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.
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.
Founded in 1976, CGI is one of the largest independent IT and business services firm in the world, employing over 74,000 professionals. With a background in product development and consulting, as well as project and service management, Anna is sales manager for CGI Profio360, a Progress-based project delivery solution for the manufacturing and consulting industries. Using visual tools, artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies, Profio360 revolutionizes how project-based businesses manage their information and processes, increasing knowledge, efficiencies and transparency across the enterprise. When not representing Profio360, Anna can be found at the movies, theater, checking out local rock bands and traveling the world with her husband and friends.
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.
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 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.
Tim Ahlenius is the Director of Digital Strategy for Americaneagle.com, a full service digital agency. As a strategy innovator and accomplished industry expert, he has more than 20 years of experience building, designing, personalizing and optimizing websites for clients in the B2B and B2C markets. Tim’s specialties include areas such as ecommerce consulting, digital business marketing, and strategic planning, bringing insights into a client’s business needs during each engagement. Tim has a strong track record of delivering clients innovative strategy and implementation plans needed for increasing conversions and customer satisfaction, while providing an intuitive user experience across digital and traditional channels.
I am the founder of Servoy, a supplier of an agile development and deployment environment that enables companies to effortlessly move to SaaS (Software as a Service). Servoy helps ISVs and corporations that need to modernize their legacy and/or 4GL based applications to a modern Java platform with capabilities of running both locally, client/server and over the Internet from a single codebase. Broad international experience with clients in over 30 countries across the globe.
After fourteen years of running the company as CEO I have now relocated to the USA and focus again on what I love to do most: evangelizing Servoy. As part of the business development team I help in growing the company further.
Frequent speaker at SaaS University, EuroCloud, Nederland ICT about SaaS and Cloud Computing.
I do believe in keeping things simple, although simplicity is sometimes hard to achieve.
Adam Backman is the President of White Star Software. Adam is primarily focused on database and system planning, tuning and administration. This includes providing training, consulting services for a worldwide client base.
White Star Software is the provider of ProTop, the premier database and system monitoring tool serving the Progress/OpenEdge community.
Adam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to each of his client's business issues and uses a logical, business-centric approach in his work.
Adam presented on a wide range of topics at Progress Software User's conferences and user group meetings for over 25 years.
Kyle has been on Americaneagle.com’s development team since December 2002. He has worked with Americaneagle.com as a senior developer, ecommerce manager and now a solution engineer as of 2014. Kyle combines his computer science and business background to execute online commerce procedures and strategies. His experience with ecommerce systems ranges from integrating brick-and-mortar shipping solutions into the online environment to implementing online marketing strategies, such as ad revenue tracking, referral tracking, and advanced commerce reporting. Kyle’s work includes advanced ecommerce solutions for Theisen’s, Stuart Weitzman, Capstone Young Readers / Curious Fox, CTA, Fannie May Candies, State Electric, and Mailboxes.com / Lockers.com.
Tom has been working with Progress since 1987 and is well-known to the Progess community for his frequent postings in online forums reminding people that version 9 is ancient, obsolete and unsupported and that OE10 will be following in those shoes very soon. He also occasionally posts helpful information on getting the most out of OpenEdge - even if you are still running v9 (if you are still running v9 you should, of course, upgrade). When he is not taking people to task for running dangerously obsolete releases or complaining about paperwork Tom is either working on developing ProTop, the Best OpenEdge DB Monitoring tool in the Galaxy, or consulting with customers throughout the world helping improve their OpenEdge system's performance and scalability. Or he might be walking the dog. Walking the dog is very relaxing. Tom also has a fondness for a good dark beer and has been known to bite his tongue regarding the wisdom of continuing to run v9 if a nice cold porter or stout is in hand.
As an early employee of Corticon Technologies, Inc, in 2000, Mike spent 11 years building and leading the Client Services team, responsible for professional services, technical training, support, and product documentation. Following Corticon’s acquisition by Progress in 2011, Mike stayed on until 2013 after which he left to found Nimble Consulting Group. Today, Nimble is a leading provider of implementation, training and enablement services for Progress Corticon and other business rules management products. Prior to Corticon, Mike spent 5 years in the US Navy and 5 years at Applied Materials, a semiconductor manufacturing equipment supplier. Mike has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.
Carl is the Chief Operations Officer of FDM4 America, as well as the original architect of the award-winning IRMS solution suite. He has more than 30 years of logistics and inventory management experience, including with IRMS in commercial, pharmaceutical, public health and government sectors. In his current position, he oversees all FDM4 Enterprise Solution Suite Product development and Project Management engagements.
A goal-oriented leader with entrepreneurial drive. Adept in all things technical with extensive experience in Website UX, Development , Digital Marketing & Business Operations. Strong track record of success in tailoring digital solutions to address the unique challenges and business goals of clients.
With a passion for technology, marketing and a decade of development experience, my clients benefit from a well-rounded consultative approach. Focused on prescribing realistic solutions which are best fit for a client's business needs, along with the appropriate blend of services to enable a well executed project.
