Chris Nguyen CEO

Chris Nguyen

CEO and Co-Founder

Chris Nguyen is the CEO and Co-founder of LogDNA, a Kubernetes-based multi-cloud log management company that he co-founded in 2016. Chris’ leadership led to LogDNA to be named a Forbes 2019 Cloud 100 Rising Star. Prior to LogDNA, Chris founded two other companies with Lee Liu: TeamSave, a joint venture with eBay Classified Group, and JobLoft, which was acquired by onTargetjobs/Warburg Pincus Portfolio. He served as CEO of both companies. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Technology from Ryerson University.

    Topics:

  • Scaling Business
  • DevOps Trends
  • The Future of DevOps

Kris Bondi

CMO

Kris Bondi is the CMO of LogDNA, a leader in multi-cloud and on-premise log management solutions. Before joining LogDNA, Kris served as CMO for Bitnami, a leader in Kubernetes and container-based end-to-end application tooling that was acquired by VMware in May 2019. As CMO of Neura, an AI/ML company, she led efforts to acquire the company’s first 1,000,000 users within nine months and it being named a Gartner Cool Vendor for AI. While serving as Iron.io’s Vice President of Global Marketing, Kris helped establish “serverless computing” as an industry term, spearheaded the company’s analyst outreach that led to being named a Gartner Cool Vendor in iPaaS, and drove pipeline growth that positioned Iron.io for acquisition. Among her career highlights was, as a stringer for the Harrisburg Patriot, covering Nelson Mandela’s first speech in the United States. Kris holds a BA in Communication Rhetoric and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

    Topics and Abstracts:

  • Calming the Chaos of Data Everywhere
  • Marketing Best Practices
  • AI’s use in the physical world
  • Business Growth Trends

Laura Santamaria

Developer Advocate

As LogDNA’s Developer Advocate, Laura Santamaria loves to learn and explain how things work. She bridges the gap between external developers and SREs and internal engineering teams. Prior to LogDNA, Laura worked as a Software Developer at Rackspace where she owned Deconst, an open-source documentation delivery platform, and MC’ed Rackspace’s internal technical conference. Apart from work, she helps host tech Meetups, teaches Python for Women Who Code, and volunteers with DevOpsDays, all in her city of Austin, TX. She likes to talk about devops practices, Kubernetes, and best practices for logging. Outside of tech, Laura runs, plays with her dogs, throws discs, and watches clouds—the real kind. Laura holds a Bachelors in the Science of Earth Systems from Cornell University.

    Topics and Abstracts:

  • Logging Best Practices
  • Troubleshooting
  • DevOps Best Practices and New Trends

Muaz Siddiqui

Principal Software Engineer

Muaz Siddiqui is a Principal Software Engineer with LogDNA. Muaz’s ardent focus is on solving fundamental big data problems, including search and data pipelines. He created LogDNA’s data pipeline from scratch and scaled it to handle petabytes of data a day. Prior to LogDNA, Muaz created startups focused on content generation and distribution. He contributes to open-source projects, regularly shares his experience of tackling big data problems, and is passionate about human-computer interfaces. Muaz recently presented at DevOps World 2019 and on a LogDNA webinar discussing Elasticsearch Index Manager. He holds a BA in Computer Science and a BA in Neurobiology from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Topics and Abstracts:

  • Scaling Software
Ryan Staatz

Ryan Staatz

Head of DevOps

Ryan Staatz is the Head of DevOps at LogDNA, where he migrated the company’s infrastructure from VMs to Kubernetes. His team partners with large enterprise companies like IBM to establish stability across deployments, expand LogDNA’s compliance repertoire, and improve observability at scale. Ryan presents frequently on scaling Elasticsearch on Kubernetes, handling challenges with a multi-cloud infrastructure, running Kubernetes on bare metal, and managing dozens of separate production environments. Prior to LogDNA, Ryan has worked at enterprise companies like WhatsApp and continues to have a passion for his contributions at startups. Ryan holds a BS in Human Biology from Stanford University.

    Topics and Abstracts:

  • Scaling Elasticsearch on Kubernetes
  • DevOps Best Practices

Peter Cho

VP, Product Management

Peter Cho is the VP of Product Management at LogDNA, a leader in logging for multi-cloud, on-premise, and Kubernetes. Previously, Peter served as VP of Product Management at Manifold.co, where he led product development on a cloud-native developer tools marketplace, building out a series of APIs, integrations, and dashboards while simultaneously scaling up the partner ecosystem from scratch. As the Head of Heroku’s Ecosystem Program (a Salesforce company), Peter owned and scaled a partner ecosystem of 150+ third party vendors and developed partnerships with Facebook (via Parse) and Slack to increase mutual developer adoption. He has also advised a number of developer-focused companies including Ionic, SendGrid and Twilio on how to build and scale their own developer ecosystems. Peter holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.

    Topics and Abstracts:

  • Why Today’s Top Technology will Fail Tomorrow
  • The Product Development Approach for the Hyper-growth Generation
  • Overcoming Infrastructure Everywhere