APN Ambassadors of Asia Pacific
Yash Acharya is a Solutions Architect at BlazeClan Technologies, a born-in-the-cloud AWS Premier Consulting Partner company. Yash has a wide range of experience in handling large scale migration and devops transformation projects. He is a strong believer in trying new technologies and helping his clients achieve new technology excellence.
Ryan is a Solutions Architect at TechConnect IT Solutions, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner. As a Software Development and DevOps specialist, Ryan excels in building decoupled microservice architectures in AWS. He is passionate about creating Serverless architectures for clients and is very proud to have reduced their monthly bills to single digits.
Mike Bentzen helps customers plan and implement their cloud journey. He is passionate about delivering solutions and driving innovation for customers. Mike focuses on building scalable, highly available, and well-designed solutions leveraging AWS. He is also a certified AWS Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer professional.
Senior Solutions Architect, Asia
Hitesh has over 15 years of industry experience and has delivered IT Transformation projects with large multi-national clients in Southeast Asia, Europe, China, and India. He has worked for or alongside some of the world's leading technology organizations including: Rackspace, Accenture, Avanade, SoftwareOne, and HCL technologies.
National Cloud Lead, Consulting Director
James is a Consulting Director at Modis and has lead teams in Europe, US, and Australia in Higher Education, Finance, Advertising, and Government. He created the cloud-based Advara Land Registry as a Service, is a volunteer Debian Linux developer, a regular presenter at security and cloud conferences, and holds eight separate AWS certifications.
Global Technical Lead
Jared is the Global Technical Lead at base2Services, an AWS DevOps Competency Partner focused on accelerating businesses that utilise cloud technologies. Jared is an AWS Certified Professional with over four years of experience working with a range of customers to rapidly and securely deliver innovative cloud-based solutions on AWS.
Manager, Managed Public Cloud Onboarding Engineering (ANZ)
Chris Buckley manages the Australian Managed Public Cloud Deployment Engineering team at Rackspace, a 2018 worldwide leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers. Chris has worked as an engineer, consultant, and architect on a variety of projects on AWS.
Brent Cetinich is dedicated to providing a secure AWS environment and a CI/CD pipeline for application delivery. This allows his clients the freedom to unlock developer potential in an enterprise environment to deliver business value faster and more securely.
Nivlesh Chandra is an Infrastructure Consultant at Kloud Solutions (Sydney, Australia), an AWS Premier Partner and part of Telstra Corporation (Australia). Nivlesh works in both presales and delivery, specialising in DevOps at Kloud Solutions. He is also an AWS Certified Well-Architected Review practitioner.
Cloud Solution Consultant
Parichat has been an AWS cloud solution consultant at MFEC for the past two years. Her responsibilities are gathering customer requirements, converting them to an AWS cloud solution, implementing the solution, and designing the operation workflow. She is also a guest speaker at various universities in Thailand, encouraging students to start using AWS services.
Dávur is a DevOps engineer at Innablr in Melbourne. He has been an active AWS user since the first Asia-Pacific region launched in 2010. By day he helps clients embrace the Cloud and all the opportunities that come with it. By night he also tinkers on any number of lightweight, low-cost, serverless, and fun side projects on AWS.
Chief Cloud Officer
Greg has a passion for technology and the role it plays now and in the future. He has many years of experience in hardware, software, people, and process, spending most of his time developing next generation infrastructure, applications, and culture. He relentlessly pushes the boundaries to help businesses and people drive innovation.
Chris Coombs (based in Melbourne, Australia) is a Principal Cloud Architect for Datacom and co-organiser of the local AWS User Group. He is a consultant for an AWS Premier Partner and certified AWS Managed Services Provider. From migrations to serverless, Chris has experience across many industry verticals and solution spaces.
Shane Davis is a trusted advisor with over 30 years experience in IT. He makes digital transformation a reality for organisations striving to adopt cloud technologies and serverless solutions. He also works collaboratively with clients to understand their businesses and provides proven methodologies for maximising workload performance and reliability.
