Management Advisory Board

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The Management Advisory Board is a group of experts and industry executives who specialize in topics including: Best practices in engineering leadership, technology management and decision-making, product and project management, recruiting and talent management, and team collaboration / communication.The Management Advisory Board is a group of experts and industry executives who specialize in topics including: Best practices in engineering leadership, technology management and decision-making, product and project management, recruiting and talent management, and team collaboration / communication.

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Tracy Adams

VP Engineering @ FoxyAI

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

Alex Bello

Director of Technology Strategy @ EQT

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.

Michael Bradley

SVP Growth @ Infinicept

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.

Alpesh Doshi

Director @ Fintricity

I am an entrepreneur focused on delivering solutions with emerging technology and digital transformation. One of the key areas are around leveraging the use of Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) across all parts of a business. Innovation drives growth in businesses!

Alpesh focuses on delivering solutions with emerging technology and digital transformation. He advises on how to leverage the use of Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) across all parts of a business and helping companies transform their business models. Specifically focused on Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence and Data. Areas of focus include architectures such as Data Meshes, and Cloud Native applications.

Derk-Jan de Grood

Senior Agile Coach and Author @ Squerist

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.

Ray Gilbert

Senior Director of Engineering @ RxDefine

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.

Kevin Goldsmith

Principal @ Nimble Autonomy

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.

Lauren Hasson

Founder @ DevelopHer

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.

Elisa Hebert

VP Engineering Operations @ Fairwinds

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.

Steve Hoeg

VP of Engineering @ Maxon

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.

Nicholas Holian

Chief Technology Officer @ Wipro Ltd

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.

Stefan Johansson

GM & VP @ Netfoundry

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.

Victor Kmita


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 Kordek

CEO & Co-Founder @ Lisk

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.

Philip Lew


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.

Jose Antonio Ortega Ruiz


jao is part of the founding team of BigML. Before he joined back in 2011, he was hacking for Oblong, previously he worked for Google, and previous to that, he worked on embedded software development for the scientific payload of LISA Pathfinder, secure cryptographic voting protocols in Scytl and personalisation systems at iSOCO. He was a theoretical physicist in a previous life, and wrote a Ph. D. thesis on gravitational wave detectors. He's also got a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Sergio Pereira

Co-Founder @ Bitloops

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!

John Pritchard

Chief Product Officer @ Radiant Logic

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.

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.

Adil Shabbir

Chief Technology Officer @ Elements

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.

Amir Shaked

Senior VP of R&D @ PerimeterX

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

Daniel Shupp

General Manager @ Artium

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.

Sneha Singla

Engineering Director @ Salesforce

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.

Paul Twigg

CTO @ DC Bank

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.