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Description Andrea is an IBM distinguished engineer and specializes in DevOps with IBM Garage. Andrea thrives on enabling clients to be awesome with software delivery using modern delivery techniques on modern platforms, delivered by modern teams.
Description Matt Cable is VP solutions architect and MD Europe, Certes Networks. Matt is a cybersecurity and cryptography expert with more than 20 years of consultancy experience that covers IT strategy and enterprise.
Description Michael Cabra is senior product manager of global and emerging markets at Cybera. Michael Cabra brings over two decades of business strategy, product management, and technology development in publicly traded companies, large enterprises, and emerging start-ups to Cybera. Cabra has helped to develop and bring to market cutting-edge technologies that have redefined industries, such as communications, networking and video/TV. He has held leadership roles at some of the world’s most well-known and highly respected organizations, including Sprint, Cingular Wireless and CSpire.
Description Roel Caers is CEO of Guardsquare. Roel oversees the day-to-day operations at Guardsquare. He makes sure the company’s organization, resources and goals are aligned with the long-term strategic objectives. Roel has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, 10 of which he spent in various management positions.
Description Anthony Caiafa is the chief technology officer at SS&C Technologies. Anthony is a technology leader and innovator. He has a deep understanding and experience across the entire stack, and focuses on taking his years of experience as a hands on engineer and mixing it with executive leadership.
Description Alejandro is Senior Software Engineer and DevOps specialist at PSL. He tried different tech routes in his career, but development won out in the end, and for the last 5 years he has been learning all he can about DevOps. Dog lover, bookworm, and self-proclaimed learning addict; he’s currently binging on change management. He is also one of the founding members of the DevOps adoption and leadership team at PSL.
Description Charles Caldwell is VP of Product Management at Logi Analytics which empowers the world's software teams with intuitive, developer-grade embedded analytics solutions. Caldwell has more than 20 years of experience in the analytics market, including more than 10 years of direct customer implementation experience. He writes and speaks extensively on analytics with an emphasis on in-app embedding, optimizing user experience, and using modern data sources. Caldwell earned his MBA from George Washington University.
Description Scotty Calkins, Senior Systems Engineer at Datadobi, has held nearly every position across IT - from development and delivery to service and support, to sales and administration. Leveraging this enviable depth and breadth of hands-on experience and expertise, and deep knowledge of interdepartmental data management dynamics, Calkins engineers, implements, and helps to ensure successful channel partner and end client solutions. Prior to Datadobi, Calkins held leadership positions with organizations such as Dell EMC and Netsmart Technologies. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Description :**Tucker Callaway is the CEO of Mezmo. He has more than 20 years of experience in enterprise software, with an emphasis on developer and DevOps tools. He is responsible for driving Mezmo’s growth across all revenue streams and creating the foundation for future revenue streams and go-to-market strategies. He joined Mezmo in January 2020 as president and CRO and took the torch as CEO six months later. Prior to Mezmo, he served as CRO of Sauce Labs and vice president of worldwide sales at Chef.
Description Shinesa Cambric is a Principal Program Manager with Microsoft. Her background is in the strategic design of cloud IAM solutions, building insider risk programs, and providing unique subject matter expertise on the intersection of GRC with security and application development. She holds several industry credentials (CISSP, CISA, CISM, CCSP), is a task and certification content advisor for CertNexus and CompTIA, and is part of the content review committee for Cloud Security Alliance. Her work has been included in global IT industry forums such as SANS, ITSPMagazine Podcast, RSAC, BrightTALK, and Plan4Privacy. She actively works to inspire a shift toward greater diversity and inclusion in the cybersecurity and tech industries by mentoring people of diverse backgrounds and she currently volunteers as the training lead for the Dallas chapter of Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, as a member of the operational team for non-profit group CloudGirls, and occasional host for the OWASP DevSlop show.
Description G. Ann Campbell is a self-taught coder who then picked up her CS degree in night school. She's been involved in most aspects of software development, including front-line support, documentation, integration, system development, CI/CD, quality management, architecture and product management. She works for SonarSource.
Description Jason E. Campbell is a Solutions Architect on the Infosario Safety Team at Quintiles, Inc. After graduating from Auburn University in April 2000 with a B.S. in Computer Science, Jason has spent his 14 year career working in consulting, telecom, government contracting, retail, and pharmaceuticals.
Description Mark Campbell is the Chief Innovation Officer at Trace3 where he combines an insider’s advantage from leading venture firms with his 25 years of real-world IT experience to help enterprises discover, vet, and adopt emerging technologies. His ‘from the trenches’ perspective gives Mark the material for his frequent articles and speaking engagements.
