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Chris Kemp

Date Joined
August 01, 2012

Nebula From (Current)
Statement of Interest

Ensure that the future of cloud computing is open.


Chris C. Kemp is an entrepreneurial executive with a passion for igniting innovation in high-tech organizations. Kemp is a Founder of Nebula, a company he started after serving as the Chief Technology Officer of NASA. Kemp co-founded the OpenStack project, and provided leadership and funding for the development of OpenStack’s first project, Nova.  

As the CTO NASA, Chris was responsible for pioneering work in cloud computing, open source, and open government. Chris served on the White House Cloud Computing Executive Steering Committee, and chaired the Cloud Standards Working Group. Previously, he served as the CIO of NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley where he forged partnerships with Google and Microsoft and helped create Google Moon, Google Mars, and Microsoft World Wide Telescope. Prior to joining NASA, Chris helped create the third largest online community, was the founding CEO of the leading web-based vacation rental platform Escapia (AWAY), and, as the founding CEO of Netran, where he developed OpenShop, the first online grocery shopping platform for Kroger, the world’s largest grocery store chain.  



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Glance,Keystone,Horizon,Quantum,Cinder,Ceilometer,Heat,Oslo,Openstack-ci,Openstack-manuals,Deployment,DevStack



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