December 7, 8 & 9, 2021
If software is eating the world, APIs are now eating software. Digital infrastructure is expanding and becoming mandatory – this way forces companies to think in terms of API and develop API mindset.
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If software is eating the world, APIs are now eating software. Digital infrastructure is expanding and becoming mandatory – this way forces companies to think in terms of API and develop API mindset.
Today’s business can achieve its true and maximum value proposition only by connecting its entire ecosystem. When this ecosystem is digital, it implies using APIs.
New business models? APIs. New platform model? APIs. New partnership model? APIs. New distribution channels in third party applications? APIs. Using someone else’s value proposition as-a-service? APIs. Cloud? APIs… It is APIs all the way down.
At apidays Paris, we will explore the business and the technical sides of how to navigate the API industry landscape in all its different layers.
Creator of AsyncAPI, Founder of AsyncAPI Initiative & Director of Engineering at Postman
Fran is the founder of the AsyncAPI Initiative. He’s a software engineer with a strong focus on event-driven APIs and microservices. In his spare time, he enjoys playing beach volleyball, kayaking, and stand-up paddle surf.
CEO & Creator of APIPlatform, Vulcain and Mercure Protocole
Founder at Les-Tilleuls.coop and freelance software architect.
Creator of the API Platform REST and GraphQL framework, of the Mercure.rocks and Vulcain.rocks protocols and of some Symfony components (Panther, PropertyInfo, WebLink...). Contributor to more than 100 open source projects including the PHP language, Laravel, Doctrine ORM and to the React and Kubernetes ecosystems.
Partner at Knight Ink | Recovering Hacker | Cybersecurity Content Creator | Influencer
Alissa Knight is a recovering hacker of 21 years, blending hacking with a unique style of written and visual content creation for challenger brands and market leaders in cybersecurity. Alissa is a cybersecurity filmmaker, screenplay writer, influencer, content creator, and community manager as a partner at Knight Ink that provides vendors go-to market and content strategy for telling brand stories at scale in cybersecurity.
Alissa is a published author through her publisher at Wiley, having published the first book on hacking connected cars and recently received two new book contracts to publish her autobiography and a new book on hacking APIs.
As a serial entrepreneur, Alissa has started and sold two cybersecurity companies to public companies in international markets, has started a venture capital fund at M&A Knight Capital, and is currently writing a screenplay for her new TV series.
The API Handyman, Author of "The Design of Web APIs" & Senior API Architect at Natixis
Arnaud Lauret, the API Handyman, is the author of The Design of Web APIs and is API & Architecture Leader at Natixis, a French financial group. He helps people understand and build APIs.
Maintainer of OAuth Spec at Okta
Aaron Parecki is a Senior Security Architect at Okta. He is the author of OAuth 2.0 Simplified, and maintains oauth.net. He regularly writes and gives talks about OAuth and online security. He is an editor of several internet specs, and is the co-founder of IndieWebCamp, a conference focusing on data ownership and online identity.
Author, API Strategist & Advisor at amundsen.com, Inc.
An internationally known author and speaker, Mike Amundsen consults with organizations around the world on network architecture, Web development, and the intersection of technology & society. He works with companies large and small to help them capitalize on the opportunities provided by APIs, Microservices, and Digital Transformation. Amundsen has authored numerous books and papers. He contributed to the O’Reilly book, "Continuous API Management" (2018). His "RESTful Web Clients", was published by O’Reilly in February 2017 and he co-authored "Microservice Architecture" (June 2016). His latest book — "Design and Build Great APIs" — for Pragmatic Publishing, is scheduled for release in early 2020.
Director of Technology at Publicis Sapient
Ronnie Mitra is an author and consultant at Publicis Sapient, where he leads strategy work for APIs and Cloud Native Integration. He is currently completing work on a new book titled "Microservices: Up and Running" with co-author Irakli Nadareishvili.
Co-founder & CTO of Kong
Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer and internet entrepreneur based in San Francisco, California. He is the co-founder and CTO of Kong, the most widely adopted open source API platform. Besides being a core maintainer, Marco is currently responsible for the design and delivery of the Kong products, while also providing the technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices within Kong and the external community. Marco was also the co-founder of Mashape, which started in 2010 and is today the largest API marketplace in the world.
