Speakers

Meet the 2023 Crunch Conference line-up!

Tickets Schedule
Crunch 2023 - Jordan Tigani
Jordan Tigani
Co-Founder & Chief Duck-Herder at MotherDuck
Crunch 2023 - MotherDuck

Jordan is co-founder and chief duck-herder at MotherDuck, a startup building a serverless analytics platform based on DuckDB. He spent a decade working on Google BigQuery, as a founding engineer, book author, engineering leader, and product leader.  More recently, as SingleStore’s Chief Product Officer, Jordan helped them build a cloud-native SaaS business. Jordan has also worked at Microsoft...

Crunch 2023 - Susannah Shattuck
virtual speaker
Susannah Shattuck
Head of Product at Credo AI
Crunch 2023 - Credo AI

Susannah Shattuck is Head of Product at Credo AI, where she builds AI governance tools that help organizations design, develop, and deploy Responsible AI at scale. She has been working in MLOps and AI governance for the last seven years; her passion for Responsible AI can be traced back to her days on the IBM Watson implementations team, where she saw firsthand all of the things that can go wrong ...

Crunch 2023 - Pardis Noorzad
Pardis Noorzad
CEO at General Folders

Pardis Noorzad is CEO at General Folders, making business collaboration simple and secure. She led a team at Twitter covering consumer data science. Pardis built products in growth stage fintech and digital health and early stage AI companies....

Crunch 2023 - Matthew Housley
Matthew Housley
CTO at Ternary Data

Matt Housley holds a Ph.D. in mathematics and is co-author of the bestselling O’Reilly book Fundamentals of Data Engineering. He began learning about computers on 8-bit machines, such as the Commodore 64 and Apple IIc, and eventually learned Python through teaching mathematics before working as a data scientist and engineer. He currently writes, trains, consults, and podcasts on data engineering, ...

Crunch 2023 - Radovan Bacovic
Radovan Bacovic
Staff Data Engineer at GitLab

Radovan Bacovic is a Staff Data Engineer at GitLab coming from Serbia.Radovan is an experienced Data Engineer and international Conference speaker. Forever eager to discover new data technologies in an agile environment. He armoured himself with profound application development background in large international companies around the globe, with a strong focus on the open-source community.He is a pa...

Crunch 2023 - Sonja Ericsson
Sonja Ericsson
Senior Software Engineer at Spotify

Sonja Ericsson, a senior software engineer, has dedicated the past five years to her role at Spotify. For three of those years, she has been a part of the Data Platform team, where she focuses on empowering engineers to productively transform data into business value. Notably, she and her team have embraced the open-source workflow orchestration platform, Flyte, which has become a important produc...

Crunch 2023 - Philip Weiss
Philip Weiss
Senior Software Engineer at Airbnb
Crunch 2023 - Airbnb

Philip Weiss is a software engineer on the Metric Infrastructure team at Airbnb, where he works on Airbnb’s metrics platform, Minerva. Philip focuses on building tooling to help metric producers quickly author, validate, backfill, and iterate on Metrics. He has also led GDPR compliance and cost reduction efforts for Airbnb’s data infrastructure. Philip holds a bachelors and masters degree in Compu...

Crunch 2023 - Emilie Schario
virtual speaker
Emilie Schario
Founder & CEO at Turbine

Emilie is CEO & Co-Founder at Turbine, financial software for companies that manage physical inventories. Turbine solves the hardest inventory problems for multi-channel businesses, helping them order the right items at the right time and operate more efficiently across procurement, inventory, supply chain/operations, and accounting workflows.   She also writes a semi-regular Substack on ...

Crunch 2023 - Lea Pica
Lea Pica
Data Storytelling Advocate + Trainer at Story-Driven Data

Lea Pica is a data analyst turned Data Storytelling Advocate and international keynote speaker who teaches how to present data and inspire action to thousands of data and marketing practitioners.She is the author of the Present Beyond Measure (out Sept 26th), creator of the PICA Protocol data storytelling methodology, and hosts the "Present Beyond Measure Show" podcast....

