The Board of Directors provides strategic and financial oversight of Foundation resources and staff.
Experienced industry leader, open source advocate, a member of the SUSE leadership team, and SUSE strategy adviser for new industry initiatives and open source.
Alex Freedland is the co-founder and CEO of Mirantis, the largest independent company focusing on delivering pure-play OpenStack to the customers worldwide.
Under Alex's leadership, Mirantis has become the contributor to OpenStack and is the only private company amongst Top-10 contributors.
Mirantis is also laser-focused on making customers (large and small) adopt OpenStack at scale. With that in mind, we have also pioneered such projects as Fuel (the point and click installer), Rally (a popular framework for scalability testing of OpenStack), Sahara (the orchstrator for Hadoop distributions running on top of OpenStack), Murano (an intuitive way to automate workload orchestration on top of OpenStack and the project behind the Foundation Application Catalog) and Stackalytics.
Prior to starting Mirantis, Alex have co-founded several other businesses, some of which are operating today and some have successfully exited.
Allison is a software developer and open source strategist. She is president of the Open Source Initiative, a board member of the OpenStack Foundation, a board member of the Perl Foundation, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders. She previously served as President of the Perl Foundation, Chief Architect of the Parrot virtual machine, Open Source Evangelist and OSCON Conference Chair at O'Reilly Media, Chairman of the Board at the Parrot Foundation, board member at the Python Software Foundation, Technical Architect of Ubuntu and Open Source Advisor at Canonical.
She participates in the Debian, Ubuntu, Python, and OpenStack projects, and is currently a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise working on open source strategy, and leading a team of engineers focused on upstream open source development in OpenStack and Python.
I am an IT technology professional with a passion for community and partnership building.
I'm very fortunate to live in the Silicon Valley area where I obtained my graduate degree in CS, and trainings in engineering, product mgt/marketing, business dev, services, consulting, and enterprise sales from successful companies such as Sun Microsystems/Oracle, Salesforce.com, Savvis/Centurylink, and now Futurewei/Huawei. Yes, I have done them all (except for HR, Legal, and Finance). For the last 10 years, I've chosen technology evangelism, developer enablement and partnership building to be the focus of my career because I truly believe in partner enablement/empowerment, and win-win. Together, we can make our market bigger, and win together.
I formally joined OpenStack community in July 2015, however, prior to that, as the Head of Global Business Dev for Huawei, I have traveled to 30+ countries visiting telco and enterprise customers in EMEA, APAC, and Latin America to discuss their ICT, Cloud, NFV initiatives, evangelized OpenStack to both enterprise and telco communities, and presented the latest Cloud/OpenStack technologies and business trends at various industry conferences and forums.
In 2015, I've attended multiple Board meetings representing Huawei, participated in Product Team, Marketing, Diversity, Telco, Operator, Enterprise, Application Ecosystem WGs, and presented 2 sessions and hosted a telco panel at the last OpenStack summit in Tokyo. With my engineering and business background and training in Enterprise IT and Telco, I would like to continue contributing to the OpenStack community in the following areas:
1. Generate mindshare and increase telco and service provider adoption in OpenStack
2. Bring enterprise and telco customer requirements/perspectives to OpenStack community
3. Help streamline OpenStack developments with other open source communities: OPNFV, ONOS, etc
4. Enable the global developer and ISV communities to build interesting apps for OpenStack
5. Help woman developers and engineers grow using OpenStack as a platform
6. Help OpenStack embrace diversity and make OpenStack a true global movement
7. Foster more collaboration and partnerships among OpenStack members and various regional communities
Boris is the co-founder and CMO at Mirantis. Operationally responsible for Mirantis’ marketing strategy, Boris acts as a spokesperson for the company and is Mirantis’ public face in the OpenStack community. Boris' influence was instrumental in Mirantis' current focus on OpenStack.
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 (mirantis.com/blog), 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.
I have been an OpenStack member since 2011 as a part of the founding team of the neutron project (formerly known as quantum). I have extended my contributions to nova, devstack, docs, heat and other projects. Currently, I am part of the core team for docs-specs and lead the work needed to complete the networking guide.
Currently, I am part of the Cloud Operations and Infrastructure team for one of the biggest SaaS providers. My current role as OpenStack consumer is giving me a different opinion about what OpenStack should integrate and how it can be consumed easier and more scalable for both Service Providers and Entreprises. I am planning to provide my experience to the OpenStack Board in order to drive its direction based on the interest of the Operators and Users, never influenced by technology-specific vendors.
Professionally, I have a PhD on Distributed Systems and I have specialized on Cloud Computing, Network Virtualization, Software-defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), OpenFlow and the most important OpenStack. During my last three positions at Cisco, PLUMgrid and Workday I have completed successful OpenStack deployment in heterogeneous and scalable infrastructures, from vendor specific hardware to commodity one. All improvements have been shared and I have created extended experience on configuration languages such as Puppet and Chef.
Egle Sigler is a principal architect on Rackspace's OpenStack Private Cloud team and an OpenStack Foundation board member. As part of the board, Egle is co-chair of the DefCore committee and the Diversity Working Group. Egle has co-authored two books, DevOps for VMware Administrators and OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook.
Egle wants OpenStack to be regarded as one of the most successful open source projects, with a great community to back it. During the past year, Egle has been co-chair of DefCore committee, where she has seen that the impact DefCore has on OpenStack is crucial. Interoperability is one of the top OpenStack priorities, and she continues leading the efforts to increase it.
Egle is also a co-chair for the Diversity Working Group. OpenStack community is growing in size every day. It is the goal of the Diversity WG to not only increase the diversity in our community, but also to make sure that this diversity is reflected in total participation.
Eileen Evans is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Software, Cloud, and Open Source for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In her role, Eileen leads and manages legal support for HPE Software and HPE Cloud and legal and program management support for open source at HPE.
Eileen also leads and manages senior attorneys engineer and program managers responsible for driving the implementation of HPE’s open source strategy and open source community engagement. Eileen also represents Hewlett Packard Enterprise on the Linux Foundation Board of Directors and is actively participating in other open source communities. Eileen participated as a Founding Member of the OpenStack Foundation Drafting and Formation Committee.
Eileen was recognized in 2014 as one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s top 100 Women of Influence.
In 2014, Inside Counsel named Eileen to its “R3-100 roundup:” a list of 100 women who will likely be ready to become General Counsel in the Fortune 500 in the next three years.
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/HPE, 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.
Imad Sousou is vice president in the Software and Services Group and general manager of the Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corp. He established the center in 2003 and is responsible for driving Intel's efforts in open source software and architecture across technologies and market segments, including enterprise and carrier-grade Linux and related technologies, virtualization technologies, embedded market segments, and client Linux programs and related technologies.
Imad joined Intel in 1994 as a senior software engineer. Before moving into his current role, he served as director of telecom software programs in the Intel Communications Group and as director of client software engineering in the Home Products Group.
Prior to joining Intel, Imad was a software engineer at Central Point Software working on system utilities for the Apple Mac OS.
Imad holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics from Portland State University.
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.
He has been working on open source development to offer Linux based enterprise systems to customers as a leader of Linux development team at Fujitsu. He and his team have made a lots of contribution especially to enterprise features such as RAS, Resource Management, scalability enhancements and virtualization. He is now leading Fujitsu's open source development and working as the Fujitsu's representative to OSS communities. His team contributes to the variety of OSS communities such as OpenStack, Linux Kernel, Qemu, libvirt, docker, LTP, etc.
As VP/CTO of Cloud Computing at Cisco Systems I am responsible for shaping Cisco's strategy and products in cloud computing and represent Cisco on the OpenStack Foundation board of director. Cisco is a major contributor to OpenStack across multiple projects including: Neutron, Nova, Horizon, Kolla, Magnum and others. I am a frequent invited speaker at major conferences on cloud computing and open source.
Formerly, I was VP/CTO Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems, where I led development of SunCloud, 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 New York University.
I am a member of Hitachi Data Systems’ Office of Technology & Planning team, working as a Sr. Director & CTO for Intelligent Platforms. In my role, I work closely with strategic clients, research communities, open source communities and various Hitachi’s internal organizations to drive continuous innovation.
I am also a member of OpenStack board of directors, representing Hitachi.
Product Manager at Canonical where I've spent the last 5+ years helping shape Ubuntu server and Ubuntu OpenStack. Previously held positions MySQL and Red Hat helping them disrupt Billion dollar encumbant enterprise software companies. Seem to be on the same path with OpenStack and Ubuntu.
Mark McLoughlin is a consulting engineer at Red Hat and has spent over a decade contributing to and leading open source projects like GNOME, Fedora, KVM, qemu, libvirt, oVirt, and more.
Mark has been contributing to OpenStack since 2011, most notably to Nova and Oslo. He has served as Oslo PTL, as a member of the Technical Committee, and as an Individual Director on the board.
Mark is Technical Director for OpenStack at Red Hat, and represents Red Hat as a platinum member on the board.
To find out more about Mark, see his keynote from the Icehouse Summit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6A2AQFnqH8
I currently work on OpenStack and Zuul for Red Hat. I lead a team that works on running the Developer Infrastructure systems for the project, as well as other pure-upstream development efforts. I am PTL Emeritus of the OpenStack Infra Program and set up the original project gating infrastructure. I currently sit on the Technical Committee. Previously, I was a core developer on Drizzle and was a Senior Consultant for MySQL, Inc. I've been a Python hacker by choice since 2000, and am currently a member of the Python Software Foundation.
I have a degree in Theatre Directing and went to grad school at CalArts in lighting design. The intersection of fields has led me to start more than one business around developing technology for and related to live performance. I continue to work in the theatre, and regularly light shows in New York, Seattle and Austin.
Rob's been involved in the OpenStack community dating to its origin in 2010. He founded NetApp’s OpenStack effort and presently serves as a member of the foundation's Board of Directors. He's contributed to the community and overall adoption of OpenStack in capacities ranging from having co-founded the Manila project, architected the earliest OpenStack on NetApp deployments, frequently speaking at design summits, conferences and user groups (over 5 continents), and he still dabbles as an occasional ATC. His tenure at NetApp has spanned from co-founder of NetApp’s field cloud architecture team, to currently leading product management & strategy for OpenStack and related technologies.
I’m Roland Chan, COO of Aptira. I have a background in software development, technical and commercial operations across digital media, service provider and consulting.
I work with Aptira’s customers to determine how OpenStack can be used to deliver real benefit to their organisations. Through this I gain direct insight into how OpenStack is perceived and used in the wild.
Aptira has been a member of the Board since its inception. We are a startup headquartered in the Asia-Pacific region, and as such bring a different view to the board table on many topics. We feel that this diversity of opinion, stemming from our location and size, is of great importance to the quality of the board's work.
I am committed, as is all of Aptira, to the success of OpenStack across the entire spectrum of the IT industry. We will continue to push for positive change to OpenStack at all levels, from the Board down to grassroots organisation and participation.
Shane Wang is an individual board member of OpenStack Foundation in 2015 and an engineering manager of the Datacenter and Cloud Software (DCS) team at the Open Source Technology Center (OTC), Intel. Shane joined Intel in 2004 after he graduated from Fudan University and got his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, and since 2007 has been working on open source technologies, spanning low-level Virtualization Technology (VT) in Xen and KVM, maintaining tboot - an open source trusted boot solution, Yocto, and managing embedded solutions. Since 2011 Shane has focused on OpenStack, with his team working on Nova, Ironic, TripleO, Magnum, Congress, Watcher, Horizon, Keystone, Neutron, Ceilometer, Cinder, Glance, and the 3rd party CIs. He led the team and co-authored two books OpenStack Design and Implementation in 2015 and System Virtualization in 2009.
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 175,000 cores. This cloud provides processing power to analyse the data from the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments which produce around 35PB a year. Our experiences are shared on the blog at http://openstack-in-production.blogspot.fr/
As the AVP of Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Architecture & Strategy for AT&T, Toby Ford leads technology efforts around AT&T's cloud offerings both internally and externally focused. Currently, Mr. Ford is responsible for shepherding SDN and NFV projects on to AT&T’s Common Cloud platform. Toby served as CTO for USi, which was acquired by AT&T in 2006. Previously, Mr. Ford held positions at Cornell University, ARINC, TeleCommunication Systems, and his own company in the Netherlands. Toby is also a member of the OpenStack Board of Directors.
Todd M. Moore, IBM Vice President, has a diverse background in hardware and software development, architecture, design and product management. He is currently responsible for IBM's open technologies and partnerships surrounding Cloud Computing, Mobile, 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 current role, Todd worked with IBM Acquisitions to integrate new members of the IBM community. He also lead 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 has extensive experience in 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.
Van Lindberg has worked professionally as an engineer, as a lawyer, and as an executive. He currently has a dual legal/technical role at Rackspace, and has worked out of both the legal department and the Office of the CTO. In April 2012, the American Bar Association Journal named Van as one of "America's Top 12 Techiest Attorneys."
On the legal side, Van leads Rackspace's Intellectual Property program, directing Rackspace's strategy and policy around patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and open source matters. Van also heads Rackspace's lobbying efforts relative to patent reform.
On the technical side, Van runs Rackspace's technical leadership corps, known internally as the "TCT." Van also works in technical strategy and ecosystem engagement at Rackspace, identifying emerging technologies, separating out differentiating versus non-differentiating product elements, and using open source strategies to be more competitive.
Previously, Van worked at the law firm of Haynes and Boone, where he wrote "Intellectual Property and Open Source," published by O'Reilly and Associates, and grew an open source practice helping businesses with everything from open source compliance to business strategy.
In addition to Van's open source practice, he did IP transactional work, patent prosecution, litigation, and post-grant actions (ex parte and inter partes reexams/reviews).
Van currently serves as chairman of the board of the Python Software Foundation, on the board of the OpenStack Foundation, and was the first chair of the Docker Governance Advisory Board.