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Thursday, April 19


Panel: OpenStack and Block Storage...Where To From Here? (Seacliff AB)

The purpose of this session is to drive more awareness to the Nova Volumes effort and help facilitate a discussion around the possible directions and extensions to Nova Volumes.

Bringing together Nova Volumes contributors and implementers, this presentation will be a detailed conversation around the past, present and future of the block storage components of the Nova project. Led by the moderator, panelists will briefly review their current block storage effort in Nova Volumes and talk through targeted use cases. The panelists will discuss their experiences with Nova Volumes to date, where they are heading and how they want to see the block storage specific efforts evolve from where they are today.

For the remainder of the session, the panel moderator will help facilitate a discussion with the panelists and the audience around the possible directions and extensions to Nova Volumes including current integrations, incremental improvements, critical enhancements and weighing the costs/benefits of block storage as a separate project.

SolidFire, Dave Wright, Founder/CEO
Mirantis, Greg Elkinbard, Sr. Director, Product Management
Nexenta, Caitlin Bestler, Director, Architecture
Ceph, Tommi Virtanen, Sr. File Systems Engineer

Vish Ishaya, Compute Project Technical Lead, OpenStack

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Caitlin Bestler

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... Read More →
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Greg Elkinbard

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... Read More →
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Vish Ishaya

Vish Ishaya was Anso Labs Senior Systems Engineer (now an Engineer with Rackspace Cloud Builders) and is NASA Nebula Technical Lead. He is a highly prolific developer who is one of the top contributors of the OpenStack project. During the November 2010 OpenStack conference, he won an OpenStack award for his development and community efforts, and was also elected to the OpenStack Board, which along with other prominent community members... Read More →
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Tommi Virtanen

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/
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Dave Wright

Lead Interactive Designer, NPR

Thursday April 19, 2012 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Seacliff AB Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel


Panel: Winning OpenStack's Second Year Redux (Seacliff CD)

After a lively discussion during the panel at the OpenStack Boston Conference in October called "Winning OpenStack's Second Year," we will bring the panelists back to see how we're doing 6 months later, and ask them their vision for what we must do as a community to ensure OpenStack continues to grow and flourish.

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Jonathan Bryce

Executive Director, OpenStack Foundation
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. | 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... Read More →
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Devin Carlen

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... Read More →
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Mark Collier

Chief Operating Officer, OpenStack Foundation
Mark has spent his career working on technologies that disrupt industries, from "a computer on every desk", when he worked at Dell in the 90's as a product manager, to the digital music shift as Senior Director of Business Development at Yahoo! Music, to the cloud computing era, where as VP of Business Development at Rackspace he led the effort to embrace an open source development model and build an ecosystem and community around it, resulting... Read More →
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John Purrier

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... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:00pm - 3:40pm
Seacliff CD Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel


Panel: Cloud Operators on OpenStack Networking (Seacliff AB)

Cloud Operators on OpenStack Networking

A panel of cloud operators (not vendors!) talk about how they use OpenStack networking today and their goals for future network capabilities in the future. Panelists from both service providers and the enterprise will discuss current deployment models and best practices, as well as use cases around the need for high-availability, scalable private networking, multi-datacenter connectivity, service-insertion, and more. This will include deployments using Nova Networking, as well as the new Quantum Network Service that will become core in Folsom. We will reserve significant time for audience questions to the panel.

Panelists will be:

  • JC Martin, Cloud Architect, eBay
  • Gavin Pratt, Senior Product Manager & Strategist, HP
  • Ken Pepple, Director of Cloud Development, Internap
  • Ishii Hisaharu, NTT
  • Erik Carlin, Director, Cloud Compute Product Line, Rackspace

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Erik Carlin

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... Read More →
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JC Martin

Since joining eBay in 2008, JC Martin has been driving eBay's cloud architecture, focusing on improving agility and efficiency through automating infrastructure and application life cycle. Prior to Ebay, he held architecture positions at BMC software and Sun Microsystems, where he developed the architecture of large scale distributed system management solutions.
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Ken Pepple

CTO, Solinea
Ken is the co-founder and CTO of Solinea, a leading consulting and software provider enabling enterprises and service providers to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing. Prior to Solinea, Ken was Cloud Technology Partners' (CloudTP) Vice President for their OpenStack Practice, where he led the company's cloud infrastructure consulting efforts. Before that, Ken was Director of Cloud Development at Internap Network Services. Under his... Read More →
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Gavin Pratt

