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Andrzej Dyjak

Head of Application Security, AFINE

Andrzej Dyjak is a cybersecurity practitioner with more than 9 years of professional experience in application security, software engineering, and security research. He worked in public and private sectors, delivering various kinds of security assessments (penetration tests, security audits, threat modeling, etc) for clients from Technology, Banking, FinTech, Manufacturing, Aviation, and Pharmaceutical industries. He has hands-on experience in both process (Secure SDLC, DevSecOps) and implementation (technical nitty-gritty details of vulnerabilities) areas of application security. In the past he discovered critical vulnerabilities in many popular products from major vendors including Apple, Adobe, Google, RealNetworks, and Mozilla.

Andrzej Dyjak
Head of Application Security, AFINE

Stanimira Vlaeva

Software Engineer, NativeScript/Progress

Stanimira Vlaeva is a software engineer on the NativeScript team at Progress and a Google Developer Expert for Angular. She's working on NativeScript Angular, NativeScript schematics, the integration of webpack within the {N} build system, and performance optimizations. She's also co-organizing the Angular Sofia meetup.

Stanimira Vlaeva
Software Engineer, NativeScript/Progress

Eugene Toporov

VP of Marketing, JetBrains

With more than 20 years of experience in the software development industry, Eugene has worked as quality assurance engineer, business analyst, project manager, and has held various marketing roles at JetBrains. He started as a product marketing manager for some of JetBrains’ first products in 2008 and has been leading its marketing efforts for over 7 years. Eugene still does a bit of writing and coding when he finds the time, but most of all he enjoys helping people find joy in their work, be it his teammates or users of JetBrains products.

Eugene Toporov
VP of Marketing, JetBrains

Nicolas Byl

Senior DevOps Consultant, Codecentric

Nicolas Byl gained his first hands-on experiences at developing distributed systems during his studies in medical informatics. When he’s not building cloud-native infrastructures for application development, he’s teaching codecentric AG customers about kubernetes and the benefits of DevOps.

Nicolas Byl
Senior DevOps Consultant, Codecentric

Shai Hertz

Algorithms Team Leader, Text Metadata Services

Shai Hertz
Algorithms Team Leader, Text Metadata Services

Håkon Wium Lie

Inventor of CSS,

Håkon came to Opera from W3C, where he was responsible for style sheets. In 1994 he invented a small language called Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). CSS describes how web pages are presented — on screens, in print, or read out loud. You can read about it in a book “Cascading Style Sheets: Designing for the Web” he co-authored with Bert Bos. The book is written in HTML and CSS. Håkon is a graduate of the MIT Media Lab where he was part of Walter Bender's Electronic Publishing Group.

Håkon Wium Lie
Inventor of CSS

Leah Culver

Co-founder and CTO, Breaker

Leah Culver
Co-founder and CTO, Breaker

Rasmus Lerdorf

Inventor of PHP,

Rasmus is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995 and has contributed to a number of other open source projects over the years. He was an infrastructure architect at Yahoo! for more than 7 years and joined Etsy in 2012. He was born in Greenland, grew up in Denmark and Canada and has a Systems Design engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.

Rasmus Lerdorf
Inventor of PHP

John Romero

Game Designer & Programmer, Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D

John is an award-winning game designer, level designer, and programmer whose work portfolio includes 130 games, of which 107 have been published commercially. John Romero has co-founded 8 widely successful game companies, including id Software, Gazillion Entertainment, and Loot Drop. He co-owns Loot Drop and Romero Games. He is regarded as one of the world’s best game designers and his products have won over a hundred awards to prove it. Furthermore, John Romero is fully a self-taught designer and programmer, drawing inspiration from early Apple II programmers.

John Romero
Game Designer & Programmer, Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D

Brenda Romero

Game Designer, Wizardry, Train, D&D, Def Jam

Brenda is a major figure in the area of game design and is famous for her work on the role-playing series Wizardry, as well as Def Jam: Icon, Playboy: The Mansion, and Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes. She is the Course Director for the University of Limerick and Managing Director and Co-Founder of Romero Games Ltd., a game studio focused on fun.

