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2014 Board Election: Candidate List

Candidates On The Ballot

The candidates on this list have the 10 nominations required to be on the election ballot and have completed the application.

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Tim Bell

Nominated by: Adriel Cabrera Allison Randal Zane Bitter Egle Sigler Richard Fontana Allison Price Tristan Goode Joseph George Mark Collier Shane Wang

About Tim Bell

Tim is responsible for the group at CERN, the European Laboratory for particle physics, which manages the compute infrastructure for 13,000 physicists around the world to support fundamental research. He previously worked as a Unix kernel developer at IBM along with managing large scale Unix production deployments and services for Deutsche Bank in Europe.

His team is running the CERN OpenStack cloud which has been in production since July 2013 and is currently around 190,000 cores. This cloud provides processing power to analyse the data from the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments which produce around 60PB a year. The practical experiences are shared on the blog at http://openstack-in-production.blogspot.fr/

 

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Rob Hirschfeld

Nominated by: Adriel Cabrera Egle Sigler Anand Shah Shane Wang Vladimir Popovski Mark Smith Terri Schlosser Laurence Brockman Willard Dennis Shamail Tahir

About Rob Hirschfeld

I've been involved in OpenStack since the earliest days with a focus on ops and building the infrastructure that powers cloud and storage. 

On the board, I've lead the DefCore initative and founded the Product Working Group.  I also work to help screen and coach new Gold Members.  I am a strong advocate for operators and interoperability.

I believe that the OpenStack community is service by having a clearly defined core.  I feel that we need to do a better job defining and building an ecosystem around the project.

I maintain an open balanced perspective and respect other people's points of view.

You can read more about my thoughts and positions regarding OpenStack and Cloud on my blog: http://RobHirschfeld.com.

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Joseph George

Nominated by: Pete Chadwick Alan Clark John von Voros Ruby Nicholson Cameron Seader Mark Smith Simon Briggs Julien Niedergang Armstrong Foundjem Thore Bahr

About Joseph George

I'm the Vice President of Engineered Solutions at SUSE, a Platinum member of the OpenStack Foundation for many years, and a market leader in OpenStack, Linux and other open source technologies.  I'm specifically responsible for leading the new SUSE Solutions Organization, where we design, develop, and deliver packaged solutions with Linux, OpenStack, Ceph, and other open source projects, crossing cloud, big data, scalable storage, high performance computing (HPC) and more.

I'm proud to have been a part of OpenStack since the very beginning - back in 2010, starting at the Omni Hotel event in Austin, Texas, when I was with Dell.  And I've been honored to have served on the OpenStack Board of Directors in 2013. 

If you get to know me, you'll find that I am extremely passionate about bringing OpenStack to the masses (check out my blog on the topic - https://www.suse.com/communities/blog/renewing-focus-bringing-openstack-masses/).  I've worked hard for over 20 years to bring emerging tech solutions to end users in order to help them solve challenges in their IT and application teams, and have been fortunate to work for companies like Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell, BMC Software, and Halliburton, as an engineer, as a strategist, and as an executive. 

I love talking tech, where tech is headed, and how we get it into as many people's hands as possible, so let's be sure to connect on Twitter (@jbgeorge).

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Kavit Munshi

Nominated by: Kiran Murari Tristan Goode Egle Sigler Shubham Kumar Sharma Mark Collier Tim Bell Erwan Gallen Tom Fifield Shane Wang Edgar Magana

About Kavit Munshi

Kavit is the CTO of Aptira, heads Aptira's Indian operations and has 15 years of experience in designing and deploying Enterprise and Telco solutions.

 

He is also the founder of the Indian OpenStack User Group and the OpenStack Ambassador for the region. Kavit is also an Individual Director member of the OpenStack Board of Directors.

 

Kavit has been a driving force behind the Indian OpenStack community and has interwoven  this into Aptira's deep involvement with OpenStack. He has helped organise numerous OpenStack events in India and loves to work with students driving their involvement with OpenStack. As an active OpenStack Ambassador his priorities are to help the OpenStack Community grow in South Asia by increasing the engagement of the burgeoning OpenSource community in academia with the OpenStack project. Kavit also realises the importance of startups to innovation and always looks to promote OpenStack in that space.


Kavit has a vision for India as a Centre of Innovation to develop and commercialise intellectual property rather than an offshoring destination. Kavit has been mentoring students and young entrepreneurs to that end.

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