The Board of Directors provides strategic and financial oversight of Foundation resources and staff.
Nick is joining eNovance, an OpenStack Gold member, on December 10 2012 as VP of Products. As eNovance main strategy is based on OpenStack, Nick will still be very involved in the community. He founded the Ceilometer project together with Loic Dachary at the Folsom summit, and is currently project leading it. Ceilometer is now an incubated project for Grizzly.
Until December 2012, Nick was working for Canonical which he had joined in September 2007. Since 2009 he was Cloud Product Manager, specializing on Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure. As a product Manager, he helped organizations (Canonical, customers and partners) define their cloud strategy and build their own cloud infrastructures. This includes working with Dell, Rackspace, Intel, Amazon and others for defining new ways to offer Canonical's services in the cloud.
Prior to that role he was Ubuntu Server Product Manager, focusing on bringing together the requirements that Ubuntu users have in order to make Ubuntu Server the easiest platform to deploy in business, enterprises and Internet data centers.
Previously Nick worked at Intel as a Technical Marketing Manager and at Novell as an Identity Management consultant and pre-sales manager.
Nick is a french citizen residing in Paris, France and is 44 years old.
His provocative views on the profound disruption caused by cloud computing have made Randy Bias one of the most influential voices in the industry. Randy uses this influence to advocate an open and honest debate about which technologies will win in driving clouds to large-scale adoption. He has inspired organizations and individuals to embrace the disruption of cloud computing to transform business processes and position themselves to succeed in a new world where computing resources are ubiquitous, inexpensive, instantly scalable, and highly available.
Since 1990, Randy has driven innovations in infrastructure, IT, operations, and 24×7 service delivery. He was the technical visionary at GoGrid and built the world’s first multi-cloud, multi-platform cloud management framework at CloudScale Networks. He led the open-licensing of GoGrid's API, which inspired Sun Microsystems, Rackspace Cloud, VMware and others to open-license their cloud APIs.
Randy's voice can be heard through the Cloudscaling blog, which has tens of thousands of page views monthly. Randy is recognized by The Next Web as one of the 25 Most Influential People Tweeting About Cloud. He is frequently interviewed in the trade and business media on cloud computing, and he speaks at dozens of industry events annually.
As a member of SUSE Linux team, Alan focuses on new industry initiatives, emerging standards and open source. To facilitate the awareness and adoption of open source and open standards, Alan has been a director or board chair for several industry open source projects and consortia including OpenStack, the openSUSE project, The Linux Foundation, OASIS, The OpenGroup. Alan also participates in several Industry forum steering committees, technical committees and open source projects.
With over 20 years of experience in the Software industry, a principal portion of Alan's career has been devoted to the research and development of operating systems and distributed multi-platform server services. His experience is with Linux, Identity and Security, Developer Interfaces, Web Services, Network Protocols and more.
Eileen Evans is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Cloud Computing and Open Source for Hewlett-Packard Company. In her role, Eileen leads and manages legal support for cloud computing and open source at HP. Eileen also leads open source legal strategy and open source program management for HP. In her role, Eileen is representing HP on the OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors and is actively participating in other cloud-related open source communities.
Prior to joining HP in 2010, Eileen was a Director and Associate General Counsel at Sun Microsystems (and then Oracle Corporation following its acquisition of Sun) for nearly 12 years. At Sun, Eileen led and managed legal support for various hardware and software business units. Eileen also served as a lead Open Source Legal Strategist for Sun, where she led, managed and supported numerous open source projects, including Java, MySQL, OpenSolaris, OpenOffice and NetBeans. In addition to her open source experience at Sun and HP, Eileen has spoken on various intellectual property and open source topics at conferences in the United States and in Europe and with the European Commission, Members of the European Union Parliament and the European Union National Competition Authorities.
Prior to joining Sun, Eileen practiced in the Technology Transactions Group at Gary Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper) in Palo Alto, California.
Eileen holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis School of Law.
Joseph B George is the Director of Product Strategy for Revolutionary Cloud and Big Data Solutions at Dell, the team is responsible for developing innovative open source solutions such as the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution, the Dell Apache Hadoop Solution, and the Dell Crowbar software framework.
Prior to coming to Dell, Joseph held key strategy, product management, and technical roles at companies like HP, BMC Software, and Halliburton. Covering areas such as enterprise management software, virtual desktops infrastructure (VDI), scale out computing, and transaction management, Joseph has spent over 16 years in the areas of enterprise software, virtualization, and cloud technology.
Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, as well as a master’s in business administration (MBA), both from the University of Houston. He’s a tried and true Texan, and currently resides in Austin with his wife and two children.
