The Agenda Committee
Who's behind the NDC TechTown 2019 agenda?
Olve Maudal is a software developer working for Cisco Systems in Norway. Over the years he has been involved in organizing and/or just helping technology conferences and events in Norway and around the world (JavaZone, ACCU, NDC, AtlanTec, TechZone, SecCon, and many more). Olve is also a regular attendee/speaker/teacher at conferences and knowledge sharing events. His interests include embedded systems, C, C++, TDD, Python, secure coding, software architecture, machine learning, codebase archeology, and knowledge management. @olvemaudal www.olvemaudal.com
Robert Smallshire is a founding director of Sixty North, a technology product and consulting business in Norway providing services throughout Europe. Robert has worked in senior software architecture and technical management roles in the energy sector. He has dealt with understanding, designing, advocating and implementing effective architectures for sophisticated scientific, enterprise and embedded software in Python, C++ and the .NET stack. He is currently bootstrapping a new Internet-of-Things venture for solar power prediction and monitoring. He holds a Ph.D. in a natural science.
Patricia Aas is a C++ programmer working on the Vivaldi Browser where she has currently taken on platform integration of media. She has previously worked at Opera Software on their Desktop Browser and at Cisco on their Telepresence Hardware Endpoints, primarily on Linux. Patricia is a curious person, always trying to find out how things work. She hopes that we will find a way to make the world a better place by creating things that can be used for good.
Andreas Bredesen is passionate about technology and software. Especially how technology and software can realize a strategy to achieve goals in pursuit of a grand vision.
Today Andreas is working as department manager for Missile Software Technology in Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.
Andreas comes from a role as Development Manager in iTet AS, where he had the strategic responsibility for the portfolio of products that the SW department developed and managed.
Arne Førlie is a software developer in the Missile Software Technology group in Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. His interests include real time operating systems, C++, Software Configuration Management and build systems.
Although he holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, his whole career has been in the field of software. Arne has enjoyed several software conferences as an attendee or on YouTube.
Pål Grønås Drange
Pål Grønås Drange is a computer scientist and currently the leading advisor for software engineering in Equinor. He holds a PhD in algorithms and a craft certificate in computer electronics, and is an avid open source enthusiast. His interests are mainly within algorithms, optimization, graph theory, and machine learning, and he has a passion for software craftsmanship, as well as Python and the free software philosophy.
Martin Ertsås is a software developer working for Cisco Systems in Norway on their Telepresence Hardware Endpoints.
His main interests are C++, Linux, Security, Embedded Systems, and Developer Happiness. Martin enjoys digging through new code to unravel how it works, or spending time improving a tool or process to increase the happiness and productivity of those around him.
Tom Holtermann Andersen
Tom Holtermann Andersen is the R&D Manager for the Data Respons R&D Services office in Kongsberg, where technology management has been the main activity since 2005. Prior his technology management career, Tom worked as a SW developer, SW architect and C++ specialist for nearly 20 years. In his SW specialist career he has worked for the Norwegian Armed Forces, Norwegian Space Centre/Andøya Rocket Range and Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace before joining Data Respons in 2001.
Alexander Gosling is a software manager for Integrated Defence Systems in Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. He has a degree in Computer Science and worked as a software developer for 10 years before becoming a software manager. One of the challenges he enjoys is how to incorporate new software technology, tools and development methods into existing projects and products.
Kjersti Sandberg is the founder of ProgramUtvikling AS and has organized NDC 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 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.