Speakers

Continuous Delivery thinkers, innovators, and developers... Check out previous and upcoming speakers to get inspired! You might even want to speak at our next event.

Adam Tornhill
Adam Tornhill
Founder and CTO, Empear

Adam Tornhill is a programmer that combines degrees in engineering and psychology. He’s the founder of Empear AB where he designs tools for software analysis. He’s also the author of ‘Your Code as a Crime Scene’, has written the popular ‘Lisp for the Web’ tutorial and self-published a book on ‘Patterns in C’. His other interests include modern history, music and martial arts.

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Steve Smith
Steve Smith
Continuous Delivery Consultant, Always Agile Consulting Ltd

Steve is a Continuous Delivery consultant at Always Agile Consulting Ltd. Steve has been helping organizations adopt Continuous Delivery since 2007, and has overseen large-scale transformation programs for up to 60 teams at a time. He is also the author of “Measuring Continuous Delivery”, a co-author of “Build Quality In”, and a co-organizer of the annual PIPELINE conference.

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Allan Ebdrup
Allan Ebdrup
CTO of Practio

Allan Ebdrup studied Computer Science at universities in Århus and København. He has worked 20 years in IT as self-employed, developer,IT-architect, enterprise-architect, tech & team-lead and CTO.

For the past six years Allan has been working methodically with software development processes. Taking Continuous Delivery, DevOps, self organizing teams, agile servant leader and agility to the extreme - further than most would go. He has given talks about this work and co-authored a few scientific papers.

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Anders Lundsgaard
Anders Lundsgaard
Senior Engineer, Scania Connected Services

Anders Lundsgård is a software craftsman and leader with a passion for Agile methodologies. With practices such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, he helps feature teams at Scania to produce high-quality code in very short iterations. Automation and versioning all assets have been key factors for Scania to stay competitive in the software and hardware industry. Defining and implementing DevOps practices along with cloud computing is Anders’s primary mission today as he aims to reduce the gap between development and operations.

Anders is a big fan of Open Source and not only drives and contributes to software code but also his presentations and cartoon images.

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Anders Bruvik
Anders Bruvik
Infrastructure Engineer at Safespring

Anders is an infrastructure engineer at the nordic cloud provider Safespring. Before that, he spent years in different technical and management positions at a large Norwegian university where he worked with everything from config management on Unix servers to end user computing, mobile platforms, project management to virtual desktop infrastructure. When he’s not engineering stuff, he spends time organizing DevOpsDays in Oslo. Anders lives in Nesodden south of Oslo.

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Anders Truelsen
Anders Truelsen
Change and Configuration Management Expert at Systematic Software Engineering

Anders is a Change and Configuration Management Expert at Systematic Software Engineering, which is based in Denmark.

In his work he strives to enable people to achieve great results using efficient tooling that supports processes that consistently deliver in the organisation. With Systematic he’s introduced and retired four different version control systems, two bug tracking systems, and a build server.

Anders’ current interest is integrating support and developments respective needs, while always on the search for new tools to augment our build pipeline or upgrade existing.

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Andi Mann
Andi Mann
Vice President, CA

Andi Mann is a Vice President in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer at CA Technologies. He is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 25 years across five continents, Andi has built success with corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and business consultant.

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Andrew J. Turner
Andrew J. Turner
Consultant

Andrew has extensive experience in enterprise level business development, account management, and change management from working with large multinationals, global software authors and consulting organizations.

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Andrey Devyatkin
Andrey Devyatkin
CEO of Praqma Sweden

Andrey is a long time continuous delivery practitioner passionate about software development processes automation. During the years, Andrey has worked as a coach, software developer, scrum master, build and release engineer, architect for Continuous Integration and Delivery infrastructure. Currently, Andrey is leading operations in the Swedish branch of Praqma, a home of automation geeks who choose to teach Continuous Delivery and do software development automation for a living.

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Aubrey Stearn
Aubrey Stearn
Head of DevOps at Arcadia Group

Aubrey is currently the head of DevOps for the Arcadia group in the UK.

She fuses development and operations to create a team of elite Site Reliability Engineers embedded in each development squad. Platforms not Projects! Previously worked with PizzaHut, Travelodge and smaller scale start-ups - she loves JavaScript and Terraform equally.

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Boyan Mihaylov
Boyan Mihaylov
Software architect at MP Pension

Boyan is a software architect and developer, thinking human-first when writing software.

He likes experimenting and talking about technology and its application to solve everyday problems. Prefers working solutions over concrete frameworks and languages. Boyan believes technology needs more storytelling and he tries to convey such. In his free time he performs improvised comedy with his group in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Daniel Ståhl
Daniel Ståhl
Continuous Integration Manager and Subject Matter Expert, Ericsson

Daniel Ståhl is continuous integration manager and subject matter expert at Ericsson AB. He has a background of nine years of professional software development, integration and architecting in the telecom industry, where his work primarily revolves around the application of continuous integration practices to multinational enterprise-scale organizations. In addition, he has conducted continuous integration research within the context of Software Center since 2012.

