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Individual Member Profile


Kavit Munshi

Date Joined
July 19, 2012

Aptira From 2013-07-30 (Current)
Statement of Interest

I want to help grow the OpenStack community in India to be the leading user group in APAC and facilitate collaborative sharing with global user groups to benefit all in the community




Kavit is the CTO of Aptira, heads Aptira's Indian operations and has 15 years of experience in designing and deploying Enterprise and Telco solutions.


He is also the founder of the Indian OpenStack User Group and the OpenStack Ambassador for the region. Kavit is also an Individual Director member of the OpenStack Board of Directors.


Kavit has been a driving force behind the Indian OpenStack community and has interwoven  this into Aptira's deep involvement with OpenStack. He has helped organise numerous OpenStack events in India and loves to work with students driving their involvement with OpenStack. As an active OpenStack Ambassador his priorities are to help the OpenStack Community grow in South Asia by increasing the engagement of the burgeoning OpenSource community in academia with the OpenStack project. Kavit also realises the importance of startups to innovation and always looks to promote OpenStack in that space.

Kavit has a vision for India as a Centre of Innovation to develop and commercialise intellectual property rather than an offshoring destination. Kavit has been mentoring students and young entrepreneurs to that end.



Kavit is a candidate in the 2017 Board Election .

Kavit has been nominated enough times to appear on the election ballot. You can read the answers Kavit gave to the election questions below.


What is your relationship to OpenStack, and why is its success important to you? What would you say is your biggest contribution to OpenStack's success to date?


I have been elected as an individual director by the OpenStack community for two consecutive terms. I have helped OpenStack reach new markets and helped the community expand. I have supported new user groups and helped them achieve success.



Describe your experience with other non profits or serving as a board member. How does your experience prepare you for the role of a board member?


I have been elected as an individual director by the OpenStack community for two consecutive terms. This has given me a great insight into the ecosystem. 


What do you see as the Board's role in OpenStack's success?


New challenges have arisen in the last year and the Board's role will be to help navigayte thr project through these challenges and helping grow and sustain the project.


What do you think the top priority of the Board should be in 2016?


Meaningful collaboration with other emerging technologies will be essential in 2017. The Board needs to provide leadership and vision to ensure the project moves in the right direction

Kavit has already been nominated by:

  • Kiran Murari
  • Tristan Goode
  • Egle Sigler
  • Shubham Kumar Sharma
  • Mark Collier
  • Tim Bell
  • Erwan Gallen
  • Tom Fifield
  • Shane Wang
  • Edgar Magana


Nominations are open for the 2017 Board Election.

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