DevOps Talks Conference Australia, Singapore and New Zealand DevOps Talks Conference Australia, Singapore and New Zealand

Speakers 2022

Angela Donohoe

CEO

Bharath Raj

Distinguished Engineer

Diana Omuoyo

Solutions Architect [APAC]

Fiona Da Silva

General Manager of Engineering Product & Innovation

Koray Harman

DevOps Specialist

Evgueni Iakhontov

Head of Digital IT

Ronald Michael

Application Security Specialist & DevSecOps Advocate

Anthony Rees

APAC Solutions Architect

Paul Yang

Senior Solution Architect

Simon Dong

Enterprise Account Executive

Danica Fine

Senior Developer Advocate

Andrew Coulter

Head of Engineering �C Investment Management

Patrick Herrera

Platform Principal

Nick Merrett

Cloud Engineer, Client Engineering

Shriram Krishnan

Vice President Australia & NZ

Lachlan White

General Manager of Technology

Michael Progrebisky

Technical Manager

Jeremy Meiss

Director of DevRel & Community

Peter Lees

Head of Solutions and Innovation, Asia-Pacific

Steve Ng

Developer Relations Lead

Michael McAllister

Site Reliability Engineer Tech Lead

Nitin Sharma

Engineering Manager, Platform Engineering

Pas Apicella

Principal Solutions Engineer

Prateek Nayak

Chief Technology Officer

Angela Donohoe
CEO
Angela Donohoe is responsible for leading BPAY Group��s technology function including business focussed strategy, architecture, solutions, and operations that enable high quality and innovative technology and payments services. Angela was appointed to the role of Chief Information Officer in 2016 and is a member of BPAY Group��s executive team. In this role, she has ownership and oversight of technology governance, IT risk management and information security for BPAY Group. Angela has more than 25 years of experience in senior technology leadership roles in financial services and government including Revenue NSW, Cuscal, Societe Generale, and Bank of New York. She is a Fellow of CPA Australia and FINSIA, holds technology advisory roles, is a director of a not for profit childcare organization, and is an active mentor and promoter of STEM careers for young women.
Bharath Raj
Distinguished Engineer
Bharath Raj is a Distinguished Engineer at National Australia Bank. He primarily works on Business and Private Banking solutions to deliver world class technology services for customers whilst ensuring low cost of delivery and high operational efficiency. He is a co-founder of NAB Engineering Foundations and the internal microservices mechanism NABserv. He is passionate about solving problems with simplistic solutions that are easily maintainable and invests significantly into DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering as a result.
Diana Omuoyo
Solutions Architect [APAC]
Diana Omuoyo is Solution Architect at AppDynamics for the APACregion. She has spoken at multiple industry conferences on various topics covering enterprise architectures. Her subject matter expertise in full stack observability including performance engineering, cloud architectures, systems optimization and application security and her experience with DevOps practices and cloud adoption strategies has helped deliver multi-million dollar savings and productivity enterprises across the United States, New Zealand and Australia. Diana holds a Masters degree from Baylor University and has international experience in leading technical teams, software development, performance architecting, solutions engineering and application security. Currently based in Sydney, Diana stays active as a STEM community leader, partnering with local and global programs.
Fiona Da Silva
General Manager of Engineering Product & Innovation
Fiona is the General Manager of Australia Post��s Product Engineering department with the Product and Innovation business unit. Fiona is a highly motivated executive professional with global experience who has successfully delivered on business strategic planning, design and implementation of transformation programs which are focused on optimised customer experience and business benefits across varied and complex environments. Fiona has a passion for defining meaningful customer centric strategies that capture the real business need in a manner that is demonstrably executable, motivating her teams to grow both culturally and technically.
Koray Harman
DevOps Specialist
Koray Harman is an Observability Strategist at Splunk, and is involved in the go-to market, incubation, and product road-map strategies for Splunk��s Observability offerings across APAC. He comes from a consultancy background involved in all things data, across several key industries and organisations of all sizes. Koray is a huge Observability evangelist, and is very excited to a part of such fast paced and business critical technologies.
Evgueni Iakhontov
Head of Digital IT
Evgueni is a Head of Digital IT at Origin Energy, a leading provider of energy to homes and businesses throughout Australia. Origin Retail Digital is a group of high performing cross-functional teams building amazing and innovative digital experiences for Origin customers using agile delivery and DevOps operating model. Prior to joining Origin Evgueni was Group Manager of Consumer Digital Technology at Sensis. Evgueni is passionate about developing flexible IT strategy and organisations focused on business outcomes, highly motivated and engaged teams and creating an environment for teams to flourish.