Brenda Romero
Game Designer, Wizardry, Train, D&D, Def Jam

Brie Code

CEO/Creative Director, TRU LUV

Brie Code
CEO/Creative Director, TRU LUV

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author, Mastering Bitcoin,

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote, and historical precedent effortlessly transliterating the complex issues of blockchain technology out of the abstract and into the real world.In 2014, Antonopoulos authored the groundbreaking book, Mastering Bitcoin (O’Reilly Media), widely considered to be the best technical guide ever written about the technology. His second book, The Internet of Money, unveiled the “why” of bitcoin—and became a bestseller on Amazon— and led to the wildly successful follow-up The Internet of Money Volume Two. His fourth book, Mastering Ethereum (O’Reilly Media) was published in December of 2018.He is a teaching fellow with the University of Nicosia, serves on the Oversight Committee for the Bitcoin Reference Rate at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and has appeared as an expert witness in hearings around the world, including the Australian Senate Banking Committee and the Canadian Senate Commerce, Banking and Finance Committee.To learn more about Andreas and his work, visit his website at antonopoulos.com.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Author, Mastering Bitcoin

Corinne Vigreux

Co-Founder, TomTom

Corinne Vigreux is a Co-Founder of TomTom, the navigation and map-making company that continues to design and develop cutting edge technologies solving mobility problems and addressing the challenges of autonomous driving and smart cities.Voted as one of the top fifty most inspirational women in European tech (www.inspiringfifty.com), Corinne champions women in the workforce and passionately advocates for improved social mobility through education.Corinne has just founded Codam (www.codam.nl), a not for profit coding college based on the famous Ecole 42 curriculum and ethos. Codam opened its doors in September 2018 in the heart of Amsterdam.Corinne is a member of the supervisory board of takeaway.com NV and Groupe ILIAD in France, member of the advisory board on Mass Transit of SNCF Transilien, member of the supervisory board of the Dutch National Opera & Ballet and advisor to the Amsterdam Economic Board. She is chair on the trustee board of the Sofronie foundation (www.sofronie.org).Corinne was made Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur in 2012 and Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau in 2016.

Corinne Vigreux
Co-Founder, TomTom

Dimitri De Jonghe

Co-founder and Protocol Design, Ocean Protocol

Dr. Dimitri De Jonghe is a cross-domain protocol researcher. After finishing his PhD on micro-electronics and machine learning, he co-founded a series of blockchain startups: ascribe (power to creators) and BigchainDB (a blockchain database), and Ocean Protocol (a public network for data and AI marketplaces). Currently, Dimitri is heading research at Ocean Protocol on public intelligence networks. He is also a co-chair of the W3C Interledger community, a blockchain interoperability protocol.

Dimitri De Jonghe
Co-founder and Protocol Design, Ocean Protocol

Klaus Straub

CIO and Senior VP Information Management, BMW Group

Klaus Straub
CIO and Senior VP Information Management, BMW Group

Thomas Bachem

founder , sevenload, Lebenslauf.com, German Startups Association

Thomas Bachem
founder , sevenload, Lebenslauf.com, German Startups Association

Renaud Visage

Co-Founder, Eventbrite

Renaud Visage is the founding technical architect of Eventbrite. With engineering degrees from Cornell University (USA) and Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France), Renaud started his career as an environmental consultant.
Fascinated by the Internet, Renaud joined Internet photo-sharing pioneer, Zing Networks, as Director of Engineering in 2000. Zing was funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and later acquired by Sony ImageStation. In 2006, he joined forces with Kevin & Julia Hartz to found Eventbrite.
Renaud anticipated several fundamental shifts in the way we use the internet – including the arrival of social media, big data analysis, the shift to mobile devices as first screens and the ubiquity of APIs – and leveraged their disruptive power to Eventbrite’s advantage, fuelling the company’s growth into power globally ticketing and event technology platform it is today. In 2014, Renaud was included in Wired UK's Top 100 digital influencers in Europe.

Renaud Visage
Co-Founder, Eventbrite

Nancy Nemes

Founder & Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Ms. AI

Nancy Nemes
Founder & Chief Enthusiasm Officer, Ms. AI

Nicholas Goubert

VP Product Management, SoundCloud

Product leader and team builder, Nicholas is a seasoned technology executive and industry expert and a cross-industry innovation champion with extensive experience in platforms optimised to power successful ecosystems in various industries, from mobility to location services to music and media.
Before joining Native Instruments to lead all digital services and platform, he headed products at SoundCloud. Previously, Nicholas led product innovation at Lab1886/DaimlerX - the newly created Daimler Innovation Lab - as Chief Product Officer, drawing on his extensive international experience in product strategy, innovation management, big data, analytics and location intelligence to strategically enhance, renew and expand Daimler's product portfolio. Previously VP of Product for HERE's Open Location Platform, he led platform strategy, delivering dynamic geographical content and location-based services to power the new generation of connected services developed by automotive and IoT partners.
As a trusted advisor and mentor, Nicholas plays an active role in the rapidly evolving tech, data and location industries and serves as a board member of various promising international (Europe, US and Israel) tech startups such as Cellepathy, AI Incube/Parknav and ProtoPixel. He is also mentoring startups in multiple accelerators in Europe, giving him a chance to help out entrepreneurs while keeping his finger on the pulse of the market.
This puts him in a unique position to bridge the gap between corporations and startups, fostering open innovation and an agile mindset to deliver winning and sustainable solutions for businesses.

