Among the speakers you’ll find some of the brightest minds in the Mac community. Meet Pepijn Bruienne, Morten Davidsen, Arek Dreyer, Charles Edge, Alan Gordon, Marko Jung, Andrina Kelly, Timo Lemburg, Jonathan Levin, Ed Marczak, Duncan McCracken, Greg Neagle, John Soward, Henry Stamerjohann, Tim Sutton, Kevin White and others.
Pepijn Bruienne

Mac Development and Operation Specialist Senior, University of Michigan

Pepijn is a Mac Development and Operation Specialist Senior at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He specializes in OS X and Linux server and client deployment. With more than a decade of experience in a variety of areas, his skills include Systems Administration, Operations Management, Mac/Linux/Windows Server and Desktop integration, software deployment, configuration management and process improvement..

Morten Davidsen

Head Engineer, NRK

Head Engineer at NRK - Norwegian Broadcast Corporation. Years of experience with cross platform systems integration. Deep domain knowledge about the Apple platform in particular. Always been part of the media industry & content creation business. Love the move to mobile and cloud computing.

Arek Dreyer

Consultant, Trainer and Author, Dreyer Network Consultants

Arek has been an Apple Certified Trainer since 2002. Arek delivers courses and provides training around the world, both in the classroom and at conferences; he provides consulting, troubleshooting, and integration services for customers that use iOS devices and Mac computers in complicated environments and is the coauthor of OS X Server Essentials 10.10 and Managing Apple Devices. He is happy Tycho has invited him back eight times so far.

Marko Jung

Principal Consultant and System Architect, 

University of Oxford

Marko's first computer was a Sun SparcStation. He's been using Unix - the world's greatest text adventure - for the past 20 years and has attained a ninth-degree black belt in Unix ninja skills.

Marko believes an operating system is useless without a console and is allergic to colored icons. He studied Computer Science at Saarland University and worked at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science before he joined the University of Oxford.

Jonathan Levin

Consultant, Trainer and Author, Technologygeeks

Jonathan is CTO of Technologeeks.com, and has been a trainer and consultant in the operating system space for more than 15 years.

He is the author of Mac OS X and iOS Internals (Wiley, 2012), which is slated for release in a 2nd, updated edition around the time of our conference! Jonathan has also written "Android Internals: A confectioner's cookbook" which was released back in October 2014.

Jonathan has taught classes and assisted developers and architects around the world in customizing Android and optimizing performance in mobile environments. His professional clients include Intel, EMC, VMware and others. He has also taught academically: two semesters of Mobile Architecture Internals for Harvard University.

Jonathan maintains a companion website for his Mac Internals book at http://www.newosxbook.com, with free downloads of specialized tools, articles, and a forum.

Edward Marczak

Global Mac Operations Character, Google

Edward Marczak is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and the co-founder of MacTech Conference.
He writes a monthly column for, and is the Executive Editor of MacTech Magazine.
His days are currently spent on the Mac team at Google. Past the technology, Ed is a husband and father and enjoys traveling and playing music.

Duncan McCracken

Consultant, Trainer, Engineer, Mondada

Duncan is the Technical Director of Mondada Pty Ltd, an organisation leading the way in creating installation packages for OS X deployment solutions.

With over 19 years working with Apple and associated products Duncan as a consultant and has worked with some of the leading integration companies at home in Australia and around the world. He is known for his willingness to adapt to new playing fields through embracing different technologies, and his knack for creating modular, re-usable solutions.

Duncan is an Apple Certified Trainer and has spoken at various Apple-centric conferences around the world, including MacSysAdmin and MacWorld.

Henry Stamerjohann

Systems Engineer, Consultant, Apfelwerk GmbH & Co.KG

Henry has been working as a freelance systems engineer and consultant in the Mac domain for more than a decade. He is involved in long time contract work for large media and enterprises in Germany and used to bring in new technologies where applicable. During 2014 he joined Apfelwerk, a company of well known Apple specialists and JAMF Resellers in Germany and in 2015 became a equity partner at Apfelwerk. In the company he works as a Solution Architect and Professional Services Engineer to drive commercial and open source tools for a broad range of Education and Business customers.

