In October 4-7 2022 we proudly present

MacSysAdmin Online


In October 4-7 2022

MacSysAdmin Online


The MacSysAdmin Conference is extremely proud to be able to present well renowned speakers from all over the world. Among our guests you will always find some of the brightest minds in the Apple community.
Again we aim to provide you with some familiar faces together with some new appearances, and rest assured that everyone will be on top of their game.

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Luke Allen (UK)
Systems Engineer - Jamf

Luke Allen is a Systems Engineer at Jamf and has been supporting customers to deploy Apple devices at scale in education and enterprise for over ten years. Luke came to Jamf after taking a year out of the industry to work on independent computer games development during the pandemic. Before coming to Jamf Luke was a Senior Systems Engineer at Apple in UK.

Tom Bridge (US)
Principal Product Manager - JumpCloud

Tom Bridge is Principal Product Manager, Apple at JumpCloud and producer of the Mac Admins Podcast. You can visit him at tombridge.com or on Twitter (@tbridge777).

Armin Briegel (NL)
Consultant - scriptingosx.com

Armin Briegel has been managing Macs and their users for nearly 30 years and probably held most existing technical job titles at one time or another. He worked at Apple in Germany and the US as a Systems Engineer and Consulting Engineer. Then, he put theory into practice as a System Administrator at University of Southern California. He currently works as a Consultant from the Netherlands. He writes on his weblog, scriptingosx.com, and has published five books for Apple Administrators.

Weblog: http://scriptingosx.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/scriptingosx

Jason Dettbarn (US)
Founder & CEO - Addigy

Jason Dettbarn is the Founder and CEO of Addigy, a world-leading, cloud-based IT management platform for all Apple devices. Following a decade of pioneering embedded software engineering at Motorola and Raymarine, Jason shifted to the IT management software industry at CA (Computer Associates) and later on, Kaseya. With this, he inevitably founded Addigy in 2014 and built it privately to become what it is today: a global leader in Apple device management.

Jason holds a Masters in Computer Science with graduate research in Pervasive Computing & Computer Networks at MIT (Laboratory for Computer Science).

Arek Dreyer (US)
Senior Product Engineer - Kandji

Arek Dreyer is a Senior Product Engineer at Kandji, the Apple device management and security platform. Before joining Kandji, Arek delivered courses and provided training, both in the classroom and at conferences around the world. Dreyer was co-author of macOS Support Essentials, OS X Server Essentials, Managing Apple Devices, and way back to where updating books and courses began for him, Mac OS X Directory Services. Dreyer rhymes with "team player" and he may be initially, inadvertently, and unapologetically responsible for the prevalence of banana references at MacSysAdmin.

Charles C. Edge (US)

Director, Professional Services, Author & Engineer - krypted.com

Charles Edge is the CTO of Bootstrapers.mn, hosts other podcasts including The History of Computing, and has written a few books. You can find more of his work at krypted.com and on Twitter (@cedge318).

Michael Epping (US)
Sr. Product Manager - Microsoft

Michael Epping is a Senior Product Manager in the Azure AD Engineering team at Microsoft. He is part of the customer experience team and his role is to accelerate the adoption of cloud services across enterprise customers. Michael helps customers deploy Azure AD features and capabilities via long-term engagements that can last years, as well as working within the engineering organization as an advocate on behalf of those customers.

Michael has more than 9 years of experience working with customers to deploy Microsoft products like Azure AD, Intune, and Office 365. He's spoken at various industry events, such as BSides and The Experts Conference.

Csaba Fitzl (HU)

Developer - Offensive Security

Csaba Fitzl graduated in 2006 as a computer engineer. He worked for 6 years as a network engineer, troubleshooting and designing big networks. After that, he worked for 8 years as a blue and red teamer focusing on network forensics, malware analysis, adversary simulation, and defense bypasses. Currently he is working as a content developer at Offensive Security, and he is the lead content developer of the "macOS Control Bypasses" training.

He gave talks and workshops at various international IT security conferences, including Hacktivity, BlackHat, Troopers, SecurityFest, DEFCON, and Objective By The Sea. Csaba spends his free time with his family, hikes and runs in the mountains.

Company: Offensive Security
Twitter: @theevilbit

Neil Johnson (UK)
Principal Program Manager - Microsoft

I started in Enterprise IT during 1996, managing IBM AIX and Sun Solaris in one of the largest banks. I then moved into e-Mail, which led me into Exchange which led me to move to Microsoft in 2006. I’ve worked in support, field engineering, consulting and architecture. The last six years have been spent as a PM in the Intune Engineering org specialising in our macOS capabilities. I’ve been a Mac user since I got a G5 iMac in 2005 for photography and have used macOS as my daily machine since then.

