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Speakers

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Aidan Carson

Software Engineer II at NGINX

About Aidan Carson:

Aidan Carson is a software engineer on the NGINX Service Mesh project at F5 Networks. He has led the creation of several functions within the project, including the traffic splitting, traffic metrics, rate limiting, and access control functions, and is responsible for the current data‑plane networking architecture.

Sessions:

  • Master Microservices with End-to-End Encryption: August 24, 11:20 AM

Aidan Carson

Software Engineer II at NGINX

Alessandro Fael Garcia

Technical Marketing Manager at NGINX

About Alessandro Fael Garcia:

Alessandro Fael Garcia is a technical marketing engineer at NGINX (part of F5). He empowers engineers in their journey to stay ahead of the curve by using the latest NGINX tech offerings. In his free time, Alessandro enjoys travelling (currently on hold), cooking, and any and all outdoor exercise.

Sessions:

  • NGINX App Protect 101: August 25, 8:30AM
  • API Traffic Management and Security with NGINX Controller: August 25, 10:30 AM

Alessandro Fael Garcia

Technical Marketing Manager at NGINX

Amir Rawdat

Technical Marketing Engineer at NGINX

About Amir Rawdat:

Amir Rawdat is a Technical Marketing Engineer in the NGINX product group at F5. He started his career as a programmer, then moved to reproducing live customer networks in data centers and building software automation tools to accelerate IT operations. Amir has a degree in Computer Engineering and hands‑on experience with performance‑tuning open source technologies on the Linux operating system.

Sessions:

  • Build, Deliver and Visualize Your Kubernetes App: August 24, 10:00 AM

Amir Rawdat

Technical Marketing Engineer at NGINX

Barry Coombs

Chief Technologist at Computerworld Group

About Barry Coombs:

Barry Coombs is a passionate and energetic IT infrastructure and strategy specialist and evangelist turned business leader. As well as achieving many industry qualifications, he has been awarded the VMware vExpert title every year since 2010, alongside a wide number of over accolades. Barry prides himself in his work with his customers to help shape IT strategy and lead digital transformation for businesses. As well as managing technical strategy and the pre-sales architecture team, he is heavily involved in sales strategy and enablement and responsible for marketing. Since taking on the responsibility for marketing in 2015, Barry and his team have won the CRN sales and marketing award in 2016 and have been shortlisted for 2017, ran 3 IT-focused events in Bristol with 200+ attendees, and launched 3 new websites, all with fantastic success. Barry is still an active blogger and public speaker and has co-authored three books about VMware Horizon and End User Computing solutions.

Sessions:

  • Sprint Day 1 Wrap Up with Tech Field Day: August 23, 10:15 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 8:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 10:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 11:40 AM

Barry Coombs

Chief Technologist at Computerworld Group

Ben Chaykin

New Media Designer at VSuS (Very Suspicious Projects)

About Ben Chaykin:

Ben Chaykin is a creative technologist, award‑winning new media experience designer, and internationally exhibited artist. Playing in the sandbox between digital and physical, he conceptualizes and hand‑builds connected spaces, public events, and tech‑enchanted objects with notable brands and agencies like HBO, Red Bull, Twitter, Microsoft, Adidas, The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, NHL, LinkedIn, Whole Foods Market, and Dell.

Sessions:

  • Now Arriving: An Immersive Experience Built on NGINX Open Source: August 24, 11:00 AM

Ben Chaykin

New Media Designer at VSuS (Very Suspicious Projects)

Brian Ehlert

Sr Technical Product Manager at NGINX

About Brian Ehlert:

Brian Ehlert has filled roles from telecom, systems engineering, auditing, networking, systems hardening, disaster recovery, and has been key in resolving complex, deep, and multi‑faceted systems issues. Recently, Brian was a technically focused Product Manager in the Microsoft Solutions group at Citrix, specializing in Microsoft technology, where he began as a research test engineer. Currently Brian holds the title of Senior Product Manager at F5 Networks in the NGINX product group.

Sessions:

  • Kubernetes Ingress 101: August 25, 9:00 AM

Brian Ehlert

Sr Technical Product Manager at NGINX

Calvin Hendryx-Parker

Co-founder and CTO at Six Feet Up

About Calvin Hendryx-Parker:

Calvin Hendryx-Parker is the co-founder and CTO of Six Feet Up, a Python development and cloud consulting company established in 1999. At Six Feet Up, Calvin establishes the company’s technical vision and leads all aspects of the company’s technology development. He provides the strategic vision for enhancing the offerings of the company and infrastructure, and works with the team to set company priorities and implement processes that will help improve product and service development. Calvin is the driving force behind LoudSwarm, a truly immersive virtual event platform that debuted in June 2020. Calvin is the co-founder of the Python user group IndyPy, the largest tech meetup in Indiana with 1,900+ members. In 2017, he also founded IndyAWS, now the fastest‑growing cloud meetup in the state with 800+ members. In 2019, he got recognized as an AWS Community Hero by AWS experts.