You can catch Joseph’s thoughts and opinions regularly at the JBGeorge Tech Blog (www.jbgeorge.net) and he can often be found talking tech on Twitter (@jbgeorge).
As the OpenStack technology lead within Dell and long-time cloud deployer and developer, I made OpenStack deployability a top concern for Dell and the community. My leadership has changed the dialog around OpenStack to be balanced between Ops and Dev. I have also been pivotal in bringing open collaboration to OpenStack operations through our Crowbar project. Through my role at Dell, I am actively engaged with numerous field deployments and uniquely positioned to represent OpenStack’s developer, provider and enterprise user bases. I bring substantial process experience (Agile/Lean/CI) into my decision making. My focus will be on ensuring OpenStack is deployable and ready for use.
Chris C. Kemp is an entrepreneurial executive with a passion for igniting innovation in high tech organizations. He is the Chief Strategy Officer of Nebula, Inc., a company Chris founded after serving for five years in various roles at NASA. Chris also co-founded the OpenStack project.
As the Chief Technology Officer for IT at NASA, Chris was responsible for pioneering work in cloud computing, open source, and open government. Chris served on the Cloud Computing Executive Steering Committee, and chaired the Cloud Standards Working Group. Perviously, he served as the CIO of NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley where he forged partnerships with Google and Microsoft and helped create Google Moon, Google Mars, and Microsoft World Wide Telescope. He was responsible for NASA's Nebula Cloud Computing Project and co-founded the OpenStack project. Prior to joining NASA, Chris helped create the third largest online community Classmates.com, was the founding CEO of the leading web-based vacation rental platform Escapia (AWAY), and, as the founding CEO of Netran, developed the first online grocer shopping platform for Kroger, the world's largest grocery store chain.
Todd M. Moore, IBM Director, has a diverse background in hardware and software development, architecture, design and product management. He is currently responsible for IBM's standards and partnerships surrounding Cloud Computing, Social Business, and Analytics. He has served in executive roles in both IBM's Software Group (SWG) and System & Technology Group (STG). Prior to his role current role, Todd worked with IBM Acquisitions to integrate new members of the IBM community. Prior to this position, he drove IBM's WebServices, Security and Restful Services development for WebSphere. He has extensive experience in mobile and distributed computing systems, with a background spanning embedded devices to large parallel systems. Before joining WebSphere, he served as the CTO for IBM's Pervasive Computing unit. In IBM's hardware unit, he was responsible for IBM's Power based offerings and System z platforms as the Director of System Design. He was responsible for architecture, performance, user experience, and standards. Over his career, Todd and his team have worked with numerous open source and standards bodies such as the Apache Software Foundation, Oasis, OMG, JCP, OMA, Linux Foundation, OSGi, DLNA, ISO, ITU-T, etc to deliver standards and reference implementations. He holds a Masters Degree in the Management of Technology from the MIT Sloan School of Business, and a BS EE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
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 part of the Infrastructure Strategy group at Yahoo!. This group manages the physical infrastructure at Yahoo! and develops new infrastructure technology. Sean directs Yahoo!’s use of OpenStack. His background includes more than of 17 years developing and operating infrastructure at ADP, EA, EDS, Genentech, and Stanford. He also runs the San Francisco South Bay OpenStack meetups and is a member of the Executive Committee for IEEE MSST.
Lauren is the Director of Marketing for the OpenStack Foundation. She helped launch OpenStack and has since been coordinating with different companies and technical leaders in the community to drive adoption by enabling the ecosystem to promote OpenStack with a common voice, and through activites like the twice-yearly Summits and media relations. Lauren has more than nine years experience in technology marketing, with a background in early stage companies, open source and enterprise software, and industry events like SXSW Interactive. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, house projects, jogging Town Lake and trying to revive her golf game.
Monty Taylor runs the CI and Developer Automation for the OpenStack project, and has since the project was started. He has served on the Project Policy Board and spends most of his time focused on intra-project coordination efforts inside of OpenStack. Before OpenStack he was a core developer on Drizzle and a consultant for the company formerly know as MySQL, Inc.
Lew Tucker is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing at Cisco, responsible for Cisco’s Cloud strategy. I’m driving Cisco’s OpenStack initiative and am a frequent speaker on OpenStack at conferences and customer events. Cisco joined the OpenStack community in March 2011, and along with others, helped initiate the Quantum network project. Our contributions to date have been to Quantum, Nova, Horizon and other projects.
His background includes over 20 years of experience as a developer and executive in the high-tech industry, ranging from distributed systems and artificial intelligence to software.