2019 Speakers

Michael Irigoyen

Senior Software Engineer | Accusoft
Michael Irigoyen is a Sr. Software Engineer with Accusoft, working on a wide variety of projects from SaaS offerings to on-premise Dockerized products. His specialities includes a focus on user-centric design, whether it be a user interface or an API. During his time at Accusoft, he has presented on topics including User Experience & Interface Design, API User Experience, and DevOps topics. A graduate of Illinois State University, Michael's degree is in Technology with a focus on web development. In his spare time, Michael enjoys contributing to open-source projects, designing icons, and spending time with his family.
OPEN TALK: 1UP: Empowering Communities with APIs

Tatsuo Kudo

Digital Identity Professional | Authlete
Tatsuo Kudo is the VP of Solution Strategy at Authlete, the leading company in API authorization, and helping developers implement OAuth/OIDC with Authlete's backend APIs. He has over 20 years' experience of sales engineering, technical marketing, business development, consulting, and technology evangelism in digital identity space. Before joining Authlete last year, he had worked at Sun Microsystems / iPlanet, Nomura Research Institute and OpenID Foundation Japan.
OPEN TALK: API Security: Authorization Architecture Patterns: How to Avoid Pitfalls in OAuth/OIDC De

Amy Peck

Sr. Director, Enterprise Content, Vive Studios | HTC Vive
Amy Peck is Sr. Director of Enterprise Content at HTC Vive Studios. Amy founded EndeavorVR, a leading global XR strategy & consulting firm. She is a recognized thought-leader in the space and speaks globally on the future of XR. She is a venture partner at the Capital Region AR/VR Accelerator, holds several Advisory Board roles and Co-chairs the VRARA Enterprise Committee. Amy's passion for this technology began at Leap Motion where she launched the Enterprise division working with clients across every major vertical including healthcare, entertainment, retail, hospitality, education and government. Amy’s work at Vive entails working with the top developers, creating content for the Vive Enterprise Portal. She focuses on strategies and solutions for Fortune 500 companies, helping them adopt XR for both internal process and consumer-facing initiatives, Her own personal mission is to see XR fundamentally improve every aspect of our lives with the goal of making this technology accessible and transformative for everyone.
KEYNOTE (API): HTC Vive -- What Exactly Is the AR Cloud and Why Should You Care?

Tim Arvanites

Chief Technology Officer | aapi
As CTO of aapi, Timothy Arvanites, uses over 20 years of experience within the information technology field to drive the technical vision and oversight for aapi. His efficacy of developing, architecting and engineering diverse information technology solutions on both the customer and vendor sides assure symbiotic partnerships built on mutual value and success. Prior to aapi, Mr. Arvanites was VP of Technical Services at SecureAuth, providing direct leadership for all customer-facing pre and post sales technical teams within the company. Prior to SecureAuth, he was founder of an IT consulting practice and his experiences providing development, engineering and architecture services for a wide range of customers have been a foundation to his customer-centric approach in solving IT and business challenges and his understanding of the art of business relationships.
OPEN TALK: The Intelligent Digital Mesh

Anil Attuluri

Software Engineer | Intuit
Anil is a Software Engineer at Intuit working on some of the key challenges to move Intuit's microservices onto Service Mesh. His other areas of work at Intuit include distributed and scalable rate limiting algorithm, orchestration layer in API Gateway for Graphql and designing OSGi architecture for enabling plug and play features on API Gateway. Prior to this, Anil worked at Qualcomm where he played a key role in developing the 2net health care platform. Anil's interests include L4/L7 routing and Distributed systems. While not at work, Anil loves to do gardening.
PRO WORKSHOP: Scaling Service Mesh to an Enterprise Microservices Ecosystem

James Avery

CEO & Founder | Adzerk
James Avery is the founder of Adzerk and serves as its CEO. He was the co-founder of TekPub, which helped developers learn from high-quality screencasts. He has been writing code and starting companies for the past 10 years, while also writing books for O'Reilly, Wrox, and Microsoft Press. Additionally, he serves as an advisor to multiple startups, including Blockthrough, Lazarus, and TechStars MetLife Accelerator companies.
OPEN TALK: How to Scale to 2B Daily API Requests

Polerio Babao

Senior Technology Architect - API | US Bank
Polerio Babao is a Sr. Technology Architect in US Bank's Enterprise IT Team. His culmination of different technology capabilities were achieved from his experience on Government, Logistics, Publishing, Retail and Finance industries. He is known by most of his colleagues as an Architect or SME on Microservices, APIs, Cloud and DevOps. He is very passionate about Security & Information Assurance and recently earned his Master’s in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance and also couple of certifications in security space.
PRO WORKSHOP: Transition Traditional Microservices in Cloud to Service Mesh Using Istio, Apigee and

Pete Banks

Vice President of Engineering | Guidebook
Pete Banks is responsible for Guidebook's technology and corporate IT teams. He is a seasoned tech executive with over 20 years of industry experience. Pete brings a global leadership perspective and has led development teams focusing on areas such as online gaming, streaming video and digital fitness. He has previously helped multiple startups mature into successful companies that were ultimately acquired. In addition to startup experience, Pete has worked with brands such as Viacom, Nickelodeon and Realtor.com. He holds a computer science degree from Northwestern University.
KEYNOTE: APIs: The Key to Elevating Mobile App Automation

James Beswick

Developer Advocate for AWS Serverless | AWS
James Beswick is a Senior Developer Advocate for the AWS Serverless Team in the United States. James works with AWS' developer customers to understand how serverless technologies can drastically change the way they think about building and running applications at massive scale with minimal administration overhead. He has previously worked as a Software Developer and Product Manager at various enterprises and startups, and has nearly a decade of experience building applications in the cloud.
OPEN TALK: Better Architecture with Serverless Event Buses

Sumanto Biswas

Software Engineer and Architect | IBM
Sumanto Biswas has been with IBM API Connect from the formation of the product. Previously, he worked on Cast Iron, which was in the application integration business. IBM bought Cast Iron, and that formed the foundations for IBM API Connect. He previously also worked on Vitria BusinessWare, another application integration platform. He is passionate about technology, and always thinking about the next challenge.
PRO WORKSHOP: Design and Development of Enterprise Grade APIs

Joe Blubaugh

Software Engineer | LightStep
Joe Blubaugh is a Software Engineer at LightStep, where he works on data storage systems and data analysis tools for LightStep customers. Previously he worked at Twitter on Tweet serving and at Google on monitoring and alerting. Joe’s interested in real-time data systems, distributed system design, and data visualization. He’d love to buy you a coffee and chat about API ergonomics. His Twitter is @joeblubaugh
OPEN TALK: Making Your System Observable from the Outside-In

Sean Bowen

Push Technology, CEO and Co-Founder | Push Technology
Sean drives the spirit of innovation at Push Technology. With his keen understanding of the requirements for real-time data streaming technology to power mission-critical business applications, he founded and has invested his talent in leading Push Technology to serve the real time data delivery needs of markets worldwide. An entrepreneur at heart, Sean founded his first company, RFT Solutions, to develop business-essential, real time dashboards for operational banking systems. Prior to that he headed programs for development of bespoke financial reconciliation systems at Bond Technologies (now NorthPoint Solutions), a consultancy with domain knowledge in hedge fund operations and the technology applied to the tracking, reporting, valuation, and risk of complex portfolios for companies with AUM in excess of $1B. Sean’s programs comprised large, high-tech, consulting projects in the financial services sector for multinational clients including Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs.
PRO WORKSHOP: The Next Challenge for API Management - Real-Time on the Edge

Chris Bunk

VP of Engineering | Even Financial
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KEYNOTE: The Rise of the Three-sided Marketplace or How APIs transform the Consumer

Keith Casey

API Problem Solver | Okta
Keith Casey currently serves on the Platform Team at Okta working on Identity and Authentication APIs. Previously, he served as an early Developer Evangelist at Twilio and before that worked on the Ultimate Geek Question at the Library of Congress. His underlying goal is to get good technology into the hands of good people to do great things. In his spare time, he helps build and support the Austin tech community, blogs at CaseySoftware.com and is fascinated by monkeys. He is also a co-author of “A Practical Approach to API Design” from Leanpub.
PRO WORKSHOP: API Security: When Failure Looks like Success

Dave Chen

Principal Software Engineer | Workday
Dave Chen is a Principle Software Engineer at Workday. He is part of the Workday's Collaboration Cloud Platform team, responsible for architecting and developing the next generation of Workday's multichannel collaboration platform. Prior to Workday, Dave worked for GE where he played a key development role in building Predix, a comprehensive, modern IoT cloud-native platform from the ground up. In addition, he also led the Predix Edge project, bringing cloud software stack to edge software stack which allows large scale edge devices work together to deliver a distributed technology environments for industrial outcomes. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of California at San Diego.
Empowering Digital Transformation with Microservices

Madhu Chetuparambil

Intuit, Chief Architect, Financial Data Platform | Intuit Inc
Intuit Inc, Distinguished Engineer 2016 - Present Chief Architect for the Intuit Financial Data Platform, responsible for acquiring, transforming, enriching and managing consumer’s financial data from over 30,000 FI across a variety of channels and authorization schemes. In this role, he leads the technology, strategy and architectural decisions for the services and tools on this platform. Madhu has worked as a technologist since 1996 in a number of companies including Intuit, eBay Inc, IBM and Transarc Corporation. He received his Master's in Computer Science from Clemson University in 1996 and has a Bachelor of Engineering, Comp Sc from the University of Mysore (1989 - 1993)
Intuit's Case Study: From Monolith to Microservices

Raji Chockaiyan

Director of Engineering | Capital One Bank
Raji Chockaiyan is a director of software engineering at Capital One. She leads cloud tooling, framework and platform efforts that bring the continuous journey to developer’s laptop. Before joining Capital One, she was a director of technology at Walmart Stores, Inc. , responsible for building next generation store fulfillment capabilities, international store Integrations for Walmart portfolio in US and across the globe. Raji holds Masters in Business Administration from University of Arkansas and a Masters in Computer Applications from Gandhigram University, India.
PRO TALK: A Guide to Kubernetes Cluster Topology Design - Capital One's Kubernetes Journey