Sessions:

  • Sprint Day 1 Wrap Up with Tech Field Day: August 23, 10:15 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 8:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 10:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 11:40 AM

Calvin Hendryx-Parker

Co-founder and CTO at Six Feet Up

Chris Akker

Technical Solutions Architect at NGINX

About Chris Akker:

Chris Akker is a Technical Solution Architect in the NGINX Product Group at F5. He has several years experience with NGINX, and seven years previous experience at F5. He works with strategic and enterprise customers to architect and build state‑of‑the‑art environments as they digitally transform their businesses and technologies.

Sessions:

  • NGINX Ingress Controller for Kubernetes: August 25, 10:30 AM

Chris Akker

Technical Solutions Architect at NGINX

Chris de la Garza

Solutions Engineer III at NGINX

About Chris de la Garza:

Chris de la Garza recently joined NGINX and has been a Solutions Engineer for several years. A Texas native, he has worked with throughout the stack from CDN to infrastructure technologies.

Sessions:

  • API Traffic Management and Security with NGINX Controller: August 25, 10:30 AM

Chris de la Garza

Solutions Engineer III at NGINX

Chris Witeck

Director of Product Management at NGINX

About Chris Witeck:

Chris Witeck is a Director of Product Management at NGINX, where his team is focused on the intersection of application security and application delivery within the NGINX product line. Prior to joining NGINX, Chris held leadership product management and product marketing roles at companies such as Citrix, iPass, and SonicWALL.

Sessions:

  • Automate Application Security with NGINX: August 24, 9:10 AM

Chris Witeck

Director of Product Management at NGINX

Chris Wright

SVP and CTO at Red Hat

About Chris Wright:

Chris Wright is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Red Hat. He leads the Office of the CTO, which is responsible for incubating emerging technologies and developing forward‑looking perspectives on innovations like artificial intelligence, cloud and edge computing, distributed storage, software‑defined networking and network functions virtualization, containers, automation and continuous delivery, and distributed ledgers.

During his 25 years as a software engineer, Wright has worked in the telecommunications industry and beyond on high-availability and distributed systems. He also has experience in the Linux® industry on security, virtualization, and networking. Wright has been a Linux developer for more than 15 years, with most of this time spent working deep in the Linux kernel. He is passionate about open source software serving as the foundation for next-generation IT systems.

Sessions:

  • The Road to Application Modernization: Challenges and Opportunities: August 23, 10:00 AM

Chris Wright

SVP and CTO at Red Hat

Damian Curry

Business Development Technical Director at NGINX

About Damian Curry:

After many years of managing infrastructure for multiple companies, Damian Curry now heads up all things technical for Partnerships and Alliances at NGINX. Damian is a long‑time NGINX user, and it has played a key role in almost every environment he has managed.

Sessions:

  • Bring an Adaptive App to Life with Ecosystem Partners: August 24, 9:35 AM

Damian Curry

Business Development Technical Director at NGINX

Daniel Edgar

Sr Technical Product Manager at NGINX

About Daniel Edgar:

Daniel Edgar is a Sr. Technical Product Manager Engineer at NGINX, focused on the delivery of application security products. He brings 20+ years of application development experience to the role, helping customers deliver their applications in a secure and operationally sustainable manner.

Sessions:

  • Automate Application Security with NGINX: August 24, 9:15 AM

Daniel Edgar

Sr Technical Product Manager at NGINX

Darrel Clute

IT Infrastructure Architect at Darrel Clute Consulting

About Darrel Clute:

Darrel Clute is an IT Infrastructure Architect. Throughout his career he has been predominately focused on network engineering, but has spent equal amounts of time focused on systems engineering, primarily with UNIX‑based systems. Beyond his employment Darrel is also an advocate for open source software use in the enterprise as well as by individuals. Beyond core infrastructure, Darrel has at various times, and especially more so recently, been developing programing skills to augment his daily activities. Throughout his career Darrel has utilized various languages and utilities to automate infrastructure. Some of Darrel’s programming has been with the use of Bash, net‑snmp, sed, awk, and holistically with Python.

