Delphi Summit 2024 speakers

Jim McKeeth

Jim McKeeth was the Delphi developer advocate at Embarcadero Technologies and is now the CEO of GDK Sofware in the United States. Jim has been actively involved in the Delphi community and is known for his contributions, including blog posts, tutorials, and presentations aimed at helping Delphi developers. 

Marco Cantu

The Product Manager for Delphi at Embarcadero Technologies, Marco is an Italian software architect, consultant, author, and trainer who has made significant contributions to the Delphi programming language. He conducts training sessions and workshops to help developers stay updated with the latest advancements in Delphi.

Ian Barker

Ian is the Embarcadero Developer Advocate, a professional writer, presenter, and host. He is a prolific software developer, voice actor, designer, and poet. A well-known figure in the Delphi community who helps us connect with excellent webinars and blog posts.

Kees de Kraker

Kees is one of the CEOs of GDK Software in the Netherlands and an Embarcadero MVP. With his vast knowledge of the Delphi language and his disciplined coding style, he was the basis of the code quality that made GDK an authority in the Delphi community. He shares his knowledge and insights on the GDK website with blog posts.

Olaf Monien

Olaf Monien has been an Embarcadero MVP for many years and is the coordinator for the German-speaking region.

With over two decades in the IT industry, Olaf Monien has established himself as a leading software architecture and database design expert, backed by a Master's degree in Computer Science.

Steffen Nyeland

Embarcadero MVP since 2014. Started as Technical Support on Turbo Pascal and ended as Product Manager for Databases (Paradox and InterBase) at Borland Scandinavia when that was a thing. His 2nd programming language was UCSD Pascal on CP/M, followed by Poly-Pascal (pre-Turbo Pascal) and so Forth. Steffen lives in Denmark.

Bob Swart

Bob Swart (1964) is an Embarcadero MVP, developer, author, consultant, trainer & reseller of Delphi. who lives in Helmond Brandevoort (NL). Bob has been programming since 1982 in Pascal and Delphi, and especially likes to develop database, multi-tier and web applications. He loves debugging ("who dunnit") and finding evidence in logfiles.

Richard Hatherall

Richard Hatherall is a developer and Embarcadero MVP with over 25 years of experience. As the founder of Appercept Limited, Richard has made it his mission to bring a first-class experience to Delphi developers using cloud services by developing the Appercept AWS SDK for Delphi. As author of the open-source Delphi-WebMocks, Richard advocates for test-driven development and good development practices in the industry.

Primož Gabrijelčič

Primož Gabrijelčič specializes in high-availability server applications for TV broadcasting. Creator of OmniThreadLibrary for Delphi, he's a prolific writer with hundreds of articles and three books, covering diverse topics like memory management and parallel programming.

Stefan Glienke

Stefan started programming with Turbo Pascal over 25 years ago, and now uses Delphi as his productive language of choice. He developed the DSharp library, Test Insight and is the lead developer of the Spring4D library. As a runtime developer he has high emphasis on performance and gained some knowledge about profiling in the past few years.

Christoph Schneider

Christoph Schneider, a Swiss software architect, draws upon over 30 years of experience, primarily in the medical technology field, to create cross-platform solutions using Delphi. As a recognized Delphi MVP and the author of the open-source project FB4D, he shares his expertise in connecting to the Firestore cloud database.

Conrad Vermeulen

Conrad is a seasoned developer, architect, and technical director. He specialises in Pascal, Python, C/C++, Golang, and Java. His expertise spans banking, health tech, online gaming, and micro-mobility. A Pascal enthusiast and active UK Delphi Developer Group member, he's committed to innovation, enhancing developer tooling and deployment automation.

Frank Lauter

Frank Lauter Embarcadero MVP, living near Aachen, has been involved with programming since 1981.  He started with  Delphi 1, and in 1986 he founded his software company, whose main focus has been the development of industry-specific solutions. Being a fan of FMX, he decided to act as an ambassador for Firemonkey, giving lectures and webinars. His FDK (Firemonkey Development Kit) complements development in FMX, and in addition, he offers nationwide training and consulting for Firemonkey. One of his favorite topics is the MVVM pattern, which is a recurring theme in his English-language blog and his YouTube channel

Fabrizio Bitti

Fabrizio Bitti, a seasoned programmer with expertise in C++, Java, and Borland Products, began at Olivetti. In England by 1996, he developed finance applications for IBM UK and DST International, impacting the London Stock Exchange. Returning to Italy, he founded bit Time Software in 2002, becoming CEO and an acclaimed Delphi developer and Embarcadero MVP.

Serge Pilko

Softacom`s Founder, Embarcadero MVP, Expert in supporting legacy software and Delphi/RAD Studio fan

Marco Geuze

Marco is one of the CEOs of GDK Software in the Netherlands and an Embarcadero MVP. His ideas and experience in Delphi code helped GDK to become an authority on the programming language. Marco also likes to share his knowledge about Delphi in blog posts and videos and shares them regularly with the Delphi hero mailing list. 

Carlos Agnes

Carlos is the COO of TMR and an Embarcadero MVP. As a Delphi developer for over 20 years, he stands out for his work and skills on software architecture, parallel programming, framework development and in-depth knowledge of Delphi's features. An enthusiast and supporter of the Delphi community, he has spoken at dozens of specialized events, and helps to organize local Delphi development groups for over 15 years.

Andrea Raimondi

Andrea Raimondi is currently freelancing mostly for banks and is an opinionated software veteran and Borland citizen of old. His professional experience spans 24 years and has been in software development overall since 1991.

Cary Jensen

Cary is the Chief Technology Officer at Jensen Data Systems, Inc., with over 35 years of experience as a developer, consultant, trainer, and mentor. He is the author of more than 30 books on software, including his latest book Delphi in Depth: FireDAC. He is also an Embarcadero MVP and a Spirit of Delphi recipient. Cary also is an Adjunct Professor in the Human/Computer Interaction Group in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University since 2020.

Patrick Prémartin

Patrick Prémartin returned to Delphi when FireMonkey arrived. As a French Embarcadero MVP since 2017, he offers live coding on Twitch, numerous open source projects and libraries on GitHub, online training and freelance services on request.

Ray Konopka

Ray Konopka is a Principal Software Engineer with The Walt Disney Company. Ray is also the president and founder of Raize Software, and the creator of CodeSite and the Konopka Signature VCL Controls (formerly called Raize Components). He is the author of the highly acclaimed Developing Custom Delphi Components books, a co-author of several other Delphi books, and has published numerous articles on software development. Ray specializes in UI/UX design, custom component development, and mobile solutions. An engaging presenter, Ray is an Embarcadero MVP and a frequent speaker at developer conferences.

Patrick Quist

Patrick, a Delphi developer for over 15 years, won't say no to a technological challenge. As one of the maintainers of Compiler Explorer for over 6 years, Patrick also has a fair share of experience in web technologies and the infrastructure that supports it.

Bruno Fierens

Bruno Fierens, founder of TMS Software, started as an R&D engineer at Barco Graphics and has been an Embarcadero MVP since 2012. Specializing in user interface design and RAD software development, he launched several frameworks including TMS WEB Core. Fierens regularly speaks at tech conferences and offers consulting services.