Alex Omeyer

CEO & Co-founder @ Stepsize (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Alexandre Omeyer is a Co-founder & CEO at Stepsize, an editor-first issue tracker for a healthy codebase. Alex spends most of his time speaking to the best software development teams in the world about how they handle technical debt and sharing his lessons learned with the community.

David Oneill

CEO @ APImetrics (API World Advisory Board)

David has a track record of building products and businesses in monitoring, test and mobile - and currently is CEO of API monitoring provider APImetrics with a focus on datacentric metrics for API quality.

Alejandro Oses

CEO @ Rootstack (API World Advisory Board)

With a degree in Systems Engineering, a Master of Science, and years of experience building unique solutions in the technology world, Alejandro knows how the software industry works. He guides the overall strategy for Rootstack, leading with innovation, vision for the future, and deep-rooted industry knowledge.

Martin Ostrovsky

CEO @ Repustate Inc (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Martin Ostrovsky founded Repustate to help a toy company keep tabs on their online reputation in the wake of a lead paint scare. Since then, Repustate has grown to help organizations big & small leverage sentiment analysis & semantic understanding of text in over 20 languages to better understand their customers.

Serkan Özal

CTO & Co-Founder @ Thundra (Cloud Advisory Board)

Serkan Özal is the CTO and founder of Thundra (, a serverless-centric debugging, monitoring, and security solution for applications, tests and CI pipelines. He has 10+ years of expertise in software development and is a Ph.D. candidate at METU. He is an AWS Serverless Hero, AWS DevOps Pro Certified Engineer and has a patent on distributed environments. He mainly works on serverless architectures, distributed systems, and monitoring tools.

Gianluca Padovani

CTO & Founder @ Coders51 (Cloud Advisory Board)

SW craftsmanship, TDD addicted, agile coach. I have fallen in love with FP in particular Elixir/Erlang. I like Ruby, NodeJs and C++. CTO @coders51

Michael Palermo

Sr Manager Developer Advocacy @ Okta (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

J. "Michael" Palermo IV is atheist Director of Developer Relations at Telnyx. Michael is a published author and public speaker. Michael previously worked at Amazon and Microsoft

Isaac Palka

Head of Applications Engineering @ Invitae (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Isaac is a business-oriented engineering leader with a track record of building high-performing teams and getting projects off the ground quickly. I've designed and developed large-scale products in several industries (healthcare, finance, real estate, hardware / embedded systems), from ideation to production.

Gautham Pallapa

Executive Advisor @ VMware (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Dr. Gautham Pallapa is the founder of Transformity and an Executive Advisor for VMware. He works with C-Suite and Fortune 1000 executives in transforming their strategy, processes, technologies, culture, and people to achieve their objectives and business outcomes. His mantra is "Transform with Empathy" and has successfully led several business transformations and cloud modernization efforts in various industry verticals. Gautham is an agile coach, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, SAFe Agilist, and a DevOps Institute ambassador. He writes/talks/works on transformation, elevating humans, helping underprivileged, and giving back to the community. His book, "Leading with Empathy" explores these topics in detail.

Vishal Pallerla

Developer Advocate @ DevZero (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Vishal Pallerla is a Developer Advocate with DevZero, a Crypto and Information Enthusiast. His passion towards tech communities, event management and love to share awesome technologies with community led him to Developer Relations. He leads GDG Houston, SPC Houston and involved in various tech communities. He graduated with a Master's degree in CS from University of Houston. He hails from the southern part of India and currently lives in Houston. He spends countless hours organizing things so they look the way he wants and also spends the same in cooking to get the best out of his recipe.

Samridh Pandey

Senior consultant @ Capgemini (Cloud Advisory Board)

I have a Bachelors of Technology in Computer Science Engineering From Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology (GGSIP University, India). I am a Business intelligence consultant / developer with 5.5 years of professional experience in designing, developing, testing and maintaining the solutions in an agile team. I love exploring new technologies and eager to learn and worked on cloud technologies with Microsoft stack knowledge with a expertise in Mendix, Azure, CICD, Power BI and MicroStrategy as an onsite coordinator , efficient team member and consultant.

Gururaj Pandurangi

VP & Field CTO @ Zscaler (Enterprise Advisory Board)

3X founder, an engineer at heart with Business and Management leadership as layers on the top. Have built and got acquired 2 product startups (($10m ARR+) and 1 consulting startup (150+ cloud consultants), led 100M ARR product team with responsibilities across 200+ member P&L, Engineering, Operations, Field Sales & GTM team.

Chris Pardo

Chief Data Officer @ apexanalytix (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Chris Pardo brings over 20 years of experience in product, alliances, technology and innovation. Chris is currently Principal PM focused on profitability for Office, Sharepoint and Teams. Prior to Microsoft, Chris was the VP of Innovation for Sales & Marketing Solutions at Dun & Bradstreet where he helped bring new integrated products to market and created strategic alliances with major cloud companies. Prior to D&B, Chris worked at IBM as a software engineer on IBM’s hardware and software products.

Nimish Parmar

Director of Engineering @ Friendbuy, Inc (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

I lead engineering at Friendbuy and have been a technical innovator since 2004.

Azmath Pasha

CDO @ Metawave Digital (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Azmath is an Information Technology Executive with over 25 years of progressive experience across multiple industry sectors. Azmath is highly successful in establishing vision and strategic capability in the marketplace by effectively leveraging emergent technologies such as Cloud Data Modernization, Data Mesh, Data Fabric, Digital Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Data Sciences, Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics.

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.

Ashish Patel

CTO @ Architech (Management Advisory Board)

Ben Pedazur

CTO @ echoAR (API Advisory Board)

During the course of his career, Ben has worked with and advised to many tech companies from small startup companies to big tech corporates and helped them design, build and scale their products and reach global distribution at high volumes.Today Ben is the co-founder and CTO of echoAR, a cloud-based backend platform for AR/VR.

Victor Pereboom

CTO/Founder @ UbiOps (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Serial entrepreneur with a background in aerospace engineering and machine learning. Victor has professional experience in IoT, Predictive maintenance, Healthcare and e-commerce. Combining an engineering background with a business mindset, Victor enjoys working as CTO with the team at UbiOps to develop a state-of-the-art MLOps solution. Enabling data science teams everywhere to deploy and serve algorithms and build smart applications.

Sergio Pereira

Co-Founder @ Bitloops (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

I have worked in technology for the past 8 years, after 7 years as a management consultant.

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!

Peter Pezaris

GVP of Strategy and Developer Tools @ New Relic CodeStream (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Peter is Founder & CEO of CodeStream, a service that helps development teams discuss, review, and understand code. Prior to CodeStream, Peter was Founder & CEO of Glip, a team collaboration platform acquired by RingCentral in 2015, and, a social commerce platform acquired by Naspers in 2010. He also founded, one of the first online fantasy sports platforms, which was acquired by CBS in 1999. A seasoned entrepreneur and tech executive, Peter is a recognized expert in the collaboration and social networking space, pioneering several of today’s most commonly used features in real-time messaging. Peter holds BS degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Emmanuel Piard

CTO @ Reloadly (API World Advisory Board)

Problem solver and builder of growth companies. Key member of executive teams that have successfully met the challenges of growth, modernization, innovation, and company integration. Skillfully make the most of resources, dissecting complex business issues and crafting creative, cost-effective technology solutions. Highly valued for bridging the gap between business needs and technology solutions. Team first perspective. No ego involved.
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.

