Last Year’s Speakers

Conference Speakers

Co-Founder @LightStepHQ & Co-Creator Dapper & @OpenTracing...
Engineer @github, Xoogler, Ex-Docker Core Maintainer
AI Community Leader & Founder and CEO Deep Learning Partnership
High Performance & Low Latency Specialist
Java VM Performance Architect @Arm, previously led Oracle's G1GC...
Software Engineer @Airbnb
VP Engineering @WeWork
DevOps/Resilience Engineering Thought Leader, Previously CTO @Etsy...
Principal Data Architect @Confluent, PMC Member @Kafka, &...
Lead Engineer @StarlingBank
Top Performance-Minded Java Engineer & cofounder of Opsian.com
Principal Engineer @riverisland
Award-winning Writer, Broadcaster, Doctor, Academic and Campaigner
4 Time Winner of Loebner Prize (Most lifelike AI) & Senior...
Member of ACM Committee on Professional Ethics and One of the Primary...
Co-founder @SnykSec, previously CTO @Akamai
Co-founder @gruntwork_io
Independent Consultant - Transformation in Tech
Astrodynamicist and Principal Systems Engineer @NASA and USAF...
Java Champion, Engineer and Evangelist
CEO of @chaosiqio
Tech lead @Cloudflare Workers
Managing Consultant @Atomic Inc.
VP of Engineering, @Habito
Cloud Technology Consultant with an expertise in Serverless Computing
COO and Co-founder @nubego Cloud Consulting
Director of Research @HashiCorp
Engineering Manager @BBC
Performance Engineer - Consultant @DataStax & Chief Performance...
CTO @strongbytesro & Google Developer Expert on Web Technologies
Principal Architect @NearForm
Senior Principal Engineer @waltdisneyco & Founder @muvrhq
Rust Core Team
Developer @Docker
Technical Director for Operations and Reliability @FT (Financial...
Software Development Lead @Capgemini
Technical Team Leader @BamtechMedia
Managing Solution Architect @Capgemini
Senior Engineering Manager, Developer Enablement @Skyscanner
Director of Agile Learning Programs @ICAgile
Climatologist & Professor in Glaciology at The Geologic Survey of...
CTO @MeetHumio (Humio)
Software Engineer @airbnb
Founding partner @underscoreio
Top UK Tech Influencer & Researcher & @lefep (Leading Edge...
CTO @songkick
Associate Director @inside_r3 (R3)
Software Engineer, Tools and Infrastructure @Google
Director at Opsian
Crystal Hirschorn is Director of Engineering and Cloud Platforms @...
Systems Level Developer & CTO @SymasCorp
Former Chief Technology Officer @starlingbank
Web Platform Team Lead @PayPal
Counseling psychologist/GZ psychologist @containersoluti
Software Engineer @StarlingBank
Technical Principal @ThoughtWorksESP
Systems Engineer @paybase
Co-Creator of Jenkins X & Coder @CloudBees
Chief Scientist/CEO @EvolutionAI
Qcon
Machine Learning blogger and entrepreneur, Self-Driving Car Engineer...
Agile Methods Coach & Advocate for Woman in Tech
Product Manager @Docker
Cloud Developer Advocate @Microsoft
Technical Lead for Project Loom @oracle
Site Reliability Engineer
VC and Machine Learning Explainer @STVcapital
Functional Languages Programmer
Developer @SnowflakeDB
Independent Security Consultant, previously Deputy Director for...
Backend Engineer @Monzo
Engineering Leader, Frontend Infrastructure @Slack
Runtime Support/Change Team Architect (Java, Node.js, Apache Spark)...
Software Engineer @Facebook
Director of Ecosystem @CloudNativeFdn
Deputy CTO @Azul
Engineer @Tesla
Programmer @neo4j
Technology Lead and Evangelist  @OcadoTechnology
CEO @IncludeOS
Core Rust Team @RustLang
Software Engineer @BBCRD
Software Engineer @thoughtworks
Qcon
Partner @underscoreio & Director D-Limitd
CTO @Cloudflare
Qcon
Partner and Engagement Manager @EqualExperts
Software Engineer @BuzzFeed
Software Development Manager @metaswitch
Chief Research Scientist for Data Science @BTGroup and Visiting...
CTO @PulumiCorp & TypeScript Co-Creator
Payments Risk Team @Deliveroo
Senior Director of Engineering @Skyscanner
Engineering Manager @Deliveroo
Principal Product Architect @xaptuminc
Senior Director of Product Management @Oracle
Qcon
Developer Advocate @AlibabaGroup
Working on TruffleRuby and Project Loom with Graal
Digital Health & AI Clinical Lead for @NHSEngland
Co-founder and developer advocate @Camunda
Senior Product manager @guardian
Principal Community Architect for @Ansible, @RedHat
Principal Engineering Group Manager (Java) at Microsoft. ex CEO at...
Analyst and co-founder @redmonk
Competitive Data Scientist @h2oai
Java Platform Lead Engineer @RedHat
Software Engineer @tetrateio
Data Scientist @Nooxit
Qcon
Distributed Systems Engineer @monzo
Co-Founder @controlplaneio
Head of Editorial @InfoQ.com
Author of "The Dream Team Nightmare"
Developer Advocate @HashiCorp
Staff Container & Infrastructure Engineer @enixsas
Machine Learning Engineer @Autonomous Intelligent Driving
Lecturer @ucl
Qcon
Co-Founder and Director @lowRISC, LLVM hacker
Software Engineer @Facebook
Qcon
CEO @roundaboutlabs
Head of development @wegotpop
Co-Founder & CEO @netifi_inc
Director at Eigenstate
Head of Product @inside_r3 (R3)
Independent Technical Consultant
Enterprise Software Engineer
Senior Technology Adviser @Superbet
Chief Scientific Officer @Superbet