Crunch 2023 - Jean-Mathieu Saponaro
Jean-Mathieu Saponaro
Data & Analytics Engineering Manager at Datadog
Crunch 2023 - Datadog

Jean-Mathieu Saponaro is an engineering manager in the Data and Analytics department at Datadog. JM joined Datadog in 2015 when it was a startup of 100 employees. As the founding member of the Internal Analytics team, he served alternatively as Data Analyst, Analytics Engineer, and Data Engineer before taking on leadership roles. Today JM is leading the teams enabling self-serve analytics within D...

Crunch 2023 - Marek Suppa
Marek Suppa
Principal Data Scientist/Engineer at Slido/Cisco

Marek stumbled upon AI as a teenager when building soccer-playing robots and quickly realized he is not smart enough to do all the programming by himself. Since then, he's been figuring out ways to make machines learn by themselves, particularly from text. When trying to apply some of these at Slido, an audience interaction platform, he accidentally found himself building a Data Warehouse and beco...

Crunch 2023 - Caitlin Moorman
Caitlin Moorman
Director of Product Analytics at Indigo Ag

Caitlin is Director of Product Analytics at Indigo Ag, where she helps build digital products that increase farm profitability via sustainable growing practices. She is also an editor and admin for Locally Optimistic, a blog and community for data practitioners. Prior to Indigo Ag, she spent a decade leading data teams in early- and mid-stage startups. When she’s not thinking about how to build he...

Crunch 2023 - Kelly Burdine
Kelly Burdine
Director of Data Science & Analytics at Wellthy

Kelly Burdine is the Director of Data Science & Analytics at Wellthy, a health tech startup revolutionizing the way families care for their loved ones and themselves. Kelly’s data team is focused on building out data infrastructure that scales with the rapid growth of Wellthy and its evolving business as well as providing clients and leaders with the data and insights they need to make informe...

Crunch 2023 - Irina Loginova
Irina Loginova
Delivery Manager at EPAM

Irina Loginova has 10 years+ experience in managing both software and infrastructure projects using waterfall, agile and hybrid approaches. In 2022 she was recognized as a value creator and received a CEO Award for bringing great results to the customers, strengthening company’s authority on the market and winning new engagements. Successful establishment and maintaining data-driven delivery helpe...

Crunch 2023 - Maryna Didkovska
Maryna Didkovska
Quality Engineering Director at EPAM

Maryna Didkovska is a Quality Engineering Director at EPAM Systems. As a Test Manager, Delivery manager and Software automation engineer, Maryna has managed teams to build scalable testing process on a projects with over 600 participants , develop testing ecosystems on Enterprise level, find solutions to quality architectural challenges, and coached others be experts and leaders. Being PhD in Soft...

Crunch 2023 - Gábor Nádai aka Mefi
Gábor Nádai aka Mefi
Engineering Director at Bitrise

Engineering Director at Bitrise. Before that, he was VP of Engineering at ingatlancom. He’s been a successful blogger since 2005 touching both professional and unofficial matters. He is the founder of the Leadership Meetup Budapest group and member of the Stretch Conference expert team. In 2018, he was awarded Young Leader of the Year in the Hungarian SME sector....

Crunch 2023 - Karolina Tóth aka Fancy
Karolina Tóth aka Fancy
Freelance IT Culture & Communications Consultant, Coach

Freelance IT Culture & Communications Consultant, Coach - she’s been in the Hungarian IT sector for 8 years and has been working for 17 (hard for her to admit). She’s a subject matter expert in the Stertch conference organizer’s team and she hosts the successful Level-up Engineering podcast, interviewing internationally known IT leaders biweekly....

Crunch 2023 - David Schneidhoffer  aka kisPocok
David Schneidhoffer aka kisPocok
Engineering Manager at Hopin

Husband, dad, and a spaniel owner all at once. Index.hu, Ustream/IBM, Bitrise alumnus. Right now he works as an engineering manager leading the DevEx Platform team of Hopin’s StreamYard. Professional beginner-surfer....

