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Anais Dotis-Georgiou
Developer Advocate, InfluxData

Anais Dotis-Georgiou is a Developer Advocate for InfluxData with a passion for making data beautiful with the use of Data Analytics, AI, and Machine Learning. She takes the data that she collects, does a mix of research, exploration, and engineering to translate the data into something of function, value, and beauty. When she is not behind a screen, you can find her outside drawing, stretching, boarding, or chasing after a soccer ball.

Chris Churilo
Director of Product Marketing, InfluxData

Chris Churilo is responsible for Product Marketing at InfluxData. Prior to joining InfluxData, she defined and designed a SaaS monitoring solution at Centroid, and prior to that she was the VP of product management at iPass and was the LOB for several cloud services that required her to track the business and operational metrics and analytics to help identify and resolve issues.

Chris Goller
Architect, InfluxData

As an Architect with 20 years of experience, Chris Goller brings tremendous energy & expertise to InfluxData. In particular, Chris likes to try out using new technologies and sharing his learnings with the staff at InfluxData as well as with the community.

Daniella Pontes
Senior Manager Product Marketing, InfluxData

Daniella Pontes is part of the product marketing team in InfluxData, San Francisco. She started her career in telecommunications, wireless technology and global Internet service provisioning. As security became a major concern for enterprises, she worked on enterprise policy management, SaaS and data encryption solutions. Prior to joining InfluxData, she spent some years living in Japan, Germany, and Brazil, working for an online agency developing and managing the Brazilian market. Having worked in various market segments, from embedded smart antenna technology to Internet security and e-commerce doing product management, partnerships, marketing and business development, she has a broad experience working cross-functionally and with customers and partners.

Daniella is passionate about nature, art, and science. She dearly loves animals and plants, being a strong advocate for preservation, open and green spaces. In her free time, she loves reading, writing and chatting with friends about social fairness while enjoying a cup of coffee.

Erik Laubacher
VP of IIoT, Sightline

Erik Laubacher joined the Sightline team after working on the digital transformation for Barrick Gold Corporation, the largest gold mining company in the world. Mr. Laubacher created the Analytics & Unified Operations (Au OPS) concept, designed to move mining out of the slow-to-respond command and control mindset to an “eyes-on, hands-off” experience for rapid response to changes.

Frederick Van Leeckwyck
Co-Founder and the Business Development Manager, Factry.io

Frederik Van Leeckwyck, is the Co-Founder & BD manager at Factry.IO. Factry.IO is a solution that provides real-time & historical insights to everyone in a factory environment – from the plant manager to the operator all using open source technologies. His many years of experience in the Industrial IoT industry has made him realize that the industry needed a fresh approach to control & automation.

Ivan Kudibal
Co-Founder & Engineering Manager, Bonitoo.io

Ivan is an ex-Systinet guy, seasoned software engineer. Prior to Bonitoo, he played the role of the section level manager and an engineering leader for HPE Systinet and HPE Enterprise Maps products at HPE Software. Ivan holds a degree in computer science from the University of Economics in Prague.

Jacob Marble
Software Engineer, InfluxData

Jacob Marble is a Software Engineer on the storage team at InfluxData. His recent focus has been Influx Cloud 2.0: Kubernetes, observability, developer productivity. He is handy with Golang, Java, and Python, and does not mind a little C.

Jason Sewell
Co-Founder & Business Development, Sudokrew

Jason Sewell is co-founder and Cloud Solutions Architect/DevSecOps Engineer for Sudokrew, with over 15 years of web application development and distributed systems programming experience. Jason is a pro at delivering secure, dependable, high-quality, performant, and scalable solutions. He’s also the co-founder/instructor of DevLeague, currently studying for his OSCP and enjoys doing bug bounties in his spare time. Jason is driven to improve web technology for meaningful organizations that are trying to better the world with cloud-based, security-focused and data-driven solutions.

Matt Toback
VP of Customer Experience, Grafana

Matt started his career as CFO of a global managed hosting provider, Voxel dot Net. Following a successful capital raise, he focused on product design, development and revenue growth as CEO of Ubersmith, a wholly owned subsidiary, culminating in a successful exit of both companies to Internap (NASDAQ: INAP) in 2012. Prior to joining Grafana Labs, Matt was a partner at Capacity, a UX and Design agency specializing in SaaS and Internet infrastructure.

Sonia Gupta
Developer Advocate, InfluxData

Sonia Gupta is currently a software developer in Denver, CO. Prior to becoming a developer, Sonia was a lawyer in Louisiana. She served as a Public Defender in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, then as a Prosecutor, and finally as an Assistant Attorney General doing torts and Civil Rights litigation.

Sonia is an outspoken advocate of diversity and inclusion in tech and in life. She is passionate about fostering empathetic and effective communication on engineering teams, and believes that even if tech can’t always change the world, technologists absolutely can.

Steve Moreton
Global Head of Product Management, CJC Ltd.

Steve is a trusted advisor to senior market data executives globally. With over 17 years’ experience in the capital markets, he operates across account management, business development and product innovation. Steve is an advocate of cloud platform technology, ITOA and standardized middleware messaging.

Thom Crowe
Community Manager, InfluxData

Thom lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife and daughter. When not helping to connect and build the InfluxData community, he enjoys writing, podcasting, cooking, and spreading his somewhat unhealthy Christmas obsession with everyone.

Tony Gaskell
Full Stack Developer, Sudokrew

Tony Gaskell is Sudokrew’s Lead Software Engineer, with broad experience in systems engineering for the renewable energy industry. He’s lead our software team in building a suite of energy monitoring applications for mobile and desktop, as well as developing testing standards for high-performance application infrastructure. Tony is a true Ravenclaw, and passionate about furthering his knowledge of software engineering for the modern web.