VP Developer Programs
Michael is an experienced and successful technical leader with a deep understanding of open system architectures and network system engineering. He has successfully built several successful developer engagement teams from scratch. Michael is an RIT graduate, father to two boys and has spent nearly 30 years married to his best friend.
Director of Intel's Developer Network
Scott Apeland currently leads the Intel Developer Program and is responsible for defining and delivering programs and services for software developers world-wide. His responsibilities include developer engagement, training, technical support, marketing and outreach, and community building for the Intel Developer. The Intel Developer Zone is global program where millions of developers engage with Intel for all things software - from development to distribution support.
Scott joined Intel in 1991 and prior to his current role was responsible for managing new product development, roadmap strategies and partner initiatives in the Video Conferencing Division, Internet Media Streaming Division and Embedded Controller Division.
Scott holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Brigham Young University.
Global Lead, Business Development & Partner Management
Ford Motor Company
Scott Burnell created and launched the world's first automotive developer ecosystem, the Ford Developer Program in 2013. To date he has welcomed nearly 20,000 developers in to the global FordDev community to innovate alongside the AppLink team. Scott has expanded the mobile content world through his leadership in the creation of SmartDeviceLink (SDL) the open source solution adopted by Toyota and others, making it possible for any OEM to retain branding and simplify integration of apps and content in the vehicle.
Prior to joining Ford, Scott enjoyed a successful career shaping the wireless industry. Starting with bag phones and beepers, he spent more than a decade developing corporate and indirect retail channels for major US wireless operators. Moving in to mobile content, Scott led the development and launch of more than 500 mobile apps and defined the mobile efforts for top brands such as E! Entertainment, Maxim, and Turner Networks. Ford Dev continues the long line of successful mobile ecosystem administration for Scott, including those at AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and others.
Director of Apps and Developer Relations
Atlee Clark is the Director of Apps and Developer Relations at Shopify, a multi-channel commerce platform that helps anyone sell anywhere. She is responsible for leading the company's third-party apps, themes and developer ecosystem strategy. Before joining Shopify, Atlee was the Executive Director of the C100, an organization dedicated to supporting Canadian technology entrepreneurship and investment in the Silicon Valley. Atlee lives in San Francisco and in her spare time enjoys spending time outdoors.
Chief Marketing Officer
Brian Collins is the Chief Marketing Officer of San Francisco-based AngelHack, the world's largest and most diverse global hacker community. Prior to AngelHack, Brian Founded TheSacRev and was the Chairman of the Jury at the International Mobile Gaming Awards. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, History from San Francisco State University and currently resides in Sacramento, CA.
SVP Client Services
With nearly 10 years' experience spanning consumer and enterprise technology, Heather brings expertise across a variety of intersecting fields - from finance to infrastructure - offering clients a unique communications perspective that speaks to various audiences. Prior to joining Hotwire as SVP, Client Services, she was part MSLGROUP's Global Technology Practice in San Francisco.
Heather has driven strategic communications programs for clients ranging from early stage startups to established public companies including Zuora, PayPal, Dell, Braintree, Flybits and Cisco-Metapod. Heather leverages deep expertise in story development and competitive campaigns to create breakthrough communications programs that support business goals and raise overall brand awareness with C-level executives, IT decision makers, developers and consumers. From Dell's reinvention of its Enterprise Solutions Group, during the lead-up to going private, to positioning PayPal as a technology innovator and trusted partner, her work focuses on helping clients find a truly ownable space.
Executive Account Director
With some 20 years of experience leading corporate marketing and community building for multimillion-dollar international organizations, Sara is a dynamic leader with outstanding interpersonal skills. A respected influencer within the industries she contributes, she has a proven track record of conceptualizing and orchestrating campaigns that evolve the brand and positively impact the company's image and revenue.
Over the years, she has run marketing departments (both large and small), built community programs from the ground up, created partner programs, and acted as a brand ambassador and spokesperson for various organizations.