Global Data & Analytics Director at Pernod Ricard
David is a successful manager with strong expertise in Data strategy, culture and delivery. He has strong experience in project life cycles, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects delivering business value. With proficiency, he leads cross functional teams on various topics such as marketing, finance, supply chain, revenue growth, IT.
CTO du Digital at BPI France
I am a french IT Engineer specialized in Information Systems and Organization. I had the opportunity to participate and then lead challenging and exciting projects, from the creation of a new banking activity on the US Market to the transformation of a global IT organization.
I am a result-oriented team player who loves to work on complex problems and have the team go beyond objectives and expectations.
I am currently working at Bpifrance as IT Digital Transformation Leader. I am a member of the IT Executive Committee of the bank.
Head of Core Banking B2C at Caisse d'Epargne
Nouamane Cherkaoui has started his career in Capital Venture and e-Payment Systems. He created his first Start-up dedicated to helpdesk in 2001. Nouamane is an experienced Chief Information, Transformation & Data Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the international financial services industry (Global Banks -Retail, Insurance & Asset Management). He led strategic IT transformation and innovation projects at Caisse d'Epargne, Natixis, Postal Bank & Société Générale. He joined BPCE group in 2021 to take in charge Core Banking B2C IT Solutions at IT-CE.
Nouamane is an author and member of Data & IA Think Tank in Europe, USA & Africa. Also, he has given talks and presentations on various Digital Transformation matters (Open Banking, Data, Artificial Intelligence, and its uses as well as the collaboration with FinTech’s).
Strategy Translator and Women In APIs Lead at APIsfirst
Claire Barrett makes strategy happen in real and practical ways that resonate through all levels of an organisation. A consultant and IT professional, she also provides leadership to the global Women In APIs community.
Head of Solutions at Sensedia
Gibson has over 16 years' software development, agile methodology and architecture experience and is head
of solutions, EMEA. He is an expert in Application Programming Interfaces, supporting multiple industries
including retail, pharma, health, insurance and banking.
Product Manager - Cloud Native API Management at Red Hat
A confident professional and focused individual with a blend of management skills underpinned with strong technical knowledge that have been developed in leading blue chip organisations. Broad-based experience and business skills have been effective across the corporate spectrum.
Founder & CEO of Meta API
Passionate about cinema, I started my career making software and APIs in a French dubbing company. Then I pushed my skills by creating from scratch a SaaS platform for a startup. Now founder of Meta-API, I fully embrace APIs to push them to a new level.
IT Architect at IBM
Arnauld Desprets is a senior certified IT Architect with 25 years of experience in IT. He is working as a Tech Sale for IBM France in the Integration and Connectivity space. He has extensive years of experience in deploying solutions for customers worldwide starting with WebSPhere solution in 2000s,then on SOA and now in the API domain. One of his interest aside integration is security, always enjoying to discuss TLS or OAuth and OIDC. He also has perform a number of publications.
Senior Director of Product Management for Integration & APIs at Oracle Hospitality
Luis Weir is a Senior Director of Product Management for Integration & APIs at Oracle Hospitality. Prior to joining Oracle, Luis was with Capgemini UK, serving as the Chief Architect and also acting as API Champion in major global accounts. During this time, he helped many flag-ship customers define and execute their API strategies as well as implement cloud-native technologies to address a variety of business needs.
Luis is a former Oracle Ace Director and Groundbreaker Ambassador, specializing in integration and APIs. He is the author of many articles and white papers and has authored 4 books on the topic –including the popular title Enterprise API Management (July 2019). Luis holds an MS in Systems Integrations from Universitat Politecnica de Valencia and a BS in Electronics Engineering from UNE.
Senior Product Owner Open API, Open Banking at Finastra
During my previous professional experiences, I worked on critical large project (Air military defence, financial risk management, open Banking) so that I have developed competencies in
Large system analysis , Legacy modernization , Cloud and digitization transformation.
