Jayen AsharIT Army Knife, TripGo
Jayen is an experienced IT professional involved with several tech startups. He joined TripGo in 2012 and is currently the longest-serving non-director employee. One of his startups is our first external API user and he works directly with enterprise API customers and government agencies.
Mauri EdoSenior Quality Engineer, Atlassian
Mauri is a Senior Quality Engineer in the Bitbucket Pipelines team, and has spoken at Summit 2016 as well as in testing meetups and conferences like the Bilbao QA & TEST international testing conference. He is an advocate for all things quality, test automation and continuous delivery.
Ben SayersPrincipal Developer, Atlassian
Ben Sayers is a Principal Developer in the Infrastructure team, who has spoken at Summit 2016, introduced contract testing to Atlassian, and has written several popular internal blog posts on the topic. He has also hosts the internal Test Automation User Group, runs brown bags and training sessions within Atlassian and is known for giving entertaining and memorable demos.
Vincenzo ChianeseBug Introducer, Apiary.io
Vincenzo Chianese is an Italian Software developer currently working in Apiary.io He puts bugs in the code, making sure his coworkers have always something to fix.
Adeel AliCEO, APIMatic
Adeel is the founding CEO of APIMatic.io, which emerged out of his PhD research, and now have become a well known provider of SDK generation and API Transformation. Besides APIMatic, Adeel loves reading, travelling and playing Cricket.
Deb NollerCEO, Switch Automation
Deb Noller is the CEO of Switch Automation—the world’s first end-to-end IoT solution to help people better manage their buildings. With more than 20 years of experience in technology, computer science, business, efficiency and sustainability, Noller is passionate about helping large industries use technology to run smarter business operations. Under Noller’s leadership, Switch has more than 10 years of system integration experience with building automation and sub-metering systems. She grew the company from its Sydney origin into a global business with a large North America presence.
Laura HeritageDirector of Product Portfolio Management, Axway
Laura is the Director of Product Portfolio Management - Developer Platform at Axway, she is responsible for Axway's Amplify developer experience. She has an extensive background helping Fortune 500 companies transform into digital enterprises. Laura is a frequent speaker, evangelist and industry expert on digital business transformation and API Lifecycle.
Rana PereisDirector, Innovation & Digital, Barclays
Rana has been working extensively with major financial services organisations, and Fintech innovators to create API enabled Platforms for Innovation that enables new revenue opportunities, drive lower operating costs and deliver an excellent service experience for the consumers.
Rhys EvansPrincipal Consultant, Versent
Previously CTO of Thomas Duryea Consulting, most recently working for NAB assigned to the Labs division taking projects out of the lab and into production.
Philip LaureanoTechnical Team Lead, Domain Group
Philip Laureano is a Technical Team Lead for CommercialRealEstate.com.au in Australia and has been working in software development since 1999. When he is not working with his team in Domain, you can usually find him creating his own compilers, and working with distributed frameworks like Akka.NET for fun. Philip is the author of the LinFu and Hiro IOC container frameworks, which make extensive use of IL "voodoo" to make cool and productive things happen for the Common Language Runtime.
Joseph CooneySoftware Engineer,
Joseph is a software developer based in Brisbane. He has many years experience building APIs for consumers and integrating APIs into applications, primarily in the financial services sector.
Jessica LinManager, Digital Technology & Services, Qantas
Jessica Lin is Manager of Digital Technology and Services at Qantas, the flag carrier and largest airline of Australia. She leads the Software Engineering and Testing discipline to establish internal software development capability at Qantas IT. She also looks after API, Integration and Cloud platforms, enabling Qantas’ customer digital channels and customer experience strategy. Prior to Qantas, she was a Software Engineer and Development Manager at American Airlines. Her current interests and focus are developer culture and experience in the enterprise, cloud computing, and open source.
