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Individual Speaker Profile

Gnanavelkandan Kathirvel Back to Speakers Bureau

Date Joined: July 15, 2015
Country: United States
Home Town: Marlboro
Zip Code: 07748
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • AT&T - From 2008-05-18 (Current)
Statement of Interest

Platinum Member Director, Board of Directors, OpenStack Foundation

Areas Of Expertise
  • OpenStack
  • Cloud Strategy and Architecture
  • Telecommunications
  • LAN and WAN network
  • Server and Storage


Kandan Kathirvel is Director at AT&T and responsible for AT&T's Cloud Strategy and Architecture. Kandan is the TSC-Chair at Akraino Edge Stack, Linux Foundation. Kandan served on the OpenStack board of directors from 2017 to 2018. Kandan leads AT&T’s technology efforts around Edge Computing, NFV, and SDN. Kandan has led several opensource initiatives, and a big Open Source advocate. He has been vocal about the potential of Edge Computing and frequent speaker on the IEEE, OpenStack, Linux Foundation and other Opensource forums. He has more than 16 years of experience in Telecommunication industry.


Presentations from previous OpenStack Summits:
Additional presentations:

Willing to present via video conference: No
Willing to travel to any country: Yes
Fluent in
  • English
  • Tamil

Contact Gnanavelkandan