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Megan Smith is an award-winning tech entrepreneur, engineer, and evangelist. As the third U.S. chief technology officer, Smith helped the President harness the power of technology, data, and innovation to advance the future of our nation and the world. She recruited top tech talent to serve across government and to collaborate on the most pressing issues of the day, from data science and open source, to inclusive economic growth and criminal justice reform. She focused on broad capacity building by cocreating all-hands-on-deck initiatives, including the public-private program TechHire, the Computer Science for All initiative, and the Image of STEM campaign.
Prior to her role as U.S. CTO, Smith served as vice president of new business development at Google, managing early-stage partnerships across the company’s global engineering and product teams. She led acquisitions of Google Earth, Maps, and Picasa, steered the shift of Google.org to include more direct engineering impact, such as Google Crisis Response, and later served on the leadership team of GoogleX , where she co-created SolveForX and Women Techmakers.
As CEO of PlanetOut, Smith was a leader of the online LGBT community in the early days of the Internet. She drove engagement and revenue by partnering closely with top Internet companies, including AOL, Yahoo!, MSN, Netscape, RealNetworks, and others. She also worked as an engineer at General Magic on teams designing early smartphone technologies and at Apple Japan in Tokyo.
Today, Smith is CEO of shift7, which focuses on tech-forward networked innovation for impact and economic inclusion. She is also an advisor to the MIT Media Lab, Vital Voices, and the Malala Fund, which she co-founded. Over the years, she has contributed to a wide range of engineering projects, including an award-winning bicycle lock, space station construction program, and solar cook stoves. Smith holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT, where she now serves on the board. She was a member of the MIT student team that designed, built, and raced a solar car 2,000 miles across the Australian outback. She has recently been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.
Highway 407 ETR (Express Toll Route) is the world’s first all-electronic, barrier-free toll highway, encircling the greater Toronto area over a 108 km stretch. Although he doesn’t spend as much time crafting code as he’d like to anymore, as Group Architect, Ravi relishes his role working within Enterprise Architecture to drive forward innovative ideas that enhance the customer experience. Over his ten-year tenure at 407 ETR, Ravi helped envision the roadway’s mobile strategy, while leading the architecture and design of the real-time integration of backend data sources and cloud-based platforms. He also led the design of the cloud-native real-time tolling platform to advance streaming and real-time processing capabilities of the organization. In his free time, Ravi enjoys a great hike when the weather’s good.
Mike Fechner, director and lead modernization architect at Consultingwerk started using Progress over 29 years ago and ever since has supported Progress Application Partners and end customers in adopting the features of the latest OpenEdge and Progress releases to enhance the capabilities of existing applications. With his framework design skills he has set the stage for development of many successful OpenEdge applications. Mike is specialized on object orientation in the ABL, software architectures, the GUI for .NET, web technologies and a wide range of Progress products such as OpenEdge, Telerik and Corticon. He is involved in software modernization projects on a day by day basis. He is a well-known and active member of the international OpenEdge community, frequent presenter at conferences around the world and is a board member of the German PUG and the committee of the EMEA PUG Challenge. He’s also a founding member of the Common Component Specification project.
As Teknion's Director of Digital Corporate Marketing, Claudio leads a team of creative technologists to manage Teknion’s content strategy, branding, web and social presence, building business applications and marketing campaigns for the corporation's family of brands. Previously, Claudio led marketing for the start-up Freshii--the stylish, quick service food franchise, supporting their successful expansion strategy. With a background in Anthropology from York University, Web Design from Ryerson University, and as a published artist/musician, Claudio works with brands to bring together people, technology, and design.
