Alex Serban is a senior engineer with more than 15 years experience in the Java ecosystem, and has a track record of designing and running large scale data processing services in production. In his current role he is leveraging his passion for functional programming and distributed systems to build the next generation of cloud native Adobe Analytics products
Co-founder Code4Romania rate this speaker
Bogdan is one of the co-founders of Code for Romania and he is currently one of the Technology Officers that help in coordinating the project teams and in delivering the civic apps the organization’s volunteers are working on. Having over 10 years of experience in .net, flavoring from version 2.0 in a POS Windows application, to multi-tenant Azure enterprise solutions, Bogdan is also a Technical Team Lead for a technology company whenever he is not managing the coding teams in the biggest civic tech ONG in Romania.
Java and Web Technologies Expert Luxoft Romania
Java and Web Technologies Expert Luxoft Romania rate this speaker
Cătălin Tudose has a PhD in Computer Science, and over 15 years experience as a Senior Java Developer and Technical Team Lead. He works as a Java and Web Technologies Expert at Luxoft Romania, and as a professor at the Faculty of Automation and Computers in Bucharest. Catalin also authored the third edition of JUnit in Action.
Spring Engineer and Author VMware
Spring Engineer and Author VMware rate this speaker
Craig Walls is a software engineer with VMware and is the author of Spring in Action, Spring Boot in Action, and Build Talking Apps. He's a zealous promoter of the Spring Framework, speaking frequently at conferences and user groups and writing about Spring and Voice applications. When he's not slinging code, Craig is planning his next trip to Disney World or Disneyland and spending as much time as he can with his wife, two daughters, 1 bird and 3 dogs.
CTO Endava rate this speaker
Eoin Woods is CTO at Endava, where he leads the technical strategy for the firm, guides capability development and directs investment in emerging technologies. Eoin is a widely published author in both the research and industrial communities and a regular conference speaker. His main technical interests are software architecture, DevOps and software security. He was the recipient of the 2018 Linda Northrup Award for Software Architecture, from the Software Engineering Institute at CMU.
Chief Architect Cognizant Softvision
Chief Architect Cognizant Softvision rate this speaker
James is responsible for Client Technical Architecture, joining Cognizant Softvision through the acquisition of his company Double Prime’s in 2015. His primary responsibility is working with our customers on their global commerce platforms. James has extensive backgrounds in various fields of science and engineering, holding a B.S. in Physics from SUNY Stony Brook and a Masters in Physical Chemistry from Yale.
CTO ad interim @ GoodHabitz & Strategic Software Delivery Consultant @ Xebia Xebia, GoodHabitz rate this speaker
João is a Strategic Software Delivery Consultant and Interim CTO for hire at Xebia. He focuses on helping teams and organizations to make strategic decisions regarding the software; aligning teams and software to optimize the stream-based value. He believes in the power of collaboration and is a fan of visual collaboration tools.
He is the curator of the bool Visual Collaboration Tools (https://leanpub.com/visualcollaborationtools/) and the host of the Software Crafts Podcast (https://www.softwarecraftspodcast.com/).
Kenny Baas-Schwegler Baas-Schwegler
Deep Democratic Domain-Driven Designer and socio-technical architect Xebia
Kenny Baas-Schwegler Baas-Schwegler
Deep Democratic Domain-Driven Designer and socio-technical architect Xebia rate this speaker
A lot of knowledge is lost when designing and building software — lost because of hand-overs in a telephone game, confusing communication by not having a shared language, discussing complexity without visualisation and by not leveraging the full potential and wisdom of the diversity of the people. That lost knowledge while creating software impacts the sustainability, quality and value of the software product. Kenny Baas-Schwegler is a socio-technical organisation designer and software architect. He blends IT approaches like Domain-Driven Design and Continuous Delivery and facilitates change through using visual collaboration practices, the Cynefin framework and Deep Democracy. Kenny empowers and collaboratively enables organisations, teams and groups of people in designing and building sustainable quality software products.
One of Kenny's core principles is sharing knowledge. He does that by writing a blog on his website baasie.com and helping curate the Leanpub book visual collaboration tool. Besides writing, he also shares experience in the Domain-Driven Design community as an organiser of Virtual Domain-Driven Design (virtualddd.com) and Domain Driven Design Nederland. He enjoys being a public speaker by giving talks and hands-on workshops at conferences and meetups.