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David Farley
David Farley
Independent SW Developer & Consultant, and Founder & Director of Continuous Delivery Ltd

Dave Farley is a thought-leader in the field of Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Software Development in general. He is co-author of the Jolt-award winning book ‘Continuous Delivery’ a regular conference speaker and blogger and one of the authors of the Reactive Manifesto.

Dave has been having fun with computers for over 30 years has worked on most types of software, from firmware, through tinkering with operating systems and device drivers, to writing games, and commercial applications of all shapes and sizes. He started working in large scale distributed systems more than 25 years ago, doing research into the development of loose-coupled, message-based systems - a forerunner of MicroService architectures.

Dave has a wide range of experience leading the development of complex software in teams, both large and small, in the UK and USA. Dave was an early adopter of agile development techniques, employing iterative development, continuous integration and significant levels of automated testing on commercial projects from the early 1990s.

Dave is the former Head of Software development at LMAX Ltd, home of the OSS Disruptor, a company that are well known for the excellence of their code and the exemplary nature of their development process.

Dave is now an independent software developer and consultant, and founder and director of Continuous Delivery Ltd.

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Dawid Pacia
Dawid Pacia
QA Lead at Petcube

1/3 QA, 1/3 DevOps, 1/3 Lead. Last 10 years in Kraków. Moved to Kiev to build first ever “Internet of Pets” test environment. Proudly and patriotically awarded as “People in Testing 2017”. Actively speaking (and traveling) around the world (combining both passions). Organizer and originator of the first regular Ukrainian QA meetup “UkrainQA”. You can find David on LInkedIn, Facebook, e-mail or at the beer table :)

His likes are as follows: #cofeeWithPeople, #newTechnologies, #DiscworldWorld, #sharingKnowlege, #boardGames, #craftBeers, #classicVinyls, #usuallyMyWife

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Diptanu Choudhury
Diptanu Choudhury
Senior Engineer, HashiCorp

Diptanu is a Senior Engineer at HashiCorp, and works on large-scale distributed systems, cluster schedulers, service discovery and highly available and high throughput systems on the public cloud. He is a core committer to the Nomad cluster scheduler which has a parallel and distributed scheduler and support heterogeneous virtualized workloads. Prior to HashiCorp, Diptanu worked in the Cloud Platform group at Netflix, where he worked on the core platform infrastructure that powered the Microservices infrastructure of Netflix. He worked on Apache Mesos and wrote a cluster scheduler for running Docker on AWS, and also contributed to various reactive IPC and service discovery infrastructure projects.

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Dmitry Buzdin
Dmitry Buzdin
Coding Architect, Neuda Riga

Dmitry is a coding architect specializing in large-scale Java, Web, CI, Test Automation and Agile development. He has experience in banking, insurance and telecom industries. He is Java User Group Latvia and Test Automation Club co-founder and producer of Riga Dev Days conference. Dmitry leads a crowd of serial software craftsmen in Neueda Riga working on the next generation of continuous delivery tools.

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Emily Bache
Emily Bache
Senior Consultant at Praqma

Emily Bache is an experienced software developer with a focus on the engineering practices which make agile methods work. Currently a consultant with Praqma, she helps teams to adopt Continuous Delivery practices and improve their automated testing. Emily is the author of ”The Coding Dojo Handbook: a practical guide to creating a space where good programmers can become great programmers” and loves to coach and teach developers.

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Eduardo Piairo
Eduardo Piairo
DevOps Agent & Operations Engineer at Basecone

Deployment pipeline craftsman always ready to learn new ways to implement Source Control, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery for databases, applications and infrastructure. The deployment pipeline is my favorite technical and cultural tool. Operations engineer at Basecone, DevOps prosecutor with automation, collaboration and communication as priorities. Also, a database administrator with special interest in database changes and data modeling.

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Espen H. Albrektsen
Espen H. Albrektsen
Senior Software Manager at GasSecure

Espen Halsaa Albrektsen has worked with software development since 1999 in Data Respons, as an independent contractor and now at GasSecure. His experience is mostly in embedded software without an operating system, but also a lot of C# and some web/mobile/app development. Espen strongly believes in test driven development and test automation – and that the embedded community has a lot to learn from the tools and methodologies applied to non-embedded software development.

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Ed Thomson
Ed Thomson
Software Engineer, GitHub

Edward Thomson is a software engineer at GitHub, where he works on the Systems Team to help scale the world’s largest code hosting service. He’s a core contributor to the libgit2 project which is used by GitHub as well as many other tools like Visual Studio and Xcode. Edward is the author of the ‘Git for Visual Studio’ video training from O’Reilly Media and a contributing author to Professional Team Foundation Server 2013.

