DeveloperWeek New York 2020 DeveloperWeek New York 2020
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VIP Networking Lounge: Fireside chat w/ Featured Speakers


Adam Askarian
Flowcode, CTO and Founding Team Member

As Head of Data Science at the dtx company, Adam Askarian leads data science + engineering. Prior to joining dtx, Adam was the head of data science at BounceX, one of the industry’s preeminent identity resolution platforms, where he was responsible for leading a team of data scientists, engineers, and AI/ML experts. His focus has been on personalized search, retail recommender engines, and next-gen identity resolution attributes that use deep learning. Adam is also currently an adjunct professor of data science in Columbia’s Master’s programming. Adam has an undergraduate and master’s degree in electrical and telecommunications engineering and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Texas Dallas.

Mark Piller
Backendless, Founder and CEO

Mark is the founder and visionary behind the innovative company Backendless and its mobile backend as a service platform. Since 2012 and with no outside financing, Mark built the company from an idea to a dynamic, growing player in the mobile backend services space. Prior to Backendless, Mark worked at webMethods where he was responsible for architecting the company's API services solution. Other past ventures include leading the design and implementation of multiple features of Glue, a web-services platform from The Mind Electric that was acquired by webMethods, as well as senior technical positions with ObjectSpace, MCI and SABRE.