Director of Product Management, HP Cloud, HP
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Dan Wendlandt

OpenStack Lead, VMware
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... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:50pm - 4:30pm
Seacliff AB Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel


Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate: TryStack and the API Site (Bayview B)

The journey to an OpenStack sandbox for both cloud consumers and
deployers shows how donated resources and elbow grease results in a
working cloud. TryStack went live in mid-Februrary and now serves over
700 users without a service level agreement. In parallel, the
documentation team put together an API site documenting a large
reference page for the OpenStack APIs installed on TryStack. We will
tell stories, talk about the roadmap, and answer questions about
TryStack and the API Site in this panel presentation.


Anne Gentle - Anne works as a community documentation coordinator and
technical writer for OpenStack at Rackspace.
David Mortman - David is the Chief Security Architect at enStratus
Networks and has a keen interest in the OpenStack APIs.
Jay Pipes - Jay works on the OpenStack cloud computing platform at HP,
was the project technical lead of the OpenStack Image Service, and
serves as an administrator on TryStack.
Nati Ueno - Nati works on OpenStack at NTT, was an early contributor
to OpenStack, and serves as an administrator on TryStack.

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Anne Gentle

Content Stacker, Rackspace
Anne Gentle works in open source projects with the OpenStack project at Rackspace, using open source techniques for API design and documentation. She is responsible for ensuring the docs.openstack.org site contains relevant and accurate documentation for 20 projects written in Python across 130 git repositories. She advocates for cloud users and administrators by providing accurate technical information to increase OpenStack adoption as a cloud... Read More →
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David Mortman

David is the Chief Security Architect at enStratus Networks and has a keen interest in the OpenStack APIs.  David Mortman has been doing Information Security for well over 15 years. Most recently, he was the Director of Security and Operations at C3. Previously, David was the CISO at Siebel Systems and the Manager of Global Security at Network Associates. David speaks regularly at Blackhat, Defcon, RSA and other conferences. Additionally, he... Read More →
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Jay Pipes

Director of Upstream Engineering, Mirantis
Jay is Director of Upstream Engineering at Mirantis. He manages a team of senior engineers working on developing OpenStack projects in the community. Before Mirantis, he worked at AT&T, focusing on OpenStack development and operations. Previously, he was a Director of Engineering in HP s Open Source Cloud Services team, a development manager and software engineer at Rackspace Cloud, a software engineer at Sun Microsystems and the North American... Read More →
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Nati Ueno

Nati works on OpenStack at NTT, was an early contributor to OpenStack, and serves as an administrator on TryStack.

Thursday April 19, 2012 4:40pm - 5:20pm
Bayview B Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel


Panel: Power of Collaboration (Ballroom)

The Power of Collaboration – Can a community-lead technology move as fast a single-company-lead technology?  How does innovation and leadership happen in an open, collaborative environment? Join the conversation as we discuss this along with the potential dangers and opportunities that come with a collaborative environment.

Moderator: IDC, Gary Chen,  Research Manager, Cloud and Virtualization System Software

Panelists include:

  • HP Cloud Services, Zorawar 'Biri' Singh,  SVP & GM, HP Cloud Services
  • IBM, Angel Diaz, VP of Software Standards & Cloud
  • Rackspace, John Engates, CTO
  • RedHat, Brian Stevens, CTO
  • IDC, Gary Chen, Research Manager, Cloud and Virtualization System Software



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Gary Chen

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... Read More →
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Angel Diaz

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... Read More →
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John Engates

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... Read More →
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Zorawar 'Biri' Singh

Zorawar Biri Singh is senior vice president and general manager for Cloud Services at HP. He has global responsibility for HP’s public cloud infrastructure, platform services, cloud solutions and cloud ecosystem for developers, independent software vendors, service providers and enterprises. Singh has more than 20 years of global leadership experience as an executive and serial entrepreneur in enterprise IT, online advertising... Read More →
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Brian Stevens

CTO and Vice President, Worldwide Engineering, Red Hat
Brian Stevens joined Red Hat's senior management team in 2001 and has been critical to the company's enterprise operating system, storage, and virtualization strategies. As CTO and vice president, Worldwide Engineering, Stevens has responsibility for Red Hat® engineering globally, encompassing Linux®, virtualization, middleware, and cloud computing. | | Stevens began his career at Digital Equipment Corporation where he was a developer on... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 4:40pm - 5:20pm
Ballroom Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Friday, April 20