I love working on open API (currently open Banking) , as it is mixing business (Fintech ecosystem , business model) and technical skill (Cloud, security ...). It is a key roles in the organization , that allow me to bring my expertise and to share it with many people from many profile and culture.
Every new project is a new challenge !
Strength : #openAPI
Technical Lead at Groupe SeLoger
Over 20 years experience as a Software Developer and software architect on Microsoft platforms and cloud distributed platforms in variety of functional domains, with the chance to make hands dirty on Cloud solution providers as AWS and Azure,
I've been involved as a developer, Software analyst , software and solution architect.
Director of Field Engineering - EMEA at Solo.io
A highly motivated and passionate technologist, with a track record of applying a pragmatic approach to delivering the right technology for the customer whilst keeping an eye on growing the business. Excellent communication skills and strong cross-functional relationships. A keen desire to share knowledge and experience with others.
API Product Leader and Speaker
Ali is a speaker and product leader in the API space. Most recently, she ran the API Testing & Virtualization team at SmartBear. Her career has spanned institutional finance, energy, cyber security, and has led her to building the software that makes those other platforms possible. Her product management SuperPower is asking weird questions at the right moment.
APItalista & Founding Partner of Osaango
I co-authored the API Economy 101 -book because companies and the public sector needed a scientific research-based mind-changing guide with practical examples to API and platform economy. The API and platform economy as business models are key components of competitiveness. APIs enable scalability and distributed services, products, and organization. They affect organizational structures and culture in unexpected ways. Ecosystem customer paths run through APIs and platforms. Innovation happens faster and the customer experience is better when you build services using resources from your partner’s ecosystems. When you offer your core capabilities through the API to others, it allows your business to focus on what you do best. How are these business and IT configurations planned and managed? What does the recent research in 2017-2020 tell us? What practical methods are available?
Senior Lead API Engineer at Botify
I am working as a software engineer in Paris, leading a part of the Engineering team at Botify and pushing API efforts. I love to enable the inter-connection of services, so that data can be shared and used for any type of activity. The field of application is infinite thanks to the building blocks that can be provided using software. I believe that smart API designs, standards and implementations are the key to intercompatibility and API consumption.
Head of APIs at Adyen
MSc in System Analysis and Control, Software Development. 17+ years in various technology roles.
Currently focusing on API strategy, believe in API-first design, promote OpenAPI/Swagger/Stoplight/Postman and everything else that leads to great developer experience.
Team Leader, Engineering at Rocket Homes
I am a customer-focused, dedicated individual who enjoys working in new areas that offer the opportunity to adapt to new techniques and methodologies. I rise to the challenge of direction change and am comfortable in work environments that require calculated decision making and risk taking. Thoughtful and well organized, I take an analytical approach to completing work tasks and will develop a plan of action before jumping in. I have demonstrated abilities to succeed in a team setting and seek out innovative thinking and originality from other team members.
Mentor | Facilitator at Women in APIs
Div Manickam is passionate to empower a mindful team and foster a vulnerable culture where everyone feels their voice is heard and can truly be themselves in a safe environment.
She has led product marketing efforts in startups and Fortune 500 technology companies.
Div was recognized as one of the top 50 Product Marketing Influencers in 2019 and 2020 and Positioning Maestro of the Year 2020 by Product Marketing Alliance for redefining standards, helping shape the evolution of PMM, and elevating awareness among the C-suite.
Div enjoys sharing her experiences on leadership and product marketing on Medium.
Director of Developer Relations at DataStax
Cedrick is Directory of Developer Advocacy at DataStax where he share his passions about about Cassandra and distributed architectures by training and creating applications for developers. He created FF4j, an open source framework for Feature Toggle which he still actively maintains. He is also contributor in JHipster team.
Partner at TOP Funds
Salman has been involved in startups and venture capital for the past two decades. He is an operating partner at the TOP-Funds, a family of funds investing in blue-chip pre-IPO technology companies, and allocating capital to top-decile venture GPs. He is also a co-founder of ZEM, a lithium ion battery solution provider for the maritime industry, which was recently acquired by the Volvo Group. He has a degree in computer science from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of Chicago, and spends much of his free time coding. He co-led the CEPS specification group within the MyData.org community.
