Managing Partner, RX-M
Randy is a technology entrepreneur focusing on the financial services space. The co-founder of several high tech trading
businesses for institutional clientele, Randy has authored several trading technology patents and created trading
platforms processing billions in securities transactions every week. Randy has written a number of tech books and
presently works with a range of corporate clients and is active in standards bodies and technology education.
Randy is a committer for the Apache Thrift project and the author of the upcoming Manning Publications release,
The Programmer’s Guide to Apache Thrift.
Chief Architect - Data.gov, General Services Administration (US Government)
Phil helps create digital civic infrastructure to support civic engagement and open government. He’s spearheaded community-driven civic
technology initiatives with global reach like the Open311 API standard for interacting with cities and governments through an open
feedback channel. He is currently the Chief Architect at Data.gov where he leads an open development process and helps implement a
federated architecture to support open data and APIs across government. Previously, he served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow
working with the GSA and the White House Office of Digital Strategy on Project MyUSA.
Founder and Chairwoman, Pop17 and YMCA
Sarah Austin started covering digital issues for Forbes’ San Francisco office in 2009. Her column originally appeared on the front page of
Forbes.com as well as on her youth startup program, Pop17.com. She launched her philanthropic program in 2013, The Sarahmaria Foundation, providing
affordable access to art, technology, environment and health to inner city kids with an emphasis on low income minority and immigrant children.
She is on the board of the YMCA. She is a graduate of Dominican University with a degree in Business Strategy.
Writer, Editor, Developer, WIRED
Keith Axline has been a writer and editor at WIRED for eight years, covering culture, technology, and music. He currently edits Raw File, WIRED’s
photography blog. After reporting from a hackathon in 2011 in which he joined a team and won the competition, he taught himself to program and immersed
himself in APIs. He now balances freelance development work with his editorial career and recently authored an article titled, “The Universe Is Programmable.
We Need an API for Everything”.
David Berlind is an award-winning journalist whose career spans more than 20 years dating back to 1991 when he started reviewing technology for PC Week.
He was the editor-in-chief at Windows Sources, the editorial director at Computer Shopper, and executive editor at CNET.com. In 2008,
David joined UBM Tech Media as a part of that company's acquisition of Mass Events Labs -- a conference production company he founded in 2006 that among other events,
produced the API and developer focused event Mashup Camp. There at UBM, he served as the company's Chief Content Officer until 2013 when he returned to the API economy
and joined ProgrammableWeb as its editor-in-chief. David has appeared on international media such as CNN, CNBC, the Charlie Rose Show, NPR, the BBC, the Economist, and FOX.
Sr. Technical Architect, Ping Identity
John Bradley is Senior Architect in the CIO’s Office at Ping Identity. Mr Bradley advises government agencies and commercial organizations on the policy and technical
requirements of Identity Management, Federated Identity, PKI and smart card solutions. He is Chair of the Federation
Interoperability Workgroup and member of the Leadership council at Kantara. He is treasurer of the openID Foundation,
on the advisory board for OIX and an active contributor to SAML and other specifications at OASIS. He is one of the
leaders of OSIS, and the Kantara Interoperability Review Board, a forum that vendors use for industry interoperability
testing. He is a contributor to the OAuth 2 , and co-author of JOSE and JWT specifications at the IETF. He is one of
the principal authors of openID Connect.
Dr. David A. Bray
Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Dr. David A. Bray serves as Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission, overseeing the Commission’s efforts to modernize legacy
systems and transform technology partnerships in telecommunications. Dr. Bray has worked for both the public and private sectors since 1993 providing
strategy on crisis response, collaboration, cybersecurity, and civilian IT advances. He served as IT Chief for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response
Program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he led the technology aspects of the bioterrorism program's response to 9/11, anthrax
in 2001, SARS, and other outbreaks. He received the CDC Director's Award for Service to public health in 2004 and later was named as one of 13 individuals
across the entire federal workforce to receive the 2012 Arthur S. Flemming Award for Leadership. Dr. Bray also was one of two career Senior Executives to
receive the Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership in 2013.
Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
Jean-Francois “Jeff” Clavier is the Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, one of the most established seed VC firms in Silicon Valley,
having closed 150 investments since 2004. An early angel investor in Web 2.0, Jeff and his team have backed successful startups like Mint (Intuit),
Kongregate (GameStop), Brightroll, Milo (eBay), Wildfire (Google), Bleacher Report (Turner), Fitbit, Eventbrite, Sendgrid, Fab, Poshmark and Class Dojo.
