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Srinivasa Addepalli

Software Architect, Intel (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Leading the software strategy and architecture at Intel, focusing on next generation technologies Edge-computing, Distributed orchestration, SD-EWAN, Distributed Traffic & Security controllers and confidential computing.

Anshu Agarwal

CEO, Nimbella (Enterprise 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.

Pulkit Agrawal

Co-founder & CEO, Chameleon (Product Advisory Board)

Pulkit is the co-founder & CEO of Chameleon, a platform to help teams drive product success. He enjoys talking and writing about topics that include user onboarding, product-led growth, SaaS self-service, and UX. Prior to Chameleon, he worked in data modeling and analysis in London, helped unemployed youth start businesses in rural India, and read Engineering at University of Cambridge. He follows Liverpool FC regularly and enjoys meditating and cooking.

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, databloom (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Alexander is a technically proficient Software Architect and advanced software engineer at heart with almost 25 years of experience in complex software design and ethical hacking. He is a digital expert and especially drives the digitalization across the society, and as a well-known entrepreneur he loves to build innovative cutting edge tech to solve future challenges of our mankind today.

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.

Zohar Babin

EVP Platform & Growth, Kaltura (API World 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.

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.

Alex Bello

Director of Technology Strategy, EQT (Management Advisory Board)

Alex 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.

Sue Bergamo

VP Global Security, ActiveCampaign (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Sue Bergamo is the VP of Global Security at ActiveCampaign and can be reached at [email protected]. As an executive, Sue brings her leadership and broad technology experience to help companies concentrate on growth by promoting innovation, and productivity enhancements through application development, infrastructure operations, data analytics, business process optimization within a secure environment.

Erez Berkner

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

Co-founder & CPO

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.

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.

Shlomo Bielak

CTO, Benchmark Corp (Product 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.

Vasudev Bogguram

Head of Quality Engineering, NTT DATA Services (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.

Braden Bolkema

Partner & CTO, The KR Group, Inc. (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

I have my BA in Computer Science, but have spent the last 22 years focusing on IT, including managed services, data center, security, networking, and collaboration. In my current role, I am the practice lead for enterprise networks and collaboration, which includes both pre-sales and technical design work for our clients and alongside our sales team. As a partner and practice lead, I sit on our leadership team, and work with my colleagues on the vision and execution of our growth and contribution to our community in West Michigan.

Mighael Botha

CTO - Americas, Software AG (API World 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.

Paul van den Broek

Product Manager, Coosto (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Paul van den Broek focuses on delivering value and solving user problems by building & marketing products & user experiences. In his Product Manager role at Coosto, a SaaS solution for content & social media marketing, he drives and guards product decisions. He shapes product vision & strategy and aligns this with market needs and company’s growth goals. His interests, experience, and enthusiasm in media technologies makes him a versatile and passionate product aficionado. With a 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.

Ian Brooks

Senior Solutions Engineer & Data Scientist, Cloudera (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Ian Brooks holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and his current role is a Data Scientist and Solutions Engineer at Cloudera. He has a passion for Machine Learning and Big Data. He currently resides in Arlington VA, but he is a proud Texan.

James Brotsos

Developer Advocate, Checkmarx (Enterprise 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, aiWARE (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.

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).

Jean-Charles Cabelguen

Strategy consultant, Pasqal (Dev Innovation 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 (API World 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

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.

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.

Ovidiu Cical

Cloud Security Architect, 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.

Rod Cope

CTO, Perforce Software (API World Advisory Board)

Rod Cope is the CTO of Perforce Software. He provides technical vision and architectural leadership for the company’s globally distributed development teams. Rod came to Perforce from Rogue Wave Software, where he was CTO. He was also the Founder and CTO of OpenLogic, a profitable venture-backed company in the open source space, and joined Rogue Wave as CTO following the acquisition. Previously in his 25+ year software career, he worked at IBM, IBM Global Services, General Electric, and for the CTO of Anthem.

Neil Cresswell

CEO, (DevOps 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

CTO, Container Solutions (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.

