Destination: Decentralization

Microservices, Kubernetes and Beyond

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THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2020
6am-5pm PDT / 9am-8pm EDT / 2pm-1am BST

The widespread adoption of containers and the explosion of microservices mean all software architectures are destined to become decentralized. Destination: Decentralization is a free digital event about transitioning from “I know how to build and run applications” to “I know how to build and run an entire decentralized architecture.” In a world where the unexpected happens, it is increasingly important to take a holistic rather than ad hoc approach to designing and governing distributed systems. Join us for virtual lectures and hands-on labs, where we explore how to thrive in this new landscape.

Featured Sessions

Towards Continuous Auditing: - How DevOps is Reshaping Traditional Audit Practices

Dan Petit Principal DevOps Architect, Hilton + Read More

What We’ve Learned Building a Multi-Region DBaaS on Kubernetes

Josh Imhoff SRE, Cockroach Labs + Read More

Kubernetes at Datadog Scale

Ara Pulido Developer Relations, Datadog + Read More

Data Integrity at Scale: Make Your Audit Your Database

Dayel Ostraco Solutions Architect, Equifax + Read More

Connectivity Rules Everything Around Me

Marco Palladino CTO & Co-Founder, Kong + Read More

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Speakers

  • Dan Petit

    Principal DevOps Architect, Hilton Read More →

    Dan Petit​Dan Petit has been deep in the development world for most of his working life, serving as a developer, consultant, architect and technical leader for a wide variety of companies in the aerospace, telecommunications, insurance, hospitality, logistics and service industries. Throughout his career, Dan and his teams have been responsible for large-scale DevOps adoption and transformations, reducing cycle time of application changes from weeks to hours across dozens of agile development teams. He is currently Principal DevOps Architect for Hilton. He authored the book “Real Visual Basic” and numerous technical articles, as well as teaches a two-day “deep dive” DevSecOps workshop for the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.

  • Liran Tal

    Developer Advocate, Snyk Read More →

    Liran TalLiran Tal is a dDeveloper advocate at Snyk and a member of the Node.js Security working group. Among his security activities, Liran also published “Essential Node.js Security” and O'Reilly's Serverless Security books, and is a core contributor to OWASP NodeGoat project. He is passionate about the open source movement, web technologies, and testing and software philosophy.

  • Daniel Kocot

    Sr. Solutions Architect, Codecentric Read More →

    Daniel KocotDaniel has been a member of the codecentric team in Solingen since October 2016. Since the beginning of the 2000s, he has dedicated himself to the topic of digital transformation. In addition to his current focus on cloud and service connectivity, application lifecycle management tooling, continuous documentation, legacy modernization and VoiceUI, he is also an expert in the use of product information systems (PIM) and database publishing using rendering technologies.

  • Carmen Puccio

    Principal Solutions Architect, AWS Read More →

    Carmen PuccioCarmen is a principal solutions architect at AWS, working within the APN Program and with container partners to help customers adopt container technologies as part of their modernization efforts. He has spoken at numerous AWS and Partner-led events, including four years at AWS re:Invent, AWS re:Inforce, and both the NYC and Chicago AWS Summits.

  • Ara Pulido

    Developer Relations, Datadog Read More →

    Ara PulidoAra Pulido is a developer advocate at Datadog. Prior to that, she worked as an engineering manager at Bitnami and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. She has more than 10 years of experience working on infrastructure open source companies. She is a Certified Kubernetes Administrator and was part of the team that created the curriculum for the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer certification.

  • Aron Eidelman

    Solutions Architect, Castle Read More →

    Aron EidelmanAron Eidelman works at Castle, focused on working with security, risk and product leaders to make account takeover a non-issue. Aron is a Kong alumnus and contributor, having worked in engineering and product to expand Kong's reach in spaces such as observability and cloud partnerships. He combines unique perspectives from cloud security, application development and customer experience to build solutions that satisfy a diverse range of stakeholders. He holds the AWS Security Specialty and Solutions Architect Associate certifications.

