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Holly Bazemore leads the AWS Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning team for government regions. Her team focuses on customer experience, deployments, new feature creation and operations for services like SageMaker and Rekognition. Holly has over 20 years of technology operations, project management, communications and leadership experience and aims to empower and delight her customers through technology. She is a passionate DevOps advocate and experienced practitioner.
I’m the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer and Co-founder at Excella, a mid-tier technology consulting firm based in Arlington, VA. Since I turned to the dark side by going into management, I live vicariously through other engineers and have fond memories of spending my time in code and command lines rather than Outlook and Excel. I’m active in the DevOps community with DevOpsDays DC and as an advisor to IT Revolution. I have a passion for how technology can be used to help organizations win with their mission and people find joy in their work.
Matthew Cascio leads product teams that go-to-market with award-winning customer experiences for the world’s most-recognized brands. For over 20 years, Matt has valued people and relationships first, providing vision, strategy and leadership that drives value at scale. As a thought leader and evangelist, Matt builds trust and leads transformation across complex organizations with a collaborative, outcomes-focused and hands-on style. As an accountable executive, he has demonstrated success commercializing data insights into cloud-native products.
Matt serves as Head, Digital Transformation at American Red Cross where increasing adoption of digital products and cloud technologies saves lives. While at Red Cross, Matt founded the award-winning Code4Good program, a first-of-its-kind technical volunteer workforce supporting the Red Cross Mission. Matt previously led transformation at organizations such as Meda Pharmaceuticals, Volkwagen/Audi of America, Graduate Management Admissions Council, Rosetta Stone, and National Wildlife Federation. Matt is also an independent author, speaker and advisor through his personal brand NaOM Lab, which contributes commentaries to publications such as Fortune Magazine, speaks regularly at open-source events with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and works with clients to advance their digital transformation initiatives based on his experience with three key pillars of success - accountability, observability and agility. He’s an organizer of Kubernetes Community Days in both Washington, DC and Medellín, Colombia.