Speakers

Meet speakers that people want to listen to

Online - March 8-9, 2022

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We are proud to announce the following, carefully curated list of speakers

Kelsey Hightower

Principal Engineer, Google Cloud

KEYNOTE: The future of Kubernetes - Fireside chat with Kelsey

An interactive discussion on the future of Kubernetes with the audience. It's your chance to ask Kelsey anything.

Andy Allred and Nicolaj Græsholt, two cloud native experts from Eficode, will kickoff the discussion and facilitate the chat.

Kelsey Hightower is a Principal Engineer at Google working on Google’s Cloud Platform. He has helped develop and refine many Google Cloud Products including Google’s Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Functions, and Apigees’s API Gateway. Kelsey spends most of his time with executives and developers spanning the global fortune 1000 helping them understand and leverage Google technologies and platforms to grow their businesses.

Kelsey is also a huge open source contributor and currently maintains multiple projects that aid software developers and operations professionals in building and shipping cloud native applications. He is also an accomplished author and keynote speaker with a knack for demystifying complex topics and enabling others to succeed.

Kelsey is also known for his work in the community and was the inaugural winner of the CNCF Top Ambassador award for his work in helping bootstrap the Kubernetes community. He is also a mentor and technical advisor helping founders turn their visions into reality.

Kelsey Hightower

Nicole Forsgren

Partner, Microsoft Research

KEYNOTE: Why Even DevOp: Making Our Days Better

As we shift back into work patterns that look like normal (whatever normal is), many of us are asking how we can support our work and our teams. Some folks turn to DevOps and only think its goals are money, fame, and high performance. But DevOps was originally started to take care of people doing the work while they built great software. In this talk, Nicole Forsgren will discuss how DevOps practices can not only help us ship software with speed and stability, they can also reduce burnout, improve our culture, and communicate better. She will also share the latest research from her team about productivity, and what this means for the future of work -- spoiler alert: productivity is personal. Tune in for easy tips you can use to make your own work – and your own days – better.

Dr. Nicole Forsgren is a Partner at Microsoft Research, where she leads Developer Velocity Lab. She is author of the Shingo Publication Award-winning book Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps, and is best known for her work measuring the technology process and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date, she has been an entrepreneur (with an exit to Google), professor, sysadmin, and performance engineer. Nicole’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Nicole earned her PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and is a Research Affiliate at Clemson University and Florida International University.

Nicole Forsgren

Kohsuke Kawaguchi

Creator of Jenkins and Co-CEO of Lauchable Inc

My Personal Journey Around Diversity

Today, in the software development industry, the issue of gender, racial, and other diversities is widely accepted. But I also think this is still largely understood as “social value,” as opposed to “business value.” As a result, the awareness is not leading to enough actions, because it loses out in the crucial fight over priority. Like all other good things, it never gets acted on.

This is a story of my personal experience that helped me develop new perspectives on this issue, to more clearly see why it’s in your business interest to tackle this.

Kohsuke Kawaguchi is a well-respected developer and a co-founder of Launchable, but he is best known as the creator of the Jenkins software project.

Kohsuke is a popular speaker at industry and Jenkins community events and has been given several industry awards.

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Marko Klemetti

Chief Technology Officer, Eficode

KEYNOTE: THE THREE FACES OF DEVOPS

Differences in performance between innovative and old-fashioned organizations continue to expand. The best performers enjoy the speed of innovation in DevOps tooling and services, where low- and mid-performers struggle to keep up. Novel DevOps services are now easily accessible to everyone, underlining culture and processes as the sources of success.

DevOps is no longer about new tools and practices, but instead how end-to-end value chains are measured and improved in cooperation with the whole organization. In this keynote, you will learn about three perspectives to DevOps, from the top management fundamentals to shifting left security.

Marko is the CTO of Eficode, the European leader within DevOps and Agile. He is also a founder and advisor in many tech startups. Marko is a passionate programmer who believes that design systems and continuous deployment are the enablers of a modern development organization.

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Helen Beal

Chief Ambassador, DevOps Institute

KEYNOTE: Combining the Power of DevOps with Value Stream Management

DevOps promises faster throughput and higher quality for the delivery of digital experiences. Value Stream Management (VSM) is hot on its heels, but why? VSM promises to optimize the flow of work and the realization of value.

Together, DevOps and VSM provide unparalleled insights into the progress of DevOps adoption. In this talk, find out how VSM uses DevOps practices to create progressive ways of working, that positively impact customer experience and organizational performance in the digital economy.

Helen Beal is a DevOps and Ways of Working coach, Chief Ambassador at DevOps Institute, and ambassador for the Continuous Delivery Foundation. She is the Chair of the Value Stream Management Consortium and provides strategic advisory services to DevOps industry leaders such as Plutora and Moogsoft.

 

She hosts the Day-to-Day DevOps webinar series for BrightTalk, speaks regularly on DevOps and value stream-related topics, is a DevOps editor for InfoQ, and also writes for a number of other online platforms.


She regularly appears in TechBeacon’s DevOps Top100 lists and was recognized as the Top DevOps Evangelist 2020 in the DevOps Dozen awards and was a finalist for Computing DevOps Excellence Awards’ DevOps Professional of the Year 2021.

Helen Beal

Dom Price

Work Futurist, Atlassian

KEYNOTE: Managing change and building highly effective teams

The future of work is all about unleashing the power of teams. Organisations feel a sense of urgency as they come up against competition, a faster innovation cycle, and increasing needs of customers. Teams are solving more complex problems, whilst being increasingly diverse in their make-up, and often globally distributed.

At Atlassian we’ve strived to create a culture of innovation that is inclusive and exciting. As we learn from our own experiments, we plan to share them so that others teams in organisations around the world, can take ownership of their future of work.

Born to Joy in the harsh Manchester Winter of 77, Dominic has a career that has reached far and wide through Europe, US and Asia PAC.

An accomplished TED speaker, Dom is proud to work at Atlassian, the home of the most intelligent t-shirt wearers in business. As our resident Work Futurist. Dom is Atlassians in house “Team Doctor” helping Atlassian scale by being ruthlessly efficient and effective, and spends over half his time helping our customers navigate transformation, agility, leadership, and the future of work.

