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Tim Hockin
Software Engineer, Google Cloud

Tim is a principal software engineer at Google, where he works on the Kubernetes and Google Container Engine (GKE). He is a co-founder of the Kubernetes project, and he is responsible for topics like networking, storage, node, multi-cluster, resource isolation, and cluster sharing. Before Kubernetes, he worked on Google’s Borg and Omega projects as well as the Linux Kernel, and before that he enjoyed playing at the boundary between hardware and software in Google’s production fleet.

Abby Kearns
Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation

With nearly twenty years in the tech world, Abby Kearns is a true veteran of the industry. Her lengthy career has spanned product marketing, product management and consulting across Fortune 500 companies and startups alike. As Executive Director of Cloud Foundry Foundation, Abby helms the ecosystem of developers, users and applications running on CloudFoundry, and works closely with the Board to drive the Foundation’s vision and grow the open source project. Prior to Cloud Foundry Foundation, Abby focused on Pivotal Cloud Foundry as part of the Product Management team at Pivotal. She spent eight years at Verizon where she led Product Management and Product Marketing teams dedicated to the early days of cloud services. In her free time, Abby enjoys indulging in food and wine, and spending time with her husband and son.

Dan Kohn
Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Dan is Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus. He also helped create the Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative as an industry wide response to the security vulnerabilities demonstrated by Heartbleed. He previously served as CTO of several startups, including Spreemo, a healthcare marketplace, and Shopbeam, a shoppable ads company. Earlier, he was a general partner at Skymoon Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm that created startups in semiconductors and telecom infrastructure.

Dan helped manage a number of telecoms firms controlled by Craig McCaw and started his career as founder and CEO of NetMarket, one of the first Internet companies. In 1994, he led the development of the first music store on the web, conducting the first secure commercial transaction after building the first web shopping cart. When not traveling, Dan lives in Manhattan with his wife and two sons

Dan Hubbard
Chief Product Officer, Lacework

Dan Hubbard is Chief Product Officer at Lacework, driving innovation and expanding the company’s security strategy for public and private clouds. A pioneering force in Internet security, Dan’s expertise spans from reputation and advanced classification systems to largescale security data mining, and cloud security. Prior to Lacework, Dan was CTO at OpenDNS, helped deliver the world’s largest cloud security network that led to the $600M acquisition by Cisco. Prior to OpenDNS, Dan was CTO at Websense, led R&D, launched the WebsenseSecurity Labs, and was instrumental in the company’s success from early days through successful IPO. Dan owns several patents in the areas of data classification and cloud security and is a frequent speaker at security conferences globally.

Gary Duan
CTO & Co-Founder, NeuVector

Gary Duan has over 15 years of experience in networking, security, cloud, and data center software. He was the architect of Fortinet’s award winning DPI product and has managed development teams at vArmour, Fortinet, Cisco and Altigen. His technology expertise includes IDS/IPS, OpenStack, NSX and orchestration systems. He holds several patents in security and data center technology.

Brandon Jung
VP Alliances – Cloud Native, GitLab

Before joining GitLab Brandon founded and built the Google Cloud ecosystem that includes technology companies as diverse as Red Hat, Docker, Cloudera, Pivotal and Tableau as well as companies with deep cloud expertise like Cloud Technology Partners, Agosto, CI&T, Accenture and McKinsey. In his time outside of work, Brandon can be found having fun outdoors with his wife and three children in Denver.

Gareth Greenaway
Senior Software Engineer, SaltStack

Gareth is the senior software engineer at Saltstack on the Core team, which is responsible for the open source Salt project. Prior to joining SaltStack, Gareth was a DevOps engineer at a variety companies using a variety of automation platforms and an active community contributor to the Salt project. Gareth lives in Southern California with his wife, where they are owned by several pets.

Moe Anderson
VP Engineering, SaltStack

Moe leads the engineering team at SaltStack where he is responsible for the delivery of the Open and Enterprise platform across Cloud and datacenter environments. Moe is a passionate, enthusiastic champion of Automation and Integration.Throughout his career, he led initiatives that addressed day two challenges and worked to bridge gaps between Dev, Sec and ops. Prior to his time at SaltStack, Moe led the IBM Solution Architecture team and was responsible for the delivery of the first generation cloud and container services as well as supporting the key open initiatives in those spaces.When you have a moment, check out his latest book on key lessons on the journey of cloud: “The Cloud Adoption Playbook”(https://tinyurl.com/y2czzn3d)

Frank Reno
Senior Technical Product Manager, Sumo Logic

Frank Reno is a senior technical product manager at Sumo Logic where he is focused on all things containers, orchestration and open source. Frank works with customers and our product teams to design and build solutions for Sumo Logic customers leveraging technologies like Docker and Kubernetes. He is also an active contributor to Sumo Logic open source solutions and to the general open source community.

