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Henk Boelman

Cloud Advocate @ Microsoft

Henk is a Cloud Advocate specializing in artificial intelligence and Azure with a background in application development. He is currently part of the regional cloud advocate team in the Netherlands. Before joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft AI MVP and worked as a software developer and architect building lots of AI-powered platforms on Azure.

He loves to share his knowledge about topics such as DevOps, Azure, and Artificial Intelligence by providing training courses and he is a regular speaker at user groups and international conferences.

Amy Boyd

Amy Boyd

Senior Cloud Developer Advocate in AI/ML @ Microsoft

Amy Boyd is a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, specializing in data science and machine learning. Her role as a Cloud Advocate is to help developers learn, engage, and build on the Microsoft AI Platform. Amy creates and delivers content online and in person and works with the community to provide the best product experience for them.

Søren Spelling Lund

Søren Spelling Lund

Founder and CPO @ Ucommerce

Søren has worked with e-commerce for the past 20 years and is the founder and CPO of Ucommerce. His goal: bringing the best of content and commerce together as well as creating delightful experiences for developers working with the platform. With Ucommerce and Umbraco working closely together since 2009, Søren is excited to join the US Umbraco Festival once more. He will take you through why flexible, scalable, and tailored e-commerce is the right solution for B2B projects and what features are essential for an optimal architecture.

Kim

Kim Sneum Madsen

CEO @ Umbraco

Umbraco me: Friend making. Head of Suits, Service and Support.

Non-Umbraco me: Axes. Chainsaws. Forestry.

Raj Krishnan

Raj Krishnan

Industry Digital Strategist @ Microsoft

Raj Krishnan works as Industry Digital Strategist at Microsoft. His areas of expertise and interest include Manufacturing, Data and AI, Cloud Application Development, Blockchain and Design thinking methodologies. He is an adjust professor at DePaul and Illinois Institute of Technology where he teaches Business Intelligence and Application Development.

Poornima Nayar

Poornima Nayar

.NET developer

Poornima is a .NET developer with over 10 years of experience in .NET and Umbraco. She is an Umbraco MVP and also an honorary member of The Core Collaborators team. She is passionate about learning new technologies and keeping herself up-to-date with the latest developments in technology. Outside of her work, Poornima enjoys music and is undergoing training in Indian classical music. Based in Langley, UK she mothers a little girl and spends her spare time reading, cooking, and watching movies.

Paul Marden (1)

Paul Marden

Director @ Carbon Six Digital

Paul is the Director of Carbon Six Digital, a long time Umbraco Gold Partner.  Carbon Six design and build best in class Umbraco websites for ambitious Heads of Digital and Marketing Managers who want to grow their business through inbound marketing.  In a bid to get more human interaction during Lockdown 2020 and 21 he's spent a lot of time working with other Umbraco Gold Partners to better understand the CMS Market and Umbraco's niche and build a strong network to better deliver joined up solutions for Umbraco clients. 

Jason Prothero

Jason Prothero

President @ ProWorks Corporation

Jason is an Umbraco Master and President of ProWorks, an Umbraco Gold Partner. He has been building websites on Umbraco and .Net since 2009. These days he helps the ProWorks team in the strategy, architecture, and solution planning phase of a site to ensure each Umbraco project is a success for marketing, content editors, and developers/IT. In his spare time he is likely playing board games or having fun with his family.

Mark Bowser

Mark Bowser

Architect and Back-End Developer @ ProWorks Corporation

Mark has been working with Umbraco since 2012 as an architect and back-end developer. He is an Umbraco Certified Master and contributor to the Umbraco code base. You can usually find him in vocal argument with his computer or trying to coerce someone into playing a board game with him.

Bjarke Berg

Bjarke Berg

Senior Developer @ Umbraco

Bjarke is the project lead on the migration of Umbraco CMS to .NET (Core) 5. He started working at Umbraco HQ in 2018, but has worked with Microsoft technologies for more than 10 years and started professionally using .NET Core back in 2015 when it was in release candidate. Outside of work, Bjarke enjoys listening to music, playing golf and watching Soccer, even though his favorite teams are regular madhouses.

