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Margriet is a Data Scientist and Developer Advocate for the IBM Watson Data Platform. She has a background in climate science where she explored large observational datasets of carbon uptake by forests and the output of global scale weather and climate models. Now she uses this knowledge to create clear visualisations and models from diverse data sets using cloud databases, data warehouses, Spark, and Python notebooks.
Wolfram Research is one of the world's most respected computer, web, and cloud software companies—as well as a powerhouse of scientific and technical innovation. As a pioneer in computation and computational knowledge, the company has pursued a long-term vision to develop the science, technology, and tools to make computation an ever-more-potent force in today's and tomorrow's world.
Karen is an author, appreciated speaker and entrepreneur, earned two masters degrees and privacy certifications with IAPP (https://iapp.org). Teacher at IAPP for CIPP certification in Privacy GDPR.With 20+ years experience in information security and compliance; her career has taken her from UK to: Cern in Geneva, Novell in Zurich, Stockholm, and Hewlett-Packard. She has been working in the Privacy field since 2007 and have created an easy understanding framework for the whole organization to collaborate for GDPR compliance principles.
Today Karen is CEO of Privasee AB, a start-up focused on Data Protection and Privacy. Author of the book: Privacy Principles and Data Protection Practices: A Professional's Guide to EU GDPR, coming out in September, 2017. Speaker at several conferences including Nordic IT Security 2016 and IDG:s yearly conference Cloud Confession 2017.
Dave Lewis has almost two decades of industry experience. He has extensive experience in IT operations and management. Currently, Lewis is a Global Security Advocate for Duo Security. He is the founder of the security site Liquidmatrix Security Digest and cohost of the Liquidmatrix podcast. Lewis writes a column for CSO Online and Forbes.
Adrian Hornsby is Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Service in the Nordics. He joined AWS as a Solutions Architect to help customers in the Nordics adopt AWS and move their IT infrastructure to the Cloud. As a Technical Evangelist, Adrian works with customers of all sizes, from start-ups to large enterprises, to help them adopt the AWS cloud. He is passionate about helping customers address their business needs by crafting highly scalable, flexible and resilient cloud architectures. Adrian has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, having worked as a researcher, a software and system architect, a backend and web developer and part of DevOps teams where his focus has been on cloud infrastructure and site reliability, writing application software, deploying servers and managing large scale architectures.
Anders Arpteg has been working with AI for 20 years both in academia and industry with a PhD in AI from Linköping University. Worked at Spotify for many years making use of big data and machine learning techniques to optimize user experience. Now working with the latest AI techniques at Peltarion as Principal Data Scientist, where we have the ambitious goal of making deep learning and the latest AI techniques available for all, not just the large technology organizations. Also founder of Agent Central AB, AI adviser for the Swedish government, organizer of Machine Learning Stockholm meetup group, and member of several advisory boards.
Eveline Oehrlich is Director of Market Strategy for the EMEA region at New Relic. She was VP and Research Director at Forrester Research, where she led and conducted research around a variety of topics including DevOps, Digital Operational Excellence, Cognitive Intelligence and Application Performance Management for 11 years. She is the author of many research papers and thought leadership pieces and a well known presenter and speaker. She has more than 25 years of experience in IT.
Eveline’s passion is to help companies transform their IT organization, processes and tools towards high performing teams enabling their business partners achieve great business results. She has helped some of the largest enterprises across the world to adopt new strategies, workflows and automation tools within their journey towards a digital business.
Executive Director, Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute, Professor in AI Nordic AI Institute
Dr. Christian Guttmann is dedicated to advancing Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science. He is the Executive Director of the Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute, Adjunct Associate Director at UNSW, and Adjunct Researcher at the Karolinska Institute.
Mats has been working for Ericsson since 1995. In May 2000 Mats started working solely with customer presentations of Ericsson solutions and services. What drives Mats is to make complex technology easy to understand for everyone. He is a highly skilled presenter with a proven knowledge in 5G, IoT, Industry 4.0 and regulatory issues.
Erik founded Disruptive Technologies in 2013 so that the world could truly realize the potential of the Internet of Things. He leads a team that has created a complete sensing solution that is unmatched in size, scalability and ease-of-use. Previously he created the world’s lowest power microcontroller EFR32 and the world’s fastest growing ISM band radio ICs.
With a background as an officer within the Swedish air force and a civilian security career as CSO and CISO plus being Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, Anna holds many of the keys to successful management of IT operations. She now runs Basefarm´s private cloud services, a tight 365/24/7 operation of mission critical services using traditional datacenter platforms and hyper converged technology. Anna has built her IT operation management competence over + 10 years holding strategic management positions in both EVRY and Basefarm.
She is committed to have a structured risk management flow through all value chains, a never-failing recipe for making the right decisions and creating strong and self-driven technical global teams. Favorite quote of all times: Admiral Ackbar: It´s a trap!
Brian Curran has been at the forefront of Human Centered Design, Customer Experience and Business Innovation for multiple Fortune 100 Brands as well as many start-ups in senior executive roles ranging across Operations, Customer Care, Sales, Marketing and E-Commerce in the Automotive, Communications, Consumer Electronics and Technology Industries.
His design background is derived from being thrust into situations that were either totally disruptive in nature to the organization or being tasked with resurrecting a failing department, function or brand. With an eye on immediate improvement to the financial health, Brian has deployed multiple design disciplines such as Kaizen, Six Sigma, Service Design, Design Thinking and Agile, to name a few in the pursuit of driving employee engagement and innovation focused on delivering compelling business transformation that produces results.
Brian has the good fortune to have worked on many of the transformations that we take for granted today such as working with Steve Jobs and Eight Inc. to build the first Apple Store within a Store at CompUSA in 1997 (a learning opportunity through fast failure), Determining whether to build BestBuy.com on the Amazon platform with Jeff Bezos in 2000 (decided no as they were going to be a competitor some day) and eventually instead building the first Click and Collect (Buy online / Pick up in store) capability in the world.
Brian’s team even designed the first FedEx facility built within the walls of an e-commerce shipping facility at Simplicity in order to expedite driving consumer confidence that products would arrive on time. The best way to describe his formal training is as a “Charmed Life” caused by being in the right place at the right time. His formal education has been in the trenches of day to day business learning from failure and eventual success.
Upon arriving at Oracle, Brian has focused a majority of his time on helping the company embrace Human Centered Design. His team’s latest creation, IDEA, is a series of workshops and engagement strategy focused on equipping, enabling and empowering the innovator to get ideas executed within their own organization.
Pritam Pabla, Chrome Customer Engineer at Google EMEA is a 20-year veteran in client Infrastructure solutions. Pritam is an expert in solution selling device management technologies and in this position he has EMEA responsibility for providing IT consulting around Chromebook management, security, TCO and Chrome lifecycle best practices for all of Google’s large enterprise and government customers. In his short time at Google he has already gained a major win at John Lewis.
Prior to Google, Pritam worked for notable corporations such as Microsoft, Lenovo and IBM. He is based in Berkshire, with his wife and young son.
Suzette is Country Manager for Darktrace in Sweden, and Nordic sales team lead. She has over 10 years’ experience in the IT industry with deep technical proficiency in a variety of areas including network infrastructure, cloud and security. She previously worked for Cisco Systems and Accenture, where she worked on projects at multinational companies in areas such as product strategy, security as well as infrastructure monitoring and management. Her international experience includes various projects in South Africa as well as Denmark and Sweden. She holds a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa where she did her specialization and research on signal processing in wireless communications, as well as an MBA from Warwick Business School in the United Kingdom.
Renee is a software engineer at Pagerduty. She loves not just making great software, but also building great teams through social awareness and inclusivity. When she's not slinging code, she's probably hanging out with her 3 cats and watching reruns of Star Trek and The West Wing.
Matt Jarvis is Senior Director of Community and Evangelism at Mesosphere, engaging with the communities around DC/OS and Mesos. Matt has spent more than 15 years building products and services around open source software, on everything from embedded devices to large scale distributed systems. Most recently he has been focused on the open cloud infrastructure space, and in emerging patterns for cloud native applications.
As Head of Architecture, Frederic Drevet is responsible for supporting Oracle’s strategic customers’ across Nordic countries undergoing Digital Transformation and wishing to do ‘Innovation at scale’.
With more than 18 years of IT experience, Mr. Drevet is a senior advisor on the subjects of Future IT, Digital Transformation, Innovation, Customer Experience, AI and Agile management, particularly focusing on how to adopt cloud and emerging technologies (e.g. IoT, Blockchain, AI and Augmented Reality) and new approaches (DevOps, Agile and Human Centered design).
Erkan Djafer has 8 years of experience with networking and security. In his current role as a Consulting Systems Engineer for Cisco Systems in EMEA he’s responsible for leveraging his knowledge as a technical evangelist and a trusted advisor across EMEAR in the field of Cyber Security.
He’s an experienced professional with a strong public speaking background, he holds a number of speaking awards, including Distinguished Speaker at Cisco Live. His main-expertise is Cloud-Based security.
He’s active on twitter, a former memorialist for the Swedish Computer Magazine DATORMAGAZIN and spends his free time with ethical hacking, tech and an active lifestyle.
Anton Babenko is a long time developer, CTO and tech-lead who is spending large amount of his time as an open-source contributor to various Terraform & AWS projects, terraform-aws-modules, modules.tf and a few others. The most popular one is where he manages a collection of verified Terraform AWS modules (terraform-aws-modules on GitHub) which is being downloaded more than 1 million of times. He also leads AWS, DevOps and HashiCorp User Groups in Norway, organizes DevOpsDays Oslo, and speaks often at various technical meetups and conferences. He is passionate about all-things-cloud and solution architecture combined with automation and scripting.
Erik is specialised in blockchain technologies and the potential transformative effects they will have on society at large. He is actively engaged in pushing for adoption of decentralised solutions built on these technologies, in different industries and areas of society.
Erik used to work at Spotify with strategy and long term solutions for rights management in the music industry, among them investigating the possibilities of applying blockchain technology to solve the rights issues that are plaguing the music industry.
Before joining Spotify Erik was the founder and CEO of a consultancy firm, which had a central role in the creation of a playlist company called Tunigo. Tunigo was the first company that got acquired by Spotify and formed the basis for the section called Browse. Browse is one of the services that until this day has had the most impact on the evolution of Spotify.
Johan has over a decade of experience from software development projects and a number of different roles, including development, test and project management. The last five years, he has been part of continuous delivery transitions, helping organizations to achieve shorter time to market while maintaining high quality.
Johan holds a M.Sc degree in engineering physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He enjoys sharing knowledge and ideas and is a frequent speaker at conferences and meetups.
James Fain is a Enterprise Architect and Digital Transformational Specialist at Oracle Sweden. He is an expert in strategy around innovation and digital transformation within enterprise companies for CX and emerging technologies. He works on transforming the people, processes and technology of enterprise businesses to focus on their customers. He helps them to drive growth in their business by reviewing their current architecture and facilitate them to transform to become more customer focused from the ground up with their strategies and technology stack. He is a keen follower of new trends within the market and advises his customers how to turn high level strategies into functional actions within the business.
With an engineering background in consulting and automation, Maarten helps organisations to accelerate the delivery of business ideas to their customers. He has spent over 10 years in consulting, middleware and software development, and is experienced in guiding DevOps teams as they adapt to the profound changes in the way they work. Maarten is an expert in increasing the efficiency, quality and productivity of application development and deployment. In addition to his role as a Sales Engineer, he serves as a thought leader for XebiaLabs, specialising in the areas of DevOps, Cloud and Continuous Delivery.
Mieke is an independant consultant leading innovative change projects for industrial and governmental organizations. In her current role she works as Project Manager Deployment Automation for UWV, the governmental organization responsible for collection and payment of social security benefits (unemployed, illness and disabled) for all Dutch employees and unemployed.