About Us

Adaptech Solutions advises industry leaders who, like us, know that there is a better way to build software. While software is what gets built it’s actually not really about software, it’s about business needs – understanding them, modelling them and then building systems that fulfill them – in a scalable and maintainable way.

We’re technology agnostic but offer strong opinions based on our experience and what you’re trying to achieve. We share our expertise with the community through conference key-notes, blog posts and Meetups. We’re experts at building event-driven microservices and the patterns and practices that accompany them.

Our founder, Adam Dymitruk, debated the merits of CQRS with Greg Young before Greg coined the term. Adam and business partner Robert Reppel are among the leading practitioners of event-sourced microservices.

Greg Young is a member of Adaptech’s advisory board along with many other notable leaders whose expertise we leverage on our client’s behalf.

You know how to build what you have. We get hired because we add value beyond what you’re already doing.
We help you build the system you know is possible.

Our Team

Adam Dymitruk

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

As a passionate technologist, Adam has worked in the field for a few decades in numerous roles. He has contributed to the scaling approaches in CQRS and Event Sourcing by introducing PAXOS to the consistency strategy in 2008. In 2011-2012, he helped Microsoft’s Patterns and Practices team introduce modern open-source tooling to the CQRS Journey book project. He has inspired organisations to excel in approaches to software in modern workflows, inspired a culture of learning and instilled a modern approach to software architecture. A subscriber to the idea that Conway’s Law is something that can be taken advantage of instead of something organisations fall victim to, he is able to put the right teams together, using the right future-proof technologies to get software written with the highest quality at lower costs and timelines.

Robert Reppel

Chief Technology Officer

Robert Reppel has written his first commercial software applications more than 25 years ago. He has seen many since, as developer, architect, entrepreneur, development manager and agile practitioner, for companies from startups to large multinationals. His main interest is the evolution of software solutions over time and the cultures and organizational structures which shape them. He specializes in helping organizations to innovate and achieve faster turnaround for new product development while leveraging or replacing legacy assets.

Robert Zalaudek

Chief Commercial Officer

Robert is a technology entrepreneur and start-up executive with extensive senior level sales and relationship management experience. He co-founded and ran a software company in the wireless networking space for 3 years and then joined the management team of a 35-person VoIP start-up. He’s been in technology recruitment since 2006 and in 2011 founded the Pearl Fisher Group, a headhunting firm focused on providing software developers and IT executives to fast-growing companies.

Kelly Leahy

US Practice Director

Kelly holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science. His rare combination of a thorough knowledge of financial systems and software systems allows him to guide financial software solutions to be created in low-risk, high quality way. His experience has included putting together architectures that are focused on accountability through the use of event-centric and other messages in patterns that allow flexible and scalable systems. He has been doing DDD since before it had a name.

Nicolas Dextraze

Principal Architect

Nicolas has an extensive background in successfully implementing event-centric, distributed systems within the constraints of best practices and high quality code in very fast turn-around times for over a decade. He was taught CQRS/ES by Greg Young himself. As a polyglot developer, he brings an unbeatable start to any project.

Advisory Board

Greg Young – Architecture

Greg has shattered the traditional ideas in software architecture in recent years. He brings an unmatched insight into today’s software challenges. Having dissected the issues at hand when considering the CAP theorem, has led to the development of ideas such as CQRS and Event Sourcing. Greg is an independent consultant and serial entrepreneur. He has 15+ years of varied experience in computer science from embedded operating systems to business systems and he brings a pragmatic and often times unusual viewpoint to discussions. He’s a frequent contributor to InfoQ, speaker/trainer at Skills Matter and also a well-known speaker at international conferences. He has successfully developed EventStore, an object store that is tailored to Event Sourcing as the state storage and event processor for modern systems and PrivateEye, a code-based profiler.