Steve Taylor
Co-founder and CTO, DeployHub

Steve is expert in all things build and release automation for multiple platforms, from physical to Kubernetes. He is a specialist in configuration management from an application “full-stack” perspective and understands how to solve the complexities around microservice developments. Steve is the creator of DeployHub, a library management, sharing and deployment platform designed for Kubernetes, with support for monolithic environments. Steve is the main contributor to the Ortelius open source project for microservice mapping and configuration control. He leads Though Leadership programs on the topics of Kubernetes and the K8S Pipeline.

Nathan Martin
President and Co-founder, Sagecore Technologies

Nathan Martin is President and Co-founder of Sagecore Technologies. Sagecore Technologies assist organization in designing and developing enterprise solutions on a Kubernetes platform. They have assisted large banks and government organizations such as Melloy Enterprises, The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, and MVDNow implement software using modern architecture. Nathan was an early user of Kubernetes and has extensive experience working on hybrid and cloud native platforms.

Gianluca Arbezzano
Site Reliability Engineer, InfluxData

Gianluca Arbezzano is an SRE at InfluxData. He is a big Open Source contributor for several projects including and not limited to OpenTracing, Docker, and InfluxDB. He is also a Docker Captain and a CNCF Ambassador. He is passionate about troubleshooting applications at scale, observability, and distributed
systems. He is familiar with several programming languages, such as Javascript and Golang and is an active speaker and writer, sharing his experiences and knowledge on projects that he is contributing to.

Karthik Gaekwad
Principal Member of Technical Staff, Oracle

Karthik Gaekwad is a veteran engineer who enjoys building software products using cloud and container technologies. He has worked in both large enterprises and startups with his career spanning National Instruments, Mentor Graphics, Signal Sciences, and StackEngine (acquired by Oracle). Karthik works at Oracle as a Principal Evangelist for Cloud Native technologies atCloud Native Labs. Karthik graduated from the University of Arizona in 2007 with an MS in Computer Engineering and currently lives in Austin, Texas with his family.

Kamal Shah
CEO, StackRox

Kamal brings more than 20 years of experience identifying new markets, creating category-defining products that delight customers, and building large businesses to his role as CEO of StackRox. Previously, Kamal was SVP of products and marketing at Skyhigh Networks, a leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) acquired by McAfee in January 2018. Before that, Kamal was part of the founding executiveteam at Clearwell Systems (acquired by Symantec) and General Manager at Siebel Systems (acquired by Oracle). Kamal holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a MBA from Harvard BusinessSchool.

Josh Wood
OpenShift Developer Advocate, Red Hat

Josh Wood is a Developer Advocate at Red Hat. Josh has worked in a variety of roles in innovative startups throughout his career, holding diverse titles from systems admin to product director and CTO. He is passionate about constructing the future of utility computing with open source technologies like Kubernetes. When procrastinating, Josh enjoys photographing polydactyl cats and writing short autobiographies.@joshixisjosh9

Liz Rice
Technology Evangelist, Aqua Security

Liz Rice is the Technology Evangelist with container security specialists Aqua Security, where she also works on container-related open source projects including kube-hunter and kube-bench. She is chair of the CNCF’s Technical Oversight Committee, and was Co-Chair of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 events in Copenhagen, Shanghai and Seattle.

She has a wealth of software development, team, and product management experience from working on network protocols and distributed systems, and in digital technology sectors such as VOD, music, and VoIP. When not writing code, or talking about it, Liz loves riding bikes in places with better weather than her native London, and competing in virtual races on Zwift.

Gadi Naor
CTO & Co-Founder, Alcide

Gadi Naor has 15 years of experience in developing and leading the development of cybersecurity products including at CheckPoint, at which he was Business Development Manager in his last role. Gadi then joined Altor Networks, a pioneer in virtualized data center security, later acquired by Juniper Networks. Prior to Alcide, Gadi co-founded Fitfully, at which he served as CTO. Gadi holds a B.A in Computer Science from the Technion Institute of Technology.

Kevin Crawley
Developer Advocate, Instana

Kevin works for Instana, a managed service provider that specializes in observability and monitoring production systems, as a Developer Advocate. He has traveled the globe speaking on topics including DevOps, Docker, Observability, and Culture Transformation at conferences and such as DockerCon, SREcon, Open Source Summit EU/US, Velocity and DevOpsDays including Tokyo and Houston. He is passionate about educating engineers about the benefits of observability, distributed tracing, and control theory.