Jim Cashman leads the Ipswitch product management team for the WhatsUp Gold product brand, and has also spent time on the product management team for the MOVEit brand. Jim was a long time IT director and WhatsUp Gold user. He has participated in delivering seven on-time releases for WhatsUp Gold and several more for MOVEit. When not at work, Jim spends his time with family and reading.
Nectar has been helping medium to large organizations achieve success with their Progress based enterprise application solutions for more than 18 years. In 2014, Nectar partnered up with White Star Software.
He started his IT career with Progress in 2000 at Access Commerce, integrating a Progress based configurator solution with QAD's MFG/PRO ERP system. He later joined QAD in 2003, where he helped several companies across North America succeed with their Progress and QAD implementations. Nectar became an independent DBA consultant in 2007 and founded Dalo Consulting Inc., a consulting firm specialized in both Progress and QAD software.
Throughout the years, Nectar has been providing on-going DBA services, and system administration and performance tuning/troubleshooting, all with the ultimate goal of ensuring business continuity for his Progress and QAD customers. He has also been the technical lead in numerous implementations projects, including QAD roll-outs, cross-platform migrations and disaster recovery planning.
Nectar enthusiastically shares his knowledge and experience within the Progress and QAD community. He is often invited to speak at Progress and QAD conferences, including the QAD Midwest User Group and Progress PUG Challenge.
Tooling development and consulting for Progress ecosystem with focus on node.js and web enablement solutions.
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.
Paul is Vice Chairman of Grupo Garnier, an Omnicom partner in several countries in Central America, Peru, Ecuador for companies including BBDO, TBWA, Porter Novelli, OMD and LOYMARK/RAPP Mexico. He studied Business Administration at UCR Costa Rica and Advertising at Michigan State University and has worked in Marketing and technology since 1995. In 2000, he founded LOYMARK, a company that specializes in the development of technology solutions for marketing with presence in several countries in Latam.
While attending a 1984 trade show, Paul discovered Progress. He quickly became a Progress evangelist. This strong passion still drives Paul today in finding creative ways for solving issues and presenting solutions.
Paul enjoys providing a wide array of OpenEdge consulting services that include database design, application development, performance tuning and web services.
Leveraging an MBA from the University of Chicago, Paul applies his comprehensive business knowledge to a wide range of industries.
Having educated OpenEdge developers since 1986, Paul uses his vast training experience in developing several comprehensive, high-quality OpenEdge training courses.
Throughout his career, Paul enjoys speaking at several national and international conferences. In the Progress community, he chairs the Chicago Area Progress Users Group and is a member of the PUG Challenge Americas Conference steering committee.
Ovidiu is currently leading the frontend development efforts as Frontend Solution Architect and expert in web/mobile technologies.
He started to develop web applications with Angular.JS 1.2 and never looked back.
The last couple of years he has been a key driver in the modernization project of our Workforce Management System, taking lead also into a fresh new mobile application & hardware terminal solution, all using the latest and greatest technologies, like Angular, TypeScript, Ionic, Kendo UI and complimented by our REST architecture based on Progress technologies.
When he is not coding, he is just another geek playing around with various other tools and technologies, like Raspberry.PI or any IoT devices he can mess with.
For the last 20 years, Brad Hunt has been helping clients create web based applications. Brad has served as a corporate trainer, VP of Technology, VP of Client Services, and now President of Smooth Fusion. Smooth Fusion works with clients to create functional, usable, secure and elegant software.
20 years in web-development
8 years of demanding international web-projects with Sitefinity
Working at Siili Solutions at the Helsinki, Finland office
Passionate technology executive experienced in establishing and growing development and quality engineering teams to high efficiency and self sufficiency. Focus on internal tool development and continual process improvement to increase team effectiveness. Works closely with senior executives, partners, and customers to plan, execute, deliver and support new strategic, high value products. Able to balance risks, market factors, and internal initiatives to ensure high quality global products reach market as quickly as possible.
Paul began his OpenEdge DBA career 25 years ago after completing a Computer Engineering Degree at McGill University. If he’s not staring at his multiple computer screens, you can probably find him speaking at a Progress event somewhere in the world or being roughed-up by his twin boys back home in Montreal. Paul can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Diane Kulseth is an SEO Consultant at Siteimprove. She specializes in educating teams on the value and necessity of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for customers and internal departments. Prior to Siteimprove, Diane held digital strategy roles at the University of St. Thomas and CaringBridge.org, developing full-funnel marketing campaigns focused on acquisition and conversion. She has also been actively involved in the local digital marketing community, as a volunteer for the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA), on the board of Women in Digital – Twin Cities, and as a board member and speaker for the Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association (MNSearch).
30+ years in the software business, with the bulk of that at B&L Information Systems, Phil became CEO in 1999 after serving in the Marketing, Sales and Customer Service departments. 2nd generation owner, Phil guided B&L through the transition from the AS/400-i5 platform to Progress OpenEdge. Then, while maintaining Progress OpenEdge for database and business logic backend, he provided leadership to transition the front end to a browser-based UI as well as moving to SaaS licensing and Cloud deployment models. Phil holds a BS in Business from Ferris State University, enjoys golf, boating, traveling and has a goal of visiting every MLB ballpark (currently at 21).