He currently runs the Ansible Meetup Group in his hometown Hamburg and very much enjoys to connect with friendly folks from the IT world around the globe.

Tim Sutton

Systems Consultant, Concordia University, Faculty of Fine Arts

Tim has been managing the Mac infrastructure at Concordia University's Faculty of Fine Arts for the past four years, and along the way has developed an obsession with automation and Python scripting.

Besides his focus on supporting a variety of creative software in specialized labs and staff desktops at work, he tries to share as much of his tool development work as possible on GitHub and in the online Mac admin community. He also blogs about Mac administration topics at macops.ca.

When not in front of a terminal window, he's usually relaxing at his Montreal home with his wife and two young girls.

 
Charles Edge

Product manager, Author & Engineer, JAMF Software and krypted.com

Charles started with Apple's server and deployment offerings in 1999, after years working with various flavors of Unix. After almost 15 years as the Chief Technology Officer of 318, Charles recently left to become a Product Manager at JAMF Software, managing Bushel.com

Charles has spoken at a variety of other conferences including DefCon, BlackHat, LinuxWorld, MacWorld and Apple's WorldWide Developers Conference. Charles has a number of books available, including Enterprise Mac Administrator's Guide, Enterprise Mac: Mac OS X Snow Leopard Security, Enterprise iPhone Administrator's Guide, Using Mac OS X Lion Server from O’Reilly and Take Control of OS X Server. 

Charles also runs krypted.com, a site dedicated to the plight of the network engineer.

Charles can be contacted via email at krypted@me.com

Alan Gordon

Business Manager, Progressive

Alan Gordon is the Business Manager for the Apple consultancy / solutions at Progressive. Alan has worked with solutions based around Apple Technology in the past 17 years. Alan main interests and focus is integration, heterogeneous environments, deployment client management of OS X and IOS. Virtualization is another huge interest point and works daily with VMware both on PC hardware as well as Apple hardware.

Alan Gordon is currently the system architect on the OS X environment  for several large companies.

Andrina Kelly

Professional Services Manager, Development & Channel, JAMF Software

Andrina leads the Field Technician team and the Integrator program at JAMF Software. These two groups are primarily responsible for every Casper JumpStart anywhere in the world.

She has spoken at MacSysAdmin, JAMF National Users Conference, Apple's WWDC, Macworld IT conferences, Mac Networkers Retreat and Canada MacExpo.

Andrina is also a foolish triathlete, unhurried runner, occasional musician, quaffer of beer and devotee of really good food. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her Duck Tolling Retriever, Mackenzie.

Timo Lemburg

Technical Coordinator Client and Telecommunications (CAT), Autostadt GmbH

Timo and his CAT team develop and maintain Windows and OS X clients as well as manage iOS, Blackberry and telephony devices. For the Mac client Timo is also the technical head at the team and is devoted to increase the user experience and acceptance of the Macs at Autostadt. Autostadt is part of the Volkswagen Group and Timo works to bring the Mac client to other brands of the group like Volkswagen, MAN, Porsche etc.  

Timo started his work with Macs in 1999 as trainee in a consulting company, took the role of store manager at an Apple Premium Reseller in 2006. In 2011 he left and took a job to help integrate OS X systems at Volkswagen as an external consultant. The Autostadt offered him his current job position and Timo joined the Autostadt in early 2014.

Greg Neagle

Senior Systems Engineer, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Greg is the engineer primarily responsible for deploying and managing OS X machines at Walt Disney Animation Studios, a studio with a long history of family entertainment reaching back to "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" and forward to our latest films, "Frozen", "Big Hero 6" and the upcoming “Zootopia”.

