STARWEST 2022 - Conference Speakers | TechWell

Conference Speakers

Director of Engineering

Nagesh Chetan is an accomplished technology leader with over 15 years of success in the financial services, hedge funds and most recently in the Customer Data Platform space. He is passionate about people management and has managed teams with over 14 people under him, including managers, that are both local...Read more


Since he got his first computer at age thirteen, Kaushal Dalvi has been interested in systems and software performance. He spent days researching performance characteristics of different motherboards, CPUs, GPUs, RAM, and disks to configure and overclock them in order to squeeze the maximum frames per second out of the...Read more

Bob Galen
Principal Agile Coach
Zenergy Technologies
Bob Galen is an agile practitioner, trainer & coach based in Cary, NC. In this role, he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other agile methodologies and practices. He is Director of Agile Practices at Zenergy Technologies, a leading business agility transformation company. He...Read more

Andreas Grabner has 20+ years of experience as a software developer, tester and architect and is an advocate for high-performing cloud scale applications. He started his career as a tester for a performance testing tool. He since moved on to monitoring, observability and site reliability. Over the past years Andi...Read more

Test Automation Architect
Red Green Refactor

Thomas is presently serving as a Test Automation Architect. He leads a team of testers, ops engineers, and production support analysts in the adoption of DevOps practices. Previously, he led the enterprise automation support of 73 applications at Huntington National Bank that encompassed testing, metrics & reporting, and data management....Read more

Director of Engineering

Concurrent Sessions

Carlos Kidman is a Director of Engineering at an AI company, but was formerly an Engineering Manager at Adobe. He is also an instructor at Test Automation University with courses around architecture, design, containerization, and Machine Learning. He is the founder of QA at the Point, which is the Testing...Read more

SQA Manager
Palo Alto Networks

Dilruba is a Software QA Manager, at Palo Alto Networks leading the IoT Security QA team. Dilruba has extensive experience in hands-on end-to-end software testing as well as leading and managing engineering teams. She has worked for both large and startup companies including Microsoft, Cisco, RetailNext, and Hitachi. Dilruba has...Read more

Engineering Manager

Mala Punyani is an Engineering Manager and Quality Automation Architect at Splunk with 5+ years of experience in product quality and automation, building enterprise-quality products, and automation solutions. Prior to Splunk, Mala worked at leading enterprise companies, including Home Depot, Visa, and PayPal, building world-class quality product solutions, managing teams,...Read more

Mary Thorn
Vice President of IT Strategy and Transformation
S&P Global Ratings

During her more than 20 years of experience with financial, health care, and SaaS-based products, Mary Thorn has held VP, director, and manager-level positions in various software development organizations. A seasoned leader and coach in agile and testing methodologies, Mary has direct experience building and...Read more

Principal QA and Agile Consultant
Zsquare Solutions Inc

Lisette Zounon is a passionate quality engineering leader with over 17 years of experience helping people and companies improve the quality of their applications, with solid tools, a simple process, and a smart team. She strongly believes that industry best practices including implementing agile methodologies and DevOps practices are invaluable....Read more