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.
I have been working for OpenStack Foundation (OSF) in the OpenStack community for many years, OSF's success is my success. Right now besides OpenStack, I also work on StarlingX which is a pilot project under OSF, and other open source projects from different communites which are either under OpenStack (e.g. Ceph), or on top of it (e.g. ONAP) to leverage. Aligning with OSF's Open Infrastructure strategy, those projects collaborate with OpenStack to form the foundation of Open Infrastructure.
My biggest contribution to the OSF to date is growing the community and the foundation itself, especially in China.
My biggest contribution to its projects to date is that my team and I contributed a lot to OpenStack and StarlingX directly and indirectly, enriched their features, improved their quality, and accelerated adoption and landing in the ecosystem.
I have been working for OSF and serving as a board member for almost 5 years since 2015. In 2019, I also served as a community co-chair of SODA (https://www.opensds.io/) in China, and served as a co-chair of OSF Edge Computing WG Asia-Pacific Region. I believe I am completely ready for the role of the OSF board member in 2020.
I think the question should be "What do you see as the Board's role in Open Infrastructure projects' success", because OSF has changed its strategy and its branding to embrace more and more open source projects for open infrastructure besides OpenStack.
The board role provides strategic and financial oversight of foundation resources and staff, as stated by the OpenStack website. It requires to keep a close eye on the industrial trends and new opportunites, and steward the entire community as well as all the associated projects to grow and succeed. Specifically, for 2020, the board plans to strengthen OpenStack, including its brand, its contributor community and its ecosystem, create more opportunities for open infrastructure in new markets esp. AI/ML and edge computing, and evolve business models for the foundation with market and project expansion.
According to 451 Research, OpenStack's global market size is estimated to grow to $7.7b USD by 2023, I think the top priority of the board should create a systematic and workable X-year plan, execute the plan, support and assist all community members (containing vendors, customers, users, etc.) on OpenStack and the other OSF projects so as to achieve and even exceed that goal.
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