Advisory Board

Michael Bradley

Vice President Strategic Partnerships & Commercialization @ Infinicept

Twenty five years in Fintech as a value creator, participating in $2.1B in liquidity events; a successful business leader who brings creativity, vision, and rigor to strategy and scaling operations. Expertise in digital commerce, mobile payments, fraud/risk management.
What ultimately motivates me is engaging with talented, driven, a diverse groups of people. I enjoy the opportunity to solve problems, address new opportunities and help organizations scale.
I have lived and worked in Asia Pacific, the US and EU. I am an advisor to early stage start ups, founders, and investors in FinTech, Analytics, and eCommerce.

Erik Brandsberg

CTO @ Heimdall Data

Erik Brandsberg is CTO at Heimdall Data. He specializes in application-networking technologies for web and backend data. His diverse experience at Alteon, Citrix, and Juniper Networks gave him a solid understanding of operational complexities in a modern infrastructure.

Gilbert Cabillic

Founder and CEO @ ScaleDynamic

I’m an entrepreneur and passionate about creating new technologies for developers. I sold my previous startup, Flexycore, to Google in 2012. After working for Google for several years, I left to start ScaleDynamics and create a revolutionary new approach to go-to cloud for JavaScript developers. Our less-code platform is fully managed and available on any cloud.I hold a computer science Ph.D. I have published a total of 78 Patents from different workplaces (ScaleDynamics, Google, FlexyCore, Texas Instruments, INRIA), many research articles, conference publications, talks and roundtables, etc..

Jesse Davis

Chief Technologist @ Devada

As Chief Technologist @ Devada, Jesse is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the AnswerHub product and helping customers build the world’s largest, most engaging developer communities for companies like IBM, Amazon, SAP, Pixar, Epic Games, and more. Jesse has been building enterprise software product and engineering teams for over 20 years, and is a respected executive, author, speaker, and coach. Jesse serves as a software industry advisor, and prior to joining Devada, Jesse helped develop the first data access for Java and served as an expert and innovator on industry data standards including JDBC, ODBC, and ANSI SQL.

Matt Fox

CEO @ Kleeen Software Inc.

Matt Fox is CEO of Kleeen Software, a no-code platform using AI and best practices to create UI design, UX workflows, and front-end code. Previously, Matt ran global technical education and training at Avnet, where his team enabled technology professionals in over 50 countries across thousands of products from more than 18 of the top software companies. Matt has held other leadership roles at Zilker Technology (now EY), Oculus360, Liquibase and IBM. He lives in Austin, TX and is an active alumni of Columbia Business School and University of Virginia.

Ketan Gangatirkar

Vice President of Engineering @ Coder

Ketan Gangatirkar is the Vice President of Engineering for Coder, a startup revolutionizing the development experience by bringing the developer environment into the cloud. Prior to Coder, he was a Vice President of Engineering for Indeed, leading a team of 500 to build products used by hundreds of millions of job seekers in 70 countries to discover, apply to, and get a new and better job.

Kevin Goldsmith

Chief Technology Officer @ Anaconda

Kevin Goldsmith has been a developer, software architect, technology manager, and senior technology executive for over 29 years. He is the Chief Technology Officer at Anaconda, overseeing innovation for Anaconda’s current open-source and commercial offerings and developing new solutions to bring data science practitioners together with innovators, vendors, and thought leaders in the industry. Formerly, Kevin was the Chief Technology Officer at Onfido; Chief Technology Officer at Avvo; the Vice President of Engineering, Consumer at Spotify; a Director of Engineering at Adobe Systems; and development lead at Microsoft.

Wayne Haber

Director of Engineering GitLab

Director of Engineering – Threat Management & Growth Departments at GitLab. Startup investor and advisor. Veteran of three successful startups. Results-driven engineering leader experienced in leading companies through exponential growth. Passionate about building innovative and highly-effective engineering teams, exceeding customer expectations, and solving the impossible problems. My experience includes building highly efficient engineering teams, security domain expertise, growth hacking, healthcare technology expertise, systems scalability/performance mentoring, and remote work best practices.

Shankar Kalyana

IBM Fellow @ IBM

Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar led the creation of IBM’s Method for hybrid multicloud-enabled Enterprise Transformation, and received the IBM Corporate Award as a result. He has also won the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award four times – an accomplishment befitting only the most innovative thinkers in IBM. Shankar helps Enterprises worldwide on their Cloud-enabled Digital Transformation journeys

Kostas Karolemeas

CEO @ Allcancode Inc

Founder of Allcancode – the most open low-code platform for custom web & mobile app development that generates code for popular frameworks. Previously founder of an advanced medical imaging software company (Evorad). Involved in R&D and technical leadership for several software products in industries such as engineering, healthcare, banking/finance, and media. Most projects required state-of-the-art technologies and some of them produced software that was delivered to millions of users around the world.

Ivo Lukas

CEO @ 24Notion

Ivo is the CEO/Founder of 24Notion. 24Notion is the first integrated marketing/digital tech PR & lifestyle agency with special emphasis on giving back to the global communities. With a broad understanding the art of non- traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion ranked No.14 in Corporate Philanthropy – CSR. She is an advocate and sits on the board of many non-profit organizations that encourage the empowerment of next generation leaders and women in technology. Ivo is passionate about leading/nurturing/mentoring the next generation, especially young girls, who’s aspiring to be in technology. Follow her @MsSonicFlare.

Skyler Nesheim

VP of Engineering @ Dwolla

Skyler is the VP of Dwolla’s Engineering team. He has been a member of the Dwolla team for 8 years. He is fascinated by team building, payments, distributed systems, immutable infrastructure, and functional programming. He has a BS in Computer Science from Drake University and previously worked at Nationwide Insurance.

Ben Pedazur

CTO @ echoAR

During the course of his career, Ben has worked with and advised to many tech companies from small startup companies to big tech corporates and helped them design, build and scale their products and reach global distribution at high volumes.
Today Ben is the co-founder and CTO of echoAR, a cloud-based backend platform for AR/VR.

Peter Pezaris

CEO @ CodeStream

Peter is Founder & CEO of CodeStream, a service that helps development teams discuss, review, and understand code. Prior to CodeStream, Peter was Founder & CEO of Glip, a team collaboration platform acquired by RingCentral in 2015, and Multiply.com, a social commerce platform acquired by Naspers in 2010. He also founded Commissioner.com, one of the first online fantasy sports platforms, which was acquired by CBS in 1999. A seasoned entrepreneur and tech executive, Peter is a recognized expert in the collaboration and social networking space, pioneering several of today’s most commonly used features in real-time messaging. Peter holds BS degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.

John Tubert

SVP, Technology @ R/GA

As SVP, Technology, John Tubert leads tech delivery and innovation for clients in the NY office. John has been a leader in R/GA’s technology team for over 15 years working with clients like Google, HBO, Nike, Volvo, PwC, Mastercard and Johnson & Johnson. After co-founding R/GA Buenos Aires and leading the tech practice in San Francisco, John returned to R/GA New York in May 2020. Throughout his career, John has been involved in multiple award‐winning projects, including the Cannes Grand Prix-winning program, PayWithaTweet and Grand Andy-awarded Nike+.