Dom helped pioneer our Team Playbook and has a deep passion for understanding of teamwork and the changes we need to make today to build thriving businesses.

He has previously been the GM Program Management for a global gaming company and a Director of Deloitte.

A keen traveler, Dom has traversed over 53 countries so far, but after 17 years on these shores, he calls Australia home.

Dom Price

Kirsi Louhelainen

Senior Solutions Architect, AWS

KEYNOTE: Serverless food - how DevOps feeds people? A showcase of s-kaupat.fi

S-kaupat is the online groceries arm of S-group, the largest retailer in Finland. Learn how they scaled from one to a network of stores in two years.

They will cover how to deploy and operate multimillion eCommerce applications by using serverless architecture and AWS services like Lambda, SQS/SNS, DynamoDB, and Kinesis.

They will also look into how serverless has affected how they do DevOps. DevOps is not just about tooling, but how you build culture, structure teams, and continuously continue to improve your practices.

In this presentation, they will go through the kind of tooling and structure they have needed to build around CI/CD, deployment and version control strategies, some of their challenges, and what obstacles they still have to overcome.

Kirsi helps AWS enterprise customers leverage the power of the cloud to improve their operations and grow their business.

Her background in software engineering and leading development teams makes her curious about how to further improve efficiency, quality and impact of software development via leveraging cloud capabilities. She believes the increasing adoption of serverless and cloud native components will both change and improve the way software development is done and bring down borders between infrastructure and application code.

Kirsi Louhelainen

Niko Kivelä

Principal DevOps Architect, SOK

KEYNOTE: Serverless food - how DevOps feeds people? A showcase of s-kaupat.fi

S-kaupat is the online groceries arm of S-group, the largest retailer in Finland. Learn how they scaled from one to a network of stores in two years.

They will cover how to deploy and operate multimillion eCommerce applications by using serverless architecture and AWS services like Lambda, SQS/SNS, DynamoDB, and Kinesis.

They will also look into how serverless has affected how they do DevOps. DevOps is not just about tooling, but how you build culture, structure teams, and continuously continue to improve your practices.

In this presentation, they will go through the kind of tooling and structure they have needed to build around CI/CD, deployment and version control strategies, some of their challenges, and what obstacles they still have to overcome.

Niko is a DevOps advocate at S Group, a customer-owned Finnish network of companies in the retail and service sectors, with supermarkets, department stores, service stations and fuel sales, and in travel and hospitality. Niko is a passionate programmer and spends his days coaching teams in different businesses on DevOps practices, from Agile planning to continuous deployments, in order to succeed more and (fail&learn) faster.

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Guy Sayar

Field CTO for EMEA, HashiCorp

KEYNOTE: Zero-Trust Security - A Practical View with Telia Company & HashiCorp

What does Zero Trust really mean? Join our session and listen to the discussion between Rickard Löfström, Cloud Infrastructure Architect at Telia Company and Guy Sayar, the Field CTO of HashiCorp to learn what Zero Trust means in practice. The session is interactive, so don’t hesitate to ask questions and get them answered live by our speakers.

Guy Sayar, Field CTO for EMEA at HashiCorp, is an experienced technology executive with a broad background in financial services technology.

Based in London, he was an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan, where he helped modernize and optimize the Athena trading platform. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Guy was the Head of Fabric (Platform-as-a-Service) Engineering at Deutsche Bank.

Before that, he spent almost a decade in key business and technology roles at Goldman Sachs, including FX Options algorithmic trading, buy-side trade management, and Head of Cloud Container Platform.

Guy Sayar

Rickard Löfström

Cloud Infrastructure Architect, Telia Company

KEYNOTE: Zero-Trust Security - A Practical View with Telia Company & HashiCorp

What does Zero Trust really mean? Join our session and listen to the discussion between Rickard Löfström, Cloud Infrastructure Architect at Telia Company and Guy Sayar, the Field CTO of HashiCorp to learn what Zero Trust means in practice. The session is interactive, so don’t hesitate to ask questions and get them answered live by our speakers.

Rickard has over 10 years of experience working with ever-expanding technologies, from developing consumer products to automated B2B solutions. Since joining Telia in 2018, Rickard has ensured the company delivers on their cloud strategy and supports their enablement to utilize the Public Cloud.

Rickard Löfström

Simon Maple

Field CTO, Snyk

KEYNOTE: How to achieve developer adoption and buy-in for your security programs

Security programs have undergone major changes in recent years, to adapt to the changes that Agile development, DevOps pipelines, and faster deployments brings. New DevSecOps programs and models have resulted in a significant security ownership shift to the development teams. But in order for development teams to truly take responsibility for security, they need to embrace and adopt the new security practices. This is no easy feat! It introduces many organizational, process, and tooling challenges. Join this session to hear how others have successfully achieved this, including tips and best practices on how you can improve the developer adoption of your security needs, as well as common pitfalls or problems to avoid. Also, hear how Per Olsen rapidly and successfully rolled out and scaled their SCA testing across Visma from 0 to over 1600 developers in just 8 months.

Simon Maple is the Field CTO at Snyk, a Java Champion since 2014, JavaOne Rockstar speaker in 2014 and 2017, Duke’s Choice award winner, Virtual JUG founder and organizer, and London Java Community co-leader. He is an experienced speaker, having presented at JavaOne, DevoxxBE, UK, & FR, DevSecCon, SnykCon, JavaZone, Jfokus, JavaLand, JMaghreb, and many more including many JUG tours. His passion is around user groups and communities. When not traveling, Simon enjoys spending quality time with his family, cooking, and eating great food.

Simon Maple

Lee Faus

Global Field CTO, GitLab

KEYNOTE: Driving better business outcomes through standards, transparency, and collaboration

Speed of transformation is critical to organisations’ survival, whether their goal is cloud migration, application modernization, or service digitization. Despite substantial outlay on people and development tools, many companies fall short of expected returns. DevOps realigns companies’ people, culture, and technology, for a culture of collaboration, faster software cycles and processes automated end-to-end, without compromising on quality, security, or system visibility. Its continuous process improvement means richer data insights for better development decision-making, improved business outcomes, and lasting competitive edge.

