Henning Andersen

Henning Andersen – Chief Architect, Stibo Systems A/S
Chief architect for Stibo Systems for almost a decade and 20 years of professional software development career in the same company. Lead many interesting projects like moving our code base from C++ to Java, developing a componentized architecture and most recently developing the in-memory component for our Master Data Management (MDM) platform.
Stibo Systems is a global leader in Master Data Management (MDM) solutions. Over the last 30 years, we have helped teams in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, travel & hospitality, automotive, CPG and grocery industries manage master data on a global scale.
Noah Arliss

Noah Arliss – Senior Development Manager, Workday
Noah Arliss has been leading and architecting large scale enterprise systems for the past 16+ years a Principal Software Engineer and Software Engineering Manager. He has strong background in enterprise security, distributed systems, platform as a service, and big data technologies. Passionate about software architecture as well as distributed computing he previously led development teams for Oracle Coherence and was an active contributor to the Oracle Coherence Incubator projects working with partners ranging from finance to online retailers to design performant real time solutions. Noah Arliss currently leads the Fabric team at Workday focused on applying In-Memory Data Grid technologies to Workday’s core architecture.
Dr. William L. Bain

Dr. William L. Bain – Founder & CEO, ScaleOut Software, Inc.
Dr. William L. Bain is Founder & CEO of ScaleOut Software, Inc. and holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Rice University. Bill has contributed to advancements in parallel computing at Bell Labs research, Intel, and Microsoft, and holds several patents in computer architecture and distributed computing. Bill founded and ran three start-up companies prior to founding ScaleOut Software in 2003. His previous company, Valence Research, developed and distributed Web load-balancing software and was acquired by Microsoft Corporation. As a member of the screening committee for the Seattle-based Alliance of Angels, Bill is actively involved in entrepreneurship and the angel community. Bill is also a regular speaker at conferences around the world.
Jim Beyers

Jim Beyers – Director Engineering, Target Corporation
Jim spent many years in the hospitality industry which helped to shape his attitude to customer service before transitioning into software. He lives in the Bay area with his wife and two children – enjoys video games, heavy metal, and driving the family bucket bike with passengers.
Brian Bulkowski

Brian Bulkowski – Founder & CTO, Aerospike
Brian Bulkowski, founder & CTO of Aerospike has 20-plus years experience designing, developing and tuning networking systems and high-performance Web-scale infrastructures. He founded Aerospike after learning first hand, the scaling limitations of sharded MySQL systems at Aggregate Knowledge. As director of performance at this media intelligence SaaS company, Brian led the team in building and operating a clustered recommendation engine. Read More…

Prior to Aggregate Knowledge, Brian was a founding member of the digital TV team at Navio Communications and chief architect of Cable Solutions at Liberate Technologies where he built the high-performance embedded networking stack and the Internet-scale broadcast server infrastructure. Before Liberate, Brian was a lead engineer at Novell, where he was responsible for the AppleTalk stack for Netware 3 and 4.
Matt Coventon

Matt Coventon – Big Data Services Lead/Senior Software Engineer, Innovative Software Engineering
Matt Coventon is a Senior Software Engineer and head of Big Data Services at Innovative Software Engineering (ISE), a professional services company with a strong interest in the intersection of vehicle telematics, mobile applications, and big data. In his 10 years at ISE his primary focus has been architecting and building web, middleware, and analytics applications that are high performance, fault tolerant, and easy to scale. He enjoys tackling new technologies and understanding how they can be best utilized within the enterprise. He’s a father of four, and in his free time, he’s a songwriter.
Dennis Duckworth

Dennis Duckworth – Director of Product Marketing, VoltDB
Dennis Duckworth is Director of Product Marketing at VoltDB, where he helps companies extract real business value from their Fast Data. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Benzi Galili

Benzi Galili – Chief Operating Officer, ScaleMP
A computer enthusiast since 1982, Mr. Galili is the Chief Operating Officer at ScaleMP, having served with the company for more than 11 years in various technical and business roles. Benzi oversees ScaleMP’s operations and manages partnerships with server system OEMs and component vendors to take advantage of latest and future technologies. Benzi also has overall responsibility for delivery of ScaleMP technologies to clients globally, which include owners of several of the world’s largest shared-memory systems.
Ken Gibson