As Products & Services Director, Peter leads the company’s operations for delivering world class consulting and development services. He is passionate about technology which complements his core expertise of a manager with proven experience in leading and scaling IT services organizations. Prior to joining Athracian, Peter held the position of Manager, Professional Services in Telerik, acquired by Progress, where he was focused on the development of Sitefinity’s Professional Services Organization. Prior to that, Peter held different technical and business-oriented positions in various companies, working with many Fortune 500 companies.
Jennifer Nesbit is the manager of Customer Experience at Cludo. She has successfully lead a team of Developers, Customer Experience Managers, and Solutions Engineers to maintain and grow relationships with over 800 clients globally. Jennifer has over five years of experience in building Customer Experience teams in website SaaS organizations.
Software Quality Assurance Manager with ten years of experience in mobile, web and desktop software applications, proven record of significant contribution in process improvement, product-development life cycle methodologies, researching and implementing automation tools to improve quality of product releases and expanding the QA infrastructure using continuous integration tools.
I'm an energetic entrepreneur passionate for innovation, marketing, and technology. I believe we can make the world a better place if we help one another to be better. I love sharing with people and learning from others.
As Technical Director, Tihomir leads Athracian’s vision and technology strategy for providing bespoke solutions in the Web content management segment. He is an avid technologist at heart with solid experience in both product development and technical consulting. Prior to founding Athracian, Tihomir held the position of Manager, Software Engineering in Telerik, acquired by Progress, where he was focused on the core of the Sitefinity CMS. Tihomir also held several different technical positions in Sharetronix working on its enterprise collaboration platform and in Apt Systems focused on an end-to-end solution for a large retailer in Eastern Europe.
John Picinich leads the Ipswitch product management team for the MOVEit and WS_FTP product brands. With an extensive track record for making fast and accurate decisions, John has successfully delivered over thirty five on-time product releases since joining Ipswitch in 2016. When not working on cool projects at work, John spends his leisure time with family and friends. Hiking, playing ice hockey, song writing and playing guitar are where you will find him outside of work.
As a Product Development Manager, Esa is responsible for the development of CGI Profio360 ERP system. Mastering the roadmap, development processes and software architecture is an essential part of his role. He has a ramped up offshore operation, currently leading a team of 10 developers in India. Previously he has been widely involved in developing EAI solutions as part of his various roles in the development of the same product line since 1990. All 29 years of pure Progress of course!
Gilles is the founder of Riverside Software, a software development shop focused on OpenEdge and Java technologies. During his career as a contractor and product manager, Gilles always tried to improve the tools and procedures used by development teams to help them deliver early and effectively. Gilles now works on code analysis, and helps customers implement continuous integration as well as continuous code inspection.
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.
I am a Software Developer with a B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto. I have three years of experience as a C/C++ software developer, working for IBM Canada with the DB2 Kernel Development team. I am an enthusiastic team player, who is able to effectively collaborate with colleagues (whether remote or local) to complete projects, testing and implementation of design requirements. I possess strong analytical skills as demonstrated from both a technical perspective, in the form of large-scale software development, and a communications perspective, in the form of writing high-level documentation.
Tim's 30 year IT career started in the Consumer Products industry where he held various positions including Systems Manager, Global Project Manager, Business Manager and Client Director. For the past 12 years Tim has held Enterprise Sales and Global Account Director positions in the systems integrator and software industries. Today he manages New Business Development for ISCorp, accountable for building strategic customer relationships. Tim holds a B.B.A. in both Marketing and Management, with a Specialization in International Business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Art Sbarounis is the Vice President of Business Development at Hawksearch. Founded in 2012, Hawksearch provides the best user experience in the e-commerce and online publishing markets. Hawksearch is a proud search partner of Sitefinity.
Founder and partner of truematter, a user experience strategy firm, Dean has been advocating for user-centered digital products his entire career. He oversees truematter’s UX practice, leading strategic engagements for innovative regional organizations as well as the Fortune 100.
Dean’s work has always included researching, prototyping, and testing digital products with real users. He regularly speaks, writes, and teaches on experience design, user experience strategy, usability, user research, content strategy, and building UX-focused teams.
It’s not all UX all the time (even though it’s close). Dean is also an avid ultra marathoner, reader, and traveler.
Alain "Lino" Tadros is a Software Solution Architect Partner at Solliance Inc. Previously, President & CEO of Falafel Software, a Silicon Valley based company, dedicated to providing world-class consulting, training, and software development for small, medium, and enterprise level businesses. Prior to founding Falafel, Lino was a well respected member of the development team at Borland for Delphi and C++Builder. Lino has been awarded Microsoft MVP status 15 years in a row for his numerous contributions to the C# community and is an expert in .NET, Azure, ASP.NET, MVC, iOS, Android, Xamarin, Sitefinity and Google Cloud. Lino is an industry renowned speaker and has given numerous presentations in 50 countries since 1994. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors of 3 Silicon Valley corporations.
