Region & Country

Valued speakers who focus on the geopolitical and cultural aspects of different regions and countries, exploring topics like regional development, international relations, and cultural identity

Jed Anthony Ariens

Jed Anthony Ariens

Professional boxer from Australia named Jed Anthony Ariens. He is an Australian fighter who is officially registered. He enjoyed reading books like "The Power of One" when he was younger. At the age of 10, he began boxing, but not professionally. He started boxing at age 15. Extreme Boxing is the name of the gym where he first began his career. Jed debuted on May 19, 2018. His professional career includes 9 fights in total, 3 victories, 5 defeats, and 1 tie. Jeff Horn was an inspiration for Jed Anthony Ariens. Jed Fond enjoys taking his dog and buddies to the beach.

Professional boxer from Australia named Jed Anthony Ariens. He is an Australian fighter who is officially registered. He enjoyed reading books like "The Power of One" when he was younger. At the age of 10, he began boxing, but not professionally. He ... Show more

Patrick Baumgartner

Patrick Baumgartner

Patrick Baumgartner is a passionate software crafter, technical agile coach and trainer at 42talents. He works with people to create beautiful and simple solutions and enjoys building software for the cloud with Java, the Spring ecosystem, Neo4j and ElasticSearch and other open source technologies.

Learning new things from others and with others is something Patrick really enjoys. So he is actively involved in software craftsmanship, Java and Spring, and the agile community. He likes to make a difference, experiment and learn from and with others.

Patrick Baumgartner is a passionate software crafter, technical agile coach and trainer at 42talents. He works with people to create beautiful and simple solutions and enjoys building software for the cloud with Java, the Spring ecosystem, Neo4j and ... Show more

Julien Jakubowski

Julien Jakubowski

Julien Jakubowski is a Developer Advocate at StreamNative with over 20+ years of experience as a developer, staff engineer, and consultant. He has built several complex systems with distributed, scalable, and event-driven architecture for various industrial sectors such as retail, finance, and manufacturing.



Julien delivers talks at conferences on software engineering, including Devoxx, JCon, Conf42, VoxxedDays, Berlin Buzzwords, and Java User Groups, among others.


Julien is located in France. He's also one of the founders and leaders of the Ch'ti JUG - Java User Group of Lille, France.

Julien Jakubowski is a Developer Advocate at StreamNative with over 20+ years of experience as a developer, staff engineer, and consultant. He has built several complex systems with distributed, scalable, and event-driven architecture for various ind... Show more

Ana Maria Bisbe York

Ana Maria Bisbe York

Ana María is a professional in the world of data, with over 30 years in the software industry and extensive experience, both in training and in projects, in data modeling and analysis with Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence tools and Excel, Tableau, and Power BI.
She has more than 15 years of experience as a trainer in data analysis and treatment, the creation of relational, multidimensional, and tabular models, and the creation of reports and dashboards with advanced analytics.
As a Microsoft Partner in Power BI, she has done consulting, training and projects, spreading the knowledge and power of Power BI. Her technical level and the recognition she has achieved have led her to be the author of the content published on Power BI for LinkedIn Learning in Spanish.
Since 2001, she has collaborated with various technical communities, which share knowledge and experiences, and with communities that promote the visibility of female talent in technology.
She is a regular speaker at international events and congresses in Spain, many European countries, LATAM, and the United States. She is a co-leader in the Power Platform Madrid community and leads projects and initiatives in Power Platform Spain. For all this activity, she has been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in the Data Platform category for several years.
You can find her in forums and events, as a speaker, organizer, or attendee, and also online on her Twitter account (ambynet), on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ambynet/) or her technical blog at AMBY.NET (https://amby.net/) which he has maintained for almost 20 years.

Ana María is a professional in the world of data, with over 30 years in the software industry and extensive experience, both in training and in projects, in data modeling and analysis with Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence tools and Excel, T... Show more

Katy Ereira

Katy Ereira

Katy Ereira is an accomplished software engineer and international conference speaker based in the UK.

Having graduated from King’s College London with a degree in Computer Science over a decade ago, Katy has since made her way down the IC track as a developer in a wide range of industries including fintech, edtech and artificial intelligence.

