Ali Ahmed

General Manager

TIBCO Software

Ali Ahmed is General Manager of the TIBCO business unit at Cloud Software Group. Previously Ali was SVP of Engineering at TIBCO, where he led enterprise solutions engineering, products, and technology. Over his 21-year tenure at TIBCO, he has held a number of leadership roles across engineering, including Head of Global Engineering Services, and he brings deep expertise in delivering high quality products and managing large engineering teams worldwide. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and an MBA from Osmania University.

Philippe Assuncao

Sr Director of Product Management, EBX & TCMD

TIBCO Software

Philippe Assuncao is leading the TIBCO EBX Product Management team, and is responsible for defining the product direction in collaboration with the engineering team. For the last 16 years, he worked on different aspects of the Master Data Management space, starting his career on the consulting side, then was part of the Orchestra Networks EBX adventure for 8 years, and most recently was the head of the TIBCO EBX presales team covering Europe, Asia, and Pacific.

Marco Augenti

Data Engineer

Autostrade per l'Italia

Marco Augenti, a Data Engineer at Autostrade per l'Italia (ASPI), has a broad background leading and implementing AI / ML and BI projects, Data Governance projects (including data quality, data catalogs, and MDM), and architecting data solutions. His work is instrumental in helping accelerate ASPI’s digital transformation and in new disruptive technologies. He contributed to the project that won the TIBCO Lighthouse 2022 award.

Erik Beverlo

Director of Process Automation and Digitalisation


Erik Beverlo, Director of Process Automation & Digitalisation at ABN AMRO and a member of ABN AMRO's Extended Leadership Group, has more than 15 years of experience in digital strategy execution, process digitalization, and banking operations, most with ABN AMRO. He is responsible for process digitalization within ABN AMRO, heads the department that implements ABN AMRO’s BPM Framework, steers the execution of Process Digitalization, and implements its bank-wide hyper-automation capability. As part of that scope, he has Group responsibility for the BPM capability, E2E process design, BPM/Case management solutions, Robotic Process Automation, Low Code, and integration services, all to foster the bank's digital transformation.

Benjamin Blaauw

Head of Development Automation


Benjamin Blaauw is leading the hyper-automation journey within ABN AMRO. Within the Development Services grid, Benjamin leads the Development Automation department. Together with the teams, he is responsible for application platforms on Azure for multiple low-code capabilities such as BPMS, RPA, LCAP, BRMS, and Omnichannel Forms. In his nearly 14 years at ABN AMRO Benjamin’s leadership has been instrumental in application development efficiency, effectiveness, strategy, and scalability for ABN AMRO success.

Alessandro Chimera

Director Digitalization Strategy

TIBCO Software

Alessandro Chimera is a Director of Digitalization Strategy and member of an EMEA-wide team focussing on customers at TIBCO. He develops and communicates next-generation digitalization strategies and provides guidance to help customers to digitally transform their businesses to innovate and grow with best-of-breed solutions and tools. Alessandro collaborates with partners and various internal teams; in addition he frequently writes articles and blogs and enjoys speaking at events. He graduated in Computer Science at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome and speaks three languages: Italian, English, and German.

Mona Chalabi

Data Editor

The Guardian

Mona Chalabi is the Data Editor of The Guardian where she writes articles, produces documentaries and illustrates data. After analyzing statistics for the United Nations, she saw how important data was, but also how easily it could be used by people with their own specific agendas. Since then, she has had one goal: to make sure as many people as possible can find and question the data they need to make informed decisions about their lives.

Poppy Crum

Chief Scientist

Dolby Laboratories


Gaetano D'Aria

IT & Digital Transfortmation Manager for Operations

Autostrade per l'Italia

Gaetano D'Aria, Head of Information Product at Autostrade per l'Italia (ASPI), has 15+ years of progressive experience leading IT applications across multiple business groups at ASPI. His vision for an AI, ML, and data-driven future at ASPI has resulted in new disruptive technologies and market opportunities.

