Roundtable Speakers

Andi Azzolina

Director, Shared Development Services

JetBlue Airways

Andi leads the software development, enterprise architecture, middleware, data warehouse and business intelligence teams for JetBlue Airways. Andi partners with IT and business executives on corporate strategy and linking IT strategy to corporate goals. She leads the implementation of transformational enterprise data and integrations platforms to enable key business capabilities and reduce IT costs, and she also manages the development, delivery and support of enterprise platforms and applications. She was responsible for rebuilding the Enterprise Architecture practice, leading a team of architects charged with establishing reference architecture principles, standards and patterns for all IT solutions.

Martin Gill

[Guest Speaker] Vice President, Principal Analyst

Forrester Research

Martin serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. He leads the development of Forrester's digital business transformation playbook, which focuses on how firms must rethink their business strategies to compete in the digital age. Martin covers digital and eBusiness maturity. His research focuses on how firms can adopt organizational structures, processes, sourcing strategies, and metrics that help them embed digital tools and capabilities throughout their organizations to become both more customer-centric, agile, and innovative in how they embrace change. He is based in the UK but covers global trends.

Mike Gualtieri

[Guest Speaker] Principal Analyst

Forrester Research

Mike's research focuses on software technology, platforms, and practices that enable technology professionals to deliver prescient digital experiences and breakthrough operational efficiency. His key technology and platform coverage areas are big data and IoT strategy, Hadoop/Spark, predictive analytics, streaming analytics, and prescriptive analytics, machine learning, data science, AI, and emerging technologies that make software faster and smarter. Mike is also a leading expert on the intersection of business strategy, architecture, design, and creative collaboration. Mike is a recipient of the Forrester Courage Award for making bold calls that inspire leaders and guide great decisions. 

Daniel Gutierrez

Managing Editor

insideBIGDATA

Daniel D. Gutierrez is a Data Scientist with Los Angeles-based AMULET Analytics, a service division of AMULET Development Corp. He’s been involved with data science and Big Data long before it came in vogue, so imagine his delight when the Harvard Business Review deemed “data scientist” as the sexiest profession for the 21st century. Over the past 20 years Daniel has written for a several technology publications. He also taught computer science and database classes at UCLA Extension for over 15 years. He also authored three computer industry books on database technology. He also served as technical editor, columnist and writer at a major computer industry monthly publication for 7 years.

Randy Heffner

[Guest Speaker] Vice President, Principal Analyst

Forrester Research

Randy serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He leads clients to infuse technology deeply into their business strategies (and vice versa). Application architecture and integration strategy are major focal points of his research, including how application programming interfaces (APIs) and other types of service-oriented architectures foster innovation and sustainable business flexibility. Randy's vision for integration strategy, digital business design, establishes business-first design principles for leveraging multiple integration technologies and guiding the evolution of an agile business platform. A leading expert on designing business applications and software architectures that are secure and resilient in the face of continuous business and technology change, Randy has for the past 30-plus years, and across multiple industry sectors, led solution architects in using technology to delight customers and to continuously improve business outcomes.

Joshua McKenty

Senior Director, Platform Engineering

Pivotal

Joshua McKenty has more than two decades of experience in entrepreneurship, management and software engineering and architecture. Prior to his current role as Field CTO of Pivotal Cloud Foundry®, Joshua served as co-founder, CEO and CTO of Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. Previously, Joshua was Chief Technical architect at NASA Nebula where he co-founded the OpenStack project. For several years Joshua served on the Board of Directors for the OpenStack Foundation, playing an instrumental role in the growth and success of OpenStack.

Maryssa Miller

Head of Digital Commerce

JetBlue Airways

Maryssa Miller is currently the head of digital commerce for JetBlue Airways Corp. She has over 15 years of digital experience working for other leading brands such as 1-800-FLOWERS.com and Scholastic. Maryssa holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing from the State University of New York at Albany and a Master of Science in Direct and Interactive Marketing from New York University, where she has also served as an adjunct professor.

John Musser

CEO

API Science

John Musser is the CEO of API Science and is a recognized leader in the world of open APIs having founded ProgrammableWeb, the industry's leading online API resource. John is a sought-after API industry expert who has been quoted in dozens of media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, and Wired, and he speaks at conferences including SXSW, and Web 2.0. He also consults on API strategy and trends with clients including Google, Microsoft, AT&T, and Salesforce. During his 20-year career he has shipped multiple award-winning software products working with companies including Electronic Arts, Credit Suisse, MTV and Bell Labs. He has taught at Columbia University and University of Washington.

Michael O'Connell

PhD, Chief Analytics Officer

TIBCO Software

Michael O'Connell is the Chief Analytics Officer at TIBCO Software, developing analytic solutions across a number of industries including Financial Services, Energy, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods & Retail, and Telco, Media & Networks. He has been working on statistical software applications for the past 20 years, and has published more than 50 papers and several software packages on statistical methods. Michael did his Ph.D. work in Statistics at North Carolina State University and is Adjunct Professor Statistics in the department.

Sam Ramji

CEO

Cloud Foundry Foundation

A 20 year veteran of the Silicon Valley and Seattle technology scenes, Sam Ramji brings a wealth of business, product and open source experience to the CEO role. He has led strategy for API powerhouse Apigee, designed and led Microsoft’s open source strategy and drove product strategy for BEA WebLogic Integration. He is the board secretary of Outercurve Foundation and a member of multiple industry advisory boards.

John Rymer

[Guest Speaker] Vice President, Principal Analyst

Forrester Research

John serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He leads Forrester's AD&D coverage of cloud platforms, including Microsoft Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Salesforce's platform. John is a leading expert on enterprise middleware. Included in his coverage are the Java application servers from IBM, Red Hat JBoss, and Oracle, as well as Microsoft's .NET. John is the lead analyst on Forrester's application development strategy, sourcing, and structure playbook. He is an authority on the enterprise strategies of IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle and contributes to Forrester's coverage of low-code application platforms and business rules platforms.

Tameez Sunderji

[Moderator] Digital Strategist

TIBCO Software

Tameez Sunderji is a Digital Strategist at TIBCO Software and helps senior executives embrace and leverage technologies as they transition to becoming digital businesses.  He has a particular interest in the API space where he has worked for several years, both building API platforms as well as helping other leading organizations with their API strategy.

Rob Zazueta

Director, Digital Strategy

TIBCO Software, Inc.

Rob Zazueta is Director of Digital Strategy, providing thought leadership and concrete advice for TIBCO's customers as they embark on their journey toward the digital transformation of their business. Rob's career has spanned across business development with an emphasis on technical integrations and channel partnerships, technical sales and support, web application design and programming, and online and social marketing. He also spent three years as an independent business owner providing technical consulting and development for small business customers.