Jacopo Daeli

Lead Software Engineer, GoDaddy (DeveloperWeek Austin Advisory Board)

Jacopo Daeli is a computer scientist and a senior software engineer. His research interests include cloud infrastructures, distributed systems, peer-to-peer applications and machine learning. Jacopo is currently Lead Software Engineer at GoDaddy. Outside his professional work, Jacopo mentors at the Holberton School and Node School in San Francisco, writes technical articles for the Node.js foundation and Google Cloud Platform community. Occasionally, he is a guest speaker at many prominent global conferences and meetups including DeveloperWeek, Midwest JS, Best Of Web, Paris.js, SFNode and Codito Ergo Sum.

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 (Dev Innovation 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.

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.

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.

Susan Diamond

Senior Technical Staff Member/Manager, IBM Watson (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Susan Diamond is the Senior Technical Staff Member and Manager for Watson AI model training. She drives the overall model training strategy and leads the design, development, delivery of value added new model training capabilities. She is recognized for her expertise in deep learning, cloud based cognitive platform, micro service architecture and distributed systems management.

Zongjie Diao

Director of Product Management, Splunk Observability (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Seasoned Product Management and Strategy leader with 18 years of experience in building and managing high-performance product management and strategy teams in high tech industry

Nuwan Dias

VP, WSO2 (API World Advisory Board)

API enthusiast, author and speaker.

Chase Doelling

Principal Strategist, JumpCloud (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Chase is a Principal Strategist at JumpCloud, guiding and executing on strategies that operationalize secure digital identities. He has been working in venture-backed startups and the F2000 across security, integration, and DevOps for the last decade. Chase is a frequent speaker on topics from dev evangelism, devices, and identity. He's based in Colorado and is a mentor at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Chase Douglas

Engineer, Amazon (Cloud Advisory Board)

Chase has experience in cloud software development and operations as CTO and co-founder of Stackery. As an AWS Hero, he has presented at conferences around the world ranging in topics from low level technical bits to software development lifecycle and DevOps practices. His expertise spans from technical to managerial, focusing on how to build highly effective and productive teams and organizations.

Marc Edun

Chief Operations Officer, Scopeweb (Product 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

Sr. Developer Advocate, DigitalOcean (DeveloperWeek Austin Advisory Board)

Mason is currently a Senior Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean who specializes in cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, and Python. Prior to his work at DigitalOcean he was 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 and actively contributes to open-source projects. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, camping, kayaking, and exploring new places.

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.

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

Senior Director Engineering - Multiplayer Game Servers, Electronic Arts (EA) (Dev Innovation 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.

Kevina Finn-Braun

Director, Enterprise Automation, Splunk (DevOps Advisory Board)

Kevina Finn-Braun’s focus throughout her 20+ years in the Tech Industry has been operational excellence, risk management and process optimization. She is currently Director of Enterprise Automation at Splunk where she leads a team focused on automating and optimizing operational processes across the Enterprise. Prior to joining Splunk, Kevina was Sr. Director of Site Reliability and Availability at Ancestry where she was instrumental in developing the DevOps principles and program and helping Ancestry migrate to the Cloud.

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.

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 (Dev Innovation 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.

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.

Uwe Friedrichsen

CTO, codecentric AG (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

Uwe Friedrichsen travels the world of IT for many years, having worn many different hats. As CTO of codecentric AG he is always evaluating the ideas of tomorrow to make them approachable today.

Karthik Gaekwad

Developer Advocate, 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.

Ketan Gangatirkar

Vice President of Engineering, Coder (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Ketan Gangatirkar is the Vice President of Engineering for Coder, a startup revolutionizing the development experience by bringing the developer environment into the cloud. Prior to Coder, he was a Vice President of Engineering for Indeed, leading a team of 500 to build products used by hundreds of millions of job seekers in 70 countries to discover, apply to, and get a new and better job.

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

Gaurav Gargate

Head of Microservice Infrastructure, Box (API World Advisory Board)

Rajoshi Ghosh

COO, Hasura (Enterprise 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.

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.

