KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe

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Keynote Speakers

  • Priyanka Sharma headshot

    Priyanka is the General Manager of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. She was previously the director of Cloud Native Alliances at GitLab Inc., where she built the developer evangelism team that participates regularly in the cloud native community.

    Priyanka also serves as an advisor at Heavybit Industries, an accelerator for developer products. She has contributed to several CNCF projects such as Jaeger and Vitess and was a founding team member of the OpenTracing standard. In addition, Priyanka is a leading speaker and subject matter expert on cloud native and observability and has spoken about Kubernetes, Prometheus, Jaeger, OpenTracing, Envoy, Vitess, SPIFFE/SPIRE, and more. She was a startup founder featured at TechCrunch Disrupt and started her career at Google.

  • Chris Aniszczyk headshot
    Chris Aniszczyk VP, Developer Relations, The Linux Foundation and CTO, CNCF
  • Taylor Dolezal headshot

    I work on infrastructure tools that enable innovation. I specialize in Kubernetes, Terraform, public clouds, and distributed systems. You can also find me buried deep in a book, preparing a technical talk, or running with my partner, Hannabeth, and our two dogs

  • Cara Delia headshot

    Cara Delia is the Sr Principal Community Architect with responsibility for spearheading initiatives in financial services related open source software communities to grow Red Hat’s presence.Additionally, advocate for open source principles and assist Red Hat’s customers in those upstream communities to contribute. 

    Cara has over 15 years in marketing and community engagement with the primary focus being in the financial services industry. Cara holds a B.S. in Political Science from Virginia Polytechnic & State University.

  • Huamin Chen headshot

    Dr. Huamin Chen is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat’ CTO office. He is one of the founding members of Kubernetes SIG Storage, member of Ceph, Knative, and Rook. He co-founded the Kepler project and drives community efforts for Cloud Native Sustainability.

  • Jorge Palma headshot

    Jorge is the Principal PM Lead for AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service) where he serves thousands of customers and mission critical application and helped lead the service to become the fastest growing service in Azure’s history. Formerly he was the Technical Lead for App Dev and DevOps with the Azure Global Black Belt team and has implemented and architected solutions in Azure since 2012, spanning across different roles from Services, Tech Evangelism and Tech Sales. He holds a MSc in Computer Engineering and has a mix of Dev and Ops background having worked as a full-stack developer before moving to a system administrator and later to a DevOps engineer role prior to joining Microsoft. He has founded two startups with successful exit throughout his career and has a passion for helping organizations and individuals grow and succeed leveraging the cloud and Kubernetes.

  • Dawn Foster headshot

    Dr. Dawn Foster works as the Director of Data Science for CHAOSS where she is also a board member / maintainer. She is co-chair of CNCF TAG Contributor Strategy and an OpenUK board member. She has 20+ years of experience at companies like VMware and Intel with expertise in community, strategy, governance, metrics, and more. She has spoken at over 100 industry events and has a BS in computer science, an MBA, and a PhD. In her spare time she enjoys reading science fiction, running, and traveling.

  • Nathan Taber headshot

    Nathan is a Sr. Product Manager on the AWS Kubernetes team. Nathan has been part of the launch teams for several AWS container services and currently helps to set the vision and direction for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service, AWS’ managed Kubernetes service. He works closely with AWS customers, partners, and engineering teams that are adopting and building for Kubernetes in the cloud. Nathan lives with his wife and two dogs in Seattle and spends his time outside of the office sailing, sculling, and hiking. Nathan gave talks at re:Invent 2018 and 2019, AWS Santa Clara and New York Summits, and the AWS container days at Kubecon EU and San Diego 2019. He’s a regular speaker on AWS webinars and Twitch.

  • Maciej Mazur headshot

    Maciej is a technical leader with 10+ years of experience in telecommunication and machine learning. My specialties are: ▪ Telecommunication : 5G, OpenRAN, EPC, CNF, IMS, Edge Computing ▪ Machine Learning and Data Engineering ▪ Growth Hacking ▪ Design and Solutions Architecture ▪ Public Cloud : AWS and GCP ▪ Software development : Python, Scala and Java ▪ Open source : Ubuntu | Ubuntu Core | Kubernetes | OpenStack | MAAS | LXD | Juju | MicroK8s

  • Andreea Munteanu headshot

    Telecom/IT engineer, with adaptive capacity in multicultural environments and background experience in telecom field, with huge interest for data and data analysis.

    My passion for analytics and my detailed oriented personality lead me to a career in Business Intelligence, working with Qlik products, for different enterprises. The projects are developed from scratch, including ETL, dashboard visualizations and different reporting queries. Previously, I worked with different databases, so I am currently developing new skills in this direction, taking into account unstructured/ semi-structured data and automation.

    Experienced with working under pressure, I am ambitious and optimistic, focusing mainly in delivering qualitative results without ignoring the agreed SLAs. Excepting the technical background, developing other skills was always an important factor, such that I have always been a detail oriented person, with knowledge about project management area.

