The preeminent event for thought leadership, collaboration, and networking with the best and brightest companies defining the future of enterprise Postgres and open source data management.
Postgres Vision 2016
Postgres Vision 2016
Postgres Vision 2016
The open source data management ecosystem is evolving with the pace of digital business. Rapid innovation and deployment cycles demand supporting technologies that are cost effective, rapidly deployable in public and hybrid cloud environments, and easily adaptable to changing workload requirements. Postgres and surrounding ecosystem technologies are at the heart of this transformation.
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Hilary Mason is Founder and CEO of Fast Forward Labs, a machine intelligence research company, and Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners. Previously, Hilary was Chief Scientist at bitly. She co-hosts a DataGotham, a conference for New York's home-grown data community, and co-founded HackNY, a non-profit that helps engineering students find opportunities in New York's creative technical economy. She’s on the board of the Anita Borg Institute and an advisor to several companies including Sparkfun Electronics, Wildcard, and Wonder. Hilary served on Mayor Bloomberg’s Technology Advisory Board, and is a member of Brooklyn hacker collective NYC Resistor.
John serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He leads Forrester's AD&D coverage of cloud platforms, including Microsoft Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Salesforce's platform. John is a leading expert on enterprise middleware. Included in his coverage are the Java application servers from IBM, Red Hat JBoss, and Oracle, as well as Microsoft's .NET. John is the lead analyst on Forrester's application development strategy, sourcing, and structure playbook. He is an authority on the enterprise strategies of IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle and contributes to Forrester's coverage of low-code application platforms and business rules platforms.
Since 2008, Ed Boyajian has led EDB around his vision to transform and disrupt the $34B relational database industry. Under his leadership, EDB is recognized as a leading open source Postgres database company with over 3,400 customers worldwide. Ed’s passion for technical product excellence and world-class support and services has been the catalyst for delivering the industry-leading Postgres products now in use at many of the Fortune 500. Prior to EDB, Ed spent six years at Red Hat®, Inc. Ed earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. He previously served as a Captain in the US Army.
Robert Haas has been a Major Contributor to the PostgreSQL Global Development Group since 2008 and has developed many significant scalability and performance enhancements for the PostgreSQL core code base. Because of his deep technical knowledge, Robert is an influential voice in the PostgreSQL community and plays a critical role setting priorities and guiding releases. He is also a Committer for the community and reviews code before it is accepted into the code base. Robert joined EDB in 2010 and currently leads the engineering group as Vice President and Chief Database Architect. He received his B.A. in Computer Science from Harvard University.
Dan is constantly seeking out how technology is working and how it is not. Dan performs research in collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, IT practitioners at all levels, and vendors. Dan publishes his findings in Forbes.com and on his own site CITOResearch.com, which is dedicated to advancing the craft of technology leadership. He speaks about his research in venues large and small.
Raffi Holzer is a product manager at pivotal labs. As a product management consultant he has helped enterprises and startups alike build software better. He has an eye for design and a passion for data science. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in mechanical and bioengineering.
Terri Virnig is Vice President, Offering Management, Power Software Solutions in IBM Systems. In this role, Terri has responsibility for Big Data & Analytics, WebServing and SAP Offerings, as well as the Power Strategy and overall ecosystem focus.
In her 15 years at MIT, Kathleen has helped MIT Technology Review to redefine the magazine brand and to achieve success in a rapidly changing market. She has established several new lines of business around the world. She leads events, sales and licensing for MIT’s media company as well as the global team of the entrepreneurial support organization, the MIT Enterprise Forum.Kathleen started her career in accounting, but she quickly found her true calling in media. She left the financial world to join a startup that specialized in media research for the film industry.
Dave Page has been actively involved in the PostgreSQL Project since 1998, as the lead developer of pgAdmin, maintainer of the PostgreSQL installers and one of the projects resident Windows hackers. He also serves on the project’s web and sysadmin teams and is a member of the PostgreSQL Core Team. Dave is employed by EnterpriseDB where he works as a software architect and developer on EnterpriseDB products in addition to his community PostgreSQL work.
