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  • Regional Director at SevOne
  • With nearly twenty years in the tech world, Abby Kearns is a true veteran of the technology industry. Her lengthy career has spanned product marketing, product management and consulting across Fortune 500 companies and startups alike. At Puppet, she will lead the vision and direction of its current and future enterprise product portfolio. Prior to joining Puppet, Abby was the Executive Director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation where she focused on driving the Foundation’s vision and growing the open source project. Through her tenure, Abby built an install base that included more than half of the Fortune 500. Abby has deep cloud experience. At Pivotal, she drove the adoption of Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and at Verizon, she led the Product Management teams dedicated to the early days of cloud services. Her background also includes operations spanning companies such as Totality, EDS, and Sabre.
  • Computer security expert with over ten years of experience in software design, development, and optimization. Specialist in real-time operating systems, carrier grade telecommunications systems, and large-scale distributed systems. Lover of vim, C, Go, and operating system internals. Experienced in leading specialized technical teams to surpass desired outcomes and deliver highly performant, reliable solutions.
  • Alec is the Director of Product Marketing at AppNeta. He brings a background in engineering, quality assurance, and product management to Marketing, working closely with Product and customer-facing teams to understand the needs and requirements of enterprise IT. He's been in the network space for 5 years and in the software space for over 10, previously working in the industrial software automation industry.
  • VP of Marketing at Sinefa
  • Managing Director at Unconventional Capital
  • Twenty years of intense leadership, management and engineering experience in telecommunications, networking, security, real-time communications and Private/Hybrid Cloud technologies at UBS, AT&T, and Citigroup. Leading globally distributed teams 800+ teams with extensive opex/capex budget management. Building exemplary client relationships, vendor relationships, and cross-domain business relationships to execute strategic plans. Managing complex multi-disciplinary programs with tight budgets and changing priorities. Mentoring team to build world-class organization with results-oriented culture. Visionary leadership in technology- filed 4 patents, given many conference talks, and defined industry best practices in emerging technologies. Delivering results with well-defined KPIs to improve bottom-line service quality, financials, and business agility. Optimizing a limited budget with changing priorities and constraints while delivering business results. Strong education- Executive Leadership from MIT Sloan Business School., MBA (finance and marketing concentration) from Rutgers University and Master in Electrical and Computer engineering from Georgia Tech
  • Alison Conigliaro-Hubbard is a Vice President at Riverbed and responsible for worldwide Product Marketing for Cloud and Application Acceleration, and field enablement for the Riverbed Application Acceleration Services Portfolio. Alison brings over 20 years of experience in infrastructure, networking, cloud and SaaS technologies, in the areas of enterprise sales and product marketing. Prior to Riverbed, she held global OEM channels, sales and product marketing leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Brocade, Autodesk and GreenButton, now part of Microsoft’s Azure division. She is a graduate of the University of Miami and currently enrolled in the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership program with Cornell University ILR School.
  • Amir Khan is a computer networking visionary who founded and led Viptela’s market-leading, cloud-first, Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) business before the acquisition by Cisco. As prescient as he was in identifying the $8B opportunity for SD-WAN, Amir recognized that network hampered the cloud journey and founded Alkira in 2018 with Atif Khan to reinvent networking for the cloud era. Amir’s vision is to deliver the cloud network as a utility. As CEO/Founder, he has led Alkira’s delivery of the industry’s first on-demand, as-a-service, point and click, unified multi-cloud networking service that enables cloud architects to design, build, and deploy a global multi-cloud network in minutes. Alkira enables enterprises to implement 50% less firewall capacity, and reduce TCO by up to 40%. Before Viptela, Amir held leadership roles at Cisco, Juniper, and Nortel. He holds 4 patents. Amir earned an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mississippi.
  • Andy de Clerck is the CTO of Teneo and has been with the organization since the acquisition of Geode Networks, a services driven company that Andy was a co-founder of 20 years ago. Andy has provided technical capabilities for many start-ups, driving innovation and strategy across EMEA alongside building a business with the same core strengths and ethos as Geode. Andy has over 35 years experience in network application management and architectures driving performance, security and focusing the outcome on business benefits that prevail with effective technology exploitation. Through Andy’s approach and Teneo’s strategy and capability across key areas of visibility, security and performance, Teneo customers can benefit from substantial improvement and utilization of technology whilst maintaining visibility and control of their digital business landscape. This enables customers to focus on being agile and disruptive in their markets.
  • Senior Systems Engineer at Juniper
  • Director, Product Marketing at ThousandEyes
  • As Corporate Vice President of the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, Ann Johnson oversees the go-to-market strategies of cybersecurity and compliance solutions for one of the largest tech companies on our planet. As part of this charter, she leads and drives the evolution and implementation of Microsoft’s short and long-term security and compliance solutions roadmap with alignment across the marketing, engineering and product teams. She has built and shaped one of the company’s highest performing teams whose digital transformation expertise leverages built-in cloud security capabilities.
  • As Technical Director, Global Network Architecture for FedEx Enterprise Network Collaboration and Technology Services, Aryo Kresnadi is responsible for setting network architecture guideline, future and solution for FedEx Global Enterprise Network supporting all FedEx information movement to ensure on time delivery for all FedEx packages. Current responsibility for research, design and implementation of the next generation network for FedEx, including: future direction of networking technology, all aspect of SDN architecture, cloud capability, global foot print, WAN architecture/connectivity and next generation network management. Joining FedEx in 1998, Aryo has been involved in Network Operation Center, network management system and architecture, network compliance (SOX/PCI) area, ITIL process and Network WAN/LAN/DC design, deployment and architecture. Aryo holds Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from The Ohio State University and Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from University of Pittsburgh. Aryo currently based in Collierville, TN, the home of FedEx World Technology Center.
  • Founder & CTO at Alkira
  • Senior Director, Corporate Innovation at Flex
  • Beth Pariseau is a senior news writer for the Cloud/DevOps group at TechTarget. She began as a news writer for SearchStorage in 2005, moving up to senior news writer two years later, and then began writing for SearchServerVirtualization in June 2010. In 2012, she took over the cloud computing beat and helped to launch SearchAWS two years later. Since 2016, she has been the lead news writer on SearchITOperations, which she also helped to launch. She is the winner of industry journalism awards, including a ASBPE National Silver Award for Best Web News Section for SearchCloudComputing in 2013 and a National Gold Award for a photo gallery about Iceland's data centers published in 2015. In 2014, Beth was named TechTarget’s Writer of the Year. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in English and brought several years of newswriting experience to TechTarget; she has previously been published in The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, The Boston Globe, Daily Hampshire Gazette and Lowell Sun.
  • VP Global Systems Engineering at SevOne
  • Customer Success, Global Leader at Zscaler
  • VP / CTO at Mist a Juniper Company
  • Director, Technical Evangelist at Riverbed
  • Brent Holden is the Global Field CTO at HashiCorp, a company that delivers tooling for automation and workflows across infrastructure, security, networking, and runtimes. We help customers adapt to the shift from on-premise to multi-cloud computing and adopt a cloud operating model. Prior to HashiCorp, Brent has served in senior management roles with Red Hat and various startups. He is passionate about bringing distributed computing into the world of DevOps tooling.
