David McKenna is SVP R&D at Axway. Axway empowers customers to compete and thrive in dynamic marketplaces using hybrid integration solutions to better connect their people, systems, businesses and digital ecosystems. Axway’s hybrid integration platform, AMPLIFY™, enables enterprise power users, IT specialists, developers and partners to accelerate their digital transformation, create captivating customer experiences and unleash data to innovate new business services. AMPLIFY speeds the discovery, use and deployment of integrations by combining traditional integration patterns – B2B Integration, Managed File Transfer and Content Collaboration – with API Management and Application Integration (providing over 150 prebuilt API connectors). More than 11,000 organizations in 100 countries rely on Axway to solve their data integration challenges. Axway employs over 1,800 people in 18 countries.
A senior executive, manager and architect with 20+ years of experience in the software industry leading a variety of security, integration and governance software technologies for Cloud and on-premise enterprise customers, David McKenna began his career in 1996 as a software engineer developing Telecom Network Management systems. In 2001 David joined Vordel where he grew to be VP Engineering responsible for the design and delivery of Vordel’s API product line. In 2012 Axway acquired Vordel, and David has continued to work in a technical capacity leading the R&D activity for architecture and delivery of AMPLIFY platform. David is responsible for R&D locally in Phoenix and in Europe (Dublin, Ireland and Sofia, Bulgaria). He works closely with enterprise architects, CIOs and security professionals, providing best-practice architecture for engaging with the API economy, including API design, API security strategy and full life cycle API management.
Patrick Gilbert is Founder & Chief Innovator at Compendia, a custom software development and integration firm, specialized in complex mobile/cloud and IoT products. Compendia delivers custom software solutions, including design, development, integration and deployment services.
Patrick has more than 25 years of experience in innovation and product development in IT, Mobile Technology, Apps & Services, and in Telecommunications, as a Senior Executive or an entrepreneur. Prior to founding Compendia, he was CTO of Railway Technologies (dba Juuice) where he oversaw the development of a mobile & cloud marketplace platform designed to improve the online discovery of products and services offered by small retailers, and using IoT to aggregate customer analytics, and improve transactions. Prior to that Patrick founded Presence IT, a custom software, system integration and IT solutions company that developed and deployed many innovative custom products in various fields including online videoconferencing, remote process monitoring, solar system design, cloud migration tools, and interactive Media & TV. He also spun off a mobile & Enterprise hosting company, 4SmartPhone, which invented in 2004 a new method pertaining to the ordering and provisioning of services on mobile devices from the mobile itself, for which Patrick was granted 2 patents.
Prior to that, Patrick was executive vice president of Isaac Newton Technologies, for which he raised more than $4 million, and under his watch opened sales offices across the US and released its first wireless software radio product in 2000. Prior to INT, Patrick was the senior vice president and CTO for the WAVO Corporation, where he spearheaded the partnership of WAVO and Virgin Entertainment Corporation to develop VirginJamCast, a unique Internet-based secure digital music distribution system and e-commerce service. As V-P Business Development of WAVO, Patrick also established key strategic partnerships and technology licensing agreements with Microsoft, Compaq, PBS and Intel, some including multi-million dollars investments. Patrick is also credited with the development of WaveTop, the first nationwide data broadcasting consumer product included in Windows 98 Operating System.
Prior to WAVO Corporation, Patrick co-founded BleuMont Telecom, which pioneered PC-based data broadcasting, before he sold it to WAVO. Prior to BleuMont Telecom, Patrick was project manager for DTI Telecom, an Engineering consulting firm based in Montreal, QC. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the École Polytechnique, University of Montreal.
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