Chris Colosimo

Product Manager | Parasoft
A Product Manager at Parasoft, Chris strategizes product development of Parasoft’s functional testing solutions. His expertise in SDLC acceleration through automation has taken him to major enterprise deployments, such as Capital One and Care First.
PRO WORKSHOP: Demystifying Microservice Testing

Rod Cope

CTO | Rogue Wave Software
Rod Cope is the CTO of Rogue Wave Software, a Perforce company. He provides technical vision and architectural leadership for the company’s globally distributed development teams. Based on his analysis of market events and trends, he also influences product direction and messaging. Rod was the Founder and CTO of OpenLogic, a profitable venture-backed company in the open source space, and joined Rogue Wave as CTO following the acquisition. Previously in his 25+ year software career, he worked at IBM, IBM Global Services, General Electric, and for the CTO of Anthem. Rod has also led key technical teams working on mission-critical applications at Ericsson and Integral. For the last 20 years, Rod has spoken on various technical and business topics at dozens of conferences around the world, including JavaOne, OSCON, Embedded World, ApacheCon, Strata/Big Data, LinuxCon, and API World. Rod holds both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Software Engineering from the University of Louisville. He lives with his wife and dogs in Colorado where they all enjoy hiking, traveling, and dog sports.
OPEN TALK: API Lifecycle Management: Securing Your APIs – and the Process

Kevin Crawley

Developer Evangelist | Instana + Docker Captain
Kevin works for Instana, a managed service provider that specializes in observability and monitoring production systems, as a Developer Advocate. He has traveled the globe speaking on topics including DevOps, Docker, Observability, and Culture Transformation at conferences and such as DockerCon, SREcon, Open Source Summit EU/US, Velocity and DevOpsDays Tokyo. He is passionate about educating engineers about the benefits of observability, distributed tracing, and control theory. In addition to his work at Instana, Kevin is the founder and core organizer for the local Docker meetup in Nashville and was the lead organizer for DevOpsDays Nashville in 2019. Kevin has been distinguished by his peers as a Docker Captain for his work both professionally and within the DevOps community. He has been working in software development roles almost his entire career and enjoys learning about how fellow peers are leveraging modern practices and tooling. At his previous jobs Kevin was responsible for designing and building distributed scheduling systems utilizing Amazon SQS, DynamoDB, Kinesis and Redshift. His most recent project he was responsible for a modern software delivery platform using Go/Angular which was integrated with Docker Swarm and Gitlab. This application is capable of delivering phoenix environments and a fully configurable production pipeline. This application manages the SDLC of over 1000 containers and dozens of engineers building on a Kafka, Cassandra, and Spring Boot ecosystem.
OPEN TALK: Release with Confidence - Observability for Microservices

Aidan Cunniffe

Founder | The Optic Project
Aidan Cunniffe has been on a mission to automate all the routine parts of programming so developers can focus on the work that matters most to them. He's the founder of the open source project and YCombinator alum Optic (useoptic.com) and the mobile app development tool Dropsource (dropsource.com). When he's not writing code, or figuring out ways of writing less code, you can find him on a long run or telling jokes at the comedy club.
PRO WORKSHOP: Documenting APIs as You Develop Them

Gregory De Jans

Head of Developer Relations | TomTom
Gregory De Jans is Head of Developer Relations at TomTom Maps, a division of entrepreneurial technology company TomTom. Focused on building the Developer Portal program, De Jans works closely with developers and customers on a global scale to integrate the TomTom Maps APIs and SDKs into web and mobile applications. De Jans holds a M.S. in computer science from the University of Ghent.
OPEN TALK (API): TomTom for Developers: Maps and Location Services for Your App

Rahul Dighe

Product Manager (API/Platforms) | PayPal
At PayPal, Rahul leads the vision, strategy and execution for bringing to market, the simplest and most advanced API platform for developers/merchants who want to accept payments. He recently led a redesign effort to launch the next generation of APIs to enable PayPal Checkout the world over. He is a regular speaker on topics of API Strategy & Design and encourages organizations to think of API-as-a-Product and adopt a API first and Design first philosophy.
OPEN TALK: Mistakes to Avoid When Building API Products

Chase Doelling

Director, Strategic Alliances | JumpCloud
Chase is the Director of Strategic Alliances at JumpCloud where he battles APIs to make integrations awesome (and secure) for all. He also struggles to explain what he does to his parents.
PRO TALK: Integration is Awesome, APIs are Awful

Udi Dorner 

COO | SetSchedule
Udi Dorner is co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of SetSchedule, the technology innovator that is revolutionizing real-estate business development by drawing on its multi-patented matching engine that leverages AI-powered predictive data, insider market insights and automated marketing software tools. He is an established entrepreneur with expertise in the technology field and has more than 15 years of experience in strategically managing businesses. He is a key player in the area of developing innovative business solutions and managing collaboration with clients and partners. Prior to co-founding SetSchedule, Udi was the Co-Founder and Vice President of Operations at Fidelis Diagnostics, a national medical diagnostic services company with a network of more than 1,700 physicians. He was also a member of the founding team at Hearing Fusion where he served as the Chief Operating Officer. Udi is a graduate of the Israeli Defense Force Business Development Technology division.
PRO TALK: Using Developer API to Revolutionize Lead Generation in Real Estate

Chiel Drost

Senior Product Manager | TIBCO Software
Chiel Drost is a senior product manager at TIBCO Software, working closely with TIBCO's customers, engineering and marketing teams to grow and evolve the TIBCO's Connected Intelligence Cloud. With a Master's degree in Telematics, Chiel is promoting and defining future strategy of tools for coders and citizen developers alike and is taking this all the way to edge computing.
PRO WORKSHOP: Edge-Native Microservices

Wesley Dunnington

Field CTO | Ping Identity
Wesley has over 25 years in the software industry and is a 15-year veteran of the identity and security space. Wesley is currently Field CTO for Ping Identity. In his role Wesley helps customers understand both the business value and implications of new technologies, and helps Ping maintain its thought leadership position via blogs, whitepapers, conference presentations, and standards body work. Wesley was previously director of engineering for CA Technologies SiteMinder products and was chief architect for CA’s first IDaaS offering. More recently Wesley was lead platform architect for Sophos’ cloud cybersecurity offerings.
PRO WORKSHOP: APIs, Data Access, and You

Himanshu Dwivedi

CEO | Data Theorem
Himanshu Dwivedi is the CEO of Data Theorem, Inc., a SaaS platform for cloud and application security. Data Theorem helps customers secure mobile apps (iOS &Android), Cloud Apps (RestAPIs), Serverless Apps (Lambda, Google Cloud Functions, Azure Functions), and Single Page WebApps (SPAs). Himanshu has been an avid start-up entrepreneur since 1999, where he and 3 friends started the west coast office of @stake, an information security firm that was later acquired by Symantec. In 2004, Himanshu co-founded iSEC Partners, an application security company that was acquired by the NCC Group in 2010. Himanshu has several publications, including six different books (Mobile Application Security, Hacking VoIP, Hacking Exposed: Web 2.0, Hacker's Challenge 3, Storage Security, and Implementing SSH) as well as the owner of one patent (Patent number 7849504). He has also presented at numerous conferences, including 6-time BlackHat speaker, and Storage Networking World, Syscan, SNIA, Bellua, etc. Himanshu received a B.S. from the Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota), where he was awarded the Tomato Can Loving Cup Award, which is given to the school's top graduating student.
OPEN TALK: How Low-Tech Hackers Hack Your APIs in 15 Min or Less

Arsalan Farooq

CEO | Netifi Inc.
Arsalan Farooq is CEO at Netifi. Previously, he was VP of cloud products at Persistent Systems/Accelerite, which he joined with the acquisition of Convirture in 2015. Farooq was CEO and co-founder of Convirture, started in 2006, and before that he founded Oracle's Application Service Level Management division, growing it from two engineers to a multi-national organization. His career started as a software designer and in college he founded a technology consultancy. He holds degrees in Theoretical Physics and Computer Science from Reed College and Caltech.
PRO TALK: Reactive Microservices with RSocket

Anjana Fernando

Director, Ballerina Ecosystem Engineering | WSO2 Inc
Anjana is a Director at WSO2 Inc., currently working on Ecosystem Engineering for Ballerina. He has been a core developer of the Ballerina VM earlier, and continues to contribute to its features. He also has experience in data integration, analytics and enterprise integration.
PRO TALK: Efficient Microservices Deployment Pipelines

Deborah Foley

Head of Design for Developer Ecosystem | JPMorganchase
Deborah Foley is part of the Digital Customer Experience team at JPMChase and leads the design and research for the API Management space, including Developer Tools and Portals across the company. She manages a cross disciplinary team of Designers, Researchers, Tech Writers and Content Strategists. With over 15 years of experience as a designer, developer and scrum master she has helped several corporations transform their agile processes and adapt to design thinking methodologies. Her team has partnered with the product leads and architects to help deliver such projects as Chase Developer Ecosystem (developer.chase.com), JPM’s API Store (developer.jpmorgan.com) and Merchant Services Developer Center (https://secure.paymentech.com/devcenter/home). She will be joined by Chase Developer Ecosystem’s Product Lead and Developer Evangelist, Matthew Keane.
PRO WORKSHOP: Developer Experience Discovery Playbook

Kathy Forte

Oracle MySQL, Curriculum Developer | Oracle
Kathy Forte is a Curriculum Developer for the MySQL division within Oracle where she is working with cloud technology, distributed databases and the MySQL server. She has been working in the relational databases realm for over twenty years as a developer, trainer, sales engineer, and technical manager. She previously worked at ParAccel as a part of a team that developed the massive parallel columnar database that is the foundation of Redshift's cloud-based data warehouse
PRO WORKSHOP: Driving Innovation with MySQL 8.0 and Docker