  • Solutions Architect at Zscaler
  • CEO and Co-founder at cloudtamer.io
  • VP Product Marketing at SevOne
  • Brian is a Network and Cloud Architect at McKesson, one of the oldest and largest healthcare companies in the US and currently operating in 16 countries. He is responsible for linking the needs of their businesses with infrastructure technology so they may serve their customers. This includes architecting and designing networks for McKesson’s global backbone, regional WAN’s, distribution centers, offices, clinics, and pharmacies, in addition to our private and public cloud environments. Areas of recent focus include SD-WAN, multi-cloud public cloud enablement, security for McKesson’s Operational Technology environments, and planning and implementation of our global network organization.
  • Director of Product Management, IBM Cloud
  • Bruce Pinsky is a Distinguished Engineer in the Product Infrastructure and Reliability Engineering team at Intuit, Inc. with over 25 years of network experience. Mr. Pinsky leads the development of vision and strategy for the network supporting Intuit’s SaaS platform for products such as TurboTax Online and QuickBooks Online. Mr. Pinsky is a Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) and is one of the earliest CCIEs (#1045) and CCDEs (#2007::0003). Mr. Pinsky is co-author of the book Cisco Router Configuration: A Practical Introduction to Cisco IOS Configuration, 1st and 2nd edition and co-inventor of U.S. Patents 6,130,890, 6,870,851, 7,623,528, and 7,969,992, A Method and system for optimizing routing of data packets and U.S. Patent 7,733,798, Evaluation of network data aggregation.
  • Carlos is currently Executive Director, Cybersecurity and Risk covering the areas of Automation, Infrastructure, Networks, Cloud, and SecDevops. Prior to JPMChase, Carlos was with Bank of America for 3 years where he worked defining the Strategy for Automation and Digital Transformation of the Infrastructure, and later led the Automation of all of Network Services, and transformation of the organization end-to-end delivery and operational model. Before BoA, Carlos worked for Fidelity Investments for over 15 years in multiple areas including Operations, Engineering, and Architecture. In addition to being the Architect for the External infrastructure (Internet and Extranet), he led the emerging technologies, (NSV/NFV) Network Service/Function Virtualization, and (SDN) Software Define Networking Programs; he was also the Network Architect for the Private and Public cloud projects from its inception, overseeing the entire design, automation of network Services, and creation of Network self-service offerings, Next generation data center, next generation firewall, NG monitoring projects among many others. Before joining Fidelity, Carlos worked for The Venezuelan Revenue Service, and Verizon Wireless as Chief Internal Auditor among other positions. He has a bachelor degree in Business, and Management of Information Systems from the University JMV, Venezuela, and an MS in telecommunications and Data Networks from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • Charlene O’Hanlon is managing editor at DevOps.com. She is an award-winning journalist serving the technology sector for 20 years as content director, executive editor and managing editor for numerous technology-focused sites including DevOps.com, CRN, The VAR Guy, ACM Queue and Channel Partners. She is also a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences.
  • Customer CTO at BT Global
  • Chitra Elango is a Senior Director at FannieMae leading the vulnerability management team. She is an Industry recognized Cyber Security Leader, Innovator and Evangelist in DevSecOps, Application Security and Vulnerability Management. Applying her development knowledge to security has made a huge impact in “moving security to the left”.
  • Senior Systems Engineer - Network at Acuity Insurance
  • Christopher Moretti has been an executive leader with Cigna since October, 2015 and is currently responsible for all infrastructure engineering Leading the Global Engineering & Infrastructure Services. In this role, Chris provides executive leadership over the teams that deliver Cigna’s voice & data networks, security engineering, contact center, database, compute, storage, information management, mainframe, cloud & devops. Previous to Cigna, Chris spent 14 years at General Electric and its subsidiaries in various executive leadership roles supporting its insurance, consumer and commercial banking businesses. While at GE, Chris attended and graduated many of their prestigious management training classes including AIMC and EIMP. Most recently, Christopher was Managing Director of Global Networks for J.P. Morgan Chase & Company based in midtown Manhattan. Chris started his career in IT performing many different hands on technical roles in client/server, network and security for various sized firms in the greater New York market including a period where he consulted for Greenwich Technology Partners. Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and currently resides in Shelton, CT with his wife and 3 sons.
  • CTO at Sinefa
  • Chris serves as the co-founder and CTO of Itential, a network automation software company focused on simplifying and accelerating the adoption of network automation and transforming network operations practices. Using a model-based approach, Chris leads the innovation and development of the company’s flagship portfolio of dynamic, multi-domain network automation software. Prior to establishing Itential, Chris gained a wealth of experience in the SDN, NFV and OSS/BSS markets and held leadership positions at global organizations including Alcatel-Lucent, ReachView Technologies and Micromuse.
  • Chris has been working in Product Ownership, Development and Delivery in Financial Services for 15+ years, including having a leadership role at a Tier 1 bank’s firmwide DevOps COE, driving the global DevSecOps initiative across Technology and Risk Organizations.
  • Chief Architect, Cloud at Cisco
  • Craig joined Ciena in 2016 from LinkedIn and brings over 25 years of experience spanning broad-based design leadership, implementations and support of new and emerging technologies in multiple industries; generating business value in complex and varied environments including High-Tech, Department of Defense (DoD), Commercial and Academic industries. In Craig’s role at Ciena, he is responsible for leading Ciena’s Information Technology organization, enabling the business through technology services, information technology strategy, delivery of next generation solutions, process improvement and advanced data and analytics. Craig is responsible for enterprise architecture, information security, governance, applications & solutions delivery, technology- enabled collaboration and worldwide systems operations supporting the company. Craig holds a Bachelor of Administration (B.B.A), Computer Information Systems from James Madison University and a Masters of Science from Johns Hopkins University in Information & Telecommunication Systems.
  • Director, Sales Engineering, Extrahop
  • Daniel Conroy is the chief technology officer for Raytheon Technologies, responsible for leading the strategy and delivery of IT infrastructure across the company. Conroy leads a team that ensures critical systems and business operations are available and resilient to enable the company to succeed. Most recently, Conroy served as the corporate vice president and chief information security officer for United Technologies. Conroy was responsible for leading efforts related to enterprise cyber security, digital compliance and IT risk management; with focus on cloud security, application and data security and creating security solutions that enabled best-in-class experience for customers, suppliers and employees. Conroy has more than 26 years of progressive work experience within digital technology. Prior to joining UTC, Conroy served as chief information security officer for Synchrony Financial, was the head of strategy, planning and governance for Citi as well as managing director and chief information security officer for The Bank of New York Mellon. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from the Institute of Technology, Tallaght in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Daniel Lawson is a Managing Director in the Verizon Business Group leading the Network, Applications, and Innovation team. In this role, he is the global practice owner for the applications and network portfolio with a team of network technology subject matter experts, application specialists, and lab engineers who are focused on enabling business outcomes for our customers through the power of our network capabilities. This includes emerging technology in SDN, edge compute, deep infrastructure/application insights, automation, and AI/ML techniques. He has also extensive background in enterprise networking, outsourcing and lifecycle services, optical transport, unified communications and collaboration, contact center, and security technologies. Daniel holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Southern Methodist University.
