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Senior Product Owner, Developer Relations
Tasha has spent the majority of her career focusing on the Developer experience. Working as an engineer on SDKs, APIs, and integrations built a love of providing users everything they need to leverage these capabilities. Moving to the Product Management side of the house, Tasha led the creation of the Alteryx Developer Community and streamlining the Developer experience. She now works with an outstanding group of engineers at VMware Carbon Black that is entirely focused on extending the capabilities of customers to help them improve their security posture.
Senior Software Development Engineer
Quadruple-threat Software engineer with a unique combination of skills including the ability to actively and effectively engage with customers, the programming and troubleshooting skills to build and maintain front-end products and technologies, the curriculum design and development skills to write effective documentation, training and tutorials, and the creativity and communication skills to put together a full-on marketing campaign.
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 over 15,000 developers in to the global Ford Dev community to innovate alongside the Ford AppLink team. By creating partnerships with mobile app publishers and developers, wireless network operators, and handset device manufacturers, Scott drives Ford's in-vehicle connectivity initiatives.
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.
As EVP of Product, Jesse Davis is responsible for the strategic direction of Devada’s product development initiatives and forward-looking research. Davis is a respected data expert, author and speaker in enterprise software, and has spent more than 20 years creating enterprise data products. He helped shape the future of data access as we know it, serving for over a decade as an expert on several industry standards including JDBC, DRDA, ANSI SQL, and was a founding member of the OData standard with Microsoft. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State university.
Veteran technology journalist, editor and media executive with a strong track record of success producing highly complex and technical content for informed audiences. Skilled in content marketing, client management, custom publishing, journalism, magazine publishing, social media, digital media, and editing. Strong media and communication professional with a Masters of Science in Journalism (Magazine Publishing) from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
VP, Head of Digital Customer Experience, Developer Ecosystem
JP Morgan Chase & Co
Deborah Foley is part of the Digital Customer Experience team at JPMChase and leads the design and research for the API Management space, including Developer Tools and Portals across the company. She manages a cross disciplinary team of Designers, Researchers, Tech Writers and Content Strategists. With over 15 years of experience as a designer, developer and scrum master she has helped several corporations transform their agile processes and adapt to design thinking methodologies. Her team has partnered with the product leads and architects to help deliver such projects as Chase Developer Ecosystem (developer.chase.com), JPM’s API Store (developer.jpmorgan.com) and Merchant Services Developer Center (https://secure.paymentech.com/devcenter/home). She will be joined by Chase Developer Ecosystem’s Product Lead and Developer Evangelist, Matthew Keane.
Vice President, Worldwide Developer Relations
Grace Francisco joined MongoDB in July as Vice President, Worldwide Developer Relations with a mission to empower developers on the MongoDB platform through education, programs, and community. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Developer Relations and Education at gaming platform Roblox where she doubled the size of active developers to 2+ million. A seasoned developer relations leader with over 20 years of experience in software, she has co-authored three patents and led worldwide developer initiatives at Microsoft, Intuit, Yodlee, and Atlassian. Grace graduated cum laude and holds a BBA in Business Management from Golden Gate University.
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.
Keynote: Hot Topics in Software Development 2020
Janel will draw on multiple recent Evans Data development surveys to give a broad overview of the current development landscape spanning Cloud, Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, DevOps, Mobile and IoT.
Vice President, Global Head Developer and Community Relations
Thomas is responsible for SAP’s global developer and community programs. With over 437 thousand customers the SAP Community and Developer ecosystem is a leading program in the enterprise space. As an experienced marketer and developer at heart, he works closely with developers, community members, companies, partners and startups around the world helping them learn and apply new technology innovations to solve complex business problems.
Sr Manager, Developer Marketing
Luke Kilpatrick started as web site developer in 1996, transitioning to managing technology communities in 2007.
In 2010 Luke moved to marketing program management as his full time role on VMware’s social media marketing team. 2012 saw Luke at Sencha working in developer relations programs as well as focused social media, speaking at events around the world. In 2014 Luke managed Atlassian’s ecosystem developer events and programs bringing hundreds of new apps to their marketplace.
Joining Nutanix in 2018 Luke now leads the DevOps Marketing team bringing leading edge hybrid cloud solutions to both developers and operators across the industry.
Director of Worldwide Developer Advocacy
Johanna Koester, Director of Worldwide Developer Advocacy at IBM, leads a global team of developer advocacy with responsibility for unleashing the best of open technology to today’s developers through face to face events and digital content. Over the past 10 years, she has had the honor of leading developer facing teams including IBM’s Developer Offering Management team and the project office responsible for founding and sponsoring many strategic open source communities including the OpenStack Foundation, Cloud Foundry Foundation, Node.js Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, ODPi and more. In these roles, she has been an outspoken advocate for open technologies to foster development of the next generation of Cloud and AI Technology to drive interoperability and speed of innovation for industry developers. Through her involvement in these communities, she always carves out time to advocate for diversity in open source communities including leadership roles in the Women of OpenStack committee and Cloud Foundry Ambassadors. She holds a BS and Computer Science and Math from Tulane University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can find more background information as well her views on developer and open technologies on Twitter @jokoester.
Senior Director of Platform & Developer Experience
Phil @leggetter is Senior Director of Platform & Developer Experience at Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform.