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Etienne Tremel
Etienne Tremel
Engineer at Container Solutions

Etienne Tremel is a Software Engineer at Container Solutions. He has an application development background and is passionate about Continuous Delivery and cloud-native infrastructures.

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Fatih Degirmenci
Fatih Degirmenci
Master Software Developer, Ericsson

Fatih is a Master Software Developer working at Ericsson. He is specialized in Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery, Software Development Infrastructure, and Automation. He has more than 10 years of experience and has been involved in several large scale CI/infrastructure projects during his career. He is Project Technical Lead for the OPNFV Release Engineering Project, core committer for several other OPNFV projects and he is involved in OpenStack Infra as a contributor. Before Ericsson, Fatih worked for Havelsan and provided expertise to Havelsan’s customers such as BOEING and BAE Systems.

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Fredrik Nilsson
Fredrik Nilsson
Principal Consultant, Hybrid Cloud Solutions, Crayon

Fredrik is a passionate driver for Azure as it relates to IT operations and DevOps audiences. With a deep engagement he leads enterprises of all sizes to understand how to take advantage of the latest and innovative features of off-premises Azure infrastructure all the way to hybrid cloud scenarios.

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Gáspár Nagy
Gáspár Nagy
Coach, Trainer and BDD addict, Creator of SpecFlow

Gáspár Nagy is the creator and the main contributor of SpecFlow, regular conference speaker, blogger gasparnagy.com, editor of the BDD Addict monthly newsletter bddaddict.com, and co-author of the book “BDD Books: Discovery - Explore behavior using Examples” gasparnagy.com.

Gáspár is an independent coach, trainer and test automation expert focusing on helping teams implementing BDD and SpecFlow. He has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise software development as he worked as an architect and agile developer coach.

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Guillaume Ceccarelli
Guillaume Ceccarelli
Founder & CEO, GC Ventures

Guillaume Ceccarelli is a peace of mind engineer. As an infrastructure, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery consultant and with his company GC’s Ventures, he is helping people within small & medium-sized companies care for their customers by removing the burden of having to manage by themselves all that isn’t code or product. After working with software development and supporting data-heavy software deployments, he has been helping his customers internationally build, automate, and manage their server infrastructures, production environments, Continuous Delivery pipelines, DevOps initiatives, and otherwise remove pains getting in the way of delivering the best products possible.

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Gergo Horanyi
Gergo Horanyi
Entrepreneur in Residence @ Founders AS

Gergo is a young software engineer who cares about making developers life easier. He has fallen in love with DevOps at CERN, where he made sure bosons are being found and at Prezi, where he made sure everyone can present at all times. Currently, he is bootstrapping a new company around Docker monitoring at Founders.

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Giulio Vian
Giulio Vian
DevOps Lead, Microsoft MVP, Visual Studio ALM Ranger, currently working at Glass, Lewis & Co

Giulio’s passion started with a TI-57, quickly followed by a Sinclair ZX80 and an Apple II.

After obtaining of his degree and long years consulting dozens of disparate customers on Microsoft technologies, he is now focused on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and DevOps themes; in spite of what you reading, he is still able to write working code even using up-to-the-minute editors instead of VI. A Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2016, Visual Studio ALM Ranger since 2010. He likes having a chance to present his point of view because he loves sharing experience and chatting.

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Gloria Hornero
Gloria Hornero
Lead QA Engineer at Holaluz

Gloria is a proactive person eager to learn and that loves taking care about software quality, helping improving processes and avoiding bugs. I am specialised in Agile lifecycle with experience in Scrum framework. Her skills as QA include designing of test cases to the automation of it, analysis, bugs management and release management; in possession of knowledge around leveraging a BDD approach to testing, always looking forward to learn more about Agile and share experiences as well as new ways and techniques to improve her testing skills.

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Greg Wunderle
Greg Wunderle
IBM Cloud-World Wide DevOps/Hybrid Cloud Management Sales Executive

Greg Wunderle joined IBM through the UrbanCode acquisition in 2013 where he served as VP of Sales, helping to lead UrbanCode from a 15 person company to being acquired by IBM. Greg was instrumental in developing and introducing UrbanCode’s offerings to the marketplace such as UrbanCode Deploy, UrbanCode Release, and UrbanCode Build. Greg has helped hundreds of companies around the world deliver applications faster and more efficiently and had lead discussions on DevOps and modernization around the world.

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Hannes Sjöblad
Hannes Sjöblad
Chief Disruption Officer, Epicenter Stockholm

Hannes Sjoblad works as Chief Disruption Officer at Epicenter Stockholm, and he is also a representative of Singularity University in Sweden. He is a popular speaker on tech trends and the future of connected humans.

