Keynotes


Tuesday, August 2nd


Onsi Fakhouri

VP of Engineering, Cloud Foundry, Pivotal

Onsi Fakhouri is the VP of Engineering for Cloud Foundry at Pivotal.

Cornelia Davis

Sr. Director of Technology, Pivotal

Cornelia Davis is responsible for guiding clients on the technical elements of broader transformation, she focuses on making developers and operations teams successful with Pivotal Cloud Foundry. To that end, you’ll find her knee deep in the code base, writing cloud native apps and deploying them onto the platform, teaching at a whiteboard, talking Devops, presenting at conferences and passionately driving new features into the product.

Bridget Kromhout

Principal Technologist, Pivotal

Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Technologist for Cloud Foundry at Pivotal. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if ‘cloud’ can be considered tangible). After years as an operations engineer (most recently at DramaFever), she traded in oncall for more travel. A frequent speaker at tech conferences, she helps organize tech meetups at home in Minneapolis, serves on the program committee for Velocity, and acts as a global core organizer for devopsdays.

Greg Otto

Executive Director, Comcast

As Executive Director of Cloud Services at Comcast, Greg is helping transform the product delivery experience. A 20+ year veteran with roots as a programmer, he is passionate about improving the lives of our development teams. Greg has been a driving force for cloud after initiating the program over 8 years ago and has focused a lot of his time partnering with the Cloud Foundry team since 2014.

Brad Miller

Global Head, Digital & Cloud, Citi

Brad leads the team pioneering the next phase of Citi's consumer banking mobile, tablet, and internet products and the underlying platforms. He is responsible for executing Citi’s next-generation platform and cloud vision through the delivery of digital products and services supporting Citi's FinTech, credit card and retail bank units.

Phil Webb

Spring Boot Lead, Pivotal

Phil Webb is a Spring Framework developer and co-creator of the Spring Boot project. Prior to joining Pivotal and relocating to California, Phil worked for a number of UK technology companies.

Stéphane Nicoll

Spring Framework Committer, Pivotal

Stéphane has a thing for code quality and robustness. He's been spreading the word for more than ten years while developing large scale Java enterprise applications in the geospatial, financial, or logistics sectors. An Apache Maven PMC member since 2006, he joined the core Spring Framework development team early 2014, being one of the main contributors to both Spring Framework and Spring Boot since. During his free time, he loves traveling around the world.

Josh Long

Spring Developer Advocate, Pivotal

Josh (@starbuxman) is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O'Reilly's upcoming "Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry") and 3 best-selling video trainings (including "Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons" w/ Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin).


Wednesday, August 3rd


Sam Ramji

Chief Executive Officer, Cloud Foundry Foundation

Sam Ramji is a 20+ year veteran of the Silicon Valley and Seattle technology scenes. He was Chief Strategy Officer for Apigee (APIC), designed and led Microsoft's open source strategy, founded the Outercurve Foundation, and drove product strategy for BEA WebLogic Integration. Previously he built distributed systems and client software at firms including Broderbund, Fair Isaac, and Ofoto.

Justin Erenkrantz

Head, Compute Architecture, Bloomberg

Justin R. Erenkrantz is currently Head of Compute Architecture at Bloomberg. In this role, he defines the next-generation compute infrastructure, with focus on OpenStack and Hadoop ecosystems. He has been a long-time contributor to the Apache HTTP Server and Subversion. In 2009, he received his PhD from the University of California, Irvine. From 2005 to 2010, he served as a Director for The Apache Software Foundation.

Andy Zitney

SVP Infrastructure Services, McKesson

Andrew is responsible for all aspects of infrastructure delivery and operations focused on modernizing the technology environments, while driving platform and cloud strategies across the enterprise. Prior to joining McKesson, Andrew worked as Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for Architecture, Infrastructure, and Technology Innovation with Allstate Technology & Strategic Ventures.