Matt Ellis

Senior Director of Product Management and Strategy

TIBCO Software

Matt Ellis is a Senior Director of Product Management and Strategy for the TIBCO Software Business Unit at Cloud Software Group. He has over 25 years of experience in the tech industry, and has held a variety of roles including software engineer, architect, field-facing technical consultant, and product manager. Matt is passionate about using technology to solve real-world problems. He is a strong advocate for open source software and believes that it can provide a powerful foundation for innovation. At TIBCO, Matt is responsible for leading the product and strategy for the TIBCO Platform, including TIBCO Cloud and open source Project Flogo; in addition, he leads the Technical Alliances team. Matt works closely with internal engineering, customers, and partners to develop and mature TIBCO’s omni-cloud platform with a focus on Integration, Messaging, Data Integration, and the applicable use of Machine Learning and AI. Matt is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has written extensively about open source software and edge computing. He is also the author of various technology books, with topics ranging from 3D Rendering Engines to cloud-native architectures and platforms.

Matthias Fischer

Product Area Lead Data Corpus and Data Foundation

Swiss Re

Matthias has more than 15 years of insurance industry experience with focus on solving challenging data management problems. His background is in information management and he had multiple data expert and data leadership roles in different countries and regions throughout his career. Currently he is leading the Data Foundation area at Swiss Re that includes the topics data warehouses, data mesh, master data, data governance, data catalogue, data architecture and data lifecycle management.

Claudio Gambirasi

Head of Asset Management Office

Autostrade per l'Italia

Claudio Gambirasi is Head of the Asset Management Office at Autostrade per l'Italia (ASPI), progressing his career over nearly five years with a previous experience in construction management. With an academic background in both business management and civil engineering, Claudio brings a technically-informed perspective to ASPI business innovation, developing the asset management systems (ARGO project) and techniques and methods for predictive maintenance.

Gianluca Maria Garofoli

Process Engineer

Autostrade per l'Italia

Gianluca Maria is a Transportation Engineer in the Operation Coordination Office at highway management leader Autostrade per l'Italia. He focuses project initiatives relating to the improvement of operational processes and the collection of business requirements for the design of IT tools supported by the latest generation technologies. Before joining ASPI, Gianluca Maria had 3 years of experience in a consulting company in the field of transport engineering.

Vasil Kajcovski

Senior Director, Engineering

TIBCO Software

Vasil Kajcovski is a member of engineering at TIBCO Software Business Unit, Cloud Software Group, and the global head of the customer focus team, responsible for helping customers unlock the maximum potential of TIBCO's messaging, eventing, and monitoring technologies. With over 25 years of experience in the enterprise software industry across different geographies and extensive vertical industry expertise, he is helping organizations improve their business on all levels, transform into next-generation digital enterprises, and stay in line with the latest business and technology trends. Throughout his career, Vasil held a variety of senior leadership roles within the enterprise software industry: starting as a software engineering manager at one of the largest Dutch software houses; continued as founder, managing partner, and CIO of enterprise software outsourcing start-up in the Netherlands and served several senior advisory roles, before joining TIBCO Software in 1997. He studied at the University of Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia, and the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and holds a BSc in Computer Science and Electronics.

Nate Keefe

Director of Product Management

TIBCO Software

Nate is the Director of Product Management for TIBCO's suite of Integration products. With more than 10 years of experience, he works with end-users and partners to realize the value of API-led and Event-driven integration patterns for cloud and hybrid architectures. He has a BS degree in Business and drives a German sports car.

Rajeev Kozhikkattuthodi

VP, Product

TIBCO Software


Olle Landstrom

General Manager


Olle Landstrom is the General Manager of Spotfire at Cloud Software Group, where he is responsible for the product development and management of the analytic platform solution. During his 19 years at TIBCO, Olle served as the SVP of Engineering and various engineering executive roles within the Spotfire Product Group. He also managed products, including Jaspersoft, Composite and EBX. Prior to TIBCO, Olle worked for IAR Systems in Sweden, including as the Chief Technology Officer, and served in other software development roles for Upnod and Nexus Communications. Olle holds a master’s degree in technical engineering from Uppsala University.

