Keynote Speaker

Len BassLen Bass, Ph.D.

Len Bass is an award-winning author who has lectured widely around the world. His books on software architecture are standards. His new book on DevOps is, in the words of an Amazon reviewer, “the first DevOps book that shows a realistic and achievable view of the full implementation of DevOps.” He has over 50 years’ experience in software development, 25 of those at the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon. He also worked for three years at NICTA in Australia and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches a course in DevOps. His interest in DevOps is recent and a result of his association Data61 in Australia.

Invited Speaker

Carol Woody, Ph.D.
Technical Lead, Survivability Analysis
Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Carol Woody has been a senior member of the technical staff since 2001. Currently she is the technical lead of the Survivability Analysis team, whose research focuses on cyber security engineering: building capabilities in defining, acquiring, developing, measuring, managing, and sustaining secure software for highly complex networked systems as well as systems of systems.


Adam NicholsAdam Nichols, Principal Vulnerability Researcher

Adam is one of the founders of DC949 and has been hacking on things for over a
decade.  Previous shenanigans include but are not limited to: breaking
reCAPTCHA with an accuracy of 99.1%, turning Twitter into a filesystem, and
co-founding Open Capture The Flag (OCTF) at DEF CON.  As a day job, he works for Grimm finding 0-days and helping get them fixed.  His favorite kind of vulnerabilities are the design flaws.  Why? Because one does not simply release a patch for a design flaw!


Christopher DeRobertis
Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM)


Christopher V. DeRobertis is Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) and Secure Engineering in Test/cybersecurity subject matter expert for the Server & Storage System Test organization, IBM Systems. STSM is a prestigious position within IBM and represents one of the highest technical roles within the company. As an STSM and security specialist, he has the opportunity to work with different teams on security and data privacy across a broad spectrum of IBM server, storage, cloud, mobile, and application products and solutions.


The rest of our program details will be available soon.