Neil Gomes (B.Sc., MBA/MMS, M.Ed, ABD) is the Chief Digital Officer & Executive Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System. Neil has worked for the $100+ billion, Fortune 500 Tata Group of Companies where he played a leadership role in building the intrapreneurial startup, Tata Interactive Systems, from 60 employees to the world’s largest custom e-learning development firm in less than two years. Neil left the Tata Group to complete his M.Ed. in Instructional Design at the University of South Florida (USF) whilst progressively working toward the position of Director of eTeaching and Technology and then the Director of Instructional Design and Training at USF Health. While at USF, Neil’s leadership and entrepreneurial acumen helped grow a strategic team of application developers, instructional and multimedia designers, and project managers that generated over $1.5 million in annual auxiliary revenue from research and external development projects while growing online student enrollment from 200 enrollments in 2002 to approx. 200,000+ enrollments a year by 2012, generating nearly $30 million in revenue each year. While at USF, Neil also began working toward his Ph.D., is currently a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), has authored research articles, book chapters, and delivered several formal research presentations. At Jefferson, Neil founded the Digital Innovation and Consumer Experience (DICE) Group and drives consumer-focused digital innovation in healthcare and education via teams of digital consumer experience specialists; application, platform, machine learning, and IoT developers; simulation and UI/UX designers; trainers; documentation and support specialists; instructional/e-learning designers; and process designers. Neil also helps define innovation strategy and programs via Jefferson’s Innovation Team. He helped secure a $15+ million donor grant from the Bernie Marcus Foundation to develop a high-tech, consumer-centric, integrative health center at Jefferson and has also launched several pioneering collaborations with partners such as Google, Apple, Adobe, SAP, and IBM Watson. Neil serves as Associate Editor of the Journal for Healthcare Transformation and is a contributor toward the book: We CAN fix Healthcare, the Future is NOW. Neil is also a speaker, agile aficionado, and digital innovation evangelist.
Jehiel is responsible for the overall management of the Hello Tractor team, strategy, and partnerships. Prior to Hello Tractor, Jehiel worked as a financial sector consultant, providing advisory services for transactions totaling over a half billion dollars, in over ten countries, including conflict zones. Jehiel began his career in the US investment banking and private equity industries.
Outside of work, Jehiel remains active serving on the boards of Shared Interest and H4H, both impact investment funds focused in sub-Saharan Africa. Jehiel is also a Presidential appointee, under the Obama Administration, serving on the President’s Advisory Council for Doing Business in Africa. Jehiel studied economics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Florida A&M University and Cornell University, respectively.
Bekah is senior UX designer/developer and accessibility expert at user experience strategy firm truematter. Her dual skillsets in visual design and front-end development help her create simple, usable designs that best serve the needs of real people online. She has worked with Fortune 500 clients on end-to-end UX and development projects. As an academic mentor, Bekah was one of the first instructors to join the Columbia, SC chapter of Girls Who Code, an organization that teaches front-end development to girls ages 12 to 18.
She frequently speaks, writes, and teaches about web accessibility, UX design and interface, user research, and user experience strategy. She's also been interviewed and quoted in the media about the benefits of built-in accessibility capabilities for development tools, specifically component library Kendo UI.
A technologist at heart, Progress Chief Executive Officer Yogesh Gupta is passionate about how technology can make life simpler—both in the workplace and at home. He brings an infectious energy to work each day, defining company strategy and direction, gaining alignment and ensuring each team has what it needs to execute. His goal is for Progress to be a powerful voice in fueling marketplace transformation.
Yogesh blends his experience as a developer, marketer, CTO and CEO into a unified whole, and has led organizations ranging from start-ups to public tech companies. Yogesh understands the importance and value of agility at scale, making him uniquely qualified to lead Progress into the future. He comes to Progress from CEO roles at Kaseya and FatWire Software, and rose through the ranks to CTO while at CA. Yogesh also loves mentoring entrepreneurs, where he gets as much as he gives by nurturing the next generation of tech innovators. From monitoring both marketplace trends and customer needs, Yogesh keeps Progress a step ahead in building innovative products that customers want, driving both revenue and shareholder value.
A recognized expert in emerging technologies and industry trends, and a published author, Yogesh holds a patent in the field of neural networks. He earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Loren is responsible for driving Progress’ global marketing and strategy, applying her strong strategic, analytical and go-to-market skills to propel new growth for the business. Loren is excited by the opportunity to build on the company’s strong commitment to its core business and to capture and deliver on the emerging market for the business applications of tomorrow.