Katy’s favourite things include writing tests for complex and legacy codebases, and holding her teammates to excruciatingly high standards. Besides writing code, she also likes to play video and board games, and spend time in nature.

Katy Ereira is an accomplished software engineer and international conference speaker based in the UK. Having graduated from King’s College London with a degree in Computer Science over a decade ago, Katy has since made her way down the IC track a... Show more

Lauren Darcey

Lauren Darcey

Mobile @ Reddit / Author of Android books

Mobile @ Reddit / Author of Android books Show more

Ahmed Nabil

Ahmed Nabil

Founder and Leader Of Kotlin Egypt, first and largest Kotlin community in Egypt,
helped 100K+ know about Kotlin, Android, and general programming. Created "Learn Programming" initiative helped 500+ people from Egypt, Gulf, UK and more, Joined 1M Arab coders as a mentor,
currently: Software Tech Lead at Vodafone _VOIS, Previously, worked at HungerStation, Gen. C., and more.


Social Links:
Twitter: @AhmedNMahran , @KotlinEgypt

LinkedIn: linkedIn.com/in/AhmedNMahran

linkedIn.com/company/KotlinEgypt

Founder and Leader Of Kotlin Egypt, first and largest Kotlin community in Egypt, helped 100K+ know about Kotlin, Android, and general programming. Created "Learn Programming" initiative helped 500+ people from Egypt, Gulf, UK and more, Joined 1M Ar... Show more

Rob Litjens

Rob Litjens

I am a DBA since 1997 and have worked with SQL6, 6,5 and upwards. My interest are merely platform based, but also interested in performance and monitoring. With the requirements changing I am working in DevSEcOps for SQL for my employer. Security is getting more focus. That means I am trying to setup builds that are secure by designed and securely designed. Tools help with that.

I am a DBA since 1997 and have worked with SQL6, 6,5 and upwards. My interest are merely platform based, but also interested in performance and monitoring. With the requirements changing I am working in DevSEcOps for SQL for my employer. Security is ... Show more

Michelle "MishManners" Duke

Michelle "MishManners" Duke

I'm a multi-talented personality in the tech and gaming communities. As a developer advocate 🥑, I get to create awesome experiences and engage with the vibrant GitHub developer community. I've spoken at over 250 events on topics like AI, the future of work, communication, teamwork, and have given technical demos. I'm a respected leader in the hackathon community, having won, organised, and mentored over 100 hackathons.

I have founded several tech companies—including an AI company, and an escooter business—and, as a result, sits at the forefront of Melbourne’s science, tech, esports and startup scenes. In my 'spare' time I'm a streamer, journalist, and always working on something exciting ⚡ So catch me at an event or streaming on Twitch!

I'm a multi-talented personality in the tech and gaming communities. As a developer advocate 🥑, I get to create awesome experiences and engage with the vibrant GitHub developer community. I've spoken at over 250 events on topics like AI, the future... Show more

Intesar Shannan Mohammed

Intesar Shannan Mohammed

Intesar Shannan Mohammed is a seasoned serial entrepreneur and speaker with profound expertise in APIs, governance, privacy, performance, and security. With a remarkable track record of founding three successful startups in the API space, Intesar's entrepreneurial journey has been defined by innovation and impactful contributions. His profound knowledge and passion for the subject are exemplified by the several granted patents he holds in the domain. Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, he honed his skills and gained invaluable experience at renowned technology companies, including VMware, Palm, and Cisco.

Intesar Shannan Mohammed is a seasoned serial entrepreneur and speaker with profound expertise in APIs, governance, privacy, performance, and security. With a remarkable track record of founding three successful startups in the API space, Intesar's e... Show more

Kristina Devochko

Kristina Devochko

Kristina Devochko is a platform engineer, tech content creator, speaker and tech community contributor based in Norway. She focuses on all things cloud native, Kubernetes, cloud security and green tech. Kristina is an owner of kristhecodingunicorn.com tech blog, a CNCF Ambassador, Microsoft Azure MVP, CNCF TAG Environmental Sustainability tech lead, Kubernetes Unpacked podcast host, co-organizer of multiple meetup groups and mentor. In her free time Kristina enjoys doing CTF challenges, reading and cuddling with her four cats.

