SpeakerBiographySession Topics
Alexakis, Brian
Embarcadero
Brian Alexakis is a Product Marketing Manager at Embarcadero. He is focused on leveraging the connected world of technology to build new experiences in areas such as gaming, web, enterprise solutions, and the Internet of Things. Brian graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Computer Science. Go Slugs! C++ Sessions:
Arefiev, Dmitry
Embarcadero
Dmitry Arefiev is the creator and Embarcadero engineering architect of FireDAC. Object Pascal Sessions:
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Babet, Bruneau
Embarcadero
Bruneau Babet is a member of the Embarcadero C++ compiler team. Bruneau has worked on C++Builder for many years and has been a presenter at many of our previous CodeRage conferences. C++ Sessions:
Ball, Stephen
Embarcadero
Stephen Ball is the Associate Product Manager for InterBase and an Evangelist for Embarcadero's RAD products, regularly speaking across Europe and Africa. As a Chartered IT Professional, Stephen brings a unique sense of product and practical business insight from over a decade of multi-national first-hand experience leading development teams on projects working with RAD Studio and InterBase on products for a range of blue-chip companies including Hilton, American Express, Virgin Active, Range Servant and Fitness First. Object Pascal Sessions:
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Barker, Ian
Repeatinformation.com
Ian Barker has been developing with Delphi since the release of Delphi 1 in 1995 and even has his original invoice to prove it. He lives in the Dallas, Texas area confusing the locals with his native British accent and refusal to pass out in the 100F+ midday sun. Despite being a successful professional poet, he actually pays the bills by running his own software development company (since art is cheap and mobile apps are hideously lucrative). Object Pascal Sessions:
Bauer, Allen
Embarcadero
Allen Bauer is Embarcadero's Chief Scientist. Allen's main responsibilities include overseeing all the developer tools. Allen has been on or associated with the Delphi/C++Builder teams since before their inception. Object Pascal Sessions:
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Cantù, Marco
Embarcadero
Marco Cantù is the Delphi Product Manager for Embarcadero and author of over a dozen books on Delphi, from the first versions up to the latest one with his Delphi Handbooks Collection. Marco is also a consultant and trainer and has given classes on Delphi for many years in Italy and around the world (including the Delphi Developer Days events). Most recently, his focus in on the development of Web applications with Delphi REST servers and jQuery, on Cloud-based technologies, and on the new Delphi FireMonkey framework. Object Pascal Sessions:
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Christie, Alister
LearnDelphi.tv
Alister Christie is a long time Delphi developer and evangelist, he produces videos on Delphi (over 100 free and 9 for profit) for the LearnDelphi.tv website, he has participated in many CodeRage and other online and in-person events.  He develops applications for the real estate and banking industries and lives on a lifestyle block in New Zealand. Object Pascal Sessions:
DuPont, Sarina
Embarcadero
Sarina DuPont, Product Manager for RAD Studio at Embarcadero Technologies, is an experienced, multilingual product management professional, managing the award-winning Delphi, C++Builder, HTML5 Builder and RAD Studio IDEs. She was formerly a product manager for Smith Micro Software where she was responsible for Anime Studio and Manga Studio, the leading animation and comic design tools. Sarina has authored technology articles for publications like TechXtend, enjoys holding webinars as well as creating video tutorials on various topics, and has hosted numerous technology events across the globe. Object Pascal Sessions: C++ Sessions:
Gemmell, Lachlan Lachlan Gemmell is an experienced software developer with specialities in Delphi object-oriented design and advanced language features. Lachlan is one of the directors of TContinuity, helping Australian Delphi developers ensure the future of their software projects. Lachlan is also President of the Australian Delphi User Group (ADUG), a frequent speaker at ADUG events, an Embarcadero MVP and the webmaster of the Delphi directory website "The TIndex." Object Pascal Sessions: C++ Sessions:
Głowacki, Paweł
Embarcadero
Paweł Głowacki is Embarcadero's European Technical Lead for Delphi and RAD Studio technologies. Previously, Pawel spent over 7 years working as a senior consultant and trainer for Delphi within Borland Education Services and CodeGear. As well as working with Embarcadero customers across the region, he also represents Embarcadero internationally as a conference and seminar speaker. For more information check out Pawel's technical blog at http://blogs.embarcadero.com/pawelglowacki. C++ Sessions:
Hodges, Nick Nick Hodges is a long-time Delphi community member and an Embarcadero MVP for Delphi. Nick is the author of "Coding In Delphi" a book all about writing Delphi code. It's not about the VCL or database access. It's just about how to use the language in the most effective way to write clean, testable, maintainable Delphi code. It covers a variety of powerful Delphi programming features and techniques including Generics, Interfaces, Exception Handling, Anonymous Methods, Collections, RTTI, Enumerators, Attributes, Dependency Injection and Unit Testing. Object Pascal Sessions:
Intersimone, David David Intersimone is Vice President of Developer Relations and Chief Evangelist for Embarcadero.  Known to many as David I, he is a passionate and innovative software industry veteran-often referred to as a developer icon-who extols and educates the world on Embarcadero developer and database tools and runs the company's rampant online community. David shares his visions as an active member of the industry speaking circuit and is tapped as an expert source by the media. He is a long-standing champion of architects, developers and database professionals and works to ensure that their needs are folded into Embarcadero's strategic product plans. Before Embarcadero, David spent more than 20 years with Borland in various evangelism, engineering, and development capacities, including creating the company's developer relations program. He previously served as Director of Product Services for Softsel Computer Products Inc. (now Merisel). David holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California. C++ Sessions:
Jensen, Cary
Jensen Data Systems, Inc.