Alessandro Lanna

Global Information Technology Manager

Campari Group

Alessandro Lanna is currently Global Information Technology Manager at Campari Group. In his more than seven years at Campari, he’s managed the IT side of their global product supply chain processes; global integration design, architecture, and strategy; and supply chain optimization and agility. His leadership is instrumental in helping Campari Group realize its vision for growth across all regions and for all brands.

Tobias Lehtipalo

VP, Product Management


Tobias Lehtipalo is the head of Product Management and Product Strategy for Spotfire. He joined Spotfire in 1999 as a software engineer and helped build it into a leader in Business Intelligence and Analytics holding roles in engineering management, marketing and product management. He has a Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology Engineering from Uppsala University and a Certificate of Business Excellence from Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley.

Bobby Liao

Director of Product Management

TIBCO Software

Over the course of his 25-year career at TIBCO and its predecessor Teknekron Software Systems, Bobby Liao has worked with enterprise customers in various industries including financial services and high-tech manufacturing. Currently serving as Director of Product Management for TIBCO’s messaging and data grid technology, he focuses on enabling customers in developing mission critical solutions. Bobby Liao is based in Silicon Valley and holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford University.

Hector Lima

EVP, Field and Channel Sales

Cloud Software Group

Hector Lima is the head of all field and channel sales for Cloud Software Group, where he is responsible for managing the strategic customer and partner relationships across the organization’s full portfolio of technology solutions. He was previously EVP and Chief Customer Officer at Citrix, where he grew his career for over 20 years across various roles in sales and customer experience, most recently leading the global sales, channel ecosystem, and customer experience organization in elevating the end-to-end journey for Citrix customers. He is passionate about results and holds a BA in Economics from Brown University.

Gianfranco Naso

VP of Sales, Europe

TIBCO Software

Gianfranco is the VP of Sales for Europe at TIBCO. More than 30 years of experience in sales and in leading and managing technical sales teams within multinational software and system integration companies enables Gianfranco to successfully develop and manage complex organizations operating in the European market through a direct or indirect approach. Prior to TIBCO, Gianfranco worked in senior management roles in companies such as Progress Software, BMC Software Italia, and was sales manager of the telecommunications division within the Siemens group.

Hugo Peters

Principal Product Manager - Developer Experience (DX)

TIBCO Software

Hugo Peters is the product manager for the Development Experience (DX) of the Cloud Software Group and part of the TIBCO Business Unit. He is responsible for giving developers that work on the various TIBCO Platforms the smoothest experience possible to create enterprise ready business solutions. He joined TIBCO in 2008 and fulfilled various roles within services, sales, engineering and product management.

Natalie Polson

SVP, WW Commercial Sales, and Channels

Cloud Software Group


Emily Robertson-Yeingst

Director of Portfolio Marketing, Data and Analytics

TIBCO Software

Emily Robertson is the Director of Portfolio Marketing, Data and Analytics, for the TIBCO Business Unit at Cloud Software Group. She has more than 20 years of proven experience building and leading worldwide product marketing programs for the B2B Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market, and she lives her passion every day by ensuring customer value through products built on market-driven requirements.

Beerinder Rodey

Director, Product Management

TIBCO Software

Beerinder has over 10 years experience working with globally distributed SaaS and Hybrid platform solutions at scale. As a Director of Product Management for API Management, Service Mesh, and cloud-native platforms, a core focus area of his revolves around customer engagement and collaboration to improve the value of solutions provided.

