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Description Jonathan Lacefield is a Senior Director within DataStax's product management team where he leads the strategy and vision for the DataStax Enterprise Server platform. As an almost 5 year veteran of DataStax, Jonathan has helped dozens of companies ideate, design, develop, and deploy global scale applications built on DataStax Enterprise. Prior to DataStax, Jonathan was a Senior Information Architect at Daugherty Business Solutions and a solutions consultant for Kronos.
Description Ravi Lachhman is the Field CTO at Shipa, a cloud native application-as-code platform. Prior to Shipa, Ravi was an Evangelism Leader / Chief Architect at Harness. Ravi has held various sales and engineering roles at AppDynamics, Mesosphere, Red Hat, and IBM helping commercial and federal clients build the next generation of distributed systems. Ravi is obsessed with Korean BBQ and will travel for food.
Description Ravi Lachman is an evangelist at Harness.
Description Jonathan LaCour is the Chief Technology Officer at Mission, a managed services consulting company for cloud platforms including AWS and Azure. He has held several technical and product leadership positions throughout his career – most recently at DreamHost, one of the largest web hosting and cloud computing providers. As Chief Technology Officer at Mission, Jonathan guides the development of Mission’s product and platform. Connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Description Akhilesh Laddha is cloud practice director and distinguished member of the technical staff at Wipro Limited. Akhilesh has around 20+ years of IT experience across industry verticals, 7+ years in enterprise architecture, cloud consulting, cloud application migration, cloud solution development and executing large transformation projects across cloud platforms. He is also a certified AWS and Azure Solution Architect.
Description John Lafleur is co-founder and COO at Anaxi, which provides an application that helps software engineering teams understand the state and progress of their projects in addition to their own productivity. He co-founded three startups before becoming the CEO of CodinGame, a platform for 1 million developers who improve their coding skills through games. For the past nine years, John has been leading product and marketing teams aimed at developers and business-to-consumers.
Description Sarah Lahav is CEO of SysAid Technologies. As the company’s first employee, Sarah Lahav has remained the vital link between SysAid Technologies and its customers since 2003. She is the current CEO and former VP of Customer Relations at SysAid – two positions that have fueled her passion in customer service.
Description Anni leads Futurewei’s cloud open source operations and marketing, covering open source strategy, compliance and community and ecosystem building. Anni served on the OpenStack Board for four years and contributed to various OpenStack Board committees (finance, compensation, new membership, etc.) and currently serves on the CNCF and OCI Trademark Boards. Prior to Futurewei, Anni worked at Oracle, Salesforce.com, Savvis (acquired by Centurylink), Fast Search and Transfer (acquired by Microsoft), and Sun Microsystems (acquired by Oracle) in the areas of product management/marketing, technology evangelism/developer relations, partner strategy/recruitment/management, and enterprise business development and consulting. For the last 8+ years, Anni has traveled to 30+ countries, five continents visiting telco and enterprise customers and partners in EMEA, APAC, and AMER to discuss their ICT, cloud, datacenter transformation and strategy, and presented the latest cloud and open source trends at various industry conferences. Anni holds both MS and BA degrees in Computer Science, and is currently based in Silicon Valley, USA. Anni has also completed NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Director Professionalism Training, and is currently a member of NACD Northern California Chapter.
Description Millions of people in the bank, travel and commerce sectors use the applications Ram Lakshmanan has architected. Ram is an acclaimed speaker in major conferences on scalability, availability and performance topics, and recently founded a startup that specializes in troubleshooting performance problems.
Description Divanny Lamas is the CEO of Transposit, the DevOps process automation company that provides human-centric automation for managing today’s complex IT environments. Transposit is led by an all-women C-suite and has a nearly 50% female engineering team. Divanny is also a managing director at leading venture capital firm Sutter Hill Ventures. She is passionate about working with entrepreneurs to tackle ambitious technical challenges. Prior to Transposit, she began her career at Google and spent seven years at Splunk, where she witnessed first-hand the rise of big data. Divanny has a bachelor of arts degree in government and computer science from Harvard.
Description James Lamberti is a global go-to-market executive who specializes in helping B2B companies package complex solutions for a faster and easier sale. James has experience both in large global companies (Experian, Clorox) as well as growth start-ups scaling to $100m+ ARR (Applitools, comScore, InMobi, AdTruth). James’ expertise lies in demand generation, product marketing and account-based marketing in combination with enterprise sales experience and go-to-market strategy.
Description Odysseas is currently leading Developer Relations at Netdata. Before, he was part of the Product team at balena.io focusing on competitive analysis of the Edge Computing industry while also leading 1% improvements across the whole product stack. Odysseas acquired his 5-year Diploma in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Patras, Greece, just before joining balena, where he led an entrepreneurial NPO and also won the first prize in an MIT Bootcamp on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Odysseas is an avid reader and blogs at odyslam.me/blog.
Description Katie Lane is a product evangelist at Sumo Logic where she focuses on operational analytics and Kubernetes. She has over 10 years of experience ranging from data center networking to data science and application monitoring and stability. Katie is always looking for a better, simpler way to explain concepts and draws on her diverse background to take technology out of jargon-filled boxes and show it to the world.
Description Natasha is a web designer, Java newbie, lady of a keyboard and one hell of a tech geek. Her expertise could be summed up in IT, digital marketing and business-related topics. Her interests are, on the other hand, wide and ever-evolving. Natasha is always happy to collaborate with awesome blogs and share her knowledge about IT, digital marketing and technology trends via creating high-quality content. To see what she is up to next, check out her Twitter Dashboard.
Description Rich Lane is Chief Strategy Officer, Digital Operations, at Netenrich. Lane is a respected IT leader most recently advising organizations and authoring industry research as senior research analyst at Forrester Research. For over two decades, Lane developed IT and AIOps initiatives across a wide range of industries at both startups and Fortune 500 companies. He previously held consulting, operations and managerial roles at Splunk, Bain Capital, and Marsh & McLennan Companies.
Description Drew Lapatin is Senior Instructor, ITSM Academy. He has over 15 years’ experience in IT management, having held positions in both Technical Support and Help Desk management. Prior to joining ITSM Academy, Drew served as the Manager of ATAC (AutoNation Technical Assistance Center), where he directed the operation of five separate teams under the ATAC umbrella. Drew is an ITIL Expert, a Certified Process Design Engineer (CPDE), a Certified Agile Service Manager (CASM), a Certified Agile Process Owner (CAPO) and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). He holds all of the ITIL Lifecycle and Capability certifications as well as multiple ITIL Practitioner certs. He is also certified in ISO/IEC 20000 and Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF).
Description As Sr. Manager, Global Product & Industry Marketing in the Web Performance group at Akamai, Anthony leads the go-to-market strategy for Akamai's Digital Performance Management, Image, and Cloudlets products. For over 10 years at Akamai he has been dedicated to helping businesses remove barriers and unlock their potential to better engage users through web and mobile applications. As a customer advocate, industry expert, and student of the art and science of positioning and messaging, Anthony is passionate about forging connections between customer challenges and cutting-edge technologies to solve real-world problems in web experience.
Description Thomas LaRock is Head Geek at SolarWinds.
Description Andrew Man-Hon Lau is Co-Founder and CEO of Jellyfish, the leading Engineering Management Platform (EMP) that provides complete visibility into engineering organizations, the work they do, and how they operate. Prior to Jellyfish, Andrew was the Chief Strategy Officer for ad-tech leader Nanigans after his social retail-tech company LoopIt was acquired. He also previously helped create companies at Redstar Ventures. Andrew was VP Engineering and founding technology team member of Endeca Technologies, an enterprise search software company that was acquired by Oracle Technologies for over $1B. He also has experience at companies such as Microsoft and IBM. Andrew holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a certified barbecue judge for the Kansas City Barbecue Society. He hails from Oakland, CA and is still an avid fan of the Oakland Athletics despite living in Red Sox country for over 20 years. He lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife Elsie and two young children Callie and Mira.
Description Tony manages the Enterprise Security Architecture team at Akamai Technologies. With over 20 years of Information Security industry experience Tony has worked with Akamai’s top global clients to provide cyber security guidance, architectural analysis and web application security expertise. Tony has worked and consulted in many verticals including finance, automotive, medical/healthcare, enterprise, and mobile applications. He is currently responsible for Akamai’s North America clients as well the training of an Akamai internal group whose focus is on Web Application Security / and adversarial resiliency disciplines. Tony’s previous responsibilities include consulting with public sector/government clients at Akamai, managing security operations for a mobile payments company, and overseeing security and compliance responsibilities for a global financial software services organization.
Description Jeroen is a technical consultant at Factry.IO. As a natural-born problem solver, he addresses support questions and tackles business issues with data-driven solutions. Always eager to gain fresh insights, Jeroen is expanding his experience with new technologies at lightning speed. As he is passionate about investing, he often scatters lucrative investor advice.
Description Vincent begun his career as a network engineer at IT company Axians, before joining F5 Networks at the turn of the millennium. Since working with F5, he has held a number of roles and is now RVP of system engineering at F5 Networks.
Description Elizabeth brings 15 years of experience in highly regulated data sets spanning both federal and healthcare regulatory constraints. Elizabeth is the current CEO of Conjur, Inc and previously co-founded eClinicalDiary, which created secure web and mobile data capture tools. She also served as Chief Data Officer for Generation Health (acquired by CVS), and Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center. Elizabeth holds a Doctor of Science in Epidemiology and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Boston University.
Description Alec Lazarescu is a 17 year veteran of the digital education domain having roles officially as a software engineer, DBA, director, chief architect and CTO and unofficially as sysadmin, operations, and project manager often wearing many hats at once. His passion is helping people learn and work more effectively aided by technology and lean, data-driven improvement principles. Automation, monitoring, metrics, management of team structures, and value stream continuous improvement have all been enablers of this mission and in the last few years they've all found a space under the umbrella of DevOps. Alec is also a speaker and organizer for various community events in NY and NJ including a few years serving the energized 300+ crowd at SQLSaturday NYC. He has also recently started a DevOps blog at http://www.pragmaticdevops.com/.
Description Rick Lazio is a former U.S. Representative from New York who served four terms in Congress from 1993-2001. As alliantgroup’s Senior Vice President, Lazio has continued his support of mid-market businesses, brokering his insight and experience in both the public and private sectors to provide strong incentives for job growth as well as leveraging his extensive knowledge on cybersecurity regulations for the benefit of the firm’s clients.
Description Scott Leatherman is CMO at Virtana, the leading hybrid cloud optimization platform for digital transformation.
Description Larry is the Chief Engineer of Security at Sierra Wireless, a pioneer of IoT solutions for the enterprise. He has more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications network management and wireless communications industries.￼ Prior to joining Sierra Wireless Larry co-founded and served as CTO of In Motion Technology, a vehicle-area network solutions provider for markets like public safety and utilities that was acquired by Sierra in 2014.
Description Murray LeClair is a freelance writer focused on covering the latest business and political news for a global audience. Having worked for a number of UK based SMEs and businesses Murray has a wide understanding of the business world and is currently working on his own startup whilst also following his passion for writing. Outside of work he is a keen baker and a formula 1 fanatic
Description Nathan LeClaire is an engineer at Honeycomb, an observability startup that makes you better at debugging. Hailing from the state of Kentucky, he previously worked as an open source engineer at Docker Inc., and has strong interests in Linux, system tracing and good bourbon.
Description Joey Lei is the director of service management at Synoptek, a global systems integrator and managed services provider. Prior to joining Synoptek, Lei was a lead product manager for Dell EMC’s Data Protection Division. He managed product lines contributing half a billion in annual product revenues and was a founding product manager for Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager, Dell EMC’s newest generation data protection and data management solution.
Description Julien Lemoine, co-founder and CTO at Algolia. Julien is a search veteran who’s been working in the search landscape for over 10 years, with work experience in Thales and Exalead. He participated in the design of three different search engines prior to co-founding Algolia with Nicolas and is the author of the different algorithms responsible for Algolia's super fast performance. Julien is also passionate about imparting knowledge and spent some time teaching at his Alma Mater, EPITA. He holds an engineering degree from the same institution.
Description Hannah Leslie is account manager at Prolifics. Hannah works with clients across many disciplines including integration and API technologies, DevOps and cloud-native development. She enjoys researching and writing about trends in digital transformation, open banking, containerization and automation. Hannah assists in creating innovative solutions leveraging market-leading technologies from partners such as Red Hat and IBM.
Description Gayle Levin is director of solutions marketing at Riverbed Technologies. Previously, she held product marketing and campaign roles at VMware, Oracle, and Splunk as well as several startups. Her interests lie in the impact of technology on the way we think and work today.
Description Michael K. Levine is an expert on lean and agile software development and information technology. He conducted international trade negotiation at the US Commerce Department, was a corporate banker for First Bank System and became divisional CIO at Norwest Bank. After a stint at Wells Fargo he joined US Bank to deploy a new branch banking system (bringing lean and agile to a highly structured waterfall environment), then became technology lead for US Bank Home Mortgage. He now leads all consumer lending and business banking technology. His previous books are "Tale of Two Systems: Lean and Agile Software Development for Business Leaders" and "Tale of Two Transformations: Bringing Lean and Agile Software Development to Life." His third book is "People Over Process: Leadership for Agility."
Description Josh Levy is a manager in the analytics practice of aspirent, a management-consulting firm focused on analytics He has spent the past 20 years working in various capacities and industries within the Business Intelligence space.
Description Mark Levy is a product marketing director at Micro Focus, providing insight into how modern software practices such as Agile and DevOps enable large enterprise IT organizations to build and deliver software faster and with less risk. Over the last 25 years, Mark has held marketing, product management, product development positions focusing on application development, service, availability and performance management.
Description Tomer Levy is co-founder and CEO of log analytics software company Logz.io. Before founding Logz.io, Tomer was the co-founder and CTO of Intigua that developed innovative, Docker-like containers designed for large enterprises. Prior to Intigua, Tomer spent six years at CheckPoint, where he managed its Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Software Blade from concept to market, generating $100M in revenue in the second year. Tomer has an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University and a B.S. in computer science and is an enthusiastic kite surfer.
Description Haoyuan Li is the founder and CTO of Alluxio. He graduated with a Computer Science Ph.D. from the UC Berkeley AMPLab, where he co-created Alluxio (formerly Tachyon), an open source data orchestration system, with 1000+ developers and hundreds of deployments. Before UC Berkeley, he got a M.S. from Cornell University and a B.S. from Peking University, all in computer science.
Description David Link is the chairman of ScienceLogic and an IT visionary. He founded and built ScienceLogic by identifying large emerging markets, gaining intimate knowledge of customer IT problems, challenging conventional wisdom and bringing targeted, innovative products to market. As ScienceLogic's CEO, David used his market knowledge and customer focus to lead the ScienceLogic IT management system to dramatically exceed the needs and expectations of clients. Prior to founding ScienceLogic in 2003, David was Senior Vice President and a corporate officer at Interliant, Inc., where he led the establishment of Interliant's strong presence in the ASP/MSP market. He previously held senior management positions within IBM's Software Division, leading the development of Internet commerce products. David also spent nine years in IT solutions with CompuServe, building innovative global online communication solutions while establishing the market for business and consumer online services. David earned his BS at Denison University.
Description Jeannie Liou is a Product Marketing Manager at Datos IO where she runs all of the company's product marketing efforts. Before Datos, Jeannie was at Aptelligent and Apple. She holds an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.
Description Andrei Lipnitski is ICT department manager with 8 years of experience in managed IT services. Andrei has an extensive background in solution architecture design and deployment, including CRM and data management solutions deployment on cluster environment. He is also experienced in MS Azure and AWS infrastructure support.
Description Tomasz Lisowski is a technical content specialist at Xopero and GitProtect.io - GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket backup and disaster recovery software available on GitHub and Atlassian Marketplace. He is a developer, trainer and scrum master who has been in the IT industry since 2014. He is a fan of agile methodologies, clean code and knowledge sharing. His professional interests include Java and Git. Privately, he is a fan of cycling and computer games.
Description Chris Little has been associated with the DevOps community since before creating the original wikipedia entry for "DevOps" in 2010 and sold one of the first DevOps-oriented start-ups in 2011. LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cshlittle
Description Mark Little works for Red Hat, where he leads the JBoss technical direction and research and development. Prior to this he was SOA technical development manager and director of standards. He has experience with two successful start-up companies, and was chief architect as well as co-founder at Arjuna Technologies, a spin-off from HP (where he was a distinguished engineer), responsible for our transaction processing systems and standards. Mark has been working in the area of reliable distributed systems since the mid 1980's and received his PhD on the topic of Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems with Replication and Transactions. Over the years he was a research fellow and is now a professor at Newcastle University. He is also a visiting professor at INSA-Lyon university.
Description Todd Little is Chairman at Kanban University, the leading provider of professional Kanban management training. Previously he has held executive roles as Vice President of Product Development for IHS, and Director of Software and Technology for Landmark Graphics a division of Halliburton. He has been developing or leading the development of software for over 40 years. For the past 15+ years, Todd has been a frequent presenter at Agile and Software conferences around the globe. He is a founding member and past President of the Agile Leadership Network. He has served on the Board of Directors of both the Agile Alliance and the Agile Leadership Network, and was a co-founder and Conference chair for several of the Agile20XX conferences. Todd is a co-author of the book “Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility,” Addison Wesley.
Description Igor is senior director of product management at Guardicore. He is a cyber security expert with over 12 years of hands-on experience in a wide variety of technologies. Igor has vast experience in managing R&D teams in innovative projects and a proven track record of delivering great products tailored to customers’ needs.
