Madhu Madhanan is the Global Head – DevSecOps transformation for Wipro Digital. He specializes in large-scale systems engineering, engineering transformation and building muscle memory through gamification. Madhu leads a team of innovators building the Composable DevSecOps platform for Wipro Digital as product manager and chief architect. He has been instrumental in building Agile-DevSecOps related IPs, solutions and deployments in large enterprises for accelerating DevSecOps adoption. He specializes in application of cross domain practices like TOC, Lean, discrete event modeling, statistical modelling, Digital Twin, Octalysis, AI/ML to high performance software engineering (HPSE). Madhu is a physicist by education, an engineer by passion and a transformation director by profession.
Tara Hernandez is a professional software developer, and veteran open source contributor. As shown in the documentary Code Rush, she was the manager of Netscape Navigator development at Netscape Communications Corporations, and worked on the preparation of the original Mozilla code for public release, which led to the development of the Firefox browser. She has also worked as a Release Team Manager at Blue Martini software, Senior Infrastructure Engineer and Team Lead at PixarAnimation Studios, Senior Engineering Manager at Lithium Technologies, and currently works as the Senior Engineering Manager at Google.
Oren is a vice president of software engineering at PeerStreet, since the last February. He is responsible for building the organization and managing its entire software delivery cycle, security, and operation. During the last decade, Oren led the development of the first cloud-based Voice Over LTE Telephony Application Server. He also established and led the development organization responsible for delivering the first-in-kind OTT Live TV system. Oren is passionate about innovation enablement and believes in data-driven decision making. He serves as an advisor to startups companies and held several engineering leadership positions in AT&T, Nice Systems, and RADCOM. He has an MBA and a BSc in computer science and mathematics from Israel. Oren runs six times a week and likes hiking.
Brydin Eckert is a product manager at Macmillan Learning and currently supports iClicker’s student web and mobile apps. Prior to her career in education technology, she held positions at a number of colleges and universities, working with faculty to improve curricula and helping students make the most of their college experiences. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from George Mason University and resides in Colorado with her husband and daughter.
Russ Wilson has been with Coyote Logistics for almost 6 years and currently serves as a Director of Software Development. He has over 15 years of professional software development experience, mostly in the .NET space. He’s passionate about helping developers improve their abilities, keeping up on emerging technologies, the Chicago Cubs, woodworking, and all things Harry Potter. He currently resides in the Atlanta area with his wife and 20 month-old daughter.
Sacha was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland and graduated in 1999 from EPFL. It was during Sacha’s studies at EPFL that he started his first consulting business - Cogito Informatique. In 2001, he joined Marc Fleury’s JBoss project as a core contributor and implemented JBoss’ original clustering features. In 2003, Sacha founded the European headquarters for JBoss and, as GM for Europe, led the strategy and partnerships that helped fuel the company’s growth in that region.
Shawn Ahmed is Chief Marketing Officer and responsible for the CloudBees brand and the company's go-to-market strategy in helping enterprises and government agencies accelerate innovation and streamline the complexities of software delivery. In his role as CMO, Shawn is focused on strengthening the CloudBees brand and establishing a powerful demand generation engine to fuel sales and customer satisfaction at every stage of the customer journey. Shawn was promoted to CMO following two years as senior vice president and general manager of product and solutions marketing. He played an integral role in repositioning the company’s individual products to a software delivery platform uniquely suited to the needs of global enterprises. He’s no stranger to using business analytics to find and drive success, having held similar roles at Splunk and two separate five-year stints at SAP. Shawn has been the CEO of two companies, including Pivotus which he brought to a successful acquisition before joining CloudBees. He graduated from UCLA in the Executive Management program and lives in southern California with his wife and three children.