James Watters

SVP, Product, Pivotal

As senior vice president product, James Watters oversees Pivotal’s product and business development organizations. In this role, James has helped shepherd the company's marquee product, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, from an experimental project at VMware into a highly disruptive enterprise software business and the industry standard platform for cloud applications. Pivotal Cloud Foundry is the fastest growing open source product in history growing from zero to $200M sales rate in its first two years on the market. Prior to Pivotal, James served in leading product roles at VMware and Sun Microsystems.

Jay Marshall

Principal Strategic Advisor, Google

Jay is an ex-Pivotal Field Engineer and early Cloud Foundry obsessor with more than 20 years in enterprise development. As Principal Strategic Advisor at Google, he currently works with large enterprises and partners to guide cloud strategies and help build on top of Google’s massive global footprint of cloud infrastructure and services.

Nigel Barnes

Chief Architect, Accenture

Nigel grew up in West Cornwall, studied Electronics at the University of York and joined Accenture in 1991 having previously worked for BT. He has spent is career on large system integration and delivery engagements for clients including EDF Energy, Clearstream, British Gas, Department for Work and Pensions and most recently Vodafone. Nigel is a Master Technology Architect and leads the Advanced Technology and Architecture (ATA) platform in EALA and is Accenture's Lead Technology Architect.

Christopher Tretina

Director, Common Infrastructure Platforms, Comcast

Christopher Tretina is Director of Common Infrastructure Platforms at Comcast and has led the ESP Core Architecture team that’s driving the migration of ESP from WebLogic to the Cloud. Chris has 12+ years’ experience in the technology industry in various roles marked at AstraZeneca, Pfizer, QVC, and Comcast.

Corey Sanders

Partner Director of Product, Azure Compute, Microsoft

Corey Sanders has been a member of the Azure team for 7 years and Microsoft for 12 years. Corey is currently the Partner Director of Product for Azure Compute, responsible for the engineering and business of compute in the Azure team. This includes Windows VMs, Linux VMs, Service Fabric, Event Hub, Service Bus, Batch Computing, and the compute technology supporting large Microsoft services like Bing and O365.

Jesse Bean

VP Head of Global Innovation, Manulife

Jesse is a strategic, hardworking and talented leader. His current accountability is to drive innovation throughout the company by leading his LOFT teams globally. He is also responsible for implementing strategic IT change in the Investment Division and group functions in the areas of digital strategy and front office solutions.

Sebastian Blandizzi

SVP & CIO, Manulife

A recognized technology leader known for crafting the requisite strategic vision to achieve business goals, Sebastian Blandizzi offers a unique blend of expertise in business strategy enablement, business architecture, software development, software architecture, development life cycle management and global team building.

Juergen Hoeller

Spring Framework Lead, Pivotal

Juergen Hoeller is co-founder of the Spring Framework open source project and has been serving as the project lead and release manager for the core framework since 2003. Juergen is an experienced software architect and consultant with outstanding expertise in code organization, transaction management and enterprise messaging.

Rossen Stoyanchev

Spring Framework Developer, Pivotal

At present, Rossen is a committer on the Spring Framework team with a strong focus on web development including Spring MVC and WebSocket messaging. Previously Rossen consulted and trained Spring teams for several years. He has been involved with Java and web development in various industries and domains since the mid 90s.

Stéphane Maldini

Project Reactor Lead, Pivotal

Lead and core committer of Project Reactor, Stéphane focuses on engineering foundational API and federating efforts around making extremely efficient cloud-ready dataflows.


Thursday, August 4th


Rob Mee

Chief Executive Officer, Pivotal

A software engineer by trade, Rob started his career working at an artificial intelligence laboratory in Tokyo, writing natural language translation systems in Lisp. In 1989, Rob founded Pivotal Labs. Over the years, Pivotal Labs has been credited for shaping the software development cultures of some of Silicon Valley’s most influential and valuable companies.

Adrian Cockcroft

Technology Fellow, Battery Ventures

Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology. He’s always been fascinated by what comes next, and he writes and speaks extensively on a range of subjects. At Battery, he advises the firm and its portfolio companies about technology issues and also assists with deal sourcing and due diligence.