  • Bryan Langston

    Senior Cloud Architect, Mirantis Read More →

    Bryan LangstonBryan Langston has been with Mirantis for five years and is currently a senior cloud architect. Other roles he has held in Mirantis include leading a global team of Openstack and Kubernetes architects and being a product manager for Mirantis' Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) products. Prior to joining Mirantis, Bryan worked at IBM Research for 17 years, where he built a Linux supercomputer for web-scale crawling, indexing and mining, and led multiple first-of-a-kind projects in the cloud computing space.

  • Bruce Mathews

    Senior Solutions Architect, Mirantis Read More →

    Bruce MathewsBruce has been a senior solutions architect in the computer industry for 41 years, working at multiple technology companies, including Mirantis, HP, Sun and Symbolics. Bruce has been involved with the open source community since 2000. He was a member of Hewlett-Packard’s Public Cloud team and was heavily involved with the initial release of HP’s Helion Openstack. Bruce has maintained an active role in the OpenStack community through the Train release. Bruce’s new loves are containerization orchestration platforms and service mesh technologies such as Kubernetes and Istio.

  • Melissa van der Hecht

    Field Product Manager, Kong Read More →

    Melissa van der HechtMelissa van der Hecht works at Kong helping business leaders to define and realize relevant benefits from the technology. Her passion is to help teams create a technology and architecture vision for the future and evangelize that vision across the organization. Melissa knows the API and microservices space well, having also spent five years at MuleSoft in the Office of the CTO and Solution Consulting teams, and has helped several multi-national organizations create and implement their API strategy. She holds a B.Sc and M.Eng in Mathematics and Computer Science from Bristol University in the UK.

  • Jimmy Mesta

    Dir. for Security Research, Signal Sciences Read More →

    Jimmy MestaJimmy Mesta is the head of security research at Signal Sciences and a veteran application and infrastructure security leader with more than 15 years of experience. He has spent time on both the offensive and defensive side of the industry, working to build modern, developer-friendly security solutions. Prior to Signal Sciences, Jimmy maintained a global network, consulting with companies and delivering technical security training, research, and infrastructure around the world. He previously ran the local Santa Barbara OWASP chapter and taught Kubernetes, Docker, DevOps, Mobile Security and Pentesting courses for Manicode. Follow him on Twitter: @jimmesta.

  • Anuj Tuli

    CTO, Keyva Read More →

    Anuj TuliDecentralization, enveloped with the automation of runbooks that integrate DevOps and microservices tasks with other organizational processes and culture, helps bring about the most return on time and monetary investments. For example, integrating API and service mesh tools with various changing paradigms of monitoring, security and other day-two activities helps assimilate and adopt these tools much more easily. By going through a couple of automation use cases that customers have implemented, let's take a look at how you can encourage easier adoption of service mesh technologies within your environment and teams.

  • Marco Palladino

    CTO & Co-Founder, Kong Read More →

    Marco PalladinoMarco Palladino is an inventor, software developer and Internet entrepreneur based in San Francisco. As the CTO and co-founder of Kong, he is Kong’s co-author, responsible for the design and delivery of the company’s products, while also providing technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices within both Kong and the external software community. Prior to Kong, Marco co-founded Mashape in 2010, which became the largest API marketplace and was acquired by RapidAPI in 2017.

  • Rohit Goyal

    Engineering Lead, ANZ Bank Read More →

    Rohit GoyalRohit works as an integration architect for ANZ Bank, where he designs and builds central self-service platforms for application teams to build their applications and services. He was instrumental in implementing Kong at ANZ Bank. Recent complementary work includes the design and implementation of the Open Banking API Channel for ANZ Bank in Google Cloud.

