• Scott Thomson

    Solutions & Innovation at Google Cloud

    Scott is a combination digital strategy consultant, digital marketer, CTO, technology strategist/evangelist and developer / amateur hack. He works for Google in customer solutions and innovation in the data platforms group across APAC. Prior to this, he worked with Adobe assisting C-level executives across APAC with digital strategy and digital transformation.
    Scott previously held the role of CTO for Qmecom, an Australian startup focused on personalised video advertising for mobiles, and has worked for major organisations, including Telstra and Sensis, delivering digital marketing and digital products.

  • Janna Brummel

    IT Chapter Lead SRE, Integrators & Blue Print Experts at ING

    Janna Brummel currently works as an IT SRE Chapter Lead at ING Bank in Amsterdam. She is a line manager who still does day-to-day work. Previously, Janna worked as a developer on a development of software for debit and credit cards back end systems of ING. During ING Agile Digital Transformation Janna worked as a business manager to the CIO of ING Domestic Bank the Netherlands. She has practical knowledge about Setting Up DevOps practice and SRE in a Global Financial Organization.

  • Alex Balk

    Director of Core Services

    Alex has over 15 years of experience in large scale computing, ranging from Intel's compute grid, through HPC clusters, to Outbrain's web-scale server farms. In the past few years, Alex has put together and leads several teams at Outbrain, charged with managing thousands of servers in an agile, complex environment. Alex's academic background is in the field of Psychology (only the fun parts) and back home he reports to a lovely wife and two ninja kids.

    About Outbrain DevOps environment:

    • 3 physical locations in the US, running thousands of physical servers
    • 120+ releases to production daily
    • 250+ Chef cookbooks and 1000+ roles
    • 250+ billion monthly recommendations
    • 500+ million users reached monthly