Workshop Speakers

Staff Container & Infrastructure Engineer @enixsas
Principal Engineer @SendGrid
Chief Scientist @containersoluti (Container Solutions)
VP Product Company @grafana
Staff Software Engineer @PulumiCorp
CTO @PulumiCorp & TypeScript Co-Creator
Developer Advocate @HashiCorp
Developer Advocate @HashiCorp
Developer Advocate @HashiCorp
Infrastructure Engineer @travisci
Developer Advocate @confluentinc
Solutions Architect @ConfluentInc
Managing Partner @ardanlabs, Author of Go In Action, & Organizer...
Author of "The Dream Team Nightmare"
CEO of @chaosiqio
Performance Engineering Specialist at Aitu Software
Software Engineer @Nooxit
Fellow & Software Architect @luministech
Data Scientist @Nooxit

Sponsored Solutions Tracks Speakers

CEO & co-founder @LaunchDarkly
Senior Solutions Architect @hazelcast
Software Engineer with focus on Cloud Native Way
Deputy CTO @Azul
Developer Advocate @IBM
Co-founder and developer advocate @Camunda
Product Manager of Gauge @thoughtworks
Data Engineer WB Advanced Analytics @ING_news (ING Bank)
Co-Founder @LightStepHQ & Co-Creator Dapper & @OpenTracing...
Developer Advocate @IBM
Team Manager @ING_news (ING Bank)
Wrote an OAUTH client for MQTT, CTO, and member of Apache
Product Manager @Site24x7
Serverless Product Management @Oracle
Enterprise Solutions Engineer @auth0
Director of Product Management @nginx
Solution Architect @RedisLabs
Solution Engineer @WhiteSourceSoft
Infrastructure Engineer @Heroku
Senior Developer Advocate @Couchbase