Lee Faus has been a software architect, teacher, professor and educator for over 25 years and has worked with Senior Executives at Fortune 100 and Global 2000 companies for the past decade as a trusted advisor around Cloud Adoption, Agile Methodologies, DevSecOps and Engineering Best Practices. He brings work experience from Borland, Compuware, RedHat, Alfresco, GitHub, and GitLab and marries that with insights from consulting at State Farm, Pfizer, Travelport, WellsFargo and Nokia. He has run high-performing engineering teams with Java/JEE/Spring and improved operational efficiencies with Git, InfraAsCode, PolicyAsCode and CI/CD best practices. His experience of regulated industries allows for a unique perspective for how guardrails can be applied to different technologies to ensure onboarding of solutions into an organization.

Lee has given numerous conference keynotes, vocalizing the challenges of ensuring the efficiency of engineering teams while meeting customer demands as well as measuring business outcomes. He was the first teacher to bring Java to the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) exam in 1995. He holds certifications from Novell, Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Amazon and Google as a practitioner of engineering and operational best practices.

Lee Faus

Bruno Almeida

Head of Technology and Architecture, Fortum

We Adopted DevOps and Are Cloud native, Now What?

As organizations leverage cloud to gain speed and agility to achieve their business goals,a DevOps and cloud native mindset has become an integral part of modern software development. Most organizations are already there, or are well under way. 

But once you adopt DevOps and become cloud native, it’s hard to evaluate your organization’s maturity state and understand if it continues to move in the right direction. 

In this talk, I share some real-world experiences, war stories and best practices for software engineers, engineering managers and technical leaders that want to drive their organization’s culture towards engineering excellence - regardless of your organizational type (startup vs. enterprise) and cloud strategy (single vs. multi-cloud).

Bruno works as Head of Technology and Architecture at Fortum - a leading energy company developing clean technologies and sustainable solutions - and he regularly advises and helps organizations in areas such as cloud, data and security.

Based in Finland, Bruno has a long history using cloud technologies and driving organizations and engineering teams, in different adoption and transformation stages.

Throughout his career he has worked in a wide range of positions from senior management to deep technical roles. He is passionate about culture and digital transformation, and has been involved in several projects from both the human (leadership, coaching, mentoring) and technical (cloud, DevOps, AI) perspective.

Bruno Almeida

Adam Moss

Head of Engineering Strategy, Technical Leadership, DevOps, and SRE, UK's Department for Pension and Welfare

Outside In: An Engineer's Perspective on IT Insourcing

Experience DWP’s journey from outsourcing all of its IT for 35+ years, to insourcing it pretty much overnight.

This topic will be close to any government agency’s heart that is wrestling with the very same challenge: years of over-dependence on 3rd party outsourcing and now relying on insourced capabilities to digitally transform the way public services are delivered and consumed. This addresses directly, the people and process transition that has to underpin any tech adoption within the public sector.

Adam Moss at DWP will provide a truly authentic and compelling narrative around the what, why and how - with GitLab blended across everything as the single, unified, software development platform.

Adam Moss is Head of Engineering Strategy, Technical Leadership, DevOps, and SRE at the Department for Work and Pensions, and is responsible for the policies, tooling, and standards used by the engineering practice alongside the professional development of its members. 

Prior to this he spent 18 years working in and leading development teams in both the private and public sectors, helping them transition from mainframes to cloud, waterfall to agile, and embrace open source. 

In his spare time he is a volunteer scout leader and can often be found taking his children on long walks or riding his Harley.

Adam Moss

Jakob Knutsson

Head of cloud & datacenter, H&M Group

Integrating Business with Tech

Jakob will be joined by his H&M colleague Mikael Sjödin in this session.

With the ambition of being fully in the cloud, and aiming to be an elite performer in software delivery, H&M have started to take their next steps. In all the ambition, there is a lot of complexity. They break it down in small bite-size chunks and try to remove one blocker at a time. Learn how they try to master software at scale, tackle the complexities of multi-cloud, empower teams and people in a large enterprise, focus on customer value, and integrate our business with tech.

Learn how one of the largest retailers in the world built a product organization, adopted DevOps practices and moved to cloud - and what their current challenges are.

With a focus on modern management and cloud, Jakob has been following the big shift in the IT landscape where the demands and speed of business is outpacing IT operations. He has an extensive background in cloud technology, way of working and DevOps, and is a leading expert in the area. He has over 20 years of experience in implementation and transformation projects as a consultant, and now works at H&M as a Head of Cloud and Datacenter.

Jakob is also a popular speaker at events like Microsoft Ignite, DevOps Enterprise Summit, Techdays Sweden, IT Arc, The DevOps Conference and Cloud Management Insights.

Jakob Knutsson

Mikael Sjödin

Area Lead Engineer, Core Engineering / Developer eXperience (DX), H&M Group

Integrating Business with Tech

Mikael will be joined by his H&M colleague Jakob Knutsson in this session.

With the ambition of being fully in the cloud, and aiming to be an elite performer in software delivery, H&M have started to take their next steps. In all the ambition, there is a lot of complexity. They break it down in small bite-size chunks and try to remove one blocker at a time. Learn how they try to master software at scale, tackle the complexities of multi-cloud, empower teams and people in a large enterprise, focus on customer value, and integrate our business with tech.

Learn how one of the largest retailers in the world built a product organization, adopted DevOps practices and moved to cloud - and what their current challenges are.

With 20 years in the industry and constantly learning, Mikael now has the role of Lead Engineer for the Developer eXperience (DX) area at H&M Group.

The mission is to help organizations adopt modern technologies and engineering practices at scale, and to keep developers happy and productive.

Mikael Sjödin

Giovanni Galloro

Application Modernization Customer Engineer, Google

How to Automate Software Delivery on Multiple Clouds

We will see how to create an end-to-end CI/CD pipeline for a sample Java service, automating code builds, tests, and deployments at various stages, in different cloud environments, using Google Anthos multi-cloud capabilities.