Kristina's great passion is to share her knowledge with others and provide guidance on how to build systems with sustainability, security and cloud native principles at its core. Kristina strongly believes that contributing to making the world a better place by volunteering is important, therefore being a volunteer is a big part of her life. Both when it comes to contributing back to the tech community and non-profit organizations.

Kristina Devochko is a platform engineer, tech content creator, speaker and tech community contributor based in Norway. She focuses on all things cloud native, Kubernetes, cloud security and green tech. Kristina is an owner of kristhecodingunicorn.co... Show more

Mohamed Taman

Mohamed Taman

Adopts Java SE.next(), JakartaEE.next(), a JCP member, was a JCP Executive Committee member, JSR 354, 363 & 377 Expert Group member, EGJUG leader, Oracle Egypt Architects Club board member, speaks Java, loves Mobile, Big Data, Cloud, Blockchain, and DevOps.

An International speaker, book and video author of “JavaFX essentials,” “Getting Started with Clean Code, Java SE 9”, and “Hands-On Java 10 Programming with JShell”, And I won Duke’s Choice 2015, 2014, and 2013 awards, and JCP Outstanding Adopt-a-Jar Participant 2013 awards.

Adopts Java SE.next(), JakartaEE.next(), a JCP member, was a JCP Executive Committee member, JSR 354, 363 & 377 Expert Group member, EGJUG leader, Oracle Egypt Architects Club board member, speaks Java, loves Mobile, Big Data, Cloud, Blockchain, and ... Show more

Margarita Naumova

Margarita Naumova

Magi Naumova is an SQL Server Architect and Consultant, speaker and trainer, Microsoft Certified Master, MVP, MCT, Founder of SQL Master Academy, and founder and CEO Of Inspirit Data Platform Consulting Company in Bulgaria and Norway, founder, and the leader of Bulgarian SQL & BI User group and Azure Analytics USer Group BG. She has more than 20 years SQL Server training and consulting experience. Magi is a former member of Microsoft Services Worldwide Technical Leadership Team. Currently she speaks, writes, trains and consults people on SQL Server. She is MVP for 11 years in a row. Her unique SQL Master Academy training program has helped hundreds of specialists to feel knowledgeable in their daily work or to find an inspirational career path in the world of SQL Server.

Magi Naumova is an SQL Server Architect and Consultant, speaker and trainer, Microsoft Certified Master, MVP, MCT, Founder of SQL Master Academy, and founder and CEO Of Inspirit Data Platform Consulting Company in Bulgaria and Norway, founder, and th... Show more

Paul Sheriff

Paul Sheriff

Paul has been in the IT industry since 1984. In that time he has successfully assisted hundreds of companies architect software applications to solve their toughest business problems. Paul has been a teacher and mentor through various mediums such as video courses, blogs, articles and speaking engagements at user groups and conferences around the world. Paul has multiple courses in the www.pluralsight.com library (https://bit.ly/3gvXgvj) and on his YouTube channel at (https://www.youtube.com/@pauldsheriff) on topics ranging from C#, LINQ, JavaScript, Angular, MVC, WPF, XML, jQuery and Bootstrap. Contact Paul at psheriff@pdsa.com.

Paul has been in the IT industry since 1984. In that time he has successfully assisted hundreds of companies architect software applications to solve their toughest business problems. Paul has been a teacher and mentor through various mediums such as... Show more

Chloe McAree

Chloe McAree

Chloe McAree is a Senior Software Engineer at Hamilton Robson. She has experience working on small research prototypes using cutting edge technologies, right through to building large scale web applications using multiple technology stacks. Chloe is an active member of the global tech community, she has been an AWS Community Builder for the past four years and is also a former Belfast City Lead for Women Who Code. She uses these outlets to share her learnings and experiences through blogs and other events. Chloe was named Engineer of the Year at the UK IT Awards in November 2023.

