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Description Lakshmiprasad is a seasoned IT consultant at Prodapt, a global leader in providing IT, product, network and operational services for the digital service providers (DSPs). He has over 15 years of experience in leading strategic architecture transformation, product design, UX design and enterprise wide DevOps and CI/CD initiatives.
Description Jans Aasman is a Ph.D. psychologist, expert in Cognitive Science and CEO of Franz Inc., an early innovator in Artificial Intelligence, creator of Allegro CL a Common Lisp platform, and leading provider of Semantic Database technology and Knowledge Graph solutions. As both a scientist and CEO, Dr. Aasman continues to break ground in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Graphs as he works hand-in-hand with numerous Fortune 500 organizations as well as U.S. and foreign governments.
Description Philippe Abdoulaye is the founder of ITaaS Now LLC, a digital transformation research and advisory business in Raleigh, NC. He is a thought leader and a seasoned digital transformation expert with expertise in DevOps and IT as a Service (ITaaS). He is the author of the best selling "Cloud computing: Advanced Business and IT Strategy" and "The Complete ITaaS Delivery: The Art of Integrating AWS, DevOps and ITIL into ITaaS Delivery Models." Philippe is the originator of "The Complete ITaaS Delivery Model™," a digital transformation framework guiding all aspects of IT organization transitions to cloud, DevOps, and ITaaS.
Description Asanka Abeysinghe is chief technology evangelist at WSO2.
Description Melanie Achard is the director of product marketing at SolarWinds. Achard’s career in technology started out as favor to a friend when she wrote her first software program on a Morrow Micro System. Her curiosity piqued, she accepted a software development position at a startup and was instantly hooked. Since then, she has worked in software engineering, product management and product marketing at a variety of companies—from small, three-person startups to large Fortune 500 organizations—all with a focus on solving problems that people care about. With 30 years of experience across multiple technology disciplines—from systems administration, IT security and regulatory compliance to external device management and mobile applications—she continues to advance her knowledge and understanding of the continually evolving technology landscape. In 2018, Melanie joined SolarWinds to focus on the growth of the company’s DevOps products—Pingdom, AppOptics, Papertrail and Loggly.
Description John Adams is chief executive officer of Waratek. As CEO, John has complete responsibility for developing markets and operating all aspects of the organization’s global business. John has a rich history in security and medical technology with his experience spanning more than two decades. Prior to Waratek, John served as president and COO of SecurAmerica, leading the company’s expansion into nearly three-dozen new geographic markets and growing the company from five employees to over 5,000. In his career, John has also served as SVP N. America for London-based G4S (formerly Securicor) and held senior executive positions at US Surgical Corporation and Medline Industries. John holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Webster University and a BS in Business Administration/Accounting from Florida Southern College.
Description Moazzam Adnan Raja is the Vice President of Marketing at Atlantic.Net. During Raja’s tenure, the Orlando-based, privately held hosting company has grown from having a primarily regional presence to garnering and developing attention nationwide and internationally. In collaboration with a skilled and dedicated team, Raja has successfully led a full spectrum of marketing campaigns, as well as handling PR work with major news outlets and the formation of key strategic alliances.
Description Anant Adya is senior VP and head of sales and engagements for Cloud, Infrastructure and Security Services (CIS) for Americas and APAC. He and his team are responsible for designing solutions to help customers in their digital and cloud journey. They use a combination of AI-led solution sets combined with capabilities from partner and startup ecosystem to design best solutions for customers. Cloud and Infrastructure Service line include infrastructure operations, security, data center and network transformation, cloud (public, private and hybrid), workload migration and service experience.
Description Hector Aguilar is the president of technology at Okta. As president, Hector is responsible for running engineering and technology for Okta, developing strategic planning for the direction of product development activities and managing the engineering team. Prior to Okta, Hector served in a variety of roles at ArcSight since its inception, driving technology development as the CTO and vice president of software development for the company during its successful IPO in 2008 and after its acquisition by Hewlett Packard. Hector also has experience in software engineering and management at Impresse, ICA, Grupo Televisa and Ericsson, bringing over eighteen years of networking, security and software development experience to Okta.
