Juan Pan, CTO and Co-Founder at SphereEx

 Beijing, China

 Hero since 2021

Juan Pan (Trista) is the CTO and Co-Founder of SphereEx, an open source commercial SaaS start-up backed by some of the world’s top VCs. Previously she was a Senior DBA at JD Technology, where she was responsible for the design and development of JD Digital Science and Technology’s intelligent database platform.

Juan now focuses on distributed databases & middleware ecosystems and is strongly committed to open source. She serves as an Apache ShardingSphere Project Management Committee member, as well as a mentor on various other Apache incubation projects. She was a recipient of the 2020 and 2021 “China OSCAR Open Source Pioneer" award, and frequently speaks at relevant conferences in the fields of databases & database architecture, including at AWS Summit Shanghai and AWS Dev Days.

Juan loves to encourage more women to pursue careers in technology, and she regularly shares her empowering journey from open source contributor to CTO at events such as the AWS She Builds Summit. She is also praised by students for her mentorship efforts at initiatives including Google Summer of Code and Anita B. Org’s Grace Hopper Celebration.

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