Ken Gibson – Director, SW Architecture, Intel Cloud Platforms Group
Ken has twenty-five years of experience leading and developing storage and operating system software innovation.  Ken is an inventor on over twenty patents related to storage and currently leads a team of architects at Intel focused on new software architectures for persistent memory.  Ken recently presented on this topic at the SNIA NVM Summit in San Jose.
Amit Golander

Amit Golander – CTO, Plexistor
Dr. Amit Golander is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and R&D Manager for Plexistor. His responsibilities are to develop the product and work with CEO, Sharon Azulai, on the vision for the technology and products. Golander brings a rich research, development, and leadership background to Plexistor where he has distinguished himself in both the corporate, startup and higher educational realms. In addition to his work in the business and academic sectors, Golander holds over 50 patents and has published a number of technology articles in prestigious engineering journals. Read More…

Prior to Plexistor, Golander was VP of Systems and Product for Primary Data where he was responsible for strategic partnerships, alliances and beta customers as well as worked closely with the R&D teams on the day-to-day product management. Golander also worked for IBM for over twelve years on data center and cloud infrastructure.

Golander has also mentored M.Sc. students and taught computer architecture and quantitative analysis at Tel Aviv University.

Golander received his B.Sc. in C.S.and EE and his Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University in the field of computer architecture. His thesis won the Intel Research Award. Prior to his academic studies, Golander served as an intelligence officer in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF).

Currently Golander resides in Tel-Aviv, Israel and has spoken at many events. The most recent being the NVM Summit.

Nikita Ivanov

Nikita Ivanov – Founder & CTO, GridGain Systems
As a founder of GridGain Systems Nikita Ivanov provides technological direction and vision for GridGain. Nikita brings almost 20 years of experience in software development, a vision and pragmatic view of where development technology is going, and high quality standards in software engineering. Read More…

In 1996, Nikita was one of the pioneers in using Java technology for server side middleware development while working at T-Systems GmbH, one of the largest European System Integrator.
Nikita has held various positions architecting and leading software product development for start-up companies and working with well-established companies such as Adaptec, Visa and BEA Systems. Nikita is an active member of Java middleware community and is a contributor to Java specifications.
Nikita holds a Master’s degree in Electro Mechanics from Baltic State Technical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Girish Kathalagiri

Girish Kathalagiri – Staff Engineer, Samsung SDS Research America
Girish Kathalagiri is a Staff Engineer in Big Data Analytics team at Samsung SDS Research America. His focus is on building Data Science applications and scalable machine learning architectures. Prior to joining Samsung, he worked at Meebo, AgilOne and Yahoo in the area of distributed technologies and machine learning. He has graduate degree from Stony Brook University, New York.
Alexey Kharlamov

Alexey Kharlamov – VP of Technology, Integral Ad Science Inc
Alexey is VP of Technology at Integral Ad Science Inc., where he leads development of the stream processing, data collection and scoring platform. He has over 15 years of software engineering experience and built multiple systems in the area of low-latency and distributed data processing systems across the globe in financial, e-retail and advertising industries.
Mikhail Khasin

Mikhail Khasin – Senior Managing Director & Head of Core banking Transformation Program, Sberbank
Mikhail has 20 years’ experience in core banking software development and currently oversees core banking transformation at Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank. Prior to joining Sberbank, Mikhail was Director of Investment Banking IT at Deutsche Bank, where he played a key role in creating the Moscow Software Engineering Center as well as defining the bank’s sourcing strategy for software development.
Greg Luck

Greg Luck – CEO, Hazelcast Inc.
Greg was the co-spec lead on the recently completed JSR107 JCache specification and the was founder of Ehcache. He is a member of the JCP Executive Committee. Greg is CEO of Hazelcast, and prior to that, was CTO at Terracotta.
Per Minborg