Alberto Brandolini – Event Sourcing and Domain Driven Design

Alberto is a 360° consultant in the Information Technology field. Asserting that problems cannot be solved with the same mindset that originated them, Alberto switches context frequently assuming the point of view of the architect, mentor, coach, manager or developer. He’s the originator of the Event Storming practice, the author of the definitive book on Event Storming and a frequent speaker at software development conferences across Europe, since word of his incredible sense of humour spread. He’s also the founder of the Italian Domain-Driven Design community and of the Italian Stoos Satellite, and actively participates in debates about agile software development, lean management and new approaches to entrepreneurship and collaboration.

Charles Iliya Krempeaux – Data Science, AI and Machine Learning

Charles is the current CTO of Koho and has held other titles such as Director of Engineering, Director of Technology, and Engineering Manager. He has built 6 startups in his career and helped 4 others build theirs. He has been involved in open source projects since 1996 and has co-authored “The Mono Handbook” book as well contributing to the mono project itself. He is one of the 4 original members of the HootSuite engineering team. Through his illustrious career, he has gathered a wealth of knowledge in and around the area of Data Science, AI and Machine Learning.

Nancy Van Schooenderwoert – Agility

Nancy brings years of wisdom of enabling change in an organisation in how teams interact. With a focus on Agile practices, she has helped numerous clients make the transition from outdated mechanics that cause dysfunction. A long-time practitioner of Agile for embedded systems and hardware development in regulated industries, she currently trains and coaches modern Agile approaches like Mob Programming, Agile Hardware, and Lean Enterprise.

Martin Suchanek – Data and Analytics

Martin is a subject matter expert in data, analytics, and their application to business intelligence. He has over 15 years experience working with legacy and modern applications, building data intensive distributed systems, big data pipelines, event driven architectures and data warehouses. He brings a solid understanding of gathering user- and business-behaviour data, making it actionable through data products, and building data driven/informed teams and organizations.

Greg Hookey – Mobile Applications Strategy

Greg has been working in systems engineering and software engineering for over 15 years. Being a very early adoptor of mobile technology, he has been providing top tier mobile solutions in a variety of market spaces for over 8 years. His skill set covers all aspects of modern mobile development, and he excels at both iOS and Android. Prior to mobile development, Greg’s previous experiences have been in prototyping and product development of high performance network devices and server solutions on Unix/Linux.

Farshad Abasi – Security

Farshad is an innovative technologist with twenty years of experience in software design and development, network and system architecture, management, and technical instruction. With a keen interest in security from the start, he has become an expert in that aspect of computing and communication over the last decade. His experience includes positions at and contracts with IBM, Cisco, Motorola, and many others. He currently manages the security team at a leading global financial institution, and is continuing a thirteen year stint as an instructor at BCIT where he shares his passion for information and network security, helping others build a career in this exciting field. He is also the security correspondent for CFAX radio, a Vancouver OWASP Chapter Leader, a CISSP designate, and a UBC CS alumnus.

Chris Rose – Technical Writing

Chris holds a Master’s degree in technical writing and has been a writer for most of his life. When it comes to a complete software product, his ability to translate technical capabilities of software to a language that’s easy for an end user to understand is hard to match. Chris’ work can be seen across many different software products over the decades as well as magazine articles.

Inspiration and Influence

Pieter Hintjens – Open Source Strategy

1962/12/03 – 2016/10/04

Pieter was a writer, hacker, and public speaker who spent decades building large software systems and on-line communities. He was an expert in distributed computing, having written many protocols and distributed software systems. He founded the ZeroMQ free software project in 2007, and in 2013 launched the Edge Net project to build a fully secure, anonymous peer-to-peer Internet. He was the author “ZeroMQ – Messaging for Many Applications” (O’Reilly), “Code Connected”, and “Culture and Empire: Digital Revolution”. He was a strong critic of the patent system, having lead the European effort to ban software patents from 2005 to 2007. He coined the term “social architecture” as the process, and the product, of planning, designing, and growing an online community, and promoted the techniques of social architecture in articles and at conferences. He was a member of Mensa and Rotary International and spent much of his time writing and contributing to the ZeroMQ project. Pieter was instrumental in helping set the vision and foundation for AdapTech Solutions, as well as serving on our advisory board. He was a dear friend and will be missed.

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