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Mobile 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.

The Mobile Advisory Board is a group of experts and industry executives who specialize in topics including: Mobile application development, iOS / Android technologies and best practices, application security and analytics, 5G technologies, IoT / device technologies.The Mobile Advisory Board is a group of experts and industry executives who specialize in topics including: Mobile application development, iOS / Android technologies and best practices, application security and analytics, 5G technologies, IoT / device technologies.

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Cheryl Aranha

Principal Engineer @ Intuit Inc.

Cheryl is a Principal Engineer at Intuit. She is passionate about combining technology with deep customer empathy to build products. Her areas of interest include Mobile, Data and Accessibility. Outside of work she enjoys blending art with Math, traveling and baking.

Ghanshyam Bhatt

Software Engineering Manager @ PayPal

I lead the Native Checkout SDK team at PayPal where we ship the PayPal Checkout experience to merchant native apps. As a leader for the native checkout experiences, I am responsible for strategizing and delivering the SDKs by leveraging my mobile experience to compete with various products in the market. I started my career as an Android engineer and evolved my iOS programming skills to advocate for mobile-first experiences to delight users.

Werner Eriksen

CTO @ Working Group Two AS

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.

Anuj Jaiswal

Vice President R&D @

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.

Federico Lara

Chief Innovation Architect @ New Relic

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.

Bryant Macy

VP of Engineering @ AppDynamics

Bryant is a software engineering, product and operations leader with 20+ years of experience leading teams in designing, developing and launching successful enterprise SaaS, Cloud, IoT and mobile software products.

Gustavo Melachauskas

Engineering Manager @ AB-Inbev - Bees

Experienced Software Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Strong engineering professional skills in Mobile Applications, Microservices, APIs, Software Architecture.

Giorgio Natili

Director of Software Engineering @ Mozilla

Giorgio is the Director of Engineering at Mozilla for Firefox Desktop where they own the web extensions development platform and user experience, the localization processes and infrastructure for Mozilla, and the technology to enable Firefox integration with macOS, Windows, and Linux.

In the past, they led the non-Latin script Kindle rendering team to deliver millions of books on billions of devices in Japanese, Indic, Arabic, and Chinese. Giorgio also had the opportunity to lead the engineering effort to implement new payment methods and regulations for Amazon Brazil.

Giorgio organized Droidcon Boston, SwiftFest, and spoke to over 100 international conferences.

Nishant Mendiratta

Sr. Software Engineer(iOS) @ Roku Inc.

As a mobile dev enthusiast, Nishant has developed numerous flagship mobile apps and contributed to open-source projects.

Nishant is currently a Sr. Software Engineer at Roku. He has passionately developed his expertise in cross-company projects across various fields such as IoT, telecom, SaaS, technology and mobile app development. He has a proven track record of delivering impactful and innovative projects that drive business growth, increase user engagement, and generate new revenue streams. He is an exemplary leader in execution of critical projects.

He has an innovative product mindset and loves to solve complex customer issues using technology.

Kostiantyn Sokolinskyi


As a mobile development aficionado, Kostiantyn has worked on numerous flagship mobile apps for the last 15 years.

He loves working on next-generation technologies that blend the physical and digital worlds together to produce a new kind of mixed reality.

Kostiantyn's specialties include mobile, cloud platforms, DevOps, startups, and AR. Founding member and first engineer at two successful startups - Jets iOS app acquired by and Mobile Strategy acquired by Omnicom Group.

Currently, Kostiantyn leads technology at TBWAX - an Amsterdam-based award-winning digital brand experience agency, helping leading brands to create engaging and disruptive experiences.

David Weinstein

CTO @ NowSecure

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.