Topconf Tallinn 2016


Speakers at
Topconf Tallinn 2016:

Arie van Bennekum

Arie is a pragmatic who embeds his pragmatism in structure, discipline and common sense. He has done this from his very early days in the health care and the military forces up to where he is today. This eventually led to being one of the authors of the More

Chris Lukassen

Product Samurai
I am an innovator. My passion and drive have always gravitated to the creation, development and introduction of innovative products or services. I come from a broad background in both technology and business. This allows me to quickly see opportunities, More

Kaspar Kruup

Co-founder & Work Designer
VIVIC - The Work Design Lab
Kaspar is co-founder and work designer at VIVIC, a Dutch-Estonian company that seeks to make work an awesome and engaging experience for everyone. He thinks work can be as fun as games. To achieve that, he blends his education in psychology with his More

Peter Hilton

software developer
Peter Hilton is a software developer, writer, speaker, trainer, and musician. Peter’s professional interests are business process management, web application development, functional design, agile software development and documentation. Peter currently More

Alex Canessa

Senior Full Stack Developer
Digital Detox
Italian web developer, working in London at Digital Detox (@detoxLDN), co-founder of More

Holger Bartel

foobartel Ltd.
Holger Bartel is a front end developer & consultant based in Hong Kong and runs the web design consultancy fooBartel Ltd. where he puts his experience into designing and developing well performing websites. He also founded the Open Device Lab HK, works More

Serg Hospodarets

Lead Front-End Developer / Engineering Manager
Serg is a Lead Front-End Developer / Engineering Manager, lives in Dublin (Ireland). He loves the Web and shares his knowledge in his blog . Being a good in Front-End related technologies, Serg is still a big fan of moving More

Max Stoiber

Open Source Developer
Max travels around the world, brews coffee, skis mountains and makes stuff on the web. He works as an open source developer at Thinkmill, taking care of KeystoneJS and ElementalUI, is the creator of react-boilerplate and part of React Vienna! More

Stefan Baumgartner

Web Developer
Stefan created his first website back in 1997, and has since been working on different projects for clients like Nintendo, Square Enix, Swarovski and adidas. Currently he works at Ruxit, making the web a faster place. His passions are the web, web standards More

Harry Roberts

CSS Wizardry Ltd.
With a client list including Google, the United Nations, and Unilever, Harry is an award-winning Consultant Front-End Architect who helps organisations and teams across the globe to plan, build, and maintain product-scale UIs. He writes on the subjects More

Phil Nash

Developer Evangelist
Phil is a developer evangelist for Twilio serving developer communities in London and all over Europe. He is a lover of all things front end, a Ruby developer and, more recently, an amateur brewer. APIs old and new, browsers and REST, fuel his passion More

Marcin Szymaniuk

Data Engineer
Data developer, Data infrastructure administrator, Consultant. Companies I was working for include: VRBO, Spotify, TrueCaller and most recently Apple. More

Tõnis Pihlakas

Senior Java Developer
Playtech Estonia OÜ
I am a software developer with 13 years of experience building desktop and web application. Having started my career as a Visual FoxPro developer and moved on to the PHP and Java world, I have found a passion in building tools and solutions to help unleash More

Christoph Engelbert

Manager Developer Relations
Hazelcast, Inc.
Christoph Engelbert is Manager of Developer Relations at Hazelcast. He is a passionated Java developer with a deep commitment for Open Source software. He mostly is interested in Performance Optimizations and understanding the internals of the JVM and More

Jüri Kuusik

Predictive Analytics Lead
AS Proekspert
He has been active in private sector of Estonia and UK as data processing specialist, analyst, (senior) data miner and predictive analytics lead since year of 2000. He has experiences in marketing research, finance, telco, media, energy&utility and infotechnology. More

István Zoltán Nagy

Software Architect
General Electric
Professional experience in marketing, focus on consumer behaviour, product development, Many years corporate leadership experience in ICT sector. Research Team Lead for computer vision based activities with machine learning. Nowadays challenged by cloud More

Marton Balassi

Solutions Architect

Eva Johnsson

Communications consultant, speaker, trainer
Eva Johnsson Communications
Eva Johnsson is an experienced consultant, trainer and speaker on communication topics focusing on intercultural issues. She has worked for many years as a communication professional in multicultural teams and global companies before founding her own More

George Anghelache

Head of Agile Transformation
George is a passionate Agilista with wide experience in consulting blue-chip clients in the design and effective implementation of Large Scale Distributed Agile from nearshore - up to 35 teams having 350+ business and IT people working on the same backlog. In More

Kevin Duffey

Managing Directors
Cyber Rescue
I have worked in both \\\"Rescue\\\" and \\\"Cyber\\\" leadership roles for over a decade. For example – – Rescue: oversaw evacuation of 3,000 people from Egypt during Arab Spring – Cyber: oversaw implementation of cyber secure systems from UK More

Thomas Walenta

Program Manager
Thomas Walenta is a dedicated Project Manager since 1988 and works in projects from 1974. He currently is a Coach and Mentor for Project and Program Management Professionals and Interim Manager for Organizations. He is experienced with setting up More

Helena Lass

Wellness Orbit
Helena is a health/wellness entrepreneur and a medical doctor. She focuses on intra-personal skills, a potential-centric mental health and self-skills field just starting to emerge. Her interest lies in combining pro-active possibilities of awareness More

Tatiana Pylkina

Product Owner
Tatiana Pylkina is a result-oriented product owner, who loves to make things work. Before moving to Amsterdam to work for, she held the position of Product Owner in Playtech Estonia. With her background in product management, QA and team leadership, More

Vasco Duarte

Managing Partner, Principal Consultant
I want to transform product development organizations into product business organizations. I do that by focusing the work of the product development teams on the end-to-end life-cycle of their products. From Concept to Cash and Back! Currently a Managing More

Kristel Viidik

Founder and CEO of Testlio. Previously QA @Flextrade and @Proekspert. Passionate about software testing and sci-fi movies. More

Chiara Aliotta

Founder and Art Director
Until Sunday
Chiara Aliotta is the Founder and Art Director of the small agency, Until Sunday. She has many years of experience in art direction and branding. She has created innovative designs for brands like Illy, Daelmans, Vodafone, NH Hotel, Osram, and many others. More

Olle Jarenfors

Marketing Manager
Olle is the Marketing Manager of Element since 2013. As such, he is responsible for Element’s internal Marketing Automation strategy as well as helping many of Element’s clients in their tactical digital marketing operations, helping marketing teams More

Erik Hagberg

Erik is an expert consultant at Element since 2015, focusing on digital marketing with emphasis on Marketing Automation. He specialises in implementing Marketing Automation platforms and strategies at enterprise organisations. More

Diana Saarva

Managing Director / Co Founder
House of Artisans
Technology growth specialist with extensive experience in enterprise sales, operations management, product development and process engineering operating in eCommerce and marketing technology across Europe, USA, SE Asia and China. Has held executive and More

Mark Smalley

The IT Paradigmologist
ASL BiSL Foundation
Mark Smalley is an IT Management Consultant at Smalley. IT and is specialized in application management and business information management. He is affiliated with the non-profit ASL BiSL Foundation, APMG International, GamingWorks and Pink Elephant. Mark More

Juergen Hoeller

Principal Engineer
Juergen Hoeller is co-founder of the Spring Framework open source project and has been serving as the project lead and release manager for the core framework since 2003. Juergen is an experienced software architect and consultant with outstanding expertise More

Thomas Kuenneth

Principal Consultant
MATHEMA Software GmbH
Thomas has almost 20 years of Java experience. He focusses on the architecture of large scale enterprise applications, UI/UX and mobile. Thomas has been writing Android apps since 2009. He is the author of three books on Java, Android and Eclipse, as More

Gleb Smirnov

Senior Software Engineer
Gleb has been dealing with high-performance mission-critical backend applications for a number of years. His greatest passion is making things work not just \\\"on my machine\\\", but in the production environment, reliably and while meeting the performance More

Andrei Solntsev

Software developer
Andrei is a software developer with 15+ years of experience in enterprise software development and automated testing. Author of – open-source library of concise UI tests. Active speaker at conferences and communities. Aggressive fan More

Anton Keks

Anton Keks is a software craftsman, co-founder of Codeborne, the only extreme programming shop in the region, frequent speaker at conferences, and a lecturer in Tallinn Technical University. He is also a strong believer in open-source software and agile More

Sergei Egorov

DevOps Engineer
DevOps guy in ZeroTurnaround. Docker adopter since 2014. Don\\\'t know where to find me? Try AWS console first, because usually I\\\'m there ;) More

Lukas Jungmann

Software Developer
Principal software developer at Oracle, currently spec lead on JSR 338 Java Persistence 2.1 and expert group member of JSR 367 Java API for JSON Binding (JSON-B) and JSR 374 Java API for JSON Processing 1.1 with main responsibilities on projects EclipseLink More

Laurent Doguin

Developer Advocate
Laurent is a Paris based Developer Advocate where he focuses on helping Java developers and the French community. He writes code in Java and blog posts in Markdown. Prior to joining Couchbase he was Nuxeo’s community liaison where he devoted his More

Michal Plachta

Team Leader
Ocado Technology
Polyglot software engineer specialised in developing distributed applications. During last 15 years of professional experience he has built applications in Perl, PHP, C++, C#, Ruby, JavaScript, Java and now Scala. He is currently working as team leader More

Nigel Runnels-Moss

Agile Coach and Software Craftsman
Agile Environment
Nigel Runnels-Moss is a seasoned software craftsman with 25 years of experience in the software industry, and co-founder of Agile-Environment. He has a passionate interest in behaviour, methodology, social dynamics and organisational change. Nigel runs More

Samir Talwar

Automation Engineer
Noodle Sandwich
Samir Talwar is an expert in all programming disciplines, including, but not limited to: * dysfunctional, * objectifying, * argumentative, * illogical, * headache-oriented architecture, * fragile software, and * bullet points. He More

Michal Kordas

Quality Assurance
I’m a quality maniac with passion about Java, Groovy, JVM and fancy tools that help to test code in smart, fluent and expressive way. I love bringing feedback loops to the micro-level. My main area of interest is agile testing. More

Bjoern Kimminich

Senior Manager IT Architecture
Kuehne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG
IT Architect at Kuehne + Nagel, Application Security Officer, Clean Coder, JuiceShop Author, OWASP Member, Software Development Lecturer at FH Nordakademie More

Yegor Bugayenko

Yegor is a CTO and co-founder of, a software development company with a unique approach to management of distributed teams; a regular blogger at; a proud holder of PMP and OCMEA certifications; a hands-on Java developer and More

Gerald Mücke

IT Consultant, Founder & CEO
DevCon5 GmbH
Gerald Mücke is a Java aficionado with more than 10 years of industry experience starting his carreer as test automation tooling developer for a big software vendor. After working in several roles, industries and projects he founded his own company - More

Łukasz Szczęsny

Software Engineer
Łukasz is an experienced system engineer with solid background in GNU/Linux systems administration. He is an enthusiast of Free and Open Source Software and Open Hardware. Co-organizer of Warsaw Linux User Group. Fan of DevOps and automation. Currently More

Mantas Klasavicius`

Sr Software Engineer
Mantas has been advocating devops good practices for many years. As a metrics geek he gave multiple talks about that topic and wrote 1(one) article on InfoQ. Continuing that path Mantas was founding member of observability team at Uber and seen things More

Uchit Vyas

Cloud Architect
Rean Cloud
Uchit Vyas is a Cloud Architect at Rean Cloud. Uchit works with large IT organizations to automate traditional datacenters and development flow, explores new-age tools and technologies, defines solutions and best practices for small and large enterprises. He More