May 27, 2018

Chad Arimura
Chad Arimura
alex.shapiro@oracle.com
Description Chad Arimura is Vice President of Serverless at Oracle, currently leading The Fn Project, open source serverless FaaS platform and orchestration. Prior to this he was a three-time entrepreneur, most recently as co-founder and CEO of Iron.io that had a multi-million dollar ARR business helping pioneer serverless computing. Iron.Io was acquired by Oracle in 2017.
Tony Bradley
  
tony@techspective.net
http://www.techspective.net
Description Tony Bradley is a social media, community, and content marketing wizard--and also Editor-in-Chief of TechSpective. Tony has a passion for technology and gadgets--with a focus on Microsoft and security. He also loves spending time with his family and likes to think he enjoys reading and golf even though he never finds the time for either.
Josh Butikofer
Josh Butikofer
  
joshbutikofer@gmail.com
Description Josh Butikofer has been developing software for the past two decades. He has held a variety of engineering and management roles over the years. Although he considers himself a full-stack engineer, his specialty interests include high-performance computing, large-scale distributed systems, and data center automation. Josh is currently a Sr. Software Architect at Adobe where he helps scale the industry-leading Digital Marketing Cloud. He is also a committed husband and father. Josh graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University with a BS in Computer Science. When elusive spare time finally comes his way, he enjoys reading, writing, and cycling.
Matt Chotin
Matt Chotin
laurenb@highwirepr.com
Description Matt Chotin is Sr. Director of Developer Initiatives at AppDynamics, charged with leading AppDynamics products to better support developers in improving improving performance and achieving business outcomes. Prior to AppDynamics, Matt held product leadership roles at Chegg and Adobe and co-founded his own startup.
B. Cameron Gain
B. Cameron Gain
brucegain@gmail.com
Description B. Cameron Gain first began writing about technology when he hacked the Commodore 64 family computer in the early 1980s and documented his exploit. Since his misspent youth, he has put his obsession with software development to better use by writing thousands of papers, manuals, and articles for both online and print. His byline has appeared in Wired, PCWorld, Technology Review, Popular Science, EEtimes, and numerous other media outlets.
David Geer
David Geer
david@geercom.com
Description David Geer’s work has appeared in ScientificAmerican, The Economist Technology Quarterly, CSO & CSOonline, FierceMarkets, TechTarget, InformationWeek, Computerworld, Byte.com, ITWorld.com, IEEE Computer Society’s Computer magazine, IEEE Distributed Systems Online, Government Security News, Laptop, Smart Computing, Technical Support, The Hosting Standard (Canada), TechWorld.com (UK), SIGnature, Processor, and the Engineering News-Record. David served as a technician at CoreComm in Cleveland, OH prior venturing into writing.
Gerald Haydtner
Gerald Haydtner
   
Gerald.Haydtner@ruxit.com
https://www.dynatrace.com/
Description Gerald Haydtner works for Dynatrace, the leader in digital performance management that enables companies to manage thousands of servers with very small IT monitoring teams. Gerald is a trained software developer with a passion for performance optimization.
Boyd Hemphill
Boyd Hemphill
behemphi@gmail.com
Description Boyd Hemphill is a DevOps raconteur and thought leader in the silicon hills of Austin Texas. Boyd founded Austin DevOps when he learned this thing he was doing had a name. Boyd organizes the Docker Austin meet up and the first ever Container Days is Austin Texas. In his professional life, Boyd has been a developer (PL/SQL and PHP), DBA (Oracle and MySQL), and system administrator. He sees Docker as containers for mere mortals in the same way Slicehost was virtualization for mere mortals in 2009. Currently Boyd is the Director of Evangelism for StackEngine where he educates and espouses DevOps practices as they relate to Linux Containers.
Mark Herring
Mark Herring
mherring@influxdata.com
Description Mark Herring is CMO at InfluxData. He is a well-rounded silicon-valley executive with proven experience in taking complex technology and making it understandable to the broader audience. His deep developer roots are never far from his mind as he looks at trends and asks the tough questions on whether the technology is here to stay or just another fad. Currently Mark is Chief Marketing Officer at InfluxData.
Matt Hines
Matt Hines
hinesmatt@gmail.com
Description Matt Hines has over 18 years as an IT marketing/communications professional at companies ranging from ground-floor startups to established industry leaders with emphasis on advancing broader understanding of key technology industry trends, market drivers, customer requirements and innovative products to highlight value, increase awareness and drive revenue growth. Additionally Matt has a decade-plus writing in IT journalism covering leading trends for a wide array of industry-leading business technology publications including eWeek, InfoWorld, CNet and TechTarget. You can reach him on LinkedIn
Rob_Hirschfeld
Rob Hirschfield
  