Gaurav Gargate

Director of Engineering | Box
Gaurav heads the Microservice Infrastructure group at Box. This group focuses on building service frameworks, core services and critical developer tools that power the microservices eco-system at Box (Vertx, Netty, Docker, Kubernetes). Gaurav enjoys architectural challenges and building scalable systems. He approaches architectural transformation with a consumer back perspective focusing on the business outcome and developer experience.
PRO WORKSHOP: Steel Thread Approach to Building Large Scale Architectures

Derric Gilling

CEO | Moesif
Derric is the Co-Founder and CEO of Moesif. Previously, he was the Co-Founder and CTO of Trove, a safe and reliable online marketplace for secondhand goods. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Derric built award-winning debug and verification software for Intel and later was a computer architect on Intel’s Xeon Phi, a CPU for High Performance Computing and Machine Learning workloads.
PRO WORKSHOP: How to Build a Killer API Program Developers Love

Iddo Gino

CEO | RapidAPI
Iddo Gino is the Founder and CEO of RapidAPI. Part of Forbes 30 Under 30 list, he's a 2017 Thiel Fellow. Previously, he was a Co-organizer of Hacking Gen Y. Iddo has been programming since he was a kid and continues to contribute to open-source projects. Originally from Haifa, Israel, Iddo is based in San Francisco, CA.
KEYNOTE: The API Economy and the Need for an API Management Hub

Marc-Andre Giroux

Senior Platform Engineer | GitHub
A Jazz guitarist turned developer, Marc-André is currently working at GitHub, where he is trying to help building better APIs. When he's not hacking on or thinking about GraphQL, you might find him throwing heavy weights above his head.
OPEN TALK: Maintaining & Scaling One of the Largest GraphQL API in the World

Harry Glaser

CMO & GM | Sisense
Harry Glaser is the CMO & GM of San Francisco at Sisense, the world’s leading independent platform for analytics builders. He was the co-founder and CEO of Periscope Data, which merged with Sisense in May 2019. Harry was recently named one of San Francisco's top ranked CEOs by Comparably, and Periscope Data has been recognized as one of the top companies in San Francisco for diversity and inclusion by CloserIQ. He is an active member of Founders for Change and Project Include, and led Periscope Data to be one of the original companies participating in 2016's White House Equal Pay Pledge. Prior to founding Periscope Data in 2012, Harry was a Product Lead at Google AdWords and graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
PRO TALK: Day Zero Data Strategies for the API Lifecycle

Alan Glickenhouse

API Business Strategist | IBM
Alan Glickenhouse is the IBM API Business Strategist. Alan assists clients with their business and IT strategy for Digital Transformation and the API Economy. Starting with an understanding of the client’s business direction, IT strategy, and existing environment (both business and technical), Alan helps businesses successfully adopt a Digital Transformation and API strategy that fits their environment. He meets clients in all industries, all geographies, and of all sizes and brings knowledge of best practices shared with and by these businesses. Alan is the author of over 100 papers, articles and videos. He can communicate at both the business and IT level and explain both why and how a business will benefit from IBM solutions.
PRO TALK: Building an API Initiative Strategy and Governance Model

Tanmai Gopal

CEO & Co-Founder | Hasura
Tanmai Gopal is the CEO, co-founder of Hasura. He is a StackOverflow powered fullstack developer whose areas of interest and work span react, GraphQL, nodejs, haskell, docker, postgres & kubernetes. He is passionate about making it easy to build complex things and is the instructor of India's largest MOOC imad.tech with over 250,000 students.
PRO WORKSHOP: GraphQL Is the Org-Wide the Modern & Secure Data API Your Developers Will Love

Ben Greenberg

Principal Architect | Comcast
Ben is an architect on Comcast's Advanced Applications Engineering team. A REST API proponent for many years, he has spoken on hypermedia at Velocity, API Strat, and other conferences. At Comcast, he designs APIs and solutions that power the Xfinity Stream application on mobile, web, Roku and Smart TVs. Ben resides in Philadelphia with his wife, and too many cats.
PRO WORKSHOP: Using Hypermedia to Support Responsive and Scalable Applications

Anurag Gupta

Co-founder | Zorang Inc.
Anurag is passionate about creating content solutions for Digital Commerce and Marketing. Anurag brings over 20 years of experience in leading and managing large scale enterprise solutions within eCommerce, PIM/DAM, WCM and Digital Experience domains for Fortune 500 clients. Anurag is Co-Founder of Zorang providing strategy for Digital Commerce and have previously worked as Director of Retail eCommerce practice at Cognizant and have managed geographically dispersed teams in various leadership positions at Acquity Group (Accenture Interactive) and Interwoven (OpenText). Anurag has a strong technology and management background having MBA from India and Master of Software Engineering from US.
PRO TALK: Conversational Interfaces - How Chatbots Are Transforming Customer Interaction

Gautam Gupta

Technology leader with AI / ML / Cloud focus | Intuit Inc
Gautam is a technology leader with 16 years of experience in building and delivering technology solutions in data engineering, AI/ML modeling and cloud. He has worked in multiple geographies across Europe, Asia and USA. He is a seasoned professional in Fintech and Telcom billing domains with experience of companies like- Lending Club, Amdocs and Oracle.
PRO TALK: How to Build AI based Personalization at Scale

Tyler Harker

Enterprise Architect | Tech Fabric
Tyler Harker is a Senior Software Engineer and Computer Science enthusiast with years of experience developing and designing architecturally secure, reliable, and scalable enterprise solutions within the multi-family, automotive-refinance, and e-commerce industries. Tyler maintains a security first approach to each problem that he faces with the understanding of the growing threats to today’s industries. As one of the Senior Software developers at Tech Fabric LLC, he helps instill best practices within the engineers around him to ensure the development of high grade software solutions for our clients.
OPEN TALK: Supercharge Your Application With Azure Search and CosmosDB

Tom Hopkins

Senior Manager, Software Engineering | Capital One Bank
Tom Hopkins is a software development manager currently leading teams to create Dev-Ops tooling at Capital One. He has over 20 years experience in the software industry, creating applications in several different fields. These include tools to provide automated application deployments and infrastructure creation in the cloud, automated Kubernetes deployments, and enterprise-wide audit logging at Capital One. Tom has also led teams to create customer management software for call-centers and retail stores for the mobile phone industry. Tom has extensive experience developing applications in the healthcare field - providing medical imaging as well as real time tracking software of hospital equipment. Capitalizing on his experience working in these different fields, Tom has learned how to effectively manage engineers with diverse backgrounds and lead with compassion. Tom served as a nuclear operator in the US Naval submarine force and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Computer and Electrical Engineering. Tom's hobbies include adventure motorcycling, kayaking, and on rainy days - board games.
PRO TALK: A Guide to Kubernetes Cluster Topology Design - Capital One's Kubernetes Journey

Skip Hovsmith

VP Americas and Principal Engineer | CriticalBlue
Skip Hovsmith is a Principal Engineer and VP Americas for CriticalBlue, working on securing API usage between mobile apps and backend services. Previously, Skip consulted with CriticalBlue customers on accelerating mobile and embedded software running on multicore and custom coprocessor platforms in video, networking, and security modules. Prior to CriticalBlue, Skip worked in formal verification, FPGA design, reconfigurable hw/sw systems, and VLSI and mixed-signal chip design. He enjoys working directly with customers and is a writer at Hacker Noon, focused on API security topics such as “They reverse engineered 16k apps; here’s what we’d fix”, and "Mobile API Security".He is a frequent speaker at mobile, API, and security conferences.
PRO WORKSHOP: Preventing and Countering Mobile API Abuse

Amanda Hua

Principal Software Engineer | Ripple
I’m Amanda, I have been working in tech industry in the bay area since 2000. I love to work on cool products and build large-scale distributed systems with teams. I am currently working in Ripple as principal software engineer. At Ripple we are building new payment solution software using blockchain technology and crypto currency. Before Ripple, I was the chief architect of Huawei Pay at Huawei device. Before Huawei I worked in principal, architecture and leader roles at Apple, PayPal, HP/snapfish, etc. While working at these companies, I have been fortunate to build world-class products of mobile payments, mobile advertising, e-Commerce, mobile imaging applications using cloud/big data/AI/ML/microservices technologies. I was the senior member of leadership committee of “[email protected]” at Apple and “eBay Women in technologies” at PayPal. Having being the only female engineer in many of my past teams, diversity and Inclusion has always been dear to my heart. I have also been a huge advocate for being a change agent on D&I and getting more and more women technologists ahead to crack the glass ceilings. I am a passionate ballet dancer. In my spare time, I love traveling, music, movies and reading. I’m a big tennis fan.
PRO WORKSHOP: Building, Managing, Scaling Secure APIs

Peter Hughes

Head of Cloud Development | Push Technology
Peter Hughes is an experienced senior engineer in high-performance Java applications and has led the design & development of both back-end and front-end projects for real-time data platforms. He is currently Head of Cloud Development for Push Technology's industry leading Diffusion®, Real-Time API Management Platform™. The platform powers real-time, highly-scalable and mission-critical web, mobile, and IoT applications for companies worldwide.
PRO WORKSHOP: The Next Challenge for API Management - Real-Time on the Edge

Richard Hurring

CEO | Catchy
Founder and CEO at Catchy.
OPEN TALK: Marketing Your API to Developers: Beyond Beer and Pizza

Kevin Hyland

CTO | Even Financial
Kevin Hyland is the CTO of Even Financial. Kevin has been a tech lead for most of his professional life. He’s performed this function at a handful of NYC startups, most recently Gilt Groupe.
OPEN TALK: Macroservices: A Pragmatic Solution Architecture

Tarek Ibrahim

Product Manager | Human API
Tarek is on a mission to radically accelerate the pace of innovation in Healthcare. Once a Software engineer and twice a founder, Tarek works on delivering enterprise solutions to Human API customers. He joined Human API in 2015 to help build the largest Health data network. Prior to this, Tarek held several Software engineering positions for 10 years and founded two award-winning companies. Tarek is a CS graduate from Paris-Est, France and AngelPad alumni.
PRO WORKSHOP: Human-Driven API Strategy for the Enterprise

