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Description Mike Waas is the founder and CEO of Datometry, a SaaS database virtualization platform enabling existing applications to run natively on modern cloud data management systems without being rewritten. He has held senior engineering positions at Microsoft, Amazon, EMC, and Pivotal and is the architect of Greenplum’s ORCA query optimizer. He has 40+ scientific peer-reviewed publications and holds 20+ patents.
Description Chris co-founded Itential in 2014 to simplify and accelerate the adoption of network automation and to transform network operations practices. Using a model-based approach, Chris leads the innovation and development of the company’s flagship software portfolio of dynamic network automation applications.
Description Kirby has more than two decades of marketing leadership in both publicly traded large enterprises and emerging startups. As a founder and early venture executive with several successful exits, Kirby helped pioneer the cloud storage, continuous data protection, and file virtualization industries. Prior to ionir, Kirby served as CMO at Illusive, Bayshore, Mendix, Limelight Networks, and as Vice President of Global Marketing at F5 Networks. Kirby earned an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, and a BS in Information Technology at Northeastern University
Description Dave Wagner is a senior manager of product marketing at SolarWinds with over 20 years of experience focused on IT performance and optimization. In his current role, Dave works closely with product management and corporate marketing to ensure alignment in go-to-market strategy and messaging for the SolarWinds application performance monitoring (APM) products. Prior to joining SolarWinds, Dave served as CTO of OpsDataStore, business development principal for TeamQuest, and vice president, marketing and sales at Solution Labs Inc.
Description Limor is a technical writer and editor at Agile SEO, a boutique digital marketing agency focused on technology and SaaS markets. She has over 10 years' experience writing technical articles and documentation for various audiences, including technical on-site content, software documentation, and dev guides. She specializes in big data analytics, computer/network security, middleware, software development and APIs.
Description An avid reader since childhood, Saloni is currently following her passion for content creation by penning down insightful articles relating to global industry trends, business, and trade and finance. With an MBA-marketing qualification under her belt, she has spent two years as a content writer in the advertising field. Aside from her professional work, she is an ardent animal lover and enjoys movies, music and books in her spare time.
Description Bob Walker is a Technical Director at Octopus Deploy (www.octopus.com). As the leader of the customer solutions team at Octopus Deploy, we help solve complex customer problems. As a team, we help answer both technical and non-technical questions. Bob has been a fan of making it easier to deploy software since the early 2010s, when working for a company the only time to deploy to production was 2 AM Saturday. That has led him down the path of CI/CD, DevOps, TDD, and automating all the things. He was exposed to Redgate tooling and Octopus Deploy while working at Farm Credit Services of America and has been a fan ever since. In his current role, Bob gets to help customers, and work with a variety of technologies every day.
Description James started his career with a PhD in visual analytics, a topic that combines human problem solving with computer processing power. He has since applied these ground-breaking approaches to testing and development, focusing particularly on Model-Based Test Generation, Requirements Engineering, and Test Data Automation. James was a senior engineer at Grid-Tools and CA Technologies, where he gained experience in leading high-performance development teams. He is now Chief Technology Officer at Curiosity Software, where he collaborates with a range of organisations to solve the hardest challenges in their testing and development.
Description Quinton Wall is the senior director of platform marketing and developer experience at Twilio, where he focuses on helping developers build apps fueled by communications. He is an active mobile app developer, long distance hiker and travel photographer.
Description Anders Wallgren is VP of technology strategy at CloudBees. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining CloudBees, Anders held executive positions at Electric Cloud, Aceva, Archistra and Impresse.
Description Ben Walther is a Principal Security Engineer at Atlassian where he drives the policy-as-code implementation, and establishes secure development lifecycle practices. He also promotes 'zero touch prod' - a way of keeping humans away from customer data, in part by limiting standing privileges. Ben co-authored the “Web Security Testing Cookbook" and is a frequent presenter at Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).