Wilco van Vliet is a non-tech person running a disruptive tech company called ConnectPlaza, which provides a powerful Connectivity Platform which brings a disruptive change in the integration development and deployment cycle.
The platform is suitable for Enterprises and/or Application Partners (ISV’s) with API needs. As ConnectPlaza’s co-founder and CMO, Wilco leads - with Paul Lange also co-founder - a pioneering team of software industry experts with the mission to simplify connectivity and making connectivity development dramatically easier, faster and more collaborative. As a result, the company is achieving international growth and empowering many industry leading companies in their journey to operational excellence.
Steve has designed, managed and developed industry leading solutions for over 20 years.
Today, Steve is the VP of Product Development managing the various product offerings of pavliks.com along with being the principal architect of The Portal Connector for Dynamics CRM, the leading portal technology for Microsoft Dynamics 365 build with Progress Sitefinity.
Jon brings over 20 years of leadership experience in the IT, Development and eCommerce industries. Jon is responsible for Development, Quality Assurance, Hosting, IT and Product Management in support of delivering VSI products and services.
James Arsenault is an accomplished software architect and engineering manager with a record of leading high performance teams that deliver great products on time. Jim has been a software architect, programmer, tester, writer, trainer, strategist and manager and his experience creates global, agile teams.
Georgi Atanasov is a highly technical professional and a people manager with 15 years of experience in multiple software technologies. Ten years ago, he joined Telerik, later acquired by Progress, and he has set up and led multiple products and teams since. His latest endeavor is building a product that adds the Progress value into the augmented and virtual reality ecosystem.
David is a pre-sales professional with 20 years experience helping enterprises get value out of technology. Extensive technology background including business rules management, business process management, application development platforms, integration middleware, service oriented architectures and more.
Michael Banks is a principal engineer in the OpenEdge group at Progress. His contributions span the OpenEdge product set and include work on the .NET Bridge, WebSpeed, the Web Services Adapter, the REST Adapter, OpenEdge BPM, the OpenEdge AppServer, and the Progress Application Server for OpenEdge. In addition to his interest in server-side software, Michael has a background in computer graphics and has presented at Siggraph and other UI events. He has also been a speaker at Exchange and PUG conferences. Michael is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Bentley University in Waltham, MA.
Richard Banville is an OpenEdge Fellow at Progress. He joined Progress in 1993 with a background in operating system test and development. While working on OpenEdge products, Richard has focused primarily on the database storage manager and its related products. His areas of interest include performance, concurrent programming, and improving usability. Richard likes nothing more than discussing potential new features for the database with others. If you've used any new feature of the OpenEdge database in the past 25 years, you can bet that Richard had a hand in its conception, architecture or development.
Sam Basu is a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, gadget-lover and Progress Developer Advocate for Telerik products. With a long developer background, he now spends much of his time advocating modern web/mobile/cloud development platforms on Microsoft/Telerik technology stacks. His spare times call for travel, fast cars, cricket and culinary adventures with the family. You can find him on the internet.
Ken Beutler is a Principal Product Manager at Progress focusing on the data connectivity and integration markets along with new product development. Prior to his role at Progress, he helped lead and bring to market new product initiatives for SAP and SAS for their data integration, data governance and data quality product portfolios.
With a focus on fundamentals first, Eric loves teaching others to build solid React UI's. From fundamentals to the bleeding edge, Eric is on board to ensure KendoReact users get the training and knowledge required to succeed in building Real World applications using world class components and tools for React JS.
A 20-year Progress veteran, Brian is a highly accomplished IT Professional with proven experience in product development and delivery, product architecture design, implementation, installation, deployment, performance tuning and support. Successful implementations have been on-premise and in the cloud including migrations from on-premise to cloud based solutions. My customers have been as small as 10 employees and as large as 5,000 employees. Experience with solutions across vertical industries such as manufacturing, healthcare and financials working with organizations to ensure that they are successful in meeting their business goals.
I love working with companies that are trying to solve business problems with technology.
John is a member of the Developer Relations team at Progress and is
Aaron has been with Progress since 2017, focusing on data connectivity and integration solutions. Prior to coming to Progress, he worked in the security and network engineering space for over 15 years. He is based out of Northern California.
Shelley Chase, a Software Fellow with Progress for over 20 years, takes a whole product view over the company’s core product, OpenEdge. Her technical skills and customer-driven focus drive the architectural direction of the product. Shelley is extremely talented in system architecture, object-oriented programming, and cloud deployment technologies. Her passion is to provide a well-architected product with an excellent user experience and works with engineers, product managers and services to guarantee success. She has a patent pending for her work on “Alternate Presentation Types for Human Workflow Activities.”
Vasil is a part of the NativeScript core team. He is working on the application framework, cross-platform modules and Angular integration. Vasil is enthusiastic about open source and people's experiences on building software. He also enjoys listening to live music.
