Spain Symposium 2011 Speakers

Speakers will include the Liferay Leadership Team, Liferay Partners, and special guests from the Liferay Community.  

Please stay tuned as we add more speaker bios in the weeks to come!

Liferay Leadership

Bryan Cheung, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Bryan Cheung steers Liferay's strategic direction and worldwide business development efforts as one of the founders serving with the company since its inception in 2004. With technical experience to balance a strong commitment to end user experience, Bryan leads Liferay in meeting its commitment to deliver focused and effective business solutions to its customers and its community. Most recently, Bryan divides his time between Liferay's US and European headquarters and oversees Liferay's continued growth in its two largest markets. Bryan graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

Paul Hinz, Chief Marketing Officer

Paul Hinz leads Liferay's product positioning, marketing and sales strategies. Paul comes to Liferay with over 20 years of engineering and product strategy experience in startup, government and Fortune 500 companies. He has unique experience in the fostering of open source communities which is supported by both investors as well as free and open source software advocates alike. Before joining Liferay, Paul led strategies for Java EE, the GlassFish Portfolio product lines and was Sun Microsystems' strategist for portals and collaboration while additionally coordinating with the MySQL team for open source marketing and sales. Prior to Sun, Mr. Hinz held multiple positions including Sun-Netscape, OSI, Hewlett-Packard and for the California Department of Transportation Research Laboratory. Paul holds a B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from California State University, Sacramento and a Masters of Business from the University of Maryland.

Featured Speakers

Michael Han, Director of Operations, US and APAC, Liferay, Inc.

Michael Han brings his background in capital markets and more than 12 years of technology management and architecture experience to Liferay. As Liferay's Director of Operations, US and Asia, Michael oversees Liferay's operations in Asia (both in China and Southeast Asia) as well as Liferay's support and training operations in the US. Michael also manages strategic client relationships in the high-tech and financial industries. Finally, Michael leverages his expertise in large-scale distributed systems to guide the benchmarking and performance management of Liferay's product lines. Prior to Liferay, Michael served as Chief Architect for Bank of America Global Foreign Exchange and as Managing Director for a proprietary trading firm. During his career, Mr. Han has specialized in leveraging Agile practices to deliver high-performance financial systems in distributed, multi-shore development models. Michael holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Jorge Ferrer, General Manager, Liferay Spain and Software Architect, Liferay Inc.

Jorge combines two roles at Liferay as the general Manager of Liferay Spain and Portugal and as a Software Architect of Liferay Portal. It's thanks to this combination that he's able to bring the technology closer to our users and learn from the needs of our clients with the goal of making products that are adapted to their needs. Jorge enjoys integrating technology with users because he believes that it's not only possible, but also a responsibility to use the technology to add value to our society.
Jorge holds a Telecommunications Engineering Degree with a master on Computer Science by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.

Carolina Moreno, General Manager of Liferay Spain and Portugal

Prior to her new rol as General Manager, Carolina Moreno has been also responsible for a range of Liferay's business activities and customer management during the last three years, as Director of Business Development for Spain and Portugal. Carolina has been a key driver of the rapid growth that Liferay has experienced in this market with her distinct combination of engineering background, relationship management, and business process skills. For her, Liferay is a special company where she can bring together her passion for technology innovation, values and relationships in a corporate setting and make a difference in the world.

Carolina brings more than 5 years of experience to Liferay as an e-business manager, working in national and international Open Source projects, and significant marketing and communications experience in the non-profit sector. Carolina began her career doing university-based research in speech recognition technologies before moving on to work as an engineer at one of the world's largest international telecoms providers.

Carolina holds a bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Engineering and a master's degree in Computer Science from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. She has also currently served as a part-time lecturer at Libresoft (Gsyc) at URJC, one of the leading University Departments in Open Source in Spain.

Julio Camarero, Software Engineer, Liferay Spain

Julio is a Core Developer for Liferay Portal working from the office in Madrid. His work focuses mainly on user interface, accessibility and usability. He is also the main coordinator of the Liferay Translation Team and is an excellent teacher and has performed Liferay training courses throughout Spain. He also participates often as an Architectural Consultant for Liferay customers. Julio holds a bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Engineering and a master's degree in Computer Science from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.

He is currently pursuing a Ph.D in this field, focusing his research on web and intelligent techniques applied to disaster management response.

Sergio González, Core Engineer, Liferay Spain

Sergio González works as a Liferay core engineer in the Liferay Madrid office. He is mainly involved in systems administration, tuning and performance tests, as well as Liferay's core development and support. Lately, he has been more focused on user interface, accessibility, and usability developments for Liferay. Prior to Liferay, Sergio worked at KPMG as an IT Advisory Specialist auditing systems.

Sergio holds a bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Engineering and a master's degree in Computer Science from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.

Juan Fernández, Liferay Core Engineer, Liferay Spain

Juan Fernández joined Liferay Spain as a core engineer in its engineering center of Madrid after being a Liferay consultant and an active member of the community. He had previous experience in Liferay development, integration, customization, implementation, and offering consultancy services to customers. His mission in Liferay is to improve the core with new functionality and offer high quality consulting services all around the world.

Juan holds a master's degree in Software Engineering from the University of Seville, Spain.

James Falkner, Community Manager, Liferay, Inc.

James Falkner oversees the 35,000-strong open source Liferay Community.  In this role, James provides information, education, and leadership development, while constantly encouraging participation and growth of the community.  James has over 14 years of experience in technology, and he blends his strong technical background with a passion for open source.  James has been involved with enterprise web development and the Liferay Community since 2008.
Prior to joining Liferay, James led development of several key technologies in Oracle's Web Center stack, including its collaboration and social networking services.  James is also an alumnus of Sun Microsystems, where he was the principal architect for Sun's portal technologies and participated in several open source projects such as OpenPortal, GlassFish, and Community Equity.  James holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida.

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Date: Oct 26-27, 2011

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