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, LLC (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.

Martin Gorner

Product Manager Machine Learning, Google (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Martin Görner works in developer relations at Google, where he focuses on parallel processing and machine learning. Passionate about science, technology, coding, algorithms, and everything in between, Martin’s first role was in the Computer Architecture Group at STMicroelectronics. He also spent 11 years shaping the nascent ebook market, starting at Mobipocket, which later became the software part of the Amazon Kindle and its mobile variants. He holds a degree from Mines Paris Tech.

Todd Greene

CEO & Founder, PubNub (API World Advisory Board)

As an entrepreneur who has founded and successfully sold companies across the software spectrum, Todd helps shape the PubNub vision of revolutionizing the way people interact online. Todd most recently was CEO of Loyalize, an Audience Participation company successfully sold to Function(x) (FNCX), a Robert F.X. Sillerman company, where he designed the first-ever massively multi-user Social TV mobile and web applications licensed to companies like Viacom and Yahoo. Todd previously was founder and CTO/VP Products of CascadeWorks, a company providing Services Procurement solutions to Texas Instruments, Charles Schwab, and ABN Amro, and acquired by Elance. After working with companies like GE, SGI, and Quantum while a consultant at Price Waterhouse, Todd joined NetDynamics (sold to Sun Microsystems in 1998) to help create a truly game-changing product: the first application server built for the Internet.

Philip Griffiths

VP Head of Business Development, NetFoundry (Cloud 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.

Derk-Jan de Grood

Senior Agile Coach and Author, Squerist (Management 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.

Maheedhar Gunturu

Director of Solutions and Partner Engineering, ScyllaDB (Enterprise 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 (Cloud 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.

Sandeep Gupta

Senior Product Manager, TensorFlow, Google (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Sandeep Gupta is a Product Manager for TensorFlow at Google, where he helps develop and drive the roadmap for TensorFlow (Google’s open-source library and framework for machine learning) for supporting machine learning applications and research. His current focus is on improving TensorFlow’s usability and driving adoption in the community andenterprise. Sandeep is excited about how Machine Learning and AI are transforming our lives in a wide variety of ways, and works with the Google team and external partners to help create powerful, scalable solutions for all.
Prior to joining Google, Sandeep was the technology leader for advanced imaging and analytics research and development at GE Global Research with specific emphasis on medical imaging and healthcare analytics.

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

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

CTO, Aspecto (DeveloperWeek Austin 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.

Syed Hamid

CEO, SOFY.AI (DevOps Advisory Board)

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Bernard Harguindeguy

CTO, Ping Identity (API World 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.

Avinash Harsh

CEO, WEAVR (API World Advisory Board)

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

Archna Haylock

Dir, Projects and Community, Open Compute Project Foundation (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Archna has over 25 years of executive leadership experience delivering over-quota sales performance, increasing team revenue and discovering new markets. She is passionate about people, relationships and making connections. At OCP, Archna has been the Director of Community and Projects. Her leadership and management skills has helped to increase corporate membership globally (250+ companies), community participation to 5000+ engineers, contributions (over 150 HW solutions) and has expanded the number of projects 5X. These projects have created mini-communities around the world for OCP. Adoption of OCP solutions has increased and OCP's impact has grown from $1B to over $11B worldwide.

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.

Stephen Hetzel

Principal Director, Cloud Engineering, Nuvalence (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

In my ~15 years of professional experience I have worked in a variety of technology disciplines - with an emphasis on backend/infrastructure engineering. I have found a real passion for data technology platforms, and the technology which powers those tools. In the last few years my work has focused on cloud infrastructure, automation, and scaling of those data platforms through DevOps - whether it be via coding/scripting, deployment & configuration management tools (e.g. Chef, Ansible), and containerization/Kubernetes.

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 (Enterprise Advisory Board)

Sila Cofounder; experienced startup operator in regulated industries.

Jonathan Holmes

CTO, Grey Matter (Enterprise 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.

