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Speakers

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Burzin Engineer

Co-Founder and Chief Reliability Officer at PhonePe

About Burzin Engineer:

Burzin Engineer is the co-founder of PhonePe, a mobile fintech application built for India, with a vision to build a large, scalable, and open transaction ecosystem that creates the maximum positive impact for all stakeholders. Burzin is a technology leader and executive with many years of experience solving real-world issues resulting in happy customers. His philosophy is to lead through merit and cooperation while ensuring company objectives remain the priority.

Sessions:

  • Architecting for the Future with Open Source and NGINX: December 7, 11:05 AM SGT
  • オープンソースとNGINXで未来のためのアーキテクチャを構築 (日本語字幕): December 7, 11:05 AM SGT (日本時間:12:05 PM)
  • 开源理念和NGINX共同构建现代应用的未来: December 7, 11:05 AM CST 北京时间

Burzin Engineer

Co-Founder and Chief Reliability Officer at PhonePe

Damrongsak Reetanon

Chief Cyber Security Officer at MFEC PCL

About Damrongsak Reetanon:

Damrongsak is the former Chief Cyber Security Officer at MFEC Public Company Limited, Thailand's leading systems integrator. His team is in charge of pre-sales, project delivery, and IT security service maintenance. His current focus is on becoming a technology evangelist. He stays current on the latest Open Source technologies and participating in the Open Source and Cybersecurity communities.

Sessions:

  • From Then Till Now: How a Pandemic has Accelerated the Need for Modern Apps: December 7, 11:30 AM SGT
  • From Then Till Now: パンデミックで加速した最新アプリの必要性 (日本語字幕): December 7, 11:30 AM SGT (日本時間:12:30 PM)
  • 从之前到此刻:疫情是如何加速我们对现代应用的需求的: December 7, 11:30 AM CST

Damrongsak Reetanon

Chief Cyber Security Officer at MFEC PCL

Hiroshi Matsumoto
松本 央

Technical Solution Architect at NGINX

About Hiroshi Matsumoto
松本 央:

I'm working hard to structure cloud-native and stable infrastructure environment through introduction and technical support of NGINX. I started my career as a network engineer at an ISP. After working for F5 Networks Japan as a BIG-IP consultant and solution engineer, currently engaging for NGINX Technical Solutions Architect.

F5 JapanでNGINX テクニカルソリューションズアーキテクトとして日本のお客様全体に対して、NGINXの紹介・技術支援を通じてクラウドネイティブで安定したインフラ環境の実装についてサポートを行っています。 ISPでネットワークエンジニアとしてキャリアをスタートし、ネットワークのコアとして様々なプロトコルを扱うことに楽しみを感じF5ネットワークスジャパンでBIG-IPのコンサルタントやソリューションエンジニアとしての経験を経て、NGINX テクニカルソリューションズアーキテクトとして活躍しています。

Sessions:

  • コンテナ環境の接続をセキュアにする、End-to-Endの通信暗号化(日本語): December 7, 1:05 PM SGT (日本時間 2:05PM)
  • モダン・アプリケーションに求められるプラットフォーム・セキュリティ管理の実現(日本語セッション): December 7, 2:40 PM 日本時間

Hiroshi Matsumoto
松本 央

Technical Solution Architect at NGINX

Jian Feng Luo
罗剑锋

Sr. Solutions Engineer at NGINX

About Jian Feng Luo
罗剑锋 :

Jianfeng Luo is Sr. Solutions Engineer of NGINX China and contributor of open-source software OpenResty. Jianfeng has over 10-year experience of using NGINX and currently he works at F5 NGINX. He is familiar with NGINX C modules and software development with Lua/JavaScript. Jianfeng is also the author of two technical books – The Complete Guidance of NGINX Development, The Complete Guidance of OpenResty Development.

罗剑锋,NGINX解决方案工程师,NGINX / OpenResty 开源项目贡献者。拥有10年以上的NGINX使用经验,熟悉NGINX C模块和Lua/JavaScript应用的开发,现供职于F5 networks/NGINX,著有《NGINX完全开发指南》《OpenResty完全开发指南》等技术书籍。

Sessions:

  • 直面现代应用的安全挑战:NGINX App Protect入门课: December 7, 12:30 PM CST 北京时间
  • 适用于Kubernetes的NGINX Ingress Controller: December 7, 1:40 PM CST 北京时间

Jian Feng Luo
罗剑锋

Sr. Solutions Engineer at NGINX

Joe Green

Editor at Tech Wire Asia

About Joe Green:

Joe Green is a writer based in Bristol, UK. He bought his first Mac and dial-up modem in 1992 and has worked in the tech industry since 2000. He writes for a variety of publications and specialises in networking, business process management systems and databases.