The portfolio has also seen acquisitions by Groupon, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo and AOL. The firm is currently investing out of its $55M Fund III, making 20
commitments of $500K per year in mobile/cloud saas, monetization infrastructure, marketplaces and e-commerce.
Co-Founder and President, Stripe
John Collison is president and co-founder of Stripe, the online payments company that allows businesses to start accepting payment
from all over the world in minutes, with just a few lines of code. John and his brother Patrick Collison started Stripe in 2010
while John was studying physics at Harvard. Their goal was to make accepting payments online simpler and more inclusive, after learning firsthand how difficult it was. Today, the 95-person (and growing) Stripe team powers online businesses around the world. Prior to Stripe, John co-founded Auctomatic, which was acquired by Live Current Media in March 2008. Originally from Limerick, Ireland, John lives in San Francisco, California, where Stripe is based.
Product Manager - Anypoint Platform for APIs, MuleSoft
Dillon is a Product Manager at MuleSoft, where he works on the Anypoint Platform for APIs and drives a number of projects in the RAML
ecosystem. He’s passionate about great developer experiences, good API design, and creating highly usable products. Before joining MuleSoft
Dillon was a co-founder at jobFig, a predictive hiring startup, and before that he worked as an engineer building REST APIs for Intuit.
Business Development, Stripe
Cristina drives strategic, platform and distribution partnerships at Stripe, which aims to expand online commerce by making it easy to process
transactions and manage an online business. Prior to Stripe, Cristina led business development for Pulse as the first employee and sole business
development hire for over two years leading up to its acquisition by LinkedIn. In this role, she sourced and closed partnerships with over 300 media
organizations, and led distribution partnerships with carriers and OEMs including Amazon, AT&T, HTC, Verizon & Vodafone.
Product Manager, Google
Adam has been a product manager at Google for over six years and currently manages the OAuth authentication and authorization infrastructure.
He has worked in computer security for a decade, building email security, identity and policy controls at Postini and later for Google Apps.
Previously, Adam led the product development at Autodaq (now Openlane), a B2B ecommerce site for the automotive industry. He holds an MBA from
Stanford and a BA in visual arts from Harvard.
Software Engineer, Versal
A programmer passionate about continuous learning, James helps build the Scala backend of the Versal Platform.
When not knee-deep in type theory, he can be found riding his bicycle.
Developer Relations Director, Orchestrate
Adam DuVander is Developer Relations Director for email infrastructure company Orchestrate.
Previously he spent four years as a writer, editor and analyst for
API resource ProgrammableWeb, wrote for Wired.com and authored the book Map Scripting 101.
CEO and Co-Founder, Orchestrate
Antony Falco is CEO and co-founder of Orchestrate, a service that turns multiple types of databases into a simple API. A database industry veteran,
he previously co-founded Basho Technologies, the creators of the NoSQL database Riak. Here he met with hundreds of companies trying to build interactive
applications with the diverse (but often daunting) set of open-source tools available, which spurred the inspiration for Orchestrate. Prior to Basho, he served
as VP of Product Management and Technical Services at Akamai Technologies, joining the company before commercial launch and helping bring it to almost
$200 million in annual revenue.
Principal, Ad Hoc
Greg Gershman is an experienced software developer and entrepreneur. Greg’s career has included work in both government contracting and startups.
In 2003, Greg founded his first company, Blogdigger, one of the first blog search engines. In 2012, Greg became one of the inaugural Presidential Innovation Fellows,
working with the White House and General Services Administration on Project MyUSA, a platform for citizen-centric government applications.
In mid-October of 2013, Greg was part of the “tech surge” that was brought in to fix HealthCare.gov after its troubled launch.
Greg’s experience with HealthCare.gov, as well as his passion for helping government improve how it approaches IT projects, led him to co-found Ad Hoc LLC,
a software consultancy aimed at changing how government does technology.
Senior Director of Innovation, Capital One Labs
My career is the intersection of technology innovation & team sports, they are more similar than you would think. Having done everything from start
a company to working at a VC and now a Fortune 100 company the stories are endless. At Capital One Labs I tend to work on APIs, Hacakthons, 3rd party
partner integrations, start-up engagement and some "Strategery".
Platform Architect, Paypal Platform Engineering
Jason Harmon is a Platform Architect for the Paypal, heading up design
and standards for internal and external facing REST APIs. He’s
passionate about educating developers and business folks about building
and consuming APIs, as well as developer experience. He evangelizes
API’s at apiux.com
and co-organizes the AustinAPI.com Meetup.