Giovanni Galloro has worked at Google since 2017 as an Application Modernization Customer Engineer. He helps different kinds of organizations deploy new applications or modernize existing ones, using containers, Kubernetes, GKE, Istio, Continuous Delivery and all the tools and practices related to DevOps and Cloud Native architectures.

Before Google, he worked at Microsoft, Red Hat, VMware and HP, following the evolution of application platforms over the past 20 years.

Giovanni Galloro

Rohit Sinha

Principle Architect, T-Systems ICT India

Transformation & Cultural Shift using Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) & Data Science

It is difficult to transform an Elephant-style, monolithic organization, into one with a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) culture. Learn from the journey to implement, not only an SRE team for the organization, but also a bootstrap concept to manage SREs in every unit and team.

It was done through AI/ML for infrastructure-based analysis of ITSM data, and infrastructure-based log data. SREs can now make better decisions, armed with the best predictions for infrastructure and components. This has saved costs, and enabled the shaving out of legacy tooling.

In this presentation you will learn about a data-driven approach, how the company kept the operations team on board, balanced old and new tooling to avoid disruptions, and how this prediction-based setup has changed how ITIL looks at Operations forever.

Technologist, passionate, a person with a spark, really want to put a dent, new innovation, pragmatic and a good listener.

Rohit Sinha

Joshua Arvin Lat

Chief Technology Officer, NuWorks Interactive Labs

Pragmatic Security Automation and DevSecOps in the Cloud

Manually performing security operations and auditing procedures on a regular basis takes a lot of skill, time, and discipline. In this session, we will talk about how to design and build different security tools and DevSecOps pipelines to automate different security tasks and responsibilities.

Before his current role as CTO at NuWorks Interactive Labs, he served as CTO of three Australian-owned companies and also as the Director for Software Development and Engineering for multiple e-commerce start-ups. 

Years ago, he and his team won first place in a global cybersecurity competition with their published research paper. He is an AWS Machine Learning Hero and has continuously been sharing his knowledge at several international conferences, discussing practical strategies on machine learning, engineering, security, and management. 

He is also the author of the book Machine Learning with Amazon SageMaker Cookbook.

Joshua Arvin Lat

Patrick Koch

Senior Integration Engineer Software, AVL

Migration of a containerized legacy application to the cloud

Learn how to migrate a containerized legacy application in the cloud, and how it improves your DevOps. You will get a demo on using cloud resources, e.g. K8s cluster and their provisioning. 

A classic legacy desktop application is usually not designed to operate in a cloud services environment, not even as a container. But you can’t refuse adopting cloud if you want to continue to be successful and open up new business areas. That’s why we took the plunge with our MS Windows-based monolith, whose development began more than two decades ago. The start of the changeover raised more questions than answers. Besides the architectural challenge, we also had to face an organizational challenge: From waterfall to agile software development using an enterprise framework.

In this presentation we will go through the steps we took regarding technology/implementation (and why), how far have we already come, which tasks are still pending, and what obstacles we have had to overcome.

Patrick is a DevOps Engineer, blogger and lecturer. He loves to automate everything.

His interest in DevOps came at an early age, while studying software development at the Technical University of Graz. In addition, he joined a Free and Open Source Software non-profit project at that time. Since 2014, he responsible for CI-CD/Cloud/Container/Kubernetes/etc. topics in his department. He runs his own blog about DevOps and has given lectures and workshops at international conferences for several years.

He also supports his local football club, Sturm Graz, by continuously visiting the matches ;)

Patrick Koch

Michael Mitter

Team lead / Senior product owner, AVL

Migration of a containerized legacy application to the cloud

Learn how to migrate a containerized legacy application in the cloud, and how it improves your DevOps. You will get a demo on using cloud resources, e.g. K8s cluster and their provisioning. 

A classic legacy desktop application is usually not designed to operate in a cloud services environment, not even as a container. But you can’t refuse adopting cloud if you want to continue to be successful and open up new business areas. That’s why we took the plunge with our MS Windows-based monolith, whose development began more than two decades ago. The start of the changeover raised more questions than answers. Besides the architectural challenge, we also had to face an organizational challenge: From waterfall to agile software development using an enterprise framework.

In this presentation we will go through the steps we took regarding technology/implementation (and why), how far have we already come, which tasks are still pending, and what obstacles we have had to overcome.

With a sound technical education at Graz University of Technology and more than 15 years of practical work experience in software development, Michael Mitter was instrumental in setting up a QA department, being a certified SDQA manager. He also worked internationally as a technical project manager and requirements engineer. As a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner, he has been familiar with introducing and using agile methods for more than 10 years. In all activities, the focus on software quality and the constant drive for improvement, both from a technical and process perspective, has never been lost. 

When he is not working, you can find him on his bikes (up+down), renovating his old house (already a home improvement king) together with his family, somewhere outside in nature or listening to heavy music.

Michael Mitter

Christophe Bruchansky

Founding member, Plural

Dev-Ethics-Ops?

Ethics and corporate social responsibility can’t be add-ons to regular business activities. They take time, require focus, and need to be embedded in our way of doing things. DevOps and lean methodologies might provide an answer…

In the complex world we live in, good intentions and bold ambitions are not enough. They need to be accompanied by day-to-day choices that people at the top can’t possibly all make. It’s only the aggregation of all these choices, big and small, that can change the course of an organization for the better.

Christophe is a practitioner of digital art and innovation for more than 20 years, and a founding member of Plural / Pluriel, a collective dedicated to pluralism in the digital world.

Christophe Bruchansky

Daniel Kocot

Head of API Experience & Operations, Codecentric

APIOps

API development always starts with the old and now boring battle of: API or code first. Working with APIs includes design, development, and operations. So DevOps is quickly invoked as the paradigm of choice.

Looking at existing CI/CD processes, the question is how the principles of API first are compatible with these processes, and what an appropriate setup can look like. All in terms of speed and quality of an excellent API experience, also with regard to the automated deployment of infrastructure components. Learn how an automated development process of APIs can contribute to delivering better APIs to consumers.

