Poornima is a .NET developer with over 10 years of experience in .NET and Umbraco. She is a 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 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.
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.
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.
Executive Vice President Marketing, Strategy and Innovation @ American Seafood
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.
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.
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
Senior Digital Strategist @ Perplex Digital
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.
Senior Cloud Developer Advocate in AI/ML @ Microsoft
Amy Boyd is a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, specialising in Data Science and Machine Learning. Her role as a Cloud Advocate is to help developers to 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.
Business Owner, Co-Founder @ Perplex Digital, uMarketingSolutions
My name is Jeffrey Schoemaker and I’m 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 awards the Umbraco MVP award four times in a row.
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.
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.
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.