Kevin Israel

Market Technical Director | Terazo
Kevin Israel has been in technology for 19 years, with a background in software engineering. He has diversified his carer, working for startups, non-profits, small, medium and fortune 500 companies. He first started working in SOAP based services in 2005, and became a staunch supporter of REST in 2008. He has a huge passion for three things: APIs, coaching technology students and helping them succeed, helping businesses modernize and leverage technology to achieve better outcomes. He is very involved with the tech community in Richmond Va, and current serves as a Technical Director for Terazo. When he isn't working, you can find him volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and spending time with his family, reading, practicing Kenpo or enjoying a local brew,
OPEN TALK: Old New: Best practices for modernizing legacy applications with micro-services

Subbu Iyer

VP of Product Management | Cequence Security
Subbu Iyer is VP of Product Management at Cequence Security. In this role, he is responsible for product strategy and roadmap for Cequence. Prior to joining Cequence, he was Senior Director of Product Management at Oracle. He was responsible for product management for Oracle’s Cloud Security products including Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB). Before joining Oracle, he was VP, Product Management at Bluebox Security, a mobile app security company, which was acquired by Lookout Security. Subbu has also held senior Product Management positions at Zscaler and Juniper Networks, where he launched the Junos Pulse product line. He has a diverse technology background spanning networking, application security and enterprise mobility.
OPEN TALK: Deep Dive: Protecting API-Based Applications From Automated Bot Attacks

Justin Johnson

VP Developer Relations | StackPath
As a developer advocate, Justin's goal is to help builders build things better. In his current role as Director of Developer Relations at StackPath, he advocates for the engineering team and evangelizes the platform to the developer community. He supports internal engineering efforts by documenting StackPath's API's and by acting as a liaison between engineering and the developer community at large. He evangelizes StackPath's technology by working to understand the ecosystem and the challenges that software developers face in an effort to authentically educate the community about StackPath's technology and bring notes from 'the field' back to the team. Prior to this role, he led developer relations and managed product for Keen IO, an analytics platform acquired by Scaleworks in 2017. He joined the team as their 7th employee and helped and grow the customer base from a handful of users to over 3,000. In 2012, he founded a company called Late Labs that connected developers with startups who paid for contact work with equity. Justin loves connecting with people, collaborating, and always does his best to be as helpful as possible.
PRO TALK: Distributed Microservices FTW

Kevin Jones

Global Consulting Engineer | NGINX Inc
Kevin Jones is an Artist and Geek-turned-Engineer passionate about technology, teaching others and helping businesses increase their architectural acumen. As a Global Consulting Engineer at NGINX Inc, he is responsible for helping clients reach their technology goals, build solutions that solve problems and in turn achieve digital transformation. When he isn't working you'll find Kevin doing photography, flying his drone and making small films.
OPEN TALK: A Tour of Different API Management Architectures

Gareth Jones

API Architect | Microsoft
Seasoned software development leader and keynote speaker with a strong architectural bias. Passionate about the developer experience. Created the highly lauded OneNote API. Currently working as an API Architect for Microsoft Education, building and driving a coherent API surface across all of Microsoft’s education-centric assets on the Microsoft Graph. Frequently shares his experiences and passion with the API community at events worldwide including keynoting apidays Zurich and as a regular contributor to ApiStrat. Loves marmalade tabby cats.
PRO TALK: Your API Spec Isn’t Worth the Paper It’s Written On

Sumit Kapoor

Co-founder | Zorang Inc.
With over 20 years of IT industry experience leading teams in engineering, services, product management, sales and marketing, in diverse fields such as Services, Telecom, Content Management, Integration and Marketplaces at leading companies such as HCL-HP, Verizon (GTE), Interwoven (OpenText), Cast Iron and IBM, Sumit can provide a unique perspective for AI/ML applications for Enterprises. Sumit has a Masters in CS from Cornell University and a Bachelors in CS from Pune University, India.
PRO TALK: Conversational Interfaces - How Chatbots Are Transforming Customer Interaction

Rajiv Kaushik

Code Connect (APIs) Product Manager | FIS Global
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PRO WORKSHOP: API as Product- What's Involved

Matthew Keane

Developer Portal – Product Owner | JPMChase
Matthew Keane is part of the Digital Products Group at JPMChase and leads the Product Development for the API Developer Portal. He manages a team of product analysts and interfaces with the API development team and the firm-wide API Product team. He has over 25 years’ experience leading product and development teams across several corporations as well as been a strong advocate for the adoption of agile development processes. His team has partnered with the product leads and architects to help deliver such platform improvements to Chase Developer Ecosystem (developer.chase.com) along with other API initiatives across the firm. He will be joined by Deborah Foley who is part of the Digital Customer Experience team.
PRO WORKSHOP: Developer Experience Discovery Playbook

Shane Kent

General Manager North America | OpenLegacy
In his role as General Manager for North America, Shane oversees pre-sales, sales and customer success and is a key contributor and stakeholder in the overall product marketing and marketing functions. Shane has spent the past 20 years building high-performance organizations and was most recently Talend’s SVP/GM of the Americas. Shane was part of the leadership team that transitioned Talend from a private company through IPO. Shane's experience spans sales for solutions, enterprise software, and consulting services.
OPEN WORKSHOP: Tales from the Crypt: Resurrecting Legacy with Cloud Native Microservices & APIs

Ritesh Khapre

Chief Product Officer | Bizdata Inc.
He is responsible for Product Strategy , Product Management and New Product Development at Bizdata Inc. Former Oracle Product management expert and with varied consulting experience across industry verticals in areas like Product Innovation Management, Portfolio Management ,Analytics and Big Data . Ritesh has acquired unique skills set that bridges the gap between Operations, Supply Chain, R&D, Finance and IT. Ritesh has lead Consulting engagements and Project deliveries globally for organizations which are leading in verticals like Food & Beverages, Semi-conductor, Hi-Tech and Medical Devices. Now more than ever, the stakes are high for every decision, so Ritesh encourage clients to develop successful innovative products and services in much more formulated and strategic way that will help them to launch good quality product and services at right time and with controlled budget, Ritesh have ability to design and implement business strategies that produce measurable return on investment in a way that makes sense for the client and the customer they serve.
OPEN TALK: Solve Complex API Challenges with eZintegrations Without Coding

Steve Kinney

Senior Principal Engineer | Twilio SendGrid
Steve is a Senior Principal Engineer at Twilio SendGrid. He works on the front-end architecture for products across the organization. He also also the author of Electron, has taught workshops with Frontend Masters, and started the front-end engineer program at the Turing School of Software and Design.
PRO TALK: Building APIs for Scalable Client-Side Applications

Shiva Kintali

Founder & CEO | TrueCerts
Dr. Shiva Kintali is the Founder & CEO of TrueCerts, an Enterprise grade Blockchain powered Data Integrity Platform. Before starting TrueCerts, he taught in the Computer Science department of Princeton University for four years. He is a frequent public speaker on AI, Blockchain, Cryptography and Game theory and their socio-economic and cultural impact. His (academic and industry, theoretical and practical) experience spans algorithm design, complexity theory, cryptography, machine learning, algorithmic game theory, structural graph theory, natural language processing, information retrieval, high-performance computing, compiler design and large-scale graph algorithms. He is doing Blockchain research (algorithms, scalability, stability, privacy, consensus, game theory) since 2012.He received his PhD in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, Masters in Computer Science from University of Southern California and B-Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
PRO TALK: Enterprise Grade Blockchain Powered Data Integrity Solution

Max Kirby

Director, Cloud Solutions Practice | Publicis.Sapient
Max is a thought-leader in Cloud Computing, Customer and User Data, Data Privacy and the Decentralized Web. He was the first executive charged with a unique role in the industry working across the Agency world and the internet giants (Google, Amazon, Facebook) on the future of what we are online and the fundamentals of the web. Max has over 10 years of experience in solutions development, customer data (1P, 2P, 3P), cloud computing, data engineering, acquisition integration, technology alliances/joint ventures, and consultative sales. Max’s SVP and C-level clients look to Max to understand technologically and philosophically how movements like data privacy, cloud computing, machine learning and the decentralized web will change the digital world that we “live” in today, and how to remain competitive.
OPEN TALK: The Cookies Are Starting to Crumble: How Growing Privacy Constraints Are Changing the Fut

Alissa Knight

Senior Analyst | Aite Group
Alissa Knight is a 20-year veteran in cybersecurity as a penetration tester and vulnerability researcher. More recently, she spent several years in Europe performing penetration testing of connected vehicles and is a published author having recently published a new book on hacking connected cars. She is also a serial entrepreneur having sold two previous startups in cybersecurity in successful M&A transactions and recently reinvented herself as a full-time writer in her recovery as a former hacker.
PRO WORKSHOP: Devil in the Details: An API Vulnerability Analysis Campaign Across Financial Services

Gregory Koberger

CEO of ReadMe | ReadMe
Gregory Koberger is a designer/developer, and the founder of ReadMe
PRO WORKSHOP: Your API Users Aren't Just Server Logs

Tobias Kunze

Co-founder & CEO | Glasnostic
As CEO at Glasnostic, Tobias Kunze is on a mission to help enterprises manage their rapidly evolving microservice architectures. Before co-founding Glasnostic, he was the co-founder of Makara, an enterprise PaaS that became Red Hat OpenShift. Prior to that he ran development and operations for Lycos Europe's shopping arm and held various other engineering positions at startups and enterprises alike.
PRO WORKSHOP: Controlled Chaos: Microservices Done Right

Francois Lascelles

CTO | Ping Identity
Francois is a member of the Ping Identity Office of the CTO. He provides product and strategic direction to customers and partners with a focus on API infrastructures security and API cybersecurity. Prior to joining Ping, Francois was the first developer and Chief Architect at start-up Layer 7 Technologies until its acquisition by CA Technologies. Francois was part of a team that developed a best of breed security gateway technology which disrupted a category. Francois helped define the application of emerging security patterns such as OAuth in the context of API Management and led a field practice of Architects helping customer with their digital modernization projects.
OPEN WORKSHOP: API Security Revisited