Sessions:

  • Sprint Day 1 Wrap Up with Tech Field Day: August 23, 10:15 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 8:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 10:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 11:40 AM

Darrel Clute

IT Infrastructure Architect at Darrel Clute Consulting

David Klee

Founder at SQLibrium & Heraflux Technologies

About David Klee:

David Klee is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and VMware vExpert with a lifelong passion for technology. David spends his days focusing on the convergence of data and infrastructure as the Founder of Heraflux Technologies. His areas of expertise are cloud, virtualization, performance, data center architecture, and risk mitigation through high availability and disaster recovery. David speaks at a number of national and regional technology‑related events, including the PASS Summit, VMware VMworld, SQLBits, SQL Saturday events, PASS virtual chapter webinars, and many SQL Server User Groups. You can read his blogs at heraflux.com and davidklee.net, and reach him on Twitter at @kleegeek.

Sessions:

  • Sprint Day 1 Wrap Up with Tech Field Day: August 23, 10:15 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 8:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 10:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 11:40 AM

David Klee

Founder at SQLibrium & Heraflux Technologies

Dominic Lucia

Solutions Engineer III at NGINX

About Dominic Lucia:

Dominic Lucia is the Partner Solutions Engineer for North America at NGINX. Dom has a background in virtualization, networking, CI/CD, and web and mobile app test automation. He comes from Riverbed and Sauce Labs and now works with the NGINX partner and reseller community to train and enable customers and partner solutions engineers alike. When not training the trainers, he enjoys motor racing of all types, listening to records, and nerding out about anything and everything worth nerding out about.

Sessions:

  • NGINX Basics & Best Practices Workshop: August 25, 10:30 AM

Dominic Lucia

Solutions Engineer III at NGINX

Elijah Zupancic

Solutions Architect, Bus Dev at NGINX

About Elijah Zupancic:

Elijah Zupancic is a Solutions Architect for NGINX with experience as a software engineer, architect, and technical manager. Elijah has been leading software teams in architectural design, product development, and holistic improvement for over ten years and loves to geek out about infrastructure, architecture, application composition, service design, and the psychology of making real world applications work.

Sessions:

  • Bringing an Adaptive App to Life with Ecosystem Partners: August 24, 9:35 AM
  • NGINX Unit: One tool to run them all (and in the app space bind them): August 25, 8:00 AM

Elijah Zupancic

Solutions Architect, Bus Dev at NGINX

Gus Robertson

EVP, NGINX and AI & Data at NGINX

About Gus Robertson:

Gus Robertson is EVP, NGINX and AI & Data at F5. Joining NGINX as CEO in 2012, Gus grew the company to more than 250 employees and raised over $100 million in venture capital from such investors as Goldman Sachs and NEA. Prior to joining NGINX, he worked at Red Hat for ten years in open source leadership roles.

Sessions:

  • The Acceleration of Digital Transformation, and Impact on Modern App Architectures: August 23, 8:05 AM

Gus Robertson

EVP, NGINX and AI & Data at NGINX

Jason Benedicic

Cloud, DevOps, and Automation Consultant at TDCB Consulting

About Jason Benedicic:

Jason Benedicic has been in the IT industry for 20 years, 10 of them as a professional consultant. Based in Cambridge, UK, he works with customers to design IT solutions that meet a variety of needs, including backup, virtualization, cloud storage, and containerization. He is an expert in building and managing cloud services and professional services infrastructure. With experience working in all areas of business from sales cycle through to support, he is skilled at communicating at all levels throughout the business and tailoring messages accordingly. His additional interests include digital ethics, influencing, marketing, strategy, and business processes. Outside of the technology industry, he enjoys all forms of gaming, ranging from classic table‑top to online RPGs. Jason is also a keen cyclist.

Sessions:

  • Sprint Day 1 Wrap Up with Tech Field Day: August 23, 10:15 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 8:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 10:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 11:40 AM

Jason Benedicic

Cloud, DevOps, and Automation Consultant at TDCB Consulting

Jason Williams

Product Management Engineer at NGINX

About Jason Williams:

Jason Williams has been in information technology for 20 years. He started his career working at a small ISP, as a Linux and network administrator. After several years working as a Linux admin, he moved into a role as a InfoSec Engineer for a private defense contractor in San Diego. Jason was in the role for seven years before taking a Solutions Architect role for the past eight years. His current role at NGINX is a Product Management Engineer, helping customers design and implement solutions with NGINX technology for on‑prem and cloud deployments.

Sessions:

  • NGINX Ingress Controller for Kubernetes: August 25, 10:30 AM

Jason Williams

Product Management Engineer at NGINX

Jaspal Singh

Director of Global Web Operations at BlackRock

About Jaspal Singh :

Jaspal Singh leads the Web Operations and Engineering team at BlackRock. Mr. Singh's team is responsible for operating and engineering various web platforms for BlackRock and its clients. He is based out of New York and loves to explore new technologies in web space for modernization of platforms.

Sessions:

  • Web Platform Modernization at BlackRock with NGINX: August 23, 8:50 AM

Jaspal Singh

Director of Global Web Operations at BlackRock

Jenn Gile

Manager, Product Marketing at NGINX

About Jenn Gile:

Jenn Gile is a Manager of Product Marketing for F5’s NGINX product group. She leads the go‑to‑market strategy and execution for NGINX microservices solutions, including NGINX Ingress Controller and NGINX Service Mesh.

Sessions:

  • Build, Deliver and Visualize Your Kubernetes App: August 24, 10:00 AM
  • Master Microservices with End-to-End Encryption: August 24, 10:25 AM
  • Kubernetes Ingress 101: August 25, 9:00 AM
  • Are You Service Mesh Ready?: August 25, 9:30 AM

Jenn Gile

Manager, Product Marketing at NGINX

Karthik Krishnaswamy

Director of Product Marketing at NGINX

About Karthik Krishnaswamy:

Karthik Krishnaswamy heads Product Marketing for NGINX solutions at F5. He is an experienced product marketer with a proven track record as an advocate for cutting‑edge IT solutions. Prior to F5, Karthik held similar positions at Fluke Networks, Cisco Systems, and Nimble Storage, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

Sessions:

  • Manage Apps and APIs at Scale: August 24, 8:30 AM

Karthik Krishnaswamy

Director of Product Marketing at NGINX

Kate Osborn

Software Engineer II at NGINX

About Kate Osborn:

Kate Osborn is a Software Engineer II based out of Boulder, Colorado. In her spare time, Kate teaches English to adult immigrants in Boulder and surrounding communities to help form a supportive and informative intercultural community.

Sessions:

  • Are You Service Mesh Ready?: August 25, 9:30 AM

Kate Osborn

Software Engineer II at NGINX

Kati Lehmuskoski

Project Manager at Metsä Group

About Kati Lehmuskoski :

Kati Lehmuskoski is an experienced IT leader with management team experience at IT‑consulting companies. She works as a project manager at Metsä Group. She is the co‑founder of the Digital Tsunami Summit and has written two books on digital transformation where she interviewed senior leaders on their organization’s successful change.

Sessions:

  • Sprint Day 1 Wrap Up with Tech Field Day: August 23, 10:15 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 8:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 10:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 11:40 AM

Kati Lehmuskoski

Project Manager at Metsä Group

Ken Araujo

Principal Product Manager at NGINX

About Ken Araujo:

Ken Araujo is a Principal Product Manager focused on the ADC functionality in NGINX Controller. Previously, Ken worked on Unified Communications/RTC products, SSL VPN products, and broadband architectures and products. Ken’s roles have spanned product and program management, engineering management, and architect. Ken enjoys taking new products and ideas from the conception stage to market success.

Sessions:

  • Manage Apps and APIs at Scale: August 24, 8:30 AM

Ken Araujo

Principal Product Manager at NGINX

Ken Bauernfreund

Sr Product Manager at NGINX

About Ken Bauernfreund:

Ken Bauernfreund is on the product management team for NGINX Controller API Management. He’s been with F5 since December 2017. Prior to that he worked for companies including Concur and Microsoft.

Sessions:

  • Manage Apps and APIs at Scale: August 24, 8:30 AM

Ken Bauernfreund

Sr Product Manager at NGINX

Kevin Jones

Sr Product Manager at NGINX

About Kevin Jones:

Kevin Jones is Sr. Product Manager at NGINX. As an artist and geek‑turned‑engineer, he's passionate about technology, teaching others, and helping businesses increase their architectural acumen. At NGINX he is responsible for creating solutions that help customers achieve digital transformation and is heavily involved in the NGINX community as a technical evangelist.