Developer Advocate at Cyral
Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET, Node, and Angular. He’s a Microsoft MVP, published author, frequent speaker at conferences, user groups, and community events, and a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development.
CEO of Approov
30+ years experience in software security, mobile apps/APIs, embedded software tools, design services, chip design, design automation tools, technical support, marketing, sales, fundraising, executive management & board advisory roles. Current focus is growing a business delivering revenue assurance for enterprises reliant on mobile channels to reach their customers. Approov is a SaaS security solution preventing APIs being accessed by anything other than genuine instances of your mobile apps running in a safe environment.
Principal Engineer at Shine Solutions
A passionate software engineer with 20 years of experience in delivering successful projects for several Australian enterprises. Cliffano has worked across all layers of SDLC with a focus on cloud infrastructure. He has provided technical direction and leadership to a number of projects, and has delivered a number of technical talks in Australia and overseas. Cliffano has also been a contributor to various open source communities for the past decade.
CEO of Moesif
Derric is the Co-Founder and CEO of Moesif, an API Analytics platform, based in San Francisco, CA. Previously, he was Co-Founder and CTO of Trove. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he built award-winning functional and formal verification software for Intel, and later a computer architect on Intel’s Xeon Phi, a manycore CPU for HPC and ML workloads. He focuses on API strategy, platform growth, analytics, machine learning, and computer architecture.
AWS Senior Solutions Architect at AWS
I am a Solutions Architect with over 20 years of experience in shaping and developing innovative solutions supporting large enterprises
through their digital transformations' journey. I enjoy sharing ideas and innovative ways of tackling problems.
Digital Transformation Business Strategist at IBM
Alan Glickenhouse is the IBM Digital Transformation and API Business Strategist. Alan assists clients with their business and IT strategy for Digital Transformation and the API Economy. Starting with an understanding of the client’s business direction, IT strategy, and existing environment (both business and technical), Alan helps businesses successfully adopt a Digital Transformation and API strategy that fits their environment. He meets clients in all industries, all geographies, and of all sizes and brings knowledge of best practices shared with and by these businesses. Alan is the author of over 150 papers, articles and videos.
Co-founder & CGO at Sensedia
Marcilio is the Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer of Sensedia - a leading integration solutions provider with more than +120 enterprise clients across a range of sectors. Master in Software Engineering by the University of Campinas and an Associate Professor at the University of Campinas and Metrocamp. Marcilio has also been a Research Lead at the Innovations Lab at University of Campinas.
Developer Evangelist at Twilio
Valériane Venance is a Developer Evangelist at Twilio. She learnt code in école 42 and used to be a freelancer in web development and as deputy CTO. She loves to share experience and skills at conferences or by writing articles and talking with fellow devs. She also is involved in helping women and non-binary in tech via different associations including Women in APIs.
Senior Product Marketing Manager at Twilio
Alexandra Szynkarski is Senior Product Marketing Manager at Twilio, covering all Twilio products such as SMS, Voice and Twilio Flex. With several years of experience in Martech & Adtech, she works with organizations to evangelize customer use cases and highlight the latest trends, specifically for the French region.
Distinguished Engineer at Solace
Tom is a Solace Distinguished Engineer, helping organisations visualise, architect, design, implement and deploy Event Driven Architectures in industries such as Financial Services, Gaming and Manufacturing. With a background in Enterprise Architecture, asynchronous techniques and high performance computing, Tom leads Solace’s Distributed Ledger practice and has helped customers understand and implement event distribution and sourcing strategies.
Distinguished Engineer at Solace
Director Solution Architecture at Noname Security
Stephane is part of the Solution Architecture team at Noname Security.
With more than 23 years of IT experience working with large accounts in Europe, he was previously leading EMEA technical teams at Avi Networks (now part of VMware) and Infoblox.
Stephane holds a Cisco CCIE Lifetime Emeritus certification in routing/switching and also worked as Cisco Certified Instructor for multiple years.