Paul Levasseur

VP Service Delivery | Appdome
As the VP of Service Delivery, Paul has the finger on the pulse of Appdome's global customers. Paul has over 25 years of experience building and designing network infrastructure, supporting customers and partners. He helps define products and provides knowledge about how products and technology work. Paul is passionate about technology and building teams of exceptionally smart people who use their knowledge to create materials and systems to enhance customer and partner experience.
OPEN WORKSHOP: Securing APIs in a Mobile-First World

Joe Levy

Senior Software Development Manager | Oracle
Joe Levy owns Developer Experience for Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure Services team, and previously worked on Microsoft Azure's Automation service. He has expertise in a variety of programming languages, both client and server-side, as well as in reverse engineering and computer security. He is a graduate of Duke University, with a degree in Computer Science. When not in front of a computer, he likes to do pub trivia, wipe out going off jumps on his skis, and compete in hackathons.
PRO WORKSHOP: Delivering Developer Tools at Scale: Microsoft Azure & Oracle Cloud Perspectives

Gene Leybzon

Co-founder | ApiDapp
Gene has led multiple startups to exit as CTO. He’s an early pioneer in Smart Digital Assets, creating the first pre-Ethereum smart contract – Color Tokens – on Facebook in 2012. In addition, Gene has delivered revolutionary Smart Digital Asset solutions, emphasizing best practices, sound dev-ops, and micro-service based architecture. Gene has an MS in Computer Science from Washington University.
PRO WORKSHOP: Ethereum Developer APIs

Upkar Lidder

Developer Advocate | IBM
Upkar Lidder is a Full Stack Developer and Data Wrangler with a decade of development experience in a variety of roles. He can be seen speaking at various conferences and participating in local tech groups and meetups. Upkar went to graduate school in Canada and currently resides in the United States.
PRO WORKSHOP: Managing Kubernetes Traffic with Istio

Aaron Lieberman

MuleSoft Practice Manager and Lead Consultant | Big Compass
Aaron’s passion for technology and for enriching connectivity between people and between systems drives him to find innovative ways to advance organizations through scalable, distributed platforms while driving process and team cohesiveness. Aaron is a MuleSoft Practice Manager and Lead Consultant at Big Compass and has rich experience in a variety of integration environments, with an emphasis in building scalable APIs and API-led connectivity. Aaron has led various implementations as a developer, architect, and development manager, so he brings the perspective of each role to every project to align people around a common goal. Aaron is also a Denver MuleSoft Meetup organizer and presenter. This platform allows him to engage the local community and beyond to spread knowledge and thought leadership while connecting people and ideas.
PRO WORKSHOP: What Hackers Don’t Want You To Know: How to Maximize Your API Security

Thiago Lima

CEO & Founder | LinkApi Solutions
Thiago Lima, 28, is a young tech entrepreneur. Wrote his first lines of code at 12. When he turned 17, he founded his first tech company, making an exit at 19 to follow his dream of becoming a professional fighter. But 2 years later he had a nasty fracture and decided to come back to the tech world. As a partner and innovation director in a big consulting of digital transformation, he founded a Startup Studio  -  OrangeFounders. From that LinkApi was born - the true digital transformation enabler. Nowadays, he is LinkApi’s CEO.
OPEN TALK: How to Reach the Highest Level on RESTful APIs

Joyce Lin

Developer Advocate | Postman
Joyce is a Developer Advocate at Postman, an API Development Platform used by 6 million developers and more than 100,000 companies to access 130 million APIs every month. She likes coding, cats, and laughing at her own jokes.
OPEN TALK: Escaping the Microservices Dependency Hell

Steve Lokam

Sr. Co-Principal | OpenLogix
Steve Lokam currently serves as President and CEO of oin OpenLogix, an IBM Premier Business Partner, to discuss IBM API Connect and how to “Think Outside the API.” As most developers know that developing APIs is the easiest part. And, we all know there is more to the APIs than what you see. In this session, we will discuss how they should be thinking outside the API. The process starts from designing the APIs to managing the APIs. We will discuss other aspects of APIs including deployment, security, access management, capacity planning among others. We will also showcase some of the capabilities of the API tooling from IBM API Connect which is part of the IBM Cloud integration platform., a technology services company that specializes in enterprise middleware and digital transformation. He started Openlogix in 2006 with 2 engineers and spearheaded tremendous organic growth to currently over 250 engineers. Prior to this, he co-founded another successful Technology Services company in 1994 which he exited in 2006 to start Openlogix. He is a technology geek at heart, an integration evangelist and always tinkering with the latest in enterprise technology and architecture. He takes a deep interest in angel and growth investing for various startups and growth-stage companies. Steve has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engg from Andhra University in India, a Masters degree in Computer Science from Wayne State University and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is an avid badminton player and actively competes in local and regional tournaments. He lives in Michigan with his wife and two boys. He loves to travel the world with his family.
OPEN TALK: Think Outside the API

INTESAR MOHAMMED

CTO & Co-Founder | FX Labs, Inc.
Intesar Shannan Mohammed is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in API security, cloud orchestration, and container management. He is currently the CTO & co-founder of FX Labs, an API cybersecurity company that allows enterprises to detect and remediate vulnerabilities in the API layer. He successfully co-founded and led DCHQ, cloud management, and container orchestration company, to a successful acquisition. He held leadership roles at HyperGrid and VMware. Intesar has 4 granted patents in cloud and security domain and holds a bachelors and master degrees in computer science from JNT University, DePaul University.
PRO WORKSHOP: Top API Security Threats & Solution

Simon Martinelli

Owner | 72 Services LLC
Simon Martinelli is a passionate Java, performance optimization and application integration expert with more than 20 years of experience creating efficient programming solutions as a developer, architect, and technical lead. An active member of the Java community process, he has made key contributions to JSR-352 Batch Applications, JSR-354 Money, and Currency API. In addition to coaching and teaching clients to optimize IT functions within business environments, he has been an Adjunct Professor at Berne University of Applied Science in Switzerland
PRO WORKSHOP (API): The Real Value of Microservices

Isabelle Mauny

Chief Product Officer | 42Crunch
Isabelle Mauny, co-founder and Chief Product Officer of 42Crunch, spent most of her career at IBM across a variety of technical roles. She was part of the IBM WebSphere Strategy board and played a key role in the deployment in Europe of flagship products such as the WebSphere Application Server or DataPower appliances. During her time at IBM, she worked with the largest organizations both as a solutions architect and services professional. In 2009, she joined Vordel (acquired by Axway) as head of product management to then take the responsibility of the entire WSO2 portfolio as VP of Product Strategy in 2012. Isabelle is passionate about delivering customer-focused solutions and evangelizing the community about them. She has authored multiple books and is a regular speaker at technical conferences.
OPEN WORKSHOP: The Dev, Sec and Ops of API Security

Shreyans Mehta

Co-Founder and CTO | Cequence Security
Shreyans Mehta is an innovator in network security and holds several patents in the field. Before co-founding Cequence Security, he was Architect and Technical Director at Symantec, where he led the development of one of the most advanced network security platforms and intrusion prevention technologies based on real-time packet inspection and cloud-based big data analytics. It’s responsible for detecting more than half of the billions of threats that Symantec identifies every year. At Symantec, Shreyans started the Safeweb initiative for marking malicious sites in search results and played a key role in making it a successful standalone product. In partnership with VMware, he developed one of the first agentless IPS engines that transparently protect virtual machines. Before that, he was a lead engineer at VPN Dynamics, a VPN/firewall startup. Shreyans has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
OPEN TALK (API): How APIs Simplify Automated Attacks

James Messinger

Product Director | ShipEngine
No matter where he is and no matter the time of day, James Messinger is pumped to talk about developer experience. He has spent his entire career focused on building developer tooling and APIs, including stops at both Postman and Microsoft. Today, James is product director at ShipEngine, where he’s helping to create world-class documentation and a world-class developer experience around ShipEngine’s world-class shipping APIs.
PRO TALK: Roadmap to Growth: How Great Docs Turn Users Into Evangelists

Muktesh Mishra

Principal Software Engineer | C1
Muktesh is currently working as a Principal Software Engineer for Capital One’s Developer Platform and Emerging Technologies group. He is an open source contributor to 20+ projects and enjoys programming in polyglot. Primarily he is more interested and contributes in Microservices, Cloud, Containerization, Architectures and distributed systems, however lately his focus shifted on a lot of automation and machine learning as well. In his free time he likes photography, solving coding challenges, learning from online resources and cooking. He is a conference junkie (attended multiple conferences) and spoken in various conferences as well(Java One, GDG Conf, InMemory Summit, API Strategy Conference, Docker Con to name a few). He is heavily involved in development and teaching people in various communities (Apache Groups, OpenSource Forums, Docker Mentoring and Java User groups). He has started Sunnyvale Java User group and NorCal Java User group. In his own words,” I am a distinguished engineer, with :::willingness to learn and curious to know::: attitude. I can code, cook, cheer and care. In short, “nothing special but passionately curious” is my jam”.
PRO WORKSHOP: Run like a Boss in Cloud:How Istio & Kubernetes Are Changing the Java Completely

Ron Nagy

Sr Product Marketing Manager | Company Name
Ron Nagy manages product marketing for Adobe's developer platform, Adobe I/O. He is responsible for the go-to-market strategy and execution for Adobe's customer facing developer tools & services. Adobe I/O supports our API Gateway where together with our Adobe Developer Console customers can access APIs to integrate and extend Adobe's products like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Analytics. Over the past 20 years he has held a number of roles at Adobe from global IT to product focused teams building applications to working with customers on innovation and digital transformation.
OPEN TALK (API): How APIs Protect Consumers & Modernize Companies

Jason Neves

Consulting Engineer | Tyk
Jason is currently a Consulting Engineer for Tyk where he is responsible for leading customers down the path of API Gateway enlightenment. Prior to this role, he was a Principal Developer at Gannett/USATODAY Network where he spent 7 years working on the digital transformation of one of the nations largest newspapers. He has spent nearly three decades in the IT industry developing and engineering solutions across a myriad of technologies. When he is not spending time at work as a tech evangelist, he spends his time streaming video games and tech education on Twitch.
OPEN TALK: Gateways, Microgateways and Edge Gateways! Oh My! - Finding the Right Ruby Slippers on Yo

