Katharina Probst is an Engineering Director at Netflix, where she is responsible for the availability and reliability of the streaming service used by 125 million people around the world. Among other things, her team finds system vulnerabilities with Chaos tooling, enables regional traffic failovers, and drives reliability best practices. She previously led the API team at Netflix, one of the largest and most critical services for Netflix’s uptime. Prior to joining Netflix, she worked in the cloud platform team at Google. Her interests include reliable and scalable distributed systems, cloud computing, and building effective and successful teams. She also holds a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Kiran Bondalapati leads the container and mesos infrastructure team at Uber. He was a co-founder of ZeroStack, Inc. and served as its CTO and VP Engg. Prior to that he was a key engineer working on virtualization, security and performance at Bromium and AMD. Kiran Bondalapati has a Ph.D. from University of Southern California and a B.S. from IIT, Delhi.
Jan Bosch is professor at Chalmers University Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and director of the Software Center, a strategic partner-funded collaboration between 11 large European companies (including Ericsson, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, Saab Defense, Jeppesen (Boeing), Siemens and Bosch) and five universities focused on digitalization. Earlier, he worked as Vice President Engineering Process at Intuit Inc where he also led Intuit’s Open Innovation efforts and headed the central mobile technologies team. Before Intuit, he was head of the Software and Application Technologies Laboratory at Nokia Research Center, Finland. Prior to joining Nokia, he headed the software engineering research group at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He received a MSc degree from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, and a PhD degree from Lund University, Sweden.
His research activities include evidence-based development, software ecosystems, software architecture, innovation experiment systems, software product families and software variability management. He is the author of several books including “Design and Use of Software Architectures: Adopting and Evolving a Product Line Approach” published by Pearson Education (Addison-Wesley & ACM Press) and ÒSpeed, Data and Ecosystems: Excelling in a Software-Driven WorldÓ published by Taylor and Francis, editor of several books and volumes and author of hundreds of research articles. He is editor for Journal of Systems and Software as well as Science of Computer Programming, chaired several conferences as general and program chair, served on numerous program committees and organized countless workshops. Jan is a fellow member of ISPMA and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science.
In the startup space, Jan is chairman of the board of Auqtus AB and, until recently, Fidesmo in Stockholm, Remente, in Gothenburg, Sweden. He serves on the board of Peltarion AB and on the advisory boards of Assia Inc. in Redwood City, CA and Burt AB in Gothenburg, Sweden. Jan also runs a boutique consulting firm, Boschonian AB, that offers its clients support around the implications of digitalization including the management of R&D and innovation.
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.
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.
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).