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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.

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Tracy Adams

CTO @ Greetr

Shola Akinrolie

Senior Developer Advocate @ Arm

Shola has over 9 years of experience in Engineering, Developer Marketing, Programs and Community relations.

With unrelenting passion in building strategic and engaging developer programs globally while ensuring developer success and happiness.

He his presently a Senior Manager, Developer Programs at ARM, focusing on global adoption and visibility, while helping software developers build on Arm.

He is the founder of Codenovation, a technology-driven platform that help talents get tech skills for free.

Feel free to connect with me.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.

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.

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.

Nono Guimbi

Engineering Manager @ Airbnb

I’m an Engineering Leader with over 16 years of industry experience. I currently lead a team of Backend engineers and support their growth. I am responsible for providing guidance and resources so my team can deliver the features to support the company goals.
If I had to summarize my leadership style in a nutshell, it would be ""It all starts with people.""

I am also a Leadership Coach. I help leaders gain self-awareness and navigate challenges so they can be more efficient, gain more clarity and thrive on their leadership journey.

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.

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.

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.

Sherif Koussa

CEO @ Software Secured

Sherif Koussa is a CEO and founder of Reshift Security (www.reshiftsecurity.com) and Software Secured (www.softwaresecured.com).

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.

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.

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.

Federico Ramallo

CEO @ Density Labs

Federico is the founder of Density Labs where helps his US partners add the best 2% of software engineers to their teams. Over the last several years he has focused on scaling development, QA and UX teams. Furthermore, he helped his US partners improve their software development process, implement scrum and agile methodologies, and meet their goals.

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 @ meshIQ (formerly Nastel Technologies)

Navdeep Sidhu is CEO at meshIQ driving innovation in Integration infrastructure management & observability. Prior to joining meshIQ, he was SVP of Products at Software AG where he drove 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.

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.

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.