Emily Kausalik-Whittle (US)
Enterprise Management Engineer - Jamf

Dr. Emily Kausalik-Whittle is the Apple Enterprise Management Engineer at Jamf. She's an admin of the Mac Admins Slack team, Founder of Austin Apple Admins, and team member of the Mac Admins Podcast. Emily holds a Ph.D. in Music Theory from The University of Texas at Austin, and is based in Austin, Texas.

Robin Laurén (FI)
Systems administrator - Reaktor

Robin is a full stack sysadmin at Reaktor since 2013, delivering hugs to workstations, servers, networks and users. He makes tools out of technology and wants his colleagues to feel secure, happy and competent. Robin has a keen interest in usable security, systemic solutions and things that just work. His first appearance on the MacSysadmin stage was with the MSA band Alpha Banana in 2016. Since then, his singing has improved.

When not at work, he listens to podcasts while walking his dog or performs with an amateur theatre company.

Blog: https://robin.lauren.fi
MacAdmins' Slack: @llauren
Twitter: @RobinLauren

Ed Marczak (US)
Sr. Security Engineer - Enterprise Security

Ed Marczak has spent much of his life thinking about people, processes, and technology. His experience spans several companies and roles, including developer, sysadmin, manager, and project manager. An early advocate of Apple products, Ed has written two books focusing on Mac management, co-founded MacTech Conference, and is a familiar face at Apple-related events all over the world. Ed spends his non-compute cycles with his family, and improving his music and photography skills.

Marc Nahum (CH)
Senior Program Manager - Microsoft

After studies in Paris, and few years to work there I moved to Switzerland for a large enterprise to manage Active Directory and Citrix Severs. In 2009 with the increase of importance of mobile devices, the need to manage them bring me to this new business for the same company.

After selection, implementation, upgrade, modernisation of MDM and remote access solution my road crossed Intune. During all these years I worked daily, promoted, and made the management of macOS possible. When I joined Microsoft as a PM in the Intune Engineering org it’s naturally that is become my platform of choice

Greg Neagle (US)
Staff Systems Engineer - Walt Disney Animation Studios

Greg has been deploying and managing macOS machines for over two decades at Walt Disney Animation Studios, a studio with a long history of family entertainment reaching back to "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and forward to our latest film, “Strange World".

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. He 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. He greatly misses seeing everyone in Gothenburg.

Howard Oakley (UK)
Development Engineer - The Eclectic Light Company

Howard Oakley is a retired medical practitioner who specialised in survival medicine. He started commercial development of software in 1987, working first with maths co-processors (8087) and parallel processors (Inmos Transputer). Since 1989, he has developed for, supported, and written about Macs. Early products were CAD/CAM apps to support laser and other specialist cutting systems.

He has written about Macs over the same period, running the Q&A section in the British MacUser magazine from then until its closure six years ago. He now writes the Genius Tips section for MacFormat, and contributes to Mac|Life too. He has run The Eclectic Light Company blog for over six years, specialising eclectically on Macs and fine art painting. He currently develops in Swift, but just loved Object Pascal, Mac Common Lisp, and APL, and nearly, oh so nearly, went to work running Douglas Adams' computer network. Among his 40+ freeware utilities is The Time Machine Mechanic (T2M2), which checks, explores and diagnoses Time Machine.

Timothy Perfitt (US)

Founder and President - Twocanoes Software

Timothy Perfitt is the Founder and President of Twocanoes Software located in Naperville, IL. Tim started Twocanoes Software after a decade of working at Apple, Inc, in engineering. He is the creator of Winclone, Boot Runner, MDS, Smart Card Utility and many more successful products focused on the Mac, iPhone and iPad. His most recent open source project, XCreds, provides a powerful and secure way to authenticate to cloud providers from the Mac.

Tim is focused on macOS and iOS authentication, including certificate-based authentication, smart cards, remote access, and code signing. Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and a Masters Degree from California State University. Tim enjoys renovating his grandfathers' Model A and going to the dog park with his two labs.

Grace Picking (UK)

Senior Manager of Product Mgmnt - Microsoft

Grace Picking is a Senior Manager of Product Management in the Identity Product Group in Microsoft’s Security Division. Grace works with customers to help them succeed in securing their journey to the cloud, with Microsoft's hybrid Identity and Network Access products. Grace has been part of developing industry leading products, delivered complex projects and created digital transformation at some of the world’s largest organisations across all industries.

Grace has most recently been preaching the good word of Zero Trust Security at the likes of RSA, Black Hat and Microsoft Ignite. Grace has a Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in Physics with Astrophysics from University of York and spends most of her spare time hanging out with her rescue Staffie Maisie or exploring the globe.

Andrew Robinson (JP)
Senior IT Support Manager - Opn Co. Ltd. opn.ooo

In the thirty plus years Andrew has been in Japan, he’s worked for large corporations, academic organisations, non-profits, and startups ‘unicorns’ — always in multicultural and multilingual environments.

As an Apple and Google platforms specialist, and as the senior IT Support Manager for Opn Co. Ltd in Tokyo, he loves providing the tools people need to be their best at their job.

With a globally distributed workforce that is likely NEVER going back to full-time in-office work, remote deployments and out of the box thinking are in increasing demand, and are what triggered the idea for this year’s presentation.

Andrew’s been a MacSysAdmin attendee for years and is thrilled to be back presenting this year.

Henry Stamerjohann (DE)
Consultant, PSE - Zentral Pro Services

Henry Stamerjohann lives in Germany and is a returning speaker at MacSysAdmin. He is a consultant, Jamf integrator and co-creator of Zentral, an open source event hub that can control Santa and Osquery. Together with a small team, he runs a consultancy that helps organisations run Zentral at scale. They also provide additional expertise and development capacity to solve particular Apple Platform Management problems.

https://www.zentral.pro

Tim Standing (US)
VP of Engineering - Other World Computing

Tim standing has been writing software and drivers for macOS for many years. He is the lead engineer on SoftRAID for Mac and leads the macOS software development team at OWC. When he’s not writing code, or helping others write code, he is perfecting sourdough pizzas or figuring out how many truffles can be made from a 5 kg bar of Belgian chocolate.

Søren Theilgaard (DK)
Apple Specialist - ENVO IT A/S

Mac owner since 1989, and never looked back. Managed Macs since early 1990’s in Denmark and made Enterprise integrations with Macs in organisations. Now employed by ENVO IT where I as MSP manage customer Apple devices. One of the members on Installomator on GitHub.

Long time MacSysAdmin attendee and speaker, and even attended the very first MacSysAdmin event at Nya Varvet back in the olden days.

Rich Trouton (US)
Development Engineer - SAP

Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over twenty years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research, advertising and enterprise software development. His current position is at SAP, where he works with the rest of the Apple@SAP team to support SAP's Apple community.

Rich has also written for Peachpit, Apress and MacTech Magazine on various ways to manage Apple devices. His most recent book with co-author Charles Edge is "Apple Device Management: A Unified Theory of Managing Macs, iPads, iPhones, and AppleTVs".

Patrik Wardle (US)
Guru - Objective-See

Patrick Wardle is the creator of the non-profit Objective-See Foundation, author of the The Art of Mac Malware book series, and founder of the Objective by the Sea macOS Security conference.

Having worked at NASA and the NSA, as well as presenting at countless security conferences, he is intimately familiar with aliens, spies, and talking nerdy.

Patrick is passionate about all things related to macOS security and thus spends his days finding 0days, analyzing macOS malware, and writing free open-source security tools to protect Mac users.

Patrik Jerneheim (SE)
Crew - MacSysAdmin Conference

With a background working as a music teacher and after several years in the publishing business, going all-in macOS was a no brainer. Patrik has spent the latter part of his career as trainer and consultant focusing on Apple management with Jamf.

Together with Tycho Sjögren, the founder of the MacSysAdmin Conference, he has spread the Apple gospel in the northern part of the world for the better part of two decades.

Graham Gilbert (UK)
Mac Systems Engineer - Airbnb

A serial releaser of open source macOS administration tools, Graham is the author of Sal, a modular reporting tool for endpoints, Crypt, a FileVault 2 key escrow solution and MDMDirector, an opinionated MDM orchestration tool.

Graham has managed macOS devices in environments ranging from 5 machines to five digits, supporting everything from creative workflows to software engineering. He writes at grahamgilbert.com on the subjects of macOS in the enterprise, devops, automation and the intersection of the three.

In his day job, Graham is on the Client Engineering team at Airbnb. He has a slight obsession with automating all of the things.