General Manager, Cloud, Data & Analytics QLD
Shane Day is a technology strategist passionate about assisting Australia's leading organisations to deliver digital solutions and compelling user experiences. Specialising in strategy, architecture, and solution delivery, Shane guides customers through the complexity of digital transformation enabled by the smart use of cloud services.
Ian is a Senior Consultant for Sourced Group in Singapore, working in the Asia-Pacific region. He has many years experience with AWS, and was named an AWS APN Cloud Warrior in 2017. With a strong background in software delivery, Ian specialises in helping financial institutions and large enterprises transform themselves for the cloud.
Cloud Technical Architect Manager
Paul is an experienced AWS consultant with over 24 years of industry experience. He is a thought leader with a wealth of knowledge from working with Government and Private Enterprises. His career spans operations, security, and projects. Adept at road mapping the cloud journey, Paul has successfully helped many customers achieve success with AWS.
Director of Strategy and Architecture
Adam Durbin is the Director of Strategy and Architecture and co-founder of AWS transformation consultancy at CMD Solutions. Adam has deep experience helping organisations progress their AWS best practice cloud adoption. He designs secure, scalable, and resilient platforms with modernised architecture patterns using an automate everything approach.
Tech Architecture Delivery Manager
Rengaprasath has over 15 years of banking infrastructure design and management experience. He has led technical project management for medium to large programs such as: transformation projects, global deployment, support, and automation teams, and cloud and infrastructure deployment and migration.
Mark Green is a specialist in architecture, implementation, re-factoring, and management of applications within the cloud. He focuses on the customer first to drive improvements that benefit both the customer and service provider. He is experienced in designing secure, highly scalable systems across insurance, mining, education, and government verticals.
Benjamin James Herron
Benjamin is an enterprise Cloud and DevOps consultant for the Financial Services and Aviation industries. He specialises in AWS with high-level and technical exposure to the management and delivery of business critical systems at scale. He is an achievement-driven, hands-on consultant with over 12 years experience delivering quality customer outcomes.
Albert is the Cloud and Big Data subject matter expert in APAC. Over the past 15 years he has focused on BI analytics, reporting and analysis, and Big Data (Hadoop) for enterprise, in a variety of industries throughout Asia. Albert speaks about cloud and big data technologies at national and international conferences, and AWS events.
Trent is a Lead DevOps Consultant at Cevo. He previously led product teams for an online media company in Australia. He has a strong infrastructure operations background with years of experience in architecture design, application optimisation & scaling, and database administration.
AWS Practice Lead
Guillaume is passionate about driving business outcomes using data and insights. He comes from a technology consulting background and has held the roles of developer, architect, tech lead, and is now involved in management and pre-sales activities. Guillaume currently leads the AWS Data and Analytics practice at Altis Consulting.
Darrell founded PolarSeven in 2013, an AWS Managed Services Partner. As an influencer for all things AWS, he runs the 4000-member AWS Sydney Meetup. Darrell helps customers accelerate their cloud journeys through Automation and IaC, ensuring best practice environments which are secure and cost-effective.
Cloud Solutions Architect
Steve has over twenty years of experience in software development and architecture in diverse industries such as: Resources, Government, Transport, Utilities and Telecommunications. His recent focus has been on Enterprise-level Cloud Integration Architecture, DevOps, and Security. Other interests include Enterprise Architecture and Service Oriented Architecture.
Partner – Cloud & Innovation
Sebastian is a Partner in the Deloitte Asia Pacific Cloud Practice, leading the delivery of advanced AWS solutions. Sebastian enjoys building high-performing teams focused on AWS-based cloud solutions. He holds nine AWS Certifications.
Principal Solutions Architect
Kogulan Ledanan is a Principal Solutions Architect at Cloudten Industries. He is a subject matter expert on Applied Intelligence Engineering, Cloud Security, and Automation in the Cloud. Kogulan helps customers gain critical insights from their data by leveraging machine learning techniques and Big Data workloads.