Principal Architect at Microsoft
Ryan Sweet is an architect in Microsoft Developer Division. He has 26 years in software development, from aerospace to embedded systems to cloud providers. Ryan previously led API Stewardship efforts at VMware, and helps lead the API Stewardship journey in Azure.
Head of Marketing at Sendbird
I am a senior marketing leader with 20+ years of experience in a variety of technology marketing roles. I have worked for both early-stage startups as well as multi-billion dollar companies responsible for both marketing strategy and execution.
As a veteran product marketeer, I have helped bridge the business technology divide within companies. I have experience working with product managers and engineers to build products as well as with sales and marketing teams to take those products to market.
API Technical Evangelist at SmartBear
Frank has over 15 years’ experience in the technology industry, with his roles spanning from software engineering to enterprise architecture. His mission is to inspire, engage with and support the API community and SmartBear customers across the end to end API Development Lifecycle and Management space. Prior to joining SmartBear, his most recent roles have been focused on API led Digital Transformations and architecture modernization within multi-national enterprises.
SVP, API Platform EMEA Expert at Axway
Entrepreneur, I enjoy building teams to grow business with technology, with a passion for APIs and AI. Started as webmaster at Internet Way, first French corporate Internet Provider, sold to UUnet. Member of the founding team of the fintech Radianz ("The Flashboys"), sold to BT. Developed the API deeptech Streamdata.io as CEO, acquired by Axway. Worked in Mexico, San Francisco, New York City, and now Paris for Axway.
API Catalyst at Axway
Erik has been working in the API space for the last couple of years, contributing to the community through speaking, writing, and standards. He is part of the Axway Catalyst team, which is helping customers to establish and cultivate good API practices. Erik's background is in computer science with a Ph.D. from ETH Zurich, but he's increasingly fascinated by the business and culture side of things, because organizations often face the biggest hurdles in these areas, and not on the technology side of things.
Regional Practice Lead EMEA (Application Development) at Google
T-Shaped professional with 17 years of experience, passionate about driving the product at every stage from inception to completion. Having started the career as a developer, I’ve now grown into a role of technical evangelist and researcher with a special focus on driving strategic initiatives and involvement in thought leadership. I am a forward thinker with a balance of optimism, creativity, and technical practicality. My day-to-day work involves conceiving ideas and communicating the technical aspects in a subtle manner across business units at different levels; bit it marketing, technical geeks, developers, customers or sales.
Specialized in studying the products in-depth, digging into the core of technology and identifying areas for business growth to boost the company's long-term product portfolio.
Involved from Idea inception, patent filing to implementation. An active blogger on the topics of containerization, virtualization, security, cloud computing; promoting the product among users and industry experts.
IT Operations Coordinator at Intcomex
Project Management professional with 10 years of experience in the field, leading IT projects from small to large organizations. Experienced with project management methodologies, including agile and waterfall. Certified PMP and CSM. Experienced in managing teams distributed globally. Strongly focused on increasing business impact and making organizations more efficient. I define myself as a committed, creative, and proactive professional with excellent relationship and team working capacities. I love to share my knowledge, that's why I work as a volunteer at PMI Panama Chapter helping younger professionals to build experience in agile project management.
APIs & Messaging Developer Advocate at Red Hat
Hugo Guerrero works at Red Hat as an APIs and messaging developer advocate. In this role, he helps the marketing team with technical overview and support to create, edit, and curate product content shared with the community through webinars, conferences, and other activities. With more than 20 years of experience as a developer, consultant, architect, and software development manager, he also works on open source software with major private and federal public sector clients in Latin America.
API & Ecosystem Strategist at Software AG
Matthias helps clients discover their opportunities for innovation with APIs & ecosystems and turn them into actionable digital strategies.
Based on his experience in leading large-scale API initiatives in both business and technology roles, he shares best practices and provides strategic guidance. He has stayed a techie at heart and at some point, got a Ph.D.
Matthias publishes a blog at api-university.com, is the author of several books on APIs, and regularly speaks at technology conferences.
