Speakers

    Thang Nguyen
    Senior DevOps Engineer
    Thang Nguyen is 20+ years experience software engineer with a passion for DevOps. In the last 8 years, Thang has been working for major Australian companies as Senior DevOps Engineer and Technical Lead, building cloud and Kubernetes infrastructures and CI/CD capabilities.
    Darragh Kennedy
    Director, Software Engineering
    Highly motivated technologist with over 20 years of ICT experience in Ireland and Australia. Proven track record in delivering large Infrastructure Projects on time and within budget. Demonstrated ability to build operational processes and drive continuous improvement while managing multi-million dollar networks and Data Centers. Exhibited leadership skills empowering a high performance team to produce consistent value to the business. A diversified technical skillset highly qualified to excel in today’s rapidly changing IT enabled business. Darragh has recently been developing his leadership skills and commercial awareness to further his career goals.
    Stuart Moncrieff
    Webs performance Evangelist
    Jayaraman (Jay) Thatchanamurthy
    Director
    Customer Delight Delivered with the help of rich Performance Testing Experience & Collaboration skills gained over these years! SAFe Agilist with solid 17 years of IT experience with 16 years in Performance Testing ,Scripting and Performance Test Management and around 9 years of People, Perception, Stakeholder & Escalation Management experience.
    Sandeep Bhalekar
    AI & Data Senior Leader
    Meet Sandeep Bhalekar, a passionate Data Analytics Senior Leader with a dynamic background in technology and business. Holding a B.Tech from MNNIT and an MSc in AI (Research) from LJMU, Sandeep is an AICD-trained Company Director, expert Program Manager, and skilled negotiator. With a proven track record of driving AI, Data Analytics, and Automation initiatives, he has led diverse teams and managed programs exceeding $40 million in high-pressure environments. Proficient across legacy (Mainframe) to cutting-edge AI and Cloud Technologies, Sandeep is a hands-on expert in reporting, data query, visualization, descriptive stats, data mining, forecasting, predictive modeling, simulation, decision analysis, and optimization. A visionary leader, Sandeep is trained at the Australian Institute of Company Directors, excelling in elevating organizational board dynamics. As a company director extraordinaire, he focuses on driving innovation, strategic decision-making, and navigating high-pressure landscapes with grace. With a passion for building exceptional teams and transformative solutions, Sandeep is your partner in success. Sandeep's technical proficiency spans data science, project management, data governance, data visualization, databases, data warehousing, NoSQL, big data, and the data lifecycle. He is a programming polyglot, well-versed in Python, SQL, SAS, R, Java, C, C++, IBM Assembler, and COBOL. Sandeep's Python expertise includes NumPy, pandas data frames, web scraping, connecting Python to SQL, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Plotly, SciKit Learn for ML, NLP, neural nets, SVM, Naive Bayes. As a data lifecycle expert, Sandeep possesses in-depth knowledge of data ingestion, data lake, data transformation, data warehouse, data analytics, visualization, and ML/DL. Open to collaborations, Sandeep Bhalekar invites you to innovate together in the realms of Data Analytics, AI, Machine Learning, Data Science, Program Management, and Tech Innovation. Explore more about his expertise and achievements at [https://www.sandeepbhalekar.com](https://www.sandeepbhalekar.com). #DataAnalytics #AI #MachineLearning #DataScience #ProgramManagement #TechInnovation #Boardofdirector Wharton Business School
    Sharada Priya Ramesh
    Software Engineering Chapter Lead
    • Experienced Leader in Quality Assurance and Engineering, successfully leading big QA teams, shaping testing strategies, and collaborating closely with cross-functional stakeholders. • Proven ability in delivering to customer priorities, engaging, guiding, and influencing senior stakeholders / Leaders on strategic initiatives. • By combining process optimization with innovative testing methodologies, I strive to make quality engineering a driver of productivity and customer satisfaction. I firmly believe that technology can enhance efficiency and create opportunities that can lead to a more inclusive workplace. • I'm driven by the belief that exceptional quality isn't a destination—it's a journey that requires dedication, collaboration, and a keen eye for detail.
    Ayush Wahi
    Head of Quality Assurance
    As the Head of Quality Assurance at Nordea's Group Data Management Office, I lead and manage the testing and quality assurance activities for various data-related projects and initiatives across the organization. I have over 14 years of experience in the IT industry, with a focus on test automation, service virtualization, and data quality assurance. My core competencies include designing and implementing robust automation frameworks, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, transforming agile teams from manual to continuous testing, and coaching and mentoring QA engineers. I have successfully delivered test solutions for complex and high-profile projects, such as the regulatory risk data modelling project, resulting in 80% reduction in production defects. I am passionate about improving engineering practices, enhancing data quality, and driving business value through agile testing.
    Bheemappa Kattikar
    Senior Consultant (Automation)
    B.E. (Computer Science and Engg), M.Tech(Computer Science and Engg). 14+ years of experience in Software industry
    Kavitha Vipulananda
    Project Director
    An experienced and certified Engineer, Innovator, Program Manager and Philanthropist with extensive experience working in the construction, telecommunications, financial services, banking, government, NGO and media sectors. Masters in IT, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Bachelor of Science (Statistics and Psychology), Diploma in Project Management Key strengths include:  Excellent verbal, written, communication and negotiation skills  The ability to analyse a business and project from both a technical and non-technical perspective  Proven ability to lead a project from conception to the delivery
    Aditi Sen Chaudhuri
    Head of Intelligent Automation & Innovation Practice
    • A technology driven professional over 20 years of experience in Operations , Service Delivery, Automation, Program management and Quality Engineering Solutions in Insurance, Telecom, Banking, Healthcare, Retail & Digital space. •Versatile leader having significant exposure in running successful projects for large global organizations in Australia, US, UK, Europe and APAC regions. •Strong experience in running Digital Transformation projects and delivery initiatives in Agile & DevOps. •Provide technical leadership and strategic direction to the program & project team in a dynamically changing environment •Directed a broad range of cost saving initiatives while participating in effective planning, analysis & implementation of tools, accelerators & metrics leading to improved customer experience •Provide technical advice and direction to the project team and customer as per business strategy, and drive business outcomes •Solution oriented specialist with notable success in developing best practices, mentoring and guiding top performing cross functional / cultural technical teams and achieving account-based objectives •Strong technical understanding of software engineering practices , continuous delivery & automation