  • Senior Executive with record of achievement in leading US, UK and international companies in digital transformation, cloud adoption and enterprise collaboration. Focus on using technology to drive financial performance, market presence and value building. 35 years of experience spans startups, corporate turnarounds and the Fortune 500. Education: BSc Engineering University of Nottingham UK; ATDC Graduate Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Daryl Plummer is VP, Distinguished Analyst, chief of Research and chief Gartner Fellow. Mr. Plummer is chief of research for cloud computing and a primary analyst covering multiple cloud topics, business process management, SOA and Web technologies. He manages the Gartner Fellows Program, which is designed to allow senior analysts the opportunity to explore new research ideas and to elevate the Gartner culture and brand with clients. He is also chief of Research for emerging trends and interacts with clients on topics ranging from application development to enterprise architecture.
  • VP Systems Engineering at Pilant
  • CEO and Co-Founder at Concourse Labs
  • Dr. Abili is an internationally experienced Technology Development Expert and Executive Management Advisor, accomplished in operating commercially within the energy and digital industry for over 20 years. As a Digital Technology domain expert, Dr. Abili offers an impressive record of achievements in driving disruptive technology efficiency outcomes on critical infrastructural projects, having overseen multiple CAPEX projects valued at over $12 billions in growth opportunities and cash flow across the energy value chain. He also leveraged prowess in minimizing project and operational costs while delivering results in advance of scheduled deadlines, covering Greenfield & Brownfield developments, subsea systems, FPSO, renewable wind energy, controls system, automation, IoT/OT, ICS network interface, IoT sensor devices, AI/ML, cloud computing, data analytics, cybersecurity, and in scaling digital transformation across the energy enterprises. Dr. Abili has published several international journals and made major international oil and gas conference presentations, such as, Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC), Deep Offshore Technology (DOT) International Conference, Offshore West Africa (OWA) Conference, and Subsea UK, as a Thought-Leader and Speaker. He did bag 3 international industrial 'Best Awards', and has been a reviewer for top international journals, including Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology (JMET) of the IMarEST. Dr. Abili holds a PhD & MSc in Subsea Engineering from a prestigious school at Cranfield University, England; an MBA at Middlesex University London, England; and a BEng (Hons) in Electronic (Computing) & Electrical Engineering at the University of Sunderland, England
  • Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy is a pioneer in the fields of data science, big data, analytics, and emerging technologies. Dr. Priyadarshy is the first Chief Data Scientist of Oil and Gas Industry. He is currently Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist at Halliburton. He is also a Member of the Mauritius Artificial Intelligence Council, Republic of Mauritius. Dr. Priyadarshy is recognized as one of top global executives leading innovative business transformation, as per the global elite list of Constellation Research’s Business Transformation (BT150). In September 2016, Smart Industry (www.smartindustry.com) named Dr. Priyadarshy as one of key innovators on the leading edge of digital transformation. Dr. Priyadarshy is a globally recognized leader with a breadth of scientific knowledge, in-depth technology experience, and extensive business acumen. He holds various academic positions as well. Dr. Priyadarshy has appeared as keynote speaker at several international conferences and has written, co-authored, presented and published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals and magazines. His profile has appeared in many magazines including Chemical and Engineering News, The Scientist, Silicon India, Oil Review Middle East, Petroleum Review, RigZone among others. He has published over 35 papers and articles including an expert opinion in magazines like Science. Dr. Priyadarshy obtained his Ph.D. from IIT Bombay and MBA from The Pamplin School of Business, Virginia Tech.
  • Ernest co-founded ONUG with Nick Lippis after realizing that the user community needed to take control of their own destiny and expedite the network transformation. At the time he was VP of the Internetwork Engineering organization at Fidelity Investments and under his leadership Fidelity hosted the first ONUG in Boston in February 2013. A 12-year veteran of Fidelity, Ernest was responsible for leading the team that engineered world class network, security, and application delivery services driving value to the customer beyond infrastructure management. Ernest also managed the Network and Voice service portfolio as well as Global Network Operations LAN/WAN teams and has held various technical and leadership roles.
  • Cyber Security Advisor with FedEx Services, Inc. My current focus is on securing SDN and hybrid-cloud workloads as FedEx moves towards digital transformation and away from traditional L3 networks and data centers. In my role as Cyber Security Advisor I am called on to consult on many IT projects across the various operating companies that comprise FedEx. I am the team leader for the Network Security team that is responsible for email and Office 365 security for the enterprise and I backup the WIFI intrusion prevention and identity management and authentication Network Security team. My background is 30+ years of experience as a Network Security Engineer / Network Manager / Network Engineer working in the IS/IT division of various companies which span half a dozen industries and government agencies.
  • CVP & CISO at FedEx Gene Sun joined FedEx in 1997 as a System Analyst, focusing on the design and implementation of large-scale eCommerce and Data Warehouse applications. In 2000, he entered into management and assumed leadership roles including Manager, Managing Director, and Vice President responsible for the creation of the first-generation FedEx pricing system that supported the global FedEx sales force as well as the entire customer base. He also led FedEx’s global Information Security and Risk Management program for four years ensuring security, brand protection, and regulatory compliance. In his current role as CISO and Corporate Vice President, Gene is accountable for: Long term strategic vision and business plan for Global Network and Communication program Multi-hundred million dollar budget and globally diverse organization Architecture, implementation and operation of global data, voice, video, customer service/call centers and telecom infrastructure as well as social/collaboration tools/solutions In May 2008, The ComputerWorld magazine named Gene to the “40 under 40 IT Innovators” list of the most promising IT leaders under 40 years old. Prior to his studying and working in the United States, Gene was employed for two years in China as a sales engineer for Hewlett-Packard, China, LTD. Gene holds both a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from The University of Memphis.
  • EVP, Chief Technology Officer, Operations at Mastercard
  • Co-Founder at Packet Pushers Interactive LLC
  • Hasan is the Global Head of Software Products and Software Ecosystem for Broadcom’s Networking portfolio. He leads the company's Open Source and Open Networking initiatives working closely with Hyperscalers, Enterprises, Service Providers and networking ODM’s and OEM’s. Hasan has held various leadership positions in the industry focused on product strategy, product management, go-to-market and engineering. Previously, he led the Product Management organizations for Cisco’s Catalyst Switching, Enterprise Routing and SD-WAN portfolios leading the definition of Intent Based Networking Switching portfolio and orchestrating Cisco’s Viptela acquisition. Hasan is a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert, holds a Master's in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and MBA from The Wharton School.
