The NDC London Agenda Committee

The people behind the NDC London 2020 agenda.

Evelina Gabasova

Evelina is a data scientist and a machine learning researcher, passionate about making data science understandable and accessible to everyone. She works as a Senior Research Data Scientist in The Alan Turing Institute, the British national institute for data science. She originally started as a programmer but got interested in machine learning early on and did a mathematics PhD at the University of Cambridge.

Niall Merrigan

Niall is an Irish guy living in Norway. He works in Capgemini in Stavanger as the Head of CyberSecurity and is also a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP since 2010, Friend Of RedGate and general rugby nut (which means he shouts a lot). He has a passion for security, web technologies, cooking and whiskey.

Chris O'Dell

Chris has been developing software with Microsoft technologies for nearly fourteen years. She currently works at Monzo helping to build the future of banking. She has led teams delivering highly available Web APIs, distributed systems and cloud based services. She has also led teams developing internal build and deployment tooling using the unconventional mix of .Net codebases on AWS infrastructure. Chris has spoken, written books, and organised conferences on Continuous Delivery.

Shahid Iqbal

Shahid is an independent consultant and Microsoft MVP based in the UK and operating across the globe. With over a decade of experience in .NET he works with companies to help migrate their existing applications and processes to the Cloud.

Martin Thwaites

Martin is the VP of Engineering @ MAG-O, the Online arm of Manchester Airport Group. He runs the engineering function, delivering applications that serve over 25 million users a year, from Websites to Physical. Avid follower of open source, and clean coding principles, with a passion for dashboarding and data visualisation. Pushing DevOps (as a culture, not a role) wherever he goes.

Liam Westley

Liam Westley is the Head Of Engineering at Huddle where he works with some of the best .Net developers and UX designers to deliver world class collaboration software. He quite likes working just on the edge of The City as there is some fantastic food and coffee to be had within a few minutes walk.

Mark Rendle

Mark is the founder of RendleLabs, which is really just him playing with .NET Core, Docker, Azure, microservices and so on and then teaching other people about it and helping them build clean, stable, scalable solutions. He's been getting paid to do what he loves for nearly 30 years now, and still worries that somebody's going to notice and make him stop.

Ian Cooper

Polyglot Coding Architect in London, founder of #ldnug, speaker, tabletop gamer, geek. Tattooed, pierced, and bearded. The 'guv' on @BrighterCommand

Jessica White

Jessica is a software developer, international speaker & avid learner. Topics that they are interested in include community building, monitoring and continuous improvement of systems. They are a Director and Co-Founder of DDD East Midlands, a technology conference which will take place in 2019.

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.

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. He sometimes nags about budgets, but the committee usually doesn’t care.