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Director Business Partner Decision Analytics,
Director Technology Strategist,
Klaus is a Senior Technology Strategist in the Innovation Lab at Dynatrace. Klaus influences the strategic direction and development of digital experience management solutions. He has deep experience gleaned from years of developing and running large scale web and mobile applications for online businesses.
Director Performance Engineering,
Director of Technology Infrastructure,
SEI Wealth Platform
Martin is responsible for defining the complete infrastructure architecture of the SEI Wealth Platform with focus on the adoption of DevOps within an Agile development & operations organization. Martin Breslin has been a leader of technology infrastructure for the SEI Wealth Platform SM since 2008. Working with global Financial Services organizations, Martin has led the transition from legacy IT infrastructure and delivery methods to a flexible, scalable platforms based service delivery model. In his role, Martin is responsible for defining the complete infrastructure architecture of the SEI Wealth Platform with focus on the adoption of DevOps within an Agile development & operations organization, leading strategy for hybrid cloud adoption, and principle partner for engaging with development and architecture teams for deployment of new application platforms such and Angular, API technologies, data analytics, micro services, multi-tenant, and cloud native solutions. Martin possesses more than 18 years of experience in designing and delivering technology solutions in both the Financial Services and Retail industries.
Global Technical Director,
Chris Morgan is the Global Technical Director for the OpenShift Partner Ecosystem responsible for the technical strategy and enablement across all partner types with OpenShift. He has more than 20 years of experience in various areas of cloud and application technologies with the last decade of that experience with Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Chris spent a large portion of his early career at IBM, where he worked on cross-brand initiatives to bring the various IBM software products together as cohesive solutions. His experience has spanned many roles allowing him to research and work on ideas and solutions to address next-generation markets. Chris holds a B.S. and a M.S. in Computer Engineering and a M.B.A.
Sr. Performance Architect/Principal Engineer,
Manager, eCommerce Operations,
Venkat leads performance and monitoring teams at NeimanMarcus. He likes to educate importance of performance for ecommerce sites and loves to solve performance related problems. He is currently working on building performance driven culture at NeimanMarcus as the company is going through digital transformation.
Bob is responsible for Solution Engineering strategy and adoption of DevOps practices across the enterprise. He has been at Humana for over a decade, and built cloud platforms and driven the adoption of Pivotal Cloud Foundry for the last two years, and Dynatrace for the last five years. Bob has worked in operational experience at Humana and has an established track record of improving system availability, and reducing negative user experience, to help strengthen Humana’s joint IT and business success.
IT Cap/Perf Management Consultant,
Shawn started his APM career over 5 years ago learning the basics of how application teams can leverage powerful APM solutions such as DCRUM and Dynatrace to solve their monitoring and troubleshooting needs. He has spent the last 3 years at Optum honing his skills and educating application teams on how to leverage these powerful tools. He is passionate about solving complex puzzles and he enjoys the challenge that a complex application delivery chain can provide.
Director, Network Operations Center & SRE,
Erik Landsness has been messing around with technology since he got his hands on his first computer back in the early 80’s. He’s spent the last 15 years working with Internet-based technologies both as a service provider and on operations teams. Erik’s favorite thing to do is question institutional norms and think of new, more efficient and exciting ways to build, deploy, monitor and improve technology solutions. He’s also quite fond of traveling in the least technical way possible; on boat propelled by wind.
SVP & General Manager, Digital Experience,
Marc was made for the highly competitive world of cloud and digital experience. He was Canada’s first high schooler to break the four-minute mile in track and ran professionally after graduating from Stanford. With more than 25 years of software experience, he’s successfully applied that drive to win throughout his career. Previously heading cloud-focused business units at Splunk, McAfee and Mercury Interactive, Marc has great depth across big data, security and application performance and a track record of building strong teams that drive significant growth. Speaking of teams, Marc was flying around the ice on hockey skates almost before he could walk and still loves the sport. With his wife and four daughters, he’s also now an avid skier. “Slow and steady” is definitely not his mantra.
Development Executive, Software Development,
Michael Wintergerst is Vice President, SAP Products & Innovation, Cloud Platform Core. He is leading a 1,000+ global development organization in the area of SAP Cloud Platform and managing teams in Germany, Israel, Bulgaria, USA and India. Amongst his responsibilities are SAP’s Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, Data Management, Security and Web Development offerings and products. Michael joined SAP in 2002 after he finished his studies in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Dortmund, Germany. Since then he has been responsible for a variety of topics in Product Development.
Author and adventurer
Alastair is an author and motivational speaker who has been named adventurer of the year. He spent four years cycling around the world, has raced yachts across the Atlantic, and has canoed 500 miles down the Yukon River. He encourages people to fit adventure into their everyday lives, as he now does with his wife and two young children.
Lead Performance Engineer,
Ram works as Lead Performance Engineer at REI leading the Performance Engineering Practice and also an SME of Application Performance Monitoring. Ram is also an active member of cloud migrations and recently worked with a core team for cloud implementation using server less technology and also came up with a monitoring model for server less stack. Within the last 2 years he implemented APM for various systems and also fine tuned the monitoring practices and came up with a new vision for Performance Engineering and monitoring. Before joining REI Ram was working for a leading Fashion Retailer in US for 7 years and worked on all major software implementations.
Andreas Grabner has 15+ years’ experience as an architect and developer in the Java and .NET space. In his current role, Andi works as an advocate for high performing applications in both the development and operations areas. He is a regular expert and contributor to large performance and DevOps communities, a frequent speaker at technology conferences and regularly publishes articles on the Dynatrace blog.
Brian is a platform engineer for Dynatrace AppMon solutions at Sentry Insurance. Brian’s team has worked to integrate APM into the Development, Testing, and Production lifecycle of application development at Sentry Insurance. With more Sentry applications moving to a cloud based solution, Brian’s team has been focused on automatic application monitoring provisioning and remediation.
A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. His research and his books help executives, and also everyday people, better understand the relationship between the evolution of technology and its impact on business and society and also the role we each play in it. As our speaker last year, he took the audience through a digital transformation journey and he will continue what he started at Perform 2018.
Senior Software Development Manager,
Stephen has worked in system administration, hosting, development & architecture for 20 years. He is currently managing the architecture, deployment and delivery aspects of SAS’ first SaaS continuous delivery effort and their transition to a devops culture.
Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture,
First Tech Federal Credit Union
Sam Poozhikala is currently the Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture at First Technology Federal Credit Union (First Tech). First Tech is the 7th largest Credit Union in the country and the fastest growing credit union for the last 3 years serving employees of Technology Companies. At First Tech, Sam initiated the Enterprise Architecture program and is leading multiple initiatives, including Hybrid Cloud, real time failover and DR environment on public cloud, Platform (API) based enterprise and Conversational Intelligence. Previous to First Tech, Sam successfully led multiple enterprise technology initiatives at MTN South Africa, VMware, Cisco Systems, among many others.
SVP, Chief Customer Officer,
As the CCO and head of Dynatrace Expert Services, Andrew’s first passion is customers. More specifically, making customers successful. Clearly, bringing our customers’ voice to the center of all we do is the role he was born to fill. With more than 15 years at Compuware/Dynatrace, he knows that our expert services organization—the largest digital performance management brain trust on the planet—helps customers achieve business-relevant outcomes. Outside of Dynatrace, Andrew fly fishes with his kids and plays a mean jazz piano. Whether he’s helping his son land his first trout or a customer see how technology can change their lives, he lives for “A-HA!” moments.
Sr. Manager, Customer Experience Analytics,
Kerry has worked in the Wireless Industry for 23 years. For the past 15 years her focus has been in Web Operations and analytics, with an increased focus on improving the customer experience.
Abeer is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with an exceptional record of increased operational efficiency and decreased labor costs through technological solutions. She has experience working on software and technology projects for over 6 years for varying industries. At Citrix, Abeer is the Scrum Master to a Cloud Orchestration team focused on developing automated solutions for optimal efficiency throughout the organization. In addition to this team, she has worked with the Web Operations team at Citrix to refine their Agile processes and help move them to a more DevOps oriented mentality. From this collaboration, more efforts are in progress to assist additional infrastructure and operational teams to shift towards an agile mindset and methodology with Abeer leading the way as the Agile Ambassador to the IT teams.
Lead Web Systems Administrator, Web Operations,
Nestor has more than 12 years of experience in the IT field. Currently, He is a Lead Web Systems Administrator focusing on DevOps and automation for Citrix Systems. He has experience implementing and architecting both on-prem and SaaS/One Agent Dynatrace environments both in production and pre-production, helping his Web Ops team become more agile and incorporate APM adoption across all application lifecycles. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and success stories in his DevOps journey.
Joe is a performance engineer turned biz ops with 18 years of experience. He is passionate about rooting out issues and fixing them before customers realize there's a problem. Joe describes himself as one part geek, two parts outdoor enthusiast.
APM Evangelist, Dynatrace Application Manager, KBC-Intrapreneur,
Thomas was Chief Performance Officer for customer facing applications at KBC. Now he uses his experience to evangelize APM solutions further in the company. Current evolutions like microservices and cloud-native-development make this a challenging effort. As KBC-Intrapreneur, he helps modernizing the company to face upcoming challenges and grab opportunities. With PROBIT he works on a user-analytics system that combines Dynatrace data with AI to gain more insights and deliver business value.
Sr. Service Manager,
Mick is passionate about service excellence at Air Canada. In his current role, Mick is bridging the technology and business sides as part of a digital airline transformation by driving culture change beyond service availability towards service reliability. “Customers don’t measure you on how hard you tried. They measure you on what you deliver. – Steve Jobs
Patrick has been involved in systems and application monitoring for 20 years and with Optum for over 18 of those, ranging from basic systems and hosts with home-grown tooling, to synthetics and massive IT Operations frameworks, to growing to Enterprise-scale APM/DPM toolsets. Patrick is passionate about the transparency and visibility of the user experience.
Director of IT,
A 30+ year IT veteran, impeccable track record for consistently delivering high-value technology solutions and projects under tight deadlines and budget constraints. Long term managerial experience building global IT teams. Exceptional IT-to-business relationship building experience with strong focus on developing credibility and trust between organizations. Building and optimizing customer-focused IT teams. Currently Director of IT for BARBRI, responsible for all areas of IT including development, systems, network, BI etc.
Director, Platform Engineering – Enterprise Monitoring/Performance Testing,
Steve is the IT Director for Fortune 500 insurance company, such and such. He holds responsibility for Enterprise Monitoring strategy including Performance Testing tools. Steve's determind approach and expert knowledge in managing monitoring teams, makes him an exceptional manager who has the respect of his reports and peers. With twelve years experience, Steve has been responsible for delivering and maintaing tools which companies uses to monitor their networks, systems and applications. Focus areas include defining tool strategy, internal customer relations and day-to-day operations.
DevOps, CloudOps & Technical Operations Leader,
IT Senior Analyst - Ecommerce & Middleware,
Andrew has worked in Technology for the financial services industry for more than 15 years. He currently works for Virgin Money as a Senior Analyst and is responsible for the infrastructure of their online ecommerce platforms. As APM has become a big focus, Andrew and his colleagues have been using Dynatrace on a growing number of core systems across the company. He has also recently become a registered STEM Ambassador for Technology. Outside of Work, he plays and performs in a band as well as writing and composing his own music.
Bert Van der Heyden (APM Certified Master) works as APM Consultant at Realdolmen Belgium (Dynatrace Partner). He has 15+ years experience as software architect, with extensive experience in the area of public-facing web applications backed by Java and Java-world related technologies. In Bert's consulting role, he supports multiple Dynatrace customers by integrating APM into the daily life of devOps and business. He is also very active in the Dynatrace community and helps organize the Belgian Dynatrace User Group.
Senior Solution Architect,
Wayne is a Senior Solutions Architect at SAGA and has 15 years of experience in Enterprise application and infrastructure solutions. He is responsible for Enterprise Architecture and leading the journey to the Cloud and the cultural transformation to DevOps. He currently leads a successful team focusing on systems performance engineering including the adoption of Dynatrace. Wayne has a BA (Hons) Computing & Information Systems and is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert.
APM Team Lead,
Sherwin Williams Company
Leading a talented team who test, monitor, alert and diagnose for performance issues at Sherwin. Passionate about Automation and drive to CI. We Invent & Deliver solutions and Enable Customers to take ownership of application performance.
CTO and founder,
Bernd Greifeneder is a serial technology entrepreneur and chief innovator. He has (co-)founded multiple successful startups in the application performance management space and enabled optimum application performance for thousands of customers. Besides flying a catamaran, he also acts as an advisor to startups, speaks at entrepreneurial events and supports academic research in the application performance space.
Head of Ecommerce Technology,
Senior Portfolio Manager Application Assurance,
Leading the strategy and driving the adoption of APM for SITA products and services. Background in developing and delivering performance and security management services for global bluechip organizations.
Director, Application Performance Management,
Zurich North America
Leonard is a Network-Forensic Performance Engineer with over 30 years of experience in deep packet analysis. As the Director of APM at Zurich North America, he is responsible for their APM strategy and success. Leonard is a lon-time Dynatrace customer and sits on their DCRUM Customer Advisory Board. Zurich North America is the leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider insuring 90% of the Fortune 500 companies.
Principal Engineer in Quality ,
Sumit Nagal works as a Principal Engineer in Quality in the Small Business Group of Intuit. In his over 11 years at Intuit, he has played various roles including Architect and Developer and leading numerous successful initiatives and innovations to fruition. Currently, he is driving developer productivity, Tools and Performance initiatives. He focuses on powering engineer confidence and speed by providing Shifting Left mindset with integrating of collaboration tools. He has presented at the many conferences and panel discussion about engineering productivity.
Dynatrace CEO John Van Siclen is a native Californian and long-time Silicon Valley exec. As a Valley entrepreneur, he’s made a career of building successful tech companies in highly competitive markets. In fact, CRN Magazine named John a “Top 25 Disrupter” for his relentless focus on breaking the mold and championing new business models. At Dynatrace, he’s surrounded himself with people just as motivated, driven and passionate about innovation and customer success as he is.
Vice President for Product Management,
Steve has been working in the software and IT services industry for almost 20 years and has contributed in key roles to leading the evolution and modernization of the IT performance, including the adoption of Dynatrace as one of the fastest growing APM solutions in the industry. As Vice President for Product Management, he is responsible for product vision and go-to-market strategy. Prior to this role, Steve has held management positions in product management, technical sales and engineering. Steve also enjoys cycling, coaching and his children (not in that order). Steve has B.A. in Economics from Kalamazoo College.
Mark’s testing career began in 1992 with a comprehensive two-year test for a life-critical transportation system, a project which captured his interest for software testing, quality assurance, and test automation. After extended work at Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard, he has amassed broad experiences with real-world scenario testing of large and complex systems and is regarded as a thought-leader expert in software testing automation with a specific emphasis on performance. Mark also offers assistance to customers adopting modern performance testing and engineering practices.
Director of Product Management,
Thorsten has over 10 years of experience as a software developer and project manager. Thorsten has joined Dynatrace more than 4 years ago. In his current role as a Director of Product Management, he is the main driver behind dashboarding and in charge for AppMon scalability and deployment relevant topics. His mission: building awesome products customers love, helping them to solve their daily problems and avoid making products no one wants. At Dynatrace he has the opportunity to deliver such products tailored to people’s needs. Thorsten is eager to exchange with people and to hear their stories and solutions.
Michele is a performance and development expert in the SAP Cloud Platform Performance Team. His daily business revolves around making good cloud software: deep-diving into cloud applications with performance, resilience or scalability issues. Mentoring development teams for improving their cloud engineering skills. Improving cloud monitoring technology and its usage. Coding (and, whenever possible, open-sourcing) tools to improve the life of cloud developers on Cloud Foundry. Because life is too short for bad cloud software.
Keizer Consulting Group
Jeff has worked across Financial, Insurance and Telecom industries throughout North America with a focus on delivering Strategic Business Value through Process and Systems optimizations. APM strategy has become a core focus, helping customers to navigate towards their APM goals and adopting performance into their organizational culture.
VP, Chief Technology Strategist,
Alois is Chief Technology Strategist of Dynatrace. He is fanatic about monitoring, DevOps and application performance. He spent most of his professional career in building monitoring tools and speeding up applications. He is a regular conference speaker, blogger, book author and Sushi maniac.
IT Application Analyst Sr.,
Ryan is a Senior IT Analyst at Principal. His IT experience ranges from Mainframe to Cloud technologies. He has worked in a variety of roles and technologies throughout his 20+ year career at Principal. For the past 2 years Ryan has been leading a Performance Team at Principal with a focus of supporting and leveraging the Dynatrace monitoring environment. He and his team work closely with the IT staff to provide Dynatrace visibility and solutions for their applications. His team partners closely with Dynatrace and the other power users at Principal to support the Dynatrace environment in its current and future state. This group is currently managing an AppMon installation with over 1K applications defined.
Global VP Marketing,
Dave is Global VP Marketing at Dynatrace based in Boston. Dave has extensive digital marketing experience working both client side as well as with leading global agencies. Dave has a passion for technical analysis, coding, search, social media strategies, website development, and design. With this he is able to translate complicated theories into a simplified perspective. A self-confessed geek, published musician, coffee addict and sporting tragic, his perspective is rarely boring.
IT Lead Development Manager - Digital Performance Management,
Manager for the development and maintenance of industry-leading digital performance management tools at TIAA including monitoring and alerting software, metrics dashboards, APM tools, and any additional instruments that help measure, improve, and report on application performance and availability. Work with IT and Business partners to improve the performance and stability of their applications. If you can measure it.....you can improve it!
Senior Vice President, Global Head of SAP Cloud Platform Ecosystem,
Marc Geall is a member of the executive leadership team within SAP’s Cloud Platform Organization. In this role he has responsibility for partner adoption of SAP Cloud Platform. This falls into 3 main areas: enabling effective GTM support from strategic partners, scaling adoption of ISVs and other partner types, and differentiating the platform through targeted technology partnerships. In previous roles Marc Geall served as Global Head of Strategy and Global Head of Competitive Market Intelligence. Marc has split his career between industry, enterprise software, and financial services. Until 2012 he was a Managing Director heading up Technology, Media and Telecoms Equity Research at Deutsche Bank. Prior to this, he was head of Corporate Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Investor Relations at Autonomy, a role that incorporated being CEO of Virage the Rich Media subsidiary of Autonomy. Other relevant roles have included head of Software and IT Services Research at Citi, and senior application engineer at PTC in the product lifecycle management (PLM) space. Marc has a Master's degree in Engineering from Cambridge University, specializing in Aerodynamics and Aeronautics and started his career at Rolls Royce (Aerospace Division).