Leaders in the Industry

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Abby Kearns

A true tech veteran, Abby’s 18 year career has spanned product marketing, product management, and consulting at a mix of Fortune 500 and startup companies. Abby was most recently on the Product Management team at Pivotal, focusing on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Previously, Abby led a Product Management and Product Marketing team at Verizon that focused on cloud services. In her free time, Abby enjoys posting up at her local coffee shop, indulging in food and wine, and spending time with her husband and son.

Dirk Wallerstorfer

Dirk is Technology Lead for SDN and OpenStack with the Dynatrace Innovation Lab. He has 10+ years of deep, hands-on experience in networking, security, and software engineering and works on new and emerging technologies around virtualization of infrastructure and application environments. He is passionate about making things easy and fast and likes to share his experiences through blog posts and speaking engagements at conferences and meetups.

Andreas Grabner

Andreas has spent most of his career in software performance, architecture and scalability. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and meetups around the world to share his technical experience with devs, test, architects, ops and business on how to build better software right from the start.

Michael Villiger

Mike has spent the last 18 years occupying various engineering positions surrounding web-scale performance, architecture, and operations before joining Dynatrace in 2014. At Dynatrace Mike has specialized in assisting customers implementing Application Performance Management technologies and processes in the worlds of Public/Private Cloud, DevOps, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and NoSQL. Mike has constructed many of the technical integrations partners utilize to deploy and utilize Dynatrace on their platforms.

Alois Mayr

Alois is Technology Lead for Cloud and Containers with the Dynatrace Innovation Lab. He works on bringing full-stack monitoring to cloud and PaaS platforms such as Docker and Cloud Foundry. In his role as technology lead he works very closely with R&D and customers and supports them with their journey to those platforms. He is also blogger and speaker at conferences and meetups where he shares lessons learned and other user stories with Cloud Foundry and Docker. Before joining Dynatrace, he was a researcher focused on software quality measurements and evaluation.

Casey West

Working in Internet infrastructure, web app security, and design taught Casey to be a paranoid, UX-oriented, problem solving Internet plumber; his earliest contributions to Perl live to this day on your Mac. Casey’s speaking and writing ranges from open source communities and culture to technical architecture and automation tips and tricks. Casey West wears the mantle of Principal Technologist focused on Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry Platform and lives in Pittsburgh raising three sarcastic children.
Matt Cowger

Matt Cowger

Matt is responsible for all cloud native apps messaging, evangelism and internal training at EMC. He spends his time building demos (live, of course), presenting to audiences large and small and finding out where things break. Prior to EMC, Matt lead infrastructure and architecture teams at several startups including Banks.com and Salesforce.com. He currently lives in Oakland, California.
Ramiro Salas

Ramiro Salas

Ramiro Salas is a Cloud Foundry Advisory Architect at Pivotal. Previous to this role, he spent 10 years at VMware in multiple functions, most recently as OpenStack, NFV, Network and Security field Specialist. Ramiro has a 25-year career spanning 4 continents, with companies like Ascend, Lucent, CoSine and others, and serves in the board of advisors for start-ups in related fields. Ramiro has given numerous talks on Cloud Foundry on Open Stack, BOSH and Lattice as well as networking and security. He can present in English, Spanish and Portuguese as needed.
Jonas Rosland

Jonas Rosland

Jonas Rosland is a Developer Advocate at EMC {code}, lover of all things tech and retro gaming, and a speaker at several events such as VMworld, EMC World, PuppetConf and OSCON.
Dustin Ruehle

Dustin Ruehle

Dustin Ruehle has over 18 years of software development, integration and architecture expertise. For over eight years at ECS Team, he has architected, implemented and supported large-scale web application and service oriented environments for enterprise-wide programs. With a passion for creating value within the business, Dustin uses modern architecture to facilitate scalability and resiliency. He also serves as a strategic technical subject matter expert on modern architectures and is a Certified Practitioner of Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Dustin is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines with a major in chemical engineering and a minor in computer science.
Mark Carlson

Mark Carlson

Mark Carlson has been building complex, enterprise systems for nearly 30 years in a variety of large consultancy and IT executive leadership roles. Mark is actively involved in the Cloud Foundry community and is the co-organizer of the Denver Cloud Foundry Meetup. Mark is the Chief Technology Officer of ECS Team. Mark is passionate about helping facilitate the cloud-native transformation process in large enterprises.
Animesh Singh

Animesh Singh

Animesh Singh is a Lead Architect for IBM Cloud Architecture and Technology group. . He has been with IBM for more than ten years and currently works with customers in designing cloud computing solutions around OpenStack and Cloud Foundry. He is currently leading the Bluemix and Cloud Foundry intiatives within IBM around OpenStack, and also runs the Silicon Valley Cloud Foundry meetup. He has been leading cutting edge projects for IBM enterprise customers in Telco, Banking, and Healthcare Industries, around cloud and virtualization technologies. He has a proven track record of driving design and implementation of private and public cloud solutions from concept to production. He also led the design and development first IBM public cloud offering.
Dave Strebel