Crunch 2023 - Wittmann Ádám
Wittmann Ádám
Driver Experience Group Leader at Bosch

Adam is in the Automotive SW industry for more, than 7 years now. His focus is on ensuring project delivery and meeting project goals, while building and keeping sustainably working teams. Working for 5+ years in Driver Assistance field he has background in SW development, team coaching and technical leadership, delivering road safety features to several manufacturers. Currently he is leading a gr...

Crunch 2023 - Nassim Ibrouchene
Nassim Ibrouchene
Lean Agile Leader – Product Line Radar at Continental Autonomous Mobility Hungary

Nassim boasts over 10 years of extensive experience in the ADAS domain with a primary focus on the development of the perception software stack for RADAR sensors. His work spans over more than 3 generations of RADAR sensors at Continental, delivering results to countless vehicle manufacturers worldwide.He is currently serving as the Head of the Product Line Radar Organization in Budapest....

Crunch 2023 - Alice Walther-Wosnitzka
Alice Walther-Wosnitzka
Employee Portal Manager at ZEISS

Alice Walther-Wosnitzka, originally a political scientist, has been working at ZEISS for 16 years - a great company, as she says, not only with great products, but also with a broad opportunity to develop oneself. And that's very important to her when you're at home in a company for a long time. Today, she is responsible as a product owner for the global employee portal and enterprise search, wher...

Crunch 2023 - Zsolt Vadócz
Zsolt Vadócz
Head of Digitalisation at K&H

Zsolt graduated in economics, but throughout his 20-year career he has always worked close to IT and innovation. He was responsible for delivery of major projects, project office and then management of the entire IT area in a commercial bank for 10+ years. Currently, he leads the Innovation Directorate of K&H, where he and his team work on the development of "classic" digital channels and the ...

Crunch 2023 - Abhash Sinha
Abhash Sinha
NLP Engineer at ZEISS

Abhash Sinha is an experienced Artificial Intelligence professional with a Master's degree in the field. He is passionate about Artificial Intelligence and has an extensive work experience in NLP domain. He has recently joined Zeiss as an NLP Engineer, where his focus is primarily on LLMs and their application. He is also an avid traveler who relishes exploring the diverse landscapes and cultures ...

Crunch 2023 - Zoltán Tar
Zoltán Tar
Enterprise Architect at K&H Bank

Zoltan has 25 years+ experience with 18 years+ of architecture experiences. He is a member of the K&H Enterprise Architecture team, working on various strategic topics, including startegic target architecture, EA team internal communication, EA repositories, etc. and also supporting the new K&H IT capabilities required for Rapid Business Solutions....

Crunch 2023 - Ádám Gajdi
Ádám Gajdi
Head of Solution in ICT Digital Directorate at K&H Bank

Ádám has 15 years+ experience in IT solution delivery addressing customer needs. He is now leading the solution team of ICT Digital Directorate at K&H Bank. His mission is to design and deliver innovative solutions for bank customers....

Crunch 2023 - Gergely Barthó
Gergely Barthó
Head of Digital Innovation Solutions Development at K&H Bank

Gergely has 25+ years of experience in IT in various positions and sectors. He has delivered IT solutions in healthcare, telecommunications and banking. Gergely and his team are currently responsible for the design and implementation of innovative IT solutions in the digital channels domain, including mobile banking and e-banking, as well as for Kate, the digital assistant of K&H....

Crunch 2023 - Dénes Ozorai
Dénes Ozorai
Head of ICT Development at K&H

Dénes, with 20 years of experience in the IT and Financial(Banking) sector, is an accomplished professional known for strategic ICT planning, budget management, and project leadership. His expertise encompasses integrated banking solutions, ICT Operations and DEVOPS transformations, reflecting his commitment to driving efficiency improvements and lean transformations in organizations....

Crunch Conference is going to be organized with 4 other tech conferences that together create Compass Tech Summit. Check out all the speakers!