Helal Nouri

Product Owner API's | Visma | Raet
Helal Nouri is a Product Owner API's at Visma | Raet. Helal works on the domain of HR & Payroll and takes ownership of developing and overseeing internal and public API's within the company. Prior to this role, Helal held posts as an API Software Designer, Automation Engineer and Strategy- and Application Consultant at several companies. Helal has a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Utrecht University and a Masters degree in Social Sciences from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona.
PRO WORKSHOP: API Design and Standardization Challenges in a Growing and Changing Company

Matthew O'Riordan

Ably Realtime, CEO and co-founder | Ably Realtime
Matthew O’Riordan is the technical co-founder of Ably, a globally distributed data stream network that is protocol agnostic. He has been a programmer for over 20 years. He first started working on commercial internet projects in the mid-90s, when Internet Explorer 3 and Netscape were battling it out, and Java and Flash were the up and coming technologies to bring interactivity to browsers. Throughout his time as a developer, he has not only been contributing to complex technical aspects of various projects but also the commercial, UX and design aspects. He has also built and sold two tech businesses along the way, the last one being Econsultancy. Matthew contributes back to the community as a board member of the OpenAPI Initiative, and runs and contributes code to numerous open-source projects. GitHub: https://github.com/mattheworiordan
Taming the rising complexity of Event-Driven APIs

Jonathan Oliver

CEO & Founder | SmartyStreets
Jonathan Oliver has always been a smarty pants. At 8 years old he was coding on an IBM PC. When he was 10, he got a C compiler for his birthday. At 12, he was writing “shareware” software and getting paid for various apps he would write and post online. Today? He’s the CEO and founder of SmartyStreets, an address verification software software used by companies like Netflix, Zillow, DHL, Nasa and Pfizer. When he's not obsessing over distributed systems, he's probably performing at a local improv comedy club.
OPEN TALK: You're Doing Microservices Wrong

Peter Orlowsky

Senior Vice President of Strategic Development | Getty Images
As Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for Getty Images, Peter Orlowsky is responsible for evaluating and building key business strategies and partnerships, as well as for identifying and developing new business opportunities to further cement Getty Images’ leadership position. In this role, Peter drives global content licensing and distribution deals with leading technology, multimedia and service providers worldwide, as well as oversees the company’s relationships with global partners. A key part of his remit also entails Getty Images’ global print business, which includes the Getty Images Gallery and Photos.com, the company’s new consumer offering as it looks to expand and develop new revenue streams. Peter has been with Getty Images for over 20 years, serving several roles across the company in business development and sales. As Senior Vice President for Strategic Development, Peter is based in New York and serves on the company’s global leadership team Peter holds a BA in Liberal Arts from the University of New York at Stony Brook and a Masters in Sports Mgmt. from Brooklyn College and is an avid sports fan.
PRO TALK: The Art of Scaling API Offerings

Edgar Ortiz

Senior Solution Engineer | MuleSoft
Senior Solution Engineer, Computer Scientist, Software Engineer, Technologist, and Muley who loves to connect the world!
PRO WORKSHOP: Future Proofing API Contracts with the AML Modeling Framework

Brian Otten

Digital Transformation Catalyst - API Management & HIP | Axway
Brian Otten has been partnering with large enterprises for over 20 years in guiding strategy, adoption and execution of business technology transformation and change. Previously with companies including Cisco, Bank of America, Barclays and digitalML, he now helps Axway customers match their vision to adopt, execute and grow innovative, data-driven platforms using state-of-the-art building blocks for API Management, data integration, and analytics. Brian’s Catalyst specialty is working on business-let digital and API strategy as well as information management. See Brian on LinkedIn
OPEN TALK: Creating Customer Experiences in a Multiexperience World

Cody Owens

Software Engineer | Accusoft
Cody Owens joined Accusoft as a software engineer in 2016, and he currently contributes to the PrizmDoc Viewer and PrizmDoc Editor products. His background includes architectural visualization and digital news publishing. In his spare time, Cody enjoys strategy games and long-distance cycling in the Tampa Bay area.
OPEN WORKSHOP: The REST Is Not Enough

Michael Palermo

Developer Relations | HERE Technologies
Michael is an international speaker/trainer and has been evangelizing innovative technologies for nearly two decades. Michael’s current passion is empowering developers to understand and integrate location services. Michael is a published author of technical books as well as online courses with Pluralsight. Prior to HERE, Michael evangelized “smart home” at Amazon on the Alexa team. Prior to Amazon, Michael evangelized web technologies at Microsoft.
OPEN WORKSHOP: Using Location Terms in Conversational UX

Marco Palladino

CTO & Co-Founder | Kong
Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer and Internet entrepreneur based in San Francisco, California. He is the co-founder and CTO of Kong, the most widely adopted open source API platform. Besides being a core maintainer, Marco is currently responsible for the design and delivery of the Kong products, while also providing the technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices within Kong and the external community. Marco was also the co-founder of Mashape, which started in 2010 and is today the largest API marketplace in the world.
KEYNOTE: APIs in the Microservices Era: Building the Nervous System of the Enterprise

Emmanuel Paraskakis

VP of Product Management | SmartBear
Senior-level technologist and manager. Software Product Manager and proponent of automation and workflow optimization through technologies 10 years of experience developing APIs and integration solutions. Co-founder of an internet startup with Software-as-a-Service and Web Application experience. 5 years of experience at the CEO level with emphasis on Product management, Sales and Channel Management. Areas of competence include Information Security (former CISSP) and Project Management (PMI). Deep understanding of all aspects of Insurance. Total of 17 years of experience in Technology and Financial Services.
PRO TALK: Become a Pro at API Management: A Declarative Approach

Jon Peck

Developer and Advocate | Algorithmia
A full-stack developer with two decades of industry experience, Jon Peck now focuses on bringing scalable, discoverable, and secure machine-learning microservices to developers across a wide variety of platforms via Algorithmia.com
PRO WORKSHOP: Serverless Functions and Machine Learning: Putting the AI in APIs

Dave Pemberton

Practice Manager | Software AG
Practice Manager, thought leader and evangelist within the Enterprise Software space, specialising in API Management, Hybrid Integration, Microservices, Devops, Robotic Process Automation and IoT with a proven track record of delivering to the highest standards for some of the UK's largest and global organisations across many sectors.
OPEN TALK (API): DevOps - the Gateway to the API Frontier

Jeremy Pollock

Director of Product Management | PubNub
A long time product manager, Jeremy currently heads up the product team at PubNub. With deep experience in APIs, including a long stint at API management pioneer, Mashery, Jeremy has been excited to dive into the realtime world and explore the innovations that drive forward awesome new experiences for users.
OPEN TALK: Using Realtime APIs to turn Insights Into Action

Patrick Poulin

CEO and Founder of API Fortress | API Fortress
Patrick moved to NYC 10 years ago to pursue his career in Internet™. Soon after he was managing the retail vertical for a company building the first mobile websites for over 75 major brands such as Tesco, Target, Macys, and MAC Cosmetics. After a (thankfully) short stint in adtech, he became the API Evangelist for Getty Images. This is where he first recognized the lack of good API tools. That experience is what led to the creation of API Fortress with his cofounder. Patrick lives in NYC and has no hobbies, because his apartment is no larger than this profile.
Watching the World Burn: API Testing as an Afterthought

Preetham Reddy

Cloud Architect | Tech Fabric LLC
Preetham Reddy is an Entrepreneur, Blogger and a Cloud & Enterprise Architect with extensive experience in API development, security, automation and management. Over the past 15 years, has been helping many enterprises build large scale distributed systems and achieve digital transformation through the use of innovative technologies. He consulted with many enterprises including American Airlines, US Airways, University of Phoenix etc., and helped them with their digital transformation goals. In his current role as an Enterprise Architect at Tech Fabric, he leads global tech teams to build robust, scalable and secure software applications.
OPEN TALK: Supercharge Your Application With Azure Search and CosmosDB

Anthony Reyes

Director of Partnerships & Innovation | Michelin
Anthony is a Director of Partnerships and Innovation at Michelin’s Silicon Valley office in San Francisco. He’s been working with hardware, software and cloud-based technology companies for over 20 years in senior management positions worldwide, at both startups and large corporates such as Hewlett-Packard and Autodesk. Over his career Anthony has overseen software partnerships that have led to over 60m shipped units worldwide, helped launch Autodesk’s first fully cloud-based software platform and earned two software design patents while at HP. Most recently, he is leading Michelin’s innovation efforts in Silicon Valley around areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Analytics.
PRO TALK: From API Program to API Culture

Jaime Ryan

Head of Layer7 Strategy | Broadcom
Jaime Ryan is Head of Strategy for Layer7 Security and Integration at Broadcom, focusing on portfolio-level initiatives and future technology trends. Previously, he held strategic roles in API Management at CA Technologies and DataPower/IBM. He has been building secure service-based integration architectures as a developer, architect, consultant, product manager, strategist, evangelist, and author for the last twenty years, and resides in San Diego with his wife and two daughters.
OPEN WORKSHOP: Join or Die: Capturing Intelligence Across the Entire API Lifecycle

Marek Sadowski

Developer Advocate | IMB
Marek Sadowski is a full stack developer advocate, a robotics startup founder and an entrepreneur. He has about 20 year experience in consulting largest enterprises in USA, Europe, Middle East and Africa. As a graduate from the International Space University Marek pioneered in a research on VR goggles for the virtual reality system to control robots on Mars in NASA Ames. He founded a startup to deliver robotics solutions and services for industries. Marek moved to Silicon Valley to promote IoT, robotics, and mobile solutions driven by AI, APIs, and Cloud Native.
PRO WORKSHOP: Managing Kubernetes Traffic with Istio

Snezana Sahter

Intuit, Distinguished Architect | Intuit
Snezana Sahter is a distinguished architect in Intuit focusing on the Financial Data Platform which enables all of Intuit’s products to connect with banks across the globe. She has been with Intuit since 2017, excited for the opportunity to expand her e-commerce and marketplace domain knowledge into FinTech. Domain driven design and modeling APIs while dealing with legacy has been her area of interest for the past several years. Prior to Intuit, she was a principal architect at eBay for 10+ years, responsible for modeling and API strategy in Identity and Risk Management domains. Originally from Serbia, she has spent most of her engineering career in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Intuit's Case Study: From Monolith to Microservices