David Cleary has been with Progress for 25 years. The first 21 as a developer in the Server Tools and Technologies group, and the last 4 as manager of the PASOE development team. Over his career, David has been involved in the creation and development of the Progress AppServer, along with many of the integration technologies that accompanied it.
Roy has been with Progress for over 23 years, starting in tech support and moving to development. He still spends much of his time working with customers. Having been part of almost every facet of OpenEdge, he is currently living the dream with PASOE and the great customers migrating from the Classic AppServer.
Peter Filipov (Pepi) is a Product Manager focused on expanding Sitefinity ecosystem. His prior experience as a Developer Advocate and Manager of Engineering helps him to understand the customers’ and market needs of Sitefinity. He also is passionate about being active and healthy 24/7 😊.
Dan Foreman, instructor and consultant, has used Progress since 1984. He is recognized worldwide as an expert in Progress Performance Tuning and Database Administration. Dan has been a frequent guest speaker at USA & European Progress Users Conferences for the last 30 years as well as many other Progress conferences and User Group meetings around the world. He is the author of several publications including:
· Progress Performance Tuning Guide
· Progress Database Administration Guide
· Progress System Tables
He has also developed several tools and utilities for the Progress database.
Dan can usually be found traveling the world, playing basketball, riding his recumbent tricycle, or backcountry XC skiing.
Ignacio Fuentes is a Sr. Sales Engineer at Progress. He’s a full stack software developer and is deeply passionate about technology. He is a firm believer in engaging and compelling software as a means to fix the modern world’s problems.
Vinay Gahlawat is a Software Engineering Manager at Progress, working on the Kinvey Engineering team. His team works on the Kinvey mobile client SDKs, and he spends a great deal of time in varying network conditions as he travels around the world while working remotely.
Edsel Garcia is a Software Architect in the Progress OpenEdge Engineering group.
Edsel has a long history of first-hand experience using Progress products, starting as a customer and application developer more than 25 years ago.
During his 21-year tenure at Progress, Edsel has been a member of Customer Support, Solution Engineering development, the Tooling development team, the OpenEdge Architect product development team, the OpenEdge Management team, the Core Client team, the OpenEdge Mobile development team and the Applied Technologies team.
Most recently Edsel has been working on the Docker Container for PASOE project and CI/CD for OpenEdge with High Availability.
James Goodfellow is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Progress and focuses his efforts on the DataDirect suite of solutions. Through his tenure at companies like Progress and SAS, he has spent the bulk of his career launching successful marketing campaigns for data and analytics products. James blogs here and around the web on topics such as data connectivity, analytics, IoT, visualization and machine learning.
Megan Gouveia is a Sr. Digital Marketing Manager at Progress Software. She has spent the past 10+ years managing large-scale website initiatives to improve the overall user experience and increase lead generation. Recently, she has turned her focus to personalization and optimization, delivering data-driven custom experiences for each visitor to the website.
Patty considers herself a strong customer advocate. She's always interested in hearing about the new & innovative ways that Progress customers use the products. She started with Progress in the Version 5 timeframe, first as part of the Technical Support team and then moved to the Presales team.
Susan Houniet is a Principal Sales Engineer, Team lead with a strong background in presales and solution architecture gained from professional experience spanning 20+ years in the software industry, which has seen her work for a USA based organisation for most of her career. Susan works with Customers, Prospects, and Application Partners as the lead Progress Technologist to educate the benefits of Progress technologies. Susan’s presales and enablement experience has seen her work with many organisations across many verticals to identify business and information strategies and build solutions to address customer’s business problems.
As Senior Manager for Sitefinity CMS development, Jordan is responsible for most customer facing aspects of the product from OData APIs and new Admin App reinvention to MVC widgets framework and overall front-end experiences. His mission is to ensure clients get most secure, highly performant and most productive .Net CMS on the market. Behind the scene his passion is to build highly efficient development teams that rely on constantly fine-tuned process and best practices for CI&CD, harvesting the advancement of latest software technologies.
As an engineering manager at Progress, Iliyan is leading a team responsible for designing and implementing multiple parts of our Kinvey platform. His current role includes resolving challenges like security, availability, scalability and managing costs.
Throughout the last 10 years, Iliyan worked on projects like creating the first mobile application cloud build platform, adopting the Android-x86 project to run on AWS’s virtualization layer, finding and reporting security vulnerabilities in macOS/Windows and leading compliance efforts for SOC2, HIPAA and GDPR in his division.
His hobbies are traveling around the world, biking or running long distances, ethical hacking and studying psychology.
Peter Judge is a software architect in the OpenEdge group at Progress, where he works on mainly integration and server technologies such as the PASOE server and HTTP client, and on the CCS and OERA reference applications.
Peter’s background is in application and application toolkit design and development, but his interests span the whole SDLC from design through to deployment, regardless of language and technology.
Peter is a regular speaker at PUG and other Progress events on a range of topics from application design and programming REST APIs, to general ABL topics like performance and debugging. On most days he can be found on the Progress Communities and other discussion forums. Peter likes to make things work together, and learned nearly everything he’s needed to know about software development from playing with Lego, mainly as a child.
