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Adam Tornhill
Adam Tornhill
CTO
CodeScene


Adam Tornhill is a programmer, author, and psychologist based in Sweden. He isthe founder of CodeScene - the quality visualization tool to auto-detect hotspots, prioritize technical debt, and measure organizational aspects of software development.

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Adina  Israel-Roming
Adina Israel-Roming
Director, Software Development
The Estée Lauder Companies


Adina is the Director of Software Engineering for The Estée Lauder Companies' (ELC) Digital Technology Center in Bucharest. She is onboarding, developing, and grooming a team of talented professionals with a mission to deliver high-quality, luxury products to consumers around the world. A passionate coder, Adina joined the IT industry building a retail platform designed for brand drops. Intrigued by high-traffic and data-heavy applications, she has since developed ad serving solutions, mobile affiliate networks, and gaming platforms. She brings her vast experience to her role at ELC to shape new optimization strategies and ways of working.

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Adrian Sandu
Adrian Sandu
Technical Team Lead
BCR


Adrian Sandu is a full-stack developer, with focus on front-end technologies. His experience in the Software Development field started in 2014 with an internship, since growing into his current job role as a Technical Team Lead at BCR, where he also puts into practice Agile leadership skills and People Management principles.

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Adriana  Wahl
Adriana Wahl
Executive Director, Digital Technology Center Site Lead
The Estée Lauder Companies


Adriana Wahl is the Executive Director, Technology Center Site Lead in Bucharest, Romania for The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC). She is responsible for managing the staffing, recruiting, training and succession planning for talent based in the Digital Technology Center, as well as overseeing strategic initiatives, operating models, and resource allocation both internally and externally. She also leads the creation of tech guilds for technical skills including UI/UX, Mobile, Data and Testing to support talent development and synergistic maturation of technology across all global ELC Digital Technology Centers. Adriana brings 15 years of experience in IT project and program management across the construction, healthcare, beverage, and digital service industries.

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Akos Deliaga
Akos Deliaga
Co-founder and CEO
Talk-A-Bot LLC


Akos Deliaga is a co-founder and CEO of Talk-A-Bot, with over 10 years of business development experience in Central and Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia. He was elected as the entrepreneur of the year 2019 in Hungary by the Central European Startup Awards. Ákos was involved in Techstars and Rakuten accelerator programs in Singapore. He is currently a Member of the Board at IVSZ, IT Association of Hungary.

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Alex Bordei
Alex Bordei
Senior Full-Stack Developer at Whiz Center



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Alex  Postica
Alex Postica
Cloud Engineer
CrowdStrike Romania


Alex is a Cloud Engineer at Crowdstrike since 2020. He is part of the CKB team, contributing to the platform that enables intelligence analysts, threat hunters and other internal teams to lookup information regarding several indicators of compromise that might impact CrowdStrike customers.

His experience is over 10 years in designing and developing highly available and low latency distributed systems. He is passionate about designing and building distributed, reliable, scalable systems focusing on Operational Excellence, Best Practices and Continuous Architecture.

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Alexandr Honchar
Alexandr Honchar
Partner and Head of AI
Neurons Lab


Alex Honchar is Partner and Head of AI at Neurons Lab where he helps HealthTech and EnergyTech startups to accelerate R&D and product launches. Before he worked as an independent researcher with different startups and investment management firms and taught at the University of Verona, University of Copenhagen, Ukrainian Catholic University. Alex writes a blog on Medium with 1M+ views and is a co-author of scientific articles with hundreds of quotations.

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Alexandru  Antonescu
Alexandru Antonescu
Sr Manager, Digital Systems & Integration
Vodafone Romania


Alex is a technology enthusiast with more than 13 years experience in Digital, IT and Telecom. Most of his time is spent working in Digital Engineering space innovating and finding the best technical solutions. He has vast experience in different technologies, open source enthusiast and he enjoys helping others grow.

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Alexandru Bertea
Alexandru Bertea
Cybersecurity Strategist



Alexandru Bertea is a cybersecurity strategist working in the private sector, where he has gained 15 years of experience in IT systems audit - CISA certified, anti-fraud and special investigations, cybersecurity management and designing Security Operations Center complex solutions. Alex was awarded a Masters degree in Finance from Bucharest University of Economic Studies and a Nuclear Power Engineering Bachelor's degree from POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest.

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Alexandru  Cristu
Alexandru Cristu
Solution Architect at R Systems



Software development professional with over 15 years of experience, leader of complex projects, being able to quickly translate customer requirements into clear and simple architectures resulting in concise and maintainable software.

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Alexandru  Ene
Alexandru Ene
iOS Senior Engineer
Cognizant Softvision


Hello, I’m Alex, apart of the iOS world, I like music, motorbikes , mountains and good jokes and to talk, like a lot!

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Alexandru Hagea
Alexandru Hagea
Network and Security Lead
Accesa


Alexandru Hagea is a Cisco Security, PaloAlto, Fortinet and Azure professional with over 7 years of experience in network security.

His passion is to lead and orchestrate security operations among network, systems, and software development units. He is aware that the pandemic has changed the way a security team needs to operate, and he tries to keep up with the changes by staying current with new trends and technologies. Alexandru likes to work with various solutions from different vendors because “there is no universal security solution”. He likes to work in enterprise environments because they pose a lot of different challenges that are in need to be solved.

He likes football as a sport and thinks that team sports are a perfect way for team bonding.

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Alexandru  Savu
Alexandru Savu
Enterprise .NET Senior Community Manager
Cognizant Softvision


Alex started his career as a Software engineer over 15 years ago. Throughout his career, he had the opportunity to wear many hats: Senior engineer, Team Lead, and different management roles. As a Senior Community Manager at Cognizant Softvision, Alex oversees and manages a community of over 200 technical experts. Key strengths include people centric management approach, VUCA ninja skills, and strong coaching and mentoring

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Alin  Ciungulescu
Alin Ciungulescu
Java Technical Lead
Playtika


Is a Java Tech Lead and has been working with JVM based languages for the last 11 years in high paced environments.
One of the things he is very passionate about is taking part as a mentor in technical academies where people learn and grow so they can start new career journeys.
He enjoys experimenting with new technologies or languages as soon as they emerge in personal projects
 

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Alin  Turcu
Alin Turcu
Mobile Community Manager
Cognizant Softvision


Alin Turcu is a community manager @ Cognizant Softvision, in charge of the Mobile and AI communities. From coding to architecture solutions and coordinating engineering teams, Alin was involved in all stages of mobile app development during his career.
Lately he mostly focuses on community building knowledge sharing, managing and building high performant mobile teams. Alin is also an active contributor to open source libraries and loves sharing knowledge, speaking at various mobile conferences including DroidCon San Francisco, DroidCon Romania and MobOS.

In his little spear time he likes to play basketball, practice boxing and going to the gym. He always says: “if you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong, never stop searching for better ways to do things and innovate, innovate, innovate in everything that you do!"

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Alireza Chegini
Alireza Chegini
Senior DevOps Engineer
S-RM


Alireza is a software engineer with more than 20 years of experience in software development. He studied computer software in his hometown, Tehran. At the same time, he started his career as a software developer. In recent years he transitioned into DevOps practices and worked for Banks in the Netherlands, helping them move away from traditional development workflows and embrace a DevOps culture. Additionally, Alireza coached many organizations as Azure Specialists in their migration journey to the public cloud. He is also part of the Microsoft MCT program as a Microsoft Certified Trainer.

He is fond of sharing knowledge and helping others. In his spare time, he writes articles, Reference Cards, and Trend Reports for IT communities like DZone.com, and he participates as a speaker in events and conferences. He also enjoys game development and flying his Dron

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Ana-Maria Moga
Ana-Maria Moga
Software Developer
1&1 Internet Development


Ana-Maria Moga is a Software Developer at 1&1 Internet Development, in the Cloud Applications team. She is focused and committed to delivering qualitative SDKs and Tools for easier usage of IONOS Cloud Services. Her big passions are software development, automation and innovation. Besides coding, she enjoys writing articles and learning about personal development, psychological behavior and leadership.

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Andreea Lachapelle
Andreea Lachapelle
Chief Data officer
Edenred Digital Center


Andreea Lachapelle is Edenred Chief Data officer in charge of the global data strategy, data roadmap execution, and data technology. She is leading the Global data department including data engineering, data science & AI, Data governance & MDM.

She has 15 years of international experience in quantitative/ data topics, both in academia and the private sector. Throughout her career, she has been both on the business and technology side of Data.  

She worked as an Associate Professor at the Sorbonne University in Paris working at the cross point of Applied Mathematics and major business challenges (serving companies in the online retail, biotech, and microelectronics sectors). She was also Chief Data Scientist for Bouygues Telecom France and Global Data & Analytics Director for Danone leading the Data Factory and a portfolio of global Transformation programs.