Richard Sand

CEO | IDF Connect
Richard Sand, CEO of IDF Connect, is reinventing web access management for the modern era. He is the primary architect of SSO/Rest™, a universal REST solution for single sign-on, authentication, and access management that can protect critical systems both on-premises and in the Cloud. SSO/Rest’s use of single library plugins means that it can provide turnkey enforcement and integration to platforms, containers, and servers. Richard has worked with identity and access management for more than twenty years: prior to founding IDF Connect he worked first at IBM Denmark, next with the web access management pioneer Netegrity, and then for a decade as an independent IAM consultant for some of the world’s largest companies.
PRO WORKSHOP: Modern APIs for Single Sign-On, Authentication, and Access Management in the Hybrid Cl

Manan Sanghvi

Principal Architect | MuleSoft, a Salesforce Company
Manan Sanghvi is a Principal Solutions Architect at MuleSoft, provider of the leading platform for building application networks. At Mulesoft he helps customers architect their solutions using the Anypoint platform. He has 10+ years of experience in the field of Integrations & API's and has graduated with a major in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon.
PRO TALK: API Security

Subu Sankara

VP, Software Services at Synerzip | Synerzip
SUBU SANKARA Subu Sankara is Vice President of Software Services based in the San Francisco Bay area. As a seasoned software professional he brings his experience and leadership skills to Synerzip to diversify its business in Silicon Valley. For over two decades, his expertise has included working for both software product companies and services companies, and partnering with customers to fulfill their expectations.
OPEN TALK: Embracing Cloud

Jared Scheib

Engineer/Product | Gradient by Paperspace
Jared is a Product Manager and Senior Software Engineer at Paperspace working to democratize the creation and deployment of artificial intelligence by building an open ML cloud platform. In addition to his role at Paperspace, Jared is a mentor and advisor to budding software engineers, product managers, and technology entrepreneurs. He previously wrote software at InfluxData and Tagasauris and co-founded Cecelia Webber Art and Liquid Democracy Technologies. He is passionate about creating emotion AI, an ambition built on a lifelong pursuit of understanding how and why we think, feel, and create the ways that we as humans do. Jared also loves pineapple, directing film and theater, and personal development. Check out https://paperspace.com and https://jared.af for more.
OPEN TALK (API): Deep Fakes in Public

Robert Schneider

Partner | WiseClouds, LLC
Robert D. Schneider is a Silicon Valley‚ based technology consultant and author, and managing partner at WiseClouds ‚ a provider of training and professional services for NoSQL technologies and high performance APIs. He has supplied distributed computing design/testing, database optimization, and other technical expertise to Global 500 corporations and government agencies around the world. Clients have included Amazon.com, JP Morgan Chase & Co, VISA, Pearson Education, S.W.I.F.T., and the governments of the United States, Brazil, Malaysia, Mexico, Australia, and the United Kingdom.Robert has written eight books and numerous articles on database platforms and other complex topics such as cloud computing, graph databases, business intelligence, security, and microservices. He is also a frequent organizer and presenter at major international industry events. Robert blogs at rdschneider.com.
PRO TALK: Quality Never Goes out of Style: Applying Lessons Learned from SOA, Web Service, and REST

Darren Shelcusky

Manager Platform Enablement | Ford Motor Company
Darren Shelcusky is a 36 year veteran in the automotive industry, where he has led software based initiatives in manufacturing, product development, testing labs, in-vehicle, and connected vehicles. He is a Manager in the Ford Mobility Platform Enablement team, and is responsible for driving the adoption and measurable results around APIs and platforms, as well as applying industry best practices to foster scalable, agile, API-led development. Darren earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering at General Motors Institute and an MBA from Penn State University. He has 12 patents for various connected vehicle and telematics innovations globally.
PRO WORKSHOP: Ford Connected Vehicles - an API Saga

Shobha Ramu Shivaiah

Application Development Manager | UPS
Shobha Ramu Shivaiah is an Application Development Manager at UPS. She is a seasoned technology leader with more than 2 decades of experience in IT, varying in all areas such as leadership, management, architecture, design, coding. She has a Masters in Computer Science from Kennesaw State University, US and a Bachelors in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Bangalore University, India. As an ADM at UPS, she currently leads and manages the UPS API team. She is responsible for the development, testing and support teams in the new development, maintenance, testing and production support activities of various critical customer facing UPS APIs as well as internal UPS APIs. She is an active contributor to the UPS API standards for both internal and external APIS and plays a key role in defining strategies and roadmaps for the APIs. The UPS J2EE/SOA API suite has a daily volume of about half a billion transactions a day with a 200% volume growth over the past 4 years. The suite consists of over 100 distinct functional APIs - XML over HTTPs, SOAP over HTTPs, JSON over HTTPs and Rest interface. Shobha is currently responsible for providing leadership, technical direction, ensuring the architecture/design compliance, research, strategy/business direction, innovation and the on time delivery of the projects. She was involved in the architecture and development of core frameworks used in the application. She loves to be hands-on and constantly gets involved in challenging design and coding tasks at the framework level. Having worked on several different APIs for years she has developed a very strong domain knowledge covering all aspects of APIs. She is the co-chair of the 2019 UPS WLD Business Connections group and is an active member in the community.
PRO TALK: A Journey of Shipping Enterprise Grade, High Transaction Rate, Resilient APIs

Yuri Shkuro

Software Engineer | Uber Technologies
Yuri Shkuro is a software engineer at Uber Technologies, working on distributed tracing, observability, reliability, and performance problems; author of the book "Mastering Distributed Tracing"; creator of Jaeger, Uber's open source distributed tracing system (a CNCF project); co-founder of the OpenTracing and OpenTelemetry projects (also in CNCF); invited expert in W3C Distributed Tracing Working Group.
PRO WORKSHOP: Introducing OpenTelemetry

Clayton Simmons

Vice President | KD McAlly Group
Clayton Simmons has 10+ years in Enterprise Services Business. Clayton ran Cognizant's Digital Assurance Practice in 2012 and lead an organization focused solely on testing digital assets, both Mobile and IoT. He successfully rolled out Customer Experience (CX) Test offering which revolutionized the approach to the perceived quality quotient versus traditional functional validation of so many other testing services during that time. In 2016, Clayton moved over to Cognizant's Digital Works business unit and was asked to build the partner portfolio for Cognizant's Cloud Native offering adding companies like AWS, Pivotal, and Adobe to it's portfolio of tier one partners. In 2017, Clayton left Cognizant to create and grow the North American regional business of Experitest, an Israeli software automation company. Today, Clayton has his on own practice called the KD McAlly Group, which provides advisory and consulting to Digital and QA executives in large enterprise organizations. Clayton holds Bachelor of Science Graduate of Information Systems at the University of Texas in Arlington and also is an honors graduate of the University of Texas—San Antonio executive MBA program.
PRO WORKSHOP: Digital Testing in a Microservices World

DR. Anhad Singh

Chief Architect | Dataguise, Inc.
Dr. Singh is a data privacy, security and API thought leader. He works with large, global enterprises to simplify and automate the compliance of data privacy regulations and other internal governance requirements, including General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He received his M.S. degree and his Ph.D. from the University of California Davis.
OPEN TALK: Privacy & Security Through APIs – like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Prabath Siriwardena

Vice President, Security Architecture | WSO2
Prabath Siriwardena is an identity evangelist, author, and a blogger, with more than 12 years of industry experience in designing and building critical Identity and Access Management infrastructure for global enterprises, including many Fortune 100/500 companies. As a technology evangelist, Prabath has published six books, including Microservices Security in Action (Manning), Advanced API Security (Apress) and Microservices for the Enterprise (Apress). He blogs on various topics from blockchain, PSD2, GDPR, IAM to microservices security. Prabath has spoken in many conferences and travelled the world conducting workshops/meetups to evangelize IAM communities. He is also the founder of the Silicon Valley IAM User Group, which is the largest IAM meetup in the San Francisco Bay Area.
PRO WORKSHOP: Securing Microservices in a Zero Trust Environment

Sanjeev Sisodiya

VP of Customer Success | Postman
Sanjeev Sisodiya is a builder who enjoys learning how great things, whether software, teams, or the perfect loaf of bread, get built. He's a Silicon Valley journeyman (25 years!) who spent the first 15 years building, among other things, file systems and collaboration software. He's spent the past decade getting out of his introverted left-brain comfort zone and learning how to build businesses. After a few years in software business development he's now found balance between the technical and people sides of the software world and is happily building the Customer Success organization a Postman.
FEATURED TALK: Great API Design Takes a Village

Dmitry Sotnikov

VP of Cloud Platform | 42Crunch
Dmitry Sotnikov serves as Vice President of Cloud Platform at 42Crunch – an enterprise API security company – and also maintains APISecurity.io, a popular community site with daily API Security news and weekly newsletter on API vulnerabilities, breaches, standards, best practices, regulations, and tools. Dmitry has more than two decades of experience in enterprise IT software and cloud computing – holding executive positions with companies such as WSO2, Jelastic and Quest Software. Microsoft MVP: http://bit.ly/2KAFtAB
OPEN TALK: OWASP API Security Top 10

Travis Spencer

CEO | Curity
Travis has worked extensively with organizations in various industries in both the US, Europe, and elsewhere who are adopting cloud and mobile computing. His broad market exposure coupled with a background in application development allows him to help organizations with low-level technical issues as well high-level questions. His deep knowledge of legacy standards like SAML, WS-* and XACML coupled with current best practices like REST, SCIM, OpenID Connect and OAuth provides him with a unique and cutting edge perspective on digital identity and access management.
OPEN WORKSHOP: Securing APIs and Microservices with OAuth and OpenID Connect

