Meet the Shift Speakers

Some of the most eminent and well-known experts in the tech community that took the stage of Shift 2024.
Christian Bach
Christian Bach
Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer at
Chris Bach is Chief Strategy and Creative Officer and co-founder of Netlify, launched in 2015 and today is one of the most popular web development platforms. He is on the Board of the MACH Alliance, is an avid investor in the modern web ecosystem, and sits on a number of executive and advisory boards. Before Netlify he spent 14 years in the agency world as a founder, CEO and Chief Digital Officer. He started Denmark's first hybrid production agency and won 20+ awards including Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, and Eurobest. He is also one of the originators of the Jamstack term.
Adrienne Tacke
Adrienne Braganza Tacke
Sr. Developer Advocate & DevNet Community Programs Lead at
Adrienne Tacke is a Filipina software engineer, keynote speaker, published author of the book Coding for Kids: Python, and a LinkedIn Learning instructor who specializes in Cloud Development courses. Perhaps most important, however, is that she spends way too much money on desserts and ungodly amounts of time playing Age of Empires II.
Talia Nassi
Talia Nassi
Lead Developer Advocate at
Akamai Technologies
Talia Nassi is a Lead Developer Advocate at Akamai Technologies and international keynote speaker who delivers content on building in the cloud, testing, and Linode. She enjoys helping developers understand how to build efficient applications in the cloud seamlessly and at scale.
Larry Maccherone
Larry Maccherone
DevSecOps Transformation Evangelist at
Contrast Security
Larry Maccherone serves as DevSecOps Transformation Architect at Contrast Security. Looking at Larry's career, you might think he can’t figure out what he wants to be when he grows up: serial entrepreneur? Agile transformation coach? Open-source developer? Data scientist? Dev(Sec)Ops thought leader? However, the underlying theme is that Larry has constantly strived to create the highest-performing software engineering teams in terms of productivity, quality, security and more. Larry built and scaled Comcast's Dev(Sec)Ops Transformation program over five years, and he’s now applying what he learned to help all Contrast customers and prospects. Larry hails from Raleigh, N.C., where his wife and four daughters make sure there is never a dull moment.