Mr. Arnette is responsible for product vision, technical innovation, and engineering leadership. He has been a messaging, collaboration, Internet, and networking expert for over 15 years, and has been consulted by leading corporations on the management and administration of email systems. Mr. Arnette has created messaging products and services for over ten years, starting with AlertWare which was acquired by Netpro, and most recently IntelliReach, which was acquired by Infocrossing in May 2006. Mr. Arnette has designed leading messaging system solutions for all communication platforms.
Nick Barcet joined Canonical in September 2007 where he is Cloud Product Manager since 2009. In this role he helps organizations (Canonical, customers and partners) define their cloud strategy and build their own cloud infrastructures. This includes work with Dell, Rackspace, Intel and others, as well defining new ways to offer Canonical's services in the cloud. Prior to that role he was Ubuntu Server Product Manager, focusing on bringing together the requirements that our users have in
order to make our server product the easiest platform to deploy in business, enterprises and Internet data ce…
geemus (Wesley Beary) [http://github.com/geemus] is an avid Rubyistand Open source enthusiast. He spends his days developing fog[http://github.com/geemus/fog] at Engine Yard and spends much(probably too much) of his free time working on other open sourceprojects.
Tim Bell is responsible for the IT Operating Systems and Infrastructure Services team at CERN (www.cern.ch), the European Laboratory for High Energy Physics and site of the Large Hadron Collider. His group provides support for the thousands of servers and clients running Scientific Linux, Mac OS and Windows along with E-mail, virtualisation and web services.
He has a computer science degree from Cambridge University, U.K. and started with IBM in 1986 working as a system programmer and AIX kernel developer. He worked in Unix technical support and project management roles in Switzerland before…
Jonathan Bryce is Founder of The Rackspace Cloud. He started his career working as a web developer for Rackspace, and during his tenure, he and co-worker Todd Morey had a vision to build a sophisticated web hosting environment where users and businesses alike could turn to design, develop and deploy their ideal web site — all without being responsible for procuring the technology, installing it or making sure it is built to be always available. This vision became The Rackspace Cloud. He currently spends his time on OpenStack, the open source cloud software initiative.
On twitter: jbryce
One of Nebula's three co-founders and VP of Engineering, Devin Carlen is a significant contributor to the company's open source foundation and to its depth of technical expertise in private cloud computing. He was one of the original engineers of OpenStack while working on the NASA Nebula project, and is the lead for the Dashboard Project, the front end of OpenStack. Following NASA, he joined Anso Labs as CTO and influenced mainstream adoption of OpenStack. When Rackspace acquired Anso Labs, he became a key member of the company's Cloud Builders team.
Adam Carter is an expert in storage virtualization and 10 year veteran of scale-out IP storage systems. Adam has led product management at LeftHand Networks, HP, and VMware, bringing revolutionary products to market. Adam pioneered the industry's first Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) at LeftHand Networks and helped establish VMware's VSA certification category. Adam brings deep product knowledge and broad experience in the storage ecosystem to SolidFire and heads up all aspects of product development.
Jorge O. Castro currently works on the Community Team as Cloud Community Liaison for Canonical Ltd, sponsors of the Ubuntu project. Jorge has been using Linux since 1998, and his current passion is juju, the new cloud deployment tool. He has spoken at the Ohio Linux Fest, SCaLE, Velocity, and OSCON as well as various LUGs over the years.
Ben Cherian is the General Manager of Emerging Techonologies at DreamHost and is responsible for bringing all new technologies to market. Ben is an eternal entrepreneur that enjoys building businesses. To date, he’s helped launch several successful ventures, including ServiceCloud, Kinetic Path and ThinSpace. Ben holds a degree in Computer Science from Georgia State Universit
Alejandro has been on IT for over 11 years, Debian Linux and Python fan, Alejandro has been around OpenSource for quite long, born as a C++ developer on his early years, passed over Infrastructure and learned to love performance, scaling & automation on linux.
Passing thru companies like Techint (A leading global manufacturer and supplier of steel tubes) and Sony as a Linux Senior Sysadmin, Alejandro is now managing critical infrastructure tasks on Mercadolibre that goes from Administering the Storage solution, Investigate cutting edge technology to constantly implement to orchestrate the …
Jim Curry is the General Manager of Rackspace's Private Cloud business which provides software and support to enterprises and other organizations who want to deploy and run OpenStack-based clouds anywhere. He lead the founding of OpenStack on behalf of Rackspace, and had responsibility for developing the community until its transition to the OpenStack Foundation in 2012.
Previously Jim served as the VP of Corporate Development at Rackspace and had responsibility for the company's M&A and venture investing activities, including the acquisitions of Webmail.us, Slicehost, Jungle Disk, Anso La…Read more
Todd Deshane is a technology evangelist for Xen.org. He began his involvement with Xen in 2003 as a graduate student at Clarkson University. Todd has published several research papers in virtualization and is a co-author of the book "Running Xen". He has also taught tutorial sessions on Xen and presented research at conferences. Todd's current role at Xen.org includes integrating, testing, and documenting OpenStack with the Xen Cloud Platform (XCP).
Sameer Dholakia is group vice president and general manager of the Cloud Platforms Group at Citrix, driving the company’s product strategy for cloud infrastructure and server virtualization. He joined the company in 2010, when Citrix acquired VMLogix, where he served as CEO. Dholakia brings extensive enterprise software experience to Citrix, having held key leadership roles in sales, business development, and product management at companies such as Trilogy, Inc. Dholakia received Bachelor’s and Master's degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.… Read more
Vishvananda Ishaya is a Principal Engineer for Rackspace Cloud Builders specializing in OpenStack. He is also a Senior Engineer on NASA's Nebula project and has been one of the main contributors to the OpenStack Compute project since its infancy. He was elected to the OpenStack Project Policy Board in October 2010 and voted Project Team Lead for OpenStack Compute in April 2011. He spends his free time solving interesting problems and lurking in the #openstack irc channel.
Adam is General Manager of Midokura, where he wears many hats. He spends most of his time talking to customers about their needs, and helps to build out the future of Midokura's products. Adam has degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, and has worked in many environments, including Fortune 250, politics, startups, and educational institutions. An evangelist of open source, he constantly pushes for innovation and change in the industry.
Nebula CEO and Co-Founder of OpenStack
Chris C. Kemp is the co-founder and CEO of Nebula, developers of a turnkey enterprise private cloud computing system. Prior to Nebula, Kemp was the Chief Technology Officer for IT at NASA, where he co-founded OpenStack, and was responsible for pioneering work in cloud computing, open source and open government. Kemp has also served on the White House Cloud Computing Executive Steering Committee, and was the chair of the Cloud Standards Working Group. Previously, Kemp served as the CIO of NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley where he forged partne…Read more
Operations Engineer for Wikimedia Foundation and designer and project lead for the Wikimedia Labs project, a community oriented test and development environment that empowers the Wikimedia community to edit the Wikimedia site architecture.
President, Cloud and Chief Strategy Officer
Moorman is instrumental in driving strategic planning, product development, and new business initiatives for Rackspace. He joined the company in April of 2000, and has served a variety of strategy and marketing roles throughout the company's growth. Before joining Rackspace, Moorman held several positions at the management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, advising high technology clients on critical strategic issues.
As Rackspace Hosting's Chief Strategy Officer, Lew Moorman drives strategic planning, product development, and new b…
Nand Mulchandani is the CEO and Co-Founder of ScaleXtreme. Prior to co-founding ScaleXtreme, Nand was an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Accel Partners, where he started work on the company that became ScaleXtreme, in addition to working on projects in cloud computing, consumer internet, as well as advising a number of companies on product and growth strategies.
Prior to Accel, Nand was the CEO of OpenDNS, where he lead the company through a growth phase in DNS traffic, consumer router integrations, and the launch of enterprise products.
Prior to OpenDNS, Nand was the Senior Director of Product Man…
Jan Olderdissen [Lead Developer] has over 18 years of experience in commercial software development. Prior to joining QuorumLabs, Mr. Olderdissen served as Chief Software Architect at Data Direct Networks where he created DDN's cloud storage product (WOS), and Distinguished Engineer at Ixia where he was responsible for software architecture across 300 engineers. He is the not-so-proud author and co-author of six software patents. In his spare time he teaches Python at UCLA Extension. Mr. Olderdissen holds an MSCS degree from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
William Oppermann CTO and founder of MSPTOR in 2006 has extensive experience in the ICT industry and in particular the enterprise data storage industry has worked in new product development for over 20 years. His career includes eight years as CTO at storage company Raidtec Corporation starting in 1995, developing multiple generations of NAS and SAN systems. Recently MPSTOR have announced automated storage farms for Openstack.
Ian is CEO of Vehera who trade as SMEStorage. Prior to this Ian has held CEO, VP and General Management positions for companies such as Versata, ATG, and SpinDrift.
SMEStorage provide an Open Cloud Platform that supports over 30 Cloud vendors, including OpenStack Swift.
Jay manages a software development team at Rackspace Cloud. Previously, he was a software engineer working for Rackspace Cloud on various projects revolving around cloud infrastructure and databases. Before that, he was a software engineer at Sun Microsystems and the North American Community Relations Manager at MySQL. Co-author of Pro MySQL (Apress, 2005), Jay has also written articles for Linux Magazine and regularly assists developers in identifying how to make the most effective use of MySQL and other software.
He has given sessions on performance tuning at the MySQL Users Confe…Read more
John Purrier is Vice President of Open Source Cloud Computing within the HP Cloud Services business unit. He leads the technical teams that drive HP’s roles as both contributors to, and consumers of, open source projects in the cloud computing areas. His initial role was driving the adoption of OpenStack by the HP Public Cloud and other cloud initiatives across HP.
Additionally, John is a long time member of the governance board (Project Policy Board) for OpenStack, the open source cloud computing project.
Prior to joining HP, John was the Director of the OpenStack@Rackspace team with respon…Read more
Mike is a lead strategist for the cloud innovation team at Mirantis, a software engineering company delivering custom cloud platforms. As team leader, he manages the company’s OpenStack group and plans research in open source technologies. Mike works closely with customers, helping them deploy complex distributed cloud applications using the most advanced open source resources. He is popular with customers because of his agility and talent in building trust quickly. This helps Mirantis customers fast-track projects, go to market sooner, and reduce project costs. His development expertise…Read more
In 2010, Jane took over the role as Chief Executive Officer for Canonical. Before moving into this position, she ran several of Canonical's business units as Chief Operating Officer. Jane has over 20 years of business development, operations and software management experience.
Her previous roles include Vice President of Interactive Television Company and Vice President of General Dynamics C4 Systems. She has also worked in Japan for Teijin Ltd conducting artificial intelligence research and product development, and in the US at General Health, a health risk-assessment firm.
She holds an MBA…Read more
I'm co-founder, chief operations officer and BizDev at StackOps, a company growing within the OpenStack ecosystem offering a catalogue of services and products that are built to reduce the natural cloud management complexity. I have been IT Director, Project Manager and Business Consultant in international companies for over 12 years.
Tommi Virtanen (Tv) is a software developer who's interested in file systems, networks, distributed and decentralized software, finding neat solutions to difficult problems, and shiny bits. He works for DreamHost and is currently participating in the Ceph project, an open-source, distributed, unified storage system. You can read his personal writings at: http://eagain.net/
John Mark Walker is a self-described open source economics hacker, agitprop and all-around rabble-rouser. He has spent the last 10 years collaborating with open source communities and finding out what makes them tick. He first whetted his appetite for communities at VA Linux Systems, learning how open source communities function, and took this knowledge to No Starch Press, Hyperic, the LinuxWorld Conference, Splunk, and now Gluster. Beginning in 2009, John Mark noticed that the movement towards cloud computing led to the same walled gardens that he fought against in the open source world, so …Read more
Dan Wendlandt from Nicira is the project technical lead (PTL) for the OpenStack Quantum project. He has been in product management and software development roles at Nicira, helping customers deploy the company's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) in both public and private clouds. He graduated from Stanford with a degree in Computer Science and worked on networking and security in Carnegie Mellon's Computer Science PhD program before dropping out to help start Nicira.