In addition to his work at Instana, Kevin is the founder and core organizer for the local Docker meetup in Nashville and was the lead organizer for DevOpsDays Nashville in 2019. He has been distinguished by his peers as a Docker Captain for his work both professionally and within the DevOps community. He has been working in software development roles almost his entire career and enjoys learning about how fellow peers are leveraging modern practices and tooling.

Oleg Chunikhin
CTO, Kublr

With 20 years of software architecture and development experience, Kublr CTO Oleg Chunikhin is responsible for defining Kublr’s technology strategy and standards. He has championed the standardization of DevOps in all Kublr does and is committed to driving adoption of container technologies and automation.  Oleg holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and a Master of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Novosibirsk State University, and is an AWS Certified Software Architect. A popular speaker on all things Kubernetes, Oleg’s credentials include Interop ITX (Las Vegas), LISA18, DeveloperWeek, Cloud Computing Expo, and 21st Cloud Expo.

Terry Shea
CRO, Kublr

Terry Shea is member of the senior management team at Kublr, the developer of a leading enterprise Kubernetes management platform. He has over 20 years of experience at global software companies including Sterling Software, BMC, and IBM, where he led both, Mobile and Cloud teams. He has also participated in the turn-around and growth of several startups and has served as a consultant to software companies on product and market requirements. Currently, Terry is working with the Kublr team on ensuring that enterprise customers can leverage containers and Kubernetes across multiple environments, on-premise or in different clouds.

Oscar Medina
Developer Advocate, CloudBees

Oscar has over 18 years in the technology sector. His experience dates back to the Dotcom boom era, where he managed eCommerce sites based on UNIX,and written in Java. He is an advocate for DevOps practices with a focus on cloud-agnostic tools and modern frameworks.Oscar’s software development coupled with cloud infrastructure(Dev and Ops) has been instrumental in helping companies realize the benefits of cloud solutions by mentoring teams in migrating legacy monolithic applications into Microservices, building CI/CD pipelines and orchestrating Docker containers using Kubernetes on three of the leading clouds AWS, GCP, and Azure.

Eamon Bauman
Field Engineer, Ranchers Labs

Eamon works with clients on setting up Rancher and Kubernetes and helping them understand and utilize the cloud native landscape. He has been with Rancher since March of 2019 but have been working with Kubernetes for a few years now.Prior to Rancher, Eamon worked for University of Wisconsin -Oshkosh as a systems administrator and data integration engineer. He lives in Wisconsin with his girlfriend Courtney, and two Shiba Inus, Sterling and Krieger. In his free time, Eamon enjoys stock car racing, reading, and discovering new binge-worthy television.

Daniela Miao
Engineering Manager, LightStep

Daniela Miao is currently working at LightStep, where she joined 2 years ago as a software engineer. Prior to LightStep, she was an engineer on the DynamoDB team at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where she spoke at many external events including Big Data meetups and the AWS developer conference, re:Invent. Daniela is interested in various topics including NoSQL, privacy & security and distributed tracing. At LightStep, she is currently working on distributed system performance analysis, and she spends a lot of time thinking about how to provide developers with valuable performance signals.

Samira Barouti
Cloud Software Architect, CloudOps

Samira helps driving DevOps transformation for CloudOps from the technical perspective, focusingon containerization, CI/CD and security. She received her degrees in the fields of software engineering and information system security. Before joining Cloudops,she worked as a software developer and platform engineer specializing in Kubernetes, security and CI/CD. Her main interest is to design software systems and processes that maximize productivity of the development team.

Shiri Ivtsan
Product Manager, WhiteSource

Shiri is an experienced cloud solutions architect and productmanager and holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management. Prior to joining WhiteSource as a product manager, Shiri worked for various companies where she held roles in R&D, such as solutions architect,R&D team leader and product manager.

Shailesh Mittal
Senior Software Architect, Datera

Shailesh is a senior software architect for Datera, bringing more than 13 years’ experience in designing and implementing scalable server manageability solutions across the industry. Extensive tenure as a senior software engineer for Cisco, Shailesh was the principle architect of UCS Central, a data center suite to manage multiple UCS domains. Prior to that, Shailesh led the development of management software for HP-UX/Linux platforms for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He brings his expertise in server architecture, TCP/IP, infrastructure manageability solutions, virtualization, firmware interfaces including ACPI, SMBIOS, IPMI and EFI, C++, C, Unix kernel internals and Kubernetes containers to the challenges of enterprise software defined storage.

Ali Naqvi
Sr. Director, Solutions Architects, Aqua Security

Ali is currently the Sr. Director, Solutions Architects at Aqua, where he works to educate organizations on the importance of container security and enable them to improve their security through DevSecOps.