With a not-so-distant past as a software engineer, he applies a passion and vision for quality software and great developer products within an international developer relations team of advocates, engineers, technical writers and community professionals who are core to the continued transformation underway to Vonage.
Global Head of Enablement & Principal Augmented Reality Product Advocate
Michael Ludden is a technologist, futurist, strategist, product leader and developer platform expert who loves to operate on the bleeding edge of what’s possible and is a frequent keynote speaker at events around the world. Currently Global Head of Developer Advocacy and Principal Augmented Reality Product Advocate at Bose, Michael was previously Director of Product at IBM’s Watson Developer Labs & AR/VR Labs, Product/Developer Marketing Manager Lead at Google, Head of Product/Developer Marketing at Samsung and Product/Developer Evangelist at HTC, among other career stops. He has also been involved at various times in development, co-founding startups, tech show hosting, and even cruise-ship singing (don’t ask). As passionate about solving complex real-world problems as he is about Immersive Technologies (AR/VR) and Machine Learning (AI), Michael is also fascinated by all things futurist, and has been continuously involved in the creation of some of the most innovative new products and use cases that exist on the bleeding edge of emerging technology today.
An expert communicator, Michael is adept at providing deep insights that are inspiring and accessible to broad audiences. As such, he is frequently invited to speak on the global speaking circuit as a keynote speaker, thought leader and panelist, and has spoken at most major tech conferences around the world, a great many prestigious symposiums, several international universities and also private corporate summits looking to inspire their employees & C-Suite executives to think strategically, creatively and with an eye towards breakthrough insights.
Michael’s current areas of focus are Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality (XR), Developer Platforms, AI & Machine Learning & Computer Vision. He is also interested In: Serverless & Decentralized Technologies such as Blockchain & Crypto, along with Mesh/P2P & Self-healing Networking.
VP Developer Relations
Patrick McFadin is the VP of DeveloperRelations at DataStax, where he leads a team devoted to making users of DataStax products successful. He has also worked as Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra and consultant for DataStax, where he helped build some of the largest and exciting deployments in production. Previous to DataStax, he was Chief Architect at Hobsons and an Oracle DBA/Developer for over 15 years.
Vice President of Marketing
Marc Naddell is the Vice President of Marketing for GTI (Gyrfalcon Technology, Inc.), a Silicon Valley AI chipset company with disruptive technology enabling Edge AI deployment with high performance, low power usage in small, cost effective packaging. As the lead marketer in the company, Marc has set the strategy for new product development, marketing strategy, partnerships and developer engagement.
Prior for GTI, Marc was Vice President of Ecosystems for MediaTek, a leading chipset company headquartered in Taiwan. With MediaTek, Marc had created the MediaTek Labs organization, which launched, promoted and supported a new portfolio of IoT hardware kits which developed the next generation of customers creating new categories of connected products.
Marc had also been based in Chicago, where he launched the NAVTEQ Network for Developers for NAVTEQ (now rebranded as HERE), which introduced location, context aware and advertising based app technologies to innovators creating solutions for smartphones, automobiles, websites and specialized equipment for consumer, enterprise, industrial and government vertical markets. Earlier, Marc had been based in Helsinki, Finland, where he created ground breaking new developer programs that attracted over 4m web and mobile developers for Nokia, serving gaming, enterprise, network and smartphone solution innovators. Earlier in his career, Marc was a wireless inventor, with over 20 patent awards and from innovations related to mobile device user interfaces, software features, network improvements, context aware services and artificial intelligence. He held key leadership positions in product management for two-way radios & infrastructure, cellular phones & networks, location based technologies and platforms, and semiconductor chipsets. Marc lives in the San Francisco Bay area and has his Masters in Management from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and two BAs from Florida Atlantic University: Marketing Management and International Business.
Director, Platform Partnerships
Konstantinos is the Director of Developer Platforms & Programs for Facebook. KP and his team support Facebook’s product and platform strategy through partnerships with technology companies and programs for startups.
Prior to that he supervised Product and Engineering at Taptu (sold to Mediafed) a Cambridge, UK based start-up. Prior to Taptu, he led the Yahoo! EMEA mobile product team. His team supervised the development and launch of mobile sites for Search, Mail and IM across Europe, as well as News, Sports and Finance iPhone and Blackberry apps. Before joining Yahoo! he was a Product Manager at Skype and Vodafone R&D.
He holds an MSc on Mobile and Satellite Communications from University of Surrey and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a movies fan, avid scuba diver and enjoys reading books by the beach.
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.
VP Developer Engagement and Evangelism
Matt is the VP of Developer Engagement for Oracle’s Cloud Business Unit. He spends most of his time working with developers within Oracle’s customer & partner community to accelerate leveraging the broad set of service available in Oracle’s cloud infrastructure and app. Matt focuses on building (very cool) digital solutions at enterprise scale.
Previously as General Manager of Microsoft’s developer & platform evangelism efforts, Matt had a first-hand opportunity to both observe and work with a number of Silicon Valley’s most unique technology startups.
At Microsoft, Matt split his time between working with an influential community of technologists to 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 worked 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. Twitter: @developerfish
Head of Global Developer Programs, Developer Relations Ecosystem
Uttam heads Global Dev Ecosystem Programs at Google, leading the team working on programs that aims to make developer community successful as they build products and apps on using Google's Developer Products & Platforms. Prior to this he led Google's Launchpad program and Developer Relations for Google in SouthEast Asia.