  • Helen Beal is a DevOps and Ways of Working coach, Chief Ambassador at DevOps Institute and an ambassador for the Continuous Delivery Foundation. She provides strategic advisory services to DevOps industry leaders and is an analyst at Accelerated Strategies Group. She hosts the Day-to-Day DevOps webinar series for BrightTalk, speaks regularly on DevOps topics, is a DevOps editor for InfoQ and also writes for a number of other online platforms.
  • Ian Trueman is Director of IT Operations at ERM, a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting and sustainability related services to many of the world’s most well-known brands and organizations. Ian has nearly 25 years of experience in managing IT and network operations, IT service improvements and projects on a global scale, and has held various roles at ERM over a period of 20 years. He is a graduate of University of Wolverhampton.
  • James Walker is a Managing Director within Bank of America responsible for Network Technology Services. His responsibilities include implementing technology and commercial strategies that deliver a best in class IT service across all lines of business. James was previously IT Sourcing Executive for Bank of America, responsible for the firm-wide procurement of IT hardware, software, services and market data. James is a financial technology professional with over 25 years of experience in technology and telecommunications at both end-user and service provider organizations. James joined Bank of America in 2014 from Morgan Stanley where he was a Managing Director in Enterprise Technology responsible for global voice and data networks. Previously, James was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse where he held a number of technology and business roles including Head of Voice and Data Networks. James has also held senior technology positions at CSC, JP Morgan and The Walt Disney Studios. James is a graduate of Newcastle University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
  • James works is the Head of Research at Verica, and is he is the author of several courses on DevOps and DevSecOps at LinkedIn Learning. His courses include DevOps Foundations, Infrastructure as Code, DevSecOps: Automated Security Testing, Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), Site Reliability Engineering, and more. James is the creator and founder of the Lonestar Application Security Conference, which is the largest annual security conference in Austin, TX. He also runs DevOps Days Austin and Serverless Days Austin. He previously served on the global DevOps Days board. In his spare time, he is trying to learn how to make a perfect BBQ brisket.
  • Janice MacDonald is Vice President of IT Product Management for Fidelity Investments supporting accounting, procurement, tax and treasury and has been with Fidelity for 29 years. Janice and her team are responsible for more than 40 applications, with a mix of SaaS, on- premise vendor and home-grown technologies. Janice joined Fidelity in 1990 through a 2-year rotational program and post completion spent the next 5 years in corporate accounting partnering with a multitude of business units. As technology began to play a key role in collaborating with business functions, Janice shifted to technology tied to the enterprise rollout of a tool supporting corporate reporting and fund profitability. In 2006, Janice shifted back to the business to provide leadership to a multi-year, multi-million dollar internal application redesign initiative. Janice rejoined technology in 2012 as a product manager and then expanded into product line management. Her most current role began in September 2017 with a shift in product line ownership to encompass applications leveraged by accounting, procurement, tax and treasury. Janice is an active member in the Fidelity community in Westlake, Texas, including site lead for corporate technology group and a member of the Westlake Regional Leadership Team. She is also involved in Fidelity’s diversity and inclusion efforts and helped grow the Fidelity Women in Technology Special Interest Group chapter in Westlake as a co-lead in 2015 and 2016 with global leadership responsibilities for the group in 2017. 
  • VP Product Marketing at NetBrain
  • IBM Fellow, Vice President and CTO, IBM Cloud
  • Jay is an accomplished entrepreneur, having founded a series of successful companies, including AirDefense, CipherTrust, CoreHarbor, SecureIT, and Zscaler, now a public company as of March 16, 2018. Jay has a history of introducing visionary innovations to market that address the demand for securely enabling emerging technology trends, such as the Zscaler global security cloud for distributed and mobile enterprises. Jay’s considerable work in the security technology sector has made him a trusted advisor for many enterprise CIOs and CISOs. Jay leverages more than 25 years of security industry expertise, including engineering, sales, marketing and management experience with leading organizations, such as IBM, NCR and Unisys. Prior to founding Zscaler in 2008, he founded and led AirDefense, a wireless security pioneer, before its acquisition by Motorola. From 2000 to 2006, Jay founded and led CipherTrust, the industry’s first email security gateway, before its merger with Secure Computing. He also founded and led CoreHarbor, a managed ecommerce solution, before it was acquired by USi/AT&T. In 1996, Jay founded and led his first company, SecureIT, the first pure-play Internet security service, before it was acquired by VeriSign in 1998. Jay has been honored as an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year (Southeast USA),” an Information Week “Innovator & Influencer”, an SC Magazine “Market Entrepreneur”, an IIT BHU “Distinguished Alumnus” and a Goldman Sachs “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.” He earned his MBA in Marketing, MS in Computer Engineering and MS in Industrial Engineering – all from the University of Cincinnati. He earned his Bachelor of Technology in Electronics Engineering from IIT BHU Varanasi. Jay has completed the Executive Management Program from Harvard Business School.
  • CISO at ExtraHop
  • FS Cloud Leader at IBM
  • Jeff Gray has led Gluware since 2011, bringing the first SDN orchestration platform to market and achieving blue-chip enterprise adoption. Prior to Gluware, Jeff was VP of BD at Yelofin--a virtual network operator, Director of BD at Firefly--a Cisco learning partner, and was a management consultant at Deutsche Bank GTS/Cards. Jeff holds a B.A. from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo has two US patents, and has received a US Special Congressional Recognition and a US Congressional Commendation for service to the community and business entrepreneurship.
  • Jennifer Rexford is the Chair of Computer Science at Princeton University. While working at AT&T Research from 1996-2005, she was one the designers of the Routing Control Platform (RCP)---an early Software-Defined Networking solution deployed in AT&T's backbone network---and the 4D architecture for logically-centralized network control. Jennifer has served on the boards of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and the P4 Consortium, and she currently serves on the ONF's P4 Technical Steering Team. She is a recipient of the ACM SIGCOMM Award and IEEE Internet Award, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Director, Product Marketing, DX NetOps at Broadcom
  • Solution Architect at BlueCat
  • Enterprise System Engineer at jSonar
  • John Clancy is the Vice President of Information Technology and Infrastructure for Willamette Valley Bank, where he leads the security, architecture and operation of the Bank’s infrastructure, services and applications. Prior to landing at Willamette Valley Bank, Clancy held various leadership positions within the Federal Government space. These positions were instrumental in the development and deployment of new security technologies, platform architecture and infrastructure improvements between agencies. Clancy has earned his Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology Management from Northern Arizona University.
  • SVP, Technology Infrastructure at PNC
  • 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.
