• 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
  • Leo Kyrpychenko

    Senior Software and Bot Developer at Atlassian

    Leo is a Senior Software and Bot Developer at Atlassian and specialises in all things ChatOps and Serverless. Before Australia Leo has exciting international IT experience in Ireland, Austria, Spain, and Ukraine. He worked at different positions, ranging from a Software Engineer to Product Owner and a Head of a department. Leo specialises in pragmatic software solutions which usually require automation. He is passioned about endurance sports and finished a few Ironman-distance triathlons and Ultrarunning events.

  • Sasha Rosenbaum

    Azure Global Black Belt at Microsoft

    Sasha Rosenbaum helps Microsoft clients migrate their infrastructure and applications to the cloud, working as a technology solutions professional on the global black belt team. She covers a broad range of products and services available on the Azure platform, and helps clients envision, design, and deploy cloud-based applications. Sasha has a computer science degree from Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology. Sasha is passionate about the DevOps movement, helping companies adopt a culture of collaboration. Sasha is a co-organizer of the DevOps Days Chicago conference. She recently published a book on Serverless computing in Azure with .NET.

  • Mirco Hering

    APAC DevOps and Agile practice lead at Accenture

    Mirco Hering leads the Accenture Agile & DevOps practice in Asia Pacific with focus on Agile transformations, DevOps and Test Automation. He has for over a dozen years worked on accelerating software delivery through innovative approaches (what would now be called DevOps) and 10 years ago started experimenting with Agile methods. He started using Agile as a last resort when one of his projects was faced with ever changing requirements resulting in frequent updates to the project plan.
    Adopting an Agile methodology turned the project around and he has been promoting Agile principles ever since. He supports major public and private sector companies in Australia and overseas in their search for efficient IT delivery. He shares his blogs at and while speaking at international conferences. He recently authored the “DevOps for the Modern Enterprise” book to bring his ideas to a wider audience.

  • Scott Coulton

    Senior software engineer and Docker captain

    Scott Coulton is a Senior software engineer and Docker captain with 10 years of experience in the managed services and hosting space. He has extensive experience in architecture, and rolling out systems and network solutions for national and multinational companies with a wide variety of technologies, including AWS, Puppet, Docker, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft, and Linux. His design strengths are in cloud computing, automation, and the security space.

  • Jamie Skella

    Co-Founder at Horizon State

    Technology strategist and entrepreneur Jamie Skella has spent 20 years in the design, building and advising of businesses across blockchain, esports, machine learning, and even future food. Formerly Executive Director at MiVote, Jamie is now Co-Founder of Horizon State, a startup redesigning how societies collectively make decisions using distributed ledger technology.

  • Shiva Naraynaswamy

    Development Team Lead at Envato

    Shiva Narayanaswamy – former Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and current Envato Development Team Lead. Thinker of things, learner of systems, seeker of knowledge, the practicer of practices, architect of architectures, speaker at conferences.

  • Yoav Landman

    CTO at JFrog

    Yoav founded JFrog and created Artifactory, preceded by 7 years as a senior consultant with AlphaCSP, and held several senior technical roles with Attunity, Verve and Sausage Yoav holds a Master of Computing degree from RMIT University and BA in Law (LLB) from Haifa University.

  • Vincent Kok

    Engineering Manager at Atlassian

    Vincent is Engineering Manager for Trello at Atlassian, looking after scalability and performance. Before that, he led the team which was responsible for moving Atlassian's identity systems towards a microservice architecture. When not thinking about software, Vincent likes a good game of lunchtime soccer in the park with fellow Atlassians.