Matthew Hunter

IBM Public Cloud Sales Leader, IBM (AI/ML Advisory Board)

I lead our public cloud sales teams for all client segments in IBM’s US Industrial Market: Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Chemicals & Petroleum, Electronics, and Industrial Products. IBM’s public cloud helps enterprises modernize applications and create new business opportunities.

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.

Vipin Jain

CTO, (Cloud Advisory Board)

Vipin is Co-founder and CTO at He has worked on various aspects of building cloud infrastructure and DevOps systems. Prior to Pensando, he held leadership positions at four startups that were subsequently acquired. He has authored about 20 patents, co-authored standards, has been a speaker at technical conferences, and evangelized his open source project. He is an investor, advisor to startups and consults on solving technical challenges, business strategy, uncovering core competencies, and building technical excellence.He enjoys coding and reading philosophy in his spare time.

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.

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.

Andy Jeffries

CTO/Co-Founder, Civo (Cloud 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.

Stefan Johansson

GM & VP, Netfoundry (Management 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.

Shankar Kalyana

IBM Fellow, IBM (Dev Innovation 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.

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.

Michael Kearns

CEO, Virtasant, Inc. (Cloud Advisory Board)

Michael is the founder and CEO of Virtasant, a cloud technology company that specializes in helping organizations leverage the power of public cloud platforms. The company’s mission is to provide organizations with the ability to drive outcomes on-demand by leveraging Virtasant’s proprietary methods, tools, and automation, combined with a highly-skilled team of cloud experts in over 130 countries.

Jeff Keyes

VP Product, Plutora (Product 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.

Jonah Kowall

CTO, (DevOps Advisory Board)

Jonah Kowall a computer scientist and open-source contributor committing code to observability projects and such as OpenSearch, Jaeger, and OpenTelemetry. Throughout 15 years as a practitioner and manager across startups and large enterprises specialized in operations, security, and performance. In 2011 Jonah changed careers, moving to Gartner to focus on monitoring and observability, speaking and writing research globally for IT leaders and CIOs. In 2015 Jonah joined AppDynamics driving corporate development, product strategy, and vision. In 2020 Jonah joined as CTO leading engineering, product strategy and partnership for their open-source based SaaS observability platform.

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.

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.

Tobias Kunze

CEO, Glasnostic, Inc. (API World Advisory Board)

As CEO of Glasnostic, Tobias Kunze is on a mission to help enterprises wrangle large-scale cloud operations. Before founding Glasnostic, he was the co-founder of Makara, the company that became Red Hat OpenShift.

Sabtain Khan

Head of Software Eng., HP (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.

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

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

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

CTO, Zebrium (DeveloperWeek Austin 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.

Roland Lee

VP of Products, Heimdall Data (DeveloperWeek SF Bay Area 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)).

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.

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.

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.

Ivo Lukas

CEO, 24Notion (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)v

Ivo is the CEO/Founder of 24Notion. 24Notion is the first integrated marketing/digital tech PR & lifestyle agency with special emphasis on giving back to the global communities. With a broad understanding the art of non- traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion ranked No.14 in Corporate Philanthropy - CSR. She is an advocate and sits on the board of many non-profit organizations that encourage the empowerment of next generation leaders and women in technology. Ivo is passionate about leading/nurturing/mentoring the next generation, especially young girls, who’s aspiring to be in technology. Follow her @MsSonicFlare.

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.

Simon Martinelli

Senior Software Architect, 72 Services LLC (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, (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.

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.

Paul McCarty

CTO, 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.

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.

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

Navin Mittal

Head of Marketing, (DevOps 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.

Jay Modh

Founder & CEO, INTUITIVE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS, INC. (Enterprise 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.

Stephan Moerman

Chief Technology Officer, Viewnary, Inc. (Product 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

Marco Moschettini

CTO, Cubbit (API World 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

Head of Developer Marketing, WSO2 (Enterprise 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.

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.

John Musser

CEO, API Science (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

Principal Technical Evangelist, SUSE (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 Advocate, Google (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Daniel Myers is a serial entrepreneur and Developer Advocate at Google. He helps developers and businesses be successful through software. Daniel has a bachelor's in Computer Engineering and an MBA, is an inventor of 3 patents, has worked at companies including Google and Cisco in addition to leading multiple startups with successful exits. If you don’t find Daniel coding, you’ll probably find him talking about a new business idea.

Skyler Nesheim

VP of Engineering, Dwolla (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

Skyler is the VP of Dwolla's Engineering team. He has been a member of the Dwolla team for 8 years. He is fascinated by team building, payments, distributed systems, immutable infrastructure, and functional programming. He has a BS in Computer Science from Drake University and previously worked at Nationwide Insurance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lukasz Orlowski

Co-founder, CTO, Archanan (Cloud Advisory Board)

Lukasz has worked as a software engineer, computational scientist and software/solutions architect in HPC and cloud for over 10 years and has experienced, first-hand the woes of a distributed software developer. Through his experience at Intel and A*STAR, as well as consulting for IT startups, he has developed a clear vision of what is missing in the development pipeline. Currently, he's a CTO of Archanan and is focusing on bridging the gaps in large-scale software development processes.

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.

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

Lead Developer Advocate, HERE Technologies (API World Advisory Board)

J. "Michael" Palermo IV is a Lead Developer Advocate at HERE Technologies. Michael is a published author and public speaker. Michael previously worked at Amazon and Microsoft.

Isaac Palka

Sr. Director of Engineering, Signify Health (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

Founder, Transformity (Enterprise 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.

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.

Chris Pardo

Principal Product Manager, Microsoft (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.

Ben Pedazur

CTO, echoAR (Dev Innovation 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.

Jennifer Petoff

Director, Site Reliability Engineering Education, Google Ireland (DevOps Advisory Board)

Jennifer Petoff is Google’s Global Director of Site Reliability Engineering Education and is based in Dublin, Ireland. She is one of the co-editors of the best-selling book, "Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems" and lead author of "Training Site Reliability Engineers: What Your Organization Needs to Create a Learning Program".

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.

Wesley Pullen

Field Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & VP - Office of the CTO (OCTO), CloudBees, Inc. (DeveloperWeek Advisory Board)

Wesley Pullen is a trusted and seasoned business and technology leader that works within executive management teams to help grow software businesses above board expectations. As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Worldwide Field Operations, Wesley serves as a high impact senior executive within CloudBees. He helps to shape product priorities, direction, and regularly evangelize solutions and roadmaps as one of CloudBees' thought-leading technical experts.

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.

Dmitry Raidman

CTO, Cybeats Technologies INC. (Enterprise Advisory Board)

CTO @ Cybeats | Entrepreneur | Engineer | Podcaster | Writer | Leader | Innovator | IoT Security | DevSecOpsDmitry works over 20 years in various cybersecurity and engineering sectors. His love of technology and innovation helped him to identify the industry gap in IoT security. Recently Dmitry co-founded the @Security Architecture Podcast, endorsed by multiple cybersecurity industry influencers and professionals. Dmitry is currently the Chief Technology Officer for Cybeats based out of Toronto, Canada. And he does innovative work in the space of software transparency, software supply chain, and SBOM applications to security of connected devices.

Federico Ramallo

CEO, Density Labs (Enterprise 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 (Enterprise 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.

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.

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.

Boydlee Pollentine

CTO, MIT Group (DeveloperWeek Europe 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.

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.

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 (Dev Innovation 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.

Gaurav Rastogi

Sr. Director, R&D, VMware (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Passionate about innovation and creating technology solutions with business viability. Experience in building high-performance geographically teams, driving innovation, and scaling products for Fortune 500 companies. Launched several cloud infrastructure products from ground up in areas of network security, load balancers, firewalls, and video streaming. Expertise in building SaaS based cloud application and API services.

Ravi Ravichandran

Head of Cloud Platform and engineering, 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, Caelum NorthWest (Cascadeo) (Cloud Advisory Board)

I am the founder of Cascadeo, and have personally overseen its growth since inception. As we have built a first-class management team, my focus has returned to the area I am personally passionate about: excellence in engineering. Working closely with brilliant engineers, business leaders, and operations experts is a great joy to me; no two days are ever exactly alike.