  • Johna Till Johnson is CEO and Founder of Nemertes Research, where she sets research direction and works with strategic clients. Under her leadership, Nemertes has emerged as a leading trusted advisor to Fortune-50 and other world-class organizations. A widely regarded expert, Ms. Johnson currently serves as the content committee chair at the Wall St. Technology Association (WSTA), which provides technology guidance to some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated financial services firms. She regularly speaks at industry trade shows, conferences, and seminars, including Nemertes Navigator360, IDG’s FutureIT, ISC, and (WSTA). She writes regular columns on cybersecurity and IoT for TechTarget. Prior to founding Nemertes in 2002, Ms. Johnson served as chief technology officer (CTO) at Greenwich Technology Partners, a global consulting and engineering firm. Prior to that, she led the Global Networking Strategies Service business unit of META Group. Prior to that, as Senior Technology Editor she oversaw the lab-testing program at Data Communications magazine, providing testing and assessment of up to 16 emerging technologies per year. She also has designed and developed security, speech-synthesis, and free-space laser products at companies including Mosler Security Systems and Digitus Corp. Ms. Johnson holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering/computer science (BSEE/CS) from The Johns Hopkins University, has conducted graduate work in nuclear and particle physics at the University of Rochester, speaks three languages, and has published a science fiction novel. She is an avid urban kayaker and novice woodworker and candymaker.
  • Jon Weg is a digital transformation leader with success in driving business change for innovative world leading brands (inc. Gillette, Deloitte, Burberry & The Body Shop) across different industries. He has over 25 years of experience leading international delivery teams, including 18 months based in China. He’s played a leadership role in world firsts including Burberry’s runway to reality (featured on The Times front page) and London’s central congestion charge. For the last 15 years Jon has been working in the Retail Industry, most recently as global CIO for The Body Shop. He is currently providing strategic advisory support to a number of technology and professional services companies.
  • Jonny Noble leads the Technical Marketing team for Cloud Security at Cisco, with expertise in Cisco Umbrella and surrounding technologies. Jonny has vast experience in customer-facing disciplines in leading global hi-tech organizations for over 20 years. Jonny has rich experience in presenting breakout sessions and proctoring labs at Cisco Live events and representing Cisco at numerous other customer and partner events, trade shows, and exhibitions. Jonny holds degrees in Electronics, Sociology, a Business MBA, and is CISSP certified.
  • Joseph Loomis is an entrepreneur, investor, and startup founder. His first .com was based on cybercrime and counterfeit product and medications working with the US Government and many global corporations. All of these experiences afforded me a greater appreciation for the value and importance of the cybercrime/security market and the tenacity to help companies protect their key terrain. He sold Net Enforcers to a public company in 2007 and pivoted into cybersecurity after a long vacation. His second .com was a cybersecurity case management solution with automation and orchestration bringing the first of its kind autonomy to the industry. He worked again for the US Government, large corporations, and also hold a Top Secret Clearance with the DOD. Following some hard work and years focusing on technology, CyberSponse matured into a great and aggressive company with superior technology in the Automation & Orchestration Arena. This company was successfully sold in December 2019 to Fortinet, Inc, where the team and the technology live on with a much bigger mission and focus. Currently, Joe is managing the working groups for the automated cloud governance project with ONUG.
  • Director of Product Marketing at Catchpoint
  • Solution Architect at Gluware
  • Technical Marketing Lead at PacketFabric
  • Kit Colbert is VP & CTO, Cloud Platform BU at VMware, driving technical strategy and innovation for vSphere and VMware's hybrid cloud offerings, such as VMware Cloud on AWS. Previously he was GM of Cloud-Native Apps, CTO for End-User Computing, the Chief Architect and Principal Engineer for Horizon Workspace, and the lead Management Architect for the vRealize Operations Suite. At the start of his career, he was the technical lead behind the creation, development, and delivery of the vMotion and Storage vMotion features in vSphere. Kit holds a ScB in Computer Science from Brown University and is a recognized thought-leader on Cloud-Native, End-User Computing, and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure trends. He speaks regularly at industry conferences, on the main stage at VMworld, and is the Hybrid Cloud voice for the VMware Office of the CTO blog.
  • Co-Founder of TechFugitives
  • Lane Patterson is currently CEO of Patterson Technologies, and Co-Founder of EdgeUno, Inc., a company focused on accelerating the maturity of Internet and Cloud infrastructure in LATAM. Previously, Lane was VP of Global Network and Edge Infrastructure at Oath–the combination of AOL and Yahoo under Verizon. Lane joined Yahoo in 2015 with the mission of driving infrastructure architecture and DevOps reporting directly to Co-Founder David Filo. Prior to that, Lane was CTO at Equinix, where he spent 14 years building them from pre-IPO to a global empowerer of hyper scale infrastructure and disruptive Internet economics. In the late 1990’s, Lane helped Global Crossing build the first global Fiber and IP network and the first generation of Internet hosting datacenters and services, serving a variety of leadership roles. In the mid 1990’s, Lane ran the largest first-generation Internet peering point on the globe, Metropolitan Fiber System’s MAE-East, just as the Internet experienced its first wave of massive commercial ISP growth. During that time, 40% of all IP packets worldwide traversed the MAE-East exchange point. Lane has a deep background in telecommunications, Internet networking, and large scale datacenter computing infrastructure. Lane received a B.A. in Physics from Cornell University and an M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Larry Biagini recently retired as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of GE. While at GE, Larry’s focus was on contemporizing infrastructure, employee services, and deploying cloud technology to enable the secure usage of those services by GE’s employees, customers, and partners. Larry was a Zscaler customer and the EB at GE. In his 26 years at GE, Larry held various positions in information technology, including Vice President, IT Risk, with responsibility for all aspects of risk, governance, and security; Vice President & CIO, GE Capital; Chief Technology Officer, CIO & Services Delivery for GE Company and Chief Technology Officer for GE Aviation. During his tenure at GE, Larry was instrumental in driving successful technology integrations of global mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. In 2012, Larry was named a GE Company Officer. Prior to GE, Larry led international applications for Emery Air Freight and was Director of Financial Applications for Olin Chemical. Larry’s career has spanned 35 years in technology, covering manufacturing, logistics, and financial systems. Industrial verticals include healthcare, media, aviation, and energy. Larry is a recognized global leader in creating environments that enable businesses to take advantage of new technologies in a reliable and secure manner.
  • Linda Tai reports to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Tai leads the development and execution of the Fannie Mae business architecture strategy and production processes that aligns with our enterprise mission and overall corporate strategy. Her work will ensure that our digital transformation plans, processes, and systems deliver the insights we need to be a more innovative organization, support our customers and partners, and drive digital transformation throughout housing finance.
  • Liz Rice is VP Open Source Engineering with cloud native security specialists Aqua Security, looking after projects including Starboard, Trivy, Tracee, kube-hunter and kube-bench. She is chair of the CNCF's Technical Oversight Committee, and was Co-Chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in 2018. She is also the author of Container Security, published by O'Reilly.  She has a wealth of software development, team, and product management experience from working on network protocols and distributed systems, and in digital technology sectors such as VOD, music, and VoIP. When not writing code, or talking about it, Liz loves riding bikes in places with better weather than her native London, and competing in virtual races on Zwift.
  • Lov is currently Managing Principal and Master Architect in Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions group at Verizon, working on emerging platforms and the Intelligent Edge to create new value add solutions. Earlier, Lov was Master Architect in Advanced Technology Group, within Global Pre-sales, leading SDN and NFV based advanced networking solutions. Prior to this role, he was Executive Consulting Partner at Verizon He was offering thought leadership as well as business, strategic and pragmatic advice in emerging technologies to our customers. Most recently, while at EMC Consulting, Lov was responsible for delivering network and cloud virtual data center solutions to customers in Americas. Previously, Lov was GM and Director of product management at Lucent Technologies; with ATT as Enhanced Services Director and Product Manager. He is an entrepreneur as well – he cofounded and was CEO of two startups in SDN and wireless technologies during his career. Lov has also held the position of Chairman and the founding Executive Director of the Multimedia Services Affiliate Forum (MSAF). Lov began his career at ATT Bell Laboratories. Lov holds a Ph. D. in Systems and Control Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. Lov is settled in NJ with his family. He is actively involved in his community, where he serves as the President of the Board of Trustees.
  • Head of Product Management at Alkira
  • Manager of NetOne USA
  • I'm the Co-Founder and Co-Host of The Tech Fugitives Show. The show covers IT news with a dash of science. Mix in some humor and it becomes... "Tech Talk that doesn't Suck!"
  • Martin Casado is a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz where he focuses on enterprise investing. He was previously the cofounder and chief technology officer at Nicira, which was acquired by VMware for $1.26 billion in 2012. While at VMware, Martin served as senior vice president and general manager of the Networking and Security Business Unit, which he scaled to a $600 million run-rate business by the time he left VMware in 2016. Martin started his career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he worked on large-scale simulations for the Department of Defense before moving over to work with the intelligence community on networking and cybersecurity. These experiences inspired his work at Stanford where he created the software-defined networking (SDN) movement, leading to a new paradigm of network virtualization. While at Stanford he also cofounded Illuminics Systems, an IP analytics company, which was acquired by Quova Inc. in 2006. For his work, Martin was awarded both the ACM Grace Murray Hopper award and the NEC C&C award, and he’s an inductee of the Lawrence Livermore Lab’s Entrepreneur’s Hall of Fame. He holds both a PhD and Masters degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.
  • Matt has been with Koch for over 20 years serving in various technology related roles. In his role as an Enterprise Architect, he has overseen significant technology transformation efforts such as the global SD-WAN deployment, improvement of bandwidth and internet access for hundreds of locations around the world, and developing and executing strategies for cloud on-ramps to support the broad move to adopt cloud services, modernize applications, and develop digital products and services across the enterprise.
  • Sr. Director at Expedia
  • Matthew Dittoe leads global sales for Gluware. Mr. Dittoe is a seasoned sales and technology executive with over 20 years of experience defining and driving transformative high-tech sales and growth strategies. He has held a series of executive sales, management and leadership positions, most recently at Oracle, where he served as Regional Vice President of Enterprise Cloud. He was also Vice President of Cloud at Solarwinds and National Director of Sales for Amazon Web Services. As a developer, architect and systems engineer in his own right, Mr. Dittoe has deep technical knowledge that brings a holistic approach to his customer engagement and accelerates revenue growth focus at Gluware.
  • Michael is a 30+ year veteran IT professional. He began his career as a network engineer in the days of ethernet hubs and repeaters and has kept himself busy chasing packets of one sort or another ever since. He has worked in all manner of industry verticals and has significant large enterprise experience managing both networks and app hosting environments at scale at Bausch & Lomb and Fidelity Investments. Mike spent his final 5 years at Fidelity in the Enterprise Architecture group focused on various platform infrastructure initiatives, including leading the effort to develop a unified server strategy. Michael has spent the last decade working as an independent consultant, helping mid-sized, private equity portfolio companies develop the technology frameworks needed to support their global expansion efforts. His involvement with ONUG’s Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Security Working Group dates to its inception in 2015. He is an avid DevOps practitioner and for the past several years has served as Organizer for the annual “DevOpsDays Boston” conference. In his free time, Mike enjoys working on his finger-style guitar technique and tramping around the countryside honing his photography skills. Michael did his undergraduate work in Honours English & History at the University of Western Ontario, London. He studied graduate history at Brandeis, both taught and studied in the grad IT program at Harvard and earned graduate certificates in Data Science at MIT.
  • Michael works as a Engineering Manager for VMware Carbon Black, a SaaS security company in the Boston area. He has a passion for all things surrounding cloud design and architecture, building tools with Go, automating infrastructure provisioning, and deployment automation pipelines. While not tinkering with tech he can be found pressing arcade stick buttons, or banging on drums.
  • VP, Product Marketing at Gluware
  • Mick Currey is an Enterprise Cloud Architect championing resilient “anti-fragile” applications, cloud topologies, observability, automated governance, and automated security controls. When he learned the cloud was becoming an option for use at Fidelity, he worked with his CTO to create a new role to start working on the cloud. He has been working as an Enterprise Cloud Architect since then. Mick’s career started as an Industrial Engineer doing computer simulations and programming robots. Programming robots was fun. However, he felt he was too technical, so he wanted to blend technical knowledge with more business and management concepts. He went back to school for an MBA in Information System. After grad school, his initial roles were in software development, AI development, and R&D architecture. Leading projects from a technical perspective led to project management and then development management. A few management roles mixed several different categories: ALM, Infrastructure (Servers, Storage and Network), Architecture, Governance, and Regulatory Compliance. Later roles included a product line manager with team members on several continents enabling development progress round the clock. His experiences leading two drastically different hyper performing teams shaped his thinking regarding opportunities for teams to excel. (One team was a performance testing team with detailed root cause results for each two-week cycle. The second was an agile development team doing weekly iterations, 4-6 week releases to production while enjoying a less than 0.001% production bug rate per release.) He works with several consortiums to understand, share cloud technical information and document the best practices available in the cloud.
  • Head of Solutions North America at Megaport
  • Chief Solutions Officer at AppViewX
  • Neal Secher is a Senior Vice President and Head of Networks and Data Center Modernization at State Street Corporation. He has spent his career working at leading firms within the Financial Services industry in both technical and leadership roles. Neal has extensive experience with designing, building, and operating infrastructure for cloud architectures, large-scale data centers, latency-optimized network fabrics, software defined networks, secure business-to-business and Internet perimeters, and advanced instrumentation tool-sets. Neal is a member of the board of directors at the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) and the New York Network Operators Group (NYNOG). Additionally, Neal sits on multiple vendor technical advisory boards and is a frequent speaker at industry events. He holds a BA from New York University. Prior to joining State Street, Neal served as Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Architecture at BNY Mellon. He has also past roles as the Executive Director and Head of Network Architecture at Morgan Stanley and Senior Vice President and Head of Network Architecture and Engineering for the Systematic Trading Infrastructure group at Citi.
  • Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer at Illumio
  • Chairman ONUG, industry analyst and venture capitalist. Focused on digital transformation via cloud technologies and DevOps in the large enterprise as the business platform driving digital revenue and operational efficiency.