Description Claire Agutter is the lead tutor for ITSM Zone (www.itsm.zone), providers of high quality, accredited online training for IT professionals. Claire uses her background in service management operations and consultancy to blend old and new best practice to give organizations the toolkit they need to deliver business value. From ITIL to DevOps, OBASHI and Agile Service Management, Claire believes in sharing knowledge and experience between organizations, and hosts the popular ITSM Crowd hangouts that provide practical advice to professionals around the world.
Description Anand Ahire is the senior director of product for ServiceNow DevOps. His team is responsible for driving the vision and execution of ServiceNow DevOps, which helps enterprises increase release velocity without sacrificing governance. He has spent the majority of his 20+ years in tech building market-leading products for developers and IT. Before ServiceNow, Anand was a VP and GM at Electric Cloud, which was acquired by Cloudbees. He led the product management for ElectricFlow Deploy and Release (in the DevOps, CI/CD market). Before that, he led various products at BMC Software. Anand holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor of Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune.
Description Junaid Ahmed is the marketing communication specialist at LambdaTest, one of the most trusted Cross Browser Testing platform. He has a deep dive experience of over 7 years in managing the marketing and communication activities of couple other leading companies in India. In his spare time Junaid loves to travel, eat and read.
Description Shamim is currently the CTO for continuous delivery at Broadcom, where he is responsible for innovating DevOps solutions using Broadcom's industry leading technologies. He is a thought leader in DevOps, continuous delivery, continuous testing and application lifecycle management (ALM). He has more than 15 years of experience in large-scale application design and development, software product development and R&D, application quality assurance and testing, organizational quality management, IT consulting and practice management. Shamim holds two U.S. patents, has been awarded the “Innovator of the year” award at HP, authored several technical publications and has a passion for customer delight.
Description Vaidya Aiyer is a leader, innovator, entrepreneur, and technology geek. He has the reputation a major leader and innovator in the low-code space, specifically regarding ERP modernization. His 25 years of ERP/SAP experience has propelled his company’s vision of accelerating modernization and digital transformation. Vaidya has also held executive positions at Lenovo, SEAL Innotech (enterprise mobility and Google Apps solutions), and Medtonic (lean manufacturing solutions). Pillir provides an innovative, ERP-focused, low-code/no-code, cloud-native platform called EdgeReady Cloud.
Description Anand Akela is the Sr. Director of Product Marketing for DevOps and Cloud Solutions at CA Technologies. Prior to his current role, Anand was Sr. Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management (APM) and Infrastructure Visibility Solutions at AppDynamics. Earlier Anand worked at CA Technologies, Oracle and HP in various product marketing, product management, and engineering roles in the systems management, servers, data center energy efficiency and enterprise software areas. Anand has more than 20 years of experience in product marketing, product management, strategic planning and software development. Anand received his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Pune University in India.
Description Rodrigo Albuquerque is the DevOps solutions developer at F5 Networks, where he has worked since 2014.
Description John Allen , Director, Global SEO at RingCentral, a global UCaaS, VoIP and teleconference services provider. He has over 14 years of experience and an extensive background in building and optimizing digital marketing programs. He has written for websites such as Hubspot and BambooHR.
Description Alon is the Founder and CEO of Dome9 Security, and a veteran in networking security. He helped shaped the early days of network security while at Check Point Software (NASDAQ:CHKP) where he built Provider-1, Check Point’s service provider’s management solution, which is still used today by the world’s largest MSPs and enterprises. Alon graduated from Tel Aviv University, and holds several leadership and advisory roles in venture-backed companies.
Description Josh Althauser is an entrepreneur with a background in design and M&A. He's also a developer, open source advocate, and designer.
Description Phil Alves, CEO and Founder of DevSquad, a company that connects talented teams of developers with businesses to help build their SaaS, is a firm believer in work-life balance and believes this heavily impacts coding performance.
Description Scott is the Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. Scott leads the evolution of the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit. Scott is the (co)-creator of the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit as well as the Agile Modeling (AM) and Agile Data (AD) methodologies. He is the (co-)author of several books, including Choose Your WoW!, An Executive’s Guide to Disciplined Agile, Refactoring Databases, Agile Modeling, Agile Database Techniques, and The Object Primer 3rd Edition.
Description Amit Anan is an SME on Atlassian suite and SCM tools. He is experienced in process improvements and DevOps consulting and implementation capabilities of toolkits. He has worked in the areas of Jira administration, CI and CD practices and software configuration management.
