Senior Software Engineer | Accusoft
Michael works at Accusoft as a Senior Software Engineer. Credentials include: UI/UX design for 15+ years, PHP for 13+ years, JS for 10+ years and Node.js for 3+ years.
OPEN TALK: Designing Effective Client-Side APIs
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
CEO & Co-Founder | FX Labs, Inc.
Amjad Afanah is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in API security, cloud automation, and application management. He is currently the co-founder of FX Labs, an enterprise-class API security management company that allows enterprises to protect their applications from attacks targeting the API layer - which represent the majority of all security vulnerabilities today. He successfully co-founded and led DCHQ, a cloud management, and container orchestration company, to a successful acquisition. He held leadership roles at HyperGrid, VMware and Oracle.
PRO WORKSHOP: Your APIs May Be Leaking Data, Learn How to Stop It
Senior Director | Marriott International
Devesh is a results driven leader with a passion & expertise in Technology Architecture, Innovation Strategy, Identity Management and Security with a proven track record of delivering high quality “Next Generation” products for various Fortune 100 companies. He has over 15 years of IT experience in the areas of architecture & implementation of Scalable, High Volume, Highly Available Distributed Enterprise IT applications hosted both ‘On-Prem’ & on ‘Public/Hybrid clouds’ with a focus on Performance, Security, Reliability and Technical Excellence. Devesh holds numerous technical certifications and is a frequent speaker at technical conferences. Prior to joining Marriott, Devesh held technology leadership positions at Merlin International, Charter Communications & Time Warner Cable and has also worked for American Express.Prior to joining Merlin, Devesh held technology leadership positions at Charter Communications & Time Warner Cable and has also worked for American Express.
PRO WORKSHOP: Best Practices to Secure Your APIs and the Entire Service Mesh
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
CEO & Co-Founder | Postman
Abhinav Asthana is an experienced developer and entrepreneur. He wrote the first free Postman app in 2012 when he first began working with APIs because he realized that *hated* cURL. He envisioned a simple client for HTTP requests to help him get beyond simple GET and POST requests and into the complexity of real-world API development. Postman is now used by 6 million developers across more than 200,000 companies worldwide. He holds a B.E. (with honors) from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
FEATURED TALK: Great API Design Takes a Village
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
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
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
Developer Relations Manager | PubNub
Adam Bavosa is the Developer Relations Manager at PubNub. His engineering specialties include full-stack web development, WebRTC/chat app dev, and architecting stacks for real-time data throughput.
OPEN TALK: Serverless Data Streaming for Futuristic Connected Shared Experiences
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Head of Services Infrastructure | Box
Gaurav runs the Services Infrastructure group at Box. This group focuses on building service frameworks, infrastructure components 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
Chief Product Officer | Cloud Elements
Ross Garrett is the Chief Product Officer at Cloud Elements - responsible for product management, go-to-market strategy, positioning and evangelism. He is a well-known speaker at technology events and many tech conferences. Ross has 15 years of product and marketing leadership experience in the integration space, most recently at Push Technology and previously with Axway, CA and Layer 7.
OPEN TALK: State of API Integration
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
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
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
President, Data Business & GM | Sisense
Harry Glaser is the President, Data Business and General Manager 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
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‚Äôs 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
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
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
Technology leader with AI / ML / Cloud focus | Lending Club
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
PRO WORKSHOP: A Tour of Different API Management Architectures
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
Software Engineer | Chegg
I am currently working with Chegg as Software Engineer and Author of the book Clean Python- Elegant Way to Write Python. In Chegg, I am working as core member of the team to build first event based architecture using serverless API's and leverage AWS infrastructure to make scalable and reliable API's. I am also given various talks related to serverless and python in different meetups and conferences.
