The candidates on this list are the intended Gold Directors from the Gold Member companies who are running for election as Gold Director Selectors.
Simon is CEO of DreamHost, and Co-founder and Chair of Inktank. Both companies are very actively involved in developing, promoting, and using OpenStack globally.
Simon has been a Gold Member Director since the Foundation was established in 2012. He Chairs the Committee of the Board that provides guidance to companies considering Gold Membership, and is a member of the Compensation Committee and Elections committee.
DreamHost launched DreamCompute in 2013 - a public cloud computing service powered by OpenStack and Ceph.
Nick has joined eNovance, an OpenStack Foundation Gold member, in december 2012 as VP of Products. He was elected by the college of Gold members members to represent them on Board of Directors in 2013.
Nick founded the Ceilometer project at the Folsom summit in April 2012 to handle centralized metering on OpenStack, and has been project leading it for its first year and until it was integrated by OpenStack's technical comitee.
Nick has been involved in Open Source since 2000 working with Novell, Intel and Canonical in various technical and product management roles.
Nick is a french citizen residing in Paris, France and is 45 years old.
John Igoe, Executive Director of Cloud and Big Data Solutions at Dell, has spent over 25 years in the high-tech industry. He has held executive leadership positions in corporations like Nortel and Bay Networks, and also has startup experience in founding SilverBack Technologies, which was acquired by Dell in 2007. John currently leads an agile, startup like team within Dell that is responsible for delivering complete solutions based on emerging technologies such as OpenStack, Crowbar and Hadoop. Finally, as part of John’s ongoing international entrepreneurial initiatives, he has raised over 35 million dollars in venture capital, and guided start ups in both business and technology strategies.
John actively demonstrates his commitment to OpenStack and open source solutions as an executive sponsor at Dell, and he continues to be a vocal advocate for OpenStack in the industry. He’s very visible in the OpenStack marketplace and community, including being a sought after keynote speaker on OpenStack at a wide variety of events worldwide, encouraging developer contributions and end-user adoption. Furthermore, John leads a team of OpenStack advocates at Dell that are regularly viewed as experts in their respective areas in the OpenStack community.
I have been a supporter of the OpenStack technology and community since it was first publicly announced on July 19, 2011, and was the only hardware solutions vendor to do so on Day 1. Since then, in my role we have been focused on enabling customers around the world to leverage the OpenStack technology, deploy it simply and quickly, and use it to solve real business needs.
I have been an active member of the OpenStack movement by:
The first public release of OpenStack source code was on my blog, in May of 2010. But I spent the two years prior to that working on it, as the Chief Architect and Technical Lead of a project called NASA Nebula.
I'm currently on both the OpenStack Foundation board, and the Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board. I co-chair the OpenStack interoperability committee, and chair the Transparency Working Group. I also serve on the finance committee, the compensation committee, and the program committees of every OpenStack summit to date.
I was the official "Gold Member" representative to the drafting committee, responsible for development of the OpenStack foundation bylaws. And in the early days, I was one of the four original members of the OpenStack Project Oversight Committee.
Essentially, I've spent a majority of my time mucking about in OpenStack governance since the days we called this thing "Pinet".
When I'm not drinking coffee and eating donuts, I do a lot of public speaking and evangelism of OpenStack, particularly around its use in Enterprise private cloud settings. (I believe I've given over 28 speeches in the past year).
My "day job" is as CTO for Piston Cloud Computing, the makers of the first commercial OpenStack software product.
Along with the company I co-founded, I was one of the earliest public supporters of OpenStack. Before there was an OpenStack, I was a vocal advocate of the profound disruption caused by cloud computing. I am widely known as an advocate for OpenStack with my widely distributed "State of the Stack" presentations, and I am an active agitator and participant in the conversation around "how can we help OpenStack win?"
This is because I see OpenStack as a key technology platform that will transform IT, and as the Founder of Cloudscaling, I've led our team in pioneering production OpenStack deployments. Our team is responsible for a number of firsts including:
- first production public storage cloud using Swift outside of Rackspace
- first production public cloud using Nova outside of Rackspace
- first public storage cloud in Korea
- support of the first large-scale production private cloud for a major U.S. carrier
In addition to leadership in real-world deployments of OpenStack, Cloudscaling has worked carefully in the OpenStack community to build thinking and bring focus to issues related to production deployments and to the issue of hybrid clouds. We fundamentally believe in a hybrid-first cloud strategy for OpenStack. OpenStack will be the principle winner for building private clouds, but may not be as successful in public cloud. Or, even if it is successful in public cloud, it's critical we work towards supporting hybrid cloud solutions with all major public clouds, regardless of what software stack they run.
I plan to advocate extensively for OpenStack, hybrid cloud, enterprise grade OpenStack enhancements, and the importance of small businesses and technology startups in OpenStack's continued success. I have exhaustive experience as a speaker and thoughtleader (see below). I will use my influence to promote and drive OpenStack success.
Keynote Speaker, Panelist, Speaker, or Track Chair at: OpenStack Design Summit, VMworld, Structure, eComm (Emerging Communications), CloudConnect, Interop, CloudBeat, CloudCamp, CloudExpo, Gluecon, TM Forum Management World
Expert voice on cloud computing to publications including: Forbes, Economist, The Wall Street Journal, GigaOm, InformationWeek, ReadWriteWeb, O’Reilly Radar, Light Reading, TMC Net
Boris is the co-founder and CMO at Mirantis, a leading OpenStack systems integrator. Operationally responsible for Mirantis’ marketing strategy, Boris acts as a spokesperson for the company and is Mirantis’ public face in the OpenStack community.