Mark Piller

CEO @ Backendless (API World Advisory Board)

Mark Piller is the founder and visionary behind the innovative company Backendless and its no-code/low-code development platform. Since 2012 and with no outside financing, Mark built the company from an idea to a dynamic, growing player in the app development space. Prior to Backendless, Mark worked at webMethods where he was responsible for architecting the company's API services solution. Other past ventures include leading the design and implementation of multiple features of Glue, a web-services platform from The Mind Electric that was acquired by webMethods, as well as senior technical positions with ObjectSpace, MCI and SABRE.

Bostjan Pisler

CEO @ Space Invoices (API World Advisory Board)

Bostjan is the founder and CEO of Space Invoices, an API-first invoicing software that helps SaaS companies reduce time-to-market and increase revenue by offering their own invoicing-as-a-service solution to their customers.

Space Invoices is currently used for invoicing and tax compliance in more than 30 countries.

Natalie Pistunovich

Head of Developer Relations @ Entor (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Natalie is an avid learner and question asker, an OpenAI ambassador, a Google Developer Expert for Go, a public speaker and a sailor.

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.

Sharona Plasmeijer

Cloud Solution Architect @ Microsoft (Cloud Advisory Board)

Sharona is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft specialized in Data & AI, with a focus on industries like retail, agri, and manufacturing. She has gathered her experience by hands-on data projects by working for Microsoft Consultancy companies and a Dutch international bank.Sharona combines her love for data and technology, and business by working together with eg data engineers, architects, and C-level. She considers having the right strategy in place as the most important part in every cloud and data journey. Tackling challenges and come up with reliable and future proof solutions is what she does.

Joshua Poddoku

Developer Evangelist @ Merico (DevOps Advisory Board)

I'm Joshua, Developer Evangelist at Merico. I'm leading open source programs for Apache incubated DevLake project. I have also hosted a Podcast to feature makers of open source, communities and products.
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.

Navendu Pottekkat

Developer Advocate @ (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Navendu Pottekkat works as a Developer Advocate for Apache APISIX, the cloud native API gateway. As an open source maintainer, Navendu's passion for designing, developing, and deploying scalable, distributed systems is evident in each initiative he advances. He is also dedicated to help new contributors to open source by mentoring through Google Summer of Code and Linux Foundation Mentorship Program.

Boydlee Pollentine

CTO @ Aspire Software (Management Advisory Board)

Boydlee is MIT Group's Chief Technology Officer. He oversees the product and development for a number of businesses within the MIT portfolio, leading the engineering, test and cloud/infrastructure teams. Boyd has more than 20 years of software and product development experience, both in the enterprise and startup worlds.

Deepak Prabhakara

CEO & Co-Founder @ BoxyHQ Inc. (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Deepak brings close to two decades of expertise in the design, architecture and development of complex software products. Prior to BoxyHQ he was the CTO at Red Sift, a fast-growing cybersecurity scaleup. Prior to that, he was the founder of ContentSift and the first technical hire at Apsmart (acquired by Thomson Reuters). He has led product and engineering teams at several startups and worked on the Opera Mini and Mobile browsers, a product loved and used by millions of users across the globe.

John Pritchard

Chief Product Officer @ Radiant Logic (AI/ML Advisory Board)

John is Head of Extensibility and Developer Ecosystem for Adobe’s Cloud Platform. He leads a global DevOps organization specializing in fault-tolerant distributed Cloud services and all things REST. Currently focused on event-driven, Serverless workloads using Apache OpenWhisk. Prior to Adobe, John held leadership roles with IBM, Lockheed-Martin, GE and the US Army. He is @IndiaPeloAle on Twitter.

Amith Pulla

Technical Program Manager @ Intel Corp. (Management Advisory Board)

Amith Pulla is a Technical Program Manager at Intel Corp. Amith works with platform software enabling plans in pre-silicon to scope virtual platform features and capabilities. Over the last 20 years, Amith has been involved in software testing strategies and processes for applications from sales, marketing to data analytics and system software. Amith also worked in market research and intelligence space for data center and server market. Amith has worked extensively on projects involving multiple platforms and complex architectures. Amith got his CSTE and PMP certifications in 2006, CSM certification in 2012.

Wesley Pullen

Field CTO @ CloudBees, Inc. (DevOps Advisory Board)

Software & Technology Executive with 25+ yrs. experience in complex license sales, increasing license revenue, product development and design, R&D, Go-To-Market (GTM) analysis and planning, as well as early adopter phase technical solutions for Venture-backed and Private Equity-backed software companies. Led teams of up to 100+ employees in multiple countries.

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.

Rosalind Radcliffe

IBM Fellow, CIO DevSecOps CTO @ IBM (DevOps Advisory Board)

IBM Distinguished Engineer, CIO DevSecOps CTO. Rosalind is responsible for driving the Developer Experience for the DevOps transformation for the IBM CIO. In her role she will be working to make IBM CIO's a hybrid cloud showcase and driving the continuous improvement culture within the developer community. In her prior role she was responsible for bringing open modern toolchains to the z/OS platform and working with clients on their DevOps transformation. She is a frequent speaker at conferences, master inventor, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, author of Enterprise Bug Busting.

Tracy Ragan

CEO @ DeployHub (DevOps Advisory Board)

Tracy is CEO and Co-Founder of DeployHub. She is expert in configuration management and pipeline life cycle practices with a hyper focus on microservices and cloud native architecture. She currently serves as a board member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) and is the Executive Director of the Ortelius Open Source project. She is a blog contributor for the CDF, sits on the CDCon selection committee and is a recognized by TechBeacon as one of the top 100 DevOps visionaries and speaks at many DevOps events such as CNCF’s KubeCon and CloudBees DevOps World.

Nick Rago

Field Chief Technology Officer @ Salt Security (API Advisory Board)

Nick is a startup veteran and Internet technology entrepreneur with over 25 years of application development, testing, and cyber security experience. He is recognized as an industry expert in API development, API management, and API security and has helped architect and implement some of the largest API Management and digital transformation projects in North America. As Field CTO at Salt Security, Nick helps guide and positively influence how organizations protect themselves from today’s emerging API security threats. Prior to joining Salt, Nick was an early contributor to the success of Kong, the world’s most widely used API Management platform.

Adnan Rahic

Developer Advocate @ (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Developer Advocate at Kubeshop. Author, failed startup founder, and ex-freeCodeCamp local leader.

Federico Ramallo

CEO @ Density Labs (DeveloperWeek SF Bay Area Advisory Board)

After learning to code as a teenager, Federico founded his first startup at the age of 16. Following that initial foray into tech leadership Federico worked for Microsoft as a very young adult. After a number of years working for US organizations Federico saw a need for effective software development help and an opportunity to make an impact in his community in Guadalajara (Mexico). As a result, Federico founded Density Labs along with his wife, Adela. Over the last several years he has focused on managing projects for his US partners and scaling development (and QA) teams for their businesses.