Description Tom Canning is vice president of devices and IoT at Canonical Group, the developer of the open source OS Ubuntu. Prior to joining Canonical in 2017, Canning held a number of senior sales positions in the UK and the U.S., including at HP, Cisco and, most recently, Spigit. He is based in London and holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Ottawa.
Description Walter Capitani, Director, Technical Product Management for GrammaTech, is a recognized expert in embedded and enterprise software security. He has led global product development teams focused on safety-critical and secure software, SaaS application performance, file distribution applications for broadcast television and cinema, and 3D video compression and transmission technology.
Description Ernesto Cardenas is a senior developer engineer at Belatrix Software. He is specialized in Microsoft technologies, and has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Visual Studio and Development Technologies. Ernesto is also strongly involved in the local technology community, for example as a conference speaker in the Azure Roadshow, and local Agile communities. He graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru with a degree in informatics engineering, and also has a Master's degree in Systems and Information Technology from the IE Business School, in Madrid, Spain.
Description Carol Carpenter serves as the CEO of ElasticBox. It's her lifelong passion to deliver innovative products that transform businesses. Her roots are in product management and product marketing. She's proud of how it all began at Apple as a product manager, responsible for the several billion dollar line of Power Macs. Since then, she's built over 20 years' leadership experience in large and small technology companies, recently as CMO at ClearSlide, a high-growth SaaS company and as Executive GM for the Small Business and Consumer division of Trend Micro, Inc. When not at work, she serves on the Board of Directors of Dice Holdings (DHX) and co-chairs the non-profit board of Monte Jade. She is a happily certified multitasker, trying to keep up with her two kids, husband, dogs and chickens.
Description Adam Casella co-founded SnapRoute in August, 2015, where he is responsible for setting technical direction and ensuring the operator’s perspective is always seen. Adam’s background of supporting networking products as a vendor, paired with his operational experience running large-scale data center networks gives him a unique perspective on how to build reliable, resilient, and easy-to-use products. Adam is an authority on both disaggregated and traditional networking technologies and especially their use in hyperscale spine/leaf CLOS designs and topologies. Prior to founding SnapRoute, Adam was responsible for designing and building hyperscale data center networks at Apple. This included the full spectrum of operations from product evaluation, proof-of-concept labs, overall topology design, configuration schemes, device deployment, and maintenance. Before Apple, Adam was a lead engineer in Cisco’s TAC on the LAN and Data Center Switching teams – giving him deep insight on silicon pipelines, hardware and software architecture, and a strong background in debugging and troubleshooting complex, multi-faceted technical issues. Adam has a BS in Network and Systems Administration from RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology).
Description Greg Ceccarelli is EVP and General Manager of Flow at Pluralsight.
Description Louise Cermak is a principal consultant at Catapult CX limited. Louise has worked for over 20 years in software engineering, ITSM and implementing DevOps and agile for large enterprises such as BT, BNP Paribas and Arthur Anderson, while managing high performing teams of over 450. Her experience working for some of the largest enterprises in the world has allowed Louise, in her current position, to lead and deliver successful business transformations for organisations in the finance, insurance and telco industries.
Description Vidya Chadanga is vice president of products at Cleo.
Description Ram Chakravarti serves as the chief technology officer for BMC Software, Inc., on assignment from KKR Capstone. In this role, he oversees BMC’s overall technology strategy, common architecture, corporate development and shared services including user experience design, quality assurance and cyber security. Ram joined KKR Capstone in 2018 to focus on value creation in KKR’s technology investments in private equity and growth equity. Previously, Ram was an associate partner at McKinsey & Company where he established McKinsey’s Digital Architecture Service Line in North America. Prior to that, Ram was a director of architecture at both Oracle and IBC. Earlier in his career, Ram led complex ERP and CRM deployments at a fortune-100 organization, co-founded a company and worked at Oracle, Ariba (now part of SAP) and technology startups in software engineering roles. Ram holds master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Indian Institute of Science. He co-authored a book on R&D and IT portfolio management which has been used in graduate programs at the University of Pennsylvania and other schools in the US.
Description Payal Chakravarty is a Product Manager at IBM with extensive experience in SaaS, DevOps, APM and IT Analytics. Payal tweets @its_pi
Description Antoine Chambille is the head of research and development at ActiveViam. Since 2005, he has been leading the team in charge of designing, developing and supporting ActiveViam’s in-memory analytics solutions. Before joining ActiveViam, Antoine worked several years for a consulting firm in the financial sector. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom Paris.
