The NDC London Agenda Committee

The people behind the NDC London 2018 agenda.

Sam Newman

Sam Newman is interested in technology at the intersection of things, from development, to ops, to security, usability and organisations. After over a decade at ThoughtWorks he is now an independent consultant. Sam is the author of "Building Microservices" from O'Reilly. He has worked with a variety of companies in multiple domains around the world, often with one foot in the developer world, and another in the IT operations space.

Mathew McLoughlin

Mathew McLoughlin is an independent consultant from the North of England specialising in DDD, CQRS and Event Sourcing. He has been working in software for the past 12 years for a variety of different companies, often responsible for the implementing architecture. He has presented at multiple conferences around the globe and is an active member in the open source community.

Dylan Beattie

Dylan Beattie is a systems architect and software developer. He's been building interactive web applications on the Microsoft stack since the days of Windows NT 4. Today his main interests are HTTP APIs, user experience design, and distributed systems. Dylan lives and works in London and when he's not writing code he plays guitar and writes songs about code.

Giles Alexander

An engineering lead, and software engineer. He works at Anthemis, a FinTech specialist VC, as Director of Technology where he helps with investments and builds new businesses. He specialises in technology that creates innovative, disruptive businesses. He’s previously worked at R&D companies, AI startups, and as a consultant for ThoughtWorks. His interests are in modern web applications, programming languages, and the ability for technology to empower and liberate humanity.

Jakob Bradford

Jakob is the general manager of the NDC conferences. His role in the committee is making sure we don’t select more speakers than we can fit in the agenda which is a hard job with so many good suggestions (even with 5 tracks). He sometimes nags about budgets, but the committee usually doesn’t care.

Kjersti Sandberg

Kjersti Sandberg is the founder of ProgramUtvikling AS, and has organized the NDC Conference from the very beginning. Her daily job is with the professional areas of sale, marketing and business development. Here role within this year`s agenda committee has been to liaise with speakers and present good ideas.