A growth-stage CMO, Loren’s passion is to develop and execute on winning strategies for driving the next phase of growth for companies. Loren brings an impressive track record to her work at Progress. Most recently as Chief Marketing Officer at Acquia, she drove creation of a predictable and scalable demand generation model, launched new positioning and accelerated Acquia’s leadership position with analysts. As CMO of Kaseya, Loren built a global marketing team focused on digital marketing and high-velocity demand generation. At FatWire, leading both Marketing and Product Management, Loren drove redefinition of the company’s positioning and product direction, doubling the size of the business and leading to a strategic sale to Oracle. Earlier, Loren also held leadership positions at CA Technologies, Oracle and American Express.
Loren holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University.
As a Senior Director, Software Engineering, at Progress, Lilia leads a team of 60+ software engineers developing Progress Sitefinity, the company’s leading digital experience platform. In her role, Lilia works closely with the product group for defining the product’s vision and strategy and is driving the achievement of goals leading up to its success.
Throughout her 15-year career and as part of different international companies, she has successfully led many projects focused on complex software application development, with teams located across the globe.
As CTO, Dmitri Tcherevik leads Progress’ vision and technology strategy for cognitive applications across its product portfolio. As a core member of the Progress executive team, he not only executes upon Progress’ technology road map, but leads future technology efforts including incubation projects, technology M&A and strategic alliances. Dmitri is an industry innovator with a proven track record of creating and evangelizing game-changing technology strategies. He’s at once a hands-on engineer, strategist and practical go to market expert, with exceptional skills in devising and implementing technology strategy for emerging technologies.
Dmitri is a serial entrepreneur, having founded two successful technology start-ups—MightyMeeting and Infostoria (acquired by Fatwire in 2007). Dmitri served as CTO at FatWire, where he helped to define the market around Web Experience Management, until its strategic sale to Oracle in 2010. Prior to FatWire, Dmitri led emerging technology development at CA. He carries specialties in the areas of mobile apps and platforms, cloud services, collaboration, web experience management and enterprise application integration. He also has a background in machine learning, having contributed to development of a groundbreaking AI engine used in chess programs and economic forecasting software.
Dmitri majored in applied math and intelligent systems design at the National Nuclear Research University, Moscow, where he graduated with honors.
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Integrated Systems Corporation (dba ISCorp) is a minority-owned and privately-held, US-based provider of turn-key custom design, managed private secure cloud services. For over 30 years ISCorp has been helping companies transition to SaaS, engaging at the executive level; solving pricing, sales, and enabling end user adoption. At ISCorp we are proud to carry the unique distinction of Progress Service Provider Partner and the designation of Progress' preferred private cloud hosting partner for OpenEdge, OER, Pro2SQL, Sitefinity, and Hybrid Data Pipeline.
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Americaneagle.com, the #1 Sitefinity Partner globally, is a dynamic digital agency dedicated to providing the highest quality website design, development, hosting, digital marketing, and post-launch support services available, delivered with pride and excellence. With 400+ professionals in offices nationwide including 50+ certified Sitefinity professionals, Americaneagle.com is a family owned, privately held company with a long history of profitability and stability. Since 1995, Americaneagle.com has developed more than 12,000 total solutions for a wide range of clients, including extensive experience implementing and deploying hundreds of Sitefinity sites across all verticals and business sizes.
TOTVS is the top provider of business solutions for companies of all sizes, providing management software solutions, collaboration and productivity platforms, hardware and consulting services, with absolute leadership in the SMB market in Latin America. The Company was the first IT company in Latin America to go public, and it is listed on Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo - B3 Novo Mercado segment, under the ticker TOTS3.With over 50% market share in Brazil, it is ranked by Interbrand as the 20st most valuable brand in Brazil. TOTVS is present in 41 countries with more than R$2 billion in revenues and 7.9 thousand employees. For further information, visit www.totvs.com.