Description Jason Chandralal is general manager of product engineering services at Happiest Minds Technologies. He is responsible for defining and leading test engineering solutions in the area of data center technologies specifically focused on SDN and NFV technologies. He has over 25 years of experience in telecom, datacom, networking and IoT product development and testing working with network equipment providers, telecom service providers, hi-tech and manufacturing customers with specialization in networking, testing and QA.
Description Anand Chandrasekaran is the Executive Vice President of Product Management at Five9. He is a recognized product leader and innovator, with 17 years of experience building successful products & leading product organizations. Most recently, he was Director focused on the Messenger Platform at Facebook, leading the growth of the platform to over 250,000 developers with a customer care focus that took the platform from 150 million messages to eight billion messages between businesses and consumers. Anand holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Communications Engineering from PSG College of Technology (India). In 2010, he was named Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum.
Description Jay Chapel is the CEO and co-founder of ParkMyCloud. After spending several years in the cloud management space, Jay saw that there was no simple solution to the problem of wasted cloud spend, which led him to start ParkMyCloud in 2015. Before that, he spent 10+ years with Micromuse and IBM Tivoli, a provider of business infrastructure management software.
Description Nick is Head of Technical and Marketing Content at Mirantis.
Description Anirban Chatterjee is the director of product marketing at BigPanda.
Description Arindam Ray Chaudhuri, COO at AgreeYa Solutions, has over 25 years of rich industry experience in the technology domain. He has greatly contributed to AgreeYa’s software, solutions and services portfolio, by integrating a global team, defining the technology and business vision of products and services, establishing large scale client engagement and leading time, cost and quality driven value via project governance and solution engineering.
Description Jonathan Chemama: As a machine learning engineer at AllCloud, I am designing and implementing end-to-end solutions for cloud machine learning applications. Passionate about cloud technologies, ML and big data applications.
Description Danny Chen is a member of the Trading Solutions Runtime SRE team at Bloomberg, where there are always interesting vertical scale problems to identify and solve. He has been a UNIX performance engineer for over 40 years. Along the way, he has worked on operating systems, file and database systems, market data, messaging, transaction management and enterprise systems monitoring.
Description Linda Chen, General Manager and CMO of Cyara Linda brings 25 years of general management and leadership experience across a variety of top-tier multinational branded companies and B2B enterprise SaaS companies. She has blended experience working as a cross-functional leader in both large and small organizations. Prior to joining Cyara, Linda was the EVP of Marketing and Strategy at Equilar, the leading executive compensation and governance solutions provider, where she led products, marketing, operations, pre-sales/sales, and client success. She was also VP/GM at Deem, Inc. Linda also spent more than 10 years at Intuit, where she led go-to-market for the company’s Small Business mobile and SaaS solutions, QuickBooks, and Quicken. Earlier in her career, she drove global marketing for Crest toothbrushes at Procter & Gamble and graduated from the Technical Leadership Program at GE. She has a MBA from University of Michigan and a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from University of California Berkeley. Linda lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Bryan and their two daughters. In between driving to girls’ soccer tournaments, they enjoy helping out at local nonprofits (Friends for Youth & Sustainable San Mateo County) and exploring the California coastline.
Description Chris Cheng is the Manager of Business Development at Leaseweb USA. In his role, Chris spearheads strategic and co-marketing partnerships. Chris also acts as an Enterprise Account Manager for Leaseweb USA, building and managing relationships with the company's top 10 accounts. Additionally, Chris uses his passion for technology outside of Leaseweb USA as the founder of Tech Talks, a social Audio Broadcast Network that discusses trending topics within the industry.
Description Lan Chenxiang is a SphereEx middleware development engineer and Apache ShardingSphere contributor He focuses on designing and developing DistSQL.
Description Pete Cheslock is the VP of Product at CHAOSSEARCH, a cloud-native data unification and analytics service that runs on on Amazon's S3. He has nearly 20 years of technical operations experience, including his time as Director of Technical Cloud Operations at Sonian, a leader in email archiving and one of the largest users of S3 and Elastic Block Storage (EBS). From there, he moved on to help scale the developer tools team at Dyn (acquired by Oracle). Most recently, Pete was VP of Technical Operations and an integral part of the pre-launch team at Threat Stack, where he built out the company’s technical infrastructure from stealth mode through multiple funding rounds. Pete holds a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College and is the co-founder of BosOps, a networking group for local Boston technical operations professionals.
Description Dean Chester lives and works in a place where people know about censorship and online restrictions first-hand. He publishes his unbiased articles to inform readers about possible online threats and the best way-outs.
Description As Director of Developer Engagement, Pete provides customers with practical advice on how to successfully roll out developer-centric application security programs. Relying on more than 10 years of direct AppSec experience as both a developer and development leader, Pete provides information on best practices amassed from working with Veracode’s 1,000+ customers. Pete joined Veracode in 2006 as a platform developer and was instrumental in delivering the first version of Veracode’s service to customers. Later, as Director of Platform Engineering, Pete managed the Agile teams responsible for delivering Veracode’s SaaS platform and built the first DevOps team.
Description JP Cheung is a Strategic Partnerships Manager at Rootly and based out of beautiful Vancouver BC.
Description Senior Product Marketing Manager at GitLab, William is a technical marketer who’s been crafting both code and copy since the late 90’s. Prior to joining GitLab, William worked in product marketing at Twilio and Digium. Outside of work, you can find William cooking, skateboarding and playing video games with his wife and three children.
Description An award-winning freelance writer, Ericka Chickowski covers information technology and business innovation. Her perspectives on business and technology have appeared in dozens of trade and consumer magazines, including Entrepreneur, Consumers Digest, Channel Insider, CIO Insight, Dark Reading and InformationWeek. She's made it her specialty to explain in plain English how technology trends affect real people.
Description Chris Child is Senior Director, Product Management at Snowflake. Since joining Snowflake in mid-2017, Chris has focused on Snowflake’s product experiences, including the UI, account management, and billing and cost governance. Prior to joining Snowflake, Chris led product teams at a number of companies specializing in data, including Segment, Salesforce, RelateIQ, and Foursquare. Chris also spent time as both an early stage and late stage technology investor. He is an alum of MIT and Stanford and loves to be doing anything outdoors with his family
Description Chip has spent 20 years in large-scale computing and open source software. In 2015, he became the co-founder of the Cloud Foundry Foundation and has been it's CTO since 2016. Prior to the Cloud Foundry Foundation, he was the VP of product strategy at Cumulogic, an early stage startup building a multi-database DBaaS platform. He was the first vice president of the Apache CloudStack project within the Apache Software Foundation, a platform he helped drive while the lead architect for Enterprise Cloud Services at SunGard AS. Prior to SunGard, he led teams building mission-critical applications for organizations including IRS.gov, USMint.gov, Merrill Lynch and SEI Investments. Chip is an experienced speaker at events like OSCON, LinuxCon North America, LC Japan, LC EU, ApacheCon, O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, Cloud Foundry Summit, CloudNativeCon and many more.
Description Matt Chiodi has nearly two decades of security leadership experience and is currently the Chief Security Officer of Public Cloud at Palo Alto Networks. He is a frequent blogger and speaker at industry events such as RSA Conference and BSides. He currently leads the Unit 42 cloud threat team, which is an elite group of security researchers exclusively focused on public cloud concerns. He also serves as an advisory board member for Rutgers University’s Cybersecurity Certificate program and is faculty at IANS Research.
Description Kumar Chivukula is co-founder and CTO of Opsera, driving the mission to help companies deliver software fast, safe, and secure via disruptive DevOps solutions. Kumar is an experienced IT and Operations leader, with experience accelerating digital transformation and business growth with a customer-first mindset at companies like Adobe and Symantec.
Description Veronica is a technical writer at Qulix Systems, exploring the hottest trends in the IT industry and best industry practices. DevOps, continuous delivery, contiguous testing and cloud are among her favorites. Intensely keen on real-life on-prem projects and getting crispy fresh and juicy expertise from 400+ in-house engineers at hand.
Description Hailing from Heroku, Peter has a history of cultivating developer ecosystems and helping developer founded companies go to market and build sustainable businesses. As the VP of product at Manifold, Peter shares practical insights and guidance drawn from his experience working with scores of software companies who have thrived and died in the ever-changing cloud landscape -- from high-level strategic advice to best practices in developer services business development and implementation.
Description Charles Choe is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Akamai Technologies. He brings more than ten years of product management and technical marketing experience, with advanced degrees in both law and business. He writes about market trends, industry challenges, and solutions in the areas of web performance, digital asset optimization, and content delivery.
Description Matt Chotin is Sr. Director of Developer Initiatives at AppDynamics, charged with leading AppDynamics products to better support developers in improving improving performance and achieving business outcomes. Prior to AppDynamics, Matt held product leadership roles at Chegg and Adobe and co-founded his own startup.
Description Akshaya Choudhary, content marketer at Cigniti Technologies. An experienced marketing professional and content writer at Cigniti Technologies, responsible for strategizing and generating well-researched content that is in sync with the current software industry trends related to Quality Assurance services, products and tools.