Head, Worldwide Developer Marketing
Amazon Web Services
Adam is responsible for Developer Marketing at Amazon Web Services.He oversees global technology evangelism, developer engagement programs,and community building. His technical interests include fault tolerantcomposable service architectures, infrastructure automation and datascience. Prior to joining Amazon, Adam ran Developer Relations forPivotal, VMware, SpringSource, and BEA Systems. He is a recoveringmathematician (over 15 years since his last formal proof), regular swimmer, and occasional triathlete. Originally from England, he is now aBay Area resident and proud geek parent.
SVP Dev Relations & GM Trailhead
Sarah is an innovative marketer and product owner with a tenured career spanning large enterprises to scrappy startups. She specializes in bringing emerging technologies and trends to market and has a unique blend of technical expertise and business acumen. Sarah is passionate about democratizing technology and making learning accessible, empowering everyone to pursue successful careers in technology. She strives to make a difference, to learn something new every day and is proud to work with a team of the best and the brightest.
Evans Data Corporation
Janel Garvin is the CEO of Evans Data Corp, and a Research Director focused on several disciplines. She founded the company in 1998 in order to fill a need for in-depth research into software development trends and adoption patterns amongst developers that was entirely lacking in the industry before Evans Data Corp, and which Evans Data Corp to this day exclusively supplies. Janel is currently actively involved with Evans Data's international initiatives and is also heading up and directing Evans Data studies on multi-core processing and parallel programming, as well as all development tools and application servers, and cloud computing. She also directs private competitive intelligence studies for clients and advises on tactical marketing to developers.
VP, Global Head Developer Relations
Thomas is responsible for SAP's global developer outreach and evangelism programs. As an experienced marketer and developer at heart, he works closely with many developers, companies and startups around the world helping them learn and apply new technology innovations to solve complex business problems.
Vice President of Developer Communities
Evans Data Corporation
David Intersimone, known to many as David I, is a passionate and innovative software industry veteran who extols and educates the world on developer tools, software development and software architectures. David I joined Borland Software in 1985 where he practically invented Developer Relations. During David I's forty-three years as a developer, development manager, developer community executive and chief evangelist, he has created a thriving global developer community, thousands of articles, videos and blog posts.
Before Embarcadero acquired the developer tools business from Borland Software, David spent more than 20 years with Borland in various evangelism, engineering, and development capacities, including creating the company's developer relations program.
Today, David I shares his visions and insights as a pioneer in developer relations with program managers and directors through Evans Data's Developer Program Advisory where he gives workshops, guidance and advice on program creation and enhancement and through the DevRelate Developer Program community website.
Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is on the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, a brand ambassador for Mercedes Benz USA, and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). He was also the chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
Social Media & Event Management Consultant
Melanie has spent the past 15 years focused on marketing and events for mobile brands. Starting with distribution, she managed mobile reseller marketing programs at Ingram Micro Australia for brands such as Palm, Vodafone, and BlackBerry. Once back in Canada, she moved into the wireless carrier world. While at Rogers, she managed the brand's online community and influencer program growing the Rogers technical community and brand preference. Moving to BlackBerry HQ, Melanie led global social media across B2B, dev and consumer channels with a focus on bridging the online world with offline experiences. For the past couple of years, Melanie has focused on event management and how social media can influence and drive community growth and attendee engagement.
Director of Product Management
Larry McDonough is the Director of Product Management for the Developer Ecosystems at VMware. He has previously presented on his work in numerous topics affecting developers including Developer Relations & DevOps, Developer Evangelism, Home Automation/IoT, Mobile App Security, and Android Development. Larry has a BS in Computer Science from University of California Riverside and an MBA from UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management.
Head of Developer Product Marketing
Desiree Motamedi has almost two decades of experience building and executing successful go-to-market strategies. As head of Developer Product Marketing at Facebook, she manages all Platform products - including acquisition, promotion, measurement, and organic traffic. She's committed to helping developers build, grow, and monetize their apps. Her efforts are focused on getting developers excited about Facebook's global reach, unparalleled authentication solutions, sharing tools, and robust audience insights. Most recently Desiree was Product Marketing Lead for Mobile Apps at Google. There she was responsible for rolling thunder marketing strategy for mobile app developers and built a vibrant developer ecosystem around the Mobile App Ads Platform, which includes AdMob, AdWords, and Google Analytics. She formed the cross-functional team comprised of various stakeholders touching mobile apps, and created a cohesive narrative for mobile apps across Google.