Richard MillerPartner, Deloitte
Axel GrosseAPI Solution Lead, APAC, Axway
Axel is responsible for Axway's API Management solution across Asia Pacific. Through his career of close to 5 years with Axway, Axel has worked with many of the region's leading organisations and financial institutions, particularly in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, and has overseen major implementations with customers as they embark on their digital transformation journeys. Prior to Axway, Axel worked in Germany with Vordel and was the chief engineer driving the API Gateway adoption in the market before Axway’s acquisition in 2012. Axel has also spent 10 years at Oracle, covering the Middleware and Integration stack.
Alicia CarrCEO/Founder, PEVO
Alicia V. Carr is the first self-taught African American woman mobile developer to create a domestic violence app dedicated to helping victims escape abuse. She knew she had to utilize her acquired skills as a developer to make a difference. Alicia decided to combine her new learned skills and long-time passion for domestic violence prevention to create Purple Evolution, Inc (PEVO) App. Early 2014 I join the group called Women Who Code and is now one of three Director of the Atlanta chapter. Also, Apple has acknowledged me at the WWDC15 and 16 events. WWDC2015 Morning Keynote - http://www.apple.com/live/2015-june-event/322cd98d-5368-4c7b-891b-d7dff96b6714/ Apple newBeginning Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJt871shTho
Stefano TempestaVP Engineering, EF Education First
Stefano is Vice President of Engineering at EF Education First, the world's leading private international education company. A regular speaker at worldwide conferences, including Microsoft Ignite, TechEd, NDC, API World and the European SharePoint Conference, Stefano_s interests span across Cloud, Mobile and IoT applications. He can be reached via his personal web site tempesta.space.
Rouven WesslingDeveloper Evangelist, Contentful
Rouven is a Developer Evangelist at Contentful who is passionate about static analysis, testing and automation. When he’s not programming, you’re most likely to find him eating cake or running on the streets of Berlin (so he can eat more cake).
Cristiano BettaDeveloper Experience Consultant, Work Betta
I'm a Developer Experience consultant who helps companies small and large to improve the onboarding, activation, and support of developers. In the past, I've worked at PayPal as a Senior Developer Advocate and I run events with my friends at [Geeks of London](http://geeksoflondon.com). I love to code in Ruby, Rails & JS. I appreciate web standards, continuous integration, distributed version control, test-driven development, and coffee.
Phil NashDeveloper Evangelist, Twilio
Phil is a developer evangelist for Twilio based in London. He loves building with APIs and can mostly be found programming Ruby and JavaScript.
Aditya TuliVP, Technology & Innnovation, MaGIC
Aditya's career spans 16 years in the IT industry in enterprise systems development and consulting services. Prior to joining the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC), Aditya was involved in multiple startup ventures expanding managed services and marketplaces. As the VP of Technology and Innovation at MaGIC, Aditya is involved in tracking the startup ecosystem growth in Malaysia, and identifying and developing tools that serve the entrepreneurs. His current focus is bringing together elements of service design, data, and engineering to develop digital platforms.
Bradley Clayton, Deloitte Digital
Bradley Clayton leads our Mobile and Connected Devices (MCD) community of practice, in Deloitte Consulting’s Digital practice. He has built mobile applications and IoT prototypes for a number of Australian organisations, including Coles, the National Bank of Australia, Belong, Australia Post, Telstra, ANZ, GE Money, Energy Australia and the Department of Health. Bradley leads hacker teams, a method that combines storytelling and rapid prototyping to demonstrate an idea and enable the testing of innovative customer experiences. Each prototype is built in the spirit of playfulness, exploration, and critical thought. The approach resourcefully combines existing assets and pushes technologies beyond their intended use. Ultimately, each prototype tells a story that makes a meaningful improvement to a customer’s experience. Bradley has been with Deloitte Digital for six years, and holds an MSc in Computer Science.