  • Josh Imhoff

    SRE, Cockroach Labs Read More →

    Josh ImhoffJosh Imhoff spent his college years programming robots to play soccer in the RoboCup SPL league. There, he learned to love when very complicated computer systems break. This passion for broken computers led him to take an SRE job at Google, working on source control systems. Six months ago, he moved to Cockroach Labs to work on a DBaaS. Josh enjoyed Borg while at Google and has since spent many long hours puzzling over the strange land of Kubernetes. Josh can often be found roaming the Cockroach Labs NYC office yelling about things like strange node pool API semantics, much to the confusion of his coworkers who don’t work on Kubernetes.

  • Ran Ribenzaft

    CTO, Espagon Read More →

    Ran RibenzaftAn AWS Serverless hero, Ran Ribenzaft is the co-founder and CTO of Epsagon, which offers automated end-to-end observability within microservices. He is a passionate developer, with vast experience in network, infrastructure and cyber-security. He loves sharing open source tools to make everyone’s lives easier.

  • Charity Majors

    Co-Founder and CTO, Honeycomb.io Read More →

    Charity MajorsCharity Majors is the co-founder and CTO of Honeycomb.io, a tool to help software engineers understand what happens when their code meets production. Charity ran infrastructure at Parse and was an engineering manager at Facebook. She started Honeycomb to bring engineers the observability tooling they need for the era of distributed systems. Charity is the co-author of Database Reliability Engineering (O'Reilly) and is devoted to creating a world where every engineer is on call and nobody thinks on call sucks.

  • Mike Oglesby

    Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp Read More →

    Mike OglesbyMike Oglesby is a technical marketing engineer at NetApp focused on AI/ML/DL control plane and orchestration-related solutions. He architects and validates full-stack AI/ML/DL data and experiment management solutions that span a hybrid cloud. Mike has a DevOps background and a strong knowledge of DevOps processes and tools. Prior to joining NetApp, Mike worked on a business application development team at a large global financial services company.6

  • Henry Jewkes

    Staff Software Engineer, Split Software Read More →

    Henry JewkesHenry Jewkes is a staff software engineer at Split Software. Having developed data pipelines and analysis software for the Financial Services and Relationship Management industries, Henry brought his expertise to the development of Split's Feature Experimentation Platform. Prior to Split, Henry held engineering leadership positions at Salesforce and FactSet, leading engineering teams and driving technical architecture. Henry holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer and a certification in A/B Testing from the Data Institute, USF. A natural speaker, he is frequently called upon to mentor teammates. As part of the recent global shift to working from home, Henry made a video about WFH based on MTV Cribs.

  • Jasmine Noel

    Sr. Product Marketing Manager, NS1 Read More →

    Jasmine NoelJasmine Noel is senior product marketing manager at NS1. Her career began as an industry analyst covering network management technologies. She then founded Ptak, Noel & Associates to provide research and marketing services to IT technology firms. Prior to NS1, Noel also held product marketing roles in growth companies including Corvil and Veracode.

  • Dave Taylor

    Executive Architect, Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem, IBM Read More →

    Dave TaylorDave Taylor joined IBM’s ISV team in 2010 as the worldwide architect for the media and entertainment industry, where he specialized in rich media (e.g., video surveillance and broadcast solutions). Dave’s most recent responsibility has been to create innovative solutions for IBM’s customers looking to modernize and migrate parts of their legacy application environments to include a cloud-centric design. The solutions Dave is creating include the capability to receive the value and benefit of connecting to multiple cloud providers while not being locked into a single solution or be trapped by the extensive fees that often limit multi-cloud use. Currently, he is developing strategies to onboard new ISVs (hardware and software) and service providers to amplify IBM’s offerings as IBM develops new IBM Cloud Packs, providing the customer with a comprehensive solution for solving both on-premise and cloud-based business solutions.

  • Austin Parker

    Principal Developer Advocate, Lightstep Read More →

    Austin ParkerAustin is an international speaker, having presented to audiences in Europe and North America on topics relating to observability and DevOps. In addition, he has led or assisted with workshops on OSS projects such as OpenTelemetry and OpenTracing at events including QCon SF 2019, QCon London 2020, and O’Reilly Infrastructure and Ops 2020. Finally, he has extensive experience speaking to diverse audiences in a variety of media formats through his podcast “On-Call Me Maybe” and his event live streams such as “OPS Live!”