Description S. Anand is the co-founder and CEO at Gramener. He has a rich experience of more than two decades in data science. He is the brain behind Gramener AI Labs and actively helps to create AI/ML-driven data applications. Anand drives the development of Gramener's homegrown business intelligence platform, Gramex. He is also rated among top 10 data scientists in India.
Description As Director of Technology with Liberty IT, David has exposure to a wide range of technologies and techniques covering Architecture, Software Development, Leadership, AI/Analytics & Cyber-Security. A life-long programmer, David brings deep technical knowledge along with strong collaboration skills to deliver business value. Since 1997, Liberty IT has created world class IT solutions exclusively for Fortune 100 U.S. parent company, Liberty Mutual Insurance, developing a wide range of enterprise scale, customer-focused solutions which leverage cloud technologies and agile engineering to enable highly dynamic business needs.
Description Holly Anderson is the senior director of product marketing at K2 where she leads product messaging, value proposition and customer communications. She has more than a decade of experience with K2 both in-house since 2006. Prior to her time with K2 she was a consultant.
Description Steven is the co-founder of Sendachi and an experienced CEO, CTO and COO, having held each of these roles several times over the past two decades. After a career (ages ago) at Microsoft as a software developer and Program Manager, Steven entered the start-up domain and has since successfully launched, funded, grown and sold more than a few industry leading companies responsible for creating several new technology sectors. Steven is an active mentor in the Seattle entrepreneurial community as well as a practicing large scale software/systems architect, product/solutions designer, software developer and technology evangelist.
Description Nick Andrews is the marketing manager at OverOps.
Description Andres Angelani is the CEO of Cognizant Softvision. He has extensive experience building strategic partnerships and leading programs that have reshaped businesses and industries. Angelani is a frequent speaker and is a co-author of the book The Never-Ending Digital Journey: Creating New Consumer Experiences Through Technology. His second book, Transforming While Performing, will be released in September 2019.
Description Karena Angell, product marketing principal at Red Hat, focuses on data solutions for the hybrid cloud. She brings expertise in enterprise storage with experience across multiple departments, including sales, marketing and product development. Karena delivers real-world solutions for many of today's emerging data-driven workloads.
Description Andrei Anisimov is a technology leader and architect with experience developing technologies in several industries and international markets. He is passionate about translating business problems to technological solutions, and leading teams of engineers to deliver on time and on target. He is currently VP of Technology at 8base, an application development platform and ecosystem that leverages blockchain technology to allow software authors, contributors and users all over the world to work in concert to rapidly and cost-effectively develop and launch enterprise-class software. Previously, he founded and served as Chief Architect of Dukesoft, an enterprise software development company for the gaming, hospitality and tech industries. He also served as the Director of Technology at Orbtec and was a Quantitative Developer at Kore Capital. Andrei wrote his first code at the age of 9. At 15, he won the Regional Programming Olympics in Russia. He graduated with a master’s degree in mathematics and computer security from Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University. He is also a former rock musician who toured Russia and Eastern Europe as the lead guitarist of the Russian rock band Stigmata. He composed music, recorded albums and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans.
Description Kristin is responsible for technical sales cycles from online demonstrations to security proposals at xMatters. She has over 15 years in the technical software sales industry. Previously, Kristin was an engineer with Skytap and ResultsPositive.
Description Brook Appelbaum is a Sr. Principal Product Marketing Manager for CA Agile Central. Prior to this role, Brook held digital marketing and product marketing positions across organizations in the mobile application and rapid application development space. She also spent a significant portion of her career focusing on server, storage and virtualization technology marketing strategies for large enterprises. Brook holds a Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s in Advertising from the University of Texas.
Description John Appleby leads Avantra as the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Avantra John serve as the global head of DDM/HANA center of excellence at SAP and as the global head of SAP HANA solutions at Bluefin Solutions, subsequently acquired by Mindtree. John is a recognized thought leader in the SAP market and was part of SAP’s mentors’ group. John holds an MA in computer science from the University of Cambridge.
Description Kalyan Arangam is a solution architect with over 15 years of experience providing information management and business intelligence consulting services. Previous to his time as a solution architect at Matillion, a leading data transformation software provider, he worked as a lead consultant at technology, computing and consulting companies, including Acuma.