Originally hailing from Houston, Texas, Jai now resides in Seattle, working as a Sales Engineer for Progress, focusing on the Progress Mobility business line, which comprises Progress Kinvey, Progress Health Cloud and NativeScript. Jai has a passion for learning about new technologies and solving business challenges with the use of software.
Jai enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly skiing in the winter time and sailing in the summer time. Jai loves to travel, and would someday like to visit all 7 continents and all 50 states. Visiting Australia and New Zealand is next on the bucket list!
Ed is responsible for US based Engineering of the OpenEdge product comprised of approximately 60 engineers. Ed has trained hundreds of team members worldwide on Agile best practices and the SAFe framework.
Ed has also launched multiple distributed Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and provided both individual and team based coaching. He helped establish multiple metrics for measuring both team and train effectiveness and engagement.
Avadhoot Kulkarni is a Principal Software Engineer at Progress with more than a decade of experience in data connectivity domain across technologies and has special interests in getting the most value out of our data connectivity solutions for our customers.
As a Director of Product Management at Progress, Oleg oversees critical parts of the OpenEdge portfolio, including PAS for OpenEdge, OpenEdge Management, development tools and integrations. Prior to joining Progress in December of 2017, Oleg served in senior Product Management roles at Ipswitch, CA Technologies, Vivox and Nokia at different locations around the world, including Australia, Finland and the USA. Oleg accumulated extensive experience in leading product teams and managing mission critical enterprise software solutions for telecommunications, online gaming and cloud security industries. Oleg is a Certified Scrum Product Owner and SAFe Agilist. He earned his Bachelor degree in Computer Systems Engineering from RMIT University in Australia and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Tony Lavinio has been writing code to solve hard problems for four decades. While consulting in the late 80’s, he discovered a product called “Progress” by Data Language Corporation, and just had to join the company. Even now his fingerprints can be found in some of the database tools and the language. And though now “4GL” is “ABL,” “Data Language Corp.” is “Progress Software Corp.,” and “Progress 3.2J” has grown up to be “OpenEdge 12,” he’s still here, happily pouring out code. Today, Tony designs and implements database drivers, and is the architect behind the Autonomous REST Connector. He also has an extensive collection of programmer jokes, so please, don’t get him started.
Daniel leads customer success efforts for our developer tooling business. In addition, Daniel is spearheading product management for an innovative new solution that addresses the collaboration challenges that modern app dev teams face. In his spare time, he enjoys the art of espresso perfection, landscape photography, travel / urban exploration, craft beer, and gaming.
Dr. Ashutosh (Ashu) Mani serves as a Senior Principal Data Scientist leading the data science and machine learning efforts at Progress. Prior to joining the Progress team, Dr. Mani worked at Boeing as an Applied Mathematician working on projects related to machine learning, statistics and artificial intelligence. Dr. Mani’s experience in the field of healthcare include working at Bristol-Myers Squibb as a data science/statistics consultant; his doctoral research at University of Cincinnati, Ohio, where he developed algorithms to predict falls in neuro-degenerative disease patients (such as Parkinson’s Disease); and his work with firefighters in detecting and predicting physiological responses to heat stress.
Solutions Engineer at Progress focusing mostly on Data Connectivity and Integration. I am also passionate about security.
With over 30 years of experience working in the computer software industry specifically with the Progress family of products; there isn't much that I have not dealt with. Skilled in OpenEdge, Oracle, SQL server, Databases, Pre-sales, and all phases of software development. Strong program and project management professional (PMP) and currently working on my Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) focused in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity from Capella University.
Terry Mays, Senior Manager of Engineering, is chief architect of the Progress OpenEdge Pro2 solution. Terry has been a part of the OpenEdge community for nearly 30 years, initially working as an OpenEdge partner, spending many years as an OpenEdge-specific consultant, and now is a part of Progress Engineering.
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.
Brody Messmer, a Director of Software Engineering with Progress, leads the US development teams focused on data connectivity and integration. With over 15 years on the Progress DataDirect team, he's an expert on data connectivity and defined changes to both the ODBC and JDBC specs, and has hands on experience with all aspects of SDLC, including product management, architecture, performance, development, QA, installation, agile coaching and technical leadership.
Joe Fraser is an Account General Manager for DXC Technologies and is responsible for client satisfaction, managing financial performance, growth and delivery to clients in the State and Local HealthCare Industry. Joe’s States include Kansas, Ohio and Indiana
In this role he spearheaded the development of a Big Data Analytics platform called Haven for Healthcare which includes Hadoop, Vertica, Healthcare Analytics Exploration Tool, Tableau, and Corticon. The platform has spawned solutions for payment innovation, population health reporting, Encounter Reporting, FWA detection, and Electronic Visit Verification reporting.
Under Joe’s leadership, the Haven team won the Service Excellence Cup for achieving the highest level of service excellence and customer satisfaction. Joe qualified for the Inner Circle Club five out of the last nine years. His Ohio team won the 2016 Best Innovated Analytics Solution for State and Local.