  • Larry Lancaster

    Founder and CTO, Zebrium Read More →

    Larry LancasterLarry Lancaster is the founder and CTO of Zebrium. He started Zebrium with the vision that machine learning could be used to automatically detect software incidents by structuring and learning patterns in logs and metrics. Before Zebrium, Larry was chief data scientist at Nimble Storage, founding that company's data science team and architecting/implementing its peta-scale platform for automation and analytics. He also started NetApp's Engineering Informatics Group as senior engineer, invented Glassbeam's ETL-focused SPL technology as CTO/co-founder and received a leadership award from the International Congress on Neural Networks as a graduate student.

  • Marcel Müller

    Platform Engineer, Giant Swarm Read More →

    Marcel MüllerMarcel is a platform engineer at Giant Swarm, where he works on Kubernetes operators and focuses on all things release engineering. He is passionate about infrastructure automation in distributed systems and building fault-tolerant software. Marcel is excited to share the learnings he has made along the way. During the last two years, he has been closely following Kubernetes upstream developments such as Cluster-API and KIND.

  • Olaf Molenveld

    CTO & Co-Founder, Vamp Read More →

    Olaf MolenveldOlaf has over 20 years of experience in the internet industry in technical, architectural and IT management roles. With a background as a software developer, enterprise and solutions architect and technical consultant, Olaf is in a good position to align business challenges with technical innovations and organizational processes. In his former life, he was helping teams design, build and release innovative online and e-commerce focused platforms for digital enterprises. In his role of CTO of Vamp.io, he is focusing on envisioning and realizing the architecture, technology and features of Vamp, consultative business development, and defining and refining the vision of Vamp’s value in the ever-changing DevOps, microservices and cloud native space. Olaf has been a regular speaker at several meetups and events in the last five years.

  • Dennis Kelly

    Sr. Cloud Engineer, Kong Read More →

    Dennis KellyDennis Kelly is a senior cloud engineer at Kong. Previously, he was a senior DevOps engineer at Zillow Group, responsible for driving the company's multi-brand API management strategy. An innovator and adventurer, Dennis has been dubbed by peers as "The Diesel." He implemented the first-ever, resort-wide integration of the RTP-SKIDATA RFID lift access system at Stevens Pass Mountain Resort and has been featured in the NSAA Journal. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with degrees in Computer Science and Telecommunications, as well as a certified AWS Solutions Architect, who has spent the last 20 years trying to automate himself out of a job, albeit unsuccessfully.

  • Santosh Iyer

    Application Development Consultant, Slalom Read More →

    Santosh IyerSantosh is a consultant in the Application Development practice at Slalom Boston. He is a DevOps-focused engineer with specialization in cloud computing services as well as automation tools and principles. He is experienced in building cloud infrastructure, developing cloud native software, driving automation, improving site reliability and enabling cloud migrations. Santosh has spoken previously about containerization, microservices, and DevOps at local meetups and AWS Partner Sessions.

Dan Petit

Principal DevOps Architect, Hilton

​Dan Petit has been deep in the development world for most of his working life, serving as a developer, consultant, architect and technical leader for a wide variety of companies in the aerospace, telecommunications, insurance, hospitality, logistics and service industries. Throughout his career, Dan and his teams have been responsible for large-scale DevOps adoption and transformations, reducing cycle time of application changes from weeks to hours across dozens of agile development teams. He is currently Principal DevOps Architect for Hilton. He authored the book “Real Visual Basic” and numerous technical articles, as well as teaches a two-day “deep dive” DevSecOps workshop for the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.

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Liran Tal

Developer Advocate, Snyk

Liran Tal is a dDeveloper advocate at Snyk and a member of the Node.js Security working group. Among his security activities, Liran also published “Essential Node.js Security” and O'Reilly's Serverless Security books, and is a core contributor to OWASP NodeGoat project. He is passionate about the open source movement, web technologies, and testing and software philosophy.