Description Dr. Chenxi Wang is Chief Strategy Officer of Twistlock. She is responsible for corporate strategy and marketing. Dr. Wang joins Twistlock from Ciphercloud, another successful Silicon Valley startup. Prior to that, Chenxi built an illustrious career at Forrester Research and Intel Security. At Forrester, Chenxi covered mobile, cloud, and enterprise security, and wrote many hard hitting research papers. At Intel Security, she led the ubiquity strategy that spans both hardware and software platforms. Chenxi started her career as a faculty member of Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Chenxi is a sought-after public speaker and a trusted advisor for IT executives. She has been quoted/featured by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, Dark Reading, and many trade media outlets. Chenxi holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Virginia. Her Ph.D. thesis received an ACM Samuel Alexander award for excellence in research.
Description As Vice President of Product Marketing of Imply, David Wang is responsible for the company’s positioning, product messaging, and technical content across Apache Druid and Imply-branded products. Previously, David served in leadership roles at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Nimble Storage, and GE Digital. Wang repositioned HPE Storage for cloud data services; drove category creation for predictive flash storage at Nimble; and transformed GE’s municipal lighting business to smart city, analytics applications, leading to its eventual spin-off and acquisition. Wang holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.B.A from the University of Southern California.
Description Jessica Wanivenhaus is Digital Marketing Specialist at Tricentis. She is responsible for the creation and management of lead-generating marketing programs. Prior to her current role, Jessica spent five years consulting for the United Nations. Jessica holds a Master of Sciences from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, in collaboration with the Technical University of Vienna.
Description Sheldon Warkentin is the Head of Developer Experience at ForAllSecure. His roles involve cloud deployments, automation and software development. With a BS in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, Sheldon has been developing software across various industries for nearly 20 years. He has most recently been involved in the development of ForAllSecure's Mayhem For API, a dynamic testing tool for uncovering quality and security defects in REST APIs.
Description Brenna Washington is product marketing manager at Google Cloud
Description Peter Wassel is the Director of Product Management for the DevOps and Open Mainframe solutions at Broadcom Inc. In this role, Peter partners with clients to realize the value of their investment in the Mainframe by leveraging modern development practices and open tooling, to further their innovation.
Description Heidi Waterhouse is a developer advocate at LaunchDarkly. She is working in the intersection of risk, usability, and happy deployments. Her passions include documentation, clear concepts, and skirts with pockets. As a developer advocate, Heidi bridges the experiences of external and internal developers and spends time listening, thinking, and learning deeply about the business and technical challenges that face each group.
Description Pete Waterhouse, Senior Strategist at CA Technologies, is a business technologist with 20+ years’ experience in development, strategy, marketing and executive management. Pete is a recognized thought leader, speaker and blogger – covering key trends such as DevOps, Mobility, Cloud and the Internet of Things.
Description Matt Watts has been with NetApp for 12 years. He has over 25 years of IT experience, chairs NetApp's Senate for Strategy and Vision and frequently attends events articulating NetApp's strategy and the business value of IT. Prior to his current role, Matt has project managed significant IT projects; managed System Engineers responsible for providing installation and onsite support; as well as overseeing IT outsourcing contracts. Today, as EMEA Director of Technology and Strategy, Matt provides guidance on NetApp Strategy and Technology to NetApp's Customer and Partner Community supported by his blog www.watts-innovating.com.
Description Derek is a huge advocate of applying proven supply chain management principles into DevOps practices to improve efficiencies, reduce security risks, and sustain long-lasting competitive advantages. He currently serves as vice president and DevOps advocate at Sonatype, creators of the Nexus repository manager and the global leader in solutions for software supply chain automation. Derek is a distinguished international speaker and lectures regularly on modern software development practices, continuous delivery and DevOps, and application security. He shares insights regularly across the social sphere where you can find him at @weekstweets and https://www.linkedin.com/in/derekeweeks.
Description Ari Weil is the global vice president of product marketing for Akamai’s Web Division. As a hands-on executive with experience across various management and operational disciplines Ari focuses on Akamai’s security, performance and cloud migration strategy and brings 20 years of cross-functional enterprise management expertise to his role. His key areas of focus include cloud migration, adaptive security and modern application architectures.
Description Or Weis is the CEO and co-founder of Permit.io and is the co-maintainer and author of the open source project OPAL.ac. Or is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about developer tools, previously founding the production debugging solution Rookout, and also manages the largest product-led growth community for founders called Upwards.