Daniel joined the Codecentric team in Solingen, Germany, in October 2016. Starting as a consultant focusing on Application Lifecycle Management, his focus shifted more and more towards APIs.

In addition to numerous customer projects and his involvement in the open source world around APIs, he is also a frequent speaker as an API expert.

Daniel Kocot

Dotan Horovits

Principal developer advocate, Logz.io

OpenTelemetry: the Open Source Vision for Unified Observability

Everyone wants observability into their system, but find themselves with too many vendors and tools, each with its own API, SDK, agent and collectors.

Meet OpenTelemetry: an ambitious open source project with the promise of a unified framework for collecting observability data. With OpenTelemetry you could instrument your application in a vendor-agnostic way, and then analyze the telemetry data in your backend tool of choice, whether Prometheus, Jaeger, Zipkin, or others.

Learn about the current state of the various projects of OpenTelemetry (across programming languages, exporters, receivers, protocols), some of which are not even GA yet, and get some useful guidance on how to get started with it.

Dotan lives at the intersection of technology, product and innovation. With over 20 years in the hi-tech industry as software developer, solutions architect and product manager, he brings a wealth of knowledge in cloud computing, big data solutions, DevOps practices and more. Dotan is an avid advocate of open source software, open standards and communities. 

He is also an advocate at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), he co-organizes the CNCF Tel Aviv meetup group, and runs the OpenObservability Talks podcast, among others. 

Currently working as a developer advocate at Logz.io, Dotan evangelizes on Observability in IT systems, using popular open source projects such as ELK stack, Prometheus, Grafana, Jaeger and OpenTelemetry.

Dotan Horovits

Amber Vanderburg

Founder, The Pathwayz Group

How to Apply the Agile Mindset Outside of Development

How can we apply Agile methods outside of development? Learn the genesis framework of Agile, that can be applied to areas such as HR, finance, and marketing. We also cover the, practical application of Agile, through success stories and activities, and give you some tangible action steps to help you lead your organization to become more Agile.

You will learn:

  • The organizational physics and theory behind the Agile methodology in an easy to apply manner 
  • How to take an in-depth look at the Agile methodology application in a specific non-software development department (we’ll use HR in this case) through department function simplification and collaboration
  • Practical application in applying Agile methodology to non-software development departments as a whole
  • How to increase buy-in and embracement from non-software departments to the Agile methodology from pitch to implementation to improvement

Amber Vanderburg is a multi award-winning international businessperson, keynote speaker, and founder of The Pathwayz Group. In 2016, she left her job in corporate HR to become the only female, only American, and only blonde Academy elite football coach for the Adidas Gameday Academy/Paris Saint Germain Academy in Bangalore, India. 

She worked with an international team of coaches to transform the organizational design, training development, and corporate culture to cultivate a higher-performing team. 

Today, Amber and The Pathwayz Group work with international teams that struggle with coworker tension, inefficient processes, and unmet performance expectations. They use an action-focused approach to guide teams on the path to becoming more effective, efficient, and enjoyable.

Amber Vanderburg

Joep Piscaer

Independent Tech Industry Analyst and Technical Product Marketer, TLA Tech B.V.

“COME LISTEN TO ME, I’M A FRAUD!” - A STORY OF SUCCESS, IMPOSTER SYNDROME AND A SELF-INFLICTED, PERPETUALLY NON-EXISTENT COMFORT ZONE

“Hey you! You’re exposed! We know you are a fraud! You’re don’t deserve any of the success you’ve achieved!”
Do you recognize the fear of being exposed as a fraud? I do. Even as I prepare and present this session, I feel that you’ll expose me of not being worthy of talking to you.
With fifteen years in IT and a successful career as a world-class infrastructure engineer, speaker at many industry conferences, blogger, analyst and technical marketing freelancer for Silicon Valley Startups and CTO of a 1200+ infra and software engineering company, I can definitely say I suffer from impostor syndrome. And by extension, perfectionism.

Joep is a DevOps Coach, CTO, technical pathfinder and tech community-builder, and the author of Digital-First Events. He understands that tech is but a small part of successful organizations.

His focus is on organizational excellence through technology, coaching management teams to adopt cloud-native technologies and DevOps, Lean and Agile ways of work.

Joep Piscaer

Eric Thiel

Global Head, Developer Experience, Cisco

Full Stack Developer Experience: Grow your developer community by building an open and easy to use platform

Ensuring developers enjoy using your platforms is becoming more and more critical for application developers. If it isn’t easy to integrate with, get telemetry from, or extract information out of, it is very likely that users will move on and try something new. On the other hand, if you can reduce or remove points of friction, you are more likely to attract and retain developers to use your platform.

But building an open, scalable, easy to use platform requires a lot of focus. In this session, you will learn about a wide range of developer experience areas to consider when building your applications, and how they can all be brought together under the umbrella of a Developer Experience team to ensure great results.

Eric will talk through some examples they have experienced at Cisco, such as having a broad range of solutions from multiple engineering groups, as well as from acquisitions. He will also share some examples of how they partner with those teams to improve their overall developer experience.

Eric is the Global Head of Developer Experience at Cisco, focused on building and supporting a community of over 650,000 passionate developers and engineers who innovate with Cisco platforms and solutions. His team advocates on behalf of developers to help improve APIs and ensure the best tools and resources, like documentation, learning materials, sample code, labs, and developer support, are available to them. Prior to joining the Cisco Developer Relations team, Eric spent many years supporting Cisco customers as a Systems Engineer and Customer Solutions Architect, as well as leading programmability strategy for the Enterprise West area.

Eric Thiel

Michael Stahnke

VP Platform, CircleCI

What we learned about hiring engineers after 6,000 technical interviews in one year

About a year ago, CircleCI realized they had a problem. The organization was in hyper-growth mode and they needed to hire more engineers. But the process was taking far too long. They knew the process could be improved but they had to figure out how. So they tried many different things, including outsourcing technical interviews to a third party. When they still weren’t moving fast enough or finding the right talent, they iterated on the process again and again.

