Highlights in 2017

Release Engineering & Automation – Continuous Delivery and Innovation

I'm helping Cox Automotive continuously enhance product offerings and get products to market as fast and reliable as possible. Through increased maturity in our Production Engineering discipline, we are helping our brands respond to ever-changing market conditions and continue leading the market.

Digital Transformation - Impact on innovation to create radical efficiencies to achieve step change performance

Rustom holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration in Finance. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. USA.

He holds 18 patents and is the author of over 75 articles, technical presentations  and  publications. He has won numerous Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation. In all, he has more than 35 years of experience in drilling, completion and production

Rustom is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Association of Drilling Engineers, International Association of Drilling Engineers (IADC), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and serves on various sub-committees of all three organizations. He  serves on the Board of Advisors at the following Universities and Industry organizations:

  • Department of Energy “Material Genome Project” 2016
  • Offshore Technology conference Advisory Board 2017
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers Advisory Board 2017
  • University of Houston “Energy Advisory Board” 2016 - present
  • University of Oklahoma Engineering Department,  2008 - present
  • University of Oklahoma Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geologic Engineering 2008-present
  • Texas A&M TEES Executive Advisory Board 2012-present
  •  “Pumps & Pipes”  an organization made up of professionals from Medicine, Aerospace and  Energy Industry. 2007 - present
  • World Oil ShaleTech North America Conference 2011-present
  • ASME Hydraulic Fracking Conference 2012

Recently he was appointed to serve on the advisory board of Council on Competitiveness Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative - Washington DC.

Building an industry disruptive app with 20 seconds left

Keith Elder is the Senior Technology Evangelist at Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online mortgage lender based in Detroit, MI. He is an experienced technologist, systems administrator, software engineer, speaker, trainer and all around geek. He has spoken throughout the United States at major technical conferences on topics ranging from various new technologies, software architectures and soft skills. For over 12 years he lead the Engineering Tools team as the Director of Software Engineering within Quicken Loans. When not sitting in front of a computer he spends the majority of his time as captain of the vessel Sea Sharp navigating the waters in the Gulf of Mexico in search of large pelagic fish. You can read more about Keith’s interests, hobbies, rants and raves on his blog at http://keithelder.net/ and follow him on twitter at http://twitter.com/keithelder.
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Is DevOps a new religion?

Received her MSC degree in 1996 from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Joined Ericsson 1998 and worked with system design for radio telecom networks. During 15 years she was responsible for software development and system development organizations driving change to obtain organizations characterized of efficiency and effectiveness by introducing agile methods and continuous practices. Moved on to being responsible for infrastructure and service development of Ericsson’s new business segment, ICT centers. Since 2016 working on Ericsson DevOps strategy. In her spare time she enjoys skiing with her family and renovating their home and summer house.

She starts every work day with 2 hours in the gym/SPA to prepare herself for any possible situation at work.

She spends most of her spare time (& money) supporting her son reaching his goal of competing in the world champs in downhill skiing. Especially now that he undergoes leukemia treatment.

DevOps and beyond – Changing dynamics of application hosting

A seasoned IT professional having 20+ years of experience who has a good understanding of various facets of IT business i.e. Technology, Product, Architecture, customer relations & Business goals. Currently leading a group of cloud automation professionals to plan & implement application migration solutions to target cloud using Infrastructure as a Code process. I am involved in building migration strategy to a leading financial organization which has a highly controlled IT environment.

DevOps – An integration approach

Patrick Lurlay is a senior-level security professional combining an MBA with over 20 years of multi-industry experience in enterprise scale software development projects.

Etsy: A learning culture in practice

Nishan is a Senior Engineer on the Search Ranking team.  He either spends his time running experiments to improve the user’s experience, or bridging the gap between the theory and practice of organizational culture and learning at Etsy. He is an active member of the PostMortem Facilitators’ group and teaches a course on Event Investigation.

True Innovation Means Empowering Employees

As the Director of Innovation Programs and Strategy at Cisco’s Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, Alex Goryachev leads a team responsible for driving co-innovation through the company’s ecosystem of its Cisco Innovation Center Program, entrepreneur partner community, and company employees.  In addition, Mr. Goryachev is responsible for driving Cisco’s global Innovation Grand Challenges and overseeing Cisco Technology Radar, which identifies emerging technology transitions to shape internal and external innovation strategies.

Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Goryachev was Director of the Cisco Innovation Center Program, an initiative he launched in 2013 and that has grown it into nine development hubs in major cities worldwide.  At these hubs, Cisco brings together customers, partners, startups, accelerators, governments, research communities and universities in a lab setting to discover, develop and implement game-changing, outcome-based solutions in vertical markets.

Since joining Cisco in 2004, Mr. Goryachev has also held key roles in defining and operationalizing several high-profile Cisco initiatives, such as development of the company’s Country Transformation plan, which included leading the Country Transformation plan for Cisco in Russia. He also held senior roles in development, marketing, finance and channels organizations at Cisco.

Prior to Cisco, Mr. Goryachev had a successful consulting career with extended assignments at Napster, Liquid Audio, IBM Global Services and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. 

Alex Goryachev holds a masters degree in international economics from the Moscow Institute of Social Sciences. His awards include the IDC Award for Best Practices in Marketing Dashboard Development.


Advisory Board 2017


Speakers 2017




Colocated! – Meet also the panel of the fin:CODE USA



Speakers & Moderators