Description Alex Weiss is a senior solution architect at Orasi, a DevSecOps innovator accelerating software application delivery and adoption through automation, with more than a decade of experience in application performance and telecommunications. He has delivered solutions and performance engineering best practices to many of the most well-known global Fortune 2000 companies.
Description Tal Weiss is the CTO and co-founder of OverOps. He has been designing scalable, real-time Java and C++ applications for more than 15 years. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO at VisualTao which was acquired by Autodesk. Following the acquisition, he served as the director of the AutoCAD Web and Mobile product line used by 12 million professional users worldwide.
Description John Welch is SVP of engineering at SentryOne. Welch leads the development of a suite of data and BI products that make developing, testing, managing and documenting data solutions faster and more efficient. He has been working with data, business intelligence and data warehousing technologies since 2001. He was awarded as a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) 2009-2016 due to his commitment to sharing his knowledge with the IT community and is an SSAS Maestro. Welch is an experienced speaker, having given presentations at Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) conferences, the Microsoft Business Intelligence conference, Software Development West (SD West), Software Management Conference (ASM/SM), SQL Bits and others. He has also contributed to multiple books on SQL Server and business intelligence.
Description Dominic Wellington is Chief Evangelist at Moogsoft, where his primary focus is on the emerging field of Algorithmic IT Operations (AIOps) - the application of algorithmic and machine-learning techniques to IT operations. He has been involved in IT operations for a number of years, working on SecOps, cloud computing, and data center automation. Dominic is fluent in English, Italian, French, German, and Spanish, and has studied and worked between Italy, England and Germany.
Description Dominic was involved with the early stages of the cloud and data center automation revolution, working from his experience as a system administrator to look beyond day 1 deployment to day 2 operations tasks. His current focus in that area is on enabling the "virtuous cycle” of continuous deployment by ensuring ease of support through machine learning and algorithmic approaches. Previously, Dominic worked on integrating security considerations as a key part of the release cycle, rather than an afterthought - SecOps or SecDevOps. Dominic currently serves as Moogsoft’s Chief Evangelist. He lives in Milan, but spends a lot of his time in airports. You can follow Dominic on Twitter at @dwellington.
Description Fabien Wernli (faxm0dem) has been administering Linux clusters at the Computing Centre of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics (CC-IN2P3) for 10+ years. Among others, he is an expert on performance-data monitoring and infrastructure management.
Description As the Director of Community Development for SendGrid, Brandon’s focus is on empowering developers to build things, gathering feedback for new features and improvements, and fostering a cooperative developer community for anything that needs email integration.
Description Dave West is the product owner of Scrum.org
Description Brian oversees the technology team at Morpheus,a cloud application management platform based in San Mateo, CA. Prior to Morpheus, Brian founded a software development consulting firm which designed and developed solutions for a variety of industries including power grid management, ticketing systems, online trading, social networking and gaming, SOX compliance, and e-commerce. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Pomona College.
Description Rob is responsible for marketing at NGINX, now part of F5. He oversees brand, demand generation, digital, web, content, product, and technical marketing for NGINX’s software and services. Rob joins NGINX from Hedvig, where he built the marketing function and helped launch the company from stealth. Prior to that, Rob was at Riverbed, where he held various marketing and operations roles, including GM of Riverbed’s Storage Delivery Business Unit. Before Rob got started in marketing, he spent 10 years in various analyst and executive roles at Forrester Research. When he left in 2012, Rob was responsible for 400 members of the research staff.
Description Dustin Whittle is a Developer Evangelist at AppDynamics where he focuses on helping organizations manage application performance. Before joining AppDynamics, Dustin was CTO at Kwarter, a consultant at SensioLabs, and developer evangelist at Yahoo!. He has experience building and leading engineering teams and working with developers and partners to scale to meet demand. When Dustin isn't working he enjoys flying, sailing, diving, golfing, and travelling around the world. Find out more at dustinwhittle.com.
Description Kyle Wickert, worldwide strategic architect at AlgoSec, is a skilled information security professional and pre-sales engineer, with over 10 years of information security experience. Kyle specializes in network technologies, automation and information security.
Description James Wickett is the Head of Research at Signal Sciences, a web protection platform that high performing DevOps teams love. He is the author of the most popular courses on DevOps topics in the Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning platforms. James lives in Texas and has helped run DevOps Days Austin for the last six years. In his spare time he is trying to make a perfect BBQ brisket. Follow him on twitter: @wickett
Description Katie Wiersgalla is Director of Product Management for Mattermost, which offers an open source platform for secure communication, collaboration, and workflow orchestration. She has extensive experience leading product management and agile transformation.
Description Joram Wilander is a Lead Software Engineer at Mattermost who joined the team in 2014. Previously, he served in engineering roles at companies like BigPark, GREE, and Funzio. Joram graduated from the University of Waterloo, earning a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering.
Description Paul has been actively involved in the IT industry for more than 35 years. Fulfilling a wide range of roles ranging from computer operator to IT infrastructure operations manager. He was co-author of the ITIL publication, “Planning to Implement IT Service Management,” and was a member of the ITIL advisory group for ITIL Version 3, and the architects team for ITIL Practitioner. Paul is also co-director and owner of GamingWorks, the company that developed the internationally renowned “Apollo 13 – an ITSM case experience” ITSM simulation game and most recently the “Phoenix Project – DevOps business simulation,” which is based upon the Phoenix Project book . He was also co-author and developer of the “ABC of ICT (The Attitude, Behavior and Culture of ICT)” publications, having conducted ABC workshops and simulation workshops with delegates representing more than 4,000 organizations worldwide.
Description Aaron Williams, VP of global community at OmniSci, is responsible for OmniSci’s developer, user and open source communities. He has more than two decades of previous success building ecosystems around some of software’s most familiar platforms. Most recently he ran the global community for Mesosphere, including leading the launch and growth of DC/OS as an open source project. Prior to that he led the Java Community Process at Sun Microsystems, and ecosystem programs at SAP. Aaron has also served as the founding CEO of two startups in the entertainment space.
Description Emily Williamson is a Technical Writer at Goodcore Software. It is a bespoke software development company in the UK. We focused on helping entrepreneurs, small, and medium businesses create competitive and winning software. I’m passionate about exploring and writing about technology innovation, mobile apps and software solutions.
Description Greg leads production operations including design of cloud infrastructure hosted both privately and publicly. Previously, Greg has held positions of technical leadership as a Cloud Architect and Systems Engineer at large enterprises building private cloud hosting solutions and automated virtual infrastructures.
Description John Willis is Senior Director of the Global Transformation Office at Red Hat Prior to Red Hat, he was the Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in February 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Chef and Canonical. John was one of the earliest cloud evangelists and is considered one of the founders of the DevOps movement. John is the author of 7 IBM Redbooks. He is also the co-author of the “DevOps Handbook” and “Beyond the Phoenix Project” along with author Gene Kim.
Description Scott Willson is product marketing director at CA Automation. He has over 20 years of technology experience that spans software development across Financial Services, Manufacturing, Government and tech industries. Professionally, Scott has built software, managed Production services, sold and implemented software and is currently applying that background to marketing. Scott is passionate about technology and helping business achieve value through technology and was leading DevOps at organizations before it was coined DevOps.
Description Brian S. Wilson is an instructional designer and software developer with more than twenty years of experience developing instructor-led training, digital media content, and software applications for customers in K-12, higher education publishing, government/military, and corporate training. Brian has authored courses for Logical Operations on a wide variety of software development and security topics, including mobile, web, cloud app development, and IoT. Brian has an M.S. in Instructional Technology and numerous training and technical certifications, including CompTIA Mobile App Security+ and CertNexus Cyber Secure Coder (CSC).
Description Head of Z Systems Product Marketing
Description Steve Wilson has over 15 years in individual and management roles that focus on application of technology to business strategy. He currently holds the role as Technical Evangelist for Compuware APM. His experience in working with companies from all industries, in both the development and operations areas, give him keen insight into cross-organizational performance challenges. With these credentials, Steve brings an innovative perspective and insight into IT and business collaboration across the entire lifecycle of an application.
Description Martin Wimpress, engineering manager, Snapcraft, Ubuntu Robotics and ISV Enablement at Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu.
