Jan Leuridan, Siemens PLM Software
Dr. Jan Leuridan is Senior Vice President in charge of Simulation and Test Solutions for Siemens PLM Software, and CEO for Siemens Industry Software NV. Siemens PLM Software provides industry software solutions that help companies achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by making real the innovations that matter. Dr. Leuridan received an engineering degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leuven in Belgium, and later an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He is currently based in Leuven, Belgium.
Matt Rutkowski, IBM
Matt Rutkowski, IBM CTO Serverless Technologies, is an STSM and Master Inventor at IBM and has worked to develop open infrastructure and industry standards along with open source for nearly 20 years. More recently, he has been working on Cloud Native technologies with focus on Serverless and is the proposer, PMC member, and Committer to the Apache OpenWhisk Serverless platform project. He has also been working on expanding the reach of Serverless to more developers by participating in Work Groups for Google's Knative project focusing on Eventing, Runtimes, and Build along with Continuous Delivery (CD) integrations via Tekton. Matt hopes that someday he will be able to figure out how to find time to use any of these technologies to help him write compelling RPG games in his non-existent "spare time."
Mark Little, Red Hat
Mark Little leads the technical direction, research, and development for Red Hat JBoss Middleware. Prior to taking over this role in 2008, Mark served as the SOA technical development manager and director of standards. Additionally, Mark was a chief architect, and co-founder at Arjuna Technologies, a spin-off from HP, where he was Distinguished Engineer. He has worked in the area of reliable distributed systems since the mid-80s with a PhD in fault-tolerant distributed systems, replication, and transactions. Mark is also a professor at Newcastle University and Lyon University.