Per Minborg – CTO, Speedment
At the age of 15 he built his first computer and has never stopped exploring since.
Today he has gathered 20 years of Java experience with a focus on OpenSource software. As an incurable inventor, he has 15+ US patent applications and invention disclosures. He has special thing for in-memory databases, high-performance solutions, cloud technologies and concurrent programming. Apart from joint founding a number of companies, serving as CTO (ie. Chilirec and the Phone Pages), he is a regular speaker at various conferences ie. JavaOne, jdays, JUGs and metups. He is also a ZoneLeader on Dzone and has a popular Java-blogg http://minborgsjavapot.blogspot.se/ with more than 150.000 hits.
Girish Mutreja

Girish Mutreja – Founder & CEO, Neeve Research
Girish is the Founder and CEO of Neeve Research and the author of the X Platform. Over the past 25 years, Girish has established himself as a leader in distributed computing and holds patents for several innovations in this area. Prior to founding Neeve Research, Girish held leadership positions in product & technology research, corporate technology vision and core engineering with top right quadrant and market leading Silicon Valley companies. Read More…

Girish has pioneered a number of concepts and principles related to high performance messaging, in-memory data storage, data-function gravity, extreme transaction processing and event oriented architecture. He has led and built several game changing platforms as well as massively scaled, mission critical, real world systems that use these platforms for leading stock exchanges, tier 1 investment banks, retail, hospitality and e-commerce companies. As an expert in these areas of computing, Girish believes the platform that will drive the next generation enterprise needs to be a unique blend of these technologies. The result of this expertise and experience is the X Platform, a revolutionary memory-oriented transaction processing platform for extreme enterprise applications.

Panduranga Pradeep Naik

Panduranga Pradeep Naik – Principal Consultant, Wipro Limited
Pradeep has over 22 years of experience in Information Technology, providing Technical and Consulting Leadership in next generation technology, high performance big data solution, technology transformation, data warehousing, legacy modernization and performance engineering projects.
Derek Nelson

Derek Nelson – CEO and Co-Founder, PipelineDB
After serving as a signals intelligence analyst in the Marines, Derek studied computer science at UC Berkeley and then joined AdRoll, where he helped scale their realtime advertising platform infrastructure from a single PostgreSQL box to one of the largest realtime Ad Tech systems in the world.  After leaving AdRoll he Co-Founded PipelineDB and designed and built PipelineDB’s streaming-SQL architecture with the aim of making stream processing and streaming analytics accessible to anybody familiar with SQL and the relational database model.
Gordon Patrick

Gordon Patrick – Director of Enterprise Computing Memory, Micron Technology Inc.
As director of Micron’s Enterprise Computing memory business, Gordon helps set the company’s product strategy and roadmap for next-generation server memory solutions. Gordon has more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and systems business covering a broad range of marketing, sales management and design engineering roles. Read More…

Prior to joining Micron in 2010, Gordon was director of sales at Qimonda and held various key account management roles at Infineon Technologies and Siemens Semiconductors. Gordon also previously worked within the military sector where he held various design engineering management positions in the Radar Systems Labs at GEC Marconi Avionics. He holds a B. Eng (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Edinburgh Napier University and a Master of Laws (LLM) in IT & Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Andy Pavlo

Andy Pavlo – Asst. Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Andy Pavlo is an Assistant Professor of Databaseology in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University.
Aaron Riekenberg

Aaron Riekenberg – Lead Engineer, Target Corporation
Aaron spent 12 years working at Lockheed Martin working on safety critical air traffic control software before transitioning to Target working on ATP. Aaron is interested in distributed systems and performance analysis. Aaron likes learning new technologies and spending time with his 5 year old twins.
Aleksandar Seovic

Aleksandar Seovic – Architect, Oracle Coherence, Oracle
Aleksandar Seović is an architect on the Coherence engineering team at Oracle, where his most recent assignment was the design and implementation of the Java 8 features in Coherence, such as support for distributed lambdas and streams. Read More…

Prior to joining Oracle, Aleks was Managing Director of Professional Services at S4HC, Inc, a boutique consultancy based in New York. In that role, Aleks worked with many clients to help them implement scalable applications on top of Oracle Coherence.