Marketing OpenStack as a Community (Bayview B)

Marketing is not typically a priority for open source projects, yet early marketing efforts driven by companies in the OpenStack ecosystem have undeniably made a huge impact on its initial success. In this session we'll discuss the challenges in working within our complex open source community while also taking on serious competitors with deep pockets. How can you be a good citizen in the community and contribute to building the OpenStack brand, while also leveraging the brand and community resources for your company's benefit? In this panel, we will discuss:

* Building and leveraging the OpenStack brand -- the multiplier effect

* Embracing your competitors in the community to fight the bigger enemies

* Why it's important to create a movement -- rally a joint mission and/or common enemy

* Adding another stakeholder to your marketing plans -- the community

* Being flexible and reactive to timelines, variables, lack of a solid roadmap

* Tackling bottom-up marketing versus traditional enterprise marketing personas

* Staying scrappy and pooling resources to make a big impact without a big budget

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Gretchen Curtis

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... Read More →
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Lauren Sell

VP of Marketing & Community Services, OpenStack Foundation
I am the VP of Marketing & Community Services for the OpenStack Foundation. I helped launch OpenStack and have since been coordinating with different companies and technical leaders in the community to promote OpenStack and drive adoption through activities like event organization (including the twice-yearly Summits), case studies and media relations. I have been marketing in the technology industry for more than eight years, with a background in... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 9:50am - 10:30am
Bayview B Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel


OpenStack Private Cloud Panel (Ballroom)

Private cloud is a hot topic right now. Many businesses and organizations are racing to build proof of concepts and put the cloud to work internally. I suspect that we're past the "Why private cloud? Why not public cloud?" questions and we've moved on to the "How?" but perhaps I'm wrong. Maybe we're at a tipping point? Between your questions, our panelists answers, and the ensuing debate, let's find out where we stand.


Our panelists will be:


Ryan Lane

  • Wikimedia
  • Operations Engineer
  • Project lead for Wikimedia Labs, a test, development, and semi-production volunteer managed cloud.
  • 256 users, 192 cores, 2960 GB RAM, 5 TB block storage for instances, 142 TB block storage for projects


Ross Lillie

  • Motorola Solutions
  • Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff
  • 30 years in various research positions within Motorola and now Motorola Solutions, with focus on software and software systems.
  • 60 cores, 100 GB RAM, 42 TB block storage and 100 TB object storage.


Narayan Desai

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Principal Experimental Systems Engineer
  • My major interest is building this system to rival the performance of purpose built HPC systems for everything but tightly coupled parallel jobs.
  • 30 users, 4032 cores, 12 TB RAM, 100 TB block storage (expanding to ~7k cores, 30 TB RAM, 600 TB of block storage and 800 TB (raw) object storage)


Jan Drake

  • Disney
  • Principal Cloud Architect


Your moderator will be:


Everett Toews

  • Cybera
  • Senior Developer
  • Building OpenStack clouds for use by business, academia and the community while trying spur and support innovation along the way.
  • 40+ users, 768 cores, 1920 GB RAM, 48 TB block storage and 24 TB (usable) object storage

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Doug Davis

I work in the Software Standards part of IBM and have been involved in a number of open source projects over the years. While most of my time is spent developing, promoting and implementing standards (mainly Cloud standards), I also hosts soaphub.org - a free browser & xmpp based chatroom which is used by a number of organizations.

Jan Drake

Disney Principal Cloud Architect
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Ryan Lane

Wikimedia, Operations Engineer | Project lead for Wikimedia Labs, a test, development, and semi-production volunteer managed cloud. 256 users, 192 cores, 2960 GB RAM, 5 TB block storage for instances, 142 TB block storage for projects     
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Ross Lillie

30 years in various research positions within Motorola and now Motorola Solutions, with focus on software and software systems. 60 cores, 100 GB RAM, 42 TB block storage and 100 TB object storage.