Anne-Marie Charrett, Testing Times
Anne-Marie Charrett is a software tester, trainer and coach with a reputation of excellence and passion for Quality and the craft of software testing. An electronic engineer by trade, software testing chose her when she started testing protocols against European standards. Anne-Marie advocates a whole team approach to Quality. She sees Software Testing as a skilled activity that many might perform. She trains & coaches companies to embrace this approach to quality and to develop software testing skills best suited to the context they work in. In the past, Anne-Marie has developed software testing courses and lectured at the University of Technology, Sydney, and ran the Sydney Testers Meetup. She blogs at Maverick Tester and offers tweets @charrett Anne-Marie is available for work through her company Testing Times where she offers consulting, training and coaching services.
Brad DrysdaleRegional CTO, MuleSoft
Tom AdamsDirector of Engineering, RedBubble
Tom Adams is a Director of Engineering at Redbubble, working in the consumer & loyalty space, specialising in mobile. Prior to Redbubble he was principal consultant at Cogent, and the co-founder & CTO of Oomph. His current interests are in technical leadership, high performance & cloud computing and functional programming.
Gregory MenvielleFounder, smartnotify.us
Gregory Menvielle (@pyramedium) is a French-American entrepreneur and founder of the software applications smartnotify.us and Pyrasolutions. Gregory has over 20 years of experience in IT, in international expansion, and helping companies achieve success on a global scale. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and an MA in Egyptology from the University of Chicago, neither of them preparing him to keep up with his daughter!
Mark WolfeSenior Devops Engineer, Versent
Mark Wolfe is currently working as a senior devops engineer at Versent. He is the former CTO of Ninjablocks, and has been working in the software industry for the last 15 years, building a wide array of software and solutions for customers in the Telecommunications and Government sectors.
Peter StanskiSnr Manager, Solutions Architecture, Amazon Web Services
Peter 'Dr Pete' Stanski has been an IT and business strategy consultant for over 20 years and is an influential figure in the technology space. He has mentored organisations with their technology adoptions and continues to develop solutions for industries spanning across telecom, finance, education, research, trade, gaming, e-learning, scientific, bio-technology and IT. He is a Senior AWS Solutions Architect Manager and over several years has helped countless customers unlock innovation at scale with AWS.
Alex WilsonSnr Principal Consultant, CA Technologies
Alex Wilson has helped customers and vendors across a 30+ year career in Information Technology, initially in Europe and now in Australia. In his current role, Alex leads Technical Presales for API Management at CA Technologies, Asia Pacific & Japan. In this role, he advises leading organisations on their API Strategy & Architecture, and helps his clients put APIs at the center of their digital strategy. As an evangelist for APIs, Alex is a recognized thought leader in the API and Microservices community. In previous roles, Alex has designed and implemented successful and innovative Security projects, and is an active member of various Security Associations. He closely follows security, mobility and Internet of Things and has held the ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification for 10 years.
Nuwan DiasArchitect, WSO2
I am an Architect at WSO2, mainly responsible for spearheading the architecture, design and implementation of the WSO2 API Management solution. I have previously spoken at WSO2 Conferences globally.
James HortonFounder & CEO, Datanomics
Data sharing technologist and strategist. Founder and CEO, datanomics Pty Ltd, a developer of shared-governance, data sharing platforms across industry, public sector and research sectors.
James BlighSnr Manager, Commercial Feasibility, NAB
Mr. Bligh's professional experience has revolved around the application of technology to solve business problems across a range of industries. In his current role, Mr. Bligh helps set the Digital Strategy for NAB and is then accountable for ensuring channel investments are technically and commercially feasible. Previously, Mr. Bligh acted as the Enterprise Architect for Channels for the NAB.
Eldar AllahverdiyevAPI Product Owner, OFX
Eldar is the API Product Owner at OFX, he is building the OFX API Strategy from the scratch and turning OFX into the simple, easy and customer driven global payments API Platform via great API Products and Developer Community. He was previously the API Solutions Manager at Telstra, enabled the APIs first strategy across multiple business domains, built API Products and managed products roadmap. He is also actively engaged in shaping the API Strategy and API Products development in various local industries.
