XCONF EU 2021 | Online | June 9
XCONF EU 2021 | Online | June 9

Online Event

XConf is our annual technology event created by technologists for technologists who care deeply about software and its impact on the world. 

This year, we hosted across five European countries online.

On our one-day, two track conference, you were able to hear from technologists about their first-hand experience with emerging technologies and insights on technical trends.

XConf 2021 Keynote

Interested in more talks from XConf 2021? Have a look at our Youtube playlist!

Keynote speakers

Jarno Kartela

Principal Consultant, Fourkind, part of Thoughtworks

Jarno has over 10 years of experience with multiple industries, solving complex business problems and working with strategic initiatives, as well as building production machine learning solutions from generative modelling to reinforcement learning. He has extensive international experience leading expert teams and high-impact projects. What started out as trying to figure out how to solve wicked problems, now is mostly asking are we solving the right problem and how to go about doing so.

Maria Pusa

Maria Pusa

Principal Data Science Consultant, Fourkind, part of Thoughtworks

Maria is a mathematician and doctor of science. She has dozens of scientific publications with over 500 citations; reviewer of multiple scientific journals. With over 15 years of experience in numerical computations, Maria has a profound expertise in matrix computations, complex analysis and optimisation theory. Before transitioning to the data analytics industry, Maria spent a decade in nuclear safety research yielding high-impact computational methods that replaced previous industry standards in the simulation of nuclear reactors.

Speakers and Compères

Valentina Servile

Lead Software Engineer

Amy Pellegrini

Software Developer

Anupriya Johari

Senior Software Developer

Rahul De

Senior Infrastructure Consultant

Arne Lapõnin

Software Engineer

Chris Shepherd

Lead Developer Consultant

Poppy Rowse

Senior Business Analyst

Rahul Punjabi

Rahul Punjabi

Senior Infrastructure Consultant

Dexter Barnes

Senior Developer

Martin McCaffery


Katja Bensiek

Software Developer

Mihai Mecea

Software Developer

Kjeld Schmidt

Consultant Developer

Mihaela Pascuta

Lead Software Developer

Andrei Bechet

Senior Developer

Jann Deterling

Consultant Developer

Emily Karungi

Senior Software Developer

Birgitta Boeckeler

Principal Developer 

Chris Ford

Head of Technology

Raquel Guimarães

Lead Consultant

Interested in XConf 2022?

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