Drive EMC's participation in OpenStack.
I work in the EMC Office of the CTO. I am active in coordinating our day-to-day support of all OpenStack related activities, as well as program managing many of our strategic and innovative cross-functional programs.
I am a 20-year veteran of EMC, and have held many roles, including Product Management, Product Marketing, and Corporate IT. One of my most recent roles was that of Sr. Director of Business Development for Emerging Partners. This role exposed me to many companies in the OpenStack ecosystem, and allowed me to fully appreciate the complicated business environment related to OpenStack. I am excited by the intersection of open source, cloud computing, and emerging partners all while striving to leverage the install base and impact of the top enterprise IT vendors.
My educational background includes a BS in Engineering Physics from Miami University, and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
My "platform" that I plan to make a priority is how can the Foundation do a better job fostering an environment where enterprise vendors feel more comfortable that their differentiated value-add will not be eliminated by participating in OpenStack. There is a massive amount of innovation opportunity if we can establish such an environment.