Dog Food 2017 Speakers

We hope you are as excited as we are to see all of the great speakers this year!


Christina Aldan is a TEDx speaker, trainer, and digital advertising consultant whose boutique agency, LG Designs, offers businesses brand consulting and creative content for everyday media. More


I work with emerging technologies. I use the full stack development skills I’ve cultivated over 15 years to work across functional areas, domains, and disciplines. More


Angel is a founder and chapter leader for the Toledo chapter of Girl Develop It. More


Ashley McGlone is a former Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, helping people learn and love automation. Ashley’s TechNet blog focuses on real-world solutions using PowerShell. More


Bill has deep experience leading large, diverse teams to deliver mission critical solutions for the diverse customers. More


Bill Sempf is a software security architect. His breadth of experience includes business and technical analysis, software design, development, testing, server management and maintenance, and security. More


Brandon is a responsible, enthusiastic and self-motivated technology and business professional recognized for an “above and beyond” work ethic and the ability to work with diverse teams. More


Brian Sherwin is a Sr. Technical Evangelist with Microsoft from Columbus, Ohio. He has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years. More


Brian T. Jackett is a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft with 12 years in the IT industry. More


Charlotte is a system scientist and tech enthusiast who loves dogs. An organizational design coach by day, she is multi-disciplined in full stack Ruby on Rails development, web-based user experience, and hardware-software integrated product management. More


Chris Slee is the founder and principal of AWH, a Dublin, Ohio software engineering firm currently celebrating its 22nd year of creating great digital products for business clients. More


Craig Stuntz is a software engineer and a lifelong student of computer science, with specific interests in programming languages, type theory, compilers, and math. More


Curt Adams has been working in IT since 2001, as a systems administrator and consultant. He has over 10 years of consulting experience with Microsoft products and technologies, including being a V-TSP/P-Seller. More


Dan is Technology Solutions Professional at Microsoft and focuses on cloud identity and securing the enterprise. More


David Buckingham is Practice Lead for the Custom Application Development team at KiZAN Technologies. More


Doug is a Principal Consultant at Improving Enterprises in Columbus Ohio. He started developing software as a high school freshman on a TRS-80 16K. More


Drew is a Senior Database Administrator at IGS, and has been working with the Microsoft Data Platform for over 15 years. When he’s not accidentally dropping tables in production, More


I currently work as a Desktop Support Specialist at the [American Printing House for the Blind](http://www.aph.org/) providing primarily production side support. I will have been there for over 2 and a half years when Dog Food Con 2017 rolls around. More


Erin is a US Army Veteran, mom to two brilliant teenage boys, and Web Application Developer at [Reax](https://www.reax.io/). More


Greg is a consummate geek who likes to live on the bleeding edge of technology. He currently gets paid to provide Enterprise Architecture consulting to clients of UST Global, an onshore/offshore solutions company. More


Jim’s Information Technology career includes more than 17 years of experience assisting organizations with network infrastructure design, implementation, migration, and support. More


Jared is a Microsoft MVP and the VP of Technology and Solutions at HMB ([http://www.hmbnet.com](http://www.hmbnet.com)), an IT services company based out of Columbus, OH. More


I have been consulting for 10 years for a Microsoft Gold partner for all infrastructure related Microsoft technologies, specializing in datacenter, System Center, devices, and cloud. More


Jason is a technical writer and evangelist at Datadog, where he works to inspire developers and ops engineers with the power of metrics and monitoring. More


Jeff McKenzie has worked in software development for nearly twenty years, in both freelance and full-time capacities, as a developer and team leader. More


Jessica Katz is a trainer, mentor and coach helping people find and nurture their authentic selves. More


Joe is the Sr. Manager of Enterprise Collaboration at Centric Consulting, a Microsoft Managed Partner with competencies in Collaboration & Content, Cloud Platform, and Cloud Productivity. More


Bio coming soon


I’m Joshua Russell, a Ruby enthusiast and a student of object-oriented programming in general. More


Juan Torres serves as Deputy Director of Technology, for Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services. More


Evangelist ★ Speaker ★ Architect ★ Community Leader More


Kevin is a SQL Server expert, working exclusively with the product since v6.5. With over 20 years of database experience and almost 45,000 man hours of SQL Server engine experience More


KEVIN MACKKevin is a Creative Director that focuses on digital strategy, branding, and innovation & creative-based solutions. More


Laura is a product owner consultant at Cardinal Solutions Group for their Columbus office. More


Lori Sites has been in the industry for over 20 years delivering projects in the .Net area on windows, web and cloud platforms. She is still having a blast learning new things every day and feels blessed to be able to have a job that can be so much fun.


Michael is a Business Productivity Specialist for Enterprise Accounts at Microsoft. In his role, Michael works with Fortune 1000 clients to help transform their businesses to cloud-based services which deliver Microsoft’s unparalleled productivity capabilities. More


Software is math. Every class is a theorem. The compiler is the proof. And unit tests check our work. More


Software developer, hardware geek, video game enthusiast, & Clevelander at heart. Telerik Developer Expert.


Nishant is Office 365 Productivity & Security Technology Solutions Professional with US EPG. In his day-to-day work, he helps organizations modernize and transform using Microsoft technologies. More


Patrick Tucker is a long-time trainer, speaker and consultant with a background in development and a focus on helping businesses get the most value from their technology. More


I’m a nerd. And a geek. So much so I made it a goal to work at Microsoft. Fast forward a bit and I am a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft supporting Exchange and Exchange Online. More


Paul is the Owner/Principal Architect at Don’t Pa..Panic Consulting. Paul has almost 30 years of experience in the information technology industry, and has played key roles in several enterprise SharePoint architectural design review, Intranet deployment, application development, and migration projects. More


A MicroISV owner for 11 years, Microsoft MVP for 8 years, and former Board member for INETA, Randy Walker has dedicated his life efforts towards fostering the software development community.


Richard Broida has been a software architect and consultant for Bennett Adelson since 2003 and has served as a Practice Director for Connected Systems since 2013. More


Rick Vanover (Cisco Champion, MVP, vExpert) is the Director of Technical Product Marketing & Evangelism for Veeam Software based in Columbus, Ohio. More


Rob Urbanowicz leads the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise Practice with over 25 years of CRM and ERP experience. More


Stacy Deere-Strole (MVP) is the Owner of Focal Point Solutions LLC, a Cincinnati, OH based company that provides SharePoint Solutions for the Enterprise in the mid-to-large market. More


Steve Smith (@ardalis) is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible. More


Tameika Reed founded Women In Linux out of frustration that there were no other women or women of color represented at the workplace or tech events. More


Thomas is presently serving as the Senior Application Architect for Huntington National Bank. He is responsible for the conversion from manual testing to Ruby/Cucumber automation for the entire enterprise. More


Tim Rayburn is a Vice President of Consulting with Improving Enterprises, a software and project management consulting company in Dallas, TX. More


Tommy Graves is a Software Engineer at Root Insurance Company. More


Warner Moore is a driven technology leader and architect with a background in web operations and information security. More


I am a Software Engineering Manager in Huntsville, Alabama who spent most of his career as a Software Developer. I have a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from UAH. Recently I began pursuing a second degree in Communication Studies. More