  • Norm Sullivan is responsible for the creation, maintenance, and management of the TPx Communications company-wide systems architecture. As the enterprise architect, Norm works with TPx executive management to understand key business drivers as well as near- and long-term goals so that the architecture capabilities are aligned to make a business impact. Norm is also responsible for ensuring the applications, data, and technology perspectives support the corporate technology and governance strategies, policies and standards.
  • Nuno Ferreira is VP of Technology at Volterra, where he is focused on creating technology to address the Web 2.0 to 3.0 transition and the power of edge computing. Previously, Nuno was the Multi-cloud Chief Architect at Juniper, where he was responsible for the company’s multi-cloud architectures and associated products. Nuno also led architecture and technical innovation for Juniper’s financial services customers and served as CTO of Financial Services. he has authored multiple books, publications and patents, and founded his first company Netopia at the age of 17. Nuno earned a Masters in Informatics Engineering from IST University of Lisbon.
  • CSO and Co-Founder at Gluware
  • Parantap currently leads network, datacenter and server hardware engineering at eBay as a vice president. Parantap carries 25+ years of experience in architecting, engineering and operating networks for large scale Internet backbones, cloud scale data centers and edge networks. Parantap has also pioneered on SDN technologies and holds several patents related to networking.
  • Paul Savill is the senior vice president of Core Network & Technology Solutions for Lumen Technologies. In this role, he sets the strategy and leads global product management, development and marketing for Lumen’s core networking services including Internet, Ethernet, Optical Networking, Private Line, Subsea, Dark Fiber, Professional Services, CDN, VYVX, and Colocation. Paul has 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, over which he spent the first half in a variety of technical roles in network planning, engineering, operations and service delivery. He joined Level 3 Communications (now Lumen) in 2006 with the WilTel acquisition, where he was managing WilTel’s data, transport and customer portal services. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration.
  • Co-Founder & Director of Product Marketing at ALTR
  • Security Engineering leader with a distinct focus on Cloud supporting Cigna’s multi-Cloud initiatives. Enables new and untried technologies, running proof of concepts, designing and engineering security configurations and enabling the business to leverage new technology safely. Helped create Cigna’s security assurance framework which ensures that the security vision is consistently executed. Current areas of focus include security data lakes and automated Cloud governance
  • Pete Kazmier is the Head of Cloud Networking at Fidelity Investments. He is responsible for designing, building, and operating the set of network capabilities to enable Fidelity business units to safely and securely communicate in a hybrid multi-cloud environment at scale. Pete has extensive experience in cloud networking, automation, perimeter security, infrastructure operations, and VoIP technologies. He is an experienced IT leader who has helped transform teams as they transition from managing legacy infrastructure to those managing software-defined infrastructure. He takes a “hands on keyboard” approach to leadership and is passionate about learning and sharing knowledge with others. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and writing code. He is the author of the open-source tool awsrun.
  • Phil is a senior advisor to the firm and a member of the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs Bank. As a senior advisor, he supports the firm’s executive leadership and client franchise on cybersecurity, technology risk, digital business risk, and operational resilience. In addition to this, Phil spearheads the firm’s work with industry associations and initiatives to reduce systemic risk. Prior to becoming a senior advisor, Phil was a line executive as Chief Operational Risk Officer, and before that, the firm’s first Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Technology Risk, a role he held for 17 years. He joined Goldman Sachs as a vice president in London in 2000 and transferred to New York in 2001. Phil was named managing director in 2003, partner in 2010, and senior advisor in 2019. Phil serves on the Executive Committee of the US Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection, is co-chair of the Board of Sheltered Harbor, and is a member of the boards of the Center for Internet Security and the NYU School of Engineering. He is also an advisor to the cyber-security efforts of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and serves on the Advisory Board to the Director of a US intelligence agency. Phil is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • VP Enterprise Network & Communications Services at FedEx
  • Radia Perlman is a Fellow at Dell EMC. She invented a lot of the technology at the heart of the Internet, including robust, scalable and autoconfiguring routing technology. She also invented the spanning tree algorithm, which is what “Ethernet” is today. She also has made contributions in network security, including scalable data expiration, distributed algorithms despite malicious participants, DDOS prevention techniques and user authentication. She has been recognized with many industry honors including induction into the National Academy of Engineering, the Inventor Hall of Fame, the Internet Hall of Fame, and lifetime achievement awards from Usenix and SIGCOMM. She holds over 100 patents, and has a PhD in computer science from MIT.
  • Rahul Phadke, is a data center networking professional working as a Product Line Manager with 8+ years in the industry, focusing on application services, networks, and operations.
  • Chief Digital Officer at Signet Jewelers
  • Vice President Technology Investment Group Kingdom Capital
  • Renee Galitis is responsible for all technology supporting Caliber’s aggressive growth plan and innovation in creating the “Ultimate Home Buying Experience.” As a seasoned industry leader with over 25 years of mortgage technology experience, Renee brings outstanding strategic and technical expertise that helps Caliber build upon their industry-leading originations of servicing.
  • Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at Itential
  • VP, Product Marketing at Aviatrix
  • IBM Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for DevOps for Enterprise systems. Rosalind is responsible for driving the direction for products in support of customers transformation to DevOps specifically focused on IBM Z, including bringing open source pipelines to the platform. In addition she works with clients in their DevOps transformations. She is a frequent speaker at conferences, master inventor, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology leadership team.
  • VP, Enterprise Strategy at NetScout Systems
  • Executive Director - Application and Analytics Cloud Development Platforms at Kaiser Permanente
  • Samantha Grumdahl is a Principal Engineer at Target Corporation and is currently focused on Site Reliability Engineering. She gave up a life doing research in microbial biochemistry to spend more than twenty years in network and security – primarily in academia. Her volunteer efforts revolve around increasing interest in STEM and IT especially among young girls and under-represented minorities. She is also a long-time organizer of the DevOps MSP meetup and DevOpsDays Minneapolis. During her free time, Samantha can usually be found enjoying a cup of tea brewed at the ideal temperature, biking around town, or spending time with her family.
  • Sean D. Mack is a visionary and innovative technology leader with a history of driving global business strategy and transformation. He has extensive background in all aspects of technology leadership including DevOps, security, cloud, infrastructure, enterprise applications, development, and program management. Sean is the CIO and CISO at Wiley. Sean has led global teams across a wide range of companies from large financial companies like Experian to innovative tech companies like Etsy. Throughout his career he has held a variety of technology leadership ranging from Vice President of Operations and Applications for Pearson Education to CIO for a start-up in the streaming media space. Sean has his Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of California and a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle University. Sean was born and raised in New York City and has lived in various places around the world including Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco and the UK. He currently lives in New York with his wife and six year old daughter. He likes fitness including martial arts and skiing. He rides a Triumph Thruxton and plays upright bass.