In 2000, Marco founded Jobs.ie which became and still is Ireland’s largest online recruitment portal. In 2005, after selling Jobs.ie
Marco moved to Berlin to learn piano, run a bar and study biology. In 2010 Marco rejoined his original business partner and founded Camba.tv
a Cloud CCTV company which relocated him from Berlin back to Dublin. Today Camba.tv provides CCTV services to leading companies worldwide and gave birth
to Evercam.io, a separate company focussed on making software development for cameras easier.
Developer Advocate, Foursquare
David is Foursquare's Developer Advocate, helping a community of over 50,000 developers build location-aware applications. He works with companies
and apps of all sizes to ensure their Foursquare integrations are the best possible. Recently, he's been leading efforts to version the Foursquare API
better and is sharing some of his learnings here.
Vice President of Edge Engineering, Netflix
Daniel Jacobson is the Vice President of Edge Engineering responsible for the API and Playback Services at Netflix.
These services enable the delivery of more than one billion streaming hours a month to Netflix users on more than 1,000 device types.
Prior to Netflix, he was Director of Application Development at NPR, leading the development of NPR’s digital products and platforms
including the NPR API. Daniel also co-authored the O’Reilly book, "APIs: A Strategy Guide."
CEO at Oris4 and EIR at Voyager Capital
Mr. Kazemipour has more than 20 years of experience in sales, strategy, investments and business leadership roles in the software industry.
Mr. Kazemipour is currently CEO of Oris4 a enterprise cloud search service, and serves as a board advisor to many Silicon Valley, and Canadian Start-up’s,
as well as a mentor to accelerators/incubators like, Grow Labs, UpWest Labs, and Media Camp, (a Turner Broadcasting unit). Prior the advisory roles,
Mr. Kazemipour was CRO at Ryma Technology, (Acquired by OneDesk), CEO/Founder of AltosMedia, and an "EIR", Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Clearstone
Venture Partners. He held executive management positions at, Siderean, (Acquired by OpenText), Fast Search & Transfer (Acquired by Microsoft), Cerebra,
(acquired by Webmethods), and Selectica.
Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Ethan Kurzweil focuses on investments in consumer technologies and cloud computing - and leads Bessemer’s roadmap on developer platforms.
Ethan joined BVP from Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life. Previously, he held a series of positions at Dow Jones & Co., including leading
new business development efforts and managing the turnaround of The Wall Street Journal international editions. While an undergraduate at
Stanford, Ethan co-founded SSB-Bart Group, a provider of software and services that make the Web accessible to users with disabilities, and
served as head of business development. Ethan earned a BA from Stanford University – where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa – and an MBA with
distinction from Harvard Business School.
W3C Invited Expert
Markus Lanthaler is a researcher at the Graz University of Technology. He
started programming at the age of 9 and over the years he has been
programming almost everything from microcontrollers on smart cards (in
assembler) up to large-scale distributed systems. More recently Markus
focus shifted to Web APIs and Linked Data. He is one of the core designers
of JSON-LD, the inventor of Hydra, and a W3C Invited Expert.
Senior Fellow, Creative Commons
Interested in this corner of knowledge policy since learning about TRIPS (trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights) and free software
at about the same time; web developer, enterprise software developer, web entrepreneur, semantic web dilettante, nonprofit manager, commons
Co-Founder & VP Product Strategy, MuleSoft
Ross founded MuleSoft in 2006 on the idea that connecting applications should be easy, building on the open source Mule project he created three years earlier.
He is responsible for MuleSoft’s product strategy, open source leadership, engineering alignment and direct engagement with customers. Prior to MuleSoft,
Ross was Chief Executive Officer of SymphonySoft Limited, an EU-based company providing services and support for large-scale integration projects. Previously,
Ross was Lead Architect for RaboBank and played a key role in developing one of the first large-scale ESB implementations in 2002. He has also worked with
NatWest Bank, Credit Suisse and UBS. Ross holds a BS (Hons) in Computer Science from Bristol, UK.
Technical Program Manager - Affiliates and APIs, @WalmartLabs
Patrick manages the Affiliate and API programs for Walmart.com on the technical side as a product management professional at
Walmart Labs. Previously, he worked in the online dating space, having been part of an acquisition to dating goliath Match.com
and serving as head of marketing for the IAC corporate entrepreneurship arm, OkCupid Labs (now Delightful.com). He holds a
Bachelors degree in Psychology from Princeton University, and spends his free time operating a conversion optimization consultancy
through BayFoundry, LLC.
Executive Director, Eclipse Foundation
Mike Milinkovich has been involved in the software industry for almost thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product
management to IP licensing. His primary experience in open source has been as the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004.