Description Justin Arbuckle is Vice President of Worldwide Transformation and Chief Enterprise Architect at Chef Software, an IT automation company that helps enterprises use DevOps to build and deliver quality software quickly. He is a passionate proponent of the transformative potential of Agile, Lean and DevOps in large enterprises. Previously, he was Chief Architect at GE Capital where he introduced and sponsored DevOps. He has been an executive on three continents; working in Financial Services for the last 20 years in diverse areas such as innovation, venture capital and consulting. Justin’s focus at Chef is in helping large enterprises grow a high velocity software product development capability.
Description Alberto is the Cofounder and CTO of ElasticBox. He has over 12 years experience in architecting and developing large scale distributed software systems. Prior to ElasticBox, as the VP of Architecture at DynamicOps, Alberto led the design of the enterprise-scale platform to automate the private cloud infrastructure used by several Fortune 500 companies. Alberto has a Master's degree in Computer Science from Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, and is working towards his Ph.D. in Computer Science (pending dissertation). In his spare time, he loves cycling, mountain biking, and pampering his infant twin daughters.
Description Wayne Ariola, CMO of Tricentis, is a recognized thought leader on software testing topics such as continuous testing, risk-based testing, service virtualization, and API testing. Wayne has created and marketed products that support the dynamic software development, test, and delivery landscape. He has driven the design of many innovative technologies and received several patents for his inventions. He has been a contributor to the software testing space for fifteen years and in the software industry for more than 20 years. Connect with him on LinkedIn.
Description Fay Arjomandi is founder and chief product officer at mimik. Fay has held senior executive positions in various start-ups and fortune 100 companies. She was the CEO at NantMobile, Tensorcom, Vodafone xone and Mobidia. She was a board member of Vodafone America’s Group Enterprise, and the chairwoman of Vodafone Americas Foundation. Fay was the co-founder and CEO of three start-up companies: L3 Technology, Mobidia and Disternet (now mimik). In 2018, she received the Concordia Alumni of the Year award and in 2014 was named as one of the most influential women business leaders in Silicon Valley by San Francisco Business Week. In 2007, she was the Canadian technology and innovation representative to the White House. In 2006, she received the distinguished Business In Vancouver’s “Top 40 Under 40” award presented to outstanding leaders in their chosen fields. Fay is also currently the chairwoman of H2 Wellness and advisor to a number of other companies.
Description Armed with a 20-year history of maximizing value to users through technological innovation, Tim Armandpour is PagerDuty’s SVP of engineering. Prior to joining PagerDuty, Tim led product management and engineering teams at Yapstone, a global payment solutions provider. Tim also led the global engineering teams at PayPal that delivered new product experiences across tablets, mobile devices, and the web. He also served as vice president engineering at Zong, prior to its acquisition by PayPal. Tim began his career in 1999 as Lead Engineer with Yodlee. Tim is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where he received his B.A. in Computer Science. He also holds 4 U.S. Patents.
Description Ritesh Arora is CEO of BrowserStack and a serial entrepreneur who has started multiple companies alongside co-founder Nakul Aggarwal. Prior to BrowserStack, they co-founded QuarkRank (one of the first AI powered sentiment engines), QuarkBase (in the top 8,000 websites by traffic globally at the time) and Downcase (a consulting company with global clients). While building the website for Downcase, they became frustrated with the inability to test what they were building across a range of devices and browsers. To solve this problem, they built the first version of BrowserStack. The rest of the history is still being written.
Description Gil Artmoore spent the past decade working various roles in IT departments for many businesses. Recently, Gil started writing out the things she has learned, experienced and witnessed in the small business/tech world during her career.
Description Prabhu is the product head for Jile. He is a Certified Scrum Master and SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) with more than 20 years of experience building innovative solutions across different industries. His expertise includes product management, strategy, design, engineering and deployment support. Prabhu is passionate about Agile methodologies and has pioneered product development in the areas of test management, test automation, application lifecycle management and DevOps. Prabhu has several patents filed and granted in the categories of test automation and management. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai.
Description Matt Asay runs Marketing, Business Development and Corporate Strategy at MongoDB, a modern database company. Prior to MongoDB, Matt was Vice President of Business Development at Nodeable (acquired by Appcelerator), a provider of real-time data stream processing for big data applications, and also at Strobe (acquired by Facebook). He was Chief Operating Officer at Canonical, ran the Americas for Alfresco and founded the Open Source Business Conference. Matt writes a regular column for ReadWrite and The Register. He has a B.A. from Brigham Young University in English and Political Science, an M.A. from the University of Kent and a J.D. from Stanford University.
Description Sridhar Asvathanarayanan is the founder of Infosynapsys Technologies and was a VP, senior IT manager in one of the world's leading insurance companies. He has been developing the strategy and leading IT operations, DevOps, cloud initiatives, infrastructure and application services, for several years. With over 30 years of global IT experience in a variety of industries such as insurance, reinsurance, banking, finance sector and IT services, Sridhar has spearheaded the efforts for application modernization and automation driving operational efficiency through the use of cloud, DevOps, tools and technology.
Description Dor Atias is the VP Engineering at Cycode. Dor is a former officer in the Intelligence Corps Technological Unit with more than 10 years of experience in software engineering, DevOps, Cloud, and Saas. Dor was one of the R&D key members in the BlazeMeter acquisition to CA technologies in 2016 and led the platform group after the acquisition.
Description Josh Atwell is Splunk’s senior technology advocate focused on next-generation IT operations and DevOps. He is the co-author of several popular books, a serial podcaster, has led numerous technology user groups and is an awarded public speaker. Josh has more than 20 years of experience in IT working with a wide range of technologies. His most recent focuses have been in DevOps, digital transformation and IT transformation.
Description Adam Auerbach is VP, Head of Cloud Agility and Quality for EPAM Systems, a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services. In this role, Adam and his team enable companies to realize “code to value, fast” by supporting DevOps and Agile capabilities through the Engineering Excellence and Quality Engineering practices. Before joining EPAM, Mr. Auerbach served as the VP of Quality and DevOps Engineering at Lincoln Financial Group, where he was responsible for introducing and leading the DevOps and quality engineering transformation across the company. Prior to joining Lincoln, Mr. Auerbach was the Senior Director of Technology for advanced testing and release services at Capital One Financial Corporation. At Capital One, he led the transformation to agile for the quality assurance group, as well as the adoption of DevOps and continuous testing practices across the enterprise. Mr. Auerbach has a bachelor’s degree from Millersville University and is a certified SPC.
Description Vishal Augustine has 18 years of hands-on experience in BSS/OSS domain of ICT, playing different roles such as Solution Architect, Technical Program Management, Technical Director etc. He has engaged customers from early lead stage all the way through delivery and to managed services. The opinions expressed here are only his. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of his current or past organizations.
Description Tej Aulakh is managing consultant, Security Consulting, at Spirent Communications, where he leads the source-code analysis team at SecurityLabs, Spirent’s ethical hacking and security research group. Tej Aulakh has more than 15 years of experience in software development and source-code analysis for a variety of enterprise, finance, Industrial control systems and IT solutions companies. Prior to Spirent, Tej worked at Pacific Life Insurance, Mercer Advisors, Safetran Systems and Oracle (formerly SeeBeyond Technology) where he was in charge of product development with focus in agile Software Development and Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes.
Description Zeev Avidan is chief product officer and head of marketing at OpenLegacy. He defines the roadmap of OpenLegacy’s microservices-based architecture and API integration within legacy systems. He is the co-author of Accelerating the Digital Journey from Legacy Systems to Modern Microservices.
Description Alexey Aylarov is the co-founder and CEO of Voximplant. In 2008, he graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University with a degree in Computer Systems and Networks. He co-founded Zingaya in 2010, and Voximplant in 2013. Alexey is an expert in telephony, audio and video communications, messaging and chatbots.
Description James (Jim) Azar, Orasi Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer, is a 29-year veteran of the software and services industry. Jim Azar is charged with oversight of service delivery, technology evaluation, and strategic planning at Orasi. Among his many professional credits, Azar was a co-founder of Technology Builders, Inc. (TBI), where he built the original CaliberRM requirements management tool. Azar earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Alabama, College of Engineering, where he was named to the Deans’ Leadership Board. He furthered his education with advanced and continuing studies at Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon, and Auburn University at Montgomery.
Description Mohamed Azeem, technical lead at HCL Technologies.