Advancing the state of the art in cloud computing through open source
Vice President and CTO of Cloud Computing at Cisco Systems where I am responsible for shaping Cisco's strategy and products in cloud computing. I also run the OpenStack team at Cisco contributing to Neutron, Nova, Horizon, and other projects and currently sit on the Foundation Board as a Gold representative. I frequently talk about cloud computing, software defined networking, and OpenStack at major conferences. Of course, I'd rather be playing music or writing code.
Formerly, I was VP/CTO Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems, where I led development of SunCloud. Earlier at Sun I was responsible for all of Sun's Internet-facing web sites and services, and was an early member of the JavaSoft executive team. At other points in my career, at Salesforce.com I led the development of the AppExchange, and was CTO at Radar Networks, a semantic web startup. In the 1980's I was a director of R&D at Thinking Machines, where I developed algorithms for AI and machine vision for the massively parallel Connection Machine. I have a B.S. from Cornell University and Ph.D. in computer science from Polytechnic Institute of New York.
I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Swift,Keystone,Horizon,Quantum,Cinder,Ceilometer,Heat,Ironic