Description Niladri Choudhuri is Founder CEO of Xellentro and ATO Working Group Member - Asia at AXELOS Global Best Practice.
Description Jimmy Chui is the Vice President of Customer Strategy at ClearScale. He leverages over 20 years’ experience in emerging technologies to improve processes, automate recurring tasks and implement management solutions. He also has a passion for developing DevOps practices to improve quality and speed of product delivery.
Description Marcus Chung is CEO at BoldCloud, the cybersecurity advisor that businesses and consumers trust to help them stop cyberthreats and close security gaps. With its patent-pending Mirror Shielding technology, NeuShield Data Sentinel provides the only simple, reliable and budget-friendly way to revert digital files and data to their pre-attack state when other malware defenses, like antivirus and anti-ransomware, fail. Marcus is a respected veteran with a rich background in cybersecurity. His many experiences include key roles at Sygate that led to their acquisition by Symantec and as the COO at MalwareBytes.
Description Michael Churchman started out in the early years of the game industry, as a scriptwriter, editor and producer. During the ‘90s, he worked in the high-pressure bundled software industry, where the move from waterfall to faster release was well underway, and near-continuous release cycles and automated deployment were already de facto standards. There, he developed a semi-automated system for managing localization in over 15 languages. For over a decade, he has been involved in the analysis of software development processes and related engineering management issues. He is a regular Fixate.io contributor.
Description Chris Churilo is responsible for Product Marketing at InfluxData. Prior to joining InfluxData, she helped to define and design a SaaS monitoring solution at Centroid, focused on the red Stack (Oracle) and prior to that she was the VP of product management at iPass where she was responsible for UX, product management and was the line of business owner for several cloud services that required her to track the business and operational metrics and analytics to help identify and resolve issues. Previously, Chris held marketing, product management, and engineering positions at Omnicell and Apple and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UC Berkeley.
Description James Ciesielski is the Co-Founder and CTO of Rewind; a SaaS service created to protect and free the data that drives a business from a simple side hustle to a successful venture.
Description Boris Cipot is senior security engineer at Synopsys.
Description Jeff earned a Master of Science degree in Business Administration with an option in Management Information Systems in 1985. He has worked in IT at three different Semiconductor companies. He has worked in application development, CASE tools development , BI/DW, B2B and Enterprise Integration, SAP, operations automation, and hosting.
Description Software industry veteran. I make products more secure.
Description Paul Clauson, chief evangelist at Functionize, hails from a long line of entrepreneurs—whose grandfather, Wallace Clauson, has recently been editorialized for his mathematical and scientific breakthroughs conducted under luminaries such as John von Neumann and Albert Einstein in the thriller Missileman. For the past decade, Paul has focused on launching startups. His particular expertise centers on digital strategy, including GTM, customer acquisition, fundraising and Software as a Service (SaaS).
Description Brad Clay is senior vice president and chief information and compliance officer for Lexmark International. He is responsible for IT strategy, operations and applications worldwide in addition to data privacy, cyber and physical security and internal audit. Prior to assuming this role in November 2016, Clay served as Lexmark’s chief information officer and was also responsible for the company’s acquisition integration activities. Before that he was director of finance, planning and sales operations for the North American geographic business unit. Clay joined Lexmark in 2002 and has held a number of different positions in global solution delivery and global architecture strategy for Lexmark’s Information Technology department.
Description Nik Clayton is a Senior Software Engineer at DFINITY. When not thinking about team culture problems at work, he dabbles in generative art, photography, and sliding dangerously down mountains strapped to a pair of skis.
Description George Clement, Intel Data Center manager and software application engineer. As an Intel veteran, George’s specialty has always been the data center—from IT and commercial implementations to efficient utilization and capacity management to business continuity processes. He currently works on the company’s data center manager team which focuses on extracting power and thermal data from servers and supporting infrastructure so that data center managers can assess real-time utilization from a single console or API. George earned a Master’s degree in Information Systems from Stayer University, Washington D.C.
Description Matthew Clemente is EVP at Lemongrass. He has 20+ years of enterprise technical experience, specializing in global cloud application management, virtualization optimization, innovation, automation, and most importantly, client satisfaction.
Description Experienced subject-matter expert focused on cybersecurity automation, incident response, APIs, and application security with a demonstrated history of working in fast-paced early stage startups. Sydney is a certified product manager, Scrum Master, and has led technical sales initiatives for go to customer teams that resulted in the acquisition of hundreds of customers.
Description Mason Coffman is a member of the product marketing organization at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Over the past 10+ years, he has covered a variety of technology trends, including cloud, mobile, DevOps, and IoT. Mason holds a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri.
Description Anthony Coggine is a HR professional turned business analyst. He has spent more than 5 years as a recruitment consultant in a variety of industries, primarily focused on consumer technology and research.
Description Lior Cohen is senior director of products and solutions, cloud security at Fortinet. He has over 20 years of experience working in the information security, data center network and cloud computing spaces. Lior serves as Fortinet’s lead for cloud security solutions with a focus on securing enterprise public cloud-based deployments and private cloud build-outs. Lior previously held a variety of vendor and customer side positions in the cloud security space, including cloud solutions architect, information security consultant and subject matter expert for SDN, virtualization and cloud networking for leading industry vendors.
Description Nir Cohen – is an architect at GigaSpaces working on Cloudify and a co-organizer of DevOps Days Tel Aviv. Nir is a relatively short, brown eyed human being, loves animals and holds true to ethics as a life path. He likes to think, walk long distances, breathe and eat lettuce. He likes to think of himself as an innovative, think-tank type of guy who adores challenges and has an extremely strong affinity to automation and system architecture. He’s primarily driven by researching and deploying new systems and services. Find Nir on GitHub or follow him on Twitter.
Description Noga Cohen is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for CA BlazeMeter, and manages the BlazeMeter blog. She has five years of experience in writing technological and marketing content.
Description Tech geek, cloud and scalability enthusiast, a spare time coder and father to 3. VP of Products at GigaSpaces.
Description Michael Colby is a Systems Engineer at Datos IO. He has experience as a Competitive Analyst, working on Sales Enablement, with a focus on Networking, Storage and Backup. Previously he was at IBM, Cisco, Netapp, Data Domain/EMC and Nimble Storage.
Description John Coleman is currently a software engineer at PagerDuty, working on a DevOps team that helps build features and applications to support enterprise-sized customers and the scaling needs of PagerDuty. John has professional experience as a clinical social worker and has worked as a consulting therapist with many organizations, such as Child Protective Services, hospitals, public schools, probation, parole, and other 501(c)(3) organizations. He started in software development when he built and published an open-sourced application that automated his case management work. John holds a master's degree from the University of Chicago.
Description Jeff Collins is a product manager for cloud optimization at 2nd Watch2nd Watch. Prior to 2nd Watch, Collins held product manager positions at QTS Data Centers and AT&T.
Description Chris Colotti is the Field CTO at Tintri. He has over a decade of experience in the IT Hardware and software business, with previous work as a pre-sales technical expert, as well as hands on designing and building backend systems while as a System Administrator. He is also a VMWare Certified Design Expert (VCDX 3/4/5), VMWare Certified Professional (VCP 3/4/5), and a VMware Sales Professional.
Description Pauly has over 20 years' experience in building, developing and leading high performing IT, Support, Operations and Development teams in rapidly growing organizations. Pauly is a seasoned leader of cultural change efforts in unifying Development and Operations through training and mentorship in Incident Management, Blameless Post Mortems, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. His current focus is on building Agile and DevOps communities in over 13 business units at Hearst Business Media, and a broader community that binds those business units together. This effort is underpinned by Agile and DevOps methodologies and cultural concepts. Pauly is based in Seattle, WA.
Description Chetan Conikee is CTO of ShiftLeft. He is a serial entrepreneur with over 20+ years of experience in authoring and architecting mission critical software. His expertise includes building web-scale distributed infrastructure, personalization algorithms, complex event processing, fraud detection and prevention in investment/retail banking domains. He was most recently chief data officer and GM operations at CloudPhysics. Prior to CloudPhysics he was part of early founding teams at CashEdge (acquired FiServ), Business Signatures (acquired Entrust) and EndForce (acquired Sophos). Chetan earned his M.S. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University and B.S in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangalore University.
Description Dan Conn is a developer advocate at Sonatype.
Description Jay Conrod works at EngFlow, making distributed builds faster for Bazel and other build systems. Previously, Jay on the Go language team at Google on modules, fuzzing, Bazel support and command-line tools.
Description Jeremy Cook is a the DevOps content lead at Cloud Academy. Always up for an exciting new challenge, Jeremy enjoys creating compelling and innovative technical content that helps our students to learn. He has a strong background in development and coding, and has been hacking with various languages, frameworks and systems for the past 20+ years.
Description Chris is the Developer Advocate for Coralogix, and is passionate about all things observability, organizational leadership, and cutting-edge engineering.
Description Darius Cooper is a software architect at X by 2. Cooper specializes in IT transformation projects for the insurance industry. With over 25 years of industry experience, his expertise includes integrations architecture, application architecture, service-oriented architecture and agile methodologies. Cooper is currently the integrations architect for a multi-year core system modernization initiative at a large insurance firm.