A graduate of University of California, Santa Cruz, Desiree started her career in Silicon Valley with Adobe, where she spent over 7 years as Group Product Marketing Manager. She oversaw several product launches including the Adobe Flash Media Server family of products and repackaging of Creative Suite. Desiree's strength lies in her ability to orchestrate the efforts of multiple groups and coordinate with counterparts across teams from product marketing to PR to finance. She brings her technical knowledge, communication skills, and boundless energy into all her endeavors.
Senior Director, Head Samsung Developer Connection
Suzanne Nguyen has been a part of the mobile ecosystem, driving innovation in the mobile space for over 18 years. She was one of the first evangelists for Java Mobile Edition and also the originator of the Java ME developer program. Suzanne was also one of the key drivers for Android community growth through T-Mobile's developer community support. She also spear headed the "Apps with Feelings" campaign at Immersion Corporation, which brought notoriety to haptic implementations in mobile apps. As Senior Director of Developer Connection for Samsung, Suzanne is leading the effort to connect the developer world to the next big opportunities at Samsung.
David Gene Oh
Head of Developer Relations
David Gene Oh is the Head of Developer Relations at Meta, maker of what The Verge calls one of "the most interesting and ridiculously comfortable augmented reality headsets". At Meta, David works closely with developers and designers to create groundbreaking apps for the next computing platform. David is passionate about the AR and VR space, having led developer relations and sales for Leap Motion, a hand tracking hardware company. Prior to that, he worked at Ubisoft as the design brand controller of the Tom Clancy series of games and had senior roles in marketing, production, and business partnerships in various companies. In his free time, David loves sharing his knowledge of AR and VR, and is an advisor to several companies and incubators in the VR and AR industry.
Vice President of Product Management for Google Cloud Platform
A 20+ year veteran of the Silicon Valley and Seattle technology scenes, Sam Ramji is VP Product Management for Google Cloud Platform (GCP). He was the founding CEO of Cloud Foundry Foundation, was Chief Strategy Officer for Apigee, designed and led Microsoft's open source strategy, founded the Outercurve Foundation, and drove product strategy for BEA WebLogic Integration. Previously he built distributed systems and client software at firms including Broderbund, Fair Isaac, and Ofoto. He is an advisor to multiple companies including Accenture, Insight Engines, and the Linux Foundation, and served on the World Economic Forum's Industrial Internet Working Group. He received his B.S. in Cognitive Science from UCSD in 1994.
Director of Research
Evans Data Corporation
Michael Rasalan is the Director of Research at Evans Data Corp. Originally a software developer in the finance, IT consulting and telecommunications sectors, he also has a background in political and economic systems in emerging markets, with specialization in Southeast Asia. For Evans Data Corp., Michael's areas of focus include mobile development and cloud computing. He authors custom analytics and syndicated research, is the principal analyst for the Mobile Development Report, and is a contributor to EDC's Global Developer Population and Demographics Study. He also dabbles in doughnuts and seasonal ice creams, and is known to have strong opinions about bagels.
Head of Engineering, Developer Platform
Adam Rogal is the head of engineering of Uber's Developer Platform. Uber's mission is a simple one - transportation as reliable as running water, everywhere, for everyone. Uber's Developer Platform believes in that same principle, ensuring its APIs are available to everyone, everywhere. Previously, Adam lead developer relations for publisher ads products at Google, enabling countless developers to monetize their passion, hobbies, and business.
As President, Matt leads DZone's media business unit, responsible for DZone.com, a popular website and publisher for the global software developer community. Matt's tenure at DZone immediately after college, where he earned a dual BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Over the past decade he and his partner, Rick Ross, have grown DZone.com to attract a global audience of millions of technology professionals.
