As a Principal Product Manager for Serverless at Lightbend, Leon’s focus is to help developers accelerate their serverless journey, leveraging both open source and commercial tools. He is very passionate and outspoken when it comes to the needs of developers because he believes developers can (help) transform their business by getting the right pieces of information to the right people at the right time in the right context.

Leon is crazy about serverless and container technologies, he enjoys writing code, speaking at conferences and meetups, and blogging about it. Before joining Lightbend, Leon held positions at VMware, JFrog, and TIBCO where he helped developers get the most out of their dev tools as both a Product Manager and Developer Advocate. Leon worked on the open source project Flogo and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Rotterdam.

In his personal life, he’s on a mission to taste cheesecake in every city he visits (suggestions are welcome @retgits). As much as he loves to share his thoughts, opinions and source code with you, he will not share his cheesecake…

Public speaking

Below are some of the webinars I presented and conferences I spoke at

To see all all my talks and slides check out this page and for all webinars I presented or spoke at, check out this page


There is a playlist on YouTube with videos of me speaking



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