Chris Geiser

Chris Geiser

Chief Technology Officer @ The Garrigan Lyman Group

Technology is about revolution. The great technological breakthroughs of our time, from the World Wide Web to mobile, the cloud, and machine learning, have forced us to rethink and retool our business models and strategies. As chief technology officer, Chris Geiser protects GLG’s clients from any threats new technology has in store and helps them understand how they can leverage the benefits of what it has to offer.

Margery Schelling

Margery Schelling

Executive Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Innovation @ American Seafoods

Margery Schelling is the Executive Vice President of marketing, strategy, and innovation at American Seafoods. Leveraging her extensive background within branded consumer packaged goods and deep understanding of the foodservice industry, Margery is leading the drive to build demand for Wild Alaska Pollock as a healthy, sustainable protein.  She plays an integral role leading the company’s commitment to innovation, creating, and bringing “first to market” new products for both humans and animals.

Kyle Brigham (1)

Kyle Brigham

Director of Client Relations @ Marcel Digital

Kyle has been working in the online space for over 11 years, spanning every area of digital marketing. He handles the day-to-day engagement with clients and specializes in leveraging Umbraco and analytics to drive more engagement and conversions for clients.

Jocelyn

Jocelyn Zilch

Corporate Website Manager @ Paylocity

Jocelyn has worked in demand generation, ecommerce, and website management for over 20 years and has been leveraging Umbraco’s CMS to manage Paylocity’s corporate website for just over a year. With an extensive site migration under her belt, she is passionate about growing Paylocity’s client base and providing valuable experiences for all stakeholders using Umbraco as one of the most impactful tools in her toolbox.

Heather Floyd

Heather Floyd

.NET Developer

Heather Floyd is an award-winning independent Umbraco & .Net Developer based in New York and primarily serving North America. She has been involved in website and software development for over 20 years and developing with the Umbraco CMS since 2006. She specializes in information architecture and development efficiency. Heather is also an organizer of the NYC Umbraco Meetup group, an Umbraco MVP, contributor of articles to Skrift and 24 Days, and speaks internationally about Umbraco. She can be found at HeatherFloyd.com.

Emmanuel Tissera

Emmanuel Tissera

Technical Director @ Luminary Digital

A newly minted Umbraco MVP, Emmanuel has been working with Umbraco since 2009. He is the Technical Director at Luminary Digital in Melbourne, Australia. Emmanuel organizes the Umbraco Melbourne meetups and speaks at various developer conferences on CMS-related topics.

Leon De Wildt

Leon de Wildt

Senior Digital Strategist

As a digital strategist, digital architect, smart creative, marketing automation expert, or bold person with an interesting digital title, Leon always tries to bring things back to the core. The ability to oversee solutions within a glimp and his capability to translate unique ideas into technique is a combination that makes him... well...Leon.  

Jeffrey Schoemaker

Jeffrey Schoemaker

Business Owner, Co-Founder @ Perplex Digital, uMarketingSolutions

My name is Jeffrey Schoemaker and I’m the owner of Perplex Digital, a multiple Umbraco award-winning company, and co-founder of uMarketingSolutions. I love UX, security, and Umbraco. We won the ‘Best Custom Solution’ award for 3 years in a row at the Umbraco Awards and we want to bring our magic to the rest of the (Umbraco) world! I love sharing my dreams, thoughts, and code to make it better for everyone. For sharing these thoughts, I’ve been awarded the Umbraco MVP award 4 times in a row.

Dave Burnison

Dave Burnison

GitHub & Azure DevOps Technical Advocate @ Microsoft

Dave is a Technical Advocate on the GitHub & Azure DevOps Team. He is very passionate about DevOps and application modernization. He is a link between the product group and customers who visit the Executive Briefing Center in Redmond, WA.