Sessions:

  • Application construction brick by brick — containers, microservices and the NGINX secret sauce: December 7, 11:50 AM SGT
  • 討論:コンテナ、マイクロサービス、NGINX設定の秘訣など、最適なアプリケーション構築とは(日本語字幕): December 7, 11:50 AM SGT (日本時間:12:50 PM)
  • 块状建构的应用——容器、微服务及NGINX的独家秘方: December 7, 11:50 AM CST 北京时间

Joe Green

Editor at Tech Wire Asia

Johnny Tu

Sr. Trainer at Service Rocket

About Johnny Tu :

Johnny Tu is a technical training lead at Service Rocket, based in Sydney. He is a certified NGINX instructor and has authored parts of our official NGINX training curriculum. Prior to NGINX, Johnny has built and run technical training for Docker, Atlassian and Postman.

Sessions:

  • NGINX Kick-Start Workshop: December 8, 10:00 AM SGT

Johnny Tu

Sr. Trainer at Service Rocket

Laurent Petroque

Dir, Solutions Engineering at NGINX

About Laurent Petroque:

Laurent is Director of Solution Engineering for NGINX in APCJ, an F5 business unit. Originally from France and currently based in Singapore, Laurent and his team of solutions engineers support customers, and partners in deploying Application Services as well as application security to ease their digital transformation, and improve adoption of modern applications. Laurent has been with F5 for 16 years where he has been responsible for different areas of the business prior to joining the NGINX BU, starting as an SE Manager in France, then moving as a Partner SE Manager in APCJ. Before joining F5, Laurent help technical roles at Check Point and Dimension Data.

Sessions:

  • Bringing Additional Security to an API Gateway with NGINX App Protect: December 7, 1:05 PM SGT
  • NGINX Kick-Start Workshop: December 8, 10:00 AM SGT

Laurent Petroque

Dir, Solutions Engineering at NGINX

Michael Cheo

Solutions Architect at NGINX

About Michael Cheo:

Michael Cheo is a Solutions Architect for NGINX, based in Singapore. With over 15years of experience in IT, Michael has gained end-to-end expertise in implementing technology solutions for enterprises across Asia. Michael has been with F5 Networks for the past 7 years and in early 2020, Michael moved to take on the role of Solutions Architect for the NGINX business unit. With his passion for agile methodologies and DevOps practices, Michael is helping customers across Asia to roll out NGINX modern application solutions. Prior to NGINX, Michael was a Specialist at Maxis Communications Bhd, and an Engineering Service Manager at Amdocs Interactive, to name a few. Michael has an Electronic Engineering degree from Multimedia University, majoring in Computer.

Sessions:

  • An Easy Guide to Learn, Test and Deploy API Gateway with NGINX: December 7, 12:30 PM SGT
  • NGINX Basics & Best Practices Workshop: December 7, 1:40 PM SGT

Michael Cheo

Solutions Architect at NGINX

Mike Holland

Technical Solutions Architect at NGINX

About Mike Holland :

Mike Holland is a Technical Solutions Architect for NGINX ANZ, based in Sydney. Before becoming North America’s greatest loss and moving to Australia, Mike worked for many of F5’s US-based customers. After several years delivering and supporting the traditional F5 BIG-IP business as a Professional Services Consultant, Mike saw the light and decided to move to the NGINX business unit in 2020. His extensive experience in implementing big-scale monolithic enterprise architectures, meshed with his knowledge in end-to-end modern application delivery infrastructure gives Mike a leading edge in helping enable customers to migrate, design, and implement modern application architectures.