Yun Zhi Lin
Head of Engineering APAC
Yun is a technology leader specialising in Enterprise Cloud and Data strategies, People and Culture transformation, and Product speed to market through high order services. Yun has worked to transform over 13 organisations. He is also a veteran blogger and speaker at AWS Summit, ServerlessConf, and numerous meetups.
Yuri is a Principal Consultant at Sourced Group. He has been involved in several cloud transformation and large-scale application migration projects with Australia's biggest enterprises. His core expertise is in technologies and tools that allow companies to innovate faster while maintaining alignment with regulatory requirements for the most demanding industries.
Practice Director, Cloud Migrations
Josh is a versatile, results-oriented technologist with over 15 years experience in roles ranging from cloud transformation and solutions architecture to development leadership. He is passionate about driving forward technology and enabling businesses to utilise cloud platforms to drive innovation. He currently leads the AWS migration practice at Versent.
APAC Lead Solutions Architect
Jim is the the Accenture AWS Business Group APAC Lead Solutions Architect. He leads customers through the design and enablement process to leverage a wide range of AWS services in their IT estate. He works directly with AWS solution architects, client architects, and Accenture project teams to design a robust AWS architecture and help manage customer relationships.
Michael is an experienced AWS Solutions Architect and has been with enterpriseIT since 2006. He actively shares his knowledge through internet forums, presentations, writing posts for his blog, and creating demos and templates on GitHub. He is also the author of the s3cmd tool.
Scott has a background specialising in web applications and has consulted with Digital Agencies, NGOs, Telcos, Investment Banks, and Airlines in Sydney, London, Ghana, and Singapore. Currently, his interest lies in automation and serverless, with an eye for pragmatically applying them to good business outcomes. He has been using AWS since 2012.
Senior DevOps Engineer
Ian works in Sydney as a Senior DevOps Engineer at Kablamo, a cloud consultancy with a focus on delivering digital products and solutions. He previously managed infrastructure at Stan, an Australian streaming service. Between helping clients and attending meetups he enjoys building open-source projects with a focus on automation and AWS tooling.
AWS Infrastructure Consultant
Matthew is an experienced AWS Cloud and DevOps consultant and holds fives AWS certifications. He is currently an AWS Infrastructure Consultant for Kloud Solutions (a Telstra Company), focusing on cloud development, migrations, and enterprise adoption. He has architected and implemented multiple AWS projects during his career, primarily in the serverless and containerised spaces.
Cloud Services and DevOps Manager
Chris comes from a strong development background, but transitioned into operations and DevOps in recent years. He spent the majority of his career working in London, Berlin, and various parts of Africa in both development and DevOps technical team lead positions, with a heavy focus on AWS technologies throughout.
Kaushik is a Solutions Architect at BlazeClan Technologies, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner. He adopted Cloud Technology in early 2013 and, over the past seven years, has worked as a Cloud Developer, Pre-Sales Engineer, and Solutions Architect. He holds seven AWS certifications.
Jun is an ASEAN region Solutions Architect in the Accenture AWS Business Group. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional and AWS Well-Architected Framework review practitioner. His strengths include engaging clients for Cloud Migration assessment, leading DevOps Transformation, Cloud App Modernization, Data Lakes in the Cloud, and Cloud Native Development.
Vit Niennattrakul is the managing director of DailiTech, a consulting firm that helps partners and customers migrate to the cloud by delivering born-in-the-cloud and hybrid-cloud solutions. He holds a Ph.D. in time series data mining and is interested in AI/ML and natural language processing.
Cloud Solutions Architect
Bernd is a cloud architect in Accenture's Intelligent Cloud Infrastructure practice where he designs cost-effective and scalable architectures for clients moving into the cloud. He holds certifications across all three major cloud platforms, but focuses on AWS. Bernd also holds a Ph.D. and MS from the University of California, Irvine.
Managing Director – ASEAN
John is the Managing Director of Sourced Group. He has worked on large cloud programs within the enterprise since 2012 with a core focus on highly regulated environments such as: finance, aviation, media, and telecommunications. He is also a thought leader in cloud technology.
