Jacek has been teaching developers and business decision makers about the cloud since 2006. He's been advising startups in the UK and Poland on how to use the Rackspace Hosting, Inc.'s cloud services since 2010. He's been involved in the OpenStack documentation efforts since 2011.
Jacek has a long history of technical writing and consulting in the IT industry. He published his first article in 1991 and his first book in 2000. He blogs regularly in Polish and English.
David Baden has been the CTO of Radio Free Asia since its inception in 1996. With over 35 years in audio electronics and 30 years in the broadcast field he has witnessed the evolution of broadcast content creation and management from the analog to digital domains including content delivery methods from terrestrial broadcast to web based distribution methods. David Baden will discuss Radio Free Asia’s use of Piston Cloud to distribute content into internet restrictive environments and the challenges of implementing the technology in technically limited remote locations.
Caitlin Bestler is Sr. Director of Architecture at Nexenta Systems. Caitlin first dealt with extremely large distributed systems in the form of cable TV control systems that required keeping the data retained by each set-top box coherent with the headend databases. The number of set-tops to be managed was typically more than 100,000 but the data per set-top was quite small – literally under 64 bytes. Now she works on distributed systems that involve mere thousands of servers, but with considerably more data.
The transition was a startup called Ikadega where she worked on the architecture of a…Read more
Randy's provocative views on the profound disruption caused by cloud computing have made Randy Bias one of the most influential voices in the industry. Randy uses this influence to advocate an open and honest debate about which technologies will win in driving clouds to large-scale adoption. He has inspired organizations and individuals to embrace the disruption of cloud computing to transform business processes and position themselves to succeed in a new world where computing resources are ubiquitous, inexpensive, instantly scalable, and highly available.
Since 1990, Randy has driven innovatio…
Jonathan Bryce, who has spent his career building the cloud, is Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation. Previously he was a founder of The Rackspace Cloud.
Jason is a Principal Architect with 10 years of experience in the IT industry that includes a diverse background in system and network administration, high performance computing, and software engineering. In four years at Rackspace he has had many different roles, most recently as the Engineering Lead for theRack Connect product launch. Jason is primarily focused on Rackspace Cloud Private Edition and large scale OpenStack deployments for enterprise customers.
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.
Erik Carlin joined Rackspace in 2008. As Chief Architect, he helped launch and grow Cloud Servers as well as innovate, integrate, and optimize multiple services across the Rackspace Cloud portfolio. Erik has been involved in OpenStack since its inception and helped launch the quantum and mélange projects. Erik currently serves as Director of Product for the Cloud Compute Product line which includes Cloud Servers and Cloud Networks. Prior to joining Rackspace, Erik was Chief Infrastructure Architect for SRA International, where he helped architect solutions for large, complex enterprise and…Read more
Mark A. Carlson, Principal Cloud Strategist at Oracle, has more than 30 years of experience with Networking and Storage development and more than fifteen year's experience with Java technology. Mark was one of the authors of the CDMI Cloud Storage standard. He has spoken at numerous industry forums and events. He is the chair of the SNIA Cloud Storage, NDMP and XAM SDK technical working groups, chairs the DMTF Policy working group, serves on the SNIA Technical Council, and represents Oracle on the DMTF Technical Committee and serves as DMTF VP of Alliances.
Gary Chen is Research Manager for IDC's Cloud and Virtualization System Software. In this role, Mr. Chen focuses on server virtualization software and its transformational effect on the larger datacenter ecosystem of systems management, networking, storage, and security. His research also focuses on cloud system software, an extension of virtualization that provides the fundamental infrastructure for clouds.
Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Chen was a Senior Analyst at Yankee Group, focusing on small and medium enterprise infrastructure, including virtualization, cloud computing, security, Li…Read more
Hui Cheng is in charge of the OpenStack based private and public IaaS cloud service in Sina.com, and the team leader of Sina Web Service Dev Team(https://launchpad.net/~sws).
Prior to this project, Cheng was a core system developer at Sina App Engine(SAE), the biggest PaaS platform in China.
Cheng has much experiences in architecture design of PaaS and IaaS platform, and has deep understanding of compute visualization and virtual networking. He is also a frequent speaker at cloud-computing events.
Cloud Foundry author, CEO Apcera, formerly CTO Cloud Platforms VMWare, Director at Google, SVP/Architect at TIBCO
Since joining Intel in 2007, Billy has been leading the Cloud strategy efforts for the Intel Software and Services Group. In addition to his strategy responsibilities, he is also responsible for the Cloud Builders program. In leading the cloud sw activities at Intel, Billy helped found and co-chair the DMTF Cloud Incubator (now the CMWG), works actively with the visible and emerging cloud sw ecosystem, and occasionally emits pearls of wisdom in his blog.
Prior to joining Intel, Billy was Director of Systems Engineering at HP. During his 14 years at HP, he was responsible for the development o…Read more
Dr. Steve Crago is an Assistant Director of the Computational Systems and Technology division at the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute. He leads the Adaptive Parallel Execution (APEX) research group, which does research on multi-core and many-core software, cloud computing, FPGA-based computing, trusted electronics, and wireless system. He currently leads a project that is developing private cloud infrastructure for heterogeneous high performance computing systems. He has been at USC/ISI’s Arlington facility since 1997. He has a BSCEE and MSEE from Purdue Unive…Read more
Gretchen Curtis is a Co-Founder andChief Strategy Officer at Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. Prior to Piston Cloud,she was Director of PR & Communications for NASA’s CTO for IT Chris C. Kempand the NASA Nebula cloud computing project (now known as OpenStack compute). Whileat NASA, she was part of the writing team that created NASA’s open governmentplan as well as a core contributor to the Federal Cloud Computing Strategycreated under federal CIO Vivek Kundra.
Gretchen started her career over adecade years ago in technical recruiting, and helped build engineering teams atseveral Silicon Valley co…Read more
Dr. Angel Luis Diaz is Vice President of Software Standards and Cloud for IBM Software Group. In this role, he has global responsibility for driving strategy and management of IBM's industry-leading standards initiative. He manages a global standards community working across international organizations and consortia to foster development of the next generation of interoperability standards,
policies and practices critical to IBM Middleware and foster a new model of standards development supporting IBM growth initiatives including IBM SmarterCloud, Social Business and Business Analytics.
Dr. D…Read more
Greg Elkinbard has over 2 decades of experience in platform and cloud engineering, working on creating breakthrough technology for cloud and high performance computing arena. As Senior Director of Program Management for Mirantis, he is responsible for building on demand IaaS and PaaS layers for public and private clouds at marquis Fortune 1000 and late stage venture-funded customers. Greg has led and served on teams that brought to market a number of successful cloud, Web, security, networking and embedded OS development projects, up to leading a 50-engineer unit developing software in a glob…Read more
John Engates joined Rackspace in August 2000, just a year after the company was founded, as Vice President of Operations, managing the datacenter operations and customer-service teams. Two years later, when Rackspace decided to add new services for larger enterprise customers, John created and helped develop the Intensive Hosting business unit
Most recently, John has played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace’s cloud-computing strategy and cloud products. John meets frequently with customers to hear about their needs and concerns, and to discuss Rackspace’s …
CTO Cloud Standards, IBM
In parallel to his university studies in physics, Kurt Garloff started working with and in Linux in the mid 90s. After receiving his degree from Universtiy of Dortmund and doing plasma physics research at Eindhoven University of Technology, he started dedicating his energy full time to Linux and joind SUSE Linux AG working on the Linux kernel and on security related projects. Kurt became director of the renowned SUSE Labs department in 2003 and served as acting VP Engineering for SUSE in 2006. He subsequently received Leadership Training at Harvard Business School and took on VP roles in Produ…Read more
Anne Gentle has been a community documentation coordinator at Rackspace for OpenStack since September 2010. She serves on the OpenStack Technical Committee and consistently advocates for OpenStack users and contributors. Anne also coordinates efforts to connect OpenStack to the GNOME Outreach Program for Women.