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Individual Member Profile


Tsugikazu SHIBATA

Date Joined
September 18, 2012

NEC From (Current)
Statement of Interest

Expand Eco-system around OpenStack




Tsugikazu SHIBATA is working for OSS promotion Center of NEC. He is actively working for Linux over 10 years and for OpenStack since 2011. He is having a senior role of partner relationship for Open Source industry as a business side and also advocate join and work for the Open Source community especially for Japanese and Asian developers as community side.

He is also member of the board of the Linux Foundation since 2006. He is working with the Linux Foundation to expand ecosystem of Linux for Asian countries.

He is also a technical committee member of the Open Invention Network (OIN) from NEC. His activity of solving IP issue of the Open Source is being very important even for OpenStack and surrounding ecosystem.

By these background, he has an advisory role of OpenStack development team in NEC. The team is actively contributing to OpenStack community and keeping top 10 contributors in the past couple of years.



I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Swift,Glance,Keystone,Horizon,Quantum,Cinder,Heat,Ironic,Openstack-ci,Openstack-manuals,QA,Release


Tsugikazu is a candidate in the 2016 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 have been involved in OpenStack in early days and We see OpenStack is the best collaborative Open source project for Cloud infrastructure.

My biggest contribution is to help increasing contribution to OpenStack Community from Asia and also increasing member companies from Asian countries to the Foundation. Also, contribution to Foundation to have Tokyo summit.


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 serving as a board member of the Linux Foundation. So that I will be able to see both OpenStack Foundation and the Linux Foundation to coordinate and help each activities.


There are number of new projects established under the Linux foundation such as OPNFV, Opendaylight. To connection with such new projects becomes very important for both technical and governance level.

Also, I am a member of technical committee of Open Invention Network (OIN) and will be able to work for reducing the risk of Cloud related IPs.


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



Governance of the board becomes more important in the balance or requirements between Stable/long-term use of OpenStack and accelerate the innovation. Also, in the balance between growing the new projects under the bigtent and new projects stablishing outside of OpenStack.




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




Top priority of the Board is to keep helping OpenStack Community to be active to creating innovation and solving issue.

Also, Below is my high priority work in OpenStack.

- Increase Asian developer participation and new members join OpenStack Foundation

- Help users to create their Cloud with System's integrator

- Coordinate with other organizations to create better relationship in Open Source manner

- Stable and Long term use of OpenStack