Sonja Liénard, SAP
Sonja Liénard is a Senior Manager responsible for an international software development team at SAP. Her team is responsible for the ABAP Developer Tools which are based on the Eclipse IDE. Additionally, she is the lead for ABAP CI/CD processes and ABAP custom code migration tools and responsible to support on-premise customers as well as a huge developer community on their cloud journey.
Her experience within the SAP Universe ranges from the ABAP Kernel to ABAPs database layer, as well as ABAP Developer Tools. She enjoys challenges and finding solutions for them and is all in for topics like change management and organizational development.
Sonja has a strong background in User Experience and Human Computer Interaction. She brings a Magister (equivalent to Master studies) in Information Science, Business Informatics, and Literature.
She is an inspiring leader fighting for diversity as well as bringing visionary ideas into life.
Jonas Helming, EclipseSource
Dr. Jonas Helming is CEO of EclipseSource as well as consultant, trainer and software engineer. His focus is on Tools, IDEs, Modeling and web-based Tools. He is an active member of the Eclipse community. Jonas has the lead of three Eclipse projects, including Eclipse Theia, and is involved in many others. He is the chair of the marketing committee for the Eclipse Cloud Development Working Group.
In 2013 and 2021, Jonas won the Eclipse Top-Newcomer Evangelist award. He regularly publishes articles and speaks at conferences such as Jax, OOP, WJax, and EclipseCon.
Mike Milinkovich, Eclipse Foundation
Mike Milinkovich is a recognized industry leader and open source community champion. He has been involved in the software industry for over thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management, to IP licensing. He has been 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 was a vice president in Oracle’s development group. Other stops along the way include several startups, IBM, and Nortel Research.
As an industry leader, Mike has sat on the Boards of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), and the OpenJDK community, as well as the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process (JCP).
Birgit Penzenstadler, Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University
Birgit Penzenstadler is an Associate Professor at the joint Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University, Sweden, as well as an Adjunct Professor at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
She holds a PhD in Software Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and is an Embodied Mindfulness Coach and a 500-RYT yoga teacher with special certification in breathwork.
She has been investigating sustainability, resilience, and well-being (www.twinkleflip.com) from a point of view of software engineering during the past ten years, working on a body of knowledge and concepts of how to support sustainability from within RE. Part of these efforts are documented with the Karlskrona Alliance that published a body of work including the Karlskrona Manifesto.
Connect with her on LinkedIn or find her on Twitter as @twinkleflip.
Carlo Piana, Array
Carlo Piana is an IT Lawyer and free/open source software leading expert, a digital liberties advocate, a member of the Bar of Milano, and admitted to the Supreme Court of Italy. He has been working on licensing, compliance, business development, public procurement, and lobbying for nearly three decades, serving for more than 10 years as the external general counsel of the Free Software Foundation Europe, whom he represented in their antitrust activities in support of the European Commission.