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Daniel Kocot

Sr. Solutions Architect, Codecentric

Daniel has been a member of the codecentric team in Solingen since October 2016. Since the beginning of the 2000s, he has dedicated himself to the topic of digital transformation. In addition to his current focus on cloud and service connectivity, application lifecycle management tooling, continuous documentation, legacy modernization and VoiceUI, he is also an expert in the use of product information systems (PIM) and database publishing using rendering technologies.

Back

Carmen Puccio

Principal Solutions Architect, AWS

Carmen is a principal solutions architect at AWS, working within the APN Program and with container partners to help customers adopt container technologies as part of their modernization efforts. He has spoken at numerous AWS and Partner-led events, including four years at AWS re:Invent, AWS re:Inforce, and both the NYC and Chicago AWS Summits.

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Ara Pulido

Developer Relations, Datadog

Ara Pulido is a developer advocate at Datadog. Prior to that, she worked as an engineering manager at Bitnami and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. She has more than 10 years of experience working on infrastructure open source companies. She is a Certified Kubernetes Administrator and was part of the team that created the curriculum for the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer certification.

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Aron Eidelman

Solutions Architect, Castle

Aron Eidelman works at Castle, focused on working with security, risk and product leaders to make account takeover a non-issue. Aron is a Kong alumnus and contributor, having worked in engineering and product to expand Kong's reach in spaces such as observability and cloud partnerships. He combines unique perspectives from cloud security, application development and customer experience to build solutions that satisfy a diverse range of stakeholders. He holds the AWS Security Specialty and Solutions Architect Associate certifications.

Back

Bryan Langston

Senior Cloud Architect, Mirantis

Bryan Langston has been with Mirantis for five years and is currently a senior cloud architect. Other roles he has held in Mirantis include leading a global team of Openstack and Kubernetes architects and being a product manager for Mirantis' Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) products. Prior to joining Mirantis, Bryan worked at IBM Research for 17 years, where he built a Linux supercomputer for web-scale crawling, indexing and mining, and led multiple first-of-a-kind projects in the cloud computing space.

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Bruce Mathews

Senior Solutions Architect, Mirantis

Bruce has been a senior solutions architect in the computer industry for 41 years, working at multiple technology companies, including Mirantis, HP, Sun and Symbolics. Bruce has been involved with the open source community since 2000. He was a member of Hewlett-Packard’s Public Cloud team and was heavily involved with the initial release of HP’s Helion Openstack. Bruce has maintained an active role in the OpenStack community through the Train release. Bruce’s new loves are containerization orchestration platforms and service mesh technologies such as Kubernetes and Istio.

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Melissa van der Hecht

Field Product Manager, Kong

Melissa van der Hecht works at Kong helping business leaders to define and realize relevant benefits from the technology. Her passion is to help teams create a technology and architecture vision for the future and evangelize that vision across the organization. Melissa knows the API and microservices space well, having also spent five years at MuleSoft in the Office of the CTO and Solution Consulting teams, and has helped several multi-national organizations create and implement their API strategy. She holds a B.Sc and M.Eng in Mathematics and Computer Science from Bristol University in the UK.

Back

Jimmy Mesta

Dir. for Security Research, Signal Sciences

Jimmy Mesta is the head of security research at Signal Sciences and a veteran application and infrastructure security leader with more than 15 years of experience. He has spent time on both the offensive and defensive side of the industry, working to build modern, developer-friendly security solutions. Prior to Signal Sciences, Jimmy maintained a global network, consulting with companies and delivering technical security training, research, and infrastructure around the world. He previously ran the local Santa Barbara OWASP chapter and taught Kubernetes, Docker, DevOps, Mobile Security and Pentesting courses for Manicode. Follow him on Twitter: @jimmesta.