  • Serpil Bayraktar is a Distinguished Engineer in Cisco’s Cloud Security group responsible for leading teams transforming Cisco’s security offerings through SaaS. She is also the founder of Cisco’s Women in Technology program and the global chair of Cisco’s Women in Science and Engineering employee resource organization. Serpil has been a network engineer for more than 29 years and holds a B.S. in EE from Istanbul Technical University as well as an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.
  • Shafeeq Shaikh has over 22 years of experience in the IT industry with a focus on Network Strategy, Roadmaps, Architecture and designs with Fortune 50 companies including Enterprises and Service Providers. He’s a passionate Enterprise Network & Security Executive, leading Global Digital Transformation, driving teams to leverage technology to create pragmatic business solutions that would enrich customer experience. Currently at Johnson&Johnson the worlds largest Healthcare company, Shafeeq is developing and leading NextGen Network – Internet First Borderless Strategy, driving digital transformation by enabling the foundation via SDWAN, Cloud Networks(AWS, Azure, GCP), Cloud Network Security i.e. Secure Access Service Edge and Network Automation.
  • Technical Marketing Engineer at Cisco
  • Technical Marketing Engineer at Cisco
  • Shannon Lietz is an award-winning innovator with over two decades of experience pursuing advanced security defenses and next generation security solutions. Ms. Lietz is currently the DevSecOps Leader for Intuit where she is responsible for setting and driving the company’s security engineering strategy and cloud security support for product innovation. She is passionate about leading the charge for security transformation and change management in large environments, leveraging Agile and Rugged principles. Prior to joining Intuit, Ms. Lietz worked for several fortune 500 companies, most notably Sony and ServiceNow, where she supported mission critical teams engaged in advanced security programs. She has also had previous experience as a serial entrepreneur operating to solve some of the world’s hard problems. Ms. Lietz holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Mount St. Mary’s College. She is an avid blogger and evangelist for all things DevSecOps, HackerGirl and Rugged Software.
  • VP, Cybersecurity Products at Comcast
  • I am an innovator who enjoys solving business challenges using my technical ability, collaboration skills and creative thinking. I believe we can use technology to transform the way we live. I work as a Senior Technical Staff Member in Public Cloud CISO Team, responsible for securing IBM Public Cloud, for our regulated clients. I am driving automation initiatives for Security and Governance in Public Cloud.
  • VP, Product Management and Marketing at Arrcus
  • Senior Solutions Architect at SevOne
  • Principal Engineer, Enterprise Architecture and Software Defined WAN at Cisco
  • Subbu Allamaraju is the vice president of technology at Expedia Group, where he leads a large-scale migration of Expedia’s travel platforms from enterprise data centers to a highly available architecture in the cloud. Subbu is a well-rounded engineer and influencer with hands-on experience in software development, architecture, distributed systems, services, internet protocols, operations, and the cloud. Previously, he helped build and empower several engineering and operations teams in these areas.
  • Suzan Mahboob enjoys everything Infrastructure Innovation. She is an active member of the technology community, speaking regularly at conferences, covering topics that are pushing boundaries and helping us transform the way we do things. She knows the challenges we face when working within monolithic, matrixed, large enterprises and hopes to bring her experiences detangling and decommissioning brownfield technologies while advancing greenfield initiatives. When she isn’t putting out production fires, she’s busy writing her blog, partnering and advocating for diversity in technology and exploring the great city of Toronto.
  • Director Technical Product Management at VMware
  • Tolu is a Business Development / Senior Digital Transformation Consultant with AVEVA PLC having more than 20 years of broad professional experience in the hydrocarbon processing industry. He engages multinational corporations and national oil companies in Oil & Gas upstream downstream refining & petrochemicals, and LNG midstream sectors. Experienced in identifying business areas and opportunities for digitalization improvements, working with Oil & Gas companies to define their digital transformation strategies and roadmaps and optimizing the value chain towards profitability and sustainability. An author of technical papers and a speaker at workshops & conferences, Tulo has a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc), Chemical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, Master’s Degree (MS), Operations Research & Industrial Engineering, University of Houston, TX, and a Master’s Degree (SM), Engineering and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA.
  • Director of Advanced Technology Strategy at Net One
  • SVP Infrastructure at MLB
  • Over 25 years in financial markets including capital markets, retail and commercial banking, brokerage and insurance. Specialties: Cloud computing, Cybersecurity, Agile/DevOps, eCommerce, shared services, outsourcing, infrastructure management, international experience, Mainframe computing, and application development.
  • Ulrich (Uli) Homann is a Corporate Vice President & Distinguished Architect in the Cloud + AI business at Microsoft. As part of the senior engineering leadership team, he’s responsible for the customer-led innovation efforts across the cloud and enterprise platform portfolio. Previously Homann was the Chief Architect for Microsoft worldwide enterprise services, having formerly played a key role in the business’ newly formed Platforms, Technology and Strategy Group. Prior to joining Microsoft in 1991, he worked for several small consulting companies, where he designed and developed distributed systems and has spent most of his career using well-defined applications and architectures to simplify and streamline the development of business applications. Homann holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Cologne, Germany.
  • Technical Product Manager at VMware
  • VP, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google
  • Vishal recently joined Gap in late 2015 after stints at Restoration Hardware and Xerox. In his current role, he’s shepherding Gap’s Network Infrastructure as it relates to WAN, supply chain, and data centers. Dedicated to helping Gap achieve its digital transformation and to lay the foundation for the next set of technology services, he is responsible for global architecture, roadmap, strategy and building an engineering team that will be deliver enhanced network/infrastructure services. Vishal’s current focus is on building the next generation of data centers and WAN, including network automation and Orchestration. This also includes hybrid, private and public clouds, OpenStack running our production environment and continuation of our SD WAN deployment and execution of our roadmap in addition to partnering with our cloud automation team to identify our PaaS and IaaS strategy. Prior to Gap, Vishal managed Network Engineering, Architecture and Strategy at Restoration Hardware with ownership of service delivery of RH’s Network and Telecom services for all of their retail, supply chain, corporate and data center locations. Prior to moving to San Francisco Bay Area, he spent more than a decade at Xerox in multiple engineering and management positons with the most recent managing the corporate network infrastructure supporting global data centers, 400+ branch offices and campuses supporting > 130,000 users in addition to program management of a managed service provider and developing technology strategies/roadmaps to meet it’s strategic near and long-term business objectives. Vishal holds both an MBA in Finance and Economics from Simon Business school (university of Rochester) and MS in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • Senior Manager at NTT Communications
  • Sr Solutions Engineer at HashiCorp
  • Yulia Duryea is the Product Management Director over the SD-WAN portfolio at Comcast Business. Prior to joining Comcast, Yulia held a variety of product roles at Windstream and Level 3 Communications, where she brought to market and/or managed the product lifecycle of a number of services, including SD-WAN, managed security services, managed UCaaS, Ethernet and IP-VPN. Yulia holds an MBA from Oregon State University, and a BS from Université Lyon 3, in Lyon France.
  • Senior Solutions Engineer at Catchpoint
  • Founder and Principal Analyst at ZK Research
  • Director IT at FedEx

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