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 Director of Professional Services and 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 email@example.com
Armin Briegel has been working with Macs and Apple for over twenty-five years and probably held most existing technical job titles at one time or another. He worked for nearly ten years at Apple Germany and US as a Systems Engineer, Consulting Engineer, and Solutions Architect. Then he worked for five years as a System Administrator at University of Southern California in Los Angeles where he had to put Mac management theory in to practice with Jamf Casper, Munki, and many, many custom scripts and packages. He recently moved back to Europe where he works as a freelance admin and consultant and has published two books for Apple Administrators (http://scriptingosx.com/books).
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 ten times so far.
Head of Information Security Operations, 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.
Security Engineer, Airbnb
Samuel is a Security Engineer at Airbnb in San Francisco, focusing on internal systems and client endpoints.
Senior IT Consultant, Atea Norge
Starting with TRS-80 and soon going ogver to a Sinclair Spectrum, Arnór eventually got his first MacOS–version 5.1–and was hooked. Since the web hadn't been invented he took to Gopher to get the information he wanted and played around with OS customization in ResEdit until OS X was released. This whole new world where SMP was the new holy grail of computing and ResEdit was nowhere to be found, made him curious enough about computing to kill any cat and soon landed him a job doing Mac management. He pays the bills by implementing end-point management systems at Atea Norway.
Consultant, Trainer and Author, Technologeeks
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.
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
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.
Senior Systems Engineer, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Greg is the engineer primarily responsible for deploying and managing macOS 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, "Zootopia" and “Moana”.
Several Mac management tools developed by Greg have been released as open source by Disney Animation. Among those are Munki, a software deployment framework, and Reposado, a platform-agnostic replacement for Apple's Software Update service. Greg is also a maintainer of the popular AutoPkg tool.
Greg has presented on various aspects of macOS management at conferences in Europe and North America, and is pleased to return to MacSysAdmin for a seventh year.
Jesse has been working with technology for 20+ years. Consulting, start-ups, and hobbies with a healthy portion of open source served in all three.
Most of his professional career has included supporting and managing Macs and Apple devices in one fashion or another. As an IT Consultant at MacTechs in Seattle he's helped organizations with Mac management ranging from startups and small businesses to large corporations and government. With a strong enjoyment of and advocacy for development and DevOps he has developed software and solutions to fun and interesting IT projects (and, of course, to open source them when able!).
Jesse is a proud member of the Mac admin community and is excited and honored to be speaking at MacSysAdmin.
Chief Instigator, Orchard & Grove
Joel is the Chief Instigator for Orchard and Grove in Austin, Texas providing bespoke macOS software products like NoMAD, DEPNotify and others.
Previously he was an Enterprise Systems Engineering Manager at Apple doing all kinds of fun things with lots of cool people and solving crazy problems to allow for integrating Macs and iOS devices into enterprise environments.
Recently Joel has been greatly enjoying himself working on projects to help people get into a casual binding environment and removing the need for a directory service on their Macs. NoMAD is an open source project that will give you all of the functionality of AD without the bind.
Prior to Apple Joel was frequently seen speaking at Macworld, WWDC and other conferences and gatherings of Apple-minded admins. Joel has traveled the world helping customers adopt OS X and in 2002 he setup afp548.com and had a lot of fun with that too.
Joel is a classically trained journalist and plied his trade as a paparazzi chasing Monica Lewinsky before rising to become the Director of Photography for United Press International in Washington DC. If you’re lucky he’ll even tell you some of his Monica stories, as the stories are better than the photos…
User automation expert, software developer, author and musician, macosxautomation.com
Sal Soghoian is a user automation expert, software developer, author and musician. The principles represented in his credo, “The power of the computer should reside in the hands of the one using it.” are manifest throughout his professional career.
Sal also designed and wrote the user automation support in the Apple Configurator application, which uses macOS automation to manage iOS device deployment. The Apple Configurator automation implementation consists of a central AppleScriptObj-C library and a corresponding set of Automator actions, enabling iOS devices to be prepared, managed and refreshed automatically upon their attachment to a hosting macOS computer.
Prior to joining Apple, Sal worked as a scripting consultant, creating automation solutions for the publishing industry during the 1990s. He authored a popular script collection called “Sal’s AppleScript Snippets,” the ShadowCaster Quark XTension, two books, including “AppleScript 1-2-3,” and numerous magazine articles about automation. Sal is also recognized for his work as as a featured presenter/instructor for Quark, Thunder Lizard Productions, Apple, and the Seybold, MacTech, MacSysAdmin, and Macworld conferences.
VP of Engineering, OWC
Tim Standing has been writing drivers and storage utilities for Mac OS since 1986. He is the creator of SoftRAID for Mac OS X and is currently VP of Engineering at OWC Holdings, Inc. His team is responsible for SoftRAID, SMART Alec and all the drivers and utilities which make OWC products so exceptional.
Software Engineer, Sauce Labs
Tim is based in Montréal, Canada, currently working on OS automation engineering at Sauce Labs, a service provider of infrastructure for automated testing of web and mobile applications across a large matrix of OS, software and device configurations. Until recently he managed the Mac fleet at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University.
He is a proud member of the Mac admin community, particularly wherever open source tools are concerned, and is a self-confessed automation addict. He posts regularly to his blog at https://macops.ca, and is both honored and thrilled to be attending MacSysAdmin for the fourth time.
Ms Z, Mr Z and Mr π
The identity of these ladies and gentlemen will be revealed at the conference. All of them are returning speakers. One qualification they all have in common is their deep knowledge of their subjects.
Principal Architect, Code 42
Sascha is Principal Architect at Code42 Europe. Code42, an enterprise SaaS solution that backs up all distributed end-user data on a single, secure platform. Sascha combines a comprehensive knowledge of the technical background and the business demands of the rapidly growing security market. Before he joined Code42 in September 2015, he worked 10 years at Parallels and is deeply involved in the Apple eco system.
Chief Executive Officer, Cortado Mobile Solutions GmbH
Sven Huschke is Chief Executive Officer of Cortado Mobile Solutions GmbH. Having studied business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Brandenburg, he headed the controlling department at Cortado. He soon became a managing director with responsibility for the area of finance and also joined the board of management with Cortado's change in legal form to an AG in 2011.
Eric manages the Mac@IBM team, previously at Apple as a Systems Engineer, with 11 years of hands on experience with Mac Management.
Zach started his career in IT in 1998 as a Mac Admin at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. He went on to co-found Jamf in 2002. The community around supporting and enabling Apple inside organizations has been a constant source of support and focus for Zach.
Managing Director, lkers IT Services GmbH
Education: Computer Scientist
2005-2007: Freelancing Software Architect & Engineer
2007-2015: IT & Management Consultant (Detecon International, Commasoft, KPMG in Europe, USA, Middle East, China)
2015-2017: Head of Internal IT / Digital Productivity Zalando
since 2017: Managing Director Engel & Völkers IT Services GmbH.
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.