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Individual Member Profile


Haiying Wang

Date Joined
December 06, 2013

Huawei From 2010-03-01 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Make OpenStack the standard Cloud OS


Haiying Wang melds deep technical experience with strong business sense.  He joined Huawei in 2010 and is the VP and CTO of Cloud Computing, responsible for Cloud strategy and technology. He initiated and is spearheading Huawei’s OpenStack cloud effort, leading Huawei to transform into an Open Source enthusiast and champion. Haiying's mission is to make OpenStack adoption easier in the Telco and emergent market. Prior to Huawei, Haiying co-founded and served as CEO of Digital Support Technology, a company focused on delivering an innovative online support service. Haiying was involved in infrastructure virtualization and abstraction from the early days, leading an R&D  team at VMware when its engineering grew from 100+ to 1000+. Prior to VMware, he joined the initial Vitria Technology engineering team as a Sr. Architect. Vitria Technology was a leading business enterprise application integration company. At SGI, Haiying contributed to the world first interactive TV system. Haiying holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Alberta and an MBA from Wharton School.



Haiying is a candidate in the 2015 Board Election .


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?


Cloud value is well understood but its adoption has been limited by technology challenges and available platform options. I am a firm believer that having open and standard systems is the only way to drive wide adoption and OpenStack will be the OS for clouds just like what Linux is for servers. I want to see OpenStack to become a platform that drives technology innovations and cloud adoptions everywhere.


I have successfully turned Huawei, one of biggest technology companies and traditional closed source vendors, into a significant OpenStack supporter and contributor. I was able to convince Huawei to commit to OpenStack success and its entire ecosystem and led overall Huawei OpenStack effort: dedicated resource for contribution (No. 1 contributor in China and No. 1 contributor in Telco), OpenStack internal adoption and cloud solutions. I also leveraged Huawei platform to promote OpenStack in its market: Telco, developing countries, and China which will be important cloud providers and users.


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 actively involved at many local youth organizations (National Junior Basketball, Swimming and Soccer clubs, girl scouts, and youth music organizations) and local organizations (environment, PTA) as a treasurer, coordinator, organizer, and volunteers. Volunteering for those organizations offered me chances to make a positive change in the community, putting me on the front lines to see impact in action, making me accountable for the organizations’ success and failure.


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


OpenStack board so far has been very successful in providing support for achieving the OpenStack mission –protecting, empowering, and promoting OpenStack software and the community around it. This should continue to be the board role for some time giving OpenStack’s platform maturity, and market adoption rate. The board need to pay more attendtion to help build up OpenStack ecosystem (stable API, interopetrability, certification), reduce the fricktion of adopting, and support international effort.


What do you think the top priority of the Board should be in 2014?


Board should encourage application vendors for adopting OpenStack platform (stable core module API and  interopetrability) and  support application certification and vertical market, such as IT host platform and NFV default platform in Telco.

Haiying has already been nominated by:

  • Simon Anderson
  • Rochelle Grober
  • Rob Hirschfeld
  • John Zannos
  • Tristan Goode
  • Boris Renski
  • Mark Collier
  • Tianhua Huang
  • liu sheng
  • Zhiqiang Fan