Director of Transformation and Delivery
Colin Passinet is an experienced people- and business-focused technologist. He helps teams and organizations achieve their business goals by delivering value quickly and efficiently through AWS services and solutions. Colin has been using AWS since 2010.
Manager, Cloud & Innovation
Scott is a Cloud Architecture Lead and Practice Manager at Deloitte Asia Pacific. He has a healthy obsession with AWS and is excited about serverless patterns and modern architectures. Scott has also organised events in New Zealand including the AWS User Group in Wellington and ServerlessDays in Auckland.
Mark Promnitz is the CTO at Itoc, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with DevOps and Financial Services competencies. Mark organises the Brisbane AWS User Group and brings over ten years of hands-on technical experience to the table with the last five years focused on diving deep into architecting, building, scaling, and running platforms on AWS.
Lead Cloud Engineer
Lucas is a Lead Cloud and Data Engineer with over 15 years of experience. His primary specialty is in architecting and designing full-stack, highly-available, multi-region AWS applications. He is also knowledgeable in Serverless, REST APIs, polyglot micro-services, DevOps automation, infrastructure as code, cloud migrations, security, compliance, big data, and machine learning.
Michael Ransley is a Principal Consultant at CMD Solutions with over twenty years of IT experience. Prior to CMD, Michael worked with a number of large organisations in Australia and the UK. He leads many projects from large-scale cloud migrations to advanced data projects, touching on a variety of technologies and AWS services.
Callum is a qualified IT Consultant specialising in cloud infrastructure and DevOps. He works with current and perspective clients to integrate next generation technologies and best practices to ensure success in the cloud. Callum considers himself cloud-native, having fully immersed his career in the AWS cloud.
As the CTO of RedBear IT, Jem Richards helps organisations stay competitive, agile, and secure by adopting and innovating on the AWS Cloud. With over 25 years of enterprise experience in IT, Banking, Financial Services and Security, Jem has a deep understanding of what it takes to migrate and operate enterprise workloads in the Cloud.
With professional experience in software development and DevOps on cloud platforms, Jesus brings a blend of analytical skills to find the best solutions for customer success. A valued member of the PolarSeven team, he is versatile, learns quickly, and is committed to rolling up his sleeves and getting things done.
Imran is a highly motivated technologist with over 15 years of experience. He is passionate about cloud computing and software development, and enables businesses to leverage the technology solutions he creates. Imran is at his best when he is creating, innovating, and delivering solutions to business problems. He loves sharing what he learns.
Tanat has over 12 years of experience in Consulting with global leaders in the Financial Services industry (Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, BNP Paribas, HSBC). He has over five years in IT Transformation for Telecommunications, Retail, and Distributions companies. He also has over four years of API and Software Development in Financial Services, Mobile, and Web.
Clinton is a versatilist and operates across architecture through to sales whilst working with his fellow directors on building a successful AWS partnership. Clinton has a background in networking and security although tends to spend most of his time pursuing business development opportunities and guiding the sales and technical teams.
Cloud Practice Director
Rowan Udell is Cloud Practice Director at Versent, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner in the Asia Pacific region. Working with customer and internal Versent teams, he helps them deliver change at scale and speed using serverless and AWS native services. He co-authored the AWS Administration Cookbook and has published video courses on AWS.
Practice Director for Cloud
Mark Wolfe is the Practice Director for Cloud at Versent in Melbourne, Australia. He has worked in operations and development on the AWS platform for seven years. His expansive career has seen him wear the hat of CTO, developer, DBA, and network engineer in a range of consulting and start-up companies.
Specialist Senior Manager, DevOps and Automation Team
Matt Wolstencroft is the technical lead for the Deloitte DevOps and Automation team based in Melbourne, Australia. He is also an experienced DevOps consultant and solutions architect. Matt leverages AWS services to assist organisations in improving the speed at which they deploy infrastructure and deliver software to the cloud.