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Grace Lian

Date Joined
June 30, 2016

Statement of Interest

<p>I am interested to open software upstream development, open source technology innovations, using open source software to solve business problems and enable customers, as well as technology promotion and volunteering in open source community. </p><p>I am very passionate in growing people, mentoring people in career development, especially helping diversity people such as technical females to grown in STEM career path. </p>


Grace Lian is a senior director of Cloud Software Engineering team in Intel. She leads a global team to work on open source cloud software technologies, including OpenStack, k8s, Kata containers, Cloud Hypervisor, Envoy, Istio, Ceph, and Akraino etc. She also drives the strategy in the cloud native software domains for Intel.

Grace is an open source veteran. She started to work on open source software from Carrier Grade Linux project back to 2001. She was engineering manager for the first Linux team in Intel China. The team became OTC (Open Source Technology Center) China and has grown many open source talents for the community. She has long time experience leading global engineering teams on open source software development, touching layers of system software (OS, Web/HTML5, virtualization, orchestration, SDN/NFV, SDS, cloud and edge etc.), bringing open source values to business and successfully supporting many customers.

Grace's team started to work on OpenStack since 2012. In the past years, her team has contributed significantly to OpenStack upstream development, actively led, participated and promoted many community activities. Intel is also one of the members who started Kata Container project and StarlingX project, and contributed them to Open Infrastructure Foundation.

  • Intel Corporation - From 1997-01-27 (Current)

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