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Jeff Barr

Chief Evangelist

AWS

As Chief Evangelist for the Amazon Web Services, Jeff gets to tell the AWS story to audiences all over the world. Jeff talks, blogs, record videos, and spreads the word via social media.

Jeff Barr

Chief Evangelist

AWS

As Chief Evangelist for the Amazon Web Services, Jeff gets to tell the AWS story to audiences all over the world. Jeff talks, blogs, record videos, and spreads the word via social media. Jeff’s responsible for leading most of the AWS nationwide developer tours, known as ‘Road Trips’. Additionally, he researches and monitors large-scale technology and customer trends and patterns within the cloud computing space. Jeff has worked at Amazon for the last ten years. He previously held development and management positions at nowNow, Microsoft and Akopia.

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Michael Beckley

Chief Technology Officer

Appian

Michael Beckley leads Appian’s technology vision and oversees customer initiatives worldwide in his role as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Customer Officer.

Michael Beckley

Chief Technology Officer

Appian

Michael Beckley leads Appian’s technology vision and oversees customer initiatives worldwide in his role as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Customer Officer. Michael serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Virginia’s Computer Science Department. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a founder of Appian.

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Matt Calkins

CEO and Founder

Appian

Matt Calkins founded Appian at age 26. He won Dartmouth’s award for top economics graduate, class of ’94.

Matt Calkins

CEO and Founder

Appian

Matt Calkins founded Appian at age 26. He won Dartmouth’s award for top economics graduate, class of ’94. He is active in Virginia government and serves on the board of three prominent institutions: the Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP), the Sorensen Institute, and the Northern Virginia Technology Council PAC. He is the author of three boardgames and winner of several game design awards. Matt is frequently a top finisher at the World Boardgaming Championships.

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Adrian Cockcroft

VP Cloud Architecture Strategy

AWS

Adrian is vice president of cloud architecture strategy at Amazon Web Services, where he focuses on the needs of cloud native customers and leads the AWS open source community development program.

Adrian Cockcroft

VP Cloud Architecture Strategy

AWS

Adrian is vice president of cloud architecture strategy at Amazon Web Services, where he focuses on the needs of cloud native customers and leads the AWS open source community development program. Previously, Adrian worked at Sun Microsystems; was a founding member of eBay Research Labs; led the open source program at Netflix and promoted new ideas around DevOps, microservices, the cloud, and containers at Battery Ventures.

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Anne DelSanto

Executive VP/GM, Lightning Platform

Salesforce

Ann joined Salesforce in 2015 after serving as Group VP of Sales Engineering and Consulting at Oracle where she was responsible for both commercial and public sector markets.

Anne DelSanto

Executive VP/GM, Lightning Platform

Salesforce

Ann joined Salesforce in 2015 after serving as Group VP of Sales Engineering and Consulting at Oracle where she was responsible for both commercial and public sector markets. She has more than three decades of experience in driving organizational growth and began her career with IBM as an Account Systems Engineer and later building solutions for the healthcare market.

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Chirantan “CJ” Desai

Chief Product Officer

ServiceNow

Chirantan (C. J.) is on the board of Zebra Technologies Corp. and Chief Product Officer of ServiceNow, Inc.

Chirantan “CJ” Desai

Chief Product Officer

ServiceNow

Chirantan (C. J.) is on the board of Zebra Technologies Corp. and Chief Product Officer of ServiceNow, Inc. In the past he held the position of Director-Product Development at Oracle Corp., Senior Vice President-Information Management Group at Symantec Corp., Principal at Pivotal Advantage LLC, Vice President-Product Development at Pivotal Living and President-Emerging Technologies Division at Dell EMC, Inc. Mr. Desai received a graduate degree and an MBA from the University of Illinois.

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Nicole Forsgren

Research and Strategy

Google

Dr. Nicole Forsgren does research and strategy at Google Cloud following the acquisition of her startup DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) by Google.

Nicole Forsgren

Research and Strategy

Google

Dr. Nicole Forsgren does research and strategy at Google Cloud following the acquisition of her startup DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) by Google. She is co-author of the Shingo Publication Award-winning book Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps, and is best known for her work measuring the technology process and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She has been an entrepreneur, professor, sysadmin, and performance engineer. Nicole’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Nicole earned her PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and is a Research Affiliate at Clemson University and Florida International University.

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Johan den Haan

Chief Technology Officer

Mendix

Johan is CTO of Mendix (now part of Siemens) and leads the R&D and engineering teams for all Mendix products. Overall, he’s responsible for technology within the company including the product vision and roadmap, research & development, release management and architecture.