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 (DeveloperWeek Europe 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.

Giulio Roggero

Founder & CTO Mia-Platform, 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

Victoria van Roosmalen

CISO & DPO, Coosto (DeveloperWeek Europe

Victoria van Roosmalen navigates others towards informed and thoughtful actions by sharing her expertise in IT, cybersecurity, and privacy-related affairs. As a CISO & DPO, she drives the information security and privacy governance at Coosto—an all-in-one social media management solution ranked no. 1 in the Netherlands. She is an ambassador of ISACA’s SheLeadsTech program, serves the IAPP within the Training Advisory Board, and participates in working groups of new industry standards and materials. Committed to empowering a brighter future, Victoria is determined to help others stay ahead and reveal the seemingly impossible yet possible.

Anthony Roux

Developer Relations Manager, (DeveloperWeek Europe Advisory Board)

After spending years being a technical coach, Anthony works now as a Developer Relations Manager in the API industry. For the last 3 years, he has been defining, building and promoting an Open API program for the travel industry, facing all the technical and business challenges of building and scaling such a program in a big corporation.

Vijay Salva

Senior Manager, Development, Cisco Systems (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Senior engineering leader with more than two decades of networking and security industry experience, including 10+ years of software development management experience. Successfully managed multiple complete software life-cycles, that comprised of requirements analysis and prioritization, software development and testing, and sustaining it through the end of life. Strong leader with reputation for building and retaining highly motivated global engineering teams from USA, Australia, Japan and India.

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 Product Officer & Head of Engineering, Payactiv (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.

Amir Shaked

Senior VP of R&D, Senior VP of R&D (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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jonathan Siddharth

CEO, Turing (AI/ML Advisory Board)

CEO & Co-Founder, Turing. The Future of Work is Remote with distributed teams. Turing lets you unlock the world’s engineering talent at the touch of a button. Follow @turingcom.

Navdeep Sidhu

VP Product Strategy and Business Development, Software AG (API World Advisory Board)

Navdeep Sidhu is SVP of Product Strategy and Business Development at Software AG. He focuses on driving innovation using APIs, Integration & Microservices and works closely with Partners and Customers across industries. He is passionate about building cloud-native 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.

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.

Bhawna Singh

SVP of Engineering, Auth0 (AI/ML 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.

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 (DeveloperWeek Austin 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.

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.

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 (DevOps 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.

Lin Sun

Senior Staff Researcher, Samsung (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Lin Sun obtained B.S from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), M.S and PhD from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). His supervisor is the Prof. Bertram Shi and Prof. DY Yeung. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning and deep learning, particularly, action recognition, large scale image classification and retrieval, object detection and tracking; He has 9+ years of research and industry experience, published more than 30 papers in top conferences and journals and held more than 20 China and US patents; He was a research scholar in Stanford Vision and Learning (SVL) lab in 2017 supervised by Prof. Silvio Savarese. Currently, he is a senior staff researcher in Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC), leading the perception algorithm innovation for autonomous driving.

Vijji Suryadevara

CPO & Head of Engineering, Phizzle (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.

Ameya Talwalkar

Co-founder/CPO, Cequence Security (Enterprise 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).

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

Ehb Teng

Co Founder/Managing Partner, Diginido Labs LLC (Product Advisory Board)

Co Founder and Full Stack Product Designer at Diginido Labs LLC, a design and development studio focused on social good tech for mobile and web. Board of Directors at Justice At Last, the only legal non-profit solely focused on legal representation for human trafficking victims and survivors. Activist entrepreneur with a humanitarian focus on ending global human trafficking, poverty alleviation, and advocacy for economic freedom.

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.