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Anuj Tuli

CTO, Keyva

Decentralization, enveloped with the automation of runbooks that integrate DevOps and microservices tasks with other organizational processes and culture, helps bring about the most return on time and monetary investments. For example, integrating API and service mesh tools with various changing paradigms of monitoring, security and other day-two activities helps assimilate and adopt these tools much more easily. By going through a couple of automation use cases that customers have implemented, let's take a look at how you can encourage easier adoption of service mesh technologies within your environment and teams.

Back

Marco Palladino

CTO & Co-Founder, Kong

Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer and Internet entrepreneur based in San Francisco. As the CTO and co-founder of Kong, he is Kong’s co-author, responsible for the design and delivery of the company’s products, while also providing technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices within both Kong and the external software community. Prior to Kong, Marco co-founded Mashape in 2010, which became the largest API marketplace and was acquired by RapidAPI in 2017.

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Rohit Goyal

Engineering Lead, ANZ Bank

Rohit works as an integration architect for ANZ Bank, where he designs and builds central self-service platforms for application teams to build their applications and services. He was instrumental in implementing Kong at ANZ Bank. Recent complementary work includes the design and implementation of the Open Banking API Channel for ANZ Bank in Google Cloud.

Back

Josh Imhoff

SRE, Cockroach Labs

Josh Imhoff spent his college years programming robots to play soccer in the RoboCup SPL league. There, he learned to love when very complicated computer systems break. This passion for broken computers led him to take an SRE job at Google, working on source control systems. Six months ago, he moved to Cockroach Labs to work on a DBaaS. Josh enjoyed Borg while at Google and has since spent many long hours puzzling over the strange land of Kubernetes. Josh can often be found roaming the Cockroach Labs NYC office yelling about things like strange node pool API semantics, much to the confusion of his coworkers who don’t work on Kubernetes.

Back

Ran Ribenzaft

CTO, Espagon

An AWS Serverless hero, Ran Ribenzaft is the co-founder and CTO of Epsagon, which offers automated end-to-end observability within microservices. He is a passionate developer, with vast experience in network, infrastructure and cyber-security. He loves sharing open source tools to make everyone’s lives easier.

Back

Charity Majors

Co-Founder and CTO, Honeycomb.io

Charity Majors is the co-founder and CTO of Honeycomb.io, a tool to help software engineers understand what happens when their code meets production. Charity ran infrastructure at Parse and was an engineering manager at Facebook. She started Honeycomb to bring engineers the observability tooling they need for the era of distributed systems. Charity is the co-author of Database Reliability Engineering (O'Reilly) and is devoted to creating a world where every engineer is on call and nobody thinks on call sucks.

Back

Mike Oglesby

Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp

Mike Oglesby is a technical marketing engineer at NetApp focused on AI/ML/DL control plane and orchestration-related solutions. He architects and validates full-stack AI/ML/DL data and experiment management solutions that span a hybrid cloud. Mike has a DevOps background and a strong knowledge of DevOps processes and tools. Prior to joining NetApp, Mike worked on a business application development team at a large global financial services company.6

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Henry Jewkes

Staff Software Engineer, Split Software

Henry Jewkes is a staff software engineer at Split Software. Having developed data pipelines and analysis software for the Financial Services and Relationship Management industries, Henry brought his expertise to the development of Split's Feature Experimentation Platform. Prior to Split, Henry held engineering leadership positions at Salesforce and FactSet, leading engineering teams and driving technical architecture. Henry holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer and a certification in A/B Testing from the Data Institute, USF. A natural speaker, he is frequently called upon to mentor teammates. As part of the recent global shift to working from home, Henry made a video about WFH based on MTV Cribs.

Back

Jasmine Noel

Sr. Product Marketing Manager, NS1

Jasmine Noel is senior product marketing manager at NS1. Her career began as an industry analyst covering network management technologies. She then founded Ptak, Noel & Associates to provide research and marketing services to IT technology firms. Prior to NS1, Noel also held product marketing roles in growth companies including Corvil and Veracode.