María Arias de Reyna Domínguez
Senior Software Engineer & Java Champion Red Hat
María Arias de Reyna Domínguez
Senior Software Engineer & Java Champion Red Hat rate this speaker
María Arias de Reyna is a Java Champion, geospatial enthusiast and FLOSS advocator. She has been a community leader and core maintainer of several free and open source projects since 2004. She is currently working at Red Hat where she focuses on Integration Frameworks and maintains Apache Camel and Syndesis.
Between 2017 and 2019 María was the elected President of OSGeo, the Open Source Geospatial Foundation which serves as an umbrella for the most used geospatial free and open source software. She is also well known as a feminist and Women In Tech activist.
Platform (Software+Cloud) Architect Cognizant Softvision rate this speaker
Mark Grand has over 30 years of experience in software development and architecture. He has deep experience in distributed applications, the Java ecosystem and in database design. He has worked with Java since before 1.0. He can translate English to SQL. Mark is also a GCP Certified Professional Cloud Architect.
Mark is the author of eight books on software architecture and Java.
Senior Developer Advocate IBM
Senior Developer Advocate IBM rate this speaker
Mary is a Senior Developer Advocate at IBM with the Websphere team, focusing on Liberty, Microprofile, Java, Open Source, Cloud, Reactive and Distributed Systems. She started working as a software engineer with C and Unix, then transitioned into Java, Open Source, and web development in the new Millennium, and now she has ventured into Reactive, Mobile, and the DevOps/Cloud space. In her previous incarnations, she worked for several technology product companies in the Route 128 Boston Technology Corridor as well the San Francisco Bay Area. She now resides in the Greater Chicago area, and is the President and Executive Board Member of the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG). She is also an active co-organizers for the Data, Cloud and AI In Chicago, Chicago Cloud, and IBM Cloud Chicago meetup groups. Mary continues to be amazed by how software innovations can dramatically transform our lives. Despite the many challenges in an ever-evolving technical world, she gets energized by the constant change and believes that she has uncovered the pathway to staying young. She can’t wait to see what the next tech wave will be like.
Founder of Talk Python Training and host of the Talk Python To Me podcast Talk Python Training
Founder of Talk Python Training and host of the Talk Python To Me podcast Talk Python Training rate this speaker
Michael Kennedy is the founder of Talk Python Training, an online developer education powerhouse and the host of a top-ranked developer podcast focusing on Python called Talk Python To Me. Michael has presented at conferences and training events for developers and technologists at over 100 events on 4 continents. He is a developer as well as an entrepreneur. Last year, Michael was made a Python Software Foundation (PSF) Fellow.
Platform Engineering Manager UnaVista LSEG Romania
Platform Engineering Manager UnaVista LSEG Romania rate this speaker
Passionate about data, problem solving, via ferrata and ski touring.
“I've started coding on java 1.4 and these days not many people know it existed.
A piece of advice: if a query is slow, try not to blame the database, it's probably your fault.”
Chief Solutions Architect @Effortel, CEO @SiriusXI, a Java Champion, Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, JCP EG, EGJUG Lead, Speaks Java, International Speaker, Trainer, and Author
Principal Cloud Solution Architect Microsoft
Principal Cloud Solution Architect Microsoft rate this speaker
Nills Franssens is a technology enthusiast and a specialist in multiple open source technologies. He is the author of the second and third edition of the "Hands-on Kubernetes on Azure" book. He has been working with public cloud technologies since 2013.
In his current position as principal cloud solution architect at Microsoft, he works with Microsoft's strategic customers on their cloud adoption. Nills's areas of expertise are Kubernetes, networking and storage in Azure.
When he's not working, you can find Nills playing board games with his wife Kelly and friends, or running one of the many trails in San Jose, California.
Devrel Engineer & Java Champion Platform.sh
Devrel Engineer & Java Champion Platform.sh rate this speaker
Empowering developers worldwide to deliver better software faster, scalable in the Cloud. Otavio is a passionate software engineer focused on Cloud and Java technology. He has experience mainly in persistence polyglot and high-performance applications in finances, social media, and e-commerce.