Mark BoydAPI Analyst, APIdays Global
Mark Boyd is a writer and API industry analyst. He has previously written about the growth of the API economy for ProgrammableWeb, The New Stack, and Venture Beat and chairs several API conferences. He has published a number of ebooks on the API lifecycle, container technologies, best practices for API adoption, and API uptake in industry verticals like banking. He also regularly conducts industry research and manages data-driven projects that draw on open data and proprietary sources. His latest project is industry research on simplifying APIs using cloud-based infrastructure and citizen developer tools. With a public health and urban planning background, Mark is especially interested in how APIs can enhance citizen and local business engagement and foster economic development in smart cities.
Chris SkeneDeveloper Engagement, platform.sh
Chris represents Platform.sh across the Asia-Pacific, helping engage users and build the Platform.sh community, and is a well known open source advocate and speaker.
Peter WilliamsChief Edge Officer, Deloitte Centre for the Edge
I run the Australian chapter of Deloitte Centre for the Edge on a part time basis. This role involves both research into the big shifts that are changing our society and institutions, with a large degree of focus on how digital is driving change. I also do public speaking and private consulting through Rexster Consulting.
Paul NicholsSenior Consultant, Mexia
Helping businesses build and integrate their systems for the last 20 years using the Microsoft stack. I’ve delivered many solutions for companies both in the UK and Australia and within sectors such as Financial Services, Education and Government. I now specialise in Enterprise Integration using BizTalk, Azure & .Net and deliver outcomes using Agile methodologies. Much of my earlier career was spent as a .Net consultant due to an early adoption of the framework in 2001.
Saul CaganoffPrincipal, Deloitte
Saul Caganoff has over 20 years experience in IT, specialising in distributed systems, integration, Service Oriented Architecture and APIs. Saul has worked on projects for major enterprises across Asia, the United States and Australia.
Roo HarriganPlatform Engineer, Slack
Roo Harrigan is an application engineer on the Platform Team at Slack, where she works on building friendly APIs and helping app developers make the most of their space in Slack. Roo started her career as a product manager and was working at Epic, a healthcare technology company, when she realized she'd rather be making things with her own 10 fingers. When she isn’t writing PHP, Roo spends her time strategizing about building a more inclusive engineering organization at Slack.
Todd BrackleyCo-Founder, Hypr
Todd is Co-Founder of Hypr Innovation. He is a software maker with an eye to business, a full-stack technologist and has apprenticed himself in most roles in software development.
Steven WillmottHead of API Infrastructure, Red Hat
Steven Willmott is a Senior Director and Head of API Infrastructure at Red Hat. He was previously the CEO of 3scale Inc, one of the worlds leading API Management providers and now part of Red Hat. His background spans distributed systems, Web Services, SOA and APIs. He is a founding member of the Open API Initiative, the API Strategy and Practice conference, API Commons and APIs.json. Steven is also a frequent public speaker on the business and architectural challenges of APIs and Platforms. He can be reached on line at LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenwillmott and twitter https://twitter.com/njyx.
Peter SculleySnr Manager, Operations, Dept Premier & Cabinet (Vic)
Cassandra BonnerSolution Architect, Amazon.com
Cassandra Bonner is an Enterprise Solutions Architect for AWS. She works with AWS customers throughout their AWS cloud journey to help build cost-effective, reliable, secure and performant-efficient solutions on AWS. She also works with her customers to achieve operational excellence with both traditional and more modern solution designs such as Serverless Architectures.