Aleksandar is the author of “Oracle Coherence 3.5” (Packt Publishing, 2010) and frequently speaks about and evangelizes Coherence at industry conferences, Java and .NET user group events, and Coherence SIGs.

Dmitriy Setrakyan

Dmitriy Setrakyan – Founder and Chief Product Officer, GridGain
Dmitriy Setrakyan is founder and Chief Product Officer at GridGain Systems. Dmitriy has been designing, architecting and developing software and applications for over 15 years and has expertise in the development of distributed computing systems, middleware platforms, financial trading systems, CRM applications and similar systems. Read More…

Prior to GridGain, Dmitriy worked at eBay where he was responsible for the architecture of performance sensitive high-traffic components of an add-serving system processing several billion hits a day. Before that Dmitriy served as a Lead Architect at Fitech Labs, focusing on high-performance software for trading systems, where he jump-started a new distributed caching and grid computing product line scaling out to 100s of servers.

Read Dmitriy’s personal blog on http://gridgain.blogspot.com/

Nikita Shamgunov

Nikita Shamgunov – CTO and co-founder, MemSQL
Nikita Shamgunov co-founded our company and has served as CTO since inception. Prior to co-founding the company, Nikita worked on core infrastructure systems at Facebook. He served as a senior database engineer at Microsoft SQL Server for more than half a decade. Nikita holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in computer science, has been awarded several patents and was a world medalist in ACM programming contests.
Roman Shtykh

Roman Shtykh – R&D Engineer, CyberAgent, Inc
Roman Shtykh is an R&D engineer at CyberAgent, Inc. focused on distributed data streaming and natural language processing. Roman is a committer on the Apache Ignite and MyBatis projects. Prior to CyberAgent, he gained an extensive experience in embedded systems, design and development of large scale e-commerce platforms and distributed search solutions. Roman holds a PhD from Waseda University, Japan.
Hitendra Pratap Singh Hitendra Pratap Singh – Lead Engineer, Target Corporation
Hitendra is a Senior Engineer at Target with experience in distributed system such as Cassandra, Hazelcast and Kafka. He graduated from the Arizona State University with Masters in Computer Science. He lives in the Bay area – enjoys running and play basketball.
Chris Villinger

Chris Villinger – VP Business Development & Marketing, ScaleOut Software
Chris Villinger currently leads business development and marketing for ScaleOut Software, Inc. He has two decades of experience at global, high-tech multinationals, including Microsoft, Philips and Accenture, where he drove software marketing, marketing technology and content management, led global digital marketing and commercial sales networks, and delivered systems integration consulting. Chris has a multicultural US and European background with fluency in four major languages. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering degree from Tulane University and a Bilingual International MBA from the IESE Business School of the University of Navarra in Barcelona, Spain.
Yanping Wang

Yanping Wang – Apache Mnemonic (Incubating) Project Lead, Apache Software Foundation
Yanping Wang has been working on Java and Bigdata application performance for the past 15 years, previously at Intel and currently leading the development of Apache Mnemonic project, a structured data in-place, in-memory persistence library which focuses on improving Big Data application performance by reducing garbage collection and removing SerDe using Non-Volatile memory and storage devices.
Steve Wilkes

Steve Wilkes – CTO, Co-Founder, Striim
Steve Wilkes is a life-long technologist, architect, and hands-on development executive. Prior to founding Striim, Steve was the senior director of the Advanced Technology Group at GoldenGate Software. Here he focused on data integration, and continued this role following the acquisition by Oracle, where he also took the lead for Oracle’s cloud data integration strategy. Read More…

His earlier career included Senior Enterprise Architect at The Middleware Company, principal technologist at AltoWeb and a number of product development and consulting roles including Cap Gemini’s Advanced Technology Group. Steve has handled every role in the software lifecycle and most roles in a technology company at some point during his career. He still codes in multiple languages, often at the same time. Steve holds a Master of Engineering Degree in microelectronics and software engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK.