DNN Summit 2018 Keynotes Announced

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DNN Summit will be here before you know it and as the excitement continues to grow so does our anticipation for the event. Training has been announced, speakers are getting added to the site (still some to come), DNN is doing DNN Summit Mad Libs, and now we’re announcing our keynote speakers!

Announcing DNN Summit Keynotes
Yes, that’s keynotes with an “s” because there will be two keynotes. This year we’ve extended the conference to 2 days for more sessions, content, time for networking, and awesomeness. Two conference days provides the time for two keynotes and that’s exactly what we’ve lined up.

We’re excited to announce that DNN’s new CEO, Andy Tryba, will be giving the first keynote and the original creator of DNN, Shaun Walker, will be giving the second. As you can imagine, we are happy to have these two individuals headlining the event!

If you don’t know much about Andy Tryba or Shaun Walker, check out their bios:

Andy Tryba
Andy Tryba, CEO of DNN Corp, and Keynote Speaker at DNN Summit 2018Andy Tryba has spent the last 15 years as CEO of multiple successful startups, Director of Strategy at Intel Corporation, and advisor to the U.S. White House on the future of jobs and engineering talent.

The common thread in all of these positions is his passion to drive the future of work in a global, interconnected society.

Andy passionately believes that by enabling high-skill job growth, we can raise the standard of living across the globe. He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Illinois and a MBA from Rice University.

Shaun Walker
Shaun Walke, Creator of DotNetNuke, and Keynote Speaker at DNN Summit 2018Shaun Walker has 25+ years professional experience in architecting and implementing enterprise software solutions for private and public organizations. Shaun is the original creator of DotNetNuke, a Web Application Framework which is one of the pioneering open source software applications native to the Microsoft platform.

He was one of the original founders of DNN Corp, a commercial software company providing products, services, and technical support for DotNetNuke, which raised 3 rounds of venture capital from top tier Silicon Valley investors. Based on his significant community contributions he has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) as well as an ASPInsider for over 10 consecutive years. He was recognized by Business In Vancouver as a leading entrepreneur in their Forty Under 40 business awards, was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Outercurve Foundation, and is currently the Chairman of the Advisory Council for Microsoft's .NET Foundation. Shaun is currently a Partner and CTO at Arrow Digital.

A Season of Change
If you’ve been keeping up with things in the DNN Community lately there has been a lot going on to say the least. This season of change has stemmed from the recent ESW Capital acquisition of DNN Corp, which brought new leadership at DNN with it. Since taking the helm as CEO of DNN, Andy has stated he’s putting the focus back on the community, strongly promoting open source, and focusing on growing the ecosystem. His keynote should be a great one!

Don’t Miss DNN Summit
As you can see, the DNN Summit schedule is getting packed with quality content, speakers, activities, and now two top notch DNN Community Members as our keynotes! Just more reasons to attend DNN Summit 2018. Again, we are excited about the conference and super pumped about having these two top notch individuals as our 2 keynote speakers. We hope you will join us at the event! Don’t miss DNN Summit!

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