  • Petter Sveum headshot

    Petter has been designing and building storage, data protection, high availability, and disaster recovery solutions for over 20 years. He started working with Veritas in 2001 and now serves as the Chief Architect for the International (EMEA & APJ) region, engaging with a broad range of customers and partners, advising on best practices for data protection, service resiliency, and digital compliance, while they progress on their journey of digital transformation and cloud adoption.

  • Giles Heron headshot

    Giles Heron is a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems, and is based in London. His current focus is on high-performance container-networking solutions.  Giles has over 30 years’ experience in software and network engineering, having started as a software developer coding X.25, SNA and IP protocol stacks, and then having made the transition into network architecture. Giles is the co-inventor of the MPLS pseudowire technology, served as co-chair of the IETF L2VPN Working Group, and is the originator of the Media Streaming Mesh concept. Giles is a frequent speaker at industry conferences including Cisco Live, CNCF, and Linux Foundation Networking events.

  • Guillaume Sauvage de Saint Marc headshot

    Guillaume Sauvage de Saint Marc is Vice President, Engineering, Emerging Technologies and Incubation (ET&I) at Cisco. ET&I is chartered with creating and driving the next Bold Bets for Cisco in an agile, ambitious, and entrepreneurial manner. Guillaume leads software architecture, technology development, and site reliability engineering (SRE) for ET&I.

    Guillaume and his team are working on solutions for modern applications, API services (connectivity, security, observability), and applications and AI-powered solutions at the Edge, in close collaboration with key industry players and design partners across several industry domains.  

    ET&I Engineering also has partnered with universities, research centers, and the startup ecosystem, actively driving open-source projects for modern applications, security, and data management. Additionally, the team is involved in tech-for-good, sustainability, and net-zero transition initiatives.

    Guillaume started his career at Canal+ in 1996 where he designed several generations of digital TV platforms and services, and then moved to NDS ltd in 2003 where he led the New Initiatives team until the acquisition by Cisco in 2012.

    Guillaume graduated from Ecole Centrale Lille, France. He is based in Paris where he co-founded Cisco’s Paris Innovation & Research Lab in 2015.

  • Emily Fox headshot

    Emily Fox is a DevOps enthusiast, security unicorn, and advocate for Women in Technology. She promotes the cross-pollination of development and security practices. She has worked in security for over 12 years to drive a cultural change where security is unobstructive, natural, and accessible to everyone. Her technical interests include containerization, least privilege, automation, and promoting women in technology. She holds a BS in Information Systems and an MS in cybersecurity. A member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) and co-chair for KubeCon+CloudNativeCon China 2021, Europe 2022, and North America 2022, she is involved in a variety of open source communities.

    Guess what? Emily is NOT A DEVELOPER – She is a Security Engineer with lots of exposure to development and sustainment.

  • Frederick Kautz headshot

    Frederick collaborates on security and networking. He is on the SPIFFE Steering Committee, focusing on providing Zero Trust Workload Identity to compute workloads and resources. Frederick co-authored Solving the Bottom Turtle. He is a co-founder of OmniBOR and maintains the reference Go implementation. He is a co-founder and maintainer of Network Service Mesh. Prior work includes creating the initial definition of Cloud-Native Network Function and initiating Red Hat Container Storage Engine.

  • Aparna Subramanian headshot

    Aparna Subramanian is a technologist and cloud-native enthusiast. She started her career as a Software Engineer and has spent most part of her 18 years of experience specializing in Infrastructure and Data Platforms. She serves as co-chair of the “CNCF End User Developer Experience” SIG. She is passionate about building inclusive communities where everyone knows their voices will be heard. She is currently Director of Production Engineering at Shopify where she leads Shopify’s Cloud Native Production Platform. Previously, she was Director of Engineering at VMware where she was a founding member of Tanzu on vSphere, a Kubernetes Platform for the hybrid cloud. When not working, Aparna enjoys baking, gardening, and yoga.

  • Sabine Wolz headshot

    Sabine has been working for Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation for over 6 years. As a senior Product Manager of a service providing cloud native ready-to-use toolboxes running on Kubernetes, she is a real enthusiast of the CNCF world. Her works plays an important role in shaping the digital future of mobility. She is an advocate of mixed teams and believes that diversity always helps to create better solutions that would not have been possible otherwise.

  • Kasper Borg Nissen headshot

    Kasper is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation Ambassador, and co-founder of the Nordic meetup alliance, Cloud Native Nordics, where he serves as Community Lead. He works as Staff Engineer at Lunar. He has worked at Lunar for 6 years, and is one of the architects behind the platform Lunar operates on today. Kasper wrote his master thesis, “KubeCloud – A Small Scale Cloud Computing Environment”, on how Universities could leverage small-scale cloud environments built out of Raspberry Pis running Kubernetes.

  • Sergiu Petean headshot

    Sergiu is working as the Head of DevOps for Allianz Direct. A dedicated cloud native advocate, he has led teams across various industries, successfully guiding migrations to cloud-native platforms. He is deeply passionate about nurturing talent, promoting collaboration, and employing state-of-the-art practices to accelerate software delivery, enhance operational performance, and ultimately boost organisational success.

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