Ivan is a computer science and IT veteran with 30 years of experience in hardware and software development. He started his career at Digital Equipment Corporation, following his passion for the kernel of the PdP 11 machines, RSX and later with VAX/VMS Macro programming, Ethernet and Parallel I/O boards. Entrepreneur since 1988, he set up and managed several IT startups and subsidiaries in Europe. He has been an independent journalist and author of technical books for 15 years. Since the early 90s, he has been Chief Technical Architect and Chief Technical Officer for non IT companies in sectors like telco, manufacturing and retail.
Ivan joined Canonical in 2015 as Senior Solutions Architect. Prior to Canonical, Ivan was CTO of SkySQL/MariaDB, and he was involved in MySQL/Sun MicroSystem/Oracle since 2005.
A native of Italy, Ivan has lived in Windsor, UK since 2000.
I'm involved in the following OpenStack projects: Nova,Swift,Glance,Keystone,Quantum,Heat,Trove