Disney Animation has released as open source several Mac management tools developed by Greg. Among those are Munki, a software deployment framework, Reposado, a platform-agnostic replacement for Apple's Software Update service, and the "createOSXinstallerPkg" tool set. Greg is also a contributor to the popular AutoPkg tool.

Greg has presented on various aspects of OS X management at Macworld, Apple's WWDC, the MacTech Conference and Penn State MacAdmins, and is pleased to return to MacSysAdmin for a fifth year.

John Soward

Developer, Kentucky Dataseam Initiative.

Since starting with 8-bit micros in the 80s, John has worked with a great variety of systems over the years, from "big iron" mainframes and Unix based HPC systems to embedded controllers.

Not an early Apple user, John eschewed early Apple products for those from Commodore, then moved into the UNIX and minicomputer world before adopting an orphaned NeXT Cube in the late ‘80s.

John spent many years wearing a variety of IT-related hats at a large US research university ( uky.edu ), worked in the exciting insurance industry, and participated in a variety of startups including a virtual reality video game producer and a film industry software developer. John currently works for the Kentucky Dataseam Initiative, a non-profit simultaneously supporting K-12 education and cancer drug research.

Kevin White

Trainer, author and consultant, Macjutsu, Inc.

Kevin M. White has dedicated most of his life to mastering Apple technologies so he can share them with the world.

He has been an Apple Authorized Trainer since 2000, providing guidance to audiences that range from small corporate and education groups to sold-out crowds at Macworld Expo. In 2005 he co-authored his first book, Mac OS X Server 10.3: Visual QuickPro Guide. This has been followed by several authoritative sources for Apple Authorized Training including all versions of Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials from v10.5 through the latest version for OS X Yosemite. He has also recently co-authored an entirely new guide, Managing Apple Devices: Deploying and Maintaining iOS and OS X Devices. When not authoring, Kevin provides professional services through his company, Macjutsu, Inc., which specializes in consulting and integration services of Apple and Jamf Software technologies.

 

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Christian Glattfelder

Senior Systems Engineer, FileWave

Chris works as a Senior System Engineer for FileWave Europe in Wil, Switzerland , where he is responsible for Customer Support, Implementation and Trainings. Before joining FileWave 4 years ago as a Systems Engineer , he worked as an Administrator for several SMEs and School environments in Switzerland. In his free time, Chris enjoys traveling and loves to cook.

Peter Havens

Director of Product Management, Centrify

Peter Havens is the Director of Product Management and oversees mobile and endpoint security software at Centrify. . A software engineer turned product manager, Peter has a passion for building software that delivers a great user experience. His early days of building software for managing enterprise servers and network devices and his love for mobile devices led him down the path of building software for Mobile Device Management, first at MobileIron, and for the last few years at Centrify.

Timofey Furyaev

Project Manager, Parallels

Started in 1993 as a software engineer, turned to project management later on, Timofey is the project manager in Parallels, driving the development of Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM from the ground up.


 
Sam Johnson

Director of Customer Service,  JAMF Software

Sam over 10 years experience managing Apple technology in both Higher Education and Commercial environments.  He currently leads the Customer Service and Support teams at JAMF Software.  Prior to that, he was a consultant for various companies looking to initialize, control or integrate their Mac environment. He has a passion for extending the intuitive nature of the Apple platform into IT and the enterprise.

Karl Gibson

Product Manager | Creative Cloud Enterprise,  Adobe Systems

Karl is a product manager on the Creative Cloud Enterprise team with specific responsibilities for the IT Packaging and deployment tools which include Creative Cloud Packager & AAMEE. Karl represents the voice of the IT admin inside Adobe. He is always honest and upfront about the current state of play and where things are going. Karl has presented at many conferences including JNUC, MacTech and MacIT. Karl is a former IT admin and one of the first Apple Certified Trainers in Ireland.

Jörgen Olsson

Product specialist and CEO, Moreware

Jörgen has dedicated his professional life to providing Scandinavian Mac Business with secure communications, collaboration and security solutions.

When not working, Jörgen plays tennis, still struggles with the saxophone.

 

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