Cary Jensen is Chief Technology Officer of Jensen Data Systems, Inc., a Texas, USA-based company that is an Embarcadero Training Partner and that provides software training, development, and consulting services. Cary is an Embarcadero MVP and an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty books, including his latest book, Delphi in Depth: ClientDataSets. He is a popular speaker at conferences, workshops, and training seminars, and is widely regarded for his practical solutions to complex problems. Cary has a Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology from Rice University, specializing in human-computer interaction. Object Pascal Sessions: C++ Sessions:
Konopka, Ray
Raize Software
Ray Konopka is the creator of Raize Components and CodeSite, the award winning products from Raize Software, which he founded in 1995. Ray is also the author of the highly acclaimed Developing Custom Delphi Components books and has published numerous articles on software development. Ray specializes in user interface design and custom component development. An engaging presenter, Ray is an Embarcadero MVP and a frequent speaker at developer conferences. Object Pascal Sessions:
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Kosinski, Darren
Embarcadero
Darren Kosinski has been a developer on the Delphi and C++Builder product teams for 15 years and currently works on the FireMonkey team at Embarcadero. Object Pascal Sessions:
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Laborde, Thierry
Embarcadero
Thierry Laborde has more than 20 years of software development experience on various aspects of software development. Thierry is Sales Director for France at Embarcadero Technologies. This position allows him to use his experience, including many years of Delphi development, to push Embarcadero tools in France. Object Pascal Sessions:
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Lefebvre, Jeff Jeff Lefebvre brings more than 10 years experience to the technology industry, most of it in Aviation. He is a pioneer with new technologies, but only implements practical, solid and cost-effective solutions. This introduces minimal risk to clients. Jeff makes minimal safe and futureproof code changes which keeps risk minimal. As a leader, Jeff uses a variety of tools to organize and focus the efforts of his team to complete successful projects and solutions.  He has worked with Microsoft and speaks with leaders of Embarcadero on a regular basis. Jeff contributes to various technology and hobby communities by developing tools and bringing awareness to lesser known practices. He is an Embarcadero MVP, and is currently studying to become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer. Object Pascal Sessions:
Love, Robert
State of Utah
Robert Love  is an Embarcadero MVP. He is a development team lead at the State of Utah's Department of Technology Services. He has been working with Delphi since it was first released, and many years of Turbo Pascal before that. He has developed systems using all of the major database platforms. He has a BS in Information Technology from WGU. He is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and events. His technical rambles can be found on his blog at http://robstechcorner.blogspot.com. Object Pascal Sessions:
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Lynnworth, Ann
HREF Tools Corp.
Ann Lynnworth  is a woman of many hats, having led dozens of technical training seminars throughout the United States in the early 80s, having helped start the delphi-webapplication evolution in 1994, having pioneered "Tech Talk Radio" at HREF Tools Corp. in 1996, and having sponsored several major Delphi community web sites including codenewsfast.com since 2009. Ann's articles have been published by Dr. Dobbs, in two books and in Software Development Network magazine. A dynamic speaker with an unusual point of view, Ann has often had rave reviews from seminar and conference attendees. Ann holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Object Pascal Sessions:
M., Eli
Peacekeeper Enterprises, LLC.