Track Hosts

QConSF Chair, Co-host of the InfoQ Podcast, & VP of Technology @...
Head of Editorial @InfoQ.com
Chief Technology Officer @OpenCredo
Originator of BDD
Founder & CTO @Lightbend / Creator of Akka
Former Chief Technology Officer @starlingbank
Principal Engineering Group Manager (Java) at Microsoft. ex CEO at...
Senior Engineering Manager @Deliveroo
Top Performance-Minded Java Engineer & cofounder of Opsian.com
Richard Rodger is the founder and CEO @voxgig
Product Manager @Docker
Director of Open Source Community @CloudBees
CEO @containersoluti (Container Solutions)
Chief Scientist/CEO @EvolutionAI
Microservice, Cloud, CI/CD Thoughtleader
Functional Languages Programmer
Co-founder @SnykSec, previously CTO @Akamai
Chief Strategist @containersoluti (Container Solutions)
Developer @Docker
Chief Data Engineer @PayPal

Programming Committee

Independent Data Science Consultant
InfoQ Editor Functional Programming, QCon PC, Wolfram
Chief Scientific Officer @Superbet
Technical Director for Operations and Reliability @FT (Financial...
Senior Technology Adviser @Superbet
Principal Engineering Group Manager (Java) at Microsoft. ex CEO at...
Independent Technical Consultant

Directory

First namesort descending Last name Short title
Aaron Randall CTO @songkick
Adam Evans Enterprise Solutions Engineer @auth0
Adrian Mouat Chief Scientist @containersoluti (Container Solutions)
AJ Bowen Infrastructure Engineer @travisci
Alex Tasioulis Software Engineer with focus on Cloud Native Way
Alex Bradbury Co-Founder and Director @lowRISC, LLVM hacker
Aliou Ba
Allison Randall Director at Eigenstate
Ana Calin Systems Engineer @paybase
Anca Zaharia Software Engineer @StarlingBank
Andrea Magnorsky Functional Languages Programmer
Andrea Dobson- Kock Counseling psychologist/GZ psychologist @containersoluti
Andrew Martin Co-Founder @controlplaneio
Andrew Haley Java Platform Lead Engineer @RedHat
Andy Shi Developer Advocate @AlibabaGroup
Andy Walker Senior Director of Engineering @Skyscanner
Anne Currie Chief Strategist @containersoluti (Container Solutions)
Anne Byrne Payments Risk Team @Deliveroo
Ashley Williams Core Rust Team @RustLang
Avi Deitcher Managing Consultant @Atomic Inc.
Ben Sigelman Co-Founder @LightStepHQ & Co-Creator Dapper & @OpenTracing API Standard
Ben Butler-Cole Programmer @neo4j
Ben Goldacre Award-winning Writer, Broadcaster, Doctor, Academic and Campaigner
Bernd Ruecker Co-founder and developer advocate @Camunda
Carolyne Quinn Associate Director @inside_r3 (R3)
Cat Swetel Agile Methods Coach & Advocate for Woman in Tech
Catherine Flick Member of ACM Committee on Professional Ethics and One of the Primary Contributors to the ACM Code of Ethics
Charles Humble Head of Editorial @InfoQ.com
Charlotte Fereday Software Engineer @thoughtworks
Cheryl Hung Director of Ecosystem @CloudNativeFdn
Chris Ford Technical Principal @ThoughtWorksESP
Chris Wilkinson Software Development Lead @Capgemini
Christie Koehler Developer Advocate @HashiCorp
Christie Wilson Software Engineer, Tools and Infrastructure @Google
Colin Breck Engineer @Tesla
Crystal Hirschorn Crystal Hirschorn is Director of Engineering and Cloud Platforms @CondeNast
Dan North Originator of BDD
Daniel Bryant Independent Technical Consultant
David Buckhurst Engineering Manager @BBC
Denis Wilson Souza Rosa Senior Developer Advocate @Couchbase
Detlef Nauck Chief Research Scientist for Data Science @BTGroup and Visiting Professor @bournemouthuni
Diane Davis Astrodynamicist and Principal Systems Engineer @NASA and USAF aerospace industry leader a.i. solutions
Donald Smith Senior Director of Product Management @Oracle
Duncan MacGregor Working on TruffleRuby and Project Loom with Graal
Ed Shee Developer Advocate @IBM
Ed Holland Software Development Manager @metaswitch
Edith Harbaugh CEO & co-founder @LaunchDarkly
Emma Button COO and Co-founder @nubego Cloud Consulting
Erik Veld Developer Advocate @HashiCorp
Finbarr Joy Senior Technology Adviser @Superbet
Francine Bennett Independent Data Science Consultant
Francisco Jordano Engineering Manager @Deliveroo
Gareth Rushgrove Product Manager @Docker
Greg Hawkins Former Chief Technology Officer @starlingbank
Guy Podjarny Co-founder @SnykSec, previously CTO @Akamai
Gwen Shapira Principal Data Architect @Confluent, PMC Member @Kafka, & Committer Apache Sqoop
Howard Chu Systems Level Developer & CTO @SymasCorp
Ian Robins
Indra Joshi Digital Health & AI Clinical Lead for @NHSEngland
Irina Guberman Principal Product Architect @xaptuminc
Jade Alglave Lecturer @ucl
James Governor Analyst and co-founder @redmonk
James Rawlings Co-Creator of Jenkins X & Coder @CloudBees
Jamie Dobson CEO @containersoluti (Container Solutions)
Jamund Ferguson Web Platform Team Lead @PayPal
Jan Machacek Senior Principal Engineer @waltdisneyco & Founder @muvrhq
Jason Maude Lead Engineer @StarlingBank
Jason Box Climatologist & Professor in Glaciology at The Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)
Jay Alammar VC and Machine Learning Explainer @STVcapital
Jendrik Jördening Data Scientist @Nooxit
Jérôme Petazzoni Staff Container & Infrastructure Engineer @enixsas
Jessica Tai Software Engineer @Airbnb
Jessica Yung Machine Learning blogger and entrepreneur, Self-Driving Car Engineer Scholar @nvidia
Jessie Frazelle Engineer @github, Xoogler, Ex-Docker Core Maintainer
John Allspaw DevOps/Resilience Engineering Thought Leader, Previously CTO @Etsy & Co-founder of @AdaptiveCLabs
John Müller Data Engineer WB Advanced Analytics @ING_news (ING Bank)
John Graham-Cumming CTO @Cloudflare
Johnathan Chapin Cloud Technology Consultant with an expertise in Serverless Computing
Jon Currey Director of Research @HashiCorp
Jonas Bonér Founder & CTO @Lightbend / Creator of Akka
Justin Cormack Developer @Docker
Katherine Kirk Independent Consultant - Transformation in Tech
Kenton Varda Tech lead @Cloudflare Workers
Kevin Gilpin Enterprise Software Engineer
Kingsley Davies Partner @underscoreio & Director D-Limitd
Kresten Krab Thorup CTO @MeetHumio (Humio)
