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YAN CUI

Yan is an experienced engineer who has worked with AWS since 2009. He has been an architect and lead developer with a variety of industries ranging from banks and e-commerce to sports streaming and mobile games.

Yan is known for his serverless articles on Medium as well as his blog theburningmonk.com. Some of his work even made its way into the Serverless Well Architected whitepaper by AWS.

Yan is a regular speaker at user groups and conferences internationally. He is also the author of Production-Ready Serverless where he tries to help others tackle operational challenges with serverless and adopt current leading practices.

LIZ RICE

Liz Rice is VP Open Source Engineering with cloud native security specialists Aqua Security. She is chair of the CNCF's Technical Oversight Committee, and was Co-Chair of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 events in Copenhagen, Shanghai and Seattle.

She is a regular speaker at conferences including re:Invent, Velocity, DockerCon and many more.

Her talks usually feature live coding or demos, and she is known for making complex technical concepts accessible, as in this talk explaining what containers are by writing one in a few lines of Go.

Her articles on containers, cloud native and security appear in publications including TheNewStack, TechBeacon and the Aqua Security blog, as well as her own site. She is co-author with AWS’s Michael Hausenblas on the O’Reilly report on Kubernetes Security.

GILLIAN McCANN 

Gillian is Head of Cloud Engineering & AI at Workgrid Software. Workgrid is a Liberty Mutual startup company focused on delivering an intelligent workplace platform and digital assistant product.
Prior to Workgrid, Gillian, who is based at the Liberty IT Belfast office, was Architect of the Liberty Mutual Cognitive Technology team responsible for explorations into how AWS conversational AI could be leveraged to improve the employee experience.

Gillian is a passionate advocate of cloud native architecture with a keen interest in how conversational interfaces, machine learning and AI can be applied within an AWS serverless SaaS architecture to deliver amazing new capabilities. Gillian has presented at AWS re:InventServerlessConf, AWS User Groups, and numerous local events and loves chatting about AWS services & cloud architecture.

Her current interests include: CI/CD leveraging conversation as code, multi modal, multi channel conversational experiences, intelligent search combining NLP, search and machine learning, applying AI to Ops, security and monitoring, and how to Lambda all the things.

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