Description Bart Copeland is the CEO and President of ActiveState, the open source languages company that provides enterprise-level programming language distributions backed with cross-platform consistency, commercial technical support, security reviews, license reviews, and indemnification. Bart holds a Master’s of Business Administration in technology management from the University of Phoenix and a mechanical engineering degree from the University of British Columbia.
Description Peter Corless is the Director of Technical Advocacy at ScyllaDB. He listens to users’ stories and discovers wisdom in each to share with other practitioners in the industry at large, whether through blogs or in technical presentations. He occasionally hosts live industry events from webinars to online conferences.
Description Thomas Cornely is the Senior Vice President of Product Management at Nutanix, leading the company's product portfolio strategy. He brings more than two decades of experience in product and engineering leadership roles in enterprise infrastructure software, storage, cloud and data management.
Description Chris Corriere has been working with data, phones, networks and writing software for over fifteen years. His background in mathematics and engineering has allowed him to adapt to new and industry specific technologies and provided many unique consulting opportunities. As a devOps professional Chris is committed to culture, automation, learning, sharing, and having a good time while getting work done. Chris is currently a senior devOps consultant with SJ Technologies focused on mapping practices.
Description Michael Coté, Staff Technologist, VMWare, studies how large organizations get better at building software to run better and grow their business. His books Changing Mindsets, Monolithic Transformation, and The Business Bottleneck cover these topics. He’s been an industry analyst at RedMonk and 451 Research, done corporate strategy and M&A, and was a programmer. He also co-hosts several podcasts, including Software Defined Talk. Cf. cote.io, and is @cote on Twitter.
Description Marco Coulter, technical evangelist for analytics and business intelligence at AppDynamics, is passionate about the experience humans have when interacting with technology. A former startup CTO, Marco has progressed from operator to leadership roles at CSC, CA Technologies and more recently 451 Research, where he led the business intelligence team. He earned the nickname The Tech-Whisperer for his skills in translating business drivers for a technical audience and technical concepts for business leaders. When taking the rare break from technology, Marco can be found harvesting fresh vegetables from his garden.
Description Hervé Coureil is the chief digital officer of Schneider Electric. Having joined the company in 1993, Hervé has worked in various roles prior to his current position, including chief information officer. Previously, he spent 15 years in finance and business development. Hervé holds a Master in Management from Reims Management School and a degree in European Business Studies from ICADE in Madrid.
Description David Cramer is the co-founder and CEO of Sentry, an application monitoring and error tracking software company that helps software teams discover, triage and prioritize errors in real-time. Previously a software engineer for Dropbox and Disqus, he founded Sentry as an open source project to solve problems he encountered with development. Since 2012, Sentry has grown to serve 50,000 companies and more than 1 million active users.
Description Rebecca Cramer is a writer and communications strategist specializing in technology. With more than 20 years of experience across disciplines including marketing, internal and executive communications at companies such as Dell and Quest Software, Rebecca is passionate about creating and sharing good content of all kinds. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the beach and hiking in her native Southern California.
Description Tony Craythorne, CEO of Bamboo Systems, brings over 25 years of experience leading high growth companies in the USA, Europe and Asia. Most recently he was Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales at Komprise where he built a new sales strategy, new sales team, channel strategy and lead gen resulting in record revenues with $ millions of growth YoY. Prior to Komprise, Tony held senior management positions at a number of companies including Nexsan, Brocade, Hitachi Data Systems, Nexgen (acquired by Pivot 3), Bell Micro and Connected Data.
Description Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (2014), Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (2009), the LiveLessons “Agile Testing Essentials” video course and “Agile Testing for the Whole Team” 3-day training course offered through the Agile Testing Fellowship. Lisa was voted by her peers as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person at Agile Testing Days in 2012. She is a testing advocate working at mabl to explore leading practices in testing in the software community. Please visit www.lisacrispin.com and www.agiletester.ca for more.
Description Barry Crist is CEO of IT automation company Chef. Barry has more than 20 years of experience in driving enterprise customer success and adoption with both open source and DevOps software solutions.
Description Gérald Croës is the VP of Engineering at Traefik Labs, the leading cloud-native networking company helping developers and operations teams of all sizes build, deploy, and run modern microservices applications quickly and easily. In his role, Gerald leads the engineering team and focuses on empowerment. He was formerly the Chief Enterprise Architect for an insurance company, where he spearheaded the successful transition from a legacy monolith to a microservices architecture.