Angel Ramirez

CEO @ Cuemby (DevOps Advisory Board)

Angel is an entrepreneur and hands-on tech CEO who drives the vision and innovation behind Cuemby. Angel has a passion for sharing the knowledge which he does through public speaking as a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation speakers bureau and Fundacion Hispana de Cloud Native helping the Hispanic community to have access to content in their native language. As one of the early adopters of Kubernetes, he is a certified Kubernetes administrator and part of the team that curates the exam. Angel is also involved in the Linux Foundation, helping curate multiples exams.

Chandra Ranganathan

Co-founder and CEO @ Opsera Inc. (DevOps Advisory Board)

Chandra is the co-founder and CEO of Opsera, a continuous orchestration platform for Next-Gen DevOps. In Prior roles, Chandra was the Head of Global Enterprise Infrastructure at Uber and SymantecChandra's domain expertise spans DevOps, AIOps, Cloud, Infrastructure and Security, and he has led large scale digitization initiatives including private and hybrid cloud build-outs, software delivery automation and infrastructure transformationChandra holds an MBA in Strategy and Finance from the Wharton School and Masters and Bachelor degrees in Computer Science. In his spare time, he mentors Bay Area high school students in STEM programs and enjoys running marathons.

Madhan Rangaswamy

CTO @ Development United llc (Product Advisory Board)

Madhan Rangaswamy is a seasoned technologist with more than two decades of proven expertise in delivering large scale, enterprise grade systems with consistent results. He has worked in companies like Hewlett Packard, Symantec, Computer Associates, Proctor & Gamble, Trilliant Inc, Apple, Securly and now as a Technical Consultant for Smart City Projects

Amir Rapson

CTO & Co-Founder @ vFunction (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Amir Rapson co-founded vFunction and serves as its CTO, where he leads its technology, product and engineering. Prior to founding vFunction in 2017, Amir was a GM and the VP R&D of WatchDox until its acquisition by Blackberry, where Amir served as a VP of R&D. Prior to WatchDox, Amir held R&D positions at CTERA Networks and at SofaWare (Acquired by Check Point). Amir has an MBA from the IDC Herzlia, and a BSc in Physics from Tel-Aviv University.

Ravi Ravichandran

VP of Cloud @ Juniper Networks (Cloud Advisory Board)

Ravi Ravichandran is Head of Cloud platform engineering and Devops at Juniper Networks. He is instrumental in transforming Devops at Juniper Networks. Ravi has over 25 years of experience Cloud/SaaS platform and engineering, IT Strategy, Architecture, Support, Cloud Services Delivery, DevOps, Infrastructure, Operations engineering and Security, with technical and business leadership. At GE Software, As CTO for Cloud Platform & Devops, He was responsible for the industrial cloud for customers and led the global Cloud/SaaS strategy spanning AWS, Azure and Private Clouds, addressing security, availability and reliability. Ravi worked at numerous startups taking 2 companies to IPO.

Pradeep Reddy

VP @ (Cloud Advisory Board)

Experienced Software Leader/Architect with reputation of providing high quality deliverables. Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, product managers, UX designers and customer success. Rich experience in building highly available, horizontally scalable systems.

Jared Reimer

President @ Cascadeo (Cloud Advisory Board)

Jared is a visionary business and technology leader. A serial entrepreneur with an extensive background in strategic partnership development, distributed systems, backbone network engineering, datacenter infrastructure, virtualization, and integration of acquisitions. Academic computer science and engineering focus with recent emphasis on data sciences, AI/ML, analytics, IoT, public cloud platform adoption, and commercialization of disruptive technologies. Extensive experience building and managing global 24x7x365 mission-critical operations distributed across time zones, cultures, and countries including the United States, Canada, and the Philippines.

Alois Reitbauer

Chief Product Officer @ Dynatrace (DevOps Advisory Board)

Alois is the Chief Product Officer for Dynatrace cloud automation technology. He is also the co-chair of TAG App Delivery and was a contributor and founding member of several W3C standards; most recently Trace Context. Alois has successfully developed several products in the monitoring and observability space and is strong support of open source technologies in the cloud-native space.

Frederic Rivain

CTO @ Dashlane (Product Advisory Board)

Frederic Rivain is a passionate CTO, who joined Dashlane after several years working in Gaming, Gambling and eCommerce. He is eager to learn, innovate and have fun with his team, so that Engineering can efficiently support the Dashlane business and offer the best service to Dashlane users. Outside of work, he always keeps very busy, being the proud father of 3 daughters. He needs his frequent dose of sport, as he likes to practice French boxing and trail running.

Carly Richmond

Developer Advocate @ Elastic (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Carly is a Developer Advocate at Elastic, based in London, UK. Before joining Elastic in 2022, she spent over 10 years working as a technologist at a large investment bank, specialising in Frontend Web development and agility. She is an agile evangelist, UI enthusiast, and regular blogger.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, photography, drinking tea and chasing after her young son.

Javier Robalino

Developer Relations @ Front (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Javier is a Developer Relations leader experienced with developer portals, RESTful APIs, and front end development. His interest lies in building Developer Relations teams and developer portals and communities from scratch for fast-growing startups.

Sagi Rodin

CEO and Co-Founder @ Frontegg (DeveloperWeek SF Bay Area Advisory Board)

Sagi Rodin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Frontegg. Over the last 15 years, Sagi held senior product and software development positions leading engineering and product teams,
and engaged with ad hoc projects of building customer-facing software applications, transforming concepts into viable products.

Giulio Roggero

Founder & CTO @ Mia-Platform (Cloud Advisory Board)

As founder and CTO of Mia-Platform I help enterprises to build their digital assets moving from legacy systems and silos organizations to cloud native platforms and open governance organizations. My principal focus are:- API and Cloud Native platforms - Data Streams, Fast Data and Data Mesh solutions - DevOps value stream platforms - Omnichannel experience: mobile, voice, touch, type, web

Matt Rose

Field CISO @ Reversing Labs (DevOps Advisory Board)

I am a technical Application Security Testing (AST) leader with a record of consistent accomplishment in sales and sales engineering management roles. More than 20 years of application security sales, sales engineering leadership, software development, marketing, and consulting experience. I was a key thought leader for two AST vendors growing from startup phase to major acquisition (Fortify and Checkmarx). Also, very accomplished public speaker and I have been quoted in 50+ AST industry media publications. Extensive background in application security, object-oriented programming, multi-tier architecture design and implementation, and internet/intranet development. Highly developed presentation, written, and verbal communication skills.

Harpreet Sahota

DevRel Manager @ Deci AI (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Originally from Sacramento, California and currently based in Winnipeg.

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 Sandman

CEO @ Inflectra (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Adam Sandman was a programmer from the age of 10 and has been working in the IT industry for the past 20 years in areas such as architecture, agile development, testing and project management. Adam is the Founder and CEO of Inflectra Corporation, where he is interested in technology, business and enabling people to follow their passions.
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.

