Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Donnie Berkholz, Ph.D.

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Donnie Berkholz, Ph.D., is founder & chief analyst at Platify Insights, the only analyst firm for technology platforms. Prior to that, he was SVP Product Management at Percona, the unbiased open-source database company, where he led product management, design, and community. Previously he served as VP Products & Advisor at Docker, where he built a developer-focused product strategy with a product-led growth model, with his contributions resulting in a 4x year-over-year increase in ARR. His extensive experience includes acting as Executive in Residence at Scale Venture Partners, leading the DevOps transformation at travel-tech leader CWT (fka Carlson Wagonlit Travel), advising upon development, DevOps and data science at industry-analyst firms 451 Research (acquired by S&P Global) and RedMonk, and leading more than 250 open-source contributors at Gentoo Linux. He also spent more than a decade in computational & experimental drug discovery and biochemistry, including a fellowship at Mayo Clinic.

Donnie holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and biophysics from Oregon State University, where he specialized in computational structural biology, and dual B.S. and B.A. degrees in biochemistry and chemistry from the University of Richmond.


Title Day Room Track Start End
Platform engineering for dummies
Saturday H.2215 (Ferrer) Lightning talks 15:20 15:35