John Tubert

SVP, Technology, R/GA (Dev Innovation Advisory Board)

As SVP, Technology, John Tubert leads tech delivery and innovation for clients in the NY office. John has been a leader in R/GA’s technology team for over 15 years working with clients like Google, HBO, Nike, Volvo, PwC, Mastercard and Johnson & Johnson. After co-founding R/GA Buenos Aires and leading the tech practice in San Francisco, John returned to R/GA New York in May 2020. Throughout his career, John has been involved in multiple award‐winning projects, including the Cannes Grand Prix-winning program, PayWithaTweet and Grand Andy-awarded Nike+.

Chris Van Tuin

Chief Technologist, Red Hat (DeveloperWeek 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.

Mike Tung

CEO, Diffbot (AI/ML 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.

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.

Joel Varty

President, Agility CMS (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.

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.

Nicholas Vinson

Director of DevSecOps, Pearson (Dev Innovation 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.

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.

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.

Jade Wang

Head of Developer Relations, Cloudflare (Cloud 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.

Tony Wang

cofounder, (API World Advisory Board)

Tony Wang is the co-founder of with responsibility for Emerging technologies and emerging markets. he has over 16 years of technology and startup background and has been with Agora for over five years. He holds a BS of Computer Science from Purdue and MS of Computer Sciences from USC. Tony is based in Los Angeles and Shanghai

Adam Wasserman

CEO, Neonto (Mobile 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

Senior Data Science Executive, Accenture (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Jürgen Weichenberger is a data science senior principal at Accenture Analytics, where he is currently working within resources industries with interests in smart grids and power, digital plant engineering, and optimization for upstream industries and the water industry. Jürgen has over 15 years of experience in engineering consulting, data science,big data, and digital change. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf and tennis. Jürgen holds a master’s degree (with first-class honors) in applied computer science and bioinformatics from the University of Salzburg.

Frederik Weidemann

Chief Technical Evangelist, Onapsis (DeveloperWeek Advisory Board))

Frederik is a cybersecurity expert and Chief Technical Evangelist at Onapsis where he drives innovation. He has presented over 50 times at security and SAP related conferences including RSA, Troopers, OWASP, SAPPHIRE, SAP TechEd, SAPinsider, ASUG, and DSAG. He has focused on security of mission-critical application for the last 15 years and has a passion for secure application architecture. Frederik has found numerous zero-day defects in software, frequently writes articles on IT security, and has co-authored the first book on secure ABAP programming.

David Weinstein

CTO, NowSecure (Enterprise 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.

Richard Whitehead

CTO, NowSecure (AI/ML Advisory Board)

As Moogsoft's 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, providing product and market guidance.

He served on the Advisory Boards of RedSeal and Meriton Networks, was a charter member of the TMF NGOSS architecture committee, Chaired a DMTF Working Group, and recently co-chaired the ONUG Monitoring & Observability Working Group.

Richard holds three

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.

Misha Yalavarthy

Security Engineer, Cloudflare (Cloud Advisory Board)

I'm currently a Security Engineer at Cloudflare where we are helping to build a better Internet.

Shivy Yohanandan

CTO, Xailient (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Dr Shivy Yohanandan is the co-founder and CTO at Xailient: the world’s smallest, fastest and most power-efficient AI vision algorithms. He’s a neuroscientist-bioengineer with a PhD in AI. He spent 4 years as a research engineer building bionic eyes then 3 years as a research scientist at IBM building brain-machine interfaces that decode brainwaves for controlling robotic arms. During his PhD, he made a breakthrough in neuroscience; discovering for the first time the precise mechanism behind a 600-million-year-old secret on how animals are capable of processing vast amounts of visual information very efficiently.

Ming Yong

Product Lead, Google (AI/ML Advisory Board)

Machine Learning focus Product Manager at Google Research working on computer vision
Founding PM for MediaPipe ( – Open source Applied ML pipelines for perception

Michael Yuan

Founder, Second State (Cloud Advisory Board)

Dr. Michael Yuan is the author of 5 books on software engineering, including Building Blockchain Apps by Addison-Wesley. He is the CEO of Second State, a company that focuses on bringing WebAssembly and Rust technologies to cloud, blockchain, and AI applications. Dr. Yuan was a long time open source contributor and a Principal Investigator at the National Institutes of Health.

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.