She has a Master’s and Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Paris Dauphine University followed by a Postdoc at Princeton University. 

 

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Andreea-Mihaela Raica
Andreea-Mihaela Raica
Senior Lead Business Analyst, Intelligent Automation
The Estée Lauder Companies


Andreea is a Senior Lead Business Analyst, part of the Intelligent Automation Center of Excellence at The Estée Lauder Companies. She is responsible for driving the Community of Automation Champions program and networking with contributors to ensure adherence to UiPath Automation Hub guidelines. She maintains project tracking across the Global Scrum Team Projects to provide project benefit quantification and up-to-date details of financial aspects of project delivery. Andreea has four years of experience in the field of Robotic Process Automation. Over the years, she worked on several international RPA project implementations as a Business Analyst and RPA Consultant for multinational companies in industries such as insurance, oil and gas, chemical and pharmaceuticals. Andreea holds both a master and a bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies in Romania.

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Andrei Coșoi
Andrei Coșoi
Technical Director
EA SPORTS FIFA


I have been building games at Electronic Arts for over 10 years - from mobile to PCs and consoles, in teams of all sizes, across multiple franchises and tech stacks. I've seen our technology and processes evolve from multiple perspectives - as brand new software engineer, a team lead and, now, as a technical director. One thing I've learned is that this industry is very porous - people and ideas move around, game developers are also game players and no game feature ever exists in a vaccuum - it's important to pay attention to what's happening industry-wide in order to have some idea of what's important and where we're headed.

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Andrei  Marinoiu
Andrei Marinoiu
QA Consultant
Accesa


Testing stuff since 2013, also has a business-to-business sales background and a Computer Science bachelor. Delivering soft skills and testing related presentations and workshops. Always tries to give his best.

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Andrei Mihai
Andrei Mihai
Senior Developer
1&1 Internet Development


Andrei Mihai is a passionate software developer and tech enthusiast at 1&1 Internet Development / IONOS. He has spent over 15 years developing Java applications, microservices, DevOPS pipelines and in the last years, Machine Learning tools.

Andrei is also very interested in Quantum Computing and finding real usecases for applying Quantum Technologies.

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Anghel  Botos
Anghel Botos
Software Product Architect
Wolters Kluwer


Anghel has worked with Wolters Kluwer for over 12 years going through starting as a Java developer and reaching his current role of Application & Product Architect. During this time, he has been involved in several projects in the regulatory reporting domain overseeing several major technological upgrades of these products and a move from on an on-premise to a SaaS deployment model. His key interests are architecture and design using Java and related technologies, with a strong focus on performance while conforming to the business constraints of the solutions.

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Anton  Angelov
Anton Angelov
CTO & Co-founder
Automate The Planet


CTO and Co-founder of Automate The Planet Ltd, inventor of BELLATRIX Test Automation Framework, author of bestsellers "Design Patterns for High-Quality Automated Tests: Clean Code for Bulletproof Tests" in C# and Java. Nowadays, he directs a team of passionate engineers helping companies succeed with their test automation. Additionally, he consults companies, leads automated testing training series in C# and Java, writes books, and gives conference talks. You can find him on LinkedIn every day.

 

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Babak  Hodjat
Babak Hodjat
VP and CTO AI at Cognizant



Babak Hodjat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babak_Hodjat) is the CTO for AI at Cognizant where he leads a team of developers and researchers bringing advanced AI solutions to businesses. Babak is the former co-founder and CEO of Sentient, responsible for the core technology behind the world’s largest distributed artificial intelligence system. Babak was also the founder of the world's first AI-driven hedge-fund, Sentient Investment Management. Babak is a serial entrepreneur, having started a number of Silicon Valley companies as main inventor and technologist. Prior to co-founding Sentient, Babak was senior director of engineering at Sybase iAnywhere, where he led mobile solutions engineering. Prior to Sybase, Babak was co-founder, CTO and board member of Dejima Inc. Babak is the primary inventor of Dejima’s patented, agent-oriented technology applied to intelligent interfaces for mobile and enterprise computing – the technology behind Apple’s Siri. Babak has published many papers in the fields of Artificial Life, Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, and Distributed Artificial Intelligence, and has 31 granted or pending patents to his name. He is an expert in numerous fields of AI, including natural language processing, machine learning, genetic algorithms, distributed AI, and has founded multiple companies in these areas. Babak holds a PhD in Machine Intelligence from Kyushu University, in Fukuoka, Japan. Babak is also the author of "The Konar and the Apple", a collection of short stories based on his youth.

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Basarab  Gogoneata
Basarab Gogoneata
Senior Product Analyst
Ten Square Games


Persuading data to confess the truth and transforming it into valuable advice is my passion. The journey in the ocean of data started about 20 years ago with a PhD flavoured with a lot of econometrics. Afterwards I had happily sailed many projects in management consulting, university research and teaching projects. Four years ago I had a crush on gaming industry that made me a data scientist, a big data project manager and an enthusiastic data analyst at TSG last year

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Bryce Adelstein  Lelbach
Bryce Adelstein Lelbach
HPC Programming Models Architect
NVIDIA


Bryce Adelstein Lelbach has spent over a decade developing programming languages and software libraries. He is the HPC Programming Models Architect at NVIDIA, where he leads programming language standardization efforts and drives the technical roadmap for NVIDIA's HPC compilers and libraries. Bryce is passionate about C++ and is one of the leaders of the C++ community. He is the chair of INCITS/PL22, the US standards committee for programming languages and the Standard C++ Library Evolution group. He also serves as editor for the INCITS Inclusive Terminology Guidelines. Bryce is the program chair for the C++Now and CppCon conferences. On the C++ Committee, he has personally worked on concurrency primitives, parallel algorithms, executors, and multidimensional arrays. He is one of the founding developers of the HPX parallel runtime system.

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Călin Alexandru Dobinda
Călin Alexandru Dobinda
Software Architect
Continental Automotive Romania


Calin Dobinda grew up and went to school in Faget, Timis county, where he also graduated from high school.

He attended the courses of the Faculty of Automation and Computers at the Polytechnic University of Timisoara. After graduation, he followed a Master in Computer Science at the West University of Timisoara.

In 2003, Calin joined Continental Automotive Romania (formerly Siemens VDO Romania) as a summer intern.

Until now, he has worked in various roles in automotive SW projects, on products from the automotive area (Integrated body controller).

He is currently working on a platform for electric cars as a Software Architect.

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Chloe  Messdaghi
Chloe Messdaghi
Impact Strategist
Stand out in Tech


Impact Strategist 

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Christopher Aidan
Christopher Aidan
Vice President, Digital Technology & Engineering
The Estée Lauder Companies


Christopher (Chris) is the Vice President, Digital Technology & Engineering at The Estée Lauder Companies. He is an entrepreneurial global leader with a strong track record of innovation, business enablement, technology modernization, strategy development and execution. He has an undergraduate degree from University of Iowa and a master's of science from Iowa State University. His industry recognition includes serving as a member of Security 100, Security 500, Frost & Sullivan’s IT Impact, and several CIO 100 awards. Chris has over 25 years’ experience in retail, high tech manufacturing, government, education and CPG with Fortune 500 companies.

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Ciprian  Zane
Ciprian Zane
Manager IT Testing Department
OTP Bank Romania


I am a result-focused and dedicated professional, committed to add value and quality to new projects. I respect honest people with genuine intentions, I think that's the key ingredient of being successful. I always encouraged transparent communication, trust collaboration and goal oriented.I do my best to understand and listen my team opinions in order to establish how to achieve our full potential.

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Claudiu Rontu
Claudiu Rontu
Senior Consultant
Deloitte ERDC


Claudiu is a Senior Consultant within the ERDC Bucharest, having a track record of delivering the whole range of data analytics, from data preparation and building machine learning models to algorithm performance evaluation, deployment and monitoring.
6+ years of helping various clients make better decisions with data
Specialties: • ML • Data Science • Data Storytelling • Cloud Computing

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Cosmin  Bratu
Cosmin Bratu
Engineering Manager
CrowdStrike Romania


Cosmin is a technology enthusiast and engineering leader with 12+ years of experience, with almost half of that in the cybersecurity space. Coming from an engineering background, he’s keenly interested on using cutting edge tech to drive innovation and solve hard problems, which usually involve a lot of data.

In his current role as an Engineering Manager at CrowdStrike, he’s leading a high-performance team and solving some of the most interesting technical challenges in the IT hygiene space.

Outside of work he enjoys nature walks, reading, video games and everything science related.

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Cosmin  Cojocaru
Cosmin Cojocaru
Multi-dimensional production data anonymization with Python
DB Global Technology


Cosmin is currently leading cross-functional international teams in developing and deploying risk models for Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption area. He is also leading the Learning & Development stream of DB's Data Science Center of Expertise, building learning pathways and knowledge assets to support learning, best practices and career journeys in the field.