Eli has deployed 500+ mobile and web games to Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Apple App Store, Samsung Apps, Facebook, and hundreds of sites on the web reaching over 120+ million players with 215+ million gameplays and 8+ million mobile installs in the last 6 years. Since the launch of Delphi XE5, he has written over 375 tips and tricks for FMXExpress.com on using FireMonkey to build multi-device applications on Android, IOS, Windows, and OSX. Eli has architected and released multiple FireMonkey components, games, and libraries. He is currently developing and deploying multi-device mobile enterprise applications with FireMonkey that create forms using mapping and GPS functionality. Object Pascal Sessions:
Mahadev, Anil
Embarcadero
Anil Mahadev was the world's first featured contributor for the IBM DB2 Express-C product on its web site and is currently serving on the Board of Leaders for the DB2 India User Group. He was a major player in organizing IDUG India 2009 and works full time as a Principal Software Consultant / Solutions Architect(Database Solutions) SQL Server Evangelist and Enthusiast, IBM Champion. He is an Enterprise Database Visionary and Virtualization Evangelist + .NET Junkie, who loves to help others in building VMs using both Proprietary and Open Source Solutions. Anil is an avid Product Evangelist with Competitive Product Intelligence Skills. C++ Sessions:
Mannarino, Al
Embarcadero
Al Mannarino has 25+ years of software development experience, including object-oriented analysis and design (OOAD) and developing and deploying production applications. He is currently a Principal Software Consultant and Evangelist for Embarcadero Technologies. Prior to joining Embarcadero, Al spent three years working with CodeGear, a division of Borland that was acquired by Embarcadero in 2008. He also worked for five years as a lead systems engineer for Borland supporting application lifecycle management, software delivery optimization and developer tools solutions. Prior to Borland, Al served as a systems engineer for companies including Objectivity, Versant, Red Brick Systems, Information Builders, and was an electrical engineer for Grumman Aerospace performing application implementations on complex electrical-mechanical systems. Al has a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College. Object Pascal Sessions:
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McKeeth, Jim
Embarcadero
Jim McKeeth is a long time Delphi developer with more than 20 years software development experience. He is the Lead Developer Evangelist for Embarcadero Technologies and leads the Embarcadero Most Valuable Professional (MVP) program. He speaks at conferences around the globe on Delphi and mobile development, and was the first person to earn the Delphi-specific badge on Stack Overflow. Catch Jim on his Podcast at Delphi.org where he shares Delphi interviews and other Delphi news. Object Pascal Sessions:
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Mitov, Boian
Mitov Software
Boian Mitov is a software developer and founder of Mitov Software, specialized in the areas of Video, Audio, Digital Signal Processing, Data Acquisition, Hardware Control, Industrial Automation, Communications, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, parallel and distributed computing. He is author of the OpenWire open source technology, the IGDI+ open source library, the VideoLab, SignalLab, AudioLab, PlotLab, InstrumentLab, VisionLab, IntelligenceLab, and AnimationLab libraries, OpenWire Studio, and author of the “VCL for Visual C++” technology. Object Pascal Sessions:
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Moreno, Miguel Angel
Miguel Angel Moreno is an electrical engineer and software developer with more than 25 year of experience. He is an Independent Software Vendor, High Tech Manufacturing Manager, Chief Technology Officer.  His key programming languages are Object Pascal, Assembler and C++. Object Pascal Sessions:
Navarro, Diego
Embarcadero
Diego Navarro is the Embarcadero lead engineer working on the Classic Bluetooth, BluetoothLE and App Tethering technologies. Object Pascal Sessions:
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Patil, Girish
Gnostice
Girish Patil is the founder of Gnostice. Girish has been programming in Delphi since its first release. His role at Gnostice is to envision the software developer technologies and products created at the company and to work closely with R&D to see that the products created are architecturally beautiful and a joy to use. Object Pascal Sessions:
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Philippenko, Michael
Fast Reports Inc.
Michael Philippenko is the head and was co-founder of Fast Reports in 1998. Object Pascal Sessions:
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Schwartz, David
The Tool Wiz
David Schwartz obtained a BS in Math/Computer Science in 1979. His first job out of college was working for Intel for 5-1/2 years where he worked mainly on Intel's RMX-series of real-time executives and communications hardware and firmware. He also spent two years doing Software Configuration Management for several projects, and became co-chair of the IEEE/ISO 1042 Standard Guide to Software Configuration Management, as well as the 828 SCM Standard. He worked for 2 years with Motorola's Four-Phase division on their port of Unix System V R3 to the 68020, then became an independent consultant building embedded systems in c/c++ for clients. When Delphi was released in 1995, David began doing Windows programming and has worked with Delphi consistently since then building a wide variety of applications and domains. He has published several papers on the subject of "software processes", and was an invited presenter at the 9th International Conference on Software Engineering on "Software Evolution Management." Object Pascal Sessions:
Stroustrup, Bjarne
Morgan Stanley
Bjarne Stroustrup is the designer and original implementer of C++. Bjarne is also Managing Director in the technology division of Morgan Stanley. C++ Sessions:
Stuart, Simon
LaKraven Studios Ltd
Simon Stuart is an Embarcadero Technology Partner and MVP. He is also a Credited Technical Editor and published author of Delphi development articles.  Simon is a developer of tools and libraries (mostly open-source) for Delphi developers and as well as a video game modder working on his first independent commercial title. Object Pascal Sessions:
Thomas, John
Embarcadero
John "JT" Thomas, Director of Product Management at Embarcadero Technologies, has more than 15 years of product management and product development experience including early versions of Delphi and C++Builder at Borland International. Previously JT held product management positions at mobile Linux vendor MontaVista Software and at Research in Motion. While at Borland he was a delegate on the ANSI/ISO C++ standards committee. He earned his Computer Science degree from University of California, Santa Cruz and his MBA and MSE from San Jose State University. Object Pascal Sessions:
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Tierney, Jim
Embarcadero
Jim Tierney is the Embarcader R&D lead engineer for the database access, Datasnap, Enterprise Mobility Services (EMS) and LiveBindings technologies. Object Pascal Sessions:
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Wind, Danny
Delphi Company B.V.
Danny Wind is an experienced Delphi trainer, consultant and Delphi MVP. One of his favorite subjects is threading (parallel programming) while others are FireMonkey, User Interfaces and Android. You can meet Danny as a speaker on Developer Days, at SDC conferences, and Delphi launch events in the Netherlands or Belgium, or go to one of the Delphi training days in the Netherlands. Object Pascal Sessions: