Adam Bauman, Senior Solutions Engineer, Kong, HQ
Adam is a Senior Solutions Engineer at Kong, located in the Denver, Colorado area. He currently works with enterprise organizations to improve their cloud architecture and modernize their API platform. Before transitioning to presales, he spent over 15 years in software engineering as a developer and manager of teams in various areas, including web development, iOS development, data engineering, DevOps, and integration platforms.
Adam is a recognized thought leader in the realm of cloud architecture and frequently shares his insights and expertise at technology conferences and events. He is also an active member of the local tech community and is dedicated to mentoring and fostering growth in the industry.
Lee Faus, Field CTO, Gitlab
Lee has worked with Senior Executives at Fortune 100 and Global 2000 companies for the past 10 years as a trusted advisor around Cloud Adoption, Agile Methodologies, DevSecOps and Engineering Best Practices. He leverages his experience as an educator to bring complex concepts into a business forum where executives gain valuable advice that can provide immediate impact to their business. Lee has given numerous keynotes at conferences internationally, speaking from his experience working across different verticals and vocalizing the challenges of running highly performant engineering teams. Lee brings work experience from Borland, Compuware, RedHat, Alfresco, GitHub, and GitLab and marries that with his consulting experiences at State Farm, Pfizer, Travelport, WellsFargo and Nokia to leverage lessons learned from other executives. While Lee loves to talk about technology, he is also very passionate about measuring business outcomes and ensuring the efficiency of engineering teams while meeting customer demands.
Ed Fee, Senior Manager, Technical Sales, Infoblox
With fourteen years at Infoblox, Ed helped transition Infoblox from its roots as a DNS & DHCP company to its current leadership position as the Single Authoritative Database containing every single IP address, every single network, and every single DNS record. This authoritative database service can act as a control plane for provisioning, securing, managing, and monitoring all your physical and virtual assets both on premises and off premises including public cloud infrastructures. Uniting networking with security improves visibility, performance, and protection.
Prior to working at Infoblox, Ed held roles in Network Security Engineering and as a Security Solutions Architect, building very secure, and highly available & reliable global network architectures.
Derek Ferguson, Managing Director, Architecture, Fitch Group
Derek Ferguson is Global Head of Architecture for the Fitch Group, where he is responsible for the design of all technology solutions used in ratings, research and analysis. He graduated with honors from Chicago’s DePaul University , has authored best-selling software development books such as Broadband Internet Access for Dummies, and spoken at events all over the world from JavaOne to Microsoft’s TechEd.
Karthik Jambulingam, Sr. Director of Enterprise Architecture, Batteries Plus
As a highly motivated and passionate technology leader, I bring a wealth of expertise in developing and implementing technology strategies that align with business goals and objectives. With extensive experience leading teams, scaling IT execution, and collaborating with business leaders, I have a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions that drive growth and profitability.
My areas of expertise include spearheading digital transformation initiatives, delivering high-impact solutions for retail omnichannel platforms, cloud migration, microservices architecture, test automation, modernizing payments, and enterprise search solutions.
As a passionate mentor and coach, I am committed to empowering enterprise architects to maximize their potential and drive exceptional results. In summary, I am a dynamic and results-driven technology leader with a demonstrated ability to deliver transformative solutions that generate value for businesses.
Razi Mohammed, Senior Manager, Cloud Engineering & Infrastructure Operations, Post Cloud Solutions
Razi is a manager of cloud & infrastructure engineering teams. Razi has led cloud infrastructure and enterprise architecture transformation for organizations. Razi has designed processes for mergers & acquisitions, hybrid infrastructure networking, security engineering and application re-engineering.
Val Mushinskiy, Principal and Vice President of Cloud Services, ZS Associates
Val Defines and leads the execution of cloud strategy for ZS. He leads Cloud Center of Excellence team that manages infrastructure and operations for enterprise and client solutions.
Val built and now manages Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) team. CCoE leverages DevSecOps principles and thoughtful solution architecture approaches to manage all aspects of clous infrastructure & operations for applications and solutions that are hosted on numerous ZS’s public clouds. CCoE’s Managed Service Provider team engages in supporting solution implementations on client owned public cloud environments.
Val’s expertise includes vast experience in software development, architecture, management, and cloud operations across AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.
Val holds an MS in SOftware Engineering and Project Management from DePaul University and a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Mitesh Naik, Director of Cloud Services, ZS Associates
Mitesh is a Director of Cloud Services at ZS and has been with the company for the last 13 years. His background is rooted in software development and architecture but over the years he has picked up the responsibility of architecture and cloud solution implementation of multiple solutions for ZS and clients. He led some of the key major initiatives such as architecting and overseeing implementation of Disaster Recovery program, leading numerous cloud vendor engagements (including Google Cloud and Salesforce) and lately building and leading our MSP team focusing on cloud engineering and operations for solutions hosted on client-owned cloud environments (including DevOps/DevSecOps workstreams).
Mustafa Qutub, VP, Strategy, Rafay Systems
Mustafa Qutub is a dynamic SaaS leader with commitment to clear communication, consistent processes, and unwavering integrity. Currently serving as the VP, Strategy at Rafay, he leads a dedicated team focused on redefining the Kubernetes management experience for large enterprises worldwide. With a track record of successful leadership roles at organizations like Nexkey, Inc., Arkose Labs, and Akamai Technologies, Mustafa brings a wealth of knowledge to the stage, offering valuable insights into enterprise solutions.
Yaj Sabharwal, Vice President – Head of Architecture, Payments, Fiserv
An inspiration leader, I motivate teams of technologists in a work environment to achieve peak performance by identifying and leveraging emerging trends and through disruptive thinking focused on translating complex ideas into actionable insights. Results driven, I have lead successful innovative initiatives to achieve significant cost savings, and delivering breakthrough applications generating new revenue for organizations.
Well-rounded background in driving vision, strategy and execution infrastructure, applications, architecture, data/analytics, Cloud, API, AI/ML operations and business domain.
Saptarshi Sengupta, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Denodo
Saptarshi Sengupta is the Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Denodo Technologies. He is responsible for leading customer marketing, content marketing, analyst relations and press relations among other product marketing responsibilities. Saptarshi brings in a wide range of industry knowledge including enterprise software, consumer electronics, networking and semiconductor, and two decades of engineering, product management and marketing leadership experience.
Ryan Shober, Great Lakes Regional Lead, SnapLogic
Ryan Shober is the Great Lakes Regional Lead at SnapLogic with more than 10 years of experience helping organizations simplify and accelerate their digital transformation journey. Specializing in helping companies scale using Generative AI, Ryan uses this experience to enable business leaders to automate, integrate and orchestrate the flow of data across the enterprise.
Di Wang, Head of Enterprise Architecture, NORC at the University of Chicago
I am an Enterprise Architecture leader with significant experience in Fortune 40 companies. I truly believe the most effective role for enterprise architecture is to cast and communicate the vision and design the framework driving enterprise-wide initiatives, simultaneously building cultures within the organization to leverage the power of communities.
My passion is to partner with both business and IT stakeholders to leverage technologies to enable, enhance and differentiate business capabilities. And my expertise is to find balance between strategic objectives and tactical solutions.
Over the course of my career, I’ve built my knowledge across the full spectrum of architecture domains including business, application, data, and technology. Most of my career has been in healthcare, with some experience in insurance, retail and finance as well.
I am an earnest learner and eager adopter of new technologies. On the other side of the coin, I appreciate the value of existing business systems and focus on transforming legacy applications with pragmatic approaches without losing principles and vision.