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Dave Taylor

Executive Architect, Hybrid Cloud Ecosystem, IBM

Dave Taylor joined IBM’s ISV team in 2010 as the worldwide architect for the media and entertainment industry, where he specialized in rich media (e.g., video surveillance and broadcast solutions). Dave’s most recent responsibility has been to create innovative solutions for IBM’s customers looking to modernize and migrate parts of their legacy application environments to include a cloud-centric design. The solutions Dave is creating include the capability to receive the value and benefit of connecting to multiple cloud providers while not being locked into a single solution or be trapped by the extensive fees that often limit multi-cloud use. Currently, he is developing strategies to onboard new ISVs (hardware and software) and service providers to amplify IBM’s offerings as IBM develops new IBM Cloud Packs, providing the customer with a comprehensive solution for solving both on-premise and cloud-based business solutions.

Back

Austin Parker

Principal Developer Advocate, Lightstep

Austin is an international speaker, having presented to audiences in Europe and North America on topics relating to observability and DevOps. In addition, he has led or assisted with workshops on OSS projects such as OpenTelemetry and OpenTracing at events including QCon SF 2019, QCon London 2020, and O’Reilly Infrastructure and Ops 2020. Finally, he has extensive experience speaking to diverse audiences in a variety of media formats through his podcast “On-Call Me Maybe” and his event live streams such as “OPS Live!”

Back

Larry Lancaster

Founder and CTO, Zebrium

Larry Lancaster is the founder and CTO of Zebrium. He started Zebrium with the vision that machine learning could be used to automatically detect software incidents by structuring and learning patterns in logs and metrics. Before Zebrium, Larry was chief data scientist at Nimble Storage, founding that company's data science team and architecting/implementing its peta-scale platform for automation and analytics. He also started NetApp's Engineering Informatics Group as senior engineer, invented Glassbeam's ETL-focused SPL technology as CTO/co-founder and received a leadership award from the International Congress on Neural Networks as a graduate student.

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Marcel Müller

Platform Engineer, Giant Swarm

Marcel is a platform engineer at Giant Swarm, where he works on Kubernetes operators and focuses on all things release engineering. He is passionate about infrastructure automation in distributed systems and building fault-tolerant software. Marcel is excited to share the learnings he has made along the way. During the last two years, he has been closely following Kubernetes upstream developments such as Cluster-API and KIND.

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Olaf Molenveld

CTO & Co-Founder, Vamp

Olaf has over 20 years of experience in the internet industry in technical, architectural and IT management roles. With a background as a software developer, enterprise and solutions architect and technical consultant, Olaf is in a good position to align business challenges with technical innovations and organizational processes. In his former life, he was helping teams design, build and release innovative online and e-commerce focused platforms for digital enterprises. In his role of CTO of Vamp.io, he is focusing on envisioning and realizing the architecture, technology and features of Vamp, consultative business development, and defining and refining the vision of Vamp’s value in the ever-changing DevOps, microservices and cloud native space. Olaf has been a regular speaker at several meetups and events in the last five years.

Back

Dennis Kelly

Sr. Cloud Engineer, Kong

Dennis Kelly is a senior cloud engineer at Kong. Previously, he was a senior DevOps engineer at Zillow Group, responsible for driving the company's multi-brand API management strategy. An innovator and adventurer, Dennis has been dubbed by peers as "The Diesel." He implemented the first-ever, resort-wide integration of the RTP-SKIDATA RFID lift access system at Stevens Pass Mountain Resort and has been featured in the NSAA Journal. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with degrees in Computer Science and Telecommunications, as well as a certified AWS Solutions Architect, who has spent the last 20 years trying to automate himself out of a job, albeit unsuccessfully.

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Santosh Iyer

Application Development Consultant, Slalom

Santosh is a consultant in the Application Development practice at Slalom Boston. He is a DevOps-focused engineer with specialization in cloud computing services as well as automation tools and principles. He is experienced in building cloud infrastructure, developing cloud native software, driving automation, improving site reliability and enabling cloud migrations. Santosh has spoken previously about containerization, microservices, and DevOps at local meetups and AWS Partner Sessions.

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