After conducting more than 6,000 engineering interviews in one year, Michael Stahnke, VP of Platform at CircleCI, shares what was learned about how to scale the technical interview process and find top tech talent for growing startups.

The lessons and tips he shares will be a useful guide for you, on how to scale the technical interview process and find top tech talent for growing startups.

Michael Stahnke is Vice President of Platform at CircleCI running SRE, security, and tooling. Prior to this, he worked at Puppet running Puppet Enterprise Engineering, Platform Engineering as well as SRE.

He is an established author, having co-authored State of DevOps Reports and State of Software Delivery. He is also a popular speaker and has attended various DevOps Days, CTO Summits, Puppetize conferences and more. He founded the package repository EPEL and wrote a book on SSH in 2005.

Michael Stahnke

Nočnica Fee

Senior Developer Advocate, New Relic, Inc.

Open Source Infrastructure-as-code for everyone: Meet Opta

‘Infrastructure as Code’ has been a buzzword for a couple of years, but doing it often takes extensive operations knowledge. See how open source tool Opta uses higher levels of abstraction to give startups access to this powerful toolset.

  1. Why infrastructure as code? Learn how storing configuration and infrastructure in a repository can make your life easier.
  2. Existing tools and how they work. Every current infrastructure-as-code tool is the perfect solution for a certain set of needs. Learn how Terraform, Pulumi, the AWS CDK, and ServerlessFramework all solve slightly different problems, with different levels of commitment needed to use them. You will learn about Opta and how it’s different (a simpler tool targeted at earlier stage teams and single developers).
  3. See Opta in action. Watch a live demo of deploying a distributed compute service with Opta.

Nočnica Fee is a dev advocate specializing in cloud applications, serverless, and containerization. She writes regularly for The New Stack and has been published in Information Age and Forbes. She blogs on dev.to, streams on twitch at twitch.tv/serverlessmom, and spends her weekends caring for her dozens of houseplants.

Nočnica Fee

Lesley Cordero

Senior Software Engineer, Teachers Pay Teachers

Running GameDays at Different Scales

This talk will focus on conducting GameDays at different levels of an organization: at the team level, product group level, and company-wide level. Learn a general methodology of what encompasses a GameDay and compare and contrast these different GameDay types.

Lesley Cordero is currently a tech lead at an edtech company: Teachers Pay Teachers. She has spent the majority of her career on edtech teams as an engineer, including Google for Education and other edtech startups. In her current role, she has focused on production readiness by bringing site reliability engineering practices such as SLOs, on-call improvements, and chaos engineering.

Lesley Cordero

Eran Bibi

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Firefly

Don't Panic: Getting Your Kubernetes Drift Under Control

Drift is what happens whenever the real-world state of your infrastructure differs from the state defined in your configuration, and this can directly impact the security of your systems. This talk will walk you through how to get your K8s drift under control without compromising velocity. 

Eran Bibi is Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Firefly. With years of experience in anything DevOps/SRE and security, he is a well-renowned CI/CD and SRE expert and an avid admin of cloud platforms and containerized environments. Prior to Firefly, Eran was Head of DevOps & Cloud Platform at Aqua Security, and DevOps Group Lead at Finastra. Eran is a frequent speaker at Cloud Native meetups, AWS community meetups, and other cloud workshops and conferences.

Eran Bibi

Larry Maccherone

Sr Director, DevSecOps Engineering, Contrast Security

SHIFT left, not S#!T left - Lessons learned scaling Dev(Sec)Ops at Comcast

Trying to shift security left without adaptation can feel more like S#!T LEFT to dev teams. You need a framework that works with modern dev approaches/tools and gradual practice/culture change. Learn how Comcast created such a framework to scale their Dev(Sec)Ops transformation program to 600 teams.

Larry is a thought leader on DevSecOps. At Comcast, he launched and scaled the DevSecOps Transformation program over five years, and is now at Contrast helping organizations empower development teams to take ownership of security. Larry was a founding Director at Carnegie Mellon's CyLab and co-led the launch of Build-Security-In initiative.

Larry Maccherone

Sari Alander

Agile Lead, Visma Solutions Oy

What all transformation leaders need to know - The case of Visma Solutions R&D

Starting a digital transformation can be daunting - there are so many elements to take into consideration and no universal method to follow. In this talk, Sari will walk you through the important questions you should ask before getting started and what we can learn from different change and agility models. Then she’ll dive into the transformation case of Visma Solutions R&D to show you how to plan a transformation and measure success.

Sari Alander has a M. Sc. in Tech. from Aalto University (aalto.fi), a postgraduate degree in teacher education from HAMK University of Applied Science (HAMK.fi), and a Diploma in Global sourcing from Aalto University. She also studied solution focus thinking at Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute (lti.fi). She has DASA DevOps Leader, SAFe SPC, PSP,  ISTQB, IPMA, Prince2, MoP certificates.


Sari is working in Finland at Visma Solutions as Agile Lead, where she has is responsible for helping organizations get ready for the new digital world. She also has the role of DASA Ambassador, which means that she influences, creates commitment and actively contributes to advocating the development of high performance teams through DevOps and Agile initiatives. She is also a board member of Agile.fi association, where she helps the local Agile community to grow and flourish.

Sari Alander

Omer Gil

Director Of Research, Cider Security

Abusing CI/CD - Top Ways to Reach Production

CI/CD pipelines are becoming one of the most exploited paths into internal and production systems by attackers, as there are a growing number of vectors that can be manipulated to gain access that are often times still left completely exposed, despite being well-known.

From unexpected webhooks requests, to bypassing branch protection rules, through more complex attack scenarios like Poisoned Pipeline Execution - attackers have found that CI/CD is a quick way to invoke malicious attacks on production code.

This talk will walk you through common attack vectors in CI/CD pipelines - ones you’re probably aware of, and ones that require more attention and research, and some of the ways you can harden your systems to prevent unwanted access to your sensitive internal data. Real-world attack scenarios will be showcased as part of the session.

Omer is a seasoned application and cloud security expert with over 13 years of experience across multiple security disciplines. An experienced researcher and public speaker, Omer discovered the Web Cache Deception attack vector in 2017 (presented at Black Hat USA). After having spent many years various positions in the InfoSec domain, including the IDF, EY HASC and Magic Leap (leading the cloud security), today,

Omer leads research at Cider Security, a hyper-growth startup focused on securing CI/CD pipelines.

Omer Gil

Ori Keren

CEO and Co-founder, LinearB

Pull request size: The most important indicator of development pipeline health

Accelerate popularized “DORA 4” metrics for tracking the health of your dev pipeline. I studied 2,600 teams and found a single indicator that predicts if your team’s metrics will be elite. Learn why small PR size is the key to healthy cycle time, MTTR, change failure rate and deploy frequency.

Ori Keren is CEO and Co-founder at Linear B. Prior to starting LinearB, Ori Keren was VP of Research and Development at CloudLock (acquired by Cisco). Prior to joining CloudLock, Ori managed an engineering group at Interwise (acquired by AT&T). With more than 13 years of experience, Ori has a solid track record of building excellent engineering organizations from the ground up and leading innovative software projects that drive mission critical value to large enterprises around the globe.

Ori brings 20+ years of software engineering experience ranging from engineer all the way up to his most recent position as VP of R&D at Cloudlock (acquired by Cisco). As CEO of LinearB, Ori is on a mission to help companies build data-driven engineering organizations.

Ori Keren

Jasson Casey

CTO, Beyond Identity

What is the framework SLSA and how can it help DevOps protect against supply chain attacks?

How can your product and customers become compromised through your product?

Description: In this session we will briefly talk through an emerging industry framework for analysing your development process. The first half of the session will cover off what exactly is SLSA and how can it help you analyse the security of your development ecosystem. We'll also take a look at some examples of how to easily secure the initial access vector of the compromise.

Jasson has served as CTO of SecurityScorecard, VP of Engineering at IronNet Cybersecurity, Founder and Executive Director of Flowgrammable as well as Compiled Networks, VP of VoIP Product Development at CenturyTel, among other technical and executive roles. Jasson received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in computer engineering from Texas A&M University.

Jasson Casey

Mike Starr

Director, Product Owner, Secure Edge, Fortinet

What is the framework SLSA and how can it help DevOps protect against supply chain attacks?

How can your product and customers become compromised through your product?

Description: In this session we will briefly talk through an emerging industry framework for analysing your development process. The first half of the session will cover off what exactly is SLSA and how can it help you analyse the security of your development ecosystem. We'll also take a look at some examples of how to easily secure the initial access vector of the compromise.

Mike is a cross-functional leader with experience building and launching products in new and disruptive markets. His latest venture, a cybersecurity startup focused on the convergence of high performance networking and advanced security controls, was acquired by a leading NGFW vendor, in July 2020. Prior to that, Mike held technical leadership roles managing initiatives spanning multiple technology solutions with a focus on building secure, resilient, and scalable networks and systems in both the public and private sectors.

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Marc Dillon

Host of the panel discussion, and Lead Consultant at Eficode

Panel discussion: Human Approaches to Software Development

Beyond tools and processes, let’s come back to the core of Agile: people. Experts in Service Design, DevOps, and Agile from Eficode will discuss everyday challenges and share learnings from the world of software development. From this session, you will get concrete tips and ideas on how to improve team collaboration and deliver value to your customer.

There will be 4 panelists from Eficode:

  • Johanna Haliseva, Service Design lead
  • Dan Grøndahl Glavind, DevOps consultant
  • Ville Mäkiranta, Team lead
  • Jarmo Parkkinen, Interaction and concept design consultant

There will be 4 panelists from Eficode:

- Johanna Haliseva, Service Design lead

- Dan Grøndahl Glavind, DevOps consultant

- Ville Mäkiranta, Team lead

- Jarmo Parkkinen, Interaction and concept design consultant

Marc Dillon

Henrik Høegh

Platform Engineer at Lunar

Push it to the limit: From Canary Deployments to Canary Clusters

At Lunar bank we had a good problem, our customers rely on us to move quickly and provide new features and to do so in a highly reliable manner. To meet their needs we set out on a journey to move from canary deployments, where we could test new features in a safe fashion, to canary clusters. We envisioned a world where our production clusters were truly disposable and after 3 years we finally achieved that goal. In this session, we will share how we did it, and how you can too.

Today any engineer at Lunar bank can fail over the entire platform in 40 minutes. By deeply integrating with our infrastructure provider, writing some new custom operators, and moving most state out of the cluster Lunar is in a position to make disaster recovery a day-to-day operation. Listen as Henrik shares the successes, key learnings, and challenges we faced along the way.

Henrik is a Cloud Native Co-organizer in Cloud Native Aarhus where he contributes to the community with event planning and talks. He works as Platform Engineer at Lunar maturing, developing the platform and giving support to its users. He is currently focused on maturing Lunars failover capabilities and onboarding new developers to the platform. He has been using Kubernetes since early 2016 and has done countless talks on Kubernetes for beginners.

Henrik Høegh

Mike Guthrie

Senior Devops Engineer, NetFoundry

How Cerm integrated zero-trust networking that scales from code to accelerate deployments using NetFoundry

A little over a year ago, Cerm had a problem. They were modernising their MIS product stack and were knew handcrafted security was no longer compatible to their DevOps and Infra-as-code approach and desire to stop their customer being subject to the current cyber-security pandemic. They wanted to move towards zero trust networking and needed a solution that would scale from code and accelerate solution deployments. They decided to integrate NetFoundry into their technology stack. The learnings they had, as well as those from NetFoundry’s Head of DevOps, Mike Guthrie, will give you insights on how to put the Sec into DevSecOps to develop faster, deploy faster, innovate faster without having a massive attack surface.

Mike Guthrie is an engineering team leader at NetFoundry in charge of reliability, automation, and visibility. Mike has been doing a mix of software and systems engineering for over 10 years, and enjoys solving any problems related to scale, automation, data, and reliability. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his kids and finding new adventures out in nature.

