Meet the 2023 Stretch Conference

Tickets Schedule
Stretch 2023 - Richard Farkas
Richard Farkas
NLP Research Group Leader at University of Szeged

Richárd Farkas, Phd has been working in the field of Artificial Intelligence for 20 years, author of 120+ scientific publications, delivered 10+ successful business NLP projects, 10+ open source software and databases. Currently, he leads an NLP research group at the University of Szeged, managing RTD NLP projects. He is also the leader of the NLP work package of the National Laboratory of Artific...

Stretch 2023 - Aviv Ben-Yosef
Aviv Ben-Yosef
Tech Executive Consultant

Aviv is an advisor, coach, and consultant for executives and leaders throughout the tech industry. In his consulting business, he helped companies worldwide, ranging from day-old startups to Fortune 100 companies. By advising, coaching, and leading strategy workshops, he helps his clients forge teams and cultures they are proud of leading.Aviv always says, “Life’s too short to lead an average team...

Stretch 2023 - Allen Holub
Allen Holub

Allen Holub (http://holub.com, @allenholub, allen@holub.com) is an internationally recognized software architect and expert in Lean/Agile transformation. He consults, teaches workshops, and provides advice and guidance, both on-line and around the world, in-house and at conferences. Allen brings decades of experience to his clients, who call when they are not seeing the results they expect from th...

Stretch 2023 - Glenn Anderson
Glenn Anderson
Professional Speaker at Glenn Anderson Speaks

Glenn Anderson is a professional public speaker. Glenn helps teams effectively collaborate and communicate. His presentations and webinars combine decades of corporate experience and teaching with his passion for performing improvisational comedy. The result - your audience is energized and equipped to surpass their goals.Glenn knows what it takes to capture attention in the business world. He enj...

Stretch 2023 - Tyler Miller
Tyler Miller
Chief Product and Technology Officer at Catawiki

Tyler has been in the software game for over 25 years, first as a developer, then engineering manager, and on to leadership positions such as VP of Engineering, CTO and now CPTO. He's worked at Google, Trimble and Prezi before Catawiki. Through working on a diverse set of products, with teams across many locations and cultures, he's picked up a few tricks of the trade....

Stretch 2023 - Jason Yip
Jason Yip
Principal at Reinvention Cycle LLC

Jason is a 20+ years Agile coach/consultant/practitioner since 1999 when he first encountered Extreme Programming. Previously, Jason was a Staff Agile Coach at Spotify and a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks....

Stretch 2023 - James Lewis
James Lewis
Technical Director at ThoughtWorks

James Lewis is a programmer and Director at ThoughtWorks based in the UK. He’s proud to have been a part of ThoughtWorks’ journey for seventeen years and of its ongoing mission to deliver technical excellence for its clients and in amplifying positive social change for an equitable future. As a member of the ThoughtWorks Technical Advisory Board, the group that creates the Technology Radar, he con...

Stretch 2023 - Patrick Kua
Patrick Kua
CTO Coach and EM/Tech Lead Trainer at Patrick Kua

Patrick Kua is a seasoned technology leader with 20+ years of experience. His current mission is accelerating the growth of technical leaders through coaching, mentoring and training. He has had many years of hands-on experience, leading, managing and improving complex organisations and software systems as the CTO and Chief Scientist of N26 (Berlin, Germany) and as a Technical Principal Consultant...

Stretch 2023 - Benjamin Taylor
Benjamin Taylor
Managing Partner at RedQuadrant

systems | cybernetics | complexity / public | service | transformation business evolutionary | avid learner. Reframing for better outcomes. Connecting.I'm passionate about better experiences of organisations for people and employees, and better outcomes from services for citizens and communities. I take ethics seriously and try to make the work of change fun - and there's not much that's more fun ...

Stretch 2023 - Lesley Cordero
Lesley Cordero
Staff Software Engineer at The New York Times

Lesley Cordero is currently a Staff Software Engineer, Tech Lead at The New York Times. She has spent the majority of her career on edtech teams as an engineer, including Google for Education and other edtech startups.In her current role, she is focused on observability, shared platforms, and building excellent teams by setting reliability vision & strategy across The Times, improving our obse...

Stretch 2023 - Samay Shamdasani
Samay Shamdasani
Senior Software Engineer at Ramp

Samay is a tech lead at Ramp, the ultimate platform for modern finance teams. He focuses on spend management software: corporate cards, spending limits, approvals, policy enforcement, budgeting, & reporting. In the past, he's spent a meaningful amount of time within educational technology and venture capital. ...

Stretch 2023 - Samantha Coffman
Samantha Coffman
Senior Product Manager at Spotify
Stretch 2023 - Spotify

Samantha is a Senior Product Manager at Spotify, currently focused on building paid plugins for Backstage, an open-source framework for creating developer portals. With a career that includes roles at HelloFresh, Sauce Labs, and Cisco before joining Spotify, she has gained extensive experience in the tech industry. Her focus has always been on equipping internal teams with a strong product-oriente...

Stretch 2023 - Kadri Pirn
Kadri Pirn
Core Team Member at The unFIX Company

Kadri has 15+ years of experience in software delivery projects and product engineering tribes. While having a technical background, she has been focusing on the delivery with the team and people. She has led the transformation from teams to tribes and implemented the Pipedrive Agile Framework in a few companies. She is a big believer in fluid teaming, transparency, and internal drive. Today ...

Stretch 2023 - Irina Loginova
Irina Loginova
Delivery Manager at EPAM

Irina Loginova has 10 years+ experience in managing both software and infrastructure projects using waterfall, agile and hybrid approaches. In 2022 she was recognized as a value creator and received a CEO Award for bringing great results to the customers, strengthening company’s authority on the market and winning new engagements. Successful establishment and maintaining data-driven delivery helpe...