Otavio is a member of both Expert Groups and Expert Leader in several JSRs and JCP executive committee. He is working on several Apache and Eclipse Foundation projects such as Apache Tamaya, MicroProfile, Jakarta EE, where he is leading the first specification at Jakarta EE with Jakarta NoSQL. A JUG leader and global speaker at JavaOne and Devoxx conferences. Otavio has received recognition for his OSS contributions such as the JCP Outstanding Award, Member of the year and innovative JSR, Duke’s Choice Award, and Java Champion Award, to name a few.
Director, Country Head EPAM Romania
Director, Country Head EPAM Romania rate this speaker
Ovidiu Sutac is an accomplished leader with a solid background based on his 25 years of experience in software development. With over 20 years of experience in management, Ovidiu is a driven entrepreneur, highly experienced in running own business and corporate organizations. He was part of multinational companies and also launched some start-up companies and managed the businesses from inception until maturity.
Lead Software Engineer EPAM Systems
Lead Software Engineer EPAM Systems rate this speaker
Peter Verhas is a senior software engineer and software architect with having electrical engineering and economics background (MSC and MBA). He studied at TU Budapest, TU Delft, and Vienna. He created his first programs in 1979. Since then, he has authored several open-source programs. He has worked in several telecommunications and finance industries positions and was the CIO of the start-up index.hu during its early days.
Peter works for EPAM Systems in Switzerland as a developer, supporting training programs for developers and internal mentoring.
Peter is the author of the books Java 9 Programming by Example (2017, Packt), co-author of Mastering Java 9 (2017, Packt), and author of Java Projects (2018, Packt)
Raphael de Cormis
VP Thales DIGITAL FACTORY
Raphael de Cormis
VP Thales DIGITAL FACTORY rate this speaker
Raphaël de Cormis is Director of Thales Digital Factory since March 2020. The Digital Factory’s mission is to support Thales entities in the development of new digital offers and new ways of working for the Group. The Digital Factory is based in Paris, Montreal and Singapore.
Prior to this role, Raphaël was VP Innovation at Thales Digital Identity & Security (formerly Gemalto), launching new businesses by investigating new technologies, usage trends and social impacts. He worked on Biometrics, Machine Learning in Cybersecurity, Self-sovereign Identity and SaaS ecosystem integration (cloud or IoT).
He was previously CTO of Netsize, acquired as Gemalto regulated mobile payment business line, and had worked in various tech companies in France, Sweden and the US, such as ST Microelectronics and Idemia, as well as for an NGO in Madagascar. He enjoys coaching startup in early phase (Spideo, Boaterfly, …) and snow makes his day.
Principal Developer Advocate Elastic
Principal Developer Advocate Elastic rate this speaker
Ricardo is Principal Developer Advocate ? at Elastic—the company behind the Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), where he does community advocacy for North America. With +20 years of experience, he may have learned a thing or two about Distributed Systems, Databases, Streaming Data, and Big Data. Before Elastic, he worked for other vendors such as Confluent, Oracle, Red Hat, and different consulting firms. These days Ricardo spends most of his time making developers fall in love with technology.
While not working, he loves barbecuing in his backyard with his family and friends, where he gets the chance to talk about anything that is not IT-related. He lives in North Carolina, USA, with his wife and son. Follow Ricardo on Twitter: @riferrei
Senior Site Reliability Engineer Superbet
Senior Site Reliability Engineer Superbet rate this speaker
Sergej Jakovljev has spent the last three years working on implementation, architecture design and developer infrastructure tooling for the new betting system of leading Romanian betting operator Superbet.
Java Team Lead Cegeka
Java Team Lead Cegeka rate this speaker
I am a Java developer for more than 12 years and what i like most about it is that it brings new problems to solve each day.
I am passionate about reading, walking in down town Brasov and spending time with my 5 years old daughter.
IQST CEO rate this speaker
I will use my 19 years of experience as a software tester and my 11 years of expertise as senior trainer in order to support my customers in their effort to be more innovative while approaching the quality process and testing because I strongly believe that brain can be used for creation and machines for execution.
I lead my software testing business with a very close attention to customer processes so we are able to create tests that will reflect the customer’s style of working, we will replace repetitive actions with creativity, we will use the scripting or coding knowledge to create automated scripts who will replace manual repetitive work.
Together we can automate and innovate more because I strongly believe that brain can be used for creation and machines for execution! My 16 years background in software quality testing & quality training facilitation and my customers testimonials – are my best arguments!