KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe

Keynote Speakers

  • 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 VP, Developer Relations, The Linux Foundation and CTO, CNCF
  • 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

    Advocating open source principles and practices by contributing to external open source communities focused on Financial Services and Climate Sustainability at Red Hat. Community leadership includes: FINOS Open Source Readiness Co-Chair, FINOS Technical Steering Committee and Technical Lead and founding charter member for the CNCF Environmental Sustainability TAG.

  • 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 is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s OSPO. She is an OpenUK board member, Governing Board member / maintainer for CHAOSS, and co-chair of the CNCF Contributor Strategy TAG. She has 20+ years of experience at companies like Intel and Puppet with expertise in community building, strategy, open source software, governance, metrics, and more. Dawn holds a PhD, an MBA, and a BS in Computer Science. She has spoken at over 100 industry events, including many Linux Foundation events, KubeCon, OSCON, SXSW, FOSDEM and more. 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.

  • Vijoy Pandey is Vice President, Emerging Technologies and Incubation (ET&I) at Cisco. ET&I is chartered to create and drive the next Bold Bets for Cisco in an agile, ambitious, and entrepreneurial manner. Vijoy runs both engineering and a global framework of customer-focused co-innovation labs for these ventures. He is also the CTO for Cloud at Cisco.

    Vijoy has held various strategy and engineering leadership roles and has over 20 years of expertise in planet-scale distributed systems, cloud, operational excellence, and application-first software infrastructures which serve to complement his role as a technical visionary for a software-focused digital future.

    Before joining Cisco, he served as Head of Engineering at Google for the company’s global cloud networks, where he was responsible for developing software systems for intent-driven automation, ML/AI-based data analytics, and application-level awareness. Vijoy has held the CTO role at various companies including IBM Cloud, IBM Systems and Software Group, and Blade Network Technologies. He has also led large geo-diverse, agile engineering teams at Blade Network Technologies, Nortel, Alteon, and Google.

    Vijoy has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis. He currently holds over 80 patents in cloud, networking, and distributed systems.

  • 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

  • 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 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 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.







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