Stretch 2023 - Maryna Didkovska
Maryna Didkovska
Quality Engineering Director at EPAM

Maryna Didkovska is a Quality Engineering Director at EPAM Systems. As a Test Manager, Delivery manager and Software automation engineer, Maryna has managed teams to build scalable testing process on a projects with over 600 participants , develop testing ecosystems on Enterprise level, find solutions to quality architectural challenges, and coached others be experts and leaders. Being PhD in Soft...

Stretch 2023 - Gábor Nádai aka Mefi
Gábor Nádai aka Mefi
Engineering Director at Bitrise

Engineering Director at Bitrise. Before that, he was VP of Engineering at ingatlancom. He’s been a successful blogger since 2005 touching both professional and unofficial matters. He is the founder of the Leadership Meetup Budapest group and member of the Stretch Conference expert team. In 2018, he was awarded Young Leader of the Year in the Hungarian SME sector....

Stretch 2023 - Karolina Tóth aka Fancy
Karolina Tóth aka Fancy
Freelance IT Culture & Communications Consultant, Coach

Freelance IT Culture & Communications Consultant, Coach - she’s been in the Hungarian IT sector for 8 years and has been working for 17 (hard for her to admit). She’s a subject matter expert in the Stretch conference organizer’s team and she hosts the successful Level-up Engineering podcast, interviewing internationally known IT leaders biweekly....

Stretch 2023 - David Schneidhoffer  aka kisPocok
David Schneidhoffer aka kisPocok
Engineering Manager at Hopin

Husband, dad, and a spaniel owner all at once. Index.hu, Ustream/IBM, Bitrise alumnus. Right now he works as an engineering manager leading the DevEx Platform team of Hopin’s StreamYard. Professional beginner-surfer....

Stretch 2023 - Wittmann Ádám
Wittmann Ádám
Driver Experience Group Leader at Bosch

Adam is in the Automotive SW industry for more, than 7 years now. His focus is on ensuring project delivery and meeting project goals, while building and keeping sustainably working teams. Working for 5+ years in Driver Assistance field he has background in SW development, team coaching and technical leadership, delivering road safety features to several manufacturers. Currently he is leading a gr...

Stretch 2023 - Nassim Ibrouchene
Nassim Ibrouchene
Lean Agile Leader – Product Line Radar at Continental Autonomous Mobility Hungary

Nassim boasts over 10 years of extensive experience in the ADAS domain with a primary focus on the development of the perception software stack for RADAR sensors. His work spans over more than 3 generations of RADAR sensors at Continental, delivering results to countless vehicle manufacturers worldwide.He is currently serving as the Head of the Product Line Radar Organization in Budapest....

Stretch 2023 - Alice Walther-Wosnitzka
Alice Walther-Wosnitzka
Employee Portal Manager at ZEISS

Alice Walther-Wosnitzka, originally a political scientist, has been working at ZEISS for 16 years - a great company, as she says, not only with great products, but also with a broad opportunity to develop oneself. And that's very important to her when you're at home in a company for a long time. Today, she is responsible as a product owner for the global employee portal and enterprise search, wher...

Stretch 2023 - Zsolt Vadócz
Zsolt Vadócz
Head of Digitalisation at K&H

Zsolt graduated in economics, but throughout his 20-year career he has always worked close to IT and innovation. He was responsible for delivery of major projects, project office and then management of the entire IT area in a commercial bank for 10+ years. Currently, he leads the Innovation Directorate of K&H, where he and his team work on the development of "classic" digital channels and the ...

Stretch 2023 - Abhash Sinha
Abhash Sinha
NLP Engineer at ZEISS

Abhash Sinha is an experienced Artificial Intelligence professional with a Master's degree in the field. He is passionate about Artificial Intelligence and has an extensive work experience in NLP domain. He has recently joined Zeiss as an NLP Engineer, where his focus is primarily on LLMs and their application. He is also an avid traveler who relishes exploring the diverse landscapes and cultures ...

Stretch 2023 - Zoltán Tar
Zoltán Tar
Enterprise Architect at K&H Bank

Zoltan has 25 years+ experience with 18 years+ of architecture experiences. He is a member of the K&H Enterprise Architecture team, working on various strategic topics, including startegic target architecture, EA team internal communication, EA repositories, etc. and also supporting the new K&H IT capabilities required for Rapid Business Solutions....

Stretch 2023 - Ádám Gajdi
Ádám Gajdi
Head of Solution in ICT Digital Directorate at K&H Bank

Ádám has 15 years+ experience in IT solution delivery addressing customer needs. He is now leading the solution team of ICT Digital Directorate at K&H Bank. His mission is to design and deliver innovative solutions for bank customers....

Stretch 2023 - Gergely Barthó
Gergely Barthó
Head of Digital Innovation Solutions Development at K&H Bank

Gergely has 25+ years of experience in IT in various positions and sectors. He has delivered IT solutions in healthcare, telecommunications and banking. Gergely and his team are currently responsible for the design and implementation of innovative IT solutions in the digital channels domain, including mobile banking and e-banking, as well as for Kate, the digital assistant of K&H....

Stretch 2023 - Dénes Ozorai
Dénes Ozorai
Head of ICT Development at K&H

Dénes, with 20 years of experience in the IT and Financial(Banking) sector, is an accomplished professional known for strategic ICT planning, budget management, and project leadership. His expertise encompasses integrated banking solutions, ICT Operations and DEVOPS transformations, reflecting his commitment to driving efficiency improvements and lean transformations in organizations....

Stretch Conference is going to be organized with 4 other tech conferences that together create Compass Tech Summit. Check out all the speakers!