He is a certified trainer and currently Associate Lecturer with the Romanian Banking Institute, where he teaches several Data Science courses.

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Dan Patrascu
Dan Patrascu
Technical Training Director
Amdaris


Dan is a passionate software developer that helped tens of different customers plan, design, architect, develop and deploy software solutions and systems aimed to tackle business needs across multiple industry sectors. From a technical perspective he tries to stay up to date with everything around .Net Core, Angular, software architecture and Microsoft Azure. He’s passionate about knowledge sharing and he regularly delivers classroom and online courses, conference talks and live streams.

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Dana Juncu
Dana Juncu
Associate Producer
Ubisoft Romania


I am UI Artist who joined the Dark Side of game development: the management job family. ? My journey in Ubisoft started almost 7 years ago, when I was just a UI Artist passionate, looking for a creative industry and a place where I belong. I found both in Ubisoft, where my career has brought me through several titles, from conception to live phase. My world revolved around interacting, growing, and managing creative teams: artists, designers, sound & FX and many more, fostering an environment where everyone feels they fit in.

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Daniel Seybold
Daniel Seybold
Co-founder & CTO
benchANT


Daniel started his career as PhD student in the area of cloud computing with a focus on distributed databases in the cloud. Further interests cover cloud orchestration, model-driven engineering, and performance evaluations of distributed systems. After completing his PhD, Daniel has co-founded the Benchmarking-as-a-Service platform benchANT where he is responsible for the product development.

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Daniela Lica
Daniela Lica
Product Coaching Domain Manager



 

I am a catalyst for empowered product teams that mind their products.

 I've been working with many teams throughout my career as an Agile coach, helping them improve their team efficiency, dynamics, and outcome. At the moment, I'm building a Product coaches team that will inspire and help METRO.digital become a true product organization.

 My secret superpower is to help our teams identify the problems they need to focus on to maximize their outcome and build products that customers love.

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Daniela Spilca
Daniela Spilca
Development Consultant
Endava


Daniela is a passionate development consultant and Java community lead at Endava. She has a diverse business background, having worked in ERP, e-commerce, payments, and capital markets projects, using technologies from the JVM ecosystem.

Having a passion for education, she delivered Java and SQL trainings to a wide variety of audience for the past 8 years. She is also involved in teaching Java related courses at the Mathematics and Informatics Faculty of the University of Bucharest.

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Diana Constantinescu
Diana Constantinescu
Bucharest .NET Community Lead
Endava


Diana Constantinescu is an experienced software developer with more than 15 years in the field. She is a development lead in Endava and starting 2021 she became .NET Community Lead in Bucharest. 

Diana has coordinated and she also was a trainer in multiple programs for both internal employees as well as external audience. Besides the tech roles, she is a dedicated career coach eager to guide and help others reach their potential.

Her core beliefs are honesty, self-improving and empowering others to become the best that they can be while enjoying the journey and having fun. 

Other than working in tech her other passion is trail running, and part of the training is chasing her kids to do their chores :).

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DJ Schleen
DJ Schleen
Vice President - Infrastructure and Developer Operations
VillageMD


Vice President - Infrastructure and Developer Operations

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Dmitry Vinnik
Dmitry Vinnik
Open Source Developer Advocate
Meta


Dmitry is an Open Source Developer Advocate at Meta, where he focuses on projects in the mobile space. His goal is to help developers be more productive through open source. Dmitry continues being a developer-first, so he applies the same mindset and passion when working on open source projects, creating new educational content, or giving conference talks. Dmitry has a background in medicine and bioinformatics, but these days he is more interested in understanding developer wellness and work-life balance.

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Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu
Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu
CEO
Softhread Inc & Institute SEI


Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes is a healthcare executive, futurist and globalist who is highly dedicated to digital and ethics advocacy. She is a Forbes Business Council member, digi-tal strategist, passionate educator and entrepreneurship ecosystem builder, known as an expert speaker, board advisor and consultant.

Throughout her career she has received several awards for excellence in research, teaching or leadership. She is the recipient of numerous awards most notably: WBAF World Excellence Award-Social Entrepreneurship 2021, Top 25 Quantum Technology Leader, Top 20 Global Leaders in Digital Twins Technologies, Top 50 Global Leaders in Health Tech,Top 50 Global Ecosystem Leaders, Top 100 Visionary In Education Award 2021, Top 100 Global Women in Leadership Award 2021, Top 100 World Women Vision Award, 2021-Innovation & Tech, Top 150 Women in Business To Follow, Top 100 Wom-en in Social Enterprise 2021 (nominee), Top 50 Global Thinkers ( Nominee), Nations of Women Change Makers Award ( finalist), Top 100 Healthcare Leader 2020 Award, Top 100 Finance Leader 2020 Award, and Top 100 Women in Crypto 2020.

Additionally, she serves as an Expert Advisor to the EU Blockchain Observatory Forum, and was appointed to the Board of Advisors for several organizations.

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Dr. Philippe  De Ryck
Dr. Philippe De Ryck
Web Security Expert, Founder of Pragmatic Web Security
Pragmatic Web Security


Philippe De Ryck helps developers protect companies through better web security. His Ph.D. in web security from KU Leuven lies at the basis of his exceptional knowledge of the security landscape. As the founder of Pragmatic Web Security, Philippe delivers security training and security consulting to companies worldwide. His online course platform allows anyone to learn complex security topics at their own pace. Philippe is a Google Developer Expert and an Auth0 Ambassador for his community contributions on the security of web applications and APIs.

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Dylan Beattie
Dylan Beattie
Director
Ursatile Ltd


Dylan Beattie is a consultant, software developer and international keynote speaker. He’s the director of Ursatile, an independent consultancy based in London that specialises in helping organisations bridge the knowledge gap between software development and business strategy. Dylan has been building data-driven web applications since the 1990s; he’s managed teams, taught workshops, and worked on everything from tiny standalone websites to complex distributed systems. He’s a Microsoft MVP, and he regularly speaks at conferences and user groups all over the world.

Dylan is the creator of the Rockstar programming language, and he’s performed his software-themed parodies of classic rock songs all over the world as Dylan Beattie and the Linebreakers. He’s online at dylanbeattie.net and on Twitter as @dylanbeattie.

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Elad Shechter
Elad Shechter
CSS/HTML Architect
Appwrite


CSS has evolved a lot over the years, with many new features, which can help us work a lot easier. Elad Shechter will show you what amazing things you missed in CSS.

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Federico Fregosi
Federico Fregosi
VP of Engineering
Contino


Experienced engineering leader with a strong interest in distributed, highly-scalable and cloud-based systems. Currently at Contino as VP of Engineering where he oversees a team of 150+ highly talented, intelligent and thought-provoking technical engineers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. Worked for years in Technical Leadership roles, focused on infrastructure management and Cloud on the 3 major public cloud providers. Experienced in the finance sector, specifically on high-performance payment platforms and systems compliance. A regular speaker at conferences and meetups. Federico holds an MSc in Software Engineering from City University London.

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Florin Manolescu
Florin Manolescu
CEO & Co-founder
Academia Testarii


Florin Manolescu, CEO & Co-founder Academia Testarii, CTO Digidemat, has gathered a rich experience related to the applicability and good practices of testing, in various contexts. Passionate about quality in IT products, he has always campaigned for quality products, resulting from a qualitative delivery process.

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Fredrik  Hagstroem
Fredrik Hagstroem
Chief Technology Officer
Emergn


Fredrik Hagstroem is the CTO of Emergn and is an expert in digital transformation. With 25 years of experience of technology and management consulting, he applies thought leadership to solve enterprise problems in novel and effective ways. He specializes in moving large change and development programs within global organizations forward, helping to achieve key business objectives. Fredrik is certified in Agile as a practitioner and trainer, and as a Systems Architect and Software Developer, specializing in Lean and Agile practices.

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Gary  Crawford
Gary Crawford
Chief Innovation Officer
Waracle


Fascinated with how technology can impact people, businesses and society, Gary has had the privilege of leading large-scale transformations with global brands in FinTech, MedTech, GreenTech, Mobility, Retail and more. He's excited by the "art of the possible" and builds teams that combine technology, strategy and design to create the future faster.

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Georgina  Lupu
Georgina Lupu
CEO & Founder
Wolfpack Digital


Coming from a multidisciplinary background (in software engineering, PR, psychology and business management), Georgina Lupu Florian (Gina) is the founder and CEO of Wolfpack Digital, an award-winning web and mobile design and development company based in Cluj, with a team of 70+ people. The company has partnered with more than 60 startups, scaleups and large-scale corporations so far, with a strong focus on strategy, design and development in the health, finance, beauty and transportation sectors. Wolfpack Digital also builds internal digital products, one of them being the first integrated healthtech treatment for gambling addiction. Additionally, Gina is a co-founder of the Women in Tech Cluj community and is part of the Board of Directors of the Transilvania IT cluster.

