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Individual Member Profile

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David Wang

Date Joined
August 14, 2012

Intelligent Cloud Technologies From 2008-01-05 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Openstack User Community Service and CBS


As ICT industry veterans in China David quickly embraced Openstack after his meeting with Jim Curry in Rackspace back in June, 2011 and took the mission to co-found China Openstack User Group community and to setup the first Openstack summit in Shanghai later the year.

David has also operated the Community website since July 2011 which has about 5,200 registered members today. David also maintain the largest mailing list in China for Openstack Chinese users which attracted over 1,000 members from mainland China as well as Chinese from Hong Kong, Taiwan etc.. ( ).David have been  in touch with Chinese Openstack users daily through 4  most popular online chat QQ groups in China with a total participation of more than 2,500 members which David setup and hosted since 2011.

David is also the CEO of Intelligent Cloud Technology, a Chinese company, which provides cost effective cloud appliance with Openstack and Opencompute technology and developed inter-cloud management tools in China. David graduated from the Huazhong University of Science & Technology in China and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He did his earlier teaching and research at the Rockefeller University and NYU for many years before he started his own ICT business in China.



David is a candidate in the 2014 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?


I am a strong believer in the OpenStack movement and committed to helping promote the widespread adoption of OpenStack in China. As the co-founder of the China OpenStack User Group (COSUG), I have been helping the community with the operation and maintenance of the Chinese user group’s websites [] which have about 5,200 registered members.


I also helped the Chinese OpenStack user community develop and maintain a mailing list for Openstack Chinese users which attracted approximately 1,000 members from mainland China as well as Chinese from Hong Kong, Taiwan etc.. ( ).


In addition, I also helped the Chinese community organize four online chat groups in China with a total participation of 2,350 members : QQ ID: 11315737 for General Openstack Users, QQ ID: 202265873 for Openstack Developers, QQ ID: 257479608 for training Openstack beginners and QQ ID: 145923072 for tutoring Openstack deployment.


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 served as a board member in one U.S. company and one Chinese company as well as serving as advisor to the board of an international ICT company. I have participated in board consideration and approval of proposed business plans as well as recalibrating the corporation’s business strategy as a result of market shifts and changed economic conditions.

That experience will help me to communicate with other board members and foundation executives and enable me to provide  constructive input that will benefit  and advance the common interests of our community members (shareholders).


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


The Board of Directors is legally and morally responsible for determining the long-term direction of the organization, including the most consequential policy formulations and practices.

If elected I will ensure that all policy decisions will be debated and decided in the most open and transparent way possible, encouraging the maximum amount of feedback from the members throughout the entire deliberative process.

I will help make sure that the board scrupulously honors the principles and philosophy of the open source movement viz. that we will all ultimately do better and gain more if we collaborate openly and fairly in advancing the OpenStack “miracle”. As a co-founder of COSUG I can help the Foundation maintain its focus on the continued development of the user community worldwide especially in China, which is the second largest user community after the U.S.  I will promote Openstack trainings in China with community ecosystem members.

I can also help the Foundation to better integrate the Openstack developer community and the OpenStack end user community with a greatly expanded recruitment and training program that will further advance the kind of international cooperation and coordination that will be required over the next few years.


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


I believe that one of the top priorities for the Openstack Foundation next year should be to keep our community open and serve our end users including helping with easy deployment and training.

The foundation should provide in-country assistance to the international dev/ops, such as those in the Chinese user groups, so that they can contribute more easily to the foundation - not only with user experience feedback but also code contributions. In addition, the foundation should provide assistance to each country’s user group as part of their effort to promote local adaption and establish OpenStack as the country’s cloud standard.

David has already been nominated by:

  • Mark Collier
  • shake chen
  • liu jiwei
  • york deng
  • Rob Hirschfeld
  • jeff xie
  • jing fan
  • Haoxin Zhou
  • Tom Caulfield
  • Hui Cheng