Chloe McAree is a Senior Software Engineer at Hamilton Robson. She has experience working on small research prototypes using cutting edge technologies, right through to building large scale web applications using multiple technology stacks. Chloe is ... Show more

Minh Pham Huu Phut

Minh Pham Huu Phut

Business Analyst depuis 11 ans, d'abord chez Amadeus IT Group puis chez Sopra Steria, l'agilité fait partie de ma vie depuis près de 5 ans.
Passionné de nouveautés et de nouvelles technologies, je suis toujours partant pour essayer des nouvelles méthodes et progresser.

Business Analyst depuis 11 ans, d'abord chez Amadeus IT Group puis chez Sopra Steria, l'agilité fait partie de ma vie depuis près de 5 ans. Passionné de nouveautés et de nouvelles technologies, je suis toujours partant pour essayer des nouvelles mét... Show more

Reid Schmidling

Reid Schmidling

Reid is a seasoned data professional with a wealth of experience in data visualization, Microsoft Power Platform, and artificial intelligence. Currently serving as a Senior Business Intelligence Engineer at Centene Corporation, Reid specializes in analyzing employee technology experience data. In addition to his data-centric role, Reid is deeply involved in developing Power Platform solutions, integrating artificial intelligence, and advocating for enhanced end-user technology experiences throughout the organization.

Before transitioning into tech, Reid built a successful career in the finance industry. From broker and trader to consultant, where he assisted Financial Advisors in scaling and marketing their businesses, while also serving as a trusted expert in investments and strategy.

Reid is a proud graduate of Kansas State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration specializing in Finance with a minor in Leadership Studies.

Outside of work, Reid enjoys spending quality time with his wife and son. He also enjoys the company of his dogs, Finley and Bentley, and activities such as lake trips, serving on nonprofit boards, reading, continuous learning, sharing knowledge, and working on side projects.

Four Colors: Green | Gold | Orange | Blue
Myers-Briggs: ISTP

Reid is a seasoned data professional with a wealth of experience in data visualization, Microsoft Power Platform, and artificial intelligence. Currently serving as a Senior Business Intelligence Engineer at Centene Corporation, Reid specializes in an... Show more

Kumar Shivendu

Kumar Shivendu

Talks about Information retrieval, performance, and Generative AI.
My previous talks: https://talks.kshivendu.dev

Talks about Information retrieval, performance, and Generative AI. My previous talks: https://talks.kshivendu.dev Show more

Matt Mckibbin

Matt Mckibbin

Matt is GP at Hyla Funds one the best performing crypto fund of funds Co- Founder of DecentraNet a transformative technology advisory and investment firm focusing on blockchain, impact and psychedelic medicines. He is an investor in the first token sales in the world including Mastercoin, Ethereum, Maidsafe, Storj, Cosmos, Swarm. He cofounded d10e the world's largest decentralization conference with 26 events over 20 countries and Cryptopsychedelic a conference dedicated to exploring in blockchain and psychedelic science to discuss new possibilities in research, innovation, and community building.

Matt is GP at Hyla Funds one the best performing crypto fund of funds Co- Founder of DecentraNet a transformative technology advisory and investment firm focusing on blockchain, impact and psychedelic medicines. He is an investor in the first token s... Show more

Thierry Blouin Le Nabec

Thierry Blouin Le Nabec

Chef du département de l'appui territorial et animation du collaboratif (DATAc)

Chef du département de l'appui territorial et animation du collaboratif (DATAc) Show more

Nils Lesieur

Nils Lesieur

Je me suis essayé à beaucoup de sports collectifs. Petit, c’était le football ! Puis, un célèbre numéro 23 m’a attiré, entraîné vers le basket, puis ce fut le volley. J’aimais la beauté de ces sports et surtout leurs ballets de sauts. En déménageant à Toulouse pour des études de Chimie, j’ai eu un vrai coup de cœur pour ce qui est resté ma grande passion : le rugby. C’est aussi, à Toulouse que j’ai découvert le handball, sport roi dans les universités françaises et qui partage avec le rugby, la même recherche de l’intervalle.

Les sports individuels ne m’ont jamais attiré, j’aimais partager les victoires, les défaites, la difficulté d’un entraînement, atteindre quelque chose que je ne pourrai viser seul. Certes, j’aimais m’entraîner seul, acquérir plus de technique, répéter les gestes pour plus de maîtrise, plus de réflexes mais en pensant à l’aventure, aux résultats d’une équipe.

Cela me guide encore beaucoup aujourd’hui dans ma vie de coach. J’accorde beaucoup d’importance à l’équipe qui est au service d’un produit, d’un service : beaucoup d’importance aux interactions au sein de l’équipe, au cadre mis en place ou à mettre en place.

Je me suis essayé à beaucoup de sports collectifs. Petit, c’était le football ! Puis, un célèbre numéro 23 m’a attiré, entraîné vers le basket, puis ce fut le volley. J’aimais la beauté de ces sports et surtout leurs ballets de sauts. En déménageant ... Show more

Michelle León Peinado

Michelle León Peinado

I love what I do, and I approach every job with full responsibility. My academic background is numerically and analytically grounded due to my studies in statistics and accounting. I discovered my passion for marketing and have found a balance between communication and analysis. Since then, I have been working on generating advertising tactics and data-driven marketing strategies to achieve long-term visibility and sales growth

I love what I do, and I approach every job with full responsibility. My academic background is numerically and analytically grounded due to my studies in statistics and accounting. I discovered my passion for marketing and have found a balance betwee... Show more

Jasmine Fluker

Jasmine Fluker

Jasmine Fluker, a visionary in leadership and equity, spearheads transformative change through the Pivotal Paradigm Project. With over a decade of executive leadership, she's reshaping how we approach diversity, equity, and inclusion. Jasmine's dynamic blend of strategic problem-solving and community-driven initiatives electrifies audiences, inspiring them to challenge the status quo. Join her in paving the way for a future where every voice is heard, valued, and empowered.

Jasmine Fluker, a visionary in leadership and equity, spearheads transformative change through the Pivotal Paradigm Project. With over a decade of executive leadership, she's reshaping how we approach diversity, equity, and inclusion. Jasmine's dynam... Show more

Meryem Zaid

Meryem Zaid

An enthusiastic quality specialist deeply immersed in the realm of front-end technologies. With a wealth of experience under her belt, she navigates the intricacies of software development with finesse. Beyond her professional endeavors, Meriem devotes herself to nurturing the future of the tech industry as a part-time software engineering instructor, imparting her knowledge and expertise to the next generation of developers. Yet, her commitment doesn't end there. In the scarce moments between her professional and teaching duties, Meriem takes the lead in driving and participating in numerous community initiatives across Morocco and beyond, enriching lives and fostering progress throughout Africa

An enthusiastic quality specialist deeply immersed in the realm of front-end technologies. With a wealth of experience under her belt, she navigates the intricacies of software development with finesse. Beyond her professional endeavors, Meriem devot... Show more

Søren Alexandersen

Søren Alexandersen

Søren is an customer onboarding champion and a veteran in the industry, with 28 years of mapping business processes with user desire and technology under his belt ⭐⭐⭐

In the Business Central engineering team he drivers Copilot & Onboarding User Experiences and drives the investments in making it easier to for partners to onboard customers at scale. ⚙️✅

He has been around the block:

- In IT departments primarily in manufacturing companies, developing ERP, internal consulting
- Worked for various XAL/AX/NAV partners in as a systems integrator, developer and consultant
- Run his own systems integration partner company for 7 years
- And finally - when he couldn't resist the attraction of Microsoft any longer - joined in 2016

- He is passionate about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, and is a board member of Women in Dynamics ❤️💚💙💛

- In between all of this he enjoys playing in a hard-rock band as a semi-professional musician 🎵🤘🏼

Søren is an customer onboarding champion and a veteran in the industry, with 28 years of mapping business processes with user desire and technology under his belt ⭐⭐⭐ In the Business Central engineering team he drivers Copilot & Onboarding User Ex... Show more

Bill Zhang

Bill Zhang

Bill is senior director of product management at Cloudera, responsible for Open Data Lakehouse product strategy and Apache Iceberg integration with all Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) form factors. Bill also leads Apache Hive product roadmap and adoption. Most recently, Bill was responsible for solution management for SAP HANA Data Platform and SAP HANA Cloud. Prior to that he led product management for Sybase Replication Server.

