DEVOPS 2020 has announced the following speakers. Watch this space for more updates!


Kohsuke Kawaguchi

Creator of Jenkins, Co-CEO at Launchable Inc

Kohsuke Kawaguchi is a well-respected developer and now a co-founder of a start-up called Launchable but he is best known as the creator of the Jenkins software project. Kohsuke is a popular speaker at industry and Jenkins community events and has been given several industry awards. https://kohsuke.org/


Sam Guckenheimer


Sam is the Product Owner for Azure DevOps at Microsoft, where he is responsible for strategy of the next releases of products focusing on DevOps, Agile and CI/CD Pipelines. Sam curates the website, DevOps at Microsoft, and has authored four books, the most recent being Journey to Cloud Cadence.


Sasha Rosenbaum

Product Manager, GitHub

Sasha is a Product Manager at GitHub, focused on helping engineers be successful with using GitHub for work as well as for open source.

In her career, Sasha has worked in development, operations, consulting, and cloud architecture. Sasha is a chair of DeliveryConf, an organizer of DevOpsDays Chicago, and a published author.


Abdelfettah Sghiouar

Strategic Cloud Engineer, Google

Google Cloud Engineer with a focus on Serverless, IoT, ML and DevOps Methodologies. A big fan and supporter of OSS software and evangelizing for Kubernetes.


Minna Janhonen

Lean Agile Coach, PhD, Nitor

Minna is an organizational development and human resources professional who coaches companies to resilence, adaptivity; and lean and agile methodologies.


Guy Herbert

Risk Futurist, Atlassian

Guy wants to change the way we think about risk and compliance in the business. He sees we need to find better ways to enable all the teams to manage risk and compliance as part of their everyday. Culture and the tools to support you are two key parts of the conversation.
Guy works for Atlassian in Australia as a Risk Futurist.


Marko Klemetti


Marko is the CTO of Eficode, a European DevOps company, and the founder and advisor in many tech startups. Marko is a passionate programmer who knows that design systems and continuous deployment are the enablers of a modern development organization.


Jakob Knutsson

Lead Cloud Architect, H&M

With a focus on modern management and cloud, Jakob has been following the big shift in the IT landscape where the demands and speed of business are outpacing IT operations. Jakob Knutsson has an extensive background in Microsoft technology and is a leading expert on Azure Cloud. He has over 19 years of experience in implementation and transformation projects as a consultant and now works at H&M as a Lead Cloud Architect and is responsible for Cloud Adoption.

Jakob is also a popular speaker in events like Microsoft Ignite, Techdays Sweden and Cloud Management Insights.


Jeff Williams

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Contrast Security

Jeff brings more than 20 years of security leadership experience as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Contrast Security. Jeff is also a founder and major contributor to OWASP, where he served as Global Chairman for 9 years, and created the OWASP Top 10, OWASP Enterprise Security API, OWASP Application Security Verification Standard, XSS Prevention Cheat Sheet, and many more popular open source projects.


Christina Forsgård

Founder, Netprofile

Christina Forsgård, Founder of Netprofile, Ethics Chair at ICCO (International Communications Consultancy Organisation), communications consultant specialized at cyber crisis communications and management, social media strategist, speaker, influencer, angel investor, startup coach, advisor and board member, and the co-author of social media book SUHDE. Christina was nominated among TOP100 ICT Influencers in Finland in 2009. From 2009 to 2014, Christina was the Chairman of MTL Communications Consultancies and was the Finnish representative at ICCO.


Andreas Prins

VP of Product Strategy for XebiaLabs

Andreas brings real-world experience building and scaling teams to deliver mission-critical software applications. He has extensive experience as an Agile Transformation coach and as a former manager of DevOps team. At XebiaLabs he is responsible for product strategy to build Enterprise DevOps solutions that enable the digital transformation of the customers.


Chris Baynham-Hughes

EMEA Customer Innovation Advocate for Red Hat Open Innovation Labs

Chris has over 20 years in the game, working across testing, development, BPR, line management, strategy, business development and delivery of transformational change that sticks.

Chris is on a mission to unlock potential within organisations using a culture first approach and deepening collaboration between the lines of business and IT.


Dan Garfield

Chief Technology Evangelist, Codefresh

Dan Garfield is a full-stack engineer, Google Developer Expert, and member of the Forbes Technology Council. As a Kubernaut and CI/CD expert, Dan has built tools for advanced deployment methodologies with Kubernetes, Helm, and Istio. His code and talks have been featured at conferences including Kubecon, Dev Week, Google Cloud Summit, SwampUp, Redis Conf and many more.


Rasmus Selsmark

Lead Developer, Unity Technologies

Rasmus is the lead for DevOps team in Unity Ads, with the mission of facilitating DevOps culture in the engineering organization by building tools and frameworks, e.g. a shared build and deployment pipeline, enabling dev teams to reliably deploy and own their own infrastructure and services in production.


Jordi Mon

Senior Product Marketing Manager, GitLab

Jordi is a product person interested in software development tooling and culture as well as meaningful and lasting design. Developer productivity, open-source, DevOps and culture are some of his passions. Outside of work you’ll find him reading (History, Economics and all sorts of boring stuff), attending concerts (not boring ones) and hanging out with friends and family. Will beat you at padel. Not really.


Mikko Kemiläinen

Co-founder and Managing Director, Resilience Factory

Mikko has close to 30 years of leadership experience in line management in national and multinational organizations in Finland and abroad, out of which last 15 years as a Leadership Team member.
Based on his work with a resilience he was invited to co-author in creating the Idea for Finland in the future (Suomen Idea).
Mikko is passionate about people and bottom-line performance, in other words, how leadership and organizational performance are interlinked with each other.


