Mr. Alan Harlan is Chief Executive Officer of SoftServe, a leading global provider of high quality software development, testing and technology consulting services. Mr. Harlan brings in more than 25 years of successful experience in the IT and Product development outsourcing services industry serving in executive accounting, & technology thought leadership. He is a leading executive in the Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Enterprise software development industry.
Most recently, Harlan was President, Software Management Solutions and Global Executive Vice President and General Manger of the ISV Division of Symphony Teleca. Harlan was responsible for multiple companies and functions, global delivery and sales with an intense focus on exceptional client delivery driving year over year growth and value.
Dr Bradley Fordham
Responsible for the development and operation of Wireless Generation’s market leading assessment and intervention software solutions that optimize learning outcomes by targeting instruction to students’ individual needs. These solutions transform the educational experience and results by allowing data to guide teaching and learning in the classroom each day.
As a serial entrepreneur, Mark’s career conceiving, designing and marketing innovative technology spans nearly twenty years and three successful high-tech start-ups. He has fielded over a dozen products which combined have sold over a million units, generated over $100 million in sales and won a total of 15 Product of the Year, 12 Best of NAB, 7 Best of Comdex, 2 PC Magazine Technical Excellence awards, and two Emmy awards.
Products that Mark’s startups developed are used by half the Fortune 500,
all branches of the U.S. government, and thousands of schools around the world. His products have been featured in Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Forbes, Wired, Rolling Stone, USA Today and NY Times. As an innovator Mark has ten U.S. patents, he’s been named to Digital Media Magazine’s “Digital Media 100″ and he is one of Streaming Magazine’s “50 Most Influential People”. As an entrepreneur he’s won a national Addy award, a DemoGod award and Advertising Age’s Corporate Video of the Year.
Mark speaks and teaches frequently on entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy and has appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC and CNBC. He sold his most recent startup, Serious Magic, to Adobe Systems where he is now Chief Strategist, VP Creativity. Mark also collects exceedingly rare but mostly worthless old computers and can do two cool magic tricks.
With thirty years of software and systems engineering experience, Rex Black is President of RBCS (www.rbcs-us.com), a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing. For almost twenty years, RBCS has delivered consulting, outsourcing and training services in the areas of software, hardware, and systems testing and quality. Employing the industry’s most experienced and recognized consultants, RBCS conducts product testing, builds and improves testing groups, and provides testing staff for hundreds of clients worldwide. Ranging from Fortune 20 companies to start-ups, RBCS clients save time and money through higher quality, improved product development, decreased tech support calls, improved reputation, and more. As the leader of RBCS, Rex is the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today. His popular first book, Managing the Testing Process, has sold over 50,000 copies around the world, including Japanese, Chinese, and Indian releases, and is now in its third edition. His nine other books on testing, Advanced Software Testing: Volumes I, II, and III, Critical Testing Processes, Foundations of Software Testing, Pragmatic Software Testing, Fundamentos de Pruebas de Software, Testing Metrics, and Improving the Testing Process have also sold tens of thousands of copies, including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indian, and Russian editions. He has written over forty articles, presented hundreds of papers, workshops, and seminars, and given about fifty keynotes and other speeches at conferences and events around the world. Rex is the past President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board and of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board.
Dr. Alistair Cockburn, voted one of the “The All-Time Top 150 i-Technology Heroes” in 2007, for his pioneering work in use cases and agile software development, is an internationally renowned IT strategist. He is an expert on agile development, use cases, process design, project management, and object-oriented design. In 2010 he helped found the International Consortium for Agile, which is creating the standards for education in the agile space. His articles, talks, poems and blog are online at http://alistair.cockburn.us.