Dave Strebel

Dave Strebel currently serves as Cloud Solutions Architect for CenturyLink Cloud, with a focus on distributed system design and cloud computing technologies. Dave brings over 15 years of hands-on experience in the architecture of distributed and virtualized systems. On the side, he is the organizer of the Minnesota Cloud Foundry and Docker Meetups. He also enjoys moonlit coding sessions while listening to Wu Tang Klan. Previous talks include Neb Cloud Forum – IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, Oh my!, Datalink Tech Forum – Converged Platforms, STCL VMUG – How I quit updating my resume and embraced resiliency and MSP VMUG – Active\Active Application Architectures.
Sharath Sahadevan

Sharath Sahadevan

Sharath is a Sr Field Engineer with Pivotal living in St Louis, Missouri. Prior to joining Pivotal he was an Enterprise Architect at MasterCard Worldwide. He has a passion for technology and finance. He developed a stock-analyzer application available at http://analyze-stock.appspot.com/. He enjoys playing tennis and hanging out with his family. He honed his presentation skills as a member of Toastmasters. Previous presentations include the July 2015 ST Louis Cloud Foundry Meetup – Integrate CloudFoundry with AppDynamics and Papertrail, Continuous deployment with Jenkins, an Introduction to Cloud Computing at Java Users Group in St Louis and J2EE Design Patterns.
Steve Wall

Steve Wall

Steve Wall is the Director of Solutions Architecture in the Cloud Platform Practice of ECS Team, a regional consultancy headquartered in Denver, CO. Steve has been the ECS Team lead for microservices architecture design and development. Steve is a great coach for teams moving to cloud-native development helping them optimize their software build processes and develop the architecture “scaffolding” to make it easy for development teams to do the right thing.
David Aiken

David Aiken

David Aiken the Chief Developer Evangelist for HP Cloud and TA (technical assistant) to the SVP of Cloud Product Management at HP. His role at HP is to know everything about cloud, build demos, do cool stuff, help out when things get deep and keep the teams honest. Before joining HP he was GM at Aditi, where he ran the cloud architecture consulting team focusing on AWS and Azure. This was hot on the heels of many roles at Microsoft, where he has helped ship many “firsts” with Windows Azure. He tries to spend most of his time building demos, samples and such – but gets dragged into things involving PowerPoint and even sometimes Spreadsheets. He also “makes good progress” riding his motorcycle and surviving his family.
Idit Levine

Idit Levine

Idit Levine is the CTO for cloud management division at EMC and a member of its global CTO office. Her passion and expertise are focused on Management and Orchestration (M&O) over the entire stack and on microservice, cloud native apps and Platform as a Service. Idit’s fascination with the cloud sprouted when she joined DynamicOps (vCAC, now part of VMware) as one of its first employees. She subsequently took part in developing the new-generation public cloud of Verizon Terremark, and served as an acting-CTO at Intigua, a startup company that focuses on container and management technology.
Diego Lapiduz

Diego Lapiduz

Diego is a software architect turned DevOps. He is currently leading efforts to deploy software applications more efficiently at the United States Digital Services. Earlier in his career, he worked on projects ranging from e-commerce to social networks. Diego is often a frequent guest speaker at conferences, where he talks about software architecture, DevOps and other ramblings.
Tom Collings

Tom Collings

Tom Collings has more than twenty years of software implementation experience, ranging from the simplest of utilities to enterprise-wide systems serving millions of customers. His current focus is on delivering cloud-native solutions to his clients, and he is a Certified Practitioner of Pivotal Cloud Foundry. He has degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and in Computer Science from the University of Colorado. In his spare time he is active outdoors and plays the banjo.
Josh Ghiloni

Josh Ghiloni

Josh Ghiloni is a Senior Consultant with ECS Team based in Denver, focused on providing cloud-native solutions to clients. He has been in the industry for nearly 15 years and has spent the last three with ECS Team. He spends his off time cooking, woodworking, and brewing beer.
Colin Humphreys

Colin Humphreys

Colin Humphreys is the CEO of CloudCredo. Colin would like to speak at your meetup so he can have an excuse to get away from the rain in London at this time of year. Colin deployed and managed the first production Cloud Foundry, the first production multi-infrastructure Cloud Foundry, the largest Cloud Foundry, and was the first Cloud Foundry Dojo participant. He also claims the accolade of writing the first blue-green Cloud Foundry deployer, although the blue-green deployers are now so numerous it is difficult to validate this claim. Colin was also a member of the original Cloud Foundry Advisory Board, prior to the Foundation’s formation. Having brought Docker to Cloud Foundry with the “Decker” project in early 2014, Colin then caused even greater confusion by bringing Cloud Foundry to Docker with project “CloudRocker” – a lightweight implementation of a single-instance runtime. Colin is still looking for projects to meld together with amusing portmanteaus. Colin organises the London PaaS User Group and is willing talk to anyone that will listen about Continuous Delivery, DevOps, and continuous innovation with Cloud Foundry. Colin also loves Extreme Programming.
Stormy Peters

Stormy Peters

Over the course of her 20 year career, Stormy has focused on educating companies and communities on open source software. She built and led Mozilla’s 7,400+ Developer Network, served as executive director for the GNOME Foundation, and led open source community efforts for OpenLogic and Hewlett-Packard. She is a founder and board member of Kids on Computers, and serves on the board of the Software Freedom Conservancy. In her free time, Stormy reads science fiction, tries to keep up with her kids and is writing a personal travel guide.