Sessions:

  • Now Arriving: An Immersive Experience Built on NGINX Open Source: August 24, 11:00 AM

Kevin Jones

Sr Product Manager at NGINX

Liam Crilly

Sr Director of Product Management at NGINX

About Liam Crilly:

Liam Crilly, a Sr Director of Product Management at NGINX, has 20 years of experience in the Internet industry. He knew it was going to be a big deal when he wrote his first web app in 1993, at the dawn of the graphical Internet. Liam has held various product management roles at organizations of all sizes.

Sessions:

  • Move from Initial Deployment to Enterprise Ready with NGINX: August 24, 8:05 AM

Liam Crilly

Sr Director of Product Management at NGINX

Lindsay Shaw

Director of Digital Marketing at NGINX

About Lindsay Shaw:

A Director of Digital Marketing at NGINX, Lindsay has been marketing cloud native tech for almost a decade, the last four years at NGINX. She is their self‑proclaimed defender of open source, killer of boring content, and social media butterfly. Share your cat photos and also your feelings with her on Twitter at @lindsayofsf.

Sessions:

  • Welcome to NGINX Sprint!: August 23, 8:00 AM
  • Welcome back to Day 2 of Sprint!: August 24, 8:00 AM

Lindsay Shaw

Director of Digital Marketing at NGINX

Mark Church

Product Manager at Google

About Mark Church:

Mark Church is a Product Manager at Google Cloud for Google Kubernetes Engine. He counts his time in the container ecosystem by the Docker engine version that he started on (1.6, in 2015). Prior to that he was helping build data‑center networks at Cisco Systems. Today he focuses on expanding the network outside of the cluster through multi‑cluster and multi‑cloud container networking.

Sessions:

  • Kubernetes and the Future of Application Networking: August 23, 9:40 AM

Mark Church

Product Manager at Google

Ned Bellavance

Founder at Ned in the Cloud LL

About Ned Bellavance:

Ned Bellavance is an IT professional with almost 20 years of experience in the field. He has been a helpdesk operator, systems administrator, cloud architect, and product manager. In his newest incarnation, he is the Founder of Ned in the Cloud LLC. As a one‑man tech juggernaut, he develops courses for Pluralsight, runs a podcast for Packet Pushers, runs a podcast for himself, and creates original content for technology vendors. Ned has been a Microsoft MVP since 2017 and holds a bunch of industry certifications that have no bearing on anything beyond his exceptional ability to take exams and pass them.

Sessions:

  • Sprint Day 1 Wrap Up with Tech Field Day: August 23, 10:15 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 8:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 10:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 11:40 AM

Ned Bellavance

Founder at Ned in the Cloud LL

Nick Janetakis

Full Stack Developer and Docker Captain at Fulltime Consultant

About Nick Janetakis:

Nick Janetakis has been interested in software development and technology since the mid‑1990s. Over the last 20 years or so he's been a self‑taught developer and done freelance work. Now he's gotten into creating video courses around what he's learned along the way. He mostly writes and make videos around web development and deployment topics

Sessions:

  • Sprint Day 1 Wrap Up with Tech Field Day: August 23, 10:15 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 8:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 10:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 11:40 AM

Nick Janetakis

Full Stack Developer and Docker Captain at Fulltime Consultant

Paul Stringfellow

Technical Director at Gardner Systems

About Paul Stringfellow:

Paul Stringfellow is Technical Director at the UK data management consultancy Gardner Systems. Host of the Tech Interviews podcast, he's also part of the NetApp A-Team and Veeam Vanguards and is included on the CRN UK A-List.

Sessions:

  • Sprint Day 1 Wrap Up with Tech Field Day: August 23, 10:15 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 8:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 10:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 11:40 AM

Paul Stringfellow

Technical Director at Gardner Systems

Rob Whiteley

VP, GM at NGINX

About Rob Whiteley:

Rob Whitely is the VP, GM of NGINX (now part of F5), overseeing engineering, product management, and marketing for the NGINX Product Group at F5. He maintains dotted‑line responsibility for NGINX sales, support, professional services, finance, HR, and legal resources within corporate F5. Rob joins NGINX from Hedvig, where he built the marketing function and helped launch the company from stealth. Prior to that, Rob was at Riverbed, where he held various marketing and operations roles, including GM of Riverbed’s Storage Delivery Business Unit. Before Rob got started in marketing, he spent 10 years in various analyst and executive roles at Forrester Research. When he left in 2012, Rob was responsible for 400 members of the research staff.