Director of Product Marketing at RapidAPI
Aaron is the Director of Product Marketing at RapidAPI. Aaron’s mission at RapidAPI is to define a winning go-to-market product strategy, position RapidAPI solutions to create differentiation in the API market, and create content and programs that support these goals. Previously, Aaron worked on the product marketing team at API management leader Kong, supporting the company in doubling its enterprise customers and achieving an over billion-dollar valuation. Aaron also has experience as a product marketer at Adobe where he worked on the Experience Cloud / Marketing Cloud side of the business positioning solutions to enterprise technology leaders. Aaron has an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and a BA in International Relations from Stanford University.
Technical Evangelist at Salt Security
Michael Isbitski is Technical Evangelist at Salt Security, helping to improve awareness and technical understanding in the area of API security. Prior to joining Salt, Michael was a Senior Director Analyst at Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). He researched and advised on a range of application security and infrastructure security topics including API security, security testing, secure design, secure SDLC, application protection, container security, Kubernetes security and secure continuous delivery. Michael also has more than 20 years of hands-on practitioner and leadership experience in the fields of application security, vulnerability management, risk assessment, enterprise architecture, and systems engineering.
Chief Solutions Architect at L7Defense
Founder and CEO of The Cyber Edge – Strategic Cyber Consultancy
Services for Critical Infrastructures and leading Enterprises.
• Also acting as a Chief Solutions Architect at L7 Defense.
• One of the foremost senior experts in Israel in the domains of Cyber Defense and Advanced, Next Generation ICT Technologies.
• My experience in Cyber Defense led to the publication of numerous research and articles on the subject, in local and international media and contributed to profound knowledge and expertise in Methodologies and Technologies for Cyber Threats Mitigation.
• Over 30 years of experience in all areas of ICT and in particular in the field of Information security and Cyber Defense for Strategic, Non-Trivial Defense & Civil Critical Infrastructures and with advanced communications applications and complementary Technologies.
• Designing analytical Cyber security systems for deployment in physical, virtual on-site, and virtual cloud infrastructure to protect API Interfaces including XML, WS, JWT, REST, and other interfaces in financial and commercial organizations.
• 15 Years of experience as SVP and C-Level Executive for one of the largest IT & Cyber Solution Providers in the Israeli Market.
• Senior Cyber Consultant and Trusted Advisor for Significant Risk Enterprises and Government Offices & Authorities. Including Minister of Finance, Depth & Collection Authority, Israel Parliament, Tax Authority, Israel Electric Company (IEC), Isracard, RADA Electronic Industries, IKEA, TNUVA Food Industries, and Others. Those activities included Cyber Defense Technologies and Strategies analysis, CISO Services, IR & Containment – to – Risk Mitigation Programs, production of Security GAP, and executive-level Risk Management Reports.
• Vulnerability Analysis Expert for Strategic Critical Infrastructures including Energy Production and T&T, Water and waste Mgmts., HLS, Smart City, IIOT Smart industries, and OT in Critical Enterprises.
• A Member of the IoT Security Institute, acting as a researcher and a Reference Architecture Senior contributor.
• Ex-Military, Served as a PO-Officer in the I.D.F, in charge of information security and ICT operations.
• Moderator and Senior Inter-Faculty Instructor of the Cyber Group in Reicheman University (IDC – The Interdisciplinary Center College in Herziliya) Israel – one of the leading Ivy League Academic Institutes in Israel.
• Execute Cyber Training in Beer-Sheva Technological College, Bar Ilan University, Tel-Aviv University, CyberTech College, and others.
• As a Cyber Innovator, act as an executive panelist and keynote speaker in professional cyber seminars and event
CTO at LUXHUB
With more than 20 years of experience in software development and business acumen in telecommunication and financial areas, Radu holds dual MSc degrees in Physics and Computer Science.
His current focus areas are Platform-as-a-Service, API architecture, and distributed systems.
After a global career in corporate and startup environments, with an emphasis in the telecom sector, Radu moved to Luxembourg and joined the dynamic fintech sector of the country, being instrumental in the release and implementation of Digicash, the leading mobile payment solution in the region.
In 2018 Radu has joined LUXHUB as CTO in charge of the tech strategy and product development of the company.
LUXHUB was created by the 4 major retail banks in Luxembourg (BCEE, BGL BNP Paribas, Banque Raiffeisen, and POST Luxembourg) to help cope with the implementation of the PSD2 directive and the challenges and opportunities of open banking. LUXHUB has quickly become a leading European Open Finance API Platform and a licensed Payment Institution.
VP of Business Development at Solace
While working on many IoT and FSI projects across the Asia Pacific and Europe, Aiken is also an evangelist and architect in distributed architecture, hybrid cloud solutions, and edge computing with a focus on banking, stock/FX exchange, and payment platforms. Aiken has 30 years of hardware and software design, development, and project management experience. He worked mostly in the UK before joining the Asia Pacific team with BEA and then Oracle. He was a Principal Architect with BEA and led the APAC ACE team with Oracle. In the UK, Aiken worked on applications for human genetic research before working on the UK National Health Service (NHS) IT projects.
VP Customer Success & Presales at Open Legacy
Ori is a dynamic $ales and Business Development professional, with extensive consultative selling, consulting, customer facing and management experience. Excellent team player, with the unique combination of strong commercial drive and good technical understanding
Presales Senior Manager for EMEA North at Boomi
Business Analytics Leader, Enterprise Architect and Programme Manager with many years experience of Large Complex programmes and with a focus on system integration and driving transformational Business Intelligence, Analytics & Big Data solutions.
Chief Information Security Officer at Noname Security
Karl is a cybersecurity leader and innovator who serves as the CISO for Noname Security. He has over 25 years of experience leading innovative and diverse teams of technology and security professionals in financial services, retail and federal government.
Previously, Karl served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for PennyMac Financial Services and City National Bank. He has a track record of providing CEOs, CTOs, and investors in cybersecurity on strategies for product, market, and customer success.
Senior Product Manager API Management at Software AG
Sivaraj is a results-driven expert in implementing highly scalable distributed systems that leverage API Management, Microservice, and Cloud architectures. Working with inspirational people who are focused on a common goal and keeping abreast of the new trends are the things that keep him highly motivated as a passionate technologist. He shows over 20-year experience in senior consulting roles in solutions design and delivery of inspiring large-scale projects. Sivaraj holds an MBA in IT systems and marketing.
Agile Coach at Registers of Scotland
Marc has experienced professional life as a biologist, an award-winning performance artist and musician, as a business analyst, enterprise database architect and early web applications programmer, startup founder, company board member, and in various management functions, before switching to coaching organisations in exploring better ways to build and use technology.
API Technical Writer & Content Developer at WIX
Content and technical writer since 2016. Working closely with product, development, and QA teams on API design and maintenance of API references and supporting documentation. Constantly on the lookout for ways to research and improve developer experience, overcome usability biases, and help developers and writers advocate for their needs.
Co-Founder at Pronovix
How does this work, and why?" As research scientist, business founder, community organizer, mediator, human, my fascination and focus is on the integrals and the differentials of our realities. Whereto is the momentum driving that what exists.
Co-Founder at Pronovix (ca 2005), specialized to research, design, build and support Developer Portals. Co-Founder, editor and event host of the DevPortal Awards, and the API The Docs conference and podcast series. Supporter and apprentice of techwriter and devrel communities.
Her interests include but are not limited to non-violent communication awareness and conflict transformation, the dynamics of power and of cultural shifts, and localization. Knitting with the balance between space and yarn. Plant-driven garden design.
Co-founder & CEO of Resurface Labs
My comfort zone is right at the intersection between people and technology. My technical and leadership skills were honed at Intel, Dell, and Quest Software, but my true passion is listening and learning from customers. After 15 years of experience in the APM market, I started Resurface with the idea that real customer empathy should inform and infuse everything we deliver.
Partner at Timelex
Hans Graux is an ICT lawyer, and a recognised expert advisor to the European Commission and other public bodies. He is a partner and co-founder of the law firm time.lex, specialised in technology, intellectual property, media and e-business. The team is internationally recognized, being both a Legal 500 Top Tier firm in Information Technology, and a Chambers Europe Recommended Firm for TMT - Information Technology.
Hans has participated in a large number of international ICT policy studies, primarily for the European Commission, various European Agencies, the European Parliament, and multiple national governments inside and outside the EU. Recent work for the European Commission has included projects focused on data sharing, cloud computing, data protection, trust services, identity management, and information security. Furthermore, he is a member of the ICT Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), and Member of the ICT Committee of the Order of Flemish Bars. He is also the president of the Flemish Supervisory Committee (Vlaamse Toezichtscommissie), which supervises data protection compliance in Flemish public bodies.
Executive Director at TIEKE Finnish Information Society Development Center
Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts is the executive director of TIEKE Finnish Information Society Development Center, which is an independent, non-profit organisation. We at TIEKE want to see Finland thrive in the ever-changing digital realm, as a competitive, adaptable and human-centric society. MA in New Media. Previously worked at Forum Virium Helsinki, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Frantic and Aalto University.
Director of Solutions Engineering at Twilio
Trained as an engineer and graduated from ISEP, Thibaut Champey is a tech-savvy, seasoned leader who joined Twilio recently to lead the Solutions team in France. Thibaut has more than twenty years of experience in technology and consulting in large French and American companies such as Accenture, Orange, Dropbox and Google where he’s been implementing profound transformation of business and helping customers in their adoption of new technologies.
President of INNO3
CEO of inno³, a consulting firm specialized in the management of OS projects and intellectual property. Known for all his work on Open Source and Open Data, Benjamin Jean is currently CEO of inno³, an open innovation consulting firm focused on IP’s value and collaborative and open project management. He is also the cofounder of « Open Law*, Le droit ouvert », a french non-profit organization promoting activities to enhance the legal sector’s transformation through digital co-creation programs based on Open data, Open Source and Open Innovation principles. Strongly mobilized on opportunities presented by these open models in the digital transformation of careers and major industrial sectors, Benjamin Jean regularly intervenes as an expert at several related events and conferences. Indeed, besides his full-time job at inno3, he teaches Intellectual Property law at several universities, he is lecturer
at Science Po, and works at Gilles Vercken Law firm. He wrote and translated several Open Source and Open Data Licenses or similar licenses as the INTILA 1 licence template (Interoperability Information Licence Agreement) for the European Commission.
Contact Center Sales Specialist at Twilio
Joël Drakes is a Contact Centre Sales Specialist at Twilio. With 20 years of experience in the contact centre industry, Joël helps organisations of all sizes and shapes adopt customer engagement technologies, such as Twilio’s Programmable Cloud Contact Center Solution and Conversational AI automation services. He lives in Rennes, Brittany.
VP, Finance & Analytics at Meetic
Finance Expert with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Skilled in Strategy definition, Business Planning, Business Analysis, modelling, M&A valuation, Consolidation, and Accounting.
Open and Data Science Research-Practitioner and Consultant at Inno3
Celya Gruson Daniel is an associate researcher in social sciences (COSTECH laboratory). Her research (STS & Communication studies) are mainly focused on open access/science issues and the impact of digital technology on science/society relations (data science, ethics, economic and social transformations). She works as a consultant (practitioner-researcher) at Inno³, a consulting company specialized in open data, open source and open science. She is the Co-founder of HackYourResearch: a think tank on open science and the acknowledgement of knowledge as common. She is graduated of the École Normale Supérieure and a Master’s degree in Cognitive and Behavioural Neurosciences (UPMC). In terms of research methodologies, she is using mixed method research design embedded in action-research principles but also open and collaborative process (open source, open science, fair data, etc.)
Tech Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author & Investor
Roy Derks is a serial start-up CTO, conference speaker, and developer from Amsterdam. He has been actively programming since he was a teenager, starting as a self-taught programmer using online tutorials and books. At the age of 14, he founded his first start-up, a peer-to-peer platform where users could trade DVDs with other users for free. This marked the start of his career in web development, which back then primarily consisted of creating web applications using an MVC architecture with the LAMP stack.