Nicholas Goubert
VP Product Management, SoundCloud

Jürgen Müller

Chief Innovation Officer, SAP

Jürgen Müller
Chief Innovation Officer, SAP

Dorothee Bär

Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery, Federal Government Commissioner for digital Affairs

Dorothee Bär
Minister of State at the Federal Chancellery, Federal Government Commissioner for digital Affairs

Lukas Jaworski

Head of Marketing Communications & Content Strategy, FRI:DAY

Lukas Jaworski
Head of Marketing Communications & Content Strategy, FRI:DAY

Marc Preusche

Founder and Managing Director , LEROI Consulting

Marc Preusche
Founder and Managing Director , LEROI Consulting

Mykola Bugaiov

CEO, Elie

Mykola Bugaiov
CEO, Elie

Shirley Wu

Independent Creator of Data Visualizations,

Shirley Wu
Independent Creator of Data Visualizations

Tilo Bonow

founder and CEO, PIABO

Tilo Bonow is founder and CEO of PIABO, Germany’s leading technology PR agency based in Berlin. He established PIABO with the mission to support globally ambitious tech entrepreneurs with launching their business ideas and actively recognizing potentials, achieving growth targets and ultimately owning the market. Tilo and his team have chronicled a successful track record of exponential growth scenarios for tech heavyweights such as WeWork, Stripe, Silicon Valley Bank, GitHub, Google, Evernote and Tinder. As a value adding investor at Cavalry Ventures, 500 Startups, Nest.vc and Capital300, he accelerates the growth of upcoming business stars with his experience and network. Tilo is a keynote speaker at international tech conferences such as NOAH, DLD and MWC as well as a passionate and active supporter of the digital ecosystem as a mentor at Plug & Play and Microsoft Ventures among others.

Tilo Bonow
founder and CEO, PIABO

Claude Ritter

Entrepreneurial Partner, Cavalry Ventures

Claude Ritter
Entrepreneurial Partner, Cavalry Ventures

Angelo Laub

Founder, Mjam.at

Founder of Mjam.at, Austria's leading food delivery network. Now member of the EOS blockchain community with focus on data privacy and security. Advocate for the new concept of zero knowledge services.

Angelo Laub
Founder, Mjam.at

Basak Haznedaroglu

Director of Design, InVision

Basak is a multi-disciplinary thinker, educator, designer and mentor for several startups across the globe. In her role as Director of Design at InVision, she helps shape the direction of the company’s game-changing tools for product designers. Prior to that, she held roles at Microsoft and Foursquare, where she explored the relationship between media, technology, and the human element. She is a huge believer in how design, code, and storytelling can synthesize into meaningful and intuitive products and services.

Basak Haznedaroglu
Director of Design, InVision

Frank Anderssohn

CEO, Elie

Frank Anderssohn
CEO, Elie

Jodok Batlogg

CTO, crate.io

Jodok Batlogg
CTO, crate.io

Holger Weiss

Managing Director and CEO, German Autolabs

Holger Weiss
Managing Director and CEO, German Autolabs

Mike Plachta

Team Lead Solutions, Applause

Mike Plachta
Team Lead Solutions, Applause

Sabria Lagoun

Neuroscience PhD candidate, Brainstorms

Sabria Lagoun
Neuroscience PhD candidate, Brainstorms

Felix Kronlage

Product Owner, Gridscale

Felix Kronlage
Product Owner, Gridscale

Christoph Gerber

CEO Talon.One, Founder of Lieferando.de

Christoph Gerber
CEO Talon.One, Founder of Lieferando.de

Ralf Schneider

CIO, Allianz Group

Ralf Schneider
CIO, Allianz Group

Gene Kogan

Researcher, Sourcetone, LLC

Gene Kogan is an artist and a programmer who is interested in generative systems, computer science, and software for creativity and self-expression. He is a collaborator within numerous open-source software projects, and gives workshops and lectures on topics at the intersection of code and art. Gene initiated ml4a, a free book about machine learning for artists, activists, and citizen scientists, and regularly publishes video lectures, writings, and tutorials to facilitate a greater public understanding of the subject.

Gene Kogan
Researcher, Sourcetone, LLC

Robert Jänisch

CEO & Co-Founder, IOX Lab

Robert Jänisch
CEO & Co-Founder, IOX Lab

Svetlana Kouznetsova

Consultant, Author, Speaker,

Svetlana Kouznetsova
Consultant, Author, Speaker

Steffen Heilmann

CTO, AroundHome

Steffen Heilmann
CTO, AroundHome

Fadzayi Chiwandire

Founder, DIV:A Initiative, Lead Front-end Developer, Onepointfour Consulting

Fadzayi Chiwandire is the Founder of the DIV:A Initiative and Front-end Developer at OnePointFour Consulting in Johannesburg South Africa,
She founded the DIV:A Initiative, a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to teaching young girls between the ages of 8 and 18 years from disadvantaged communities how to code in order to protect their futures and address the industry’s gender imbalance.
To raise the quality of life in our communities, we need to support the growth and empowerment of women and girls. This is because when we allow women to lead, they do not only lead and fight for their own growth, but they fight for their children and for their communities. They give voice to issues that are important for everyone’s collective future.
– Fadzayi Chiwandire

Fadzayi Chiwandire
Founder, DIV:A Initiative, Lead Front-end Developer, Onepointfour Consulting

Udo Schloemer

Founder, Factory Berlin

Udo Schloemer
Founder, Factory Berlin

Vladimir Novick

Developer Advocate, hasura.io

Developer advocate at hasura.io, Google Developer Expert, consultant, worldwide speaker, published author, host of the 3factorRadio podcast and OSS contributor. Currently, Vladimir works with Web, Mobile, VR, AR, and IoT technologies and advocates the use of GraphQL and serverless architectures as well as functional languages such as ReasonML.

Vladimir Novick
Developer Advocate, hasura.io

Nicolas Fränkel

Developer Advocate, Exoscale

Developer Advocate with 15+ years experience consulting for many different customers, in a wide range of contexts (such as telecoms, banking, insurances, large retail and public sector). Usually working on Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, but with focused interests like Rich Internet Applications, Testing, CI/CD and DevOps. Currently working for Exoscale. Also double as a teacher in universities and higher education schools, a trainer and triples as a book author.

Nicolas Fränkel
Developer Advocate, Exoscale

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Steve Wozniak

Co-founder, Apple Inc.

Steve Wozniak
Co-founder, Apple Inc.

Preethi Kasireddy

Software Engineer, Sapien AI

Preethi is a software engineer that designs and develops user interfaces and builds conversation dialogues using NLP and Machine Learning. She’s passionate about conversation interfaces and the future of human vs. AI interactions. She was previously a front-end & API engineer at Coinbase, a digital currency platform, where she helped architect and rebuild their front-end in React.js. Prior to that, she was a partner at the top venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and an Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs.

Preethi Kasireddy
Software Engineer, Sapien AI

Joel Spolsky

CEO of Stack Overflow, Co-founder at Trello

Spolsky, who holds a B.S in Computer Science from Yale University, is the author of Joel on Software, one of the most popular software development blogs, and the sitting CEO of the Stack Exchange Network. As a software engineer himself he led the Microsoft Excel team as a project manager in the ’90s. He later on founded Stack Overflow, the Mecca of Devs, and Trello, the popular project management software, which was acquired by Atlassian in early 2017 for $425 million. He is the sitting CEO of the Stack Exchange Network.

Joel Spolsky
CEO of Stack Overflow, Co-founder at Trello

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Open Blockchain Expert, Author of “Mastering Bitcoin” & “Mastering Ethereum”

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote, and historical precedent—effortlessly transliterating the complex issues of blockchain technology out of the abstract and into the real world. In 2014, Antonopoulos authored the groundbreaking book, Mastering Bitcoin (O’Reilly Media), widely considered to be the best technical guide ever written about the technology. His second book, The Internet of Money, unveiled the “why” of bitcoin—and became a bestseller on Amazon— and led to the successful follow-up The Internet of Money Volume Two. His fourth book, Mastering Ethereum (O’Reilly Media) will be available in the fall of 2018.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Open Blockchain Expert, Author of “Mastering Bitcoin” & “Mastering Ethereum”

Mate Rimac

CEO, Rimac Automobili

Mate Rimac
CEO, Rimac Automobili

Elise Xu

Product Manager, AR Publishing at Facebook

Elise Xu is a product manager for Facebook’s augmented reality camera. Her team builds the tools for creators to target and distribute their AR experiences to audiences across Facebook. She has also worked at Facebook on video ranking and recommendations in News Feed, as well as developing new advertising solutions in the auto and financial services industries. Elise recently moved to London after living in San Francisco for five years. When not pondering the next AR product idea, she loves cooking for friends and writing fiction and poetry.

Elise Xu
Product Manager, AR Publishing at Facebook

Tim O’Brien

General Manager AI Programs, Microsoft Corp.

Tim leads Ethical AI Advocacy at Microsoft and is responsible for programs to drive and promote responsible development and use of technology, inclusive of public policy and the ethics of artificial intelligence. As part of this role, Tim conducts research focused on ethical use of AI across geographies and cultures.Prior to this role, Tim led the Global Communications group for Microsoft, managing communications strategy and operations in over 90 countries around the world, and the Platform Strategy team, where he was responsible for technical evangelism to drive developer adoption of Microsoft platforms and services.Before joining Microsoft in 2003, Tim worked as an engineer, a marketer and a consultant at both startups and Fortune 500 companies. He has over 25 years of experience in the tech industry.Tim has a BS in engineering from Purdue University and an MBA in marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School.

Tim O’Brien
General Manager AI Programs, Microsoft Corp.

Pavithra Vijay

Software Engineer, Google

Pavithra is a software engineer working on TensorFlow at Google. She contributes primarily to the Keras module in TensorFlow. Keras is high-level Machine Learning API written in Python focusing on user friendliness and fast experimentation. She started exploring the field of Machine Learning less than a year ago by experimenting with models for text classification applications. She authored a text classification guide that covers important best practices and rules of thumb for picking the right model and processing pipelines.In her first role at Google, Pavithra contributed to the data visualization and reporting platform called DataStudio. Before that, Pavithra worked with Microsoft on their ERP software suite, Dynamics AX. Pavithra received a Masters in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Pavithra Vijay
Software Engineer, Google

Joseph Sirosh

CTO, Microsoft

Joseph Sirosh
CTO, Microsoft

Felix Krause

Software Engineer, Google

Felix is the creator of fastlane, an open source toolset for automating all your iOS and Android development tasks. He joined Twitter in 2015, and recently started working at Google, where he now works full-time on open source tooling for mobile app developers. Before that Felix worked at various startups in Europe and in the U.S. where he collected over 6 years of experience in the iOS ecosystem.

Felix Krause
Software Engineer, Google

Martin Wezowski

Chief Designer, SAP Innovation Center

Martin has been loving and living design and tech his whole career, as musician, as visual designer. Right now he maps, builds and inspires a future we want to live in, as Chief Designer for SAP's Innovation Center. Design is transforming faster than before, from classic styling of the superficial to system design of everything, including social and political systems, deeply rooted in a space of challenges and promises between cutting edge tech and humanism. In an exponential, digital change, we design a relationship, a behavior, the product will follow. This exponential change is our most important design brief and the stakes are high - It is just too important to be left only to designers.

Martin Wezowski
Chief Designer, SAP Innovation Center

Martin Pirker

Senior Researcher, Josef Ressel Center TARGET

Martin Pirker is a senior researcher in the field of IT security. He currently works at the Josef Ressel Center for Unified Threat Intelligence on Targeted Attacks (TARGET) at St.Pölten University of Applied Sciences. TARGET researches novel ways of intrusion detection and mitigation via analysis of system events streams in a joint research cooperation with industry partner CyberTrap GmbH.

Martin Pirker
Senior Researcher, Josef Ressel Center TARGET

Juho Vepsäläinen

Founder, SurviveJS

Juho Vepsäläinen is behind the SurviveJS effort. In addition to being a core developer of webpack, he has been active in the open source scene since the early 2000s. Blue Arrow Awards winner.

Juho Vepsäläinen
Founder, SurviveJS

Viv Richards

Senior Test Engineer, Vizolution

Viv Richards is a Senior Test Engineer at Vizolution, a blogger and a community bumble bee. In his spare time he enjoys teaching children to code as a CodeClub volunteer at a local junior school as well as bringing communities together to share skills and knowledge by organising local meet-up's as well as organising South Wales largest agile and developer conference.

Viv Richards
Senior Test Engineer, Vizolution

Eva Lettner

Front-end Web Developer, Chillbill

Eva is a self-employed web designer, she works on web development projects such as Schlechte-Schlagzeilen.at, the Bean Brew Crew, and a BMR calculator concept. She was a Junior Front-end Web Developer for TheVentury and has extensive experience in Marketing, PR, and programming positions. Eva is currently finishing her studies in Web Design & Development at the SAE Vienna.

Eva Lettner
Front-end Web Developer, Chillbill

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