Advisory Board

Andreas Silén

CTO @ Täby, Sweden

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.

Arne Peder Blix

CEO @ AccA Invest Oslo, Norway

Internationally proven executive with over 18 years as CEO of various complex technology companies with several exits. Extensive BoD experience, with 10+ years accumulated as Chairman.

Passionate about People, Earth, Technology, Business and Finance.

Multi-industrial and multi-cultural experience. Proven track record in establishing trust and building strong, well-working and long-lasting relationships b2b. Proven sales record b2b at top management and board level. Ability to establish, develop, motivate and drive teams to exceed goals and expectations. Motivated by earning trust and delivering great results whilst being able to continuously learn and develop new skills and experience.

Jean-Charles Cabelguen

Chief of Innovation and Marketing @ IEXEC France

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.

Jennifer Petoff

Director, Site Reliability Engineering Education @ Google Ireland

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".

Kostas Karolemeas

CEO @ Allcancode Inc Moschato, Greece

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.

Matthew O'Riordan

CEO @ Ably London, United Kingdom

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.

Michael Palermo

Lead Developer Advocate @ HERE Technologies Phoenix, USA

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.

Philipp Bauknecht

CEO & Principal Architect @ medialesson GmbH Germany

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.

Rob van Kruijsdijk

Education Director @ Hack Your Future Amsterdam, Netherlands

After 12 years of working in the IT sector as a full stack developer and product owner, Rob has recently joined up with HackYourFuture to help new talent get into the tech world.

Simon Martinelli

Senior Software Architect @ 72 Services LLC Erlach, Switzerland & Austin, USA

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.

Stephan Moerman

Chief Technology Officer @ Viewnary, Inc. Netherlands

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.

Uwe Friedrichsen

CTO @ codecentric AG Germany

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.