Jyrki Kasvi

Digital Influencer, Tieke Finnish Information Society Development Centre

Jyrki Kasvi is a former Member of Parliament, research scientist and computer game journalist working at the moment as a digital influencer. He has been an active promoter of digitalization for decades, publishing several books and countless articles about computers and information society.

Our 5G DevOps Seminar speakers

We have invited representatives of CSPs, Telecom vendors and Over the Top players, to present and discuss on Business and Technology challenges of 5G deployment and automation


Khaoula Slaoui Thibout

Head of Strategy and Innovation at Orange International Networks

Khaoula is Head of Strategy and Innovation at Orange International Networks. She is passionate about technology, Artificial Intelligence and the way it could change the world. She is also an agile native and transformation leader. During her career at Orange, Khaoula has had several experiences in hardware and software project management, marketing, product development, B2B, wholesale and retail. In her actual position, she is defining the strategy for Orange, leveraging innovation, AI, Automation and Big Data to reinvent the International Operator model for orange and match the ecosystem huge changes going on.


Marko Seikola

Head of Telecom Core & Cloud, Finland & Baltics, Ericsson

Marko Seikola is a leader in the telecom sector with experience both on product development leadership as well as presale and delivery leadership. During the past ten years, he has worked with various aspects of agile. Currently Marko is heading Ericsson Telecom Core and Cloud solution and service for Finland and Baltics.


Timm-Tobias Egelhof

DevOps Engineer, Deutsche Telekom

I started my working life in 1994 at a company called EDS (some older colleagues may remember it), and since 2005 I worked for Syniverse, a US based company focused on mobile roaming and interconnect. I worked in roles of system administration, system operations, software development and finally as DevOps lead in a SAFe agile release train for a monolithic application to process mobile roaming data.

In May 2019 I joined Deutsche Telekom IT, working as a DevOps evangelist and technical trainer for Tel-IT internal customers.


Sascha Schaerich

DevOps Engineer, Deutsche Telekom

I joined Telekom 1998 with an apprenticeship for T-Mobile, and have moved through system engineering, application operations, project management, service-chain operational management until finally discovering DevOps. I am one of the first colleagues in Deutsche Telekom IT to implement DevOps methods and pipelines, and have now been a DevOps Evangelist in our company since 2018, promoting, consulting and helping colleagues in the transformation towards DevOps teams.


Ilkka Kaikuvuo

Business Angel, Investor, Wannabe

Startup enthusiast, Mr Noisy and ok-ish hobbyist marathon runner. Also Co-founder of Framery, Surveypal (and few other companies), board amateur, research nerd, angel investor and yes, Wannabe


Adrian Peret

Chief Architect Cloud, NOKIA

By working in the telecoms industry for 20 years, in various positions, covering R&D, Technical Support, Operations, Hosting, Data Centers and Connectivity, allowed him to have a holistic view across multiple domains and their future impact across a wide range of industries. Currently working as Chief Architect Cloud in Nokia’s Mobile Networks, focused on Edge Cloud, Cloud RAN and Telco IT Cloud Reference Architecture.


Jarno Niemelä

Head of Mobile Access Technology, Elisa

Dr. Jarno Niemelä is current Head of Mobile Access Technologies in Elisa. He has been working with mobile access network technologies, planning, operations and optimization for more than 15 years. He holds a Dr. Tech. degree from Tampere University of Technology (2006).


Kenneth Fredriksen

Executive Vice President of Central East Europe and Nordic Region, Huawei

Kenneth Fredriksen joined Huawei Technologies Ltd in 2012. Recently he was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Huawei CEE & Nordic Regional HQ, overlooking the Nordic and Baltic Countries.
During 2016 to the end of 2019 he served as CEO for Huawei Technologies Sweden AB covering Huawei’s operations in Sweden and Iceland, while being part of Huawei Central East Europe and Nordic Regional HQ executive management team.
Kenneth has 20 years global telecom industry experience and prior to joining Huawei he held several director and management positions within other multinational companies among others Siemens AG.


Pierre Lynch

chair of the TST Working Group at ETSI NFV ISG

Pierre Lynch is a Lead Technologist for Keysight Technologies. Pierre has been working in the mobile network testing industry since the beginning of his 20 year career. He is responsible for representing Keysight at standards definition organizations (SDOs) and open source communities relating to virtualization and mobility, including ETSI NFV, ETSI MEC, 3GPP, OPNFV, ONAP, CNTT, OSM and the Small Cell Forum. He has been with Ixia (now Keysight Technologies) since 2006. He is the current chair of the TST Working Group at ETSI NFV ISG.


Michele Carignani

Technical Officer, Centre for Testing and Interoperability, ETSI

Michele Carignani is Technical Officer within ETSI’s Centre for Testing and Interoperability (CTI). He received his Msc in Computer Science and Networking from Scuola Sant’Anna and University of Pisa, Italy. Before joining ETSI, he has been Research Fellow in CNIT (University Consortium for Telecommunication in Italy) working on IoT and ITS national and European research projects. Since 2017 he supports development of Testing specifications, standardized software and interoperability events for ETSI groups, including NFV ISG, MEC ISG, TC MTS.


Le Sun

Senior Product Manager at Huawei Intelligent Computing

Dr. Sun Le received his PhD degree from The institute of Chinese Academy of Science. His research interests are image processing, video compression, as well as video transmission . He has been working in Huawei for 6 years. Currently, He is in charge of the AI Product Management covering the European market and representing the R&D of the Intelligent Computing Dept.

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