Managing Director of Zentelligence (Research) Ltd, and a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Technology Forum, Simon Moores is also Programme Director and Chair of the annual international eCrime Congress. A former chief executive and Chairman of The Research Group, he has, chaired many well-respected IT User Groups and Forums and conferences, which include Visa’s annual Payment Card Industry (PCI/DSS) Europe, IP Risk, ‘Tackling Organised Crime’ the, ‘Emirates Forum’ in Dubai, the ‘Middle-east e- Government Conference and keynoted the Irish Software Industry’s annual conference in Dublin, IDG Europe’s security conference in Milan and the Ministry of Justice’s conference at the QE II Centre in London.
A co-author of the Conservative Party’s “Digital Plan for Britain” he is a director of the centre-right open market policy ‘think tank’, Aediles and advises government, business and the media on the evolution, development and application of eGovernment, Internet-related technologies and their impact. He is recognised for his expert work on eGovernment, information economy, online espionage, Hi-tech crime and information security issues.
Simon has frequently assisted The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and UK Trade Invest and in 200-2002, represented the British government’s Office of The e-Envoy, (Cabinet Office) as a technology and eGovernment ‘Ambassador’, presenting and speaking at GCC, European Union and International Government events and conferences across the globe.
As director of Podio brand strategy at Citrix,Jon Froda is a global leader in driving organizational change through the adoption ofcutting edge collaboration tools.
A former career musician turned entrepreneur, Jon spent years researching the area of social software,specializing in strategies and products that enhance knowledge sharing and productivity across teams and professional networks.
As cofounder of Podio,a customizable collaborative work platform, Jon joined Citrix when the company acquired Podio in April 2012 and continues to play an active role inspreading Podio to teams all over the world.
Jon is a frequent speaker on the Future of Work and social technologies and holds a bachelor’s degree ininternational business and modern languages from Copenhagen BusinessSchool.
Consultant & Proponent, Trainer, Speaker – IT & Project Management. Serving as an elected Institute Director (2010-12 term) on Board of Project Management Institute (PMI), Philadelphia, USA. Over 30 years of experience in IT, Strategic Leadership, Management and Project Management. Career progression from Software Engineer to Team Leader, Development Manager, Manager R&D, Head of Strategic Global Business Unit, CIO, Director and Advisor. Rich exposure to global cultures owing to living and working in Australia, Holland, India, New Zealand, U.K., and United States, and conducting business in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, and North America. Worked at Tata Consultancy Services (www.tcs.com), Mumbai, India; Hoechst Australia Ltd, Melbourne, Australia; Quick Response Services, Richmond, California, USA; and Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (www.mahindrasatyam.com), Hyderabad, India, and held director positions with organizations, including Knowledge Dynamics Pte Ltd., (Singapore, Malaysia, India).
Alberto Ferrari is a Business Intelligence consultant. His main interests are in two areas: the methodological approach to the BI development life cycle and performance tuning of ETL and SQL code. His activities are related to designing and implementing solutions based on Integration Services and Analysis Services for the financial, manufacturing, and statistical markets. A certified SSAS Maestro, Alberto is also a book author and a speaker at international conferences such as PASS Summit, SQLRally, and SQLBits.
Russell A. Hertzberg
Russ Hertzberg is Vice President Technology Solutions for SoftServe Inc, with responsibility for initiatives in SaaS, Dev Ops, Mobility, Big Data/Analytics, and Security. He has over 15 years of continuous experience in executive and entrepreneurialproduct ownership roles in cloud computing, software platforms, SaaS applications, cloud security, and network systems. Russ is also an active member of the global water polo community as an athlete, coach, mentor, and sport development advocate.
Anatoly Volokhov represents IBM Rational software sales team. He is responsible for promoting the product line of Rational in Ukraine and Russia (aircraft, avionics, shipbuilding, defense complex, power engineering).
Anatoly has been working in this field since 2000.
From 2000 to 2008 Anatoly has worked for Telelogic as a director and business manager of the Russian office. After takeover of Telelogic by IBM in 2008, Anatoly works for IBM.