Emma PoposkaCEO, Brontech
Emma Poposka is the Co-Founder and CEO at Brontech (www.bron.tech), a company that specializes in development of blockchain solutions for decentralized data management, digital identity and alternative currencies. She is particularly interested in the synergies between technology and market economy, decentralized systems and monetary theory. With master degrees in Computer Science, Bioinformatics (Genetic Algorithms) and MBA she provides a unique thinking from technological and ideological perspective on development of robust decentralized systems. She has 8+ years experience in software including software development, data analytics and product management.
David HowdenSoftware Engineer, Sajari
Previously a mathematician specialising in computational algebra, David is now a software engineer at Sajari working on machine learning powered searching technology. He spends most of his time designing and building distributed systems using Go, gRPC and Kubernetes.
Toby HedeArchitecture Innovation Lead, Reckon
With nearly 20 years commercial software development experience, Toby has an extensive history building & leading teams to ship quality software, honed by a polyglot development background and years of experience spent in the trenches as a software engineer and team leader. He has experience across the software development life-cycle, and has worked for many years championing agile principles including XP, Scrum and Kanban. An accomplished and confident public speaker and evangelist, he is a regular speaker at meetups and conferences.
Simon Raik-AllenCTO, MYOB
Simon Raik-Allen joined MYOB in January 2010 as Chief Technology Officer. He is responsible for driving the underpinnings of MYOB’s digital vision in helping clients make the most of technology. Simon has 15+ years of industry experience and a background in computer science. He has worked the majority of his career based in Silicon Valley in areas such as trading exchanges, e-commerce, business intelligence, communications, banking, government, media and entertainment. Simon has also worked with companies such as Sony, eBay, AOL, Bank of America,Fosters,Telstra, NAB, ANZ. Simon has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Bachelor of Computing from Monash University.
David HayProduct Strategist, Orion Healthcare
David is a Product Strategist for Orion Health. He is also active in the international standards community as the chair of HL7 New Zealand and is a co-chair of the FHIR Management Group, charged with guidance and development of the latest HL7 standard. David graduated from medical school, then moved into the Health IT sector. He has provided outstanding leadership towards helping to create and evangelize the innovative FHIR standard.
Mark PesceManaging Director, Digital Growth Partnership
Mark Pesce is an inventor, writer, entrepreneur, educator and broadcaster. In 1994 Pesce co-invented VRML, a 3D interface to the World Wide Web. For seven years he was a panelist and judge on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s hit series The New Inventors. He produces and hosts This Week in Startups Australia, the nation’s #1 podcast for tech entrepreneurs. Pesce has written six books, founded graduate programs in interactive media at both the University of Southern California’s world-famous Cinema School and the Australian Film, Radio and Television School, and currently holds an appointment as Honorary Associate in the University of Sydney’s Digital Cultures Program. In 2006, Pesce opened the doors of the Digital Growth Partnership, a Sydney consultancy dedicated to helping clients identify and benefit from the opportunities of a ‘hyperconnected’ world.
Jessica EllermBusiness Development & Fintech Commentator, Tyro Payments
Jessica is a regular presenter on Brett King’s Breaking Banks, bringing updates on the Australian fintech space to his global audience of 500,000 listeners. Jessica also commentates regularly on payment innovations, growth hacking and banking disruption in other online publications. Jessica is a regular presenter on Brett King’s Breaking Banks, bringing updates on the Australian fintech space to his global audience of 500,000 listeners. Jessica also commentates regularly on payment innovations, growth hacking and banking disruption in other online publications.
Jonathan PerkinsonPartner, Deloitte
Jonathan is a Partner in Deloitte's payment advisory practice where he is a resident expert in blockchain technologies.
Steven CooperCTO, Sniip
Sniip CTO. Payments Evangelist. Unicorn Incubator founder. Kingdom Hack cofounder. International Speaker/MC/Hackathon Mentor/Judge. As Chief Technology Officer for Sniip Steven is working closely to help scale the platform and creating new innovative ways for consumers to pay. With its frictionless and easy to use application he is working with government agencies, councils and utility companies to implement the technology. Bio and headshot is available at https://devstev.es/presskit