Andi Gutmans

Gutmans has been a lead contributor to PHP since 1997, when he and Zeev Suraski developed the foundation for PHP 3. The new version was a turning point for the language, which today powers over 20 million websites including Facebook and Yahoo! and enjoys a following of over 4.5 million developers. Gutmans currently leads product strategy and innovation at Zend including the open-source Zend Framework project. In addition, he has helped Zend evolve into a successful global Web solutions company and fostered its growth by securing four rounds of financing, aiding with key customer wins, and supporting alliances with industry giants like IBM, Oracle and Microsoft. Gutmans was named one of Computerworld's '40 innovative IT people to watch, under the age of 40'. Also he is recognized from the widely circulated technical publications he has authored and is a frequent speaker on business and technology issues at global conferences. Gutmans is a member of the PHP Group, the Apache Software Foundation and serves on the board of the Eclipse Foundation. Gutmans holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.