Sessions:

  • Securing Traffic entering your Kubernetes Cluster with NGINX Ingress Controller: December 7, 12:30 PM SGT
  • NGINX Basics & Best Practices Workshop: December 7, 1:40 PM SGT

Mike Holland

Technical Solutions Architect at NGINX

Norbert Kiss

Asia Pacific Executive at NGINX

About Norbert Kiss :

With over a decade of pioneering experience, Norbert started the NGINX Asia Pacific operations in 2017, and oversaw an explosion of NGINX in APAC, led the team, and built out an OSS community in-region. Based in Singapore, Norbert has extensive experience throughout Asia Pacific, having worked and lived in this region since 1992, specializing in growing companies in all aspects of the business. Norbert has worked and held executive positions at companies such as Lexmark, Oracle, Geac, WatchGuard, Astaro GmbH, KEMP and, most recently, NGINX. He has resided in Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia and successfully grown business in China, Japan, and India. Norbert’s career started in the IT industry in the early 1980’s as a programmer and system analyst. His focus then moved to sales and marketing where he progressed to executive levels within the Asia Pacific region. Norbert has extensive experience of initiating and sustaining growth for companies in the security and IT sector.

Sessions:

  • From Then Till Now: How a Pandemic has Accelerated the Need for Modern Apps: December 7, 11:30 AM SGT
  • From Then Till Now: パンデミックで加速した最新アプリの必要性 (日本語字幕): December 7, 11:30 AM SGT (日本時間:12:30 PM)
  • 从之前到此刻:疫情是如何加速我们对现代应用的需求的: December 7, 11:30 AM CST

Norbert Kiss

Asia Pacific Executive at NGINX

Rob Whiteley

VP, GM at NGINX

About Rob Whiteley:

Rob is the VP, GM of NGINX, now part of F5. Overseeing engineering, product management, and marketing for the NGINX Product Group at F5. Maintaining 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:

  • Architecting for the Future with Open Source and NGINX: December 7, 11:05 AM SGT
  • オープンソースとNGINXで未来のためのアーキテクチャを構築 (日本語字幕): December 7, 11:05 AM SGT (日本時間:12:05 PM)
  • 开源理念和NGINX共同构建现代应用的未来: December 7, 11:05 AM CST 北京时间
  • Application construction brick by brick — containers, microservices and the NGINX secret sauce: December 7, 11:50 AM SGT
  • 討論:コンテナ、マイクロサービス、NGINX設定の秘訣など、最適なアプリケーション構築とは(日本語字幕): December 7, 11:50 AM SGT (日本時間:12:50 PM)
  • 块状建构的应用——容器、微服务及NGINX的独家秘方: December 7, 11:50 AM CST 北京时间

Rob Whiteley

VP, GM at NGINX

Samuel Leung

Regional Solutions Architect at NGINX

About Samuel Leung :

Samuel is a Regional Solutions Architect at NGINX (part of F5) based in Hong Kong. He is a senior technical manager who has deep understanding in solutions consulting, and professional services, especially in cloud, and security domains. Prior to NGINX, he has gained an extensive experience working as a cloud solutions architect in companies like Tencent, IBM and Microsoft.

Sessions:

  • Introduction to Kubernetes: December 7, 1:40 PM SGT
  • Introduction to Kubernetes: December 8, 10:00 AM SGT

Samuel Leung

Regional Solutions Architect at NGINX

Sandeep Mangalath

Regional Solutions Architect at NGINX

About Sandeep Mangalath :

Sandeep is a Regional Solutions Architect at NGINX based in Bangalore, India. He is a senior technical person who has deep understanding in SDN, NFV solutioning. He has setup help large complex architectures for customers in US and Europe. He is a blogger and his work has been published in ITNEXT.IO around resiliency in Kubernetes. You can find him also tweeting about tech and other stuff here.

Sessions:

  • Introduction to Kubernetes: December 7, 1:40 PM SGT
  • Introduction to Kubernetes: December 8, 10:00 AM SGT

Sandeep Mangalath

Regional Solutions Architect at NGINX

Scott van Kalken

DevOps Solutions Architect at NGINX

About Scott van Kalken :

Scott is a Solutions Architect at NGINX and F5, helping customers across Australia and New Zealand be successful in their software deployments. Scott focuses on emerging technology in DevOps, modern apps and automation, with particular interest and vast experience in APIs, service mesh, continuous deployment and microservices. Prior to joining F5, Scott was a solution architect at Red Hat. Scott has a long history of experience in Information Technology. He is passionate about open source technology and open data systems. He is currently the co-host and convenor of several community-based technology meetups, where he shares knowledge and draws inspiration from the people he meets.

Sessions:

  • NGINX Unit – Run Multiple Application Services Together: December 7, 12:30 PM SGT

Scott van Kalken

DevOps Solutions Architect at NGINX

Sean Maritz

Technical Solutions Architect at NGINX

About Sean Maritz :

Sean Maritz is a Technical Solutions Architect for the NGINX business unit of F5 Networks based in Sydney, Australia. Over the last 18 years he has supported the architecture and technical delivery of communication solutions for enterprise and government organizations across the Asia Pacific region. His extensive experience in unified communications, video streaming and content distribution across complex infrastructure and network designs compliments the NGINX suite of solutions. Sean is driven by his passion to share knowledge and experience of NGINX’s capabilities and vision.
Prior to NGINX, Sean worked for tech companies like Viocorp, InterCall, and Genesys Conferencing, to name a few.

Sessions:

  • Securing Traffic within your Kubernetes Cluster with NGINX Service Mesh: December 7, 1:05 PM SGT

Sean Maritz

Technical Solutions Architect at NGINX

Sumit Malhorta

Chief Information Officer at Times Internet

About Sumit Malhorta:

Sumit Malhorta is the Chief Information Office and business leader at Times Internet, India’s largest digital products company with products that simplify and enhance the everyday lives of people since 1999. Sumit is a business-focused and result-oriented leader with over 20 years track record in digital and information technology management.

Sessions:

  • Application construction brick by brick — containers, microservices and the NGINX secret sauce: December 7, 11:50 AM SGT
  • 討論:コンテナ、マイクロサービス、NGINX設定の秘訣など、最適なアプリケーション構築とは(日本語字幕): December 7, 11:50 AM SGT (日本時間:12:50 PM)
  • 块状建构的应用——容器、微服务及NGINX的独家秘方: December 7, 11:50 AM CST 北京时间

Sumit Malhorta

Chief Information Officer at Times Internet

Takaaki Suzuki
鈴木 孝彰

Sr. Solutions Engineer at NGINX

About Takaaki Suzuki
鈴木 孝彰:

I've joined the NGINX Japan Team as an early member. Working as a Technical Solutions Architect in a pre-sales role at F5 NGINX. My background is in Internet DataCenter Networking and Software-Defined Networking, Ubuntu, A service of restaurants reviews and reservation on Web and iOS/Android with Public Cloud in Japan and Asia.

インターネットデータセンターにてネットワークエンジニアを経験後、プライベートクラウドSDN、Ubuntu OS、グルメサービスに参画。現在はF5ネットワークスジャパン合同会社にてNGINXのテクニカルソリューションズアーキテクトを担当。

Sessions:

  • NGINXによるアプリケーション・セキュリティの自動化(日本語セッション): December 7, 12:30 PM SGT (日本時間 2:05PM)

Takaaki Suzuki
鈴木 孝彰

Sr. Solutions Engineer at NGINX

Tom Gamul

Product Manager at NGINX

About Tom Gamul:

Tom 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 southeastern enterprise accounts. He has presented at many vendor and industry events, and you can follow him on twitter @magicalyak or his blog magicalyak.org

Sessions:

  • Instance Manager – Take Back Control of your OSS Sprawl: December 7, 1:05 PM SGT

Tom Gamul

Product Manager at NGINX

Wenheng Chang
常文恒

Solutions Engineer III at F5

About Wenheng Chang
常文恒:

Wenheng is F5 Solutions Engineer with over 11-year industry experience. Holding certificates like F5 401, JNCIE-SEC, ACP, VCP, he is an expert on security solutions of a variety of companies. Wenheng is dedicated to support digital transformation of customers with a focus on application delivery and application security. Especially, Wenheng has a strong interest in NGINX and K8s.

常文恒,F5解决方案顾问。拥有11年的IT从业背景,熟悉多家主流的安全解决方案,专注于应用交付和应用安全领域,持有F5 401、JNCIE-SEC、ACP、VCP等多个厂商认证,对于NGINX、K8S和应用安全有着浓厚的兴趣,致力于帮助客户进行数字化转型。

Sessions:

  • 解码微服务的端到端加密 (Master Microservices with End-to-End Encryption): December 7, 1:05 PM SGT

Wenheng Chang
常文恒

Solutions Engineer III at F5