Ronald Michael
Application Security Specialist & DevSecOps Advocate
Ronald is a Senior Applications Engineer with the Synopsys Software Integrity Group (SIG). Within this role, Ronald engages with technical and business leaders from some of Australia��s largest and most successful organizations to facilitate the delivery of security and culture uplift. Ronald specializes in DevSecOps automation and cloud security, and helps organizations build secure, high-quality software faster.
Anthony Rees
APAC Solutions Architect
Anthony Rees (Reesy) is a Regional Security Solutions Engineer at Lacework based in Australia. He is a seasoned professional in the DevOps, SRE and app dev space, with previous roles in Splunk, Chef Software, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Reesy is an active open source community member, #HugOps practitioner and a sought-out contributor to many projects on GitHub. He is a regular public speaker when Covid permits and recognised as a Cloud Global Power Influencer. Follow him on Twitter @anthonyrees
Paul Yang
Senior Solution Architect
Paul Yang is a Senior Solution Architect at CloudBees. He enjoys solving business problems with technologies and is passionate about cloud native, DevOps and automation technologies and loves working as an evangelist for them. Before joining CloudBees, Paul was a solution engineer for Pivotal/Vmware, and has extensive experience with the technology/methodologies driving digital transformation including microservices, container, Kubernetes, PaaS, Agile, etc.
Simon Dong
Enterprise Account Executive
Simon Dong is an Enterprise Account Executive at Cloudbees and has worked in the DevOps software and SaaS space for the past decade. He has worked with numerous top-tier enterprise customers from all sectors across the APAC region, providing solutions to improve DevOps transformation, scalability, security, analytics, and automation challenges.
Danica Fine
Senior Developer Advocate
Danica Fine is a Senior Developer Advocate at Confluent where she helps others get the most out of their event-driven pipelines. Prior to this role, she served as a software engineer on a streaming infrastructure team where she predominantly worked on Kafka Streams- and Kafka Connect-based projects. Her expertise in streaming systems has taken her to a number of conferences and speaking engagements over the years, giving her the chance to express her love of Kafka to anyone who will listen. Danica is committed to increasing diversity in the technical community. She can be found on Twitter, tweeting about tech, plants, and baking @TheDanicaFine.
Andrew Coulter
Head of Engineering �C Investment Management
Andrew leads several cross functional delivery teams at Iress working on projects spanning multiple continents, and is passionate about autonomous teams resulting in the best outcomes. A strong proponent of the agile methodology and systems thinking, and a believer in always seeking continuous improvement. Previously an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, his background in both finance and technology allowed for clear communication with developers, product experts and end-users. This was to leave him with a lasting impression how collaboration from cross skilled individuals leads to the best results. Prior to joining Iress, he worked at Jacques Martin and NSP Lewis as both an actuarial analyst and investment consultant.
Patrick Herrera
Platform Principal
Have had a love of computers since the 8-bit ��home computer�� days back in the 80��s, where my first forays into programming where done with pencil and paper and then typed in during lunch on the single school computer. Many years later co-founded a web-development company and two startups and then drifted towards financial services. As the technology and tooling has improved I��ve embraced the power that DevOps has given teams to manage and automate more of their application lifecycle, and guided them through their new responsibilities. Helping teams carve out and own functionality that was previously locked in a monolith is particularly satisfying.
Nick Merrett
Cloud Engineer, Client Engineering
Nick Merrett is a Cloud Engineer with IBM Client Engineering collaboratively working with clients to build out MVPs with IBM and Red Hat technologies. He is a networking, infrastructure and Linux Nerd with 20 year��s experience solving unique and complex problems using Open Source and Enterprise Software predominately in the Telecommunications Space.
Shriram Krishnan
Vice President Australia & NZ
Shriram is a change and transformation agent who has performed many roles across software development, testing, people leadership, architecture and management functions. He has more than 15 years experience in the Financial Services Industry, and has spent the last half driving digital transformation through Agile, Devops and Automation in organizations such as Commonwealth Bank, Cuscal. He conceived, built and advocated an in-house Codeless Test Automation platform at Commonwealth Bank, experience from which reinforced his belief in the power and inevitability of a Codeless future.