Friday April 20, 2012 10:40am - 11:20am
Ballroom Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel


Panel: Cloud Standards (Seacliff AB)
  • IBM, Chris Ferris, CTO Cloud Standards
  • Redhat, David Lutterkort, cloud group on API's and standards, and chair the Apache Deltacloud project
  • NetApp, David Silk, technical director for object storage
  • IBM, Doug Davis, Software Standards
  • Oracle, Mark Carlson, Principal Cloud Strategist
  • Rackspace, Mark Nottingham, Cloud APIs and Standards

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Mark Carlson

Principal Cloud Strategist, Oracle
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... Read More →
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Doug Davis

I work in the Software Standards part of IBM and have been involved in a number of open source projects over the years. While most of my time is spent developing, promoting and implementing standards (mainly Cloud standards), I also hosts soaphub.org - a free browser & xmpp based chatroom which is used by a number of organizations.

Chris Ferris

CTO Cloud Standards, IBM

Mark Nottingham

Principal Architect, Akamai Technologies
I chair the IETF HTTP Working Group, am the liaison from the IETF to the W3C, and generally work on a lot of Web specs and write related code.
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David Slik

David Slik is the technical director for object storage at NetApp, and is a co-chair of the SNIA Cloud Storage Technical Working Group. He participated in the creation of the XAM and CDMI standards, and has architected and developed large-scale distributed object storage systems deployed world-wide as a key component of mission-critical enterprise applications.

Friday April 20, 2012 10:40am - 11:20am
Seacliff AB Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel


Panel: Expanding the Community (Bayview B)

OpenStack community is growing at a very fast pace. The panel will give an overview of this growth, with some metrics and charts. The session will be the venue to discuss and decide how to:

  • create local OpenStack ambassadors to help promote the project worldwide
  • give recognition to all the people helping in the success of Openstack
  • share best practices for establishing user groups for OpenStack.

The panel will be open to comments and questions from the attendees.

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Joseph George

Director of Product Strategy for Revolutionary Cloud and Big Data Solutions, Dell
Joseph B George is the Director of Product Strategy for Revolutionary Cloud and Big Data Solutions at Dell, the team is responsible for developing innovative open source solutions such as the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution, the Dell Apache Hadoop Solution, and the Dell Crowbar software framework. Prior to coming to Dell, Joseph held key strategy, product management, and technical roles at companies like HP, BMC Software, and Halliburton... Read More →
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Tristan Goode

With 25 years experience in the IT industry Tristan has built a solid reputation as an innovative architect in systems infrastructure and enterprise solutions for corporate and Internet. Forward-thinking with strong attention to detail, Tristan has been responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining solutions for the likes of NEC, UUNet, Intel, and Primus Telecom. As CEO of Aptira, he's postitioned the company as an innovative managed... Read More →

Masanori Itoh

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Stefano Maffulli

Community Manager, OpenStack Foundation, OpenStack Foundation
| OpenStack community manager, Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source: from pre-sales engineer and product manager at Italian GNU/Linux distribution MadeInLinux to Italian Chancellor of the Free Software Foundation Europe, where he also created the FSFE Fellowship participation program. Later as community manager of leading mobile open source sync solution Funambol, his efforts boosted downloads and bolstered enterprise... Read More →
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Boris Renski

Co-Founder and CMO at Mirantis, Mirantis
Boris is responsible for helping define Mirantis’ strategic vision and executing on it in the marketplace across the OpenStack ecosystem and beyond. Boris’s influence was instrumental in Mirantis’ current focus on OpenStack. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation. | During the last 15 years, Boris held several executive positions with the companies he helped establish. He was a founder and CEO of... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bayview B Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel


PaaS, Devops and NoOps -- Oh My! (Seacliff CD)

Cloud infrastructure isn't an end, but a means. Infrastructure is as valuable as the services it supports. This panel will highlight tools, processes and philosophies to maximize the benefit of cloud infrastructure. A candid discussion about open source, continuous deployment, platform as a service and devops coming together as a value creation force multiplier.

  • Derek Collison -- CloudFoundry author, CEO Apcera, formerly CTO Cloud Platforms VMWare, Director at Google, SVP/Architect at TIBCO
  • Jesse Robbins -- Founding CEO Opscode, co-founder Velocity Conference, Formerly Availability Program Manager Amazon.com
  • Teyo Tyree -- Co-Founder Puppet Labs
  • Benjamin McGraw -- Sr. Software Engineer at Piston Cloud Computing, Formerly Sr. Software Engineer at IMVU

Moderator: Andrew Clay Shafer -- Rackspace Cloud Builders


Derek Collison

Cloud Foundry author, CEO Apcera, formerly CTO Cloud Platforms VMWare, Director at Google, SVP/Architect at TIBCO