Frank is a highly respected information technology leader. He spent 17 years at Credit Suisse First Boston, ultimately as Global CIO. Frank managed a $2 billion budget and transformed IT from a service provider into a strategic catalyst. He has served on the Boards of leading data management companies: 1010data (acquired in 2015 by Advance Newhouse); Asset Control (acquired in 2013 by Marlin Equity Partners); and CommVault (NASDAQ: CLVT). He also has been a director of The Linux Foundation for more than a decade. Frank earned an MBA with distinction from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Craig is the CEO and founder of Palisade Compliance. Founded in 2011, Palisade Compliance is now the leading independent provider of Oracle licensing, contracting, audit defense, and cost reduction services. Palisade Compliance enables businesses to reduce their Oracle costs, stay in compliance, and take back control of their Oracle business relationship. Before founding Palisade, Craig worked at Oracle for over 15 years. Starting as a contract specialist drafting database license contracts, Craig worked his way up the organization until he was Oracle’s Global Vice President of Contracts, Business Practices, and Migrations. In addition to his Global VP role, Craig was also the Global Process Owner for Oracle’s customer audit teams (LMS), a member of Oracle’s CIO advisory board, and Oracle’s representative on the Oracle User Group’s contract and licensing advisory board.
Michael Meskes is President and CEO of the credativ Group, an industry leader in free software services with offices in six countries. credativ’s Open Source Support Centers employ leading members of a number of open source projects. Michael has been an open source developer for almost 25 years, and has worked on different open source projects, among which Debian and PostgreSQL are most widely known. He also has contributed considerable open source-related presentations on all sorts of events to evangelize open source.
In 1996, Bruce played a leading role in organizing other open source database professionals to shepherd PostgreSQL from an academic project into an enterprise-class relational database. He has spoken at many international open-source conferences and is the author of PostgreSQL: Introduction and Concepts, published by Addison-Wesley. Prior to his involvement with PostgreSQL, Bruce worked as a consultant, developing custom database applications for some of the world’s largest law firms. As an academic, Bruce holds a Masters in Education, was a high school computer science teacher, and lectures internationally at universities.
Joe Schuler is Vice President / Senior Business Leader of Data Architecture at MasterCard Worldwide. He leads a team of highly motivated and talented data engineers and administrators in support of various payment and data-related world-class products and services.
Matthew Spilich is a Director of Engineering Operations at Tripadvisor. He and his team manage both the live-site and back-office database infrastructure. His teams also manage operations for big data technologies like Hadoop, Kafka, Spark, Hive, and Presto. Despite all the other technologies, Tripadvisor loves Postgres! It's been a core part of our operations since the beginning and we are continuing to improve our database infrastructure. During his tenure at Tripadvisor, Matt has strived to improve operational rigor and automation around postgres running in a high uptime and high transaction environment.
Kiki Mills Johnston is Managing Director of MassChallenge’s flagship program in Boston. In this role, she oversees the Boston accelerator and key initiatives, including PULSE@ MassChallenge, MADE@ Masschallenge, and the Newton Innovation Center. Previously, she served as the Chief Innovation Officer for Mission Capital, a Central Texas-based nonprofit advisor that helps solve community problems and drive social change. She was also CEO of Full Circle Fund in the Bay Area and spent more than a decade at the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX), where she was President and chief advocate for the sector. Kiki holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from American University.
Santiago Comella-Dorda is a Partner with McKinsey & Company’s Boston, MA Office and has been at McKinsey for over 13 years. He leads the Agile-at-scale service line. He has supported multiple high tech vendors, financial institutions and other Fortune 100 companies on accelerating innovation. Before joining the Firm, Santiago was a researcher with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Before the SEI, Santiago was a developer for a technology venture and was a second lieutenant in the Spanish air force. Santiago has obtained a Bachelor and Engineering Degree in Computer Science from Centro Politécnico Superior de Zaragoza in Spain, and an MBA from Stanford University. He is an Arjay Miller scholar and a La Caixa scholar (Spain's most prestigious scholarship for graduate studies). Santiago enjoys cooking, reading history, traveling and spending time with his two boys and wife.
Neal Rudnick has over 30 years of experience in IT and currently works as a Senior Certified IT Specialist with the Washington Systems Center Power Technical Team – PeopleSoft and Oracle at IBM. His career spans multiple disciplines from sizing, architecting, project management, software development and tuning customer environments.
Neal has worked with customers on evaluating and implementing technologies using multiple database and infrastructure technologies in a variety of industries ranging from defense, financial, telecommunications, utility, retail, manufacturing, government and public sector to meet their business requirements and service level agreements.
Ralf Schmidt-Dannert has over 25 years of experience in IT and currently works as an Executive IT Specialist with the Washington Systems Center Power Technical Team - Oracle at IBM. He has spent the majority of his career focused on very large database environments, designing, testing, and troubleshooting solutions for high performance, high availability and near zero data loss disaster recovery.
Ralf has helped customers in the financial, telecommunications, utility, retail and manufacturing industries choose appropriate database and infrastructure technologies to meet their business requirements for databases up to hundreds of terabytes in size.
Most recently, he’s been evaluating and implementing technologies to provide Database as a Service to customers running their databases on IBM Power servers. This work includes Oracle database on AIX as well as open source databases on Linux on Power.
Jonathan S. Katz is the CTO of VenueBook and an active contributor to the advocacy and outreach efforts of the PostgreSQL community. Prior to VenueBook, Jonathan was the Vice President of Technology at Paperless Post, and has been involved in the New York startup world for about a decade.
Jonathan currently serves as a Director of the United States PostgreSQL Association, a founder and co-chair of the PGConf US conference, co-organizer of the NYC PostgreSQL User Group, and helps with advocacy PostgreSQL Global Development Group such as maintain PostgreSQL.org content and press releases. Jonathan loves how the robustness of PostgreSQL provides amazing opportunities for application developers to do incredible things with their data, and is passionate about convincing more people to adopt PostgreSQL. Jonathan graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics.
George Papp is an IT professional working in the Financial Services industry. He has been pushing the boundaries of technology innovation for over 20 years across Europe, Japan and Singapore, delivering business solutions for Capital Markets, Transaction Banking as well as Core Banking at leading organizations like UBS, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citibank and, until recently, DBS Bank.
George has been particularly vocal and instrumental in breaking the barriers for broader adoption of open source software solutions and cloud migration, even for business critical applications such as Core Banking. Under his leadership, DBS started the upgrade to version 11 of the Finacle core banking platform, deployed on VPC and using Postgres Enterprise DB.
An IT veteran with more than 25 years of experience in technology industry he is passionate about building solutions to address business challenges. He has built technology solutions for large enterprises in Telecom, Banking, Manufacturing and Government sectors. He is a zealous champion of open source solutions and brings pragmatism while leveraging the technology components. Prior to founding Ashnik he worked with open source leader Red Hat since 2001. As a head of sales and pre-sales he led the foundation of open source business in general and Linux in particular in India.
In 2007 he moved to Singapore and set up ISV eco-system and led the IBM OEM relationship for APAC region for Red Hat. During his stints at MNC companies such as Fujitsu ICIM, Kale consultants in India, he has successfully led sales and product development teams to address technology solutions in Banking and manufacturing industries. He has been invited as a speaker in many public forums such as Linux Asia, Dataquest, NASSCOM, CNBC and others.
Sachin holds a degree in Electronics engineering, a diploma in Marketing Management from Mumbai college and certificate in marketing from prestigious Indian School of Business. His keen interest in open source software and skills in integrating technology solutions to solve business challenges led him to start Ashnik in 2009.
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Since 2008, Ed has led EDB around his vision to tranform and distrupt the #30B relational database industry. Under his leadership, EnterpriseDB has become recognized as the postres database company with over 2400 customers worldwide. Ed’s passion for technical product excellence and world class support andservice has been the catalyst for delivering the industry leading Postgres Plus family of products[/one_half_last]