for engineers,
by engineers

what to expect

ICCON is a series of technical conferences and meetups to build and engage a community of engineers with the next infrastructure mindset.

15+ industry experts
sharing their knowledge and real-world experiences. Hear success stories, case studies and best practices from companies including from Google, LinkedIn, Nvidia, Adobe, Confluent, Cockroach Labs and Target just to name a few.

Technical talks that span four tracks
including Network Engineering, Systems, Data & Machine Learning, and Site Reliability Engineering.

Q&A opportunities with every speaker

agenda

day 1

On Day 1 of ICCON, you’ll learn how Target and other organizations are adapting open source software and building incredible infrastructure to best equip a high scale evolving enterprise.

day 2

Day 2 of ICCON is calling all those who want to seize more control of their architecture and engineering practices, ensuring ops shifts from managing technology to managing innovation for enhanced team and customer experiences.

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meet the speakers

day 1

Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara

EVP and CIO, Target

Mike McNamara

EVP and CIO, Target
Mike McNamara is responsible for the strategic direction and management of Target’s enterprise technology systems that elevate the shopping experience for Target’s guests and team members. Mike also leads Target’s technology roadmap and enterprise data analytics and business intelligence strategy.
Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan

Editor in Chief, ZDNet and
Editorial Director, TechRepublic

Larry Dignan

Editor in Chief, ZDNet and
Editorial Director, TechRepublic
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Interactive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine.
Roopaa Prabhu

Roopa Prabhu

Director of Engineering, NVIDIA Mellanox

Roopa Prabhu

Director of Engineering, NVIDIA Mellanox
Roopa leads Linux networking for Cumulus Linux and co-leads the OCP networking project. She contributes to Linux kernel networking and Debian projects and is passionate about open source. Her primary focus areas in the Linux kernel are Linux bridge, Netlink, VxLAN, Lightweight tunnels.
Archna Haylock

Archna Haylock

Director, OCP

Archna Haylock

Director, OCP
Archna has over 25 years of account executive experience delivering over-quota sales performance, leading team revenue growth and discovering new markets.
Bill Carter

Bill Carter

Chief Technology Officer,
Open Compute Project

Bill Carter

Chief Technology Officer,
Open Compute Project
Bill is CTO for the Open Compute Project. Joining OCP in 2016 after years of serving on the organization’s Incubation Committee, Bill brings over 35 years of industry experience in a variety of architecture, engineering and product management roles.
Frans VanRooyen

Frans Van Rooyen

Sr. Architect II, Adobe

Frans Van Rooyen

Sr. Architect II, Adobe
Frans brings over 20 years of systems engineering experience to his current position at Adobe where he works as a Sr. Architect, leading teams to build out the next generation of private and public cloud platform using DevOps practices for Adobe’s Digital Experience Business Unit.
Kapil Surlaker

Kapil Surlaker

Vice President of Engineering, LinkedIn

Kapil Surlaker

Vice President of Engineering, LinkedIn
Kapil Surlaker is the leader of the Analytics Platforms & Apps (APA) team and a Vice President within LinkedIn’s Engineering organization. His team builds the analytics platforms and related applications that LinkedIn uses to derive near-limitless insights and intelligence from data.
Haylie Helmold

Haylie Helmold

Senior Engineer, Target

Haylie Helmold

Senior Engineer, Target
Haylie Helmold is a Senior Engineer working in Target’s infrastructure engineering space. The Target Application Platform (TAP) has been the main focus of her career since starting at Target in January of 2018. She chose to work on TAP because of the unique experience it offers Target engineers.
Dan Woodds

Dan Woods

Distinguished Engineer, Target

Dan Woods

Distinguished Engineer, Target
Dan Woods is a Distinguished Engineer at Target and works in the infrastructure organization of Target Technology Services where he focuses on building the low-level systems that power the Target Retail Platform.

day 2

Hari Govind

Hari Govind

Senior Vice President,
Infrastructure, Target

Hari Govind

Senior Vice President,
Infrastructure, Target
Hari Govind is Senior Vice President of Infrastructure at Target. He’s responsible for cloud and compute, network connectivity, data centers, field engineering and the data systems that power Target’s stores, online channels, distribution centers and enterprise locations.
Kelsey Hightower

Kelsey Hightower

Principal Engineer, Google Cloud

Kelsey Hightower

Principal Engineer, Google Cloud
Kelsey Hightower is a Principal Engineer at Google working on Google’s Cloud Platform. He has helped develop and refine many Google Cloud Products including Google’s Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Functions, and Apigees’s API Gateway.
Alex Gallego

Alex Gallego

Founder & CEO, Vectorized

Alex Gallego

Founder & CEO, Vectorized
12 years in streaming. Previously Principal Engineer @ Akamai. Founder & CTO of Concord.io - a C++ Stream Processing engine sold to Akamai in 2016.
Gwen Shapira

Gwen Shapira

Principal Data Architect, Confluent

Gwen Shapira

Principal Data Architect, Confluent
Gwen is an engineering leader at Confluent, managing the cloud-native Kafka team. She has 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures. Gwen is an author of ‘Kafka - the Definitive Guide’ and a committer on the Apache Kafka project.
Nate Stewart

Nate Stewart

Chief Product Officer, Cockroach Labs

Nate Stewart

Chief Product Officer, Cockroach Labs
Nate is the Chief Product Officer at Cockroach Labs, the makers of CockroachDB: the cloud-native SQL database that helps companies scale fast, survive anything and thrive everywhere. He also serves on Cockroach Labs' board of directors.
David Templin

David Templin

Senior Engineer, Shipt

David Templin

Senior Engineer, Shipt
David Templin is a Senior Engineer with Shipt. He is a member of the Member Payments Engineering team which maintains a suite of services related to payment collection.
John Allspaw

John Allspaw

Co-founder, Adaptive Capacity Labs

John Allspaw

Co-founder, Adaptive Capacity Labs
John Allspaw has worked in software systems engineering and operations for over 20 years. John’s publications include the books ‘The Art of Capacity Planning (2009)’ and ‘Web Operations (2010)’ as well as the forward to ‘The DevOps Handbook’. His 2009 Velocity talk with Paul Hammond, ‘10+ Deploys Per Day: Dev and Ops Cooperation’ helped start the DevOps movement.
Kate Blanchard

Kate Blanchard

Director of Engineering,
Site Reliability Engineering, Target

Kate Blanchard

Director of Engineering,
Site Reliability Engineering, Target
Kate Blanchard is a Director of Engineering, Site Reliability Engineering at Target. For the past year she has led a team of Site Reliability engineers focused on the Store Guest Checkout experience.
John Engelman

John Engelman

Director of Technology, Compute Services, Target

John Engelman

Director of Technology, Compute Services, Target
John Engelman is the Director of Technology for Compute Services at Target in Minneapolis, MN. In this role, he oversees the development and operation of Target’s compute and application platforms across on-premise, public cloud and edge locations.