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Henk Kolk
Henk Kolk
Chief Engineer at Nationale Nederlanden Group

Henk is a Chief Engineer at ING. He is responsible for ING’s technology platform: ING’s systems and tools to manage, create, test and operate software for ING’s customers globally. Henk and his merry band of tech oriented product owners, designers, and full stack engineers support 10.000 customer focused product owners, designers and engineers in over 10 countries to deliver great products for ING’s customers with speed and reliability. “We can only go fast if we’re in control.”

Henk built his first amplifiers and computers at high school, studied electronics at the University of Twente, and then started working as an independent programmer and advisor. Henk joined Ernst & Young Consulting, which was acquired by Capgemini. For Capgemini Henk built the Java unit for Financial Services, and became the unit manager for the Accelerated Development unit. In Capgemini Henk was one of the distinguished (global) software engineers and part of the CTO network, delivering software and giving training in many countries.

Henk joined ING Netherlands in the midst of their agile transformation, and was responsible for the introduction and capability growth of open source technologies as an IT Manager. He worked for the Domestic Bank in the Netherlands for 3 years as the Chief Architect. Today he is global Chief Engineer, responsible for ING’s technology platform. Henk is on-boarding teams in various ING countries on continuous delivery and agile product management tooling to unify engineering culture and way of working. Henk is an expert on continuous delivery, DevOps, release engineering, test engineering, Agile/Scrum and IT transformation.

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Henrik Høegh
Henrik Høegh
DevOps Consultant, Praqma

Henrik Høegh is a Senior Consultant with more than 15 years experience within operations, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery on Kubernetes, Docker, Linux, Atlassian, Jenkins.

As a DevOps consultant, Henrik regularly works with build servers, Container technologies, version control, and agile task management systems but also spend a great deal of time working with general organizational, architectural, and process related challenges for customers.

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Ian Crosby
Ian Crosby
Senior Engineer at Container Solutions

Ian Crosby is a long time software developer, enthusiast, and advocate. He cut his teeth developing military defence systems and has since aimed to use his powers for good. In his current role as Senior Engineer at Container Solutions in Amsterdam, he assists organisations navigate the Cloud Native landscape, while also working with companies to develop the tooling necessary to do so.

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James Grenning
James Grenning
Co-Author of the Agile Manifesto, Author of TDD for Embedded C, & Founder of Wingman Software

James Grenning trains, coaches and consults worldwide. James’ mission is to bring modern technical and management practices to product development teams, especially embedded systems development team. He is the author of Test-Driven Development for Embedded C. He invented Planning Poker, and participated in the creation of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

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Jan Krag
Jan Krag
Continuous Improvement Engineer, Praqma

Jan Krag is a Continuous Improvement Engineer at Praqma. He has a developer background and now helps customers improve their software development pipelines. He is a certified Docker trainer, and also teaches courses on Git, Jenkins and Continuous Delivery.

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Jan Sørensen
Jan Sørensen
Independent Docker Expert

Jan Sørensen is an independent software consultant with a special interest in Docker and infrastructure as code. He holds more than 15 years of professional experience within software engineering, working in senior roles at large international corporations. When not driving his Tesla, Jan helps companies reach their goals around Continuous Delivery and Docker.

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Jan U. Hagen
Jan U. Hagen
Associate professor ESMT

Jan Hagen is an associate professor and a member of the faculty at European School of Management and Technology. Jan is particularly interested in understanding how teams and organizations deal with errors. He is currently studying the interaction of flight crews in the cockpits of airline and military aircrafts. His research received media coverage in outlets like the Financial Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Guardian, Forbes, and Harvard Business Manager. Jan is the author of Confronting Mistakes: Lessons from the Aviation Industry when Dealing with Errors

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Jørn Erik Jensen
Jørn Erik Jensen
Platform Architect, LEGO

Jørn Erik is a Senior Platform Architect at The LEGO Group, working together with a team of Senior Developers. The team covers all technical aspects of delivering a Continuous Delivery service platform which delivers more than 300 products for www.lego.com. For the past 4 years he has focused on implementing Continuous Delivery and DevOps processes and practices in development, quality and operations.

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Jeppe Andersen
Jeppe Andersen
Lead Software Engineer, Momondo

Jeppe Lund Andersen is a Lead Software Engineer at the flight and hotel search engine Momondo where he is heading the team working with all aspects of building a Continuous Delivery and Deployment platform for backend development teams at Momondo. Before joining Momondo he worked at Microsoft, helping others succeed with .NET and Azure.