Description Elysia Lock is a certified AWS solutions architect with Flux7, an NTT DATA Company, where she analyzes and designs cloud-based systems for enterprises. She has a passion for automation and streamlined solution designs with 13 years of experience building and testing a wide variety of software, including web, IoT, ETL, desktop and mobile applications, both as a manager and individual contributor.
Description I am a long time technologist that is never happy with the status quo. I saw the value of devops before it was a term and continue to see that value as it becomes more and more the way top tech companies operate. I am a founding member of devops.com. I also wrote a book on fault tolerant, distributed systems written in the functional programming language Erlang (http://manning.com/logan).
Description Ragnar Lönn is founder and lead ops engineer at Load Impact, the world's most widely used online load testing service. He has always been a coder, but started his career in hardware, building and selling custom-made PCs in the late 80s and early 90s. In 1994 he founded Algonet, one of the very first consumer ISPs in Sweden (sold to telco Telenordia in 1996). Then he ran a software consulting business for a few years, building software for test and performance measurement, ultimately leading to the creation of Load Impact. Visit loadimpact.com for more details.
Description Komal Lopez works with Cigniti Technologies and is instrumental in helping enterprises take better decisions related to quality assurance products, tools and services by leveraging research and content. She specializes in writing about technology trends, testing trends and has been in the Marketing and Communications industry for over a decade.
Description Phillip Lorenzo is a self-taught developer and was a software developer for Crowd Coverage, a decentralized insurance platform. Before beginning his journey to code, Phil was in nonprofit arts management, and was also pursuing a filmmaking career. He started coding in July of 2017, and hasn’t looked back since. He has won two Facebook Developer Circles Community Challenge hackathons, and is working on a YouTube series on dApp development on Vue.js.
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Description Mike Loukides is Vice President of Content Strategy at O'Reilly Media, Inc. He's particularly interested in programming languages, Unix and what passes for Unix these days, and system and network administration. Mike is the author of System Performance Tuning and a coauthor of Unix Power Tools. Most recently, he's been writing about data and artificial intelligence, ethics and the future of programming. He's also a pianist, a ham radio operator and a lover of birds.
Description Ajaya Loya is an Engineering Manager at LeanTaaS, where he and his team designed and architected reliable, scalable, and secure HIPAA compliant infrastructure that powers all LeanTaaS healthcare products using cutting edge AWS technologies. Prior to LeanTaaS, Ajaya was a Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Yahoo where he worked on large scale internet services; and before that he managed complex cloud environments at Wells Fargo and several other companies. Ajaya is a certified AWS Solutions Architect Professional and an expert in cloud infrastructure and security.
Description Anastasia Lubennikova is a Senior Database Developer at Postgres Professional, the company that makes PostgreSQL enterprise-ready. A PostgreSQL contributor, educator and evangelist, Lubennikova specializes in PostgreSQL index access methods, backup solutions and data structures. She has been involved in PostgreSQL-related projects as a developer and industry speaker for more than five years, implementing both community and enterprise projects, connecting the art of system development with real business needs. In February 2020, Lubennikova announced that the B-tree index deduplication feature she developed with Peter Geoghegan has been committed to PostgreSQL 13.
Description LDS, Sysadmin, Developer, Tech Startup Enthusiast, Autodidact, USU Student, Founder hackUSU, Working Professional.
Description Tommi Luukkala manages the Care portfolio at Nokia’s Software Core Services and Care unit, and is based in Espoo, Finland.
Description David Ly is a senior product designer at MetaCX, the pioneer in a new value-based approach for achieving shared success in B2B ecosystems. Previously, David held product design roles at NerdyHippo, JUUL Labs and other technology companies. David studied computer science at University of California, Riverside and holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art from University of California, Irvine.
Description Hope Lynch is senior director, CloudBees platform. In her role, Hope analyzes the market for data, insights and trends, puts together competitive intelligence and supports the overall competitive strategy for the company. Hope works to understand shifts and trends in the market and CloudBees' position in relationship to those to enable her colleagues to have the right information at the right time. She currently lives in North Carolina.
Description Ken Lynch is an enterprise software startup veteran, who has always been fascinated about what drives people to work and how to make work more engaging. Ken founded Reciprocity to pursue just that. He has propelled Reciprocity's success with this mission-based goal of engaging employees with the governance, risk and compliance goals of their company in order to create more socially minded corporate citizens. Ken earned his BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.
Description Blair Lyon is Vice President of Cloud Experience at www.Linode.com, an alternative cloud provider that accelerates innovation by making cloud computing simple, accessible, and affordable to all. Founded in 2003, Linode helped pioneer the cloud computing industry and empowers more than a million developers, startups, and businesses across its global network of 11 data centers.