Description Lars Cromley is director of cloud advocacy at 2nd Watch, where he works with the internal automation team to create robust solutions leveraging a wide variety of cloud-native technologies.
Description Melinda Cross is co-founder of Venture90 and president at Melinda Cross Communications.
Description John Crossno is the Product Manager for Compuware’s Security Solutions. In addition to his history of a pragmatic approach to product management in various mainframe software and storage environments, he has an extensive background in development and field technical services.
Description Victor Cruz is a writer whose articles have appeared in Wired.com, Cloud Computing Journal, CommPro.biz, Harvard Review, and PropertyCasualty360.com.
Description Leading and scaling Product, Partner, Content, Solutions and Technical Marketing in addition to Competitive Intelligence, Developer Advocacy and Analyst Relations at PagerDuty.
Description Rob has been with IBM for the past 12 years and is currently a Worldwide Application Security Evangelist. Prior to this role, Rob was the Worldwide Sales Enablement lead for the Management and Platform Segment in IBM Cloud. Rob has worked with clients all over the world to help address their challenges in ways that bring a positive impact to the business bottom line. Rob has spoken at numerous IBM events and conferences, including one like THINK, InterConnect, DevloperConnect, IBM Top Guns and many customer roundtable events. In addition, with IBM he has held roles in software services, technical sales enablement and on Tiger teams. Prior to IBM, Rob spent 13 years with 5 different companies working as a configuration management specialist with an emphasis on Rational tooling. Rob graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Aerospace Engineering, and is an avid fan of college football. When not at work, Rob enjoys spending time with his family, serving with his church, running and cycling. You can connect with Rob via facebook, linkedin and instragram but the best ways are by joining the “Robservatory” on twitter using the handle @Robservatory.
Description Yan Cui is an AWS serverless hero, principal engineer at DAZN, speaker, blogger and author of Production-Ready Serverless: Operational Best Practices.
Description Rob is the practice area director for cloud, DevOps, SRE at Slalom Build. Rob has been involved in IT operations for the past 20 years. This includes systems engineering work at Bose, EMC Corporation, and Nordstrom. Today at Slalom Build, Rob helps companies build for the future. He focuses his passion on pushing the boundaries of both how we implement technology and set up organizational structures for success. Rob is also a co-organizer for the DevOpsDays Seattle conference where he loves connecting with technologists and companies on their continuous improvement journey.
Description Tim Curless is a DevOps solutions principal at AHEAD, a leading provider of IT consulting and enterprise cloud solutions. With a passion for solving complex problems, Tim helps clients build transformative solutions that drive real business value. His areas of expertise include container and container orchestration tools and DevOps enterprise toolchains and DevOps Culture. His certifications include VCAP-DCD (VMware Certified Advanced Professional, Datacenter Design), VCAP-DCA (VMware Certified Advanced Professional Datacenter Administration and MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science and physics and a Master of Business Administration from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Description Mark Curphey is the Vice President of Strategy at Veracode where he helps define product strategy and runs an application security innovation program. Mark was the founder and CEO of SourceClear, a software composition analysis solution designed for DevSecOps, which was acquired by CA Technologies in 2018. In 2001, he founded the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Previously, he worked for Microsoft as the group program manager for the security tools team and then as the product unit manager for the MSDN subscriptions business in the developer division. In his spare time, he is an aspiring ultra-endurance cyclist.
Description Traci Curran serves as Director of Product Marketing at Actian focused on the Avalanche Data Platform. With more than 20 years of experience in technology marketing, Traci has previously held senior marketing roles at CloudBolt Software, Racemi (acquired by DXC Corporation), as well as some of the world’s most innovative startups. Traci is passionate about helping customers understand how they can accelerate innovation and gain competitive advantage by leveraging digital transformation and cloud technologies.
Description TC Currie is a journalist, writer, data geek, poet, body positive activist and occasional lingerie model. After spending 25 years in software development she started reporting on cloud technology, DevOps, AI/ML and workplace culture for The New Stack, Programmable Web & TFIR.io. She’s written content for Oracle, CloudBees, NGNIX, Digital Ocean, and Armory.io.
Description John is a Senior DevOps Engineer and has over fifteen years of experience working for technology startups. John has a diverse background in information security, network engineering, system administration, customer advocacy and professional service.
Description Larry Cusick is Senior Solutions Architect - Cloud Economics at 2nd Watch. He has more than 20 years’ managed services, delivery and sales experience, and more than 15 years’ experience working with C-level customers to design, sell and deliver IT solutions that meet or exceed business requirements. Currently his focus is on FinOps, and enabling businesses to get the maximum business value out of their cloud spend.