In his role, Boris works to ensure that Mirantis’ marketing efforts don’t just promote the Mirantis brand, but also help further global awareness of the OpenStack community. To that effect, Mirantis is a regular sponsor of OpenStack summits, promotes OpenStack at unaffiliated trade shows such as Cloud Connect and OSCON, and helps run regional communities in the Bay Area, Russia, and Ukraine.
Boris continuously helps evangelize the OpenStack community by regularly blogging about it (blog.mirantis.com), talking on behalf of the community at various conferences, and engaging in business development activities to attract new member companies and contributors.
During 15 years of his professional career, Boris held several executive positions with technology companies he helped establish. He was a founder and CEO of Selectosa Systems, an IT consulting company which was subsequently acquired in 2006; and is a co-founder and angel investor at AGroup.lv, now a venture-backed enterprise software company headquartered in Europe.
Sean Roberts is a current OpenStack Board Director plus he works with all things related to OpenStack and Software Defined Infrastructure at Yahoo. He is co-leading the OpenStack community training project which aims to provide instruction materials for all OpenStack user groups. He has been leading the San Francisco OpenStack user group for the past two years. Over the last year, they have held over 45 meetings, have over 3,000 members, and 500 active members. As a result of his work with the user groups, he was 'promoted' to be an OpenStack ambassador.
His background includes developing and operating infrastructure at ADP, EA, EDS, Genentech, and Stanford. He also holds various OpenStack Foundation Board committee assignments and is a member of the Executive Committee for IEEE MSST.
"OpenStack has been a huge success in 2013. Along with that success there are many new voices and ideas. The Board will need to continue the promotion of OpenStack and new user adoption, while keeping the founding spirit of collaboration and meritocracy alive and well into 2014."
Vice President and CTO of Cloud Computing at Cisco Systems where I am responsible for shaping Cisco's strategy and products in cloud computing. I also run the OpenStack team at Cisco contributing to Neutron, Nova, Horizon, and other projects and currently sit on the Foundation Board as a Gold representative. I frequently talk about cloud computing, software defined networking, and OpenStack at major conferences. Of course, I'd rather be playing music or writing code.
Formerly, I was VP/CTO Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems, where I led development of SunCloud. Earlier at Sun I was responsible for all of Sun's Internet-facing web sites and services, and was an early member of the JavaSoft executive team. At other points in my career, at Salesforce.com I led the development of the AppExchange, and was CTO at Radar Networks, a semantic web startup. In the 1980's I was a director of R&D at Thinking Machines, where I developed algorithms for AI and machine vision for the massively parallel Connection Machine. I have a B.S. from Cornell University and Ph.D. in computer science from Polytechnic Institute of New York.
Tsugikazu SHIBATA is working for OSS promotion Center of NEC. He is activily working for the Linux community and also OpenStack. He is having a senior role of Linux tech conference such as LinuxCon and so on to involve Japanese and Asian developers and indsutry. He is also leading a Open source development project called LTSI (Long Term Support Inititative) that is to keep Linux Kernel stable as longer term to be useful for industry because of the community development is rapidly growing and industry wanted to have such initiative. This is just a Linux community's activity but may be helpful even for OpenStack.
Dr. Tzi-cker Chiueh is the Secretary General of Cloud Computing Association in Taiwan (CCAT), the Generatl Director of Cloud Computing Center for Mobile Applications (CCMA) of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), and Professor of Computer Science Department of Stony Brook University. He is the main architect of the ITRI Cloud OS, an end-to-end data center software stack for cloud computing that is recently ported to the Essex distribution of OpenStack. Previously, he served as the Director of Core Research at Symantec Research Labs. Dr. Chiueh received his Master's and Ph.D. degree from Stanford and Berkeley, respectively, and has published over 180 refereed journal and conference papers in the areas of storage system, network architecture, virtualization and software security.
NetApp is proud to continue its sponsorship of OpenStack with membership at the Gold level, with representation by Jeff O’Neal, Senior Director in NetApp’s Solution Integration Group. Jeff has been at NetApp for five years in Strategic Planning, Solution Development and Marketing Leadership functions , including development of NetApp’s Open Solution for Hadoop. Prior to joining NetApp, Jeff held leadership roles at Sun Microsystems in professional services, engineering and marketing.
NetApp ‘s approach to Industry Board participation is consistent with NetApp’s values for team work and transparency. Jeff is supported by a strong team of Architects and Developers led by Ben Swartzlander, Rob Esker, and Jim Holl, who are known within the OpenStack community. David Dale, Director of Industry Standards in the CTO office also provides guidance in governance and marketing of the OpenStack Foundation.
Winston Damarillo is the CEO of Morphlabs, a global provider of converged platform for cloud computing infrastructure. Morphlabs has successfully deployed fully productized solutions built on OpenStack to large enterprises, telcos and managed services providers in Asia and the US.
I am a technology entrepreneur with a track record of helping initiate open source projects at the Apache Software Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation. The companies I founded successfully extended the core open source projects to become disruptive Enterprise software platforms that enabled broad adoption.
I am an active member of the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. I am focusing on the technology adoption of the developing economies. I am the main proponent of the YGL Cloud Computing Initiative.
I have worked very closely with the developer communities while at ASF, Eclipse and now at OpenStack. I was a former board member of the Eclipse Foundation where I help develop the tiered membership model.
Nominations for Individual Board Members have closed.