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Hulia  Suliman
Hulia Suliman
Sr. Software Development Engineer in Test
CrowdStrike Romania


Hulia is a Senior SDET at CrowdStrike with 10+ years experience using several programming languages and technology stacks. She is passionate about software quality and not afraid to work outside of designated titles or role specs. Her experience encompasses multiple areas such as backend, performance, unit, contract and UI testing and contributing to complex testing frameworks

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Humberto   J. La Roche
Humberto J. La Roche
Principal Engineer
Cisco Systems


Humberto J. La Roche is Principal Engineer in Cisco’s Mass-scale Infrastructure Group where he is responsible for 5G solution architecture. In his over twenty-five-year telecom career, he has been responsible for LTE systems engineering, product management of IMS and wireless soft switch products, product planning of optical networking and broadband access products, and transport network design. He is listed as author in over twenty technical papers and as inventor on over thirty patents.  Humberto holds a PhD degree in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin. 

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Ingrid Axinte
Ingrid Axinte
Software Engineer
Societe Generale Global Solution Centre


Ingrid is a young software engineer, willing to put effort and creativity into her work. She is driven by curiosity and in constant search of challenges. Motivated self-taught, Ingrid embraces new technologies with energy and dedication.

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Isaac Perez Moncho
Isaac Perez Moncho
Head of Infrastructure
Fresha


 

Isaac is an infrastructure engineering leader based in London, UK. He believes in people, hypothesis-driven decisions, and systems thinking; these shape how he feels and approaches engineering challenges, from day to day decisions to roadmaps and strategic work.

As a leader, nothing beats creating an environment that empowers engineers to deliver high-impact work they are proud of. During his career, Isaac has worked in small consultancies and large corporations.

Coming from a technical background, he moved to leadership positions where he can significantly impact people and the company. He is currently working as an infrastructure engineering leader at Fresha.

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Iulia Alexandra Petrea
Iulia Alexandra Petrea
Development Team Lead
Ubisoft Romania


Introvert turned Brand Ambassador, I enjoy sharing and sparking conversations about technology, innovation, and everything in between.
With an extensive background on web development and playing with technologies such as PHP, MySQL, ReactJS, NodeJS, MongoDB, AWS and more, I am now focused on leadership, people management, architecture and seeing how – and helping – everything connect in simplicity.
A passionate problem-solver and a keen believer in empowering women to follow a technical career, I find joy in leading or joining more unconventional initiatives around to world, because I believe in constant learning and sharing the knowledge with other people, so we can grow together.
 

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Jan  Scheele
Jan Scheele
CEO
Bloqon


Jan Scheele is serial entrepreneur from The Netherlands. He is active in the blockchain space since 2015. Besides CEO of scaleup Bitcanna ($18mln funding) and CEO of advisory boutique Bloqon, he is board member of thé Dutch blockchain/crypto ecosystem in The Netherland and Digital Leader at the World Economic Forum.

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Javier Sáenz
Javier Sáenz
Product Manager ML Products
1&1 Internet Development


Working on making Data Scientist and ML Engineers live easier by abstracting technology complexity with Managed Solutions.

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Jawad Malik
Jawad Malik
Chief Information Officer
Barings, Partner of MassMutual Romania


Jawad Malik is Barings’ Chief Information Officer, responsible for leading a global team of technology professionals in executing the technology strategy to help accelerate the firm’s digital transformation. His team is responsible for all computing services, enterprise architecture, application software, information security, collaboration, and analytic systems. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Jawad served senior technology leadership roles at The Hartford’s Investment Management, ING Financial Services, and Merrill Lynch. He has more than 20 years of experience in information technology within the financial services and investment management industry. In addition to investment management expertise, he has functional leadership experience at scale in digital transformation, enterprise architecture, infrastructure design, cloud services, digital communication networks, platform consolidation, and end-user computing. Jawad holds a B.B.A. in Finance and an M.B.A in Information Systems from Pace University

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John Young
John Young
Chief Data Scientist
Barings, Partner of MassMutual Romania


John Young is the Chief Data Scientist at Barings, responsible for the firm’s data methods, processes, algorithms, and systems that provide analytics insights to help drive business strategies. He leads a global team of data professionals who are responsible for infusing data science, automation, and data visualization to extract signals and insights for the business. With more than 20 years of experience building new teams, capabilities, and services across multiple industries with a strong base in distributed systems, parallel computing, and data monetization. He has deep expertise in data mining, behavioral targeting, analytic systems, machine learning algorithms, and business intelligence. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, John was the Chief Data and Scientific Officer at C2FO, a working capital marketplace that matches the cash flow needs of buyers and suppliers. While there, John built and deployed a cloud-based global data platform to give customer facing teams a unified analytics view. Previously, he was Vice President of Advanced Engineering and Data Science for DST where his team improved the effectiveness of customer targeting and marketing, resulting in increased product and
service usage. John has a PhD from the University of Northern Colorado, receiving his Doctorate in Applied Statistics & Research Methodology. He lives with his family in Kansas City.

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Jonathon Wright
Jonathon Wright
Chief Technology Evangelist
Keysight / Eggplant


Jonathon Wright is a strategic thought leader and distinguished technology evangelist. He specializes in emerging technologies, innovation, and automation, and has more than 25 years of international commercial experience within global organizations. Jonathon combines his extensive practical experience and leadership with insights into real-world adoption of Intelligent Automation.

Thus, he is frequently in demand as a speaker at international conferences such as TEDx, Gartner, Oracle, IDC, AI Summit, ITWeb, EuroSTAR, STAREast, STARWest, UKSTAR, Guild Conferences, Unicom, DevOps Summit and Vivit Community. In his spare time, he is the Quality Engineering lead for MIT for the COVID Paths Check foundation throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

He is also a member of Harvard Business Council, A.I. Alliance for the European Commission, chair of the review committee for the ISO-IEC 29119 part 8 “Model-Based Testing” and part 11 for the “Testing of A.I. based systems” for the British Computer Society (BCS SIGiST). Jonathon also hosts the QA lead (based in Canada) and the author of several award-winning books (2010 – 2022) and online-courses.

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Jorge  Fonseca
Jorge Fonseca
Senior Solutions Architect
AWS


Jorge has a diverse set of skills, gained over 20 years in IT, from computer science to enterprise management. At AWS, he helps customers to migrate and modernize in the cloud, by converting complex outcome-based journeys into actionable steps with tangible milestones, understandable by both business and technical stakeholders.

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Josh  Twist
Josh Twist
CEO and Co-founder
Zuplo


Josh founded the Azure API Management, Logic Apps and PowerAutomate products at Microsoft, then worked at Facebook where he led Facebook Analytics and Facebook Music before joining Stripe to lead Payment Methods. He's now the CEO and co-founder of Zuplo, the programmable API gateway which he created based on his love of dev experience and desire to build an API gateway designed purely for developers.

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Juan  Venegas Ortiz
Juan Venegas Ortiz
Data Trainer
Growth Tribe


Juan graduated as the best physics student in Spain in 2009. Struggling to choose between a Ph.D. in
computational physics at Edinburgh University and a Master's in filmmaking, he did both. He then went off to win
multiple awards in both fields and combined all his skills in data teaching, particularly in Data
Storytelling. He is the perfect combination of knowledge, storytelling and lame jokes. Isn’t that
Juanderful?

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Ken  Fogel
Ken Fogel
Java Champion, Research Scholar in Residence – Dawson College, Member of the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP)



Recently retired from the Dawson College classroom after 31 years, Ken continues to work on enhancing Java in education. He was the organizer of DawsCon, an annual developers conference held at Dawson College in January. He is currently leading a group that organizes the online Java Champions conference, also held in January. He is a member of the executive committee of the Java Community Process and a Java Champion. He has spoken at conferences and hopes to continue. Ken is currently working on a video that should be available shortly and on a book that should be published in January, both on Java. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter as @omniprof.

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Kenneth Vermaas
Kenneth Vermaas
Head of Framework Development, DKV Mobility coordinating RO&DE teams
DKV EURO SERVICE ROMANIA


Kenneth Vermaas has been active in software development since he scanned through COBOL files in the previous millennium. Finding to many short date formats during the Y2K era of software development. Evolving a career that changed from millennium bug-hunting to ERP system architecture while he was still active in tech. Joining DKV in 2021 to manage the new app development team, he now leads the complete framework development department for all customer product services on the wide web(and app).
Kenneth firmly believes that it’s not just the skill that delivers success, but the person that has the skill.