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Joakim Öhman
Joakim Öhman
CEO, Elastx AB

Joakim Öhman is a cloud evangelist who loves IT automation. With his background of building a traditional managed services company in 2001 and then a public cloud service in 2012 from the ground up he has the hands on experience what IT automation can accomplish

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Jose Quaresma
Jose Quaresma
DevOps Lead, Accenture Denmark

Jose has a PhD in Formal Methods and Network Security from the Technical University of Denmark and has been working in Accenture for almost 4 years, with the last 2 years being mainly focused in DevOps. Jose is the DevOps Lead in Accenture Denmark and has been part of Nordea’s Core Banking Program since its start in September 2015. One of his main roles in CBP is being the owner of the implementation and usage of T24 in OpenShift by the program.

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Julien Pivotto
Julien Pivotto
Open-source Consultant at Inuits

Julien Pivotto is a young Open-Source consultant at Inuits where he is helping organizations with the deployment of long-term solutions based on Open-Source infrastructure. He is a strong believer in the DevOps movement and has technical focus towards infrastructure automation, continuous integration, monitoring and high availability.

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JP Morgenthal
JP Morgenthal
Global Solutions Executive, OCTO, CSC.

JP is a veteran IT solutions executive and CSC Distinguished Engineer. Delivering IT services to business leaders for the past 30 years JP is a recognized thought-leader in applying emerging technology for business growth and innovation. His strengths center around transformation and modernization leveraging next generation platforms and technologies. JP has held technical executive roles in multiple businesses including: CTO, Chief Architect and Founder/CEO. Areas of expertise include strategy, architecture, application development, infrastructure and operations, cloud computing, DevOps, and integration. He is also a published author with four trade publications with his most recent being “Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks”. JP hold both a Masters and Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Hofstra University.

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Muhammad Kamran Azeem
Muhammad Kamran Azeem
Senior Consultant in Infrastructure and Security, Praqma

Muhammad Kamran Azeem is a Senior Consultant for infrastructure and security at Praqma’s Oslo office, where has has been working for past two years. He brings with him about 20 years of experience covering programming, database administration, networks, information security and training.

He is author of the book “Linux Pocket Reference for System Administrators”, and various CBTs on adapting and using Linux operating system. Before Praqma he was managing some of the largest supercomputers in the world at Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia. Kamran is currently working on a book project entitled “High Availability Kubernetes: a Sysadmins Guide”.

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Kelsey Hightower
Kelsey Hightower
Evangelist, Google

Kelsey Hightower is an open source advocate who is helping build and advocate for a modern way to run Linux servers at CoreOS. As an engineer Kelsey enjoys building simple tools that make people smile and is a regular contributor to Google’s Kubernetes project. When he is not slinging Go code you can catch him giving technical workshops covering everything from programming over system administration to CoreOS.

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Kris Buytaert
Kris Buytaert
Devops, Linux, and Open Source Expert, Inuits

Kris Buytaert is a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant. He’s one of instigators of the devops movement, currently working for Inuits

He is frequently speaking at, or organizing different international conferences and has written about the same subjects in different Books, Papers and Articles

He spends most of his time working on bridging the gap between developers and operations with a strong focus on High Availability, Scalability, Virtualisation and Large Infrastructure Management projects hence trying to build infrastructures that can survive the 10th floor test, better known today as the cloud while actively promoting the DevOps idea!

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Kristoffer Lippert
Kristoffer Lippert
Director of project delivery, e2y

Kris Buytaert is a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant. He’s one of instigators of the devops movement, currently working for Inuits

He is frequently speaking at, or organizing different international conferences and has written about the same subjects in different Books, Papers and Articles

He spends most of his time working on bridging the gap between developers and operations with a strong focus on High Availability, Scalability, Virtualisation and Large Infrastructure Management projects hence trying to build infrastructures that can survive the 10th floor test, better known today as the cloud while actively promoting the DevOps idea!

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Lars Kruse & Mike Long
Lars Kruse & Mike Long
Both are partners in Praqma

Mike is running Praqma’s branch in Norway and Lars is one of the original founders of Praqma.

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Lars Bendix
Lars Bendix
Configuration Management Researcher and Educator

Lars Bendix is a professor of software engineering at Lund University in Sweden and an administrator of the Scandinavian Network of Excellence in Software Configuration Management.

He has spent most of his academic career doing research in Configuration Management together with various industrial partners, and has taught one of the few academic courses in Configuration Management to hundreds of students. For almost two decades he has also been heavily involved with his department’s agile activities.

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Lars Kruse
Lars Kruse
Chairman, Rainmaker and Digital Transformer at Praqma

Lars holds an M.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Roskilde. Throughout all of his career he has worked with specific focus on techniques, strategies, and tools to ensure that quality is built into software - as opposed to be glued on. Lars is on a mission to change the world for the better - at least the part of it that runs on software. Co-founder of Praqma and currently working as a Digital transformer and Rainmaker.

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Laszlo Fogas
Laszlo Fogas
Independent DevOps Consultant based in Copenhagen

Laszlo is an independent DevOps consultant based in Copenhagen who is passionate about tooling and developer experience.

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Laura Frank
Laura Frank
Software Engineer, Codeship

Laura Frank is an engineer for Codeship and a Docker Captain. Her main focus is enabling other engineers to take advantage of containerization and the Docker ecosystem in their development and deployment workflows, especially when it comes to testing and deploying with CI. She lives in Berlin and can otherwise be found eating Döner or attempting to try every type of gin in the world.

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Libo Francesco Cannici
Libo Francesco Cannici
Engineering Manager, Zendesk

Libo is an engineering manager at Zendesk. Three years ago, he was part of the first team to ship Zendesk Help Center, a customisable self-service portal, knowledge base, and online community - all in one. Since then he has been happily delivering innovation, maybe incrementally, maybe every day, maybe many times a day. Libo has an MSc in Industrial Design from Politecnico di Milano and has loved finding simple solutions to complex problems ever since.

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Mandi Walls
Mandi Walls
Solutions Engineering Manager, Chef

Mandi travels the world helping organizations increase their effectiveness using configuration management and modernizing IT practices. She is a long-time sysadmin focusing on large complex web systems.

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Mark Coleman
Mark Coleman
CEO, Implicit Explicit

Mark Coleman is the founder of implicit-explicit.com, a founding member of Docker Amsterdam, an associate at Container Solutions, and a co-organiser of DockerCon Europe 2014. He has more than 10 years of experience in Software Development, Configuration Management and IT Operations and has helped some of Europe’s largest companies to change the way they create, deliver and market software to their users. When he’s not hacking tech, he’s hacking humans. Why do they do the things they do? Mark lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Maxim Guenis
Maxim Guenis
Automation Lead, IronSource

Maxim has over a decade of experience in the trenches as an automation and performance engineer. During his career he founded and managed Automation groups in Tescom, ITG, eToro, Supersonic and worked across a number of industries, from government - military and financial services to small start-ups.

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Mieke Deenen
Mieke Deenen
Project Manager Deployment Automation, Mijlpaal/ UWV

Mieke is an independant consultant leading innovative change projects for industrial and governmental organizations. In her current role she is implementing DevOps for UWV, the dutch government organization responsible for collection and payment of social security benefits (unemployed, illness and disabled).

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Michael Hausenblas
Michael Hausenblas
Developer & Cloud Advocate, Mesosphere

Michael Hausenblas, Developer and Cloud Advocate, Mesosphere Inc. Michael is a Developer and Cloud Advocate at Mesosphere. He helps devops to build and operate scalable & elastic distributed applications. His background is in large-scale data integration, Hadoop & NoSQL, IoT, as well as Web applications and he’s experienced in advocacy and standardization. Michael is contributing to open source software at Apache (Mesos, Myriad, Drill, Spark) and shares his experience with the Datacenter OS and large-scale data processing through blog posts and public speaking engagements.

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Mike Long
Mike Long
Partner at Praqma

Mike is a Partner at Praqma, a Continuous Delivery and DevOps consulting company, and CEO of the Norwegian office. He has 10 years of experience in the oil and gas sector as a Software Engineer and Project Architect.

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Mirjana Kolarov
Mirjana Kolarov
Test Architect and Department Manager at Levi Nine

Mirjana is co-founder of the first testing community in Serbia, called Test’RS Club (testrs.club). After gaining diverse experience in testing she concluded that she needs to give it back to the community, so she started one as a platform for sharing knowledge.

During the day she is a Test Architect and Department Manager at Levi Nine. But above all, she is passionate and highly motivated software tester who loves getting her hands dirty with actual testing and leads by example, promoting appropriate testing skills and techniques for 9 years, and counting.

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Nicole Forsgren
Nicole Forsgren
CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA), Lead investigator on the State of DevOps Reports

Dr Nicole Forsgren is best known as the lead investigator on the State of DevOps Reports. She is a consultant, expert, and researcher in DevOps, knowledge management, and IT adoption and impacts. In a previous life, she was a professor, sysadmin, and hardware performance analyst. She has been awarded public and private research grants, and her work has appeared in several peer-reviewed articles. She holds a PhD in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accounting. Nicole is the CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA).