Joe participated in Client Executive training at the London Business School in London, England and attended executive development training at Babson University and the Thunderbird program. He earned a Master of Science degree in management and a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
Dan is a Sales Engineer at Progress. He has been with Progress for nearly 14 years. Dan has been a part of the OpenEdge community for nearly 30 years as an ISV, with a large OpenEdge partner and now working for Progress.
David Moloney is a software architect for the OpenEdge products at Progress Software. He has long been a lead on OpenEdge DataServer products but is transitioning his focus over to OpenEdge security.
David started at Progress back in the days of the "Progress/400" product where he helped spearhead the effort to deliver an IBM midrange server OpenEdge product (iSeries). Along with many years improving the Oracle and MS SQL Server products, David has worked on a number of AVM client projects and security initiatives.
David provided technical mentorship for much of the staffing at the PSI development office in Hyderabad, India. Alongside product architecture, David also helps to manage a portion of the development staff.
David has been a regular speaker at Exchange, NEXT and sometimes PUG events. While a longtime domain expert on DataServers, he is now working on architectures for many new initiatives in the OpenEdge space and has started a long term, collaborative, initiative to improve OpenEdge end to end security infrastructure.
David graduated Boston College many moons ago (think Doug Flutie era). Hobbies?... well, name your home improvement project and I can guarantee he's tried it at least once.
Aditya leads Product Management and has specifically designed Data Science platforms and Data products in the past 6 years. He has over 11 years of experience building cutting edge Apps for partners and customers. He is very excited to share his experiences in this forum.
I am a Sales Engineer with a passion for connecting customers with the software they need to meet their goals as an organization. While I have varied experience acting as a technical resource for a number of different kinds of software occupying different parts of the market, my current focus is in delivering powerful customized web presences with the Sitefinity Content Management System.
Dion Picco is the Vice President of Product Management for Progress Core products. In this role, Dion combines his domain expertise with his analytical capabilities to make sure our products serve the needs of our customers and ensure that the voice of the customer is thoughtfully considered throughout product development. Dion was formerly the General Manager of our data connectivity business, where he played a pivotal role in establishing Progress as a world leader in data connectivity solutions.
Prior to joining Progress, Dion was the founder of Binary Dawn Interactive, a startup that specialized in 3D visualization and gaming. He was also a Software Engineer and Product Manager at IONA Technologies. Across these different roles, Dion has devoted his career to building great platform, middleware and
integration solutions. His wealth of experience in the technology and software space, his entrepreneurial spirit and his undying love for product strategy make him a crucial asset to the Progress team.
Dion studied Computer Science at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada.
Phil Prudich is a software engineer and product owner for Progress. He's been working on and around ODBC and JDBC drivers for over 13 years, moving from 'traditional' relational databases to big data and NoSQL sources. Phil is currently the product owner for Autonomous REST Connectors, ODBC and JDBC solutions providing data connectivity to REST APIs.
Nischal is a Principal Software Engineer at Progress and co-founder of eloha.io. He started building mobile apps with J2ME and has since worked with a wide range of frameworks and technologies. Lately, he is working in Progress Labs, a technology incubator where he helped co-found eloha.io, a Mobile microapp platform.
Raghu Rangan is a Product Manager at Progress. Raghu joined the OpenEdge Product Management team at the beginning of 2018. His areas of focus are the OpenEdge core products (ABL and Database) and data integration such as OpenEdge DataServer and Pro2.
Michael Salinger is a Sr. Director of Engineering for Kinvey at Progress, where he leads the team responsible for the development of the Kinvey Serverless Cloud. Michael has extensive experience in cloud, serverless technology, web, mobile, and backend systems.
Tim joined Progress in 1987 and is a Software Fellow working on OpenEdge. Tim has spent most of his career working as part of the language group in the compiler and runtime. More recently, he headed up the project to multi-thread the PASOE agent process. His focus these days is on application performance and online schema changes.
Technology researcher, thought leader and speaker working to enable enterprises to rapidly adopt new technologies that are adaptive, connected and cognitive. I have been working in the data access infrastructure field for over 10 years servicing web/mobile developers, data engineers and data scientists. My primary areas of focus include cross platform app development; serverless architectures; and hybrid enterprise data management that supports open standards such as ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, GraphQL, OData/REST.
Alexander Shumarski is a Sitefinity Product Marketing Manager at Progress. He has spent the past 10+ years managing large-scale website initiatives and has deep-dived into online media and e-commerce industries. An adventurer at heart and a power CMS user, he has embarked on a journey to empower marketers to tell compelling stories without reliance on IT.
Sergei is an agile product leader with extensive technical background. He has over 12 years experience managing, launching, and growing technical software products, including enterprise, SaaS, and mobile. Sergei is an effective communicator and manager of local and off-shore teams.
Rob has been a member of the OpenEdge Product Management team for 13 years, gathering user requirements and organizing product releases to meet those requirements. He is currently managing the OpenEdge Product Management team, and working to meet the development and deployment demands of the upcoming decade, especially around Continuous Operations, Performance and Scale, and Application Evolution.