David Rosen

Vice President, Marketing

TIBCO Software

As a senior leader at TIBCO Software, David combines his experience with digital technologies, business strategies, and value creation to accelerate the data-centric innovation of TIBCO’s global customers. This hands-on engagement drives not only the success of TIBCO’s customers, but provides continuous inputs into TIBCO’s product strategy and shapes TIBCO’s overall positioning, clarity of message, and go-to market execution. David is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Follow him @VoxRosen.

Stefan Schneider

Partner Solutions Architect

Amazon Web Services EMEA

Since 2014, Dr. Stefan Schneider has worked as a Partner Solution Architect for AWS. He was one of the first Partner Solution Architects working out of Europe with European ISVs. Stefan worked with large european enterprise and manufacturing partners like SAP, Software AG, SUSE, and Bosch to bring their applications onto the AWS platform. His knowledge about mission critical software applications helped AWS to meet and exceed the reliability and scalability requirements of the AWS partners who went into the Cloud.

Carlos Cravo Silva

Information Systems Director

Alliance Healthcare Portugal

Throughout his career as a programmer, systems administrator, project manager, manager of applications & architecture, and IT manager in multinational consulting, industry, and logistics corporations, Carlos successfully implemented SAP ERP, WM Systems, CRM, BI, ETL, middleware integration, and data virtualization projects.

Colin Smith

Global Head of Value Engineering

Cloud Software Group

Colin Smith is the Global Director & Head of Value Engineering for Cloud Software Group. Prior to crossing over to the software industry, he worked as an investment banker covering the tech industry where he helped private equity sponsors buy & sell software companies. Colin is passionate about helping organization find new ways to leverage technology to achieve goals they never thought possible.

Fabio Tormen

Chief Information Officer

Venchi, Premium Italian Chocolate and Gelato

Fabio Tormen is currently serving as Chief Information Officer in Venchi, Premium Italian Chocolate and Gelato, where he oversees the Global IT organization and the digital transformation program. He has 20 years of experience in IT, primarily in the Consumer Products Industry having worked for Luxottica and Campari Group prior to Venchi. During his career, he has successfully led several strategic transformation programs across different area of the organizations, including global ERP implementations, insourcing and outsourcing projects, e-commerce and retail systems development.

Martijn van Dongen

Cluster Lead Software Desk & Platform for Train Digitalization

Dutch Railways

Martijn van Dongen currently heads the Cluster Lead Software Desk & Platform efforts for Train Digitalization at Nederlandse Spoorwegen. Leading up to that role, he served as Senior Project Leader for Train Modernization, and then IT Fleet Manager. With degrees in mechanical engineering and technology management, Martijn is helping advance the “Train-as-a-Service” concept for a data-driven transit future.

Luigi Vassallo

Chief Technology Officer

Sara Assicurazioni

Luigi Vassallo has more than 20 years of experience in digital and technological transformation, including cloud computing, cybersecurity processes, business growth and development, strategic planning, financial management, telecommunications, network architecture and design, Amazon Web Services, and more. His expertise encompasses all facets of digital and technological processes, with a focus on administering ICT governance operations across multiple high-level projects and programs. Most recently, in his role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and COO at Sara Assicurazioni S.p.A., he leads the digital transformation program while acting as a member of the Strategic Committee and Direct Report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He also directs all procedures related to cybersecurity and operations in planning, designing, and executing a new and efficient global Operating Model.

Lori Witzel

Director, Thought Leadership and Customer Engagement

TIBCO Software

Lori Witzel is a Director of Thought Leadership and Customer Engagement for the TIBCO Business Unit at Cloud Software Group. Widely published in media such as VentureBeat, InformationWeek, and Yahoo! Finance, she develops and shares perspectives on improving business outcomes through better data integration, messaging, and data management for data-driven insights. In particular, she focuses on "people" and "process" best practices and regulatory compliance needs as she helps business leaders on their journey towards being data- and insights-driven. With expertise honed over time—listening, learning, and sharing with and from diverse data leadership—Ms. Witzel helps enterprises get more value from their data while managing risk.