Virtual Conference & Expo
September 14-15, 2021

2021 Advisory Board

Cloud Advisory Board

Erez Berkner

CEO & Co-founder @ Lumigo

Erez is the CEO & Co-Founder of Lumigo, building a SaaS platform which helps companies monitor and troubleshoot serverless applications while providing actionable insights that prevent business disruptions.

Prior to founding Lumigo, Erez held different R&D and product positions at Check Point. Most recently, as the director of cloud products, he headed the company’s cloud strategy & execution, delivering products to thousands of companies ranging from SMBs to Fortune 500.

Haseeb Budhani

CEO @ Rafay Systems

Haseeb Budhani is the CEO of Rafay Systems, which he co-founded in late 2017. Prior to Rafay, Haseeb oversaw Akamai Technologies’ expansion into the enterprise market as the company’s Vice President of Enterprise Strategy. Akamai acquired Haseeb’s previous company, Soha Systems, in 2016. Haseeb co-founded Soha in 2013 and served as the company’s CEO. Prior to Soha, Haseeb served as the Chief Product Officer for Infineta Systems, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s product marketing, marketing communications and partner management activities. Previously, Haseeb held product and engineering roles at companies such as NET and Citrix.

Ovidiu Cical

Cloud Security Architect @ Cyscale

Founder of Cyscale – https://cyscale.com – 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 sensitivity.io. Before Cyscale, I was responsible of the entire Security Department for QiO https://qio.io – 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.

Chase Douglas

CTO @ Stackery

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.

Martin Giess

CTO @ EMnify

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 & CPO @ CAST AI

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.

Stefan Johansson

VP Sales @ Netfoundry

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.

Yaniv Leven

CEO @ Panoply

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 Bwin.party digital entertainment (LSE: BPTY.L)).

Gianluca Padovani

CTO @ Coders51

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

Lukasz Orlowski

Co-founder, CTO @ Archanan

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.

Samridh Pandey

ICT Specialist @ Rabobank

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.

Sharona Plasmeijer

Cloud Solution Architect @ Microsoft

Amith Pulla

Technical Program Manager @ Intel Corp.

Amith Pulla is a Technical Program Manager at Intel Corp. Amith works with platform software enabling plans in pre-silicon to scope virtual platform features and capabilities. Over the last 20 years, Amith has been involved in software testing strategies and processes for applications from sales, marketing to data analytics and system software. Amith also worked in market research and intelligence space for data center and server market. Amith has worked extensively on projects involving multiple platforms and complex architectures. Amith got his CSTE and PMP certifications in 2006, CSM certification in 2012.

Jared Reimer

President @ Caelum NorthWest (Cascadeo)

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.

Giulio Roggero

Founder & CTO Mia-Platform @ Mia-Platform

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

Shira Shamban

CEO @ Solvo

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.

Henrique Vaz

CEO @ CleanCloud

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.

Jade Wang

Head of Developer Relations @ Cloudflare

Jade Wang runs the Cloudflare for Startups program, and hosts Founder Focus, a Cloudflare.TV show. She previously co-founded Sandstorm.io, 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.

Michael Yuan

CEO @ Second State Inc

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.

Antonio de Castro Davi Macedo Coelho

CEO @ Back4App

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.

DevOps Advisory Board

Helen Beal

Owner @ Carapace Limited

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.

Kevina Finn-Braun

Director, Enterprise Automation @ Splunk

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.

Jeff Foster

Head of Product Engineering @ Redgate

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.

Syed Hamid

CEO @ SOFY.AI

Seasoned Engineering leader with experience in managing large complex software projects.

Experienced in bringing engineering changes to large organizations and managing teams across the globe.

Vlad Ionescu

CEO @ Earthly Technologies

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).

Paul McCarty

CTO @ SecureStack

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.

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”.

Wesley Pullen

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) – Worldwide Field Operations @ CloudBees, Inc.

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

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. https://www.deployhub.com/tracy-ragan/

Chandra Ranganathan

Co-founder and CEO @ Opsera Inc.

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.

Igor Seletskiy

CEO @ Cloud Linux Inc

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.

Jeff Shukis

CTO @ VoiceBase

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.

Robert Statsinger

Senior Solutions Architect @ Contrast Security

Robert Statsinger has worked in Application Security for the past few years. His prior experience includes Applications 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.