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Laurent Picard
Laurent Picard
Developer Advocate
Google


Laurent is a developer passionate about software, hardware, science and anything shaping the future. He works for Google where he ecstatically explores cloud technologies. In a previous life, he pioneered the ebook industry, co-created the 1st European ebook reader, and co-founded Bookeen. He now enjoys sharing his passion in international conferences. You can find him on Twitter at @PicardParis.

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Laurentiu Diaconu
Laurentiu Diaconu
Vice President of Data Engineering
Verumex


Laurentiu Diaconu is the Vice President of Data Engineering for Verumex, and based in Bucharest, Romania. He is responsible for the Data Engineering strategy of the company (tools, platforms, patterns, best practices, general architecture etc.), as well as overseeing Data Engineering & Analytics execution for VmX’s products and for our clients within the commercial real estate vertical. He is the Principal Architect of the VmX Enterprise Data Platform and brings a mix of software engineering, data analysis, machine learning & product design experience to the table

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Laurentiu Spilca
Laurentiu Spilca
Development Lead & Author
Endava


Java Stage - Moderator

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Layla Porter
Layla Porter
Developer Advocate
VMware


Layla is a Developer Advocate at VMware serving the .NET community. She is a Live Coder on Twitch, a Microsoft MVP, a GitHub Star, and the founder of the #WomenOfDotNet Initiative. Layla loves sharing knowledge whilst having fun. No question is stupid and beginners are always welcome.

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Leigh Felton
Leigh Felton
Chief of Staff & GTM Leader Microsoft, WW Public Sector
Microsoft


Leigh Felton is the Chief of Staff for Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector (WWPS) organization, supporting public sector clients in their cloud adoption and digital transformation journey.

Leigh joined the Public Sector team from the Microsoft Office of Responsible AI. In this role, she drove the implementation of responsible AI across the company. This included company-wide implementation strategy, planning for engineering and in-country teams, and the Worldwide Responsible AI Champs program.

Leigh is a seasoned leader, business strategist, and communications expert. She has over 20 years as a change agent, driving the adoption of new technologies and launching new products, including a deep focus on technology equity gaps in marginalized communities. She is passionate about innovative digital approaches to technology that positively benefit people's lives and societal overall.

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Liran Tal
Liran Tal
Director of Developer Advocacy
Snyk


Liran Tal is a software developer, and a GitHub Star, world-recognized for his activism in open source communities and advancing web and Node.js security. He engages in security research through his work in the OpenJS Foundation and the Node.js ecosystem security working group, and further promotes open source supply chain security as an OWASP project lead. Liran is also a published author of Essential Node.js Security and O'Reilly's Serverless Security. At Snyk, he is leading the developer advocacy team and on a mission to empower developers with better dev-first security.

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Livius Pîrvănescu
Livius Pîrvănescu
Head of Cloud Development Romania
1&1 Internet Development


Engineering leader with experience in building products in Hosting and Cloud area. As a Head of Cloud Development Romania within 1&1, Livius oversees a team of highly talented and passionate engineers that are working on building several key components of the IONOS Cloud in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Cloud Automation Tooling areas.

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Liz  Bacelar
Liz Bacelar
Executive Director, Global IT Innovation
The Estée Lauder Companies


Liz is the Executive Director of IT Innovation for The Estée Lauder Companies, powering NFT, Metaverse and emerging tech opportunities for our brands in the US, China, Europe and Latin America. Prior to her career in beauty, Liz was credited with being a global innovation leader powering the evolution of “fashion and tech.” For over a decade, she powered hundreds of partnerships between top technologies and fashion leaders through her consultancy and high-profile global industry events produced with the CFDA, IMG, Conde Nast, BFC and Pitti Immagine. Liz also hosted and executive-produced the hit podcast “Innovators”

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Lucas  Adams
Lucas Adams
Head of Data Integration Platforms
MassMutual


Lucas Adams is the Head of Data Integration Platforms at MassMutual. He has been with MassMutual for 3 years. He is a passionate technologist that loves solving complex problems in creative and efficient ways. His most recent achievement is standing up a real-time event driven platform based on Apache Kafka. He is the father of two sons and enjoys cooking and exercising.

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Madalin  Dumitru
Madalin Dumitru
Founder & CEO
Cyber Smart Defence, part of Stefanini Group


Madalin Dumitru is the Founder & CEO of Cyber ​​Smart Defence. The company was founded to respond to the growing threats in cybersecurity. During the years, Madalin gathered specialists and ethical hackers, forming together a united, specialised team that can face any challenge in the field. Madalin also has a continuous contribution reflected into long term Customer relationship, building strategic partnerships with multinational companies and on-going research and development, always considering the cybersecurity market versatility and constant change that came as a requirement for staying relevant in the fight against cyber-criminals who always have found creative ways to exploit vulnerabilities. By joining forces with the Stefanini Group, Madalin helped in creating a global cybersecurity tower, capable of delivering all cybersecurity services on all continents. Madalin is also a respected commentator on cybersecurity issues and has previously been interviewed by the likes of NBC, Fox, ABC, Reuters and USA Today.

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Manuel  Garat
Manuel Garat
Senior Manager - Identity and Access Management
Booking Holdings


After being a software developer for 10 years, Manuel realized that his focus on value delivery, product vision and strategic significance was pulling him towards a new and exciting role. As an IAM (Identity and Access Management) Product Owner, he brings together his three passions: Software Development, Security and Agile Methodologies. To his surprise, he discovered that coming up with a vision, defending it, making it come true and bringing value to customers while removing waste is what he enjoys most.

Manuel's powerful background as a Senior Full Stack .NET Developer provides him with the ability to define complex functionality and understand the Development Team, the problems and intricacies they face. As a Certified Information System Auditor, he understands the specifics of Authentication and Authorization both regarding security and regulatory compliance. As a Certified Professional Scrum Product Owner, he binds it all together towards delivering maximum value in an agile and waste less way.

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Martin  Fiore
Martin Fiore
EY US East Region Tax Managing Partner
EY (Ernst & Young LLP)


Martin Fiore has held a range of key strategic, operational, and client service leadership roles at EY, including his current position as East Region Tax Leader. He was Executive Sponsor of the Technology Committee that brought intelligent automation into EY and his articles and interviews on business and technology themes often appear in major business and talent media

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Mathis Hammel
Mathis Hammel
Tech Evangelist
CodinGame


Mathis Hammel is a tech evangelist at CodinGame, a website specialized in mini-games to learn programming. He is a specialist and technical advisor in cybersecurity, machine learning, and algorithms. Mathis is passionate about technical challenges such as programming competitions and Capture The Flag, and holds several titles from national and international championships.

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Matt  Harrison
Matt Harrison
Corporate Trainer
MetaSnake


Matt is a world-renown expert on Python and Data Science. He has a CS degree from Stanford University. He is a best-selling author on Python and Data subjects. His books: Effective Pandas, Illustrated Guide to Learning Python 3, Intermediate Python, Learning the Pandas Library, and Effective PyCharm have all been best-selling books on Amazon. He just published Machine Learning Pocket Reference and Pandas Cookbook (Second Edition). He has taught courses at large companies (Netflix, NASA, Verizon, Adobe, HP, Exxon, and more), Universities (Stanford, University of Utah, BYU), as well as small companies. He has been using Python since 2000 and has taught thousands through live training both online and in person.
 

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Matteo Emili
Matteo Emili
Group Manager
Avanade


Matteo Emili is a Microsoft MVP since 2010. He is passionate about technology, but it is not his only interest – what really makes him tick is how technology acts as a tool to solve a complex business problem, ultimately bringing benefits to the clients he works with.

Regular speaker at conferences and meetups, he enjoys sharing back with the worldwide technical communities – especially about ALM, Agile and DevOps.

He currently works at Avanade UK as a Group Manager for Software Engineering.

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Maxim Salnikov
Maxim Salnikov
Developer Engagement Lead
Microsoft


Maxim Salnikov is an Oslo-based cloud and tech community geek. He is a web dev maestro who builds apps since the end of the last century and shares his extensive web platform experience by speaking & training at developer events around the world. Daytime, Maxim is boosting cloud skills at the country scale by leading developer engagement in Microsoft Norway. In the evenings, you'll find him organizing the country's main web & mobile meetups, and two full-scale tech conferences.

When doing promo on social media, please reference my corresponding accounts:

https://twitter.com/webmaxru https://www.linkedin.com/in/webmax/

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Melanie Rieback
Melanie Rieback
Co-Founder & CEO
Open Radically Security


Dr. Melanie Rieback is the CEO/Co-founder of Radically Open Security, the world’s first non-profit computer security consultancy company. She is also a former Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Free University of Amsterdam (VU) who performed RFID security research (RFID Virus and RFID Guardian), that attracted worldwide press coverage and won several awards. Melanie was named 2010 ICT Professional of the Year (Finalist) by WomeninIT, one of the 400 most successful women in the Netherlands by Viva Magazine (Viva400) in 2010 and 2017, one of the fifty most inspiring women in tech (Inspiring Fifty Netherlands) in 2016, 2017, and 2019. She was also called the Most Innovative IT Leader by CIO Magazine NL (TIM Award) in 2017 and one of the 9 Most Innovative Women in the European Union (EU Women Innovators Prize) in 2019. Her company, Radically Open Security, was named the 50th Most Innovative SME by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (MKB Innovative Top 100) in 2016.

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Mete  Atamel
Mete Atamel
Senior Developer Advocate
Google


Mete is a Developer Advocate at Google, focused on helping developers with Google Cloud. As a long-time Java and C# developer, he likes to compare the two ecosystems. Prior to Google, he worked at Microsoft, Skype, Adobe, EMC, and Nokia building apps and services on various web, mobile and cloud platforms. Originally from the island of Cyprus, he currently lives in Greenwich of London, not too far away from the prime meridian.

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Michael Groves
Michael Groves
CEO
Topolytics


Michael Groves is a geographer with a PhD in aerial and satellite earth observation, with over 20 years’ experience in environmental management and sustainability reporting.    He is the founder and CEO of Topolytics - a data aggregation and analytics business that is making the world’s waste visible, verifiable and valuable.  Topolytics is acknowledged by Cleantech Group, IDC, Frost & Sullivan and SAP as a leading AI and analytics business in the £3Bn ‘waste tech’ sector. 

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Michael  Kolomenkin
Michael Kolomenkin
AI Research Manager
Playtika


Michael Kolomenkin holds a Ph.D. in AI and has almost two decades of experience of leading projects in a variety of areas, from diamonds, through medical devices, and to gaming. He is passionate about creating value from AI. He co-founded two start-ups and is currently is the AI Research and Innovation manager in Playtika.

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Michael Mylrea
Michael Mylrea
Senior Distinguished Engineer
Resilience


Dr. Michael Mylrea is a Senior Distinguished Engineer at Resilience, one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the US focused on disrupting medicine and manufacturing with innovation.

As a technologist with 20 years of experience developing innovative cybersecurity and digital solutions, Dr. Mylrea has successfully launched, led and advised various tech companies with leadership (CISO, CTO, CPO), board and advisory positions with industry, government and academia.

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Mihai Filipoi
Mihai Filipoi
Technical Consultant
Accesa


Mihai Filipoi is a technical consultant with over 5 years of experience in Endpoint Management, highly skilled in working with System Center Configuration Manager, Intune, Operating System Deployment, Patching and Automation. He thrives in a team environment and is committed to continuous learning and professional growth, as well as continuously sharing his expertise with his team. Mihai is passionate about offering the best enterprise mobility solutions to his customers, especially during these days of remote work, as he believes that endpoint management plays a crucial role in securing corporate data by configuring access policies while at the same time supporting collaboration, productivity and efficiency of each user.

He is a fitness enthusiast, proud dog owner and a pandemic cat convert.

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Mihai Tudoran
Mihai Tudoran
Service Delivery Manager in Cloud
EPAM Romania


Mihai is leading the Delivery Management Organization at EPAM in Romania and is acting as BCP Service Delivery Manager. With more than 15 years of IT experience in different businesses like Telecom, Retail, Banking and EMEA IT Services, Mihai successfully performed in various roles like Project Manager, Product Owner, Country Manager, Business Relationship Manager and IT Leader, being focused on people growth, interfacing with clients and deploying technology to build great solutions for the customers. In terms of studies, Mihai has a bachelor’s degree in IT Transports, Politehnica University and a master’s degree in Information Security at Technical Military Academy, Bucharest. He is pursuing to become an excellent leader and performance coach, inspiring others to reach their goals and objectives and helping them grow in a proper environment

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Mike  Makar
Mike Makar
Head of MassMutual Romania



Mike Makar is a passionate technology leader and entrepreneur experienced in building and scaling high-performance teams. He has 15+ years’ experience in software development / technology management with a key focus on delivering high-quality complex software projects. In his current role, he leads the team at MassMutual Romania which is developing the next generation of cutting edge technology solutions focused on helping MassMutual to accelerate its digital capabilities and continue leading into the future.

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Miklos Petridisz
Miklos Petridisz
Expert Data Engineer and Solutions Architect
Co-founder and Independent Consultant


He works as an Expert Data Engineer and Solutions Architect. In parallel, Miklos is a Real-time Data Processing, Big Data & Cloud Computing, Data Platform, and Use Case Seminar TA at Central European University, one of the best independent universities in Europe. He used to work as a Senior Data Engineer and Technical Instructor at Databricks, and as a Data Engineering Consultant at Datapao - a Data and Cloud service company covering data and cloud transformation journeys from enablement through architecture to implementation.

Miklos has experience developing data-intensive applications, data infrastructures, data platforms, handling cloud migrations, and delivering ML/MLOps & Apache Spark courses on behalf of Datapao, and Databricks - the original creators of Apache Spark. 

He also co-founded Nordquant, a company focused on digital training solutions.

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Miško  Hevery
Miško Hevery
Chief Technology Officer
Builder.io


Miško Hevery is the CTO at Builder.io, where he is helping to empower anyone to create blazing fast sites. Previously he has worked at Google, where he created Angular, AngualarJS and was co-creator of Karma. Before focusing on making the web better, he brought testing culture to Google and the world through his blog. Miško started his career by designing digital circuits and moved to databases, full-stack development, and finally, front-end frameworks, giving him a unique perspective. He understands all of the layers from the web down to a transistor.

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Muhammad Ahsan Ayaz
Muhammad Ahsan Ayaz
Software Architect
Syncron


Muhammad Ahsan Ayaz is a Software Architect, Author of the Angular Cookbook, and a Google Developers Expert in Angular. He loves helping the startup ecosystem and product owners bring their ideas to life. And he loves to teach programming using JavaScript, Angular and Web Technologies on Twitch and YouTube via Live Streams, video tutorials, and articles.

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Muntis  Rudzitis
Muntis Rudzitis
Lead Data Scientist
Emergn


Muntis is the Lead Data Scientist and Machine Learning Developer at the Emergn Machine Learning Lab. He focuses on using the latest ML/AI achievements to build the best solutions for client business problems. Muntis has several years of experience in R&D, experimentation, development of end-to-end prototypes and designing machine learning solutions.

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Natale Vinto
Natale Vinto
Senior Principal Developer Advocate
Red Hat


Natale Vinto is a Software Engineer with more than ten years of IT and ICT technologies and a consolidated background in telecommunications and Linux operating systems. As a Solution Architect with a Java development background, he spent some years as EMEA Specialist Solution Architect for OpenShift at Red Hat. Natale is co-author of Modernizing Enterprise Java for O’Reilly and a contributor to open-source projects. Today, Natale is a Developer Advocate for OpenShift at Red Hat, helping people within communities and customers succeed with their Kubernetes and cloud-native strategy.

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Nikolaj  Tolkaciov
Nikolaj Tolkaciov
Testing Practice Lead
Devbridge


Testing Practice Lead

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Nikolay Avramov
Nikolay Avramov
Automation Lead
Automate The Planet


With more than 10 years of experience, he started his career in the field from ground zero - from taking part in the Telerik Academy to becoming a Principal QA Engineer/ Ninja that is at the heart of any innovation or automation initiative. Through his work, he has developed and integrated multiple custom frameworks and tools used across the entire company. He found his true passion in Automation while looking for a ‘weapon’ to fight the boring, non-productive daily tasks that a QA faces. By reducing the manual repeatable jobs, he believes that we can make the world a better place, full of happy and productive people that are ready to tackle the next challenging task, instead of the next pile of test scenarios to cover by hand. He is a passionate technology geek and automation specialist that strives to implement optimizations and achieve high-quality standards in any aspect of life.

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Okan  Cengaver
Okan Cengaver
IT Director
Vodafone Romania


He is leading the local Romanian Digital & IT organisation Okan has a wealth of experience and knowledge in managing IT, as well in developing and delivering Software Products.

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Oli  Gibson
Oli Gibson
Principal Product Manager
Thoughtworks


Oli Gibson is a Principal Product Manager at Thoughtworks, where he helps enterprises and technology disruptors bring new ideas to market and build modern digital businesses. Previously he's worked as a software engineer at IBM and with startups in London and New York. Oli is passionate about developing great products, building successful product organisations, and sharing his experiences through, mentoring, blog posts and conferences.

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Olimpiu  Popa
Olimpiu Popa
iOS Engineer
Cognizant Softvision


Hello, I’m Ollie, Software Engineer, passionate about music, culture and motorcycling and dedicated to personal development.