Johan den Haan

Chief Technology Officer

Mendix

Johan is CTO of Mendix (now part of Siemens) and leads the R&D and engineering teams for all Mendix products. Overall, he’s responsible for technology within the company including the product vision and roadmap, research & development, release management and architecture. He joined Mendix in 2005 as a developer and quickly rose through the ranks to lead developer, head of R&D, and eventually become CTO.

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David Heinemeier Hansson

CTO

Basecamp

David's the creator of the popular Ruby on Rails web development framework and the Instiki wiki. He's also a partner at the web-based software development firm Basecamp.

David Heinemeier Hansson

CTO

Basecamp

David's the creator of the popular Ruby on Rails web development framework and the Instiki wiki. He's also a partner at the web-based software development firm Basecamp. Hansson co-wrote Agile Web Development with Rails with Dave Thomas in 2005 as part of The Facets of Ruby Series. He also co-wrote Getting Real, Rework, Remote, and It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work with Jason Fried.

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Melody Meckfessel

CEO and Co-Founder

Observable

As the CEO and Co-founder of Observable, Melody is focused on bringing the power of visualization and data analysis to the world’s developers.

Melody Meckfessel

CEO and Co-Founder

Observable

As the CEO and Co-founder of Observable, Melody is focused on bringing the power of visualization and data analysis to the world’s developers. She is a hands-on technology leader with more than 20 years experience building and maintaining large-scale distributed systems and solving problems at scale. Before co-founding Observable, Melody was a VP of Engineering at Google, where she led DevOps for Google including Google’s Cloud Platform’s tools and systems, with a global team of more than 1000 engineers.

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Paulo Rosado

CEO

OutSystems

Paulo founded OutSystems in 2001 with a vision to help customers innovate faster and fundamentally change how enterprise software is developed. Before starting OutSystems, Paulo co-founded Intervento, an e-business software infrastructure company that was successfully sold in 1999.

Paulo Rosado

CEO

OutSystems

Paulo founded OutSystems in 2001 with a vision to help customers innovate faster and fundamentally change how enterprise software is developed. Before starting OutSystems, Paulo co-founded Intervento, an e-business software infrastructure company that was successfully sold in 1999. He also worked for Oracle Corp, where he held multiple positions in R&D and product management. Paulo has participated in multiple executive education programs and holds a Master's in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Computer Engineering degree from Universidade Nova, Lisbon.

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Derek Roos

CEO

Mendix

As co-founder and CEO of Mendix (now part of Siemens), Derek leads a pioneering team of software industry experts with the mission to bridge the gap between business and IT, making business application development dramatically easier, faster and collaborative.

Derek Roos

CEO

Mendix

As co-founder and CEO of Mendix (now part of Siemens), Derek leads a pioneering team of software industry experts with the mission to bridge the gap between business and IT, making business application development dramatically easier, faster and collaborative.

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Malcolm Ross

VP Product Strategy and Deputy CTO

Appian

Malcolm is the VP of Product Strategy and Deputy CTO at Appian. He has been directly involved in the management and implementation of enterprise software solutions for over 20 years.

Malcolm Ross

VP Product Strategy and Deputy CTO

Appian

Malcolm is the VP of Product Strategy and Deputy CTO at Appian. He has been directly involved in the management and implementation of enterprise software solutions for over 20 years. Malcolm is a frequent speaker covering the application of process automation, artificial intelligence and low-code development to solve real-world business problems. He received his BS degree in Computer and Information Science from Florida State University.

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Don Schuerman

CTO

Pegasystems

Don is CTO and Vice President of Product Marketing at Pegasystems, responsible for Pega’s industry-leading platform and CRM applications. He has 20 years of experience delivering enterprise software solutions for Fortune 500 organizations, with a focus on digital transformation, mobility, analytics, business process management, cloud and CRM.

Don Schuerman

CTO

Pegasystems

Don is CTO and Vice President of Product Marketing at Pegasystems, responsible for Pega’s industry-leading platform and CRM applications. He has 20 years of experience delivering enterprise software solutions for Fortune 500 organizations, with a focus on digital transformation, mobility, analytics, business process management, cloud and CRM. Don has led enterprise software implementations and provided technology and architecture consulting to senior business and technology executives from Fortune 500 organizations, including American Express, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, and BP. Don holds a BS in Physics and Philosophy from Boston College.

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Chris Wanstrath

Co-founder and former CEO

GitHub

Chris is an American technology entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and former CEO of GitHub, a social network centered on software development, which he created with Tom Preston-Werner in 2008.

Chris Wanstrath

Co-founder and former CEO

GitHub

Chris is an American technology entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and former CEO of GitHub, a social network centered on software development, which he created with Tom Preston-Werner in 2008. Before starting GitHub, he worked with CNET on GameSpot.

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