Siteimprove transforms the way organizations manage and deliver their digital presence. With the Siteimprove Intelligence Platform, you gain complete visibility and deep insights, empowering you and your team to act with certainty. Imagine the day where every aspect of your digital presence operates as intended: your brand is consistent, errors are a thing of the past, and website issues are always prioritized. With Siteimprove by their side, more than 6,000 organizations around the world outperform the status quo every day. For more information visit https://siteimprove.com.
Hawksearch, a Sitefinity partner, is an intelligent search and recommendations platform that powers success for any size business enabling users to find the relevant results in context, no matter the device, platform, or language. Having completed 400+ implementations, Hawksearch delivers engaging and personalized search experiences, enabling marketers, merchandisers and developers to accomplish their goals.
Modernizing large and complex Progress applications can be difficult. Servoy knows this because we have helped many companies with our platform while keeping their existing business logic and backend in place. Our platform enables you to rapidly create and deploy a superior UX and a modern HTML5 frontend for your Progress app. With Servoy’s Appsurance program, software companies can be confident that their job will be completed in a fixed timeframe and budget. If you have a complex Progress application that you are looking to modernize, you owe it to yourself to come talk to us to find out how we can make your transition to cloud, mobile and responsive a sure success.
Adistec has become a leading Value Added Distributor in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing IT Solutions 100% through resellers. We have a professional team specialized in Datacenter and Security and a portfolio of leading brands.
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DMSi provides the leading ERP system to the lumber and building materials industry. Their Agility software manages every stage of the product cycle, from purchasing and receiving to remanufacturing and sales. DMSi is independently owned and privately held. Their operation, including software development and support, is located in Omaha, Nebraska.
ROC Commerce, the complete omni-channel commerce solution, is the leading enterprise ecommerce platform for both B2C and B2B customers. The platform was designed with client success in mind – designed to produce strong revenues, increase profitability, and deliver a maximum return on investment. For more information visit www.roccommerce.com
SmarterCommerce is the leading provider of validated JD Edwards unified commerce solutions for payment processing, B2B/B2C ecommerce, call center and point of sale (POS) technology. Together with Progress Sitefinity, SmarterCommerce Ecommerce provides complete control of the web experience with an intuitive set of JD Edwards integrated Widgets.
With more than 20 years of OpenEdge experience, Cyberscience addresses the full spectrum of business intelligence requirements with Cyberquery, a fast and easy-to-use analytics solution. Cyberquery provides reporting, dashboards, data exploration and more. It empowers your staff by enabling data to be easily accessed, presented and distributed.
Bayshore Solutions embodies the true definition of an end-to-end digital agency & has done it for 23 years. Their specialized, cross-functional teams provide customized brand storytelling, web design & development, digital marketing and hosting solutions for medium to large enterprise companies seeking to grow their business – all under one roof.
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Over 1,900 applications have trusted the Logi platform to deliver sophisticated analytics capabilities and power their businesses. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with offices in Ireland and England. Learn more at LogiAnalytics.com.
Consultingwerk supports application partners and end customers by providing consulting services for every phase of application development and modernization projects throughout the lifetime of a business application. We are the leading provider of independent OpenEdge development tools for application modernization, application architecture, OpenEdge GUI for .NET, Mobile and Web applications.
Roundtable Software delivers the leading Software Configuration Management solution for Progress OpenEdge development. Fortune 500 companies to SMBs worldwide trust Roundtable TSMS and its complementary solutions to manage the entire software development lifecycle of their proprietary and purchased applications. Our solutions reduce time-to-market, improve product quality, and ensure IT compliance.
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App Technologies is a software development services provider to the Progress Software markets. We specialize in developing integrated web-based business applications utilizing our proven web business application development framework. From initial design through development and deployment, we provide organizations with the proven experience to successfully enhance their business application platforms.
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Ever since our foundation in 2009, our philosophy was to create an open platform by default, extensible by design for each unique commerce project. Currently we are the leading platform for content and commerce designed to grow with your business needs. So whether it is a simple storefront or selling complex solutions that require multilingual, multi storefront, multi currency and millions of different price points, Ucommerce has it covered. Whether you are a B2B or B2C, with complicated discounting, Ucommerce platform will support you and enable you to succeed.
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