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Ori Keren
Ori Keren
Co-Founder & CEO
LinearB


Co-Founder & CEO at LinearB

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Paul Bran-Popescu
Paul Bran-Popescu
Head of AMS & IMS Team
EPAM Romania


Paul is the Head of AMS & IMS Team at EPAM Romania. He has a background in Telecommunications, Engineering Technology and Project Management and over 13 years of international experience working in Telecom and Banking Services. His is passionate about building and developing teams, and also driving Digital Transformation to unlock business value for customers, with a focus on DevOps adoption, CI/CD pipelines implementation and QA Automation. He is a tech-savvy with a keen interest in body language and beekeeping.

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Paulo Jorge  Alves Pereira
Paulo Jorge Alves Pereira
VP of Engineering
Remote


“Paulo A. Pereira is the VP of Engineering at Remote. Paulo was previously Director of Engineering at Onfido and Seera Group. He is passionate about building product engineering teams. Paulo co-authored Microservices in Action and authored Elixir Cookbook and was one of the technical reviewers for Learning Elixir and for Mastering Elixir.”

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Pavel Yosifovich
Pavel Yosifovich
Developer, Trainer, Author and Speaker



Pavel is a developer, trainer, author and speaker. He has written several books dealing with the inner workings of windows, such as "Windows internals 7th edition part 1" (co-author), "Windows Kernel Programming", and "Windows 10 system programming". Pavel is the author of many open - source tools, which can be found on his Github repos.

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Petronel  Paun
Petronel Paun
Azure Data & AI Domain Lead
Accenture


Petronel Paun has over 10 years of experience as an IT specialist. He has a solid professional background and expert knowledge of database systems and data platforms, plus he has worked with multiple technologies both on-premises and cloud. Through the various projects he has been exposed to, he learned and took part in all of a data project's lifecycle events (architecture, governance, delivery and maintenance). Passionate about neuroscience, psychological behaviour, and leadership, he has a good sense of promoting people and keeping the team in the first place to establish a perfect and balanced working ecosystem focused on delivering the best results.

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Petru  Rebeja
Petru Rebeja
Lead Technical Designer
Cegeka


Petru is Lead Technical Designer in Cegeka with over 10 years of experience in software development with solid knowledge in full life-cycle software development process: definition, prototyping, coding, testing, implementation and maintenance. He is a problem solver and passionate about learning new skills.

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Philippe-Alexandre  Leroux
Philippe-Alexandre Leroux
SVP of Engineering
AdsWizz


Phil is a serial internet entrepreneur passionate about disrupting established industries through technology. Before co-founding AdsWizz, he was also part of other technology businesses that have become category leaders. Phil holds a Ms. Sc. Eng. in Applied Mathematics and Engineering and published several research papers on cryptography, smart cards, and information security. When Phil is not busy AdsWizzing all around the globe, he tries to spend as much time as possible with his family.

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Pierre-Alexandre Losson
Pierre-Alexandre Losson
VP of Technology Innovation
AdsWizz


Backed by more than 15 years of experience, Pierre is honing the ability to abstract and simplify complex systems to build solid foundations necessary for large scale projects. Passionate about IT and entrepreneurship, he is also the tech angel behind many early-stage or more mature companies. After graduating as a civil engineer in Computer Sciences, he founded several successful companies and in 2019 joined AdsWizz to scale and elevate its architecture and the Technology Innovation unit.

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Professor Sethu  Vijayakumar
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar
Professor of Robotics / Director
University of Edinburgh / Edinburgh Centre for Robotics


Sethu Vijayakumar is the Professor of Robotics at the University of Edinburgh, UK and the Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics.  He has pioneered the use of large-scale machine learning techniques in the real-time control of several iconic robotic platforms such as the SARCOS and the HONDA ASIMO humanoids, KUKA-LWR robot arm and iLIMB prosthetic hand. One of his landmark projects (2016) involves a collaboration with NASA Johnson Space Centre on the Valkyrie humanoid robot being prepared for unmanned robotic pre-deployment missions to Mars. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a judge on BBC Robot Wars and winner of the 2015 Tam Dalyell Prize for excellence in engaging the public with science. Professor Vijayakumar helps shape and drive the national Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) agenda in his recent role as the Programme Director for Artificial Intelligence (AI) at The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and AI.

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Radu  Gasler
Radu Gasler
Software Architect
Verifone


I am an idealistic, passionate, and enthusiastic software architect and teacher. I like to change software development by bringing software creators and domain experts closer with Domain-Driven Design.

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Radu Radocea
Radu Radocea
Senior Manager
Deloitte ERDC


Radu is senior manager, passionate about business analytics challenges by creating innovative data integration and business intelligence solutions by bringing creativity to technology to drive better business performance.
More than two decades of consulting, mentoring, research, and development experience, with focus in the areas of BI and data integration.
Specialties: • Service Delivery Management • Information Architecture • Data Science • Data Engineering

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Rafael Chinelato del Nero
Rafael Chinelato del Nero
Java Champion | Senior Software Engineer
FabFitFun


Rafael del Nero is a Java Champion & Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, creator of the Java Challengers initiative and quiz master in Oracle Dev Gym, is the author of "Golden Lessons - 100 Insights to Overcome Life's Challenges and Achieve Your Career Dreams." Rafael believes there are many techniques involved in creating high-quality software that developers are often unaware of. His life's purpose is to help Java developers use better programming practices to code quality software for stress-free projects with fewer bugs.

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Ramona Schwering
Ramona Schwering
Software Developer
shopware AG


After her apprenticeship as an application developer, Ramona has contributed to product development at shopware AG for more than six years: First in quality assurance and now as a software developer. She owns both views of the product - that of a tester and a developer. Ramona primarily uses this to strengthen trust in test automation and support the testers. The automation in the end-to-end area of shopware originates from her pen, and she continues to push it firmly - even becoming a Cypress ambassador in the process.

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Rayna Stankova
Rayna Stankova
Software Engineer
VMware


Curious about technology and how it is made, Rayna started her software engineering career more than 15 years ago, contributing to the success of medium and large software development companies across EMEA and the United States. Her more recent endeavor is at VMware where she engages the personal qualities in generating innovative communications to develop and maintain lasting relationships for the advancement of the company and achievement of the business goals. Rayna is a firm believer that behind every great product we have cutting-edge technology, close collaboration with customers and endless spirit of innovation.
As a passionate advocate for empowering women in the IT industry, Rayna leads the Sofia chapter of Women Who Code. Women Who Code Sofia started as a small community of enthusiasts, and is now the largest and most popular women in tech organization in Bulgaria.
Where I spend my free time: Volunteering. Travel. Squash

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Razvan Sighinas
Razvan Sighinas
Executive Director & Chief Information Officer
ING Bank Romania


Razvan Sighinas joined ING Bank Romania management Board in March 2019 as CIO.

Răzvan is active in the IT field for more than 20 years, having started as a software engineer and moving on to operations and senior management roles in US and Europe for major players including Oracle, Vodafone and Electronic Arts. He holds an engineer’s degree from the Bucharest Polytechnic University, an MBA from HEC France and several major certifications in software and project management.

Prior to his joining ING he operated as Senior Director for Electronic Arts, running an organization spanning across US, Canada, Romania, Ireland and India in charge of providing technology solutions and services such as game engines, big data and real time analytics solutions running behind all Electronic Arts’ digital offerings.

In the past 10 years he also headed the IT Operations for Vodafone Romania and created the IT Shared Service Center in Bucharest for Vodafone Group.

Travelling, tennis and water sports are his main hobbies and he takes great pride in his two boys that share this passion for sports and technology.

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Rob Bos
Rob Bos
DevOps Consultant
Xpirit


Rob has a strong focus on ALM and DevOps, automating manual tasks and helping teams deliver value to the end-user faster, using DevOps techniques. This is applied on anything Rob comes across, whether it’s an application, infrastructure, serverless or training environments. Additionally, Rob focuses on the management of production environments, including dashboarding, usage statistics for product owners and stakeholders, but also as part of the feedback loop to the developers. A lot of focus goes to GitHub and GitHub Actions, improving the security of applications and DevOps pipelines.

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Robert-Nicolae Voinea
Robert-Nicolae Voinea
Tech Lead
Societe Generale Global Solution Centre


Robert is a software engineer with more than 20 years of experience in telco and fintech. With an inventive and curious mindset, Robert applies science to automate and simplify his everyday life and make it (even) better.

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Sargis Sargsyan
Sargis Sargsyan
Director, Quality Engineering
Picsart


Sargis Sargsyan has been in the software industry for more than ten years. Agile and teamwork believer with experience working in distributed international teams, using Agile/Scrum/Kanban methodology. He was a part of solid industries specialized in Mobile, Web, SaaS, and Enterprise applications. He had a chance to work with American, German, Czech, and Armenian companies during his career. Passionate about public speaking and knowledge sharing.

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Silviu-Tudor Serban
Silviu-Tudor Serban
Software Engineering Specialist



Software engineering specialist with R&D expertise in machine learning and applied computer vision. Developed AI-enabled solutions in areas such as: Well-being, Assistive tech, Fitness, Customer experience understanding, Automotive safety, Surveillance and Real-time body tracking using RGB-D cameras.

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Spencer  Mott
Spencer Mott
Chief Security Officer
Booking Holdings


Spencer Mott is Booking.com and Booking Holding’s Chief Security Officer responsible for leading the global Security and Fraud program inclusive of cybersecurity, fraud, risk management, product software security, data privacy, physical and corporate security

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Steliana Moraru
Steliana Moraru
Head of Digital Transformation
OTP Leasing, part of OTP Group at OTP Group


Steliana has a diverse background that spans business management, digital transformation, and marketing. A technology aficionado and a seasoned business professional, she currently serves as Head of Marketing & Digital Transformation for OTP Leasing, part OTP Group, focusing on leveraging the technology and new ways of working for the benefit of the customers, teams & business.

She has a Ph.D. degree, obtained with a thesis rooted in two of her main fields of interest – Big Data and Communication - and is a Maastricht School of Management Alumna.

Previously, Steliana worked for local & international organizations, focusing mainly on developing innovative projects that enabled the power of technology for social good and software product development. During her career, she managed or was part of teams that developed innovative tech projects, e-government, and social welfare technology projects, mainly in CEE.

She is a Leadership Board member at Global Women in Tech and Board Member of UniHub – Bucharest University’s Entrepreneurial Students Organization, focusing on advancing in the public agenda two of the most important topics for her: #diversityinSTEM and student entrepreneurs.

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Steve  Jarrett
Steve Jarrett
Senior Vice President of Data and Artificial Intelligence
Orange Services


Steve Jarrett has taken responsibility for a new Data and AI Department defining the Group's data strategy. This new organisation consolidates key skills to help the company develop use cases, enrich services, improve processes based on data and artificial intelligence, as well as enhance the value of this data externally.

Steve has been a product leader and entrepreneur in AI and mobile for over 25 years, including building one of Facebook’s first strategic machine learning programs in 2013, working with Apple on the original iPod, and product managing the first mobile browser at General Magic. He has also been founding CEO of three software companies in the US and UK.

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Tero Ahonen
Tero Ahonen
Senior Staff Engineer II, Production Engineering
Liftoff + Vungle


He is a DevOps specialist with deep knowledge in developing cloud-native applications and containers, doing Java development for 20+ years.
"I know the pain developers have in the modern App Dev world. I like working with containers and Kubernetes, but the thing I like most is to help developers go fasters. Currently, I’m working in the Production Engineering team at Vungle.

I spent several years at Red Hat and learned a lot about open source. Nowadays I try to promote open source where I can and encourage developers to start contributing...sharing is caring."

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Terry Cox
Terry Cox
Director
Bootstrap Ltd


Entrepreneur, Tech Product Design, Innovation.

30-year background in entrepreneurship, technology and the design of software and hardware products with a focus on tackling big problems at scale. Experienced at introducing modern and innovative product design techniques to corporate and government customers around the world.

A hands-on technologist, maker and contributor to a number of Open Source projects.

Most recent focus:
- Helping co-author the CDF Best Practice Guide for DevOps
- Leading the CDF MLOps Roadmap
- Bringing MLOps capabilities to the Jenkins-X CI/CD platform to simplify the challenge of operating machine learning solutions in production environments
- Setting up a product commercialisation strategy for teams working on applying machine learning solutions in start-up environments.

Contributor to the IEEE International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS) Roadmap, Factory Integration and Systems & Architectures chapters.

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Thomas  Caudal
Thomas Caudal
Principal Application & Product Architect
Wolters Kluwer


Thomas has enjoyed working in software companies for almost 20 years. He played different roles (technical consultant, project manager, architecture, technical director) in software companies as a PS/Pre-sales/R&D member. This variety on missions allowed him to develop balanced technical & communication skills.

He has now become a fulltime R&D member and has extended his skills through a more technical angle. He enjoys mentoring people both from a human and a technical point of view. Help people grow and allowing them to deliver quality products on time is his greatest source of accomplishment.

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Thomas  Vitale
Thomas Vitale
Software Architect
Systematic


Thomas is a Software Architect specialized in building highly-scalable, resilient, and secure enterprise applications. He develops software solutions at Systematic, Denmark, where he’s been working on modernizing platforms and applications for the cloud-native world, focusing on developer experience and security. Thomas likes contributing to open-source projects like Spring Security and Spring Cloud. He’s the author of “Cloud Native Spring in Action - With Spring Boot and Kubernetes”, published by Manning, where some of his main interests converged, such as Kubernetes, Buildpacks, Knative, and other cloud-native technologies.

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Valeriu Grigore
Valeriu Grigore
Senior Manager UX/UI Design, DTE
The Estée Lauder Companies


Vali is the Senior Manager for User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX) Design at The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC). He is responsible for creating standards in Accessibility Design that will serve as a foundation in future ELC apps to better serve all ELC users and customers. Vali has over 10 years of experience in the UX/UI field in different niches such as e-commerce, banking, media and pharmaceuticals.

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Vasile Bota
Vasile Bota
QA Office Lead
Accesa


I'm an intrinsically motivated and passionate QA Lead whose speciality is exploratory, automation and continuous testing. Last 13 years I've worked as Software Engineer, as Test and QA Lead, helping individuals and teams grow, improve and overcome challenges. My previous project put me in a context where I had to learn about security testing concepts and started to develop a passion for it. In my presentation, I'll give a real perspective on how a team, a company, can take the first steps in the Security Testing field.

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Viktor Farcic
Viktor Farcic
Developer Advocate
Upbound


Viktor Farcic is a Developer Advocate at Upbound, a member of the Google Developer Experts, CDF Ambassadors, and Docker Captains groups, and a published author.

His big passions are DevOps, GitOps, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD), and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences.

He is a host of the YouTube channel DevOps Toolkit and a co-host of DevOps Paradox. He published The DevOps Toolkit Series and Test-Driven Java Development.

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Viktoriia Taraniuk
Viktoriia Taraniuk
Manager in Embedded systems domain
GlobalLogic


Manager in Embedded systems domain

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Vlad Moldoveanu
Vlad Moldoveanu
Tech Lead



Vlad Moldoveanu is a Tech Lead at Deloitte Digital and a true representation of a tech passionate. He literally wrote his first computer program on a CIP-03 computer in BASIC back in the early 90's! His passion for technology and the tech community is what drove him to start the foundation of the Front-End Guild in Deloitte Digital a few years ago and grow it to over 100 members. If he has a choice, he particularly enjoys working with React and server-side rendering technologies. Besides coding he's also a retro computing enthusiast and a bedroom guitar player.

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Walter  Bright
Walter Bright
Father of D programing language
D Language Foundation


Walter Bright is the creator and first implementer of the D programming language and has implemented compilers for several other languages. He's an expert in all areas of compiler technology, including front ends, optimizers, code generation, interpreter engines and runtime libraries. Walter regularly writes articles about compilers and programming, is known for engaging and informative presentations, and provides training in compiler development techniques. Many are surprised to discover that Walter is also the creator of the wargame Empire, which is still popular today over 30 years after its debut.

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Yoni Leitersdorf
Yoni Leitersdorf
CEO & Founder
Indeni


Yoni is the CEO & Founder of Indeni. Coding since age six, his enthusiasm for automation has strongly influenced his career. Before Indeni, he served at the world-renowned IDF 8200 unit, where he managed a team of programmers and won the esteemed Israeli Security Prize given by the president.

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Youcef  Merzoug
Youcef Merzoug
Software Architect
Wolters Kluwer


Youcef is passionate about software development with a strong interest in architecture and software design. He has a great experience working with wide and complex development environment. He has worked on different aspects of software development from project planning to requirements gathering through to design, modeling, writing and testing code, creating documentation and support.

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Yuval Wilf
Yuval Wilf
Senior Director of R&D
Cognyte


Over the past 15 years, Yuval Wilf has served in different architecture and infrastructure management roles in the Security domain. Yuval currently manages the infrastructure group for Cognyte’s network intelligence analytics, responsible for developing infrastructure tools of DevOps, MLOps and ML models for Cognyte’s portfolio. Yuval is also a lecturer and trainer in several colleges and training organizations.

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Zan Markan
Zan Markan
Senior Developer Advocate
CircleCI


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Zan Markan is a senior developer advocate at CircleCI, on a mission to educate and inspire developers on the topics of CI/CD, DevOps, and software quality. 

Across his career he has worked in companies of various sizes, from enterprises to own startups, and everything in between, and across industries as diverse as retail, AI, and developer tools.
He’s passionate about serverless technologies, mobile development, and developer experience. Outside of work, he enthuses over airplanes, craft beer, and the Oxford comma.

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