Roundtable series host
Executive Technical Director, Client Solutions, Thoughtworks
Ryan is the Executive Technical Director of Thoughtworks Client Solutions group, where he focuses on creating strategic, transformational solutions that bring together our wide ranging capabilities in product, architecture and technology strategy and delivery. He focuses on value-driven, measurable solutions and the strategy, organizational strategy and change leadership needed to execute on them.
Ryan's current focus is bringing together Thoughtworks' broad experience in platform engineering, DevOps, developer experience, domain-driven architecture and organizational change management into a "strategy-led, implementation driven" engineering effectiveness solution. Thoughtworks' approach makes visible and measurable the real sources of friction and waste that lead to ballooning cloud and engineering costs, slow time to market, and attrition of already scarce talent.
Ryan has over 25 years of global consulting and technical experience in the U.S., Europe and the MENA region.
Industry leader moderator
Director, GM of Backstage, Spotify
Austin is a software engineer turned product leader who is passionate about building products that delight developers. Currently, he leads the Backstage team at Spotify. Backstage is an open platform for building developer portals, created at Spotify, shared with the world via open source, and adopted by Netflix, Peloton, American Airlines and over 100 others. Previously, he led product and insights for Spotify's Core Infrastructure team building the service platform that powers your audio.
Technical Product Principal, Thoughtworks
Chris joined Thoughtworks two years ago as a Technical Product Principal and has focused on digital and data transformations, the tools surrounding it, and how organizations successfully transform their engineering organizations. His passion for problem solving, working closely with engineers, and overall process improvement has made him a Developer Experience leader across Thoughtworks. Chris is closing in on 15 years of Product and Technology experience across startups to large, multi-national organizations across North America.