Tariq Younas carrying 12 years of ICT experience working in Auckland Transport as Cloud Operations Support Eng.
Worked on different industry projects in Europe and the Middle East. His area of interest in Cloud Computing with
the focus on Microsoft public and hybrid Cloud. He is also a participant in online Technology forums & and loves
technical community speakings.
The NZ Cloud Security Framework Project
by Hugh Walcott
Hugh is co-founder and CTO of StrataMap, a platform for designing IT systems used by the government, enterprises and
cloud service providers. Hugh started his career as a systems engineer before moving to IT governance via the
start-up labs of Cambridge UK. Highlights include performing the first ever internet e-cash transaction in 1998 and
lead architect on the world’s largest real-time system (mega-city adaptive traffic management). With over 20 years
experience in the trenches, Hugh’s current drive and focus is to help organisations and the open source community
solve complex problems using system thinking and collaborative modelling approaches.
What is cloud native “The journey to an Enterprise strategy”
by Kelly Griffin
Kelly heads up Field Engineering for Rancher in the APAC region spending time with Customers evangelizing Rancher,
Kubernetes and the CNCF ecosystem. He spends time actively helping drive the adoption of Containerisation to help
Organisations deliver applications, services by providing Kubernetes Management within Organisations in the region.
He regularly speaks at various Meetups within ANZ evangelizing Cliud Native services. Before becoming immersed in
Containers, he has spent the last 20 years consulting for Organisations of many sizes around Technology adoption,
Cloud Native services and product management. In his spare time, he enjoys getting fresh air and is always on the
hunt for “old school” skateboards to add to his collection.
Playing to Win
by Diana Omuoyo
Diana is based in Sydney and works as a Solutions Consultant with New Relic where she focusses on helping customers
through their DevOps and Cloud Adoption journeys. Her role involves strategic partnerships with the stakeholders of
these initiatives; working to drive successful implementation by measuring what matters. Prior to New Relic, Diana
lived in Wellington and worked as a PerfEng/DevOps Consultant. Her experience spans various countries and industries
and her passion and drive to help others strive for and deliver quality software is what keeps her motivated.
A Sustainable way to deliver Kubernetes service
by Xingchao Yu
Senior cloud engineer at Catalyst Cloud, interested in Continuous Integration and Continuous Devlivery.
Road to GitLab PaaS
by Thong Kuah
Thong is currently Senior Backend Engineer from GitLab, based in Wellington! He is currently on the Configure team
who works on GitLab's Kubernetes integration and Auto DevOps.
Having been involved in most parts of the DevOps Lifecycle from conception to Production - what he really
appreciates is open source software where he can trace the exact line of code that is causing the issue.