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Niels Harre
Niels Harre
Senior Development Manager in SimCorp

Niels Harre is a Development Manager in SimCorp and has been working professionally with software configuration management and DevOps since 2001. He holds a M.Sc. from Aarhus University, and is a certified Scrum Master (CSM)and SAFe Agilist. Niels has been involved in several transformation projects where code and tool stack were moved into new platforms. Most recently the “One Repository” epic where code is being consolidated in GitHub/Git. Niels lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Cheryl Hung
Cheryl Hung
Product Manager at StorageOS

Cheryl Hung is an ex-Google Software Engineer, now Product Manager at StorageOS. She codes, writes and speaks about storage, containers and cloud infrastructure. She was the first Cloud Native Computing Foundation Ambassador in the UK, and founded and runs the Cloud Native London meet-up. Previously Cheryl spent five years writing C++ on Google Maps, and holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.

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Oleg Nenashev
Oleg Nenashev
PhD, Engineer at CloudBees, Jenkins core team

Oleg is an engineer at CloudBees and a core team member in the Jenkins open-source project. He has a PhD degree in Hardware Engineering and 10 years of experience in R&D and Automation. He was leading large-scale automation infrastructure projects hosting automation for dozens of SW and HW products. In the Jenkins project Oleg contributes to the core development, maintains plugins and organizes meetups. At CloudBees he works on improving Jenkins open-source components including the Remoting library and various plugins. Oleg is also a contributor in the LibreCores project.

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Christopher Orr
Christopher Orr
Freelance software developer & contributor to the Jenkins open-source project

Chris is a freelance software developer, a contributor to the Jenkins open-source project, and he maintains a number of Jenkins plugins. Starting out as a mobile developer in 2005, he worked with the Windows Mobile and BlackBerry platforms before specializing in Android from 2009, building apps used by millions of people. As a long-time Jenkins user, Chris contributed his first plugin in 2010, and has been present ever since on IRC, the mailing lists, Stack Overflow, and at conferences around the world, helping to spread the joy of Jenkins.

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Per Arnold Blaasmo
Per Arnold Blaasmo
Senior Software Craftsman, Microchip

Per Arnold have a passion for software development and design. Experience in areas such as transport, telecom, banking, mobile devices, and micro controllers. Focus has been on software for both embedded and end user applications. Experience in management of large departments and in sales. Specialties:Software development methodology, Continuous Integration/Delivery, Embedded software, Micro-controllers, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Several programming languages, Compiler technology.

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Petra Wernkvist
Petra Wernkvist
Test Lead, Westermo

Petra Wernkvist is Test Team Lead at Westermo R&D with focus on Test Automation and Test Processes for complex network solutions with high demands on product quality. She has a background of 10 years of professional software testing in the telecom industry and embedded systems. Throughout her career within the software testing area her main focus has been on implementing tools and methods to ensure software quality in an agile development environment where test automaton and continuous integration is a key success factor.

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Pierre Vincent
Pierre Vincent
SRE Manager, Poppulo

Pierre is SRE manager at Poppulo, where he helps teams embrace DevOps practices, focusing on building maintainable applications and continuously improving their processes. He strongly believes that DevOps is a key turning point in our industry, finally bringing together Continuous Delivery practices and Lean philosophy, all under the umbrella of a safe culture of learning and innovation.

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Johan Abildskov
Johan Abildskov
Continuous Delivery Consultant, Praqma

Johan is a trainer and Continuous Delivery consultant at Praqma. He spends most of his time supporting Scandinavian customers, which in most cases means enabling or getting better at automation of their processes. A true Git believer that has taught on two continents (so far) - a change agent in both web and embedded worlds. Takes great pride in the success of others.

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Rasmus Hald
Rasmus Hald
Cloud Architect Manager, Maersk

With the mantra ”We are all engineers”, Rasmus is transforming how modern IT is delivered to generate value quickly using methodologies like DevOps and bi-modal IT. Working as a Cloud Architect Manager @ Maersk

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Robert Martin
Robert Martin
SW Project Leader, BMW Car IT GmbH, Germany

Robert Martin is a SW project leader at BMW Car IT in Ulm (Germany), where he currently is responsible to design, develop, roll-out and operate a Multi-Stage-CI system for multiple SW projects running inside BMW AG. His focus is always to simplify the daily life of SW developers and to speed-up the development cycle for products.

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Robert Sandell
Robert Sandell
Software Engineer, CloudBees

Robert is a software engineer with a focus on integration and development of software development tools, mostly Java related. He started his tools career in the Java R&D department at Sony Ericsson, and worked for a couple of years as the lead engineer for the CI system at Sony Mobile. And that led him to work for CloudBees as Software Engineer on all Jenkins related things. He made his first contribution to the Jenkins Community in 2010 with the Gerrit Trigger Plugin and have since then considered that community his home.

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Ryan Sheldrake
Ryan Sheldrake
Solution Architect, Sonatype

Ryan is an experienced thought leader in the DevSecOps space. Leveraging over 15 years enterprise IT experience in the financial and retails sectors. Working to change the way the industry thinks about secure software delivery. Build quality in!

