Ayelet Sachto [Nominated 2 time(s)]
Ayelet Sachto is a passionate technical and thought leader with more than 18 years experience. Currently a Site Reliability Engineer @Google, formerly SCE specialising in App modernization and devops, leading PSO-SRE efforts in EMEA. Throughout her career, Ayelet demonstrated outstanding technology-focused impactful accomplishments, exhibiting the highest degree of engineering excellence and technical leadership. Her advocacy work ranged from asset creation (e.g. articles, whitepapers), public speaking(e.g. DevOpsDaysPrague, DevopsDaysBirmingham, DevopsDaysTelAviv), workshops creation( including O’Reilly course), podcasts, and more collaborations with Devops Institute. In addition, she is constantly going the extra mile as a mentor.
Brendan O’Leary [Nominated 1 time(s)]
Brendan O’Leary is a Staff Developer Evangelist at GitLab, the One DevOps platform, a governing board member at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and advisor to various startups. He has a passion for software development and iterating processes just as quickly as we iterate on code. Working with customers to deliver value drives Brendan’s passion for DevOps and smooth CI/CD implementation. Brendan has worked with a wide range of customers – from the nation’s top healthcare institutions to environmental services companies to the Department of Defense. Outside of work, you’ll find Brendan with 1 to 4 kids hanging off of him at any given time or occasionally finding a moment alone to build something in his workshop.
Brian Reed [Nominated 1 time(s)]
Brian Reed, Chief Mobility Officer at NowSecure, leads the mobile DevSecOps charge at NowSecure, helping organizations deliver secure mobile apps faster through the industry’s only full suite of automated mobile security testing software, training, and pen testing / certification services. As Chief Mobility Officer, Brian leverages almost 20 years in mobile, applications, and security to drive strategic thought leadership, market development, and mobile AppSec + DevSecOps ecosystem evolution for NowSecure and the broader industry. Brian is a frequent author and speaker at industry events, and contributor to Forbes Technology Council. Brian is also the creator and host of the DevSecOps Bunch monthly webinar series.
Chris Eng [Nominated 1 time(s)]
Chris Eng is Chief Research Officer at Veracode. A founding member of the Veracode team, he is responsible for all research initiatives including applied research and product security, alongside Veracode’s annual State of Software Security report. Chris is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, such as AWS re:Inforce, and serves on the review board for Black Hat USA. He is also a charter member of MITRE’s CWE/CAPEC Board. He also presents for company events, including Veracode’s CONNECTIONS: Building the Bridge to Success between Development and Security to demonstrate security principles and tools. Bloomberg, CNN, CBS, and other prominent media outlets have featured Chris in their coverage.
Cody De Arkland [Nominated 1 time(s)]
As Head of Developer Relations for LaunchDarkly, Cody De Arkland, focuses on helping developers and builders of all industries learn and use LaunchDarkly’s feature management platform. He also leads LaunchDarkly’s team of developer advocates and orchestrates programs across the company that help win the hearts and minds of developers. Prior to his role as Head of Developer Relations, Cody served as a Principal Technical Marketing Engineer for the company.
Dan Garfield [Nominated 1 time(s)]
Dan Garfield is the Co-founder and Chief Open Source Officer of Codefresh, the developer first CI/CD platform. He helped launch the GitOps Working Group and helped lead the creation of the Open GitOps principles. As an Argo Maintainer, Kubernaut, and Google Developer Expert, he helps companies and individuals adopt Argo with GitOps. He helped create the most popular GitOps certification with Argo CD and writes consistently about best practices for GitOps involving security, development processes, and scaling. Dan is a passionate advocate for open-source innovation, and an enthusiastic champion for developers at every stage in their journey. Among his recent efforts, Dan has helped lead the democratization of GitOps by making the Codefresh hosted Argo platform accessible at no cost for community projects, individuals and small DevOps teams seeking unfettered access to GitOps best practices.
Eran Kinsbruner [Nominated 1 time(s)]
Eran has been prolific in 2022 with speaking engagements, articles, podcast appearances, and publishing a highly-regarded software testing book to add to his popular bibliography.
Garima Bajpai [Nominated 1 time(s)]
Garima Bajpai is founder of DevOps Community of Practice Canada ( Many Chapters -1200+ members)
He also serves as Chair Ambassador Program (2021 Onwards) and TOC member (2021 – 2022), Cd Foundation, Chair Canada Chapter, DevOps Institute (2020-till date), Chair Industry Forum( IHCI-2022), Intelligent Human Computer Interaction Conference, Producer Summits Canada ( DevOps Summit , DataOps Summit & LeveeCast Podcast), and 100+. YouTube learning hours for DevOps Community
Kavitha Srinivasulu [Nominated 1 time(s)]
Working with high expertise on Risk & Compliance with 19+ years of experience focused on BFSI, Retail, Health care, IT Services and Telecom spanning across IT Security, Data Privacy, Business Resilience, Delivery Assurance and Vendor/3rd party Risk Management. Demonstrated proficiency in ISO, CRS, GRC, Lead Auditing and Project Management with diverse experience across corporate and Strategic Partners. Possess a solid balance of domain knowledge and smart business acumen ensuring business requirements and organizational goals are met. A natural leader with versatility to negotiate and influence at all levels. Very Self-driven, exuberant individual willing to learn from everything life has to offer.
Renzo Petri [Nominated 1 time(s)]
Renzo Petri was born in 1988 in a small city calls Piracaia, in Sao Paulo State – Brazil. Always passion with technology. Educated in Computer Science, Business and Management with Specialization in Strategy, People and Technology, he started programming in 2004 and now with more than 15 years working in complex IT projects. Since 2015 works in Natura&Co as a Senior Manager responsible for Architecture, DevOps and Quality Area. Was responsible to build a Cloud Journey and DevOps initiative for Natura&Co LATAM. Recently was promoted an IT Director because all the contribution and innovations initiatives who leader in Cloud, DevOps, Architecture for the company and was guarantee the digital
Richard “RichiH” Hartmann [Nominated 1 time(s)]
Richard “RichiH” Hartmann is the Director of Community at Grafana Labs, Prometheus team member, OpenMetrics founder, OpenTelemetry member, CNCF Technical Advisory Group Observability chair, CNCF Technical Oversight Committee member, CNCF Governing Board member, and more. He also leads or organizes various conferences, including PromCon, FOSDEM, DENOG, DebConf, and Chaos Communication Congress. In the past, he made mainframe databases work, ISP backbones run, freenode work, and designed and built a datacenter from scratch. Go through his talks at https://github.com/RichiH/talks or follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TwitchiH for musings on the intersection of technology and society.
Viktor Farcic [Nominated 6 time(s)]
Viktor always delivers. Explaining new technology, why you would use it, and how you would use it. Combining years of experience playing with new technology and field experience, the takes are less glamorous but more realistic and useful.