Lachlan White
General Manager of Technology
Lachlan White is the General Manager of Technology for LAB3, a HashiCorp Ambassador and maybe the worst rocket league player of all time. He is a passionate technologist focused on DevOps, Automation and Cloud Technologies. Lachlan enjoys leading strategic technology initiatives to solve real business problems that enable others to think outside the box and wonder about the art of the possible.
Michael Progrebisky
Technical Manager
Michael is a passionate and energetic Enterprise Software professional with 20+ years of experience in various roles and capacities. In the last 9 years, he worked as a Presales Consultant (Sales Engineer), with a focus on solution architecture tailored to the customer needs, value-based selling, live product demonstration, managing proofs-of-concept, speaking at user groups and forums etc. In order to provide the best Cyber Security solutions, Michael has worked closely with major regional enterprises, such as NAB, ANZ Bank, CBA, Telstra, Energy Australia, DHS, ATO, Woolworths, Coles and many others. He excels at creating a personal rapport with key technical stakeholders on the customer side by demonstrating technical capacity as it��s applied to the specific customer needs, as well as genuine care for their success. Another Michael��s key strength is possessing a tremendous capability to understand the technology and create non-trivial solutions based on the out-of-the-box approach in order to meet the most challenging customer demands.
Jeremy Meiss
Director of DevRel & Community
Jeremy is the Director of DevRel & Community at CircleCI, formerly at Solace, Auth0, and XDA. He is active in the DevRel Community, and is a co-creator of DevOpsPartyGames.com. A lover of all things coffee, community, open source, and tech, he is also house-broken, and (generally) plays well with others.
Peter Lees
Head of Solutions and Innovation, Asia-Pacific
Peter Lees is a technology leader with extensive experience in open source, IT infrastructure, cloud computing and internet services. A passionate senior technologist, he has outstanding significant experience in technology and finance with both multi-national IT vendors and customers across Asia-Pacific Regions. Lees currently heads solutions and innovation across Asia Pacific and SUSE, and is the Principal Field Spokesperson across the region. With a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Technology, he has the unique ability to explain complex technologies and practices to audiences.
Steve Ng
Developer Relations Lead
Right now as a Developer Relations Lead at New Relic (also known as developer advocacy) Steve is passionate about helping developers be successful with the tools they use and act as a bridge between product engineering, partnership, and the broader developer community. Steve is an experienced customer solution engineer with over 10 years experience working in the Asia Pacific region with a blend of technical knowledge, customer advocacy, and intrapreneurship roles. A degree in Computer Systems Engineering from University of Queensland and his background as a backend performance engineer helped him to find his calling in solutions engineering, and he loves what he does!
Michael McAllister
Site Reliability Engineer Tech Lead
Michael McAllister is a Site Reliability Engineer Team Lead at Teleport working on their cloud hosted offering focusing on reliability and scaling. Prior to Teleport he had spent over 6 years in various operational roles across Google and Amazon Web Services troubleshooting and responding to incidents on large scale software systems. A big fan of Golang and Kubernetes, Michael is passionate about using technology to solve real world problems for users.
Nitin Sharma
Engineering Manager, Platform Engineering
Nitin Sharma is an Engineering Manager in the Platform Engineering tribe at Australia Post. He is passionate about building and managing systems engineering teams that enable delivery teams to produce business value faster and reliably.
Pas Apicella
Principal Solutions Engineer
Pas Apicella is a Principal Solution Engineer APJ at Snyk, working on the Snyk Platform to help customers secure their cloud native applications and enable a DevSecOps culture while still meeting the business needs. He has contributed code to OSS projects and constantly blogs about cloud native architecture when time permits. He graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Computer Science and since then has worked for companies such as Snyk, Elastic, Pivotal, VMware, Oracle and IBM in various roles.
Prateek Nayak
Chief Technology Officer
Prateek Nayak is the CTO at Innabr, Melbourne��s leading cloud engineering and platform consultancy. Prateek works with clients helping them to build infrastructure platforms that enable fast and secure delivery of applications following the DORA model. Prateek is also one of the co-organisers for the Melbourne Kubernetes user group.