In that role he is responsible for supporting both the Eclipse open-source community and its commercial ecosystem. Prior to joining Eclipse,
Mike worked at Oracle, WebGain, The Object People, IBM, Object Technology International (OTI) and Nortel. Mike sits on the Board of the Open
Source Initiative (OSI), on the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP), and is an observer and past member of the Board of
CEO, API Science
John Musser is the founder of API Science, helping API providers and consumers monitor, test and debug the APIs they offer and
consume. He previously founded ProgrammableWeb, the leading online resource on open APIs. John is an industry expert on APIs,
quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, and Wired, and speaks on APIs at conferences including SXSW,
Dreamforce, and Web 2.0. He also consults with companies on API strategy and trends, with past clients including Google,
Microsoft, and Salesforce.
Founder, Streamlined Ventures
Ullas is a seasoned seed and angel investor, venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He recently founded a seed stage venture
firm called Streamlined Ventures that is focused on seed investing in applications and enabling technologies companies for the
Web, Mobile Web, Social Web and Enterprise markets. In addition, over the last 18 years, he has angel invested in nearly
70 companies. Prior to founding Streamlined, Ullas was a senior partner at venture capital firm Globespan Capital Partners for
12 years. During his tenure at Globespan he and his partners invested in nearly 150 companies. Prior to that, he was a top
ranked Wall Street analyst at FAC Equities/First Albany and was recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Fortune magazine as
a Wall Street All Star.
Chief Revenue Officer, Twilio
Bobby brings 20+ years of success in information technology sales, marketing and business development with specific emphasis in channel sales, enterprise sales,
software, consumer technologies and SaaS/PaaS. He has a proven history of managing productive teams, delivering and bringing cutting-edge products to national and
global markets, identifying new lucrative markets, and igniting sales for both start-ups and mature companies. Bobby's out-of-box thinking, tenacity, and relationship
building have been pivotal in launching new products and guiding companies toward new revenue heights. He's skilled in developing strategic partnerships that yield
high returns and creating new market shares for new products. His experience spans Salesforce.com, BEA Systems, Creative Technologies and most recently eMeter Corp.
Web developer for longer than he wants to admit. Loves hackathons because they don’t let him code anymore.
Principal Consultant, Platform D, Inc.
Dave run’s Platform D, Inc, a consulting firm helping companies engage with the influential developers in their community.
Dave is also the founder of CloudCamp, a community of Cloud Computing enthusiasts and community organizers in 100+ cities
around the world.
Engineering Manager - Streaming Platforms, Netflix
A programmer at heart, I work with an awesome team of engineers to build awesome products. I work at Netflix as Engineering Manager in the
Streaming Platforms group. Prior to Netflix, I've worked at IGN Entertainment, E*Trade, and Accenture in various engineering roles. I've been
working with Scala for the last 2 years, coming from a mostly Java background. I live in the SF Bay Area with my wife, and a daughter.
Senior Principal, Business Unit Strategy, Layer 7 Technologies
Holger Reinhardt is an API Architect & Business Developer at Layer 7,
a CA Technologies company. In this role, he explores opportunities
related to IoT, M2M and Big Data for Layer 7. Holger has over 16 years
of software development experience in Telecom and SOA appliances.
Prior to joining Layer 7, he was part of the in-house incubator team
at the office of the CTO of IBM WebSphere. He joined IBM through the
Software Engineer, Versal
After getting a Business degree, Kelley began working in financial operations. Bored with Wall Street, she learned how to program and made
the transition to engineering. Now Kelley works as a Scala developer building out the Versal platform. She enjoys bad puns, solo travel, and
hipster programming languages.
Attorney, Rosenlaw & Einschlag
Lawrence Rosen is both an attorney and a computer specialist. He is founding partner of Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm that specializes in intellectual property protection,
licensing and business transactions for technology companies. Larry also served for many years as general counsel of the non-profit Open Source Initiative (OSI). He currently advises many
open source companies and non-profit open source projects, including as former board member of the Apache Software Foundation and the Open Web Foundation. Larry's book, Open Source
Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law, was published by Prentice Hall in 2004. He also taught Open Source Law at Stanford Law School.
Sunil is the CTO of Buffer. Buffer is a social media management tool that helps people schedule
and share over 3 million posts a week. Sunil leads hiring, development, scalability and security
at Buffer. Sunil has been building various products for several years. Prior to Buffer, Sunil
was the CTO and co-founder of Fancite, and worked on software architecture teams at Kno, Inc and
Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law; Professor of School Information;
Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, University of California, Berkeley
Pamela Samuelson is the Richard M. Sherman ’74 Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the University of California at Berkeley and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law &
Technology. She has written and spoken extensively about the challenges that new information technologies pose for traditional legal regimes, especially for intellectual property law.
She is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a Contributing Editor of Communications of the ACM, a past Fellow
of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and an Honorary Professor of the University of Amsterdam. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier
Foundation. She joined the Berkeley faculty in 1996 after serving as a professor at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. She has visited at Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, and NYU
Based out of Seattle, I am the editor of ProgrammableWeb. I first learned of APIs in 2008 and shortly after met ProgrammableWeb’s
founder John Musser. Eventually, I joined the team and have been here ever since. In that time I’ve researched and profiled APIs
for our directory, written posts for the blog, handled operations and really have gotten this front row seat to watch the growth
of what some have labeled the API Economy.
Uri brings over 20 years of technology and research leadership experience to MuleSoft, most recently as
Vice President of the NOOK Cloud at Barnes & Noble, where he architected, led, and released the flagship
digital content and user platform for NOOK. Previously, Uri was VP of Engineering at eMeter (acquired by
Siemens), the leading provider of enterprise software for the SmartGrid. Uri has also held CTO and VP of
Engineering positions at innovative companies including Loyalize, Aptana, Accomplice, Noosh, and digiGroups.
Uri began his career with research and teaching positions at Stanford University, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, and
the University of Notre Dame.
VP Marketing, Nexmo
Stephan Schirrecker started his career at Microsoft as Software Development Engineer for Microsoft Corp in Redmond working on the first
releases of Windows. Schirrecker returned to Europe and joined Novell in Dusseldorf to lead product marketing for Network Management and
Internet product lines across EMEA.
In 1998, Schirrecker started iTango, a Seattle start-up specializing in Web-based workplace applications – raising $15M and growing the company
to 100 people. In 2000, he was hired as VP of Marketing at nCompass, leading innovator in Web Content Management software, acquired by
Microsoft in 2001. At Microsoft, Schirrecker scaled the SaaS business from $50M to $500M in five years, then led the partner team for Office
365, built the largest and most successful partner ecosystem for the Cloud and developed the Connected Devices business to drive Microsoft’s
growth in the Internet of Things.
Director of Platform, Klout
Tyler Singletary is the Director of Platform and the Relevance Product Manager at Klout,
managing the data innovation, API and channel distribution platform of leading social
influence data to thousands of clients and applications. He balances complex
partnerships with data suppliers, distributors and platform integrations while
developing new data products leveraging influence in the enterprise and beyond.
Engagement Manager, Mulesoft
Gopi works at Mulesoft evangelizing enterprises to build beautifully designed API’s leading in to successful API platforms. He is passionate about enabling
enterprises to rejuvenate their business with a stellar API platform.
Rikard Strid is co-founder and CEO of Clayster, with a mission to change the structure of how we understand and live with information.
He uses his energy to create new models and standards for the Internet to meet the demands of trillions of things that are talking to
each other on an open fabric. He lives in NYC, but goes back and forth between Sweden and San Francisco. At this moment he is involved
with ISO/IEEE/IEC to evolve XMPP as the fundamental standard for Internet Of Things, which is going to be presented in the White House
in the next months.
Senior Software Engineer, Netflix Inc.
Jason is a Software Engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area, developing applications and services in Scala at Netflix. Before making the switch
to functional programming and REST API development he managed the developer docs and support team at eBay, wrote advertising and merchandising
platforms in Java and built tools and UI prototypes at Apple Computer.
Tony is the CEO of Reverb, creators of the Reverb Discovery and Personalization engine and iPad app. He is a member of the MongoDB Masters group and
leads the Swagger API Framework open-source initiative. A San Francisco Bay Area native, he has been programming since the introduction of the Apple.
VP - Platform, Evernote
Jason leads the team that ensures that every Evernote user’s most important memories are always available everywhere by maintaining the security,
scalability and stability of the central Evernote synchronization service. Prior to joining Evernote, Jason was lead engineer at CoreStreet,
a global provider of digital credential validation solutions.
Lecturer, UC Berkeley
Raymond Yee is a data architect, author, educator, and consultant. He is a Lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Information and Director of Technology
and Operations at unglue.it. He has is the author of a classic book on web mashups, Pro Web 2.0 Mashups: Remixing Data and Web Services. While earning a
Ph.D. in biophysics, he taught computer science, philosophy, and personal development to middle and high school students in the Academic Talent Development
Program on the Berkeley campus. Raymond is an erstwhile tubaist, admirer of J. S. Bach, and son of industrious Chinese-Canadian restaurateurs.