Shane Wang is an Engineering Director of Cloud Software at Intel's System Software Products. He has participated in or led his team on research and development of open source software projects such as Xen, tboot, Yocto and OpenStack. He has been serving as an Individual Director of OpenStack Foundation Board since 2015, with years of commitment to community development and building. Currently he is focusing on software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined storage (SDS) technologies, edge computing, and NFV-related domains, including OpenStack, Ceph, SODA (also known as OpenSDS), ONAP, Akraino, StarlingX, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, DPDK, and so forth. He is interested in edge computing much so he is engaged in other open source solutions such as EdgeX, CORD, OpenEdge, KubeEdge, and ioFog. Right now he is also chairing the APAC session of OSF Edge Computing Working Group.
He got his PhD degree on Computer Science from Fudan University at Shanghai in 2004, and joined Intel after graduating from the school.
Read the Q&A below and see if you want to Nominate Shane in this election.
For the past ten years, I've been deeply immersed in developing open source cloud software, notably OpenStack. Currently, my team and I are dedicated to advancing cloud-native software within the open source realm, focusing on technologies like Kubernetes, Istio & Envoy, containerd, and Function as a Service (FaaS), among others. The continued success of OpenStack and OpenInfra holds great significance for me, as these communities epitomize the comprehensive cloud infrastructure stack that is central to my work.
My most substantial contribution lies in championing OpenStack and StarlingX across China alongside my team. We've employed diverse strategies to foster the widespread adoption of these projects, which have gained considerable traction in the Chinese market. This achievement underscores the growing influence and importance of these technologies in the global cloud infrastructure landscape.
I have proudly served as an individual director on the OpenInfra Foundation board for nearly nine years. I remain fully committed and prepared to continue my role as a board member, bringing continued dedication and insight to the position.
The Board of the OpenInfra Foundation plays a pivotal role in guiding the organization towards success. Their responsibilities encompass setting strategic directions and ensuring alignment with the Foundation's mission of supporting open infrastructure. Governance and oversight form another crucial aspect of their role, involving policy establishment and maintaining legal and ethical standards.
Financial oversight and resource mobilization are key, as the Board is involved in fundraising and managing the Foundation's financial health. Additionally, Board members serve as ambassadors, engaging with the community and advocating for open-source principles.
Leadership and representation are also vital, as the Board voices the interests of diverse stakeholders and maintains trust within the open-source community. Finally, the Board is responsible for evaluating the Foundation's progress and impact, ensuring continuous improvement and adaptation. In essence, the Board's multifaceted role is central to the OpenInfra Foundation's mission, governance, community engagement, and overall success.
The top priority for the Board of the OpenInfra Foundation over the next year should be focused on expanding and diversifying its cloud project incubation efforts. This includes embracing more innovative cloud projects, particularly those that can significantly contribute to the development and support of AI workloads, both in training and inference phases.
Given that AI is rapidly becoming a dominant force in technology, positioning the Foundation at the forefront of this trend is crucial. This involves not only supporting existing AI-focused projects but also seeking out and nurturing new initiatives that can leverage cloud infrastructure to advance AI technologies. This strategic focus would not only keep the Foundation relevant in a fast-evolving tech landscape but also ensure that it continues to lead in areas where significant technological advancements are expected.
In addition to project incubation, the Board should also prioritize building partnerships and collaborations with organizations and entities working in AI and cloud computing. This could enhance resource sharing, knowledge exchange, and create synergies that benefit both the Foundation's projects and the broader open-source community.
Moreover, a focus on AI and cloud infrastructure aligns well with the Foundation's overarching mission of supporting open infrastructure. It would enable the Foundation to address some of the most pressing needs in the tech world, such as scalable, efficient, and accessible platforms for AI development and deployment.
In summary, the Board's priority should be to strategically position the Foundation to play a pivotal role in the intersection of cloud computing and AI, by incubating diverse cloud projects and enhancing support for AI workloads. This approach not only aligns with the next big technology wave but also ensures the Foundation remains a key player in driving open-source innovation in these areas.
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