Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research
Mike’s research is focused on software technology, platforms, and practices that enable technology professionals to deliver prescient customer experiences and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology and platform coverage areas are big data strategy, Hadoop, advanced analytics, machine learning, data science practices, predictive apps design, and emerging technologies that make software faster and smarter. Mike is also a leading expert on the intersection of business strategy, architecture, design, and creative collaboration.
Mike has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry helping firms design and develop mission-critical applications in eCommerce, insurance, banking, travel/hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and scientific research for organizations including Nasa, eBay, Bank of America, Liberty Mutual, Nielsen, EMC, and others. He has written thousands of lines of code, managed development teams, and consulted with dozens of technology firms on product, marketing, and R&D strategy.
Greg Luck, CEO at Hazelcast
Greg has worked with Java for 15 years. He is spec lead of the recently completed JSR107:JCache and the founder of Ehcache. He is a JCP Executive Committee alumni. Prior to Hazelcast, Greg was CTO at Terracotta, Inc which was acquired by Software AG. He was also Chief Architect at Australian travel startup Wotif.com which went to IPO. Earlier roles include consultant at ThoughtWorks and KPMG, and CIO at Virgin Blue, Tempo Services, Stamford Hotels and Resorts, and Australian Resorts. Greg has a Master’s degree in Information Technology from QUT and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.
Ken Kolda, Software Architect at Ellie Mae
Ken has over 20 years of experience developing software professionally and is currently a Software Architect at Ellie Mae, Inc, a leading provider of enterprise software solutions to the Mortgage Banking industry. When Ken started with Ellie Mae in 2003, he was part of the team that created the company’s flagship software platform, Encompass. Today, Ken is helping to design and deliver the “next gen” of Encompass, leveraging the latest generation of tools and technologies to enable the scale required by Ellie Mae’s rapid growth.