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Russell Miles
Russell Miles
CEO of ChaosIQ.io and author

Russ Miles is CEO of ChaosIQ.io where he and his team build commercial and open source (ChaosToolkit.org) products and provide services to companies applying Chaos Engineering to build confidence in their Cloud Native, Microservice-based systems on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes and more.

Russ is an international speaker and author, most recently having published “Antifragile Software: Building Adaptable Software with Microservices” where he explores how to apply Chaos Engineering to construct and manage complex, distributed systems in production with confidence.

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Sami Alajrami
Sami Alajrami
PhD and DevOps Consultant, Praqma

Sami Alajrami is an Oslo-based DevOps consultant at Praqma. He holds a PhD in computing science from Newcastle University (UK) where he investigated methods for software development in the cloud. Currently, he works on continuous deployment of k8s applications, windows containers and infrastructure as code.

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Seb Rose
Seb Rose
Consultant & Coach, Claysnow

Seb Rose has been involved in the full development lifecycle with experience ranging from Architecture to Support and from BASIC to Ruby. He is a partner at Cucumber Limited, where he is responsible for helping clients adopt and refine their agile practices, with a particular focus on BDD and ATDD. Seb is a regular speaker at conferences and occasional contributor to software journals. Contributing author to “97 Things Every Programmer Should Know” (O’Reilly) and lead author of “The Cucumber for Java Book” (Pragmatic Programmers). He’s currently working with Gaspar Nagy on “The Specflow Book”

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Sally Goble
Sally Goble
Head of Quality, The Guardian

Sally Goble is Head of Quality at the Guardian, and has worked on almost every product that the Guardian has produced, from the glamorous to the offbeat. She has worked in software development for more than 10 years. In her current role, she is at the forefront of leading a change in the way the QA team thinks about improving quality of products - moving away from conventional testing towards more tooling and process changes. She is also one of fewer than 500 women to have swum the English Channel solo.

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Stephen Hardisty
Stephen Hardisty
Director of Engineering, Rocket Internet

Stephen has spent the last 17 years as an engineer working with mobile telecoms, anti-Spam and, over the last few years, building teams at Etsy, Rocket Internet, and immobilienscout24.de.

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Sven Peters
Sven Peters
Software geek working as an Evangelist, Atlassian.

Sven started with Java development in 1998 and has been programming for longer that he’d like to admit. Besides coding his passion is getting the right tools into the hands of those who need it to help build fast moving, agile, autonomous teams and getting them to kick-ass. Sven has extensive speaking experience in 25+ countries on myriad topics.

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Tom Austin
Tom Austin
Technical Engineer, Redgate Software

Tom is an experienced Technical Engineer who has worked with Redgate SQL Server tools since 2008. During that time he has worked with hundreds of clients across the globe, from start-ups to FTSE/Fortune 100 companies and everything in between. He specialises in helping clients to improve their approach to Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) and has recently been writing and delivering DLM training courses in Europe and Asia.

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Tobias Härdeman
Tobias Härdeman
Head of Casino Operations, NetEnt AB

Tobias has a background in FinTech where he got to experience the move from a waterfall monolith to a more automated DevOps distributed setup both in terms of organization and technology. The positive effects become obvious when the transformation is done within the same company and serving the same user base - the preconditions are the same, the result is not. Today, Tobias is working to make these changes happen at NetEnt, taking the company towards a more agile and customer friendly offering.

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Thien-An Mac
Thien-An Mac
Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks

Ops, QA, developer; those are some of the job titles I have held in the past. I have worked on 4 different continents around the world, and worked in several industries; from insurance, banking and even in automotive. I am currently working as a technologist at ThoughtWorks. Not only do I write code (Ruby, Terraform, Chef, you name it), but I also help clients establish an effective working culture by encouraging best practices and also share my love for food, random trivia facts and movie quotes.

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Tore Martin Hagen
Tore Martin Hagen
Embedded Software Architect, WesternGeco

Tore has more than 15 years experience in the embedded SW industry where he has worked with telecommunication and seismic systems.

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Viktor Farcic
Viktor Farcic
Senior Consultant, CloudBees

Viktor coded using a plethora of languages starting with Pascal (yes, he is old), Basic (before it got Visual prefix), ASP (before it got .Net suffix), C, C++, Perl, Python, ASP.Net, Visual Basic, C#, JavaScript, Java, Scala, etc. His big passions are Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development.

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Yves Hwang
Yves Hwang
Principal Architect at Circle K Europe

Yves is a full stack software craftsman with a passion for software architecture and product development. A developer at heart and working as a Principal Architect at Circle K, Yves is opinionated about advocating a DevOps culture that is agile, test driven, peer reviewed, and embedded with strong mentorship.

He primarily programs in Java, Javascript and dabbles in a bit of C.

Located in Oslo with his awesome partner and two brilliant children.

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