Bill is senior director of product management at Cloudera, responsible for Open Data Lakehouse product strategy and Apache Iceberg integration with all Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) form factors. Bill also leads Apache Hive product roadmap and adoptio... Show more

Nikki James Zellner

Nikki James Zellner

Sought-after content coach, brand alignment strategist, and safety activist Nikki James Zellner works with service-based business owners, entrepreneurs, and mission-driven brands to plan for, develop, and deploy intentional and sustainable content. With over 25 years in media, marketing, and storytelling, she is well-known for helping humans and brands stay true to their evolving selves and their missions – all while growing reach, revenue, and referability. She was awarded the 2022 Trailblazer of the Year award in the National Veteran and Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards, and has changed Virginia state law with her storytelling and activism.

Sought-after content coach, brand alignment strategist, and safety activist Nikki James Zellner works with service-based business owners, entrepreneurs, and mission-driven brands to plan for, develop, and deploy intentional and sustainable content. W... Show more

Rosemarie Johnson

Rosemarie Johnson

Results-driven, high-performing strategist with 30+ years experience; successfully cultivating and growing their brands around the world, increasing economic profit while making a positive impact on society.

Rosemarie has a proven track record of managing strategic relationships to delivering optimal results in high-growth environments through initiatives that exceed performance targets and yield measurable outcomes.

She is an avid skier, hiker, wilderness enthusiast, safety advocate, SAR volunteer, producer of the Hawaii SAR Con and leads the PONO Group.

Understanding the necessity of the solid foundation required for any type of organization/team to achieve optimal performance at an any level, Rosemarie is passionate about creating a positive impact on communities sharing her knowledge and experiences to helping others.

Rosemarie has also been a teacher and practitioner of meditation, mindfulness, breathe-work, quantum physics, Kabbalah and yoga both on and off the mat for over 20 years.

Results-driven, high-performing strategist with 30+ years experience; successfully cultivating and growing their brands around the world, increasing economic profit while making a positive impact on society. Rosemarie has a proven track record of... Show more

Mike Pallia

Mike Pallia

Mike Pallia has 15+ years of experience in IT primarily in software development. Most recently, he’s been helping IT and business teams create and generate value through the practical application of agile techniques. As a certified Agile practitioner, I’ve learned that the agile mindset can be applied to almost anything. Whether its a kanban board for household chores, leading a volunteer project or running a home rehab project, every opportunity to apply your skills translates into better value for everyone.

Mike Pallia has 15+ years of experience in IT primarily in software development. Most recently, he’s been helping IT and business teams create and generate value through the practical application of agile techniques. As a certified Agile practiti... Show more

Adebunmi Adeola Akinbo

Adebunmi Adeola Akinbo

My name is Adebunmi Adeola AKINBO. I am currently the first ChAC Vice-Chair and in acting capacity at the moment. I am CEO of DNS Africa, a non-profit organization in the media sector. I run Online Radio Stations and work from a Rural Area, empowering and engaging the citizenship community for free. I am the Secretary of the ISOC Nigeria Chapter. I look forward to serving the Chapters in utmost good faith NiRA Acting Chief Operations Officer, and was a former NiRA Director. He is a local content ambassador, sportsman, research expert, and poet.

He is the Secretary to the governing board of the Association for Information and Communication Technology Local Content (ICTLOCA), and the Secretary-General for the Internet Society (ISOC) Nigeria Chapter. He also runs KOBOKINGs Limited, an innovation channel for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals to promote the Poverty Reduction Strategic Papers (PRSP).

Adebunmi has received many awards, including the NiRA Presidential Award for Youth Development. He also runs two online radio stations to empower citizens in rural areas.

My name is Adebunmi Adeola AKINBO. I am currently the first ChAC Vice-Chair and in acting capacity at the moment. I am CEO of DNS Africa, a non-profit organization in the media sector. I run Online Radio Stations and work from a Rural Area, empowerin... Show more

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