Sessions:

  • Bring Modern Apps to Life with the F5 NGINX Application Platform: August 23, 9:20 AM

Rob Whiteley

VP, GM at NGINX

Rajiv Kapoor

Manager, Product Marketing at NGINX

About Rajiv Kapoor:

Rajiv Kapoor leads product marketing for NGINX security and ADC offerings. Prior to joining NGINX/F5, Rajiv spent several years at Cisco Systems and Microsoft taking various enterprise products to market. Rajiv holds an MBA from University College Dublin and completed his executive marketing training at Stanford University.

Sessions:

  • Audi Harnesses the Full Potential of Kubernetes with NGINX App Protect: August 23, 8:30 AM

Rajiv Kapoor

Manager, Product Marketing at NGINX

Sebastian Kister

Product Team Lead at Audi

About Sebastian Kister :

Sebastian Kister is a start‑up professional and agile native who has guided products from genesis to market leader. As team lead of Audi’s Kubernetes Competence Center, he and his team contribute to the strategic independence from hyperscalers, change the culture, and drive digitalization in the VW Group. Future is an attitude.

Sessions:

  • Audi Harnesses the Full Potential of Kubernetes with NGINX App Protect: August 23, 8:30 AM

Sebastian Kister

Product Team Lead at Audi

Shouvik Dutta

Solutions Engineer III at NGINX

About Shouvik Dutta:

Shouvik Dutta is a Solutions Engineer at NGINX (part of F5) focused on major and commercial accounts. He is responsible for envisioning NGINX solutions in customers' environments. Prior to F5, Shouvik worked as a Software Engineer/Consultant in Fortune 500 firms like Discover, Siemens, Deloitte, and Hewlett Packard. In his free time, Shouvik likes to travel to new places and explore local cuisines.

Sessions:

  • NGINX Ingress Controller for Kubernetes: August 25, 10:30 AM

Shouvik Dutta

Solutions Engineer III at NGINX

Stephen Foskett

Organizer in Chief at Tech Field Day

About Stephen Foskett:

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long‑time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at TechFieldDay.com and blog.FoskettS.net, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

Sessions:

  • Sprint Day 1 Wrap Up with Tech Field Day: August 23, 10:15 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 8:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 10:55 AM
  • Tech Field Day Interview with Panelists + Delegates: August 24, 11:40 AM

Stephen Foskett

Organizer in Chief at Tech Field Day

Steve Poyer

Solutions Engineer III at NGINX

About Steve Poyer:

Steve is a Technical Solutions Architect for the NGINX Product Group at F5. Steve has over 12 years of experience in technical sales and technical sales leadership. He is experienced in a wide range of technologies, both hardware and software with a track record of achievement in both start‑up environments and large corporations.

Sessions:

  • NGINX Ingress Controller for Kubernetes: August 25, 10:30 AM

Steve Poyer

Solutions Engineer III at NGINX

Timo Stark

Product Management Engineer II at NGINX

About Timo Stark:

Timo Stark has been a passionate web developer for more than 15 years, having started when he was just 12 years old. He started his professional career as a web developer and solutions architect in the automotive industry. He joined NGINX as a Professional Services Engineer in February 2020 and focuses on helping customers integrate NGINX products into their solutions.

Sessions:

  • NGINX Unit: One Tool to Run Them All (and in the App Space Bind Them): August 25 8:00 AM

Timo Stark

Product Management Engineer II at NGINX

Tom Gamull

Product Manager at NGINX

About Tom Gamull:

Tom Gamull is a Product Manager at NGINX responsible for Instance Manager. He started as a solutions architect and is based out of Atlanta, GA. Tom covers many technologies with a focus on Kubernetes, containers, Linux, and virtualization. With a strong focus on DevOps and CI/CD pipelines, he is often automating functions with technologies like Ansible or implementing security to existing processes, such as selinux. Prior to NGINX, Tom worked as a solutions architect for Red Hat, covering enterprise accounts in the southeastern United States. He has presented at many vendor and industry events, and you can follow him on twitter @magicalyak or his blog magicalyak.org.

Sessions:

  • Move from Initial Deployment to Enterprise Ready with NGINX: August 24, 8:05 AM

Tom Gamull

Product Manager at NGINX

Vicki Shreiner

Sr Technical Trainer at NGINX

About Vicki Shreiner:

Vicki Shreiner is a Sr Technical Trainer at NGINX with 20+ years of service in the technical training industry. She's trained users from beginner to developer, from Linux to 3D graphics programming and beyond. Hidden talent: adopting and caring for senior kitties many with special needs!

Sessions:

  • API Traffic Management and Security with NGINX Controller: August 25, 10:30 AM

Vicki Shreiner

Sr Technical Trainer at NGINX