Liam Crilly Director of Product Management @nginx
Liz Fong-Jones Site Reliability Engineer
Liz Ince Managing Solution Architect @Capgemini
Luke Hoban CTO @PulumiCorp & TypeScript Co-Creator
Mairead O'Connor Partner and Engagement Manager @EqualExperts
Marios Michailidis Competitive Data Scientist @h2oai
Mark Price Performance Engineering Specialist at Aitu Software
Martijn Verburg Principal Engineering Group Manager (Java) at Microsoft. ex CEO at jClarity (acquired by MSFT) & CxO / start-up mentor
Martin Thompson High Performance & Low Latency Specialist
Martin Visser Solution Architect @RedisLabs
Martin Goodson Chief Scientist/CEO @EvolutionAI
Matt Turner Software Engineer @tetrateio
Matt Heath Distributed Systems Engineer @monzo
Matteo Collina Principal Architect @NearForm
Matthew Squire Technical Team Leader @BamtechMedia
Matthew Cornford Technology Lead and Evangelist  @OcadoTechnology
Melanie Cebula Software Engineer @airbnb
Michael Brunton-Spall Independent Security Consultant, previously Deputy Director for Technology and Operation, & Head of CyberSecurity of Government Digital Service
Mike Ward Head of Product @inside_r3 (R3)
Mike McGarr Engineering Leader, Frontend Infrastructure @Slack
Misa Ogura Software Engineer @BBCRD
Mofe Salami Developer Advocate @IBM
Monica Beckwith Java VM Performance Architect @Arm, previously led Oracle's G1GC Performance Team
Nadia Alshahwan Software Engineer @Facebook
Nic Jackson Developer Advocate @HashiCorp
Nicki Watt Chief Technology Officer @OpenCredo
Nicky Wrightson Principal Engineer @riverisland
Nitin Bharti Managing Editor and Product Manager, QCon and InfoQ
Nitsan Wakart Performance Engineer - Consultant @DataStax & Chief Performance Consultant at TTNR Labs
Noel Welsh Founding partner @underscoreio
Ondrej Lehecka Software Engineer @Facebook
Patrick Mölk Software Engineer @Nooxit
Paul Johnston CEO @roundaboutlabs
Paul Fremantle Wrote an OAUTH client for MQTT, CTO, and member of Apache
Per Buer CEO @IncludeOS
Peter Morgan AI Community Leader & Founder and CEO Deep Learning Partnership
Peter Morgan Chief Scientific Officer @Superbet
Phyto Michael Solution Engineer @WhiteSourceSoft
Portia Tung Author of "The Dream Team Nightmare"
Prasanna Rajaperumal Developer @SnowflakeDB
Rajalakshmi Srinivasan Product Manager @Site24x7
Randy Shoup VP Engineering @WeWork
Riaz Mohammed Senior Solutions Architect @hazelcast
Richard Warburton Top Performance-Minded Java Engineer & cofounder of Opsian.com
Richard Rodger Richard Rodger is the founder and CEO @voxgig
Robert Roeser Co-Founder & CEO @netifi_inc
Robert Rees Head of development @wegotpop
Robin Moffatt Developer Advocate @confluentinc
Robyn Bergeron Principal Community Architect for @Ansible, @RedHat
Roland Meertens Machine Learning Engineer @Autonomous Intelligent Driving
Ron Pressler Technical Lead for Project Loom @oracle
Russell Miles CEO of @chaosiqio
Sadiq Jaffer Director at Opsian
Sally Goble Senior Engineering Manager @Deliveroo
Sam Newman Microservice, Cloud, CI/CD Thoughtleader
Sander Mak Fellow & Software Architect @luministech
Sarah Wells Technical Director for Operations and Reliability @FT (Financial Times)
Sean Gillespie Staff Software Engineer @PulumiCorp
Shane Hastie Director of Agile Learning Programs @ICAgile
Shane Hastie
Shaun Smith Serverless Product Management @Oracle
Shraya Ramani Software Engineer @BuzzFeed
Sid Anand Chief Data Engineer @PayPal
Simon Wardley Top UK Tech Influencer & Researcher & @lefep (Leading Edge Forum)
Simon Ritter Deputy CTO @Azul
Simona Cotin Cloud Developer Advocate @Microsoft
Stephan Fowler Senior Product manager @guardian
Stephen Klabnik Rust Core Team
Stephen Hellberg Runtime Support/Change Team Architect (Java, Node.js, Apache Spark) at @IBM
Steve Worswick 4 Time Winner of Loebner Prize (Most lifelike AI) & Senior Artificial Intelligence Designer @pandorabots
Steve Kinney Principal Engineer @SendGrid
Stuart Davidson Senior Engineering Manager, Developer Enablement @Skyscanner
Suhail Patel Backend Engineer @Monzo
Sven Erik Knop Solutions Architect @ConfluentInc
Taco Bakker Team Manager @ING_news (ING Bank)
Tom Wilkie VP Product Company @grafana
Tom Roden
Tom Crayford Infrastructure Engineer @Heroku
Tracy Miranda Director of Open Source Community @CloudBees
Trisha Gee Java Champion, Engineer and Evangelist
Vlad Zelinschi CTO @strongbytesro & Google Developer Expert on Web Technologies
Werner Schuster InfoQ Editor Functional Programming, QCon PC, Wolfram
Wes Reisz QConSF Chair, Co-host of the InfoQ Podcast, & VP of Technology @SectionIO
Will Jones VP of Engineering, @Habito
William Kennedy Managing Partner @ardanlabs, Author of Go In Action, & Organizer of Go / Mongo Meetups in Miami
Yevgeniy Brikman Co-founder @gruntwork_io
Zabil Cheriya Maliackal Product Manager of Gauge @thoughtworks

Tracks

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Hard-earned lessons from the names you know on scalability, reliability, security, and performance.

  • Machine Learning: The Latest Innovations

    AI and machine learning is more approachable than ever. Discover how ML, deep learning, and other modern approaches are being used in practice.

  • Kubernetes and Cloud Architectures

    Practical approaches and lessons learned for deploying systems into Kubernetes, cloud, and FaaS platforms.

  • Evolving Java

    JVM futures, JIT directions and improvements to the runtimes stack is the theme of this year’s JVM track.

  • Next Generation Microservices: Building Distributed Systems the Right Way

    Microservice-based applications are everywhere, but well-built distributed systems are not so common. Early adopters of microservices share their insights on how to design systems the right way.

  • Chaos and Resilience: Architecting for Success

    Making systems resilient involves people and tech. Learn about strategies being used, from cognitive systems engineering to chaos engineering.

  • The Future of the API: REST, gRPC, GraphQL and More

    The humble web-based API is evolving. This track provides the what, how, and why of future APIs.

  • Streaming Data Architectures

    Today's systems move huge volumes of data. Hear how the innovators in this space are designing systems and leveraging modern data stream processing platforms.

  • Modern Compilation Targets

    Learn about the innovation happening in the compilation target space. WebAssembly is only the tip of the iceberg.

  • Leaving the Ivory Tower: Modern CS Research in the Real World

    Thoughts pushing software forward, including consensus, CRDT's, formal methods & probabilistic programming.

  • Bare Knuckle Performance

    Crushing latency and getting the most out of your hardware.

  • Leading Distributed Teams

    Remote and distributed working are increasing in popularity, but many organisations underestimate the leadership challenges. Learn from those who are doing this effectively.

  • Full Cycle Developers: Lead the People, Manage the Process & Systems

    "Full cycle developers" is not just another catch phrase; it's about engineers taking ownership and delivering value, and doing so with the support of their entire organisation. Learn more from the pioneers.

  • JavaScript: Pushing the Client Beyond the Browser

    JavaScript is not just the language of the web. Join this track to learn how the innovators are pushing the boundaries of this classic language and ecosystem.

  • When Things Go Wrong: GDPR, Ethics, & Politics

    Privacy, confidentiality, safety and security: learning from the frontlines, from both good and bad experiences

  • Growing Unicorns in the EU: Building, Leading and Scaling Financial Tech Start Ups

    Learn how EU FinTech innovators have designed, built, and led both their technologies and organisations.

  • Building High Performing Teams

    To have a high-performing team, everybody on it has to feel and act like an owner. Learn about cultivating culture, creating psychological safety, sharing the vision effectively, and more

  • Scaling Security, from Device to Cloud

    Implementing effective security is vitally important, regardless of where you are deploying software applications.