Armin Briegel (NL)
Consultant - scriptingosx.com

Armin Briegel has been managing Macs and their users for nearly 30 years and probably held most existing technical job titles at one time or another. He worked at Apple in Germany and the US as a Systems Engineer and Consulting Engineer. Then, he put theory into practice as a System Administrator at University of Southern California. He currently works as a Consultant from the Netherlands. He writes on his weblog, scriptingosx.com, and has published five books for Apple Administrators.

Weblog: http://scriptingosx.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/scriptingosx

Henry Stamerjohann (DE)
Consultant, PSE - Zentral Pro Services

Henry Stamerjohann lives in Germany and is a returning speaker at MacSysAdmin. He is a consultant, Jamf integrator and co-creator of Zentral, an open source event hub that can control Santa and Osquery. Together with a small team, he runs a consultancy that helps organisations run Zentral at scale. They also provide additional expertise and development capacity to solve particular Apple Platform Management problems.

https://www.zentral.pro

Ed Marczak (US)
Senior Security Engineer - Enterprise Security

Ed Marczak has spent much of his life thinking about people, processes, and technology. His experience spans several companies and roles, including developer, sysadmin, manager, and project manager. An early advocate of Apple products, Ed has written two books focusing on Mac management, co-founded MacTech Conference, and is a familiar face at Apple-related events all over the world. Ed spends his non-compute cycles with his family, and improving his music and photography skills.

Greg Neagle (US)
Staff Systems Engineer -
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Greg has been deploying and managing macOS machines for over two decades 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, “Raya and the Last Dragon” and "Encanto".

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. He wishes he could be in Gothenburg in person, but will make do online.

Joel Rennich (US)
Chief Instigator - Jamf

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…

Tim Standing (US)
VP of Engineering - Other World Computing

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 Software Development at Other World Computing, Inc.

In the past year, Tim has added APFS support to SoftRAID as well as two additional RAID levels: RAID 6 and 6+. He has also patented a write acceleration technique which enables the write speed RAID volumes to be as fast as the read speed.

Tim's team is responsible for SoftRAID, OWC Dock Ejector and all the Mac drivers and utilities which make OWC products so exceptional.

Graham Pugh (UK)
Senior Mac Client Engineer - ETH

Graham has worked as Senior Mac Client Engineer at ETH Zürich, Switzerland for four years. Of his 20-year career in IT support, 12 have been in Mac management. He helped engineer a complex, on-premises multi-tenancy Jamf Pro environment at ETH, which has required a deep dive into the use of the Jamf Pro APIs.

He also has been maintaining JSSImporter for the past 3 years and maintains an active blog about Mac management. Away from the workplace, Graham is a keen runner, hiker and Eurovision nerd.

Andrew Robinson (JP)
Sr. Facilitator & Assoc. Partner - Hofstede Insights JP

"In the thirty plus years Andrew has been in Japan, he’s worked for large corporations, academic organisations, non-profits, and startups — always in multicultural and multilingual environments. Once upon a time even one of the first Apple Solutions Experts members based outside the US.

As an Apple and Google platforms specialist and a senior facilitator with Hofstede Insights, he’s enjoyed helping companies move forward with their technology, and is fascinated by the interactions of culture and the tools we use in our daily lives.

The world is now more diverse, more intercultural and more technical, and also more in need of understanding in those areas, with international engagements even more likely now than ever before. An attendee of MacSysAdmin for years, he’s incredibly excited to be invited back to present again."

Andrina Kelly (CA)
Director of Product Strategy - Jamf

Andrina has worked at Jamf since July 2015, where her current role is the Director of Product Strategy focusing on Data. Andrina’s love for all things data was born from previously leading the Jamf UX team and the Global Field Services team who are responsible for training and onboarding Jamf customers. Andrina comes from a long background in Mac IT Administration and consulting, and has previously presented at numerous conferences worldwide.

She currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia, but has previously lived in Minneapolis, MN, Toronto, Ontario and London, UK. She spends her time away from work traveling the world, riding bicycles, enjoying good food and wine with friends and curating the instagram feed of her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Mackenzie.

Charles C. Edge (US)

Director, Professional Services, Author & Engineer - krypted.com

Charles Edge is the Director of the Marketplace at Jamf, where he began his stint by bringing us Jamf Now. He holds 30 years of experience as a developer, administrator, network architect, product manager, and CTO. He is an author of 20 books, more than 6,000 blog posts on technology, and has served as an editor and author for many publications. Charles also serves on the board of directors for a number of companies and non-profits, and frequently speaks at industry conferences around the world, including DefCon, BlackHat, LinuxWorld, the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, and a number of Apple-focused conferences. Charles is also the author of krypted.com and a cofounder/host of the MacAdmins Podcast. This is his tenth year speaking at MacSysAdmin. We think…

Rich Trouton (US)
Development Engineer - SAP

Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over twenty years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research, advertising and enterprise software development. His current position is at SAP, where he works with the rest of the Apple@SAP team to support SAP's Apple community.

Rich has also written for Peachpit, Apress and MacTech Magazine on various ways to manage Apple devices. His most recent book with co-author Charles Edge is "Apple Device Management: A Unified Theory of Managing Macs, iPads, iPhones, and AppleTVs".

Howard Oakley (UK)
Development Engineer - The Eclectic Light Company

Howard Oakley is a retired medical practitioner who specialised in survival medicine. He started commercial development of software in 1987, working first with maths co-processors (8087) and parallel processors (Inmos Transputer). Since 1989, he has developed for, supported, and written about Macs. Early products were CAD/CAM apps to support laser and other specialist cutting systems.

He has written about Macs over the same period, running the Q&A section in the British MacUser magazine from then until its closure six years ago. He now writes the Genius Tips section for MacFormat, and contributes to Mac|Life too. He has run The Eclectic Light Company blog for over six years, specialising eclectically on Macs and fine art painting. He currently develops in Swift, but just loved Object Pascal, Mac Common Lisp, and APL, and nearly, oh so nearly, went to work running Douglas Adams' computer network. Among his 40+ freeware utilities is The Time Machine Mechanic (T2M2), which checks, explores and diagnoses Time Machine.

Mischa van der Bent (NL)
Consulting Engineer - Jamf

Mischa has been supporting Apple devices since the late 90s. And he had a couple of Apple IT roles before he started his own company which grew into an Apple Authorized Enterprise Reseller. At Jamf, he is helping organizations understand how to manage, deploy and support Apple devices on any scale, from small businesses to large international enterprises. The goals are to keep it simple, connect the dots and automate what is possible. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Tom Bridge (US)
Principal Product Manager - JumpCloud

Tom Bridge is the Principal Product Manager, Apple at JumpCloud and the Producer of the Mac Admins Podcast. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Tiffany; son, Charlie; and cat, Macro. He hopes one day to be the Leslie Higgins of IT Management.

Emily Kausalik-Whittle (US)
Enterprise Management Engineer - Jamf

Dr. Emily Kausalik-Whittle is the Apple Enterprise Management Engineer at Jamf. She's an admin of the Mac Admins Slack team, Founder of Austin Apple Admins, and team member of the Mac Admins Podcast. Emily holds a Ph.D. in Music Theory from The University of Texas at Austin, and is based in Austin, Texas.

Marc Nahum (FR)
Senior Program Manager - Microsoft

After studies in Paris, and few years to work there I moved to Switzerland for a large enterprise to manage Active Directory and Citrix Severs.

In 2009 with the increase of importance of mobile devices, the need to manage them bring me to this new business for the same company.

After selection, implementation, upgrade, modernisation of MDM and remote access solution my road crossed Intune. During all these years I worked daily, promoted, and made the management of macOS possible. When I joined Microsoft as a PM in the Intune Engineering org it’s naturally that is become my platform of choice

Neil Johnson (UK)
Principal Program Manager - Microsoft

I started in Enterprise IT during 1996, managing IBM AIX and Sun Solaris in one of the largest banks. I then moved into e-Mail, which led me into Exchange which led me to move to Microsoft in 2006. I’ve worked in support, field engineering, consulting and architecture.

The last six years have been spent as a PM in the Intune Engineering org specialising in our macOS capabilities. I’ve been a Mac user since I got a G5 iMac in 2005 for photography and have used macOS as my daily machine since then.

Chase Doelling (US)
Principal Strategist - JumpCloud

Chase is a Principal Strategist at JumpCloud, creating partnerships that enhance and secure digital identities. He has been working in venture-backed startups and the F2000 across security, integration, and DevOps for the last decade. Chase is a frequent speaker on topics from dev evangelism, systems, and identity. He's based in Colorado and is a mentor at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Patrik Jerneheim (SE)
Crew - MacSysAdmin Conference

With a background working as a music teacher and after several years in the publishing business, going all-in macOS was a no brainer. Patrik has spent the latter part of his career as trainer and consultant focusing on Apple management with Jamf.

Together with Tycho Sjögren, the original founder of the MacSysAdmin Conference, he has spread the Apple gospel in the northern part of the world.