Italy Symposium 2011 Speakers

Speakers will include the Liferay Leadership Team, Liferay Partners, and special guests from the Liferay Community.


Liferay Leadership

Bryan Cheung, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Bryan Cheung steers Liferay's strategic direction and worldwide business development efforts as one of the founders serving with the company since its inception in 2004. With technical experience to balance a strong commitment to end user experience, Bryan leads Liferay in meeting its commitment to deliver focused and effective business solutions to its customers and its community. Most recently, Bryan divides his time between Liferay's US and European headquarters and oversees Liferay's continued growth in its two largest markets. Bryan graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.


Featured Speakers

Joseph Shum, General Manager, Liferay Germany

Joseph Shum was one of the earliest members of the Liferay team, joining the company in 2005 as a software engineer and architect in the professional services division. After working closely with clients and partners at companies like Intuit and Napster, Joseph's skills were redirected to building Liferay's international alliance program and assisting Liferay's partners to build successful solutions for customers.

Most recently, Joseph has been serving as General Manager of Liferay GmbH, Liferay's headquarters for the European market. In his new role, Joseph oversees the day-to-day operations of Liferay's second largest business unit, as well as overall sales and cusotmer relationships throughout the European market. He holds a degree in Software Engineering from Lakehead University in Canada.

Olaf Kock, Senior Consultant, Liferay Germany

Olaf Kock, After being an active part of the Liferay community for two and a half years, Olaf Kock has joined Liferay GmbH as a Technical Consultant and Trainer. After several years of software development experience in various, mostly server-side projects, Olaf now supports client teams in the architecture, implementation and development of solutions using Liferay Portal.



Igor Spasic, Senior Software Engineer, Liferay, Inc

Igor Spasic is a Senior Software Engineer at Liferay. He has been mastering the art of making elegant and sophisticated software for over a decade. He works out of Serbia and over looks the operation there. He is currently working on a few open-source projects and also a JUG (Java User Group) Chairman

Igor graduated from the University of Belgrade, Serbia in Automatic and Electronic Engineering majoring in Telecommunication.


Andrea Di Giorgi, Software Engineer, SMC TREVISO Srl

Andrea Di Giorgi works as a Software Engineer in the R&D department of SMC TREVISO Srl. He is mainly involved in the design and implementation of Liferay plugins, focusing on the User Experience and the integration of legacy systems and external security mechanisms. His areas of interest include desktop, mobile and Web programming with Java/JEE and the .NET Framework, software architecture and GUI development. For two years he has been a Microsoft Student Partner in the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Padua, Italy. He has a long-standing experience in design and development of enterprise applications for Healthcare organizations. Andrea holds a master's degree in Software Engineering from the University of Padua.

Mauro Mariuzzo, Senior Software Architect, SMC TREVISO Srl

Mauro Mariuzzo is a Senior Software Architect at SMC with extensive and deep experience with web technologies, middleware technologies and database technologies. He has supported the implementation of numerous Liferay Portal implementations. He is also a senior member of the Research & Development Team, focused on increase ease of development and driven new technologies into existing SMC products and solutions.



Stefano Pullini is a Senior Project Manager at SMC TREVISO srl

He is involved in managing Liferay-based projects. He is also interested in project methodologies, particularly those relating to the portals. He is also expert in good manufacturing practices and compliance. Another area of his studies is the economic side of the projects, where the total cost of ownership and the return of investment are common topics. As such, he is involved in presales and tender applications. At SMC he is also in charge of the IT infrastructure. He took a master degree in Computer Science at the University of Udine, Italy.