Cherish Santoshi

Developer Relations Engineer @ Orkes (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Cherish Santoshi is an award-winning developer relations manager and an active thought leader in the DevRel ecosystem. He has contributed heavily in the technical community space for the last 9 years and managed various programs for brands like Google, Amazon, and HackerEarth. In his career, Cherish has managed programs for a community of 5 million developers across the globe.

Brandon Satrom

VP of Experience Engineering @ Blues Wireless (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Driven technologist and experienced leader with a background in product management, leadership, strategy, architecture, software development, developer advocacy, and community management. I am a technologist first, and love to use what I know and learn to teach others how to build things and solve problems with the latest technologies and platforms.

Mohamed Sayed

CEO @ Heuro Labs GmbH (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Mohamed Sayed is the founder & CEO of Heuro Labs. Heuro Labs mission is to help you and your organization tackle complex, data heavy, knowledge rich processes to make sense of your data and unearth the hidden value within it.

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.

Kerim Satirli

Sr. Developer Advocate - Infrastructure @ HashiCorp (DevOps Advisory Board)

Kerim is a senior developer advocate at HashiCorp, where he works on creating a positive experience for infrastructure operators.

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.

Eli Schleifer

Co-CEO @ Trunk Technologies Inc. (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Eli Schleifer is co-CEO and founder of Trunk Technolgies Inc. He has been designing and building software for the last twenty years including a nine-year stint at Microsoft, founding a mobile video startup that he later sold to Google, and working on self-driving vehicles at Uber before leaving to start Trunk. He lives with his family in San Francisco.

Jakob Schillinger

Customer Success Manager @ Mendix (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

As a Customer Success Manager, I work with our Enterprise customers to drive business value through the use of our cloud platforms. I engage with customers to provide best practices, industry as well as technology insights, and experience from past engagements to quickly realize and scale the value of our offering.
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.

Igor Seletskiy

CEO @ Cloud Linux Inc (DevOps Advisory Board)

Igor Seletskiy is the Founder and CEO of CloudLinux, TuxCare, and AlmaLinux OS Foundation. Igor launched CloudLinux in 2009, forging it into today’s prominent player in the Linux, Enterprise & service provider ecosystems. In 1997, he formed PSOFT, pioneering products for the service provider market such as multi-server commercial control panel, website builder, and one of the first web file managers. Igor Seletskiy is a respected and accomplished technology guru specializing in Linux, kernel development, cloud, and security. He is a frequent and enthusiastic speaker at industry events worldwide, and a passionate commentator on many sector issues.

Adil Shabbir

Chief Technology & Product Officer @ Atlas (Management Advisory Board)

Adil is focused and driven, a natural leader who leverages product strategy, technology, and consulting expertise alongside a broad business sense to translate complex multi-stakeholder needs into meaningful platforms, products and solutions. Adept in energizing and leading both seed teams at startups and large geographically distributed groups at Fortune 500 companies, he conceives and executes innovation and transformation roadmaps that harness internal value chains, strategic partnerships and M&A opportunities to achieve market traction and top-notch industry recognition.
Adil excels at driving organizational alignment, revenue and profitability through strong collaboration with internal stakeholders, partners, vendors, and customers.

Shira Shamban

CEO @ Solvo (Cloud Advisory Board)

Shira Shamban is a security researcher and technical expert with a focus on cloud security. Currently, she is the co-founder and CEO of Solvo, where she makes developers and security team's life easier by enforcing adaptive security for them automatically. Shira started her professional career in cybersecurity as an officer in the elite intelligence unit 8200. Shira strongly believes in empowering women and under-represented communities in the world of technology. She volunteers as a lecturer and a mentor in SheCodes, Cyber Ladies and WomenInAppSec. Shira started her own mentoring program called Security Diva and is the co-chair of OWASP Israel.

Roman Shaposhnik

Founder @ ZEDEDA Inc. (Cloud Advisory Board)

Roman Shaposhnik is a co-founder and a head of Product and Strategy at ZEDEDA. Prior to starting ZEDEDA, Roman has spent time building scalable, cloud-native compute and data platforms at Sun microsystems, Pivotal, and Cloudera. He has also contributed to numerous open-source projects and has been on the boards of directors at Linux and Apache Software Foundations.

Amir Shaked

Senior VP of R&D @ HUMAN Security (Management Advisory Board)

Amir Shaked is the Senior VP of research and development at PerimeterX, responsible for building a multi-zone distributed system that detects and mitigates automated attacks on websites in real-time. Before that, he led several software engineering groups in the Israeli ministry of prime minister, focusing on cybersecurity products, and worked many years as a software engineer and security researcher. He has extensive experience leading software teams in multiple disciplines, such as web apps, IOT, telecom, and machine learning. He holds an MBA and BS.c in Physics and Economics from Tel-Aviv University

Amit Sharma

Security Specialist @ Synopsys (API Advisory Board)

Security Evangelist with more than 12 years of experience in Application Security and Fuzz testing. Worked in various roles including but not limited to Penetration Testing and Red Teaming. During his career he got a chance to work with various technologies in the domain of Telecom, Medical, ICS and Automotive Security.Security Specialist with Synopsys Inc , an organization which provides Products and Consultation on how security fits in the SDLC and evangelizing technologies like IAST, Open Source Security, Binary Analysis and Fuzz testing to uncover security issues.Currently his areas of research includes DevSecOps,Security in SDLC,Kubernetes Security and Secrets Management

Atulpriya Sharma

Developer Advocate @ Infracloud Technologies (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

With over 8 years of experience in the IT industry, I have worked across various roles and domains. From being a manual tester to heading the innovation lab at one the India's Fortune 500 companies, I've been there and done that. In my current role as a Developer Advocate at Infracloud, I'm focused on improving developer on-boarding experience for our various cloud native open source projects. From creating developer documentations, blog posts and videos, I love helping people adopt newer technologies and help improve our products. I'm currently based out of Hyderabad, India.

Rajni Sharma

Principal Product manager @ Rubrik (Product Advisory Board)

As an Electrical engineer in Technology sector, I bring core skills for understanding customer insights, identifying new business opportunities, delivering customer centric experiences and iterating on future forward Business models.
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.

Akshay Sharma

Partner @ Multiversal Ventures (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Akshay has worked in solving zero-to-one problems in healthcare using data and ML. Most recently as the CTO of, Akshay and his team were the first in the world to crack federated learning on health data both on server and phones, bringing privacy to remote clinical trials. Akshay is also the vice chairman of the IEEE group running decentralized clinical trials where he leads the novel biomarkers workgroup, building new standards for DCTs. Previously, he built the world's first consumer-controlled API for health data exchange at Human API. Currently he runs as the CEO and co-founder.

Nir Sheffi

Co-CEO and CTO @ Ridge (Cloud Advisory Board)

20 years of experience in hands-on R&D management, from start-ups to large-scale organizations. My expertise covers the full life cycle of technology products both from technical and business aspects.

Lucy Shen

Tech Evangelist @ Intuit (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Hello! I'm Lucy (any pronouns), a former software engineer turned product manager and now tech evangelist working at Intuit. My current focus is on documentation initiatives enabling both internal and external engineers to self-serve their various tech platform and API needs. I'm also involved in our open source and tech culture initiatives.

William Shepherd

Developer Advocate @ OneSignal (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

William has been playing with technology for over twenty years and working as a developer for over a decade. He recently switched to developer relations to learn how to engage with the tech community to improve products and services. When he's not working at OneSignal, you'll find him streaming on Twitch, building his SaaS product in the open, and mentoring others interested in tech careers.

Akram Sheriff

IOT Software Architect @ Cisco Systems (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Akram Sheriff is an IoT Software Engineer/Technologist with the Cisco IoT Engineering team. Akram holds 30+ software patents, both granted / under review by (USPTO), Germany/EU region.

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.

Suhas Shetty

Senior Engineering Manager @ SoFi (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Engineering leader with over 13 years of experience building products across big data, conversational AI and financial recommendations. I am currently heading engineering for SoFi Insights, managing teams responsible for Financial insights, Credit score monitoring and ML based user feeds. Led SoFi Insights through a period of substantial growth, exceeding a million users and driving tens of millions of revenue. Skilled at delivering complex technical projects while managing timelines and cross functional expectations. Practice inclusive leadership & intentional talent development while managing high performance teams.

Victor Shilo

CTO @ EastBanc Technologies (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Technology leader and accomplished solutions architect with experience growing high-performing, cross-functional global teams of 200+ engineers. Born innovator with a passion for exploring new ways of tackling complex  problems using scalable AI/ML, hybrid cloud approaches, modern architecture and infrastructure, and blockchain solutions to unlock new growth opportunities for customers. Trusted, solutions-first advisor with a track record of driving digital transformation for customers. Lifelong builder that has overseen the launch of three companies: APIphany (acquired by Microsoft in 2013), Kublr, and Sympli. Advisor to multiple startups. Member of the Forbes Technology Council and DevNet Advisory Council, ML/AI. Stanford University GSB alumni.

Or Shoshani

CEO @ Lightlytics (Cloud Advisory Board)

Or is currently the founder and CEO of Lightlytics, building a platform that Empowers developers and engineers to code and operates cloud configurations with speed and confidence.

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.

Jeff Shukis

CTO @ VoiceBase (DevOps Advisory Board)

VPE, VP Cloud OPS, and CTO for SaaS and Enterprise Software companies. Expertise in agile software development, cloud computing, and at-scale OPS, DevOps and Security.

Daniel Shupp

General Manager @ Artium (Management Advisory Board)

Dan is an international entrepreneur, and has built technology companies on 3 continents. He has a demonstrated history of scaling teams into high performing organizations through autonomy, mastery, and empowerment, in professional services, entrepreneurial, and enterprise contexts. He currently leads Artium's San Francisco practice, building new capabilities at scale for clients where high quality software is a requirement of their business strategy. Previously he ran e-commerce for Rakuten Viber, built an Agile outsourcing firm in Vietnam, and worked in IBM's Beijing Research Lab. He holds a Bachelor's in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins, and currently resides in San Francisco.

Umair Siddique

CTO @ Unlayer (API World Advisory Board)

I'm a serial entrepreneur with over 2 decades of experience of building and running B2B companies. Currently, I'm co-founder & CTO at Unlayer, a white-label content creation platform for SaaS and Enterprise; and also co-founder & CTO at Kwanso, a custom software development company.

Navdeep Sidhu

CEO @ Nastel Technologies (Management Advisory Board)

Navdeep Sidhu is CEO at Nastel driving innovation in Integration infrastructure management. Prior to joining Nastel, he was SVP of Products at Software AG where he focused on driving innovation using APIs, Integration & Microservices. He is passionate about building cloud-native event driven applications and using them to drive customer experience and resiliency in architectures. His experience spans over 20 years during which he has held various leadership roles in product management and marketing. His experience also includes an eight-year stint with Deloitte Consulting where he implemented large scale integration and API projects for Deloitte’s Manufacturing, Retail and Telecom customers.

Rachel Sienko

Global Head of Developer Experience @ Pismo (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

With over 20 years of experience, Rachel has built and led developer experience and documentation teams at high-growth startup companies, including Pismo, Marqeta, ServiceNow, BigPanda, and Koji. Her areas of expertise include developer documentation, API design standards, content management and authoring tools, and knowledge-based support. At Pismo, she leads a global team that is responsible for the Pismo Developers Portal and other products and support for enabling our customers’ developers.

Andreas Silén

CTO @ (API World Advisory Board)

Andreas SIlén is a co-founder and CTO of exciting Swedish customer data api company, Andreas has an extensive background in software development and data engineering.

Adelina Simion

Technology Evangelist @ Form3 (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Adelina is a software engineer, conference speaker and technology evangelist. She started her career as a Java engineer and converted to Golang in 2018. She is in charge of telling Form3's tech stories, drawing from her own experiences as an engineer. She is also a LinkedIn Learning instructor, teaching others about Golang. Reach out to her on Twitter @classic_addetz.

Bhawna Singh

SVP of Engineering @ Auth0 (DeveloperWeek SF Bay Area Advisory Board)

Bhawna Singh is a senior technology executive with 20 years of experience in successfully building and leading talented teams of engineers to transform and scale technology for a global user base. Bhawna has led multiple tech transformations, scaled systems from 0 to 100 million monthly users, led global expansion of products, participated in multiple acquisitions and spearheaded innovation to drive user growth and engagement, delivering multi million dollar revenue growth.

Karan Singh

Sr. Principal Architect and Developer Evangelist @ Red Hat (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Karan Singh is a Senior Principal Architect & Developer Evangelist at Red Hat. In his role, Karan focuses on architecting and developing cloud-native composable solutions on Kubernetes. Part of his responsibilities is to enable developers and builders with rapidly changing cloud-native technologies. He holds a strong background in infrastructure, SRE, DevOps, data services, data analytics and product engineering. Karan is specialized in designing and building scalable and cloud-native distributed & event-driven systems and he believes that better software deserves better architecture. He is also a published author, a frequent speaker at conferences, and an avid blogger at Contact

Sneha Singla

Engineering Director @ Salesforce (Management Advisory Board)

Sneha has been in the tech industry for 17 years and has worn various hats of a Developer, Technical Lead, Scrummaster and currently an Engineering Director. She is a first-generation immigrant and is passionate about bringing awareness about driving gender diversity through intentional recruiting and mentorship. She is the regional President of the South Asia Force employee resource group at Salesforce where she works to advocate for cultural diversity. She is also one of the co-founders of the Women In Engineering Leadership group at Salesforce that works towards helping women realize their potential in tech.

Rohit Sinha

Director of Product Development @ Excellarate (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Rohit Sinha is a Director of Product Development at Synerzip. He works with various technology companies and helps them in fulfilling their product and technology roadmaps. He leads teams of architects, tech leads, project managers, and QA professionals. Before the current position, Rohit was in different technology roles including solutions architect and s/w developer for many years. Rohit holds an MBA concentrating in Information Technology from UT Dallas. He also holds both MS and BS in computer science and has earned the PMP credential.

Ronen Slavin

CTO @ Cycode (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

CTO and CoFounder at Cycode, with extensive experience in cybersecurity and product development. Former founder of FileLock, which was acquired by Reason Security in 2018, a serial entrepreneur and former Unit 8200 officer of the Israel Defense Forces.

Vinicius Soares

Technical Evangelist @ Gupshup (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Vinicius Soares is an expert in Conversational Interfaces and ICT Products & Services Strategy. He holds a bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Instituto Nacional de Telecomunicações and an MBA degree in Marketing by FGV. He has been in the ICT market for more than 20 years, with experience in software development, portfolio management, marketing, and B2B sales management.
Vinicius is Technical Evangelist at Gupshup and a professor in the Artificial Intelligence MBA at FIAP.

Timothy Spann

Developer Advocate @ StreamNative (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Tim Spann is a Developer Advocate for StreamNative. He works with StreamNative Cloud, Apache Pulsar, Apache Flink, Flink SQL, Apache NiFi, MiniFi, Apache MXNet, TensorFlow, Apache Spark, Big Data, the IoT, machine learning, and deep learning. Tim has over a decade of experience with the IoT, big data, distributed computing, messaging and streaming. Previously, he was a Principal DataFlow Field Engineer at Cloudera, a Senior Solutions Engineer at Hortonworks, a Senior Solutions Architect at AirisData, a Senior Field Engineer at Pivotal and a Team Leader at HPE. He blogs for DZone, where he is the Big Data Zone leader

Srini Srinivasan

Chief Product Officer & Founder @ Aerospike (DeveloperWeek Advisory Board)

When it comes to databases, Srini Srinivasan is one of the recognized pioneers of Silicon Valley. He has two decades of experience designing, developing and operating high scale infrastructures. He has over 30 patents in database, web, mobile and distributed systems technologies. His career includes high profile technical and executive management roles at IBM, Liberate and Yahoo!.
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.

Vanshika Srivastava

DEVREL @ BOXYHQ (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Vanshika Srivastava is a tech and community evangelist. Her expertise happens in building and scaling communities, Web3 and Crypto. She has been advocating open source and ambassadors for certain projects. She is plugged into developer communities, SaaS, and startup ecosystem.

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!

John Stafford

COO @ Parallel Communications (AI/ML Advisory Board)

John has accumulated extensive expertise in the fields of telecommunications, IoT, AI and ML applications, holography, radiometric sensing, mobility, and payments technology. He has over 35 years of experience in engineering, product development, marketing, business development and public relations in technology fields. Before joining Parallel, John was responsible for marketing and business development for a semiconductor start-up; and was a divisional manager at NEC America where he successfully launched multiple product lines and managed new technology introductions. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville.

Robert Statsinger

Principal Solution Architect @ Elastic (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Robert Statsinger has worked in Application Security and Observability for the past several years. His additional experience includes Application Performance Management and its impact on DevOps, Intelligent Device Management, Enterprise Applications Integration, and developer tools and middleware. Robert holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

Mike Stowe

Director, Developer Marketing @ RingCentral (API World Advisory Board)

Author of Undisturbed REST, Michael Stowe has spoken at conferences around the world and advised numerous companies on forward thinking technology. An active advocate for creating better architectures and interfaces, his work has also been featured on ProgrammableWeb, DZone, and InfoQ.

Vijji Suryadevara

Head of Delivery - Cognitive Solutions @ Tonomus (API World Advisory Board)

Vijji is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive, passionate about using technology to make a difference. Vijji currently is the CPO & Head of Engineering at Phizzle an IOT company.Vijji was the Founder, CEO & CTO of CareerWaze a Future of Work startup. CareerWaze is an AI driven Career and Learning advisor helping users acquire in-demand skills. Vijji was also the Founder & CEO of BPA Technologies a VC funded Technology Services startup focused on Content Management Solutions for Fortune 500 Companies. BPA was acquired by a Moody’s group company ICRA in 2012.

Manoj Suryadevara

Staff Product Manager @ Walmart (Product Advisory Board)

Manoj is a product leader with 9 years of experience building data and application products. He currently works at Walmart improving the customer experience and operational processes leveraging data. In the past, he has worked as product manager for Expedia and American Express enhancing the strategic execution of their B2B and B2C offerings.

Mark Szewczul

Security Center of Excellence Lead @ Nokia (Product Advisory Board)

Mark is a Security Architect and Manager with over 20 years of experience mastering numerous aspects of hardware design, DevSecOps and S-SDLC. His passion entails implementing best practices of security, privacy and safety principles at all 7-layers and beyond. He has achieved his MSEE degree in Information Science and Systems from Texas A&M University and the CISSP certification. Mark also has 3 patents and has published and presented several times.

Tanel Tähepõld

Founder @ Actual Reports OÜ (API World Advisory Board)

I've been building and managing software products for over ten years. Although I have a strong software engineering background, I have shifted my focus to product management, especially leading API products and building API strategies. I like software as service products that help people solve their problems and be more productive.

Ameya Talwalkar

Co-founder/CPO @ Cequence Security (API Advisory Board)

Over the last 10 years, Ameya Talwalkar has built strong engineering teams specializing in enterprise and consumer security in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Madrid, Pune, and Chengdu. Before co-founding Cequence Security, he was Director of Engineering at Symantec, where he was responsible an anti-malware software stack that combined network intrusion prevention with behavioral technologies, and anti-virus engines. Under his leadership, Symantec developed an advanced version of network intrusion prevention technology that blocks more than two billion threats a year. Ameya holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai’s Sardar Patel College of Engineering (SPCE).

Rajesh Tammana

Head of Engineering @ Amazon Web Services (Cloud Advisory Board)

Accomplished Product and Engineering Leader with a track record of building high-performing global organizations and delivering market leading products at some of the world’s most innovative companies. Defined and built products in several technology domains including Cloud, Infrastructure, Security and Databases.

Andrei Tara

CEO @ Openfabric (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Founder & CEO @openfabricai - the world's first platform that provides straightforward access to AI solutions through the elimination of technical hurdles

Andrea Tassistro

Founder & CEO @ Foodetective (API World Advisory Board)

Currently building the infrastructure & unified API of the food & resto tech industry.

Eddie Tejeda

Senior Director of Engineering @ Mode (Cloud Advisory Board)

Eddie is a Director of Engineering at Mode. Previously, he worked at Code for America, 18F, and served as Director of

Jessica Temporal

Sr. Developer Advocate @ Okta (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Jessica Temporal is a Sr. Developer Advocate at Okta. Her dream is to help developers worldwide by teaching technical content everywhere. She is the co-founder and co-host of the first and most beloved Brazilian podcast about data science Pizza de Dados. Creator of GitFichas, a collection of Git study cards. She also loves to knit and pick up new skills on YouTube. Right now learning to play the keyboard and do digital drawings.

Cédric Teyton

CEO @ Promyze (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Software developer, CEO and co-founder of Promyze, a platform designed to collect developers' knowledge. I'm daily curious about software quality and how we can help developers to produce sustainable software.

Abhishek Tiwari

Senior Manager, Software Engineering @ LinkedIn (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Abhishek Tiwari is a Senior Manager for Software Engineering at LinkedIn, heading the company's Big Data Pipelines organization that builds and manages the infrastructure to power all LinkedIn products, including AI-driven innovations, enterprise offerings, and member services. Additionally, he serves as the Vice President of Apache Gobblin at the Apache Software Foundation, the world's largest open-source foundation powering over half the internet.

Juan (John) Tubert

CTO @ Tombras (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Juan joined Tombras in April 2022 as the agency’s first-ever Chief Technology Officer after 17 years at R/GA where he most recently led the US tech team, and built out the agency’s near-shoring practice in Argentina. Juan also led the creation, implementation and management of a new model of collaboration to serve tech companies such as Google and Airbnb from within (cross-function embedded teams). After co-founding R/GA Buenos Aires and leading the tech practice in San Francisco, Juan returned to R/GA New York in May 2020. Throughout his career, Juan has been involved in multiple award‐winning projects, including the Cannes Grand Prix-winning program, PayWithaTweet and Grand Andy-awarded Nike+.

Mike Tung

CEO @ Diffbot (DeveloperWeek SF Bay Area Advisory Board)

Mike Tung is the CEO and Founder of Diffbot, an adviser at the Stanford StartX accelerator, and the leader of Stanford's entry in the DARPA Robotics Challenge. In a previous life, he was a patent lawyer, a grad student in the Stanford AI lab, and a software engineer at eBay, Yahoo, and Microsoft. Mike studied electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley and computer science at Stanford.

Bridget Turnbull

Developer Advocate @ Basiq (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Bridget is a Developer Advocate with one goal - to make things easy. She is a strong believer that developer experience should be a priority at every stage of the development lifecycle, and is excited by automating the mundane, and creating a smooth, delightful journey of the rest. As a woman in technology, she is determined to make tech accessible to people from all backgrounds.

Josh Thurman

Co-founder @ Uffizzi (Cloud Advisory Board)

Co-author of the Continuous Previews Manifesto, Head of DevRel at Uffizzi, and highly decorated Navy SEAL who leverages his experience leading high performing teams to help organizations improve how they build and deliver software. After 12 years and 11 deployments across the globe Josh left the SEAL community in 2018 to co-found Uffizzi. Day-to-day he organizes Uffizzi's Open Source and serves as its Head of Developer Relations. When he's not talking about the intersection of process and technology improvements Josh competes as a National level Age Group Triathlete and enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids.

Paul Twigg

CTO @ DC Bank (Management Advisory Board)

A dynamic, experienced, award winning and security cleared (Canadian Secret Level) technology delivery executive who specialises in leading strong innovative technology teams. Quick to assimilate new ideas and cutting-edge technologies, like Blockchain, Machine Learning and Facial Recognition, with a logical and analytical approach to solving complex problems and issues. Focused on collaborative activities that allow project teams to more efficiently work together. A motivational and passionate leader who enjoys being part of and building a successful and productive team and thrives in highly pressurized and challenging working environments.

Chris Van Tuin

Chief Technologist @ Red Hat (Cloud Advisory Board)

Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, NA West at Red Hat, has over 20 years of experience in IT and Software. Since joining Red Hat in 2005, Chris has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners and is a frequent speaker on DevOps, Security, and Containers. He started his career at Intel in IT and Managed Hosting followed by leadership roles in services and sales engineering at Loudcloud and Linux startups. Chris holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Paul van den Broek

Head of Product @ Coosto (Product Advisory Board)

Paul van den Broek focuses on delivering value by designing, building, and marketing products that solve user problems. In his role as Head of Product at Coosto, a SaaS solution to increase the reach, conversion, and interaction of your online content, he drives and manages product decisions. He sets the vision & strategy in alignment with market needs and the company’s growth goals. His interests, expertise, and enthusiasm in media technologies makes him a versatile and passionate product aficionado. Leveraging his background in UI/UX, Web Development and Marketing, Paul is determined to build products that deliver value and help users make better versions of themselves.

Bob van Luijt

CEO & co-founder @ SeMI Technologies (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Bob is CEO and co-founder of SeMI Technologies, the business created around the open-source vector search engine Weaviate. Besides SeMI and Weaviate. Bob is a frequent speaker on the topics of open source, digital technology, software business, and creativity. He has spoken at around 100 events (including TEDx) on the aforementioned topics in Europe and the US.

Victoria van Roosmalen

CISO & DPO @ Coosto (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Victoria van Roosmalen focuses on empowering a brighter future. She drives to foster safety and the right to privacy in the ever-evolving cyber realm by sharing her expertise in IT, security, and privacy.

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.

Joel Varty

CTO @ Agility (API World Advisory Board)

Joel is President and CTO of Agility CMS. His first job, though, is as a father to 2 teenagers.Joining Agility in 2005, Joel has over 20 years of experience in software development and product management. He embraced cloud technology as a groundbreaking concept over a decade ago, and he continues to help customers adopt new technology with hybrid frameworks and the Jamstack. Joel has led Agility CMS to many awards and accolades during his tenure, being named the Best Cloud CMS by CMS Critic, and most recently, as a leading platform on G2 for Headless CMS.

Kostas Vassilakis

Sr. Director of Cloud Engineering and Operations @ (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

25+ years of experience in software engineering, product/platform development, program/project management, and eCommerce operations. Built Chewy’s platform that enabled Chewy’s technology group to scale dramatically and accelerate innovation. Reorganized Staple’s eCommerce operations division to become more Agile and support major architectural initiatives (SoA, adoption of hybrid cloud). One of the founders of Pitney's eCommerce division. Delivered a digital platform and global logistics network to eBay, PayPal, Walmart, that transformed Pitney into an eCommerce company. BS in Mathematics from the University of Crete, M.S in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University, and M.S & M.Phil. in Computer Science from Yale University.

Vishnu Vasudevan

Head of Product @ Opsera (DevOps Advisory Board)

Vishnu Vasudevan is director and head of product engineering and management at Opsera. He's a DevSecOps leader and a SAFe Agilist with additional expertise in analytics and machine learning.

Henrique Vaz

CEO @ CleanCloud (Cloud Advisory Board)

Corporate lawyer turned serial entrepreneur founding four companies in different industries with one exit over the last nine years. For the last four years acting as the CEO of CleanCloud.

Vilas Veeraraghavan

Senior Director of Engineering (DevEx) @ (DevOps Advisory Board)

Vilas has spent his past work life at Comcast, Netflix and Walmart building high performance teams that focus their attention on automation, chaos engineering, CI/CD at scale and improving developer productivity across the enterprise by enabling engineers to do more with tools. He recently joined to help drive engineering effectiveness and enable engineers to deliver better and reduce toil.

Nicholas Vinson

Director of Product Security @ Snyk LTD (DevOps Advisory Board)

Builder of an award winning security engineering function and leader of a team of highly skilled engineers. Driving a DevSecOps transformation within Pearson with the goal of enabling product teams to become responsible for their own security. 11 years experience working in IT across engineering and security focused roles.

Jordan Violet

Head of Developer Relations @ SailPoint Technologies (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Jordan currently leads Developer Advocacy for SailPoint. He started his career at General Electric as a software engineer in GE's Digital Technology Leadership Program. In work, is passionate about understanding the individual needs of developers and how their team can enable those developers to solve their unique cybersecurity challenges within their organization. At home, he loves spending time with his wife, Meghan, and their dog, Porter.

Tanya Vlahovic

Architect @ Salesforce (API World Advisory Board)

Tanya is an Architect at Salesforce focused on Salesforce Developer Experience. Prior to Salesforce, she led the Developer Ecosystem at eBay. Tanya was the lead architect for public APIs and one of the key contributors to revamping eBay's developers program. Her expertise includes various aspects of API lifecycle: design, cross-cutting concerns, API decomposition and namespace definition, API portfolio governance, and maturity model. Through public speaking, Tanya contributes to increasing the importance of developer programs and the overall developer experience.

Peter Vollmer

Distinguished Technologist @ Micro Focus (DevOps Advisory Board)

Peter Vollmer is a business agility and digital transformation expert. As a Distinguished Technologist at Micro Focus, he advises and accompanies the various product lines and IT on their continuous improvement journey. As an independent consultant he works with large enterprises across the globe. Focus is on business agility, leadership, lean portfolio management, value stream management, scaled agile development, DevSecOps and the digital factory.
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.

Jim Walker

Evangelist and Public Sector CTO, AMER @ UiPath (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Jim, a former Army Artillery Officer, and federal employee is currently UiPath’s Evangelist and Public Sector CTO. He served as the Deputy CIO and Services Portfolio Manager at NASA’s Shared Services Center (NSSC) and had key IT positions at DISA, the US Missile Defense Agency, and counter-drug task force in Key West. Jim is a Federal Computer Weekly “Federal 100” alumni and runner-up in Government Computer News “DigIT 2017” award for Robotics, Automation, and Unmanned Systems. He holds a Chief Information Officer certification from the National Defense University and a Graduate degree in Telecommunications.

Jim Walker

Principal Product Evangelist @ Cockroach Labs (Cloud Advisory Board)

Jim is a recovering developer turned product marketer and has spent his career in category creation for emerging tech and open source. He loves useful, cool, cutting-edge technology and has a unique ability to translate often complex concepts into a compelling, effective core narrative that broader markets can consume. He is an advocate of the developer and an active participant in several open source communities.

Mandi Walls

DevOps Advocate @ PagerDuty (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Mandi Walls is a DevOps Advocate at PagerDuty. For PagerDuty, she helps organizations along their IT Modernization journey. Prior to PagerDuty, she worked at Chef Software and AOL. She is an international speaker on DevOps topics and the author of the whitepaper “Building A DevOps Culture”, published by O’Reilly.

Jade Wang

Head of Developer Relations @ Cloudflare (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Jade Wang runs the Cloudflare for Startups program, and hosts Founder Focus, a Cloudflare.TV show. She previously co-founded, ran a network of hacker houses, and grew the community of Meteor, an open source project. Her Ph.D. is in neuroscience, and in her early life, she was a concert pianist. For fun, she tinkers with hardware projects.

Hilton Warmback

SVP Engineering @ Playbook (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Creative, results driven Senior Technology Executive. Award winning innovator known for improving business maturity, setting up processes and systems to enable rapid growth and implementing business intelligence to track and drive core KPIs.

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

Adam Wasserman

CEO @ Neonto (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Adam Wasserman has over 30 years of experience in software development and professional services. He is a terrible programmer himself, but has managed top teams teams for startups, multinationals, and everything in-between. Adam is also the author of many popular articles on the history of programming languages and has written The Chaos Factory: a book about transforming enterprise application development. Currently, he is CEO of Neonto, a company that makes low-code platforms for React.js progressive web applications and native mobile apps.

Jurgen Weichenberger

Head of AI - New Value Streams @ Schneider Electric (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Industrial Analytics is the fusion of manufacturing, production, reliability, integrity, quality, sales and after-market analytics. By combining the skills and experience, we are creating the next level of AI & ML Solutions for our clients at the Schneider Electric AI Hub. My team is responsible for developing the next generation value streams where we are looking at the challenges of the future of our clients and solving it with our Industry Domain Knowledge and Products which form the Schneider DNA.

David Weinstein

CTO @ NowSecure (Mobile Advisory Board)

David Weinstein is CTO at NowSecure, a leading provider of automated security and privacy testing software for mobile applications. He has over 15 years of experience as a technologist and innovator, with multiple patents granted and pending. David's specialities include cybersecurity, enterprise software, startups, mobile, and cloud platforms. He holds a dual major bachelor's degree in Computer Systems Engineering and Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Gertrude Westrin

Jnr. Developer Advocate @ Qlik (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Gertrude is a Jnr. Developer Advocate at Qlik and enjoys interacting with various developer communities.

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.

Richard Whitehead

Chief Evangelist @ Moogsoft Inc. (AI/ML Advisory Board)

As Chief Evangelist, Richard brings a keen sense of what is required to build transformational solutions

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.

Richard holds three patents, and is considered dangerous with JavaScript.

Marino Wijay

Developer Advocate @ (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

As a diversified technologist, Marino focuses on building communities where anyone and everyone can be a part of the tech world. His technological experience spans Networking, Cloud, and DevOps. Marino enjoys weight-lifting and traveling, while exploring the delicious cuisines this world has to offer.
He is currently a Developer Advocate at and works to engage and advocate for network engineers looking to move into the world of DevOps.

Steve Wilkes

CTO @ Striim (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Steve Wilkes is a life-long technologist, architect, and hands-on development executive. Prior to founding Striim, Steve lead the Advanced Technology Group at GoldenGate Software. This focus on data integration continued following the acquisition by Oracle. His earlier career consisted of a number of product development and consulting roles. Steve has handled every role in the software lifecycle and most roles in a technology company. He still codes in multiple languages, often at the same time. Steve holds a Master of Engineering Degree in microelectronics and software engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK.

Ashley Willis

Head of Developer Communities @ Google (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Ashley Willis (she/her) is a globally recognized speaker and technologist. A certified Golang GoogleDevExpert, she has dedicated her career to working with Open Source communities. She currently serves as the Head of Developer Communities at Google.

Benjamin Wilms

CEO & Co-Founder @ steadybit (DevOps Advisory Board)

Benjamin is the CEO & co-founder of Steadybit, an orchestration platform to help teams keep their systems up and running.
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.

Karin Wolok

Head of Developer Community @ StarTree (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)

Karin is Head of Developer Marketing and Community for StarTree, a start-up founded by the original creators of Apache Pinot. With a degree in broadcasting and a background in major entertainment and event production companies, she started exploring tech fields and discovered her love for application development and data science. Karin explored all the directions her career could have gone and took a leap of faith, entering a field where today she’s gratified to discover all the ways she can make a difference.

Robert Wolff

Senior Developer Evangelist @ Arm (Developer Evangelist / Advocate Advisory Board)