Swetha Sridharan

Product Manager | IBM
Swetha Sridharan is a product manager at IBM API Connect. Swetha works with customers and stakeholders to understand how API testing and monitoring can be seamlessly integrated with their API lifecycle development. Before becoming a product manager, she has been a software engineer developing applications for enterprises.
OPEN WORKSHOP: From Cradle to Grave: Lifespan of an API

Henrik Stene

Manager & Consultant | Knowit
Henrik is a manager and consultant with the Nordic consultancy firm, Knowit, and is currently assigned to help build a new sales and ticketing solution for rail operators in Norway. He is passionate about exploring microservice technology and is pondering how to solve their biggest flaws, like the "Integration Test Hell". Henrik is an avid technology enthusiast, and an early adopter of green technology.
PRO WORKSHOP: Creating APIs Beyond REST

Bryan Stokes

VP of Product Management | Vonage
As VP, Product Management for Vonage, Bryan Stokes focuses on delivering synergistic products combining the Company’s UCaaS and CPaaS technology. Bryan joined Vonage in 2009, serving in several leadership roles during his time with the Company. Most notable achievements during his tenure include building a project management group in customer care, leading the digital customer self-service team, and launching several of Vonage’s consumer-facing products. Prior to joining Vonage, Bryan held several technology-related roles at ad agencies, large and small, including Google subsidiary DoubleClick, as well as start-up companies in the corporate legal and political fundraising arenas. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University.
PRO WORKSHOP: Leveraging Communications APIs to Achieve Programmability

Kieran Taylor

Head of AIOps Marketing | Broadcom
Kieran Taylor has 20 years of high-tech product marketing experience with a focus on application performance management, cloud computing, content delivery networking and wide area network technologies. He is presently Head of Product Marketing for Broadcom's AIOps segment and is responsible for thought leadership and sales enablement for AIOps, Operational Intelligence, APM and Infrastructure Management. Prior he led product marketing teams at Adobe, Akamai, DataPower/IBM and Nortel Networks. His career began as an editor of high-tech publications at Mc-Graw Hill.
OPEN WORKSHOP: Join or Die: Capturing Intelligence Across the Entire API Lifecycle

Todd Teta

Chief Product & Technology Officer | ATTOM Data Solutions
Todd Teta serves as ATTOM Data Solutions' Chief Product & Technology Officer where he leverages two decades of experience in technology and product innovation to lead ATTOM's technology and product teams. Prior to joining ATTOM Data Solutions, Todd led the product development and technology organization at Meyers Research. Todd began his career with Andersen Consulting, where he helped clients leverage data and technology to drive business results. Subsequently, he co-founded several startups, including VisionCore, a product and service company serving the mortgage and real estate data and analytics markets. He eventually sold VisionCore to CoreLogic, the largest provider of residential real-estate information services. At CoreLogic, Todd led research and development teams that developed the company‚ first mobile and mapping visualization products. He also led the company‚ professional services organization and technology teams for multiple markets, including credit reporting and tenant screening. Todd graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California with a degree in Computer Engineering and Computer Science.
PRO TALK: Using Developer API to Revolutionize Lead Generation in Real Estate

Jen Tong

Security Advocate | Google
Jen is a Security Advocate on Google Cloud Platform. In this role she helps developers and IT professionals stay out of trouble while getting the most out of cloud computing. If she’s away from her laptop, she’s probably playing ice hockey, or hanging from aerial silk.
PRO WORKSHOP: Kubernetes Security: Attack and Defense

Tom Tovar

Co-creator & CEO | Appdome
Tom is the co-creator and CEO of Appdome. He builds mobile apps and loves all things mobile. At Appdome, he says “we use technology to make the difficult mobile development projects simple.”
KEYNOTE: Mobile API Security

Cameron Turner

Founder & CEO | DATORIUM, LLC
Cameron Turner is the founder and CEO of Datorium, maker of the Octain AIaaS platform. Octain is based on 6 years of R&D working with brands such as Starbucks, Nike, Stanford Hospitals and The Gates Foundation to understand and improve customer retention. He served as founder and CEO of ClickStream Technologies (acquired by Microsoft) and went on to lead Microsoft’s Telemetry practice, managing essentially all inbound data systems globally. Cameron serves on the Accenture Technology Advisory Board, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at StartX, and a Venture Studio Advisor at Stanford’s GSB. He co-manages the Oxford Angel Fund and serves as a Venture Partner for Spike Ventures (Stanford Angel Fund). Cameron holds a BA from Dartmouth College, an MBA from Oxford University and MS in Statistics from Stanford.
PRO TALK: 8 Ways to Use Auto Machine Learning APIs for Business Impact

Olivia Vahsen

Developer Evangelist | TomTom
Olivia is a Developer Evangelist for TomTom with a background in mobile game design and working with startups, bringing creative input from different areas of development. She has a passion for bridging communication practices and people-oriented design in the development process in a variety of mediums, and building genuine connections in the developer community.
OPEN TALK (API): Custom Maps with TomTom’s New Map Styler

Rajeev Venkitaraman

Director of Digital Technology and Architecture | Michelin
Rajeev Venkitaraman has been part of the technological journey for the last 18 years. From hands on development to simplification do complex architectures and business processes, Rajeev has gained expertise across different technologies and platforms with a focus on manufacturing and automotive industries. In his present role of Chief Digital Architect at Michelin Tyres, he is responsible for Global Digital Transformation driven by a non siloed architecture and design. His primary expertise areas are APIs, enterprise integration, digital strategy and CRM. In his prior stint, Rajeev was part of the strategic advisory architects team of Salesforce , helping their biggest global customers.
PRO TALK: From API Program to API Culture

Tanya Vlahovic

Principal Software Architect | eBay
Tanya Vlahovic is a lead architect for eBay public APIs. She is one of the key contributors to revamping eBay's public API program and directly involved in all strategic partner integrations. Tanya is focused on various aspects of API lifecycle: design (including cross-cutting concerns), services portfolio governance, and API maturity model. She authored or co-authored numerous eBay’s technical standards and patterns for internal web services and public APIs. Through public speaking, she contributes to increasing the visibility of the eBay API program. Tanya works in the eBay San Jose office.
PRO TALK: How to Craft APIs That Developers Love

John Vrankovich

Principal Architect | JDA Software
Responsible for JDA’s Platform and Technology strategy supporting our product portfolio. Specializing in SaaS architecture, Enterprise Software Platforms, Identity Management, APIs and Application Security.
PRO WORKSHOP: Transitioning from a Product Company to a Platform Company

Bruce Wang

Sr Dir of Engineering | Shippo
Bruce Wang is a software technology leader, tech entrepreneur and early stage startup advisor. He has extensive experience in leading software teams, establishing a strong agile development culture and building scalable and reliable cloud software. He is passionate about helping early stage startups with pragmatic and practical technical, organizational and business advice. He is currently Senior Director of Engineering at Shippo, a company bringing businesses closer to their customers by making shipping effortless. He is also a serious foodie and resides in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters.
FEATURED TALK: Lessons Learned Migrating to Micro Services Model @ Scale

Jason Webb

Services Fabric Chief Architect | Intuit
Jason Webb is Services Fabric Chief Architect at Intuit, where he works on building tools and platforms to enable Intuit’s microservices ecosystem. Jason is passionate about cloud-native infrastructure, developer tools & experience, and open source. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Northern Arizona University.
PRO WORKSHOP: Scaling Service Mesh to an Enterprise Microservices Ecosystem

Erick Wendel

Owner | EW.IT
Erick Wendel is a Speaker, Software Consultant and community Co-organizer on Brazil. Named by Microsoft as Most Valuable Professional, a specialist in Node.js, and Javascript Applications. He is Software Independent Architect where help companies to make better and cheaper applications using Serverless, Container based applications, and Hybrid Cloud solutions. He has experience speaking and teaching on the biggest conferences in Brazil and Americas, working as voluntary Leader of NodeBR, Javascript São Paulo and Nerdzão Communities.
PRO WORKSHOP: Scaling Node.Js Applications with Kubernetes and Docker

Erez Yalon

Director of Security Research | Checkmarx
Erez Yalon heads the security research group at Checkmarx. With vast defender and attacker experience and as an independent security researcher, Erez is responsible for maintaining Checkmarx’s vulnerability detection technology where his previous development experience with a variety of coding languages comes into play. Erez is also the co-founder of the OWASP API Security Project and a co-founder of DEF CON’s AppSec Village.
OPEN TALK: OWASP API Security Top 10

Mohammed Zehgir

Program Manager | Microsoft
Mohammed Zehgir is a Program Manager for Microsoft, who works on the Azure developer experience. In this role he has been focused on creating tools that streamline building and publishing SDKs/CLIs for Azure services
PRO WORKSHOP: Delivering Developer Tools at Scale: Microsoft Azure & Oracle Cloud Perspectives

sesh raj

President | DSAPPS INC
Sesh Raj is President of DSAPPS INC an IT solutions provider focusing on building next generation ‘Distributed Smart Apps’. Beginning his career with HCL, Control Data and Intel in key business and engineering roles Sesh has vast experience in bringing to market innovative new IT solutions. In 1994 Sesh was founder of ProjectWare first company offering team collaborative automated and intelligent project management. In 2002 Sesh was founder of DBGuard, first startup to introduce machine learning algorithms to ensure database integrity and security. In 2009 DSAPPS as a vendor partner with HP Labs helped HP win the Edelman award in Management sciences with a product portfolio management solution saving HP over $500 Million. Recently Sesh has been focusing on distributed data security solutions and pioneering new innovations in the safety, security and reliability of autonomous systems – introducing new concepts in safety/security sensing. DSAPPS has been recently qualified by City of Los Angeles to work on next generation transportation projects including introduction of autonomous driverless vehicles. Education: Engineering at IIT Madras and MBA at IIM Calcutta
PRO WORKSHOP: Securing Sensitive Data Through APIs and AI Pattern Recognition

robert simonoff

Senior Enterprise Architect, Fellow | JDA software
Bob has been with JDA for 22 years, focusing on applications and platforms. He currently leads the architecture efforts for JDA’s integration strategy and Data Platform and is heavily involved in JDA’s API strategy and API management activities.
PRO WORKSHOP: Transitioning from a Product Company to a Platform Company