Anatoly Volokhov is a candidate of Technical Sciences, the author of several scientific articles on control systems and the author of a number of inventions.
Sergiy Baydachnyy has been working in software development since 2000, Microsoft Certified Trainer and author of several books. Sergiy’s blog is available at http://baydachnyy.com.
Andrea helps IT organizations to implement better ways of doing business; and he coaches teams and individuals to improve technically and relationally.
In over 20 years of professional experience, he had clients in three different continents and worked with organizations ranging from the United Nations to small, dynamic IT companies.
His main focus is on helping companies to transition to organizational and cultural models that are better suited to the kind of knowledge work that is typical of software development — which includes, but is not limited to, Agile and Lean.
Andrea also enjoys sharing what he knows by being a regular speaker at major international conferences.
Currently Andrea Provaglio works in Europe. He’s worked also in the USA on a O-1 visa for “extraordinary abilities in Sciences”.
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Ostap Korkuna is a software engineer in Core Systems team at Facebook, where he focuses on developing systems to monitor all the services and servers across Facebook infrastructure. Prior to joining Facebook in 2009, Ostap was a software developer at BITImpulse, where he worked on building business intelligence and reporting system. Ostap holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Applied Mathematics from Ivan Franko Lviv National University.
Tupchienko Sergey holds the position of Technical Specialist IBM Rational and is responsible for the former products line Telelolzhyk and JAZZ in Russia and CIS.
Sergey has been working in IT industry since 2000 and has experience in various stages of software development: system analysis, business analysis, project management, programs coding, database development and testing.
Sergey works at IBM since 2008. Currently Sergey is specialized in the areas: requirements management, portfolio management, enterprise architecture, software development life cycle management.
Over 12 years of experience in IT industry. He has started his career as ASM software engineer and grew to project and program management. He has also received specialized education in “Project Management”. Vadym considers himself to be a purposeful, responsible and very social person. He is always glad to share experience and is very optimistic about the future. Vadym is fond of reading and takes interest in cars.
Mr. Turruellas is responsible for driving the company’s aggressive sales and growth strategy. He is accountable for managing all aspects of the Americas’ business, including sales, as well as other operational duties. Juan is a proven senior executive with more than 25 years experience in Sales Management, Business Development, International Sales, Professional Services, Product Development, and Enterprise-level Software Solution experience. Prior to SoftServe, Mr. Turruellas served as Executive Vice President of North American Sales and Business Development for Pitney Bowes Software, where he was responsible for more than $185 Million in revenue, while motivating more than 150 associates. During his 11-year tenure, the company’s revenue grew from $25 Million to over $185 Million in North America.
Co-founder, executive partner at Stratoplan.ru, business coach. 2 diplomas of higher education: computer science and practical psychology (teaching for adults, behavioral psychology). Author of more than 30 training and practical programs for improving skills in testing software, motivation of employees, communication, personal efficiency and building a career in IT. The speaker, organizer and member of program committees at leading IT industry conferences. Founder of projects www.it4business.ru and www.software-testing.ru He made a way from a software engineer, tester and analyst to project manager and technology director. Professional way: co-founder and CEO of consulting company “QA expert”, technology director and head of the Kyiv office “Yandeх.Ukraine”, Training Center “Luxoft Ukraine” Director.
Has been software developer for 11 years. He is an active participant in .NET User Group in Odessa.
As Dmytro said, “Programming is my hobby, my profession, my destiny, my art. This is a limitless world, where you don’t have any physical restrictions. This is the world where the fantasy’s the limit.”
You can meet and listen to Dmytro on .NET User Group meetings in Odessa, AgileBaseCamp, IT Jam, ITBrunch, XP Days, Agile, Microsoft SWIT conferences in Eastern Europe.
A professional software freelance developer (www.stasdavydov.com), motivational consultant and the author of famous “hooligan” book “Don’t bother me when I work!” (www.motivateme.ru). After he quitted working for corporations, he has been traveling the world, delivering speeches at the conferences, trainings and creating new approaches to organization of software development process.
Tarun D. Sharma
Tarun Sharma is a VP, R&D for BMC Software and heads its Indian and Ukrainian operation. Tarun successfully ran the Complementary Products Group in the past. Some very successful products like Remedy Force were also conceived and developed under Tarun’s leadership.
Before joining BMC he worked for more than 8 years in Virtusa. During this time the company grew from 10 million to 175 million dollars in revenue.
Prior to joining Virtusa Tarun co-founded a company called EC Cubed. The firm raised close to 55 million dollars in venture capital and successfully launched several products in the B2B markets.
Tarun also co-authored two books: Programming Web Components (McGraw Hills Publications, 1997) and Enterprise E-Commerce (Meghan-Kiffer Press, 1999).
Tarun Sharma is a software engineer by training. He graduated from PICT in 1992. He lived in the USA for 14 years and now lives in Pune, India.
Lucas von Stockhausen
Software Security Consultant at HP. He is responsible for planning and executing Software Security Assurance (SSA) initiatives for HP Enterprise Security customers. Software Security Assurance solutions protect companies and organizations from today’s greatest security risk: the software that runs their businesses. SSA reduces the threat of catastrophic financial loss and damage to reputation as well as ensuring timely compliance with government and industry mandates.
Has more than 7 years of experience in IT industry (he went from software developer, project manager to IT company owner). He also has more than 6 years of experience in “Traditional Economic Sectors”(CEO, CFO).
Now he works as a manager of AR23D Studio Company, which develops the 3D Augmented Reality Solutions for iPhone/iPad, and solutions for Android, BB, Mobile Client + Web-Server.
A Software Engineer with extensive experience and a background in Computer Science, Victor is responsible for driving technology innovations at ELEKS. By researching cutting-edge technologies his team brings all their power to ELEKS’ customers. With focus on Software Architecture and Algorithms, Victor is passionate about solving problems that seem to be impossible at first sight.
Olha has been working in SoftServe Company for more than 8 years. She started from the position of QC engineer, then worked as automated testing engineer, QA Manager and later – Project Manager. Recently she has moved into R&D department and is R&D Manager. In R&D Olha will be involved into R&D projects management, develop and implement new initiatives in SoftServe. Also she is interested in and does trainings in Project Management, Agile/ SCRUM, communication and professional relationships. Olha loves traveling, sports, skiing, mountains, sea and outdoors recreation, books and movies in the style of fantasy, fairy tales and cartoons. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Anton is Windows Azure MVP and co-organizer of Odessa .NET User Group. He works as a development team leader at Edgar Online, RR Donnelley company in Odessa. He has more than 10 years of experience in IT. As a practicing specialist, Anton is a an active speaker on Ukrainian and Russian conferences, including local “user groups“, NETWork, IT Weekend, IT Jam, MS SWIT, Azure Summit, Software People, DevCon etc.
Working as QA for almost 5 years and for 1 year as a ScrumMaster in Berlingske Media. All professional expirience was connected with distributing teams among different countries (Germany, UK, Denmark). Fond of Agile methodologies and coaching. One of leaders in QA Practice Leaders activities in Ciklum, ofther trainer in knowledge sharing activities, speaker on IT Jam 2012 and Ciklum Agile Saturday.
He is a Technology Consultant at SoftServe, Inc., a leading global provider of software development, testing and consulting services.
Vitaliy started his career as a software engineer about six years ago. He was working on development of several projects of various sizes in the information security and authentication management areas. Starting working as software developer, currently Vitaliy is leading the Optimization and Feasibility study direction within R&D team, helping clients to assess their innovative idea, quickly and trustworthy examine the potential of business idea, identify new opportunities and potential risks on a very early stage, properly estimate budget and time.
Vitaliy specializes in IT consulting services and has a vast experience in IT consulting, software development, software optimization, improving the performance, maintainability, security, scalability, architecture and usability of the applications.
During last period of time Vitaliy was working on the variety of researches and implementations in Big Data, Big Images and Big Data Visualization.
Vitaliy is leading a series of events at SoftServe called “Cutting Edge” – focused on Technology Innovations in hottest industries and life, emerging technologies and trends.
“Windows Phone 7 Rocks!” and “Microsoft User Group Community” websites developer. Oleksandr is the CEO of DevRain Solutions, which focuses on the development of Windows Phone and Windows 8 applications. Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft and Telerik MVP, PhD in Technical Sciences (IT), author of publications on multiple technical portals, IT industry expert and prominent member of technical society, Forbes columnist.
Volodymyr Yelchev is the SaaS solution architect at SoftServe. He is practiced on building and consulting SaaS solutions for private and public cloud. Has deep knowledge in Healthcare domain and integration solutions for healthcare. During his 18 years in IT industry showed himself as a good performer with good analytical and problems solving skills.
Vast experience in Internet project management, Internet interaction with users (texts – interfaces –products –processes) professional development and Internet specialists learning.
Lead QA Engineer, consultant, trainer. Works at GlobalLogic Ukraine Company. Apart from managing teams of testers, Glib teaches quality assurance courses for company employees and he is also responsible for organization of informal meetings of IT-professionals as a part of Tech Talks project. He has been working as a QA Engineer since 2006.
Glib worked on different web-projects and projects on applications development. He runs a blog: www.qaconsulting.ru. He is the author and presenter of podcasts about QA engineers and for QA engineers “Testing: Backstage”. His is a speaker at multiple conferences, co-organizer of quality assurance and management conferences.
Conference organizer about testing and software management:
New words Agile and Scrum first entered my vocabulary in 2006. This year can mark the start of my battle with Agile in IT industry. I don’t think of myself as an Agile evangelist, I’m more of an Agile pragmatic. To my mind, nowadays there isn’t more effective and suitable method for software development than Agile.
I work as a Scrum Master in Luxoft Company now, am an active participant in Agile Ukraine Community and am just a man, who studies a lot and has a wide range of interests.
In my battles for Agile’s “cleanliness” I received the following rewards:
- Certified Scrum Professional
- Certified Scrum Master
- Certified Scrum Product Owner
- Professional Scrum Master I
- PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner
Roman is a head of Agile and Lean directions in SoftServe and calls himself an Agile-realist. At a company he is responsible for providing monitoring and consultations of internal and external projects. He has a vast experience and technological background that helps him to focus on not only theoretical but also practical aspects of projects development.
The main activity – development of bada applications, design of Unit test system on bada, multi-touch interface and code optimization. Participated in scientific conference of bada Developer Day Ukraine 2011
What I do in Skype: Position: Software Engineer at Wallet. Responsibility: My team is responsible for building and maintaining payment and billing systems.
I will talk about an evidence-based framework called SCRUM that helps plan, measure, forecast and improve my work.
I work in the Yandex Browser development department. I have a large area of interests, mostly in functional programming.
Andriy has more than 8 years of experience in IT projects. He has solved all kinds of problems from engineering to team organization and collaboration of all its participants (from the developers to clients).
He has dedicated the past 5 years to the mobile applications development and work organization of such teams. This helped to test many different approaches and gain experience in what really works and what doesn’t and to find out when the control has a negative influence on the productivity and in what cases the teams yield outstanding results.
Dima has more than 6 years of experience in IT. Currently he is working as Mobility Solution Manager for SoftServe. He is fan of IT Communities, active speaker, founder and leader of Lviv .NET User Group, active member of Mobilination event, TEDx, IT-Jam, IT-Weekend speaker.
5 years at the Department of Geography, plus 3 years of post-graduate studies, then – 3 years of journalism, after that 8 years in IT. Why? Because life is too short to lose a chance of working with intelligent and interesting people. Speaker at WhaleRaider, IT-Jam, Прагматик-ПМ, SPM-conf, project trainer at Стратоплан.ру.
Over 7 years in IT. Started as test engineer, then took position of Testing Group Manager. For the last half a year, Ihor has been working as PM at DIO-soft Company.
He is one of the organizers of online education project “Stratosphere” in Kyiv.
Silverlight MVP, author of wp7rocks.com, 5 years of experience in commercial development on Video on Demand Systems to expand reality, using Kinect. Active supporter and speaker at Silverlight, WP7, Kinect and WinRT. Works in EPAM Systems.
Sergii is a Competence Manager of SoftServe responsible for data science and business intelligence. He leads development of advanced analytical models for SoftServe customers and supervises data science group of the company.
Sergii believes in innovative power of math and science. Having great background in business as well as in technology, he dedicates himself to bridging the gap between the world of science and the world of business.
Maxym Ischenko is a software developer, an entrepreneur, and a creator of the biggest community of software developers in Ukraine – “DOU.ua”. There are more than 40 000 members. He also runs a blog about entrepreneurship maxua.com, and has a Twitter account – @maxua.
He has more than 6 years of experience in IT industry, 3 of them he worked at SoftServe, going from junior developer to application architect. During this time he successfully realized more than 40 projects of various sizes and complicity, including the whole design of applications, analysis of demands and specifications, coding, testing and code improvement.
Also Dima is a huge fan of scripting languages and Open Source. He organized two conferences – Рacemaker (the first conference was held more than a year ago and since then it is being held every three months) and script’n'code (fairly new type of meetings in Dnipropetrovsk).
7,5 years in software development, 2 years in automated testing – he uses his best skills in working on various projects.
He is the speaker of many Ukrainian and international conferences: ITWeekend, HotCode, TC World India, Information Energy Netherlands, Pacemaker.
In his presentations he likes to speak about the common mistakes he makes in his work.
Software Engineer, Lecturer at Computer Academy “STEP” (Odessa), one of the organizers of Microsoft .NET User Group Odessa.
6+ years of software engineering in .NET/Microsoft technology, starting with a framework 1.1. Participated in various projects for different industries: from public projects and gamedevs to projects for corporate sectors. In the meantime, he works as a technical consultant in .NET/Microsoft Technologies at Logica in Germany. Takes active participation in the IT community. Roman is co-founder of Vinnytsia and Odessa .NET communities, and speaker at IT-Jam and IT Weekend.
Senior Software Engineer in testing at GlobalLogic, trainer, consultant in quality assurance. He has been involved in software testing since 2002. Member of the Board and and co-organizer of Testers.Lviv.UA
Project Coordinator at SoftServe. Certified QC Leader. 6 years in the IT industry, 4 out of them Petro managed QC engineers teams. Experienced in 10 + projects.
Organizer and speaker at web conference http://pacemaker.pp.ua Runs Ruby courses at SoftServe IT Academy. Involved in creating and growing Ruby community in Ukraine. I fell in love with Ruby on Rails.
Dmitry Tarasov – Tarasov Mobile, CEO dealing with product development of mobile applications and services for all major platforms. He has started his career as an independent software engineer of mobile applications, the author of numerous articles on creating and selling software and services.
Business Analyst Expert, Certified Business Analyst. Master of Science. The founder of the Belarusian Business and System Analysts Community (analyst.by). He has extensive experience in IT field (practiced almost all roles). Consultant and trainer in Business Analysis and Usability
A leading software engineer, consultant and web-solutions architect having 7 years of experience in IT project management. His professional focus is laid on Java development, advanced methods and technologies for software development. At Lohika Zenyk leads Scalable Java Lab. Founder of EDGE Lviv User Group community, Zenyk is also responsible for social content on rozrobka.com – the website for software engineers.
Taking active part at IT user groups meetings, Zenyk often shares his experience.