Benjamin McGraw

Sr. Software Engineer at Piston Cloud Computing, Formerly Sr. Software Engineer at IMVU
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Jesse Robbins

Co-Founder & Chief Community Officer at Opscode Jesse Robbins is Co-founder and Chief Community Officer of Opscode, the leader in Cloud Infrastructure Automation. Jesse is a widely recognized expert in Infrastructure, Web Operations, and Emergency Management. Jesse was a founding chair of the Velocity Web Performance & Operations Conference, editor of the Web Operations book, and is a contributor to the O’Reilly Radar blog... Read More →
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Andrew Clay Shafer

Clown Prince, Parvus Captus
we do what we can

Teyo Tyree

Co-Founder of Puppet Labs, I am passionate about Opensource software communities, automation, and cloud computing. Despite better judgement, I enjoy snowboarding, mountain bike and generally putting myself at risk of bodily harm.

Friday April 20, 2012 11:30am - 12:10pm
Seacliff CD Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel


Panel: The Truths and Myths of Cloud APIs (Seacliff AB)

Moderator: James Urquhart, VP of Product Strategy, enStratus


  • Adrian Cole, CTO jclouds at CloudSoft
  • Eric Windisch, Cloudscaling

More info coming soon!


Mark Nottingham

Principal Architect, Akamai Technologies
I chair the IETF HTTP Working Group, am the liaison from the IETF to the W3C, and generally work on a lot of Web specs and write related code.

Friday April 20, 2012 11:30am - 12:10pm
Seacliff AB Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel


Panel: OpenStack Business Ecosystem (Seacliff AB)

OpenStack has become pervasive and the business community is taking notice. But why all the hype and who is putting their money where their mouth is? This dynamic panel of investors and cloud visionaries will share their perspectives on the OpenStack ecosystem – what’s hot, what’s not, who’s generating value and who’s just adding to the noise.

Moderator: Joshua McKenty, CEO and Co-Founder of Piston Cloud

Panelists include:
o Scott Raney (Redpoint)

o Jim Lussier (Dell)
o Dharmesh Thakker (Intel Capital)
o Dan Scholnick (Trinity)
o Lars Leckie (Hummer Winblad)
o Bret Piatt (Rackspace Corporate Development)

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Lars Leckie

Lars is a Managing Director at Hummer Winblad and has played a key role in the firm’s investments in SaaS, virtualization, cloud and mobile technologies. Prior to joining Hummer Winblad Venture Partners in 2006, Lars was involved in founding and operational roles at start-up companies. He was a co-founder of AutoFarm (now Novariant), a company focused on GPS and robotics. Lars was in charge of strategy, product marketing, business... Read More →
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Jim Lussier

Jim joined Dell in late 2011 to set up and run a corporate venture capital group for Dell. The role of the group is to make investments in emerging technology companies to help Dell achieve its strategic objectives, increase the dialog with the emerging technology ecosystem of VCs and entrepreneurs on how Dell can add value, and drive a point of view within Dell on emerging technology opportunities. Key technology areas strategic to Dell... Read More →
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Scott Raney

Scott Raney is a Partner with Redpoint Ventures focusing on information and consumer technology with a particular emphasis on cloud software and services, data center infrastructure and mobile applications. Scott has led or been involved with Redpoint's investments in Heroku, Cloud.com, adap.tv, Jumptap, Simplegeo and Branchout. Prior to Redpoint, Scott worked at NorthPoint Communications and Bain & Company. Scott holds a BSEE, with high... Read More →
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Dan Scholnick

General Partner, Trinity Venutures
Dan is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures, a top tier VC dedicated to investing in early stage entrepreneurs. Dan founded Flurry, the leading user analytics platform for mobile applications. Prior to Flurry, Dan began his career as employee number two at Wily Technology (acquired by CA) where he built the first version of the company’s application performance management product and then helped sell it to many of Wily’s Fortune... Read More →
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Dharmesh Thakker

Dharmesh Thakker manages cloud infrastructure and big data software investments at Intel Capital. He is actively involved on the boards of DynamicOps, Guavus Analytics, and enLighted. He joined Intel Capital from Advanced Technology Ventures where he supported enterprise software and cleantech investments. Earlier, at Keynote Systems (KEYN), Thakker helped grow recurring SaaS revenue from $0 to $20mm in two years. He was also an early team member... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Seacliff AB Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel