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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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Lata Ahuja

Sr Director of Engineering @ CarGurus

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.

Shola Akinrolie

Senior Developer Advocate @ Trust Wallet

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(turing.com).
Slick loves to associate with people who love making the world a better place.

Jeferson Albino

CTO @ CleanCloud

I'm a passionate entrepreneur, software architecture and developer with goal to transform ideas into products for real life challenges using disruptive technologies.

Zohar Babin

EVP Platform & Growth @ Kaltura

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.

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.

José Caldeira

VP of Engineering @ Athenian

VP of Engineering at Athenian, and former VP of engineering at OutSystems, where he supports and mentors people and technical leaders. Managed engineering organizations from 30 to more than 300. Most of his time is dedicated to empowering the next generation of product and engineering leaders. Experience managing both product and platform teams in rapid-growth environments, scattered across the globe.

Daniel Carrión

CPTO @ Inspide

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

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.

Marc Edun

Chief Operations Officer @ Bakklog

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.

Nir Fuchs

VP of Engineering @ Melio

VP of Engineering at Melio and former VP of Engineering at Snyk, where he supports, mentors, and coaches managers and software engineers across functions.

He managed remote and hybrid engineering organizations ranging from 25 to over 250 team members. Nir helps individuals and teams reach their full potential in rapidly growing environments and sustain high performance while building bridges between technology and the rest of the business.

He has over ten years of experience managing product and platform engineering teams in high-growth business environments across the globe.

Ray Gilbert

VP of Engineering @ Ostro Health

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.

Graham Haythornthwaite

VP of Engineering @ Wonde

Graham is an experienced creator of successful software product teams across multiple industries including Unified Communications for Finance and Emergency Services, Energy, Internal IT and EdTech.
A specialist team builder, adept at understanding people, teams and commercial constraints and in empowering teams to find innovative solutions. Equally skilled in coaching, leading and supporting teams and individuals through change.
A strong technical background and leadership capabilities to define and implement strategic and tactical roadmaps for start-ups and scale-ups.

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.

Jan Hegewald

VP Engineering @ SumUp Ltd.

Jan is a leader in ecommerce software product development focussing on happy excellent teams delivering customer value.
He was responsible for Zalando's product and category experience and integrated hundred thousands of merchants into idealo's price comparison platform. Before that, he was a managing consultant at Campana & Schott for project, program, and portfolio management and developed custom software at Capgemini.
His educational background is computer science at Humboldt University Berlin and the Hasso Plattner Institute for Systems Engineering.

Jenson Ho

Head of Infrastructure Engineering, DevOps & IT @ Astera Labs

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.

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.

Melissa Jurkoic

CXO @ Thynk

Melissa has worked in tech for over 25 years in roles from Junior Software Engineer to Chief Experience Officer. She holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire and an executive certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT. Always driven by her passion to change the ratio of women in STEM education and careers, she has volunteered with organizations globally including ChickTech, Everwise, WITI, NH Tech Alliance, Microsoft DigiGirlz, wiseHer, Girl Scouts, and AnitaB.org. This passion led her to co-found Diversify Thinking, an initiative focused on moving inclusion from conversation to action.

John Kim

SVP, Software Engineering @ National Christian Foundation

I'm currently the SVP of Software Engineering at the National Christian Foundation. I lead a passionate team of highly skilled engineers to build scalable “giving” solutions for an organization that receives $2.5+ billion in contributions and makes $2+ billion in giver-recommended grants to tens of thousands of charities each year.

Prior to NCF, I spent 8 1/2 years at BCG where I've held several technology leadership positions with a proven track record of aligning cross-functional business needs with technology solutions. I'm passionate about building strong engineering organizations and inspiring the next generation of leaders tackle their organization's toughest technical challenges.

Victor Kmita

CEO @ XME.digital

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 XME.digital to make digital transformation inside large enterprises and make products out of ideas.
Business speaker, MBA graduated, represents Ukraine in governmental trade missions.

Oleksandr Kondratiuk

VP of Engineering @ akirolabs

18 years in Software Development industry, including a decade in leadership positions.

PhD in AI and MSc in Computer Science, certified PMP and fluent in 4 European languages.

Transformational leader with international experience, extensive competence in various business domains, startups and enterprises, product and offshore companies, and multi-cultural environments.

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.

Moschoula Kramvousanou

CEO @ SlashData

Moschoula transitioned to the CEO at SlashData in 2022. Since joining in 2017 she's headed sales and lead the company to more than two fold revenue growth.

Prior to SlashData Moschoula spent some time in Fintech, alternative energy, services and retail. As a hands-on, solution driven leader, she's now leading the company through new phases and changes to improve efficiency, quality, and focus on the core business - Developer Market Research.

Outside of SlashData she's a new mom learning to navigate the delicate preferences and palette of a young toddler!

Nick Kyrkewood

Head of Engineering @ zeroheight

I'm currently leading the Engineering team at zeroheight, a startup that makes it easy for people to build design systems. Before that I was at another startup for four and a half years, and part of its growth from 15 people to over 200. I led the Engineering team as we grew from five engineers to over 30, and then focused on building out our platform, data and analytics, and delivery capabilities. I'd moved there from Barclays Investment Bank after just under nine years working in a wide range of roles across Technology.

Julien Lavigne du Cadet

VP of Engineering @ ZOE

VP of Engineering at ZOE - Passionate about building high-performing teams.

Philip Lew

CEO @ XBOSoft

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.

Janna Loeffler

Director of Engineering @ mParticle

Janna Loeffler has more than fifteen years of software quality experience. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and a master's degree in business administration. Working in a variety of software engineering roles, including development, testing, quality assurance, and DevOps, has provided her with a holistic view of software engineering. She has worked on a wide variety of products, such as industrial controls, embedded medical devices, websites, mobile applications, and theme park attractions. Janna has a passion for helping people build high-quality software more efficiently.

Jacob MacElroy

Head of Engineering @ Okteto

Jacob oversees all things engineering at Okteto. He has a passion for scaling startup teams with a focus on shipping fast and hiring well.

Rajeev Mehrotra

Field CTO - Delivery leader @ ex-AWS

Rajeev is an engineering delivery leader in AWS Consulting organization and leads team of engineers to deliver large transformation programs. I work closely with CxOs and business leaders at Fortune 500 companies, shaping digital transformation strategies, spearheading cloud transformation programs, and delivering comprehensive multi-year initiatives of digital platform solutions and data platforms on the cloud platform. My expertise extends to creating TCO/business cases, building Enterprise tech strategies, and leading program planning & estimation for enterprise-wide transformation initiatives.

Jose Antonio Ortega Ruiz

CTO @ BigML

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.

Boydlee Pollentine

CTO @ Aspire Software

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.

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.

Dilan Rajapakse

Head of Engineering @ Randoli Inc

Dilan Rajapakse has proven leadership capabilities in several software development companies in multi-national environments with over 25 years of experience in the ICT industry, with skills in business strategy, corporate development and growth, general management, project management, human resource management and operations management.

Jessica Sahagian

Vice President, Technology, Systems, & Engineering @ Walden Local

Jess is the Vice President, Technology, Systems, & Engineering at Walden Local and Founder/CEO of real estate tech startup, Appraisely. She has spent the last 17 years leading engineering and product teams, with a focus on corporate strategy, innovation, and finance at companies like Fidelity Investments, MITRE, and Raytheon. Her broad-yet-deep experiences in various roles and industries allow a holistic, informed view of all company operations. Jess won her first hackathon with no coding experience in 2016, and is always looking for new things to learn. Jess holds multiple undergraduate and graduate degrees, but believes it's what you do with your education that matters.

Moriel Schottlender

Principal Systems Architect @ Wikimedia Foundation

I'm a Systems Architect at Wikipedia, focusing on modernizing Wikipedia's architecture and guiding our teams towards a more collaborative and systemic approach to decision-making.

I firmly believe in the power of Open-Source and its ability to bring people together to create something greater than themselves.

I'm also passionate about supporting right-to-left languages and localization. I believe that everyone should have equal access to information and knowledge, regardless of language or cultural background.

I strive to bring a holistic perspective to everything I do, encouraging teams to think about the bigger picture and how their decisions will impact the entire system.

Adil Shabbir

Chief Product & Technology Officer @ PrimePay

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 @ HUMAN Security

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.

Navdeep Sidhu

CEO @ Nastel Technologies

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.

Gurvinder Singh

Chief Product & Technology Officer @ Hundredx.com

Product and technology executive with Wharton MBA and deep experience scaling hyper growth companies, shipping software products, building & executing strategic roadmaps, transforming organizations, discovering, and integrating IPs, and expanding businesses and teams in global markets. Extensive experience in shipping B2B products to Global-2000 customers and B2C products to millions of end-customers worldwide. Led high performing cross functional global team of 500+ comprised of Product and Engineering leaders and ICs. Solid experience in managing P&L 500M+ARR and running multi-million capital and overhead budgets (100M+).

Carlos Sousa

Vice President of Engineering @ OutSystems

My focus is to guide technical teams to drive innovation and deliver high-impact solutions. With a wealth of experience, I lead diverse groups to achieve technical excellence, cultivating an environment where creativity flourishes. My passion for cutting-edge technology fuels my commitment to optimizing processes, enhancing product quality, and surpassing industry standards. Through strategic guidance and collaboration, I empower teams to transform ideas into robust software products, ensuring our company remains at the forefront of innovation.

Vishal Srivastava

SVP Engineering & AI/ML products @ Groundspeed Analytics

Vishal Srivastava is an accomplished technology/product executive with 15 years of experience in a variety of industries. He has a proven track record of delivering results in fast-paced, dynamic environments and is skilled at building, managing and leading high-performing teams. Vishal has a strong technical background and is well-versed in a wide range of technologies, including cloud computing, data analytics, ML/AI and software engineering. He is a strategic thinker with excellent problem-solving skills and a strong ability to translate complex technical concepts into business terms. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Cochin University and MS CS from Columbia University.

Maxim Sterjanov

CTO @ EtaCar Systems

Maxim is a professional Agile project manager, IT consultant, and team leader with a solid technical background. He has over 17 years of experience in development, and successful project delivery for clients in Europe, Asia, and America.

Maxim holds a Ph.D. in computer science and has solid skills in theoretical Software Engineering.

Maxim brings extensive, practical knowledge in hiring staff, and mentoring and motivating his teams. Strong interpersonal skills, as well as a sense of humor, make him a top choice for client relations.

David Subar

Managing Director @ Interna

A former CTO and Chief Product Officer, David Subar is the managing partner of Interna, a consultancy that enables technology companies to ship better products faster, align product and engineering teams, achieve product-market fit more quickly, and deploy capital more efficiently.

At Interna, David has worked with organizations of various sizes, from small six-member startups to larger companies such as Pluto (sold to Viacom for $340M), Reify Health (whose last round valued it at $2.2B), Lynda.com (sold to LinkedIn for $1.5B), and The Walt Disney Company. David also is on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles CTO Forum.

Deepanshu Tripathi

Founder @ AssetMantle

Founder of AssetMantle, with 5 years of experience in building web3 products.

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.