Matt is also the architect of DZone's popular developer community software, AnswerHub. Since its introduction in 2011, he has played an integral role in growing the platform and signing on major enterprise customers like LinkedIn, eBay, GE, and many more.
Director of Developer Relations
Amir Shevat is the head of developer relations at Slack. Previously Amir was the global Startup Outreach lead in Google Play and led scalable programs in Developer Relations and Google Campus TLV. Amir has also founded several startups. He is a developer at heart and the author of the "Designing Bots" O'Reilly book.
Willie M. Tejada
Chief Developer Advocate
Mr. Tejada is responsible for IBM Developer Ecosystem, Total Developer Experience, and Developer Product Offerings and Strategy.
Developers and APIs are the catalyst for todays software-enabled businesses. His team at IBM is responsible for helping IBM's eco-system realize the power of IBM cognitive computing. Enterprises, Start-ups and Students can outthink tough business challenges using technologies and applications with built-in cognition powered by IBM Watson, IBM Bluemix, IBM Analytics, IBM IoT. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks.
With over 20 years in technology, Mr. Tejada hasled marketing, product management, development, developer and strategic relations organizations in both start-up and large enterprise companies. This experience provides a unique business perspective on disruption and the discipline required to transform and scale businesses.He most recently served as Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Cloud Networking and Emerging Products Business Units at Akamai Technologies, the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services. Having joined Akamai as part of the Netli acquisition in 2007, he led the rapid growth of the Akamai's web acceleration business and also launched Akamai's security and mobile products.
Away from the office Mr. Tejada enjoys family time with his wife, three daughters, two dogs and seven chickens. He is a vintage motorcycle restorer and racer (#223), avid golfer, DJ, filmmaker, and aspiring cook.
General Manager, Developer Evangelism
As General Manager of Microsoft's developer & platform evangelism efforts, Matt has the first hand opportunity to both observe and work with a number of Silicon Valley's most unique technology startups.
His time is split between working with this influential community of technologists as they adopt Microsoft technologies (including Microsoft's cloud offering, Windows Azure, and new phone platform, Windows Phone 7); advising a number of early stage startups; and working with Microsoft customers & partners as they implement solutions on top of the breadth of the Microsoft platform offerings.
Previously, as Sr. Director of Sun's Cloud engineering organization Matt was responsible for the development of Sun's platform as a service offering and related cloud developer tools. In a previous role, Matt was responsible for Sun's developer program and technology outreach worldwide. When not working you'll likely find Matt off an island somewhere following his passion, underwater photography.
VP and Chief Technology Officer of DevNet Innovations
Susie is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of DevNet Innovations at Cisco Systems. She is the founder of DevNet, Cisco's developer program for infrastructure and application developers, which catalyzes innovation by the developer ecosystem.DevNet covers the breadth of Cisco's portfolio including networking, cloud, data center, security, collaboration and IoT. The innovations from DevNet improve end user experience, the operational experience and developer experience with the network. Under herleadership, the DevNet community has grown to over 400,000 developers in less than three years.
Prior to her current role, Susie was the Vice President and Chief Technology and Experience Officer of Cisco's Collaboration Technology Group where she was responsible for driving innovation and experience design in Cisco's collaboration products and software services, including unified communications, telepresence, web and video conferencing, and cloud collaboration.Before joining Cisco, Susie was the founding Vice President of Experience Software Business and CTO atHewlett Packard,and Lab Director at HP Labs. Susie was the co-editor of the JPSEC standard for the security of JPEG-2000 images. She was formerly an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits, Systems and Video Technology and IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. While at HP Labs, Susie was a consulting assistant professor at Stanford University where she co-taught a graduate-level course on digital video processing.
Susie received Technology Review's Top 100 Young Innovators award, ComputerWorld's Top 40 Innovators under 40 award, the Red Dot Design Concept award for augmented collaboration, the INCITs Technical Excellence award, the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame award, and was on the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. She is an IEEE Fellow for her contributions in multimedia technology and has over 50 international publications and 57 granted patents. Susie received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.