Description Derek Wise is currently a principal consultant with AHEAD. He brings more than 15 years of experience guiding enterprises toward a service-delivery framework by leveraging best in breed technology and design. In addition to leading infrastructure projects, Derek has extensive experience in desktop/application virtualization, mobility technologies, IaaS strategy and data center transformation.
Description Stephen Withers is one of Australia's most experienced IT journalists, covering everything from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.
Description Arno Witvliet is chief sales officer for Leaseweb.
Description Molly Wojcik is director of education and awareness at Section, a DevOps-centric Edge Compute Platform that empowers web application engineers to run any workload, anywhere by simplifying distributed computing at scale. With over 12 years of experience in marketing leadership roles, Molly is particularly passionate about early-stage category education and awareness to drive technology innovation and adoption. In addition to her role at Section, Molly helps lead the Landscape Working Group within the LF Edge Glossary project, an open source project that aims to mature the lexicon within the edge compute landscape and establish a definitive ecosystem map.
Description Thai Wood is a software engineer that helps teams build better systems. He is the Editor in Chief of Resilience Weekly and also writes at ThaiWood.IO.
Description Brittany Woods is currently an Automation Engineer with CARFAX. She is an automater of the things based in Central Missouri. One of Brittany’s main goals is to make technology less manual to allow teams to focus on more valuable endeavors with their time. Brittany is a major proponent for bringing together entire tech teams (developers and operations) to achieve harmony and increase innovation and velocity. Brittany also enjoys teaching others. When she’s not automating the things, Brittany enjoys binge watching Netflix/Hulu/Prime shows, lazy weekends and home improvements.
Description Lance Woodson is a Dev/Data/DevOps technologist based in Austin, Texas. He has built and maintained scalable, cloud-based infrastructure for small to mid-size companies in technical leadership roles. His current interest is in container technology which he believes will allow microservice architectures to be adopted more widely and with less operational pain. He currently works as an engineer/architect at ShippingEasy where he puts these thoughts into practice.
Description John Worrall is CEO of ZeroNorth in 2019 as chief executive officer, leading the company in its delivery of the only platform for risk-based vulnerability orchestration across applications and infrastructure. As CEO, John heads up all aspects of the company’s strategy, product, operations and go-to-market functions. Prior to ZeroNorth, John was chief marketing officer (CMO) at CyberArk, where he played a critical role in leading the company through its initial public offering. Prior to that, John held the position of executive vice president at CounterTack, serving on the leadership team that secured the company’s Series A funding. Before his time at CounterTack, John was the chief marketing officer at ActivIdentity; vice president and general manager of the Security Intelligence & Event Management business unit at RSA; and CMO at RSA. Earlier, he held various roles in product management, sales and systems engineering. In addition to leading ZeroNorth, John serves on the Board of Directors at FamilyAid Boston, a nonprofit that helps children and their parents facing homelessness in Greater Boston. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Lawrence University.
Description Andy has over 50 years of experience in a wide range of industries, including computer services, government, consulting services, financial services, and telecommunications. Andy most recently served as Executive Advisor to Info-Tech Research Group. Previously, he served as Chief Information Officer for three organizations - AT&T Canada and C1 Communications, which both provide telecommunications services; and ADP Canada, a leading payroll and human resources services provider. Andy has also managed a variety of technical groups and led the Management Consulting group for a major Canadian IT Consulting organization, Systemhouse. Prior, Andy was an executive in charge of marketing, operations and systems for North American Trust, and also led the introduction of end-user computing, multi-company wide-area data networks, data administration, and large-scale PBX technology for major Canadian financial institution, Royal Trust.
Description Srinivasa Wudaru is the Vice President of Information Technology for a major financial services company. With an MBA in Product Development and Innovation and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science, he has 12 years’ experience in developing DevOps/AIOps programs to support his team and organization.
Description Noel Wurst leads influencer relations for Tricentis, and collects stories around cultural shifts and evolving technology’s impact on the software testing industry. By attending global conferences, interviewing passionate software professionals, and working closely with product, engineering and customer success teams, Noel looks for stories that matter and innovative ways to share them with audiences that lead to business growth. You can follow Noel on Twitter and LinkedIn.