Emil is currently the Product Manager for NativeScript with solid engineering background. He is a big fan of open source and volunteering and the favourite part of the work week is when he can get his hands on the latest features of the framework.
Apart from his professional aspirations - his personal manias are snowboarding, SUPing and travelling.
Saikrishna is a DataDirect Developer Evangelist at Progress. Prior to working at Progress, he worked as a Software Engineer for 3 years after getting his undergraduate degree, and recently graduated from NC State University with a Masters in Computer Science. His interests are in the areas of Data Connectivity, SaaS and Mobile App Development.
With over 20 years of industry experience, favoring reality over formality, this passionate technology advocate has experience and insight that add light and the "ah-ha!" to some of the darkest corners of application integration.
In his spare time, he loves parachuting, visiting roller coasters, reading a good book on the beach, and spending time with his family.
He believes that nothing is impossible when working in a great team.
Todor recently became a Product Management and is leading the Kinvey Studio, part of Progress Kinvey.
In this role he is tackling the challenge to build the new generation of high-productivity platforms for creating beautiful enterprise apps for web and mobile.
He is passionate about elegant UIs, usability and customer satisfaction.
Angel Tsvetkov is a goal-oriented tech geek passionate about building products.
He has an exceptional ability to enter new environments and produce immediate results through the use of technical skills with excellent communication skills.
Angel is inspired and truly believes in Lean product development. He loves to explore successful startups and mature companies, looking for patterns.
If you have a hypothesis about Angel, go ahead and validate it by direct message him!
TJ VanToll is a front-end developer, author, and a Principal Developer Advocate for Progress. TJ has over a decade of web development experience, including a few years working on the jQuery team. Nowadays, he spends his time helping web developers build mobile apps through projects like NativeScript.
Kamen is software developer and manager of the Fiddler team at Progress. He has more than 11 years of professional experience in software development. Programming has always been his passion and he feels lucky to work his hobby. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, motorcycling, freshly-roasted coffee, and trying new experiences. Geek by design.
Dr. Jikku Venkat runs Product Management for Progress Health Cloud and enjoys the challenge of taking innovative technology concepts and making them successful enterprise-ready products. Previously, Dr. Venkat led product management for Kinvey, an industry recognized market leader for cloud-based application platforms. For the past 14 years, Dr. Venkat has been involved with startup companies in healthcare technology, enterprise software, Cloud, SaaS, and Virtualization areas. He has built successful Engineering, Product Management, and Customer Services organizations from the ground-up at Draker Energy (IoT, SaaS for the solar industry) and Virtual Bridges (Desktops in the Cloud) and United Devices (Grid/Cloud Computing).
Pre-sales/technical solutions consultant with over 20 years of industry experience leading teams to define complex software solutions and benefits that match client’s business needs. Harold is a European subject matter expert in operational prescriptive and predictive Decision Management based on Corticon Business Rules, the DataRPM Cognitive Anomaly Detection & Prediction solution and Sitefinity Insight, but also has a thorough understanding of the other solutions in the Progress software portfolio.
He is responsible for liaising with new, existing customers, distributors, ISV & implementation partners and (Cloud) service providers throughout EMEA to understand business needs, help define and present solution offerings and drive revenue opportunities. Harold has been with Corticon for more than 6 years before joining Progress in 2012 with prior roles in IT Development, Partner Support, Marketing, Business Development and Presales Consulting for various international IT software vendors. He lives in the Netherlands, is married with 2 children and speaks 4 languages.
Mihail Vladov is a Software Engineering Manager at Progress. He has worked at the company since 2011 when he joined Telerik and has helped develop the WPF controls suite and Document Processing libraries. Currently, he is working on JustMock. He is passionate about software development and loves to travel and taste different foods.
Andy Wieland is a Senior Sales Engineer specializing in consultative technical sales and Agile methodologies. As a Certified Scrum Master, he has worked with Test Studio for 7+ years, with over 14 total years of Sales Engineering experience. Andy enjoys working closely with customers to help them get the most from the products that make up the Progress end-to-end solution. As a father of two boys, Andy enjoys coaching sports, and being outdoors in ATX.
Sebastian Witalec is a Sr. Developer Advocate for Progress who specialises in Angular and NativeScript. He loves working on both serious and fun projects and one day he will use his robot army to conquer the world.
Deyan is Architect, Senior Software Developer and Mathematics enthusiast. He joined Telerik 6 years ago and for that time he participated in the development of several different projects - Document Processing Libraries, RadPdfViewer and RadSpreadProcessing WPF controls and most recently in Telerik's AR/VR. He is passionate on 3D technologies and loves solving challenging problems.
Richard Zaslaw is a Senior Sales Engineer in the Progress Developer Tooling division. In his 7+ years with Telerik and Progress, he’s covered the entire portfolio of desktop, web and mobile UI toolkits. Recently, he’s focused efforts on Telerik Reporting and the Telerik Report Server, as well as on Kendo UI and Test Studio.