Programmers’ Week: Get To Know Our Data Speakers

Softvisioners Kevin, Deepak, Catalin and Ioan share their expertise on the fifth day of Cognizant Softvision's largest tech event

Programmers’ Week is a week-long celebration dedicated to the programmers of the world and their amazing contributions to our industry. The seventh edition of Cognizant Softvision’s largest technical event includes over 150 tech talks, presented by the very people we are honoring – programmers. Day five of the event focuses on Data (Analytics + Big Data + AI-ML) content exclusively. Get to know a few of our speakers and tap into the Data superpower!

Kevin Ford

With nearly 30 years of experience, Kevin Ford has worked with some of the most popular tech stacks and languages at one time or another. As a practice lead for emerging technologies, Kevin will talk for the first time at Programmers’ Week 2021, but by no means is he a rookie on the stage, having previously been a speaker at Xamarin Evolve, VSLive and a LinkedIn Learning instructor. Those interested in machine learning (ML) shouldn’t miss his 55-minute presentation which will focus on what ML is, the types of ML and generally how it will work.

The theme for this year’s event is #GoBeyond, and for Kevin, it’s synonymous with solving a complex or difficult problem. “I love the mental challenge and the feeling I get when I solve it,” he points out from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Don’t miss Kevin’s talk, “A Developer’s Primer to AI and ML”

When: Friday, September 17, 2PM EDT (55 minutes)


Deepak Kaushik

It’s been a couple of months since Deepak Kaushik joined Cognizant Softvision in Vancouver, Canada, and he’s very excited for his first appearance at Programmers’ Week 2021. From Deepak’s perspective, the event is a fantastic platform for the development community to broadcast their point of view of latest technology and their use-case to a wider audience. 

For this senior data integrator developer, the most important aspect of being in the field of software development is to learn and adapt to newer technologies. “The fun of solving customer’s problems that can sustain ever changing business needs and suffice for technology evolution mostly inspire me in my professional journey. I believe it is a proud moment when you get a chance to use your own developed application to book a ticket, hotel or flight,” he concludes. 

Don’t miss Deepak’s talk, “Real-time Event-driven Micro-service”

When: Friday, September 17, 3PM EDT (55 minutes)


Ioan Cimpean & Catalin Ciurileanu 

Senior QC engineers Catalin Ciurileanu and Ioan Cimpean will join Programmers’ Week 2021 from Cluj Napoca, Romania. But they won’t be alone! They’ll make a team presentation with their colleagues Vasile Stanciu-Petrovici, Alex Colta and Marius Pal. Together, this quintet will talk briefly about the history of AI (Artificial Intelligence), what they’ve done so far in their project and what the future holds.

“My inspiration would be trust,”-says Ioan, adding, “It’s something that fuels and empowers me to go beyond, whether at home, with friends or at work.” For his partner, Catalin, going beyond is not just an expectation coming from the customer, iIt’s also a requirement for himself. “Stagnation is the enemy of every professional engineer. So, this presentation is just one of the many steps I make to exceed my comfort zone; both in the area of technology and learning, but also in the area of speech and communication.”

Don’t miss their talk, “We’ve Walked into AI”

When: Friday, September 17, 2PM EEST (55 minutes)

September 13-17 and September 20, 2021, Kevin, Deepak, Catalin and Ioan will join 100+ Softvisioners – delivering external Tech Talks during Programmers’ Week, a six-day event filled with amazing activities. The event honors all of Cognizant Softvision’s technical colleagues, their expertise, and the company culture, which continually encourages and empowers knowledge sharing.

Click HERE To Register For Programmers’ Week Talks!

After registering, users will receive log-in access details for our MyConnector site, where all the talks will be livestreamed. Once inside the platform, users can add all the talks of interest to their calendar.

About Programmers’ Week

What began as a way of recognizing the 256th day of the year, also known as International Programmers’ Day, Cognizant Softvision’s Programmers’ Week has now become a week-long celebration that honors those who bring invaluable expertise and insights to our company. 

Our largest technical event, Programmers’ Week is dedicated to the developers and software engineers from around the world who share their passion and commitment to engineering and delivering amazing software products. 

For the first time this year, Programmers’ Week will feature Cognizant Softvision Product Day, a day dedicated to learning about all things product-related, including demos, discussions on new product technologies and approaches, and successful implementations. 

 #GoBeyond with us. Join us for the seventh edition of Cognizant Softvision’s Programmers’ Week, filled with thought-provoking keynote speeches, enriching tech talks and discussions and meaningful connections.

Want to know what we have in store for Programmers’ Week 2021? Click here to see the full agenda.