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Individual Member Profile


Lew Tucker

Date Joined
July 26, 2012

Cisco Systems From 2011-01-01 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Advancing the state of the art in cloud computing through open source


As VP/CTO of Cloud Computing at Cisco Systems 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.  

Formerly, I was VP/CTO Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems, where I led development of SunCloud, 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 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 New York University.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Swift,Keystone,Horizon,Quantum,Cinder,Ceilometer,Heat,Ironic



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