rob@rackn.com
http://robhirschfeld.com
Description Rob Hirschfeld has been working in Cloud automation since 1999 where he co-founded one of the first IaaS companies. He is CEO of RackN: a company dedicated to commercial support OpenCrowbar, the bare metal DevOps platform. He is also a long serving OpenStack board member who is passionate about Agile/Lean process and scale data center automation.
James Monek
James Monek
  
jamesmonek@gmail.com
http://jamesmonek.com
Description James Monek is a Technology Manager and Solutions Architect at Unisys Corp where he leads agile teams to deploy leading edge solutions. James has more than 20 years of experience in IT, focusing on team leadership, cloud computing, containers, Agile Methodology, continuous integration services and solutions architecture. James earned a BS degree from University of Dayton and an MBA from Saint Joseph's University. James is passionate about building successful teams, cloud computing, automation and solutions architecture, you can reach out to him on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Rao Papolu
Rao Papolu
Rao@Cavirin.com
Description Dr. Rao Papolu is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cavirin Systems, Inc., a provider of continuous security assessment and remediation for hybrid clouds, containers and data centers. Rao is on the Board of Directors of SRA, Inc., a publicly-traded company, and an Advisory Board Member to Solix Technologies. He received his Doctorate degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. He has published 25 technical papers in various international journals and was a visiting scientist at the University of Michigan and the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan.
Lenny Pruss
Lenny Pruss
 
lenny@redpoint.com
http://lennypruss.co/
Description Lenny Pruss is a Principal at Redpoint Ventures and focuses on investments in cloud infrastructure, developer tools, SaaS and security. Prior to Redpoint, Lenny was a Principal at RRE Ventures, a leading early-stage venture fund in New York, where he worked on the firm's investments in Datadog, Flynn, Kryptnostic, WhipTail (acq. by Cisco) and several other companies. Lenny began his career as an Analyst with RRE, and prior to returning there after his MBA he worked as a Product Manager at Dataminr and an Analyst covering software, systems and semiconductor companies at JAT Capital, a multi-billion-dollar technology, media and telecom-focused ('TMT') hedge fund. Lenny holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from UC Berkeley where he graduated from with honors.
Prasanna Raghavendra
Prasanna Raghavendra
  
prasanna@cloudmunch.com
http://www.cloudmunch.com
Description Prasanna Raghavendra is co-founder and serves as CTO at CloudMunch. Prasanna leads the architectural vision for the CloudMunch DevOps platform. Prasanna has many years of experience in the IT industry where he has held various software delivery roles, built software engineering and cloud platforms. An expert in cloud platforms, SaaS and Web 2.0, Prasanna led technology projects at Infosys, where he was head of engineering for the SaaS practice. In his last role at Misys, he led engineering for the BankFusion platform that enabled faster development & delivery of its products. Prasanna is passionate about Agile development & DevOps practices.
ROELBOB
Bob Reselman
  
bobreselman@gmail.com
http://www.theworldinwhichwelive.com
Description The World in Which in We Live (www.TheWorldInWhichWeLive.com) is created by ROELBOB: humor, art and technical insight coming together to explore the world of modern technology via thought provoking cartoons.
Chris Riley
Chris Riley
rileybeebs@gmail.com
http://www.hoardinginformation.com
Description Chris Riley (@HoardingInfo) is a technologist and DevOps analyst for Fixate IO. Helping organizations make the transition from traditional development practices to a modern set of culture, tooling, and processes that increase the release frequency and quality of software. He is an O'Reilly author, speaker, and subject matter expert in the area of DevOps Strategy, Machine Learning, and Information Management.
Prakash Sarma
Prakash Sarma
prakash.sarma@newstar-online.com
http://www.newstar-online.com
Description Prakash Sarma is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Newstar Corporation, focused on All Things Ecommerce. Prakash has spent the past decade building high traffic and scalable ecommerce platforms for numerous omnichannel retailers and B2C companies. A technologist at heart, with a product and revenue driven mindset, Prakash is passionate about Ecommerce, Distributed Systems, Cloud Platforms, Big Data, DevOps, and CI/CD. He frequently advises startups and presents and writes on these topics as well as innovation and culture transformations in enterprises.
Zachary Smith
Zachary Smith
  
zac@packet.net
https://www.packet.net
Description Zachary is co-founder and CEO of Packet, the leading fully automated bare-metal cloud platform. Prior to Packet, Zachary was an early member of the management team at Voxel, a NY-based cloud hosting company with a focus on infrastructure automation that sold to Internap (NASDAQ: INAP) in 2011 for 35MM. As an investor, Zachary has advised or invested in nearly a dozen technology startups and currently serves on the board of Fireblade, a cloud-based WAF service based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Dimitri Stiliadis
Dimitri Stiliadis
dimitri@aporeto.com
Description Dimitri Stiliadis is the co-founder and CTO of Aporeto. He brings a multidisciplinary background in distributed systems, security and networking and has been the inventor of several ground-breaking technologies in these areas. Before Aporeto, he was the co-founder and CTO of Nuage Networks, the CTO and Co-Founder of the NonStop Laptop Guardian, and has also held several leading roles in Bell Labs Research. Dimitri received a Ph.D. and an MSc in computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of more than 50 papers at international conferences and journals, holds more than 25 patents and was the co-recipient of the 1998 IEEE Fred W. Ellersick Prize Paper Award.
Christopher Tozzi
Christopher Tozzi
ctozzi.devops@gmail.com
http://sweetcode.io
Description Christopher Tozzi has covered technology and business news for nearly a decade, specializing in open source, containers, big data, networking and security. He is currently Senior Editor and DevOps Analyst with Fixate.io and Sweetcode.io.
Mike Vizard
Mike Vizard
mvizard@gmail.com
Description Mike Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist with over 25 years of experience. He also contributed to IT Business Edge, Channel Insider, Baseline and a variety of other IT titles. Previously, Vizard was the editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise as well as Editor-in-Chief for CRN and InfoWorld.
Chenxi Wang
Chenxi Wang
 
chenxi.wang@gmail.com
http://www.twistlock.com
Description Dr. Chenxi Wang is Chief Strategy Officer of Twistlock. She is responsible for corporate strategy and marketing. Dr. Wang joins Twistlock from Ciphercloud, another successful Silicon Valley startup. Prior to that, Chenxi built an illustrious career at Forrester Research and Intel Security. At Forrester, Chenxi covered mobile, cloud, and enterprise security, and wrote many hard hitting research papers. At Intel Security, she led the ubiquity strategy that spans both hardware and software platforms. Chenxi started her career as a faculty member of Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Chenxi is a sought-after public speaker and a trusted advisor for IT executives. She has been quoted/featured by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, Dark Reading, and many trade media outlets. Chenxi holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Virginia. Her Ph.D. thesis received an ACM Samuel Alexander award for excellence in research.
Ash Wilson
Ash Wilson
awilson@cloudpassage.com
Description Ash Wilson is originally from Apison, Tennessee, and has been living in San Francisco since 2012. He has been a paid tech worker since March 2000, and a hobbyist long before that. He came to security via network engineering and systems administration. Ash spent the last seven years in post sales engineering and strategic engineering for security product companies, and currently works for CloudPassage.
Stephen Withers
Stephen Withers
 
swithers@blackandwrite.com.au
http://blackandwrite.com.au
Description Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, covering everything from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences, a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies, and is a senior member of the Australian Computer Society.