PRO WORKSHOP: Building API in Serverless World
Code Connect (APIs) Product Manager | FIS Global
PRO WORKSHOP: API as Product- What's Involved
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Co-Founder & CEO | Transposit
Adam Leventhal is the co-founder and CEO of Transposit. Prior to founding Transposit in 2016, Adam was the CTO at Delphix where he scaled the engineering team from 10 to over 100. As a member of the Solaris Kernel Development at Sun Microsystems, Adam was one of the three authors of DTrace for which he had received Sun's Chairman's Award for technical excellence in 2004, was named one of InfoWorld's Innovators of 2005, and won top honors from the 2006 Wall Street Journal's Innovation Awards. Also at Sun, Adam was a founding member of the Fishworks team that build the ZFS Storage Appliance. His focus was on innovative uses of flash memory, novel at the time in large scale enterprise storage systems. Adam joined Sun after graduating cum laude from Brown University in 2001 with a degree in Math and Computer Science.
PRO WORKSHOP: Smart APIs for Dumb Machines
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
CEO & Co-Founder | Guidebook, Inc.
Jeff founded Guidebook in 2011 and has served as CEO since the company's inception. Prior to Guidebook, Jeff opened Criteo's (NASDAQ:CRTO) North American offices, where he led US Sales and quickly scaled his region's business to $100M in annual revenue. Jeff started his career as an early member of TrialPay, a leader in transactional advertising and alternative payments, which sold to Visa. He holds a BS in Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
KEYNOTE: APIs: The Key to Elevating Mobile App Automation
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
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
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
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: Your APIs May Be Leaking Data, Learn How to Stop It
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: The Real Value of Microservices
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
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
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
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
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 verifiction 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
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 teamPeter 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
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
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 TALK: Designing Effective Client-Side APIs
Chief Catalyst | Axway
Brian is Chief Catalyst and VP of Services at Axway. Previously he was Global Platform Strategist at Google and was VP of Digital Success at Apigee. Brian worked for years as a technology executive on Wall Street and was a CTO for Hoplo SRL in Turin, Italy. He combines a lifelong passion for technology with experience working with some of the world’s top brands, helping them to both modernize and transform.
OPEN TALK: Creating Customer Experiences in a Multiexperience World
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
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
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
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
Developer Advocate | IBM
Mofizur Rahman (@moficodes) is a Developer Advocate at IBM. His area of interests include container orchestration and micro services. His favorite programming language these days is Go. He also tinkers with Node, Python and Java. He is also learning and teaching in the Go, Kubernetes, Docker and Microservice community. He is a strong believer of the power open source and importance of giving back to the community. He is a self proclaimed sticker collecting addict and has collected several box full of stickers with no signs of stopping. He dabbles in photography sometimes.He writes tech blogs at NYCDEV medium page which can be found on https://medium.com/@moficodes .
PRO WORKSHOP: Managing Kubernetes Traffic with Istio
Head of Strategy | Catchy Agency
It’s been over 15 years since I started my journey from software developer to digital marketing. The past decade and a half has given me the opportunity to work across multiple cultures, industries, disciplines, and with businesses of all sizes. I have gone from holding individual contributor roles at Fortune 100 companies to starting three companies in the digital marketing space and I now serve as the Head of Strategy of Catchy — The Leading Developer Marketing Agency. Currently, I work and live in Seattle, WA after moving from Puerto Rico ten years ago
OPEN TALK: Marketing Your API to Developers: Beyond Beer and Pizza
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
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
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
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
VP, Software Services at Synerzip | Synerzip
SUBU SANKARASubu 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
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
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
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
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‚ÄîSan 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
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
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
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
Chief Product & Technology Officer | ATTOM Data Solutions
Todd Teta, Chief Product & Technology Officer, ATTOM Data SolutionsTodd 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‚Äôs first mobile and mapping visualization products. He also led the company‚Äôs 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.Udi Dorner, Chief Operating Officer, 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
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
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
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
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: TomTom For Developers: Usability in Location-Based Tech
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
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
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
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
Owner | EW.IT
PRO WORKSHOP: Scaling Node.Js Applications with Kubernetes and Docker
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
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
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