Mike Guthrie

Jan Guldentops

CEO and Consultant, BA

How Cerm integrated zero-trust networking that scales from code to accelerate deployments using NetFoundry

A little over a year ago, Cerm had a problem. They were modernising their MIS product stack and were knew handcrafted security was no longer compatible to their DevOps and Infra-as-code approach and desire to stop their customer being subject to the current cyber-security pandemic. They wanted to move towards zero-trust networking and needed a solution that would scale from code and accelerate solution deployments. They decided to integrate NetFoundry into their technology stack. The learnings they had, as well as those from NetFoundry’s Head of DevOps, Mike Guthrie, will give you insights on how to put the Sec into DevSecOps to develop faster, deploy faster, innovate faster without having a massive attack surface.

Jan Guldentops has more than 25 years of experience in designing, building, securing, and troubleshooting today and tomorrow's ICT infrastructures on the building blocks of networking, storage, servers, virtualization, mobile, middleware, and clouds great and small.

Jan

Ron Powell

Head of Insight and Strategy, CircleCI

CI/CD benchmarks for high performing teams in 2021

Diving into the effectiveness of your delivery capabilities can tell you a lot. Do your deploys require frequent cross-team coordination? When production breaks, does it take a long time to get it up and running again? Are you getting feedback and results from your changes quickly? 

Seeing the need to dive into the effectiveness of delivery capabilities, CircleCI examined 55 million data points from more than 50,000 organizations from 100 countries and a quarter of a million projects to help guide team development and software delivery decisions. 

Join CircleCI’s Head of Insight and Strategy, Ron Powell, as he discusses DevOps insights, practices, and metrics that help teams build better and faster software.

The 2022 Data Report will be released March 15th.

Ron has a background in space physics, having worked as a Cassini team member analyzing plasmas trapped in Saturn’s magnetosphere. He now works for CircleCI in San Francisco, Calif. as the Head of Insight & Strategy, producing research that enables developers to build, test, and deploy their projects faster. Previously, he was a developer evangelist at Samsung Electronics, America where he specialized in 360-degree video production and developing applications for virtual reality hardware, wearables, and IoT.

Ron Powell

Nick Liffen

Architect, GitHub

Modern Software Development: why developer first process and tooling is critical in the shifting left and cloud paradigm

Let's talk about why modern software needs processes and tooling to be developers first. In this talk, we will explain why security is becoming essential and why just shifting your security tooling left won't cut it for your developers. We will dive into some of the data and tools at hand, which can help push your developers to be more aware of security, and truly treat it as a being part of the software development lifecycle.

Nick Liffen is currently an Architect within GitHub. He is a developer by background, but over the last few years gained a passion for DevSecOps and Developer Experience (DevX) whilst working at Lilly, helping push modern tooling & culture. He lives in England and in his spare time enjoys writing blog posts and playing golf.

Nick Liffen

Asko Saarenketo

Cloud Lead Architect, M-Files

Transforming your business to SaaS

Looking back on how M-Files started their cloud journey and how it has changed during the years. Best practices and discussion on the decision-making guidelines to make sure that the development teams benefit the most from the underlying technology. How to ensure your operational efficiency with the growing customer base.

Asko Saarenketo has worked at M-Files since 2008 in various roles: as a Software Developer, as a Product Manager, and now as a Cloud Lead Architect. Asko has been one of the key stakeholders to build and grow the M-Files cloud product to its current form during the last 10+ years.

Asko Saarenketo

Roope Seppälä

Developer Audience Lead, Microsoft Finland

Transforming your business to SaaS

Looking back on how M-Files started their cloud journey and how it has changed during the years. Best practices and discussion on the decision-making guidelines to make sure that the development teams benefit the most from the underlying technology. How to ensure your operational efficiency with the growing customer base.

Roope Seppälä is working as a Developer Audience Lead at Microsoft Finland. Since the realization of the public cloud concept, he has worked as a cloud advisor, trainer and lately in different roles around Microsoft Azure at Microsoft. Always in search of great concepts and solutions to present to developer audiences and user groups!

Roope Seppälä

Iris Gilboa

Senior Technical Program Manager, BigID

The Journey of BigID

Iris will present how BigID uses the Projects view in LinearB, and how it helped them improve with planning and team engagement.

Experienced Scrum Master, head of the agile process in BigID, mentoring teams & helping them operate as best as possible

Iris Gilboa

Per Olsson

AppSec Advisor, Visma

KEYNOTE: How to achieve developer adoption and buy-in for your security programs

Security programs have undergone major changes in recent years, to adapt to the changes that Agile development, DevOps pipelines, and faster deployments brings. New DevSecOps programs and models have resulted in a significant security ownership shift to the development teams. But in order for development teams to truly take responsibility for security, they need to embrace and adopt the new security practices. This is no easy feat! It introduces many organizational, process, and tooling challenges. Join this session to hear how others have successfully achieved this, including tips and best practices on how you can improve the developer adoption of your security needs, as well as common pitfalls or problems to avoid. Also, hear how Per Olsen rapidly and successfully rolled out and scaled their SCA testing across Visma from 0 to over 1600 developers in just 8 months.

Per Olsson works as an AppSec Advisor at Visma with many years of experience as a developer. Today he works with Security Awareness and Education and Developer Empowerment.

Per Olsson

Jan Melén

Department Manager, Ericsson

An automated cloud-native infrastructure journey using open source

Learn how you can benefit from taking your own product as the basis of your development environment when developing a cloud-native infrastructure product. That way you can deliver cloud-native infrastructure platforms to your customers - the first customers of your product being your own developers.

Jan Melén is leading a cloud-native platform development organization at Ericsson, and before that he led the local research branch on cloud technologies. Jan has been working in telco for the past 25 years focusing on different types of platforms from embedded systems to modern cloud-native ones. He is well-known in former EU and Finnish research programs connected to edge, cloud, and mobile technologies.

Jan Melen

Our hosts for 2022

Lauri Palokangas

Chief Marketing Officer, Eficode

Host for the two days!
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Lande Castberg

Country Director Norway, Eficode

Host for the two days!
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Alison Leung

Partner Manager, Atlassian

Joining from Atlassian!
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