Promote OpenStack ecosystem
Joseph is the Vice General Manager at inwinSTACK. He is responsible for marketing and community development. During the last 10 years, he has been involved with technology innovation as an experienced IT industry evangelist.
Predicting the potential of OpenStack, he has led a cloud R&D team since 2012 inside the InWin Group. This team was spun off and became inwinSTACK in 2014. inwinSTACK is an Asia-Pacific Cloud services company focused on OpenStack, Ceph and Kubernetes/Docker. inwinSTACK is also a regular contributor and sponsor for Open Source solutions like OpenStack, Ceph, Kubernetes,Python, etc.
Joseph is engaged in promoting and establishing the OpenStack ecosystem in Asian countries like Taiwan and Japan as well as the countries of South East Asia. He is committed to the success of OpenStack and the future of inwinSTACK.
I am running a company based on OpenStack services. In other words my life is basically surrounded by OpenStack. I would do my best to ensure the success of the OpenStack project. My biggest contribution to OpenStack is helping to develop the community and ecosystem in the APAC region, and cultivate the growth of OpenStack cloud for APAC users. I am also proactively taking part in other open source foundations to build an open infrastructure ecosystem, of which primarily focus on edge computing and container infrastructure.
I have served as an OpenStack board member during 2017 and I have participated in every F2F or con-call meeting. It was my first year as an OpenStack foundation board member and I've tried to learn as much as I could. I am sure by being elected again this year, I could help contribute more to the OpenStack community. I am very familiar with Open source communities among the APAC region. To name a few, I have been one of the organizers of OpenStack Days Taiwan for the past 4 years, and the principal coordinator for Ceph Day APAC 2016 in China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. I have also participated in other Open source organizations and meetings such as the Open Edge Computing and EdgeX Foundry. I believe these experiences have helped me learned the role and responsibilities of being a board member.
I think the Board's main role is to define strategies for OpenStack and Open infrastructure ecosystem, and coordinate user requirements and technical development. It is important to ensure every voice can be heard and discussed. It is also crucial for the board to address a long-term open and profitable ecosystem.
I think the top priority of the board is to define the strategic focus areas and build-up community for these areas, and to co-work with other open source communities that are related to these focus areas. For example, it is important to address an ecosystem for areas in terms of applications, such as NFV, edge, IOT, serverless framework, AI, big data, CI/CD, etc.