Virtual Conference & Expo
December 7-8, 2021

2021 Advisory Board

Anshu Agarwal

CEO @ Nimbella

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.

Philipp Bauknecht

CEO & Principal Architect @ medialesson GmbH

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.

James Brotsos

Developer Advocate @ Checkmarx

James Brotsos serves a dual role as a Developer Advocate and as a Product Manager for the Developer Experience at Checkmarx. With over 20 years of software experience, James has held previously held roles as a Software Developer, Solutions Engineer and a Product Manager. James has a particular passion for architecting automated solutions that are effective in driving security measures for DevOps organizations, helping them achieve their DevSecOps goals. In his spare time, he volunteers mentoring computer science high school students in San Francisco, running the Checkmarx User Group, and participating in hackathons.

Jean-Charles Cabelguen

Chief of Innovation and Marketing @ IEXEC

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.

Angel Camacho

Director of Product Marketing @ Aerospike

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.

Ariel Efrati

CEO @ Telco Systems

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)

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.

Eugene Fratkin

VP Engineering @ FOSSA

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.

Rajoshi Ghosh

COO @ Hasura

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.

Archna Haylock

Dir, Projects and Community @ Open Compute Project Foundation

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.

Isaac Hines

COO @ Sila

Sila Cofounder; experienced startup operator in regulated industries.

Jaime Jorge

CEO @ Codacy

CEO and Co-founder of Codacy.

Michael Kovacs

Head of Strategy and Marketing @ Open Channel

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

Rachana Kumar

VP of Engineering @ Etsy

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.

Philip Lew


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.

Marc Linster


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.

Skyla Loomis

VP, IBM Z Application Platform @ IBM

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.

Gunnar Menzel

CTIO Europe NCE @ Capgemini

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


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.

Gautham Pallapa

Executive Advisor @ VMware

Dr. Gautham Pallapa is an Executive Advisor for VMware and works with C-Suite and executives at Global 2000 enterprise customers in transforming their strategy, processes, technologies, culture, and people to achieve their 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 an Ambassador for the DevOps Institute. He writes/talks/works on transformation, elevating humans, helping underprivileged people, and giving back to the community. His upcoming book, “Leading with Empathy” explores these topics in detail.

Dmitry Raidman

CTO @ Cybeats Technologies INC.

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.

Angel Ramirez

CEO @ Cuemby

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.

Steve Wilkes

CTO @ Striim

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.